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TUESDAY, MAY 1

Empty Bowls fundraiser. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Individuals donate $20 and receive a handcrafted bowl along with a complimentary soup lunch including a drink and dessert. The project, sponsored by the IPFW Department of Fine Arts, works to raise money for the IPFW Food Bank and the Student Ceramics Club. Food for the event is donated by Cosmos Restaurants and Panera Bread.

Appleseed Quilters Guild trunk show. Classic Cafe, 4831 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The trunk show features quilts made by the executive board. For more information about the group and upcoming speakers, visit www.appleseedqiltersguild.com or appleseedquilters@yahoo.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Athenian Cruise Night. Athenian Family Restaurant, 1020 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m. Spectators welcome. For details, call (260) 485-5886. For information on cruise-ins from Orland, Ind., to Bryan, Ohio, visit libertycruisers.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 3

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 Widow Wore Pink” by Robyn Dykstra.

Church-wide garage and bake sale. Christ’s Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Rd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. This indoor sale will take place rain or shine. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.cccfortwayne.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

Church-wide garage and bake sale. Christ’s Community Church, 10616 Liberty Mills Rd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This indoor sale will take place rain or shine. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, visit www.cccfortwayne.org.

“Hamilton” star in Fort Wayne gala. Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Cocktails at 5, dinner at 6, concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $250, available at STAR Bank box office at the Embassy or at (260) 424-5665. Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez headlines.

May Friendship Day. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 Hanna St., Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. Reservations are $3 and may be obtained by calling (260) 745-2715 or (260) 637-1842. Church Women United will observe the theme “In Gratitude for God’s Presence.” Jessica Willman from Broadway Christian Church will present the Bible study.

Settlers Inc. plant sale and open house. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Settlers Inc. will host the annual herb and perennial plant sale and Swinney Homestead free open house. Park by the tennis courts. Early Americana music and spinning before noon. Refreshments, bake sale and hand arts all day. Herbs will be in the basement and perennial “diggings” on the back lawn. Proceeds support the Swinney Homestead. Visit www.settlersinc.org for details.

Fridays in May concert. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 12:10-12:40 p.m. Program varies each week in May. Watch trinityenglish.org for updates. A light sandwich lunch will be provided after each concert, for $2.

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.

“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 call the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121. The full title of tonight’s play is “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.”

“Anything Goes.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Admission: To be announced. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

Mensa admissions test. First Presbyterian Church Room 304, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Testing begins at 10 a.m. $60 and photo ID required. Must be 14 or older. Walk-ins welcome. Park in lot on the corner of Webster and Berry streets on the north side of the church. For more information, contact Dan Klopfenstein at (260) 710-0030.

Settlers Inc. plant sale. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon. Parking by the tennis courts.

“Anything Goes.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Admission: To be announced. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

“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 call the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Rummage sale and bake sale. American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, soda and water will be available at a small charge.

Obedience and rally trials. Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. No admission fee; free parking. The Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club Inc. presents its annual all-breed obedience and rally trials. Visitors will watch dogs perform fun exercises on the rally courses as handler guide the dogs through this timed event. Dogs will perform precision obedience exercises, jumping, retrieving and scent discrimination. Only dogs that are entered in the shows are permitted at the fairgrounds for this event.

Miami Indian Heritage Days. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 1-4 p.m. $6 for ages 18-64, $4 for ages 3-17 and 65 or older; free for age 2 or younger. Presented the first Saturday of each month, May-October. The May 5 program is Medicine Woman Singers presenting traditional Miami music. Presented by The History Center, whose members are admitted free.

AIDS Walk. Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., 10 a.m.-noon. Come early for the pre-walk celebration with costume contest, Johnny TinCap, superheroes, food trucks, cash raffle, prizes, balloon artists and more. For more information, visit positiveresourceconnection.org.

Free airplane ride for kids. Kids can take a free airplane ride with Experimental Aircraft Association members. DeKalb County Airport Gate 7, 2710 County Road 60, Auburn. 9 a.m.-noon. Parent/guardian must be present to complete registration. For more information, visit www.VAA37.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

Health care public forum. Allen County Public Library Main Branch Conference Room A, 900 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 1:30-4 p.m. Nonprofit Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan will hold a public forum on America’s health care system. Free parking with valid library card.

May Music Festival. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. Eight ensembles of Trinity English will be joined by orchestra to offer music at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

George R. Mather Lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free admission. Jim Pickett will discuss “1790 Old Northwest and the Battle of Kekionga.” The Mather lectures are free to the public and made possible through the support of the Dunsire Family Foundation.

Bach Collegium season finale. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1126 S. Barr St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for students, free to ages 12 or younger. The program’s theme is “The Reformation’s Unique Musical Heritage.” Works will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “A Mighty Fortress.” Read the Bach Collegium’s story, find program details or get tickets at bachcollegium.org.

