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  • Seniors
    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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    ClassesFORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION: For information and registration, visit Anthis Career Center at 1200 Barr St., call 467-1075 or check IPFW:
    BLOOD DONATIONS:•St. Charles Catholic Church and School, 4910 Trier Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today; St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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The Zan and Zany Show – Featuring Bob Zany and Zan Aufderheide; 7:30 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $12 advance, $15 day of show; 260-563-1102 or
Saturday is the final day for the YLNI/Barr Street Market at Wayne and Barr streets. The market offers produce, baked goods and entertainment.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

The Haunted Cave, 4410 Arden Drive, will have its Community Harvest Food Bank Night at 7 p.m. today in which admission is five cans of food. Its regular season begins Sept. 27.



Beverly Lewis – Author of “The Secret Keeper”; Grabill Branch, 13521 State St., Grabill; call for time, 421-1325.



The Comedy Angels – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; tickets, 260-997-6822 or

Flip Schultz and Keith Fields – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Jim Barron – Comic, magician; 12:30 p.m.; Zion United Church of Christ, 315 N. 3rd St., Decatur; free;


Ricky Reyes and Andy Beningo – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



“Dancing with the Celebrities” – 8 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $5; 517-278-6029 or



Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; donation; 424-6574 or


Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.


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



“Celebrate Our Artisans” – Old-time crafts and glass-making demonstration; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; schedule,


Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Confluence of science, technology, engineering, art and math in projects presented by local makers; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Lincoln Pavilion, Headwaters Park East; admission; 484-0042 or


St. John the Baptist Fort Wayne Parish Festival – Inflatable toys, beer tent, concessions, kids’ games, silent auction; noon; 4500 Fairfield Ave.; 745-7999.

Play It Safe Family Safety Day – Presented by Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory and Kosciusko REMC; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bike, farm, fire, stranger, electrical and water safety education; Central Park and Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw;



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 Photographers Club” display, ends Oct. 31.

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 Number One General Lee car, original KITT car, Number Three Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Bat-Mobile 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.

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

Science Central – Closed today for building maintenance; “Electricity,” traveling exhibition on display through Jan. 5; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – “Auto Indiana” traveling exhibit, today through Oct. 14; 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. “Miami Indian Historians,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.


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.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Exhibit, “Dying for Fashion: Gene’s Concern for Our Feathered Friends”; ends Dec. 7; Carriage House Visitors Center, Rome City; $5 adults, $4 ages 60 and older, $2 ages 3 to 12; 260-854-3790.


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



Heart Walk – Sponsored by American Heart Association; 8 a.m. registration, 9:15 a.m. walk begins; Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive;

Saturday Trail Rides – Bike ride; 9 a.m.; meet at North River Road Trailhead, boat launch west of Kreager Park, near 7300 N. River Road; 20-mile ride; free; 427-6051.

Loblolly Marsh Guided Tour and Presentation – 10 a.m.; Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve, 8323 N. 250 W., Geneva; $3 a person; 260-368-7428.


“Golfing for Kids” – Sponsored by Christ Child Society of Fort Wayne; women’s 18-hole Florida scramble; registration, 7:30 a.m.; Autumn Ridge Golf Club, 11420 Auburn Road;


Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Indian Trails Park Trailhead, meet at back of Indian Trails Park near the gazebo, near 10300 Aboite Center Road; eight miles; free; 427-6051.



It Is Well with My Soul – “Asian Cultures in Indiana Middle and High Schools”; 1 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 Creighton Ave.; reservations, 420-0765.

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.


Historic Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; fresh produce, poultry, pork, eggs, herbs, teas, honey, plants, flowers.

Citywide Blue Ribbon Plant Show – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks Department; 8 a.m. registration, 2:30 p.m. doors open to public; McMillen Skating Rink, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road; 427-2464.

GM Truck Homecoming – Parade, music; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., parking lot; $5 parking fee;

USMC Cruz In – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College, Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse Technology Center, 3701 Dean Drive; pre-registration, $15 per car, truck or motorcycle; 480-4120.

Cleaning Eel River – Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m.; North Manchester Street Department, 407 Wabash Road; registration, 260-982-5101 or

Biketember Fest 2013 – Music, food, games; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Ehlerding’s River City Harley-Davidson, 5525 Indiana 930 E., 469-7016.

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.

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.

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;

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.


Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of American Autocross – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, parking lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 482-9502.

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, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”; 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.



“The Fox on the Fairway” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; 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.

“The 39 Steps” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $24 adults, $20 Senior Sunday matinee, $15 youth; 424-5220.


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


“Fresh Faces” – 7:30 p.m.; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; free;


“Slipperzzzz! Cobb and the 12 Dancing Princesses” – Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $6; 750-9013 or Ends Sept. 28.