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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.
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    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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Sauder Village – 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 for military personnel and their families through Labor Day. “Vintage Base Ball Tournament” with the Great Black Swamp Frogs, Ohio Village Muffins and the Spiegel Grove Squires, first game at noon Saturday.
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Visitors to this weekend’s Allen County Fair at the fairgrounds can check out live animal exhibits.

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More than 7,000 people are expected at Fort Wayne Pride, which happens today and Saturday at Headwaters Park.
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Vehicles are on display during the Fort Wayne Street Rod Association’s annual Muddy River Run happening Saturday at IPFW.
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BOOKS

THURSDAY

Meet and Greet – Featuring Tom Sabel, Kathryn Ann Young, Curtis L. Crisler, Teresa Vazquez and Linda Bess; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Bros. Bookstore, 1428 N. Wells St.; 424-0197.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Jason Stuart and Kirk Bogos – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Jim Barron – Comic, magician; noon Saturday, Vermont Settlement Days, Orland; 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Hope Missionary Church, 429 Dustman Road, Bluffton; www.jimbarronshows.com.

THURSDAY

Mike Marvell and Brian Aldridge – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

SATURDAY

Special Olympic Ballroom Dance Competition – Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 456-4534 or 260-356-0500, ext. 3109.

DANCES

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

“Dance for the Kids” – Sponsored by Warsaw Ballroom Dance Association; benefit for Lakeland Youth Center; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; North Webster Community Center, Indiana 13, North Webster; $12.50 a person; 574-658-9166.

National Dance Day – Noon; Jefferson Pointe, fountain; www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org.

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

Allen County Fair – Talent contest, rodeo, animal shows; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.

Antique Tractor and Craft Show – Noon to 8 p.m. today, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier; 419-485-4608.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Pride – Food, booths, workshops, cornhole tournament, music; 7 p.m. to midnight today, noon to midnight Saturday; Headwaters Park; $3 today, $5 Saturday, free to ages 12 and younger; www.fwpride.org.

Dixie Days – Art fair, music, food, car show; North Webster; 574-834-4323.

Berne Swiss Days – Food, crafts, quilt shows, entertainment, rides; downtown Berne; www.bernein.com/swiss-days.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Vermont Settlement Festival – Parade, mud volleyball tournament, primitive village, music and games; Orland; www.lakes101.org.

SATURDAY

Muddy River Run – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Street Rod Association; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free to watch, cost to register vehicle; 637-8370 or www.muddyriverrun.com.

Summer Fest – Animal enrichment activities, refreshments and animals; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; www.blackpine.org.

African Food Festival – Noon to 5 p.m.; Saint Augustine Multicultural Lutheran Church, 3316 S. Calhoun St.; free; 740-7066.

THURSDAY

Harlan Days – Motocross racing, car show, rides, entertainment, crafts, parade and food; 5 to 10 p.m.; Harlan Community Park, Harlan; www.harlandays.com. Ends Aug. 3.

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival – More than 300 vendors, food, music, wagon rides; Nappanee; www.amishacres.com. Ends Aug. 4.

Crossroads Festival – Various sites throughout Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www.visitvanwert.org.

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

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Nov. 17; “Family Garden Closeup, Beat the Heat,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; “$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 www.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 12 to 18, 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 Hazzard” General Lee car, original KITT car from “Knight Rider,” No. 3 Dale Earnhardt NASCAR car and the 1989 Batmobile and Bat Boat; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 7 to 11, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144. “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” traveling exhibit, through Sept. 8.

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, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

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 – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit, through December; 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.

SUNDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – 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

TODAY

Zumba-thon – Benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association of Northern Indiana; 6 to 8 p.m.; Spiece Fitness, 5310 Merchandise Drive; $15; 486-6698.

SATURDAY

The Color Run – 5K; begins at 9 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; registration is open; Jessica@thecolorrun.com.

Ken Jennings Putt for PSP Golf Tourney – Raises awareness, funds to fight progressive supranuclear palsy; South Shore Golf Club, Syracuse; $100 includes golf scramble, lunch and cruise around Lake Wawasee, $75 for golf and lunch, $15 lunch only, $25 lake cruise; to register, www.psp.org.

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; 8 miles; free; 427-6051.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio Anniversary Gala – Fragrances created, wine tasting, tours; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 300 Johnson St., Ligonier; 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.; 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.

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.

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; www.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.

“What’s It Worth?” – Swiss Days Appraisal fundraiser; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Berne Antique Mall, 105 W. Water St., Berne; $5 per item or $12 for three items; 260-589-8050.

A Country Gathering – Antiques, primitives, handmade items; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Bittersweet Cabin, Bryan, Ohio; 419-630-7311.

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 library, 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 Tony Bennett 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 – “The Lorax”; 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

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 12:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Wedding Singer” – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $33 to $15; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com.

“Half-Stitched: The Musical” – 1 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Saturday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com.

“Peter Rabbit and Friends” – 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.

“The Producers” – 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 Aug. 3.

“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.

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

“Les Misérables” – 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 Senior Sunday matinee, $15 youth; 424-5220. Ends Aug. 11.

TUESDAY THROUGH

THURSDAY

“Down the Rabbit Hole” – Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 10 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hessen Cassel Branch, 3030 E. Paulding Road; 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Shawnee Branch, 5600 Noll Ave.; free; 422-6900.

WEDNESDAY AND

THURSDAY

“The Nerd” – 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; tickets, 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.com. Ends Aug. 10.

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