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The “Allen County Innovation” exhibit at The History Center highlights inventions and products from Allen County.

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A variety of fresh vegetables are available to buy at Saturday’s Farmers Market in Parkview Field’s Lincoln Financial Event Center.

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ALL WEEKEND

“Discover the Dinosaurs” Exhibit – Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $16 adults, $11 ages 11 to 2 and 65 and older, free to ages 2 and younger; tickets sold at the door; www.discoverthedinosaurs.com.

Fort Wayne –

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The Fryman and Alvin Williams – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Julie Scoggins and Ben Jones – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

SUNDAY

Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $6 members, $9 non-members.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Sunday; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Tree Light Show – A synchronized light show to music; ends Sunday; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com.

National Military History Center Festival of Trees – Ends Sunday; 5634 CR 11A, Auburn; hours, 260-414-3387.

Gingerbread House on Display – Ends Sunday; DeKalb Health, Auburn; 260-920-2555.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Holiday Show” – Artwork by regional and national artists; ends Jan. 31; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or www.castlegallery.com.

SATURDAY

New Year Party – Sponsored by Japanese American Association of Indiana and IPFW Japanese Saturday School; 1 to 4:30 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; may bring Japanese food for eight servings to share; admission with food, $8 adults, $5 ages 65 and older, admission without food, $10 adults, $8 ages 65 and older, free to ages 4 and younger; 424-5070.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

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 www.automobilemuseum.org.

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 www.natmus.org.

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 ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Sunday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.IN.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

Cross Country Skiing – Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, 449-3180; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road, 449-3777; ski rental, $6 per hour for adults, $5 per hour for ages 12 and younger; call for ski conditions; Sled Hill, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Metea County Park, open if there is enough snow, http://allencountyparks.org/parks/cross-country-ski-conditions.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Bridal Spectacular and Beyond – Noon to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10; 1-800-745-3000.

Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 ages 12 to 6; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center; http://www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May 2013.

WEDNESDAY

Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or www.philshobbyshop.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 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.

SATURDAY

IPFW Men’s basketball – vs. Omaha; 2 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.

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Santa Cruz; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Orlando; 5 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.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

ACAC Basketball Tournament – 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Lion in Winter” – 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; reservations, 422-6329. Ends Jan. 19.

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