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  • Health
    BLOOD DONATIONS: Scott’s Shopping Center, 310 W. North St., Kendallville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Out and about
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Eddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
  • Art
    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.
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COMMUNITY UPDATE

Classes

NATURE CLASS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: “Birds, Beautiful Birds,” 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.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY SEMINAR: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; Psi Ote Lower Pavilion, Northside Park, 705 E. State Blvd.; free; 427-6000.

YWCA DIVERSITY DIALOGUE: “Transforming the Conversation: Finding Common Ground on Marriage Equality”; noon Wednesday; 1610 Spy Run Ave.; reservations, 424-4908 ext. 254.

Lectures/Forums

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INSPIRE BREAKFAST: Guest speaker, Maj. Dan Rooney; 7:30 a.m. Friday; Kendallville Event Center, Kendallville; donations accepted; 260-318-0001.

Dance lessons

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.

•Beginning swing, 7 p.m. Thursday.

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Beginner group class, 7:45 p.m. Thursday; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $7; 480-7070.

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Group class; 8 p.m. Friday, 6041 N. Clinton St., $5; 480-7070.

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: “How to Make a Video in Three Hours,” 5 p.m. Thursday; “Paws to Read,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Children’s Services; “Research Church Records Series,” 10 a.m. Saturday; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dogs, 6:30 p.m. today; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read stories to trained dogs, 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Game Night,” 7 p.m. today; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursday; “Teen Thursday: Kinect,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers with adult), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Social Science Sleuths: End of Term Presentations,” 10:30 a.m. today; “Tuesdays with Stories” (grade-schoolers), 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Wind and Clouds,” 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; “Rusty Ammerman’s Dimension Illusion,” 3:30 p.m. Friday; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Reading for Root Beer,” 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dogs, 5 p.m. Thursday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Friday; “Teen Café,” 4 p.m. Friday; “Open Laptop Lab for Adults,” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; “Family Game Day,” 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Born to Read Storytime” (infants and toddlers), 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; “Teen Thursday: Electronic Mayhem,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “Bookflix” (books, movies, pizza for ages 6 to 14), 4 p.m. today; “LEGO Maniacs,” 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. Tuesdays; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.

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

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “PowerPoint 101,” 10 a.m. today; iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday and May 30; LEGO Club, 3:30 p.m. today; “Teen Scene: Beautiful Creatures,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Message Board Crafting,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 including deck of cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or www.kendallvillelibrary.org.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Children’s Music and Movement,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; “Book to Movie Showcase,” 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Preschool Storytime, Manners,” 10 a.m. Thursday; “Mad Science Saturday,” 1 p.m. Saturday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

WARSAW COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Using Picasa”; 6 p.m. Thursday; 310 E. Main St., Warsaw, registration, 574-267-6011.

Organizations

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

FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MID-DAY CONNECTION: “Always Room for One More” presented by Fabric and Friends Quilt Shop, Roanoke; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $15.50; inclusive; all women welcome; no-cost child care provided; reservations by Tuesday 672-3414.

LAREZ NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Meeting; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today; Pontiac Branch, 2215 Pontiac St.; 466-1123.

MENDON UNION SCHOOL ALMNI BANQUET: Doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday; American Legion Hall, 2510 Ohio 703, Celina, Ohio; 419-795-3371.

TOASTMASTERS CLUBS:

•Bob Leiman Club, 6 p.m. May 27; Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E.; visitors welcome; 422-8572.

YWCA OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: Annual meeting, presentation of 2013 Peggy Hobbs Service Award; 4:30 p.m. today; Indiana Tech, Seitz Conference Center, Room 207, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; reservations, 424-4908 ext. 254.

Fundraisers

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS GOURMET DINNER: 4:50 p.m. Thursday; Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road; $400 a person; reservations, 260-203-3330.

TOWEL DRIVE: Benefit for Mustard Seed Furniture Bank; through Friday; collection of new and gently used bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes and kitchen towels; drop-off areas in DeKalb County include Beacon Credit Union, Hoham Feed and Seed and DeKalb County Office Building; 260-925-2562.

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