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PBS39 Board of Directors/Executive Committee Meeting-July 2015

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Location: Oldenkamp Community Room, PBS39
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2501 East Coliseum Blvd.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Regularly scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee of PBS39's Board of Directors.

Wayndale Business Chamber-Inaugural Meeting

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Location: Waynedale Public Library
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2200 Lower Huntington Road,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819
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In response to the heightened interest and overall need for a collective voice and standing organization, we are forming the Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC). The chamber is free to join and holds monthly meetings at the Waynedale Library. At these meetings the chamber will address ideas for Waynedale businesses and overall community improvement. Members will work together as a whole and in committees to accomplish the collective group's short term and long term goals. Each member present at the meetings will have a voice in what the WBC works on and when and how each project is completed.

By creating an entity, we give the business leaders (and the 'Waynedale business district') a voice to petition the city for improvements; a general members meeting time and date to discuss problems in our area, and a way to meet and greet your business neighbors. Organizing ourselves to work together is the first step to create great things!

We are reaching out to all business owner, decision makers or commercial property owner in Waynedale to ask that they please contact us for membership packet or join us at our first meeting.

The first WBC meeting will be held on Thursday, July 9 at 2pm at the Waynedale Library in the large meeting room. Please bring your ideas and application!

Indiana Master Naturalist Class

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
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.

Silver Seniors Community Rummage Sale

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Location: Parking lot of 1221 E California Rd, Fort Wayne, In 46825
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1221 E California Rd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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Saturday July 11th, 2015 from 8 am to 5 pm in the parking lot of Salem Manor. Free parking, along with food and beverages available for purchase. Items for sale include, crafts, wheelchair purses, baby clothes, gently used clothing and housewares.

IPFW CAA Improv Workshop (Grades 6-12)

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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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Sat, July 11, 10a-1p: Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could try your hand at improvisation with a group of other actors ready to play? Learn to use your comedic skills to create spontaneous improvised sketches using only a few random ideas from the group. Actors will depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs using their imagination and playing off their fellow actors.

This class will focus on the basic "rules" of improv to help you feel confident in front of an audience. Students will learn how to best utilize their movements, voice, and acting choices to create characters in the moment. Techniques will be used that help students experience the excitement and freedom that comes when performing an improv scene.

This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. Saturday, July 11, 10 am-1 pm Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall One 3-hour session: $49 Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Advanced Improv Workshop (Grades 6-12)

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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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Sat, July 11, 2-4p: This class is for those who have either taken the Improv Workshop or have some experience with performing improv. Students will be challenged to think on their feet and to take their creativity to the next level by building on the ideas of themselves and others in a collaborative environment. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling, making choices, details, and the overall construction of the scene.

This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor. Saturday, July 11, 2-4pm Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall One 2-hour session: $34 Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

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.

IPFW CAA Dramagination (Grades K-3)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 9-10:30a: Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting.

Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor and features a final performance during the last class.

Grades K-3: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 9-10:30am Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79 Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Drawing the Superhero (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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Monday-Friday, July 13-17: Does a superhero live inside your imagination? Students will learn traditional and non-traditional techniques for drawing superheroes, including inking, coloring, and mixed media. In making their superhero come to life on the page, students will create character sheets and an action sequence. This class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 9a-noon Visual Arts Building, Room 209 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA 3D Art Workshop (Grades K-3 and 4-8)

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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-Friday: July 13-17: In this class students will learn and experiment with a variety of 3D materials including air-dry clay, styrofoam, plastic, and aluminum foil! They will create an abstract styrofoam sculpture, learn about artist Dale Chihuly and make a melted plastic work of art, a clay creation, and an aluminum foil figure. They will create 3-4 projects to take home and share with family and friends! Please bring a paint smock. All supplies provided. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan McClarnon. Monday-Friday, July 13-17 Grades K-3: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Five 2-hour sessions: $89 Register online or call 260-481-6977. Grades 4-8: 12noon-2:30pm Five 2.5-hour sessions: $99 register online or call 260-481-6977. Visual Arts Building, Room 118

IPFW CAA Youth Drama (Grades 4-8)

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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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Mon-Fri, July 13-17, 10:30a-12noon: Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to “act” with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials. Focus on scene work by taking a closer look at creating a character. Build on your theatre skills with improvisation and small scenes.

