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The menu was pancakes, and the agenda was fellowship. Bethel United Methodist Church served a breakfast fundraiser to benefit Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, which is recovering from a December fire. Visitors from each church shared their associations with the other. Bethel Pastor the Rev. Brian Campbell was greeting visitors when Taylor Associate Pastor the Rev. Keith Shreffler stopped by. “Thank you for putting this on for us,” Shreffler said. “My dad’s picture is down there on the wall,” Shreffler said. “He was one of the previous pastors here.” Campbell replied that the discussion of the Taylor Chapel fire quickly led to the decision to sponsor the fundraiser. “My wife and I were at a district United Methodist Churches Christmas party, and we just happened to have it at Taylor Chapel this year,” Campbell said, “and it was just a week or so later when the fire happened.” “As the associate pastor of Taylor Chapel, I just thought I should be here today,” Shreffler said. About 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, a

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Bethel United Methodist Church Pastor the Rev. Brian Campbell, left, welcomes Keith Shreffler, the associate pastor of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church. A December fire destroyed the sanctuary at Taylor Chapel. Bethel church held a fundraiser for Taylor Chapel. fire struck Taylor Chapel. “Our sanctuary was totally destroyed,” Shreffler said. “The rest of the church was covered with soot and grime but we’re getting it cleaned professionally, and we are back in worshiping in our family life center on Sundays.” He said the church will rebuild the sanctuary, but is weighing its options carefully. “We’re just waiting to see

how God leads us in that,” Shreffler said. “We want to make sure that we are obedient to him and move in the direction that is best for the church.” Taylor Chapel has a long history in the community, he said. “Years ago we were on the opposite side of Stellhorn Road in an old wooden structure. So we’ve got a lot of See BETHEL, Page A16

Innovative Carroll teacher wins district’s top honor By Bob Johnston NACSS communication coordinator

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Carroll High School science teacher Andy Deatrick, left, accepts the Teacher of the Year award from NACS Superintendent Chris Himsel. time lecturing to them. Class time is spent working on what the kids choose, and I get to move about the room helping the kids in whatever manner they need,” Deatrick said. The focus of the teacher in a flipped classroom is on learning results while the focus of students is on choosing the See HONOR, Page A10

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Carroll High School science teacher Andy Deatrick has been named the Northwest Allen County Schools Corporation’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Chris Himsel announced the award at a School Board meeting. Deatrick accepted the honor by saying, “I sincerely want to thank my administrators, and Superintendent Chris Himsel, for allowing me to be creative in the classroom, and for not being afraid to let me experiment and learn along the way.” Deatrick has been with NACS since 2008 and teaches Biology I Honors, and Project Lead The Way: Medical Interventions. He employs an instructional technique called “Flipped Classroom.” This strategy flips how traditional classrooms operate by allowing students to learn via videos and technology outside of the classroom, and then get teacher assistance with their coursework within the structured school day. Deatrick assesses student learning by offering various projects for students to choose from in order for them to demonstrate their understanding. “I don’t spend

William Mallers presented a 10-page budget analysis to the Northwest Allen County School Board, then outlined the story behind the numbers. Mallers, the school district’s business manager, listed total spending in all categories for 2010 through 2012. He also listed his concerns about future spending. Overall, according to Mallers’ breakdown, spending from the 2012 general fund remained below the 2010 level. An enrollment increase of 300 students over two years caused the district to hire more teachers. That

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Superintendent Chris Himsel addresses the Northwest Allen County School Board. He said school buildings have enough student capacity, for now. caused higher spending for health insurance, and greater contributions to the teacher retirement fund. In 2012, the district paid $31,565,740 for See NWAC, Page A16

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School choirs, Minstrel Magic and Select Sound, have a full schedule this winter and finish the regular competition season with the Carroll Classic 2013 Invitational at Carroll High School on Saturday, March 9. This competition gives the public a chance to support the arts in the local schools. Minstrel Magic and Select Sound then head to Orlando, Fla., in April to compete at the FAME competition at Universal Studios.

