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Tree Hike

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
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600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Come along to learn about the spectacular trees that can be found in Lindenwood Nature Preserve. A diverse variety of trees have taken root in the preserve, from impressively thick oaks to incredibly tall and straight tulip trees, from charismatic sassafras to remarkably shaggy hickories. This will be a great way to begin your Saturday. Note: A little rain can make Lindenwood pretty muddy! For your comfort, wear condition-appropriate gear.

Tree Hike

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Address:
600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Join the Naturalist on the Tree Hike to learn about the spectacular trees that can be found in Lindenwood Nature Preserve. A diverse variety of trees have taken root in the preserve, from impressively thick oaks to incredibly tall and straight tulip trees, from charismatic sassafras to remarkably shaggy hickories. This hike will take place on Saturday, September 5th, 2015, from 10:00am-11:00am and is free and open to the public.

What Is Your RX Game Plan?

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Location: Allen County Extension Office
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4001 Crescent Avenue,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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While prescription drugs provide relief to millions of people every year when used properly, the misuse and abuse of these drugs has become one of the gravest issues facing Hoosiers of all ages today. Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic affecting all types of people, from the all-star student athlete to the corporate executive to the single mother. No age, race, social class or geographic location is above the danger of prescription drug abuse or misuse. Get the facts!

The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN.

For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office, 260-481-6826.

Cry Out America

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Location: Whitley County Courthouse
Address:
101 W. Van Buren St.,
Columbia City, IN 46725
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Prayer Meeting September 11, 2015 from 6 pm to 7 pm

Rally to Improve Birth

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Location: I & M Power Center Plaza
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911 South Calhoun Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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The U.S. spends the most money on maternity care in the world yet has some of the worst health outcomes for both mothers and babies when compared to other developed countries. ImprovingBirth.org is a non-profit national advocacy organinazation working to bring respectful, evidence-based care to childbirth. Come raise awareness with us and enjoy our amazing guest speakers, live music, raffle prizes and so much more! September 12th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Wild Game Cookout

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 12; 6 p.m.; $5 per person suggested donation Here’s your chance to sample wild game while learning more about local conservation efforts. Goose, deer, dove, alligator, antelope, bluegill, rabbit, crickets and squirrel have been on past menus! Conservation organizations and officers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Stop by early in the event for the best selection of wild game. *All wild game used for the program has been donated by local hunters.

North Webster Cemetery Walk

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Location: North Webster Community Public Library
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301 N. Main Street,
North Webster, Indiana 46555
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Guided walking tours through the nearby North Webster Cemetery where costumed enactors portray persons buried there, telling their life stories and recounting local history. A free living history event sponsored by the North Webster Community Public Library and open to the public. Tours leave from the library every 15 minutes.

Autism Acceptance Walk

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Location: Allen County Fairgrounds
Address:
2726 Carroll Road,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46818
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The Autism Acceptance walk is a one mile family friendly walk. The event includes games and entertainment, refreshments and a resource fair of local providers. Proceeds from this event benefit support the local Ally programs in Indiana. 

ACRES LAND TRUST GRAND OPENING! SPRING LAKE WOODS AND BOG

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Location: Spring Lake Woods and Bog
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12905 Lake Everett Drive,
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
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Sunday, September 13, 2 pm Celebrate the much-anticipated opening of the 107-acre Spring Lake Woods and Bog! Come out for cake and stay for a hike! This property protects a portion of the shoreline of Lake Everett, Allen County’s only natural lake. Featuring areas of upland forests and wetlands, this preserve is home to the four-toed salamander, skunk cabbage, and (nearly 6-foot tall!) cinnamon fern.

“Run For Love” 5K

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Location: Huntington, IN
Address:
1000 Flaxmill Road,
Huntington, IN 46750
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The United Methodist Churches of Huntington County is sponsoring a "Run For Love" 5K on September 19, 2015 in downtown Huntington. The registration begins at 8:00 am, with the run starting at 8:30 am at the corner of Warren and Market Streets.

National Hunting and Fishing Day

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Location: Pine Knob Park
Address:
2825E SR120,
Howe, IN 46746
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September 19, 8:00-3:00. A celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day with Bow Shoot, 3-D archery course, archery instruction, sportsman rummage sale, S.A.F.E. Archery hoverball range and more.

September: Walk in the Woods

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Address:
600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Take a walk in the woods with the Naturalist on Saturday, September 19th, at 10:00am. This will be a relaxing hike aimed at observing seasonal changes within the forest at Lindenwood Nature Preserve, from recent bird sightings to the impact of invasive species to the progression of wildflowers, anything forest-related is on the table. This hike is organic in nature and is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, May through October, from 10-11am. Free and open to the public.

