August 26, 2016 – COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Editors Note: The Community Calendar is a free announcement service for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations’ events. Although this is a free service provided please consider a $10 to $15 donation per issue to keep this service and your local paper available. The Waynedale News receives an abundance of press releases and articles for each issue. Information that has a focus on Waynedale is given the highest priority. We try to evaluate all submissions on a timely basis.

GE QUARTER CENTURY CLUB: 102ND ANNUAL OUTING
When: Saturday, Sept. 10
Where: Goeglein’s Reception Hall
7311 Maysville Rd.
Fort Wayne IN 46815
Add’l: Doors open at 9a
Lunch will be served at 11:30a.
All GE, GE & BAE, GE & Regal Beloit and GE & Lockheed Martin employees and retirees with 25 or more combined years of service are invited.
Cost: $15 per attendee
Contact: If you have not received a reservation by mail contact Ellen
260-747-6507

1961 ELMHURST
CLASS REUNION
When: Saturday, Sept. 17
4p – 8p
Where: Rich’s Restaurant
Lower Huntington Rd. & Indianapolis Rd. in Waynedale
Contact: Darlene Swank
456-7231

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

2ND AMENDMENT SQUIRT GUN G’ZOMBIE CHALLENGE
When: Sat., Sept. 3
3p to 7p
Where: West side Teepee at Franke Park
3411 Sherman Drive
Why: To meet Libertarians, have fun, and destroy the fear of public speaking.
Add’l: “The 2nd Amendment Squirt Gun G’Zombie Challenge”, a family-friendly game traveling the forest trails dodging and squirting G’Zombies drooling statist nonsense, followed by a BBQ and at 5:30p, the “Loud for Liberty Patriotic Speech Contest”, is a free public event hosted by the Libertarian Party of Allen County, on the far west side of Franke Park.
Info at www.ecstatic(dash)-theatrics.com/LPIN/GZombie.html or www.facebook.com/livefreeplayfree or
260-750-9013
Cost: Free

GARAGE SALE
AVALON PLACE
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
What: Association-wide garage sale
When: Weekend of Sept. 17
9a – 5p
Where: Avalon Addition
Add’l: Enter off Bluffton or
Lower Huntington Rd.

Residents of Avalon: If you plan on having a garage sale, we will include your sale
Please see the facebook page or next association newsletter for more info, or call Mark 260-705-4474

FISH FRY
When: Sept. 23, Oct. 28,
Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 14
4:30p – 7p
Where:
Fort Wayne Sport Club
3102 Ardmore Ave.
Cost: $9 adults
$4 children 6-10
6 & under free
What: Includes fish, potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll & dessert
Contact: Phil at 515-1695

COMMUNITY
HEALTH FAIR
When: Tues, Aug. 30
9a-2p
Where: Harrison College
Add’l: Free cholesterol and glucose checks for the first 30 participants, free BP, weight and BMI checks. Local healthcare agencies will be on site with information, and educational workshops will begin at 11a with topics including Nutrition and Wellness, the Insurance Marketplace and Heart Disease.
Cost: Free
Contact: Harrison College 260-471-7667

ALLEN COUNTY TRAILBLAZERS KICKOFF
When: Sun., Sept. 4
2-4p
Where: Metea County Park
basement of the Nature Center
Add’l: Hear all about the Allen County Trailblazers program and get your first hike in.
Meet participating agencies, get your hike list for 2016, and buy a hiking stick to help you on your way to completing your hiking goal.
Cost: FREE
Contact: To register or for more information: Bob Dispenza bdispenza@allencountyparks.org 449-8619

AARP SMART
DRIVING CLASS
When: Wednesday, September 28
10a to 2:30p
Lunch served
Where: Kingston Residences
7515 Winchester Road
Why: Educate attendees on changes that affect their driving.
Add’l: No written or driving tests. Some insurance companies will give a 3 year discount to attendees which will more than make up for the class fee.
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20. for non-AARP members
Contact: Lisa Beaupre
260-435-2500 or 260-435-2671

3RD ANNUAL DOGGONE BEST CHILI CHALLENGE
When: Sat., Sept. 24
Noon- 3p
Where: Harley-Davidson of Fort Wayne
6315 Illinois Road at I-69
Why: Charity Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Allen County SPCA
Add’l: Sample lots of mouth-watering chili ranging from mild to wild, beans or no beans, red, white and vegetarian!
Silent auction, music, kids’ activities, beer garden.
We promise you an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets and GREAT CHILI!
All proceeds benefit the Allen County SPCA. Find on us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doggonebestchili
Cost: $5 for adults
kids under 10 are free
Contact: 260-396-2682

WAYNEDALE EMERGENCY WEATHER SIREN PETITION
Organization: Waynedale Business Chamber
Add’l: The closest audible warning signal/siren to the Waynedale community is more than 2 miles away and can only be heard 3/4 of a mile from where it is located. This part of Fort Wayne is growing quickly and is in need of an audible system to be alerted to potential public health, public safety and environmental/ weather-related emergencies. The Waynedale Business Chamber has begun a petition to lobby government agencies for a siren.
Where: You can find the petition at The Waynedale News, GMI Insurance Agency, American Legion Post #241, Midwest America Federal Credit Union, Sparkle Cleaners, Umber’s Do It Best Hardware, Kingston Residence, 1st Source Bank, Walgreens, Favory Auto or Hair Affair.
Contact: Jordan Cornwell (260) 747-5529

FLEA MARKET
When: 2nd Saturday
Every Month
8a-3p
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Jewelry, tools, antiques, and collectibles!
Cost: Free to attend!
Reserve an outdoor space; tables available.
Contact:
Dean (260) 747-5947

UPCOMING EVENTS YOU’LL LOVE!
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd.
Add’l: Open To The Public Events.
– Trap And Skeet Sundays, every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Starting at Noon.
WAYNEDALE BUSINESS CHAMBER MEETING
When: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2pm
Where: Waynedale Library
2200 Lower Huntington Rd.
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

BEES AND BREW – DATE NIGHT
When: Sept. 23, 7p
Where: Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd.
Cost: $35 per person
Add’l: Spend your evening exploring the honeybee through hands-on fun including, beeswax candle making, DIY beeswax lotion bars, sampling honey wine, observing a hive up close through our sealed observation hive. Must be 21+, held outdoors under the Science Tent.
Contact: Must pre-register at www.southwesthoney.com/education

WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY PICNIC
When: Saturday, August 27
10a-3p
Where: Waynedale Park, Intersection of 2900 Koons and Elzey Street- just off of Lower Huntington Road
What: The picnic is a family friendly event that has been a long-standing tradition in the Waynedale community, drawing over 2,000 attendees yearly. This year’s picnic is made possible by over a hundred local businesses and organizations who have donated to the community event. There will be free lunch and snacks. Fun to be had with bingo, kids games, inflatable obstacle course, appearances from our local police, EMT and fire departments, crafts, face painting, vendors and more.
Cost: Event is FREE to residents in the Waynedale area
Contact: www.waynedale.com/picnic

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