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Featured Events

Fort Wayne Dance Collective — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts AcademyArt, dance, music and theatre classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977, www.ipfw.edu/caa

Sweetwater Academy of Music — Private lessons for a variety of instruments available from professional instructors, ongoing weekly lessons, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, call for pricing, 432-8176 ext. 1961, academy.sweetwater.com

This Week

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

An Evening with Garrison Keillor — Tour broadcast of Prairie Home Companion as part of the Omnibus Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, Fort Wayne, free, ticket required, 481-6555

Theresa Caputo — Interactive readings and personal stories from Long Island celebrity medium, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $39.75, 483-1111

Andy Downs — How and why historic districts work and their economics, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

A Night of Hope — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife Jill share their story of hope, also with musical guest Charles Billingsley, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 27-28, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, free, 672-8482

Karen Richards — “Ten firsts” in Fort Wayne and their inventors, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

Storytimes

Storytimes, Activities and Crafts at Allen County Public Library:

Aboite Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1320

Dupont Branch — Smart Start Storytime for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1315

Georgetown Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1320

Grabill Branch — Born to Read, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1325

Hessen Cassel Branch — Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 421-1330

Little Turtle Branch — Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 421-1335

Main Library — Smart Start Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime for preschoolers, daycares and other groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; 421-1220

New Haven Branch — Babies and books for kids birth to age 2, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1345

Pontiac Branch — Teen cafe 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1350

Tecumseh Branch — Smart Start Storytime for kids age 3-6, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, YA Day for teens 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Wondertots reading for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1360

Shawnee Branch — Born to Read for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 11 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1355

Waynedale Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Born to Read Storytime for babies and toddlers, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, 421-1365

Woodburn Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1370

Kid Stuff

Easter Egg Hunt — Peter Cotton Tail, Easter egg hunt, children’s activities and snacks 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, free, 637-3166 ext.271

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — “LEGO® Robotics” with Jacob Millspaw, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — Reefs through Time” with Ben Dattilo, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Spectator Sports

BASKETBALL

Mad Ants — Upcoming home games at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne

Saturday, April 4 vs. Sioux Falls, 7:30 p.m.

HOCKEY

Komets — Upcoming home games at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne

Wednesday, April 1 vs. Evansville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3 vs. Elmira, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8 vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 11 vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m

ROLLER DERBY

Fort Wayne Derby Brats — Upcoming home games

Sunday, April 19 vs. Lansing, 5 p.m., Canlan Ice Sports

Fort Wayne Derby Girls — Upcoming home games

Saturday, March, 28 vs. Ann Arbor Derby Dames, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Saturday, April 18 vs. Grand Raggity Rollergirls, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Saturday, May 16 vs. Naptown Rollergirls, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Sports and Recreation

Formula for Life 5K — 5K (runners, walkers and families welcome), silent auction and live music to raise money towards construction of an orphanage in Haiti; lunch provided for all participants, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, $15, 433-7689

Run with the Knights — 10K run and 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Foster Park, Fort Wayne, $15 before May 8, $20 after, 456-1261 ext. 3039

Dance

Monthly Dance — Open dancing, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Walb Memorial Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5-$10, 433-8485

Tours & Trips

ArtVenture Chicago — Bus trip to Chicago art galleries, museums and shops, 7:45 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, departure from Meijer, Lima Road, Fort Wayne, $40-$45, 744-1867

London-Paris-Madrid University of Saint Francis global tour presented by the School of Creative Arts; trip includes bus travel to Chicago, flight, hotels, breakfast, five evening meals, museum fees, tour guides and bus fare, May 4-15, departs from University of Saint Francis, call for quote, 399-7700 ext. 8001

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Guild Indianapolis Bus Trip — Bus trip to see Dirty Dancing the Musical, 2 p.m. departure Sunday, June 14, departs from a Northeast Fort Wayne location, $110 includes transportation, show and refreshments, 437-7497 

April

Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture — Creative Women of the World fundraising event  featuring a fashion show including special occasion wear, local design competition finalists and the introduction of a new spring line; auction, hors d’oeuvres and more, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Arts Lab, Fort Wayne, $50, 267-9048

Early Modern Muster of Arms — Soldiers from England, Spain, France, Germany and Poland converge on the fort to train and become a unified fighting force; reenactment showcasing the life and times of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

Adopt-A-Tree Festival — Children’s activities, bluebird house and suet feeder making, live entertainment and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Wing Haven Nature Preserve, Angola, free, 637-2273

13th Pennsylvania Drill: 1776-1782 — Members of the 13th Pennsylvania Regiment Foote recreate the daily duties of officers, enlisted men and their families during the American Revolution, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

Common Bond Breakfast — Coach and College Football Hall of Famer, Bobby Bowden, shares his grief journey; benefit for Erin’s House for Grieving Children, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, Parkview Mirro Center for Research, Fort Wayne, $100, 423-246R

May

Appleseed Comic Con — Comic book convention featuring guest artists and writers, comic vendors and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SSaturday, May 16 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, 426-4100

Muster on the St. Marys: A Time Line Event — Historical reenactment representing times from the early Romans through the American Civil War, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

Discovering Historic Auburn — HOrse Drawn wagon rides, historic home tours, live entertainemnt, free museum admission and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, corner of 6th and Main Streets, Auburn, free, 436-3866

Memorial Day Observance — Reenactors and veterans tell tales of what it was like to serve the country from the French & Indian War through the present, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

June

Rock N Brew — Over 100 beers, live music and food, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, $15-$40, 471-5100



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