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School clothing bank now in central location By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcnews.net

Athletes from two high schools turned out to help move the Fort Wayne Community Schools Clothing Bank to its new home. Clothing bank manager Nikki Burns said the bank witnessed a dramatic increase in service during the first few months of the school year. According to a news release, the clothing bank served more than 800 students through mid-January. “We’re just kind of bustin’ at the seams here,” Burns said as she packed up boxes at Memorial Baptist Church, 2900 N. Anthony Blvd. “They’ve been good to us,” Burns said of the church. “We’re thankful. They’ve housed us for 15 years now.” By day’s end, two box trucks delivered the remaining inventory to the school complex on Catalpa Street, just south of Jefferson Boulevard. “We’re here on behalf of North Side High School, just contributing where we can, moving the boxes,” said basketball coach Shabaz Khaliz. “We saw an opportunity to help out, so we’re here.” Assistant coach Greg Raher and 18 players helped to load and unload the cargo. Snider head football coach Kurt Tippman found volunteers during the off-season. “Some personnel from downtown said they needed help just loading boxes from one place and unloading them at another,” Tippman said. “We always look for community service opportunities and we just asked who wants to go and 15 of them volunteered and here we are.” Burns said her branch of Student Services was relocated to be more centrally located. “We have passed what we did last year,” Burns said. “Just so far this first few months of school, I’ve given out just at the clothing bank about 450 pairs of shoes and 300 coats. And that’s along with other programs in the community that give out shoes and coats.” Although clothing will be distributed from the Catalpa Street location, contributors are asked to deliver their donations to the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St., from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Despite the seasonal need for coats, Burns said the clothing bank accepts all types of clothing. “Head to toe we dress the kids,” Burns said. “Coats, hats, gloves, shoes.” “Underwear and socks are a big one, because those have to be brand new,” she said. “Pants for elementary school kids are especially needed just because they wear out knees and don’t really wear them out. So that’s one of the things that we’re low on.” The clothing bank serves preschool age to size 4X. “So I take any sizes,” Burns said. “So long as you would put it on a child of yours, I’ll take it.” The clothing bank also accepts shampoo, hair conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and all personal hygiene items. “It’s hard for a kid to sit through a class taking a test and they haven’t used deodorant for a week and they’re very self-conscious, or to have cold feet because they just walked to school in the snow and their shoes have holes in them,” Burns said. “It’s hard to learn when you’re focused on something that’s not school-involved, so we try to take that barrier away. It’s one of the little things we can do is take that barrier away so they can focus on school.” If the clothing bank cannot use the donated items, Burns will get them to someone who needs them. “Soup kitchen, homeless shelters, Baby’s Closet, something like that,” she said. “Somewhere someone can get it for free.”


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Community band has been making music for Fort Wayne for 33 years By Rod King Contributor

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The Culinary program at Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast has opened its weekly, student-managed deli for the spring. Once again, the name of the deli is Kelty’s Kafé in memory of Chef Bob Kelty, who died in 2011. The Bakery Merchandising course creates and manages a deli each semester on the Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., in the Anthony Commons. Each student is assigned a week as head chef, and will create a themed menu. The students also plan the production schedule, prepare requisitions for purchases, and calculate costs.

“Kelty’s Kafé” is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April. Depending on availability, the weekly menu will be posted on the Ivy Tech Northeast calendar the Friday prior to deli offerings. Prices are described as reasonable, and an everchanging selection of student creations will be available. The menu for the first Wednesday featured a grilled ham and cheese panini with the choice of soup or salad. The assorted bakery and pastry items included a signature cookie to celebrate Ivy Tech’s 50th Anniversary.

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Concordia teams veteran director with cast of 60 By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcnews.net

Chris Murphy will direct a Concordia Lutheran High School cast of 60 in “Fiddler on the Roof.� The artistic director of drama at the Fort Wayne school said the theme of family is central to the play. “I love the show — I love the message and the

family element. I love the ‘Traditions,’ � Murphy wrote in an email. “This is the second time I have directed ‘Fiddler.’ The first time was 10 years ago,� Murphy wrote. “I first saw it as a child, but saw it again at Lincoln State Park at an outdoor theater in southern Indiana. We definitely had the right students available to do this show, which is a large reason why I picked

it to do again this year.� “We have a cast of 60, including adults and grade school children. We also have a live orchestra and a crew of about 10 students,� Murphy wrote. “I absolutely love working with all the people involved in this show!� In a news release, Concordia described the play as rich in historical and ethnic detail. The release said the play has

touched audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. “The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness,� the school’s news release said. Murphy teaches eighth grade at Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Wayne. Outside of school hours, he directs

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Free program at IPFW examines eating disorders The public is invited to learn about eating disorders as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. “Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Reflections from Within,” takes place Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Walb Student Union Ballroom at IPFW. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to learn ways to enhance body image and selfesteem while being inspired by creative works of art, dance, songs, engaging speakers, personal stories, and monologues. Attendees may bring any clothes that don’t fit the “real you,” and these items will be donated to Hope house and Crossroads. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week activities at IPFW are sponsored by the IPFW Department of Athletics, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Parkview Health, IPFW Peer Educators, Reidenbach Nutrition LLC, L. Smith Counseling LLC, and Farrington Specialty Counseling Inc. For more information, contact Judy Tillapaugh, IPFW wellness and fitness director, at 481-6647 or tillapau@ipfw.edu.

