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SUNDAY, APRIL 1

George R. Mather Lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free admission. Kayleen Ruesser will lecture and sign copies of her book, “They Did it For Honor: Stories of America’s World War II Veterans.” The Mather lectures are free to the public and made possible through the support of the Dunsire Family Foundation.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Appleseed Quilt Guild. Classic Cafe, 4831 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. Quilting enthusiasts are welcome to join the guild at this meeting for the annual quilting garage sale. Quilters are welcome to attend three meetings without paying dues, which are $30 per year. This nonprofit organization encourages interest in making, collecting and preserving quilts.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

IPFW trombone ensemble spring concert. Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Free admission for IPFW students with student ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for those age 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW box office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music, as performed on tour at high schools across the region.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

Yahweh Sisterhood Book Club. The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Enter through Door 2. Tonight’s book is “The Piglys and the Hundred-Year Mystery” by Mary Coons.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Manhattan Piano Trio. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, in the sanctuary. 2 p.m. Free-will offering. In its 13th season, the Manhattan Piano Trio has performed hundreds of concerts in almost 40 states. Visit manhattanpianotrio.com. The concert is part of the church’s celebration of 60 years of its Music Arts Ministry program.

Rend Collective: The Good News Tour. First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets $18-$50. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for tickets and details.

“Suor Angelica.” First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Free admission for IPFW students with student ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for those age 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW box office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets. The IPFW opera ensemble performs “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica), a one-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, which made its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Eckankar presentation. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne; in the Globe Room. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Book discussion topic is “Spiritual Wisdom on Problem Solving.” Free book available at event while supplies last. For information call (260) 466-3823 or visit www.eckankar.org.

“Suor Angelica.” First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 2:30 p.m. Free admission for IPFW students with student ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for those age 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW box office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets. The IPFW opera ensemble performs “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica), a one-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, which made its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Liberty Cruisers Cruise-In. Liberty Diner, Goshen Road at Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. This car club brings its classic rides for the public to admire. Watch for details at libertycruisers.com.

Flute studio showcase. Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Students of IPFW flute professor Vivianne Belanger offer solo literature performances along with a flute ensemble that includes piccolo and alto flutes. Free admission for IPFW students with student ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for those age 60 and older, $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW box office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets.

Singles dance. American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9:30 p.m. $7 cover charge. DJ, cash bar, potluck carry-in. For more information, call Doug at (260) 704-3669.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Civil War Round Table of North East Indiana. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, in Conference Room B. 6:30-8:30 p.m. David Dew will present “Stars and Stripes and Old Glory, Too.” Public welcome. For more information, contact Dick Tagtmeyer at (260) 745-1081, email CWRTNEI@aol.com. Members pay $20 per year.

Friends of IPFW Star Music Showcase. Rhinehart Recital Hall, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. Admission is free for everyone. “Join the Friends of IPFW for an hourlong concert featuring the most outstanding students from the music program performing a wide variety of vocal and instrumental selections,” the IPFW Department of Music said in a statement. “The showcase is a true potpourri of music styles and personnel.” For information, visit ipfw.edu/music.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Special interest lesson: Decorating cupcakes and cakes. Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. Mindy Lambright of Country Kitchen will demonstrate techniques to decorate cupcakes and cakes for any occasion. Get details at extension.purdue.edu/Allen.

Special interest lesson: Making vanilla and other extracts. Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. $5. Join Toni Murray to learn the art of making extracts from spices and herbs. All supplies provided. Get details at extension.purdue.edu/Allen.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Pond Dipping. Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. Free. Little River Wetlands Project sponsors this part hike, part interactive educational activity with a curriculum and trail length appropriate for kids ages 3-5 years. Visit www.lrwp.org for more information.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Breakfast on the Marsh. Indiana Wesleyan University Education and Conference Center, Room 102/104, 8211 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+) are invited to enjoy a light breakfast and nature presentation presented by Little River Wetlands Project, the governing body of Eagle Marsh. Today’s topic is bird counting. Ed and Cynthia Powers, members of the Stockbridge Audubon Society, will discuss the results gathered from bird monitoring at Eagle Marsh. Then, they will share why counting the birds is important, reveal the methodology behind the practice, and talk about upcoming bird counting events. Register with Dana Claussen at (260) 478-2515 or d.claussen@lrwp.org to help ensure that enough food is provided.

