Thursday, Nov. 1
A Night of Hope: The Orchid, 11508 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the Power House Youth Center. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening featuring a catered meal as well as silent and live auction with music provided by current and former Power House members. The fundraiser will feature guest speaker Aaron Brown, a children’s book author and inspirational speaker. Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets, visit //nightofhope.eventsmart.com/. Business sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Nov. 2
World Community Day: St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 Hanna St., Fort Wayne. 12:30 p.m. The Fort Wayne/Allen County Church Women United will host the event. This year’s theme is “In Harmony with God’s People.” Sheryl Ferguson from Blackhawk Ministries will present the Bible study. The Kekionga Steel Drums from Kekionga Middle School will open the meeting with a special performance. The event is open to church women of all faiths. Reservations are $3 and may be obtained by calling (260) 637-1842.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Church Street Corner Bazaar: Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sales will include apple dumplings, cookies by the box, baked goods, candy, craft vendors, dollar store and silent auction. A snack bar will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Waynedale United Methodist Women. Proceeds support the Pledge to Missions.
Craft show: Central Christian School, 5801 Schwartz Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft show will offer holiday shopping featuring unique handmade items as well as direct sales products. The eighth grade student-run bake sale and concession stand will offer baked goods, treats and lunch options. The Perk coffee house will also be open. For more information, contact CCScraftshow@gmail.com.
Fall festival: Zion Lutheran Church, 2313 South Hanna Street at Creighton in Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. The annual Fall Festival Sausage/Sauerkraut Dinner includes a crafts and baked goods sale. Dinner for individuals older than 11 years old will include sausage, sauerkraut or green beans, mashed potatoes, dessert, and coffee or milk for $9. For children age 5-10 years old, the meal will include hotdog, chips, dessert, and milk or juice for $3.50. Children younger than 5 years old eat for free. Other drinks are available for a donation. Carryout will be available. The fall festival is handicap accessible.
Baha’i Faith celebration: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Members of the Baha’i Faith invite the public to join in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Fort Wayne. The event will include local Baha’i history and stories from the community’s beginning as well as more recent memories. For more information, visit www.bahais-fortwayne.com or call (260) 255-6639.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Church anniversary celebration: Bethel United Methodist Church, 8405 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. The church will celebrate its 175th year at the 11 a.m. service. Guest speaker Rev. Paul Arnold will deliver the message and there will be special music by Dan Weirich. A potluck luncheon will follow the celebration service. For more information, contact Carol Barton at (260) 489-3651.
Fort Wayne Hobby and Collectibles Show: Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hobby and collectible show along with the vinyl record and CD show next door. Find vintage and new toys, comic books, sport and non-sport cards, TV and movie memorabilia, diecasts, coins, models, magazines, games and more. Admission is free to both shows. For more information, visit //www.facebook.com/fortwaynehobbyandcollectiblesshow/ or call Vince at (260) 450-4147.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Appleseed Quilters Guild Meeting: Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. New members and guests welcome. Edward’s Sewing Center will demonstrate how to care for your machine. Meetings conclude with show and tell.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Bishop Luers High School Open House: 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Prospective new students and their families are invited to join teachers, staff and student to learn more about the school including financial aid, sports and clubs, curriculum and more. Enter through main gym doors. For more information, visit www. Bishopluers.org.
Corned beef fundraiser: Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The corned beef on rye fundraiser offers authentic Jewish deli-style luncheon featuring a 1/3 pound sandwich, a giant pickle, creamy coleslaw, fudgy brownie and drink. Boxed meals are $16. Dining in or carryout are both available. Local delivery service is available for orders of 12 or more lunches for a fee of $10 per address. Order forms are available at www.templecav.org. Phone orders can be placed at 260/744-4245 (credit card only). You can also order online at www.templecav.org. Proceeds support programs at the Temple.
Disorderly Bear Den: Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. The local chapter of Good Bears of the World always welcome visitors to the meetings, which include social time and regular business. For more information, contact Donna Gordon-Hearn at (360) 409-9886 or email email@example.com. The group’s goal is to provide soft, cuddly teddy bears and other stuffed animals to kids in trauma situations and lonely adults in the Fort Wayne area.
Friday, Nov. 9
Fish fry and pork tenderloin dinner: Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. All you can eat fish and pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and coffee. Full service bar available with German and domestic beer, wine and other beverages and soft drinks. Live German music. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. The dinner is sponsored by Ft. Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor. For more information, contact Patti Knox at (260) 444-3634.
