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The cast hoists the banner for Leo Jr./Sr. High School’s production of “The Addams Family,” to be presented at 7 p.m. April 28, 29 and 30. Tickets are $6 in advance, or $10 at the door.

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Love changes everything for Uncle Fester. Leo Jr./Sr. High School senior Jajuan Allen said he tried out for other roles in the spring musical, “The Addams Family.” But the best fit was Fester, he said, and he’s OK with that. “Fester and I are both silly guys, basically like adult kids. So I’m on the stage, running and dancing, 24/7,” Allen said. “He starts to mature when he falls in love with the moon. I mean, you have to mature

when you fall in love, right?” Fester chases his dream until the closing curtain. “At the end of the play I blast off and my face is up there in the moon,”Allen said. The rest of the Addams family also undergoes changes, starting with the finger-snapping opening number, “When You’re an Addams.” Addams daughter Wednesday is courting Lucas, from the more conventional Beineke family of Ohio. Lucas has

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When: 7 p.m. each evening, Thursday, April 28; Friday, April 29; and Saturday, April 30 Where: Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville. Tickets: $6 in advance, $10 at the door. proposed to Wednesday, who asks her father – Gomez – to keep that secret from Wednesday’s mother – Morticia. Wednesday’s brother – Pugsley – tries to disrupt the courtship. Confusion ensues. Conflicts arise. Misunderstandings are resolved. All to the words of song after song.

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Junior Emma Shade is one of three student directors, and also plays the Marie Antoinette ancestor. And there are many ancestors, always listening and watching. “They dance a lot and they’re there for chorus,” Shade said. “The whole point of the ancesSee LEO, Page A16

Tom Lee’s friends and family say he is known for two things. “He’s done racing out at Baer Field for most of his adult life. Car No. 76 has always been his number,” said Mary Jones, Lee’s sister. “He’s done a lot for me personally. He’s been a major figure in my life,” said Shawn Bonar, who drove Lee’s car on the Baer Field Speedway circle for years. Lee’s immediate family and his racing family are stepping up to help him with medical bills as he fights pancreatic cancer. Jones is one of the five Lee siblings. “We’re all trying to do what we can,” she said. The family has enlisted Andy’s Knockout Chicken of New Haven for a Sunday, April 24, fundraiser. Andy’s will cook and sell chicken from

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Olympic volleyball player and new Angola High School varsity coach Lloy Ball, left, shows a gold medal that the U.S. team won at the 2008 games in Beijing. Ball spoke April 6 to the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club in Fort Wayne at the invitation of club President Fred Haigh, right.

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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

Graduation sets milestone for East Allen University By Rod King

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East Allen University, which many thought was just an experiment when it opened its doors four years ago, is graduating its first class. All 77 members of the class will receive their high school diplomas. Of that number, 55 will also receive two-year associate degrees. EAU, located in the former Harding High School building, draws from all four East Allen County Schools high school attendance areas: Heritage, Leo, New Haven and Woodlan. The 55 will be presented their associate degrees at Vincennes University in Vincennes on April 30 and then join the rest of their classmates to receive their high school diplomas June 3. Principal Doug Hicks said “when we were investigating the possi-

bilities of starting such a program here, we chose Vincennes because of their experience. They were already partnering with Ben Davis University (High School) in Indianapolis on a very successful ‘early college high school’ program. We took that blueprint and put it in place here.” “I felt from the start that it had a good chance of being a success because no one around here has anything like it. Students can earn 60-plus college credits, get an associate degree in business, medical or liberal arts and at the same time get their high school diploma,” Hicks said. “In addition, all the credits are transferable. They can go to any public school in Indiana and if the course is on the CTL list (Core Transfer Library), they must accept the credits. “The beauty of this program is that colleges are looking for students

We concentrate on academics. Our courses are college level, and frankly it’s difficult.” Doug Hicks East Allen University principal

like these who can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree at the same time. Colleges want them because they are finishers, and schools receive money for students who complete their education and get a degree. One of our students is leaving here with 80 college credits and will probably finish her bachelor’s degree in another year-and-a-half. “Part of what makes East Allen University successful is what we don’t do. We don’t have sports teams, we don’t have a band, we don’t have a cheer leading squad and we don’t have theater. We concentrate on academics. Our courses are college level, and frankly it’s difficult.” Hicks said “cost-wise,

EAU is almost too good to be true.” “If a student qualifies for the free lunch program and lives in East Allen County, he or she automatically gets free tuition,” Hicks said. “Full-pay parents will spend less than $5,000 in a four-year period for 60-plus college credits, all high school courses and all textbooks. Those outside the district pay an extra fee of $100 a year and must provide their own transportation. It’s actually theft for college credits.” Hicks interviews each applicant and their parents. He and his staff have learned a lot during the past four years. “We didn’t realize until we were well into the second year that we were not

properly explaining to parents of prospective students just how difficult it is here for students,” he said. “Now they know more about the commitment because we do a better job of eliminating the mystery and thoroughly explaining their involvement so they can help their child succeed. “In addition, the first couple of classes didn’t have the support that we now offer. Vincennes University, for instance, now has five people here in the building, including dean, Dr. Odelet Nance, who help tutor students. Vincennes is totally invested. We’ve added a 70-minute study period every day where teachers are available to answer questions and assist students. If they’re not committed, they generally don’t stay.” “EAU is running really strong, but we haven’t peaked yet,” Hicks said. “We’ve raised the ceiling,

but have only scratched the surface of what we can be. Early College is typically a small environment that we call ‘small learning community.’ That’s why we look for 90 to 95 top students. By keeping our enrollment small, we can provide better customer service and have fewer dropouts.” Hicks and two staffers who were on the original committee – teacher Kevin Jehl and guidance counselor Tina Antrim – are thankful that they stayed committed to the program and saw it through. “We couldn’t guarantee how it would turn out, but we believed in the students and they believed in us. EAU has been a game changer for these students both academically and financially,” Hicks said. “We’re proud of those students who stuck it out. They’re leaving a great legacy for future classes.”

New 4-H club explains goat care, how to show Allen County 4-H Clubs Inc. will introduce a 4-H Goat Spark Club for youth in Grades 3-12 on two Saturdays in June. The sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18 and 25 at a goat farm

in Allen County. Participants will learn about dairy goats, including breeds of goats, what goats eat, goat diseases, care of goats including bathing, trimming, hoof care and

housing, and how to prepare and show a goat. In addition, students will have an opportunity to feed baby goats, learn how to milk a goat and learn about goat products including cheese and milk.

They will also learn how to hitch a goat to a cart, and load a pack goat. The cost for this program is $28 per youth, which includes state and county 4-H program fees, plus additional 4-H Spark

Goat Club fee. This club is limited to the first 15 youth who have paid and registered. A minimum number of five is required to hold this club. Registration and payment is due by

June 10. Direct questions to 4-H Youth Extension Educator Barb Thuma, Purdue Extension — Allen County Office at (260) 481-6826. Materials are also available at extension. purdue.edu/allen.


