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SUNDAY, DEC. 31

Countdown To Noon. Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with admission of $9 for adults and children older than 2. Ring in 2018 with New Year’s-themed activities and the annual balloon drop.

TUESDAY, JAN. 2

Winter book sale. New Haven Branch Library, 648 Green St., New Haven. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Appleseed Quilt Guild. Classic Cafe, 4831 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Learn about the varied quilting journeys of the club’s executive board members. Another member, Vicki Goltz, will also share her skill of making hexies using a hand-sewing method, eliminating paper piecing. For more information, visit appleseedquiltersguild.com or email appleseedquilters@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 5

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first Friday of and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 7

Church celebrates 50th anniversary. Faith Baptist Church, 6600 Trier Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. Former members and church friends invited.

George R. Mather Lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free admission. Jason Kissell of ACRES Land Trust will discuss “Preserving Places and Their History.” The Mather lectures are free to the public and made possible through the support of the Dunsire Family Foundation.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

New Family Financial Aid Knight. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne; in the media center. 6-8 p.m. Business office staff will answer questions about Indiana Choice Scholarship, financial aid, all Bishop Luers High School scholarships and the FACTS tuition management system. There will also be a question-answer session. No reservations are necessary. Coffee and snacks are available.

THURSDAY, JAN. 11

Breakfast on the Marsh. Indiana Wesleyan University Education and Conference Center, Room 102/104, 8211 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+) are invited to enjoy a light breakfast and nature presentation presented by Little River Wetlands Project, the governing body of Eagle Marsh. Today’s topic is volunteer opportunities at LRWP. Register with Dana Claussen at (260) 478-2515 or d.claussen@lrwp.org to help ensure that enough food is provided.

Winter book sale. Monroeville Branch Library, 115 Main St., Monroeville. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

“The A to ZZZZZZ’s of Sleep.” Allen County Extension Office, on the IPFW Campus, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 1 p.m. Learn how sleep is essential to overall mental and physical health and well-being, and how people of any age can change their behavior to improve their sleep. Taught by Nancy Manuel, Health &Human Sciences educator, Adams County. For information or special accommodations, contact Vickie Hadley at the Allen County Extension Office, (260) 481-6826.

FRIDAY, JAN. 12

Winter book sale. Monroeville Branch Library, 115 Main St., Monroeville. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

SATURDAY, JAN. 13

Sports card and collectibles show. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Dealers from three states will buy, sell or trade sports cards and other cards and collectibles. The public may bring items to be appraised. For more information contact Brian Mayne at (260) 824-4867 or mcscards@icloud.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 14

Cabaret Knight. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 4:30 p.m. $15 for dinner and show choirs show. Advance tickets $15, available until Jan. 8; email Carrie Monnier at cbmonnier@gmail.com

MONDAY, JAN. 15

Winter book sale. Dupont Branch Library, 536 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Winter book sale. Georgetown Branch Library, 6600 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Winter book sale. Grabill Branch Library, 13521 State St., Grabill. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17

Short Hikes for Short Legs: What Lives Under the Snow? Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. Free. Little River Wetlands Project sponsors this part hike, part interactive educational activity with a curriculum and trail length appropriate for kids ages 3-5 years. Visit www.lrwp.org for more information.

Winter book sale. Tecumseh Branch Library, 1411 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Winter book sale. Waynedale Branch Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

THURSDAY, JAN. 18

Winter book sale. Pontiac Branch Library, 2215 S. Hanna St., Fort Wayne. Noon-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Winter book sale. Woodburn Branch Library, 4701 State Road 101 North, Woodburn. Noon-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

FRIDAY, JAN. 19

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first Friday of and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 20

Winter book sale. Shawnee Branch Library, 5600 Noll Ave., Fort Wayne. Noon-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

MONDAY, JAN. 22.

Winter book sale. Shawnee Branch Library, 5600 Noll Ave., Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

THURSDAY, JAN. 25

Winter book sale. Hessen Cassel Branch Library, 3030 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.

Special interest lessons: T-Shirt quilt. Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Course offered through Allen County Extension Homemakers. Advance registration required. Get details at extension.purdue.edu/Allen. Class size will be limited to 12. Bring a sack lunch.

FRIDAY, JAN. 26

Fish fry. Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m. $9 for adults, $4 for ages 6-10.

Winter Homecoming and Casa Knight. Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. Girls’ basketball game, 6 p.m.; boys’ game 8 p.m. The Class of 1967 and the Bishop Luers Distinguished Knight award recipients will be recognized during half-time of the boys’ varsity game. Casa Knight will open the homecoming activities. Dinners will be served in the cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner orders must be purchased in advance. Meals are $8 or $4 for Bishop Luers students; dinners for children 10 and younger are $3. Reservations can be made by contacting Shawn Johnson at PreLKevents@gmail.com or call (260) 385-3947. A limited number of Casa dinners will be available at the door while supplies last. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 10, $6 for Bishop Luers students.

SATURDAY, JAN. 27

“Winter Woods,” led by John Niemeyer. Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Join in a stroll through the woods, learning how to identify trees by buds that were set months earlier, the trees’ bark, and adaptations they make to living in a wetland environment. Start at the barn, exploring parts of trees and testing identifying skills, then hiking the trails that wind through the woods of the preserve. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact info@lrwp.org or (260) 478-2515 for more information.

Winter book sale. Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Every branch of the library will be hosting a book sale this winter, sponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. Books are 50 cents for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, $2 for oversize books and $3 for media.