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AGRICULTURAL LAND RENTAL WORKSHOP: Virtual event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 or from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18; landowners and farmers can learn about the various tools available with farmland leases, the impact soil can have on leases, and the legal protections obtained through leasing; Anthony Crowell, lawyer at Gordon & Associates, will present the legal aspects of an effective ground lease; brought to you by the educators of Purdue Extension; $ 25; register at; for more information call 765-653-8411 or email [email protected].


CHILI COOK-OFF: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Home Lumber, 2010 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven; includes a silent auction; hosted by the Home Builders Association; $ 10 tickets at; or call 420-2020.

“CHRISTKINDLMARKT” – ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET: Saturday 9 am to 3 pm; Edelweiss Park, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; hosted by Fort Wayne Maenerchor / Damenchor; vendors selling arts and crafts, paintings, woodworking, candles, ornaments, scent oils, knitted and crocheted items and more; German lunch and bratwurst available with baked goods; there will also be a visit to St. Nikolaus (German Santa Claus) from 10 am to 2 pm; questions or if you would like to become a salesperson, call 444-3634.

FISH AND FILLET FRIES: Drive-thru service only from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) on Saturdays; Tri-Lakes Lions Hall, 2935 E. Colony Ave., Columbia City; $ 12 meal or meat only; 5 liters of potato salad.

5K MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS RUN / WALK: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Campus of the University of Saint-François, 2701, rue Spring; hosted by Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana; register or donate at


FAMILY CONFERENCE: The Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is co-hosting National Family Caregiver Month; virtual event from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday; register at 800-272-3900 or visit

BLOOD DONATIONS: 2 pm to 7 pm today, Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. 200 North, Angola; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, The Gathering Place, 547 Guilford St., Huntington; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 County Road 29 South, Auburn; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St .; noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 US 24 W; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, University of Manchester, 10627 Diebold Road; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Road.


“JEWISH CEMETERIES – INDIANA AND BEYOND”: Virtual event Sunday at 2 pm; the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is in partnership with the Indiana Jewish Historical Society; guest speakers will be Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Nolan Altman of JewishGen; registration required at

SYMPOSIA IN HUMANITIES: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Trine University, Wells Theater inside Taylor Hall, 1 University Ave., Angola; Associate Professor Jeanette Goddard will present “Stories We Tell: Women in the Past”; for information, write to [email protected]; see online at




NORTHEAST INDIANA CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 6:00 PM today; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; the program is “Who are the Worst Generals and Commanders in the Civil War”; discussion based on the knowledge and opinions of those present; more information at 745-1081 or by email at [email protected]; The Facebook page is

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Virtual event Wednesday at 7 pm; “French Migration to Allen County” by Martine Copeland; register at

TERRE DES OURS DÉSORDRE: 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St .; the organization donates teddy bears and stuffed animals; monthly meeting; search for new members; questions at 260-557-2734.

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