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7DAYS events & happenings → FAMILY TIME: In honor of October being Family History Month, The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library has packed the month with virtual events. And today offers a series of 8 video programs. The day’s video topics include Beginning Genealogy Workshop and Filling in the Family Stories. The Genealogy Center, ACPL, 900 Library Plaza. For more info and to register for programs, genealogycenter.org, 260.421.1225
↑ SCARES & SCREAMS: Today downtown Fort Wayne will be filled with fun and fright during its annual FRIGHT NIGHT. The day begins with the Werewolf Chase Fun Run/Walk (9 am) and ends with the screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (9:15 pm). And in between there is everything from trick-ortreating, spending time in the old city jail, taking ghost tours to participating in a scavenger hunt and mad science activities to strolling in the Zombie Walk (starts at 5:30 pm on Calhoun Street, between Wayne Street and Washington Boulevard). For where to go to get your scare on and to find frightful family fun visit FrightNightDowntown.com
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↑ HERE’S HOPPIN’: Little River Wetlands is hosting its Frog-a-palooza fundraiser. Enjoy staple camp food complimented with cocktails. Take a night hike or sit around the campfire and enjoy a gourmet S’more. 6:30 – 9:30 pm, $40 general admission. 21+ event. Eagles Marsh Barn, 6801 Engle Road. To purchase tickets, visit frogapalooza21.eventbrite.com. For more info, lrwp.org. 260.478.2515
↑ ON THE SILVERSCREEN: Cinema Center’s annual Hobnobben Film Festival returns for three days of entertainment. Attend in person at the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Boulevard or enjoy from the comforts of your couch. October 1517. For complete schedule and tickets, hobnobben.org
→ TUNE HUES: Enjoy a night with American Blues rock guitarist and singer Jimmie Vaughan. 8 pm (doors open 7 pm). The Clyde, 1808 Bluffton Road. Reserved seating available. For tickets and info, clydetheatre.com, 260.747.0989
↓ OCTOBER: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach is making the rounds: 10/14: Paul Davis Restoration, 3010-1 Butler Ridge Parkway 10/15: Whitely County Government, 220 W. Van Buren Street, Columbia City 10/19: Kroger, 812 Lincoln Highway West, New Haven 10/21: Tall Oaks Apartments, 7300 Decatur Road 10/22: Visiting Nurse, 5810 Homestead Road 10/23: Walb Student Union, Purdue Fort Wayne, Union Circle Drive 10/26: Kroger, 601 E. Dupont Road 10/27: Parkview Center for Healthy Living, 401 E. Diamond Street, Kendallville For an appointment call 260.483.1847
→ NEED TO KNOW: The Autism Society of Indiana, which focuses on the challenges of autism as an adult and where to find services in Indiana, is offering a virtual presentation about adults on the spectrum. 6:30–7:30 pm, to register visit acpl.info/calendar. For more info, autismsocietyofindiana.org
CHECK THIS OUT: In need of some soothing sounds head to the Great Hall in the downtown ACPL branch on Fridays in the Great Hall of the downtown ACPL branch and enjoy library staff member Aaron Smith gives a mini-concert. Fridays, 12-1 pm, ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, acpl.info
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FOOD THOUGHT ... where cooking & culture mix brings people together to discover new cultures, explore diversity and come together to share recipes they love. The theme of FOOD THOUGHT is Breaking Bread. The program centers on the most widely consumed food in the world. Cultures around the world take four simple ingredients – flour, yeast, salt and water – and create something complex flavors filled with customs and special characteristics and meaning. FOOD THOUGHT EPISODE:
TAIWANESE MILK BREAD GUEST CHEF: Rosa Ko, Owner, RoKo’s Kitchen Food Truck rokoskitchen.com
ROUX STARTER 3 tablespoons bread flour, sifted 1/2 cup water, warm 1 tablespoon whole milk, warm In a small pot over low heat lightly toast the flour. While whisking vigorously, add water and milk, until smooth and begins to thicken to a pudding consistency. Remove pot from heat and continue whisking as it thickens and cools. Loosely cover the pot and let the mixture rest for at least 20 minutes.
