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Things to do


Festival of Gingerbread Gala - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; entertainment, food; Shields Room, History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; reservations,

Christmas Parade - 7 p.m.; lighting of Frosty; downtown Auburn;


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 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

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, “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon,” through Dec. 6.

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

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive and 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 for adults, $6 for 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


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


WWE SmackDown - Featuring Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family, The Big Show, Kane, Mark Henry, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $97, $52, $37, $27, $17; 800-745-3000 or



Saxophone Quartet and Saxophone Choir Recital – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Recital Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students; 481-6555 or