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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460. •Gift Shop Take-in, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Community Update
    ClassesFORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration, visit Anthis Career Center at 1200 Barr St., call 467-1075 or check IPFW:
    BLOOD DONATIONS:•St. Charles Catholic Church and School, 4910 Trier Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


ALPHA-1/COPD SUPPORT GROUP: Guest speaker Mary Pierce, Centric Health Resources patient advocate and lung transplant recipient, 5:30 p.m. April 24, Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room B, 900 Library Plaza; free; reservations, 245-0199.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS: Monday: St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 Indiana 930 E., New Haven, 6 p.m.; Thursday: First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., 10:30 a.m.; Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn, 2 p.m.; Adams Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur, 6:30 p.m.


•American Red Cross Bloodmobile locations: Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, gymnasium, 11565 U.S. 27 N., Decatur, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday; Lehman Park Pavilion, main hall, 667 Lehman St., Berne, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday; IPFW, Science Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, to schedule, go to; Tomkinson BMW, 929 Avenue of Autos, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 436-9000 to schedule; Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Meeting Room, 4700 Vance Ave., 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 483-8816 to schedule.

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: Twelve-step recovery program; 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Hospital, ground level in Boardroom; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Parkview Behavioral Health, next to cafeteria;

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP: “Child Protection Issues and Special Needs Children,” presented by Beth Webber; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday; Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road.

FOCUS ON HEALTH FAIRS: 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 6:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, YMCA Renaissance Point, 2323 Bowser Ave.; 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday, University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St., and Towne House Retirement, 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St.; free health checks, nominal charge for lab tests; 373-7954 or Ends April 28.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS: Twelve-step recovery program; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Bethany Lutheran Church, 2435 Engle Road; free;

FRANCINE’S FRIENDS MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT: For women ages 40 and older; in partnership with Parkview Regional Cancer Center and Breast Diagnostic Center; times vary depending on location; appointments suggested but not required, 483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540: Butler Elementary School, 1025 S. Broadway, Butler, Monday; Riverdale Elementary School, 6127 Indiana 1, St. Joe, Tuesday; Lutheran Life Villages, 608 Union Chapel Road, Wednesday; Avalon Village, 200 Kingston Circle, Ligonier, Thursday; University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., Friday; Wayne Center United Methodist Church, 1015 E. Schoolhouse Road, Kendallville, Saturday.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Birth to age 18, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health immunization clinic, 4813 New Haven Ave., by appointment, 449-7514; $8 per immunization if able to pay, no one turned away for inability to pay; parent or legal guardian must bring child with shot record; for more information call 424-7468; Super Shot immunization clinics also at:

•United Hispanic Americans, 2424 Fairfield Ave., 4 to 7 p.m. Monday.

•Parkview Hospital Super Shot Clinic, Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St., Suite 300, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

•St. Joseph Hospital Super Shot Clinic, Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd., 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Spanish and Burmese interpreters available).

•Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

•Parkview FirstCare, 3909 New Vision Drive, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

LUTHERAN BARIATRIC CENTER: Information session; 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Lutheran Weight Management Center, 7970 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 435-7844 or

LUTHERAN CANCER RESOURCE CENTER: 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109; 435-7959.

•Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

•Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, 4 p.m. Wednesday.

•Leukemia/Lymphoma/MM Support Group, 4 p.m. Thursday.

LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL: “No Bones About It,” 11:30 a.m. April 26, register by Friday; Lutheran Hospital Special Function Rooms 3 and 4, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 425-3087.

LUTHERAN HOSPITAL CHILDBIRTH SUITES: Free prenatal classes (unless otherwise noted) at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., parent education classroom, second floor; preregistration required, 435-7070 or 435-7274.

•Breastfeeding, prenatal, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

•“Infant and Care Seat Safety,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

NORTHEAST INDIANA AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Parkview Ortho Hospital, Entrance 7, Parkview North Campus; 260-347-8824.

PARKVIEW COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER: 11141 Parkview Plaza Drive unless otherwise noted; 266-9166; call to register.

•“Chemotherapy, Biotherapy and You,” 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

PARKVIEW WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER: 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Parkview North Medical Office Building unless otherwise noted; 672-6500; call to register and for support groups available.

•“Osteoporosis Screening,” 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

•“Foot Screenings,” with Dr. Michael McManus, Ortho NorthEast, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; free to members, $5 for non-members.

•“The Sustainable Landscape and Garden,” with Ricky Kemery of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service; free to members, $5 for non-members.

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