When: Sat. Oct. 12, 1p
Where: Indiana Tech’s Warrior Park
Add’l: CASS Housing and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne announce a collaborative softball fundraiser. This event is free to the community. www.CASSHousing.org/stealinghome
‘GET CONNECTED’ VOLUNTEER EXPO
When: Thurs. Oct. 17, 3–7p
Where: Glenbrook Square Mall, near food court
Add’l: The Expo offers an excellent opportunity for current volunteers or those interested in learning more about volunteering in the Fort Wayne community, to meet with area non-profits, civic based, faith based and health organizations.
FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD MEETING
When: Wed. Oct. 16, 6:30p
Where: ACPL Main Library, Room C
Add’l: Featuring Fort Wayne artist Peter Lupkin. Public is welcome to attend. www.fortwayneartistsguild.org
2nd Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction Fundraiser
When: Sat. October 19, 2019
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Add’l: Casino, Live Entertainment, Raffles, Selfie Booth, Light Hors D’oeuvres served 7-9:00
Cost: $20 Per Person
Contact: Phil Wisniewski 260-515-1695
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
ALLEN COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING
When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Omni Room, Citizens Square
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.
CHARLIE’S (DOG) BIRTHDAY BASH
When: Sat. Oct. 26, 1p–3p
Where: Rich’s Auto Center, 2135 Sandpoint Road, 46809
Add’l: We’re hosting a birthday party for our shop dog, Charlie to benefit the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. Guests can enter for a drawing for $250 gift certificate for Rich’s Auto Center with any cash or pet food donation. Doggy treats and micro chipping with minimal contribution, SPCA will have dogs for adoption, your dog can come and mingle with other dogs in enclosed area, and more. This fundraiser is open to the public.
Contact: Cindy at 260-609-8363 or Rochele at 260-385-3362.
STIFTUNGSFEST (FOUNDER’S DAY FEAST)
When: Sat. Nov. 2, 4p
Where: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Dr.
Add’l: Special Concert, Dinner and Dance hosted by the Ft Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor and the Indianapolis Liederkranz Chorusus. Dinner catered by Clancy’s and Dancing to Joey Thomkins and the Shotski’s Band.
Cost: Tickets $15, must be purchased by October 19, 2019. due to limited space.
Contact: Patti Knox (260)444-3634
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
5TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
When: Sat, Nov. 9, 9a-3p
Where: Peace United Church Of Christ 9123 Aboite Ctr.
Add’l: Bake Sale & Food Available. Public Welcome. Come & Enjoy!
Vendors: $15 per table. Proceeds to benefit Growing Hope Gloabally.
Contact: Diana West, 260-431-7183, 260-432-6369
DECATUR ARTISAN CRAFT MARKET
When: Sat. Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 14, Apr. 11
Where: Riverside Center, Decatur
Add’l: Featuring at least 50 vendors with a variety of handmade crafts, jewelry, skin care, soaps, purses, baked goods, wood products, home decor, pottery, paintings, and so much more. Fundraiser for Hanna Nuttman Ballpark. Free Admission.
FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
When: 6:30p Mondays; Nov 11, Dec 9
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.
5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
When: Sat, Nov. 16, 9a-3p
Where: American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary, 7605 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Public Welcome! Bake Sale & Food Available. Vendor Tables $15 ea. Proceeds to benefit local charities.
Contact: Diana West, 260-431-7183, 260-432-6369
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 260-435-1787
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SWEET ADELINES TOWNS OF
When: Mondays, 6:30p–9p
Where: 5120 Speedway Dr.
Info: Real Women
Real Harmony, Real Fun
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.
Contact: Marilee Stroud 260-312-6069
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
LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
When: Tuesdays, 9a–11a
Where: Boy Scout Office
8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed
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
When: First Thurs, 10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Who: Alzheimers Association
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
When: First Tues of month. Call for details.
Who: Cheryl Friar
Add’l: Bring plenty of business cards
THE KOREAN WAR
Who: Korean War
Indiana Chapter One
Second Sat. 10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon, 7p
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Editor’s Note: We accept event submissions online at www.waynedalenews.com