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Arts Update


•“Pieceful Quilters” will share techniques and tips from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Monroeville Branch, 115 Main St., Monroeville.

•“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.

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

AUDITIONS: Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren, will have auditions for “Pirates of Penzance” at 7 p.m. Monday. Performances will be July 18 to Aug. 9.

AUTHOR DONATES: Indiana author Mark R. Hunter and his wife, Emily, will donate 30 percent of the sales from “The No-Campfire Girls” book to assist in the maintenance and operating costs for Camp Latonka, a Girl Scout facility along Lake Wappapello in Missouri.

BUSINESS CLASS: “Northeast ISBDC and Selling to the Government” info session will be presented by Gil Perry, adviser for Partners in Contracting, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday 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


•A retirement celebration will take place for Morgan and Samantha, two of the “Paws to Read” dogs, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. The dogs and their handlers will retire with more than 85 hours of service to the program.

•Hoosier author Susie Duncan Sexton (“Secrets of an Old Typewriter”), and her dogs Jack and Zelda, are cover models for Big Read Dearborn’s “Call of the Wild Dearborn: Animal Tales,” featuring short stories, poems and essays about animals, the environment, nature or wildlife.


•Joey Filosa, a Northrop High School student, was recognized by U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, for being named the winner of the 3rd District’s Congressional Art Competition for his graphite drawing titled “First Love.” Kaylea Hanes, also a Northrop High School student, placed second with her ink and watercolor painting, “Pavochristatus.”

•Harvey Cocks will be honored during the presentation “Harvey Cocks: My Life in Theater” from 6 to 8 pm. Wednesday and June 4 at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door.

POETRY CONTEST: Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is sponsoring a Young Adult Poetry Contest for students in grades 6 to 12. Poems should be based on the themes “It’s Great Being a Teenager” or “It’s Tough Being a Teenager.” Deadline is May 31. For information, call 260-356-2900.

WINNERS: The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has named the following winners of the fifth annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival. They are Kris Bauske, “Whispers to the Moon,” first place; Emily Farris, “Tinfoil Memories,” second place; Jack Petersen, “The Teapot Collector,” third place; and Rachel S. Roberts, “Respect the Rooster,” honorable mention. The Playwright Festival will be May 30-June 1 at Auer Center ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St., and the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. For tickets, call 424-5220 or go to

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