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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.

YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA

Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.

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

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.

FOR HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CENTER- ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS

Millions of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, plus their caregivers, are afraid to leave their homes. The disease prompts unpredictable behavior and their Isolation reduces quality of life. Help caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s feel respected and accepted by encouraging your favorite Fort Wayne area business to become Alzheimer’s friendly with training sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. For more information, call 260-485-2424 or visit AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com. 

 ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH- GAME ON PICNIC!

On Sunday, September 6th, St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Warsaw (LCMS), celebrates the annual start of Sunday bible classes with the Game ON picnic! Featuring great outdoor/indoor games, a thrilling scavenger hunt, and a fabulous catered chuck wagon BBQ.  The excitement kicks off at 9:00 am at the Fireman’s Bldg. in Pike Lake Park - 1013 East Arthur Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. The event is free and the entire community is welcome, so bring a friend.  Visit www.stpeterswarsaw.com for more information or call 260-615-0075.

FORT WAYNE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - SUMMIT CITY CHEF COMPETITION

The Summit City chef competition will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at Sweetwater Sound as part of the Fort Wayne Children's Foundation annual fundraiser. The competition will showcase a variety chef's within the Fort Wayne are. The competition will be similar in style to the famous television show "Iron Chef". Each chef must prepare a dish with a secret ingredient. The awards will be handed out to the "Best Chef", "Best Dessert" and "Best Wine". The tickets for this event range from $200 to corporate tables at $2,250. The proceeds will be used to help prevent child abuse in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. For ticket information go to fortwaynechildrensfoundation.org or call 260-417-3938.

COME CELEBRATE ‘THE GOOD OLD DAYS’
When: Friday September 11th from 4:00pm - 6:30pm. Where: Kingston Residence 7515 Winchester Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46819.Join us for a Model A Car show plus Elvis will be in the house. Quilts with Lois Levihn and Cornhole. Homemade Beef Stew and Biscuits. Ice Cream, Fresh Carmel Corn and more!  Free Event - Donations accepted for The Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks Initiative RVSP’s appreciated to 747-1523 or cgarrison@ kingstonhealthcare.com. 


40TH ANNUAL TRAIL OF COURAGE- LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL

The Living History Festival will have viewers stepping back in time where the food was cooked over wood fires, muzzle loading contests, teepees & wigwams, travois dogs, canoe rides, hawk throws and much more. The festival will take place on September 19th from 10 am to 6 pm and September 20th from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost for entry is $7 for adults, $3 for children (6-11) and kids 5 and under are free. The festival is located at the Fulton County Historical Society in Rochester, Indiana. For more information please go to www.fultoncountyhistory.org or call 1-574-223-4436. 

2ND ANNUAL DOGGONE BEST CHILI CHALLENGE

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from noon to 3pm at Lucky Harley-Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road (at I-69) in Fort Wayne the 2nd annual doggone best chili challenge will be taking place. The cost is $5 per adult and children under 10 free.The chili cook-off will be benefiting the Allen County SPCA.  Come out to sample lots of mouth-watering chili ranging from mild to wild, beans or no beans, red, white and vegetarian!  They promise you an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets and GREAT CHILI!  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/doggonebestchili. For more information go to www.doggonebestchili.org or call Linda Hoffman at:260-396-2682.

SIXTH ANNUAL LET THE CHILDREN COME FUNDRAISER AT LUTHERAN SOUTH UNITY SCHOOL

The Sixth Annual Let the Children Come fundraiser for Lutheran South Unity School, 5401 S. Calhoun St., is 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 4th, at Zion Lutheran Church, Bauer Hall, 2313 S. Hanna St. Featured will be a silent auction, an elegant dinner, and special guest and emcee Larry Bower, news director at 90.3 WBCL and president of the entertainment group Bower North Productions. The cost is $60 per person; $25 of the ticket price is tax deductible. Proceeds will go to the LSUS Scholarship Endowment Fund.

HEALTH SCREENINGS AT TURNSTONE 

United Way of Allen County and Afl-Cio Community services and Parkview Occupational Health will hold a community health fair on Friday October 2nd from 8 a.m. until noon at Turnstone on 3320 N. Clinton St. Everyone eighteen and older is encouraged to attend for free blood pressure hearing and vision screenings. There will be flu shots, pneumonia vaccines,  thyroid and a1c diabetes screenings available for a small fee. Participants should wear garments with sleeves that easily roll up past the elbow. 30 additional community organizations will be providing health-related information and resources. For more information please call Tracie at 260-469-4014.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS-125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

On October 4 at 2 p.m., the University of Saint Francis continues our 125th Anniversary Celebration with a special mass, presided by Bishop Kevin Rhoades, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, immediately followed by a reception in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

GRIEFSHARE-FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

GriefShare is for people grieving because of death of a loved one. It is a Bible-based recovery and support group that meets at First Christian Church in Kendallville. The meetings are every Thursday evening beginning on September 3rd and conclude on November 19th 2015. The meeting will be from 6:45pm to 8:45pm. First Christian Church is located at 110 E. Waits Rd. in Kendallville, Indiana. For more information or to register call Pastor Bob Farmer at 1-260-316-0143 or Roberta Smart at 1-260-349-0262.

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