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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

Chicken Whisperer offers advice on backyard flocks Flocks offer education, fresh eggs, nostalgia

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Andy Schneider’s work keeps him on the road, so he can’t always tend a favorite hobby – raising chickens. Schneider finds satisfaction, though, in his chosen field – talking about raising chickens. The Chicken Whisperer will bring decades of know-how to rural New Haven next month. He will tell his story from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7, at Milan Center Feed & Grain, 15402 Doty Road. He also will take questions and sign and sell copies of his book, “The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens.” Milan Center is one of 14 stops on Schneider’s six-state tour for Kalmbach Feeds. Cheryl Miller represents the marketing department of Kalmbach Feeds in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. “He keeps it very practical, down to earth,” Miller said. “His program is for all ages. He asks questions and hands out door prizes throughout the presentation. And you’ve got kids 5 years old shooting up their hands, as well as grandmas, so it’s a wide audience that he

relates to.” Schneider said people start chicken flocks for three main reasons. Researchers will spend weeks and months picking out the breeds that they want, factoring in the size and color of the eggs. Hobbyists driven by nostalgia will choose the breeds that their grandparents raised. Opportunists will walk into a feed store in the spring, cave in to pressure from the kids, and choose a few cute chicks. “All of them have the potential to have a successful backyard flock, and they’ll all have a good experience,” he said. “Scientifically, if you live in a cold, cold area, you might want to consider something more cold hardy, with smaller combs and wattles.” “There’s a little more to keeping backyard chickens than folks realize before they get started,” Schneider said in an interview. It’s more than tossing some corn onto the ground and watching chickens scratch, he said. “The No. 1 responsibility is protecting them from predators. That surprises people,” he said. That’s not just foxes and hawks. “Minks and weasels are some of the worst. They’re small and can gain access

to a lot of places,” he said. He’s been traveling with his family, promoting chickens and training humans, for about nine years. “My biggest concern is to make sure folks getting into the hobby have the right information to do it correctly,” he said. “There’s a lot of bad information out on the Internet, especially over the last five years. We try to be the medium between the experts and the families.” He said chickens and rabbits are a commitment, not an Easter basket surprise. “For years we’ve tried to get people to get away from buying animals as toys,” he said. Enjoy the backyard guests and the fresh eggs, but don’t be surprised by some veterinarian bills. Be familiar with resources at universities, with Extension agents and state poultry labs. “What if the chickens are sick? Is it more than you can handle? Are you willing to spend the money?” he said. “It’s very fascinating to me that they’ll go out and spend $2,000 on a coop, but when it comes down to spending some money on medication or taking them to the vet … for some people their health

plan for their chickens is an axe. “But for the people who have them as pets and they’re named, that’s not the answer.” Do some research, he said; have a plan in case the chickens fall sick. “It saves you money, it saves your time, it saves the chickens’ lives,” he said. “Some people say it’s just a $3 chicken, but if they figure the total cost it’s a lot more than just $3.” Schneider last kept chickens about four or five years ago. His neighbors cared for the flock while he was on the road. When he returned, he gave the chickens to the neighbor. When he takes an extended break from lectures and radio interviews, he will start some broilers or layers, and then donate them to the community. Backyard chickens offer several benefits, Schneider said. Some families raise chickens for the educational value. “They want their children to know where food comes from, what it takes to get from farm to table. The kids aren’t getting that in school,” he said. Even families without children want to know where their food is

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Andy Schneider writes and lectures as The Chicken Whisperer. He will offer advice at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Milan Center Feed & Grain. He poses with a Rhode Island red, a traditional farm variety.

raised. “They feel like by knowing what’s going into their chickens, they know what’s in their chickens,” he said. “They want their eggs to travel 15 feet and not 1,500 miles to their table.” Chickens contribute to composting. “They’ll eat just about anything off your plate that you don’t finish, so it eliminates a lot of biowaste,” said Schneider, cautioning that a chicken’s diet should include no more than 10 percent scraps. Chickens contribute fertilizer for the compost pile, he said. “You can do nothing with cat poop, nothing. But people actually purchase chicken poop,” he said. “They’re an all-natural

insect control. They’ll eat just about anything they can get their little beaks on,” Schneider said. “For a lot of people, chickens can and do make great pets. People get home from a stressful day, get a favorite beverage, and just watch the chickens and the pecking order and their personalities,” he said. “His point is, there’s no right or wrong,” Miller said. “Whatever enjoyment you get out of your chickens, that’s what we’re going to promote. “We’ve come full circle on our great-grandparents, how they raised their own food and got away from it, and how we now have slowed down a little bit and we want that back.”

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On Sunday, April 17, local citizens will band together during Save Maumee Grassroots Organization’s 11th annual Earth Day celebration to plant 390 trees and tackle litter along the Maumee River. This event will help to reforest the banks of the Maumee River in Fort Wayne. The organization said the Maumee flows from Fort Wayne into an an EPA-designated Area of Concern. The Maumee takes on all the water from both the St. Marys and St. Joseph Rivers, and ultimately flows into Lake Erie. “It makes sense

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house,” King said of the Earth Day planting programs. The group will work from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Other community volunteers are welcome. “If you set your GPS to 800 Glasgow Ave. then you can definitely find me, because that is our largest event,” King said. This is Save Maumee’s most popular annual event, raising public awareness about the need for healthy rivers. Volunteers will plant native tree species funded by a grant through the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “The grant is for about $38,000 worth of trees,” King said. “Save Maumee is committed to keeping the Maumee River clean, so it can be a resource for us – and future generations. Planting a tree and participating in a river cleanup is one way that citizens can do their part for the river we all love,” said Lydia LaMont, Save Maumee president. “Rivers connect us to each other, to nature, and to future generations. It is wonderful to see so many people in Fort Wayne and across the country taking action to protect and restore their rivers and clean water,” said Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers. “We applaud the work of Save Maumee for the work they do on behalf of the river and the community.” The purpose of Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is to preserve, protect and improve the ecosystems of the Upper Maumee River and watershed by increasing public awareness through advocacy, collaboration, education and hands-on projects. Visit savemaumee.org/ earth-day-2016 for more information.


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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

Primary election May 3; early voting at five sites

Allen County voters will go to the polls May 3 to participate in the major party nominations for U.S. president, and to choose Democratic and Republican candidates for county, state and federal offices. Polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. On the Republican ballot, voters will select from among nine candidates for president, plus races for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. State House and state Senate nomina-

tions also will be decided. On the Democratic ballot, voters will select from two candidates for president, and choose a nominee for U.S. Congress. Some candidates are running unopposed on both ballots. Each party will nominate for Allen County treasurer, coroner, surveyor, county commissioner and county council. For a sample ballot based on residence and party preference, visit allencounty.us/elec-

tion-board. Voters may find their polling locations at that same site. Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly examined the contests for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress District 3. For a closer look, visit fwbusiness.com. Voters in two Allen County school districts face questions on school funding. Fort Wayne Community Schools is seeking $130 million to repair or renovate 42 buildings over six to eight years.

Southwest Allen County Schools is asking voters to renew a levy of $3.5 million to continue funding 52 existing positions. The East Allen County School Board proposed an $87 million building referendum, but did not approve it for the May 3 ballot. The question could still be approved for the fall ballot. Voters in Huntertown also face a referendum. The proposal would abolish the town’s utility board, which was estab-

lished in a referendum in 2012. Early voting is available at four remote locations in Allen County: The Georgetown Branch Library, 6600 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne; Dupont Branch Library, 536 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne; Hessen Cassel Branch Library, 3030 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne; and Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. Hours at those locations are: Tuesday, April 26, 10

a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday, April 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, April 28, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, April 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, will host early voting through Monday, May 2. For details, visit allencounty.us/election-board. Voter registration ended April 4. Voter registration for the Nov. 8 general election opens May 17.

