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SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt. Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Public invited.

Discover Roanoke 10K/5K and 1-mile kids fun run. Downtown Roanoke. 9 a.m.-noon. Bring family and friends to the start/finish line for activities before and after the race. Get details and sign up at discoverroanoke.org.

Easter egg hunt. Arcola United Methodist Church, 11311 Arcola Road, Arcola. 10 a.m. For all children through age 12. To be held ouside, weather-permitting. Last year’s hunt drew 40 children, who gathered 500 eggs. This year the church is preparing 1,000 eggs.

Huntington County Walk/Run & Easter Egg Hunt. Kreigbaum Field, Huntington North High School, 2001 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. egg hung, 3-3:45 p.m. Walk/run, 4-7:30 p.m. Run/walk fees: children 11 and under, $4; adults, $7 online, or $8 at the door. The price includes a T-shirt, snack and water. Fees will go to the Huntington Councy Community Foundation, which has accepted donations for this community event. Visit www.protectachildwalkamile.com for more information.

The Fort Wayne VisionWalk Kickoff. Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, Suite Level Lounge. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Fort Wayne VisionWalk Kickoff is a free, informative luncheon to discuss the upcoming VisionWalk and kick off team fundraising. Visit www.FightBlindness.org/FortWayneVisionWalk for details. The walk will be held Saturday, June 10, at Headwaters Park, with registration at 8:30 a.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.

Trombone ensemble recital.IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. The Trombone Ensemble will deliver a varied program featuring the music of Franz Josef Haydn, Anton Bruckner, Weezer, and Earth, Wind and Fire. David Cooke directs. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

Short Hikes for Short Legs. Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and a responsible adult. Today’s topic is “Frogs are Calling, It Must be Spring.” Frog calls are one of the signs of spring, but can you identify which frogs are part of the chorus? Start in the barn with a hands-on activity to discover and identify the calls that the local frogs make. Then hike to look and listen for the frogs of the marsh. Dress for the weather; boots recommended.

Veteran peer support group. VA Annex, 2500 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6 p.m. Free coffee. Visit vet2vetusa.org for more information. This group is run by veterans but it not a VA-run group. Meetings are held each Wednesday.

Living with Depression support group. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday. These non-professionals have lived with depression and help one another by sharing experiences and through the use of literature. Anyone interested in the group is asked to call Marilee Stroud at (260) 312-6069 for further information

Allen County Retired Educators. Biaggi’s, Jefferson Pointe, 4010 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Gather at 10:45 a.m., meeting begins at 11 a.m. Program by Jim Anderson of Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Make reservations by April 12 to Mary Jo Purvis at (260) 492-6992 or mpurvis1@frontier.com.

Guitar studio showcase.IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. Guitar students from the studio of Laura Lydy will perform solo works from a vast classical guitar repertoire. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

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 underway.

Renovation celebration. McMillen Health, 600 Jim Kelley Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Facility tours, hors d’oeuvres, live music.

Spring concert. Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Free. Public welcome. Various music groups will perform. The state champion Homestead winter guard will perform.

Rain garden workshop. Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne; in the Omni Room. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. Register by calling 311 or (260) 427-8311. City residents who attend a workshop may be eligible to receive a cash incentive to assist with plant purchases for their rain garden. For more information visit http://www.catchingrainfw.org/.

Saxophone quartet and saxophone choir recital.IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. The first half of this concert will feature the saxophone quartet. The second half of the concert includes the IPFW Saxophone Choir, which expands the saxophone family by adding the sopranino saxophone as the highest voice and the bass saxophone as the lowest voice. The program features music by Nigel Wood. Farrell Vernon directs. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Opinion leaders luncheon. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. Noon. Free. RSVP to Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne by calling (260) 456-0400 or email office@fwjf.org. Moran Birman, representing the consulate general of Israel to the Midwest in Chicago, will discuss “Israel: A Positive Influence on the World.” Birman has been a diplomat since 2014.

Focus on Health health fair. University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St., Fort Wayne. 7:30-11 a.m. Sponsored by Parkview Health. Get blood pressure and other tests for free. Or choose from a wider range of tests starting at $10. Get details at fohealth.com.

