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  • 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 information, 427-6460. •Foot care clinic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Community Update
    CampsPARKVIEW FAMILY CHEERLEADING CAMP: For ages first through eighth grade; begins Tuesday; Parkview Family YMCA, 10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd.; $60 YMCA members, $70 non-members; 432-8953 or www.fwymca.
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    MUSEUM VISIT: Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is organizing a trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center on Aug. 9 to see the “Diana, Princess of Wales” traveling exhibit.
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MONDAY
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony – Parade begins at corner of Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard, 11 a.m., and ends at Coliseum Boulevard; ceremony, following parade, outside of Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 747-2977.
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Bicyclists will take to the streets Saturday as part of the Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle, which begins in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Barr Street farmers market opens for the season Saturday at Barr and Wayne streets.
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BOOKS

SATURDAY

Janie Ebinger – Author of “Live Well, Eat Well”; 1 to 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 4201 Coldwater Road; 482-3720.

Tricia Goyer – Author of “The Promise Box”; 10 a.m.; Blue Gate Restaurant, Shipshewana.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

David Dyer and Dave Williamson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

SUNDAY

Luenell – Doors open at 7 p.m.; Tycoon’s Cabaret and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. S.; $25 advance, $30 day of show; 426-4308.

THURSDAY

Kenny Smith and Amber Preston – 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

Ballroom Dance – Guest party for friends with no dance experience; 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; reservations, 622-6644.

THURSDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Tri-State Bluegrass Festival – Featuring Cumberland Gap, Echo Valley, Amy Gallatin and Stillwater, Schlitz Creek, Idletymes, Patchwork Band, Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa; 6:15 to 10:25 p.m. today, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10:30 p.m. Sunday; Noble County Fairgrounds, 580 N. Fair St., Kendallville; $8 today, $15 Saturday, $12 Sunday, $25 for weekend ticket; 260-918-4790.

SATURDAY

Milford Fest – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; food, rides, car show, dance; “Rain on Kosciusko” rain barrels unveiled; Milford; www.kosciuskohabitat.com.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

TODAY

Watchfire – Presented by the Allen County Council of Veterans; 9 p.m. today through 9 p.m. Saturday; Veterans Memorial Shrine, 2122 O’Day Road.

SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY

Memorial Day Special Tribute Exhibit and Entertainment – Military museum, 9 to 6 p.m. Saturday to Monday, Willshire Home Furnishings, 318 State St., Willshire, Ohio; music by John Brodbeck, 1 p.m. Monday, Willshire Park; 419-495-2833.

SATURDAY

“A Tribute to Those Who Serve” – Music, information, displays; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview North Family Park, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive.

MONDAY

Memorial Day Breakfast – 7 to 8:30 a.m., Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester; Memorial Day service, 9 a.m., Halderman Field, North Manchester, free-will offering; 260-982-2882.

“Honor Flight, One Last Mission” – Movie; 6 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 478-3314.

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 and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies with an African Beat” exhibit, ends July 7; “Family Garden Close-Up, Explore Outdoors,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Irish show, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; Botanical Brown Bag, “It’s Alive! Living Picture Frame,” 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.

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 KidsZoo.org.

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 www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

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 Bat-Mobile 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 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.

Sauder Village – Includes Pioneer Settlement area with log school, church, barn, homes and gardens; 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 www.saudervillage.org.

Science Central – “Wild

“Minds…What Animals Really Think” traveling exhibit, ends Sept. 8; half-price admission for Last Saturday event, Saturday; 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. 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 www.blackpine.org.

SATURDAY

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

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

TODAY

“Breaking Away” – Movie; 6:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $5 if bike is ridden to event, regular admission if driving to event; bike racks will be provided; 426-3456.

Charity Golf Classic – Sponsored by DeKalb Health Foundation; June 4, registration is due by today; Bridgewater Golf Club, Auburn; $120 per golfer; registration forms, www.dekalbhealth.com.

SATURDAY

Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle – Tours of 18, 33 and 43 miles, family kids ride, Criterium Race; tours and family kids ride, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Criterium Race, 1:30 to 9 p.m.; One Summit Square; $30 adults for tour or family kids ride, $15 for ages 12 to 7 and free to ages 6 and younger; helmet are required; www.fort4fitness.org.

Pocahontas Swim Club – Open house; 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Poco Pool, 3020 Ojibway Trail; swimming, diving, volleyball; $5 guest fee to use pool; 747-9815 or www.pocopool.org.

“Let’s Walk and Roll” – Honor walk for Ta’Bria Neosha Collier; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Kreager Park, North River Road; $2 registration fee; cyarian@sacs.k12.in.us.

Monroe Lions Club 5K Run/Walk – June 1; Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds, Monroe; entry fees: $15 if received by Saturday, $18 afterward; 260-692-6819.

SUNDAY

Vector Adventure Race – Sponsored by Metzger Outdoors; June 1, races begin at 5 and 9 a.m.; includes canoeing, orienteering/hiking, mountain biking and other challenges; Salamonie River State Forest, Andrews; registration required by May 26; must have a mountain bike, canoe or kayak and rugged clothes; to register, 260-579-1505 or www.metzgeroutdoors.com.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; IPFW, meet at parking lot on east side of St. Joseph River near Venderly Family Bridge near 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 8 miles; free; 427-6051.

Afrikan Dancercize with Live Drumming – 6 to 7:30 p.m.; TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $15; 969-9442.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

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.

Fridays on the Farm – Artisan pizzas made with all natural ingredients; 5 to 8 p.m.; Hawkins Family Farm, 10373 N. 300 E., North Manchester; $15 to $10 each; www.hawkinsfamilyfarm.com. Continues through August.

SATURDAY

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.

YLNI/Barr Street Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets; fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, crafts; free admission to History Center; YLNI.org.

ReStore OutDoor Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; sponsored by Huntington County Habitat for Humanity and The ReStore, Huntington; information, 260-356-8002 or 260-356-7425.

“Almost Famous” Talent Show – 7 to 10 p.m.; 900 block of Calhoun Street; 427-1128.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring PJ Sauertig and Jessica Crew; 7 to 10 p.m.; café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 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; www.fortwayneastronomicalsociety.com. Ends Nov. 30.

TUESDAY

Fort Wayne Farmer’s Market – 2 to 6 p.m.; Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus; leigh@ftwaynefarmersmarket.com. Ends Aug. 27.

THURSDAY

“Girl Rising” – Movie; 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; $10; tickets, http://gathr.us/screening/2621

“First: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games” – 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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

TUESDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Lansing Lugnuts; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

WEDNESDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Lansing Lugnuts; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

THURSDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Lansing Lugnuts; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Half-Stitched, The Musical” – 1 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends July 27.

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