“Anything Goes.” Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Admission: To be announced. Curtis Shaw directs this spring musical.

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Spring Concert. Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW Campus, Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. Tickets $8-$10. Get tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets. All ensembles present their last formal concert of the year.

Obedience and rally trials. Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. No admission fee; free parking. The Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club Inc. presents its annual all-breed obedience and rally trials. Visitors will watch dogs perform fun exercises on the rally courses as handler guide the dogs through this timed event. Dogs will perform precision obedience exercises, jumping, retrieving and scent discrimination. Only dogs that are entered in the shows are permitted at the fairgrounds for this event.

“1790 Old Northwest and the Battle of Kekionga.” The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free admission. Jim Pickett presents this program.

TUESDAY, MAY 8

Special interest lesson: Healthy homemade teas. Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. Homemaker Nadine Scholz and Master Gardener Kathy Lee explore the health benefits of herbal teas, what plants to grow and how to preserve them. Handouts and recipes will be provided. Get details at extension.purdue.edu/Allen.

Positive Parenting Tips: From Toddlers to Teens. Crosswinds Corporate Office, 4150 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne. 6-8 p.m. $15. Presented by Alicia DiGiulio, therapist. “This seminar will help you learn how to encourage and discipline your children without breaking their spirit,” the agency said in a statement. Get details and RSVP through link at crosswinds.org.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Spring Concert. Auer Performance Hall of the Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW Campus, Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $4-$8. Get tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets.

Healing prayer service. First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Rummage Sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. Early bird shopping noon to 3 p.m. Free 3-8 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

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 “A Tour of the Galaxy.” The spring and summer skies offer a variety of celestial objects that are visible in binoculars and small-to-moderate size telescopes. Jon Thomas, a member of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, will lead a journey along the Milky Way, highlighting some of the more easily identifiable constellation patterns and the locations of unique objects within them. Register with Dana Claussen at (260) 478-2515 or d.claussen@lrwp.org to help ensure that enough food is provided.

Rummage and bake sale. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m.

Rummage Sale. New Haven United Methodist Church, 630 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $2 bag sale 3-6 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

Spring concert. Auer Hall on IPFW campus. 7 p.m. Concordia Lutheran High School Jazz, Concert and Symphonic Bands, and Orchestra will present a final concert to recognize and say farewell to senior members.

Fridays in May concert. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 12:10-12:40 p.m. Program varies each week in May. Watch trinityenglish.org for updates. A light sandwich lunch will be provided after each concert, for $2.

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 and bake sale. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

New Haven Veterans’ Memorial Motorcycle Ride. Start and finish at Post 330, located behind O’Daniels Ford on Entrance Drive. The cost is $10 per bike. Registration is 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Opening ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Ride starts at 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served before the ride. After the ride, pulled pork sandwiches and a side will be sold for $6 from 2-4 p.m. From 5 to 9 p.m., broasted chicken will be sold for $7. For more information, contact American Legion Post 330 in New Haven at (260) 749-0313 or New Haven Parks & Rec. at (260) 749-2212.

Rummage and bake sale. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon. Bag sale, $2 each or three for $5.

Run With the Knights. Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road at Rudisill Boulevard, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. $20. The Bishop Luers High School Alumni Department presents this 10K/5K Run/Walk fundraiser. Sign up at bishopluers.org by clicking on “Run With the Knights” in the “Alumni” tab. Register by May 2 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. For more information, contact Tess Steffen at (260) 456-1261, ext. 3039.

Free airplane rides for kids. Smith Field Airport, 426 W. Ludwig Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-noon. A parent or guardian must be present to complete the Young Eagles registration form. All flights are weather-permitting. The group’s goal is to spark an interest in aviation in the kids who attend. For more information, visit www.EAA2.org.

Show choir clinic and performance. Third through eighth grade students invited to attend a show choir clinic at Homestead High School beginning 8:30 a.m. A $25 registration fee includes choreography and vocal instruction, hair and make-up, and a T-shirt. The free performance at 2 p.m. will include songs performed by clinic attendees as well as performances by Homestead Show Choirs and Back Up Band, Class Royale, Elite and Anonymous Blue. Please register by May 4. For more information, visit www.homesteadshowchoirs.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 13

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, MAY 14

Civil War Round Table of North East Indiana. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne; in Conference Room B. 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Mike Murphy will present “The Kimberlins Go to War.” For more information, contact Dick Tagtmeyer at (260) 745-1081 or email CWRTNEI@aol.com or visit civilwarroundtableofNEI.wordpress.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

Trillium Garden Club Plant Sale at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10400 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, starts at 8 a.m. The sale will feature a variety of perennials (both sun and shade loving) as well as a selection of native shrubs and trees. Knowledgeable club members will share helpful hints to grow your plants. All plants are locally grown by members. Used flower pots will be accepted for recycling.