Jazz Ensemble featuring IPFW Chamber Singers.IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. The premier IPFW big band and the IPFW Chamber Singers join forces to offer standard jazz arrangements from swing through jazz-rock. Vocal a cappella and instrumental improvisation round out the evening. Farrell Vernon and Vaughn Roste direct. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Fish and chicken fry. Grabill Fire Station, 13413 State St., Grabill. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Adults pay $10, ages 4-9 pay $7, children 3 or younger eat for free. Sponsored by Cedar Creek Lions Club to support the Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS and local community needs.

The Outcry Tour. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m Tickets $19.95-$64.95, plus fees. Featuring Jesus Culture, Lauren Daigle and Elevation Worship. For details, visit TrinityCommunications.org.

MDA Muscle Walk. Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne. 5:30 p.m. For information, contact Clarissa Fenker, (260) 486-6698 or cfenker@mdausa.org. To register, visit mdausa.org and search for Fort Wayne.

Artist reception. Crestwoods, 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. 2-5 p.m. “Norman Bradley and Friends” continues through May 20. Featured artists: Norman and Dixie Bradley, John Hrehov, Don Osos, Karen Moriarty, Betty Fishman, Russell Oettel, Don Kruse, Patricia Weiss and George McCullough. Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is open 10 a.m-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, or by appointment. Learn more at crestwoodsgallery.com.

OVERSET FOLLOWS:Spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Girl Scout Troop 20763 is raising money for a trip to Cincinnati.

Zoo opens for the season. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grounds close at 6 p.m. Adult admission, $15. Get more admission information and see the zoo’s schedule at kidzoo.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Lunch & Laugh for seniors. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., Fort Wayne. Noon-2 p.m. Free. The event will offer a free hot lunch. Seniors will play trivia games with and competing against the church youth group. Other highlights include door prizes, game prizes, and a chocolate fountain. Register by April 16 at fwgoodshepherd.org.

Breakfast buffet. American Legion Post 420, 112 E. South St., Monroeville. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: 11 or older, $7; 5-10. $4; 4 or younger, free. Sponsored by the Monroeville Lions Club. The meal includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, applesauce, tropical fruit, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone Youth Center, Monroeville. The money will be used for summer programming and feeding youth who are at the center for extended hours.

“A Matter of Life and Death I.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne 4 p.m. Free admission for all. The IPFW University Singers, Chamber Singers and Choral Union will join forces with Heartland Sings to present a concert including a Bach motet and Faure’s immortal “Requiem.” Vaughn Roste conducts.

Horn Studio Recital. IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 5:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. Students from the studio of Fort Wayne Philharmonic Principal Horn and IPFW Horn Professor Mike Lewellen as they present solo works and some ensemble selections. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

MONDAY, APRIL 24

Community Orchestra Concert. IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. IPFW’s llarge symphony orchestra takes the stage to offer one of the great masterpieces of classical music, Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” David Cooke conducts. Buy tickets online atwww.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Hesburgh Lecture Series. Allen County Main Library, Fort Wayne. Meeting Room A. 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and the St. Thomas More Society of Fort Wayne, in conjunction with the Alumni Association of the University of Notre Dame, will host a brief lecture followed by a panel discussion on the topic of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church. Plesase RSVP by emailing Jacob Benedict at jacob@amiinvestment.com.

“A Matter of Life and Death II.” IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. Different from the April 23 concert, the IPFW Choral ensembles will join forces with the Heartland Sings to present a program of choral music about life and death. Vaughn Roste conducts. Buy tickets online atwww.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

Brass quintet recital. IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. The concert will feature varied works from the brass quintet repertoire. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

“Jekyll and Hyde — The Musical.” Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Admission $10 for adults, $8 for students. Timothy Miller directs.

Veteran peer support group. VA Annex, 2500 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6 p.m. Free coffee. Visit vet2vetusa.org for more information. This group is run by veterans but it not a VA-run group. Meetings are held each Wednesday.

Living with Depression support group. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday. These non-professionals have lived with depression and help one another by sharing experiences and through the use of literature. Anyone interested in the group is asked to call Marilee Stroud at (260) 312-6069 for further information

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

“Jekyll and Hyde — The Musical.” Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Admission $10 for adults, $8 for students. Timothy Miller directs.

Rummage and bake sale. Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m. In the Fellowship Hall, in the church basement. All proceeds benefit mission work.

