Fort Wayne –
ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826 for information.
What the World Eats, 7 p.m. today.
CHILDHOOD PRECONFERENCE, CONCERT AND CONFERENCE: Sponsored by Fort Wayne Area Chapter of Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Inc.; free family concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Concordia Lutheran Church and School, 4245 Lake Ave.; preconference, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., free to directors and owners of licensed early childhood program in Allen County; family conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Concordia Lutheran Church and School, 4245 Lake Ave., free.
CRIME VICTIM CARE OF ALLEN COUNTY: Gang Violence: What Everybody Should Know; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday; Allen County Juvenile Center, 2929 N. Wells St.; to register, 484-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information on Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St., or www.neighborhood-connection.org.
PRESERVATION WORKSHOPS: Sponsored by ARCH and Indiana Landmarks; Saturday; Historic Masonry, by Eric Byers, 9 a.m. to noon ; Historic Wood Floors, by Obie Pierce, 1 to 4 p.m.; Broadway Project, 1016 Broadway; $20 each class for non-members or $10 for members; reservations, 426-5117 or email@example.com.
FORESTER SERIES: Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, presented by Lisa Sharon Harper and Dr. David Innes; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; 260-359-4305.
GOSHEN COLLEGE AFTERNOON SABBATICAL PROGRAM : Stewardship Matters: The Story of the Elkhart County Community Foundation, by Dr. Peter McCown, president of the Elkhart County Community Foundation; 1 p.m. Tuesday; Sauder Concert Hall, Music Center, Goshen; free; 574-535-7566.
IPFW LUNCHES WITH LEADERS: Enlist, presented by Jeanette Dillon; noon; Walb Union, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6883.
Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or www.acpl.lib.in.us, for information on activities and branches.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Spy School 101, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday; Totally Terrific Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Whose Genes Are You Wearing? 6 p.m. Tuesday in Young Adults’ Services; Next Chapter Book Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday; CHI LEGO Club, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; This Book Club Needs No Name, 7 p.m. Thursday; Books-n-Bagels, 10 a.m. Friday; 900 Library Plaza, 421-1200.
ABOITE BRANCH: Paws to Read, read stories to trained reading dogs, 6:30 p.m. Mondays; Smart Start Storytime, ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Cookbook Book Club, 2 p.m. Wednesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.
DUPONT BRANCH: Storytime with a Twist, preschoolers, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Ants in Your Pants, preschool program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Make a Card, 7 p.m. today; Baby Steps: Toddler Time Storytime, plus puppets and games, ages 2 and 3 and caregivers, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays; Teen Thursday: Giant Games, 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. Wednesday; Lunch and Lit Book Group, 1 p.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: After School Adventures: Tropical Rain forests, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Tuesdays with Stories, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Social Science Sleuths: World War II Home Front and in the Field, 10:30 a.m. today; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Preschoolers: Itchy, Scratchy, Fleas, 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Paws to Read, read stories to trained reading dogs, 6 p.m. Mondays; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.
MONROEVILLE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 3:30 p.m. Mondays; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.
NEW HAVEN BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime: S Is for Squirrel, ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Too Fun Tuesday: Falling for Art, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Babies and Books, infants to 18 months and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursdays: Group Games, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Teen Café, 4 p.m. Tuesdays; PlayStation Mania, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Paws to Read, children, read to trained reading dog, 5 p.m. Thursdays; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: Computer Basics Class, 2 p.m. today; Teen Thursday: Books and Bites, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: Girls Read, 4 p.m. today; Bored? Games, 4 p.m. Tuesday; TecTeens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 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; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.
WOODBURN BRANCH: Lego Club, 4 p.m. today; Kids Club, 3 p.m. Wednesday; Smart Start Storytime, plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.
HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Paws to Read, Saturdays through Nov. 17, by appointment, Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Star Wars Reads Day, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Toddler Time, 10 a.m. Thursday; Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 fee; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Recipe Round-Up, 6:30 p.m. Monday; One Stroke Painting: Halloween Theme, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Movie: The Pirates! Band of Misfits, 4 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 854-2775.
ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA: 7 p.m. Wednesday; program: Set in Stone: A Brief Introduction to Gravestone Style and Symbolism, Joy Giguere; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza; www. ACGSI. org.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Limberlost Public Library, Rome City.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INDIANA CHAPTER ONE: Lunch and social hour after 10 a.m. meeting, Saturday; VFW Post 857, 2202 W. Main St.; spouses, friends welcome; 485-7627.
TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETINGS:
Anthony Wayne Toastmasters, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Room 1550; guests welcome; 260-348-7439.
Bob Leiman Club, 6 p.m. Monday; Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E.; visitors welcome; 422-8572.
Club 159: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lutheran Hospital’s lower level special function room, 7950 W. Washington Blvd.; 260-597-7216.
Summit City Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m. Fridays; Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave.; 918-2065 or www.SummitCityTM.org.
BRUSH: A project of the McMillen Center for Health Education; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.; $25; 456-4511.
CARING IS SEXY CHARITY CUT-A-THON: Benefits Look Good Feel Better for cancer patients; Wednesday; Lasting Impressions, 2604 W. State Blvd., and Fringe Salon, 918 Woodland Plaza Run, Suite E.; $10 donation.
COAT DRIVE: Part of Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down event; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday; gently used or new coats available; Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd.; 469-4743 or 447-7368.
CHILI DINNER: 6 p.m. Friday; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $3.50 chili, $1.50 hot dogs; 456-1261, ext. 3008.
PASTA DINNER AND BAKE SALE: 5 p.m. Friday; music by Fiddle and Guitar; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Areie 3512 Johnny Appleseed, 2730 Lofty Drive; $6 a person; benefits Rupert’s Kids’ 260-373-0536.
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS: Francine’s Friends; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $75; 625-3532 or 432-2252.
SAVE 2ND BASE: Lucky Harley-Davidson will donate $50 to Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center’s outreach program for every new or used Harley-Davidson sold and delivered during October; motorcycle ride, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6315 Illinois Road; 260-223-3660.