Projects include weekly reading classes for ESA clients led by Ivy Tech Community College October-May; a visual arts display at the Fort Wayne Public Library; a multimedia performance piece presented in collaboration with the Jesters at four venues (April 12 at Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 10-11:30 a.m. April 16 at Weisser Park Elementary School, May 10 at Memorial Coliseum and 6 p.m. May 19 at Ivy Tech Community College); and 10 community discussions (7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 and 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and May 5 at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Another community discussion takes place 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 20 at Ivy Tech, Carroll Hall, Room LB443, 3701 Dean Drive).A guardianship forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. May 7 at Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Room A. The educational forum, for parents and caregivers, explains guardianships in relation to special needs and provide local resources for assistance. Free admission and no reservations are required. Call Sue Christman at 456-4534, Ext. 271, or email schristm@esarc .org.Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne through the Knight Foundation Fund, providing foundational support to host the next iteration of the My City Summit. My City Summit: Connect & Thrive is an evening designed for both prominent and aspiring community leaders to explore their roles in building stronger connections in our city while discussing important issues such as crime, economic development, inclusion and diversity, in order to form a thriving community.The Cellular Connection has donated school supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the country, including 10 preselected teachers locally who received their packs Feb. 23.The Lutheran Foundation provided Christian Community Health Care with a $20,000 matching grant. All services are free of charge by a volunteer staff for residents in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Send matching funds to PO Box 128, Grabill, IN 46741 or deposit it at any iAB Financial Bank location. Visit www.ChristianCommunityHealthCare.org or call 627-2242 for more information.Volunteers are needed to assist staff in monitoring the entrance and exit vestibules of the upcoming butterfly exhibit at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Training is required. Sessions run 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. March 19, 21, 25 or 26 and April 2, 3, 8, 9 or 16. Call Rebecca Canales at 427-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Allen County SPCA will hold the Northern Indiana Pet Expo May 3 and 4 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., and it needs vendors. Call 744-0454 or visit www.northernindianapetexpo.org to book booth space.
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