July Community Events

*NO* COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
When: Sat. July 6
Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge
Add’l: Please take note that no event will be held on this day.

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

NATURE PLAY DAY
When: June 13, 1–5p
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: There will be a variety of guided and self-guided activities to choose from all afternoon. Dip for tadpoles, create a nature craft, go on a hike, work on a scavenger hunt, and much more! More info: www.goshen.edu/merrylea/category/event/

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF GERMAN CULTURE THROUGH SONG
When: Sat. July 13- Float in the Three River’s Festival Parade; Fri. & Sat. July 19 & 20- International Village Tent, in Club Soda parking lot.
What: Serving traditional Currywurst (bratts with sauce) and Kuchen (German pastry)
Who: Ft. Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor
Why: An invitation to join our chorus or just enjoy our yearly Dinners and Concerts.

NAPOLEONIC DAYS
When: July 13-14, 10a-6p
Where: The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.
Add’l: The Napoleonic age was a time of epic land battles and naval engagements, of political unrest and widespread revolution. It was an era defined by one legendary general: Napoleon Bonaparte. Come and experience this dramatic military period as both military and civilian interact with the public and engage in daily life, unit displays, and drills.
Cost: FREE

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.

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

ECSTATIC THEATRICS AUDITIONS
When: Sat. July 20 & Sunday July 21, 4p
Where: TekVenture Stage, 1550 Griffin St.
Add’l: Auditions for “The Damsel Game” and “Strange Time at the Science Fair.” Need ages 6 to adult. Rehearsing 10am to 1pm, Mon-Fri. Performing Aug. 2, 3 & 4. Details at www.ecstatic-theatrics.com or call 260 750-9013.

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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