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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Includes African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo and Indonesian Rain Forest; African Penguin Awareness Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closes for season Sunday; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; hours and admission, 427-6810 or
The Komets will take on Wheeling on Saturday in an exhibition game before the team’s regular season.

Out & About

Animal Care & Control’s “Walk for the Animals” to help end animal cruelty and neglect will be Sunday at Headwaters Park.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Oct. 11. 2013.



E.R. Vernor – Author of “Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Brothers Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.; free.


Mark R. Hunter – Author of “Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So with the Albion Fire Department”; 6 to 8 p.m.; Peabody Library, 1160 E. Highway 205 in Columbia City; free.



Midnight Swinger and Chris Smith 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.



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.

Dances of Universal Peace – 10 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; donation; 424-6574 or


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



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, corn hole games, hayrides, educational activities; 6532 W. Cook Road; 417-1918 or email Ends Oct. 27.

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; Ends Oct. 27.

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

Mums and Pumpkins Festival – 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays; Lincoln Ridge Farm, 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio; corn maze, hayrides, haunted barn, zip line; 419-749-4224. Ends Oct. 27.


A Renaissance in Roanoke – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; local and regional artists, food, children’s activities; Sweetcakes Entertainment; Main Street, Roanoke;



Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; St. Vincent Scouts Haunted Castle and Black Forest, 8965 Auburn Road; $10 each or $16 for both attractions; for dates and times, go to Ends Nov. 2.


Zombie Invasion – Sponsored by DeKalb Chamber Partnership; 5 p.m.; downtown Auburn; Creepy Car Cruise In, Zombie 5K Walk-Run-Stagger, Haunted Horse Drawn Wagon Rides and other activities; free, but cost for 5K run.


Hiestand’s Haunted Woods – 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; on Hospital Drive just east of Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert, Ohio; $8; Ends Oct. 26.

Zombie Pandemic – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Paintball Plex, 6485 Merchants Drive, LaOtto; $10; 260-357-1560, ext. 2. Ends Nov. 2.

Green Center Haunted Schoolhouse – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2768 E. 300 S., Albion; $9; Ends Oct. 26.


Fright Site Hike – Sponsored by ARCH; 7 p.m.; leaves University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $10 adults, $5 ages 17 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-5117 or



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; Punkin’ Path, Tuesday through Oct. 31; Fall Open House at gift shop and sales garden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 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.

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; “Fall on the Farm” Saturday, also free admission for Boy and Girl Scouts; Archbold, Ohio; admission prices, 1-800-590-9755 or

Science Central – “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “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, ends Monday; 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” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, may be accessed at museum’s website.


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.


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.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – Movie, “Gorillas from the Heart of Darkness”; 10:30 a.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; movie is free, tour is $1; reservations, 260-356-9453.


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



Fall at Salamonie Lake – Programs, hayrides, bonfire and spooky movie; Saturday’s events begin at 7 a.m.; camping available at 866-622-6746; $5 fee for in-state vehicles, $7 out-of-state.


Safe Haven Basketball Tournament – Sponsored by Weisser, Cooper and Jennings youth centers of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department; for boys ages 14 to 18; tourneys begin 6 p.m. today with championship game 7 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Middle School, 2100 Lake Ave.; 427-6701 or 427-6789.


Canterbury Family Fun Run/Walk – Tin Can 5K – 8:45 a.m., Pee Wee Race (entry fee a canned food donation); 9 a.m., 5K run; Canterbury High School soccer fields, 3210 Smith Road; $15 advance, $20 day of run, plus canned food donation;

Fright Flight 4K – 6:30 p.m., Halloween decorated run; Survival Run, 7:30 p.m., nighttime run with obstacles; Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center, Garrett; $25; or 260-357-1917.


“Walk for Animals” – Animal Care & Control; registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; Headwaters Park, Lincoln Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St.; $35;

“Run for Riley” – 2 p.m.; Maple Creek Middle School, 425 Union Chapel Road; $25; registration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Max Fitness, 1415 Dupont Road, no race day registrations;



It Is Well with My Soul – “High School and Higher Education Collaborations for Academic Success”; 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.

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 Saturday.

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.

John Martin Smith Collection open house – 1 to 5 p.m.; collection of DeKalb County historic materials; Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St., Auburn; 260-925-2414.

Fall Festival – 4 to 7 p.m.; Dare to Dream Youth Ranch, 6020 W. Wallen Road; horse rides, games, hayrides and snacks; $10 per family;

East State Village Antique/Collector Vehicle Show – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave.; $5 pre-registration, $10 day of event; 484-6696.

Business and Craft Expo – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; catering, floral arrangements, nutrition and art and crafts; Three Rivers Wesleyan Church, 2825 Hillegas Road.

Juvenile Arthritis Family Fun Day – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hilger Family Farm, 5534 Butt Road; hayrides and pumpkin picking; free; to register, 317-879-0321, option 4 or email

Chili cook-off and corn hole tournament – Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber office, 445 W. 250 N, Warsaw; $5 includes chili samples;


Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 kids ages 6 to 12.

Fort Wayne Health and Fitness Expo – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 adults, $8 students;

Fort Wayne New Home and Remodeling Show – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $9 adults, $7 seniors and free for children 12 and younger;


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

Family Fun Day – Early Childhood Alliance; 1 p.m. children’s activities, 2 p.m. movie, “Nanny McPhee”; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free.

Farm Toy Show – 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Whitley County 4-H Center, Columbia City; $1, 12 and younger free.


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


New Haven Farmers Market – Homegrown items, soaps, jewelry, pet treats, music; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven. Ends Wednesday.


Rescue Mission Celebration Banquet – Featuring Pierce O’Farrill, survivor of Aurora, Colo., theater shooting; 6 p.m.; Landmark Conference Center, 6222 Ellison Road $60 or $110 for two; 426-7357, ext. 138, or



Komets hockey – vs. Wheeling, exhibition game; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $26 to $13 adults, $21 to $11 seniors and students, $16 to $8 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.



“Arabian Nights” – 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; West Noble High School, 5094 N. U.S. 33, Ligonier; $6 adults, $5 students and seniors.


“Honeymoon at Graveside Manor” – Off Stage Productions Inc. presentation; doors 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday; Van Wert County Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-605-6708 or Ends Saturday.

“Stepping Out” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35 includes dinner; 424-5622 or Ends Oct. 19.

“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.


“Super Heroes Adventure!” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre fundraiser; 6 p.m.; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $90; or 422-8641, ext. 226.


“Is There a Comic in the House?” – 7:30 p.m.; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $7; 456-1261, ext. 3114.

“These Shining Lives” – 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road; $7 adults, $5 students, $10 reserved seating.


“Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasley” – AAC Poss-abilities Theatre Camp; 5 p.m.; IPFW, Neff Hall, Room 101, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free.