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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.
When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.
For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.
PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION
Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on Facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.
YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA
Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.
FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY
The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com
FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY
Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.
I CAN VOLUNTEER TEAM-AUGUST 2014 VOLUNTEER EVENTS
When: Thursday August 28th 2014 9 am- 12 pm
WHO: I CAN Volunteers (developmentally disabled adults), AWS Benchmark, and Easter Seals ARC support staff and Volunteer Center volunteers.
WHAT: I CAN Volunteers spread and scatter seeds along the trails at the nature preserve to help support the plants and trees In this Little Rivers Wetlands Project. A hot dog roast and reflection will follow this volunteer activity.
WHERE: Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road.
AMATEUR GRILLERS/TEAMS WANTED!
On September 6th any and all Amateur grillers/teams are wanted! Do you have the ultimate recipe? We supply the meat & you supply the flavor! Baked goods & sides contest too! No entry fee. All food prepared is sold so follow up the contest with dinner. See fwbbq.com or contact Denny @ email@example.com.
A FREE COMMUNITY SUNDAY SCHOOL PEP RALLY-ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
A Free Community Sunday School Pep Rally sponsored by Warsaw's new St. Peter's Lutheran Church will be held on September 7, 2014 at the Fireman's Building in Pike Lake Park, Warsaw IN. This "Home Coming" themed kick-off rally will get everyone excited about the new Sunday School year. Guests will enjoy a free picnic banquet featuring pulled pork, hot dogs and other tailgating foods. There will be games, activities and family fun for all ages. Event starts off with Divine Service promptly at 9:00 am and will continue until 12:30 pm. Everyone in the community is warmly invited. For more information and directions visit www.stpeterswarsaw.com.
ASI AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WALK
On Sunday, September 28th the Fort Wayne community has a chance to spread the word about Autism. There is a walk/run to raise awareness about Autism and how to cope with it in ones life. This is a chance for the community to enjoy a nice walk and learning more about ASI and Autism. Donations are greatly appreciated. To register please go to www.inautism.org. For more information please call 260-226-2176.
DOGGONE BEST CHILI CHALLENGE- LUCKY HARLEY DAVIDSON
On September 27, 2014 at Lucky Harley Davidson the annual Doggone Best Chili Cookoff Challenge will be under way. The Public Tasting time is from noon to 3:00pm and the cost is $5.00 for adults and children under ten are free. The chili cook-off to benefit the Allen County SPCA. Lots of mouth-watering chili ranging from mild to wild! Join us for an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets, and GREAT CHILI! For more information visit the website at www.doggonebestchili.org.
FREE TO BREATHE LUNG CANCER RUN/WALK
Lung cancer it's a powerful force, but so are you. You have the power to save a life. Join us for the Fort Wayne free to breathe run-walk on September 13 at Shoaff Park’s Conklin Pavilion. One day of action can make a lifetime of impact. Together we have the power to make lung cancer survival the expectation, not the exception. Register and start fundraising today at freetobreathe.org.
IN MEMORY OF JON- FUNDRAISER HELD AT PIN-UP CURLS
On Saturday Pin-Up Curls will be having a fundraiser to raise money for the Livestrong Organization. The fundraiser is in memory of Jon Jubilee. The event is on September 13th from 11am to 3pm at Pin-Up Curls in Fort Wayne, IN. The event will have Carnival Style Games, Food, Face Painting and more! The event will go from 11am to 3pm. All proceeds will benefit Livestrong!
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Come out and help support the lupus foundation in finding a cure to this destructive disease. The event is September 13, 2014 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Hier’s Park, Huntington, IN. There will be lunch from 11-12:30 pm and last minute raffle sales and bids until 1:00 pm. Look for them on Facebook for updates on prizes at https://www.facebook.com/Lupulicious
RESEARCH YOUR PATRIOTIC LEGACY EVENT
The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) will be available to help prospective D.A.R. members, interested in joining the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, in researching their lineage to prove ancestry to an American Revolutionary Patriot. The D.A.R. will have a table in the west reading room of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library between 9 a.m. and noon on September 13th 2014.
