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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.
    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.
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Arts update


•”Maker Mondays: Brushbots” will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen County Public Library, Young Adults’ Services, 900 Library Plaza. Also, “Discover 3-D Printing” will be at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Children’s Services. Registration is required.

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

• New Haven Branch, 648 Green St., New Haven, will have “Your Library, Starring Your Book: Writing Workshop” for ages 6 to 11 at 10 a.m. Thursday.

•“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.


•IPFW graduate Rebecca Batdorf recently published her book “Let’s Play.” The book, which helps parents improve their children’s speech and behavior, is available at, or

•“My Last Trip to El Camino, Third Edition,” a romance novel by Fort Wayne author Keisha Thierry, is available at, or


•“Photoshop Bootcamp” will be offered by Artlink from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, 2701 Spring St. Cost is $250 for members or $275 for non-members. To register, call 424-7195 or go to

•Community Arts Academy will offer summer string camp for ages to 18 from Monday through June 27 at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. For information, call 481-6059.

•“Art Camp: Kids in the Kitchen with Chef David Ericsson” will be presented Monday through June 27 for ages 8 to 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. and ages 11 to 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. Cost is $50 per student; call 260-563-1102 or go to

CHOIR PERFORMING IN NEW YORK: The Voices of Unity Youth Choir will perform at the Choirs of America Nationals at Carnegie Hall in New York through Sunday. To follow the trip, go to


•A “Photo Transfers” class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St. The class is $90 to members or $95 for non-members. To register, call 424-7195 or go to

•Artworks the Galleria, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd., will offer “Paul Klee: Expression, Cubism, Surrealism,” a children’s series painting classes for elementary through middle school students, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $85 plus $25 for materials. For information or to register, call 387-6943 or go to

FUNDRAISER: The “Wet Paint Auction” will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Headwaters Park, Lincoln Financial Pavilion, 330 S. Clinton St.

MUSIC DAY: Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W., will host “Make Music Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free event will include music events, instrument exploration and interactive music participation. For information, call 432-8176, ext. 1961.

NEIRRS ANNIVERSARY: Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a luncheon honoring more than 150 volunteers. NEIRRS broadcasts free readings of newspapers, magazines, obituaries, grocery ads, short stories and public service announcements for those with visual, physical, learning or language challenges to independent reading.

NEW HOME: TekVenture will soon open at its new location at 1800 S. Broadway in the building that formerly housed the American Sweeper Co.

STUDENT PARTNERS: Huntington University junior Matt Burris has partnered with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center’s student venture lab to make his film, “The Axe Murders on 9,” a Hitchcock-inspired thriller.

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