This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor and features a final performance during the last class. Grades 4-8: Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 10:30am-12noon Five 1.5-hour sessions: $79 Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

Mikautadze Dance Theatre Summer Dance Intensive

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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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Mon-Thurs, July 13-23: Mikautadze Dance Theatre, a professional modern dance company-in-residence at IPFW, offers a 2-week summer intensive with modern and ballet technique classes for the intermediate level dancer ages 13 and up! (Adults are welcome too). Students may register for one, two, three or all four workshops. Each workshop meets for 1.5 hours, Monday-Thursday. Intermediate level dancers should have at least 2 years of experience in ballet training for the ballet technique classes and at least 1-2 years of training in modern and/or jazz training for the modern technique classes.

Classes will be taught by Mikautadze Dance Theatre's artistic director, Elizabeth Mikautadze, and Tracy Tritz, MDT's assistant rehearsal director. There will be opportunity for dancers ages 18 and up to audition for apprenticeship and company dancer positions for the 2015-2016 season. Classes will focus on technique and emphasize performance quality needed to hone skills for potential professional careers in dance and for general improvement in dancing ability.

Dress Code Females: Leotard and tights or unitard (any solid colors) Skirts above knee are permitted for ballet Ballet slippers for ballet classes Males: Solid color T-shirt and tights or runner's leggings Ballet slippers for ballet classes.

Monday-Thursday, July 13-23, 2015 Dolnick Center, Room 135 Fee: $40 per workshop; Ballet Week I: July 13-16, 11:30am-1pm Ballet Week II: July 20-23, 1:15-2:45pm Modern Week I: July 13-16, 1:15-2:45pm Modern Week II: July 20-23, 11:30am-1pm

IPFW CAA Photoshop: Beginner (Grades 6-12)

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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-Friday, July 13-17: Understand the basic tools and potential of Adobe Photoshop by manipulating raster-based imagery. This class will explore getting started, layers, selections, tools, image adjustments, photo retouching, and photo compositing. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. No previous Photoshop experience necessary. Monday-Friday, July 13-17; 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.

IPFW CAA Manga Mania (Grades 6-12)

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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-Friday, July 13-17: This fast-paced class will teach students the basics of the Japanese anime-style of cartooning by honing drawing skills. Learn the history of manga, the basics of graphic layout, design, and copy. Students will receive the necessary tools to maintain drawing and writing skills. All skill levels welcome. Materials included. This class will be taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, July 13-17, 1-4pm Visual Arts Building, Room 209 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Raku Ceramics (Grades 9-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Mondays, July 13 and 20: 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, July 13 and 20, 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.

Follow the Pipes

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Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
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302 East Berry Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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The History Center and the American Guild of Organists present a tour of Fort Wayne pipe organs with performances at each location.

  • Tuesday, July 14: 10am - First Wayne Street United Methodist 300 E Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802;  11 am - St. Patrick's 2120 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Wednesday, July 15: 1pm - Trinity English Lutheran 450 W Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; TBD - St. Peter's
  • Thursday, July 16: 7pm - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 1122 S Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; 8pm - Embassy Theatre 125 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Contact the History Center for a detailed schedule of locations. Sponsored by the American Guild of Organists & The History Center.

‘DISCOVER ACRES’ OPEN HOUSE AND HIKE

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Location: Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
Address:
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.

Central High School “Back to School Day”

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Location: Anthis Career Center (Formerly Central High School)
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300 S. Barr Street,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
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Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association is hosting a Back to School Day. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Anthis Career Center, formerly Fort Wayne and then Central High School. The building is located at 1200 S. Barr Street. The hours for the event are 10am – 2pm.

In the last year, the hanging files representing CHS classes have been completed and an additional display case has been donated and filled with Central High School memorabilia. The Tiger’s Den will be open and everyone is encouraged to spend time looking at memorabilia from the Central years. Central High t-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Former graduates or others who have ties to Central High School are encouraged to come to the open house and the general public is invited as well.

Star Gazing and Night Hike

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
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!

Private College Week 2015

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Location: All Indiana Private Colleges and Universities
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30 South Meridian ST,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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The Independent Colleges of Indiana invite you to come learn about Indiana’s 31 private colleges and universities this summer. Starting Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th, you can visit any, or all, of our diverse campuses to help guide you while making your college decision. More information and schedules for all campuses can be found at http://bit.ly/InPCW15.

