Camps, classes, seminars
•LEARN TO CURL: 3:30-6 p.m. Feb. 23, Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive. $10. Wear warm, comfortable clothing such as sweatpants and sweatshirts. Hats and gloves are also recommended. Reservations suggested, but not required: 438-0689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•GET CHECKING WORKSHOPS: March 25, April 22, May 16 and June 19, Allen County Purdue Cooperative Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave. Registration: 481-6826, email@example.com, 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.
•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: 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: 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.
•ALLEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 7 p.m. today, Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Program “Using Directories in Genealogical Research.”
•NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. Monday, monthly meeting, Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave. Julie Sanchez will speak about 311; Tim Allen will speak about 911; Mike Green will speak about FamilyWize Prescription Drug program. Bring item for food pantry.
•GENEALOGY COMPUTER USERS GROUP: 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room B, 900 Library Plaza.
•AARP CHAPTER 187: 2 p.m. Feb. 21, Community Foundation Building, 555 E. Wayne St. Roseann Coomer of the Allen County Public Library will speak.
•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. Dan Ross from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. Reservations: Meridith at 672-3414 by Tuesday.
•SUMMIT CITY SINGERS: Rehearsal, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Road. No auditions; must be able to match pitch. Judy King: 489-4505.
•BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF FORT WAYNE announced its new board of directors: Aaron Brown, Shaun Davis, Jill Ostrem and Robert G. Westfall. Board members continuing terms are: Franklin A. Johnson, Jon Steiner, Jason Warner, Jeanice Croy, Will Smith, Jack Dyer; Aaron Brown, Shaun Davis, Art Mandelbaum, Kristin Marcuccilli, Kirby Moss, Terry O'Neil, Brian Rothgeb, Maynard Scales, Mark Scudder, Ra'Chelle Spearman, Kate Tomkinson, Randy Troutner, Mary Ann Wissman, Jeffrey Walls, Robert Westfall and Wally Wetherill. Joe Jordan has served as the executive director since the spring of 2009.
•FISH AND TENDERLOIN DINNER: 4-7 p.m. Friday, St. Louis Besancon Hall, 4 miles east of U.S. 30 and Interstate 469 interchange on Lincoln Highway East. $8.50 adults, $4.50 ages 6-122, free ages 5 and under.
•FISH FRY: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday 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. Saturday, Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville. Open to the public at 4:30 p.m. $15 entry fee, $1 admission. Benefits Three Nails Project Disaster Relief.
•SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR CHARITY: 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Knights of Columbus Council 451, 601 Reed Road. Benefits Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI).
•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 email@example.com or PayPal: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W4ENLQPT4GVTE by today.
•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.
•DESSERT AND WINE BAR FUNDRAISER: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 22, Historic Lincoln National Tower Bank lobby, 116 E. Berry St. $15 to $20 sliding-scale tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/326710. Benefits Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture Inc. Information: 267-0596.
•EMS HAWAII FIVE-O BASH: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Hoagland Hayloft, 15112 Brunson Road. $60 couple. Benefits Monroeville EMS. Tickets available from any EMT or call Lois at 623-3027 or 446-7240.
•DESIGN ON LIFE FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $50; tickets available at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 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.
•YOU CAN LEND A HAND FUNDRAISER: Burger King and Chili's coupon book, through March 1. Cost is $3; available through Catholic school students.
•BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE: 9 a.m. and 3 and 5 p.m. March 2, Albion Bowl; 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 2, Shadow Bowl, Kendallville; 3 p.m. March 3, Butler Bowl, Butler; 10 a.m. and 12:30 and 3 p.m. March 3, Garrett Bowl, Garrett. Registration: www.bbbsnei.org or call 456-1600 or 1-888-456-1600. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
•FISH FRY AND CHICKEN STRIPS DINNER: 4:30-7 p.m. March 2, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive. $10 adults and carryout, $6 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and under.
•COMMUNITY HARVEST GALA: 5:30 p.m. March 9, Hotel Fort Wayne Ballroom (formerly Fort Wayne Marriott). $175 a person. Benefits Community Harvest Food Bank programs. Tickets: www.communityharvest.org or contact Jason Baumgartner Brown at 447-3696, Ext. 322, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22, Anthony Wayne First Church of God, 6012 South Bend Drive. $3 bag sale March 22.
•MOM2MOM SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road.
•FISH FRY: 4:30-7 p.m. March 23, Easter Seals Arc, 4919 Coldwater Road. $10 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under.
•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.
THIRD WEEK OF EVERY MONTH:
Monday: 4-7 p.m., United Hispanic Americans, 2424 Fairfield Ave.
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., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Road.
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 Come As You Are Community Church at 447-6036 for details.
•CHICAGO: April 20, Tommy Gun's Garage 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. National Memorial, Lincoln Memorial. $575, with $75 deposit. Full payment due March 10. Volunteer Center @ RSVP: 424-3505.
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