Upcoming March Events

46TH FORT WAYNE HOME & GARDEN SHOW
When: Thurs. Feb. 28 through Sun. March 3
Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Add’l: With more than 650 exhibitors each year, the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show is the place to see the latest in contemporary home and garden products and services. From seminars by knowledgeable home and garden experts, to beautiful constructed and unique landscapers by our exhibitors, you’ll find all the inspiration and help you need to start your next home project.
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors 62+ $6, Children 15 and under FREE

BRITISH GARRISON – HISTORIC REENACTMENT
When: Sat. March 2, 10a-5p
Where: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave
Add’l: Wintertime was hard on man and beast. Sometimes surviving it was a victory against mother nature. Now the Colonial soldiers must get ready for the struggle against England as they repair their equipment and practice their skills. British soldiers from the late 1700’s will be training at the Old Fort this weekend. www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836.
Cost: FREE

MENSA ADMISSION TEST
When: Sat. March 2, 9:30a
Where: First Presbyerian Church, 300 W Wayne St.
Cost: $60 & photo ID required
Contact: Must be age 14 or older*. Dan Klopfenstein, 260-710-0030

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
Contact: 260-466-2468

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR
When: Mon. March 4
Where: Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Rd.
Add’l: Over 80 four-year universities, two-year colleges, and vocational schools located throughout the United States to be in attendance. We have also invited representatives from various careers to participate, as well as the Armed Services and financial institutions.
The program is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Cost: free
Contact: Rachel Bracey, Guidance Counselor, 260-431-2214

DRAWN TOGETHER
When: Wed. March 6, 7-9p
Where: Hop River Brewing Co, 1515 N Harrison St
Add’l: Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We’ll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! FREE, all ages event.

FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB GARAGE SALE
When: Fri. March 8, 9-4 & Sat. March 9, 9-?
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Why: Fundraiser
Add’l: HUGE SALE, everything priced to sale, bargains galore!
Contact: Phil Wisniewski, 260-515-1695

ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY & PORK TENDERLOIN
When: Fri. March 8, 4:30- 7p
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: Celebrating 150 years of German Culture through Song, we invite you to join in our celebration at our All You Can Eat Fish Fry and Pork Tenderloin dinner with scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert, and coffee. German and domestic beer and wine and soft drinks available, Live German music.
Cost: $9 adults, $5 children
Contact: 260-444-3634

TURNSTONE’S 2019 CASINO NIGHT
When: Sat. March 9, 7-11p
Where: Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center
Add’l: Turnstone’s Casino Night is a community favorite that offers a night out unlike any other in support of empowering people with disabilities. Attendees have the opportunity to take their turn at games of skill and chance including blackjack, roulette, bingo, a silent auction, raffle baskets, crab races, food, beer, wine sampling, and more! Must be 21 or older. Indiana Gaming #148899.
Cost: $50, includes games, food, beer & wine tasting!
More: www.turnstone.org/casino

FOP PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
When: Sat. March 9, 6:30a-11a
Where: 2125 Olladale Dr 46808
Add’l: Proceeds will help benefit the “Kops 4 Kids”, “Bicycle Helmet” and “Forgotten Families” programs of the F.O.P. Lodge #14.
Cost: $5 adults, $3 children 3-12, under 3 free

DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Mar 9, Apr 13,
Where: Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe Street, Decatur
Why: Fundraiser for City of Decatur/ Hanna Nuttman Proj.
Add’l: An average of 40 vendors offering handmade jewelry, seasonal home décor, cleaning supplies, skin care, paintings and prints, baked goods, metal and wood décor and art, food items, soaps & bath balms, books, fabric arts, handmade cards, and so much more.
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: 260-223-7828

LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Cost: Free
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
Contact: 260-478-2515

LIVE BAND CONCERT
When: Tues. March 12, 7:30p
Where: John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue Fort Wayne campus
Add’l: A variety of music played by the Fort Wayne Commuinity Band including Beyond the Horizon, An Irish Rhapsody, The News-Sentinel March, Pie In The Face Polka, The Battle Hymn of the Republic and more.
Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors and children under 18 are free.

FISH & TENDERLOIN FRY
When: 5-7p, 1st & 3rd Fri each month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club – 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: All you can eat, includes an all-you-can-eat fried fish and tenderloin with sides of green beans, corn, cole slaw, french fries, roll and butter, pudding and jello. Open to the public.
Cost: $9 adults, children age 12 and under $5, Age 5 & under Free.

COLLABORATORIUM – PUPPETS
When: Wed. March 20, 6-8p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Who: Italian Friend ArtRuckus
Add’l: Join us this month to make puppets. Collaboratorium is held at Artlink on the third Wednesday of each month and is an 18+ event.

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: Thurs. March 21, 6:30p
Add’l: With 26,000 children currently in need, the demand for families is greater than ever. The Villages of Indiana hosts free foster parent information sessions in Ft. Wayne. If you’ve ever thought of becoming a foster parent—join us to learn more.
Contact: 260-423-6676 for information/ registration.