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FamilyWize pact creates health-care savings Every dollar patients spend on prescription drugs to treat heart disease and diabetes saves them $3 to $10 on other medical services, according to an Allen County partnership. The findings are based on a 2011 Health Affairs study cited by FamilyWize, the Allen County Board of Commissioners and United Way of Allen County. As of Dec. 31, 2012, the Allen County FamilyWize partnership with local pharmacies has saved people living or working in this area more than $1,043,769 on everyday prescription costs for conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and many others, plus an additional $2,887,284 savings on other medical services specifically related to diabetes and heart disease such as doctor’s office visits, hospitalizations and surgeries. “Lowering the cost of prescription drugs allows more people to get the medicine they need when they need it,” said Todd Stephenson of United Way of Allen County. “The amounts patients save on the cost of complications, disease progression and additional health related expenses are far greater than just the savings on

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Fort Wayne man becomes potentate of Mizpah Shrine By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcnews.net

An Aboite Township resident recently assumed leadership of Mizpah Shrine. Michael Hardiek, 45, became the youngest potentate in the history of the local Shrine, founded in 1910, which serves 22 Indiana counties. Hardiek said his installation would be the last at

the Shrine’s longtime home at 407 W. Berry St. in downtown Fort Wayne. He pledged that by year’s end the Shrine will complete its move to the new Shrine Center, at 1015 Memorial Way. After thanking Shrine nobles for their help and example in the past, Hardiek shifted the focus to the future. “My grandfather walked

the halls of this building,” he said. “This building doesn’t fit us anymore.” He said the success of the new Shrine Center will confirm a greater success. “If we leave this building as a legacy to our children, then that means our hospitals survive,” he said. That focus on the many children’s hospitals — which Hardiek referred to as “temples of mercy” —

was central to remarks by Hardiek and others. Hardiek’s wife, Shannon Hardiek, said the women’s project for 2013 will be a bracelet, with seven hope beads available for several projects, and all proceeds going to Shrine hospitals. Freeman Jewelers designed the bracelet. “In 2011, over 121,000 children were treated at a Shriners’ hospital and

were given the hope of living a more normal life,” she said. A senior member of the Shrine, 2008 potentate Larry Chapel of near Knox, said Michael Hardiek brings more than youth to the office. “Mike brings an energy to the position that we need at times,” he said, “but still is very thoughtful, caring.” Chapel said Hardiek has volunteered to drive the Shrine van carrying children to hospitals in Chicago and elsewhere the past couple years. “I think that has helped him to understand what it’s all about,” Chapel said. “That’s such an important part of what we do.” Chapel said the Shrine was founded as a social connection, and adopted the hospitals program in 1922. That mission soon became the primary mission of the Shrine, Chapel said. “Mike understands that part of our programs, that part of our being,” he said. Hardiek pledged to support the 2013 team, including the Divan, whose members form the line of succession to potentate. Besides Hardiek, the Divan comprises: Steven Cowan, chief rabban; Gary Soblotne, assistant rabban; Jerry Freewalt, high priest

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USF lecture examines interprofessional health-care teams The University of Saint Francis will continue its free “Future of” lecture series with “The Future of Healthcare: Interprofessional Teams” from 2-4:30 p.m. March 5, in the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. The event will examine the roles interprofessional health-care teams will play in the future of health-care delivery, as reported by a recent Institute of Medicine study, “Future of Nursing,” on the challenges and benefits coming in nursing and other health-care professions. The event will expand upon the question-and-answer session included in the April 2012 event. In a news release, the university said the event will be of interest to a wide range of health-care professionals. See the Institute of Medicine study at sf.edu/sf/nursing/future-of-nursing.

