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  • File Germanfest, which includes music, dancing, food and other activities, continues this weekend at Headwaters Park. 

  • Pixabay Riverfront Fort Wayne will host birdwatching along the riverfront at Lawton Park on Sunday.

  • File Re-enactors will conduct the “Living History: Siege of Fort Wayne” on Saturday and Sunday at the Old Fort on Spy Run Avenue.

Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00 am



Sweet Breeze Fest – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; cruises on canal boat Sweet Breeze sold out; also, live music, balloon art, face painting and food trucks; Headwaters Park West, downtown; tours are every 45 minutes; boat rides are $5 adults and $3 children ages 12 and younger, other activities free. 



Coleman Green – 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. today and 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; Gutbusterz Comedy and Grille, 5535 St. Joe Road; tickets,


Tim Slagle – 7:15 p.m.; Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show;



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


Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7; 704-3669.



Germanfest – Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton St.; for more information on events and times, go to; ends Sunday.


New Haven Canal Days – Schnelker Park, New Haven; arts and crafts sale from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; for information on other events and times, go to

Hobnobben Film Festival – Blocknobben, free community block party with music and short films, 6 to 10 p.m. today at the Arts United plaza, 303 E. Main St.; films will be shown at a variety of venues, including Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., for a list of films, times and locations, go to; tickets, $10 single ticket, $8 for children ages 12 and younger and $10 for awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cinema Center.


BBQ RibFest – 11:30 a.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; free before 5:30 p.m., after $6 for ages 13 and older, $5 seniors, $4 students and military; ends June 17;



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or The Tucker on display through April and exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Bugs!,” live butterfly exhibit, ends July 8; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or “Gardens of Europe: Photography,” from Sunday through Aug. 31, features work of Ramon F. Miller of Gera, Germany. 

The History Center – 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

Science Central – “In the Dark” exhibit opens Saturday; shows visitors what comes alive when the sun goes down; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free for members and 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10 ages 10 to 54, $8 55 and older, $7 ages 3 to 9, and free for ages 2 and younger; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or; through October. Animal Enrichment Workshop today and Saturday, $5 for ages 4 and younger and $18 for ages 5 and older, to reserve spot, call 260-636-7383 or go to

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;; closes for season Dec. 1.

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


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.



Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Johnny Appleseed Park trailhead, meet in Johnny Appleseed Park near Camp Canine off Coliseum Boulevard;

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


Chick's Run 5K – 5K run for women; registration and check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., race at 7 p.m.; Kehoe Park, Bluffton; $20; register at



Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 9 a.m. to 6 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


Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through October.


Outside Open Market – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Gallery Shoppes Leo, 14927 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville; features local artists.

Wolf Swap Meet and Flea Market – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; off of U.S. 33, 6397 W Albion Road, Ligonier; $5 for carload.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wayne and Barr streets; ends Sept. 29.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 260-244-3288; ends Dec. 15;

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60;; ends mid-October.


Living History: Siege of Fort Wayne – History re-enactment; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; free, but donations accepted;


Birdwatching along the riverfront – Hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne; 2 to 3 p.m. walking and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. biking; Lawton Park trailhead, Clinton and Fourth streets; free.


Riverfront Boat Tours – 3, 5, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.; offered by Riverfront Fort Wayne; boat departs from Guldlin Park or Headwaters Park; $12 per person; for reservations, call 427-6000 or go to; through September.


Storytime on the Riverfront – Hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne and Allen County Public Library; 10:30 a.m.; Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.; each Monday through August.

“Portrait of a Pioneer” – Documentary film about the life of Terry Doran; 5 to 8 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, meeting room A; discussion follows film.

Food truck rally – 5 to 8 p.m.; Bishop Dwenger High School, 1300 E. Washington Center Road; every Monday through August.


“Grease” – Film screening; 9:30 p.m.; Huntington Twin Drive-In, 1291 Condit St., Huntington; $12 per carload.



TinCaps – vs. Lansing; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $5, $8, $10, $13; 482-6400.


TinCaps – vs. Lansing; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $5, $8, $10, $13; 482-6400.


TinCaps – vs. Lansing; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $5, $8, $10, $13; 482-6400.



“A Little Night Music” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or; ends June 23.


“A Grimm Mother's Tale!” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre's storybook traveling troupe; 1:30 p.m.; Parkview Family YMCA, 10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd.; free.