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Arts Update


•”Maker Mondays: Jewelry” will be take place Monday at the Allen County Public Library, Young Adults’ Services, 900 Library Plaza. For information, call 421-1210. Jim Gill will provide music at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today on the Library Plaza.

•“Sewing 101” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Wednesday, also “Arduino 101: LEDs” will show how to program and light up LEDs at 6 p.m. Thursdays during July at Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd. To register, call 421-1320.

•The Fort Wayne Youtheatre will present “Stories from Around the World” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hessen Cassel Branch, 3030 E. Paulding Road.

•Fort Wayne Youtheatre will present “Stories from Around the World” at 1:30 p.m. today at Little Turtle Branch, 2201 Sherman Blvd.

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

• 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.

ARTISTS FEATURED: Roderic Cranor and Patricia Weiss, both of Fort Wayne; Fred Doloresco, Fremont; Joel Fremion, Ossian; David Hockensmith, Bluffton; David Hudson, Roanoke; and Scott Kilmer, Churubusco, are among 103 Indiana artists selected for the Hoosier Salon 90th annual exhibition that runs through Aug. 23 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

AUDITION: First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., will have auditions for “A Lesson before Dying” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8. Performance dates are Oct. 23 to Nov. 8. For information, call 422-6329 or go to

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., will have an open call for visual art today and Saturday for the 2015 exhibit year. Each exhibit will run for two months. For information, go to


•Community Arts Academy will offer the IPFW/Sweetwater Music Tech Audio Recording camp for grades 9 to 12 from Monday through July 18 at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. For information, call 481-6059.

•Sozo Art Studio, 102 S. Main St., Kendallville, will have a “Tiki Island” fine arts camp for grades Kindergarten through 3rd from Monday through July 18. Cost is $80 per child. To register, call 260-347-5000 or go to

•A Summer Dance Camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through July 18 at Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road. Cost is $60 per participant, and registration is required by today. For information, go to

•Artist camp will be presented Monday through July 18 for ages 5 to 14 at Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash. Cost is $50 per student; call 260-563-1102 or go to

CLASSES: The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis will offer a pre-college music technology class for grades 9 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning this Monday through July 25 at the North Campus, 2702 Spring St. Cost is $124 per student. To register, call 260-399-8064.ENROLLING STUDENTS: The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir invites youth in grades 3 to 12 to participate in the open placement hearings at 1:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesday at IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. For information, call 481-0481.

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

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: The Civic Theatre is looking for volunteers for the upcoming production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Volunteers are needed to work backstage running crew, fly rail and dressers. Tech rehearsals begin July 19 and performances are from July 26 to Aug. 10. For information, email

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