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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