ACTIVATED YEAST 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup water, warm Whisk yeast, sugar and water until dissolved. Cover and wait about 10 minutes to proof. When it starts to bubble, yeast is activated and ready for use. MILK BREAD DOUGH 3 cups bread flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup dry milk powder 2 tablespoon sugar 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 cup whole milk, warm Proofed active yeast 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Mayonnaise Chopped Scallions Sesame Seeds
FOOD THOUGHT ... where cooking & culture mix
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[above] Taiwanese Milk Bread with different toppings. [below] FOOD THOUGHT’s host Réna Bradley and guest chef Rosa Ko. In the bowl of a stand mixer (use paddle attachment) on a low speed, combine flour, salt, milk powder, proofed active yeast and roux starter. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Replace mixer’s paddle attachment with dough hook. Add softened butter. Knead dough for 15 minutes or until smooth and springy. Lightly butter the inside of a large bowl. Remove dough from mixer’s bowl. Form a ball. Place ball back in the bowl. Cover loosely with kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place until dough doubles in size (about 45 minutes). Dust work area with flour. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cut dough
into even pieces (dough will make 2 standard-sized loaves, 3 mini loves or 8 buns). Knead. For buns, make rounded balls and make sure creases are folded pan-side down and/or smoothed over. Place buns on a parchment covered baking sheet (or in buttered loaf pans). Cover loosely with kitchen towel. Let rest for about 20 minutes. Place a small pan of water on the bottom rack of oven. Preheat oven to 350˚. After dough has rested, brush each bun with butter/whole milk/mayo. Place the baking sheet in the oven’s middle rack and bake until the tops of the buns are lightly golden. (Approximately 40 minutes for standard loaves; 30 minutes for mini loaves; 15 minutes for buns). Remove baking sheet from oven. Let buns cool for about 10 minutes. Then remove from baking sheet and place on wire rack. Let cool for an hour before serving.
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CAVITY CREATOR Fort Wayne will have no problem celebrating National Dessert Day on October 14th considering all the downtown locales able to satisfy even the most sensitive of sweet tooths. Poptique has gourmet kernels in flavors from the classic sweet buttery caramel to the savory flavors of dill pickle and bacon cheddar to the Hoosier Style the perfect blend of caramel and cheddar creating the ultimate salty-sweet snack combo. 127 W. Wayne Street, 260.422.3777 stores.poptiquepopcorn.com DeBrand Fine Chocolate has ample seating to savor that mug of hot chocolate, hot caramel, specialty coffee (coffee blended with milk chocolate, dark chocolate or caramel and topped with whip cream) or an elegant sundae served in a milk or dark chocolate dish with a scoop of housemade ice cream and choice of two toppings and then dressed with either whole roasted salted almonds or roasted salted pecan halves. 878 S. Harrison Street, 260.969.8353, debrand.com For a trip down memory lane head to Sweets On Main where a throwback to the neighborhood ice cream parlor can be found. With 15 flavors of ice cream on rotation, it is easy to find the perfect combo for a scoop, sundae or float. Can’t decide on which flavor? Try the sampler for one with 6 sample sizes or the sampler to share with 4 mini scoops. 123 W. Main Street, 260.424.0244 It always seems that cravings become serious sometime after 11 pm when pajamas and couch cuddling are the favored activity and no amount of rounds of Rock-Paper-Scissor are going to make someone leave the comfy confines of home in search of sweets. Insomnia Cookies, the late-night cookie company,is happy to satisfy this need for sweets until 3 am with its delivery service of warm cookies. And for a little
Trying to be a little healthier about your sweet selections, Kanela has a menu filled with smoothies including the Berry, Berry Good (four berries and mango); Mango Tango (mango, pineapple, orange); Peanut Butter Cup (choice of liquid, peanut butter, chocolate truffle, chocolate whey protein, vanilla whey protein); and Salted Caramel ChocoAlmond (unsweetened vanilla almond milk, salted caramel, almond butter and chocolate whey protein). 618 Harrison Street, 260.755.1838, kanelafw.com And if you can’t decide between chocolates, ice cream or fudge? No need to fret the recently opened Kilwins, literally an ice cream and dessert shop, has an open kitchen to watch all the delicacies being made. There are also freshly made waffle cones to be filled with some of its 24 flavors of original-recipe ice cream And pretty display cases and beautifully packaged fudge, toffees, creams, truffles and chocolate goodies are all ready to be taken home. Be sure to drop by the store October 20 – 24 for its grand opening including the chance to win free ice cream for a year! (The official ribbon cutting is October 20th at 4 pm.) 626 S. Harrison Street, 260.444.3569, kilwins.com/fort wayne 2021 CUISINE CALENDAR Go ahead indulge and celebrate with good cheer and good taste: 10.15
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What Was Thomas Jefferson Thinking?
n crafting the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was establishing the philosophical foundation for breaking away from the British Empire. Most colonial charters of the period stated man had the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of property.” But, Jefferson wanted a bigger incentive to support the overthrow of government than mere freedom. He was looking for a notion so irresistible that all those who knew of it would find it essential. He found that in the idea of human fulfillment. By framing happiness as a pursuit, Jefferson set up Americans to always be working toward it even if happiness is not something that may be achieved. Through the centuries, we have indulged in phrenology, astrology and psychology; we have read everything from self-help books to action comics to the Bible; and we have chosen to live by obligation and by whim... all as part of this pursuit.
