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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Arts update


•Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd., will offer “8:16 Crafts: Snowflakes” Wednesday. For time, call 421-1320.

•The “Food for Fines” program will continue through Saturday at the Kendallville Public Library, Kendallville, and Limberlost Public Library, Rome City. For each non-perishable food item, the library will forgive $1 in fines. Items donated to the Kendallville Public Library will be donated to the Friendship Food Pantry and items donated to the Limberlost Public Library will be given to the Rome City Food Pantry.

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, will offer the following free TekVenture workshops: “Touch the World of the Mobius Band;” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; “Learn 3D Modeling with SketchUp,” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday; and “SketchUp to GCode Workshop;” from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. To register, call 421-1374.

FILMMAKER DISCUSSIONS: “Meet the Filmmaker Series” will be held at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., with composer and Fort Wayne native Nathaniel Blume of “Shakespeare High” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 426-3456 or go to

FUNDRAISER: Compass Creative Dramatics, a children’s theatre company launched by Huntington University graduate Cassandra Quinn and fellow actor Cathlyn Melvin, will hold a fundraiser through Dec. 31 for educational theatre camps scheduled for 2013. For information, go to

GRANT AWARDED: The Indiana Arts Commission has approved a grant allocation from its Arts IN Education grant program to Northern Wells Community Schools in Ossian.

Arts update is a weekly listing of arts-related news including events, auditions, contests and rehearsals. Send items at least two weeks before desired publication to Arts update, the Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088; fax, 461-8648; or email at