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“Bells on Broadway”: Benefit Concert for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana

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Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
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530 Guilford Street,
Huntington, Indiana 46750
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Sunday, May 31 – 4:00 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church 530 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750 A freewill offering will be received. Accessible parking and building (west entrance) Trinity United Methodist Church will host an afternoon concert to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, featuring selections from musicals and movies, and patriotic songs. The Trinity Handbell Ensemble will perform music from Aladdin, The Lord of the Rings, and Les Misérables, along with music of George M. Cohan and John Phillip Sousa, all arranged for English handbells. The performance of the Handbell Ensemble will be complemented by several vocalists performing songs from Broadway, well as songs of the 1940s, rounding out the program of music popular with many an audience. Adam Brouwer of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana will provide information about the organization, and a freewill offering will be received to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization formed in 2008 in order to send veterans of Northeast IN on all expense paid trip to Washington DC to see the memorials built and dedicated in their honor. Honor Flight Northeast Indiana may be found on Facebook and at http://www.hfnei.org

National Trails Day

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Location: Blue Cast Springs
Address:
21412 Bluecast Road,
Woodburn, IN 46797
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Saturday, June 6, 10 am – Noon, Celebrate National Trails Day with a docent-led hike. Enjoy vistas of the Maumee River and explore the ravines that run through the upland forest to feed the river. Blue Cast is the site of a natural spring once thought to have healthful properties. Guided hikes begin at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 or you may explore on your own. No registration necessary. Presented by Debbie Branfield, Chuck Lake and ACRES docents.

Explorer Day at PBS39

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Location: The PBS39 Teleplex
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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Join PBS39 for a fun filled day of music, games, activities and more at Explorer Day, coming June 6, 2015 at the PBS39 Teleplex!

Families who remember last year's inaugural event know what a great time everyone had...be sure to save the date to make sure you don't miss out on this annual celebration of families, kids, learning and more! Bookmark this page... more details are on the way!

IPFW CAA Dance Classes: Ballet, Tap, Jazz for Ages 2-12

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Williams Theatre
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2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturdays, June 6-August 15: Pre-dance, ballet, tap and jazz dance classes for ages 2-12 meet on Saturdays for a ten-week session, culminating in a recital. See website or call for description of specific classes.

Birding at Glennwood Nature Preserve

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Location: Glennwood Nature Preserve
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7008 W 650 N,
Etna Green, IN 46524
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Sunday, June 7, 7 am Join fellow early risers on Sunday morning at Glennwood Nature Preserve for the chance to hear and see migratory songbirds. Attendees will receive a Sibley’s Warblers of Eastern North America folding field guide. Plenty of extra binoculars will be available for those who don’t bring their own. Presented by Casey and Jennifer Jones.

Eckhart Public Library Presents: Drawing Superheroes

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Location: Eckhart Public Library
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603 S Jackson,
Auburn, IN 46706
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Artist Lee Sauer will be here for interactive instruction on how to draw superheroes. Interested artists can stay behind after the program to have their caricatures drawn. Registration recommended.

La Fontaine Festival

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Location: Downtown La Fontaine, Indiana
Address:
Branson,
La Fontaine, Indiana 46940
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LaFontaine "Ashland Day's" Festival is honoring our Hometown Safety Heroes, the firefighters, police and EMS at this years festival on June 12th and 13th, downtown La Fontaine, Indiana. There will displays, a Parade at 10am, rummage sales, water ball fight, tug-a-war, cornhole, and karaoke contest. Plus there will be performances by Listen Creek Gospel on Friday, June 12th and God's Country on June 13. We look forward to see you all there as we honor our public safety heroes.

