Special interest courses on history, media, more


The Allen County Extension Homemakers will offer the following programs this winter and spring. The general public is invited to attend. Prior registration is required as some class space is limited. Any and all lesson fees must be paid in advance to hold reservations. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at extension.purdue.edu/allen. All programs are held at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne.

Direct questions to Vickie Hadley at (260) 481-6826 or TDD -711.

The Extension Office provided these details and course descriptions:

• Olive Oil 101. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. Do you use olive oil in cooking? Learn from the owner of Olive Twist the benefits and uses of olive oil.

• Tracing Family History. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. Learn from the Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library the resources to trace your family history, searching cemetery records and the use of DNA.

• Using Social Media. Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m. Are you on Facebook? Sending Tweets? Following LinkedIn? Don’t understand these terms? Come and learn.

• Famous and Not-So Famous People — Past and Present. Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. Join Gen Dornbush, board member of Settler’s and The History Center of Fort Wayne, to learn about famous and not-so-famous people, past and present from Allen County.

• Different Uses of Glass. Wednesday, May 10, 1 p.m. Learn many decorating and gift ideas for canning jars. Put your creativity to use by: painting on glass, $3; or decorating votive candles, $2; or both. ” All supplies are included in the fees.