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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    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.



SCIENCE CENTRAL WINTER BREAK CAMPS: For ages 3 to 11; Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30, Jan. 2 and 3; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.;cost for half-day camps, per session: $25 nonmembers, $20 members; full-day camps, per session: $30 nonmembers, $25 members; discount available if registered by Thursday; list of camps, call 424-2400, ext. 451, or go to


FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration for Neighborhood Connection classes, call 467-1075 or visit Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.;

FREE GED CLASSES: Locations throughout Allen County; for locations and times, call 426-7323.

Dance lessons

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


Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or www., for information on activities or branches not listed. The main library and branches will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Afterschool Code Club,” 1 p.m. Tuesday in Young Adults’ Services; “Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups,” 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services (registration required); “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; “Library Last Saturdays,” 2 p.m. Saturday; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “Born to Read: Babies and Books” plus games (infants to age 24 months with adult), 10:30 a.m. today; “Adult Book Club: ‘Unbroken,’ ” 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: “Born to Read Storytime,” 10:15 a.m. (lap-sitters) and 10:45 a.m. (walkers up to 24 months) today; “Ants in Your Pants” (preschoolers), 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; “Classics Adult Book Club: ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ ” 7 p.m. Thursday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Giant Paper Chain,” 7 p.m. today; “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; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Tuesdays with Stories: Thanksgiving Around the World,” 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; “Smart Start Storytime” (ages 3 to 5 with adult), 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: “Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Being Thankful,” 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; “Paws to Read,” children read to trained dogs, 6 p.m. Mondays; 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: Turkey Time,” 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.

PONTIAC BRANCH: “Talk it Up Book Club,” 5 p.m. Tuesday; “Smart Start Storytime” (preschoolers and caregivers), 10:30 a.m. Friday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Internet Basics Class,” 2 p.m. today; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “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. Tuesday; “Games on Saturday, Risk,” 10 a.m. Saturday; 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 Thursday through Sunday for Thanksgiving holiday; “LEGO Club,” 3:30 p.m. Monday; “Preschool Storytime: Pets,” 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; “Kick It,” 4 p.m. Tuesday; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Closed Thursday through Sunday for Thanksgiving holiday; “MineCraft,” 4 p.m. today, bring your own computer or device; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 854-2775.

PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Friends of the Library Movie Night: The Sons of Katie Elder,” 7 p.m. Saturday; Columbia City; 260-244-5541 or


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 DUPONT LIONS CLUB: Meeting; 7:45 a.m. Wednesday; Willies Cozy Nook, 2896 E. Dupont Road; 410-439-0885.

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


FOOD DRIVE: Accepting hygiene products, pancake mix, syrup, carrots, peas, canned fruit, stuffing, pie filling and any type of holiday food item through Dec. 31 for Combine Community Services; Warsaw Autoplex, 2777 N. Detroit St., Warsaw; 574-267-7188.

“STUFF A FIRE TRUCK”: Donate canned and nonperishable food and personal care items; through Dec. 2; St. Joseph Township Fire Rescue, 6033 Maplecrest Road, or Northeastern Group Realty, 10808 La Cabreah Lane; 485-5612 or

POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER: Benefits Purdue Extension, Allen County; red, pink or white bloom poinsettias; $15 each; orders due by Dec. 2; mail check to Purdue Extension-Allen County, Poinsettia Fundraiser, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46815.

WINTER WEAR DONATIONS NEEDED: Hats, scarves, gloves for students of Fort Wayne Community Schools; today through Dec. 20; Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; 484-9557.

“STUFF OUR BUS FOOD DRIVE”: Donate food, personal care items; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; benefits West Noble Food Bank, Wolf Lake Food Bank and Albion Food Bank; Avalon Village, 200 Kingston Circle, Ligonier; 260-894-7131 or

CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATH SALE: Begins Friday; hours: noon to 9 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; Concordia Lutheran Church Men’s Club, 4245 Lake Ave.; 483-2213.