IPFW CAA Printmaking for Kids (Grades K-8)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 118
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Saturdays, June 13-July 18 (No class July 4): Focusing on the art of printmaking, students will create at least three art pieces using a different technique of printmaking. This class is full of fun and color! All supplies provided. Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon. Saturdays, June 13-July 18 (No class July 4) Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Five 2-hour sessions: $89 Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 Call to register, 260-481-6977. Visual Arts Building, Room 118

Moser Park Nature Center Open House

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Location: Moser Park Nature Center
Address:
601 W Main,
New Haven, IN 46774
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Sunday, June 14, 2015, Noon - 4pm: Put on your hiking boots and kick off spring with us at the Moser Park Nature Center by learning more about various natural areas in Allen County available to you and your family to Plug-In To Nature with New Haven Parks and Recreation. Join us for naturalist led hikes at Moser Park and Deetz Nature Preserve and the seasonal opening of the Moser Park Nature Center. Water, lemonade and cookies will be served. Special Guests: TAG Art Company, Soaring Hawk Raptor Rehab, Dr. I.C. Coldwater, and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main Street, New Haven, IN 46774 Deetz Nature Preserve Rose & Parrott Road, New Haven, IN 46774

IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp

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Location: United States
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2101 E Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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June 14-19, 2015: The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Camp aims to inspire young pianists to strive for artistic excellence and to encourage them to reach their potential in piano study and performance. Students are immersed in all things piano, from a variety of workshops and group sessions, master classes, Alexander technique, music theory and keyboard musicianship classes and ensemble playing, to daily individual lessons with camp faculty and practice sessions guided by experienced practice coaches, all to help them progress rapidly and continue to be excited about making music throughout the year. Daily evening activities include performances by guest artists and faculty as well as camp participants. The camp is open to students ages 12-18 with at least two years of prior piano study who are interested in improving their playing and performance. It includes both a residential and a commuter option; applications from students residing anywhere in the US or abroad are accepted. All camp activities take place at the John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). IPFW is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. The attractive music building provides an ideal learning environment and includes excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls. Recitals and master classes are held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance venue. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms equipped with grand pianos.

IPFW CAA Raku Ceramics (Grades 9-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy
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2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Monday, June 15 and 22, 6-9pm: Raku is a traditional Japanese fast-fire ceramic technique that is expressive and dramatic; ware is heated until glass becomes molten then pulled from the kiln red-hot and placed in a container of combustibles for reduction and cooling. Participants will be instructed on this historic process and will make projects that focus on basic hand building. Over the course of two sessions, students will create works that will be glazed and fired "raku". All tools and materials provided in class fees, expect to get dirty and have fun. Instructor: Brandon Furniss. Participants' parents will be required to sign a Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement due the nature of this art. Mondays, June 15 and 22, 6-9pm Visual Arts Building, Room 114 Two 3-hour session: $89, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Commedia dell’Arte (Grades 6-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, 2-5pm: This two-day workshop will cover the basics of Commedia dell'Arte, which is a comedic form of Italian theatre that began in the 16th century. Students will act out the different types of characters that are found in Commedia dell'Arte. Physical storytelling, improvisation, and lazzi (traditional jokes and stage business) will be explored in a collaborative setting. Focus will be given to communicating with body language, eye contact, vocal choices, breath, and gestures. The class will conclude with a performance of well-known Commedia dell'Arte scenarios. Instructor Gloria Minnich studied with Didi Hopkins, regular advisor to the National Theatre, England, and one of the foremost Commedia dell'Arte professionals of today. Grades 6-12: Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, 2pm-5pm Two 3-hour sessions: $69 Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

Picked by the Pros Wine Pairing Dinner and Tasting

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Location: The Bergstaff Place
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2020 E Washington Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
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Friday, June 19, 2015. The festivities begin at 6 PM as guests enjoy sampling nearly 45 different wines from 8 area wineries and distributors. The wine tasting is followed by a gourmet six-course dinner. Each course is paired with a wine personally selected by our pros, Dan and Krista Stockman. The event also includes both a live and silent auction. $125/person or $800 tables of 8.

27th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN

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Location: Johnny Appleseed Park Boat Ramp
Address:
1500 Coliseum Blvd E,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Small ducks, big bucks! On Saturday, June 20th, SCAN will have free family activities from 10-11am, with the Duck Race to follow. More than 18,000 plastic ducks will float down the St. Joseph River, with the first 27 ducks that cross the finish line winning prizes! You can sponsor a duck for just $5 each to enter the race and help prevent child abuse.

