ALDO LEOPOLD BENCH-BUILDING WORKSHOP: 2 p.m. May 4, Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S., Albion; make simple, treated-pine bench with an engraved backrest from famed conservationist’s design used in park’s benches; $70; includes materials; register at 260-636-2654 or chaininterp@dnr.IN.gov by Sunday.
ALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.
Basic Lawn Care by Ricky Kemery, horticulture educator, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Georgetown branch of the Allen County Public Library, Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; free.
Garden Potpourri with a Focus on Vegetables, by Ricky Kemery, horticulture educator, 7 p.m. April 8, Shawnee branch of the Allen County Public Library, 5600 Noll Ave.; free.
Get Checking, 1 to 5 p.m. today; free, registration required.
ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY WORKSHOP: Getting Started in Family History and Genealogy Research by Margery Graham, 9 a.m.to noon Saturday, Meeting Rooms A-B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; $10; register by Wednesday at www.acgsi.org/workshop.pdf or 672-2585.
CERAMICS CLASS: 6 to 9 p.m. for eight Thursdays beginning Thursday with instructor Mark Ober, art room, Garrett High School (new building), 801 E. Houston St., Garrett; $50 plus clay cost of $10 to $15 per 25-pound bag; register by Thursday at 260-357-3114 or email@example.com.
?Fused Glass Wine Rack, 6 to 8 p.m. April 8, GlassLink Studio, 516 Noble Drive; $33 plus $60 supply fee payable to instructor at class.
GENEALOGY SEMINAR: Hidden Gems in Family History Research by Ruby Cain of Ball State University, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; sponsored by It Is Well With My Soul social group; free; register by Wednesday at 420-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRIEF SEMINARS: Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies: Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out, 7 to 9 p.m. April 23 (free) and Exploring Ten Touchstones for Caring for the Mourner: Essential Caregiver Principles and Practice, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 ($29), Diamond Room.Ceruti’s Summit Park, 6601 Inovation Blvd.; both by nationally known expert Alan D. Wolfelt, director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, Fort Collins, Colo.; sponsored by D.O. McComb & Sons funeral homes; register by April 9 at 426-9494 or www.mccombandsons.com.
PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, Animal Care and Control, 3020 Hillegas Road; free; no dogs, just owners; register at 427-5511 or email@example.com.
GEORGE R. MATHER LECTURE SERIES: Downtown Fort Wayne: From Urban Renewal to Urban Revitalization by John Stafford, director of IPFW’s Community Research Institute, 2 p.m. Sunday; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free; 426-2882 or www.fw history center. com.
LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT TALK AND WALK: Marsh Babies by Gary Tieban, retired biology professor, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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); Smart Start Storytime (preschoolers ages 3 to 6), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services; Chi LEGO Club, 2 p.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services; Not So Grimm Fairy Tales (presentations by Fort Wayne Youtheatre), 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday in Children’s Services; Homeschool Happenings: Springtime Stamping (make cards for local nursing facility), 1 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; STEAM Power (Science, Technology Engineering Art and Math), 7 p.m. Thursday in Young Adult Services (reservations requested at 421-1255); Babies and Books (infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers), 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; First Fridays Book Group (home-schoolers ages 11 to 14), 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 Children’s Services; Egg Engineering Challenge (drop eggs protected by provided materials from ladder), 2 p.m. Friday in Children’s Services; GO Club and Scrabble Club, 2 p.m. Saturday in Young Adults’ Services; 900 Library Plaza.
HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Make a Duct Tape Wallet, 3 p.m. Tuesday; Game Day, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday; Movie & Popcorn @ Your Library: Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ 3 to 5 p.m. Friday; all events for children in grades 4 to 12 and children in grades 2 and 3 with older sibling or parent/caregiver; free (no registration required); Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-0824.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: iPad App Pack for Beginners, 1:30 p.m. today; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. today; Preschool Storytime: Manners, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Cheese Ball Blitz (teens in grade 6 and older make and eat dessert cheese balls), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Teen Scene: Lincoln’ – the Movie, (free snacks and pizza), 1 p.m. Thursday; Science Central Presents: Amazing Air Pressure, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Coupon Swap, 6 p.m. Thursday; iPad App Pack (experienced users), 7 p.m. Thursday, Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 (includes deck of cards); 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www. kendall ville library. org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Spring Break: Wild Craft Day! (grade-school children), 1 p.m. today; Spring Break: Deputy Ewell & Lasco (sherriff’s department officer and K9 dog visit), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Toddlers: Music & Movement, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Spring Break: Mark’s Ark (rescued animals and handler visit), 1 p.m. Wednesday; Preschool Storytime: Fun & Furry Friends, 10 a.m. Thursday; Children’s Cinema: Rise of the Guardians,’ (rated PG), 1 p.m. Thursday; Spring Break, Wild Game Day, (electronic and board games for school-age children), 1 p.m. Friday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
DISORDERLY BEAR DEN OF GOOD BEARS OF THE WORLD: Monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 409-9886 or email email@example.com.
GEORGETOWN CROCHET CLUB: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Tecumseh branch of the Allen County Public Library, 1411 E. State Blvd.; 486-6870.
American Red Cross Club, noon Tuesdays; American Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road; 480-8190.
Anthony Wayne Toastmasters, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday; Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Room 1550; guests welcome; 260-348-7439.
Fort Wayne/Smoky Montgomery Toastmasters Club 159: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 260-358-2298.
WHITLEY COUNTY PATRIOTS: Meeting with round-table discussion and letter-writing to legislators on top issues, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City; www.whitleycountypatriots.org.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Knights of Columbus Council 451, 601 Reed Road; $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
BOWLING FOR BRAIN INJURY: Noon to 2 p.m. April 13, Westwood Lanes, 2400 W. Jefferson Blvd.; teams of 6 raise $500 or individuals $100 to benefit the Brain Injury Association of America; first-time event in Indiana; register by April 10 at 260-402-8339 or www.BowlingforBrainInjury.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN OF BOLD EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12; Primetime Center, 3701 S. Calhoun; speakers Wendy Y. Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools and the Honorable Wendy W. Davis, Allen County Superior Court judge, on opportunities to mentor local young women; benefits Youth for Christ; $75 per person or $500 per table; register by April 10 at 484-4551 ext. 207 or email@example.com.