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    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.
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Arts Update

APPLESEED QUILTERS GUILD: The Appleseed Quilters Guild will host the “Gathering of Quilters” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road. Featured quilter will be Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm Quilts. For information, go to


•A preschool puppet show will be at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, also March 21 in the Young Adults’ Services at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. “Soldering Basics” will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

•“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 10:30 a.m. Fridays and “Art for Home Schoolers, Children” at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.

•“Superhero Training” will allow participants to create their own superhero cape, identity and complete an obstacle course at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dupont Branch, 536 E. Dupont Road.

•“Budget Scrapbooking” will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Monroeville Branch, 115 Main St., Monroeville. Attendees should bring adhesive and scissors.

•“Sit and Stitch” will be offered for those wanting to learn to knit at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.

•“The Lab,” a program for ages 12 to 18 to create and share digital videos, music, photography, websites, graphic design, podcasts and presentations, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.

•“Yarn Lover’s Gathering” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Woodburn Branch 4701 Indiana 101 N., Woodburn.

AWARDED: Huntington University students Julia Moore, Ashish Dhingra and Kevin Turner have been recognized for their first place achievements in the 2014 Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters Awards.


•TRACK, Three Rivers Arts Center for Kids, will feature “Women Speak” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Also appearing will be Randi Shepherd and Maleah Heck.

•IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., will have a master class with members of Duo Montagnard, Joe Murphy on saxophone and Matthew Slotkin on guitar, at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhinehart Music Center. For information, go to

• “Unconscious Bias: Understanding Our Role in Creating a Better Community,” a diversity workshop featuring Courtnee Carrigan, director of program development and community advocacy, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio. Cost is $5. For tickets, call 419-238-6722.

TALENT SOUGHT: The Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council is seeking high school talent acts for its “Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous” on May 31. The show will be part of the new Riverpalooza event. Acts will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Send an audition video to by April 15. Questions can be emailed at the same address.

GALLERY CLOSING: The Hoosier Salon’s Gallery in Wabash will close March 30. For information, go to

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio are encouraged to read, discuss and respond creatively to “Resuscitivity,” a collection of poetry by Troy Bigelow during “Now Read This 2014.” Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will award one or more scholarships worth up to $1,000 for the best creative responses to the book. The deadline for submissions is April 24. For information, go to

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