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  •  Courtesy The North Webster Community Public Library will have its cemetery walk Sunday. The living history event features re-enactors who provide free guided walks through the North Webster Cemetery.

  • Courtesy Comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss will perform Wednesday at the Tiger Room on South Calhoun Street.

  • Courtesy The Fort Wayne Arts Festival happens Saturday and Sunday at Jefferson Pointe on West Jefferson Boulevard.  

Friday, September 06, 2019 1:00 am

OUT AND ABOUT

A la carte

SUNDAY

North Anthony Corridor block party – Noon to 5 p.m.; corner of Crescent Avenue and North Anthony Boulevard; for more information on events, go to www.northanthonycorridor.org.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Shane Mauss – Comedian and science podcast host; 7:30 p.m.; also, featuring Purdue University Fort Wayne professors; Tiger Room, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $20; https://standupsciencefortwayne.brownpapertickets.com

DANCE

TODAY

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

FESTIVALS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Grabill Country Fair – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; downtown Grabill; for schedule of activities and events, go to grabillcountryfair.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Jefferson Pointe, 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.; features artists work in various mediums, as well as a Saturday night concert from 6 to 8 p.m.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; info at 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?” exhibit, ends Nov. 17; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org.

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 – “Robots” touring exhibition, ends Sunday; 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 – 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.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; for hours and cost call 260-925-9100 or go to www.natmus.org.

National Military History Center – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars; 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 – “Monarchs and More Family Fun Day” on Sunday; 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

Swiss Heritage Village – Indoor and outdoor museum depicting life in the mid-1800s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; www.swissheritage.org; ends Oct. 31.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

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.

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; Moser Park, meet in the trailhead parking lot near the baseball diamonds in Moser Park, 601 W. Main St., New Haven; 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; closes for season Oct. 6.

TODAY

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

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; ends Oct. 25; www.johnniemaefarm.org.

SATURDAY

Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; edible and usable plants with Dani Tippmann; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; $7 adults, $5 seniors and youth, free ages 2 and younger.

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

Historic West Central Neighborhood Home & Garden Tour and Arts Fest – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tour highlights 12 historic homes and gardens; also, block party on Union Street between Washington Boulevard and Berry Street with 10 stage performances and a wide variety of artists' booths; tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of tour; for more information or to buy tickets, go to www.westcentralneighborhood.org.

SUNDAY

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown – Noon to 5 p.m.; visit 17 of Fort Wayne's museums and attractions; passports are free and available at various locations or print a passport at www.visitfortwayne.com/BeATourist; free.

Monarch Festival – Noon to 5 p.m.; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road.

Cemetery Walk – 1 to 3 p.m.; features a living history event of guided walking tours through the North Webster Cemetery sponsored by the North Webster Community Public Library; tour begins at library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster, with tours leaving every 10 minutes; 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

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne's Community 50th Celebration and Public Art Discussion – 4 to 6 p.m.; Coliseum campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., west parking lot; features dedication of public art piece, time capsule, entertainment and food; reservations required at 481-2243 or lleichty@ivytech.edu.

Decatur Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; along First Street in downtown Decatur; events on Facebook page; ends Oct. 17.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Romeo & Juliet” – Parlor City Shakespeare Co.; 7:30 p.m.; Kehoe Park, 300 N. Main St., Bluffton; free.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Importance of Being Earnest” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends Sept. 21.