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TinCaps Baseball – vs. South Bend Silver Hawks; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.
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Arena Dinner Theatre cast members Robert Scrimm, left, Makenna DeVaux and Angel Hall rehearse for “Romantic Comedy,” which begins its run tonight.
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The 33rd annual Greekfest will kick off Thursday at Headwaters Park. Live music, Greek dancing and the Plaka West Boutique are among events at the festival.

Note: Any reference to "today" is for Friday, June 14.

BOOKS

SATURDAY

Bethany Thompson – Author of “Little Birdie”; book signing; 2 to 4 p.m.; Main Street Coffee House, 105 N. Main St., Nappanee.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Danny Browning and Ken Garr – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Mark Anthony and Vince Carone – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

“The Lost Balloon” – Presented by Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 7 p.m.; South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St.; $14 adults, $12 ages 12 and younger; 424-6574 or FWDC.org.

THURSDAY

“Fort Wayne Ballet, Too” – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.; Barr Street Market; free; www.fortwayneballet.org.

DANCES

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Hoosier Tones; 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; 622-6644.

SUNDAY

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.

THURSDAY

American Style Ballroom – Beginner Open Dance, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 480-7070.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

BBQ Ribfest – Teams from across the country compete; music, food and events; 11 a.m. to midnight; Headwaters Park; admission fee after 5:30 p.m.; www.bbqribfest.com.

Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire – Music, jousting, artisans, food; Steuben County Park, Angola; www.enchantedlakesfaire.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Silver Lake Days Festival – Car show, food, kids’ events, ice cream social, music; Silver Lake; www.koscvb.org/events.

Paulding County Fair – 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; events, 419-399-5215 or www.facebook.com/PauldingCountyFair.

Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival – 5163 Indiana 135 N., Bean Blossom; $15; 1-800-414-4677.

Reminiscences of Shipshewana – Demonstrations of coppersmithing, blacksmithing, shoe cobbler, old gas engine display; noon to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Farver School, 315 Morton St., Shipshewana; free.

SATURDAY

ARCH Historic Neighborhood Tour – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; West Main Street, Fort Wayne; locations and tickets, 426-5117 or www.archfw.org.

Cook’s Bison Ranch Calf Day Celebration – Music, food, buffalo, wagon rides; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cook’s Bison Farm and Ranch, Wolcottville; www.cooksbisonranch.com.

Whippoorwill Moon Gathering – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; music, demonstrations, beading, games; Historic Forks of the Wabash, Huntington; free.

Strawberryfest – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Coldwater, Mich.; 517-677-3340 or www.coldwater.org.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Bryan Jubilee – Crafts, farmers market, concerts; Courthouse Square, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or www.bryanchamber.org. Ends June 22.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Turtle Days – Music, parade, fireworks, rides; Churubusco; www.turtledays.com. Ends June 22.

Huntington Heritage Days – Parade, rides, car show; Huntington; hours and events, www.visithuntington.org. Ends June 23.

THURSDAY

Juneteenth Celebration – Reunion to honor Weisser Youth Center; “Night of Art,” 6 to 8 p.m.; Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.; 427-6780. Ends June 22.

Hoagland Days – Demolition derby, carnival rides, music, wine tasting, food; Hoagland; hours, www.hoaglandin.com. Ends June 22.

Lagro Good Ole Days – Games, pig kissing, tractor pulls; downtown Lagro; www.visitwabashcounty.com. Ends June 22.

Greekfest – Music, food, dancing; Headwaters Park, downtown; www.visitfortwayne.com. Ends June 23.

Avilla Freedom Festival – Midway, food, games; Avilla; ends June 23.

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; 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. “Creature Feature,” through Aug. 4.

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 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 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. Free admission to military personnel and their families through Labor Day. “Dairy Days,” ends Sunday; “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors,” Saturday; Free admission for dads on Father’s Day, Sunday.

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 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. Family Fun Day, “Life in 1812,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Guided tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Berne; admission prices, 260-589-8007 or www.swissheritage.org.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

TODAY

Boy Scout Golf Tournament – Benefits Anthony Wayne Council 2013; four-person Florida scramble; registration and lunch, 11:30 a.m., starts at 12:30 p.m.; Autumn Ridge Golf Club, 11420 Auburn Road; to register, www.awac.org.

SATURDAY

“Family Fun Hike, Insects” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

Zumbathon – 10 a.m. to noon; Harvester Missionary Church, 3331 Harvester Ave.; $10 and water will be available for $1; proceeds go to Costa Rica mission team; 479-9264.

SUNDAY

Putt for Mutts Charity Golf Tournament – Benefit for H.O.P.E. for Animals; Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; to register, 420-7729, ext. 110, or www.hope-for-animals.org.

MONDAY

Tibbits Golf Outing – Registration at 8 a.m., starts at 9 a.m.; Golf Club of Coldwater, 270 Narrows Road, Coldwater, Mich.; 18-hole scramble; $100 per golfer; 517-278-6029.

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.; North River Road Trailhead, meet at North River Road trailhead west of Kreager Park, near 7300 N. River Road; 8 miles; free; 427-6051.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Insects” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 10 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; Arrowhead Prairie, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

CANI Golf – Noble Hawk Golf Links, 3005 Noble Hawk Drive, Kendallville; $400 per foursome; to register, 260-399-4109 or www.canigolf.org.

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.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; next to Carmike Cinemas, Jefferson Pointe; 459-1160. Ends Sept. 6.

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.; fresh produce, 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.

North Manchester Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Riverbridge Electric parking lot, 500 E. Main St., North Manchester; market is also open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Ends Oct. 26.

Wabash Market – 8 a.m.; Honeywell Center parking lot, Wabash; 260-563-0975.

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.

Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Antioch Church parking lot, Hoagland; 260-728-9839.

Free Face Painting – 9 a.m., Headwaters Park, benefit for National Kidney Foundation of Indiana; also balloon art, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Riley Children’s Hospital Carnival, Sam’s Club, 6736 Lima Road; 745-1545 or www.sweetcakesentertainment.com.

Weigand Construction Duck Race – SCAN benefit; St. Joseph River, Johnny Appleseed Park; $5 to $140 to sponsor ducks; 421-5000, ext. 2294.

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.

SUNDAY

East State Village Farm Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.; ends Oct. 13.

TUESDAY

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 2 to 6 p.m.; Parkview Regional Medical Center campus; leigh@ftwaynefarmersmarket.com. Ends Aug. 27.

Farmers Market at the TowneHouse – 3 to 6 p.m.; 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 969-7088.

WEDNESDAY

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; One Summit Square; leigh@ftwaynefarmersmarket.com.

New Haven Farmers Market – Homegrown items, music, children’s activities; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven. Ends Oct. 16.

Free Movies – “Madagascar III”; 9 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; 427-6715.

THURSDAY

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square; leigh@ftwaynefarmersmarket.com. Ends Sept. 12.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Half-Stitched, The Musical” – 1 p.m. today and Saturday; 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends July 27.

“Shrek, the Musical” – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $33 adults, $25 seniors, $19 students, $15 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com.

“Romantic Comedy” – 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 www.arenadinnertheatre.org. Ends June 29.

WEDNESDAY AND

THURSDAY

“9 to 5, the Musical” – 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $34 to $16; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com. Ends June 29.

THURSDAY

“I’m a Believer: The Music of Neil Diamond” – 6:30 p.m.; The Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; $41; 260-454-0603. Ends Aug. 13.

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