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BOOKS

WEDNESDAY

Lunch and Book Discussion – Featured selection, “The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls” by Joan Jacobs Brumberg; lecture, noon; Rhinehart Music Center, Room 235, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; reservations, 481-6711 or wost@ipfw.edu.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Tim Cavanagh and Linda Belt – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216.

SUNDAY

Jim Barron – Comic, magician; 10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1217 Clark St., Berne; 6 p.m., Sugar Grove Church of God, 5019 E. 550 E-57, Churubusco; free; www.jimbarronshows.com.

THURSDAY

Chris Wiles and Mike Conley – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

SATURDAY

Ballroom Dance – Sponsored by Warsaw Ballroom Dance Association; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; North Webster Community Center, Indiana 13, North Webster; $12.50 a person; 574-658-9166.

SUNDAY

Del Dominguez and Laura Flores – Presenting “Body Movement and Isolations for Salsa and Mambo,” 12:30 p.m., “Mambo Partner Work Combinations,” 1:30 p.m.; party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Dance Tonight, 1559 W. Dupont Road; $25 for both workshops, $15 each; 437-6825.

THURSDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

James Dean Festival – Entertainment, carnival rides, dance contest, parade; food, games; Fairmount; 765-948-4555.

Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival – 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; face painting by Sweetcakes Entertainment, flashlights at night, visit freestall barn, view farm machinery, corn maze, straw mountain, corn crib play area, cornhole games, hayrides, educational activities; 6532 W. Cook Road; 417-1918 or email saf982@hotmail.com. Ends Oct. 27.

Autumn in Angola – Food vendors, crafts, music; Commons Park, Angola; hours, www.goangolain.com.

Amazing Fall Fun – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Waterloo; www.amazingfallfun.com. Ends Oct. 27.

Convoy Community Days – Truck pull, games, sports tournaments; Edgewood Park, North Main Street, Convoy, Ohio; 419-749-2266 or www.villageofconvoy.com.

Bluegrass Festival Seven bands perform; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-956-2311.

TODAY

Buffalo Tro – Buffalo steaks cooked directly on coals, music, Miami Indian Heritage cultural presentations; 6 to 9 p.m.; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Brickworld – Lego displays, interactive activities, vendors; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; www.grandwayne.com.

SATURDAY

New Haven Welcome Home Festival – Farm market, arts and crafts, kids games, band, wine and craft beer tasting, martial arts demonstration; downtown New Haven and Schnelker Park; 2 to 6 p.m.; 749-4484.

Oktoberfest – Live music, dancers, schnitzel dinner; 5 p.m.; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; www.fortwaynemaennerchor.us.

Fall Fest and Barn Fest – Car show, farmers market, scarecrow decorating contest, craft vendors, music, food; downtown and MacDonald Ruff Ice Arena, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247.

Fall Festival – Slow pitch softball, food, corn hole tournament, kids carnival, entertainment, silent auction; St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, 11337 Old U.S. 27 S.; 639-3748.

Autumn Harvest Hoedown – Music and square dancing; 7:30 to 10 p.m.; South Beach parking lot, Pokagon State Park, Angola; park admission fee required, program is free; 260-833-2012.

SUNDAY

Fall Festival – Scavenger hunt, hayride, Labyrinth walk, refreshments; 1 to 4 p.m.; Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0628, ext. 174, or www.olvm.org/vncenter.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash characters; Fashions Farm, Ligonier; hours and cost, www.fashionfarminc.com. Ends Oct. 31.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

TODAY

Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 p.m.; St. Vincent Scouts Haunted Castle and Black Forest, 8965 Auburn Road; $10 each or $16 for both attractions; for dates and times, go to www.hauntedcastle.com. Ends Nov. 2.

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.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Nov. 17; “$1 Night,” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; “Cheese Please,” presented by Terry Richardson of Cheesemanstore, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $36 members, $40 non-members; “Family Garden Close Up: Beads Please,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 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.

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 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 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. Apple butter making week, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket, Saturday; print ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket.

Science Central – “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 www.sciencecentral.org. “Last Saturday,” admission is $4 a person, $3.50 for ages 66 and older.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – “Auto Indiana” traveling exhibit, ends 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com. “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, may be accessed at museum’s web site.

SATURDAY AND 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. Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live, free admission with a Museum Day Live! ticket, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; print ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket.

SATURDAY

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 Visitor’s Center, Rome City; $5 adults, $4 ages 60 and older, $2 ages 3 to 12; 260-854-3790.

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.

TUESDAY

John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218

RECREATIONAL

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Fort4Fitness – Four-mile run/walk, half marathon, 10K; 1 to 8 p.m. today, informational sessions, food, entertainment, race packet pickup, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 6:30 a.m. Saturday, start corrals open, Baker Street Station, finish line celebration, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Parkview Field; advance registration required; www.fort4fitness.org.

SATURDAY

Walk Now for Autism – 9 a.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/fortwayne.

Co-ed Softball Tournament and Cookout – Brittany Raymond Arnold and Lyncoln Hess Memorial Tournament; Hanna Nuttman Park, Decatur; 260-701-2188.

SUNDAY

“Light the Night Walk” – Benefit for Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; 5 p.m., registration, 7 p.m., walk begins; Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St.; 260-616-0654 or www.lightthenight.org./in.

TUESDAY

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 7:30 p.m.; Stargazing Trail Ride; Foster Park, meet at parking lot at end of the main park drive near Pavilion 1 near 3900 Old Mill Road; eight miles; free; 427-6051.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

“Reader’s Choice” Celebration – 2 p.m.; Huntington Union Building, Huntington University, Huntington; free; 260-359-4129.

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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Parade of Homes – Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; subdivision of Bay Meadow at Landin Parke, located on Landin Road south of Maysville Road; $10; 420-2020. Ends Oct. 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.

North Manchester Farmer’s 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.

Heritage Day – 1 to 4 p.m.; 1915 Stanley Schoolhouse, Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S., Albion; park entry fee, program is free; 260-636-2654.

“My Darling Clementine” – 2 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; www.cinemacenter.org.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring poet James Mack and music by The Vibes; 7 to 10 p.m.; Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture, , 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 260-267-0596.

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

Fort Wayne Doll and Bear Show and Sale – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave.; $3.50 admission; 419-228-4657 or rmangold@woh.rr.com.

Fort Wayne Bridal Spectacular – Noon to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10; www.fortwaynebrides.com.

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

TUESDAY

“Torillas en la Communidad (Tortillas in the Community)” – Latino students offer testimonials on the importance of education; 6 to 8 p.m.; Walb Classic Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6847.

“Throwback Tuesdays” – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102, ext. 567.

WEDNESDAY

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

Indiana Bicentennial Train – Stopping at Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, 15808 Edgerton Road, New Haven; free; www.indianahistory.org/train. Ends Oct. 5.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Peter Pan” – 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Ford Theater, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; tickets, 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

“The Dixie Swim Club” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 to $10; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends Oct. 5.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; IPFW, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students ages 18 and younger; tickets, 481-6555. Ends Oct. 6.

“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or www.pulseoperahouse.org. Ends Oct. 5.

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

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – 7 p.m. today, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; reservations, 260-359-4261. Ends Oct. 5.

TODAY

“Let Freedom Ring” – Program presented by Ceci Wiselogel; 1 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $5; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

SATURDAY

“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.

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