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  • Out and about
    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYBilly Ray Bauer and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
  • ARTS UPDATE
    ART HUNT: Bottle & Bottega, 2870 E. Dupont Road, is sponsoring a free art scavenger hunt from Monday through Dec. 5. Clues about where three pieces of art are hidden will be posted on its Facebook page at www.
  • ART
    All weekend – “CORRUGATED” – Works of University of Saint Francis students and community artists; “Mark It Up,” artwork created with markers; glass and wire artwork by Charlotte Wehr; exhibits end Wednesday;
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SUNDAY
First LEGO League Indiana Qualifying Tournament – 12:30 p.m.; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; admission, 424-2400, ext. 442, or www.firstlegoleague.org.
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Pick up some winter produce at the Fort Wayne Farmers Market on Saturday at Parkview Field.

Out & about

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The Komets will hit the ice at Memorial Coliseum today against Toledo. They also play Saturday.
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BOOKS

SUNDAY

Local Author Book Signing and Sale – Featuring Helen Frost, Clark Waterfall, Wanda Howell, Susie Duncan Sextons, Monica Koldyke Miller, Alice Smith, Don Bodey, Liz Martinez, Jan Coverstone and Margaret Hobson; 2 to 4 p.m.; Whitley County Historical Museum, 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Jason Russell and Bill Arrundale – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Tim Statum and Keith Cissell – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

Friday Night Dance Party – 7:30 p.m.; Dance Tonight, 1559 W. Dupont Road; $10; 437-6825.

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

SATURDAY

Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

Ballroom Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; 8 to 11 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 427 E. Berry St.; $9 admission, $6 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

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

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

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.

WEDNESDAY

Senior Dance – 6 p.m.; American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven; $5; 493-2439.

FESTIVALS

SATURDAY

Moose Lake 1800’s Christian Craft Village – “Fall Festival in the Country”; handmade gifts and heirloom pieces; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 11330 E. 500 S., LaOtto; 260-637-2372.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

“Let it Snow” Festival of Trees – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; John Paulding Historical Society, Paulding, Ohio; free admission; jphs45879@yahoo.com.

Christmas Open House – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Goshen Antique Mall, 107 S. Main St., Goshen; 574-535-6141.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Holiday Portraits with a Purpose – Animals holiday photos; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday; HOPE for Animals Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1333 Maycrest Drive; $9.99; 420-7729.

SATURDAY

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony – 7 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com.

Rome City Holiday House Walk – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sylvan and Steinbarger Lakes; $6; brochures and advance tickets available at Town Hall, Rome City; 260-854-2275.

Holiday Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St., Kendallville; 260-242-7519.

TUESDAY

Christmas at the Honeywell Center – Includes music, refreshments, children’s activities, Santa visits; 6 p.m.; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; free; 260-563-1102.

THURSDAY

Holiday Craft Boutique – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; 484-9557.

“A Christmas Carol” – One-man show by Joel Froomkin; 7 p.m.; Wine Recital Hall, Manchester University, North Manchester; free-will offering; 260-982-5426.

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. “Holiday Open House,” 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Sunday; 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. “Acrylics by Greg Becker” display, ends Dec. 31. “Breakfast with Santa,” Dec. 14, registration accepted through Dec. 6, $12 a person. “Science Fun, Natural Disaster,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 12 to 18, 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.

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 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” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, can be accessed at museum’s website.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; $4 adults, $2 seniors and ages 5 to 14; bring a non-perishable food item for $1 admission price through Dec. 31; 260-356-9453 or www.sheetswildlifemuseum.com.

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.

SATURDAY

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit, ends Jan. 11; History Hunters program, “What You Don’t Know About Gene Stratton-Porter” presented by Juanita Rapp, Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070 or WabashMuseum.org.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

“Family Fun Hike: Winter Preparations on the Marsh” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 10 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

“Little River Wetlands Project Founders’ Day at Arrowhead Marsh” – 2 to 3:30 p.m.; 8624 Aboite Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SUNDAY

“Learn to Curl” – 4:30 to 7 p.m.; Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive; $10; wear sweatpants and sweatshirts, bring hat and gloves; equipment is provided; reservations, 438-0689 or email craig@fortwaynecurling.com.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Seeds and How the Marsh Feeds its Own” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; for ages 3 to 5 and an adult; 1 to 2 p.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Hamfest and Computer Expo – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.acarts.com.

Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $4 admission; 419-737-2801 www.statelinegunshow.com.

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.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ft waynes farmersmarket.com. Ends May 17.

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.

TUESDAY THROUGH

THURSDAY

Diversity and Community Engagement – Community Service Fair, noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday; NOH8 Campaign with Ivy Tech Community College, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Diversity Showcase, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; Walb Student Union Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; registration, ipfw.edu/com-service.

WEDNESDAY

Transgender Day of Remembrance – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Walb Student Union, Room 222 to 226, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-4174.

THURSDAY

Program Demonstration Day – Cancer screenings, woodworking demos, lung function demo, making metal flowers, cooking demo; 4 to 7 p.m.; Steel Dynamics Inc., Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive; 480-4268 or IvyTech.edu/nowisthetime.

“Thrift Shop to Top Shop” – Fashion show and career workshop sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Northeast African American Male Initiative; 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Student Life Center, 3701 Dean Drive; $5 for non-students; 480-4120.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Komets hockey – vs. Toledo; 8 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.

SATURDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Greenville; 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.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“9 To 5, The Musical” – Presented by Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 Senior Sunday matinee, $15 youth; 424-5220. Ends Nov. 24.

“The Man Who Came to Dinner” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday 2 p.m. Sunday; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $15 general public, $12 seniors and ages 9 and younger; 399-7700, ext. 8001.

“Wit” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Goshen College, Umble Center, Goshen; $10 general, $5 seniors and students; 574-535-7566 or www.goshen.edu/tickets.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; 260-359-4261. Ends Nov. 23.

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

SATURDAY

“Dinosaur Train, Live” – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $50, $19, $14; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

“Funeral for a Gangster” – 6:30 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $60 a person, includes show and hors d’oeuvres; 574-267-8041.

THURSDAY

“Murder on the Nile” – 7 p.m.; Leo High School auditoria, 14600 Amstutz Road, Leo; $6 advance, $8 at the door. Ends Nov. 23.

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