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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for information, 427-6460. •Foot care clinic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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SATURDAY
“Roll Out the Year” – Free holiday skating party; 5:30 p.m.; Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road; sponsored by Wayne Township Trustee Office; 449-7000.
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The Christ Child Festival happens this weekend at Memorial Coliseum. It includes live Nativity with animals and kids’ activities. Admission is free.

Out and about

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

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The Fort Wayne Youtheatre performs the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” this weekend.
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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will perform its “Holiday Pops” 8 p.m. today and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. For tickets, call 481-0777.

BOOKS

TODAY

Haverhill Elementary School Bookfair – Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.

MONDAY

Get to Know NOOK eReader – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Christine Stedman and Chris DuBail – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Jodi White and Jason Dixie – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

“The Dancing Princess” – Presented by Young Michigan Dances; 10 a.m., 1 and 7:30 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $10 adults, $7 students; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 a person; open to the public; 456-2988.

American Style Ballroom – Open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom – Latin dance party, 7 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $6; 267-9850.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Band O’Goshen; 8 to 11 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; $8 admission, $5 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

SUNDAY

American Style Ballroom – Fitness Fun, 3 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

Christ Child Festival – 6 to 9 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free; 485-3300 or www.christchildfestival.com.

The Art Farm Holiday Studio Show – 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville; hours, 260-238-4755 or www.artfarm.shutterfly.com. Ends Dec. 30.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Jan. 6; “Santa & the Reindeer,” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; “Family Garden Close-Up: Festive Fun,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; “Science Fun: ‘Sense’sational Science,” 11 and 1 p.m. Saturday; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; extended holiday hours through Dec. 21; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Franke Park; $5 per car, $10 passenger vans, $25 buses and trolleys; $30 horse and carriage rides available on weekends, for reservations, call 691-3780. For information, 744-6145, ext. 2230. Ends Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at the Fair – Drive-through light display; 6 to 9 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; cost, 419-203-2234. Ends Dec. 25.

Festival of Lights – Parade of Lights, 6:30 p.m.; Ruihley Park, Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or www.archboldchamber.com. Ends Jan. 1.

Shipshewana Holiday Celebration – Holiday trees on display through Dec. 31; www.visitshipshewana.org.

Tree Light Show – A synchronized light show to music through Jan. 6; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com.

Holiday Boutique – 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 422-7605. Ends Dec. 23.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; www.zumonline.org.

“Holiday Show” – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; New Huntington Theater and Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $39.95 Monday through Thursday, $42.95 Friday and Saturday for dinner and show; reservations and tickets, 260-454-0603 or www.huntingtonsupperclub.com. Ends Dec. 22.

“Homestead Holiday’s Country Style” – 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, Bryant; $12; reservations, 260-997-6822. Ends Dec. 22.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329.

Christmas Light Display – Dusk to 10 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio.

Star of Bethlehem – 7:30 p.m. today, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Hall of Science, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 seniors and ages 17 and younger, $14 family.

National Military History Center Festival of Trees – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 CR 11A, Auburn; 260-414-3387. Ends Jan. 6.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“A Christmas Survival Guide” – Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; times and costs, 424-5622.

“Holiday Show” – Artwork by regional and national artists; ends Jan. 31; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or www.castlegallery.com.

“Holiday Pops” – Presented by Fort Wayne Philharmonic; 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets start at $25; 481-0777.

“The Glory and Majesty of Christmas” – 7:30 p.m. today and Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Blue Gate Theater, 105 E. Middlebury St., Shipshewana; tickets, 1-800-645-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

Gala Jazz Christmas Show – 8:30 p.m.; The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway St.; $20, $15; reservations, 1-800-627-5629.

TODAY

Holiday on the Square – Horse-drawn wagon rides; 5 to 8 p.m.; downtown Angola; cost, 260-665-3281 or www.goangolain.com.

Submit Letters to Santa – Now through Monday; Star Bank; locations, www.starfinancial.com.