There are so many interpretations, but no consensus. Sigmund Freud said, “The intention that man should be happy is not included in the plan of Creation.” An old Japanese proverb states, “Finding happiness is like clutching the shadow or chasing the wind.” Charlie Brown said, “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and the Beatles told us that happiness is a warm gun. [hap-ee-nis]definitions is an exhibit at the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery in the downtown branch of the ACPL based on a interviews with 18 individuals about how they define happiness. Their definitions have many similar themes but they also have many twists and turns that make each definition very personal. Here are some excerpts from the exhibit in the hopes that they ignite the exploration of how you define what it truly means to be happy.
Happiness appears to be an ethereal condition, something that many of us have trouble defining. Listen to Julia Meek’s Folktales on happiness.
KRISTY MEEKS, 29 & CAMERON SHOMO, 26 How do you know if you are happy? Cameron: In face expression and emotions. Kristy: It is like magic and sparks in your eyes.
JESSE SINGH, 47
Happiness isn’t the whole picture it is just some of the dots in the picture. Other dots in the picture include belief in God, faith and doing good deeds. You must keep doing your part and God will do his part.
FACTS OF LIFE: Boyfriend and girlfriend for three years. Have Down Syndrome. Work at GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne’s Genesis Health Bar. Live independently at CASS Housing.
FACTS OF LIFE: From Punjab, India. Came to the US in 1991. Sikh. In 2013 moved to Fort Wayne. Watch the [hap-ee-nis]definitions photo shoot and interview with Kristy & Cameron
On view thru 10.23.21
Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery ACPL (Allen County Public Library), downtown branch 900 Library Plaza
EXHIBIT TALKS Your Happy Place Thursday, October 14 6:45 pm, The Globe Room, ACPL. Principal of MKM Architecture + Design, Zach Benedict explores how our happiness may be affect by how and where we live. Happiness As Muse Thursday, October 21 6:45 pm, The Globe Room, ACPL. Creator of the syndicated radio program Folktales Julia Meek shares how happiness is a universal theme in music from around the globe. Exhibit Special Event Saturday, October 16 1 – 3:30 pm Come by the exhibit and videotape your definition of happiness.
RÉNA BRADLEY, 37
Happiness is … Singing in the shower. Licking the bowl when making a Sock-It-To-Me Cake. Having moments of contentment when I am by myself. Waking up at whatever time. Leaning into my passions. Chilling out alone. Sitting in bliss while having all out side-splitting belly laughs. Watching my work and efforts come to life. Picturing how thing will be when they are done. Driving to visit my family with the windows down and playing loud music. FACTS OF LIFE: Architect. Community Advocate. Daughter. Sister.
A different type of news experience… come enjoy a seat at the table for great conversation & good company. Watch these in-depth and meaningful conversations on the topic of happiness. YOUR HAPPY PLACE: Principal of MKM Architecture + Design Zach Benedict talks about how our happiness may be affected by how and where we live.
DECLARING HAPPINESS: Huntington University History Professor Dr. Jeffrey Webb engages in a conversation about the intent of including the “pursuit of happiness” as an inalienable right in the Declaration of Independence.
Enjoy a seat at the table for great conversation and … A weekly television program and radio show/podcast that creates an intimate atmosphere for one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions.
Those who have enjoyed a seat at the table include: Joe Jordan, CEO/President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne • Leslee Hill, Executive Director, WEOC • Mitch Stein, Founder, Pond • Denita Washington, Founder, Girlz Rock • Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President, Huntington University • Barbara Baekgaard, Co-Founder, Vera Bradley • Tony Hudson, Executive Director, Blue Jacket • Chuck Surack, Founder, Sweetwater • Harry Cunningham, Co-Founder, goodMRKT • Lisa Givan, Chief Diversity Officer, Indiana Tech • Maestro Bob Nance, Founder, Heartland Sings • Rev. Angelo Mante, Executive Director, Alive Community Outreach • Brenda Gerber Vincent, VP/Community & Corporate Impact, GFW Inc • Zach Benedict, Principal, MKM Architecture + Design
Just like the best dinner party isn’t really about the food, but the diverse group of people seated around the table talking, & GOOD COMPANY creates an opportunity to have interesting conversations to illuminate important topics and to introduce new people.
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