IPFW CAA Healthy Voice Techniques (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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Mon-Fri, July 20-24, 10-12noon: This week-long intensive for students in grades 9-12 will cover breath; body release; body awareness and utilization of muscles used for producing and shaping sound; the basics of vocal anatomy; range and dynamics for both singers and actors; articulation, resonance and projection; basic introduction to speechwork for both singers and actors, which deals with interpreting the text through vocal choices. This workshop is taught by Dr. Bev Redman, chair and professor of the IPFW department of theatre. Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 10 am-12noon Williams Theatre, Room 113 Five 2-hour sessions: $89 Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Illustrator I: Beginner (Grades 6-12)

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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-Friday, July 20-24, 1-4pm: Understand the basic tools and potential of Adobe Illustrator and bring your creative ideas to life. Create vector-based illustration, logos, and typography to produce your own single-page layout. This class will explore getting started, pen tool, drawing with brushes, creating and combining shapes, and using color. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. No previous Illustrator experience necessary. Monday-Friday, July 20-24; 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.

IPFW CAA Drawing Workshop (Grades 6-12)

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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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Mon-Friday, July 27-31, 9a-noon: Learn about drawing portraits, hands and clothing in this workshop. You will work with a variety of media including ink, pastel, and graphite. All supplies provided. Class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 9a-noon Visual Arts Building, Room 209 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Photoshop II: Intermediate (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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Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 1-4p: This workshop will be a continuation of Adobe Photoshop I: Beginner with a focus on more advanced tools and techniques used by artists, illustrators, and photographers. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring in individual projects for one-on-one guidance and support. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. Previous Photoshop experience necessary, or prerequisite Adobe Photoshop I: Beginner. Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 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.

IPFW CAA Zombie Makeup Workshop (Grades 6-12)

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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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Mon-Fri, July 27-31, 1-4pm: The workshop will include learning the art of makeup application to look like a zombie. Students will work with traditional makeup as well as everyday household materials. A zombie photo shoot will follow at the conclusion of the course. Fee includes all supplies and instruction. Class is taught by IPFW VCD instructor Allen Etter. Monday-Friday, July 27-31; 1-4pm Visual Arts Building, Room 209 Five 3-hour sessions: $99, includes all supplies Online registration available; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.

IPFW CAA Raku Ceramics (Grades 9-12)

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Location: IPFW Community Arts Academy
Address:
2101 East Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
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Mondays, July 27 and August 3, 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, July 27 and August 3, 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.

Willshire Sportsman’s Club Annual Trade Days & Flea Market

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Location: Willshire Sportsman's Club Grounds
Address:
3385 St Rt 81 (2 miles east of Willshire),
Willshire , OH 45898
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Annual flea market and trade days. July 31-August 1, 2015. All Day and Admission is FREE. Flea market, crafts, antiques, tools, animals, hunting dogs and supplies, and hunting and fishing supplies. Gunsmith available. Breakfast and concessions available. Vendor's auction on Saturday Aug 1 at 6:00 pm. For info contact Ron Schumm at 419-495-2730 or Ron Mihm at 419-495-2404.

Willshire Sportsman’s Club Annual Trade Days & Flea Market

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Location: Willshire Sportsman's Club Grounds
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3385 St Rt 81 (2 miles east of Willshire),
Willshire , OH 45898
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Annual flea market and trade days. July 31-August 1, 2015. All Day and Admission is FREE. Flea market, crafts, antiques, tools, animals, hunting dogs and supplies, and hunting and fishing supplies. Gunsmith available. Breakfast and concessions available. Vendor's auction on Saturday Aug 1 at 6:00 pm. For info contact Ron Schumm at 419-495-2730 or Ron Mihm at 419-495-2404.

Chautauqua Days

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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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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.

IPFW CAA Illustrator II: Intermediate (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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Mon-Fri, Aug 3-7, 1-4p: This workshop will be a continuation of Adobe Illustrator I: Beginner with a focus on more advanced tools and techniques used by artists and illustrators. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring in individual projects for one-on-one guidance and support. Taught by IPFW graphic design faculty member Peter Bella. Previous Illustrator experience necessary, or prerequisite Adobe Illustrator I: Beginner. Monday-Friday, August 3-7; 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.

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
Address:
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
Address:
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
Address:
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.