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COMMUNITY UPDATE

Classes

ALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.

•“Get Checking Workshop,”1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 21; free.

FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.; fwcs.k12.in.us/ce/ce.php.

IPFW: Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for courses, call 481-6619 or go to learn.ipfw.edu.

Dances

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: 6041 N. Clinton St., 480-7070.

•Beginner group class, 7:45 p.m. Thursday, $7; also, 8 p.m. Friday, $5

Library

Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or www.acpl.lib.in.us, for information on activities or branches not listed.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library can be reached at 260-356-2900 or 260-758-3332; Kendallville Public Library at 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.; Limberlost Public Library in Rome City at 260-854-2775, Peabody Public Library in Columbia City at 260-244-5541 and the Warsaw Community Public Library at 574-267-6011.

Organizations

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953: Monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday at American Legion Post 499, 4830 Hillegas Road; 747-5646 for information.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL CONSORTIUM: Dinner meeting and award ceremony; 6 p.m. Oct. 22, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $10; reservations by Thursday at 422-8412 or heidi@dacac.org.

FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MID-DAY CONNECTION: “Bushels of Bids” auction and luncheon featuring the Singing Auctioneer, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $15.50; no-cost child care provided; reservations by Tuesday at 672-3414.

GENEALOGY TECHNOLOGY GROUP: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; visitors welcome.

•Bob Leiman Club, 6 p.m. today; Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E.; visitors welcome; 422-8572.

Fundraisers

CULVER’S FOR A CAUSE: Culver’s restaurants at 310 E. Dupont Road and 1425 W. Washington Center Road donate a portion of purchases on Wednesday to benefit Turnstone.

FALL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday with $2 bag sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road.

FORT WAYNE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BLUE JEAN BACKYARD BARBECUE BENEFIT: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Fuller’s Landing, 4300 block of West Cook Road; $75 per person; reservations by Tuesday at 422-4828.

DIAMOND DINNER: 6 p.m. Thursday, Philmore on Broadway,2441 Broadway; cocktails, hors d’oeurves, dinner, chance to win 1-carat diamond; $75 per person and $150 per couple; register by today at 496-4801 or www.bishopdwenger.com; benefits Bishop Dwenger High School.

BENEFIT MARKETPLACE: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Mizpah Shrine Temple, 407 W. Berry St.; benefits Shriners Hospital for Children; information, 426-4543.

CAMP WATCHA-WANNA-DO ANNUAL AUCTION BENEFIT: 7 p.m. Friday, Pine Valley Country Club, 10900 Pine Mills Road; benefit week-long residential summer camp for children surviving cancer; $75 per person; call 609-3155 or www.campwatchawannado.com.

CREATIVE CRAFT BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave.; benefits Crescent Avenue Weekday School.

24TH ANNUAL HOLLY DAYS CRAFT SHOW AND BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Deer Ridge Elementary School, 1515 S. Scott Road; benefits school’s Parent-Teacher Club.

CHILI DINNER AND BAKE SALE: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 2125 Olladale Drive; $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children under age 3; benefits Fraternal Order of Police bicycle helmet program.

FALL FESTIVAL: 2 to 5 p.m., Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive; benefits the church.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TENDERLOIN AND CHICKEN STRIP DINNER: 4 p.m. Saturday, South Whitley Fire Station, 117 N. State St., South Whitley; eat-in or carry-out; $8.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12; benefits South Whitley Lions Club.

REMOVING THE MASK GALA: Dinner, dancing and silent auction featuring display of “Removing the Mask” giclee artwork by Fort Wayne’s Terry Ratliff and numbered and signed prints available for sale to benefit Mental Health America in Allen County, 6 p.m. Saturday, The Landmark Conference and Reception Center, 6222 Ellison Road, $85 per person, $150 per couple and $750 for table of 10; reservations by Thursday at 422-6441.

SIXTH ANNUAL ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRIES FUNDRAISER: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 1101 Lafayette St.; food, silent auction, music and dancing to Spike and the Bulldogs; $10; tickets available at 424-8231 or at the door; benefits soup kitchen and Ave Maria House day respite program for the homeless.

BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER: Today through Oct. 31; Shoe Carnival locations sell pink wristbands to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research; www.shoecarnival.com.

38TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON & AWARDS CEREMONY OF AGING & IN-HOME SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: Guest speaker Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze and national spokeswoman for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2 p.m. Oct. 25, The Landmark Conference Centre, 6222 Ellison Road; $75 per person or $175 for table of eight; register by Friday at 745-1200 ext. 228.

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