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Community update

Camps

2013 S.C.E.N.E. CAMP: “Greek Mythology,” 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 15 to 19 at West Noble High School, 5094 W. U.S. 33 North, Ligonier; for West Noble students in grades 3 through 8; members of the high school’s Theatre 33 group teach acting, singing, technical skills and theatrical design; performance at end of week; registration and info at 260-894-3191.

Classes

ALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.

•“Garden Potpourri with a Focus on Vegetables,” by Ricky Kemery, horticulture educator, 7 p.m. today, Shawnee branch of the Allen County Public Library, 5600 Noll Ave.; free.

•“What’s All the Medical Mumbo Jumbo?” on individual health literacy, 7 p.m. Wednesday; free.

•“Muzzleloading,” certified instructors, for youth in grades 3 to 12; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 at the extension office and May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 in the Spencerville area; $40; equipment provided; register by April 15 at 481-6826 or at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen by following the “4-H Youth Development” and “Calendar/Workshop/Activities” prompts.

“CREATING SAFER COMMUNITIES” SEMINAR: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing; sponsored by the FBI and the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; free; continuing education credit and certicates of completion offered; register by today at 426-3049 or 312-4503 or fwnaacp3049@yahoo.com.

HISTORIC TEXTILES SEMINAR: “Handwoven Household Textiles,” by Rabbit Goody, owner of Thistle Hill Weavers, Cherry Valley, N.Y., and textile contributer to movies “Titanic” and “Lincoln,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; includes hands-on weaving experience; Collections Museum, Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $125; register by Tuesday at 800-590-9755 ext. 3030; also free lecture by Goody, “The History of Textiles: Part of Our Cultural Past,” 7 p.m. Saturday..

MOSAIC WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Art Farm, 17612 N. County Line Road East, Spencerville; $110; register at 238-4755.

Lectures/Forums

BREAKFAST CONNECTION: “Fair Housing” by Cathy Serrano, executive director of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; sponsored by the Apartment Association of Fort Wayne; public invited; $5; registration by today at 482-2916 or www.aafw.org.

F.U.N. (FOLKS UNITING NOWADAYS) FRIDAY: “Strategies for Mental Health and Wellness Across Cultures” by Rachele Dixie, Park Center Multicultural Health Initiative drug and alcohol specialist, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday during It Is Well With My Soul social group luncheon; public invited; $6 to $10 for lunch plus 50 cents; register by Thursday at 420-0765 or rcain@bsu.edu or www.facebook.com/events/336737456447941.

FOUNDATION BREAKFAST: “Update on Broadcast Fusion Media and Sports Management Programs,” by Del Doughty, Huntington University interim senior vice president for academic affairs, and program professors and students, 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; $7 (first-time attendees eat free); 260-359-4069.

LINCOLN AT THE LIBRARY: “Lincoln’s Home Front” on the private side of Abraham Lincoln by Jane Gastineau, Allen County Public Library Lincoln librarian, 2 p.m. Sunday, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; sponsored by Friends of the Allen County Public Library; free; 421-1200.

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: “Genealogy for Kids: Old Photos,” 2 p.m. Tuesday in Children’s Services; “Totally Terrific Tuesdays: Springtime Project,” 7 p.m. Tuesday in Young Adults’ 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); “What Can I Find at the Genealogy Center: A Catalog Tour,” 2 p.m. Thursday in The Genealogy Center; “Chi LEGO Club,” 2 p.m.Thursday and Saturday in Children’s Services; “Paws to Read,” children read stories to trained dogs, 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Children’s Services; “This Book Club Needs No Name,” 7 p.m. Thursday in Young Adults’ Services; “Babies and Books” (infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers), 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; “Books-n-Bagels: ‘The River Between Us’ by Richard Peck,” 10 a.m. Friday in Young Adult 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; “GO Club” 2 p.m. Saturday in Young Adults’ Services; “Learn About 4-H,” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Children’s Services, 900 Library Plaza.

Fundraisers

GARAGE SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, former K’s Merchandise building, Coliseum Boulevard and Lima Road (next to Evans Toyota); sponsored by Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends to benefit youth scholarships and educational programs; donations accepted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; 456-2548 or Beattyx4@frontier.com.

ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS AND ELECTRONICS AUCTION: 10 a.m. Saturday, Administration Building, Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester; benefits universty; 260-982-5285.

“IT’S IN THE BAG” PURSE AUCTION AND LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Fort Wayne Hotel (formerly Fort Wayne Marriott), 305 E. Washington Center Road; attendees bring new or gently-used purse filled with surprise items for others’ bids; benefits Fort Wayne Business and Professional Women’s Association’s scholarship fund and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; $20; reservations by Friday at 447-5788 or 249-4009 or at the door.

FISH AND TENDERLOIN FRY: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tri-Lakes Lions Hall, Colony Avenue, Tri-Lakes; all-you-can-eat; $8.50 adults, $4 children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 6; benefits club projects; attendees asked to bring canned food items for donation to local food pantry.

HOG ROAST, CARNIVAL AND SILENT AUCTION: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 4-H Building, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; benefits Allen County 4-H Clubs Inc.; dine-in meals $8 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children under 6; carry-out meals $8; info 481-6826.

2013 COMMON BOND BREAKFAST: “The Ties that Bind Us” by Gretchen Holt-Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer; 7:30 a.m. April 17, Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center, Interstate 69 and Illinois Road; benefits Erin’s House for Grieving Children; entrance is free with recommended $75 donation; reservations by April 15 at 423-2466.

A TOAST TO DOWNTOWN: Wine tasting, food, chocolates, silent auction, 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 19, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; benefits Fort Wayne Ballet; $50 per person; reservations by Friday at 484-9646

2013 EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS’ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION DINNER/AUCTION: Speaker, Judy O’Bannon, former Indiana first lady, 5:45 to 9 p.m. April 19, Ballroom, Walb Student Union, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; benefits Dual Credit/Collegiate Connection program; $25 per person, $45 per couple or $180 per table of eight; reservations by 2 p.m. April 15 at 260-446-0100 ext. 3161 or rfritzinger@eacs.k12.in.us.

4TH ANNUAL TEA HOUSE GATHERING: “Around the World” theme with tea-tasting, hors d’ouerves, silent auction and fashion show by Matilda Jane Clothing, Fort Wayne-based children’s wear collection, 2 p.m. April 20, Ballroom, Walb Student Union, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; benefits Women Build initiative of Fort Wayne chapter of Habitat for Humanity; $30; reservations by April 15 at 422-4828 or lbrumbaugh@fortwaynehabitat.org.

2013 GALA AND DIAMOND DRAW: 6 to 11 p.m. April 20, Elegant Occasions, 14722 Lima Road; benefits Northrop High School Instrumental Music Parents’ Association; $75 per person or $130 per couple; reservations by Sunday at 418-7388 or big orange pride. com.

A HOPE CENTER ANNUAL BANQUET: Guest speaker, Dove award-winning singer/songwriter Mark Schultz; 6:30 p.m. April 23, Memorial Coliseum; benefits A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Resources; admission by self-selected donation; reservations by Friday at 260-755-1067 or www. ahcfriends. org.

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