Big Church Night Out: First Assembly of God, 1400 West Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. The lineup features Crowder, Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves, Illusionist Brock Gil and more. Tickets range from $23 to $103. For more information, visit www.TrinityCommunications.org.
Karaoke Classics Live: C2G Music Hall, 323 West Baker St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Heartland Sings channels The Carpenters, performing their hit singles, accompanied by the group’s professional instrumental combo. Audience members are invited to sing along with the group and get on stage (lyrics will be provided on screen). Food and drink available for purchase, one drink included with ticket. Tickets $20 in advance at HeartlandSings.org/Tickets or call (260) 436-8080.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Christmas bazaar and sale: Emmaus Lutheran Church, 8626 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Women’s Guild of Emmaus Lutheran Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar and sale in the gym featuring hand-crafted items, jams, jellies, baked goods, and new and gently used gift items. Some direct sales companies will also participate in the event. Breakfast and lunch items will be available at the concessions area. The deadline for vendor table rentals is Nov. 2. For more information, call Margie at (260) 440-4037 or Darlene at (260) 418-4285.
Church bazaar and bake sale: Martini Lutheran Church, 333 E. Moeller Road, New Haven. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A light breakfast or lunch will be available for purchase. To reserve a vendor table, contact Florence at (260) 205-1112.
Christmas bazaar: Peace United Church of Christ, 9123 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fourth annual Christmas bazaar will feature a variety of vendors offering handmade crafts and baked goods. Proceeds benefit Foods Resource Bank. Vendor tables are $15. For more information, contact Diana West at (260) 431-7183 or (260) 432-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports card and collectibles show: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Dealers from three states will buy, sell or trade sports cards and other cards and collectibles. The public may bring items to be appraised. For more information contact Brian Mayne at (260) 824-4867 or email@example.com.
Women’s Conference: Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 Wayne St., Zanesville. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “More than That, This is Me” is a one-day women’s conference that welcomes women in all walks of life to come together to celebrate one another, worship with God and redefine their self-image. Conference tickets include a coffee and donut breakfast, a keynote speaker, buffet lunch, panel discussion, and dessert and snack bar. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 for two. A table of eight guests is $280. Reserve tickets at zumwomensconference.com. No childcare will be provided.
Veterans Day Parade: The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of East State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue and travel north to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. For more information, visit accov.weebly.com or contact Alan Schuette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Monroeville Auxiliary Thanksgiving Dinner: Monroeville Legion Post 420, 112 E. South Street, Monroeville. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children age 5 to 12 years old. Children 4 years old and younger eat free. Dine in and drive through meals available.
Monday, Nov. 12
Civil War Round Table Meeting: Conference Room C at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. A. James Fuller, who will speak on Governor Morton. The public is welcome to attend. For questions, contact Dick Tagtmeyer at (260) 745-1081, or email CWRTNEI@aol.com. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at //www.facebook.com/CWRTNEI or website at //www.civilwarroundtableofNEI.wordpress.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Miami Valley Coin and Relic Hunters Club: Aboite Township Trustee’s Office, 11321 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. The club invites anyone who has an interest in the metal-detecting hobby and who is interested in learning more about the club.
Thursday, Nov. 15
Jeremy Camp and Matthew West concert: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $7 to $77. For more information, visit www.TrinityCommunications.org.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Holiday bazaar: American Legion Auxiliary unit #241, 7605 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fifth annual event will feature a variety of vendors offering handmade crafts and baked goods. Proceeds benefit local charities and veterans. Vendor tables are $15. For more information, contact Diana West at (260) 431-7183 or (260) 432-6369 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Heartland Sings recital: Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 West Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. The recital features art song, oratorio, opera and musical theater performed by the vocal artists of Heartland Sings. Admission is free.
Benefit concert: Broadway Christian Church sanctuary, 910 Broadway, Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. will host a benefit concert to raise funds to install a five-stop elevator in its building. The congregation has already raised two thirds of its $850,000 goal for the project which will make the facility totally accessible to the physically handicapped and elderly. The concert will feature the Unclouded Day Quartet. Together with musicians from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, retired band directors and area brass players, the singers will present a lively program of gospel music, hymn arrangements and patriotic selections. It will include an eclectic mix of Dixieland, classical and smooth jazz. Admission is free with an offering accepted during the concert. Those who are unable to attend the concert but would like to contribute to the building project can mail their donations to the church. For more information, contact the church office at (260) 423-2347.
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