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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.
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    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.
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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.



UC 2: Looks at 50th anniversary of March on Washington; 7 p.m. Wednesday; IPFW, Walb Ballroom, Room 126, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free;

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS: “Legacy of Peace”; 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free; registration, Also “I’m Not ‘Religious,’ but I’m ‘Spiritual’ and Other Odd Things We Say,” presented by Dr. Lewis Pearson, 1 p.m. Thursday, Brookside Ballroom, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St., free, 399-8066.

Dance lessons

RENAISSANCE BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO: Beginning Tango; 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.


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

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Chi Lego Club,” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Children’s 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; “Movie Night at the Library,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, theater lower level 2; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Adult Book Club: ‘Life of Pi,’ ” 2 p.m. Wednesday; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

DUPONT BRANCH: “Born to Read Storytime,” 10:15 a.m. (lap-sitters) and 10:45 a.m. (walkers up to 24 months) today; “Storytime with a Twist” (preschoolers), 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Classics Adult Book Group: ‘Candide’ by Voltaire and ‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Henry James,” 7 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; “Teen Thursday: Rock Painting,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

GRABILL BRANCH: “Born to Read” (infants with caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers with adult), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “Lego Club,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Back to School,” 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.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Paws to Read” (children read to trained reading dog), 5 p.m. Thursday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Friday; “Family Game Night,” 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; 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.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Princess Party,” for ages 3 and older, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Tie-Dye Once More,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, $2 per piece, paid registration required; “iPad App Pack,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Cardfight Saturday,” 10 a.m. Saturday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010.

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Create with Chalk,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; “Music and Movement,” 10 a.m. Wednesday; “Children’s Cinema,” 4 p.m. Thursday; “Adult Lunchtime Matinee: ‘The Great Gatsby,’ ” noon Wednesday (registration requested); 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.


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

NAMI FORT WAYNE: Picnic; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday; North Side Park, 705 E. State Blvd.; information, 447-8990 or


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


“MDA SHOW OF STRENGTH TELETHON”: Awards and recognition, 6 to 9 p.m. today; hors d’oeuvres, 5 to 6 p.m.; YOLO Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St.; 483-2929.