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Eddie Griffin and Friends – Comedian; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $68 VIP, $48, $38, $28 reserved; 1-800-745-3000.
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BOOKS

SATURDAY

Sandra Chapman – Indianapolis TV investigative reporter and author of “The Girl in the Yellow Scarf … One of Indiana’s Most Notorious Cold Case Murders Solved, as a Town Tries to Leave Behind It’s Past”; 10 a.m. to noon; Hyde Brothers Bookstore, 1428 N. Wells St.; 424-0197.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mike Jones and Matt McClowry – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Dave Landau and Bret Eastburn – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – Car show, art, parade, auction; Auburn; 260-925-3600 or www.acdfestival.org. “The Great Gatsby Gala,” Saturday. Tri Kappa Antique Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, DeKalb High School gymnasium, Auburn.

Van Wert County Fair – Midway, livestock, agricultural exhibits; Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9270 or www.vanwertcountyfair.com. Ends Monday.

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival – Fireworks, games, car show, food, strongman competition, contests, talent show; Ligonier; www.marshmallowfestival.com/schedule. Ends Monday.

SATURDAY

Zanesville Homespun Day – Lion’s Club car show, townwide garage sales, petting zoo, music, wagon rides, food; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; 260-638-4327 or 260-479-8235.

THURSDAY

Roann Covered Bridge Festival – Entertainment, antique tractor pull, parade, mud volleyball, music, food, crafts, rides; Roann; www.roanncoveredbridgefestival.com. Ends Sept. 8.

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 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444. “Art Farm Traveling Road Show,” ACD Chassis Pearl, today and Saturday.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Nov. 17; “A Twist on Barbecue,” presented by Lori Berndt, owner of the Olive Twist, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $17 members, $19 non-members; “$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 KidsZoo.org.

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 www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

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

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 to military personnel and their families through Monday. “Labor Day Get-Away,” through Monday.

Science Central – Closed Monday through Sept. 6 and Sept. 9 to 13 for building maintenance; “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. “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” virtual exhibit, may be accessed at museum’s website.

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

Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum – Presentation by re-enactor Dan Lima, 18th-century Pottawatomie Chief Five Medals; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse; 574-457-3599 or director@syracusemuseum.org.

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 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

SUNDAY

Trailblazers Kickoff – 2 to 4 p.m.; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road, free; 449-3777.

Parkview Whitley Hospice Pumpkin Run – 1K and 5K run/walk; 1 p.m. Sept. 14; Morsches Park, Columbia City; $20 if paid before Sunday, $25 if paid before Sept. 8, $30 if paid afterward; Parkview.com/PumpkinRun.

MONDAY

Bishop Luers Golf Outing – Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Sept. 7; Brookwood Golf Course, 10304 Bluffton Road; $75; registration required by Monday; 456-1261, ext. 3040.

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.; Lawton Park Trailhead, meet at gravel parking lot on south side of Fourth Street near 250 E. 4th St.; eight miles; free; 427-6051.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

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.

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. Ends Sept. 6.

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. Ends Oct. 12.

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; YLNI.org. Ends Sept. 14.

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

TUESDAY

“Throwback Tuesdays” – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, “Rear Window”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102, ext. 567.

WEDNESDAY

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; One Summit Square; leigh@ftwaynefarmersmarket.com. Ends Sept. 25.

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.

THURSDAY

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

The Four Freshmen Society International Convention – Ends Sept. 7; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 432-6330.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SATURDAY

Championship Rodeo – 4 p.m.; Wells County 4-H Park, 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 and younger; 260-417-3954 or www.wells4h.com.

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Great Lakes Loons; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

SUNDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Great Lakes Loons; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com .

Lake City Ski Show – Theme of show is based on the movie “Footloose”, 6 p.m.; Hidden Lake, Warsaw; bring lawn chair; 574-834-2385.

MONDAY

TinCaps Baseball – vs. Great Lakes Loons; 1:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10 to $5; 482-6400 or TinCaps.com.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Confession” – 1 p.m. today and Saturday; 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends Dec. 7.

THURSDAY

“The Fox on the Fairway” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Sept. 21.

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