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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
a la carte
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 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.
Visitors to this weekend’s Allen County Fair at the fairgrounds can check out live animal exhibits.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

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



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.



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


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


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



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



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


“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;


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


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



Allen County Fair – Talent contest, rodeo, animal shows; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road;

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.


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;

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

Berne Swiss Days – Food, crafts, quilt shows, entertainment, rides; downtown Berne;


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


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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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 “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

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

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

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


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 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


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


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.


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.


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



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


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

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,


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

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.



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

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; 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;


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;

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; Ends Nov. 30.


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


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

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


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

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.


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



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


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



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

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

“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

“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 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 Ends Aug. 3.


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


“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.



“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.



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