Briefs: October 2018


Science Central awarded NASA mini-grant
Science Central was one of only 18 science centers and science museums nationwide to receive funds through NASA’s Universe of Learning program.

NASA’s Universe of Learning is a STEM learning and literacy program that provides resources and experiences related to NASA astrophysics.

Science Central will use the funds from this mini-grant to develop interactive video conferencing webinars for K-12 special abilities classrooms. This program will be a two-part webinar series where students will design a model of a new planet, and then explain their creation to their classmates and Science Central instructors.

Lutherans for Life hosts speaker
The Fort Wayne chapter of Lutherans for Life will host guest speaker OB-GYN Dr. William Lile, who will give four free lectures over two days. On Oct. 6, the public is invited to attend “God’s Miracle of Life” 10-11:30 a.m. at the Aulick Center at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Ave.; 3-4:30 p.m. at Sharing Peace Café at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave.; and 6:16-7:45 p.m. at Luther Hall at Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Road. Lile will also give the presentation 9:15-10 a.m. Oct. 7 in the sanctuary at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd. For more information, visit

Wednesdays on Wayne Street
First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne Street, will host free 30-minute musical performances at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday during October. A light luncheon will follow each weekly performance for $5. For a complete schedule of performers, visit

Fort Wayne Sport Club to host monthly fish fries
Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave. in Fort Wayne, will host a monthly fish fry on the fourth Friday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Dates may vary depending on holidays. The next event will take place Oct. 26.

The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 10. Children age 6 years old and younger eat for free.

The dinner includes a generous portion of fish, baked or scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, roll and butter as well as dessert, all made fresh by club members. A selection of draft and bottled beers are also available at the full-service bar.

Monthly fish fries will continue in November, January, February, March with the final fish fry of the season will take place on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. For more information, contact Dan Kruse at or (260) 432-6011.

Church announces Changes in hours
Seminary United Methodist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke, has announced new ministries, fall program schedules and worship service time changes.

The church’s new office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The country store is open during this time. Sunday worship now begins at 10 a.m. and the Sunday school program now starts at 9 a.m.

Elevate Student Ministries youth group meets at 7:05-8:55 p.m. each Wednesday for youth grades 6-12. Kid’s Club, for children grades K-5, meets 3:45-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

Crafty Corner, a group for quilting, sewing and crafts, meets every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next dates are Oct. 9 and 23.

United Methodist Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for Women of Faith.

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. each Tuesday.

The UFO Quilting Bee Group meets 9 a.m. to 2 on the last Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Oct. 25.

The food pantry is available by appointment. For more information, visit

Haunted Castle and Black Forest open for season
The Haunted Castle and Black Forest, located at 8965 Auburn Road, Fort Wayne, will be open every weekend in October and on Halloween night. Visit for hours, pricing and specials. Bring a canned good for $1 off the regular admission price.