March 25, 2016 – COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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EASTER IN WAYNEDALE
When: Sat., March 26
Easter Egg Hunt starts at
10a sharp!
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne
Add’l: No RSVP required. Kids bring baskets, parents bring camera for pictures with the Easter bunny. Organized by the Waynedale Community Improvement Team

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
When: Sat., April 2
6a– 10a
Where:
Waynedale Masonic Lodge
7039 Elzey St.
Cost: Free-Will donation
Contact: 260-410-0497

RECRUITMENT
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
FORMING MARINE CORP LEAGUE
When: Sat., April 9
9a- 11a
Where: American Legion
Post 241
Cost: $6 Adults
$3 Children, Under 3 Free
Contact: Call Dale
(260) 610-3713 or
Chuck (260) 203-6938

ATTENTION VETERANS
Who: American Chronic Pain Association Meeting
When: 1st and 3rd Tues
9a
Where: Rich’s Cafe
Contact: Traci
710-3012

GENEALOGY CONFERENCE
When: Sat., April 16
Where: Allen County Public Library
Add’l: The conference, open to the public, will feature eight sessions in two tracks with nationally-known speakers Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG, and Jen Baldwin. The sessions by Baldwin are sponsored by the Allen County Genealogical Society and the Doug and Joni Lehman Charitable Foundation.
Cost: Registration for this all-day conference is $45 ($35 for IGS members before April 4th). For more information or to register online, visit www.indgensoc.org/conference.php

WAYNEDALE TRAIL CLEANUP
When: Sat., April 9
9a-noon
Where: Meet at Penguin Point
Add’l: Cleaning up the trails along Tillman & Fairfield Roads

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
When: April 19
11:30a-1p
Where:
Waynedale Baptist Church
633 Lwr. Huntington Road
Who: Alzheimer’s Association
Add’l: Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Contact: Please RSVP to the Helpline 1 (800) 272-3900

PREMIER WOMEN’S NETWORKING
Who: Cheryl Friar
Where: Tavern at Coventry
5745 Coventry Lane
When: First Tues of month
4p – 6p
Cost: Bring plenty of business cards
Contact: 747-5202

SITTING DISEASE – LUNCH & LEARN
When: Thurs., April 14
11:30a-1p
Where: Kingston Residence 7515 Winchester Road
Add’l: Free event. Dr. Rudy Kachmann presents sitting disease.
Learn the shocking effects that sitting has on your body.
Contact: RSVP to (260) 415-7741 or cgarrison@ kingstonkealthcare.com

SPRING TRAILS TREK AT THE POINTE
When: Sat., April 16
11a
Where: Penguin Point
7303 Winchester Road
What: 6.5 mile Bike (tentatively through Foster Park toward Downtown) or 2 mile Walk to Tillman Park.
Cost: Free Event

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING – BLUFFTON ROAD TRAILS
When: April 21, 6pm
Where:
Waynedale Public Library
Add’l: The City will be hosting a public information meeting about the Bluffton Road Trails Project.

SETTLERS HISTORY TOUR & LUNCH
What: History Tour of the Thomas and Lucy Swinney House and the Allen County Court House
When: April 6, 10a-2p
Add’l: The program, lead by educator Linda Huge, begins at the Swinney Homestead, 1424 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.
Luncheon will be served at the Swinney House by Settler members. Following lunch, guests will depart from the Swinney House and meet at the Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street
Proceeds from this event support Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead
Cost: $25
Reservation payment must be received by March 30
Contact: (260) 492-8584
Settlers, Inc. www.settlersinc.org

WAYNEDALE BUSINESS CHAMBER MEETING
When: Thursday, April 14, 2p
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd, 46819
Why: For the improvement of the community, 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! www.waynedale.com/business
Contact: Jordan Cornwell
260-747-5529

COIN & CURRENCY SHOW
Who: Old Fort Coin Club
When: Sunday, March 20
9a – 4p
Where: Allen County Fairgrounds
Cost: Free Parking & Admission
Add’l: Take I-69 exit 111B
N. on Lima Rd. to Carroll Rd.
Follow signs

