Fort Wayne –
ALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.
Swedish Views on Early Childhood, 1 p.m. today
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or go to Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.; fwcs.k12.in.us/ce/ce.php.
FREE GED CLASSES: Locations throughout Allen County; for locations and times, call 426-7323.
VOLUNTEER AARP TAX TRAINING: Submitting tax returns to Tax Wise online; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; Georgetown Branch, 6600 E. State Blvd.; reservations due by today; free; 485-3208 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.
CIRCLE OF WOMEN: Luncheon; speakers include Patrick Ayelle, Dan Nigro, Terry Ratliff and Bobbi Stratton; sponsored by YWCA Northeast Indiana; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; reservations, 424-4908, ext. 254.
AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Beginner group class, 7:45 p.m. Thursday; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $7; 480-7070.
AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Group class; 8 p.m. Friday, 6041 N. Clinton St., $5; 480-7070.
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: Homeschool Happenings, hip holiday, 1 p.m. Thursday; Afterschool Code Club, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Young Adults Services; Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Childrens Services, registration required; First Fridays Book Group 10 a.m. Friday in Young Adults Services; Toddler Storytime, stories and activities for ages 18 months to 3 years and parents/caregivers, 10:30 and 11 a.m. Friday in Childrens Services; 900 Library Plaza.
DUPONT BRANCH: Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m., lap-sitters, and 10:45 a.m., walkers up to 24 months, today; Ants in Your Pants, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Winter Decorations, 7 p.m. today; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Teen Thursday: Bingo, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.
GRABILL BRANCH: Monday Night Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: Social Science Sleuths: The Human City, 10:30 a.m. today; Tuesdays with Stories: National Roof Over Your Head Day, 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 5:30 p.m. today; Sometimes on Saturdays: Techno Builders, 11 a.m. Saturday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Maple Syrup, 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Paws to Read, children read to trained dogs, 6 p.m. Mondays; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.
MONROEVILLE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 3:30 p.m. today; LEGO Mania, 6:30 p.m. today; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.
NEW HAVEN BRANCH: Family Storytime: Gingerbread Yum, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Teen Thursdays: Puppy Chow Madness, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursday; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers and caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Friday; Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Born to Read Storytime, infants and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Teen Thursday: Games Day, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: Bookflix, books, movies, pizza for ages 6 to 14, 4 p.m. today; Dead Authors Books Club, 7:30 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime with early literacy games and crafts, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; LEGO Maniacs, 4 p.m. Tuesday; TEC Teens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Lab, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.
WAYNEDALE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. today and Tuesday; Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday; 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.
HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Holiday Sing Along, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Holiday Book Boutique, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday; Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Kendallville Public Library Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Food for Fines program, for each non-perishable food item donated, library will forgive $1 in fines up to $25, ends Dec. 14; Preschool Storytime: Winter, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Tablet and eReader Petting Zoo, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday; Christmas Cards, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Holiday Shopping and Coupon Swap, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; iPad App Pack, 7 p.m. Thursday; The Santa Clause: Murder Mystery Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Food for Fines program, for each non-perishable food item donated, library will forgive $1 in fines up to $25, ends Dec. 14; Music and Movement, 6:30 p.m. Mondays; One Stroke Painting, 5 p.m. Tuesday; Tablet and eReader Petting Zoo, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; No Snow Snowman, 4:30 p.m. Friday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
MENSA: Admissions exam; 9:30 a.m. Saturday, University of Saint Francis, John Paul II Building, Room 113, 2701 Spring St.; $40 fee and photo identification; open to ages 14 and older; walk-ins welcome; for registration and information, 710-0030.
WHITLEY COUNTY PATRIOTS: Guest speaker, Joel Werner, preparedness expert; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City; www.whitleycountypatriots.org.
CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATH SALE: Ends Dec. 21; hours: noon to 9 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; Concordia Lutheran Church Mens Club, 4245 Lake Ave.; 483-2213.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Accepting donations of womens professional shoes; Tuesday; for locations, call 424-7977, ext. 105, or go to www.dressforsuccess.org.
FISHING DERBY: Sponsored by Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club and Fort Wayne Urban Farmers; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; McDonalds, 7640 Anthony Blvd.; 456-1616.
NEXT TO NEW GENTLY USED CLOTHING SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; Lutheran Life Villages Auxiliary, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd.; 447-1591.
CHRIST CHILD SOCIETY HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; St. Vincent Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road; www.christchildfw.org.
ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF RESERVES AUCTION: Smoked ribs and brisket dinner for eight prepared by Fowl Butt BBQ; 9 a.m. Saturday; Monroe Fire Department, Monroe.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Wawasee Middle School PTO, 9850 Indiana 13 N., Syracuse; 1-888-398-7230 ext. 301.
CRAFT BAZAAR AND COOKIE WALK: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Lifeway Wesleyan Church, 7722 Moeller Road; breakfast and lunch available; 749-0363 or 749-9758.
COOKIE WALK: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; St. Joe United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road; 485-9681.