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COMMUNITY UPDATE

Classes

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.

“HOME BUYER EDUCATION”: Sponsored by Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; Red Cross Meeting Room F, 1212 E. California Road; free; registration required; 427-1127.

PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; free; 427-5511 or allison.miller@cityoffortwayne.org.

PRESCHOOLERS PROGRAM: “Learn About White-Tailed Deer,” for ages 2 to 5; 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday; Salamonie Reservoir Interpretive Center, 9214 West Lost Bridge West, Andrews; $2 per child; 260-468-2127 to register.

Lectures/Forums

GOSHEN COLLEGE AFTERNOON SABBATICAL PROGRAM : “Celebrating Food and Family Luncheon with Esther Rose Graber and Daughters”; noon Tuesday; Church Chapel Fellowship Hall, Goshen College, Goshen; $25; to register, 574-535-7565.

IPFW LUNCHES WITH LEADERS: “Embody,” presented by Mike Coil; noon; Walb Union, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6883.

Dance lessons

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Beginning Swing; 8 p.m. Thursday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.

Library

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; “Writing and Reading our Poetry,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Twitter for #Genealogy,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; “The Many Layers of Fashion: Clothing of the 19th Century and the American Civil War,” 2 p.m. Sunday; “Babies and Books,” infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10 a.m. Fridays in Children’s Services; “Toddler Storytime,” stories, activities, ages 18 months to 3 years and parents/caregivers, 10:30 and 11 a.m. Fridays; “CHI LEGO Club,” 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 900 Library Plaza, 421-1200.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Fabric Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table,” 3 or 5 p.m. Tuesday, $3, registration required; “Book Buddies,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Thanksgiving Festival, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “One Stroke Painting Class, Christmas Theme,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Book Buddies,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; “Movie: Disney’s Brave,” 3:45 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

WARSAW COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Get Started with Blogging”; 6 p.m. Thursday; 310 E. Main St., Warsaw, reservations, 574-267-6011.

Organizations

ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIANA: Program: “International Research,” presented by Steven Myers, assistant manager of Genealogy Center; 7 p.m. Wednesday; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza; visitors welcome; www.ACGSI.org for information.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Limberlost Public Library, Rome City. Kendallville Public Library, 6221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville.

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 for more.

•Summit City Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m. Fridays; Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave.; 918-2065 or www.SummitCityTM.org.

Fundraisers

HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY: Hunters are encouraged to take additional deer to participating butchers; hunters do not pay any butchering fees; information and list of participating butchers, call 260-541-0356 or www.hoosiersfeedingthehungry.org.

OHIO TIGER RELIEF FUND: W. Paul Wolf Family will match dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 through Dec. 31 for the Ohio Tiger Relief Fund at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion; for information, call 260-636-7383 or go to www.blackpine.org.

FIGHT HUNGER IN THE COMMUNITY: “Skip a Lunch, Feed a Bunch”; noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday; $5; The Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St.; for envelope, call 426-7357, ext. 138 or go to www.TheRescueMission.net.

“A NIGHT OF HOPE”: Featuring Ann Jorgensen, author of “Grace in the Shadow of the Cross”; 6 p.m. Tuesday; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; $30, benefits Hope Alive Inc.; 420-6100.

“HEATHER’S CLOSET” SALE: New and gently used dresses; Joni Kuhn will share Heather Ancelet Norris’ story; 6 p.m. Wednesday; Bishop Luers High School, Room 104, 333 E. Paulding Road; gowns, $25; 456-1261, ext. 3020.

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT: Thursday; anyone who wants to quit smoking may call 1-800-784-8669.

MAGICAL DAY OF GIVING: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; Jefferson Pointe, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; purchase a $5 ticket at Allen County SPCA, 4914 S. Hanna St., exchange it for a wristband at the event to receive discounts; benefits Allen County SPCA; www.acspca.org.

“CAUSE FOR PAWS”: Wristbands available at “Holiday Pictures with a Purpose”; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; HOPE for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; www.hope-for-animals.org.

TURKEY TROT: Featuring music by Fawn Liebowitz; 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $20 a person; 456-1261, ext. 3020.

LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK WINE OPENER: VIP reception, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, main event, 7 to 10 p.m.; Lincoln Tower Lobby, 116 E. Berry St.; $55, VIP tickets, $250; 317-202-9210 or Indiana.cff.org/ftwaynewine.

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