Children have an opportunity to meet their favorite children’s book characters at a literacy event at the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, on Saturday, April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. The Northeast Literacy Council is sponsoring the event.
The Allen County Master Gardener Youth program is a summer educational program offered by Purdue Cooperative Extension for kids ages 8 and up. For 15 years, young adults interested in gardening have received hands-on training, tours, and outdoor labs at the Allen County Extension Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m- 12:30 p.m. The young adults also plant and maintain their own garden area during the summer. In 2014, classroom training sessions begin on June 17th (orientation) and conclude on July 29th. The fee for the training is $40.00 (due at orientation.)
It is well known that a combination of brushing, flossing and periodic dental checkups are essential to oral health. Some parents teach their children to brush thoroughly early on, even taking them for dental visits at young ages so youngsters can become acclimated to the dentist's office. But flossing is one component of oral hygiene that may be overlooked because many kids simply don't enjoy it.
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Welcoming a pet into a home can be a joyous event. Companion animals have a way of assimilating into a family rather quickly. Some prospective pet owners spend months researching the type of breed they prefer, while others prefer to adopt mixed-breed dogs from a nearby animal shelter.
If spring is in the air, it must be time for the annual pattern-fest that is the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. This year's event, held at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, runs from Wednesday through Sunday and attracts shoppers from across the nation and the globe.
Purdue Horticulture Extension Educator Ricky Kemery will present five “Garden Basics” seminars at area library branches and the Allen County Extension Office this spring. The seminars will focus on perennials, vegetables, trees, and invasive plants.
High school and college students and their parents or adult supporters are invited to explore the University of Saint Francis (USF) as a college choice during Spring Campus Visit Day on Saturday, April 12.
For over 20 years the the Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment (NICE) Job Fair has connected students and employers. The largest career fair in Northeast Indiana is coming to Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Tuesday, April 15, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the IPFW Field House, Gates Athletics Center.
Governor Mike Pence will recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science. One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor, and each will receive a $2,000 Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan scholarship contribution for their achievements.