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Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, June 28.

BOOKS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Wanda E. Brunstetter – Author of Amish fiction; after 1 p.m. matinee; Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; www.wandabrunstetter.com.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Dan Swartwout and Squishy Man – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

"Dancing with the Stars" – Presented by Go Angola Downtown Alliance; music by Elements; 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. music and dancing; Angola Elks Lodge, 2005 N. Wayne St., Angola; $20 a person; www.goangolain.com.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom – "Independence Day Showcase Cookout" dance party; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SUNDAY

Salsa Under the Stars – 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Winona Lake World Arts & Cultures Society, Winona Lake; free; reservations, www . face book. com/ events/ 193966064095155.

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

festivals

ALL WEEKEND

Willshire Homecoming Days – Ice cream social, entertainment, parade, crafts; downtown Willshire, Ohio; 419-495-2655 or www.visitvanwert.com.

"Ride for the Red" – Flea market, motorcycle swap meet and music festival; 4 to 11 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:45 pm. Sunday; Auctions America, Auburn; daily pass, $10 advance or $15 day of show, three-day pass, $20 advance, $25 day of show; 260-494-5232.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mermaid Festival – Music, food, pageants; Carnival and Merchant's Building, North Webster; hours, www.mermaid-festival.com.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival – One of the largest quilting events in the area; Shipshewana; www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com.

TODAY

Topeka/Honeyville Quilt Show – 9 a.m. to noon; Eden Worship Center, 4095 S. 900 W., Topeka; www.edenworshipcenter.com/#/quiltshow.

"It's a Family Affair, Race Unity Day" – Children's race unity workshops, dancing, singing, picnic; 1 to 8 p.m.; Foster Park, Pavilion 1, 3900 Old Mill Road; free; sponsored by Fort Wayne Baha'i Community.

Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration – 5:30 to 8 p.m.; antique and classic cars from the area will be on display around Fountain Park; Main Street, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www. visit van wert. com.

SATURDAY

Buskerfest – Street performers, food, stage acts and performances; 4 to 10 p.m.; Wayne and Calhoun streets; free admission; www.downtownfortwayne.com.

A Day in the Park – 1 to 11 p.m.; carnival rides, car show, music, fireworks; Recreational Park, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or www.bryanchamber.org.

THURSDAY

Old-Fashioned Farmers' Days – Tractor pulls, farming demonstrations; begins at 9 a.m. daily; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www.oldfashionedfarmersdays.com. Ends July 7.

INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS

THURSDAY

Old Fashioned 4th of July – Hand-cranked ice cream, music; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.com.

Holiday at Home – Parade, music, food, children's activities, fireworks; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; various locations, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www.visitvanwert.org.

Fourth of July Fireworks – 10:15 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; food vendors will be on site; 481-4174.

July Fourth Fireworks Viewing – Parking at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., and 3701 Dean Drive; $3 per carload; food available; 480-4120.

Fireworks at Lake James – Viewing available at Pokagon State Park Potawatomi Inn beach, Angola.

Celebrate the Fourth of July – 8:30 p.m., Manchester Civic Band; 10 p.m., fireworks; Manchester University, North Manchester; rain date is July 5; www.manchester. edu.

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 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "Butterflies with an African Beat" exhibit, ends July 7; "$1 Night," 5 to 8 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. "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.

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.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Guided tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Berne; $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students from 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-589-8007 or www.swissheritage.org.

SATURDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; group tours by appointment; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; admission, 260-635-2490.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Limberlost Trailblazer Family 5K Cross-Country Run/Walk – Registration at 8 a.m.; Loblolly Marsh Wetland Preserve, 8323 N. 250 W., Geneva; $18 a person, includes race T-shirt or $13, race only; 260-368-7428 or loblolly bill@yahoo.com.

"I Run this Trail!" – 9 a.m.; Moser Park, 601 Main St., New Haven; brief message of safety and solidarity followed by a run/walk/ride; free T-shirt to first 200 participants.

The Color Vibe 5K Run – 9 a.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; dance party to follow; $45; benefits Easter Seals Arc; register, TheColorVibe.com.

Charity Kickball Tournament – 9:30 a.m.; Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave.; $150 a team, benefits Turnstone; to register, www.fortwaynesportsclub.com.

Hope Alive Golf Outing – Tee off, 1:30 p.m.; Cherry Hill Golf Club, 6615 Wheelock Road; $100 a person; register, 420-6100 or hopealiveinc@choiceonemail.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.; Rockhill Park Trailhead, meet at trailhead parking lot near 1400 Catalpa St.; 8 miles; free; 427-6051.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Aromatherapy Sensory Tours – 10 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m.; Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio, 300 Johnson St., Ligonier; free; 260-894-7219 or www.annieoakley.com.

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.

Animal Clinic of Paulding – Open house; 6 to 8 p.m.; 1030 W. Wayne St., Suite B, Paulding, Ohio; reservations, pauldinganimalclinic@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY

Last Saturday in June – Variety of events throughout downtown Fort Wayne; schedule of events, www.downtownfortwayne.com or ArtsUnited.org/lastsaturdays.

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.

"Monarch Monitor Training" – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

"Old Buildings: The Restoration and Preservation of Tibbits Opera House" – Documentary; 4 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; 517-278-6029 or www.Tibbits.org.

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.

Brown Bag and Beats – Listen to the music of Barry Manilow while eating lunch; noon to 1 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza, Berne.

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 – "Rise of the Guardians"; 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.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

THURSDAY

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

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

TODAY AND SATURDAY

"I'm a Believer: The Music of Neil Diamond" – 6:30 p.m.; The Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; $44; 260-454-0603. Ends Aug. 13.

"9 to 5, the Musical" – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $34 to $16; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com.

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

"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.

"The Tortoise and the Hare & Other Fables by Aesop" – Popcorn Theatre; 10 a.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7, includes popcorn and juice; 517-278-6029 or www.Tibbits.org.

"Greater Tuna" – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 for 2 p.m. performance, $27 for 8 p.m. performance; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends July 6.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

"Romeo and Juliet" – Presented by Shakespeare From the Heart; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road; proceeds benefit homeless animals at the shelter; no pets allowed, adoptable pets will be featured during non-performance times; 427-1244.

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