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Feature calendars

  • Out & About
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Jason Russell and Russ Williamson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
  • ARTS UPDATE
    AT THE LIBRARY: • “Art for Homeschooled Teens” will take place Mondays for ages 12 to 18, call 421-1310 for times; “Art for Homeschoolers,” for ages 6 to 11, will be at
  • ART
    All weekend – “CITY BLOX” – Ends Nov. 9; Artworks the Galleria of Fine Art, Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; hours, 387-6943.
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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.

•“Gourmet Appetizers,” 7 p.m. today, $5.

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

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

•“Nature Photography: Basic Techniques,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays beginning today through April 28; $224.

NATURE CLASS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: “Ready? Set? Recycle!,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; $2 per child with adult; to register, call 260-468-2127.

Lectures/Forums

FORESTER SERIES: “When Image is Everything: The Vice of Vainglory” presented by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Zurcher Auditorium, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; free; 260-359-4305.

HUMANITIES SYMPOSIA LECTURE: “The Women in Braintree: The Little Known Life of Abigail Adams” by Lou Ann Homan, adjunct faculty member; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Wells Theater, Taylor Hall, Trine University, Angola; free; 260-665-4102.

YWCA DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: “A Give and Take on Race”; noon Wednesday; 1610 Spy Run Ave.; reservations, 424-4908 ext. 254.

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: “Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups,” 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services, registration required; “Babies and Books,” infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; “Movie Night at the Library,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Theater Lower Level 2; “Library Last Saturdays,” make and fly kites, 2 p.m. Saturday; 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; “Choose Your Own Book Club,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Aboite Branch Adult Book Group: ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ by P.D. James,” 2 p.m. Wednesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Baby Steps Storytime,” 2-year-olds, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; “Ants in Your Pants,” preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Sticker Party,” 7 p.m. today; “Toddler Time Storytime,” ages 2 and 3 with adult, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; “Teen Thursday: Minute to Win It,” 4 p.m. Thursday; 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “PAWS to Read,” children read to trained dog, 4 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime,” preschoolers with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Tuesdays with Stories: Corn Dogs,” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; “After School Adventures,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Social Science Sleuths,” 10:30 a.m. today; “Family Movie Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Does It Feel Like Spring Yet,” 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; “PAWS to Read,” 6 p.m. today; “Babies and Books,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.

MONROEVILLE BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime,” 3:30 p.m. today; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.

NEW HAVEN BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime: H is for Hatch,” ages 3 to 5 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; “Babies and Books,” infants to 24 months with parent/caregiver, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; “Teen Thursday: I Can Almost Taste It,” 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; “Family Game Night,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; “Talk It Up Book Club,” 5 p.m. Tuesday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Internet Basics Class,” 2 p.m. today; “PAWS to Read, children read to trained dog, 4 p.m. today; “Teen Thursdays: Electronic Mayhem,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “That’s So Random,” 4 p.m. today; Bored? Games,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “TEC Teens,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Wondertots,” 10:30 a.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; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.

WOODBURN BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime,” 10:30 a.m. Friday; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “LEGO Club,” 4 p.m. today; “Creative Writing Workshop Series,” 6 p.m. Tuesday; “Book A Librarian,” 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday; “Preschool Storytime: Farm,” 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Ridiculously Easy Chocolate Art,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, registration required; iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Science Central After School Enrichment,” 4 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Adult Lunchtime Matinee: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’,” noon Wednesday, bring sack lunch; “Whatever Wednesdays,” 3:45 p.m. Wednesday; “Limberlost Coupon Club,” 1 p.m. today; “Be Jeweled,” 4:15 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

WARSAW COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Consumer Lending,” presented by James Tague, vice president of Consumer Lending, 6:30 p.m. today; 310 E. Main St., Warsaw, to register, call 574-267-6011.

Organizations

ALLEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, program begins at noon; Atz Ice Cream Shoppe South, 211 E. Tillman Road; visitors welcome; 422-8572.

B.S.R. (Beyond the Scope of Reality) PARANORMAL: Monthly meeting and hunt; Saturday, dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting at 7 p.m.; PACE Amish Buffet, 3330 Coliseum Blvd. W.; www.bsrparanormal.com.

FORT WAYNE DUPONT LIONS CLUB: Meeting; 7:45 a.m. Wednesday; Willies Cozy Nook, 2896 E. Dupont Road; 410-439-0885.

JOHN PAULDING HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Quarterly general meeting; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; John Paulding Historical Museum, 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding; free; public invited.

SETTLERS: Tour of Allen County Courthouse and Historic Swinney Homestead, also lunch; guest speaker, Linda Huge, member and educator; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $25, paid reservations required; 492-8584.

Fundraisers

FISH FRY: 4:30 p.m. Friday; Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.; $8 adults, $4 ages 10 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 432-6011.

SCHLACHTFEST 2014: Sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor; doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; $10 dinner, $5 ages 12 and younger; 418-7687.

FUNDRAISING BANQUET: Benefit for Northeast Indiana Friends of NRA; Saturday; Military History Museum, Auburn; for information, go to www.FriendsofNRA.org.

SAUSAGE AND PANCAKE BRUNCH: Benefit for Poe Volunteer Fire Department; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Poe Fire Station, Poe; $6 adults, $3 ages 12 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; carry-out available.

FISH AND CHICKEN STRIPS DINNER: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; Cornerstone Youth Center, 19819 Monroeville Road, Monroeville; $8.50 adults, $5.50 ages 10 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; 348-2973.

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