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TODAY AND SATURDAY
National Dexter Cattle Show and Auction – Show, 9 a.m. today, auction, 10 a.m. Saturday; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; free; www.dextercattle.org or www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com.
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Greek Fest celebrates Greek culture and provides music, dancing and food at Headwaters Park this weekend.

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Artists will display their work Saturday and Sunday during the Covington Art Fair at Covington Plaza on West Jefferson Boulevard. See Art on Page 9W for information.
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The Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes will perform Tuesday for the last time at Foellinger Theater. The band was decommissioned. See Music on Page 6W for information.

Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, June 22.

BOOKS

TODAY

Kevin Eads – Author of “Dracula’s Disciples” and “The Fun House Murders”; Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.; free; call for times, 424-0197.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mike Lukas and Brian E. Kiley 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Tim Walkoe and Chad Thornsberry – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

THURSDAY

“Fort Wayne Ballet, Too” – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.; free; 484-9646.

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

American Style Ballroom – Beginner workshop; 10 a.m. to noon; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $15; 267-9850.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Greek Fest – Music, food, dancing, 5K walk/run; Headwaters Park; proceeds benefit Holy Trinity Orthodox Church; 740-7768.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Turtle Days – Music, parade, fireworks, rides; Churubusco; www.turtledays.com.

Hoagland Days – Demolition derby, carnival rides; downtown Hoagland; www.hoaglandin.com.

Appleseed Quilt Show – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Gearfest – Musicians, instruments, equipment; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Sweetwater Sound Inc., 5501 U.S. 30 W.; free; 1-800-222-4700.

Huntington Heritage Days – Carnival, hot-air balloon launches, bed race; downtown Huntington; 260-356-5300 or www.huntingtoncountychamber.com.

Willshire Homecoming Days – Ice cream social, entertainment, crafts; 6:30 to 10 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; downtown Willshire, Ohio; 419-238-9378.

TODAY

Topeka/Honeyville Quilt Show and Sale – 9 a.m. to noon; Eden Worship Center, Topeka; www.edenworshipcenter.com/quiltshow.

A Day in the Park – Carnival rides, car show, music, fireworks; 1 to 11 p.m.; Recreational Park, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or www.bryanchamber.org.

SATURDAY

IPFW RiverFest – Boating, music, art, food; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; St. Joseph River on IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free admission and parking; IPFWRiverfest.org.

SUNDAY

JeFFest – Food, art auction, music; Jefferson Street, Huntington; 260-358-0055.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Old Settlers Day and American Legion Festival – Midway with rides, games, food, music and parade; downtown Columbia City; 260-609-0223. Ends June 30.

THURSDAY

Lagro Good Ole’ Days – Games, parade, tractor pulls, pig kissing; downtown Lagro; 260-571-1693. Ends June 30.

Old-Fashioned Farmers’ Days – Tractors, tractor pulls, farming demonstrations, crafts, quilts; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or www.oldfashionedfarmersdays.com. Ends July 1.

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.

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.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies of Malaysia” exhibit, ends July 8; “Bales of Fun,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Botanical Brown Bag, Helping Monarchs and Other Butterflies by Gardening,” 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. “Claws, Paws and Jaws,” today; “Backstage Pass,” learn how zoo operates, tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; “Creature Features,” through Aug. 5, free with zoo admission, call for times.

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; located inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Sauder Village – “Focus on Fiber,” artists, Saturday; Archbold, Ohio; time and entrance fees, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Science Central – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, ends Sept. 2; 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

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s small-town hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 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 AND SATURDAY

IBRA Horse Show – Noble County Saddle Club, Albion; 260-636-2748.

TODAY

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

Friday Nites Live – Featuring “Sweetcakes Entertainment,” face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe; 745-1545.

Fashion Show 3.0 – 9 p.m.; Yolo Event Center, 4201 N. Wells St.; $10 at the door, $15 VIP seating; for ages 18 and older; www.fortwaynefashion.com/tickets.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“When All Else Fails, Amateur Radio Works” – Public demonstration of emergency communications; Dolnick Learning Center, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; times, 484-5060 or www.emergency-radio.org.

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.

Kosciusko County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Warsaw on Center Street between Buffalo and Lake streets; 574-253-1102.

Poker Paddle – 9 a.m. to noon; registration, 8:30 a.m.; Chain O’Lakes State Park, Albion; event is free, but park entrance fees apply; 260-636-2654 or chaininterp@dnr.in.gov.

Antique Tractor Show – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Das Dutchman Essenhaus, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury; free; 1-800-455-9471 or www.essenhaus.com.

Oakdale Neighborhood Association Home Tour – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 homes; $10 advance, $12 day of tour; tickets also available at hospitality tent, corner of Rudisill Boulevard and Arlington Avenue; 745-3369, 422-6505, 422-6467.

Water Balloon Fight – North vs. South; 4 p.m.; Bixler Lake Park, Kendallville.

A Taste of Summer – Lakes party; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Glendarin Hills Golf Club, 3333 Glendarin Way, Angola; $45; www.lake-george.org.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Ketu Oladuwa and Emmanuel Ortiz; 7 to 10 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.

SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of America Solo Event – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, parking lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.fwscca.com.

Car Show – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1020 Woodland Plaza Run; benefits MDA; GRBCarShow.com.

“Outrage” – Movie; 3 p.m.; Center for Nonviolence, 235 W. Creighton Ave.; sponsored by LGBQTI; www.centerfornv.org.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

“Rock Around the Clock” – Music provided for walkers; 7 to 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza, Berne. MONDAY

Colts Tailgate Tour – 5 to 7 p.m.; Meijer, 5909 Illinois Road.

Scotch Dinner – 6:30 p.m.; J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House, 121 W. Wayne St.; $40; reservations, 420-5563.

WWE Raw Supershow – Featuring John Cena, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler; 8:15 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $97, $52, $37, $27, $17; 1-800-745-3000.

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.

Farmers Market at The Towne House – 3 to 6 p.m.; 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 483-3116 or www.townehouse.org. Ends Sept. 11.

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at parking lot near old Swinney Park swimming pool, 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd.; ride is 8 miles; www.fortwayneparks.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Kung Fu Panda 2” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.

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.

Farmers Market – Produce, baked items, art work, honey, soap and lotions, jewelry, pet items, gifts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square. Ends Sept. 13.

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.

Arcola National Truck and Tractor Pull – Michindoh event; 7 p.m.; Branning Park, Arcola; $10 adults, $5 ages 10 to 4, free to ages 3 and younger; www.arcolapull.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

TinCaps baseball vs. Lake County Captains; 7:05 p.m.; Easter Seals Arc Night; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com. SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Lansing Lugnuts; 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. Lansing Lugnuts; 12:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Legally Blonde” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. Ends June 30.

“State Fair” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Round Barn Theatre, Amish Acres, Nappanee; tickets, 574-773-4188 or www.amishacres.com. Ends July 8.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“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.

“Pinocchio” – 10 a.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7 includes free popcorn; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends June 30.

“The Marriage-Go-Round” – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622.

SATURDAY

“It’s a Thin Line” – Presented by the Learical Jonez Entertainment Group; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; performance time and tickets, 260-267-5534 or www.ljegroup.com.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

“Beach Blanket Bearcreek” – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $12 adults, $8 children; 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com. Ends July 14.

THURSDAY

“On Broadway 1956” – 2 and 8 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 matinees, $27 evening performances; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org. Ends July 7.

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