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Things to do



Jim Barron – Comedian and illusionist; 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; River Stage, Johnny Appleseed Festival, Johnny Appleseed Park, 1500 Coliseum Blvd. E.;


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

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


Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival and Gas and Steam Show – Gas and steam show, tractor and horse pulls, flea market, music, food, quilt show; Paulding County Fairgrounds, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-5215 or

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Food, crafts, music, cloggers, antiques; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Johnny Appleseed Park, 1500 Coliseum Blvd. E.;, 637-8622.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fall Fest – Silent auction, games, food, activities; 414 Madison St., Decatur, hours vary; 260-724-9159 or

Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival Truck Show – Sponsored by John Paulding Historical Society; begins at 9 a.m.; 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, Ohio; donations accepted; 419-399-5462.


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; “The Crucible of Racing,” “The American Stock Car” and “Selling the Speed” exhibits in Terence E. Adderley Gallery of Racers & Record-Setters; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Black Pine – Sanctuary tours; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 for ages 10 to 54, $7.50 for ages 55 and older, $7 for ages 3 to 9;

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; art exhibit featuring paintings by Lynn Diamente, ends Oct. 31. “Botanical Brown Bag: Herbal Tea for You and Me,” noon Thursday.

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 2 to 18, 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 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 14 to 18, 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 ages 7 to 11, 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. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 800-590-9755 or “Celebrate Our Artisans,” ends Sunday; “Apple Butter Making Festival,” Wednesday through Sept. 27.

Science Central – “Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life” traveling exhibit, through Jan. 4; “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

Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum – Historic button collection by Sue Nadin of Plainfield; ends Oct. 8; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse; 574-457-3599 or


Riders Rendezvous – Events include mini cowboy challenge, tack flea market; Salamonie Lake, Lost Bridge West State Recreational Area Horseman’s Campground, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; park entry fee applies; 260-468-2127


Stamp Collecting Show – Sponsored by Anthony Wayne Stamp Society; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. yoday; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; free parking and admission; 422-1716.

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.

Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – Noon to 5 p.m.; Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road; 482-2525.


“Over the River and Through the Woods” – Presented by Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 2 p.m. today; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Black Box, 300 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 seniors, $17 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220. Ends Sept. 28.

“Interval” – Presented by All For One Productions; 2 p.m. today; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students; 622-4610.



JD Smith: 1 p.m.; Army Navy Club, 2025 Olladale Drive; $4 cover, open to the public; 444-4045.

Huntington Erie Community Band: 7:30 p.m.; Huntington North High School, Huntington.


“WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or Ends Sept. 28.

DECATUR SCULPTURE TOUR – Features 17 sculptures throughout downtown Decatur; 260-724-2604 or

“CITY BLOX” – Ends Nov. 9; Artworks the Galleria of Fine Art, Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; hours, 387-6943.

“NAZI PERSECUTION OF HOMOSEXUALS 1933-1945” – Ends Nov. 5; Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.; free to members, $2 nonmembers; 424-7195.

“FEAR AND LOATHING ON COZUMEL” – Works of Al Satterwhite, ends Sunday; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.; hours and admission fees, 422-6467 or “Mark di Suvero: Man of Steel,” a discussion with Charles Shepard, 6 p.m. Thursday. “Contemporary Realism Biennial,” invitational and juried exhibition, Saturday through Nov. 30.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN ANSELM – Ends Sept. 30; Firefly Coffee House, 3523 N. Anthony Blvd.; 373-0505 or

“WORKS OF FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD” – Ends Sept. 28; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 260-416-8008.

“2014 PRESIDENTIAL GALA: CAPE ANN COLLECTION CONNECTIONS” – Ends Oct.5; Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; 399-8050.

“THE SYMPHONY OF MY HEART” – Featuring more than 500 art postcards by artist Saffron Goetschius; ends Sept.28; Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-6837 or

PRINTS BY JULIE WALL TOLLES – Ends Oct. 19; Langhinrichs Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road; 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and by appointment; 744-1867.