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    FOELLINGER-FREIMANN BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY : “Prune Like a Pro,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 24, registration required by Thursday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $4 members, $8 non-members; 427-6000 or go to www.fortwayneparks.
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ALL WEEKEND
Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 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 through Wednesday, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants take the court today against Austin at Memorial Coliseum. They also have home games Sunday and Tuesday.

Out & about

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The Bridal Extravaganza is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; www.fortwayne.com or by calling 461-8484.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

TODAY

“For Love of a People’s History” – 7 to 10 p.m.; dessert and wine tasting to benefit TRIAAC; Lincoln National Tower Bank lobby, 116 E. Berry St.; tickets, $15 to $20 at brownpapertickets.com/events/326710; 260-267-0596 or email triaacevent@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

“Educate, Empower and Inspire for Change” – Women in NAACP’s annual brunch featuring speaker Phebe Poydras, associate dean for library affairs and assistant professor of law at Indiana Tech Law School; 10 a.m. to noon; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; $20.

SUNDAY

Gospel Fest – 6 to 8 p.m.; Walb Student Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E; free; events.ipfw.edu.

WEDNESDAY

“Black History Month: Why It’s Important for You to Know” – 1:15 p.m.; Walb Student Union, Rooms 222 to 266, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E; events.ipfw.edu.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mike Speenberg and Ryan Niemiller 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Patrick Garrity – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

SUNDAY

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

THURSDAY

Fort Wayne Dance For All – Dance event that includes workshops, nightly dancing and choreography competition; registration begins 6 p.m.; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; ends March 3; for cost and events, www.ftwaynedanceforall.com.

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SATURDAY

Mon National Day Celebration – 5 to 10 p.m.; South Side High School, 1200 S. Clinton St.; free.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, ends April 7; “What’s Bugging You?” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; “Interesting Insects” with Gary Moughler, aka “The Bug Man,” who will display live insects, 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, registration required; Botanical Brown Bag, “It’s What’s for Dinner,” noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; 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.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Exhibit of American military history; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, $4 for veterans, 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 – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; 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.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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 Sunday.

SATURDAY

“Learn to Curl” – 3:30 to 6 p.m.; Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive; $10; wear sweatpants and sweatshirts, bring hat and gloves; equipment is provided; reservations, 438-0689 or email craig@fortwaynecurling.com.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Boy Scout Office, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Winterfest 2013 – Planetarium open house; unveiling of black light Zodiac mural, 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. today; “A Solar System Adventure Tour,” 3 p.m. and “Hotter Than Blue,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday; “Aurora,” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, $4 adults, $3 for children under 18 and seniors, maximum cost is $14 per family; Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; 399-8050.

TODAY

“Dial O for Oscar” party – Hitchcock-themed Oscar party; 6 to 9 p.m., with screening of film “Hitchcock” at 9:15 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $20 advance, $25 at door for adults, $10 advance, $15 at door for students; 426-3456 or www.cinemacenter.org.

SATURDAY

Salamonie Lake Cowboy Gathering – 5:30 to 8 p.m.; trail riding presentation along with stew and drinks; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, off Indiana 105 in Huntington County; park entrance fee; to register, 260-468-2127.

Fort Wayne Comic Book Convention – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; free; www.epguides.com/comics.

In Nomine Paranormal Research – Paranormal investigation at the Masonic Temple, 216 E. Washington Blvd.; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., registration begins at 7:30 p.m.; $43.50; to register, www.innomineparanormalresearch.com/events.htm.

Engineer’s Week High School Bridge Building Contest – 9:30 a.m.; Engineering, Technology and Computer Science lobby, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.

Bridal Showcase – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, 966 Locust Drive, Roanoke; free; 260-414-2015.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Women’s Expo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5; for events, www.womens-expo.com.

TUESDAY

Movie Night @ the Library – Showing of animated film “Brave”; 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.; theater on lower level 2, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; free.

“Treason on the Homefront” – Civil War program by Steve Williams; 7 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, 966 Locust Drive, Roanoke; 260-414-2015.

WEDNESDAY

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

Discussion Day – Author Dave Zirin to speak on human rights and sports, 10 a.m.; Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester; for other events and times, www.manchester.edu.

“Mirror Mirror on the Wall…” Reflections from Within – Part of National Eating Disorders Week; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Walb Student Union Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E; free.

THURSDAY

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 adults, $6 seniors and children 15 and younger are free; $4 parking fee; ends March 3.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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

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. Bowling Green State University; 7 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.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Wheeling; 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.

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Rio Grande Valley; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Toledo; 7:30 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.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“A Little Princess” – all for One productions; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Public Library auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students; 622-4610 or www.allforonefw.org; ends March 3.

“Guys and Dolls” – Wells Community Theater; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; Life Community Church, 428 S. Oak St., Bluffton; $12 adults, $6 children 12 and younger, and $10 for Creative Arts members; 260-824-5222.

TODAY

“Missed, Dismissed and Avoided” – Speakers and discussion regarding mental health and suicide, along with original theatrical performance of “Mother, 4, 5 and 7” by Cynda Williams; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Calhoun Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $5 includes buffet and beverage; RSVP, mccfortwayne@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Fiddler on the Roof” – 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; $5 adults, $4 students; 483-1102.

THURSDAY

“Reckless” – 7:30 p.m.; Studio Theater, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 adults, $10 for students and seniors, $5 Huntington University students and $9 faculty; 260-359-4261; ends March 9.

“House of Blues Leaves” – Preview performance 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329. Ends March 16.

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