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The Blue Man Group performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. Tickets, from $24 to $75, are available by calling 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.
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“Easter in the Garden” happens today at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter egg hunt.

BOOKS

MONDAY

Children’s Book Character Fair – 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 26; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; free if registered by Monday, $5 per family at the door; 399-7700, ext. 8405.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Spring Book Fair and Bistro Lunch – 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Canterbury Lower School, 5601 Covington Road; www.canterburyschool.org.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

SATURDAY

Jim Barron – Comedian/illusionist; 10 a.m.; St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road; free; 260-459-1745 or JimBarronShows.com.

WEDNESDAY

Mick Foley – 8 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $25; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Steve Iott and Tim Sullivan – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – Music by Melvin Mullins; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4; open to the public; 456-2988.

Dance at Eagles – Music by JD Smith; 7 p.m.; 3512 Lofty Drive; open to public.

American Style Ballroom – Friday Night Live with Joe Justice; 8 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; 8 to 11 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 427 E. Berry St.; $9 general public, $6 students, free to ages 11 and younger; music by Spy Run String Band; 260-244-1905 or www.contrafortwayne.org.

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

SUNDAY

Legion Dance – Music by JD Smith; 1 to 4 p.m.; Army Navy Club/American Legion Post 82, 2025 Olladale Drive; $4 cover; 444-4045.

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

WEDNESDAY

Seniors Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven; open to public; for cost, call 749-0313.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Easter Bunny Visits – Arrives Saturday; Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road; hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 483-2121 or www.glenbrooksquare.com.

“The Glory and Majesty of Easter” – Musical program featuring the Rick Webb Family and the dance troupe Arts Evangelica; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; for times and tickets, call 1-888-447-4725.

SATURDAY

Easter Egg Hunt – Includes crafts, music, games and snacks; 10 a.m.; Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Road; 426-4712.

Albion Lions Easter Egg Hunt – 10 a.m.; Fire Station, Albion; 260-343-1859.

Easter Egg Hunt – Three separate hunts divided by age; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Level 13 Church, 8840 St. Joe Road; for times, call 260-255-4673 or email outreach@level13church.com.

Easter Egg Hunt –11:30 a.m.; rain date is Sunday; Honeywell House, Wabash; 260-563-2326.

Easter Bone Hunt – Registration at noon; hunt begins at 1:30 p.m.; Franke Park, Pavilion 1; dogs admitted with a $10 donation to Animal Care & Control; 260-755-2537 or www.fwacc.org.

Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day Celebration – Snacks and activities; 1 to 3 p.m.; Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road; free; 637-3166, ext. 271.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Easter in the Garden,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to children 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org. “Botanicals, Homes and Downtown Landmarks,” oils by Diane Allen Groenert, ends April 30.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car and the 1989 Bat-Mobile and Bat-Boat; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to children 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – “Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition,” traveling exhibit, ends May 10; 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 children 2 and younger; call 426-2882 or FWHistoryCenter.com.

TODAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – Regular hours, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.

SATURDAY

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; $4 adults, $2 seniors and ages 14 to 5; 260-356-9453 or www.sheetswildlifemuseum.com. Two-part movie on big cats, 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Science Central – “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “To MyPlate and Beyond,” traveling exhibition on display through May 11; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TUESDAY

John Paulding Historical Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Tippecanoe Audubon Society Field Trip – 1:30 p.m.; Tippecanoe River Heron Rookery, near Warsaw; wear appropriate footwear, dress for weather, bring binoculars; register before noon; 574-658-4504 or ecoexpo@mchsi.com.

Resurrection Run 5K Race and 3K Family Run/Walk – 9 a.m.; Indian Trails Park, 7300 Aboite Center Road; 5K individual entry, $15 advance, $20 day of race; 3K family fun run/walk, $25 per household; 432-2033 or www.stmichaellcms.org.

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.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY AND SATURDAY

LGBTQ+ – Barbe-Queer with LGBTQ+ information fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Science Mall; all-ages drag show, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Walb Student Union International Ballroom; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6167 or resourcecenter@ipfw.edu.

SATURDAY

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; includes baked goods, natural soaps, seasonal produce, antibiotic and hormone free eggs, chicken, turkey and pork; 3300 Warsaw St. Ends December.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May 17.

Star Viewing – Open for two hours every clear Saturday night 30 minutes after sunset through Nov. 30; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations accepted.

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Celebrating the Month of the Young Child – “May There Always be Books”; Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus St., Huntington; information, 260-356-0123 or www.kidskampus.org.

New Tech Showcase – Northeast Indiana high school students; 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.; IPFW, Walb Student Union International Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-4174.

TUESDAY

“Throwback Tuesdays” – Film, “Shane”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2; 260-563-1102 or www.eaglestheatre.com.

THURSDAY

Special Cuisines Class Dinner Series – “Italy a la carte”; 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Hospitality Room, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $20; reservations, 480-2002.

“Shatner’s World” – Film; 7:30 p.m.; Regal Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; www.fathomevents.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Peoria Chiefs; 5:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or ParkviewField.com

Fort Wayne Derby Girls – vs. South Bend; 6 p.m. Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12 advance, $15 day of bout; 1-800-745-3000.

THURSDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Reading; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $27 to $14 adults, $22 to $12 seniors and students, $17 to $9 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Into the Woods” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Williams Theatre, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 non-IPFW students; 481-6555 or ipfw.edu/tickets. Ends April 27.

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