New Haven Parks offers Mackinac Island bus trip New Haven Parks and Recreation is offering area residents a chance to travel to Mackinac Island from Oct. 25-27. The Grand Experience trip includes accommodations at the Grand Hotel,

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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

Sesquicentennial chooses logo, commemorative coin

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Activities for New Haven’s 150th anniversary are moving ahead swiftly. The committee unveiled its logo and the commemorative coin design at the mayor’s State-of-the-City speech at the Orchid Reception Hall. New Haven resident and committee member Sarah Arnold designed the logo and the coin. The bronze colored coin, which will be one and three-quarters-inches in diameter, has the logo on one side and a replica of a canal boat on the flip side.

Sesquicentennial committee chairperson, Sue Platt, said the coin will be available for $10 early in June at the office of the Chamber of Commerce, a number of local businesses and on the website, nh150.com. It will also be available during Canal Days from June 7-11, at the July 7 birthday celebration in Schnelker Park and during the annual New Haven Homecoming activities Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. “We’re looking forward to the July 7 150th birthday party. That’s the date the city was incorporated in 1866. Everybody

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Sarah Arnold, left, designed the New Haven sesquicentennial logo, commemorative coin, website and Facebook page. Arnold and committee chairwoman Sue Platt hold the logo at the mayor’s annual State-ofthe-City address.

Heroes’ program in the New Haven primary and intermediate schools to impress on students that the better they read, the more successful they will be in school.” Platt said there will be many other Homecoming

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Lions benefit nets $1,300 for hospital burn council The New Haven Lions Club presented a check for $1,300 to the Burn Council at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. The check represents the profits from a benefit skating party held at Bell’s Roller Skating Rink, 7009 Indiana 930, in New Haven, on Feb. 13. Dr. Kevin Berning accepted the check on behalf of the burn center, where he is the director. Lions Club President James Rorick thanked Berning for his work for the burn center board and

for burn survivors. The burn council was created in 2001 as a charity to help families with loved ones in the burn center. The burn council provides hospitality suites to families of patients being cared for at the downtown Fort Wayne burn center. The suites offer a place for families to rest, reflect and regroup. Families can sleep, eat, shower and wash clothes only a few steps away from the patients’ rooms.


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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

Foundation still booking EACS fundraiser seats

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A foundation that funds two East Allen County education programs has set a new high with its 2016 fundraiser. According to Rose Fritzinger, the director of the East Allen County Educational Foundation, the dinner/auction still has more tables to set. “We’ve already exceeded the largest event in the past, so we’re excited about that,� Fritzinger said. Thanks to the new venue at the Mirro Center, the fundraiser can expand into adjacent space. The program will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 20. NFL analyst and former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday will bring the keynote address. Fritzinger’s agency will continue accepting reservations until noon Tuesday, May

10. RSVP to Fritzinger at (260) 446-0135, or email rfritzinger@eacs.k12. inus. Seats are $30 per person, or $50 for two persons, or $200 for a table for eight. The Mirro Center is at the Parkview North Campus. The Foundation funds the Dual Credit/ Collegiate Connection program. “It’s a reimbursement program for juniors and seniors still enrolled at East Allen who successfully complete dual credit college coursework,� Fritzinger said. More than 900 students at East Allen University, and Heritage, Leo, New Haven and Woodlan high schools have benefited from the program. “We also help to recognize the teachers of the year here at East Allen and annually that’s up to $250 in classroom materials for our building level teachers of the year,� Fritzinger

said. At least 15 teachers receive those awards, and preschool and other programs might bring the number to 17. The Foundation relies on the annual fundraiser and other contributions. “A couple people who want to remain anonymous have given at the $1,000 level, but the donations are mostly through corporate sponsorship,� Fritzinger said. Saturday, the keynote speaker, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He played in the NFL from 1998 to 2013, and was a four-time All Pro and a six-time Pro Bowler. “Jeff has a deep appreciation for educators – especially for teachers,� the Foundation said in a statement. “His connection with and respect for educators begins with his family.� Auction items include packages to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac

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chapter. A number of teams already have been formed and are collecting and raising money through donations and sponsorships. The Fort Wayne chapter also is set to host an official kickoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd. The kickoff

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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

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Focus on Health is offering about 20 health screenings at several local venues. The screenings are offered free or at a reduced cost. The screenings began April 13. The last stop will be at New Haven High School on Saturday, April 23. “It’s better to detect issues before symptoms appear, so you can have the opportunity to prevent progression of the disease before it leads to more complications,” said Judy Nix, the Parkview nurse who coordinates the program. “Sometimes people just don’t want to know. They think they’re better off that way, and they’re really not.” Nix said even people who have health insurance can save money on

the tests. One man whose health plan has a $4,000 deductible determined he would pay $100 for tests that otherwise would cost him $900, Nix said. “Focus on Health is very nominal, very inexpensive, and it gives a wide range of information,” Nix said. “Everything but the lab work is free, and the labs are very inexpensive.” Free health checks include blood pressure, visual acuity, bone density, hearing, and checking height and weight to calculate body mass index. Select sites may offer oral, skin and foot screenings, and mammography by Francine’s Friends. Each patient receives a summary and possibly a referral. Lab tests include Chem 17 and Chem 30 tests, which measure glucose, liver function, kidney

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East Allen Times • April 15, 2016

‘Medicine Woman Drum’ to kick off Miami Days The History Center will open another season of Miami Indian Heritage Days with the program “Medicine Woman Drum.” The group’s performances demonstrate the significance of drumming, singing and dancing in Miami society. The season begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Admission for each Saturday event is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth. History Center members and children ages 2 and under are admitted free. The programs share the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers,

and presenters will be featured from 1-4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month from May to November. The Chief Richardville House or Akima Pinsiwa Awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest. Admission to Miami Indian Heritage Days includes a guided tour of this National Historic Landmark. The remaining schedule includes: June 4 – “Miami Beadwork,” with Katrina Mitten. July 2 – “Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native Style Pottery,” with Erik Vosteen. Aug. 6 – “Work and Play Among Native Peoples: Games of the Miami,” with Craig Arnold, Diane Hunter and Doug Peconge.