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Women’s Expo celebrates five years in Fort Wayne The Fort Wayne Women’s Expo will mark its fifth year on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 at the door or $4 from at the box office or from Ticketmaster. Highlights include shopping, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and health and wellness features. Visitors may receive complimentary

hand and back massages, plus makeup application and hair styling by Masters of Cosmetology. Saturday’s entertainment includes a fashion show by Jackie’s Place Boutique. Cooking demonstrations will take place all weekend, by local chefs and cookbook authors such as Margy Hooker of Tanglewood Berry Farm and Parkview Regional Medical Center nutritionists. The Women’s Expo will incorporate a charitable

event into the fifthanniversary show. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will raffle several prizes including Vera Bradley bags, gift baskets of cosmetics, gourmet chocolate and other donations from exhibitors. Raffle proceeds will benefit the foundation. Renee Anderson, the CEO of the Women’s Expo, said, “We are proud to incorporate important women’s health issues into the Women’s Expo.

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Pastor eases grip on pulpit after half-century By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcnews.net

Ben Keckler Jr. canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be certain about how many couples he has married during his 53 years as pastor at Parkwood Church of God. Keckler still says he never agreed to move from Pennsylvania to build a church in a Trier Road corn field. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure of what he wants people to remember when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer around to help his son in the pulpit. That time will come â&#x20AC;&#x153;sooner than we think,â&#x20AC;? says the 85-year-old father of three. And when it does, he hopes his congregation will continue to bond with the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well I just trust that they can be filled with the spirit and give guidance to all people,â&#x20AC;? he said as the church opened its doors for a public dinner on a recent Wednesday evening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the thing. When we separate ourselves we lose out on the fellowship, the church and the public as well,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just oodles of people that will be in church on Sunday. We have 85, 90. I feel that our job is to minister to them, and then they minister to others.â&#x20AC;? Keckler took the Parkwood pulpit each Sunday for more than half a century. Sons Jim and Ben III sometimes took part. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always here,â&#x20AC;? Jim Keckler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t here I would fill the pulpit or my brother would fill the pulpit.â&#x20AC;? Just once, 45-year member Butch Kinnison delivered the message. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can only remember two times there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a Keckler in the pulpit here,â&#x20AC;? Kinnison said. Since early January, co-pastor Jim Keckler has taken primary responsibility for the Sunday service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The voice is weak,â&#x20AC;? the elder Keckler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I help as much as I can.â&#x20AC;? On Wednesday nights, the congregation turns out to serve a dinner to the community, and then stays for Bible study. Vera Wenger usually is among that group. Wenger has watched the church since its earliest days. In 1959 she lived on one of the nearby streets that were just beginning to sprout homes. That was about the time that a young pastor in Enola, near Harrisburg, Pa., was called to follow in the footsteps of his father, Ben Keckler Sr.

