Community Calendar


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Monday, May 13

Civil War Round Table of North East Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, in Conference Room C. 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. Eric Wittenberg will present on The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg. For more information, contact Dick Tagtmeyer at 260-745-1081 or visit //

Tuesday, May 14

Garden therapy: North Woods Village Inverness Lakes, 8075 Glencarin Blvd., Fort Wayne. 2-4 p.m. Garden therapy is very relaxing for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s and it has many benefits including improving motor skills. Join Life Enrichment Director and activity staff in our beautiful courtyard as we host garden therapy and plant in our raised garden boxes. Bring your loved one with dementia to engage in this fun activity. Light refreshments will be available. If there is inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. RSVP for this complimentary event 260-420-1866 or online at

Summit City Singers: North Woods Village, 8075 Glencarin Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. The Summit City Singers presents the first concert in its spring series with the theme “Folk Songs of the World.” All concerts are free and open to the public and are appropriate for all ages. Donations are always welcome. For more information on joining or about concerts, contact Judy King at 260- 489-4505 or

Thursday, May 15

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. Little River Wetlands Project and Scott Bargeson invite children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult to “Become a Bat Biologist.” Participants will learn how to conduct bat research through interactions with mist-nets and radio-telemetry in the barn. They will then go out and “catch” and “track” examples of bats. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather. Boots are recommended.

Friday, May 17

Church Rummage Sale: First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Two-day event: 1-5 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. The event will feature a variety of items and a bake sale on Saturday. Proceeds benefit church outreach projects. Oak Street Health will be giving away free food at the Friday sale. They are taking new Medicare patients and have other services available for all ages at their Fort Wayne location.

Rapunzel: Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne. Two days: 7 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m. May 18. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children/seniors and groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets visit or call the Box Office at 260-422-4226.

Fiber Arts Celebration: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. Two-day event: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18. The event will feature local fiber arts guilds and artists, demonstrations, free hands-on activities, sheep shearing, vendors selling a variety of fiber arts supplies and beautifully hand-crafted items, farm animals, wagon rides and food vendors.

Saturday, May 18

Fort Wayne Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is open every Saturday on Barr Street between Wayne Street and Washington Boulevard (May-October). For more information, visit

Hog roast and bake sale: Roanoke Fire Station, 125 N. High St., Roanoke. 4-7 p.m. All-you-can-eat menu includes roasted pork, sauerkraut, baked beans, potato salad, applesauce, bread and drinks. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger.

Master Gardener Plant Sale: Purdue Extension Allen County office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash or check only.

Fish and Tenderloin Fry: Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for kids ages 5-13 and $9 for adults. Carry-out meals available. Proceeds benefit building and ground committee. For more information, call 260-747-0713.

Living Room Reset tour: First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 7 p.m. In this event, Kirk and Chelsea Cameron will talk about strengthening marriages and families. Tickets range from $25-65. For more information, visit

Sunday, May 19

Cherry Blossom Festival: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Noon to 5 p.m. The festival is the largest Japanese festival in Indiana. The day will feature taiko drumming, cosplay, Japanese food, haiku poetry, origami crafts, anime art contest and shopping. Admission and parking are free.

Tuesday, May 21

Trillium Garden Club annual plant sale: Aboite Center Road and Homestead Road in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church parking lot. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The sale will feature perennials, shade plants, trees, ground cover, bulbs and vegetables. All plants from members’ gardens.

SACS school board meeting: The Southwest Allen County Schools board of trustees will hold its regular public meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration building, 4824 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne.

Trek the Trails: Join local trail users for free weekly bike rides each Tuesday to experience Fort Wayne on two wheels. The 6-mile ride kicks off at 6:10 p.m. in the Deer Ridge Elementary School parking lot at 1515 S. Scott Road, Fort Wayne.

Saturday, May 25

A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run: Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Fort Wayne. 8:30 a.m. The run is organized by JROTC students and benefits Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana and Shepherd’s House Fort Wayne. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Students in kindergarten to eighth grade run for free. To register, visit

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: The procession begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard and follows Parnell to the Allen County Memorial Coliseum. A Memorial Day ceremony will immediately follow at the Coliseum just outside the Memorial Hall.

Tuesday, May 28

Trek the Trails: Join local trail users for free weekly bike rides each Tuesday to experience Fort Wayne on two wheels. The 7-mile ride kicks off at 6:10 p.m. at SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way, Fort Wayne.

Saturday, June 1

Outdoor Flea Market & Bazaar: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #241, 7605 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spaces are $10 for vendors. Vendors can bring their own tables or use tables for $5, if needed. For reservations, call Diana at 260-431-7183 or 260-432-6369 or Beulah at 260-747-6305.

Tuesday, June 11

Fort Wayne Area Community Band: Foellinger Theater at Franke Park. Downbeat is at 7:30 p.m. Area high school musicians will join the band, swelling the ensemble to about 120 members. The concert features a variety of music that includes marches, Broadway show tunes and popular ballads. The event is free and open to the public.