Fort Wayne –
ALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.
Diabetic Cooking, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
FOELLINGER-FREIMANN BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY: Aromatherapy; 10 to 11:45 p.m. March 22, registration required by Friday; $42 conservatory members, $46 non-members; 427-6000 or www.fortwayneparks.org.
FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration, visit Anthis Career Center at 1200 Barr St., call 467-1075 or check www.fortwayneschools.org.
IPFW: Division of Continuing Studies; 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register for the following courses, call 481-6619 or go to learn.ipfw.edu.
Retirement Planning Today, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and March 18; $49.
Woman in the Shaman’s Body, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 16, $99.
Invasive Plants, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and March 20; $46.
DONNA SHALALA: Presents Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare: Is Government Getting Too Big; Harry ’35 and Jeanette Henney Lecture series; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Cordier Auditorium, Manchester University, North Manchester; www.manchester.edu.
DAVE SWITZER: Baseball umpire with more than 25 years’ experience; 7 p.m. Thursday; Honeywell House, Wabash; free; for reservations, call 260-563-2326 ext. 21.
CENTRE FOR NON-WESTERN STUDIES: Dr. Kenneth Hall, professor of history at Ball State University, Muncie, and Stephanie Morin, senior history and public relations major; 7 p.m. Thursday; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; free; 260-359-4234.
HUMANITIES SYMPOSIA LECTURE: A Country Girl Revealed: Edna O’Brien’s Memoir by Sarah Nester; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Wells Theater, Taylor Hall, Trine University, Angola; free; 260-665-4102.
Contact Allen County Public Library, 421-1200 or www.acpl.lib.in.us, for information on activities or branches not listed.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY: Science Explorers: Motion, Gravity and Contraptions, 2 p.m. Tuesday; Books-n-Bagels, 10 a.m. Friday; Storytime for Preschools, Daycares and Other Groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Children’s Services, registration required; Sci-Fi Club, 7 p.m. Thursday; Babies and Books, infants to 18 months and parents/caregivers, 10 a.m. Friday in Children’s Services; Chi Lego Club, 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; Teen Tech Week, Get Started Learning Coding, for students in grades 6 to 12 and their parents, 2 p.m. Saturday; Celebrating Women’s History Month, 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, for information, go to website; 900 Library Plaza.
ABOITE BRANCH: Born to Read: Babies and Books, infants to age 24 months with adult, 10:30 a.m. today; Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 6:30 p.m. today; Cookbook Club, 2 p.m. Wednesday, call for information; 5630 Coventry Lane; 421-1310.
DUPONT BRANCH: Baby Steps Storytime, 2-year-olds, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; Ants in Your Pants, preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 536 E. Dupont Road; 421-1315.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH: Family Fun Night: Open Art, 7 p.m. today; Toddler Time Storytime, ages 2 and 3 with adult, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Tuesday; Teen Thursday: Making Art with Buttons, 4 p.m. Thursday; 6600 E. State Blvd.; 421-1320.
GRABILL BRANCH: Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 4 p.m. today; Smart Start Storytime, preschoolers with adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Homeschool Science: Yummy Science, 10:30 a.m. today, registration required; 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH: Tuesdays with Stories: Potato Chips, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; After School Adventures, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Social Science Sleuths, 10:30 a.m. today; Sometimes on Saturday: Crafty as a Fox, 11 a.m. Saturday; Novel Ideas, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 3030 E. Paulding Road; 421-1330.
LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers: It’s About Time, 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Paws to Read, 6 p.m. today; Babies and Books, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; 2201 Sherman Blvd.; 421-1335.
MONROEVILLE BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 3:30 p.m. today; 115 Main St., Monroeville; 421-1340.
NEW HAVEN BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime: G is for Green, ages 3 to 5 with adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Babies and Books, infants to 24 months with parent/caregiver, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Teen Thursday: Ceramic Art, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Building Brains Lego Club, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Sustainable Living at the Library, home brewing, 2 p.m. Saturday; 648 Green St., New Haven; 421-1345.
PONTIAC BRANCH: Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 5 p.m. Thursday; Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 2215 S. Hanna St.; 421-1350.
SHAWNEE BRANCH: Computer Basics Class, 2 p.m. today; Paws to Read, children read to trained dog, 4 p.m. today; Teen Thursdays: Books & Bites, 3:30 p.m. Thursday; 5600 Noll Ave.; 421-1355.
TECUMSEH BRANCH: That’s So Random, 4 p.m. today; Bored? Games, 4 p.m. Tuesday; TEC Teens, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wondertots, 10:30 a.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. Tuesday; 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 421-1365.
WOODBURN BRANCH: Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Friday; Woodburn Lego Club, 4 p.m. today; Woodburn Kids Club, 3 p.m. Wednesday; 4701 Indiana 101 North, Woodburn; 421-1370.
HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: Reading program for ages 6 to 12; Saturdays; by appointment; Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, 260-356-2900; Markle Branch Library, Markle, 260-758-3332.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Board of Trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Taco Bout It, teens make taco concoctions, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday; Lego Club, 3:30 p.m. today; Creative Writing Workshop Series, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Book A Librarian, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday; Moments from Mindy’s Kitchen, noon Friday; iPad App Pack, 7 p.m. Thursday;Murder Mystery Theatre: Cudham Riding Club, 7 p.m. Friday, $5, paid reservations required by Thursday; Science Central After School Enrichment, 4 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 www.kendallvillelibrary.org.
LIMBERLOST PUBLIC LIBRARY: Get Covered: Health Care Reform Assistance, 3 or 5 p.m. Tuesday, registration required; Whatever Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday; Anime Your Way, 4:15 p.m. Thursday; Music and Movement, children, all ages, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 164 Kelly St., Rome City; 260-854-2775.
ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Program: Genealogy by Understanding our Ancestors’ Religious Heritage; 7 p.m. Wednesday; Meeting Room A, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; visitors welcome; info at www.acgsi.org.
FORT WAYNE DUPONT LIONS CLUB: Meeting; 7:45 a.m. Wednesday; Willies Cozy Nook, 2896 E. Dupont Road; 410-439-0885.
GARRETT AMERICAN LEGION POST 178: Meeting; 6 p.m. Wednesday; 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett; open to non-members.
INDIANA STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION – RETIRED, ALLEN COUNTY: 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W.; spouses and guests welcome; for reservations, 422-8572.
FISH FRIES AND DINNERS:
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bishop Luers’ High School, café, 333 E. Paulding Road; $8 adults, $5.50 ages 6 to 11, free to ages 5 and younger; carry-out available; 456-1261 ext. 3008.
4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor; for cost, call 459-2225.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; also tenderloin dinner; St. John’s Bingen Church, 11555 U.S. 27 N., Decatur; $9 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; carry-out available; 260-639-6178.
FIT FOR THE CURE: Receive a complimentary bra fitting; sponsored by Wacoal to help end breast cancer; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Von Maur, Jefferson Pointe, 4204 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 432-3244.
CHILI COOK-OFF AND CONCERT: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday; Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester; free-will offering; 260-982-2882 or www.brightlightccc.org.
CHILDREN’S CLOTHING RESALE: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; Fellowship Missionary Church, 2536 E. Tillman Road; for information, email FMCResale@gmail.com.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday; Trier Ridge Community Church, Community Room, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road; free-will offering; 447-1994.