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Oak View Elementary, 398; Perry Hill Elementary, 493; Maple Creek Middle School, 714; Carroll Middle School, 881; and Carroll High and Freshman, 2002. In other business, the board received commendations for Maple Creek Middle School music students and Carroll High School athletes. Maple Creek students participated in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest at Carroll High School. The following students earned 1st Division (Superior) ratings: Derek Chin, piano solo; Hannah Hopkins, piano solo; Madyson Emley, piano solo; Rachael Davis, piano solo; Janae Jeran, vocal solo; Jessica Gumbert, vocal solo; Natale Lahmeyer, vocal solo; Ashley Adelsperger, vocal solo; Cydney Bridges, vocal solo; Kaili Palmer, vocal solo; Kirsten Landez, vocal solo; Jerica Lock, vocal solo; Lauren Pontenberg, vocal solo; and Zoie Grossnickle, vocal solo. Alauna Keeley earned a 2nd Division (Excellent) rating in vocal solo. The girls swim team finished 18th in the state. Courtney Kresl finished 10th in the 50-free, with a time of 23.95, tying her school record. In the 200-free relay, Courtney Kresl, Lauren Blanchard, Mykenzie Kostka and Zoe Toscos finished 12th, with a time of 1:38.83. In the 100-back, Sarah Pushis finished 14th, with a time of 58.41. In the 100-meter breast stroke, Ciani Heaston finished eighth, with a time of 1:06.45. In the 400-free, the team of Courtney Kresl, Sarah Pushis, Mykenzie Kostka and Zoe Toscos finished 14th, with a time of 3:36.03. The wrestling team competed at the Fort Wayne semistate meet, and advanced four wrestlers to the state meet. Two Carroll wrestlers qualified as alternates. The athletes are: Ben Cauffman, fifth place in the 106-pound weight class, alternate for state; Steven Cardenas, third in the 126-pound weight class, advanced to state; Tristan Wilson, fourth in the 152-pound class, advanced to state; Spencer Malcolm, fifth in the 160-pound weight class, alternate to state; Riley Lefever, semi-state champ in the 170-pound weight class, advanced to state; and, Brad Sadilek, fourth in the 220-pound weight class, advanced to state. The state finals were held Feb. 15 and 16 in Indianapolis. Lefever won three matches before losing the championship match to Bobby Steveson of Merrillville. The board’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the administration office at 13119 Coldwater Road, behind Perry Hill Elementary School.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography. Parkview Physicians Group, 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven. The Breast Diagnostic Center performs the screening. For information about cost and restrictions, and to schedule an appointment, call 483-1847. Or, visit francinesfriends.org. “For Love of a People’s History.” Historic Lincoln National Tower Bank Lobby, 116 E. Berry St. 7-10 p.m. A desert bar and wine tasting. Tickets are $15 to $20, and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. Faculty artist recital. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Tenor Sam Savage is featured, with Christine Freeman at the piano. Songs celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday. Standard ticket prices.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Saturday Studio: Drawing (Drafting & Perspective). IPFW Visual Arts Building, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Noon to 3 p.m. These art classes for high school students will focus on drawing (drafting & perspective). Fee: $99. Instructor: Christopher Ganz. To register, go to learn.ipfw.edu. WinterFest 2013. University of St. Francis Schouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. Family matinee for younger children at 3 p.m. Planetarium show for fifth-graders through adults at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 and $3 for senior citizens, with a maximum of $14 per family. University students with IDs are $1. Parking is free.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 College Goal Sunday 2013. IPFW Neff hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 2-4 p.m. Financial aid professionals volunteer to help college-bound students and their families explore financial aid. The program is free and designed to assist Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students should attend with their families and bring the completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2012 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their own income information. Students 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own tax information. Applicants may apply for their U.S. Department of Education personal identification numbers before attending the event. For details, call 481-6243. WinterFest 2013. University of St. Francis Schouweiler Planetarium, 2701 Spring St., Fort Wayne. 4:30 p.m. Family matinee show of “Welcome to the Universe” for fifth-graders through adults. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for children under 18 and $3 for senior citizens, with a maximum of $14 per family. University students with IDs are $1. Parking is free. Visitors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the show time to purchase tickets. 9th annual Gospel Fest. IPFW Walb Memorial Union Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Features a variety of styles of music and dance, and a community resource fair. The event is free and open to the public. Part of the Black History Month celebration.

536 E. Dupont Road. 1:30 p.m. This program for preschoolers is a little different each week, but might include stories, song-and-dance, games or crafts. “Moulin Rouge.” Holiday Inn IPFW, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. 5-10 p.m. IPFW Advanced Food Service Management course seniors are in charge of French-theme food and festivities in the Mastodon Grill. For reservations, call 482-3800. “Classics” adult book group. Allen County Public Library — Dupont Road, 536 E. Dupont Road. 7 p.m. Adults get a chance to discuss the classics that they always wanted to read or would enjoy reading again. This month the book is “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Summit City Singers rehearsals. Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Road. 7-8:30 p.m. Several concerts will be performed in the surrounding area in late May and early June. Singers must be able to match pitch. For more information, contact Judy King at 489-4505. Piano Area Showcase Recital. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Pianists from the studios of Joyanne Outland and Hamilton Tescarello will perform a varied program. Admission free for IPFW students with student ID, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, and free for ages 10 or younger.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Ants in Your Pants. Allen County Public Library— Dupont Road, 536 E. Dupont Road. 10:30 a.m. A program for active preschoolers who don’t like to sit still. Diversity Dialogue. YWCA, 1610 Spy Run Ave. Noon to 1:30 p.m. In honor of Valentine’s Day and The American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” movement, the February diversity topic will be women’s heart health. Free and open to the public. RSVP on the YWCA Northeast Indiana Facebook page, or contact Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt at SHiatt@ywcaerew.org or 424-4908, ext.254. Midweek Lenten service. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W.

