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  • File Storytime on the Riverfront happens each Monday at Lawton Park through August.  

  • File The Maumee Valley Antique Steam and Gas Association 41st Anniversary Show begins Thursday at Jefferson Township Park in New Haven. The show continues through Aug. 19.  

  • File Native American dance and other activities are part of the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow happening this weekend in Columbia City.  

Friday, August 10, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

TODAY

Bike and Brew – 7 p.m.; meet at Kehoe Park in Bluffton and bike Interurban Trail, followed by refreshment break at turnaround and free concert after bike ride; registration begins at 6:30 p.m.; $7.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Chinnitta “Chocolate” Morris – 7 p.m.; Ceruti's, 6601 Innovation Blvd.; $25; for information, call 602-5434 or 415-7226.

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

DANCES

TODAY

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

SUNDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow – Various times and events; Native American dances, vendors, music and food; 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Morsches Park, Columbia City; $4, free for children ages 12 and younger; www.miamipowwow.org.

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. Exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory,” ends Nov. 11; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, 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; also, live honeybee hive on display; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free 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 10-54, $8 55 and older, $7 ages 3-9, and free ages 2 and younger; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or www.blackpine.org.

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

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; admission, www.swissheritage.org.

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.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Sauder Village – Rug hooking week through Aug. 18; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $17 adults, $11 childrenages 6-16, free children ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

RECREATIONAL

TUESDAY

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Moser Park trailhead, meet near the baseball diamonds in Moser Park, 601 W. Main St., New Haven; 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.

WEDNESDAY

Open skating – Community open skating; Thunder Ice Arena, Trine University, Angola; 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Sundays; $6; skate rental $3; thundericearena.com.

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 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or www.kidszoo.org.

TODAY

Star Party on the Riverfront – 9:30 p.m.; Lawton Park, 1900 N. Clinton St.; free.

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; hosted by Fort Wayne's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services.

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

SATURDAY

Starry Night Telescope Clinic – 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; $3.

Curenival Cruise In – Noon to 7 p.m.; proceeds benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association; Havenhurst Park. New Haven; cornhole tournament, bounce house, basketball tournament, bake sale, car show, rock wall and food; to sign up, call 431-3415 or email bjgilbert64@yahoo.com.

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.

Wabash Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 20.

SUNDAY

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.

“Sordid Lives” – Film screening; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10; benefits Positive Resource Connection.

SUNDAY AND THURSDAY

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; reservations, 427-6000 or www.fortwayneparks.org; through September.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

“Blood Fest” – Film screening; 7:30 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, fathomevents.com.

THURSDAY

Maumee Valley Antique Steam and Gas Association 41st Anniversary Show – Features International Harvester tractors, gas engines, garden tractors and trucks; also live entertainment, stargazing with Fort Wayne Astronomical Society on Saturday and steam engine fireworks today and Saturday after dark; Jefferson Township Park, 1720 Webster Road, New Haven; $7, free for children ages 12 and younger; for events and times, maumeevalley.org; ends Aug. 19.

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

“The Greatest Showman” – Film screening; 10 a.m.; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free; for adults only.

SPORTS

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

TinCaps – vs. West Michigan; 1:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $5, $8, $10, $13; 482-6400.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

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

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Newsies” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors, $17 ages 23 and younger; www.fwcivic.org or 424-5220.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Star Spangled Girl” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or arenadinnertheatre.org; ends Aug. 19.

“The Wizard of Oz” – Ecstatic Theatrics; 7 p.m.; TekVenture, 1550 Griffin St.; $9 adults, $7 seniors and $5 for children; www.ecstatic-theatrics.com; ends Aug. 25.