Spring rummage sale. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sponsored by the Ladies Society. The sale ends Friday, with a $2-a-bag sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Outside items will be available both days from 8 a.m. Proceeds go to various charities.

Church rummage sale. St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m. The sale benefits United Methodist Women.

Luers preview night. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. $5 per person. Preview Knight offers a sneak peak of LuersKnight, the major fundraiser April 28. The preview night atmosphere is relaxed and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The event is open to the public. Friends, co-workers and family members are welcome to attend. Some items will be up for bid and may be taken home that evening. Enter through the gymnasium doors near the football field.

Decades Rewind. The Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35 and $45. Tickets are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy Theatre, ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Decades Rewind features an eight-piece rock band and six vocalists surrounded by stage lighting and videos of American culture. The concert also offers more than 100 costume changes.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28

“Jekyll and Hyde — The Musical.” Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Admission $10 for adults, $8 for students. Timothy Miller directs.

Spring rummage sale. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale ends today, with a $2-a-bag sale. Outside items will be available from 8 a.m. Sponsored by the Ladies Society. Proceeds go to various charities.

Rummage and bake sale. Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., Fort Wayne. In the Fellowship Hall, in the church basement. 9 a.m.-noon is the regular sale; a $2 a bag sale is 1 p.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds benefit mission work.

Church rummage sale. First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 1-7 p.m. Proceeds go to church outreach projects. The sale continues Saturday.

Church rummage sale. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Lots of household items, clothes, furniture, toys, books and miscellaneous. The sale continues Saturday. Proceeds go towards missions. Sponsored by Ladies Aid.

Church rummage sale. St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The sale continues Saturday. The sale benefits United Methodist Women.

LuersKnight. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. The 37th annual dinner and auction opens with dinner and hors d’oveuvres at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows. $150 per person. Cocktail attire, with black tie optional. The theme, “A Knight at the Castle,” highlights the spring musical “Beauty and the Beast.” Arrive by Entrance 3, by the cafeteria. For reservations, call Kathy Skelly at (260) 456-1262, ext. 3142, or emailkskelly@bishopluers.org. This is a major annual fundraiser for the high school.

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 5 and under, free. Fish, chicken, green beans, cole slaw or applesauce, dessert and drink. Dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru available.

Final Showcase event. IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. The IPFW Bands conclude the 2016–17 season in a joint collaboration with the IPFW choirs and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir on Eric Whitacre’s “Equus” as well as with Ingolf Dahl’s magnificent “Sinfonietta.” Daniel Tembras and Vaughn Roste conduct. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

High’s Chicken for sale. At the four-way stop in Leo and by the Do-It-Best Hardware store in Grabill. From 10:30 a.m. until sold out. The Cedars Branch Auxiliary is hosting the sale with proceeds used to benefit the residents of the nursing care facility at The Cedars, Leo-Cedarville. Prices were not available at press time.

Church rummage sale. First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Also offering a bake sale today. Proceeds go to church outreach projects.

Church rummage sale. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 202 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Today is $2 a bag sale. Lots of household items, clothes, furniture, toys, books and miscellaneous. Proceeds go towards missions. Sponsored by Ladies Aid.

Church rummage sale. St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Today is a $3-a-bag sale. The sale benefits United Methodist Women.

Rain garden workshop. Dupont Library, 536 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Free. Register by calling 311 or (260) 427-8311. City residents who attend a workshop may be eligible to receive a cash incentive to assist with plant purchases for their rain garden. For more information visit http://www.catchingrainfw.org/.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Earth Day Fort Wayne. Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 1-5 p.m. Free. This faamily-friendly community event celebrates Earth Day 2017. You’ll enjoy conservation-oriented learning activities and presentations, wetland education stations, stewardship opportunities, a farmers market and more.

German choral concert. Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 5 p.m. Free admission. The Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor will host German choral societies from four states for the 63rd Bezirks Säengerfest. Visit fortwaynemaennerchor.us for more information on the concert and the local German choral organization.

Bead For Life Marketplace. St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2305 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne. Noon-3 p.m. Be inspired by hardworking Ugandan women lifting themselves out of poverty and providing an education for their children. Buy handmade jewelry made from colorful recycled paper and help others a world away.

