Fort Wayne –
ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826 for information.
Jelly Roll Race Quilt Top, 10 a.m. Tuesday; bring sewing machine, material, notions and lunch.
COMPUTER CLASSES: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday; Brookside Church, 6102 Evard Road; $5; 486-4467.
MEAT FREE MEALS: Presented by Janie Ebinger; sponsored by Neighborhood Connection; 6 to 8 p.m. April 23 and 30, advance registration required; Blackhawk Middle School; $39; to register, call 467-1075 or go to www.neighborhood-connection.org.
PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; free; 427-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
R.A.D.: Rape Aggression Defense presented by Steuben County Sheriff’s Department; 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, also April 26; Orland American Legion, Orland; free; to register, call 260-668-1000, ext. 5130 or email email@example.com.
EDUCATION UNDER FIRE: Screening and discussion; 6 p.m. today; IPFW, Liberal Arts Building, Room 159, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; www.educationunderfire.com.
IPFW NATIVE TONGUE SPEAKERS SERIES: Timothy Lake will present Who Loves You More? Barack Obama, Cornel West and the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Neff Hall, Room 101; free.
PERSPECTIVES SERIES: Activist Carl Wilkens, also residents Myo Myint and Doris Fogel; 6 p.m. Monday; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza; 421-1208.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS: Witness to a Genocide: An American’s Story, presented by Carl Wilkins, author of I’m Not Leaving; 11:15 a.m. Tuesday; Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall.
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Salsa series beginning at 8 p.m. Friday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $50 for five-weeks; reservations, 260-622-6644.
MAIN LIBRARY: Cyber Adventure Group, ages 6 to 11 and adults, 2 p.m. Tuesday, registration required; Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; LEGO Club, 1:30 and 6 p.m. Wednesday; 900 Library Plaza, 421-1200.
ABOITE BRANCH: Born to Read Babies and Books, plus games, infants to age 24 months and adult, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Smart Start Storytime, ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Baby Steps Toddler Time, plus games, age 2 and adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.
DUPONT BRANCH: Manic Monday: Backpack Suncatchers, 4 p.m. Monday; Ants in Your Pants, preschool program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; LEGO Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Pet Rocks, 7 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursdays; Teen Thursday: Wii, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.
GRABILL BRANCH: Born to Read, infants and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers and adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: Tuesdays with Stories, Go Fly a Kite, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Smart Start Storytime, ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Preschoolers: Peanut Butter & Jelly Fun, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Paws to Read, read stories to trained dogs, 6 p.m. Mondays; LEGO League, 3:45 p.m. Thursday; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.
NEW HAVEN BRANCH: Storytimes for Preschoolers: F is for Farmer, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Babies and Books, infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Teen Thursdays: Sharpie Tie Dye, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Teen Café, 4 p.m. Tuesdays; Wacky Wednesday, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Paws to Read, children, read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursdays; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: Born to Read Storytime, infants and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Smart Start Storytime, plus literacy-building game or activity, older children, 11 a.m. Thursdays; Teen Thursday: Manga Supreme, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: Guys Read, ages 6 to 12, 4 p.m. today; LEGO Maniacs, 4 p.m. Tuesday; YA Day for Teens: Lip Balm, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.
WAYNEDALE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, ages 3 to 5 and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Born to Read Storytime, infants to age 2 and caregivers, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; Game Challenges, Star Wars Lightsabre Battles, 10 a.m. Saturday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Guys and Goodies Film Club, 6 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: It’s a Chocolate World Out There, 5 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
AARP: Guest speaker, Cherise Dixie, City of Fort Wayne Liaison; 2 p.m. Thursday; Community Foundation, 555 E. Wayne St.; free; 748-0274.
ALLEN COUNTY 4-H CLUB: Open house and 4-H information night, 7 p.m. Monday, Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826 for information.
FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MIDDAY CONNECTION: Meeting, April 24; Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $13.50 inclusive; Eat Chocolate – Lose Weight, presented by Jeanne McCullough; complimentary child care; all women welcome; reservations due by Tuesday, 348-3706.
GENEALOGY COMPUTER USERS GROUP: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
NOBLE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE: Team meeting; 7 p.m. Thursday; Noble County Public Library, lower level, Albion, www.relayforlife.org/noblecountyin.
NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: General meeting; 7 p.m. today, Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave.; bring food item for Food Pantry; www. north sideneighborhood. org for information.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETINGS:
Summit City Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m. Fridays; Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave.; 918-2065 or www.SummitCityTM.org.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF FORT WAYNE: Guest speaker, Matt Painter, Purdue basketball coach; part of Steak & Burger Dinner; 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Landmark Conference & Reception Centre, 6222 Ellison Road; $200 a person; reservations required, 744-0998 or www.bgcfw.org.
COMMON BOND BREAKFAST: Benefit for Erin’s House for Grieving Children; guest speakers, Lee Woodruff and Melanie Bloom; doors open 7:30 a.m. Tuesday; Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road; $75; 423-2466 or www.erinshouse.org.
SPRING FLING CARD AND GAME PARTY: Sponsored by Lutheran Life Villages Auxiliary; 1:30 p.m. Thursday; Heritage Room, Independent Living, 6723 S. Anthony Blvd.; $5; 447-1591, ext. 2116.
TEA HOUSE GATHERING: Benefits Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity, Women Build program; 2 p.m. Saturday; IPFW, Walb Union International Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $25 a person; 422-4828.
HOG ROAST AND CARNIVAL: Also silent auction; 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday; 4-H Exhibit Building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; hog roast, $8 adults, $6.50 ages 6 to 11, free to ages 5 and younger; $8 carry-out; 481-6826.
BIG ORANGE PRIDE MARCHING BAND GALA AND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER: 6 p.m. Saturday; Elegant Occasions, 14722 Lima Road; $60 a person; http://bit.ly/yu3PwW.
KICK UP YOUR HEELS: Alphabet Affair to benefit Steuben County Literacy Coalition; 6:25 p.m. Saturday; Glendarin Hills Golf Club, Angola; guests may dress up in costumes inspired by the letter K or casual attire; tickets, 260-665-1414 or www.steubenliteracy.org.
CELEBRATION OF SMILES DAY: Benefit for children with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities; Lisa Nicole Vickrey, owner of Studio 631, will provide individual portrait session for donations to Operation Smile; Saturday; Fort Wayne Firefighters Union Hall, 1405 Broadway; 450-6785.
MOVERS FOR MOMS DRIVE: Sponsored by Two Men and a Truck of Fort Wayne; collecting essential and comfort items for women staying at YWCA Northeast Indiana; now continues through May 13; locations, www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformom.