Fort Wayne –
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.
PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; free; 427-5511 or email@example.com.
IPFW ELECTION EVENTS: Election 2012: A Candidate Forum; 6 to 8 p.m. today; Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6847.
INDIANA TECH: Terra Brantley: News Anchor, Domestic Abuse Survivor; 6 p.m. Thursday; Magee-OConnor Theater, Andorfer Commons, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; free; 422-5561.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS: Guest speaker, Indianas Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, University of Saint Francis, Ballroom in Brookside, 2701 Spring St.; CEO Forum, keynote speaker, Mike Robinson, a vice president at General Motors, 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, North Campus; 399-8050.
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Waltz rehearsal; 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; free; 260-622-6644.
Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or www.acpl.lib.in.us, for information on activities or branches not listed.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Genealogy for Kids, 2 p.m. Tuesday; Whose Genes are you Wearing, 6 p.m. Tuesday in Young Adults Services; Next Chapter Book Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Worlds Collide: The All-Fandom Ball, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday; 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; 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; LEGO Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; Halloween Preschool Dance Party, 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Fun with Felt, 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: 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. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: After School Adventures: LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Tuesdays with Stories, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Family Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Field Trip Fridays: Tropical Rain Forests, 10:30 a.m. Friday; Sometimes on Saturdays: Crafty as a Fox, 11 a.m. Saturday;3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Preschoolers: Grouchy Grumpy Gus, 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Paws to Read, read stories to trained reading dogs, 6 p.m. Mondays; Teotwawki Book Club, teens, 4 p.m. Wednesday; LEGO League, 3:45 p.m. Thursday; 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: U is for Underwear, ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Those Witty Brits, book club, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Babies and Books, infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursdays: Sweet Art: Candy Sushi, 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 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: 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; TecTeens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Ease into eBooks, 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday; 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; Scrabble, Boggle Battle, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.
WOODBURN BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Fall Crafts for Any Budget, 6 p.m. Monday; iTeen, 3 p.m. Tuesday; Big Truck Day, 4 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: The Fall Garden, 6 pm. Monday; Pumpkinfied: Pumpkin Painting Contest, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Pyramid Racing, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
CUB SCOUTS: Sign up for boys ages 7 to 10; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St.; 435-1670.
FORT WAYNE WOMENS MIDDAY CONNECTION: Meeting, Oct. 23; Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $13.50 inclusive; meeting, Whats Your Bid? fundraiser with John Beechy, auctioneer; 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.
MENSA: Admissions exam; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, University of Saint Francis, Doermer Building, Room 166, 2701 Spring St.; $40 fee and photo identification; open to ages 14 and older; for information, 710-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 3rd District congressional debate, 6 p.m. Monday; Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E.; visitors welcome; 422-8572.
Summit City Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m. Fridays; Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave.; 918-2065 or www.SummitCityTM.org.
TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 11: Conference with John Mason, founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, also Communication Achievement Award to be given to Bob Chase, The Voice of the Komets; Friday and Saturday; Don Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; www.toastmasters.org.
FAIR TRADE BOUTIQUE AND DESIGN CENTER: Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate tasting; proceeds benefit Creative Women of the World or Local International Advocate to Kenya; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; 125 W. Wayne St.; free entry, donations accepted; 260-267-9048.
DOGTOBERFEST: Auction; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; Downtown Eatery & Spirits, Warsaw; benefits Rudys Dog Park; 574-267-5178.
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION: Benefits Camp Watcha Wanna Do; 7 p.m. Friday; Pine Valley Country Club, 10900 Pine Mills Road; tickets, $75; 417-2636.
A REASON TO TASTE: Multicourse dinner and fundraiser; 6 p.m. Saturday; Student Life Center, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 4900 St. Joe Road; $125 a person; tickets, 481-2243.
FALL FUND DRIVE: Benefits Northeast Indiana Public Radio; through Sunday; donate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays or 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends; 452-1185.