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Briefs: Blood drives, workshops offered

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:01 am

Service animals conference

Service Animals in Postsecondary Education Settings audio conference will be 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Speakers will be representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development .

For locations, go to www.adaindiana.org/audio /default.asp.

To listen online, go to http://ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation.

For more information, call 1-812-855-6508 or email ADA-Indiana at adainfo@indiana.edu.

June blood drives

American Red Cross blood drives for June are:

•7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wells Fargo Bank, Suite 800, Faegre Banker and Daniels boardroom and employee lounge, 111 E. Wayne St.

•1-4 p.m. Friday, Fort Wayne Toyota, 5920 Illinois Road.

•8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph Catholic Church Recreation Hall, 11337 Old U.S. 27 S.

•7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road.

•1-3:30 p.m. June 25, Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

•1-3:30 p.m. June 26, Cummins Crosspoint, 3415 Coliseum Blvd. W.

•1-3:30 p.m. June 27, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, 1314 Minnich Road, New Haven.

•1-6 p.m. June 27, New Haven High School hallway, 1300 Green Road, New Haven. Sponsored by New Haven High School Marching Band.

•8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 30, Trinity English Lutheran Church, Wagenhals Hall, 405 W. Wayne St.

Financial help

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will host “Simple Steps to Get More of Your Money Back in Your Pocket” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Healing Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive. Presenter will be Mike LeClear of FinancialHope. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

For more information and to register, call Tina Roy at 484-9560 or toll-free 1-866-484-9560.

Alzheimer’s workshop

The Alzheimer's Association will hold “Know the 10 Signs,” a free workshop on detecting the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, noon-1 p.m. June 26 at 6324 Constitution Drive. The workshop is open to the public. Registration is required; call 1-800-272-3900.

Dual benefit event

A fundraiser to benefit Orlan Holmes, a double-lung transplant recipient, and Locks of Love takes place 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at A Cut Above Hair Salon, 4514 Parnell Ave. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from hair loss from any diagnosis.

The National Foundation for Transplants also will have cookbooks for sale to assist with Holmes' medical expenses.

Contact Holmes at orlanholmes@yahoo.com or 450-7911 for more information. Contributions may be sent to the NFT Indiana Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119, with “in honor of Orlan Holmes” written on the memo line. Secure donations can be made online at www.transplants.org — select “Find an NFT Patient” to locate Holmes.