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SATURDAY
Komets hockey – vs. Kalamazoo; 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.
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Children can meet with the Easter bunny today at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory during its “Easter in the Garden.”
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Disney characters take to the ice in “Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy,” which begins Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mo Alexander and Denise Ramsden 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Michael Mack and Kendra Corrie – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

Dances of Universal Peace – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; $5 to $10 suggested donation; 424-6574 or http://fwdc.org/FWDC/event/dances-of-universal-peace.

THURSDAY

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

EASTER

TODAY

“Easter in the Garden” – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Easter bunny, games and crafts; 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.

SATURDAY

Golden Easter Egg Hunt – 11 a.m.; Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva; $1.50 per child 12 and under; 260-368-7428.

SUNDAY

Sweetcakes Entertainment – Noon to 2 p.m.; free face painting; Casa Grande Mexican Grill, 6035 Stellhorn Road.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

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; “Rain Garden ‘How To’ Workshop,” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, $15, $13 Conservatory members, registration required; 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 “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 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; “Lemonade Day” registration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; “NanoDays,” Saturday through April 7; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; closed Easter Sunday; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; “Fool Hardy History,” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, identify objects from the museum’s collection; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. SATURDAY

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Life Maps and Legacies”; 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.

RECREATIONAL

TUESDAY

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

THURSDAY

Frog Hikes – 1 to 3 p.m.; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College, Goshen; $5 adults, $2 children under 15, 260-799-5869 or go to merrylea.goshen.edu.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY

TekVenture – 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., “Prototyping Your Ideas,” free; Maker Station, Allen County Public Library, south parking lot, 900 Library Plaza; registration required, 421-1374.

Magic Tricks – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; demonstrations by Dick Stoner; Stoner’s Funstore, 712 Harrison St.; free.

Art deco lighting lecture – Craig Leonard will talk on Art Deco Lighting manufacturer W.B. Brown Co. of Bluffton; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; ARCH, 303 E. Main St.; free.

MONDAY

“The Handmaid’s Tale” – Book discussion; 7 p.m.; IPFW, Alumni Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-4140 or 481-6711.

Poet Ray Gonzalez – Noon; IPFW Visiting Writers Series; Walb Student Union, Room G21-21A, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; www.ipfw.edu/events.

THURSDAY

“Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy” – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; ends April 7.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

TinCaps Open House – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; behind-the-scenes tour of Parkview Field; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; free.

Fort Wayne Derby Girls – 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults in advance, $20 for 2 or $15 for 1, game day, $25 for 2 or $15 for 1, $9 seniors, $7 kids 6 to 13, free to ages 5 and younger; 1-800-745-3000 or www.fwderbygirls.com.

SUNDAY

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

THEATER

SATURDAY

“Iron Sky” – Film, rated R; 11:59 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; for tickets, www.cinemacenter.org.

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