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    Miscellaneous DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Concerts, midway, parades, open livestock, food; downtown and fairgrounds, Auburn;
  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8.a.m. to 4:30.p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460.•Monday Lunches, “Autumn Leaves,” 11:30 a.m. Sept.
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    ClassesESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP: Sponsored by CLA Estate Services; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; LaQuinta Inn and Conference Center, 306 Touring Drive, Auburn; free; reservations required, 1-866-252-8721.
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Fort Wayne Derby Girls Spring Roll – 3 p.m. today, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; general admission, today, $15 adults, $10 ages 13 to 5, Saturday and Sunday, $25 adults, $15 ages 13 to 5; three-day pass, $45 adults, $35 ages 13 to 5; 1-800-745-3000

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

Salamonie Interpretive Center in Andrews will host a “Live Birds of Prey” program Saturday.
Garrison Keillor will be at the Honeywell Center in Wabash on Monday. See Music, Page 6W, for information.



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


Jim Barron – Comic, magician, illusionist; 6 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, 966 Locust Drive, Roanoke;

Craig Tornquist – 7:30 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, 966 Locust Drive, Roanoke; $10; 483-3508.


Grown Folks Comedy – Featuring BaldHead Phillips; 9 p.m.; Sunset Hall, 6809 S. Hanna St.; $12 advance, $15 at the door; 425-0066.


Jim Barron – Comic, magician, illusionist; 9 a.m.; Decatur Church of God, 1129 Mercer Ave., Decatur;


Mike Moses Presents Giggles and Blues for a Cause – 7 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; call for prices, 486-0216.


David Dyer and Dave Williamson – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Mikautadze Dance Theatre – Featuring Fort Wayne Flute Choir, dance; 8 p.m.; Williams Theatre, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $15; 481-6555 or



Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 a person; open to the public; 456-2988.

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


Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Spy Run String Band; 8 to 11 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; $8 admission, $5 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

American Style Ballroom Open dance party; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.Ballroom Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5; 622-6644.


Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.

Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.


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



Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival – Noon to 5 p.m.; dancers, music, demonstrations, food, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; most events are free.


Tri-State Bluegrass Festival – 7 to 10 p.m.; Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St., Kendallville; free; 260-918-4790. Ends May 26.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies with an African Beat” exhibit, ends July 7; “Science Fun: Boy Oh Buoyancy,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Includes African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo and Indonesian Rain Forest exhibits; open through Oct. 13; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; hours and admission, 427-6810 or

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display; 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 Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Batmobile and Bat Boat; 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

Sauder Village – Antique car gathering, Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; Archbold, Ohio; admission prices, 1-800-590-9755 or

Science Central – “Wild Minds … What Animals Really Think” traveling exhibit, ends Sept. 8; 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, 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 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; admission, 260-636-7383 or

Historic Fort Wayne – Muster on the St. Marys, A Timeline Event; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; donations; 437-2836 or


Wabash County Historical Museum – “Focus on Presentation” exhibit; “History Hunters” program, Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

Whitley County Historical Museum – “Endangered Heritage” traveling exhibit; ends Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.


John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.



Bike to Work Day – 6:30 to 8 a.m., coffee, bagels and treats, Headwaters Park West; 5 to 8 p.m., food and drinks, Fort Wayne Outfitters and the Bike Depot, north of St. Marys River near historic Wells Street Bridge;


Free Fishing Day – Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.; 260-244-6805 or

“Birding with Gene” – Naturalist-led bird watching hike; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $3; reservations, 260-854-3790.

Noble County Relay for Life – 10 a.m.; West Noble High School, Ligonier;

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana Lapper – 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk; Brotherhood Office Park, 6316 Mutual Drive; to register,


Inner-City Cancer Walk – Three miles; sponsored by The Mirror Me Foundation; 4 to 6 p.m.; Freimann Square; 418-6032.


Florida Scramble Golf Outing – Also silent auction; sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne; 1 p.m.; Cherry Hill Golf Club, 6615 Wheelock Road; $100 a person; 399-1519.

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Rockhill Park Trailhead, meet at trailhead parking lot near 1400 Catalpa St.; 9 miles; free; 427-6051.


Golf Outing – Benefits Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center, Huntington; registration and lunch, 11:30 a.m., starts at 12:30 p.m.; LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Road, Huntington; $65 per golfer;



Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; local produce, arts and crafts; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Ends Oct. 20.


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.


Historic Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, herbs, teas, honey, plants, flowers.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; fresh honey, produce, herbs, bedding plants, baked goods; 260-589-2936.

Outdoorsman’s Swap Meet and Garage Sale – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Ossian Conservation Club, 9950 N. 100 E., Ossian; fishing tackle, knives, antiques, archery equipment; free admission; 622-7107 or

Home School Resource Expo – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5 adults and teens, $2 ages 12 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center;

“Learn to Fly” Day – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; sponsored by Sweet Aviation; Smith Field Airport, 426 W. Ludwig Road; free; 267-5505.

Live Birds of Prey – 10 to 11 a.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; $5 gate fee per state vehicles, $7 for out-of-state; 260-468-2127 or

“Straight Talk” – Learn about good work in Afrika of two local teachers; 7 to 9 p.m.; TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; free-will offering; 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. 30.


Intro to Afrikan Dancercize with Live Drumming – 6 to 7:30 p.m.; TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; donations; 969-9442.



TinCaps Baseball – vs. South Bend Silver Hawks; 11:05 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or


TinCaps Baseball – vs. South Bend Silver Hawks; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or



“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ ” – 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $18 ages 23 and younger; Sunday’s performance is sold out; 424-5220.



“Some Enchanted Evening” – The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein; 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or


“Country Cookin’ ” – Luncheon show; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $20; performance time and tickets, 260-997-6822 or


“The Ritz” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:15 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased by Sunday, $18 after; 260-579-6277.