7th Annual Kate’s Kart Free Ice Cream Social

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Location: Riverside Gardens
Address:
14701 Schwartz Road,
Leo, IN 46765
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7th Annual Kate's Kart Free Ice Cream Social; June 20, 2015; 11am - 3pm at Riverside Gardens in Leo; Free ice cream, kiddie rides, games & prizes, family-friendly music & entertainment. Donations benefit Kate's Kart. Visit KatesKart.org for more info.

Vacation Bible School “Journey off the Map”

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Location: Seminary United Methodist Church
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285 N. Seminary Street Roanoke, Indiana 46783,
Roanoke, Indiana 46783
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Calling all Explorers! If you are entering grades K-5 in the fall, join us at Vacation Bible School! This free event will be held at Seminary United Methodist Church on June 21-June 25 from 6:00 to 8:00PM each evening. The theme will be: "Journey Off the Map: Unknown to us. Known to Him." Registration forms are available at each of the following churches in Roanoke: Christ United Methodist, Cornerstone Alliance, Pleasant Chapel United Methodist, Seminary United Methodist, and Zion United Methodist or by going online at http://seminaryumc.org/vbs-2. All children who are registered before June 1 will receive a registration prize! It's a rainforest jungle theme; "Journey off the Map: Unknown to Us, Known by Him" When: June 21-25. Activities: There will be lots of singing, crafts, snacks, Bible lessons, and games! Free! Block Party Celebration for all kids and families on Thursday the 25th, with free games, food, fun and fellowship/socializing. Let the journey begin! For further information call (260) 672-3234

IPFW CAA Special Effects (Grades 6-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 211
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 9a-noon: Learn about green screen effects, roto-scoping, digital and "old school" film effects in this exciting workshop. In this hands-on experience you will work with cameras, compositing software and miniatures. All supplies provided. Taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, June 22-26; 9a-noon Visual Arts Building, Room 211 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Summer String Camp

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Location: United States
Address:
2101 E Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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June 22-26, 2015: Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, bass and guitar*. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing.

IPFW Drawing Workshop (Grades K-8)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 118
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2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Monday-Friday, June 22-26: Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles. All supplies provided.Please bring a paint smock. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon. Monday-Friday, June 22-26 Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Five 2-hour sessions: $89 Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 Call to register, 260-481-6977. Visual Arts Building, Room 118

IPFW CAA Animation (Grades 6-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Visual Arts Building Room 211
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 1-4pm: Learn how to animate your drawings and composite them into a short film. Students will work with traditional animation, computer graphics and special effects. This class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, June 22-26; 1-4pm Visual Arts Building, Room 211 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

Eckhart Public Library Presents: The Superhero Show

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Location: Eckhart Public Library
Address:
603 S Jackson,
Auburn, IN 46706
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Excelsior! Join us for an all-ages, interactive event no superhero fan should miss. Learn the origins of Superman. Test your knowledge of superheroes. Talk about your favorite heroes and villains. Discover hidden super powers you may have. See rare and limited editions from a mini museum of superhero artifacts including Wonder Woman, Batman, and Thor. Registration recommended.

IPFW CAA A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Grades 6-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy, Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall
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2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Thursday-Friday, June 25-26, 2-5pm: Students will discover Shakespeare's most magical and enchanted play by using active approaches that unlock the text and enhance the story. Acting games based on the text will be used to help students physically connect with the language and characters of the play. Students will use the same techniques that professional actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company use when they begin to work on a Shakespeare production. The workshop will conclude with a short presentation of highlights from the play on the second day. Instructor Gloria Minnich has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company, England, over the course of several years and has learned techniques that help take the fear out of learning Shakespeare. Grades 6-12: Thursday-Friday, June 25-26, 2pm-5pm Two 3-hour sessions: $69 Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

Moonlit Garden Tour

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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June 27; 8 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by June 12; guests must be age 21 and older Enjoy an elegant evening under the moonlight at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. A perfect date night or girls night out, you’ll enjoy live music and local wines expertly paired with locally made cheeses and special chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. This event benefits the maintenance and restoration of Gene’s gardens and grounds.