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April flight brings change to HFNEI leadership Honor Flight Northeast Indiana will make its 19th flight to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 27. HFNEI President Bob Myer said, “Although we thought we had pretty much exhausted our World War II applications, we are very excited that we will have 50 well-deserving World War II veterans on our April flight. This is double the number we had on our last flight.” Honor Flight NEI has flown over 1,200 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., from Fort Wayne since the group’s inaugural trip in May 2009. Flight 19 includes one married couple who both served in the Korean War, and one veteran who served in both World War II and Korea. There will also be three additional female veterans on board,

all from World War II. A 98-year-old veteran will also be participating. The spring flights accompany a change in HFNEI leadership. Current President Bob Myer and his wife, Sandie, have announced their intention to resign their board positions. Both plan to stay heavily involved as volunteers for Honor Flight. At a board meeting, Dennis Covert was voted in as new president. This change will become effective June 1. Covert will train with Myer during the spring flights. Myer was a fighter pilot who retired as a colonel after 32 years of active service with the Air National Guard. He and Sandie have been involved with HFNEI for six years. Bob took the helm as president in 2012. Covert is a Navy

combat veteran of the Vietnam War and has been involved with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana for five years. Covert has traveled on the last 14

Christian Community Health Care accepted a surprise donation of $500 from the Grabill Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber expressed gratitude for the clinic’s service to the Town of Grabill and surrounding communities. Christian Community Health Care just

celebrated its 10th anniversary in Grabill, and has been in operation for over 18 years. The clinic provides free services for disadvantaged families who are facing challenges getting access to healthcare. Approximately 100 volunteer staff members have provided medical care for over 1,000 patient visits each of the

past three years. “God has provided us with quite a few timely contributions recently,” CCHS Executive Director Mark Schlatter said in an email. CCHC is a community supported ministry that relies on donations from its patients, area churches, businesses, individuals and founda-

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana President Bob Myer and board member Camille Garrison stand at an information booth at the eighth annual Taste of Waynedale. Garrison also is marketing director for Kingston Residence, which sponsored the event at Mount Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Road, Fort Wayne. The event raised more than $4,000 each for Community Harvest Food Bank and Honor Flight.

Honor Flights from Fort Wayne as a guardian, bus leader, or assistant trip leader. The veterans and volunteer guardians will

gather at the 122nd Air National Guard Fighter Wing at 6 a.m. with take-off projected to be at 8:30 a.m. Returning home, the community is

Chamber supports Grabill clinic tions. Groups or families who would like to partner with the clinic may contact CCHC at (260) 627-2242, ext. 7, or by email at info@ChristianCommunityHealthCare. org. To learn more about CCHC, visit their website at ChristianCommunityHealthCare.org or their Facebook page.

encouraged to patriotically welcome the veterans in the Main Terminal of the Fort Wayne International Airport the evening of April 27. Return time is tentative, but expected to be at approximately 8:30 p.m. More information regarding the public’s participation and return timing will be shared on the group’s Facebook page at HFNEI. Ninety-five percent of all donations go directly to the veterans’ trips. Honor Flight NE Indiana Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. It is Honor Flight Northeast Indiana’s mission to act quickly to serve those who would still like to have the opportunity to see the memorial that was built in their honor before it is too late.

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Smith Field flight rallies test Young Eagles’ wings Young people ages 8-17 may get a bird’s-eye view of the area thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association. EAA Chapter 2 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field Airport, 426 W. Ludwig Road, Fort Wayne, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14. The free rides will be aboard general aviation aircraft. The Young Eagles Program was created to spark young people’s interest in aviation. Pilots hope to give the next generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities in aviation. Pilots will also explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety as the prime concern before every flight. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights

can be provided without charge. Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle; a log book to record their flight and future flights; free access to Sporty’s Complete Flight Training Course; free EAA student membership until age 19; free Academy of Model Aeronautics student membership; and other benefits. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., and accessible online at youngeagles. org. Those attending the flight rally are asked to come to the southeast corner of the airport off Ludwig Road at 9 a.m. to register for their flight. A parent or guardian must

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Experimental Aircraft Association pilots volunteer their time and planes to offer free rides to passengers 8-17. A free rally will be held Saturday, May 14, at Smith Field Airport.

be present to sign the registration form. Registration closes about 11 a.m. Flights will begin at 9 a.m., weather permit-

ting. Smith Field rallies will also be held on June 11, Aug. 13 and Sept.10. Additional information about EAA and the EAA

Young Eagles program is available at eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is youngeagles.org. The EAA Chapter 2 web page

is eaa2.org. For information about the local rally, call (260) 402-6764 or email youngeagles@ eaa2.org. Vintage Aircraft Association Chapter 37 hosts Young Eagles Flight Rallies at DeKalb County Airport, 2710 County Road 60, Auburn. Those attending the flight rally on Saturday, May 7, are asked to come to the west entrance of the airport at 9 a.m. to register. A parent or guardian must be present to sign the registration form. DeKalb Airport rallies also will be held June 4 and Aug. 27. More information about VAA Chapter 37 can be found at vaa37. org. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1,971,000 young people who live in more than 90 countries.

Canterbury to welcome Fifth House Ensemble The Canterbury School Fine Arts Department will host Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble on Thursday, April 28, for a day of training and performance. 5HE, as the group is known, will offer a public

performance at 7 p.m. that evening at Canterbury’s Summers Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne. Tickets are on sale for $20 for adults; $10 for students. Tickets can be bought at canterburyschool.org/arts-luna.

Canterbury students will benefit from a full day of residency activities, including a graphic notation workshop with older students that allows expression of sounds outside the usual “musical notation” constraints, and

a “music as storytelling” workshop for younger students. Concert-goers are invited to join the students before the concert at 6:30 p.m. for a performance of their work from the day’s residency activities. In the “Luna de

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Track opens April 16; fans watch for free By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcmedia.com

Auto racing fans were promised a free night at the track last year, but rain closed the Baer Field track that final evening. Dave Muzzillo is keeping that promise, even if it’s in a new season and at a track with a new name. “We promised a free night of racing, so why not make it opening night?” Muzzillo said. Baer Field Motorsports Park will welcome fans at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 4331 Winters Road, in south Fort Wayne. The Fan Appreciation Day show begins at 4 p.m. After opening night, admission is $13. “The first three races, the green flag falls at 4 o’clock. We try to get done before the sun goes down so people don’t get cold,” Muzzillo said. Beginning May 7, the

LEE from Page A1 of Indiana 930, in New Haven. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the public may drive in to pay $10 for a half-chicken with potatoes. Andy’s, the repeat winner of Taste of New Haven, grills chicken in a mobile cooker. Jones works in that administration office. Lee lives in the former Harding High School attendance area, within Fort Wayne city limits. One of his three grown sons is staying with him during his illness. Lee’s racing friends will hold a separate fundraiser Sunday, April 17, at Wings Etc., 6247

flag falls at 6:30 p.m. Muzzillo and his wife, Jody Muzzillo, are the proprietors. “She runs the place when I’m not here,” Muzzillo said. “This is my second year, but I actually used to come out here as a kid and watch racing,” Muzzillo said. “I grew up around all kinds of racetracks.” The retired driver said his new calling is in officiating and organizing. Baer Field has survived 52 seasons, he said. Tracks once were common in midsize markets and even smaller towns. “They’re closing up, and it’s a shame because they’re not building any more new tracks. Support your local racetrack, whether it’s at Kokomo or Angola,” he said. “We’ve actually got over 120 people registered to race out here this year,” Muzzillo said. “That’s unheard

of in this economy. The economy hurt racing back in ’08 or ’09.” “We have the largest entry list that the speedway has had in 15 years,” Muzzillo said. “We have people coming all the way from Indianapolis, and then we have some guys who haven’t raced for 13 or 14 years that are coming back out to race,” he said. “There’s something special going on here.” It’s expensive, even for successful crews. “It’s $700 to win the main feature, and it’s $500 for a set of tires. So a guy would have to win the race just to break even on his expenses,” Muzzillo said. “They’ll never earn it back.” “A race car can be up to $100,000,” Muzzillo said. “Those are the nice cars, but most of these guys usually average around $35,000 for a car.” Drivers from Indiana,

Michigan and Ohio come to Fort Wayne as part of International Championship Auto Racing’s Top Speed Modified Tour. The 2016 Southern Division season began April 3 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. “We had 28 entries for the weekend, and we had cars from clear to northern Michigan and North Carolina,” Muzzillo said. For the season schedule and other news, visit topspeedmods.com. “The driver safety and the fan safety is always No. 1,” Muzzillo said. “We’ve installed a new, lower fence to keep the cars and karts away from the spectators if an incident would happen. All of my safety crew are EMTs. We go above and beyond safety here.” About 1,200 fans turn out on the average night, usually from within a 25-mile radius of the speedway.

Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. A silent auction of racing items and gift certificates runs from noon-6 p.m. The restaurant will donate a portion of the day’s sales. “They will contribute 15 percent of the bill if you mention Tom Lee’s name,” Bonar said. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. that day. Jones said her brother is a mechanic by trade and also has been a mechanic at the racetrack. Lee has been battling cancer for over a year. “He tried driving in his younger years,” Bonar said of Lee. “He’s been

an owner and a mentor. He gave me pointers on how to drive, and he was the mechanic, the fabricator. He would always give even competitors his knowledge and help everybody out, because he wanted to see all the cars as competitive as possible.” “He’s great. He has taught me so much,” Bonar said. “He’s taught me mechanics. He’s taught me fabrication. He’s taught me respect. “He helped my dad out years ago when my dad was racing at a young age. He was a crew member for him, and I’ve kept with Tom since then.”

The Fort Wayne track, renamed Baer Field Motorsports Park, opens the season April 16. That’s also the date of the NASCAR Xfinity 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. “Last year, when Tom first got sick, we all rented an RV and took Tom down there,” Bonar said. “Now we’re trying to bring all the racing community together to raise money to donate.” Bonar began working with Lee in 2002, and continued on Lee’s team until illness forced Lee to sell the car. “I still call him a member of the team,” Bonar said.

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Baer Field Motorsports Park, 4331 Winters Road, Fort Wayne, offers varied programs several nights a week. For a full listing, visit baerfieldmotorpark.com. “When he have a big show like Outlaw Wings sprint cars, we get them from as far as Pennsylvania,” Muzzillo said. The track also schedules drifting once a year, and this year’s Baer Bash is on Sunday, April 17. Spectators pay $10. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 9 a.m. For details, follow baerfieldmotorpark.com. In drifting, sports cars slide through the corners. “There’s a lot of smoke and a lot of car control. It’s on the edge of disaster. It’s really, really neat,” Muzzillo

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LEO from Page A1 tors in the musical is to try to help Wednesday find love. They’re kind of blackmailed into it. They’re not allowed to go back to rest until she’s found love.” Connor Randolph, another junior, and also a student director, said the production is on track. “We all work pretty closely together,” Randolph said. “We have the right talent to bring to it.”

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He is familiar with the 1960s TV show in which America first paid a call on the Addams Family. “I saw clips of it. I never sat down and watched a whole episode,” he said. “I think this will have the same quirky humor.” Senior Kelsey Carroll is the third student director, taking notes and assisting Leo drama director Sue Nelson. Nelson said she watched the Addams household on TV, before there was an

Addams Family movie or a musical. “They’ve made some things funnier,” she said. Nelson said she sees the show taking shape every day. “They always rise to the occasion here,” she said. “They do their homework, which is really cool. They work on it away from here. They work on character and they work on the sound. It’s developing into a really, really fun experience.” Freshman Evan Snaufer,

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who plays Pugsley Addams, said he has researched the musical. “It’s a really new play,” he

said. “So people will get a lot out of it, because it’s from today and not from the ’90s or ’80s.”

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New Haven teacher earns Junior Achievement honor Kent Goeglein, from New Haven High School, has been awarded this year’s Helene R. Foellinger Award for Excellence in Economic Education from Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. Goeglein was recognized for his commitment to his profession and students and teaching the economic principles of the free enterprise system. In addition to the award, he received a green jacket, an honorarium and becomes a representative for excellence in economic education and Junior Achievement programs. The Foellinger Award is presented annually to one economics teacher selected from across northern Indiana. During his 14 years with Junior Achievement, Goeglein has hosted 89 JA Economics programs. JA Economics examines the fundamental concepts of micro, macro and international economics. Longtime JA classroom volunteer, Tahl

Glass of Harris Corp., said, “Kent has a passion for economics and you can see it in the way he participates in the JA exercises. He really wants the kids in his class to understand that economics and personal finance will play a huge role in their futures.” In addition to the Foellinger Award, Junior Achievement recognized Kameron Meyer of Heritage High School with the Dale W. McMillen Award for pioneering spirit and Jeanne Andersen of Westview High School with the Dr. John Manzer Award. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Folks said, “East Allen County Schools is delighted with the partnership we share with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. An important component of this partnership is the opportunity to participate in its annual Educator Enrichment Conference. Educators appreciate being offered professional development opportunities such

as these to learn how to better serve our students and our community. An exciting conclusion to the conference each year is the awards ceremonies recognizing the contributions made by teachers in the classroom. I greatly appreciated JANI recognizing two EACS teachers at this year’s conference for their excellence in the classroom.” The awards were presented March 16 at the 29th annual Junior Achievement Educator Enrichment Conference in Fort Wayne. The event, titled “Workforce Reinvented,” allowed educators to learn from and ask questions of eight HR panelists representing varying industries in the area. “Each year, we look for a relevant topic or current economic issue that affects all of us. Human Resources is something that we all need to invest our time and energy into to make sure we are preparing our young adults for the next phase of their lives,”

Cornerstone enrolling for teen summer camps Cornerstone Youth Center’s teen job skills and life skills camps have begun registration. The camps take place at Cornerstone’s main site at 19819 Monroeville Road, Monroeville. The Force is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10. This program prepares students to pursue employment and achieve success in the workforce. The Force features two tracks, a Building Communications Track for first-time participants and an Advanced Track for previous participants. In the Building Communications Track, students focus on communication skills by engaging in mock interviews, applying phone etiquette, filling out applications and other job-readiness skills. In the Advanced Track, students learn what it takes to develop a product and market it. This track focuses on budgeting, creativity, team work, polishing presentation skills and adding to skills from the Building Communications Track. Local business leaders will interact with the youth, share about their jobs and lead activities that develop the topics of the day. There is no cost for this camp, and students can actually earn incentive dollars for attending the training throughout the week. The deadline for registration is May 23.