Summit City Singers. Hamilton Place, 2116 Butler Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted. This choir of more than 50 voices will “Celebrate the Year” by featuring a song related to a holiday in each month. Judy King directs the Summit City Singers.

Auditions for comedy. First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Auditions for “World Premiere of Bentley,” a new comedy by Michael Wilhelm. For more information, visit www.allforonefw.org/current-auditions.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

Rummage, plant and bake sale. Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Leo United Methodist Women.

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.

Athenian Cruise Night. Athenian Family Restaurant, 1020 W. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 5-8 p.m. Spectators welcome. For details, call (260) 485-5886. For information on cruise-ins from Orland, Ind., to Bryan, Ohio, visit libertycruisers.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

Rummage, plant and bake sale. Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Leo United Methodist Women.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Fridays in May concert. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 12:10-12:40 p.m. Program varies each week in May. Watch trinityenglish.org for updates. A light sandwich lunch will be provided after each concert, for $2.

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.

Concert fundraiser. The Cottage Event Center, U.S. 24 at Locust Drive, Roanoke. 7:30 p.m. Tropical music duo Island Vibe will perform the beach party sounds of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean. This event is a fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club. The Lions will be grilling burgers for purchase and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by phone at (260) 483-3508 or online at cottageeventcenter.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 19

“Spring Flyers on the Marsh.” Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Join in a hike to discover the many types of birds that either live at Eagle Marsh, or visit the marsh in the springtime. Program led by Freye Berntson, preserves and programs assistant. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact info@lrwp.org or (260) 478-2515 for more information.

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.

Recognizing volunteer ombudsman of the year. CASA, 6340 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is free, but space is limited; RSVP to Aisha at (260) 469-3161. The Ombudsman Long-Term Care Program of Northeast Indiana advocates on behalf of those living in nursing homes in nine counties. Learn more at doingthegood-ombudsman.org

Urban Turtle Festival and 5K Walk. Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, West Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 for adults, $10 for ages 17 and younger. This Urban Turtle Festival and noncompetitive 5K walk will be on the Continental Divide Trail. Participants will see turtles that live at Eagle Marsh, learn more about these reptiles, and support turtle conservation efforts. This fundraising event starts with the 5K walk at 10 a.m., with the festival at the barn from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A shorter hike is available and is about a mile loop that will feature education stations for youth and adults. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and goody bag. To register, visit eventbrite.com.

Plant sale. Purdue Extension Service, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. Noon-2:30 p.m. The Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions as visitors enjoy the display gardens.

A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run/Walk. Concordia Lutheran High School. 8:30 a.m. Registration is $28. Kindergarten-eighth grade students run free. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flights and Shepherd’s House Fort Wayne. To register, visit www.ajarnetthonorrun.com.

Barbecue Chicken & Rib Dinner. Ken’s Meat Market, 846 Lincoln Hwy E, New Haven, IN 46774. Sale will start at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the New Haven Baseball League. For more information, contact Lion President Don Cooper at (260) 615-5350.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

Auditions for A Christmas Carol. First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Auditions for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Doris Baizley. For more information, visit www.allforonefw.org/current-auditions.

Heartland Sings season finale. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 4 p.m. Heartland Sings features two choral masterworks, Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $10 for Heartland Sings Passport holders and are available at heartlandsings.org/tickets or by calling (260) 436-8080. This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

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.

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.

Summit City Singers. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road, Fort Wayne. 3 p.m. Free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted. This choir of more than 50 voices will “Celebrate the Year” by featuring a song related to a holiday in each month. Judy King directs the Summit City Singers.

Plant sale. Purdue Extension Service, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. Noon-2:30 p.m. The Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions as visitors enjoy the display gardens.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Baby Birds and Building Nests. 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. Visit www.lrwp.org for more information.

“Living with Anxiety and Depression.” Crosswinds Corporate Office, 4150 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne. $15. Presented by Sarah Armstrong, therapist. “Depression and anxiety touches all of us differently. This seminar will give you more knowledge and tools on how to find peace,” the agency said in a statement. Get details and RSVP through link at crosswinds.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Fridays in May concert. Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. 12:10-12:40 p.m. Program varies each week in May. Watch trinityenglish.org for updates. A light sandwich lunch will be provided after each concert, for $2.

MONDAY, MAY 28

Memorial Day Parade. Starts near the intersection of E. State Blvd. and Parnell Ave. at 11 a.m. The parade follows Parnell Ave. to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, where there will be a ceremony outside Memorial Hall.

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Summit City Singers. Golden Years Homestead, 8300 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted. This choir of more than 50 voices will “Celebrate the Year” by featuring a song related to a holiday in each month. Judy King directs the Summit City Singers.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

Flea market and bazaar. American Legion #241 Auxiliary, 7905 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities and veterans.