March To Do List

Francine’s Friends

3/2/2015     Kroger – 1125 W State
3/4/2015     Anytime Fitness – 2934 E Dupont
3/9/2015     Parkview Physicians Group Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
3/13/2015   Northcrest Elementary – 5301 Archwood Lane
3/14/2015   Central Noble High School – 302 Cougar Court, Albion
3/16/2015   Leo Jr/Sr High School – 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo
3/17/2015   South Adams Senior Center – 8235 Hendricks Street, Berne
3/19/2015   FWCS Bus Depot – 6006 Ardmore
3/20/2015   Health Visions of Fort Wayne – 2135 Hanna
3/23/2015   Kroger – 821 Lincoln Hwy, New Haven
3/25/2015   IPFW – 2101 Coliseum Blvd
3/27/2015   Kroger – 6002 St Joe Center
3/28/2015   New Dawn Learning Center – 520 W Union, Ligonier
3/30/2015   Parkview Physicians Group Family Practice – 8175 W US 20, Shipshewana
3/31/2015   Kroger – 6310 E State Blvd

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

2, Monday – Family Movie

You bring the family and we’ll provide the movie and pizza. Blankets and pillows welcome. Large Meeting Room at Tecumseh Branch, Allen County Library, 1411 E State Blvd; 5-7 p.m. Details at (260) 421-1360 and acpl.lib.in.us.

6, Friday – Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”

Christianity and Judaism, vengeance and mercy, comedy and tragedy all collide in a fresh look at this powerful masterpiece. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 West Wayne Street; For tickets call (260) 426-7421 or visit firstpres-fw.org.

7, Saturday – “Pinkalicious,” The Musical

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. Her indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis. Only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. 2 & 6 p.m. Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash. For tickets call (260) 563-1102 or visit honeywellcenter.org.

10, Tuesday – Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show

This ‘true’ live Pink Floyd concert experience will take you on an amazing musical journey, featuring the best moments from the incredible Pink Floyd back-catalogue and combining the latest state-of-the-art sound and light technology to create a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is visually awesome. 7:30 p.m. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd. For tickets call (800) 745-3000 or contact the Embassy box office; fwembassytheatre.org.

12, Thursday – Amaizing Corn Dollies

Make your own “dolly” as a Settler instructor guides you in the hand art of wheat weaving. Doors open at 9 a.m. for refreshments, display and social time. Program is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Advance reservation required. For additional information, call K. Bloom (260) 483-0083 or visit www.settlersinc.org. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.

13, Friday – Portrait Class

Gwen Gutwein will teach a portrait class at Crestwoods Gallery on Friday March 13th and 20th from 1-4 p.m. To sign up or for more information call: (260) 672-2080 or gwen@gwengutwein.com.

14, Saturday – “Thumbelina”

A new performance by the Fort Wayne Ballet: Soon after being born from a fiery red flower, Thumbelina is kidnapped from home and pursued by many suitors, including a horrible toad, a bumbling beetle, and a grumpy mole. 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. at Auer Center, 300 East Main; $10; Call the Box Office at (260) 422-4226 or visit www.fortwayneballet.org for more information.

14, Saturday – Get Green Fest

Get Green began in 1999 as an hour-long river greening party. Today, it’s the only family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day festival in the area and is hosted by the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters. Wells Street Corridor; Visit www.fortwaynegetgreen.com for more information.

15, Sunday – Choral Masterworks

Heartland Sings presents two traditional works in this dynamic concert: a cappella Mass for Double Chorus, by French composer Frank Martin, and Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal), by American composer Morten Lauridsen. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W Berry Street; 4 p.m.; FREE; Contact (260) 436-8080 or heartlandchorale.org for details.

21, Saturday – 19th Annual Puttin’ on the Ritz

Enjoy this black tie event, benefiting Active 20-30 Club and Camp Red Cedar, with live music from Chris Worth & Company, gourmet edibles and tempting treats from Club Soda, complimentary beer & wine (cash bar available), and a live & silent auction. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main Street; 7-11 p.m. For tickets visit fortwayne2030.org or call (260) 441-2030.

21-22, Saturday-Sunday – Ballet 5:8

Saturday evening’s performance is a mixed bill, with three contemporary works: The Four Seasons of the Soul, Sigao Ekklesia and the Indwelling. Sunday afternoon’s performance features an original narrative work, Belteshazzar: A Perilous Tale of the Biblical story of Daniel. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street. For tickets visit b58fortwayne.bpt.me.

26, Thursday – Guided History Tour/Luncheon

Settlers, Inc. invites you to join a History Tour of the Thomas and Lucy Swinney House and the Allen County Court House. Program begins at Swinney House, 1424 West Jefferson Blvd, where luncheon will be served. Afterwards, the program will move to the Allen County Courthouse, 715 S. Calhoun Street. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call (260) 492-8584 for reservations or view www.settlersinc.org.

28, Saturday -Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival

The festival will feature unlimited beer and limited bourbon tasting, and five top local restaurants will offer up incredible, mouth-watering bacon-themed items. A VIP experience is available for early access. 5-9 p.m. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 South Calhoun Street. Buy tickets at (260) 747-1511 and brownpapertickets.com.

28-29, Saturday-Sunday – Shipshewana on the Road

Because of the long drive to Shipshewana and its short season (May through October), Shipshewana On the Road was founded in 1992 and now holds 15 to 20 shows a year in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Details at shipshewanaontheroad.com.

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About Davina Black

Davina is a freelance writer from Keystone, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where she earned her B.A. in Writing. In addition to her Lady Lit column in “glo,” she writes book and blog reviews for “Home Indoor Outdoor Living,” thus delving into at least six books each month. Davina began her sortie with “glo” in the first issue in 2009 and has covered a multitude of issues including health, dance, fashion, design, cuisine, aging and military. Her husband, Daniel, is a high school engineering teacher from Goshen, Ind., and together they have a blonde toddler named Judah.

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