Culinary and Hospitality Week, which is designed to inspire a passion for hospitality and culinary jobs, is scheduled for Monday through Friday, June 20-24. The camp runs from noon-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Chef Michael Bentz of Crackerjack Catering works directly with the students, culminating in two gourmet dinners for the public June 12 and 14, in which students prepare and serve the food. The meals also serve as fund-raisers for Cornerstone. Students also learn about table etiquette, flower arrangement and other factors that go into providing a fine-dining experience. The course cost is $25, and registration is due June 6. Dinner reservations can be made after May 15, and can be completed on the website. Leadership Week, an intensive workshop designed to teach students about being a good leader, will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 11-15, at Cornerstone. The week features activities focusing on individual leadership skills and teaching youth about project management. Throughout the week, service projects offer participants opportunities to practice skills learned as they work to improve the community. The cost for Leadership Week is

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Contribute news of your group, too Send items for the May 20 East Allen County Times by May 11. Items will be selected and edited as space allows. Please email gsnow@kpcmedia.com. SATURDAY, APRIL 16 Book signing by Fort Wayne author. Half Price Books, 533 Coliseum Blvd. E, Fort Wayne. 1-3 p.m. Malcolm Byers will be available to sign copies of his book, “Civil Disobedience.” In an announcement, Byers said the book is a collection of ideas and poetry on how he sees the world. For a brief description and details on purchase, visit tatepublishing.com. Vera Bradley Annual Sale. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. Vera Bradley handbags, travel items, accessories, stationery and eyewear will be available. Although tickets are not required today, attendees who wish to make a purchase will need to complete the free registration process. Registration is under way at verabradley.com/outletsale. Registration kiosks will also be available at the Coliseum during the sale. Fort Wayne Farmers Market indoor market. Lincoln Financial Center at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Credit seminar. Imagine Real Estate, 221 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. This seminar offers information regarding credit, credit repair, credit building, home buying, down-payment assistance and more. Imagine Real Estate presents this seminar in conjunction with Ruoff Home Mortgage and the nonprofit Pathfinder Services. Pathfinder representatives will offer information on the First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Grants, Individual Development Accounts and more. Mortage prequalifications will be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve at (260) 602-6606 or visit ImagineRealEstate.net. The program will be repeated from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Discover Roanoke 10K/5K & 1-Mile Kids Fun Run. 9 a.m.-noon. This event is sponsored by the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, benefitting the Roanoke Elementary School PTO. To register, visit onturfsports.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 Bell Ringers Pops Concert. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne; in Wagenhals Hall. 4 p.m. Admission is free. A freewill offering will support a handbell conference trip in 2017. Music includes movie themes, patriotic songs, Sesame Street selections and numbers from down Memory Lane. Popcorn, treats and soda will be available. Vera Bradley Annual Sale. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Vera Bradley handbags, travel items, accessories, stationery and eyewear will be available. Although tickets are not required today, attendees who wish to make a purchase will need to complete the free registration process. Registration is under way at verabradley.com/outletsale. Registration kiosks will also be available at the Coliseum during the sale.

MONDAY, APRIL 18 Painting on Canvas class. Allen County Extension Office, IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Paint a fun and easy 20x16 canvas with acrylic paints; no previous painting experience is necessary. Brushes and paints provided. Bring a water bowl (large cereal bowl size), a couple of paper plates and a roll of paper towels. Cost: $5. Class limited to 15 people. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office or they can be found at extension.purdue.edu/allen.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 Canterbury High School Concert. Canterbury High School Summers Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Free; public invited. Canterbury School Spring Book Fair. Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 Liberty Cruisers Car Club cruise-in. Athenian Family Restaurant, 1020 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Spectators welcome. For details, call (260) 485-5886. The 2016 schedule continues at the same hours and location: May 4 and 18, June 1 and 15; July 6 and 20; Aug. 3 and 17; Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 5. For information on cruise-ins from Orland,

Ind., to Bryan, Ohio, visit libertycruisers.com. Allen County Retired Educators. Rack and Helen’s Restaurant, 525 Broadway St., New Haven. Check-in at 10:45 a.m., program at 11 a.m. Please RSVP to Mary Jo Purvis at (260) 492-6992 or mpurvis1@frontier.com by April 13. Credit seminar. Imagine Real Estate, 221 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. 6-9 p.m. Free. This seminar offers information regarding credit, credit repair, credit building, home buying, down-payment assistance and more. Imagine Real Estate presents this seminar in conjunction with Ruoff Home Mortgage and the nonprofit Pathfinder Services. Pathfinder representatives will offer information on the First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Grants, Individual Development Accounts and more. Mortage prequalifications will be available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve at (260) 602-6606 or visit ImagineRealEstate.net. Canterbury School Spring Book Fair. Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Open to the public. 11th annual Athena Awards luncheon. Parkview’s Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 per person. RSVP at greaterfortwayneinc.com/athena by April 15.

presented through the college’s Early Childhood Education student organization, the Ivy Association for the Education of Young Children. Newsboys, “We Believe God’s Not Dead Tour.” Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Tickets $18-$47. With guests Audio Adrenaline, Ryan Stevenson & OBB. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for details. Spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Parkwood Church of God, 3320 Trier Road, Fort Wayne. Dinner at 6 p.m. Viewing of silent auction items begins at 5:30 p.m. Adults $13 or older pay $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children 3-12 pay $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Children under 3 eat free, with a paid diner. Tickets can be bought in advance at Starz Dance Academy, 5728 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne. This event benefits Starz dancers, who are traveling to Branson, Mo., for the opening act of Clay Cooper’s show, and then to Orlando, Fla., to perform on stage at Walt Disney World. The trip starts June 26 and ends July 3. Starz is a noncompetitive dance company. Ladies Guild Rummage/Bake Sale. Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. The sale begins a 8 a.m. and continues until noon, when clothing will be sold by the bagful.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Pop-Up Monday. Java Mama Café, 5916 Covington Road, Fort Wayne; in the Community Room. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. New vendors join this event the last Monay of each month through August. Shop for local, handmade, one-of-a-kind items, including soaps, clothing, accessories and good. The adjoining coffee café offers half-price drinks.

Spring rummage sale. Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, New Haven. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Canterbury School Spring Book Fair. Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Student Visit Day K-12. Prospective students in Kindergarten through high school are invited to spend the day in classes at Canterbury School. Register at canterburyschool.org/visit Special Cuisines dinner series: Africa. Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. 6 p.m. Open to the public. $25 per person. Students in Ivy Tech’s Special Cuisines class take turns creating, preparing and serving world-cuisine theme meals for class credit. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance: visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners or call (260) 480-2002. Pay on-site with cash, check or charge. Wine is available for an additional cost. Dinners are served in the Hospitality Room (Door 24, at the back of the building and facing Coliseum Boulevard). The culinary students rotate through various positions in the kitchen and dining room, providing a full restaurant experience. The series closes April 28 with the cuisine of India.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 Ladies Guild Rummage/Bake Sale. Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Items include clothing for women, men and children, plus household items and toys. Spring rummage sale. Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, New Haven. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Today is a $2-a-bag sale.