Grand opening. Madge Rothschild Resource Center, 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne. 2-3:45 p.m.: reception and open house including the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library and the Jacob L. Goldman Memorial Museum focusing on 200 years of Jewish history in northeast Indiana. Tours of Congregation Achduth Vesholom at 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. 4 p.m.: brief program about the resource center with keynote speaker David Laskin, author of “One Family, Three Journeys: How One Family Embodied The Sweep of 20th Century Jewish History.” Book signing with Laskin and reception immediately following program.

Cello and piano. IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 2:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. Guest artist/music faculty recital featuring Ellie Wee, cello, and Hamilton Tescarollo, piano, performing Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70,” Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40,” and several other works for cello and piano. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

Flute studio recital. PFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students, free for students 18 and younger and for IPFW students with ID. Students of IPFW flute professor Vivianne Belanger offer solo literature performances along with a flute ensemble that includes piccolo and alto flutes. Buy tickets online at www.ipfw.edu/tickets or by calling (260) 481-6555.

TUESDAY, MAY 2

Fort Wayne Area Community Band. Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. Downbeat is 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets can be purchased at the door for $8, seniors $7, students under 18 are free and IPFW students are free with ID. The band presents a variety of music under the direction of conductor Scott Humphries and assistant conductor David Blackwell. The 80-piece concert band will present three pieces from the Broadway hit musical “West Side Story” — “Somewhere,” “Mambo” and “Gee, Officer Krupke” — and two circus marches — “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite” and “Thunder and Blazes.” The band also will perform “Kirkpatrick Fanfare,” “First Suite for Military Band” and highlights from “Hello, Dolly!” Parking is free in the parking garage across from the Music Center.

“Slice of Knowledge” seminar. Pizza Hut, 3820 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Free. Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union will offer advice on how to protect against identity theft. The public is invited to attend. Advance registration is required as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please send an email to rsvp@fpccfcu.org or call (260) 469-5923.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Spring rummage sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven. Early-bird shopping 1-3 p.m. Open to the public 3-6 p.m. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.

Veteran peer support group. VA Annex, 2500 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6 p.m. Free coffee. Visit vet2vetusa.org for more information. This group is run by veterans but it not a VA-run group. Meetings are held each Wednesday.

Living with Depression support group. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday. These non-professionals have lived with depression and help one another by sharing experiences and through the use of literature. Anyone interested in the group is asked to call Marilee Stroud at (260) 312-6069 for further information

THURSDAY, MAY 4

“Little Shop of Horrors.” Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville. 7 p.m. Admission $10, paid at the door. The musical tells the story of flower shop owner Gravis Mushnick, employee Seymour Krelboyne and Audrey Fulquard, the object of Seymour’s affection. Seymour develops a hybrid plant with a unique appetite. Rowdy Halter directs this Leo production.

Disorderly Bear Den. Community Center, 233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome; please phone (260) 409-9886 for more information. This organization provides teddy bears to children and lonely adults in this area. The club accepts donations of gently-used stuffed animals in any size and color. For more information, contact Donna Gordon-Hearn at (260) 409-9886 or email tdbear7@comcast.net. Or visit the website,goodbearsoftheworld.org.

Spring rummage sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.

All-church garage sale. Christ’s Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Indoors rain or shine. Covered entry and easy parking. Lots of variety. Free popcorn. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Ministry Team.

National Day of Prayer. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. The church invites the public to visit the sanctuary for prayer from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A continental brunch will be offered from 7:30-10 a.m. “We hope you can join us in praying for our nation, either in our sanctuary or wherever you can,” the church said in a statement. For more informtion, call the church office at (260) 749-5816.

Rummage sale. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Waynedale. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sale continues

FRIDAY, MAY 5

“Kiss Me, Kate.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. $10. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

“Little Shop of Horrors.” Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville. 7 p.m. Admission $10, paid at the door. The musical tells the story of flower shop owner Gravis Mushnick, employee Seymour Krelboyne and Audrey Fulquard, the object of Seymour’s affection. Seymour develops a hybrid plant with a unique appetite. Rowdy Halter directs this Leo production.

“Bye, Bye Birdie.” Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. General admission and student tickets are available 30 minutes before each performance for $8 and $6 respectively. Reserved tickets for guaranteed seating in the first five rows are $10, and are available by contacting Babette Record at brecord@grandwayne.com.

