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Feature calendars

  • Art
    All weekend – “SOCA STUDENT EXHIBITION” – Ends April 27; Weatherhead Gallery, Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; free; 260-399-8064.
  • Arts Update
    AT THE LIBRARY: •“You’re a Writer, So Write” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. •“Art for Home Schoolers, Teens” will be at 10:30 a.m.
  • Out & About
    BOOKSMONDAY Children’s Book Character Fair – 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 26; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free if registered by Monday, $5 per family at the door; 399-7700, ext. 8405.
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COMMUNITY UPDATE

Classes

ALLEN COUNTY 4-H 2014 SMALL-ENGINES WORKSHOP: 6:30to 8 p.m. for five Thursdays beginning Feb. 6, Carroll High School, 3701 Carroll Road (Bethel Road entrance); $4 for 4-H members and $29 for nonmembers; information at 515-6620; register by Thursday at 481-6826 or jkendall@purdue.edu.

FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075, visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St., or check www.fortwayneschools.org.

•“Beginning Computers,” 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10, Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.; $63.

•“Hearty Soups, Salads and Desserts,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. for three Mondays beginning today; North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd.; $25 food fee payable to instructor at class.

•Tai Chi, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for eight Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Forest Park Elementary School, 2004 Alabama Ave.; $59.

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

•“Lose Body Fat,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 5; $42.

• “Basic Digital Photography: A First Course in Cameras and Computers,” 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning today through March 6; $157.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS “FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE” SEMINAR SERIES: Blayne Miley, director of policy and advocacy for the Indiana State Nursing Association on the federal Affordable Care Act, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; information and registration at 399-7700 ext. 8501 or www.futureofhealthcare2014.eventbrite.com.

Lectures/Forums

HISTORY CENTER: “African-American Pioneers of Allen County: Paving the Way for Change” by Roberta Ridley, chairwoman of African-American Genealogical Society of Fort Wayne, 2 p.m. Sunday; 302 E. Berry St.; free; part of George R. Mather Lecture Series; information, 426-2882.

Dance lessons

BEGINNING LINE DANCE: Pam and Eagle, instructors, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for eight Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, Lincoln Elementary School, 1001 E. Cook Road; $49; register at 467-1075, Anthis Career Center at 1200 S. Barr St. or www.fortwayneschools.org.

Library

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: “Code Club,” 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Young Adults’ Services; “Movie Night @ the Library: ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, free (children younger than age 13 must be accompanied by an adult); 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Born to Read: Babies and Books” (infants to age 24 months with adult), 10:30 a.m. today; “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dog, 6:30 p.m. today; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Born to Read Storytime,” 10:15 a.m. (lap-sitters) and 10:45 a.m. (walkers up to 24 months) today; Classics Adult Book Club: “Women in Love” by D. H. Lawrence, 7 p.m. Tuesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Board Games,” 7 p.m. today; “Teen Thursday: Bingo,” 4 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dog, 4 p.m. today; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Social Science Sleuths: Money Makes the World Go Around – An Introduction to the World of Economics,” 10:30 a.m. today; “Family Movie Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; “Sometimes on Saturdays: Techno Builders,” 11 a.m. Saturday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

MONROEVILLE BRANCH: “Model Trains at Monroeville,” trains demonstrations, 6 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.

NEW HAVEN BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime: S is for Soup-er Storytime” (ages 3 to 5 with adult), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Teen Thursday: YouTube Mania,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Talk it Up Book Club,” 5 p.m. Tuesday; “Family Game Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; “Commemorating the Anniversary of the First Sit-In of the American Civil Rights Movement: Feb. 1, 1960,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “TEC Teens,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Wondertots,” 10:30 a.m. Thursday; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Canvas and Cookies Night for Teens,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; $4; registration required at 260-356-2900.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. today; “Creative Writing Workshop Series, “ 6 p.m. Tuesday; “National Puzzle Day,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; “Novel Converations” (adults discuss “The Witch of Little Italy” by Suzanne Palmieri), 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Joanna’s Delicious Treats, 201 S. Main St.; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 with a deck of cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Music and Movement” (children, all ages), 6:30 p.m. today; “Career-Finding Skills Workshop,” 4 p.m. Wednesday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

Organizations

PHEASANTS FOREVER: Annual banquet; doors open at 4 p.m. Feb. 22; World War II Victory Museum, Auburn; $55 per person or $80 per couple; registration by Thursday at 260-238-4853 or www.nein182.pheasantsforever.org.

TOASTMASTERS CLUBS:

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

Fundraisers

BENEFIT DINNER: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Garrett High School cafeteria, 801 E. Houston St.; pulled pork, two sides, dessert and beverage; benefits Alliance Industries Inc and Dekalb Alliance for the Developmentally Disabled; $8 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and under; eat-in or carry out; tickets at 260-357-5595 or at the door.

FISH AND TENDERLOIN FRY: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Tri-Lakes Lions Hall, Colony Avenue, Tri-Lakes; benefits club projects; $9.50 for adults and $4 for children age 6 to 12 and free for children age 5 and under; eat-in or carry out.

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