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Summit City Singers

say thanks for music

“Thank You for the Music” is the theme of The Summit City Singers’ spring 2017 concert series. All concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome.

Summit City Singers is a Fort Wayne community-based, nonprofit, SATB choral group. The group began in 2006 with 30 singers and now has approximately 60 members. Judy King is the director and Barbara Krick is the accompanist. This concert consists of favorites, chosen by the choir, from the songs that have been sung over the past 12 years.

There are show tunes such as selections from “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables,” and “Edelveiss” from “The Sound of Music.” The concert includes fun songs such as “A Place in the Choir,” “Mairi’s Wedding” and a selection of Beach Boys tunes. Other selections include beautiful favorites such as “The Prayer” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Dates and locations are:

Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road, Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, May 23, 7 p.m., Heritage Communities, 8150 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m., Towne House Retirement Center, 2209 St. Joe Center Road, Fort Wayne.

Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m., Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Ave., Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, June 6, 7 p.m., Lutheran Life Villages, 6723 S. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne.

For more information about the concerts or on how to join the choir in the future, call Judy King at (260) 489-4505.

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‘Little Shop of

Horrors’ at IPFW

IPFW has added extra performances of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The play will be presented in the Williams Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students; all other tickets are $18 or under.

Remaining shows are: April 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. The April 23 performance will be sign-language interpreted.

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Degree candidates’

artwork on exhibit

The works of IPFW Department of Fine Arts Senior B.F.A. graduates will remain on display through May 7 at the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

The B.F.A. candidates include: Brenda J. Drayer, sculpture; Derek S. Hibbs, printmaking; Ellen J. Mensch, painting; Nate Morris, sculpture; and Kyle R. Snodgrass, sculpture.

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Vera Bradley

Outlet Sale set

The annual Vera Bradley Outlet Sale will be held through April 23 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne.

Saturday and Sunday are free admission shopping days. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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Free seminar

looks at opioids

A free seminar will explore solutions to opioids addictions, consequences and assistance. The seminar will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, April 22, at the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing, Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Police Department, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health and other community partners are sponsoring “Impacting the Community: Solutions & Resources for the Addiction Crisis.” Topics will include addiction behaviors, accidental addiction, impact of addiction on families and how they can cope.

Registration and exhibitor displays begin at 8 a.m. Visit http://tiny.cc/communityworkshop to register.

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‘ReNEWal’ art

on exhibit

An exhibit entitled “ReNEWal, Art of All Abilities” is on display at the art gallery of First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Admission is free.

The exhibit features the work of artists with disabilities. The gallery is open 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

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Arts Festival

deadline April 28

Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe will celebrate original music and original fine art.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Application deadline is Saturday, April 29. For fees and rules, visit JeffersonShopping.com or visit the mall office.

This exclusive juried outdoor festival will showcase the master works of local and regional fine artists. Offerings will include an array of works in clay, fiber, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, metal, wood, glass, printmaking and drawing.

Original music by local musicians will be performed from 6-8 p.m Saturday, Sept. 9, near the Courtyard Fountain.

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History group

plans bus trip

Minnetrista Gardens in Muncie and the Levi Coffin House, the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad in Fountain City, Ind., will be the destination of a bus trip sponsored by Settlers Inc.

Cost of the June 22 trip is $50 per person. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Linda Black (260) 747-1229.

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Shrine Center

plans fish fries

The Mizpah Shrine Center in Fort Wayne will serve all-you-can-eat fish fries open to the public on six Fridays in 2017.

The Shrine is at 1015A Memorial Way, between Clinton Street and Parnell Avenue, just south of Coliseum Boulevard. The meals are $10 for adults and $7 for ages 5-12. Fish is served from 5:30-8 p.m.

Fish fry dates are May 26, June 23, Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Nov. 10, with veterans receiving a special welcome on Nov. 10.

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Cedar Creek Lions

offer fish, chicken

The Cedar Creek Lions Club is having a fish fry and chicken fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Grabill Fire Station of Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS. Proceeds will be shared with the fire department to support the Northeast Allen County Fire & EMS and local community needs.

The all-you-can-eat dinner will consist of fish and/or chicken, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips, bread, coffee or lemonade. Carry-out dinners are available. Adults pay $10, children 4-9 pay $7 and children 3 and under eat for free.

The Grabill Fire Station is at 13413 State St., Grabill. Indoor seating is available in the fire station for dining.

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Cornerstone plans

2-day garage sales

Cornerstone Youth Center’s monthly garage sales will begin in May this year, with low-cost items available to the community.

The sales will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Dates are as follows: May 19-20, June 9-10, July 21-22, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 15-16, Oct. 6-7, Oct. 20-21 (bag sale).

Cornerstone Youth Center is located at 19819 Monroeville Road in Monroeville.

People with items to donate should call Cornerstone at (260) 623-3972 to set up a time to drop them off at the center. Cornerstone does not accept clothing, televisions, computers, appliances, couches, weight benches, toilets or VHS tapes.

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Rummage sales

support missions

New Haven United Methodist Church will hold a three-day rummage sale to support the missions work of the United Methodist Women.

The church is at 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. Parking is available on the south side of the church on the west side of Mourey Street.

On Wednesday, May 3, early-bird shopping will be available at a $2 charge, from 1-3 p.m. The public is welcome without charge from 3-6 p.m.The sale will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The sale will close with a $2-a-bag sale on Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-noon.

The UMC Women of Indiana support the Lucille Raines Residence in downtown Indianapolis. Many of those at the LRR are rebuilding their lives after substance abuse. The UMC Women support other missions throughout the year, including the New Haven Food Bank. The local organization funds its missions through rummage sales in May and October, and a bazaar the first Saturday in December.