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Wayne St.. 12:05 p.m. “I Am the Light of the World.” A luncheon in Wagenhals Hall to follow each midday service. Drop-in Yoga in the Gardens. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 5:30 p.m. Build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance general well-being. Taught by certified yoga instructor Lanah K. Hake. A few blankets, mats, and straps are available but bring your own supplies if you have them. Drop-in fee $7 (Conservatory members $5). Freedom From Smoking Class. IPFW Walb Memorial Union Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.. 5:30-7 p.m. Instructor: Natalie McLaughlin, RN, from Parkview Hospital Community Nursing Program. Program meets once a week for seven weeks in IPFW Walb Student Union, Room G 21. Sign up via email: tillapau@ipfw.edu. The free smoking cessation program is designed to help people learn what steps to take to “kick the tobacco habit” and stay quit.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography. Heartland Home Care & Hospice, 1315 Directors Row. The Breast Diagnostic Center performs the screening. For information about cost and restrictions, and to schedule an appointment, call 483-1847. Or, visit francinesfriends.org. Mom & Dad’s Day Out. Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Danielle Rettig, 402-9893. Smart Start Story Time. Allen County Public Library — Dupont Road, 536 E. Dupont Road. 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers will have stories, rhyme songs and early literacy fun. Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. More than 650 exhibits for home and garden products and services. Tour gardens for idea-starters and landscapes. Old McDonald’s Farm includes a petting zoo and adoptable animals. Admission: $10 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and over; children 15 and under free. Parking: $4. Visit homegardenshow.com.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt. Support group for women who are or have been physically or emotionally abused. For time and place, call (800) 441-4073. Facilitated by the YWCA Women’s Shelter staff. Born to Read Story Time. Allen County Public Library — Dupont Road, 536 E. Dupont Road. 10:15 a.m. First session for lap sitters, and second session for walkers up to 24 months. Bring your baby in for fingerplays, rhymes, songs and stories.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Rewire! Refire! Reboot! IPFW Lifelong Learning Program. Keith Busse Steel Dynamics IPFW Alumni Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three workshops in one day for those who are retired or thinking of retiring. The Feb. 26 workshops are: What To Do With That Old Box of Photos or An Edible Education; Are You Being Scammed? or I Could Write A Book; Our Fort Wayne Heritage. Call 481-6619 for more information or to register. hollingv@ipfw.edu. www.ipfw.edu/dcs. Baby Steps Story Time. Allen County Public Library — Dupont Road, 536 E. Dupont Road. 10:15-11 a.m. Songs, rhymes and short stories just right for 2-year-olds. Story Time With a Twist. Allen County Public Library — Dupont Road,

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Anthony Wayne Toastmasters Meeting. Ivy Tech Community College. 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to everyone; for better public speaking and a lot of fun. fredhn@aol.com. anthonywayne.freetoasthoast.org. Saints Alive Preview Night. Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road. 7 p.m. A glimpse at the dinner and auction, “N’awlins Saints in the French Quarter,” which will be held March 2. Preview night cost is $10 at the door, and includes Casa’s food and drink. Must be 21 or over to attend. FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Bishop Luers Annual Show Choir Invitational. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Bishop Luers will host six middle schools and 20 high schools during its 39th annual Show Choir Invitational. Middle schools will perform March 1; high schools will perform March 2. Cost: March 1, $5; March 2 day show, $10; March 2 evening show, $10; March 2 day-pass, $15. March 2 day competition begins at 7:30 a.m.; evening competition begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door. Faculty artist recital. IPFW Campus. 7:30 p.m. Pianist Hamilton Tescarollo will present a program including Brahms’ “Handel Variations” and works by Mozart and Brazilian composer Claudio Santoro. Admission free for IPFW student with student ID, $7 for adults.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Ft. Wayne Farmers Market. Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, Douglas Avenue and Webster Street. 9 a.m. to noon. The first Saturday of each month though May. Free admission. Dozens of vendors of plants, vegetables, baked goods, candy and more. For more information, visit ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Mensa admissions test. University of St. Francis, 2701 Spring St. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the test at 10 a.m. Test cost is $40. Photo ID required. Applicants must be 14 or older. Reservations are taken and walk-ins are welcome. 18th annual Doctors Day. Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. 10 a.m. to

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3 p.m. Meet health professionals and learn about medical and health issues. Presented by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, in sponsorship with the Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation, Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health. Hands-on exhibits, displays and giveaways. “Bishop Dwenger fundraiser. Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road. 6 p.m. “N’awlins Saints — in the French Quarter” is a dinner and auction. Reservations required. Call 496-4801 or visit bishopdwenger.com. Optional drawing available. “A Night for Fighting.” Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. 8 p.m. Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks series. Tickets start at $15. Tickets on sale at the Embassy box office, The Phil box office at 4810777, online at www.fwphil.org or the Arts United box office, 303 E. Main St. “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St. 8 p.m. The Man in Chair, an apartment-bound Broadway fanatic, seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness,” listens to a fictional 1928 musical comedy and shares his rare recording with the audience. $26 adults, $18 age 23 or under, $22 for Sunday senior matinee. Buy online at fwcivic.org or call 424-5220.

