Upcoming September Events

CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE SHOW & CRUISE-IN
When: Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 2, 8a-2:30p
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles #248, 4940 Bluffton Rd. 46809
Add’l: Car Show, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, Drink, Breakfast and Lunch Specials. Cash prizes and trophies awarded at 2:30p for cars & motorcycles.
Contact: 260-478-2482 to participate.

15TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE DINNER
When: Wed. Sept. 4
Where: Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation
Add’l: Tribute Dinner is a time to honor people touched by cancer and the caregivers and physicians in our community. This year’s featured speaker is Paqui Kelly, co-founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation and wife of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly.
Cost: $100 per person and $800 for reserved table of 8
Contact: Keiara Carr – 260-484-9560

GRABILL COUNTRY FAIR
When: Sept. 5,6 & 7, 10a-10p
Where: Downtown Grabill
Add’l: Family Friendly Activities, Food, Home-made Crafts, Entertainment and more! Details at Grabillcountryfair.com
Cost: Free
Contact: Grabill Country Fair Office 260-627-5227 x4

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
When: Sat. Sept. 7, 6a-10a
Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge, 7039 Elzey St. 46809
Cost: Free-will donation

ALDERSGATE ART SHOW
When: Sun. Sept. 8 to Fri. Oct. 4
Where: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Add’l: Featuring members of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild. Awards presentation Mon. Sept. 9 at 7p in church lounge.
Contact: 260-432-1524

TEAM TIM – KIDNEY FUNDRAISER
When: Sept. 12, Noon-4pm
Where: Waynedale Park/ Splashpad
Add’l: Come to this carnival fundraiser to help support Tim Bowers, who has stage 4 kidney failure. Tim is a Markle resident who works full time to keep insurance. He has been on the kidney transplant list for 4 years and needs help paying for medical bills.

WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
When: Mondays, 3pm
Where: Waynedale United Methodist Church
Add’l: Members learn about nutrition, portion control, meal planning, exercise and more at weekly meetings. Consistent group support, health education and recognition are all key components to successful weight management. In fact, TOPS members collectively lose nearly 300 tons of weight each year.
Contact: Nora Noll 260-435-1787

CAR SHOW, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR
When: Sun. Sept. 15, Noon-4p
Where: Southwest Lutheran Church
Add’l: Join us for an afternoon of informational fellowship & FUN surrounding mental health services available in our community, including a Car Show, Blood Drive, Door Prizes, Children’s Activities and more. FREE Sno-Cones & Popcorn.

BOTANICA JONES: SCIENTIST, MERCHANT OR THIEF?
When: Open through November 17
Where: Botanical Conservatory
Add’l: Guests can visit a wealthy Englishman’s garden, showcasing plants brought back by “Botanica Jones,” a plant explorer of the late 1800s through early 1900s.

OPIOID USE DISORDER LECTURE
When: Wed. Sept. 11, 6:30p
Where: Bishop Luers HS
Add’l: Executive Director of the Allen County Drug and Alcohol Consortium, will be presenting a lecture titled “Opioid Use Disorder”. Ms. Akers will discuss statistics, trends, and the impact the opioid crisis presents for individuals, families, and the community.
Contact: Louise Jackson, 260-456-1261 x3142, ljackson@bishopluers.org

FISH FRY & PORK TENDERLOIN
When: Fridays, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive.
Add’l: All you can eat fish and pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and coffee. Full service bar available with German and domestic beer, wine and other beverages and soft drinks. Live German music.
Cost: $9 adults, $5 children

GOAT CHEESE-MAKING CLASS
When: Sat. Sept. 14, 8a-11a
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Don’t miss this opportunity to try your hand at milking our resident goats and then learning how to process goat milk into cheese. This program is intended for adults. For more information and to register please visit our website www.goshen.edu/merrylea.
Cost: $15/person
Contact: 260-799-5869

LAKE SHORES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION WIDE GARAGE SALE
When: Sept. 20 & 21, 9a-4p
Where: Lake Shores Addition in Waynedale
Cost: Free

Editor’s Note: We accept event submissions online at www.waynedalenews.com

FISH FRY FRIDAYS
When: Sept. 20, Oct. 25; 4:30p–7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults, $4 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

DESIGNER PURSE BINGO
When: Fri. Sept. 27
Where: Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Add’l: Join us for a night of fun and bingo while supporting the mission of the Volunteer Center! Over 40 designer purses will be given out as prizes! Bingo, Chinese Raffle, Silent Auction, Punch Board, 50/50! Lots of ways to win! Ticket price includes dinner.
Cost: $45
Contact: info@volunteerfortwayne.org

REFLECTION ON NATURE WOMEN’S WALK
When: Sat. Sept. 28, 8:30 – 11:00 am
Where: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
Add’l: Come together with other women for a time of reflection and discovery in nature. Part of the morning will be spent walking together in the wilderness, stopping to read aloud the words of women authors. Rediscover the restorative power of natural spaces and of women in community. www.goshen.edu/merrylea to register by Thursday, September 26th.
Cost: $10/person
Contact: kctipton@goshen.edu

MOM OF AN ADDICT GROUP MEETINGS
When: Tuesdays, 6:30p
Where: The Chapel
Add’l: Support group for parents and grandparents who have a child struggling with substance use disorder, more commonly referred to as addiction.
Contact: www.themomofanaddict.com

HIP TO SNIP FUR-BALL BASH
When: Sat. Sept. 28
Where: War Memorial Coliseum
Add’l: Our Hip to Snip Fur-Ball Bash has something for every animal lover. Be entertained with great music, enjoy some gambling for fun at the Casino tables, create a keepsake memory with some photo booth fun, and enjoy delicious dinner and drinks with us!
Cat and dog themes apparel encouraged but not required.
Cost: $75
Contact: 260-420-7729

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

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

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

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: 260-494-9299

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, coleslaw, 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

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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