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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.
When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.
For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.
PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION
Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.
FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY
The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com.
ADULT LIFE TRAINING, INC.
FREE recycling for businesses and individuals who bring their unwanted electronics to the ALC Campus at 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 for secure recycling. Advance pickup at your business is available: Call John Nash at 260.432.0014 x128 for details.
FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY
Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.
MATCHINGDONORS.COM- DONATE ITEMS TODAY!!!
Matching donors.com helps people register to be a donor for someone in need of an organ. They also provide the oppportunity to donate your vehicles, boats and more to those in need. Just in the US alone 19 people die each day waiting for an organ donor transplant. Sign up today to be apart of the donor list for the possibility of receiving a new organ. Become a donor today to help save the lives of people all around the United States. Be apart of a better future for those in need. Go to matchingdonors.com to become a donor today.
SAVING A LIFE ONE KIDNEY AT A TIME
Did you know that 10% of Americans have some type of Chronic Kidney Disease? Michelle from Marry Me In Fort Wayne is in the 10% that is affected by end stage renal failure, a form of Chronic Kidney Disease. Have you ever thought about donating to save the life of someone you know or even someone you don't know?
This could be your time because Michelle and her family are asking the local community to consider donating a kidney to have her life. The donor must be blood type B or type O and within the ages of 18 to 765. As a donor you will not have to pay for anything. Michelle is a loving wife and a mother to three courageous daughters.
To see if you are a donor match please call 260-435-6211 or go to marrymeinfortwayne.com. One phone call and test could change Michelle's life forever.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Imagine a world in which every child stayed in school; graduated from college; got a job; reached his or her potential. Think of how amazing that would be! Right now, there are over 500 kids waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Of those 500 kids waiting, 70% are boys. You have the opportunity to change a child's life for the better, forever. Donate. Volunteer. Start something BIG today with Big Brothers Big Sisters! Take the first step with Bowl for Kids' Sake! IT's a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare a few hours to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you!
COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO ASSIST LAURA SIEBOLD
Individuals in the community of Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas are coming together to assist Laura Siebold with her living and medical expenses. Back in October 2015 Laura and her husband were on a motorcycle ride in sunny Florida when suddenly they were hit by a vehicle traveling well above the speed limit. Sadly Laura's husband did not make it but Laura did. There are still multiple procedures and physical therapy that Laura must go through to be able to start doing the day to day tasks again. Currently there is a gofundme in place to help raise money for Laura's medical and living expenses. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/436a54hh to donate today. Help make a difference during this time of need for Laura and show that she has community support.
MARION HIGH SCHOOL TO PERFORM DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Marion High School will perform Disney's High
School Musical on Stage at the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at 750
West 26th St in Marion, IN on Thursday, April 27th and Saturday, April 29th at
7:30pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. To order tickets go
online at http://www.marion.k12.in.us For more information call
Marsha Vermilion at 765.664.9051
for a free showing of the best films from middle and high school students in
the area! The Concordia Comedy Festival, presented by Concordia Lutheran High
School, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 at IPFW’s Neff Hall, room
101. This event is FREE and open to all. No tickets necessary. Learn more at www.concordiacomedyfestival.com.
ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHICKEN DINNER
On Friday, April 28th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at the Mongo Volunteer Fire Dept. on North SR 3 in Mongo, Indiana the annual all you can eat fish and chicken dinner will be taking place. The cost is $11 for adults, $6 kids under 12. Each meal includes a drink. For more information call 260-367-2140.
LAFONTAINE FUNDRAISER EVENT
Join the community of LaFontaine Indiana on Saturday April 29th for three fundraiser events. The first event is the La Fontaine Ashland Day's First Annual Benefit Poker Run
2017. Cost for this ride will be $15 for a single
rider or $20 for bikes with passengers. Sign up will be at 10am at the La
Fontaine Community Building. First group out at 11a and bikes are to be back in
LaFontaine by 4pm. The second event is the Homemade Chicken Noodle Dinner from Noon to 5pm at the LaFontaine Community
Building.The cost is $5 a plate and children 4 and under free. Chicken
Noodle Dinner includes Chicken and Noodles with mashed potatoes and a veggie
with drink. Desserts available for free will donation. The final event is the silent auction which will be an all day event at the LaFontaine Community Building. All donations
and proceeds will go to the LaFontaine Festival. The LaFontaine Festival
will be on June 9th and 10th, 2017 LaFontaine, Indiana.