The Beautiful Freak Show. Calhoun Street Soups Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 6-9 p.m. Entertainment sponsored by and supporting Fifth Freedom, a disability advocacy organization. Provocative performance includes dancing, singing, and fancy footwork with fire. Doors open at 6 p.m., show is 7-9 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door. Fifth Freedom, a nonprofit, works with Hoosiers with disabilities.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 “Isaac Jenkinson: Warrior in Ink.” Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E.

Road. 6:30 p.m. Nancy Mahoney, author of 12 books, teacher, fabric designer, and the pattern designer responsible for the pattern used by the Appleseed Quilters Guild for their 2012 Quilt Show Raffle Quilt, will give a trunk show. Mahoney will teach a two-day workshop, Creating a Feathered Star Quilt, March 5-6 at the Aboite Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $60 for Appleseed Guild members and $70 for non-Guild members. Call 249-4495 and leave a voice mail.

Berry St. 2 p.m. Lecturer Scott Bushnell discusses a Civil War-era Indiana newspaper editor and Abraham Lincoln supporter. The lecture is free and open to the public. A Festival of Hymns. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. 2 p.m. Favorite hymns, songs and spirituals. Choirs, organ, brass and handbells. Audience shares interactive experience. Free admission. Lenten Choral Evening Prayer Service. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St. 4 p.m. A candlelight, choral prayer service, with music led by the Chancel Choir of Trinity English. Service to include opportunities for scripture reading, singing of hymns, psalms and canticles, silence, and prayer. All are invited.

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MONDAY, MARCH 4 Annual chili supper sign-up deadline. Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road. Reservations due today for the church’s annual chili supper, pie auction, bake sale and talent show at 5:30 p.m. March 6. The supper includes chili or vegetable soup, drink, sides and cake. $6 for adults and $4 for children under 7. Hot dogs available separately. Proceeds go to Women’s and Youth Ministries. Call 485-1646. Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography. Northcrest Elementary School, 5301 Archwood Lane. The Breast Diagnostic Center performs the screening. For information about cost and restrictions, and to schedule an appointment, call 483-1847. Or, visit francinesfriends.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Appleseed Quilters Guild March meeting. Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Wildflowers: Treasures of the Field and Woods. Allen County Public

LaCabreah Lane. 2-7 p.m. Call 489-7095, ext. 347, to schedule a blood donation appointment.

Library. 7-8 p.m. Contact info@lrwp.org or 478-2515 for information.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Twins Club Spring Resale. Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 40 Under 40. YOLO Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St.. Honoring the 2013

Road. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children’s clothing, maternity clothes, toys and equipment. Sale open to the public. Visit nimotm.org. Wetland Guide Training. Boy Scout Office, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd. 9 a.m. to noon. Little River Wetlands Project Wetland Guide Training. Learn how to lead hikes or other nature programs. (Second session March 16 at Eagle Marsh.) Contact Betsy Yankowiak at 478-2515 or email b.yankowiak@lrwp.org. Eagle Marsh clean-up. Eagle Marsh Preserve, 6801 Engle Road. Noon to 2 p.m. Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn and help clear out the litter that has collected on the trails and into the wetlands. Bring work gloves and boots that will keep your feet dry. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact info@lrwp.org or 478-2515 for information. IPFW Saturday Studio: Oil Painting. IPFW Visual Arts Building, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Noon to 3 p.m. These art classes for high school students will focus on oil painting. For details or to register, go to learn.ipfw.edu. Fee: $139. Instructor: John Hrehov. “Iron Jawed Angels.” Fort Wayne History Center, 302 E. Berry St. 2 p.m. The Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters and the History Center present a film in celebration of Women’s History Month. Free. The movie chronicles the years during World War I and after that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment, ensuring women the right to vote. USF Jesters. University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St.. 6 p.m. “And Then” uses original poetry, instrumental and voice music, puppets and other arts to share the Jesters’ personal stories. The Jesters is a performing arts group of 50 teens and adults with special needs. Tickets are $10. Call 399-7700, ext. 8001. Fort Wayne Dancesport Chapter Dance. IPFW Walb Memorial Union Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 7-11 p.m. Visit fwdancesport.org. A group lesson begins at 7:15 p.m. General dancing begins at 8:15 p.m. “Forbidden Broadway.” Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Tickets on sale at the Embassy box office, The Phil box office at 481-0777, online at www.fwphil.org or the Arts United box office, 303 E. Main St.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 Red Cross blood drive. United Methodist Church of the Covenant, Coldwater Road. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 438-2801 to schedule a blood donation appointment. Black & White series, two silent films. Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. 2 p.m. “Palace of the Arabian Knights” and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid,” featuring Clark Wilson on the Grande Page. Q&A session with University of Saint Francis professor Jane Martin. Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under or with valid student ID. Tickets on sale at the Embassy box office and Ticketmaster.

