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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460. •Gift Shop Take-in, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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    BLOOD DONATIONS:•St. Charles Catholic Church and School, 4910 Trier Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



KIDS CAMPS: “Camouflage Cats,” for ages 3 and 4; “Cold-Blooded Critters,” for ages 5 and 6; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; payment is due in advance,

ADVENTURE AND IMAGINATION SUMMER STEM CAMP: Sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Northeast; for students 11 to 14 years old; July 15 to 19; 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $149; scholarships are available, 480-2070.

CRIME CAMP: For ages 5 to 11; today through Friday; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; registration,

HALF-DAY CAMPS: For ages 3 to 5; “Surf’s Up,” “Blocks, Beams and Buildings,” “Rock and Roll Around the World,” “Terrarium Habitats” and “Foamy, Fizzy Science”; July 15 to 19; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; to register,

“GAME ON” DAY CAMP: For ages 5 to 11; July 15 to 19; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; to register,

“COMPUTER BUILDER” DAY CAMP: For ages 10 to 13; July 15 to 19; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; to register,


NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION: “Jakes” youth outdoor event for ages 7 to 17; Saturday; Izaak Walton League of America, 17100 Griffin Road, Huntertown; advance registration required,

Dance lessons

“DANCIN’ FEATS”: Line dance lessons with Pam and Eagle; 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays; Bradburn Dance Company, 14625 Lima Road; $5; dancin.

AFRIKAN DANCERCIZE: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $10 per class; 267-0596 or

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.


Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or, for information on activities or branches not listed.

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Totally Terrific Tuesdays: Magnificent Mosaics,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Young Adults’ Services; “Chi LEGO Club,” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Children’s Services; “This Book Club Needs No Name,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Young Adults’ Services; “Blake Sebring,” author of “Fort Wayne Sports History,” 7 p.m. Wednesday; “Babies and Books” (infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers), 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; “HANDS in Autism,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; “Books-n-Bagels,” 10 a.m. Friday, Young Adult Services; “Genealogy for Teens: Beginning Steps in,” 2 p.m. Thursday; “Just Start Looking,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Genealogy Center; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Cookbook Book Club,” 2 p.m. Wednesday; “Smart Start Storytime” (ages 3 to 5 with adult), 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Storytime with a Twist” (preschoolers), 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Paws to Read,” read stories to trained reading dogs, 4 p.m. Wednesdays; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Baby Steps: Toddler Time Storytime” plus puppets and games (ages 2 and 3 with parent/caregiver), 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers with adult), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “Lunch and Lit Book Group,” 1 p.m. Wednesday (call for book title); 421-1325.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Rumble in the Jungle,” 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: “Family Storytime: Big and Tall, Short and Small,” 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; “Building Brains LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Friday; “Family Game Day,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 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: “Girls Read” (ages 6 to 12), 4 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime” with early literacy games and crafts (preschoolers), 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Bored? Games,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “TEC Teens,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; “Bella’s Book Club” (supernatural books for ages 15 to 18), 3:30 p.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; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.

WOODBURN BRANCH: “LEGO Club” (Grade 3 and up), 4 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime” plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board of Trustees meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday; “Free Lunch,” for ages 18 and younger, noon to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through July 26; “Get Inked,” 1 p.m. Tuesday; “Wiggle Giggle Encore,” 10 a.m. Thursdays through July 25; “Mark’s Ark,” 1 p.m. Thursday; “Salt Dough Pendants,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday and July 18; “Movie Madness,” 12:30 p.m. Friday; “Coupon Swap,” 6 p.m. Thursday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Get Inked,” 3 p.m. Tuesday; “Games and Crafts,” 2 p.m. Wednesday; “Mark’s Ark,” 3 p.m. Thursday; “Children’s Cinema,” 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 16; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Energy Tips & Tricks,” 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday; “Using Herbs in Cooking,” 2 p.m. Friday; “Dark City Movie Night: The Man Who Cheated Himself,” 7 p.m. Saturday; Columbia City; 260-244-5541.

WARSAW COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Underground Railroad”; 6 p.m. Tuesday, 310 E. Main St., Warsaw, free; 574-267-6011.


FORT WAYNE INVENTOR’S CLUB: 2 p.m. Saturday; Meeting Room B, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; public welcome, free; 466-7655 or

FRANCINE’S FRIENDS: Table Captain luncheon; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 11836 Covington Road; reservations, 432-2252 or 625-3532.

TOASTMASTERS CLUBS: Bob Leiman Club, 6 p.m. today; Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E.; visitors welcome; 422-8572.

VAN WERT COUNTY HEARTLAND PATRIOTS: Guest speakers, Heidi Huber, founder of Ohioans Against Common Core, and Joy Pullman, managing editor of School Reform News; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Trinity Friends Church, Family Life Center, 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-968-2869.


NATIONAL ROUND-UP CAMPAIGN: Benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America; Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC customers, including Firestone Complete Auto Care, ExpertTire, Tires Plus and Wheel Works, can round up their transactions to the nearest dollar; ends Aug. 31; 317-259-8071.

“EMPOWER HER WORLD: A CELEBRATION OF FASHION AND CULTURE,” Benefit for Creative Women of the World; fashion, art, music and auction; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $30 advance, $35 at the door; 267-9048.

BENEFIT FOR ERICA PREDUM: Music by Fatima Washington; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; Sweetwater Sound Inc., 5501 U.S. 30 W.; $50; advance tickets only through PayPal,

DARE TO DREAM YOUTH RANCH BENEFIT: Music, auction; 6 p.m. Saturday; Neon Armadillo, 6040 Lima Road; 490-5060.