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  • File The African/African American Historical Museum will be among 17 museums and attractions offering free admission Sunday as part of the Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown.  

  • Courtesy Pulse Opera House in Warren will perform “Twelve Angry Men” this weekend.

  •  Courtesy Lori Hickman and Forrest Boeseberg will portray the late Morton and Tessie Schwinn, who operated Twisters Restaurant in the 1940s, during the North Webster Cemetery Walk on Sunday. Costumed characters will portray various people buried in the cemetery and share their history. 

Friday, September 08, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


“Cars & Cooks” – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. car show, 5 to 8 p.m. BBQ cook off and bake off festival; Queen of Angels, 1500 W. State Blvd.;



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

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


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


Singles dance – 6 to 9:15 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7; 704-3669.



Grabill Country Fair – Downtown Grabill; for times and events,


Eel River Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; corner of Main and Market streets, downtown North Manchester; artists, music, food, family activities;


Fort Wayne Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Jefferson Pointe, 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.; artists and original music.


Monarch Festival – 1 to 5 p.m.; Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; free.


Ossian Days – 5 to 9 p.m.; various locations and events;; ends Sept. 16.



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 Graphite and oil paintings of Kathryn Clark through Oct. 28.

The History Center – “200@200”; 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 – Museum will be closed from Monday through Sept. 18 for its annual shutdown. “RiverWorks Discovery” exhibit ends Sunday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; school hours, 424-2400 or

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 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10 ages 10 to 54, $8 55 and older, $7 ages 3 to 9; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or

Sauder Village – 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; admission,


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.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – 1800s outdoor village and indoor museum; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1200 Swiss Way, Berne; for admission,; closes for season Oct. 31.



Twilight Adventure – 7 to 9 p.m.; Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve, 8323 N. 250 W., near Geneva; $4 adults, $3 children.

Buddy Walk – Sponsored by Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana; 9 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.;


Autism Acceptance Walk – Registration begins at noon, walk begins at 3:30 p.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $12 per person;


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



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.


Good Old Days – 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road; music, car show and food.

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.


Northeast Indiana Artisan Fair – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; OakTree Woodworking Supplies, 14110 Plank St.; demonstrations on scroll saw, lathe turning, carving and metal art.

Midwest Brass & Gas Car Club – 2 p.m.; Waterloo depot, 485 W. Van Vleek St., Waterloo; car show and old-fashioned root beer floats.

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” – Film screening; movie to start 30 minutes after sundown; Sweets So Geek, 3410 N. Anthony Blvd.; free; bring own chairs.

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

Family Safety Day – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Central Park, Warsaw; hands-on learning activities, demonstrations by fire, medical and service personnel;

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.

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.


Historic Swinney Homestead Open House – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; costumed members of Settlers Inc. will share history; free.


Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown – Noon to 5 p.m.; free admission to 17 of Fort Wayne's museums and attractions; free passports available at Kroger stores and Old National Bank locations;

North Webster Cemetery Walk – 1 to 3 p.m.; guided walking tour through North Webster Cemetery where costumed actors portray people buried there; tours begin at the North Webster Community Public Library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster; free.

North Anthony Corridor Block Party – 1 to 6 p.m.; along North Anthony Boulevard between Crescent Avenue and St. Joe River Drive; free.

Dog Film Festival – 2 and 4 p.m.; pet owners are invited to bring their dogs as they watch screenings of “Second Chances” at 2 p.m. and “Love Changes Everything” at 4 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10; portion of proceeds go to Allen County SPCA.


“May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers” – Film screening; 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.


Violins in the Vineyard – 7:30 p.m.; Two EE's Winery, 6808 US 24, Huntington; sponsored by La Fontaine Arts Council of Huntington County and Huntington Sheet Metal; $50; 260-358-0055;



“Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors and $17 for ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or; ends Sept. 17.

“Twelve Angry Men” – 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; or 260-375-7017; ends Sept. 24.


“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; $20, $18 for seniors ages 65 and older and $10 for students; 426-7421 ext. 121 or; ends Sept. 24.