MONDAY, APRIL 25

TUESDAY, APRIL 26 A ‘Rockin’ Robin’ luncheon. Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.50, inclusive of lunch. All area women are invited to this program featuring Carolyn and Dewy Wetherby. Their topic is marketing and distributing products that help create income and employment for South Asia. Please reply by April 19 to Meridith at (260) 627-3414. Babysitting is available. Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection is a service of Stonecroft Ministries.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Pieceful Quilters. Monroeville Branch Library, 115 Main St., Monroeville. 6 p.m. Cindy Hoffman will be show how to make the Attic Windows quilt block two different ways. The club is doing a block-of-the-month that describes how a pioneer woman made a trip out West. It is called “Westerly Women” and is designed by Barbara Brackman, who is a well known designer in the quilt world. “Annie” on Northrop Bruin Theatre stage. Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults. Tim Miller directs.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

SATURDAY, APRIL 23 Fish fry and chicken fundraiser. Grabill Fire Station of Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS, 13413 State St., Grabill. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Adults pay $10, children 4-9 pay $7, children 3 and under eat for free. Indoor seating is available in the fire station. The meal consists of fish and/ or chicken, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, bread, coffee or lemonade. Dine-in meals are all-you-can eat. Carry-out dinners also are available. The Cedar Creek Lions Club pairs with the fire department to support the Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS and local community needs. Coffee With a Cop. Come As You Are Community Church, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. Free. Join other community members and police officers for coffee and conversation. This is a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in the neighborhood. Coffee With a Cop is supported by Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police, Allen County Sheriff’s Police, Indiana State Excise Police, Indiana conservation officers, and IPFW police. Free dentistry day. North Pointe Dental Care, 10505 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Drs. Angela Coleman and Andrew Orman and team will be improving the oral health of the community as part of Free Dentistry Day, a day dedicated to providing dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. For more information, call (260) 484-9248 or visit FreeDentistryDay.org. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Touch-A-Truck event for kids. Ivy Tech Northeast Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-noon. This free event for children and their families lets children touch — and even crawl around in — semis, a limousine, fire trucks, a smart car, and more. This event is

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“The Addams Family” on Leo stage. Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville; in the school auditeria. 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 presale, $10 at the door. Sue Nelson directs. “Annie” on Northrop Bruin Theatre stage. Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults. Tim Miller directs. Special Cuisines dinner series: India. Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. 6 p.m. Open to the public. $25 per person. Students in Ivy Tech’s Special Cuisines class take turns creating, preparing and serving world-cuisine theme meals for class credit. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance: visit IvyTech.edu/northeast/dinners or call (260) 480-2002. Pay on-site with cash, check or charge. Wine is available for an additional cost. Dinners are served in the Hospitality Room (Door 24, at the back of the building and facing Coliseum Boulevard). The culinary students rotate through various positions in the kitchen and dining room, providing a full restaurant experience. This is the final meal of the 11-week spring dinner series. Moms group. Java Mama Café. 5916 Covington Road, Fort Wayne; in the Community Room. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. This drop-in event allows moms to meet other moms and discuss all areas of motherhood together in a baby-friendly, social environment. This group will be led by Hallie Greider, educational director of Birth Matters. Rummage and bake sale. Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., Fort Wayne; in the church basement. 4-7 p.m. Proceeds go to mission work.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 Fish and chicken fry. Bethel United Methodist Church, 8405 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $10, children 6-12 $5, children under 5 free. The menu includes fish, chicken, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, dessert and drink. Concordia Lutheran High School plant sale. Our Creator’s Classroom greenhouse, Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, at North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The plant sale features hanging baskets and large container arrangements, and other flowers, herbs and vegetable plants similar to those in previous years. Prices vary. The sale continues April 30 and May 6 and 7. Church garage sale. Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This annual event has helped to raise thousands of dollars for adoption and orphans through TrueVine ministry. Thousands of amazing items will be offered. Donations and volunteers are needed. Donations can be dropped off at the church, after Saturday and Sunday services several weekends before the sale. For more information, visit pccfw.org or email garagesale@pccfw.org. The sale continues 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, with a $5 bag sale. “Annie” on Northrop Bruin Theatre stage. Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for adults. Tim Miller directs. “The Addams Family” on Leo stage. Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville; in the school auditeria. 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 presale, $10 at the door. Sue Nelson directs. Rummage and bake sale. Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., Fort Wayne; in the church basement. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Buy clothing for $2 a bag from 1-3 p.m. Proceeds go to mission work. “Broadway: Bold and Beautiful.” Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Songs from musicals such as “Sound of Music,” “West Side Story” and “South Pacific” will be skewered. Dueling banjos add to the show. Chris Gieschen directs.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 Concordia Lutheran High School plant sale. Our Creator’s Classroom greenhouse, Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, at North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The plant sale features hanging baskets and large container arrangements, and other flowers, herbs and vegetable plants similar to those in previous years. Prices vary. The sale continues May 6 and 7. “The Addams Family” on Leo stage. Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville; in the school auditeria. 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 pre-


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sale, $10 at the door. Sue Nelson directs. Church garage sale. Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-noon. The sale ends today, with a $5 bag sale. This annual event has helped to raise thousands of dollars for adoption and orphans through TrueVine ministry. Heroes and Villains 5K Run/Walk. Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne. On-site registration begins 8:45 a.m. near Pavilion 2. $25 for adult advance registration, and $15 for children 15 and under. Race-day rates are higher. Register at heroes5krunwalk.com. For details, call (786) 709-5108 or email jon@timed-events.com. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

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Police and ďŹ re memorial service. Memorial site, 1001 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne. 11 a.m.-about noon. The service is presented by the Law Enforcement/FireďŹ ghters Memorial of Allen County, and includes representatives from many of the 10 law enforcement agencies within Allen County. The mayor, commissioners, public safety director, police chief and sheriff will speak. A Night of Worship with Jesus Culture & Chris McClarney. First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$35. Parking, $5. Visit TrinityCommunications.org f0r tickets and details.

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Monroeville Branch Library, 115 Main St., Monroeville. (260) 421-1340. — Courtesy Allen County Public Library • Smart Start Storytime. Mondays, April 18 and 25, 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the latest books, some old favorites and an awesome craft each week. • Heartland Writers’ Forum. Wednesday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All aspiring and published writers are welcome to hone writing skills. Formed by writing and editing professionals Bobbi Madry and Jill Starbuck, the forum offers many opportunities to discover different genres of writing, as well as valuable writing tips. • Pieceful Quilters. Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m. An opportunity for quilters to gather and share techniques and tips at the library. All and welcome no matter their skill level or style.

“Broadway: Bold and Beautiful.â€? Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Songs from musicals such as “Sound of Music,â€? “West Side Storyâ€? and “South PaciďŹ câ€? will be skewered. Dueling banjos add to the show. Chris Gieschen directs.

TUESDAY, MAY 3 Fort Wayne Area Community Band. John & Ruth Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus. Downbeat is 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets can be purchased at the door for $8, seniors $7 and children under 12 $3. The program features a variety of music under the direction of conductor Scott Humphries and assistant conductor Susan Jehl. The 80-piece concert band will present music from “The Sound of Music,� “American Overture for Band,� “Midway March,� “The Old Grumbly Bear,� “An Outdoor Overture,� “Portrait of Freedom� and more. Parking is free in the parking garage across from the Music Center.

24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Mail carriers will pick up donations during their regular routes throughout all of Allen County. The donations will then be taken back to speciďŹ c postal ofďŹ ces and Associated Food Bank to be sorted. Residents who wish to participate should put nonperishable donations that are not expired in bags by their mailboxes the morning of May 14. Springtime in the Village garage sale. Roanoke. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The townwide sale raises money for the Roanoke Public Library. Maps of garage sales will be available at the library and other locations.Vendors also may set up at their own locations and set their own hours.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Appleseed Quilters Guild. Classic Cafe , 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Meet at 6:30 p.m. to visit with other quilters; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The speaker is Linda Hahn, Taste of New York, who will also teach a class earlier in the day. Check her website for more information: froghallowdesigns.com. On May 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dupont Library, learn more about free motion quilting as taught by Appleseed member Anne Tinkle. There is a fee for this class. For details, visit appleseedquiltersguild.com or email appleseedquilters@yahoo.com Liberty Cruisers Car Club cruise-in. Athenian Family Restaurant, 1020 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Spectators welcome. For details, call (260) 485-5886. The 2016 schedule continues at the same hours and location: May 18, June 1 and 15; July 6 and 20; Aug. 3 and 17; Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 5. For information on cruise-ins from Orland, Ind., to Bryan, Ohio, visit libertycruisers.com. “The Culture of Costa Rica.â€? Allen County Extension OfďŹ ce, IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. The culture of Costa Rica will be explored. Learn about the people, avors, agriculture, religion, traditions, government, education and the economy. Registration is not required.

