April 2015 To Do List

1 | Wednesday |

IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series: Garrison Keillor

Each week, more than 17 million listeners tune in to Garrison Keillor, host of public radio’s live variety show “A Prairie Home Companion.” Now have the chance to listen to him in person. Rhinehart Music Center (IPFW) 2101 E Coliseum Blvd; Buy tickets at the Larson Box Office, Gates Athletics Center: (260) 481-6555; For more information visit omnibuslectures.org.

1 | Wednesday |

The Newcomers Club of Fort Wayne

New to the area? Looking to meet new people? The Newcomers Club of Fort Wayne invites you to their monthly coffee. Your cup of coffee is their treat. 9:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 4110 West Jefferson Blvd; For more information e-mail the Newcomers at membership@fwnewcomers.com and learn more at fwnewcomers.com.

Francine’s Friends Coach Schedule

4/1 Monroeville EMS – 103 S. Water St., Monroeville
4/3 Kroger – 601 E. Dupont
4/6 Parkview Physician Group Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Rd., New Haven
4/11 Heartbeats Festival – Parkview Whitley Hospital – 1270 E St Rd 205, Columbia City
4/13 Woodlan Jr/Sr High School – 17215 Woodburn Road, Woodburn
4/14 Heritage Jr/Sr High School – 13608 Monroeville Road, Monroeville
4/15 Come As You Are Community Church – 7910 S. Anthony
4/16 DeKalb Senior Expo at the WWII Victory Museum – 5634 CR 11A, Auburn
4/17 University of St. Francis – 2701 Spring St.
4/21 South Whitley Elementary – 406 W. Wayne, South Whitley
4/22 Tipton Place – 460 Forks of the Wabash Way, Huntington
4/24 The Third Place – 1601 W. Cedar Canyons Rd.
4/25 Presence Sacred Heart Assistant Living – 519 N. Main St, Avilla
4/27 YMCA of Steuben County – 500 E. Harcourt, Angola

To schedule a visit of the mobile mammography coach at your site, contact Debi Kennedy, the community outreach coordinator, at (260) 266-9180 or debi.kennedy@parkview.com.

8-12 | Wednesday-Sunday |

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale

Plan a girlfriend getaway around the amazing Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, where you will find up to 60 percent off retail prices of handbags, luggage, stationary and accessories. Wednesday-Friday (tickets required): 7:30-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-5 p.m., 6-8:30 p.m.; Saturday (tickets not required): 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday (tickets not required) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue; For details and tickets visit verabradley.com.

9 | Thursday |

Wax, Wicks and Oil

Our Swinney Homestead Series of Classes features hand arts that use natural materials. Being “green” is part of our heritage. Individual classes are $20 per person for non-members. Advance reservations are required. Doors open at 9 a.m. for refreshments, program display and social time. Program is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 1424 West Jefferson Blvd. For additional information please call (260) 483-0083 or visit settlersinc.org.

11 | Saturday |

Bottle & Bottega – Paint At The Botanical Conservatory

Visit the beautiful Botanical Conservatory to help kick off their butterfly exhibit! Artists and assistants will be teaching a beautiful butterfly painting with step-by-step instruction. No experience is required! This event is for ages 12 and up. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $33 for members; $39 for non-members. Includes a complimentary DeBrand truffle. Register at register.fortwayneparks.org or call (260) 494-1020.

13| Monday |

Family Feast Night

TinCaps games are a great experience for the true baseball fan or someone looking for a fun time. With tickets starting at just $5, TinCaps games are fun and affordable. Family Feast Night offers $1 sodas, hot dogs, and other snacks – great for the family! Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street; Details at (260) 482-6400 and tincaps.com.

15 | Wednesday |

Empower Her World 2015

A fundraising event to raise money for business programs that find creative solutions for women around the world seeking to rise out of extreme poverty, human trafficking or disaster situations. Shop international goods, jewelry, clothing items, enjoy a fashion show from clothes around the globe and taste international fare and drinks. 6-9 p.m. at the Auer Center, 300 East Main Street; Tickets are $50; Details at artsunited.org.

16 | Thursday |

Little White Dress Event

Gather the girls and join us on a girls’ night out—courtesy of Two-EE’s Winery and Glo Magazine! Enjoy a fashion show featuring wedding, shower and rehearsal attire, sip some wine, visit vendor booths, and try your chances at fantastic door prizes. Enjoy fellowship with other women—all the while dressed in your best Little White Dress. Limited attendance available so register today at Eventbrite.com. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at Two-EE’s Winery, Huntington. $35 entry includes hors d’oeuvres, cake, tastings and glass of wine.

16 | Thursday |

Furniture Painting 101

Join SAVING GRACE VINTAGE for a two hour hands-on workshop where you will learn about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and Fusion Mineral Paint while applying to sample boards. You will learn the advantages of selecting the perfect paint for each unique project. They will guide you through the distressing process as well as topcoat options. They will also cover the dry brushing technique. This workshop will give you the confidence to “restyle” your own furniture projects. 6-8pm. Saving Grace Vintage is located in downtown Fort Wayne at 614 W Berry Street. Cost: $40 Payment in full reserves your spot…space is limited! Also offered: Thursday, April 22: 9-11 am. Contact Pam at 260.416.8420 to reserve your spot.

18 | Saturday |

Basics of Acrylic Painting I

This class will be great for the new painter or for the experienced painter wanting a refresher. Karen will go over everything students need to know to start their first acrylic painting. Brushes, canvas and paints are all provided. Artlink Contemporary Gallery, 300 East Main Street; $45; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For details call (260) 424-7195 or visit artlinkfw.com.

18 | Saturday |

Discover Roanoke 10k/5k

A benefit run for Roanoke Elementary PTO, find more info online at www.discoverroanoke.org

18 | Saturday |

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; re-enactment showcasing the life and times of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Old Fort, donation, (260) 437-2836.

18 | Saturday |

Red Dollars for Scholars

The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting this event to raise scholarship monies in support of local African-American youth. There will be soulful food, cash bar, and a 50/50 raffle. Enter the Bid Whist tournament and enjoy card games or dance to the smooth sounds of DJ Rodney Black, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m., The Community Center, 233 W. Main Street, Fort Wayne, $30 donation, contact Dawn Moore, chairperson, at dawneemo@aol.com.

24 | Friday |

Tapestry: A Day For You

It’s a day just for you—with no responsibilities, just fun! Browse sponsor and boutique booths, chat with friends over breakfast and lunch; empower yourself at breakout sessions’ be inspired by our scholarship winners and dedication honoree. The cap off your day with 2015 keynote speaker, Jane Pauley. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Call (260)481-6854 or visit web.ipfw.edu/tapestry to register.

25 | Saturday |

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., Historic Old Fort, donation, (260) 437-2836.

26 | Sunday |

Matthew West

Compassion International presents the Live Forever Tour at University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street; 7 p.m.; For details call (260) 399-7700 or visit usfpac.com.

28 | Tuesday |

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. Parkview Mirro Center for Research, $100, (260) 423-2466.

30 | Thursday |

Women of Bold Empowerment Luncheon

Join the 3rd annual luncheon supporting Women’s City Life Ministries, a program focused on empowering inner city young women. Investing in the lives of future community leaders by providing mentoring, tutoring, education, financial literacy, spiritual discipleship and leadership. Key note speaker – Sue Ehinger, PhD, CEO or Parkview Health. $75 per person / $600 per table of 8. Register at shelley@yfcnin.org or 260-484-4551 x207.

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