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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    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.



PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; free; no dogs, just owners; 427-5511 or

“WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO”: Financial program offered by Purdue Extension Office; 6 p.m. today and Jan. 28; Kendallville Public Library, 6221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; program is free, however, a $5 refundable fee is required for reservations; 260-854-2775.


CHOCOLATE HOUR: Sponsored by IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and MLK Club Inc. of Fort Wayne; guest speaker, Joe Madison, civil rights activist and radio personality; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Walb Student Union International Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; reservations, 481-6608.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS: “Sacrificing Truth for Comfort” presented by Dr. Lewis Pearson; 3 p.m. Sunday, University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; free; 399-8066.

Dance lessons

CLASSES SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY ARTS ACADEMY: Includes pre-dance, ballet, tap and hip-hop fun; for ages 2 to 12; 14-week sessions beginning Saturday through April 27; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; costs from $99 to $129; 481-6059.


Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or, for information on activities or branches not listed.

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “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; “Main Library eReader Fair,” 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 900 Library Plaza, 421-1200.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” read stories to trained dog, 6:30 p.m. Mondays; “Born to Read Babies and Books,” infants to age 24 months and adult, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; “Smart Start Storytime,” ages 3 to 5 and adult, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; “Ease into e-Books,” 7 p.m. today; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Ease into eBooks,” 7 p.m. Tuesday; “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; “Baby Steps Storytime,” 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Born to Read Babies and Books Storytime,” 10:15 and 11 a.m. Mondays; Family Fun Night: Video Games,” 7 p.m. today; “Teen Thursday: Karaoke,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” 4 p.m. Mondays; “Born to Read,” infants and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Lunch and Lit Book Group,” 1 p.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Internet Basics for Beginners,” 1 p.m. Tuesday; “After School Adventures: Printmaking,” 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Tuesdays with Stories,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Social Science Sleuths: Sociology Overview 1,” 10:30 a.m. today; “Family Movie Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; “Sometimes on Saturdays: Cooking School Goes North African,” 11 a.m. Saturday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Preschoolers: Snowmen Galor,” 7 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Paws to Read,” read stories to trained dog, 6 p.m. Mondays; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.

MONROEVILLE BRANCH: “Model Train Demonstration 2012,” 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31; “Smart Start Storytime,” 3:30 p.m. Mondays; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.

NEW HAVEN BRANCH: “Building Brains LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Smart Start Storytime: E is for Elephant and Piggie,” 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: Brain Challenge,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Open Laptop Lab for Adults,” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; “Wacky Wednesday,” 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Paws to Read,” children, read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursdays; “Teen Café,” 4 p.m. Fridays; “Family Game Night,” 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Computer Basics Class,” 2 p.m. today; “Teen Thursday: Manga Supreme,” 3:30 p.m. Thursdays; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “Girls Read,” 4 p.m. today; “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; “eReader Fair,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Smart Start Storytime,” plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.

ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM: “Science Rockets,” science club, 6:30 p.m. today; “LEGO Adventures, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Decatur Public Library, Decatur; 260-724-2605.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Introduction to Word,” 6 p.m. Tuesday; “Valentine’s for Vets,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; “Anime Day,” 5 p.m. Friday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “The Coupon Group,” 6 p.m. today; “Book Buddies,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; “LEGO Time,” 3:45 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.


FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MIDDAY CONNECTION: Meeting, Jan. 22; Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $15.50 inclusive; meeting, Nancy Williams, handbags and jewelry for the “New You”; no cost child care provided; all women welcome; reservations due by Tuesday, 432-0335.

GENEALOGY COMPUTER USERS GROUP: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.


“KIDNEY 4 GENE”: Winterfest includes silent auction, hog roast, games, bounce house; benefit for Gene Shatto; 5 p.m. Saturday; Third Place, 1601 W. Cedar Canyons Road, Huntertown.