Conner Prairie Unleashes the Mysteries of its Historic Grounds at Haunted Prairie Oct. 30 and 31

FISHERS, Ind., – Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate, sits on 800 acres of historic grounds, where local lore tells haunting tales of ghosts and unexplained happenings. Unearth the mysteries behind this historic site at “Haunted Prairie: A Hidden History of Conner Prairie.” The event runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. ...

HU’s TESOL program to host November information session

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s TESOL program will host an information session from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 5. The Institute for TESOL Studies offers certification in teaching English learners (ELs). A wide variety of professionals and students of various majors find relevancy in this 15-credit certificate. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. ...

Allen County Education Partnership is recruiting volunteers

Allen County Education Partnership is recruiting volunteers
Allen County Education Partnership is recruiting volunteers Project READS is recruiting volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. Volunteers attend a free initial training session, then are matched one-to-one with a kindergarten through third grade student striving to reach grade-level reading goals. Volunteer tutors meet with their student for one hour each week during the school ...

Waynedale Elementary at History Center

Waynedale Elementary at History Center
In 2003, the History Center established the Heritage Education Fund (HEF) to help provide financial support for school groups wishing to make field trips to the local museum owned by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. Thanks to community support of HEF, the decade-old fund hit its one millionth dollar raised this summer from thousands ...

Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman returns to Fort Wayne Oct. 26

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Steven Curtis Chapman returns to Fort Wayne, this Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Auer Performance Hall on the campus of IPFW at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Garnering 47 No. 1 singles and approaching 11 million career albums sold, Steven Curtis Chapman just released his 18th ...

USF offering illustrators exhibit

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis will host a traveling exhibition by the New York Society of Illustrators in the Weatherhead Gallery, Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication off Leesburg Road from Nov. 23 through Dec. 20. An opening reception will take place in the gallery on Nov. 23 from 6-9 p.m. The ...

Energizing Indiana Wants Hoosiers to Save Energy this October

Initiative recognizes U.S. Dept. of Energy’s October campaign to save energy Energizing Indiana encourages Hoosiers to take action in October to reduce energy consumption. Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy designates this month as Energy Action Month to highlight the importance of the energy used in day-to-day living, as well as ways to reduce ...

Time to share, time to care: donate blood

American Red Cross seeks donors to help meet holiday need You can honor a uniquely American holiday by giving something that’s uniquely you. By donating blood this Thanksgiving, you’ll help ensure that blood is available for patients in need, and honor the spirit of giving that surrounds the start of the holiday season. “When you ...

Little River Wetlands Project to Honor Founders on November 16th

Local nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project will hold a free event to honor its founders at its Arrowhead Marsh preserve (8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke) on Saturday, November 16, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to meet founders Paul McAfee, Dick Poor, Sam Schwartz, and Ron Zartman and to help dedicate a “Founders’ ...

“Just a Bunch of Potters”: November 1-3

WHO: "Just a Bunch of Potters 14th Annual Show & Sale" WHAT: Thirteen local potters get together for this once a year event…..presenting their newest work in clay. Pieces range from mugs, bowls, plates vases to wall pieces, tiles even some mixed media pieces (with clay being the main element). Whether your taste runs traditional, ...

Grand Opening PR – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Grand Opening PR - Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters was delighted to host its Grand Opening and $1 million announcement celebration yesterday – and show the community how it will help us serve children in our ENTIRE 13-county service area better! Please see the attached press release for you to use with your audience and/or on your website and social ...

Museum Announces Trunk or Treat Event

Children Invited to “Trunk or Treat” From Car to Car During This Popular FREE Event at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Free event designed to give children and their parents a fun, safe place to go “Trick or Treating” in the National Historic Landmark (AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is once ...

Top American Senior Communities Employees Honored

Top American Senior Communities Employees Honored
FORT WAYNE, Ind. —American Senior Communities recently honored key employees, including five Fort Wayne staff, with the coveted “Quest for Excellence Award.” Val Yoder, a licensed practical nurse at Heritage Park; Val Walker, a nursing scheduler/receptionist at Bethlehem Woods; Nikki Kerby, certified nursing assistant at Coventry Meadows; Tina Whitlow, certified nursing assistant at Glenbrook Nursing ...

Indiana deer hunters feeding hungry Hoosiers

This fall, some Hoosiers who need some help will be able to put more food on the table, thanks to deer hunters and the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund. The fund makes it possible for hunters to donate venison through a participating butcher by paying the processing fee. To participate, a licensed ...

Strategic Data Fellow Hired Through TIF Grant

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Oct. 14, approved the hiring of a new administrator to analyze data as part of the District¹s work with the Teacher Incentive Fund grant. Yueming Jia, Strategic Data Fellow Dr. Yueming Jia joins FWCS on Oct. 22 as the District¹s Strategic Data Fellow, a ...

Special High School Choral Festival slated for Oct. 26 and 27

Fort Wayne, Ind.­ Long a driving force for choral music education in northeastern Indiana, the Heartland Chamber Chorale is expanding its educational outreach efforts with a first-ever Young Singer Choral Festival for high school students October 26 and 27. Choir members from several High schools in the region are being invited through choir directors, to ...

Inaugural Fall Home Design Expo set for Oct. 18-20

Inaugural Fall Home Design Expo set for Oct. 18-20
Homeowners looking to remodel will find more than 100 home improvement exhibitors at the one-stop-shop, which is a perfect time to browse products, compare prices and plan for projects, especially when prepping for company during the holidays. A wide array of booths will feature remodeling essentials related to kitchens, baths, carpet, doors, windows, insulation, room ...

USF hosting free poetry reading

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis Department of English and Foreign Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences will host visiting author Matt Hart for a free public poetry reading on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center. Hart is poet-in-residence at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, editor of the ...

USF offering CEO Forum as high school resource

Oct. 15, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Saint Francis is offering keynote presentations from its annual CEO Forum as classroom resources for high school business teachers. Business teachers can use the CEO Forum materials to enrich course content, and the presentations correlate with Indiana ...

November at the History Center

A lecture on the Battle of Tippecanoe, Traders Days and the Festival of Gingerbread fill the events calendar for November at the History Center. Sunday, November 3, Harry Tunnell will deliver the George R. Mather Lecture. “Fighting it out along the Wabash: Harrison, Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet” will place the battle into context of ...