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    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
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    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
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SATURDAY
“Last Saturday” – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Cultural District; music, baseball game, fireworks, art exhibit, Fort4Fitness’ spring cycle; downtown Fort Wayne; www.facebook.com/lastsaturdays.
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Dewayne Howell photographs a Leopard Lacewing that landed on his hand at “Butterflies of Malaysia” exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. The exhibit runs through July 8.

Out & About

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The annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will take place Monday beginning at the corner of Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard.
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Enjoy a bike ride Tuesday evening along the Rivergreenway. The ride starts at the Foster Park trailhead parking lot.

– Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, May 25.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Russ Rivas and Vilmos 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Tim Pulnik and Dan Tessitore – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom Group lesson, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 to 10 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

Renaissance Ballroom – 8 to 10 p.m.; free group class, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

Memorial Day events – Blackhawk Christian Choir, 11:30 a.m. today, Saturday social, 10 a.m. Saturday, open house, 2 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Day picnic, noon Monday; Arbor Glen, 5202 St. Joe Road; reservations, 492-2202 or www.arbor-glen.net.

SUNDAY

Dusk ’til Dawn – Nine movies, food, face painting, movie posters; Van-Del Drive-In, 19986 Lincoln Highway, Middle Point, Ohio; $8 adults, $5 children; 419-968-2178.

MONDAY

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony– 11 a.m.; parade begins at corner of Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard and ends at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; 747-2977 or email, parades@accov.org.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – The stainless-steel collection of the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum in Cleveland, including a DeLorean; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies of Malaysia” exhibit, ends July 8; “Succulent Wreath Workshop,” 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, $29 Conservatory member, $35 non-member; “Iris Show,” noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; “Hybridizing, Care and Culture of Irises,” 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday; “Botanical Brown Bag, Botany in the Grocery Store,” noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – New zoo babies and animals include dingo puppies, kangaroo joeys, prairie dogs, reticulated giraffes; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $13.50 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $8.50 ages 14 to 2; 427-6800. Open through Oct. 14.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German vehicles, guns and famous general displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Sauder Village – “Blood, Sweat and Tears: How the Civil War Touched Northwest Ohio” exhibit; Archbold, Ohio; time and entrance fees, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Science Central – “Treasure” exhibit, ends June 3; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; $16 non-members, $10 members; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours begin at 10 a.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 adults, $7 ages 9 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; extra charge for feeding tour; www.blackpineanimalpark.com.

SATURDAY

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s small-town hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday; corner of U.S. 33 and 109, Wolf Lake; $5; 260-237-1253.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs…”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; cashatto@aol.com. Ends Oct. 19.

SATURDAY

Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

South Milford Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Austin Park, South Milford; bowmanbk46795@yahoo.com.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; plants, produce, baked goods and art items; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 13.

Open Swine Show – Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; hours, 710-0101 or www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.

Birding Event – “Let’s Go Birding,” nature hike, 9 a.m., movie, 7 p.m.; Salamonie Lake, Lost Bridge West Recreation Area, Indiana 105, Huntington; gate fees apply; dnr.IN.gov/uwis.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring poet Ngozi Rogers; 7 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 969-9442.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; www.fortwayneastronomicalsociety.com. Ends Nov. 24.

MONDAY

Three Rivers Open Horse Show – Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; hours, 710-0101 or www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

Midwest’s Largest Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shipshewana; runs through the end of October.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

Toddler Tuesday – Entertainment, interactive activities, snacks; sponsored by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 11 a.m. to noon; Jefferson Pointe, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at Foster Park trailhead parking lot near Pavilion 1, 3900 Old Mill Road; ride is 9 miles; www.fortwayneparks.org.

THURSDAY

Dupont Downs Farmers Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; www.dupontdowns.com. Ends Oct. 11.

“Courageous Conversations about Race: Book Discussion Part 1 of 2” – Sponsored by It Is Well with My Soul; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Meeting Room B; reservations, 420-0765.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SATURDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

SUNDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

MONDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

TUESDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

WEDNESDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Great Lakes Loons; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

THURSDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Great Lakes Loons; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Godspell Jr.” – 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017.

“The Confession” – Today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29 show, $44 dinner and show; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or www.riegsecker.com. Ends Aug. 18.

THURSDAY

“The Wizard of Oz” – 7 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends June 2.

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