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Guest speakers

Laurie Gray, attorney, author, teacher and owner of Socratic Parenting LLC, will present “Living with Intentional Gratitude and Kindness” at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Grace Episcopal Church, 10010 Aurora Place. Cost is $40. For tickets and reservations, call 432-9221.

Roey Gilad, consul general of Israel to the Midwest, will speak at noon Tuesday at the History Center, 302 E. Berry St. The free program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, the Salon Foundation and the Schneider Foundation. Lunch will be provided. For reservations, call 422-8566.

James Berlucchi, executive director of the Spitzer Center for Ethical Leadership, will discuss “Four Levels of Happiness: A Christian Philosophy of Life and Work” at 7 a.m. March 4 at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Tickets for the Servus Omnium lecture and breakfast are $10 advance at or $15 at the door.

Women’s retreat

Author Jane Rubietta (“Grace Points: Growth and Guidance in Times of Change”) will speak at the “Triumph in Transition” women’s retreat March 7 and 8 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road. Registration is required by March 2; go to

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