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  • File The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens for the season Saturday.  

  • Courtesy Windsong Pictures will screen its film, “1816,” an official Indiana bicentennial film, tonight at the History Center.

  • Courtesy Fort Wayne native and comedian Goodrich Gevaart will perform Saturday at The Brass Rail.

Friday, April 21, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Planking Challenge – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Crosswinds and Lifeline Youth & Family Services; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; fundraising benefit; to register,



Book signing – 10 a.m. to noon, Delano A. Johnson, author of “Talented and Broke”, and 2 to 4 p.m., Kevin Eads, author of paranormal suspense books; The Bookmark, 3420 N. Anthony Blvd.



Comedian Goodrich Gevaart – 9 p.m.; The Brass Rail, 1121 Broadway; $7;



Legion Dance – Melvin Mullins; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $5; open to public; 456-2988.

Dance party – 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Fort Wayne Ballroom Co., 1559 W. Dupont Road; $10 a person; 437-6825.

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.


Singles Dance – 6 to 9:15 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7.



“Celebrating Dr. Seuss: The Lorax” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Auer Center for the Arts and Culture, Ballet Studio, 300 E. Main St.; $10;



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – “Streamlining,” featuring vintage, streamlined automobiles; also, 1948 Tucker on loan through Saturday; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Perspectives” live butterfly exhibit, ends June 25; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or Fort Wayne Photographers Club art exhibit, ends April 30. Also, “Tea n' Crafts,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, $1 for each station, and “Garden Close-up: Butterfly or Moth?”, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The History Center – “200@200: Commemorating the Ages”; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; hours and cost, 260-925-9100,

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars, World's Monster Truck Hall of Fame, a Dale Earnhardt car; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; $10, free ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or

Science Central – “The Zula Patrol: Mission Weather,” touring exhibition, ends May 28; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; school-year and spring break hours, 424-2400 or Also, new data sets for TRAPPIST-1, the newly discovered exoplanets by NASA, on its Science on a Sphere.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Nearly 150 acres of lake shore, formal gardens, woods and newly restored wetlands and prairies; 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays;


Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 927-8022 or



Earth Days – Sponsored by Save Maumee Grassroots Organization; planting 1,100 trees over three days; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Heatherwood Park, 1000 Harzell Road, New Haven; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Moser Park, 601 W. Main St.; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Heatherwood Park;


Creatures of the Night – 8:30 p.m.; Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve, Limberlost State Historic Site, 8323 B, 250 W., Bryant; $4 adults, $3 children ages 3 to 12; please bring a flashlight.


MDA Muscle Walk – 6:30 p.m., registration begins at 5 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; to register,

Eagle Marsh Spring Clean-up – 10 a.m. to noon; meet at the new Eagle Marsh gateway parking area, 6801 Engle Road; bring garden rakes, trash bags, work gloves and other useful tools; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; free; or 478-2515.


Formula for Life 5K Run/Walk – 1 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; raises money for orphaned children in Haiti; $15; register at


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout office parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or



Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale – Ticketed sessions today, admission is $5, children age 13 and younger free; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, free admission; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; or


“1816” film screening – Official Indiana bicentennial film by Windsong Pictures; 7 p.m.; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free.


Cinda B Outlet Sale – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 1530 Progress Road; free.


Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Australian Adventure, shark conservation area, African Journey; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 ages 19 to 61, $10 ages 2 to 18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or Closes for the season Oct. 8.

Spring Fever Event – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; sponsored by North Anthony Corridor Group; various locations along North Anthony Boulevard between Crescent Avenue and St. Joe River Drive; free.

Trash-to-Treasure Art Contest – 9 a.m. to noon; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Windsong National Student Film Festival – 10 a.m.; Windsong Pictures; screening of 60 short middle and high school films; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free;

Bridal Fair Open House – Noon to 4 p.m.; Marian Hills Farm, 5910 Maples Road; free; register at

Earth Day – 1 to 4 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion; also includes free recycling services; $7 ages 3 to 9 years old; $10 ages 10 to 54 and $8 for ages 55 and up, free for ages 2 and younger;

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lincoln Financial Event Center, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.;; ends May 13.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 456-1228; open through fall.


“What's It Worth?” – PBS 39's antiques and collectibles event; doors open at noon to 4 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; cost for a single item evaluation, $10; $25 for three items; also, free workshops from the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center at 1 and 3 p.m.

“Let Their Voices Be Heard” – Film produced by The Workers' Project; 2 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; freewill donation; 483-3355.



TinCaps – vs. South Bend; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $8, $5; 482-6400.



“Little Shop of Horrors” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Williams Theater, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; $18 adults, $16 seniors, $5 IPFW and high school students and children under the age of 18, $14 other college students with ID; children under the age of 6 not admitted; or 481-6555; ends April 29.


“Little Mermaid” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $29 adults, $24 seniors and $17 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or; ends May 7.

“Farce of Nature” – Off Stage Productions; dinner theater; meal served at 7 p.m. with show at 8 p.m. Saturday and meal served at 1 p.m. with show at 2 p.m. Sunday; $28 for dinner and show; 419-605-6708 or; ends May 6.