EMPTY BOWLS EVENT 2017
Empty Bowls is a project sponsored by
the IPFW Department of Fine Arts to help raise money for the Community Harvest
Food Bank and the IPFW Ceramics Guild. Individuals donate $15 and receive a
beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl along with a complimentary soup
lunch including a drink and dessert. Soup for the event is being donated
by Cosmos Restaurants. Two of their favorites will be offered: lemon rice and
chicken noodle. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 2 at First
Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne from 11 – 2 p.m. For more information please e-mail Kelly Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIKEFUSION 2017 - BIKES
- CULTURE - MUSIC
Turnstone Center (3320 No. Clinton, Fort Wayne) on Friday, May 5th from 5pm to 9pm for the 2nd annual BikeFusion! Kick off
cycling season with families and fellow fitness enthusiasts while
enjoying music, festival food, craft beer, and a bicycle art show. Register to win one of
2 new bicycles from Fort Wayne Outfitters and Summit City Bicycles. Free workshops on basic
bike maintenance, how to change a flat tire, and yoga for cyclists. Test out equipment from
brands like Specialized, Terra Trike, Trek, and more on Turnstone’s
indoor track. Helmets on sale for
just $8 to promote bike safety, from Parkview Trauma Center. Music from DJ Dap
One and Msg. Admission free with
Bikefusion flyer (electronic or paper), or $5 per person / $10 per
family. Kids under 12 free. Any proceeds support
Turnstone’s programs and services. For more information please go to
ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI FORT WAYNE) TO HOST A 5K RUN AND WALK
Join the National
Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Fort Wayne), Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at IPFW
for our 5K Run & Walk. This will be a fun day of community interaction and
learning from 8:30 am - 1 pm (rain or shine with indoor and outdoor
activities). The event will be open to the general public and will include a
competitive 5K Run & a Free 1 mile Fun Walk. There will also be a Mental
Health Fair. Additional activities will be available for people of all ages and
abilities, with games, food concessions, free snacks and beverages, music,
raffles, awards and prizes, team competitions and much more! Register at www.namifortwayne.org. The entry fee for the 5K run/walk is $25. The one mile walk is free.
FT. WAYNE'S FARMERS MARKET
Through April 24th- May 14th, Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Lincoln Financial Event Center under the large scoreboard at
Parkview Field (Off of Douglas Street) the Ft. Wayne Farmer's Market will take place.
Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market is a weekly, year round farmers
market in the heart of downtown Ft. Wayne. We offer a unique mix of local
produce, humanely raised meats, coffee, tea, wine, baked goods, chocolates and
fudge, natural body products and crafts. Everything at our market must be
hand made, baked, or grown by the individual selling it. The Ft. Wayne Farmers Market will be at this location through May 14th, until we
return to the corner of Barr/Wayne Street from May 14th-the end of September. For more information go to www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com.
6TH ANNUAL BETHEL PRESCHOOL
SILENT AUCTION & CARNIVAL
Saturday, May 13th from 1pm to 4pm at the Bethel Pre-School in Fort Wayne the 6th annual Silect Auction and Carnival will take place. Kids will
enjoy carnival games, crafts, balloon art, bounce house, slide, snow cones by
Kona Ice and much more. Adults will have a chance to bid on some great items
from many of our local businesses. Game bands will be available for purchase the day of
the event for $10 which includes 1 water, 1 hot dog, popcorn, 1 balloon artist,
and unlimited play on all games. For more information call 260-489-3651.
ART IN THE ALLY - COLUMBIA CITY
Every 2nd Saturday starting in May through October from 9 AM - 2PM in Down Town Columbia City Art In The Ally will be taking place. Individuals attending will be able to find something
special with fresh decor and style. Their will be items that are very unique and something for everyone. There will be a great selection of items for purchase and something for everyone's style! There will be live music, kid activities, handmade vendors, goodies & more! For more information please contact: Nataliespain1@aol.com.
ERIN’S HOUSE FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN: COMMON BOND BREAKFAST
On Tuesday, May 16th at the Allen County War
Memorial Coliseum - Conference Center Erin’s House for Grieving Children will be hosting a Common Bond Breakfast. The doors open/Breakfast served at 7:00 A.M. The program will be begin promptly at 7:30 A.M. The cost to attend this event is $100 per person. To purchase tickets go online at www.erinshouse.org. Call Erin's House for more information at 260.423.2466.
ARNETT 5K HONOR RUN/WALK
Concordia Luther High School for the 2nd annual A.J. Arnett 5K Honor Run/Walk on Saturday, May
20, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. The race starts at Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601
St. Joe River Drive, and then goes into local neighborhoods. The cost is $28,
but students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade run free when
they register with Concordia. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com/JROTC. Proceeds
will benefit Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.
THE 7TH ANNUAL EXPLORATION OF MUSIC THROUGH ORCHESTRA
On Sunday May 21st at 4:00pm the Exploration of Music through
Orchestra is the largest joint concert for orchestral students in grades 5 - 12
in the state of Indiana. The location of the event is at IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. The event is powered by Sweetwater
Sound, Inc. and The CAIRN Foundation.
JACKSON R. LEHMAN FAMILY YMCA - JOB FAIR 2017
The Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA is seeking outgoing,
community-minded people to fill over 100 part-time positions at this new YMCA
which will open in June. Available positions include: Member Service (front desk), Wellness Assistants (fitness desk monitor), Managers on Duty (buildings supervisors), Childwatch (in-house childcare), Aqua Aerobics Instructors, Swim Lesson Instructors, Wellness Coaches (equipment orientations and goal setting
with members), Lifeguards, Group Exercise Instructors, Maintenance/Custodial, Member Enrollment Specialists and Personal Trainers. Please bring your resume and apply in-person. Initial interviews
will be done on-site. For more information please visit: https://fwymca.org .