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ALL WEEKEND
“9 to 5” – 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $12 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger; tickets, 481-6555 or SummerMusicTheatre.com. Ends July 21.
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Concordia Lutheran High School will perform “Man of La Mancha,” an alumni show happening Saturday and Sunday.
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BOOKS

SATURDAY

Thomas Clothier – Author of “At Odds”; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Dude’s Dairy Treat and Restaurant Fine Coffee and Food, 848 N. Lima Road, Kendallville; 1-877-727-0697.

Timothy Louis Baker – Author of “Where North Meets South and East Meets West”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Bros Bookstore, 1428 N. Wells St.; 424-0197.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Heywood Banks – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $16.50; 486-0216.

TODAY

Clean Comedy Challenge – Featuring 25 comics; 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $15; 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com.

SATURDAY

Rich Little – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $55, $50, $45, $35, $25; 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com.

THURSDAY

John Betz Jr. and Leo Flowers – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – 8 to 11 p.m.; Starlite, 3690 U.S. 33 N., Decatur; $5.

American Style Ballroom – “Island Vibe” dance party; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SUNDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival – Headwaters Park and various locations throughout Fort Wayne; food alley, bed race, Rivergames, parade; hours vary; 426-5556 or www.threeriversfestival.org. Ends July 20.

Wabash County 4-H Fair – Animals, demonstrations; Wabash; list of events and hours, 260-563-7171 or www.visitwabashcounty.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Kosciusko County Community Fair – Kosciusko Fairgrounds, Warsaw; for events, www.kcfair.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Revolutionary War: The Western Front, 1775 to 1783 – Demonstrations; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave; www.oldfortwayne.org.

Wells County 4-H Fair – Animals, demonstrations, food, entertainment; 4-H Park, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton; schedule, 260-824-6412 or www.wells4h.com. Ends Thursday.

Old Fashion Flea Market – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Lawton Park, 1900 Clinton St.

Circus City Festival – Youth circus, circus parade, food; American Trust Circus Center, Peru; hours, www.perucircus.com. Ends July 20.

Railroad Heritage Weekend – Model trains, hobo camp, railroad memorabilia; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-203-5779 or www.vanwert.com/museum.

SATURDAY

Musicfest – Parade, children’s activities, fireworks; downtown Fremont; times, www.fremontchamber.org.

Gospel Festival – 4 to 8 p.m.; Gospel Pavilion, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-938-9378 or www.visitvanwert.org.

THURSDAY

Ole Boys Toys Expo – Old tractors, farm implements, trucks, cars, garden tractors; Paradise Spring Historical Park, Wabash; schedule, www.oleboystoys.com. Ends July 20.

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 – “Daylily Show,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; “Family Fun Day,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday; “2-Liter Terrarium” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $9 members, $11 non-members; 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 – “Preserving Your Memories,” Saturday; also 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. “Eggs-Travaganza,” noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $1; “Catapult Chaos,” 1 p.m. Thursday, $25 a team.

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. “T.R.A.I.N. Model Railroad Exhibit,” Monday through July 20; “Tour Lindenwood Cemetery,” 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, free; “Follow the Pipes,” self-guided tour, Tuesday through Thursday.

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 – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – Movie, “Big Cat Challenge”; 10:30 a.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; movie is free, tour is $1; reservations, 260-356-9453.

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.

SUNDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “Antique and Historic Guns” program, 2 p.m.; regular hours, 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.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

“Arthropod Adventure” – 9 to 11 a.m.; Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve, Geneva; $3 per child, free to adults; 260-368-7428.

“Stargazing and Night Hike” – 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $4; 260-854-3790.

SUNDAY

“Dodge High Fares” Dodgeball Tournament – Sponsored by Allegiant and Fort Wayne International Airport; 12:30 p.m.; SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way; registration fee, 446-3423.

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.; Sweeney Park West Trailhead, meet at parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West, near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd.; eight miles; free; 427-6051.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Leaves and Trees” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; for ages 3 to 5 and an adult; 9 to 10 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Planetarium Shows – Today, “Explorers of Mauna Kea,” 7 p.m.; Saturday, “A Solar System Adventure Tour,” 3:30 p.m., “Explorers of Mauna Kea,” 7 p.m.; Sunday, “Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky,” 3:30 p.m., “Explorers of Mauna Kea,” 7 p.m.; Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 ages 18 and younger and seniors; 399-7700, ext. 8211. Ends July 20.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Tours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 10105 Auburn Park Drive; $5 a person with a $5 rebate off a purchase of $10 or more; 969-8330 or www.debrand.com. Ends July 20.

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.; 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.

Creative Construction, LEGO Building Challenge – 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; www.fortwayneparks.org.

Sweetcakes Entertainment – Deluxe face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; fountain area at Jefferson Pointe; www.sweetcakesentertainment.com.

Radio-Controlled Hot Air Balloon Launch – 7 p.m.; Pic N Save parking lot, Van Wert, Ohio.

Colts Fan Fest – 4 to 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival, Headwaters Park; music by the Hunter Smith Band.

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.

Intergenerational Wii Bowling Tournament – 1:30 p.m.; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; $10 a team; www.fortwayneparks.org.

Ford and Mustang Show – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $2 adults, free to ages 10 and younger; 480-4120.

“Beach Field Day” – 1 p.m.; Salamonie Lake Campground, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; $5 gate fee per in-state vehicles, $7 for out-of-state; 260-468-2127 or www.dnr.IN.gov/uwis.

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.

Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of America Autocross – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum parking lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.

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 Bruce Springsteen 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.

“Three Rivers Film Festival” – 8 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free.

Free Movies – “The Pirates, Band of Misfits”; 9 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; 427-6715.

THURSDAY

Barbecue – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Solutions Skincare & Laser Center, 1401 N. 13th St., Suite D., Decatur; free; 260-728-4020 or www.solutions skincarecenter.com.

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

SPECTATOR SPORTS

WEDNESDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Quad City River Bandits; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

THURSDAY

Champions Cup Power Soccer National Championship – Teams from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; IPFW Fieldhouse, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free admission; 483-2100, ext. 241. Ends July 20.

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

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Hello Dolly” – 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 Thursday; 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday; 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends July 27.

“Magic Rocks” – 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.

“Fiddler on the Roof” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 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 20.

“Buccaneers” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or www.pulseoperahouse.org. Ends Aug. 3.

“Whistle While You Work” – 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; The New Huntington Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $41; Saturday show is sold out; 260-454-0603. Ends Aug. 12.

TODAY

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Man of la Mancha” – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; tickets, 483-1102.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

“Release” and “Hello? Can Anyone Hear Me?” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:15 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased before Monday, $18 after; 260-579-6277.

THURSDAY

“The Wedding Singer” – 7 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $34 to $16; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com. Ends July 27.

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