Camps, classes, seminars
•GET CHECKING WORKSHOPS: Monday, March 25, April 22, May 16 and June 19, Allen County Purdue Cooperative Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Registration: 481-6826, hadleyv@purdue .edu, visit the home and money page on the website at www.extension.purdue.edu/ allen or visit the office.
•GRIEF SEMINAR: “Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Dies: Loving From the Outside In, Mourning From the Inside Out,” 7-9 p.m. April 23, Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Free admission, but reservations required by April 9. Registration: www.mccombandsons.com or 426-9494.
•HOMEMADE FROM THE HEART CLASS: Individual fruit pies made in small mason jars, 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 16, Epworth United Methodist Church, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews. $5. Reservations: 1-765-998-2365 by Saturday.
•COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES: 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 13-March 6, United Way of Allen County Carriage House, 334 E. Berry St. Reservations required: Tom Lewandowski at 482-5588 or neiclc@neiclc .org. Topics: “Understanding the Causes of Stress,” Feb. 13; Your Lifestyle Matters, Feb. 20; Help your Brain have a Hundred Healthy Birthdays, Feb. 27; Learn more about Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home and Neighborhood Health Clinics, March 6.
•SPRING GARDENING SYMPOSIUM: 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. March 23, 4-H Community Building, LaGrange County Fairgrounds, LaGrange. $25 adults, $15 under age 18. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-260-499-6334 by March 8.
•NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION CLASSES: Register at 467-1075 or www.fwcs.k12 .in.us/ce/ce.php.
ARTS & CRAFTS: Beginning Chinese Brush Painting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 28, Blackhawk Middle School, $89. Art: Using Right Side of Brain, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Lincoln Elementary School, $33. Bead Weaving, 6-8 p.m. March 7, Lane Middle School, $33. Watercolor and Rice Paper Collage, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 12-April 23, Anthis Career Center, $89. Exploring Watercolor, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13-April 24, Anthis Career Center, $89. Linked Wire & Bead Bracelet, 6-8 p.m. March 21, Lane Middle School, $33.
CROCHET RAG RUG: Crocheted Rag Rug, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14, Lane Middle School, $49. Crocheted Rag Rug-Advanced Design, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 21-April 25 (no April 4), Lane Middle School, $59.
CULINARY ARTS: Sushi: Doesn't Always Mean Raw Fish, 6-8 p.m. March 6, Snider High School, $33. Express Meals … for the Busy Family, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11 and April 18, North Side High School, $43.
DANCE: Beginning Line Dance, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, March 4-April 29 (no April 1), Lincoln Elementary School, $49.
GENEALOGY: Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors, 7-9 p.m. March 19 and March 26, Anthis Career Center, $39.
HOME & GARDEN: Feng Shui for Your Home, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Northwood Middle School, $33.
MUSIC: Beginning Guitar, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19-March 26, Anthis Career Center, $59. Guitar Level 2, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19-March 26, Anthis Career Center, $59.
•ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Program “Using Directories in Genealogical Research.”
•DEPRESSION/BI-POLAR + 12: 12-step program for those living with both conditions, 7 p.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, Room 303, 300 W. Wayne St. Information: Marilee Stroud at 312-6069 or mtstroud@frontier .com.
•KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, INDIANA CHAPTER ONE: Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 857, 2202 W. Main St. Lunch served afterward.
•BOB LEIMAN TOASTMASTERS CLUB: 6 p.m. Monday, Pizza Hut, Northcrest Shopping Center, 701 Coliseum Blvd. E. 422-8572.
•FORT WAYNE WOMEN'S MID DAY CONNECTION: 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 26, Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road. $15.50 inclusive. Reservations: Meridith at 672-3414 by Feb. 19.
•SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: Rehearsal, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning early February, Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Road. No auditions; must be able to match pitch. Judy King: 489-4505.
•IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL EVENTS: Cultures of Africans in Fort Wayne, with Diana Jackson-Davis, 1 p.m. Friday, Link's Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. $6-$10, plus 50-cent room setup charge. Reservations: Ruby Cain at email@example.com or 420-0765.
•FORT WAYNE HISTORICAL TRADE FAIR 1700-1890: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. $3 adults, $1 ages 6-12, free under 6.
•TASTE OF CHOCOLATE EVENT: Two sittings, 5-6:30 and 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, 6404 S. Calhoun St. $9 adults, $5 ages 4-10, free ages 3 and under. Tickets available at the church office.
•STAND UP FOR HUNGER: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Trolley Steaks and Seafood, 2898 E. Dupont Road. $100. 422-3528 or www.AssociatedChurches.org.
•FAT TUESDAY TENDERLOIN FRY: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Lutheran Church, 204 N. Main St., Columbia City. $8.50 adults, $4 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger.
•MARDI GRAS PANCAKE DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Road.
•FISH FRY: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road. $8 adults, $5 ages 6-11, $1 ages 5 and under.
•ITALIAN BUFFET-STYLE DINNER AND SHOW: Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Cottage Event Center, 966 Locust Drive, Roanoke. The J Taylors will perform Valentine's Day-inspired romantic music. Fundraiser for the American Business Women's Association. $25 per person, dinner and show. Information: 433-6461.
•CHILI COOKOFF AND SILENT AUCTION: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville. Open to the public at 4:30 p.m. $1 admission.
•AN EVENING OF ELEGANCE: Feb. 16, Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road. Dinner at 6 p.m., entertainment at 7:15 p.m. $15 at the door, but reservations required at 485-1646 by Sunday.
•DINNER AND GALA FUNDRAISER: “Taste of Fort Wayne Sister Cities,” Feb. 20, Holiday Inn at IPFW, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. Social hour 6-7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., silent auction until 8 p.m., program at 8 p.m. Guest speaker is Mayor Tom Henry. $50 a person advance, $55 a person at the door. Reservations: Make check payable to Fort Wayne Sister Cities International and send to FWSCI, 927 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Email confirmation to bnohinek@ gmail.com or PayPal: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/ webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&host ed_button_id=W4ENLQPT 4GVTE by Feb. 13.
•FISH FRY: 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22, Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. $8 adults, $4 ages 6-12, free under 6.
•DESIGN ON LIFE FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $50; tickets available at Cancer Services, 6316 Mutual Drive or online at www.cancer-services.org.
•SAINTS ALIVE! PREVIEW NIGHT: 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road. $10 at the door. Must be 21. Dinner and auction March 2; call 496-4801 or visit www.bishopdwenger.com for reservations.
•4-H PLANT SALE: 4-inch potted geraniums for $1; hanging baskets for $13. Orders placed through March 29. Pickup 5-8 p.m. May 9 and 9 a.m.-noon May 10, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. 481-6826 or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/allen to download an order form.
SECOND WEEK OF EVERY MONTH:
Monday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State St., Grabill.
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Parkview Hospital Super Shot Clinic, 1818 Carew St., Suite 300.
Wednesday: 4-7 p.m., Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd.; 4-7 p.m., Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon, Parkview FirstCare, 3909 New Vision Drive.
•INDIANAPOLIS: Feb. 20, Indianapolis Museum of Art. $30 students, $40 general public. The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis: Molly McGowan at 399-7700, Ext. 8001.
•ST. LOUIS, MO.: March 8-10, Sweetie Pie's, the soul food restaurant with a reality show on OWN network. Call 447-6036 for details.
•CHICAGO: April 20, Tommy Guns dinner and show. $125. Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Guild: Sharon at 437-7497 by April 1.
•WASHINGTON, D.C.: May 16-21, visiting World War II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Smithsonian, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial. $575, with $75 deposit. Full payment due March 10. Volunteer Center @ RSVP: 424-3505.
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