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  • Getting together at Gobbler
    The Galloping Gobbler embraces many elements of what people look for in a Thanksgiving tradition: friends, family, outdoors and fitness.
  • Solunar tables
  • Family runs to honor Ranger
    Thanksgiving has become the biggest race day of the year, skyrocketing from less than 200,000 finishers nationwide in 2008 to more than 870,000 last year.



30-target, 3-D archery-shooting, 8 a.m. Saturday, Straightened Arrows Inc. Kids ages 8-18 can shoot archery 8-10:30 a.m. Sign-in for 3-D shooting open until 1 p.m. Defiance County Fish and Game Club. For more information, Allan Hansford 419-439-3155.


•Indiana Storm Baseball tryouts, Aug. 3, 300 E. Douglas St., Waterloo – 8U-9U at 9 a.m., 10U-11U at 11 a.m., 12U-13U at 1 p.m. Call Jeff Roach 260-704-0114 or Dick Reed 260-927-4106 to register. For more information:

•Leo-Grabill Fall Baseball Program, Saturday and Sunday, starting Aug. 24, for six weeks. T-ball, prep, minor, competitive leagues. Prices vary. For more information contact Brian Shaklik at or 260-627-5468.

•Summit City Sluggers tryouts, Aug. 11 – Ages 11U-14U, 1 p.m., UAW Hall in Roanoke; high school age, 2 p.m., Huntington University. Register online at Contact Mark DeLaGarza for more information: 260-402-0789 or

•13U Baseball Factory Team tryouts, 2 p.m. Saturday, Columbia City Park. Cost: $20. Contact Mat Peters at 615-5861 or at to reserve tryout spot.


•Basketball tournament at third annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, 4 p.m. Aug. 17, McMillen Park, sponsored by Ayers Communications Inc. Call Joe Ayers at 260-348-6080.


•2-Man Best Ball/Scramble, Saturday. Fort Wayne Senior Golf Association event at Cherry Hill Golf Club. Team entry fee is $30. For more information,


•New Creations Family Outdoor Adventure Expo, 9 a.m. Aug. 10; cost is $4.95 for ages 4-8, $9.95 for ages 9-19 and $14.95 for ages 19 and older; 765-935-2790 or or for information.

•Monarch Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 7, Eagle Marsh. 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. For more information, go to or call 260-478-2515.


•Wiffleball tournament for six-player teams, Saturday at Swamp Wiffleball Field, Paulding, Ohio; 419-769-9991 for information.

•Men’s and co-ed slow-pitch tournaments, Aug. 3 at Delphos Stadium Park, Delphos, Ohio; 419-769-9991 for information.

•Sportsman Softball League registration is open for the fall season. Co-ed and men’s division available. Season begins Aug. 11. Call 260-471-5975 for more information.


•City Tennis Championships, Swinney Park. Singles: July 29-Aug. 5. Registration deadline Monday, $17. Doubles: Aug. 5-12, Registration deadline July 29, $20. For more information, call Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, 427-6000.