Indiana Master Naturalist Class

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Indiana Master Naturalist Course Thursdays; July 9 – Sept. 3; 6 – 9 p.m.; $80 per person for class, field guides, test and certification; reservations required; space is limited Learn about Indiana’s natural history with this nine week course in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation. Students will hear from experts on eight different topics such as trees, birds, ecology and wildflowers. For more information on the Indiana Master Naturalist program, visit www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/6321.htm or call the Site.

Soil Science at Wildwood Nature Preserve

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Location: Wildwood Nature Preserve
Address:
409 E SR 14,
Silver Lake, IN 46982
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Sunday, July 12, 9 am We will analyze the temperature, structure, color and chemistry of the different soil types present at Wildwood to gain a better understanding of how soils play a role in the ecosystem. Presented by Casey Jones.

‘DISCOVER ACRES’ OPEN HOUSE AND HIKE

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Location: Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
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1802 Chapman Road,
Huntertown, IN 46748
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Wednesday, July 15, 9 am – 3 pm, Celebrate our community’s natural heritage in coordination with the Three Rivers Festival. Enjoy light refreshments, meet staff in a casual open house atmosphere, and learn more about our work. Explore the preserve on your own, or join one of many docent-led hikes through Cedar Canyon. Newcomers and long-time friends alike encouraged. Presented by ACRES docents and staff.

Star Gazing and Night Hike

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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July 18; 9 – 10:30 p.m.; $4 per person; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian The Site’s naturalist will lead guests through Sower’s Woods to introduce them to the creatures of the night! Bats, owls, moths and other critters may make an appearance. Depending upon the clarity of the sky, star gazing will be available to identify major constellations, satellites and other celestial bodies by telescope thanks to Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Bring binoculars for a closer view of the stars!

Community Advisory Board Meeting: July 25

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Location: PBS39, Fort Wayne
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1562
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PBS39's Community Advisory Board, a board made up of viewers such as yourself, meets on a regular basis to review station business, programming and other issues in order to provide input to PBS39's station management and Board of Directors. In addition, this group meets on an as-needed basis to provide the same community-based input on a variety of topics as they affect PBS39.

This meeting is the third of four scheduled meetings for 2015.

If you're interested in serving on the PBS39 Community Advisory Board, contact Mark Ryan at PBS39 via email at markryan@wfwa.org or via telephone at (260) 484-5663 for more information.

Chautauqua Days

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Aug. 1 & 2; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $5 per person Join us to celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday with Chautauqua Days! Festival activities include tasty food, birthday cake, live music and other entertainment. Guests can also watch artisans at work, get an up-close look at classic automobiles and browse hand-crafted items from local vendors. Families will find crafts and games as well. An afternoon filled with family fun, learning and more. Additional festivities include a parade in Rome City on Saturday evening before the concert. Sunday starts with a church service on Boy Scout Island.

LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity 20th Annual Benefit Auction

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Location: Shipshewana Auction Barn
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345 S. Van Buren St (Just north of U.S. 20 on S.R. 5),
Shipshewana, IN 46761
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This August 7, 2015, event includes an auction of hand-made furniture and quilts, antiques, tools, gift certificates, and miscellaneous items. Food items include a haystack supper, sandwich line, homemade ice cream, bake sale, fried pies, and 4-H beef and pork. Auction begins at 3:30; haystack supper begins at 4:00; quilt auction begins at 5:00.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT BOCK NATURE PRESERVE

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Location: Bock Nature Preserve
Address:
11630 S SR 14,
Akron, IN 46910
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Saturday, August 8, 4 pm, Bock Nature Preserve hosts a restored prairie teeming with color in late summer. Thanks to support from the Auer Foundation, we'll provide bold yellow and lavendar oil paints to render the Rudbeckia and Monarda flowers blooming among tall grasses. Bring only your artistic expression. Presented by Casey and Jennifer Limit 6. RSVP by August 1: 637-2273 or acres@acreslandtrust.org.