ALLEN COUNTY 4-H HOLDS PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
The public is invited to attend a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast to benefit Allen County 4-H Clubs, Inc. on Sunday, September 14 from 9 am-1pm at the Allen County Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue on IPFW’s campus in Fort Wayne. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and orange juice. Pancakes will be served all you can eat. Adult meals and all carry-outs cost $6, meals for children from 3-12 cost $3, and children 0-2 will eat for free. For more information contact: Samm Johnson, Extension Educator, at 260-481-6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIAN SUMMER DAYS WILL BE HELD AT THE TOWN SQUARE IN HOWE, IN
On September 19 & 20, 2014. Friday night will start with Messiah Fellowship Band at 6:30; Emma Mennonite Men’s Chorus at 7:30 and New Breed from Sturgis, MI at 8:00. Saturday, 7 a. m. – noon farmers market; Guy Thompson Puppet Show at 10:30 a.m.; Shawanah Jane Murray storyteller 11:00 & 11:30 a. m.; Dance Center Stage 11:30 a. m.; Historic Character Interviews 12 p. m.; Will Certain,Guitarist 12:30 p. m.; Parade 2 p. m. , 3:30 p. m. 16th Ave. Band. Venders in park all day!
COWS & PLOWS 2014- VAN WERT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
On Tuesday September 23rd and Thursday September 25th from 8:45am to 2:15pm at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds a session on the importance of Agriculture. It will be a day-long session for students to acquaint themselves with the counties leading industry, Agriculture. The event is to get the students aware of the modern-day farming and what it takes to keep a farm running. The event will reinforce the social studies and science state standards and curriculum for different age groups. For more information regarding the event please call 1-419-238-9591 EXT. 113.
THE HAPPY DASH- OCTOBER 2104
Bring It-Push It-Own It & Sud’n Impact Gym brings to you Fort Wayne’s 1st obstacle run!! The happy dash will have obstacles, challenges and silliness; this will be a great time for all, and a way to give back to your community while having an amazing challenging, fun experience with family, friends or come out and make new friends!
The event is on October 11th from 9am to noon and the location is at Happy Dash Fort Recovery Road 12535 Lima Rd Fort Wayne. Please go to Eventbrite to Register Online and search Happy Dash.
INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT AND APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION WEEK
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166 is proud to host the Industry Advancement and Apprenticeship Promotion Week September 30-October 3, 2014. Whether you are an individual looking for a future career, a company or corporation looking for new and innovative facility measures to save energy and money, or a school system looking for an affordable higher-education options, this event is for you. There will also be other Building Trades Construction groups giving demonstration. If you are interested, please contact Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166 at 260-490-5696.
LUTHERAN SOUTH UNITY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
The fifth annual fundraiser for Lutheran South Unity School, 5401 S. Calhoun St., is slated for 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the Family Life center of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Dr. The evening, under the theme ³Let the Children Come, will feature delicious food, fun, fellowship and an opportunity to support LSUS. The cost is $35 per plate; all contributions over the cost of the meal will help the school and its students. The public is invited.
BETHLEHEM ALUMNI OPEN HOUSE
Are you an alumnus of Bethlehem Lutheran School, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd.? Come to the Bethlehem alumni open house 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12. Bring photos, films or other memorabilia to share. Former teachers, students, members and the public are invited to see the photos, displays and videos.
Enjoy refreshments, recall memories and rekindle friendships. Those interested in helping may call Sharon at 452-6846. The website is http://www.bethlehemschool.org.
SAVE THE DATE: CADETS IN CADENCE-BUILDING BRIDGES, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th the Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets will be hosting a fundraiser dinner/auction. The auction preview will be on Friday November 7th and the fundraiser dinner auction will be Saturday, November 8th. For more information please call 260-483-1102.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR PROGRAM-2014
This season, holiday shoppers in Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Adult Protective Services, Homebound Meals, Aging and In-home services, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.
An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone.
Walgreens retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 2 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached.
Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at Fort Wayne area Walgreens locations. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.
“Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Jim Sullivan, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.”
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 260-485-2424.