ALLEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826 for information and registration.
Get Checking, 1 to 5 p.m. today; free, registration required.
ALLEN COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT: Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Certification Class, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 to 5, Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road; for ages 9 to 13; $80 (includes class materials, field trips and snacks); register by Wednesday at 449-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTING AND SHARING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: DIGITAL STORYTELLING FOR FAMILY HISTORY by Ruby Cain (volunteer director of It is Well with My Soul social group), and John Aden (executive director of the African/African American Historical Museum), 6 to 7 p.m. or 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, computer classroom, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; $10 (scholarships available); register at 420-0765 or email@example.com.
Beginning Yoga, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through May 8 (no class April 3), Glenwood Park Elementary School, 4501 Vance Ave; $49.
PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 1, Animal Care and Control, 3020 Hillegas Road; free; no dogs, just owners; register at 427-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCH FUN AND FREE LECTURE SERIES: Art Deco Lighting Manufacturer W.B. Brown Co. of Bluffton by Craig Leonard, local preservation expert, 11 a.m. Saturday, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.; free; info, 426-5117.
IPFW WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION:
Forty Years After Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Lynn Paltrow, founder and executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Room 101, Neff Hall; reception follows; free.
Book Discussion: The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood; 7 p.m. April 1, IPFW Alumni Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. (just east of Holiday Inn); light supper served; free; registration by Friday at email@example.com.
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE – NORTHEAST: The New Era in Human Genetics: The Inheritance of Common Human Conditions by Sam Rhine, science educator and Distinguished Hoosier Scholar, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Room CC 1200, Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; free; 481-2225.
YWCA DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: How Immigrants Learn English in Fort Wayne by Emily Schwartz, English Language Learners coordinator for Fort Wayne Community Schools, noon Wednesday, YWCA, 1610 Spy Run Ave.; free; reservations by Tuesday at 424-4908, ext. 254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.
Beginning cha-cha, 7 p.m. Thursday.
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: Science Explorers: Environmental Science, 2 p.m. Tuesday in Children’s Services; Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services (registration required); Smart Start Storytime (preschoolers ages 3 to 6), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services; Write Away! 2 p.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services (registration required at 421-1220); Beyond the Talking Head (teens make video from concept to editing in three hours), 5 p.m. Thursday in Young Adults’ Services; Paws to Read (children read stories to trained dogs), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Children’s Services; GO Club, 2 p.m. Saturday in Young Adults’ Services; 900 Library Plaza.
ABOITE BRANCH: Born to Read: Babies and Books plus games, infants to age 24 months with adult, 10:30 a.m. Monday; Paws to Read, children read stories to trained dogs, 6:30 p.m. Monday; Baby Steps Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Adult Book Club: The Lemon Tree’ by Sandy Tolan, 2 p.m. Wednesday; Smart Start Storytime (ages 3 to 5 and adult), 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Art for Homeschoolers, 2 p.m. Thursday; Not so Grimm Fairy Tales (presentation by the Fort Wayne Youtheatre), 7 p.m. Thursday; 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; Baby Steps Storytime (2-year-olds), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; Storytime with a Twist (preschoolers), 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; Ants in Your Pants (preschoolers), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Smart Start Storytime, (ages 3 to 5 and adult), 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Classics Adult Book Club: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 7 p.m. Thursday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Born to Read: Babies and Books Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m. today; Family Fun Night: Salt Painting, 7 p.m. today; Baby Steps: Toddler Time Storytime plus puppets and games (ages 2 and 3 and caregivers), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; Smart Start Storytime (preschoolers), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursday: Bingo, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.
GRABILL BRANCH: Paws to Read,(children read to trained dogs), 4 p.m. today; Born to Read, (infants and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 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: Social Science Sleuths: Sociology of Families, 10:30 a.m. today; Tuesdays with Stories, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Smart Start Storytime, (ages 3 to 5 and adult,) 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; After School Adventures: Time for Wild Weather, 4 p.m. Wednesday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Easter Bunnies and Baskets of Eggs, 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 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: N is for Nest,’ (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: Giant Games, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Reading for Root Beer, 4 p.m. Wednesday; Paws to Read, (children read to trained dogs), 5 p.m. Thursday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: Computer Basics for adults, 2 p.m. today, (register at 421-1355); Born to Read Storytime, (infants and toddlers), 10:30 and 11 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursday: Electronic Mayhem, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: Girls Read, ages 6 to 12, 4 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime with early literacy games and crafts (preschoolers) 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Bored? Games, 4 p.m. Tuesday; TEC Teens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wondertots (stories, rhythm and movement for ages 1 to 3 and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Ease into eBooks: Exploring the Library’s eBook Collections with your New eReader, 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.
WAYNEDALE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime (ages 3 to 5 and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. today and Tuesday; Born to Read Storytime (infants to age 2 and caregivers), 10:15 a.m. Tuesday; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.
WOODBURN BRANCH: Yarn Lovers’ Gathering, 7 p.m. Thursday; Smart Start Storytime plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Friday; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: iPad App Pack for Beginners, 1:30 p.m. today; Robotix Club, 3:30 p.m. today; Easter Crafts (adults) 5:30 p.m. today (registration required); Annual Book Fest (for families; includes games, snacks, visit by animals, free books and access to Playaways, new portable audio books), 6 p.m. today; Preschool Storytime: Fun Furry Friends, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; iPad App Pack,(for experienced users), 7 p.m. Thursday; library closed Friday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Tiny Tots Storytime: Nursery Rhyme Time,10 a.m. Wednesday; library closed Friday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
ALLEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Atz Ice Cream Shoppe South, 211 E. Tillman Road; visitors welcome; 422-8572.
CHICKEN DINNER: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; includes chicken half, side dish, dessert; benefits Alzheimer’s Association; $6; no advance orders necessary; info, 484-9557.
PLANT SALE: Order deadline Friday; pick-up 5 to 8 p.m. May 9 and 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at Lions Club building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; red, salmon, white pink and fuschia geraniums in 4-inch pots, $1; 10-inch hanging baskets with Boston fern, Purple Wave petunias, red or salmon geraniums or red or salmon New Guinea impatiens, $13; benefits Allen County 4-H Club; order at 481-6826 or www. extension. purdue. edu/ allen.
EASTER BENEFIT: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Shadarobah Horse Rescue, 10113 Goshen Road; pony rides, egg hunts, Easter bunny, face-painting, bake sale, games, food; benefits rescue; 410-1999.