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    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 program information, 427-6460. •Gift Shop Take-in, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
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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.
The TinCaps are home Saturday through Monday for the final three games of the regular season.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival happens this weekend in Auburn. There will be car shows, auctions and a parade.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Aug. 30.



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.



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


Dave Landau and Bret Eastburn – 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.


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



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

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival – Fireworks, games, car show, food, strongman competition, contests, talent show; Ligonier; Ends Monday.


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.


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



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

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 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


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 “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” virtual exhibit, may be accessed at museum’s website.


Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; admission, 260-636-7383 or


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

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



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;


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.


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

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. 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; 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; Ends Nov. 30.


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


“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.


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


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.



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

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


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

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.


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



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


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