Rummage sale and bake sale. Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m.

Disorderly Bear Den. The Community Center, 233 W. Main St., Fort Wayne. 6:30 p.m. Members and visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Donna Gordon-Hearn at (260) 409-9886 or tdbear7@comcast.net. The Disorderly Bear Den of Good Bears of the World collects “gently loved teddy bears” and other stuffed animals to give to children in trauma situations and lonely adults in the Fort Wayne area.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

All-you-can-eat fish fry and pork tenderloins. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. $9 for adults, $5 for children. German beer and wine and soft drinks available. Enjoy dinner accompanied by live, German music. Sponsored by Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor.

Rummage sale and bake sale. Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Spaghetti dinner and open house. American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven. 5-8 p.m. $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger. Island Vibe Band will entertain from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion. Proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

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 mcscards@icloud.com.

Rummage sale and bake sale. Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 9-11 a.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

Allen County Retired Educators. Biaggi’s Restaurant in Jefferson Pointe, Fort Wayne. Check-in at 10:45 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. Email reservations to Mary Jo Purvis at mpurvis1@frontier.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

“There is More” tour. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets $25.75-$49.75. Featuring Hillsong Worship and Pastor Brian Houston. Visit www.TrinityCommunications.org for details.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Special preview night tickets are $12 at the door; reservations are not accepted. The full title of tonight’s play is “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.” Get details at firstpresbyteriantheater.com.

Church rummage sale. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shopping begins outside at 8 a.m. Proceeds from this semi-annual sale go to local and worldwide causes.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

Church rummage sale. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shopping begins outside at 8 a.m. Today’s sale includes a $2 bag sale. Proceeds from this semi-annual sale go to local and worldwide causes.

Fish fry. Bethel United Methodist Church, 8404 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. Adults $10.25, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and younger free. Fish or chicken strips, sides and beverage. Bounce house available for children of fish fry customers.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Zach Williams, Christian rock artist. County Line Church of God, 7716 N. County Line Road, Auburn. 7 p.m. Tickets $15-$50. With special guests Carrollton with Jamie Kimmett. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for tickets and details.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Sycamore Hills summer swim & dive team registration. Sycamore Hills Swim and Racquet Clubhouse, 1511 Sycamore Hills Drive, Fort Wayne. 4-6 p.m. The 8-week season runs June 4-Aug. 5. Training groups for ages 5-18. Team meets. Fun, social activities. For more information, visit www.sycamoreswim.wordpress.com or contact Amie Lindsay at (260) 312-6339 or alindsay@delineationarch.com.

Singles dance. American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9:30 p.m. $7 cover charge. DJ, cash bar, potluck carry-in. For more information, call Doug at (260) 704-3669.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

Fort Wayne Women’s Midday Connection. Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The luncheon/program cost is $18. Make reservations by calling Meredith at (260) 672-3414. Today’s program is “Showers Of Friendship” featuring Sharon Bracher, presenting her take on “Do Commercial Products Bring Us Love?” Bracher examines beauty products and their impact on the lives of women.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Rummage sale. St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel Parish, 11521 Old Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m.

Rummage sale. Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

“Frogs,” led by Russ Voorhees. Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Join this fun evening hike to learn about the variety of frogs populating the marsh. Discover how to make frog calls using household items. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact info@lrwp.org or (260) 478-2515 for more information.

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Rummage sale. St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel Parish, 11521 Old Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rummage sale. Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

A Taste of Italy: Wine and Food Pairing. The Charles, 3127 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. 6:30-9 p.m. $70 per person. Payment by card, cash or check. (260) 637-3643 or visit TheCharlesFortWayne.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Rummage sale. St. Joseph-Hessen Cassel Parish, 11521 Old Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-noon. Today is $3-a-sack sale.

Rummage sale. Saint Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon.

Food drive. First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the church parking lot. The church plans a food drive for its neighborhood food pantry the fourth Saturday of every month.

High’s Chicken Sales. The Cedars Branch Auxiliary is hosting the sale, with proceeds used to benefit the residents of the nursing care facility at The Cedars. Sales will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the four-way stop in Leo-Cedarville and by the Do-It-Best Hardware store in Grabill. The sale will continue until sold out.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

“Discord,” by Scott Carter. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.