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Trinity English Souper Bowl of Caring

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Location: Trinity English Lutheran Church
Address:
450 West Washington Boulevard,
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
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Plan now to join us on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2016, immediately following the 11:00 am service for a soup and salad luncheon.  There is no cost, although a freewill offering will be received for ELCA World Hunger.  We will also be collecting canned goods for Wellspring Interfaith Social Services.

Last year, more than 6,600 youth groups from across the country (including Trinity English’s) participated in Souper Bowl of Caring, raising more than $8 million to feed hungry people in the United States and around the world.  Our group also provided food for more than 100 to eat at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

If you are not at Super Bowl 50, please join us for lunch and help our efforts to feed hungry people!

QUESTIONS:  Contact, The Rev. Dr. Daniel W. Fugate, Associate Pastor

PENNSYLVANIA JAZZ SOCIETY MARDI GRAS

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Location: Dewey File Company Hall
Address:
502 Durham Street,
Hellertown, PA 18055
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It’s Mardi Gras time again and the Pennsylvania Jazz Society is delighted to announce that The Atlantic City Jazz Band will be performing at the Dewey Fire Company Hall located at 502 Durham Street in Hellertown, PA, on Sunday, February 7, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is $20 ($15 for PJS members) and tickets will be sold at the door. Students with ID are admitted free! The seven piece band includes Bob Rawlins on reeds, Franny Smith on banjo, Nancy Rawlins on piano, Bob Ferguson on trumpet, Tom Quaile on trombone, John McClernan on tuba, and Chuck Harms on drums. They are known for playing traditional music in a vivacious way…highly syncopated, featuring generous amounts of improvisation. They feature Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton rags as well as pop tunes by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. The joint will be jumpin!

Food For Shoes Fundraiser

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Location: Waynedale Elementary School
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7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne, IN,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
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The Waynedale Lions Club has teamed with Waynedale Elementary, the PTA and other local organizations to buy a local child in need a pair of shoes with every adult dinner sold at an upcoming fundraiser. On Thursday, February 11 from 4-7pm the Waynedale Lions will host a fish dinner with a desert bake sale at Waynedale Elementary School (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne, IN).

Jim Springer, president of the Waynedale Lions Club and lead organizer of the event, “Many parents have trouble affording the many basic school supplies, and shoes are often overlooked when budgeting. Every child needs a good pair of shoes for success in an educational environment, especially now with so many students walking to school.”

Each adult fish dinner sold will purchase a pair of shoes for a child in need. Dinners include “Dan’s Fish Fry” fish, two sides, a roll and a drink. Tickets are available now at a special presale price; $10 for adults (presale) or $12 at the door the day of the event; and a child’s meal is $6.50. Advance tickets can be purchased until the event at Jim Springer Elder Law (7111 Old Trail Rd, Fort Wayne), The Waynedale News (2505 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne), Waynedale Elementary (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne) and other locations, which will be listed on www.waynedale.com/lions.

We are still accepting donations and volunteer assistance to make this event even better! If you can help or would like more information about the event, go to www.waynedale.com/lions or by calling Jim Springer (260) 747-7224.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Facts vs. Fiction

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Location: University of Saint Francis, North Campus Auditorium
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USF North Campus Building, 2702 Spring St., ,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Facts vs. Fiction” will be presented on February 11, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about the current crisis and its historical context amid the flood of information and misinformation in the media. Hear the accounts of three Fort Wayne men, Sam Jarjour, Amar Masri and Caleb Jehl, along with their friend Troy E. Spier, an activist and Ph.D. student who they met on the ground in Eastern Europe while working with Syrian refugees. Attendees will hear personal stories of Syrian families and those trying to help them in their perilous escape from a war-torn homeland to places of safety in the West. Ed and Paula Kassig, parents of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig, who was taken hostage and slain by ISIS in November, 2014, will also be present to discuss how they have continued their son’s important work in serving Syrian refugees.

Bach Collegium Baroque Festival Dinner and Concert

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Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church
Address:
202 W Rudisill,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
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February 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM:  Enjoy a specially prepared dinner by the Rajin' Cajun Chef John Maxwell featuring jambalaya. Vegetarian and meat-free options available. Following dinner our Collegium instrumentalists will perform some of their favorite music, including a concerto for two harpsichords by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

University of Saint Francis Marching Band Day

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Location: University of Saint Francis North Campus Gymnasium
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2702 Spring Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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The University of Saint Francis invites student musicians to participate in USF Marching Pride Band Day on Saturday, February 13. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a meet-and-greet where students and parents can meet current USF Marching Pride band members in the USF North Campus gymnasium, 2702 Spring Street.

During the band’s rehearsal, teachers and parents will have an opportunity to speak with Rick Cartwright, dean of the School of Creative Arts, and lunch will be provided by the University of Saint Francis. After lunch, participants are invited to Hutzell Athletic Center to support the USF women’s basketball team as they take on Taylor University at 1 p.m. Following the game, there will also be opportunities for students to audition for available USF marching band talent scholarships.

Those interested in participating in this event can contact Band Director Steven Kandow at 260-399-7700, ext. 8024 or skandow@sf.edu and provide the student’s name and current school.

The remaining USF marching band audition dates are as follows:

Friday, February 12

Friday, March 4

Friday, May 13

 

To schedule an audition on these dates, call 260-399-8064. Individual auditions are also available by contacting Steven Kandow.

Star Wars Day

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Location: Eckhart Public Library
Address:
603 S Jackson,
Auburn, IN 46706
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Help Eckhart Library celebrate the end of Eckhart Winter Read by partying with some of your favorite Star Wars villains. Members of the 501st Legion of the Bloodfin Garrison will be at Eckhart Public Library with movie grade costumes from 1-3 PM on Saturday, February 13. Enjoy Star Wars food, trivia, games, photos, and crafts.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic - Family 2 – Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra

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Location: Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW
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2101 E Coliseum Blvd,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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Sunday, February 14, 2016 | 2:00 P.M. Britten's beloved work forms the core of this program that explores the different families of instruments of the Orchestra. Strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion all have distinct sounds and personalities. See how your favorite composers explored the vast array of sounds and styles that make up the orchestra as we know it today.

Bach Collegium Baroque Festival Finale

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Location: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
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1122 S Clinton St,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
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February 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM: Experience the sound of Baroque horns and trumpets, strings and winds along with organ, choir, soloists, and percussion in the United States premier of Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach's The Isrelites in the Desert. The concert also featues exerpts from famous works by J. S. Bach all in the magnificent Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This is a significant musical event not to be missed!

2016 USF Health Fair

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Location: Doermer Family Center for Health Sciences Main Hall
Address:
2701 Spring Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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The University of Saint Francis invites the community to the 2016 USF Health Fair on Monday, February 15 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Doermer Family Center for Health Sciences Main Hall, 2701 Spring Street.

Students enrolled in the USF Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program will present resources and instruction on homeopathic remedies, yoga related to therapy, sensory integration disorder, benefits of massage therapy, importance of sleep, proper lifting mechanics and nutrition. In addition, Dr. William Lentz, a Fort Wayne dermatologist, will be available to perform skin cancer screens.

There will also be a representative from the “Be The Match” bone marrow donor program to explain how being a bone marrow donor can save lives. During the Health Fair, the university will host a marrow donor registry drive to raise awareness about the need for more people to join the “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Registry. This drive is part of a nationwide effort to increase the pool of potential donors for patients in need.

For more information, contact Denise Filler at 260-399-7700, ext. 6916 or dfiller@sf.edu.

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