Heartland Sings: Light Eternal: Mozart Requiem & More

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Location: Plymouth Congregational Church
Address:
501 W Berry St,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
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Get back to the roots of the choral tradition with an afternoon of classical and contemporary masterworks. The Heartland Singers paint a picture of light and introspection through the famed “Requiem Mass” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a duo piano arrangement and more modern pieces by Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Call 260-436-8080 for tickets.

Fort Wayne Epilepsy Support Group September Meeting

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Location: Allen County Public Library-Downtown Fort Wayne Meeting Room B
Address:
900 Library Plaza,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Support group for people with epilepsy and their families and is open to anyone affected by epilepsy.

ACRES LAND TRUST PROJECT LEARNING TREE WORKSHOP

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Location: Tom & Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
Address:
1802 Chapman Road,
Huntertown, IN 46748
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Saturday, September 26, 8:30 – 3 pm Project Learning Tree inspires students, teachers and volunteers to gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place in it by using the forest as a “window to the world.” Material for teachers and other educators, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. Dress appropriately as part of the workshop will be outside. Presented by Mary Ibe and Nancy Eagle. Fee for the manual is $22. Pay at the event. RSVP by September 19: 260-637-2273 or acres@acreslandtrust.org

Mammal Hike

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Address:
600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Discover the mammals that call Lindenwood Nature Preserve home! Herbivores, predators and scavengers included. What do they eat? Where do they live? How will they spend the winter? Join the Naturalist on this kid-friendly, free guided hike on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at 10:00am.

Trees Trail Challenge by Trees Indiana

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Location: Franke Park, Pavilion 1, behind Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Address:
3411 Sherman Blvd,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
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10 mile trail race, 4 mile trail run, 2 mile family-friendly trail fun run/walk (Oct 4, 2015 at 2 PM)

Food Safety For All

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Location: Allen County Extension Office
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4001 Crescent Avenue,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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All  Have you ever said  I think it was something I ate ? Food poisoning can be prevented if you know how to store and prepare food in a safe way to prevent illness. Learn basic food safety tips on how long to keep food and when to throw it out. You will also gain understanding on how temperatures affect the quality and safety of food over time. Food safety is as important to your health as is a healthy diet.

The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. This program held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office, 260-481-6826.

ACRES LAND TRUST WALK/JOG/RUN

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Location: Tom & Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
Address:
1802 Chapman Road,
Huntertown, IN 46748
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Thursday, October 15, 5 – 6 pm Pick your own pace as you travel through the Dustin nature preserve. Three groups will leave the Dustin barn — one taking a casual walk through the property, one jogging at a moderate pace, and one motivated group taking a high intensity run up and down the ravine paths of the preserve. Presented by a volunteer docent guide, Jason Kissel and Mark O’Shaughnessy. Entrance to the barn is east of the main entrance to the ACRES office.

Owl-oween

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Oct. 16 & 17; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; $4 per person This annual event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! At this event, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! This is a rain or shine event.

Deer Ridge Holly Days Craft Show

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Location: Deer Ridge Elementary
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1515 S. Scott Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46814
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Mark your calendars for one of the area’s largest holiday craft shows! The Deer Ridge Elementary School Parent-Teacher Club is proud to present the largest holiday craft shows and sale in Northeast Indiana. This year’s 26th annual “HOLLY DAYS CRAFT SHOW” will open its doors to thousands of eager shoppers from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015. Once again, thousands of holiday and craft lovers are expected to roam the halls of Deer Ridge Elementary School, which will be filled with nearly 200 tables of homemade craft items. Vendors from all across Indiana as well as surrounding states will have tables ready for shoppers to browse and buy. A silent auction and bake sale will also be on site, and Big Eyed Fish will be offering lunch. The Annual Holly Days Craft Show is a fundraiser for the Deer Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC does many activities with and for the families and staff of Deer Ridge Elementary School. All funds raised go to support the improvement of children’s education. Deer Ridge Elementary is located at 1515 S. Scott Road (near Illinois Road), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814. This activity is not associated, affiliated or supervised by SACS.

October: Walk in the Woods

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
Address:
600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Take a walk in the woods with the Naturalist on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, at 10:00am. This will be a relaxing hike aimed at observing seasonal changes within the forest at Lindenwood Nature Preserve, from recent bird sightings to the impact of invasive species to the progression of wildflowers; anything forest-related is on the table. This hike is organic in nature and will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, May through October, from 10-11am. Free and open to the public.

