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    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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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.
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Ralphie May – Comedian; 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets start at $29; for ages 18 and older; 1-800-745-3000 or
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Kid Rock will perform Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum. See Music on Page 6W for information.

Out & About

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The Lake Area Players will perform “Christ’s Passion” this weekend at the Quaker Haven Camp in Syracuse.
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Ralphie May



Carol Butler – Book signing for “Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to Be First”; 4 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.



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


Jim Barron – Comedian and illusionist; 9 a.m.; Crossview Church, 12532 Grabill Road, Grabill; free; 627-3551.


Mo Alexander and Denise Ramsden – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



“Cinderella” – Fort Wayne Ballet with Fort Wayne Philharmonic; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors and youth, $15 for children; 422-4226 or



American Style Ballroom – Open Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.


Single/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; Westside Gardens Recreation Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.


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



Zanesville Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt – 1 p.m.; Zanesville Lions Ballpark, 3088 W. VanHorn St., Zanesville; for children 12 and younger; free; 638-4327.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sport Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, ends April 7; “Sales Garden Spring Open House” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; “Family Garden Close-Up,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, short walks, crafts and snacks; “Botanical Brown Bag: All Season, Every Season,” 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

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum “Dukes of Hazzard” No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and 1989 Batmobile; 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 price and 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 – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; “Science Fair Appreciation Day,” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, 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 SATURDAY

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Our Life on the Home Front: Wabash County During WWII,” ends Saturday; “History Hunters“ program, Thursday; “Life Maps and Legacies” exhibit opens 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.



“Night Hike: Frogs and Toads” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; listen for frogs and toads; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; dress warmly; 478-2515 or

“Learn to Curl” – 1:30 to 4 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


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or



Spring Tractor and Engine Show – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave.; $7, children 12 and under free; 1-800-745-3000.


“Women Who Have Made a Difference” – Luncheon by Fort Wayne Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in celebration of women’s history month; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; $15; 493-1534 or email

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Keith Beaudin and Joe Baughman; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

Sweetcakes Entertainment – Free face-painting and balloon art; noon to 2 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe Old Navy, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free.

Pinewood Classic – Pinewood Derby race; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; for times and race details, 426-5056 or

“An Affaire Extraordinaire” – Friends of IMA’s Fort Wayne Debutante Cotillion; 6 p.m.; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $40; 447-6036.

Big Event – 8 a.m.; more than 1,000 volunteers work at 46 different non-profit agencies, followed by celebration; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6883 or


Warsaw Women’s Expo – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; featuring actress Lisa Whelchel; Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 E Wooster Road, Winona Lake; $10;


“Call the Midwife” – Sneak preview of Season 2 of TV show; 2 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free.

Sweetcakes Entertainment – Free face-painting, food and balloon art at MDA Muscle Walk; 1 to 4 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; walk is from noon to 4 p.m.

Fort Wayne Doll and Bear Show and Sale – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave.; $3.50; 419-228-4657 or


Grant Imahara – Robotics engineer and myth buster on TV show “MythBusters”; IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series; 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E; free, but tickets required; tickets available at box office or reserved online at


Movie Night at the Library – “House of Usher”; 6:30 p.m.; Main Library Theater, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; doors open at 6 p.m.; limited seating; free.


Settlers’ History Tour and Lunch – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $25; reservations required, 492-8584 or 432-7314.



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.


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


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.



“Christ’s Passion” – Lakes Area Players; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Activities Center, Quaker Haven Camp, 111 EMS D16C Lane, Syracuse; $7 to $10; 574-834-4193; ends March 30.

“The Pajama Game” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; New Haven High School, 1300 Green Road, New Haven; $10 adults, $5 students; 446-0220.


“Boeing Boeing” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; tickets, 424-5622 or; ends Saturday.

“Aida” – Blackhawk Christian Theater; 7 p.m.; Blackhawk Christian Elementary, 7400 E. State Blvd.; $7 adults, $5 students; 493-7400.


“Marx in Soho” – Actor Bob Weick performs as Karl Marx to prompt audience discussion; 7 p.m.; Manchester University, Wine Recital Hall, North Manchester; free.


“Fractured Fairy Tales” – “Little Red Robin,” “The Emperor’s New Hair” and “Spiderella” by Flint Springs Drama Club; 6:30 p.m.; Huntington City-Township Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; free; 260-356-0824.