Late April Events

DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Sat. April 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

SAUSAGE & PANCAKE BRUNCH
When: Sun. April 14, 9a-1p
Where: Poe Fire Station
Add’l: Poe Volunteer Fire Department whole hog sausage & pancake brunch. Proceeds going towards new equipment and building maintenance. Carry-out available.
Cost: Adults $7.50, Kids 6-12 $4, Under 6 Free

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: Mondays April 15, May 20, June 10; 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 info/ registration

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

FISH & CHICKEN FRY FUNDRAISER
When: Sat. April 20, 4:30p-7:30p
Where: Grabill Fire Station, 13413 State St.
Add’l: Dinner will consist of fish and/or chicken, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, bread, coffee or lemonade with the dinner being an All You Can Eat meal. Carry out Dinners are available. Proceeds will be shared with the fire department to support the Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS and the local community needs.
Cost: Children age 3 and under are free. Adults: $10, Children (ages 4 to 9): $7

ALLEN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING
When: Thur. April 25, 6:30-8p
Where: Omni Room in the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne
Add’l: ACNA helps neighborhood associations in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of Allen County access county services and share ideas for resolving common concerns.

LAKESHORES GARAGE SALE
Who: Lakeshores Community Association
When: Fri & Sat, April 26 & 27, 9a – 4p
Where: Lakeshores addition in Waynedale, West & East.
Association wide garage sale.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK
When: Sat. April 27 10a-noon
Where: Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
Add’l: Children will be able to explore nearly 50 vehicles, which will include a SWAT vehicle, bread truck, wrecker, school bus, limo, semi truck, and more. There will also be free snacks and additional activities, including “paint the plow,” tricycle rides, and storytelling. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Cari Knuth at 260-480-4135

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
When: May 3-5, Fri & Sat. 9a-6p and Sunday 11a-5p
Where: McNamara Florist, 4322 Deforest Ave.
Add’l: Shop special sale items throughout the garden center and nursery and find the best selection of locally grown flowers, vegetable plants, perennials and more!

HISTORIC SWINNEY HOMESTEAD PLANT SALE
When: Fri. May 3, 10a-4p
Where: 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. 46802
Add’l: Morning early Americana music and spinning demonstrations; all day–refreshments, hand-arts display, bake sale and plant sale. Herbs will be in the basement–perennial diggings on the lawn. Proceeds from Settlers, Inc. events support the Swinney Homestead. settlersinc.org

MENSA ADMISSION TEST
When: Sat. May 4
Where: First Presbyerian Church, 300 W Wayne St.Room 304
Add’l: Registration begins at 9:30 AM, testing begins at 10:00; $60.00 and photo ID required
Must be age 14 or older* For more information contact: Dan Klopfenstein, 260-710-0030

NATURE FEST
When: Sat & Sun, May 17-18
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Fun-filled festival is a great experience for the whole family. You can expect camping, canoeing, hiking, campfires, creating nature crafts, visiting our Sustainable Farm, and much more! Visit our website www.goshen.edu/merrylea/naturefest for more information and to register.
Cost: $5-$20

ME-‘N-U COMMUNITY MEALS
Who: Aldersgate
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
Phone: 260-432-1524
DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP
When: The 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month, 7-8:30 p
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Room 303
Add’l: We have all lived with depression and feel we can help others with our lived experience and with the use of literature.
Cost: free
Contact: Marilee Stroud 260-312-6069

CANCER SERVICES’ ANNUAL LAPPER AND SURVIVORS DAY
When: Sat. May 11
Where: 6316 Mutual Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Add’l: The money raised through this walk stays in Northeast Indiana to help our neighbors and friends who have cancer. This year, Cancer Services invites the community to help raise $80,000 in celebration of the organization’s 75th anniversary. The celebration includes food, music, and fun for the entire family. Register to participate or make a donation online at lapper.cancer-services.org
Cost: free
Contact: Keiara 260-484-9560

TRILLIUM GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL PLANT SALE
When: Tues. May 21, 8a
Where: Aboite Ctr.& Homestead Rds, in St. E’s Parking Lot
Why: Share our expertise and the joys of gardening
Add’l: Perennials, shade plants, trees, ground cover, bulbs, vegetables & much more. We support 4-H programs, Little River Project, Master Gardeners, Lutheran Pediatric Clinic.
Contact: nancyflaugh@frontier.com

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 260-273-9264

UPCOMING EVENTS YOU’LL LOVE!
Where: Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Open To The Public Events
– FISH & TENDERLOIN FRY – 5-7p
1st & 3rd Fri each month All you can eat, includes 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.
– TRAP & SKEET – Noon
Every second and last Sunday of the month. 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
– 3D ARCHERY SHOOT – 9a
First & Third Sun. of the month, 40 target round, $10 adults, $5 kids, All Ages welcome
More info: www.southwest conservationclub.org

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

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

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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