Fort Wayne – AT THE LIBRARY:
The Aboite branch, 5630 Coventry Lane, will present Art for Homeschool Teens at 2 p.m. Mondays and Art for Homeschoolers at 2 p.m. Thursdays.
The Georgetown branch, 6600 E. State Blvd., will have 8:16 Crafts: Paint Chip Art on Wednesday. For times, call 421-1320.
The Pontiac branch, 2215 Hanna St., offer Sit and Stitch knitting at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays.
The Woodburn branch, 4701 Indiana 101 N., will have Yarn Lovers Gathering at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Matthew Temple of Paulding, Ohio, has been named office manager at Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio.
Marcia Yost, director of choral music at Goshen High School, Goshen, has been chosen as the executive director of the Goshen College Music Center.
IPFW Department of Theatre will hold auditions for The Women of Lockerbie at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Performance dates are from Nov. 9 to 18. For information, call 481-6551.
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will have auditions for A Christmas Story from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Arts United Center, West Rehearsal Hall, 303 E. Main St. Performances will be from Nov. 3 to 18. For information, call 422-8641, ext. 225.
CLASSES/WORKSHOPS: Goshen College Music Center, Goshen, is accepting registrations for Music Together, a 10-week course for ages 5 to birth and their caregiver. Classes begin Monday. Cost is $150. For information, call 574-535-7361 or go to www.gcmusiccenter.org.
Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, will offer Muppets: After School Tuesday through Thursday. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
GRATZ PUBLISHED: Lt. Tom Gratz, a former Allen County detective, recently had his novel, Harley C.I.: A Detective Story, published. The book will be available in print and online at www.friesenpress.com/bookstore. He wrote the true-crime novel with Brian Hartz.
INTERNSHIP INITIATIVE: Arts United will award 16 grants to support paid internships at area arts organizations in the 2013 fiscal year. Interns must be current students enrolled in a northeast Indiana college or university program. For information, go to http://indianaintern.net.
NISWONGER CELEBRATION: Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio, will observe its fifth anniversary with a gala celebration featuring Ronan Tynan today and Saturday. For a complete list of events, call 419-238-6722 or go to www.npacvw.org.
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED: The Artie Awards will be presented to 12 northeast Indiana counties on Nov. 7 at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. All nominations must be submitted by today. For information, go to www.artsunited.org/what-we-do/artie-awards.
UPDATES AND DISRUPTIONS: Evergreen Indiana has scheduled a planned upgrade that will affect some services from 8 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kendallville and Limberlost Public Libraries. Online services such as the library catalog will not be available.
VIDEO COMPETITION: The American Stroke Association is seeking videos as part of a national hip hop stroke video competition for ages 10 to 15. The entries are due before Sept. 21. For information, go to www.strokeassociation.org/hiphopcontest.