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$1 Night
December 5 – 8 pm
On the first Thursday night of the month the Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne offers $1 admissions, 5-8 pm, for adults and children. Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free.

Santa & the Reindeer
Saturdays before Christmas 12-4 pm
December 6, 13 & 20
Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Conservatory in its holiday glory; this year's theme is "High Style...

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You are invited to WALK TO BETHLEHEM by your friends at First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St. in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the evenings of December 13 and 14, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tours are scheduled approximately every 10 minutes. Guides will lead you to scenes outside the church, where you will be drawn into the wonderful story of Jesus' birth.

The Walk features live scenes and live animals.

After the outside tour, please join us in the sanctuary for a time of prayer and...

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Take in the night sky of the first Christmas at the Star of Bethlehem 2014 planetarium show, tour beautiful Brookside during Christmas in the Castle, do some Christmas shopping at the Fair Trade Bazaar, and join a candlelight procession to the Lighting of the Lake and the Living Nativity remembering the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Christmas at USF features events the first three weekends in December. Many are free, and all have free parking. An event schedule with details follows. More...

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The University of Saint Francis will begin immediately to recruit students to form a USF Marching Band. The band will have one year to form and rehearse for their debut in the fall of 2016. The university's goal is to build a band of 100 members including a color guard within four years.

USF officials hope the new band will be instrumental in enhancing the spectator experience at sporting events. Talent awards up to $3,000 will be available to students who are accepted to join the band...

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Sleigh bells will be ringing on December 6th at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road, during the annual Christmas on the Farm. Dress warmly and come out for an Old Fashion Christmas, including a live nativity scene, goats and sheep, horse drawn wagon rides, Father Christmas, and much more.

Live entertainment will be provided by Vocal Power Academy, David Paul Bell and MIMETime.

There will be free hot cocoa and coffee for everyone plus a Christmas bingo card for kids to complete as they check...

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First grade class of Miss Kaitlynn Gallaway and her teaching assistant Mrs. Lori Miguel.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders and their families were busy as Advent began, baking and bagging dozens of cookies for their service project "Goodies for God."

"Goodies for God" is an annual service project in which first grade families bake and donate dozens of cookies and other sweets to sell to the school and parish community Dec. 1 through Dec. 4. The cookies are priced at 25 cents a bag, and all proceeds will be donated to the Women's Care Center. Anne Koehl, the...

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Community-Harvest-Food-Volunteers

I won't lie, I take food for granted, especially over the holidays. I expect to eat heartedly; when I'm full, I leave food on my plate. That's my attitude every day. And that's crazy because I remember a time, back when I started freelancing, that I didn't have enough money for food. I ate Little Debbie Snacks cakes for dinner. 50 Cents got me 1 oatmeal crème pie; a dollar got me 2.

But it was my choice to freelance and struggle to earn a living. A lot of folks don't a choice. Not only do they...

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The-Harvest-wheelbarrow

Few people ever see the large garden that is out of sight on the Southwest Church of Christ property at 5500 Ardmore Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This year, three dedicated volunteers, along with help from a few church members, grew 8,000 pounds of garden produce that was donated to the Community Harvest Food Bank, near South Town Mall.

Alan Meneely, Pastor of the Southwest Church of Christ says, "Letitia, Michelle and Jeff have run with it. Sometimes things happen by design and purpose, but...

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Wayne-Soccer-sectional-champs-2014-

On October 8, 2014 South Side High School defeated Norwell in penalty kicks and later that night Wayne High School defeated Belmont by a score of 2-1 to move on to the sectional championship.

On October 11, 2014 Wayne High School would play South Side for the sectional championship at Norwell High School.

The first half of the game went back and forth with both teams not being able to pick up a goal. In the second half the action picked up where the first ended; with nobody able to score. The...

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