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  • File The annual Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother's Day Plant sale happens all weekend at McMillen Community Center.  

  • File Riders can dress in costume Saturday for the Fairy Trails bicycle ride beginning at Freimann Square downtown.  

  • Courtesy Ricky Racket’s movie-poster will be one up for sale at Cinema Center’s “Remake III” event Thursday.

Friday, May 12, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

WEDNESDAY

Blessing of the Bicycles – 6:30 p.m.; Union Street, between Wilt Street and Jefferson Boulevard; pastor Thomas Eggold of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will perform the blessing.

BOOKS

SATURDAY

Book signing – Scott Baker Sweeney, author of “I Was Never Afraid”; 1 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe Barnes and Noble, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Book signing – Lovina Eicher, author of “The Essential Amish Cook”; 10 a.m. to noon; Glenbrook Square Barnes and Noble, 4201 Coldwater Road.

COMEDY

THURSDAY

Comedian The “Great Cris” Larsen – 8 p.m.; Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St.; $15, includes pre-show reception at 7:30 p.m.; CommunityServices@ctsfw.edu or 452-2204.

DANCES

TODAY

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

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

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Dancesport – 8 to 11 p.m.; IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $5 youth members, $8 non-members; $8 adult members and $10 non-members; www.fwdancesport.org.

SUNDAY

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

FESTIVALS

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Youtheatre Fairy Tale Fest – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; performances, arts and crafts, live music, food, storybook character meet and greet; Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St.; $20; tickets.artstix.org or 422-4226.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.automobilemuseum.org.

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 www.fortwayneparks.org. Mother's Day in the Garden, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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, www.natmus.org.

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 www.nationalmilitaryhistorycenter.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

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 hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. 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; www.genestratton-porter.com.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – General visitation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. guided tours 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10 ages 10 to 54, $8 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3 to 9; 260-636-7383 or www.blackpine.org

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org. On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.

SUNDAY

Sauder Village – Mothers receive free admission; noon to 4 p.m.; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; admission, www.saudervillage.org.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Fairy Trails – 9 a.m.; family bicycle ride in costume; Freimann Square downtown; free.

Forest bathing walks – 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 New Holland Road, Andrews; $15 per person; 260-468-2127; sponsored by Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

Van Wert City/County DARE Team Golf Outing – 9 a.m. shotgun start; Hickory Sticks Golf Course, Van Wert Ohio; $60 per person for four-person teams; 419-239-3866.

SUNDAY

CycloFemme – 2 p.m.; celebrates cycling for all ages of women and young girls; several distance options available; Rockhill Park Pavilion, 1400 Catalpa St.

TUESDAY

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road S., meet in parking lot; 7 miles; free; fwtrails.org.

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Arrowhead Prairie parking lot, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Turtles” – 9 to 10 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; for children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult; free; info@lrwp.org or 478-2515.

VA2K Walk & Roll – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; supports local veterans; CBOC, 2121 Lake Ave.; free, but donations of clothing, toiletries, packaged food or bottled water accepted to be distributed to local homeless veterans.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.kidszoo.org. Closes for the season Oct. 8.

Mother's Day Plant Sale – Hosted by Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory; 4 to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. 

TODAY

Police Officer Memorial Ceremony – 11 a.m.; Law Enforcement/Firefighters Memorial, 1001 N. Wells St.

“Night of Hope” – Sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes; 6:30 p.m.; special guests Kirk Cousins, Washington quarterback, and Tamika Catchings, former WNBA Indiana Fever forward, as well as musician Charles Billingsley; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free; registration, www.indianafca.org/nightofhope.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Through October.

SATURDAY

Disabilities Expo – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission.

Relay for Life Cruise-In – 1 to 4 p.m.; Blackhawk Ministries, 7400 E. State Blvd.; benefits American Cancer Society; $10 registration fee; 574-551-9508 or www.relayforlife.com/fortwaynein.

Pufferbelly Trail Fun-Raiser – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; food trucks, family games, face painting, live music and a hog roast; www.teds-market.com.

Art and Music Fest – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; artists and musicians; Coventry Meadows, 7833 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free.

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

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 456-1228; ends Dec. 16.

SUNDAY

Mother's Day Downtown – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; downtown Fort Wayne; free trolleys and events; for times and information, www.mothersdaydowntown.com.

“Mary Poppins” film – 2:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10; also, Mother's Day brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $25 adults, $15 youth ages 12 and younger, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Garden Bros Circus – 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $34.50 adults, $18.50 children ages 2 to 12; www.gardenbroscircus.com.

THURSDAY

“Remake III” – Annual auction and sale of locally-designed movie posters of films; 6 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $5 admission; $20 a poster.

SPORTS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Nunsense” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; Pulse Opera House, 1271/2 N. Wayne St., Warren; $15 and $5 children ages 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org or 260-375-7017; ends May 21.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Taming of the Shrew” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students and $10 after.

“James and the Giant Peach” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; 422-4226 or fortwayneyoutheatre.org.