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    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.
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    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.
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Veterans Day Parade – 11 a.m.; begins at State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue and ends at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; ceremony follows; 482-9502.
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Out & About

What's hot in local arts, spectator sports and entertainment

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IPFW will perform “The Women of Lockerbie” today and Saturday. The play is about the crash of Pan Am 103 in Scotland and the women who fought to retrieve the clothes of the victims.
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The Bach Collegium’s opening night concert is Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church on South Hanna Street. See Music, Page 6W, for information.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Nov. 9.



Paul Lyons and Matt Bergman – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.



"The Nutcracker" – Fort Wayne Ballet will perform excerpts; 7:30 p.m.; Cordier Auditorium, Manchester College, North Manchester; free;



American Style Ballroom – Club salsa clinic; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $10; 480-7070.

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; open to the public; free.

American Style Ballroom – Group class, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.


American Style Ballroom – Workshop with Chris and Kelly; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $20; 480-7070.

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7 p.m.; Sweet Church Community Organization, Albion; free-will donations.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; $7; 424-6574 or


Trophy Ball – 5 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian; $30; 622-6644.


American Style Ballroom – Beginner Dance, 8:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.



"A Christmas Story" – 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $24 adults, $16 ages 23 and younger, $20 Sunday senior matinees; 424-5220. Ends Nov. 18.

Christmas Open House – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Goshen Antique Mall, 107 S. Main St., Goshen; 574-534-6141.


"Art for the Holidays" – Featuring handmade ornaments and nativities; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road; 436-9027. Ends Dec. 31.


Holiday Extravaganza Gift and Craft Show – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5; 1-800-745-3000.


Holiday Marketplace – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W; Santa visits, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Mrs. Claus's Boutique – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Brookside Lakes, 7103 Falling Brook Lane; luncheon at 11 a.m.

Shipshewana Holiday Celebration – Light parade, 6 p.m.; Shimmer walk, holiday trees on display through Dec. 31;


Thanksgiving Dinner – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 420, Monroeville; $7 adults, $5 children; carry-out available; 623-6679.


Festival of Trees – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; John Paulding Historical Museum, Paulding, Ohio; donations; 419-399-3473 or Ends Nov. 18.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg racers and record-setters; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "O, Christmas Tree," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, $7 members, $9 non-members; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German fighting vehicles and United States Air Force staff car displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – "Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own" includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or

Science Central – "Disease Detectives" exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or Lunch with and IPFW Scientist, "Learning about the World through Sampling," presented by Yvonne Zubovic, associate professor of mathematics, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $16 non-members, $10 members.


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also "Allen County Innovation," permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – "What This Country Needs …"; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.


Wabash County Historical Museum – History Hunters program; Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; for program time, 260-563-9070.



"November to Remember" – Indoor mushball tournament; 9 a.m.; The Plex South, 5702 Engle Road; $200 per team; 496-9999, ext. 307 or

"Nature in November" – 1 to 4 p.m.; Loblolly Marsh, 8323 N 250 W, Bryant; $2 per child, free to adults; 260-368-7428 or


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or



"Undercover Boss" Viewing Party – Featuring Tilted Kilt president Ron Lynch and hosted by Tilted Kilt, 4541 Illinois Road; 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.


"New to You" Sale – Sponsored by the Junior League of Fort Wayne; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; former Marshall Field's location, Glenbrook Square, upper level; bag sale from 2 to 3 p.m., $3 small bag, $10 large bag;

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Jesse West, Freddie Dunlap, Rae Surface; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 24.


"Fall for a Greyhound" – Meet and greet; 1 to 5 p.m.; Green DogGoods, 3421 N. Anthony Blvd.; 483-1267.


Taste of Home Cooking School – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Newspapers; 7 p.m.; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets, 461-8484.


IPFW Diversity Showcase – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6883.

"Go Red for Women" Luncheon – Fashion show, also Better U Program participants; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $100; 485-9890.



Komets hockey – vs. Evansville; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.


IPFW basketball doubleheader – Women vs. Grace; Men vs. Rochester; 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved tickets, $12.50, $8.50 adults, $8.50, $5 ages 17 to 2; 1-800-745-3000.



"The Will Rogers Follies" – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $15 general public, $12 seniors and ages 10 and younger; 260-797-1699. Ends Nov. 18.

"Driving Miss Daisy" – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-0404 or Ends Nov. 18.


"The Women of Lockerbrie" – 8 p.m.; IPFW, Studio Theater in Kettler Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students ages 18 to 6; 481-6555 or Ends Nov. 18.

"The Curious Savage" – 7:30 p.m.; New Haven High School, 1300 Green Road, New Haven; $10 adults, $5 students.

"Urinetown: The Musical" – 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; reservations, 260-359-4261. Ends Nov. 17.

"Urinetown: The Musical" – 8 p.m.; Umble Center, Goshen College, Goshen; $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students; 574-535-7566. Ends Nov. 18.


"The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club" – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or Ends Dec. 8.


"Fiddler on the Roof" – Broadway at the Embassy series; 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $53, $40.50, $28; 424-5665.



Veterans Visit – Members of American Legion Post 499; Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; rifle salute to honor veterans; 484-9557.


Veterans Marathon – Honor guards at opening ceremonies, 7:30 a.m.; marathon and half marathon, 8 a.m.; "Missing Man" flyover, 10:30 a.m.; Columbia City;

Veterans Day Parade – 11 a.m.; begins at State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue and ends at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; ceremony follows; 482-9502.

Veterans Day Celebration – Lunch and dinner for veterans, free; helicopter from Grissom Air Force Base, wartime artifacts; American Legion Sunset Post 402, Laketon; 260-901-1028.


Military Seminar – 2 to 7:30 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center, 900 Library Plaza; free; register, 421-1225 or email

Flag Ceremony and Veterans Day Program – Noon; IPFW, Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-0207.