Upcoming Late June/ Early July Events

KEKIONGA STEEL PAN REUNION
When: June 22, 3pm
Where: Kekionga Middle School
Add’l: Come reunite with friends and bring a food dish.
Contact: Dani 260-710-1912

BUG DAY!
When: Sat. June 22, 10a – 3p
Where: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Add’l: Explore and learn about the exciting world of exotic butterflies and the Monarch butterfly migration at our summer “Bug Day” event where visitors can take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme.” Guests can create their own “bug” or take home a bug balloon crafted by a local balloon artist. Local experts will show which bugs make good pets, what honey bees need, how to avoid ticks, and more!

STOP THE BLEED CLASS
When: Sun. June 23, 3-4:30pm
Where: 3619 East Yoder Road, Fort Wayne Indiana
Add’l: Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths. Learn simple measures that can save many lives. Please register with your name, email, and phone number. Please wear old clothes. Register by email poefireems@gmail.com or 260-639-3992. Class size limited.
Cost: FREE

41ST ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOWCASE
When: Fri. June 28, 5p-8p
Where: Artlink
Add’l: This exhibition features artists working in all mediums at all stages of their artistic careers. The Members’ Showcase provides immediate access to a gallery exhibition for our artist members. This exhibition will be on view through August 2, 2019.
Cost: Free

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH FESTIVAL
When: Fri. June 28 & June 29
Where: 4500 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Add’l: Friday, 6/28 – Adult Only Night 6p-10p. (Silent Auction, Hors d’oeuvres & drinks, music, casino games, cigar tent). Saturday, 6/29 – Family Fun Day 11a-4p (Inflatables, games, concessions, bake sale); Picnic Dinner at 5:30p featuring Hall’s BBQ Chicken; Cash Raffle w/ $5,000 Grand Prize; Live Band, Greta Speaks 6:30p-10p. Come join in on all the FUN!

SALAMONIE LUNCHEON FEATURES HUMMINGBIRDS
When: Mon. July 1, noon
Where: Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center
Add’l: Shelly Reed, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services interpretive naturalist, will present a hummingbird program called “Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm’” at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center. Hoagies will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service.
Cost: A $1 donation will be accepted. Reservations may be made by calling 260-468-2127.

FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS
When: Mon. July 8, Thurs. Aug. 22, Mon. Sept. 9, 6:30p–8p
Where: The Villages of Indiana, 46805
Add’l: With 20,000 children currently in the foster system, the need 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: 800-765-5075 for information and to register.

FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP
When: Sat. July 13, 9a-noon
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: We will discuss the science of canning, processing times, and important techniques to ensure safe food preservation. Participants will leave the workshop with samples of food they have helped preserve! This program is intended for adults. Registration by July 10. See our website for more details www.goshen.edu/merrylea/category/event/
Cost: $15/adult

LIFETIME SPORTS ACADEMY
When: Through July 19, Mon.-Fri. 9a-3p
Where: McMillen Park Pavilion
Add’l: Open to kids ages 7-18 and offers FREE group lessons in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis and swimming. Participants may come as often as they wish and stay as long as they like. It is offered FREE to area youth. Register at the McMillen Park Pavilion any time during the summer.

37TH ANNUAL OLD FORT MUSTANGERS’ MUSTANG AND FORD SHOW
When: Sat. July 20, 8a-3p
Where: Ivy Tech, Coliseum Campus
Add’l: The show includes any Ford-powered vehicle, ranging from the 1964-1/2 Ford Mustangs to today’s new models, vintage and modified Fords, Thunderbirds, Mercurys, and Lincolns.

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

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.

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

FREE SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
When: Through July 26, Mon.-Fri.9a–5p
Add’l: Children ages 5 to 18 who are still in school, for fun, interactive activities throughout the day, and this program is held at five local playgrounds: Hamilton Park, Lafayette Park, Memorial Park, Packard Park, and Lakeside Park, along with the city’s youth centers: Weisser Park Youth Center, Cooper Community Center, Jennings Recreation Center and McMillen Park Community Center. More: fortwayneparks.org

DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP
When: The 1st and 3rd Wednesday 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

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

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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