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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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    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.
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Winterfest 2013 – Laser light show with music by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, 5, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. today and Saturday, $5; “Legends of the Night Sky” family matinee laser shows, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday, $4; Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; 399-8050. Ends Feb. 24.
The Fort Wayne Derby Girls’ season continues with a bout Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.

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The J Taylors will perform today at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke as part of the “Romantic Duets” Valentine’s dinner show.



Multicultural Visit Day – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.;


Black History Month Expo – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; African/African American Historical Museum, 436 E. Douglas Ave.


Black History Month Bowl – 4 to 7 p.m.; Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St.



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


The Cast of The Impractical Jokes – 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $21; 486-0216.


Mike Speenberg and Ryan Niemiller – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



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.

Studio Dance – 8 p.m. open dance, Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian; $5; 622-6644.


American Style Ballroom – Beginner Open Dance, 8:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.



Chin National Day Celebration – 1 to 6 p.m.; Sunset Hall, 6809 S. Hanna St.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Mighty Jungle Adventure” exhibit, ends April 7; “Science Fun: Grounded,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Exhibit of American military history; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, $4 for veterans, 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

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

Science Central – “Genomics eXplorer” exhibit, ends April 14; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or “National Engineer’s Week Bridge Design Competition,” 10 a.m. Saturday; “Dental Hygiene Day,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; “Half-Pint Science: Gears and Gizmos,” for ages 2 to 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, $12 nonmember, $8 member.


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.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Old Fort – “Living History: 18th Century Garrison”; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; freewill donations; 437-2836 or



Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. today, 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 Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or Ends Feb. 24.


All Day Skate – Noon to 4 p.m.; Roller Dome; $5.50, includes skates; 444 Coliseum Blvd. N., 483-6303; 4540 Bluffton Road, 747-3919.


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Boy Scout Office, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or



“Artrageous” – Silent auction, music and dinner; 6 p.m. March 1, reservations due by today; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.; $150 a person; 422-6467.


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


Baby Fair and Family Expo – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission.

Mathcounts Competition – 8:30 a.m. to noon; Walb Student Union Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.;

Fort Wayne Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics – Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.;

Hoopla Community Day – Varsity basketball games, snacks; Trine University, Angola; free.


Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or


“Wasteland” – Movie; 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $5; 260-563-1102.

“Let’s Hear it for Salamanders” – Sponsored by Little Rivers Wetlands Project; 7 p.m.; Fox Island County Park Nature Center, 7324 Yohne Road; free; 478-2515 or



Fort Wayne Derby Girls Bout – 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults in advance, $20 for 2 or $15 for 1, game day, $25 for 2 or $15 for 1, $9 seniors, free to ages 5 and younger; 1-800-745-3000 or

Komets hockey – vs. Evansville; 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.



“Oliver” – Presented by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts and Fort Wayne Youth Theater; 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $10 ages 18 and younger; 422-4226 or

Winter One Acts – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Umble Center, Goshen College, Goshen; $3; 574-535-7566.


“Cirque Ziva” Golden Dragon Acrobats – 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $42 to $17; 419-238-6722 or



“Romance Through the Ages” – Presented by Gaslight Playhouse Community Theatre; cocktails, 6:30 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m., show, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St., Kendallville; $24 a person, includes dinner and show; reservations, 260-347-3995.


“Romantic Duets” – Valentine’s dinner show presented by The J Taylors; doors open at 6 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, Roanoke; $25; 483-3508 or


Valentine’s Dinner and Dance – With band The Remnants; 9 p.m. to midnight; American Legion Post 178, 515 W. 5th Ave., Garrett; call for tickets, 260-357-5133.