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    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Out and about
    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.



“SIBLING LOSS”: Presented by Dawn Clay, grief counselor and educator; 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road; free; includes light dinner; register at 435-3222.

“UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES”: Presented by Kristen Smith, occupational therapist and certified brain injury specialist, and Alan Neuenschwander, local support network leader in Northern Indiana Serving Brain Injury Survivors; noon Tuesday; Citizens Square Building, Omni Room, 200 E. Berry St.; bring your own lunch; register with Mental Health America in Allen County.


HISTORY CENTER: George R. Mather Lecture Series; “Fort Wayne’s Park and Boulevard System: A Centennial Perspective,” presented by History Center executive director Todd Maxwell Pelfrey; 2 p.m. Sunday; 302 E. Berry St.; free; 426-2882.

Dance lessons

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Beginning waltz, 7 p.m. Thursday; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 260-622-6644.

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.

AMERICAN STYLE BALLROOM: Beginner workshop; 10 a.m. Saturday; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $15; 480-7070.


Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or, for information on activities or branches not listed. All branches will be closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Paws to Read,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Children’s Services; “Finding Births, Marriages and Deaths Online,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Adult Book Club: ‘State of Wonder’ by Ann Patchett,” 2 p.m. Wednesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Classics Adult Book Group: ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ by Jules Verne, 7 p.m. Tuesday; “Paws to Read,” children read stories to trained dogs, 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Thursday; “Teen Thursday: Ductigami,” 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; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Tuesdays with Stories” (grade-schoolers), 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Super Fun Activity Day,” 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Paws to Read,” children read stories to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Friday; “Teen Café,” 4 p.m. Friday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

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

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “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. Tuesday; “Born to Read Storytime,” 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays; 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: Closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. “iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Put a Cork in It,” program for teens, 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Box Building,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday, registration is required; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 including deck of cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. “Video Game Swap,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “School’s Out Party,” 3:45 p.m. Thursday; “Friends of the Library Book Sale,” 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 854-2775.


MILLENNIALS: “Millennial 2020’s Spark Tank” featuring Ray Angel, co-founder of Founders; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; register by Wednesday; Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; free;

JOHN PAULDING HISTORICAL SOCIETY: General meeting; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; meeting at museum, Paulding, Ohio.


MUSTARD SEED: Accepting gently used or new wash clothes, twin size sheets and blankets, kitchen dish cloths and new bed pillows; drop off items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 3636 Illinois Road; do not leave donations outside of building; 471-5802 ext. 100.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, bag sale, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; St. James Lutheran Church, 1720 Indiana 930 E., New Haven.