THURSDAY, MAY 5 National Day of Prayer. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 12640 St. Joe Road. The church will open its sanctuary from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. All are welcome to come spend time in prayer.

FRIDAY, MAY 6 Indiana State Police memorial service. Indiana State Police Post, 5811 Ellison Road, Fort Wayne. 11 a.m. The ceremony will pay homage to ISP employees who have given their lives in the line of duty while serving the people of Indiana. Plant sale and open house. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Homestead will be open free to the public, with early Americana music, hand-arts display, spinning demonstrations, refreshments, bake sale and gift shop. Herbs will be in the basement with perennial “diggingsâ€? on the back lawn. Proceeds support restoration and maintenance of the homestead. Visit settlersinc.org for more information. A second-day plant sale follows from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 7. Concordia Lutheran High School plant sale. Our Creator’s Classroom greenhouse, Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, at North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The plant sale features hanging baskets and large container arrangements, and other owers, herbs and vegetable plants similar to those in previous years. Prices vary. The sale continues May 7.

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Trillium Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church parking lot, 10400 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne; at the southwest corner of Aboite Center and Homestead roads. The sale opens to the public at 8 a.m. and continues until all plants are sold. All plants are grown by the club’s 21 members. Plants include many perennials, sun and shade loving plants, hosta, columbine, iris, ground covers, daylilies and native shrubs and trees. The club will accept ower pots to recycle. Club members also will share their plant knowledge with the public. The Trillium Garden Club was organized Feb. 14, 1967. Its members tend to the landscaping at the 1893 schoolhouse on Aboite Center Road. The club also donates to the outpatient children’s clinic at Lutheran Hospital, donates money for trophies for Allen County 4-H clubs, and contributes to the Nature Conservancy.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

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Liberty Cruisers Car Club cruise-in. Athenian Family Restaurant, 1020 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. Spectators welcome. For details, call (260) 485-5886. The 2016 schedule continues at the same hours and location: June 1 and 15; July 6 and 20; Aug. 3 and 17; Sept. 7 and 21; and Oct. 5. For information on cruise-ins from Orland, Ind., to Bryan, Ohio, visit libertycruisers.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 21 Fish and tenderloin dinner. Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. $9 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, under 5 free. Dinner includes cole slaw, applesauce, chips, dessert and a drink. Carry-outs are available. Call (260) 747-0713. Fort Wayne Farmers Market indoor market. Lincoln Financial Center at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 24 “A Flower Powerâ€? luncheon. Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.50, inclusive of lunch. Sharon Alexander is the guest speaker at the Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection. Make reservations by May 17 by calling Meridith at (260) 627-3414. Babysitting is available. This is a service of Stonecroft Ministries. Ornament painting class. Allen County Extension OfďŹ ce, IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Get a head start on Christmas with an ornament painted with a poinsettia. This will give you plenty of time to paint more for family and friends’ gifts. No previous painting experience is necessary. All supplies provided. Cost: $3. Class limited to 16 people. Registration forms are available at the Extension OfďŹ ce or they can be found at extension.purdue.edu/allen.

• Sunday, April 17. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church/School, 4910 Trier Road, Fort Wayne. • Saturday, April 23. 7:30-1:30 a.m. Saint Vincent de Paul School, 1720 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne. • Tuesday, April 26. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Parkview Hospital, 2200 Randallia Drive, Fort Wayne. • Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. • Friday, April 29, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., Fort Wayne. • Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m.-noon. Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. • Sunday, May 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne. • Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-6:30 p.m., Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11115 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne. • Wednesday, May 4, 2:30-7 p.m. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road, Fort Wayne.

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SATURDAY, MAY 7 Job fair. Fudergong Building, 13820 First St., Grabill. 8 a.m.-noon. The Grabill Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its ďŹ rst annual job fair. Vendors from the manufacturing industry and retail businesses will be present with job opportunities. For more information, email wittgrabill@ yahoo.com or call (260) 705-4626. Plant sale. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-noon. Proceeds support restoration and maintenance of the homestead. Visit settlersinc.org for more information. Fort Wayne Farmers Market indoor market. Lincoln Financial Center at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Concordia Lutheran High School plant sale. Our Creator’s Classroom greenhouse, Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, at North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The plant sale features hanging baskets and large container arrangements, and other owers, herbs and vegetable plants similar to those in previous years. Prices vary.

Grabill Branch Library, 13521 State St., Grabill. (260) 421-1325. — Courtesy Allen County Public Library • Born to Read. Tuesdays, April 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. You’re never too young to enjoy the library. For babies and their caregivers. • Smart Start Storytime. Wednesdays, April 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m Preschoolers and their grownups are invited to attend a storytime designed to help them as they begin to read. • Homeschool History Challenge. Monday, April 18, 10:30 a.m. Homeschool History Challenge meetings will focus on a historical time period with iPad quizzes, discussion and activities. • Homeschool Science Challenge. Monday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. Challenge your mind learning new science concepts, while having a blast with your friends. In April we will see how cars behave on a racecar track. • Minecraft Masters. Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. Minecraft masters: test your skill and play with your friends each month.

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New Haven Branch Library, 648 Green St., New Haven. (260) 421-1345. — Courtesy Allen County Public Library • Family Storytime. Tuesdays, April 19 and 26, and Wednesdays, April 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. April 19 and 20: Earth Day. April 26 and 27: Bunnies • Teen Thursdays. Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 3:30 p.m. April 21: Color in the Lines. April 28: Throwback Thursday.

Woodburn Branch Library, 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn. (260) 421-1370. — Courtesy Allen County Public Library • Storytime. Fridays, 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m. This storytime features ďŹ nger plays, songs, stories of various lengths and crafts. • Yarn Lover’s Gathering. Thursdays, April 21 and 28, 7 p.m. If you already know how to knit or crochet or if you want to learn how to knit or crochet, join us at Woodburn. We have people who can help you get started or teach you new techniques. Join us for a creative evening. • The Lunch Bunch Book Club. Monday, April 25, 11 a.m. Adults, each month we will spend time talking about what everyone has been reading and then discuss a speciďŹ c title. You are not required to read the title to join the group. We will then have lunch; registration is requested. This month we will discuss “A Promise to Protectâ€? by Patricia Bradley. • 3D Printed Key Chain for a Library Card. Saturday, April 16. Use our 3D printer and make a key chain for your library card. Don’t have a library card? Well then, we can sign you up for one. • Garden Potpourri. Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. Master Gardener and Educator Ricky Kemery will be at the library to discuss all that you can do in the garden.

Liberty Cruisers Car Club cruise-in. Liberty Diner, 2929 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7:30 p.m. Spectators welcome. Cruise-ins continue at the same time and location: June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.

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