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  • File The stingray touch pool is a popular attraction at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. 

  • Pixabay Metea County Park will host Lightning Beetle Fest on Sunday at 9 p.m. Metea Park and Education Manager Bob Dispenza will discuss luminescent insects.

  • File The Allen County Trailblazers will hold an open house and hike Sunday at Metea County Park.

Friday, July 06, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

Sunday

Lightning Beetle Fest – 9 p.m.; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road; information about lightning beetles; $2 per person; metea@allencountyparks.org or 449-8619.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Alex Price – 7:15 p.m.; Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE SHOW

TODAY

Summer Intensive Showcase – Fort Wayne Ballet; 10 a.m.; Arts United Theatre, 303 E. Main St.; $20 adults, $12 for children; 422-4226 or www.artstix.org.

DANCES

TODAY

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

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.

SUNDAY

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

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

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

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Bugs!,” live butterfly exhibit, ends Sunday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. “Gardens of Europe: Photography,” 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Science Central – “In the Dark” exhibit, ends Sept. 9; 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 www.sciencecentral.org.

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 www.blackpine.org; through October.

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; genestratton-porter.com; 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, 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.

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.

RECREATIONAL

SUNDAY

Trailblazers kick-off and hike – 1 to 3 p.m., hike starts at 1:30 p.m.; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road; free.

TUESDAY

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Purdue Fort Wayne, meet in parking lot on east side of the Venderly Family pedestrian bridge, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free; www.cityoffortwayne.org/trekthetrails.

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 info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 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 www.kidszoo.org.

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” – Sensory-friendly film screening; 10:30 a.m.; Regal Coldwater Crossing Stadium 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; Miami ribbon work by Diane Hunter; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; $7 adults, $5 seniors and youth, free for children ages 2 and younger.

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.; corner of 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; www.southsidefarmersmarket.com.

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

Market at the Wass farmers market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; ends Aug. 25.

SUNDAY

Birdwatching on Our Urban

Trails – 2 p.m.; Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.; hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne; free.

SUNDAY AND THURSDAY

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

THURSDAY

“Despicable Me 2” – Film screening; 8 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; free.

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

“350 Days” – Documentary film; 7 p.m.; Regal Coldwater Crossing Stadium 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

SPORTS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

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

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Dogfight” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m.; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; $25 adults, $15 students; www.threeriversmusictheatre.com/tickets; ends July 28.

THURSDAY

“My Dead Clown” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; 300 W. Wayne St.; $12; 426-7421, ext. 121, or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends July 22.