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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.
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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 Zoo will close at noon today for “Zoo Brew & Wine Too” event.
Historic Fort Wayne on Spy Run Avenue will be the site of the Fort Miamies: 1754-1763 re-enactments Saturday and Sunday.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

The Shindigz National Soccer Festival happens today and Saturday at the Hefner Soccer Complex on the IPFW campus.

– Note: Any reference to "today" means the publication date, Friday, Aug. 23.



Bernard Huesing – Author of “The Trouble with Cass: A Civil War Era Mystery”; 6 p.m.; Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2010.

“Novel Conversations” – Book discussion group; featured selection, “The Dinner” by Herman Koch; 6:30 p.m.; Joanna’s Dealicious Treats, 201 S. Main St., Kendallville; 260-347-1274.



Elliott Threatt and Owen Thomas – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Mike Jones and Matt McClowry – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Swing Dance – Benefit for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; music by Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band; 8 p.m.; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $20; 260-602-7311 or


Paint Party – 9 p.m.; Room 101, 9157 Lima Road; cover charge, 260-267-6101 or


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



Fort Miamies: 1754-1763 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; fur traders, Native Americans, civilians and soldiers re-enactments; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; donations;


Taste of the Arts – Samples from more than 30 restaurants, live music and performances; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.;

Heritage Park Fair – 2 to 4 p.m.; games, junk food alley, dunk tank; 2001 Hobson Road; 484-9557 or

Hamilton Summer Festival – Food, 5K run and walk, kids games, car show, golf cart scavenger hunt, canoe races, music; Hamilton; 260-488-3607 or


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – Car show, art, parade, auction; Auburn; 260-925-3600 or Ends Sept. 1.

Van Wert County Fair – Midway, livestock, agricultural exhibits; 8 a.m. to midnight; Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9270 or Ends Sept. 2.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and 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; “Family Garden Close-Up, Grandma’s Garden,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Botanical Brown Bag, “Button Up,” noon to 1 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

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 No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 Dale Earnhardt car and 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 Sept. 2. “The Singing Buckeyes,” barbershop concert, 1 p.m. 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 Portable jail or holding cell, circa 1880s, to be used as photo booth, Saturday or Sept. 8.


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, ends Jan. 11; 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



Color Me Rad 5K Run – 8 a.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; information, =Fort_Wayne.

Parkview Muddy Trail 5K Run – Mud pit, river run, sand dune climb; Sept. 7; Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation, 2282 W. 500 S., Pleasant Lake; registration fees, $45 through Saturday, $50 Sunday through Sept. 6; for ages 14 and older; 484-2543 or

“Family Fun Hike: Butterflies and Wildflowers” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or


Craig Neal/Grant Delagrange Celebrity Golf – Auction, 6 p.m. Sunday, Autumn Ridge Golf Club, 11420 Old Auburn Road, $50, meet with Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka, $150; charity golf outing, 7:30 a.m. Monday, 433-5972 or 403-2005.


Huntington Bicycle Challenge – Sept. 21; Pathfinder Services parking lot, 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington; 10-, 21-, 34- and 39-mile tour rides; registration, $25 if paid before Monday, $35 after Monday;


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.; Shoaff Park, meet at parking lot near Conklin Pavilion on south side of park, near 6401 St. Joe Road; 8 miles; free; 427-6051.



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; Ends Sept. 6.


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.

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.

Fort Wayne Comic Book Convention – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; free admission; 309-657-1599 or

Waynedale Community Picnic – Includes deluxe face painting art and air brushing art; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; corner of Koons and Elzey streets; 745-1545.

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, 1411 E. State Blvd.; ends Oct. 13.

“The March” – Documentary; 4 p.m.; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free.


Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 2 to 6 p.m.; Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus; Ends Tuesday.

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

“Monarch Magic” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project and presented by Jody Heaston, Indiana Master Naturalist; 6:30 p.m.; Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane; free; 478-2515 or

Women’s Equality Day – Screening of “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” documentary about Gloria Steinem; 7 p.m.; YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave.; reservations, 424-4908, ext. 254.


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

New Haven Farmers Market – Homegrown items, soaps, jewelry, pet treats, music; 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.



Shindigz National Soccer Festival – Hefner Soccer Complex, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; tickets and schedule, Includes face painting with Sweetcakes Entertainment, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday.


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.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $33 to $15; 574-267-8041 or

“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

“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

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