Fort Wayne –
ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826 for information.
Downsizing Your Financial Maze, 1 p.m. Tuesday.
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. today, Animal Care and Control, 3020 Hillegas Road; free; 427-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Beginning Rumba; 8 p.m. Thursday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Street Hustle; five-week series; 7 p.m. Mondays beginning today; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $50 a person; 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: Snail Mail Revolution, 2 p.m. Thursday; Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services, registration required; Game Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Young Adults’ Services; Homeschool Happenings, 1 p.m. Thursday, Young Adults’ Services; Otaku Anon, 7 p.m. Thursday; 900 Library Plaza, 421-1200.
DUPONT BRANCH: Storytime with a Twist, preschoolers, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Ants in Your Pants, preschool program, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. for lap sitters and 10:45 a.m. for walkers up to 24 months, Mondays; LEGO Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Luau, 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: Ductigami, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.
GRABILL BRANCH: Monday Night Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. today; 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: Coniferous Forests Habitat, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Tuesdays with Stories, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Social Science Sleuths: Futbol, 10:30 a.m. today; Field Trip Fridays: Native American Art, 10:30 a.m. Friday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Preschoolers: Holiday Fun, 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Paws to Read, read to trained dog, 6 p.m. Mondays; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.
MONROEVILLE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 3:30 p.m. Mondays; LEGO Mania, 6:30 p.m. today; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.
NEW HAVEN BRANCH: Storytimes for Preschoolers: G is for Green, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Babies and Books, infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursdays: Freestyle, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Open Laptop Lab for Adults, 3 p.m. Saturday; Paws to Read, read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursdays; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; Teen Café, 4 p.m. Fridays; Family Game Night, 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: Born to Read Storytime, infants and toddlers, 10:30 and 11 a.m. Thursdays; Teen Thursday: Games Day, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays; LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: Guys Read, ages 6 to 12, 4 p.m. today; LEGO Maniacs, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Bella’s Book Club, ages 18 to 15, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; TecTeens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wondertots, stories, ages 1 to 3 and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 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: Smart Start Storytime, plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Closed Friday; Intermediate Word, 10 a.m. today; Lunchtime Matinee: Brave, 12:30 p.m. today; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. today; Movie Matinee: The Dark Night Rises, 12:30 p.m. Thursday; Wii Play, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 fee; Now You’re Cookin’: Cake Pops, 4 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Closed Friday; Tiny Tots Storytime: Winter, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Adult Lunchtime Matinee: Hope Springs, noon Wednesday; LEGO Challenge, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Christmas Card Ornament Ball, 4 p.m. Thursday, registration required; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
ALLEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CLUB: Christmas party; 6 p.m. today; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; reservations, 432-3397.
FORT WAYNE INVENTOR’S CLUB: Meeting; 2 p.m. Saturday; Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room B, 900 Library Plaza; public welcome, free; 466-7655 or fortwayneinventors.wordpress.com.
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.
SOUTH SIDE CLASS OF 1945 MEETING: 11:30 a.m. today, Don Hall’s Guest House, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; 637-0094.
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.
Summit City Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m. Fridays; Better Business Bureau, 4011 Parnell Ave.; 918-2065 or www.SummitCityTM.org.
TOYS FOR TOTS: Visit any Build-A-Bear Workshop Friday through Sunday; donate a new, unwrapped toy; during store hours; www.buildabear.com/shopping/storefinder/findAStore.jsp.
KIDS AGAINST HUNGER: Food packing event for orphans in India; 9 to 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Saturday; The Compass, 320 Jackson Ave., Defiance, Ohio; 419-439-1388 or www.childrenslantern.org/events.php.
COATS 4 KIDS: Ends Sunday; donation of new coat or $21 for a new coat; drop-off locations, 424-3505 or www.volunteerfortwayne.org.