The J Taylors will perform pop to country and light rock at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Cottage Event Center, on U.S. 24 in Roanoke. Tickets are $25. The event is a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s House facility for homeless veterans in Fort Wayne.
Fright Night downtown will return for its 10th year Saturday, Oct. 21. Events include a pumpkin zone at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, a trunk-or-treat soiree at the Central Branch YMCA parking lot, several zombie-theme events at the Allen County Public Library, lantern tours of the Old Fort and a variety of performances throughout the day.
The 2017-18 season for the First Presbyterian Theater continues the organization’s longstanding mission to provide theater as a way of challenging people and connecting them more closely with each other and with their Creator.
The Marching Vikes of Huntington North High School present “Supercharged!” at the Homestead Fall Festival of Bands on Oct. 7, placing second among five Class B bands. The band competed Oct. 14 at the ISSMA Open Class Regionals at Lafayette, but missed qualifying for the Semistate. Michael Petek directs the band, assisted by John Gardner. The band includes 70 musicians and guard members. Emily Paulette and Layla Martz are the drum majors.
Sarah Osborne carries a box of food while volunteering at Community Harvest Food Bank. All 745 Concordia Lutheran High School students dedicated the morning of Oct. 6 to Service Day, serving at parks, schools and nonprofits.
Several local groups have come together to add a brick wood-fire oven to the Old Fort. The idea started as an Eagle Scout project to put in the foundation, according to a news release, then was facilitated by Chicago Brick, which provided a brick oven at a discounted price, and Laborers Local 213 and Bricklayers Local 4, who put the final bricks into the project Sept. 20. The new oven will be used during events at the Old Fort to demonstrate how early settlers cooked in wood-fire ovens. The oven was installed in a previously empty corner of the fort, according to the release.