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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.
  • People and places
    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 Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is open daily through Oct. 12. In addition to the orangutans, the zoo also has some new animal babies for the public to enjoy.

Out & About

What's hot in local arts and entertainment



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


Jim Barron – Comedian and illusionist; 4 p.m.; Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Roann; free;


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



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


Singles and Couples Dance – 6 p.m; Westside Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.


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



Fall Rendezvous – Pioneer trader encampment, camp-life demonstrations; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; YMCA Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-203-4232 or


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

Roanoke Fall Festival Showdown – Regional and national tractor pull and demolition derby; gates open at 6 p.m. each night; Roanoke;

Roann Covered Bridge Festival – Car show, parade, live entertainment; downtown Roann; hours vary; www.roanncoveredbridge?

Roanoke Fall Festival – Food, entertainment, rides, cake auction; hours vary, Community Park, Roanoke,

Miami Indian Heritage Days – Edible and usable plants and materials with Dani Tippmann; 1 to 4 p.m.; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; free to History Center members and ages 2 and younger; www.fw?

Whitley County Autumn Arts Festival – Student art show, music, children’s games; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; courthouse square, Columbia City; 260-248-2446.


Oakwood Fine Arts Festival – Art, crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, food; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oakwood Resort, 702 E. Lake View Road, Syracuse; free admission; 574-518-1094 or


West Central Neighborhood Historic Home and Garden Tour – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; West Central Neighborhood in Fort Wayne; $13 advance, $15 day of tour;

West Central ArtsFest – Entertainment, artists, food; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; at the intersection of Wayne and Union streets, Fort Wayne; free; www.westcentral?

Historic Swinney Homestead Open House – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 260-637-8622.


“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” – Visit Fort Wayne museums and attractions for free; noon to 5 p.m.; to download passport, go to; for list of attractions, call 424-3700 or go to www.visit?

North Anthony Corridor Block Party – Music, dance performances, classes, tours, food, pet adoption, car show; 2 to 8 p.m.; North Anthony Boulevard between Crescent Avenue and St. Joe River Road; free; 413-1674.



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.­; “Fall Plant Swap,” 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday; “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown,” noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Art exhibit featuring paintings by Lynn Diamente, ends Oct. 31, reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Cabin tours every hour, also gardens and hiking trails; 1205 Pleasant Pointe, Rome City; 260-854-3790 or www.gene?strat? Special exhibit, “Passenger Pigeon.”

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? “Home School Appreciation Days,” Tuesday through Sept. 13 and Sept. 16 to 20, call for reservations.

Science Central – Fall shutdown for building maintenance, today and Monday through Sept. 12; “In the Dark,” traveling exhibit, through Sunday; “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


John Paulding Historical Museum – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.



Salamonie September Fest – Family reunion ideas, sessions, demonstrations; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; park entry fee applies; 260-468-2127 or


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


Roar ’n’ Snore – Overnight event; 6 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $65 per site, plus $8 per person; 260-636-7383 or

RideGreen – Bicycle pub tour; 2 p.m.; stops at several downtown Fort Wayne restaurants and pubs; $10 for USGBC members, $15 non-members;

Bishop Luers Alumni and Friends Golf Outing – 1 p.m. shot gun start; Brookwood Golf Course, 10304 Bluffton Road; Florida Scramble; $75 a person; 456-1261 ext. 3040 or


North Webster Cemetery Walk – 1 to 3 p.m.; guided walking tours begin at North Webster Community Public Library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster; free; 574-834-7122, ext. 205.


Parkview Foundation Golf Classic – Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road; 373-7206 or


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.; Indian Trails Park Trailhead, meet at back of park near the gazebo near 10300 Aboite Center Road; wear helmet; 8 miles;


Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers Golf Outing – Sign-in and lunch, 10 a.m., tee-off, 11 a.m.; Chestnut Hills Golf Club, 11502 Illinois Road; $80 per golfer; 436-7867 or 625-4146.


Kids Marathon “Hawaiian Luau Party” – Pep rally for Fort4Fitness; 2 to 4 p.m.; ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St.; free;



“Homes on Parade” – Sponsored by Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties; 4 to 8 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; $5; eight locations,


Friday Fest – Outdoor concert, food; 6 p.m.; Lutheran Life Villages, The Village at Kendallville, 351 N. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville; bring lawn chair; 447-1591 ext. 2150.

The Good Old Days – Music, food; 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road; free; 747-1523.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 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 – 9 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.

“Why Wetlands are Wonderful” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Chinese Mid-Autumn Celebration – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Chinese Families and Friends Association; 5 to 9 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free.

Busco Block Party – 6 to 9 p.m.; PNC parking lot, Churubusco; free; 260-693-9350.

“The Amazing Monarchs” – Presented by naturalist Jody Heaston; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $3 adults, free to ages 4 and younger; 260-854-3790 or

“Rotors Over Mentone” – Helicopter fly-in and rides; 10 a.m.; Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum, 210 S. Oak St., Mentone; 574-353-7113.

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.

“Cooking Blind with Fox MasterChef Christine Ha” – Benefit for the League for the Blind & Disabled; noon; IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center and Auer Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 441-0551.

“The Roosevelts” – Movie; 2 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; 484-8839.


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.

Pony Parade – 2 p.m.; Milan Center Feed & Grain, 15402 Doty Road, New Haven; 260-657-5461 or



“Rent” – 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Wagon Wheel Theater, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 to $17; 574-267-8041 or www.wagon?


“Josiah for President” – 1 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and ­Wednesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, 888-448-4725.

“The Foreigner” – 7:30 p.m.; First Pres­byterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 ages 65 and older, $10 full-time students if purchased at door; 422-6329. Ends Sept. 20.