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    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.
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    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.
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“Pianos on the Square” offers interactive outdoor pianos in downtown Auburn, as well as Butler, Garrett and Waterloo.

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The Fort Wayne Ballet will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its studios, 300 E. Main St.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Aug. 16.



Jennifer Pharr Davis – Author of "Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail"; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 421-1265 or



Nick Hoff and Jose Sarduy – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Jim Barron – Comic, magician; noon; Monroeville Harvest Festival, Monroeville;


Elliott Threatt and Owen Thomas – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



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


Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

American Style Ballroom Open dance party; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Ballroom Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.



Folky Fish Fest – Folk music, fishing and culture; Lake Luther Campground, Angola;

Indiana State Fair – Midway, entertainment, animals, food; Indianapolis; 317-927-7500 or


Monroeville Harvest Festival – Midway, food, music, mobile reptile zoo; Monroeville Community Park, Monroeville;

Wren Homecoming Days – Games, whiffle ball tournament, entertainment; Wrenway Park, Wren; 419-238-9378 or


Chautauqua Days Festival – Parade, birthday cake, old-fashioned crafts, children's activities; noon to 4 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $3; 260-854-3790.


BerneOff – Barbecue cook-off competition; 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower, corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; 260-589-2752.

Joint Services Exceptional Family Member Forum and Resource Fair – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; professional speakers, community resources, network opportunities, legal and financial consulting; free lunch; Indiana National Guard Armory, 130 W. Cook Road; free; register, 1-800-237-2850, ext. 3192, or

Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival – Free haircuts, basketball tournament, school supplies, music, dance, food, boxing training booth; McMillen Park, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road; accepting food and clothing donations for Community Harvest Food Bank and The Rescue Mission; 260-348-6080.

Wabash Herb Festival – Herbs, plants, garden items, crafts; Paradise Spring Historical Park, Wabash; 260-563-6682 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 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "Gardens of New Orleans," ends Nov. 17; 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

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

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. "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 price, 260-316-0966 or

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 to military personnel and their families through Labor Day. "Rug Hooking Exhibition," today and Saturday.

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. "Gene Stratton-Porter's 'Laddie'," film, 2 and 6 p.m. today, $5, reservations required.

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. "Wild Whitley," program hosted by Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Sunday, free.


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



5K Run/Walk – Sponsored by Anthony Wayne Rotary; registration at 7 a.m.; kids mile fun run, 8:10 a.m., 5K run/walk, 8:30 a.m.; Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road; $15 for 5K;

Off-Road Trail Challenge – Hosted by With Love Left Over Inc.; mountain bike event and walking/running event; 8 a.m.; Kin-Ti-On-Ki MTB trail, Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 Lost Bridge West, Andrews; to register,

"Lend Me Your Ears" Walk – Sponsored by HearCare Connections; registration at 9 a.m.; Freimann Square; $10 walkers, free to children with paid adult;


Hopebridge Children's Foundation Golf Fundraiser – Registration, 11 a.m., tee time, noon; Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road; $100 a person; free lunch; 248-820-9579.


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.; Tillman Park, meet at parking lot near softball diamond, near 7500 S. Hanna St.; eight miles; free; 427-6051.


"Short Hikes for Short Legs: Butterflies and Wildflowers" – 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



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.

Vendor's Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; 2793 C Maplecrest Road, parking lot behind Mexico Antiguo.

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;


Giant Swap Meet and Flea Market – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wolf's Swap Grounds, east of Kimmell; $5 per car; 260-635-2356.

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;

Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Antioch Church parking lot, Hoagland; 260-728-9839.

National Model Aviation Day – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Flying Circuits Model Airplane Club; "Monster Mash"; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jefferson Township Park, Webster Road, east of New Haven; 260-350-3076.

Warsaw Air Show – Hot air balloon launch, airplane rides, food, air show; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Warsaw Municipal Airport, Warsaw; free admission; 574-267-5178.

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.


Indiana Dam Ride – Visit three dams; music; 9:30 a.m.; Truck Stop, corner of Interstate 69 and Indiana 5, Warren; rain date is Aug. 25.

East State Village Farm Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; Tecumseh Branch, 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 Chris Botti 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.


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



Docs vs. Suits – Charity softball game for Indiana University School of Medicine – Fort Wayne; 6 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 481-6731.


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


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



"Forever Plaid" – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $33 to $15; 574-267-8041 or Ends Aug. 24.

"The Foreigner" – 8 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $27 and $25; 517-278-6029 or

"See Jane Quit" – 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 Ends Aug. 24.

"Nashville to New York: A Musical Journey" – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $15 show only, $29 meal and show; tickets, 260-997-6822 or Ends Aug. 24.

"The Confession" – 1 p.m. today and Thursday; 11 a.m., 4 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, Ends Dec. 7.