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  • File photos New Haven Canal Days continues today and Saturday.

  • Germanfest continues this weekend at Headwaters Park, featuring the wiener dog races, grape stomp and polka dancing on Saturday.

  • Little River Wetlands will have its Urban Turtle Festival on Sunday, featuring family activities to learn about the marsh’s turtles.  

Friday, June 07, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

SATURDAY

Ride Around the Lakes – Registration at 10:30 a.m., ride begins at 11:30 a.m.; motorcycle ride around Gage, James, Crooked and Jimmerson lakes; benefits Charis House; $20 per bike, $25 with passenger; 50/50 raffle; starts at Meijer, 2990 N. Wayne St., Angola.

BOOKS

SATURDAY

R.C. Sproul Jr. – Author of “Growing Up with R.C.”; 1 to 4 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

The Comedy Magic Show with Jamahl Keys – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $15 advance, $20 day of show; 9:45 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of show; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

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; $8; DJ, cash bar, potluck.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Germanfest – 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Headwaters Park pavilion; 2 p.m. Saturday, Weinerdog Nationals, 6 p.m. Trauben Tromp (grape stomp) and 7 p.m. polka; free admission before 2 p.m.; after 5 p.m. $5, $2 for ages 2 to 5; for other events and activities, go to germanfest.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

New Haven Canal Days – Downtown New Haven; also, Arts and Crafts Show from 4 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at Schnelker Park; for more information on events and times, go to newhavencanaldays.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.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Migrations” live butterfly exhibit, ends July 7; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Bonsai Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The History Center – 302 E. Berry St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Science Central – 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum – “The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines,” Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibit; 2122 O'Day Road; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; exhibit ends June 13.

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 – 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.

Sauder Village – 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org; through Oct. 27.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The Old Jail Museum – World War II exhibit through November; 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw; hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; free admission; www.kosciuskohistory.com.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

TUESDAY

“Celebration of the Arts and Artists” – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; ends June 15.

RECREATIONAL

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Tillman Park trailhead, parking lot near the softball diamonds, 7500 S. Hanna St.; free.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $15 ages 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or www.kidszoo.org.

SATURDAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through Oct. 11.

South Side Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 block of Warsaw Street, between Oxford and Pontiac streets; www.southsidefarmersmarket.com; ends Dec. 21.

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60; www.fortwaynefoodtours.com; ends Sept. 30.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; ends Sept. 28.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Air Show – Flying begins at noon; features U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds; 122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard, 3005 W. Ferguson Road; free; for schedule, go to fwairshow.com.

Living History: Siege of Fort Wayne – 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; www.oldfortwayne.org.

SUNDAY

Buster Keaton silent black-and-white film series – Features organist Cletus Goens on the Grand Page Pipe Organ; “The General”; 3 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10.

Urban Turtle Festival – Hosted by Little River Wetlands Project; 1 to 5 p.m.; family festival to learn about marsh turtles; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Shipshewana Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; Shipshewanafleamarket.com; ends Sept. 25.

THURSDAY

Nature Play Days – 1 to 5 p.m.; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake; explore ponds, create nature crafts, hike; free; www.goshen.edu/merrylea.

Decatur Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; along First Street in downtown Decatur; events on Facebook page.

SPORTS

THURSDAY

Hot Rod Power Tour – Noon to 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission.