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    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.


ASH CENTRE: Morning walking program; 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays; 1701 Freeman St.; call for holiday hours, 433-4083 or


•American Red Cross Bloodmobile locations: Riverside Center, main room, 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday; Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; Third Place, gymnasium, 1601 W. Cedar Canyon Road, Huntertown, 3 to 7 pm. Wednesday; Helmer United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 7530 S. Indiana 327, Helmer, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Hamilton United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 7780 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday; Manchester Church of the Brethren, gymnasium, 1306 Beckley St., North Manchester, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday; Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold St., 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 489-3977 to schedule; Faith United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 411 Harding St., Kendallville, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; Park & Recreation Center, gymnasium, 320 W. Union St., Ligonier, Friday; Fremont Community Church, community room, 601 N. Coldwater St., Fremont, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday; Concordia Lutheran Church, Centennial Hall, 4245 Lake Ave., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 482-9815 to schedule; YMCA, 1401 E. Smith St., Warsaw, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; United Methodist Church of the Covenant, meeting room, 10001 Coldwater Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 438-2801 to schedule; Monroe United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 201 S. Van Buren St., Monroe, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

“FELDENKRAIS, AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT”: Wellness retreat; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; FWDC Studios, 437 E. Berry St.; $35, includes lunch; registration required by Wednesday; 424-6574 or


•8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. by appointment; Fort Wayne/Allen County Dept. of Health Medical Annex Building, 4813 New Haven Ave.; 449-7504.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Closed Monday and Tuesday for holidays; Birth to age 18, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health immunization clinic, 4813 New Haven Ave., by appointment, 449-7514; $8 per immunization if able to pay, no one turned away for inability to pay; parent or legal guardian must bring child with shot record; for more information call 424-7468;

IPFW LAFAYETTE STREET FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC: By IPFW College of Health and Human Services; offers confidential, comprehensive family planning services free or at reduced cost including birth control, annual women’s exams, pregnancy testing and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections; 2700 Lafayette St., Suite 200; for information,; for appointment, 481-0400.

IPFW DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC: Dental cleaning $27 for children, $37 ages 13 and older; fluoride treatments, X-rays and sealants also available; hours, fees and direction,; Neff Hall, Room 109, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; plan a four hour block for services; 481-6575 to schedule.

LUTHERAN CANCER RESOURCE CENTER: Closed Monday and Tuesday for the holidays; 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109; 435-7959.

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