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  • Seniors
    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.
    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.
The Grabill Country Fair begins Thursday and offers food, crafts and music.

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The owners of Auburn Cord Duesenbergs rolled their classic cars into Auburn on Thursday after coming in from Kalamazoo, Mich., for the Hoosier Tour. The festivities at the ACD museum were part of the kickoff from Auburn's annual Labor Day weekend and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, which includes one of the largest auto auctions in the country.



Cousin Vinny – Author of “The Devil's Glove”; 6 to 9 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4201 Coldwater Road; free; 482-3720.



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


Bubba Bradley and Zan – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Legion Dance – Music by Justus III; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $5, dance; $7, fish fry; open to the public; 456-2988.


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



Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival – Car show and auction, parade; hours vary; Auburn; 260-925-3600 or

Tri-State Bluegrass Festival – Bluegrass performances and classes; hours vary; Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville; 260-918-4790.

Van Wert County Fair – Midway, livestock, harness racing, entertainment, agricultural exhibits; hours vary; Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9270 or www.vanwert​ Ends Monday.


Wells Street Community Festival – Music, classes, demonstrations, food; 1008 N. Wells St.; $4 admission, $3 if donating three nonperishable canned goods; www.wells​

Webster Lake Ski Bees Show – Labor Day ski show; 6 p.m.; North Webster; bring your own lawn chair.

Community Outreach – Food, games, entertainment, prizes; noon to 3 p.m.; Rockhill Park, corner of Catalpa Street and Jefferson Boulevard.

Zanesville Homespun Day – Car show, food, parade, pet contest; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; 260-638-4327.


Ossian Days – Contests, food, rides, carnival; Ossian; 260-622-4733. Ends Sept. 6.

Grabill Country Fair – Food, crafts, demonstrations, music; Grabill; 627-5227 or www.grabillcountry​ Ends Sept. 6.



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.

Black Pine – Sanctuary tours; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; admission fees,

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Rhythm and Flow” summer and fall exhibit, ends Nov. 16; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to children 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.­ “$1 Night,” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; “Small Bite Delights,” presented by Chef Eric, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, registration required, $29 members, $39 nonmembers.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $9 ages 18 to 2, free to ages 1 and younger and members; 427-6843. Closes for season Oct. 12.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft, engines, library photos, models and artifacts; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 14, free to ages 11 and younger; Closes Dec. 15.

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 Batmobile and Batboat; 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. Taxidermy exhibit contains more than 60 animals from North America and Africa collected by Dr. William S. Bricker.

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

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

Sauder Village – Historic village with demonstrations and programs; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 800-590-9755 or www.­sauder​ Blue Star Museum program offers free admission to military personnel and their families though Monday.

Science Central – Fall shutdown for building maintenance, Monday through Sept. 5 and Sept. 8 to 12; “In the Dark,” traveling exhibit, through Sept. 7; “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “Nano,” small-scale science, permanent exhibit; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or


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.; $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, free to children 2 and younger and members; call 426-2882 or www.fwhistory​

Old Jail Museum – “Soap Box Derby” exhibit; ends September; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw; 574-269-1078.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Historical buildings and garden; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday through Thursday; Berne; admission, 260-589-8007 or


Luckey Hospital Museum – Original hospital with surgery, emergency, delivery of 1930s era; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also open Wednesday; located on corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; $5 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12; 260-635-2490 or 260-693-3788.


John Paulding Historical Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.



Parkview Bootcamp Fridays – 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; free; 260-755-4804.


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

Evening Ramblers – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; short hike; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Rockhill Park Trailhead, meet near parking lot near 1400 Catalpa St.; wear helmet; 8 miles;


Bishop Luers Golf Outing – 1 p.m. Sept. 6; Brookwood Golf Course, 10304 Bluffton Road; $75 a person; registration required by Sept. 3; 456-1261, ext. 304, or email Melissa Hire, mhire@bishop​



Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.;​streetfarmmarket. Closes Oct. 17.


Historic Grabill Olde Time Market Days – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; behind Grabill Country Sales, 13813 Fairview Drive, Grabill. Ends Sept. 27.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; includes vegetables, herbs, flowers and vegetable plants, baked goods, hormone-free meat and eggs; 3300 Warsaw St. Ends December.

Barr Street Market – Sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, crafts, jewelry; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; Closes Sept. 27.

dasMarit Farmers & Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; includes produce, plants, baked goods, honey, eggs, arts and crafts; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; 260-589-2936. Closes Oct. 18.

North Manchester Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Riverbridge parking lot at Main and Wayne streets, North Manchester; 260-563-7171. Closes in October.

Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Honeywell Center parking lot, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-7171. Continues through October.

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.


East State Village Farmers Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; local produce, baked goods, jewelry, soaps; Tecumseh Library Plaza, 1411 E. State Blvd.; email, Closes Oct. 5.


New Haven Farmers Market – Home-grown goods, music, food, children's activities; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven. Ends Sept. 24.



TinCaps baseball – vs. West Michigan Whitecaps; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or



“Josiah for President” – 1 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 4 p.m. Monday through ­Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, 888-448-4725.


“Rent” – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theater, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 to $17; 574-267-8041 or www.wagon​ Ends Sept. 7.


“The Foreigner” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Pres­byterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Sept. 20.