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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

CONCORDIA COMEDY FESTIVAL

Come 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 EXTRAVAGANZA  

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.

BIKEFUSION 2017 - BIKES - CULTURE - MUSIC

Join 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:   https://www.facebook.com/bikefusion/

 

NATIONAL 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 21st- 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. 

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.

A.J. ARNETT 5K HONOR RUN/WALK

Join 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 . 

  
 
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