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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


•Grand Effect Productions will have open auditions for the comedy “Mr. Pim Passes By” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St. Performance dates are July 21 to 23. For information, call 260-205-1523.

•Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren, will have auditions for the musical “My Fair Lady” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Performances will be July 18 to Aug. 9.

•The Three Community School of the Arts youth choirs will have open auditions for new members in grades 3 to 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Goshen College Music Center, Goshen. For information, call 574-535-7361.

•Shakespeare From the Heart will have auditions for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. May 24 at Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive. Performance dates are July 25 to 27. To schedule an audition appointment, call 260-241-5707.

BUSINESS CLASS: “How to Market Yourself” will be presented by Lauren Caggiano from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St. The class is free to members or $5 for non-members. To register, call 424-7195 or go to

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio, is accepting all original media, except photography and digital artwork, for the upcoming June art exhibit. Artwork may be checked in from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, email

GALLERY OPENING: Expressions Studio Gallery will have a grand opening Saturday of its second location at 1415 Directors Row, Suite 4B. The event includes artwork, games, face painting, story-telling and outdoor activities.

PHOTO CONTEST: Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is sponsoring a Teen Photography Contest for ages 12 to 18. Entries will be accepted through Dec. 31. For information, call 260-356-2900.

MEETINGS: A knitting group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Firefly Coffee House, 3523 N. Anthony Blvd. For information, call 373-0505.

SPRING TROLLEY SHOPPING TOUR: The Downtown Improvement District will sponsor a shopping tour in conjunction with the Kickstart Festival, a celebration of bikes, art and music, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Arts United Auer Center, 300 E. Main St. For information, go to

WINNERS: The following were named winners of the PBS Kids Youth Writers Contest: Samantha Rastrelli, Warsaw; Brookglen Wilson, Geneva; Austen McGlothlen, Albion; Devan Rae Kosteck, New Haven; Malina Mawhorr, Berne; Alexander Eberly, Wawaka; Oliver Mitchell, Huntington; Hailey Wendel, Berne; Ayneira Downey, Decatur; Brooklyn Bixler, Berne; Regan Jean Kosteck, New Haven; McKayla Adair, Columbia City.

Arts update is a listing of arts-related news. 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