ACRES LAND TRUST-GRANDPARENTS HIKE October 17

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Location: Bicentennial Woods
Address:
340 E. Shoaff Road,
Huntertown, IN 46818
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Saturday, October 17, 10 am Share the trail with the children in your life. With activities to engage youngsters, you’re bound to experience the preserve anew. If there is one thing Bill loves, it is connecting kids to nature. Presented by Bill Smith and his grandchildren.

ACRES LAND TRUST-GRANDPARENT HIKES

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Location: Wing Haven
Address:
180 W. 400 N,
Angola, IN 46703
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Sunday, October 18, 2 pm Share the trail with the children in your life. With activities to engage youngsters, you’re bound to experience the preserve anew. If there is one thing Bill loves, it is connecting kids to nature. Presented by Bill Smith and his grandchildren.

Leaf Peeper Hike

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
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600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Bask in the color and majesty of autumn in Lindenwood Nature Preserve! (And learn a little about the season, too!) Join the Naturalist for the Leaf Peeper Hike on Sunday, October 18th, 2015, at 2:00pm.

ACRES LAND TRUST: FOREST STORIES

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Location: Mary Thornton Nature Preserve
Address:
1541 E. 300 N,
Wabash, IN 46992
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Saturday, October 24, 1 pm Join us for story time in the woods. We will share nature stories along a half mile trail through the colorful fall woods, taking time to explore the plants and animals around us. This program is geared towards families with preschool aged children, but all are welcome. Presented by the Kissel family.

Gene Stratton-Porter Autumn Tea

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Sept. 26; noon – 4 p.m.; $25 per person; reservations required by Sept. 18 Experience the elegance of days gone by at our annual autumn tea. Enjoy lovingly-baked delicacies such as savory snacks and sweets, a variety of teas and a guest speaker. Before tea time, take a guided tour of Gene’s Cabin and formal gardens. If you choose to wear your “tea-time best” make sure your attire includes appropriate walking shoes. Festive hats are part of our tradition!

End of Season Celebration: Hike, Hot Dogs, & Raptors!

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Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve
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600 Lindenwood Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
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Join us for the End of Season Celebration at Lindenwood Nature Preserve on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. To celebrate such a wonderful season, our Naturalist will be leading the last guided hike of the year at 10:00am. After the hike, we will have hot dogs with all the fixings to roast over the fire. Then, at 2:00pm, Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab will be out to do a presentation!

Memory Difficulties: Should I Be Worried?

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Location: Allen County Extension Office
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4001 Crescent Avenue,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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This program discusses how memory works and why it sometimes doesn't, with special focus on how to improve memory and recall.

The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office, 260-481-6826.

Birding with Gene Field Trip - Sandhill Cranes

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Nov. 14 (JP); $10 per person Join GSP Site Manager Dave Fox, well-known birder, on field trips to some of the best birding hot spots in the region! We’ll travel to Pigeon River and surrounding spots in Northeast Indiana during spring migration in May then head to Jasper-Pulaski to see the amazing Sandhill Crane migration in November. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from locations but carpooling is available. Additional details will be provided closer to the trips and advance registration is required.

ACRES LAND TRUST 21ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG

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Location: Wing Haven
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180 W. 400 N,
Angola, IN 46703
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Sunday, December 6, 2 – 3 pm Gather around a wood-burning stove for an old-fashioned sing-along. Enjoy festive refreshments and celebrate the holiday season at the Wing Haven Studio. Presented by ACRES friends Art Eberhardt, Jim Shearer, Jeanine Samuelson and Steve Eyrich.

“A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk

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Location: Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Address:
1205 Pleasant Point,
Rome City, Indiana 46784
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Saturday, Dec. 6; 2 – 7 p.m.; $5 per person See the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site when it’s all decked out for the holidays. Gene’s Cabin will be open and decorated according to her description of the Christmas of 1917, which she called “A Dream of Beauty.” Guests can enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the property. Santa will arrive in a very special way at 2 p.m. and will visit with children and families so bring your list! New this year is a Gingerbread Cabin decorating contest. Contact the Site for more information.

Fight the Fight Against Drugs

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Location: Allen County Extension Office
Address:
4001 Crescent Avenue,
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46085
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Misuse or abuse of drugs impacts all Hoosiers: Economically, socially and with regards to our health and welfare. Attend this program to find out what you can do to help fight the fight against drugs in your community. You will learn simple ways to make your home and family safer around the dangers of drugs. Many innocent bystanders have been harmed because they didn t realize they could make a difference.

The general public is invited to attend. No registration is required. This program to be held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office, 260-481-6826.