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National College, Fort Wayne campus, 6131 N. Clinton St., will have a volunteer expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The free event will have a number of area organizations offering information for volunteer opportunities.

Sheets Wildlife Museum in Huntington is seeking volunteers for its board of directors. Those interested can send a letter to the Sheets Wildlife Museum, 200 Safari Trail, Huntington, IN 46750 or email sheetswild

Self-defense class

Women’s Health Link will have a free self-defense course for women from 9 a.m. to noon today at Archbishop Noll Center, 915 S. Clinton St. The Christian-based course will be given by the Rev. J. Brown, associate pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church who has an eighth-degree black belt.

Tax help

AARP and the IRS are offering free tax preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers beginning in February through April. Times vary and specific sites should be contacted for more information; go to Sites offering help include Community Center, Monday through Friday; Senior Circle at St. Joseph Hospital, Wednesdays; Allen County Public Library, Tuesdays; Aboite branch of library, Mondays; St. Joe Township Community Hall, Wednesdays; Pontiac branch library, Mondays; Little Turtle branch library; Mondays; Grabill branch library, Thursdays; Georgetown branch library, Tuesdays; Lutheran Life Villages, Tuesdays; Hessen Cassel branch library, Tuesdays; Waynedale branch library, Tuesdays; Dupont branch library, Tuesdays; Shawnee branch library, Wednesdays; Concordia Lutheran Church, Mondays and Fridays; Tecumseh branch library, Wednesdays; and New Haven branch library, Thursdays.