18th Annual Garden & Herb Festival

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Location: Paradise Spring Historical Park
Address:
Corner of Canal and Allen Streets in Downtown Wabash,
Wabash, IN 46992
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August 15, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Vendors selling fresh and dried herbs, flowers, garden items and crafts. Free educational programs on related garden and herb topics. Decorated Chair Contest and Auction with proceeds going to local charities. Several food vendors. Free admission and parking. Free trolley will take you to other events in Wabash: Sidewalk sales, Kunkel Cruise-IN Car Show at the Honeywell Center, Charlie Creek Inn, Dr. James Ford Historical Home and the Historical Museum. Spend the day and explore Wabash!

ACRES Land Trust 15th Annual Wing Haven Canoe Trip

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Location: Wing Haven Nature Preserve
Address:
180 W 400 N,
Angola, IN 46703
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Saturday, August 15, 2 – 4 pm Relax as you explore the Seven Sisters Lakes with Nate as he leads an interpretive program. Bring your own canoe or kayak. Presented by Nate Simons.

Wild Game Cookout

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 12; 6 p.m.; $5 per person suggested donation Here’s your chance to sample wild game while learning more about local conservation efforts. Goose, deer, dove, alligator, antelope, bluegill, rabbit, crickets and squirrel have been on past menus! Conservation organizations and officers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Stop by early in the event for the best selection of wild game. *All wild game used for the program has been donated by local hunters.

Doggone Best Chili Challenge

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Location: Lucky Harley-Davidson
Address:
6315 Illinois Road (at I-69),
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
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Chili cook-off benefiting the Allen County SPCA. Come out to sample lots of mouth-watering chili ranging from mild to wild, beans or no beans, red, white and vegetarian! We promise you an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets and GREAT CHILI! Find on us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doggonebestchili

Owl-oween

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Oct. 16 & 17; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $4 per person This annual event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! At this event, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! This is a rain or shine event.

Deer Ridge Holly Days Craft Show

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Location: Deer Ridge Elementary
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1515 S. Scott Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46814
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Mark your calendars for one of the area’s largest holiday craft shows! The Deer Ridge Elementary School Parent-Teacher Club is proud to present the largest holiday craft shows and sale in Northeast Indiana. This year’s 26th annual “HOLLY DAYS CRAFT SHOW” will open its doors to thousands of eager shoppers from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015. Once again, thousands of holiday and craft lovers are expected to roam the halls of Deer Ridge Elementary School, which will be filled with nearly 200 tables of homemade craft items. Vendors from all across Indiana as well as surrounding states will have tables ready for shoppers to browse and buy. A silent auction and bake sale will also be on site, and Big Eyed Fish will be offering lunch. The Annual Holly Days Craft Show is a fundraiser for the Deer Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC does many activities with and for the families and staff of Deer Ridge Elementary School. All funds raised go to support the improvement of children’s education. Deer Ridge Elementary is located at 1515 S. Scott Road (near Illinois Road), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814. This activity is not associated, affiliated or supervised by SACS. ###

Gene Stratton-Porter Autumn Tea

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 26; noon – 4 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by Sept. 18 Experience the elegance of days gone by at our annual autumn tea. Enjoy lovingly-baked delicacies such as savory snacks and sweets, a variety of teas and a guest speaker. Before tea time, take a guided tour of Gene’s Cabin and formal gardens. If you choose to wear your “tea-time best” make sure your attire includes appropriate walking shoes. Festive hats are part of our tradition!

Birding with Gene Field Trip - Sandhill Cranes

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Nov. 14 (JP); $10 per person Join GSP Site Manager Dave Fox, well-known birder, on field trips to some of the best birding hot spots in the region! We’ll travel to Pigeon River and surrounding spots in Northeast Indiana during spring migration in May then head to Jasper-Pulaski to see the amazing Sandhill Crane migration in November. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from locations but carpooling is available. Additional details will be provided closer to the trips and advance registration is required.

“A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Saturday, Dec. 6; 2 – 7 p.m.; $5 per person See the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site when it’s all decked out for the holidays. Gene’s Cabin will be open and decorated according to her description of the Christmas of 1917, which she called “A Dream of Beauty.” Guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the property. Santa will arrive in a very special way at 2 p.m. and will visit with children and families so bring your list! New this year is a Gingerbread Cabin decorating contest. Contact the Site for more information.