Early Spring Events
FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB GARAGE SALE
When: Fri. March 13, 9-4 & Sat. March 14, 9-3
Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.
Add’l: HUGE SALE, everything priced to sale, bargains galore!
Contact: Phil Wisniewski, 260-515-1695
BIRD MIGRATION HIKE
When: Sat. March 14, 10a
Where: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.
Add’l: Take a hike to see and hear the bird species that migrate through Lindenwood every spring. Lindenwood naturalists will help participants identify the songs, calls and markings of the different species. Wear your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars. Free and open to all ages.
OLD FORT COIN CLUB: COIN & CURRENCY SHOW
When: Sun. March 15, 9a-4p
Where: Allen County Fair Grounds
FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD
When: Wed. March 18, 6:30p
Where: ACPL (main)- Room A
Add’l: Monthly meeting will feature Doug Runyan who will present “The Group of Seven and Friends,” the most influential and well-known Canadian artists who worked during the early part of the 20th Century. Public is welcome to attend, free. www.fortwayneartistsguild.org
SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
When: Tuesdays 7a
Where: Rich’s Cafe, 3411 Lwr. Huntington Rd. 46809
GUIDED HISTORY TOUR & LUNCH
When: Thurs. March 19, 10a–2p
Where: 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ft Wayne
Add’l: Settlers’ 10th Annual Guided History Tour begins at the historic Swinney House, one of Fort Wayne’s 5 oldest houses. Following lunch at the Swinney House, tour continues at the Allen Co. Court House;
Cost: $25; reservation and payment by March 14; Transportation not included, downtown parking suggestions will be offered; age 14 and older. Proceeds support the maintenance of the Swinney Homestead.
Contact: (260) 747-1501, www.settlersinc.org
FRUEHLINGSFEST (SPRING CONCERT & DINNER)
When: Sat. March 21, Doors open at 5pm and dinner is served at 6pm.
Where: Park Edelweiss Clubhouse, 3355 Elmhurst Drive
Cost: Adults: $12, Children $6
REFLECTION ON NATURE WOMEN’S WALK
When: Sat. March 21, 8:30-11a
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.
Cost: Cost is $10/person and registration is required at www.goshen.edu/merrylea
LOCAL FOOD FORUM
When: Mon. March 23
Where: Purdue FW
Add’l: Come learn and connect with the NE Indiana local food community. More details at neifood.org
HEALTH AND WELLBEING FAIR
When: Wed. March 25, 8:30a-1p
Where: The Fieldhouse, Gates Center, Purdue Fort Wayne
Add’l: Join us for FREE health screenings, wellness assessments, educational tools, community resources and activities that promote health and wellbeing such as stress relief, therapy dogs and more. Blood health screenings (cost varies). 12-hour fast needed for cholesterol and glucose test. Free gift drawings. Free admission; open to the public. Call 260-481-6647 or visit pfw.edu/healthfair for more information.
Cost: Free except for blood health labwork; cost varies.
SPORT CLUB FISH FRY
When: Fri. March 27; 4:30-7p
Where: Fort Wayne Sports Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. 46802
Cost: $9 Adults, $4 Kids 6-10
Add’l: Meal includes fish, baked or scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, dinner roll, and homemade pies or cake.
PUTT PUTT GOLF TOURNAMENT
When: Sat. March 28
Where: Am. Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Rd
Add’l: Registration at 11a, practice starts at 11:30a, competition begins at 12:30p. Bring your own putter if possible. Cash prizes to top 3 teams. Open to the public
Cost: $40 for 4-person team, includes 18 holes & lunch
FROZEN JR. PERFORMANCE
When: Fri. April 3, & Sat. April 4
Where: Canterbury High School Stage, 3210 Smith Road
Add’l: Fire & Light Productions will present Disney’s Frozen Jr. This spectacular show is based on top-grossing Disney film of all time and the 2018 Broadway Production.
Cost: Online for $10 at www.fireandlightproductions.com or $12 at the door.
FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
When: Mondays April 6, May 4, June 1, 6:30p
Add’l: With 17,000 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.
4-H MUZZLELOADING PROGRAM
When: Thurs. April 16, 6:30p
Where: Purdue Extension, 4001 Crescent Ave
Add’l: Then the program will continue on April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. in the Spencerville area. Held Outside. Registration is required and due by April 9. Open to all youth grades 3-12. Cost is $30. Equipment provided.
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.
When: Thursdays, 6p-7p
Where: Aldersgate Community, 2417 Getz Road
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
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
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.
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 Lwr 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
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