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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



•9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, also May 9 and 10; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive;

•Settlers Inc. herb and perennial plant sale; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; open house Friday; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 260-637-8622 or

•Herbs’ Friends Herb Club community plant swap; 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday; Riverside Center, 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur; 260-724-4061.

“GARDEN BASICS”: Gardening seminars by Ricky Kemery, Purdue Horticulture Extension Educator; free; 481-6826.

•“Growing Healthy and Nutritious Vegetables the Organic Way,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday; Pontiac Branch, 2215 S. Hanna St.

•“Selecting, Planning and Caring for Trees, the Right Way,” 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday; Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave.

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAMS: Applications are being accepted for the Purdue University master gardener youth and volunteer programs. Sessions for the youth program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 17. Cost is $40 and is due at the time of orientation. Sessions for the volunteer program will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 3. Cost is $125 and includes materials and a reference book. Both programs will be held at the Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. To register, call 481-6826, ext. 3, or go to

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