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  • Pixabay The St. Joe Pickle Festival begins Thursday in St. Joe.

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  • Explore dragonflies on Saturday at Eagle Marsh.

Friday, July 14, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Bees and Brew – 7 p.m.; Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road; hands-on honeybee exploration and sampling of honey, wine and beer; $35, for ages 21 and older;



Reading and book signing – Holly L. Niner, author of “The Day I Ran Away”; 6:45 p.m.; also, 6 p.m. Barbershop Chorus performance and showing of film “Zootopia”; Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.


Talk and book signing – Deborah Kennedy, author of “Tornado Weather”; 2 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.



Dennis Piper and Chris Speyrer – 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.; Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; tickets, or 426-6339.



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

Independence Dance – Sponsored by Magic Squares; 7:30 p.m.; Steuben County YMCA, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; $5.



Three Rivers Festival – Various events, activities, locations and times;

Noble County Fair – Various times and activities; Noble County Community Fair Grounds, 580 Fair St., Kendallville; free from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

John Paulding Days – 5 to 11 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; on the downtown square in Paulding, Ohio; for times and events,


St. Joe Pickle Festival – 4 to 9 p.m.; St. Joe; for events and times,; ends July 22.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Blumengarten: A German Story,” ends Nov. 12; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or Also, Jazzworks from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Tai Chi skill building in the garden from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, drop-in fee $10, register at or call 427-6000.

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 Also, T.R.A.I.N. Display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.

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 – “RiverWorks Discovery” exhibit through Sept. 10; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; summer hours, 424-2400 or Also, new permanent Bee Hive exhibit, which allows visitors to see the inner-workings of a bee hive.

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;

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

Sauder Village – 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; admission, Summer on the Farm and fiddle contest Saturday.


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



Late Night Basketball League – 8 to 11 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave.; ages 16 to 25; hosted by Fort Wayne United Initiative with the YMCA; every Saturday through July 29.

“Dragonflies” – 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; free; for information, or call 478-2515.


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


Lake City Skiers – 6:30 p.m.; Hidden Lake, Warsaw; free;


“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Parts and Petals of Marsh Plants” – 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; or 478-2515.



Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Australian Adventure, shark conservation area, African Journey; 9 a.m. to 7 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.

Circle Q Acres Farm Market – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 6320 South Indiana 3, Wolcottville; ends mid-October.


Forks of the Wabash Uncorked – 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Historic Forks of the Wabash Park, Huntington; $35;

“Finding Dory” – Film screening; 8:45 p.m.; Kehoe Park, 300 N. Main St., Bluffton; free; bring own seats; rain site is Bluffton City Gym, 128 E. Market St., Bluffton.

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

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours;; ends Sept. 30.


Waterloo Historic Train Station open house – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; hosted by Friends of the Depot; Waterloo.

Wabash Farmers' Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 21.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 302 E. Berry St.; ends Sept. 9.

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

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wayne and Barr streets; ends Sept. 30; visit online at

Van Wert Farm & Art Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; ends Sept. 30.


“Rentals” – Screening of film by Fort Wayne resident Taylor Fredricks; 3 p.m.; Q&A after the screening; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.;


Busker Nights – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe, 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; every Tuesday through Aug. 29.


“Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” – 7:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; free.


Retro Reels: “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” – 8 p.m. gates open, film shows at dark; 13-24 Drive In, Wabash; $5.

“A Dog's Purpose” – Film screening for adults; 10 a.m. to noon; Wells County Library, Bluffton; free.



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



“Spring Awakening” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; $25, $15 students with student ID;

“The Addams Family” – Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Summers Auditorium, Canterbury High School, Door 12, 3210 Smith Road; $15 adults, $12 students; or 234-8383.

“Young Frankenstein” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; also, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $35; or 574-267-8041; ends July 22.


“Storybook Theatre: Rollin' on the Rivers!” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 1:30 p.m. Camp Kekionga; free;