Fort Wayne –
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Karen Yorio – Author of The Shelf; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Grabill Country Fair, Grabill; 1-877-727-0697.
Lets Talk About It: Muslim Journey – Featured selection, Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford; 6 to 8 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-5404.
Shelia Gagen – Author of Seasons for Your Soul: Psalms and Poems; noon; Grabill Branch, 13521 State St., Grabill; 421-1325.
Anna Lee Huber – Author of Mortal Arts: A Lady Darby Mystery; 2 to 4 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.
Shelley Shepard Gray – Author of Eventide; 2 p.m.; J. Farvers Christian Books, 451 S. Buren St., Shipshewana.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Dave Landau and Bret Eastburn – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
Jim Barron – Comic, magician; 4 p.m.; Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Roann; 260-459-1745 or www.jimbarronshows.com.
Carl Hurley – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; tickets, 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com.
Flip Schultz and Keith Fields – 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
– Open dance party; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.
Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.
Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $7 members, $10 nonmembers.
Roann Covered Bridge Festival – Entertainment, antique tractor pull, parade, mud volleyball, music, food, crafts, rides; Roann; www.roanncoveredbridgefestival.com.
Fall Rendezvous – Pioneer trader, encampment, games, camp life demonstrations; YMCA Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-203-4232 or www.vwymca.org.
Hot Air Festival – Hot-air balloon launches and flights, balloon glows, amusement rides, music, petting zoo, food; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., and Van Wert County Airport, 1400 Leeson Ave., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-4551 or www.vanwerthotairfestival.com.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Grabill Country Fair – Buggy rides, food, crafts, games, entertainment; downtown Grabill; www.grabillcountryfair.com.
Roanoke Fall Festival – Food, entertainment, parade, rides, tractor pull, cake auction; Community Park, Roanoke; www.discoverroanoke.org.
The Good Old Days – Model A car show, antiques and collectibles appraisal fair, music, dancing, food; Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road; free; 747-1523.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
West Central Neighborhood Historic Home and Garden Tour – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; West Central Neighborhood; $13 advance, $15 days of tour; 260-385-9378 or www.westcentralneighborhood.org.
West Central ArtsFest – Entertainment, food, drinks; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; corner of Wayne and Union streets; free; 260-385-9378 or www.westcentralneighborhood.org.
Historic Swinney Homestead Open House
– 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1844 Swinney Homestead, Swinney Park, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 424-7212.
Pinestock Festival – Music; 6725 CR 550 E., north of U.S. 33, Churubusco; schedule and tickets, PinestockFestival.com.
Little River Wetlands Project Monarch Festival – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or email@example.com.
Mad Anthony Oktoberfest – 2 to 6 p.m.; more than 100 Indiana beers available for tasting; Headwaters Park West Pavilion; www.visitfortwayne.com.
Evening of Food, Family and Fun – Entertainment, fish fry; 3 to 8 p.m.; Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; 260-267-0596.
Heritage Festival – Food, living history, music, games, crafts; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Swiss Heritage Village and Museum, 1200 Swiss Way, Berne; $3; 260-589-8007.
Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; 426-2882, ext. 306, or www.fwhistorycenter.com.
Senior Fall Fest – Salamonie Lake, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services; 260-468-2127.
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.
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 www.botanicalconservatory.org. Fort Wayne Photographers Club display, ends Oct. 31, artists reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fort Wayne Childrens 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 Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Science Central – Closed today and Monday to Sept. 13 for building maintenance; Wild Minds What Animals Really Think traveling exhibit, ends Sunday; 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 museums website.
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.
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. Program on Dean Jagger, movie star, 2 p.m. Sunday.
SATURDAY AND TUESDAY
John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run – 5K and 5-mile run/walk; registration, 7:30 a.m.; Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St.; zeroprostatecancerrun.org/fort-wayne.
Steve Gomez Wiffleball Tournament – 8:30 a.m.; Hamilton Park, corner of Spring and Cherokee streets; email@example.com or 260-415-4508.
Take Steps for Crohns and Colitis – Two-mile walk; 4 p.m.; Indian Trails Park, Aboite Center Road; register, 317-259-8071 or www.cctakesteps.org/fortwayne.
Murphy Invitational Golf Outing – 8:30 a.m.; River Bend Golf Course, 7207 St. Joe Road; 224-829-9990.
Sabbath Hike – 3:30 p.m.; Merry Leas Farmstead site, Goshen College, Wolf Lake; donations; www.goshen.edu/merrylea.
Free to Breathe – 5K run/walk and 1-mile memory walk; registration, 1 p.m.; Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road; $30; www.freetobreathe.org/fortwayne.
Cemetery Walk – 1 to 3 p.m.; North Webster Cemetery; walks begin at 305 N. Main St., North Webster; free; 574-834-7122, ext. 205, or www.nweb.lib.in.us.
MD & Me: Walk-n-Learn – Hypertension: What Do the Numbers Mean by Dr. Robert Godley; 6 to 7 p.m., register at 5:45 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park Old Barn, 817 W. Dupont Road; in case of inclement weather, meet at Parkview YMCA, 10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd.; 1-855-637-0010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Rockhill Park Trailhead, meet at trailhead parking lot near 1400 Catalpa St.; nine miles; free; 427-6051. Trail mixer and 1- to 2-mile walk.
River City Rat Race – 10K and 5K run; Oct. 27; 200 E. Main St.; $25 if paid by Oct. 20, $30 pre-race day registration; www.rivercityratrace.com. Central Branch YMCA, 1020 Barr St., is offering a free training course for participants planning to run the race.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Tractor Pull and Demolition Derby – 7 p.m.; sponsored by Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association; Roanoke Park; today, $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger, Saturday, $8 adults, $4 ages 6 to 12; 413-0968.
The Four Freshmen Society International Convention – Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 432-6330.
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.
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.
Girls Night In – 7 to 11 p.m.; Holiday Inn, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive; $2 admission; 424-1310 or 450-2844.
The Call of the Wild – Sensory movie; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free; 745-3107.
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 – 9 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.
Hoosier Reptile Expo – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5 adults, free to ages 10 and younger; www.hoosierreptileexpo.com.
Rotors Over Mentone – Helicopter flights; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, 210 S. Oak St., Mentone.
Creature Feature – 11 a.m. to noon; Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center, Geneva; $2; 260-368-7428.
Celebrate Science – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Walb Union Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6861.
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.
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, True Grit; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102, ext. 567.
Mastodon Roast – 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road; for ages 21 and older; registration required, ipfw.edu/alumni
Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; One Summit Square; email@example.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.
Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Womens Flat Track Derby Association Division 1 Regional Playoffs – Includes Denver Roller Dolls, London Rollergirls, Montreal Roller Derby; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults 3-day pass, $91 to $61, adults single day, $37 to $25; wftda.com/tournaments.
A Mighty Fortress – All for One Productions; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; tickets, 622-4610 or www.allforonefw.org.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
The Confession – 1 p.m. today and Saturday; 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends Dec. 7.
The Fox on the Fairway – 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; reservations, 422-6329. Ends Sept. 21.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The 39 Steps – 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $24 adults, $20 Senior Sunday matinee, $15 youth; 424-5220. Ends Sept. 15.
Slipperzzzz! Cobb and the 12 Dancing Princesses – Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $6; 750-9013 or www.ecstatic-theatrics.com. Ends Sept. 28.
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Fancy, Mr. Farmers Daughter – Grand Effect Productions; 7:15 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased before Monday, $18 after; 260-579-6277.