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“BUBBLING BEAKERS AND FOAMING FLASKS” DAY CAMP: For ages 11 to 5; July 22 to 26; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; registration,

HALF-DAY CAMPS: For ages 5 to 3; “Can You Dig It,” “A Walk on the Wild Side,” “Food and Fun,” “Kaleidoscopes, Rainbows and Shadows” and “Magnetic Magic”; July 22 to 26; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; to register,

“ADVANCED LEGO ROBOTICS” DAY CAMP: For ages 13 to 10; July 22 to 26; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; to register,

BLUFFTON BOOT CAMP: For students in grades 4 to 6; July 22 to 26; sponsored by Bluffton Police/Fire; $10; Bluffton; to register, 260-824-6069.


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

•“Get Checking Workshop,” 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; free.

“EXPLORE BOWHUNTING”: Sponsored by Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife Hoosier Outdoor Heritage; 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; free; for ages 17 to 11; to register, 317-234-8442.

NATURE CLASS FOR PRESCHOOLERS: “Bubble Bonanza,” 10 to 11:30 a.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.

PET PARENTING: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, H.O.P.E. for Animals, 1333 Maycrest Drive; no dogs, just owners; free; register at 427-5511 or

Dance lessons

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

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.


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

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Big Bubbles on the Plaza,” 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today; “Chi LEGO Club,” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Children’s Services; “Babies and Books,” infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; “Genealogy for Teens: The Genealogy Center,” 2 p.m. Thursday; “Stuffed Animal Sleepover,” 5 p.m. Friday; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “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 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; 421-1325.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs,” 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: Oh What a Day,” 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Those Witty Brits,” 7 p.m. Wednesday; 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 toddler), 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “Bookflix,” books, movies, pizza for ages 6 to 14, 4 p.m. today; “Smart Start Storytime” with early literacy games and crafts, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “LEGO Maniacs,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “TEC Teens,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 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: Smart Start Storytime” plus crafts, 10:30 a.m. Fridays; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Meet Native Reptiles and Amphibians”; featuring park ranger Maggie Kubina; 10 a.m. Tuesday; Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Free Lunch,” for ages 18 and younger, noon to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through July 26; “Fun at the Fair,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Noble County Community Fair, Activities Pavilion; “Storyteller Valerie Marsh,” 1 p.m. Thursday; “Movie Madness,” 12:30 p.m. Friday; “iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Moments from Mindy’s Kitchen,” noon Friday; “Movie Madness,” 12:30 p.m. Friday and July 26; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Create with Chalk,” 1 p.m. Tuesday; “Children’s Music and Movement,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; “Storyteller Valerie Marsh,” 3 p.m. Thursday; “Limberlost Coupon Group,” 6 p.m. today; “Children’s Cinema,” 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 16; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.

PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Master Gardeners Present,” 1 p.m. Friday; “Summer Concert featuring Lake Effect Jazz Band,” 6 p.m. Saturday; Columbia City; 260-244-5541.


CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953: Regular meeting; 1 p.m. Wednesday; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; 747-5646 for information.

FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S MID-DAY CONNECTION: “Organizing 101” presented by Emily Fitzgerald, professional organizer; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $15.50; inclusive; all women welcome; no-cost child care provided; reservations by Tuesday; 672-3414.


“DRESS FOR SUCCESS”: Peerless Cleaners will collect clothing items for the Women’s Bureau’s “Dress for Success” program; through July 26; drop-off locations at Village of Coventry, Dupont Road and Scott Road; also 2417 Fairfield Ave.;

FISH FRY: Benefit for Pulse Opera House in Warren; 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; The Knight Bergman Center, Warren; advance, $8 adults, $5 ages 11 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger, at the door, $9 adults, $6 ages 11 to 6; 260-224-3013.