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Things to do



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan; “The Crucible of Racing,” “The American Stock Car” and “Selling the Speed” exhibits in Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers & Record-Setters; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Black Pine – Sanctuary tours; 10a.m. to 5p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 for ages 10 to 54, $7.50 for ages 55 and older, $7 for ages 3 to 9;

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Rhythm and Flow” summer and fall exhibit, ends Nov. 16; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to children 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440, or; art exhibit featuring paintings by Lynn Diamente, ends Oct. 31.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $9 ages 2 to 18, free to ages 1 and younger and members; 427-6843. Closes for season Oct. 12.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Cabin tours every hour, also gardens and hiking trails; 1205 Pleasant Pointe, Rome City; 260-854-3790 or Special exhibit, “Passenger Pigeon.”

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft, engines, library photos, models and artifacts; 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 14 to 18, free to ages 11 and younger; Closes Dec. 14.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum – Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car and the 1989 Batmobile and Batboat; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 ages 7 to 11, free to children 6 and younger; 260-927-9144. Taxidermy exhibit contains more than 60 animals from North America and Africa collected by Dr. William S. Bricker.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 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 – Historic village with demonstrations and programs; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 800-590-9755 or

Science Central – “Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life” traveling exhibit, Saturday through Jan. 4; “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “Nano,” small-scale science, permanent exhibit; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Evening Ramblers – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; short hike; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Lawton Park, meet at gravel parking lot on south side of Fourth Street, near 250 E. Fourth St.; wear helmet; 8 miles;


It Is Well with My Soul – “Culture of Voting”; noon to 2p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1733 E. Creighton Ave.; reservations, 765-285-9126.



Open Mic with Dan Smyth – 9 p.m; O’Reilly’s, 301 W. Jefferson Blvd.; no cover; 267-9679.


Chris Worth – 7p.m.;Club Paradise, 3861 N. Bayview Road, Angola; no cover; 260-833-7082.


“PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAITLIN CROWLEY AND ALEX HALL” – Exhibit continues through October; Northside Galleries, 335 E. State Blvd.; caitlin@northsidegalleries.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM OPEN ART EXHIBIT - Ends Nov. 9; Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; 421-1210.

“MESSENGERS OF YESTERDAY” – Photography exhibit by Cynthia O’Dell; ends Oct. 17; Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Huntington University, Huntington; 260-359-4129 or Talk by O’Dell, 6 p.m. Saturday, reception to follow.

“MENNONITE IDENTITY IN MUGS, PLATES AND TEE-SHIRTS” – Ends Nov. 16; Harold and Wilma Good Library Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen; free; 574-535-7297.

“BEHOLD NATURE’S PALETTE: OIL PAINTINGS BY SARAH CREASON AND WHIMSICAL FIBER ART BY JULIE LANGENSIEPEN” – Ends Tuesday; “Stoneware Pottery by Kristy Jo Beber and Halloween Inspired Art by Many Artists,” Thursday through Oct. 31; The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road; hours, 436-0927 or

STOREFRONT ARTWORK – Through October; downtown North Manchester;

“THE NEXT GENERATION” – Art exhibit by high school students; ends Oct.5; Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-1102.

“LOUIS BONSIB, HOOSIER PLEIN AIR ARTIST” – Ends Oct. 15; Lupke Gallery, University of Saint Francis North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; 399-7700, ext. 6413.

PRINTS BY JULIE WALL TOLLES – Ends Oct.19; Langhinrichs Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and by appointment; 744-1867.