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SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Dinner and craft auction. Arcola United Methodist Church, 11311 Arcola Road, Arcola. Craft auction at 3, free ham and bean dinner at 5 p.m. Any proceeds from the auction will go toward missions. The dinner is the church’s way of saying thank you for the community’s support.

2017 FAME Festival. Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; ages 18 and under are admitted free. A Chinese opera troupe that had been scheduled to perform was unable to obtain visas and will not be available for the FAME Festival or other scheduled performances.

“God-Given ‘You’niqueness.” Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The United Methodist Women invite all women to hear Lisa Meiners with Deeper Still Ministries. The event will include worship and a service project. Call (260) 485-9681.

“The King and I.” Blackhawk Christian Elementary School, 7400 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. Doors open at 6:30; show at 7 p.m. $8 for adults, $6 for students. Blackhawk Christian Theatre presents this play based on Margaret Landon’s book “Anna and the King of Siam.”

Sports card and collectibles show. Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“The Children’s Hour.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission, $18 for patrons 65 and older, a limited number of free tickets for students, and group discounts, First Presbyterian Theater presents this 1930s drama that “confronts the bigotry perpetrated against the LGBT community.” Visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com for details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

2017 FAME Festival. Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Noon-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; ages 18 and under are admitted free. A Chinese opera troupe that had been scheduled to perform was unable to obtain visas and will not be available for the FAME Festival or other scheduled performances.

Old Fort Coin Club Coin &Currency Show. Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and free parking. Food available. The show features over 50 tables of numismatic material.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir. First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St,, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. For ticket information, contact the IPFW Ticket Office, (260) 481-6555. The Young Artist Concert: Music for Choir and Organ highlights the Concert Choir, Youth Chorale and Chamber Singers.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Guided history tour and lunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Settlers Inc. member and educator Linda Huge will lead a guided history tour of the Allen County Courthouse and historic Swinney Homestead with lunch at the Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. $25. Transportation is not included. For ages 14 and older. Limited to 25 attendees. Call (260) 747-1501 or (260) 747-1229. Proceeds support the maintenance of the Historic Homestead. Visit settlersinc.org for details.

Winterjam 2017. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. $10 donation at the door and a love offering inside. Featuring Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Sadie Robertson, Colton Dixon, Thousand Foot Krutch, Newsong and more. Parking $5, or $8 for premium parking. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for full details.

IPFW Faculty and Friends Showcase Concert. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and over, $4 for non-IPFW students, and free for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and under. Chamber music will feature music faculty members along with professional musicians from the region. Instruments and voices showcase collaborative talent.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Fish fry. Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne. 4:30 p.m. $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-10, younger children eat for free. Dinner includes dessert, all made by members of the Sport Club.

School play, “Emma.” East Allen University, 6501 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door; $8.

Fish and chicken strips dinner. Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Road, Monroeville. 4-7 p.m. $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-10 and free for children 5 and under. Burns Catering &Fish Fry will provide the fish and chicken. Drive-thru and carryout meals are available for adult meals only.

The Real Group. Auer Performance Hall on the IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. General admission $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Student and VIP rates also available. Visit ipfw.edu for tickets. This a cappella vocal group from Sweden has been performing jazz for three decades. Presented in conjunction with Heartland Sings.

“The Children’s Hour.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission, $18 for patrons 65 and older, a limited number of free tickets for students, and group discounts. First Presbyterian Theater presents this 1930s drama that “confronts the bigotry perpetrated against the LGBT community.” Visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com for details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Percussion and spaghetti. Carroll High School, 3701 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne; in the Alumni Gym. (Enter off Bethel Road and enter at Door No. 13.) 4-7 p.m. Carroll Indoor Percussion will present its 2017 show titled “Carnival.” The Maple Creek Middle School Steel Drum Band also will perform. The show is free. The dinner is served immediately after the show and is $15 per person in advance, or $20 day of show. (Performing students and children 3 and under are admitted free.) Featuring the Carroll High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble and the Maple Creek Middle School Steel Drum Band. The Indoor Percussion Community presents this fundraiser on behalf of the Carroll band program. Email secretary@carrollbands.org for information on advance tickets.

School play, “Emma.” East Allen University, 6501 Wayne Trace, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Tickets available at the door; $8.

4-H fish fry, carnival and silent auction. IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road, Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m. Advance sale tickets are available at the Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, for $8 for adults or $5 for youth tickets. Each ticket will be $2 more at the door. The Alumni Center is located off Coliseum Boulevard, to the west of the IPFW Campus. The menu will include all-you-can- eat fish and tenderloin, sides, dessert and a beverage. Food will be served from 4-7 pm. or until sold out. This event is a fundraiser for Allen County 4-H Clubs Inc.

Shipshewana on the Road. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $4 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free.

Open house. Southwest Montessori Academy, 1625 Magnavox Way, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m. The open house is for prospective students — 3- to 6-year-olds — and their families. Activities will include coloring and board games. Enrollment is under way.

Schlachtfest (countryfest). Park Edelweiss Reception Hall, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. Doors open 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., brief concert at 8:30 p.m. $12 for adults, $6 for children. Sponsored by Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor, a men’s and women’s choir dedicated to the preservation and promotion of German heritage as expressed in choral music. The dinner includes homemade bratwurst, potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, and more. Adult beverages are for sale.

