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2013

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.

 

LOCAL, SMALL BUSINESSES JOIN TOGETHER FOR POP-UP AT THE JEFFERSON POINTE

 Join us for Pop-Up at the Pointe at Jefferson Pointe.  Complete your holiday shopping list with unique, handcrafted gifts.

Shop with several local, handcrafted small businesses in one location for two weekends during this holiday season:  Friday, November 28, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, December 19, 2014 to Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Jefferson Pointe, located between Panera Bread and Game Stop in the previous Rustic Hutch location. 

Gift wrapping, kids activity table, door prizes, and holiday music highlight this family-friendly event!  Stop by and support these creative businesses:  Cedar Creek Candles, Iodiebag, The Inspired Scavenger, J-Jewelry, Dawn Haney Designs, The Shed, Van Gogh Mobile Studio, The Basket Case, Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies, Dark Horse Designs, Love Amy Interiors, Anointed Seams, Old Fort Soap Company, Dough Folks, Gracefully Woven, and Burlap Blooms.

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK-CHRIST CHILD FESTIVAL

On Saturday November 29th and Sunday November 30th from 11am to 5pm the annual Christmas in the park festival will be held at Franke Park. For more information please call Judi 260-447-9437.

RESEARCH YOUR PATRIOTIC LEGACY 

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be available to help prospective DAR members, interested in joining the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, in researching their lineage to prove ancestry to an American Revolutionary Patriot. The DAR will have a table in the west reading room of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library between 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014.

TIM ZIMMERMAN AND THE KING'S BRASS

Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass will be appearing in concert at Saint Joseph United Methodist  Church 6004 Reed Road Fort Wayne,  IN 46835 on December 6th at 7:00pm.

Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair.  The King's Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards.  These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations.

 Secular and sacred music critics alike applaud their concerts as "superb in every way" and "innovative and well played."  "Truly, an unforgettable experience!"

 The King’s Brass, formed over two decades ago, is comprised of professional musicians from across the country who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship.

 The King's Brass' original arrangements are featured on twelve recordings.  The latest CD on the Summit Record label (www.summitrecords.com) is their “Classic Hymns” release, featuring organists Diane Bish, Rebecca Kleintop Owens and Samuel Metzger with the Ruffatti Pipe Organ of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


KING'S COURT BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION

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Registrations are being taken at Brookside Church for the King’s Court Basketball League for boys and girls grades K-5. King’s Court begins on January 6 and runs for 9 weeks. Brookside Church is located at  Evard Road in northeast Fort Wayne at the corner of Maplecrest and Evard Roads. For more information, or to register, go to www.brookside.org or call the church office at 485-9665.


27TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS-LAKEWOOD PARK BAPTIST CHURCH

On December 11th and 12th at 7pm and December 13th and 14th 3pm and 7pm the 27th Annual Festival of Lights will be held at the Lakewood Park Baptist Church. The dramatic musical  "The Christmas Post" features drama, comedy and over 40,000 computerized lights. For ticket information contact Lakewood Park Ministries 1-260-925-2006.

COSMOS AND HIDEOUT 125-DONATING TURKEY AND HAM TO THE PUBLIC

Cosmos and Hideout 125 are planning on helping the local communities by donating food to the homeless. They will be giving 150 turkeys and 150 hams to those families in need. We want to inform the public so they can come and get their free turkey or ham. When: monday decemeber 22, 2014 at 10 AM Where: Hideout 125 parking lot 10350 Coldwater Rd. For more information call: Ron Timmons- MediaOne Marketing Group at 260-220-2800 ext 701 or Panos Bourounis- owner of Cosmos and Hideout 125 at 260-414-9095

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.

LIFELINE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS TO HELP “HARMONIZE” YOUTH & FAMILIES!

On Thursday January 29, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Sweetwater Sound (5501 US 30 Fort Wayne, IN 46818) Lifeline Youth & Family Services introducing Crosswinds will host dinner and great music.

The event is to raise awareness and help “Harmonize” Youth and Families and the cost is $75 per person. To register go to www.lifelineyouth.org.For questions, contact Colleen Terrell at cterrell@lifelineyouth.org or call (260)745-3322, ext. 2012.

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