FISH FRY FRIDAYS
When: March 22, April 19; 4:30p–7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults, $5 children 6-12, 5 & under free
Add’l: Includes generous portion of fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & handmade pies & cake.
Contact: Phil at 515-1695

FRUELINGSFEST (SPRING CONCERT) AND DINNER
When: Sat. March 23, 5p Doors open
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: This year we are celebrating with a number of special events. Watch for our announcements. Dinner is served at 6:00 PM. It is our traditional Schlachtfest (Bratwurst) Dinner with sour kraut and all the trimmings. The concert follows the dinner with a 35 voice chorus directed by Thomas Remenschneider. A highlight of the evening is presentation of the winners of an essay contest for local high schools students of German. Prizes will be awarded.
Cost: Dinner $12 adults/ $6 children
Contact: 260-444-3634

MARDI GRAS – FUNDRASIER
When: Sat. March 23, Doors Open 8p
Where: 3102 Ardmore Ave. 46802
Add’l: DJ Ridle From 9p-2a, Mimos Mamba will do the Hora Loca/ Crazy Hour to liven things up. Peruvian appetizers for sale, full service bar, 50/50 raffle & dancing.
Contact: $20 includes entrance fee, masks & beads, and a food & beverage sample. For presale tickets Call Kimberly, 260-615-4441.

FISH FRY – FUNDRAISER
When: Fri. March 29, 5-7p
Where: American Legion Post 160, 1122 N Main St, Roanoke
Add’l: All you can eat Fish served with Baked Potato or French Fries, Coleslaw or Applesauce. Donation money accepted for the bake sale desserts. Boy Scout Troop 302, Chartered by the GM UAW Local 2209, is working their Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser for Scout supplies.
Cost: $9 adult, $5 child ages 5-9
Contact: 260-760-2305 with questions

ZERO-WASTE LIFESTYLE ART – OPENING RECEPTION
When: Until March 22, 5p-9p
Where: Artlink Contemporary Gallery
Add’l: Attend a special presentation, “Moving Toward a Zero-Waste Lifestyle,” by Allen County Department of Environmental Management from 8-8:30pm on February 22nd. Whether you’ve briefly heard about “zero waste” or are currently putting it into practice, ACDEM will offer practical and actionable advice on waste reduction and will answer questions from the audience.
Cost: Free

APPLESEED QUILT GUILD MEETINGS
When: First Tuesday each month, 6:30p
Where: Classic Café Event Center, 4832 Hillegas Rd.
Add’l: Our members include all levels of quilting experience — novice, intermediate and advanced. If you want to meet other quilters, do charity projects, learn to quilt or discover new quilting techniques. Come join us for quilting fun! Guests are welcome to attend three meetings without paying dues, which are $30.00 for the year.

FT WAYNE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GUILD
When: 4th Tues of each month, 6:00p-7:30ish
Where: Waynedale Public Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Rd. 46819
Why: To share news, encouragement & knowledge about writing.
Add’l: No cost. All levels of writers encouraged to attend.
Contact: Kayleen Reusser 260-273-9264

TRAP & SKEET SHOOT
When: Noon, Every second & last Sunday of the month.
Where: Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd. 46809
Add’l: The only trap & skeet event held inside Fort Wayne city limits. Full 8 station skeet field with low & high house. And 5 station trap field. Open to the public.
Cost: $5 Per Round Of 25 Birds

MONTHLY MEETING
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
When: 2nd Thurs of month 6:30p
Where: Community Center, 233 W. Main Street
What: We are a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need. We do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types.
All donations may be tax deductible on your personal income tax and are greatly appreciated.
Contact: 260-409-9886

LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
Wetlands Project
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Cost: Free
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
Contact: 260-478-2515

ME-‘N-U
COMMUNITY MEALS
Who: Aldersgate
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
Phone: 260-432-1524

FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
Furniture Bank
When: Mon–Fri, 10a–4p
Where: Drop off donations, 3636 Illinois Rd.
Complimentary pick up service for large items
Info: Accepting bed linens, blankets and kitchen and bath towels and miscellaneous kitchen items
Also accepting household furnishing, pictures, box springs, mattresses and knick-knacks.
Contact: (260) 471-5802 x 1

SWEET ADELINES TOWNS OF
HARMONY CHORUS
When: Mondays, 6:30p–9p
Where: 5120 Speedway Dr.
Info: Real Women
Real Harmony, Real Fun
Contact: 260-436-7104
townsofharmony.org

ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
When: First Thurs, 10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Who: Alzheimers Association
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
Contact: 260-206-3583

PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
When: First Tues of month. Call for details.
Who: Cheryl Friar
Add’l: Bring plenty of business cards
Contact: 260-747-5202

THE KOREAN WAR
VETERANS ASSN.
Who: Korean War
Veterans Assn
Indiana Chapter One
When: Monthly,
Second Sat. 10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
260-485-7627

MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon, 7p
Where:
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Contact: 260-639-0549

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