“The Children’s Hour.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. $20 general admission, $18 for patrons 65 and older, a limited number of free tickets for students, and group discounts. First Presbyterian Theater presents this 1930s drama that “confronts the bigotry perpetrated against the LGBT community.” Visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com for details.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Sunday Night Singles Dance. American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. $7 cover includes disc jockey, cash bar and potluck carry-in. For more information, call Doug at (260) 704-3669.

Shipshewana on the Road. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free.

Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show. Classic Cafe catering and reception hall, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Find vintage and new toys, comic books and more. Admission to the vinyl record and CD show next door also is free.

A Cappella Choir. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Free-will offering. The University A Cappella Choir from Concordia University, Nebraska, brings a repertoire of sacred and secular choral compositions representative of many times and cultures. Jennifer Reynolds, a senior from Fort Wayne, sings Alto I with the choir.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Pizza and Pipes. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne; in the Sanctuary. 6:30 p.m. Music director Chelsea Vaught will perform organ favorites for all ages. The evening begins with pizza being served at 5:30 p.m. in McKay Hall.

Samuel Savage, tenor. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and over, $4 for non-IPFW students, and free for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and under. IPFW vocal faculty member and tenor Sam Savage offers an evening of vocal chamber music along with Ashlee Bickley, mezzo; Briana Sosenheimer, soprano; Mark Stachofsky, baritone; Jonathan Mann, piano; and Hamilton Toscarello, piano. For tickets and information, visit ipfw.edu/music.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Faculty jazz combo. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and over, $4 for non-IPFW students, and free for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and under. These professors create original works and arrangements of jazz and pop standards for each concert.

Women’s Midday Connection: “Marching into Spring.” Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $18 for lunch and program. Make reservations (or cancellations) before March 21 by calling Meredith at (260) 672-3414. The featured speaker is Stacey Kuster, director of All For One Productions, a Fort Wayne theatrical organization. The keynote speaker is Brenda Yoder, with “The Gift of Change.”

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

“Shrek the Musical.” Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington. Opening night performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $9 for HU faculty and staff, and $5 for HU students. Visit huntington.edu/theatre to buy tickets or for the full schedule and more show information.

Lunch-N-Learn. New Haven Community Center, 7500 State Road 930 E., New Haven. Noon. The New Haven Chamber of Commerce sponsors a program on credit card processing, presented by POS Merchant Card Services. Register by March 27 for a food count. Call (260) 749-4484 or email info@newhavenind.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Purdue Varsity Glee Club. Mirro Center for Research &Innovation, Parkview Hospital Campus, Dupont Road. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door or online at purdue.edu/pmo/calendar.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Free lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Diane Groenert presents “Birthing a Book: From Sketching to Self-Publishing,” with a lecture and book-signing. The lecture is part of the 23rd annual George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Appleseed Quilters Guild. Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time at 6 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Philanthropy is the focus for the April meeting. Members and guests will learn about Margot Anderson’s mission trips to Haiti. There will also be representatives speaking from Charis House and Creative Women of the World. For more information, check the website at appleseedquiltersguild.com or email applseedquilters@yahoo.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Free public lecture. University of Saint Francis, 5201 Spring St., Fort Wayne; in the Brookside Ballroom. 7 p.m. Open to the public. Dr. Vincent Wargo presents “Towards a Philosophical Theory of Practice.” Presented by the Department of Philosophy and Theology.

A Passion Experience. The Ridge Missionary Church, 6424 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Journey through the Passion Week of Christ to see how the experience of Jesus and his disciples are relevant today. Arrive any time between 6 and 7:30 p.m. The experience will last about one hour. RSVP with name and number attending to ridgeprayer@gmail.com or call (260) 492-6716.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

Heroes and Legends VIII wrestling spectacular. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. Doors open at noon for fanfest and meet-and-greet. Bell time is 5 p.m. Tickets start at $15; available at Ticketmaster. For a list of stars, visit heroesandlegendswrestling.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Maundy Thursday service. Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

Fish fry. Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne. 4:30 p.m. $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-10, younger children eat for free. Dinner includes dessert, all made by members of the Sport Club.

Männerchor fish fry. Park Edelweiss Reception Hall, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. $9 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. This dinner is presented by Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor, a men’s and women’s choir dedicated to the preservation and promotion of German heritage as expressed in choral music. The meals are served the second Friday of each month, September through May. Association musicians play guitar and accordion and other instruments, singing mostly German music. The meal includes all-you-can-eat fish, sides, coffee and dessert. Drinks are available for purchase. Visit fortwaynemaennerchor.us for more information on the history of the association.

Fish and chicken dinner. American Legion Post 420, 112 E. South St., Monroeville. 5-7:30 p.m. Dine-in and carry-out. Adults $9, children 5-12 $5. Sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

Good Friday service with cantata. Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

Easter Sunrise Service. Covenant United Methodist Church, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 a.m. “Sign of Hope and Joy.” Other services today include: Easter Cantata, 8:15 and 11 a.m., “THIS Changes Everything”; Easter contemporary service, 9:30 a.m., “Chain Breaker.”

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

Spring concert. Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. The public is welcome and admission is free. The choir, band and orchestra will perform.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Open house. Southwest Montessori Academy, 1625 Magnavox Way, Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. The open house is for prospective students — 3- to 6-year-olds — and their families. Activities will include coloring and board game. Enrollment is under way.