MONTHLY MEETING
Who: Disorderly Bear Den
When:
First Thursday of month
6:30p
Where: Community Center
233 W. Main Street
What: We are a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need.
We do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types.
All donations may be tax deductible on your personal income tax and are greatly appreciated.
Contact: Donna
260-409-9886

EMBROIDERER’S GUILD OF AMERICA
Who:
Fort Wayne Area Chapter
Why: Teaching program &/or stitching time
Contact: Karen Aiken
748-4078

When: 3rd Mon of month
9:30a
Where: Downtown
Main Library
900 Library Plaza
Depending on room availability
Meeting Room C or 2nd floor Business Tech Room

When: 2nd Mon of month
6:30p
Where: Georgetown Library
6600 E. State St.

When: 4th Mon of month
5:30p
Where: The Friendly Fox
4001 South Wayne St.

HELP STOP
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Who: Heather’s Story
When: Throughout the year
Where: Bishop Luers High School
333 E. Paulding Rd.
Cost: Tax receipt will be provided for each gown or dress brought in
Info: We are collecting formal wear that we will resell for $25
With each gown sold, pointers and signs of what to look for in an abusive relationship will be attached.
All monies collected will be used to Domestic Violence organization, bring in speakers to share their stories and purchase educational materials to use in the classroom.
Contact: Joni Kuhn
260-615-4831

PAPER GATOR
RECYCLE BIN
Who: Avalon Food Pantry
When: Now!
Where: 1500 Lower Huntington Rd.
Church office
Cost: Free
Info: Help the food pantry
We receive payment for paper
Accepted: Newspaper, mail, office paper, phone books, magazines, paper books, catalogues, computer paper, all kinds of paper!
NO grocery bags or cardboard
Contact: 747-1531
414-8391

LITTLE RIVER RAMBLERS
Who: Little River
Wetlands Project
When: Tuesdays
9a–11a
Where: Eagle Marsh Barn
6801 Engle Road
Cost: Free
Info: Explore the preserve’s interesting plants and wildlife
Contact: Betsy Yankowiak
478-2515

ME-‘N-U
COMMUNITY MEALS
Who: Aldersgate
When: Every Thursday
6p to 7p
Where: Aldersgate Community
2417 Getz Road
Phone: 432-1524

FURNISHING HELP TO REBUILD LIVES
Who: Mustard Seed Furniture Bank
When: Monday – Friday
10a–4p
Where: Drop off donations
3636 Illinois Rd.
Complimentary pick up service for large items
Info: Accepting bed linens, blankets and kitchen and bath towels and miscellaneous kitchen items
Also accepting household furnishing, pictures and knick-knacks
Contact: 260-471-5802 x 1

ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVER
SUPPORT GROUP
Who:
Alzheimers Association
When: First Thurs of month
10a
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
Note: Meetings are confidential and free of charge
Contact: 415-7741

THE KOREAN WAR
VETERANS ASSN.
Who: Korean War
Veterans Assn
Indiana Chapter One
When: Monthly
Second Sat
10a
Where: Eagles #248
4940 Bluffton Rd.
Info: Food served before and after meeting
Bring friends and spouses!
Contact: Mary Anna Roemke
260-485-7627

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB MEETING
Where: Hall’s Restaurant
Bluffton Road
When: Tues., 7a
Contact:
James Lambert
747-7907

BAERFIELD TOASTMASTERS
What: Learn speaking and leadership skills
Where: Penguin Point
7303 Winchester Rd.
When: Tuesdays at 6p
If you need help becoming a confident, effective speaker at your club meetings
This is the place to begin!

MS SELF HELP GROUP
What: For individuals and family members dealing with MS
When: First Mon of month
7p
Where:
Fort Wayne Rehabilitation Hospital
7970 West Jefferson Blvd.
Contact: 639-0549

FISH AND TENDERLOIN SUPPER
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
When: First and Third
Friday of month
5p-7p
Where: 5703 Bluffton Rd.
Southwest
Conservation Club
Contact: 747-4677

FREE BINGO
Who: Kingston Healthcare
When: Second Wednesday
9a–10a
Where: Chik-fil-A
Jefferson Pointe
Info: 15% of all sales go to Alzheimer’s Association
Contact: 260-747-1523
Camille Garrison

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