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•American Red Cross Bloodmobile locations: Recreation Hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11337 Old U.S. 27 S., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, call 615-6168 to schedule; lower level, Epworth United Methodist Church, 1204 W. Cherry St., Bluffton, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, call 260-824-1380 to schedule; gymnasium, Tinora High School, 5921 Domersville Road, Defiance, Ohio, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; 18th floor room, AEP, One Summit Square, 101 E. Washington Blvd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, call 408-3539 or 427-8452 to schedule; Fellowship Hall, Day Spring Church, 1700 E. Seventh St., Auburn, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday; Fellowship Hall, H elmer United Methodist Church, 7530 S. Indiana 327, Helmer, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday; City Ford, 3100 E. Business U.S. 30, Columbia City, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, call 260-244-5111 to schedule; dining hall, American Legion Post 423, 6215 Indiana 327, Orland, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday; North Eastern Group Realty, 10808 LaCabreah Lane, Suite 101, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; ballroom, Eagles Post 372, 711 W. Second St., Defiance, Ohio, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; gymnasium, Ayersville High School, 28406 Watson Road, Defiance, Ohio, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; lower level, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 210 N. Orange St., Albion, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; Fellowship Hall, Dillman Church, 8888 South 1100 West 90, Warren, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

FRANCINE’S FRIENDS MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT: For women ages 40 and older; appointments suggested but not required, 483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540: Northcrest Elementary, 5301 Archwood Lane, Monday; Ruoff Home Mortgage, 1110 E. Dupont Road, Wednesday; Anytime Fitness, 2886 E. Dupont Road, Thursday; Milan Center Feed & Grain, 15402 Doty Road, New Haven, Friday.

IMMUNIZATIONS: 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

•Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

•Parkview Hospital Super Shot Clinic, Carew Medical Park, 1818 Carew St., Suite 300, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

•St. Joseph Hospital Super Shot Clinic, Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd., 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Spanish and Burmese interpreters available).

•Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

•Parkview FirstCare, 3909 New Vision Drive, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

LUTHERAN HOSPITAL CHILDBIRTH SUITES: Free prenatal classes at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., parent education classroom, second floor; pre-registration, 435-7070 or 435-7274.

•“Childbirth,” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays beginning this Monday (three sessions required).

•“Childbirth,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

SAFE SLEEP EDUCATION: Sponsored by Parkview Health; 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Monday; Baby’s Closet, 4800 S. Calhoun St.

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