•GET CHECKING WORKSHOPS: Thursday and Feb. 11, 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.
•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 Feb. 9.
•ALLEN COUNTY 4-H CLUBS SMALL ENGINES WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH: For grades 3-12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7-March 7, Carroll High School, 3701 Carroll Road. $29. 481-6826 by Jan. 30.
•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.
•THROWING A LIFELINE: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture, 501 E. Brackenridge St. Foundation One will speak. The forum will be followed with weekly workshops, Feb. 7-April 4.
•MIDWEST CIVIL WAR CIVILIAN EDUCATION CONFERENCE: Friday-Sunday, Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road, and Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. $232, a person all three days; $130, students ages 13 and older all three days accompanied by paying adult or students older than 18 with valid student ID; $60, individual for Friday only; $136, individual for Saturday only; and $96 individual for Sunday only. Registration: Marta Vincent at 1-847-683-0071 or www.midwestcwcivilian.com.
•NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION CLASSES: Register at 467-1075 or www.fwcs.k12.in.us/ce/ce .php.
ARTS & CRAFTS: Advanced Earring Designing, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Lincoln Elementary School, $33. Creative Art Welding, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 18, 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: Hearty Soups & Desserts, 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4-25 (no Feb. 19), Snider High School, $49. 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: Slow Dance with Ballroom Dance Technique and Bolero Rhythm, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6-March 13, Price Elementary School, $45. 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.
SEWING: Sewing Basics, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5-March 26, Snider High School, $105.
WRITING: Kindred Spirits, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Lane Middle School, $33. Circumstance & Rebirth, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Lane Middle School, $33.
•NOBLE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE: Meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Noble County Public Library, Albion.
•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.
•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.
•DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB: 11:30 a.m. fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 857, 2202 W. Main St. 422-8572.
•ALLEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUB MEETING: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Union Building, 7301 Decatur Road. Guest speaker is Nancy McCammon-Hansen of League of Women Voters.
•ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH FRY: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1, Knights of Columbus Council 451, 601 Reed Road. $8 adults; $4 ages 12 and under.
•GROUNDHOG OPEN: 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 4 p.m. Feb. 7, between Grand Wayne Center, Embassy Theatre and Courtyard by Marriott. $100 per player. Benefits downtown beautification. Registration: www.groundhogopen.com or call Tara Conway at 420-3266, Ext 3040.
•TASTE OF CHOCOLATE EVENT: Two sittings, 5-6:30 and 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 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.
•BLACK AND WHITE SCHOLARSHIP GALA: 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Trine University, Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Athletics and Recreation Center, Angola. $75 a person, $150 couples. Reservations: Gretchen M. Miller at 1-260-665-4312 or millerg@trine .edu or www.trine.edu/gala by Feb. 1.
•BENEFIT FUNDRAISER: Hors d'oeuvres and silent online auction benefit for Northrop High School football player Noah Barbknecht, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Ceruti's Summit Park, 6601 Innovation Blvd. $30. Reservations: www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/BruinBenefitForNoah by Sunday. Must be 12 or older. Contact Stephanie McCullough at 570-2059 for information.
•CHILI LUNCH FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10, Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. $7 (no carryouts); tickets available at Emporium Gift Shop at the Village, Lutheran Life Villages, by Feb. 5.
•STAND UP FOR HUNGER: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 10, Trolley Steaks and Seafood, 2898 E. Dupont Road. $100. 422-3528 or www.AssociatedChurches.org.
•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.
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org or PayPal: www.paypal.com /cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ s-xclick&hosted_button _id=W4ENLQPT4GVTE by Feb. 13.
•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 jbrown@ communityharvest.org.
•MOM2MOM SALE: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road.
FIFTH WEEK OF THE MONTH WHEN APPLIES:
Monday: No clinics
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.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon, Parkview FirstCare, 3909 New Vision Drive.
•CHICAGO: March 9. $40 individual, $38 dual registration. Mail registration and check payable to UUCFW with Chicago in memo line to: UUCFW, 5310 Old Mill Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807 by Feb. 4. Call 744-1867 with questions. Confirmation upon registration.
•WASHINGTON, D.C.: May 16-21, visiting National World War II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Smithsonian, new 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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