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Fort Wayne History: Chief Richardville. Coventry Meadows, 7833 W Jefferson Blvd. 8-10 a.m. Light breakfast and presentation for nature lovers 50-plus. Free. Todd Pelfry, director of the Fort Wayne History Museum, will discuss Chief Richardville. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact info@lrwp.org or 478-2515 to reserve a spot.

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day of music, food and fun with the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters. Take part in the River-Greening, the 5-Kilt Race, or the Strongman Competition, among many other events. Proceeds will benefit local scholarships and charities. For more information, go to fortwaynegetgreen.com. Science Fun: Blast Off? Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.. 11 a.m. The program lasts 45-60 minutes and is appropriate for ages 5 and up. The program is free with regular Conservatory admission of $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 17. Call 427-6440. Handbell concert. Grand Wayne Center, 120 West Jefferson Blvd. 4 p.m. Handbell choirs from Indiana and surrounding states will join in the Handbell Musicians of America Area 5 Concert. Steak Dinner and Musical Variety Talent Show. Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. “Songs from the Heart” will be presented following the meal. Adults, $8; children under 13, $5. Reservations due by March 11. Call 747-9218 for reservations. fwcalvaryumc@juno.com. www.fwcalvary.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 How to Make a Crocheted Ladder Yarn Necklace. Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave. 1 p.m. Learn to crochet a multistrand, lightweight, colorful necklace using ladder yarn. Helen Brown, instructor. Bring: Size J or K crochet hook. Cost: $5. Advance registration required. Forms available at extension office or online: extension.purdue.edu/allen. Call Vickie Hadley, 481-6826.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Rummage sale and bake sale. Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive, Fort Wayne. $3 bag sale all day Friday. Sponsored by Church’s Women’s Ministries. AARP presentation. Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, 555 E. Wayne St. 2 p.m. AARP Allen County Chapter 187 invites members and other interested seniors to hear Barbara Schoppman, community liaison from St. Joseph Hospital, discuss the Senior Circle programs offered to area seniors.

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The Fort Wayne HOME & GARDEN SHOW February 28 - March 3, 2013 Presented by

Chef Jyll Everman

Horticulturist and author Erica Glasener

A finalist in Food Network's Next Food Network Star in New York last summer, Everman also has been a guest on the Rachel Ray Morning Show and several national radio stations. She was a private chef for six years before opening Jyllicious Bites, a catering company devoted to gourmet finger foods. She is a parttime culinary specialist at Williams-Sonoma.

Erica hosted "A Gardener's Diary" on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) for fourteen years. In her role as host, she interviewed gardeners from all walks of life across the United States. Her curiosity about the impulse that drives people to garden, as well as her enthusiasm about plants, makes her a natural at facilitating the stories gardeners want to share.

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Every hour we will randomly give away $100 in BIG Show Bucks to spend at the show!

Master Gardeners

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See and pet live farm animals at Old McDonald’s Farm. Plus, an area dedicated to kids, full of creative activities. Face painting, pottery, craft activities, martial arts demonstrations and lots of fun things to do.

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February 28 - March 3 • Allen County Memorial Coliseum • www.home-gardenshow.com Show Hours: Thurs, Fri: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: Advanced tickets available through Coliseum ticket office starting Feb 1, 2013 or by phone 483-1111. Admission at door Adults $10, Senior Citizens (62 and older) $6 every day, Under 15 admitted FREE! Thursday & Friday only, get an additional $1 off with your canned food donation. Proceeds will go to Community Harvest Food Bank. Sponsored by

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