All-church garage sale. Christ’s Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Indoors rain or shine. Covered entry and easy parking. Lots of variety. Free popcorn. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Ministry Team.

Settlers Inc. annual plant sale and open house. The Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual plant sale will be in the basement with perennial diggings on the back lawn. The Homestead will be open free to the public, with early Americana music, hand-arts display, Settlers Inc. memberships, spinning demonstrations., refreshments, and bake sale. The herbs will be in the basement with perennial “diggings” on the back lawn. Proceeds from Settlers Inc. events support the Swinney Homestead.

Spring rummage sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven. 9 a.m.-noon. Today is a $2-a-bag sale. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.

Rummage sale. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Waynedale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

“Kiss Me, Kate.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. $10. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

A Daughter’s Brunch. Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-noon. All women and girls of the church are invited to attend this baby shower for A Baby’s Closet. No cost to attend, but donations of baby supplies are appreciated.

“Bye, Bye Birdie.” Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. General admission and student tickets are available 30 minutes before each performance for $8 and $6 respectively. Reserved tickets for guaranteed seating in the first five rows are $10, and are available by contacting Babette Record at brecord@grandwayne.com.

Annual Women’s Tea. Victory Noll Center, 26 Victory Noll Drive, Huntington. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 per person. To reserve tickets, call (260) 200-1740. The theme of this year’s spring fundraiser is “Sharing Our Sacred Stories.” The tea will feature special music by harpist Joy and Nina Frecker, a light lunch, a silent auction, and a live auction. Proceeds go to support the Victory Noll Center Endowment. Sharon Metzger, the executive director of Place of Grace, is the speaker.

Settlers Inc. annual plant sale and open house. The Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon. The annual plant sale will be in the basement. Proceeds from Settlers Inc. events support the Swinney Homestead.

“Little Shop of Horrors.” Leo Jr./Sr. High School, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo-Cedarville. 7 p.m. Admission $10, paid at the door. The musical tells the story of flower shop owner Gravis Mushnick, employee Seymour Krelboyne and Audrey Fulquard, the object of Seymour’s affection. Seymour develops a hybrid plant with a unique appetite. Rowdy Halter directs this Leo production.

Rummage sale. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Waynedale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $2-a-bag sale today; bags will be provided. A bake sale will be included.

Rain garden workshop. McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St., Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Register by calling 311 or (260) 427-8311. City residents who attend a workshop may be eligible to receive a cash incentive to assist with plant purchases for their rain garden. For more information visit http://www.catchingrainfw.org/.

Medicine Woman Singers. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 1-4 p.m. General admission $7; students and seniors $5; under 2 and History Center members, free. The History Center sponsors Miami Indian Heritage Days the first Saturday of each month, May through November. A guided tour of the house is included.

Illusionist entertains. The Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $32.50-$72.50. Tickets are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Jay Owenhouse, an escape artist and illusionist, will visit Fort Wayne on his Dare to Believe tour. Visit ww.jayowenhouse.com for more information about the performer.

SUNDAY, MAY 7

“Kiss Me, Kate.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. $10. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

“Bye, Bye Birdie.” Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. General admission and student tickets are available 30 minutes before each performance for $8 and $6 respectively. Reserved tickets for guaranteed seating in the first five rows are $10, and are available by contacting Babette Record at brecord@grandwayne.com.

History lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Melissa Rinehart presents “Northern Indiana … Always at the Crossroads of Many Cultures.” The lecture is part of the 23rd annual George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

Veteran peer support group. VA Annex, 2500 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 4:30-6 p.m. Free coffee. Visit vet2vetusa.org for more information. This group is run by veterans but it not a VA-run group. Meetings are held each Wednesday.

Living with Depression support group. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday. These non-professionals have lived with depression and help one another by sharing experiences and through the use of literature. Anyone interested in the group is asked to call Marilee Stroud at (260) 312-6069 for further information.

THURSDAY, MAY 11

Meet Me @ 5. New Haven Family Dentistry, 615 Professional Park Drive, New Haven. 5 p.m. The New Haven Chamber of Commerce sponsors this social and business event. RSVP to info@newhavenindiana.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 12

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 accordian 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.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale. McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St., Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m. Hundreds of kinds of plants will be available for purchase from the Botanical Conservatory.