“The Case of the Christmas Star” – Dinner show presented by Bower North Productions; begins at 6 p.m.; Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 1150 S. Harrison St.; $39.95; reservations, 260-579-9226.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Heartland Chamber Chorale – “Heartland Sings: Holidays”; 7 p.m. Saturday, Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Columbia City; 436-8080 or www.heartlandchorale.org.

Yule Time Stroll – 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Charley Creek Gardens, Wabash; free; 260-563-1020. Ends Dec. 25.

SATURDAY

Christmas at the Cabin – 10 a.m.; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; Limberlost Cabin, Geneva; $3 a person, free to ages 3 and younger; 260-368-7428.

“Snafu in Santa’s Workshop” and “Hansel and Gretel and the Falling Christmas Elves” – Presented by Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 29, 7 p.m. Thursday; Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St.; $4; free photos with Santa after show; 750-9013 or www.ecstatic-theatrics.com.

“Be a Santa to a Senior” – Holiday gift-wrapping event; 2 to 5 p.m.; Home Instead Senior Care, 2789 B. Maplecrest Road; 1-888-296-2411 ext. 5

46807 Holiday Open House – 4 to 6 p.m.; Wunderkammer Art Gallery, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; free.

“The Nutcracker: For Children…By Children…About Children” – Performed by The New American Youth Ballet; 8 p.m.; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $15; 471-7848.

Quincy Sander’s Fifth Annual Holiday Jazz Jam – 9 p.m.; Dash In, 814 S. Calhoun St.; no cover; 423-3595.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

“The Christmas Visitor” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased on or before Saturday, $15 after Saturday; 260-579-6277.

SUNDAY

“Nuts & Crackers” – Presented by Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 2 p.m.; South Side High School Auditorium, 3601 S. Calhoun St.; $13 adults, $11 ages 12 and younger; 422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org.

Concordia Lutheran High School Christmas Concert – 4 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $12 adults, $6 seniors and children; 483-1102.

MONDAY

Zanesville Lions Annual Community Christmas – Treats, food, pictures with Santa; 5 to 7 p.m.; Lions Clubhouse and Ballpark, Zanesville; 638-4327.

“Deck the Windows” – Decorating contest; The Olive Twist, 115 N. Main St., Auburn; 260-436-3866 or www.theolivetwist.com.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Holiday Children’s Gently Used Book Swap and Sale – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 427-6028.

TUESDAY

Holiday Open House – Presented by Drug & Alcohol Consortium; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 532 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 422-8412.

David Phelps Christmas Tour – 7:30 p.m.; First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road; $20 advance, $25 artist circle and at the door; 490-8585.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Holiday Concert – 7:30 p.m.; John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children ages 6 and older.

THURSDAY

Ceci Wiselogel – Discusses “The Legends of Christmas”; 1:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $5; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg racers and record-setters; 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.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German fighting vehicles and United States Air Force staff car 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.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org.

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.

Science Central – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. TODAY

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 today ; 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.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.IN.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

SUNDAY

“Learn to Curl” – 5 to 7 p.m.; Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive; free; wear sweatpants and sweatshirts, bring hat and gloves; equipment is provided; reservations, 438-0689 or email craig@fortwaynecurling.com.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

“Honoring our Veterans and Fort Wayne V.A. Hospital” – Sponsored by Folks Uniting Nowadays; presenter, Charlotte Weybright, J.D. community and political activist; 1 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; 50 cents; reservations, 420-0765.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $3 admission; 419-737-2801 www.statelinegunshow.com.

SATURDAY

Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228. Ends Dec. 22.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Maine; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Springfield; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Kalamazoo; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

TUESDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Canton; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“The Snow Queen” – Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $15 adults, $10 ages 60 and older and 17 and younger; 422-4226 or www.fortwayneyoutheatre.org.

“Oliver” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $31 adults, $23 senior matinee, $17 students; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club” – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or www.riegsecker.com.

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