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Community Update


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

•“Cut it Out: The Power of Coupons,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, free.

•“Reverse Glass Painting,” 1 p.m. Feb. 14; $5; register by Friday.

•“Private Applicator Recertification,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12; D.L. Graber & Sons Hardware, 8604 Graber Road, Grabill; register by Friday.

FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration, visit Anthis Career Center at 1200 Barr St., call 467-1075 or check

•“Foundations of Investing,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 11, Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road; $39.

•“Gift Baskets,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Lane Middle School, 4901 Vance Ave.; $33 plus $10 supply fee payable to instructor at class.

•“Creative Art Welding,” 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through April 17 beginning Thursday (no class April 4); Anthis Career Center, 1200 Barr St.; $149.

•“CPR for Adult, Child and Infant,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road; two-year American Heart Certification available at end of class; $45 plus $5 for certification card; $10 book fee (not required).

•“Empowerment Writing Workshop,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, Lane Middle School, 4901 Vance Ave.; $43.

“FUNDAMENTALS OF WINDOWS 8”: 5 to 7 p.m. for three Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Innovation Center, 3211 Stellhorn Road; $95; register by Tuesday at 407-1778 or

MORNING HEALTH FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS: “Be Wise Er” (ages 5 to 8), “Stay Drug Free” (ages 9 to 12) and “Informed Decisions”(ages 13 to 16); all at 11 a.m. Feb. 11, McMillen Health Center, 600 Jim Kelley Blvd.; $4 per student (accompanying parent and children under age 3 are free); register by Tuesday at 456-4511or

AFTERNOON SCIENCE FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS: “Process Skills: Keep it Simple Science Demos” including “Explore, Engineer & Experiment: The Nature of Science Lab” (ages 5 to 8), “Experimenting: The Process Lab” (ages 9 to 12) and “It’s a Mystery Lab” (ages 13 to 16), all 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; $5 per student; register by Tuesday at 424-2400 or


CHANGES TO HEALTH CARE UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT” by Lisa Sommers, area health care provider, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., Columbia City; free; hosted by Whitley County Patriots.

FRIENDS OF THE PARKS ANNUAL LECTURE: “Headwaters Park 2.0 and Downtown Riverfront Development” by Chad Tranter, vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, 2 p.m. Sunday, The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free; register by Wednesday at 417-3804 or robinholley.

LINCOLN AT THE LIBRARY: “He Still Belongs to the Ages: Lincoln’s Continuing Hold on America” by Civil War expert Jay Crisp, 2 p.m. Sunday, Meeting Room A, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; free.

AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER CLIFTON L. TAUBERT: “Building Community, a Transforming Process” at 8 a.m. (includes free breakfast) and “Entrepreneurial Thinking: The Winning Business Strategy” at 1 p.m. Feb. 11; both at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free; registration by Friday at 399-7700 ext. 8310.

Dance lessons

BEGINNING RUMBA: Susan Davison, instructor, 7 to 8 p.m. for six Wednesdays beginning Wednesday; Price Elementary School, 1901 W. State Blvd.; $45; register by calling 467-2075 or


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

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Basics of Adobe Elements,” 6 p.m. today in the Genealogy Center; “Babies and Books” (infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers), 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; “First Fridays Book Group: ‘The Neverending Story’ by Michael Ende,” 10 a.m. Friday in Young Adults’ Services; 900 Library Plaza.

ABOITE BRANCH: “You Name It Book Club: ‘NW’ by Zadie Smith,” 7 p.m. today; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.

GEORGETOWN BRANCH: “Family Fun Night: Funny Photo Party,” 7 p.m. today; Georgetown Square, 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.

HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: “Internet Basics for Beginners,” 1 p.m. Tuesday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.

SHAWNEE BRANCH: “Teen Thursdays: Games Day,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.

TECUMSEH BRANCH: “Bookflix” (books, movies, pizza for ages 6 to 14), 4 p.m. today; 1411 E. State Blvd.; 421-1360.

WAYNEDALE BRANCH: “Saturday Game Challenge: Hearts Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Movie Madness: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,’ ” 3:30 p.m. Thursday; “Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $2 or $5 with a deck of cards; 6221 S. Park Ave., 260-343-2010 or

LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: “Children’s Cinema: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,’ ” 4 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.


ALLEN COUNTY 4-H: New member information night, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.; 481-6826.

DISORDERLY BEAR DEN OF GOOD BEARS OF THE WORLD: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 409-9886 or email

FORT WAYNE INVENTORS CLUB: 2 p.m. Saturday; Pizza Hut, 3820 E. State Blvd.; 466-7655 or

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INDIANA CHAPTER ONE: Lunch and social hour after 10 a.m. meeting Saturday; Eagles 248, 4940 Bluffton Road; 485-7627.


7TH ANNUAL IPFW PINK OUT LUNCHEON: Luncheon with emcee Alyssa Ivanson of WANE-TV, noon Saturday, International Ballroom, Student Services Complex; luncheon plus basketball game tickets, $20 each or $17 for groups of 10 or more; free for survivors; register at 481-6643 by Wednesday.

ZANESVILLE LIONS CLUB APPLE DUMPLINGS FUNDRAISER: Pick up 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday at the ball park, 3088 W. Van Horn St., Zanesville; $2; order in advance at 260-638-4327; benefits upkeep of Lions Community Park.