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    Miscellaneous Short Hikes for Short Legs – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; “Why Wetlands are Amazing”; for ages 3 to 5 and responsible adult; 9 a.m.
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    MiscellanseousShort Hikes for Short Legs – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; “Why Wetlands are Amazing”; for ages 3 to 5 and responsible adult; 9 a.m.
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    Miscellaneous Bluffton Free Street Fair – Food, parade, rides, music; Bluffton; ends Saturday. Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.
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The American Contract Bridge League Regional Tournament – Anthony Wayne Ballroom, Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 426-4100.
Fall Mums and Pumpkins Festival – Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin pickings; Lincoln Ridge Farm, 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio; 419-749-4224. Ends Oct. 25.
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The American Contract Bridge League tournament happens Sunday.

Out and about

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The DeKalb County Free Fall Fair begins Monday in Auburn.
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The Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival happens today and Saturday with corn husking, blacksmith demonstrations and food.



Storytime and Crafts – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.




Valarie Storm and Jason Benci – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9; 486-0216.


Vic Dunlop and Johnny Beehner – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



American Style Ballroom – 8 p.m., group lesson; 8:30 p.m. open dance; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.


Ballroom Dance – Sponsored by Wabash Valley Ballroom Society; 6 to 8:30 p.m.; above the Geneva Library, Geneva; $5 a person; 260-346-2537.

Let’s Dance – Social ballroom dance; 3 p.m., lesson, 7 p.m., dance; Imagine Schools Reception Hall, 2000 N. Wells St.; $8, lesson and dance, $6, dance only; 260-338-0959.



James Dean Festival – Custom car show, dance contest, rides, food, games, entertainment; Fairmount; 765-948-4555.

Back to the Days of Kosciuszko – Music, traders’ market, 18th century re-enactment; Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, Warsaw; 574-269-6803 or

Convoy Community Days – Lawn mower drag races, crafts, truck pull; Convoy, Ohio; 419-749-2266 or


Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival – Corn husking, sawmill, farm animals, blacksmith demonstrations, food; 817 W. Dupont Road; free; 427-6000 or

Bluffton Free Street Fair – Food, games, rides; downtown Bluffton; 260-824-4351 or

Apple Butter Making Week – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or


Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival – Crafts, food, vintage baseball game, children’s games; Hier’s Park, Huntington; $3 adults, $1 students, free to ages 4 and younger; no pets;

Pumpkin Fest – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Myers Farm, directions, 260-726-2093.

Fall Fest – Jack-o’-lantern contests, plant and bulb sale, food, quilt show; First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola.


Oktoberfest – German food, children’s activities, music, dance; 1 to 11 p.m.; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; 459-2225.

Fall Festival – St. Joe Hessen Cassel Catholic Church, 11337 U.S. 27 S.; 639-6141.

Rally to Read – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free books given away; Hanna-Creighton, CANI Head Start, Fort Wayne Urban League, Pontiac Branch Library; 422-2551.

Fall Festival and Barn Fest – Children’s activities, scarecrow decorating contest, music, crafts; downtown Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or


DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Entertainment, rides, games; downtown and DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Auburn; free; 260-625-4047 or Ends Oct. 3.


Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds, hayrides, food; Fashion Farm Inc., Ligonier; 260-894-4498 or Ends Oct. 31.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – “The Art of Frank Lloyd Wright and His Automobiles,” ends Oct. 25; Steel Dynamics Gallery of Auburn; Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; $10 adults, $6 students, free to ages 6 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Wizard of Oz” exhibit, ends Nov. 15; artwork by Bob Voors and Garry Harshbarger, ends Oct. 31; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; “Wizard of Oz Day,” visit by Judy Garland impressionist Elaine Horn, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 427-6440 or

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Featuring African Journey; open through Oct. 11; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $12 adults, $8 ages 2 to 14, $10 ages 61 and older; hours, 427-6800 or

Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum and National Military History Center Vintage 1983 DMC-12 DeLorean on display at Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum; “A Sacrifice for Freedom” exhibit on display at National Military History Center; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; 260-927-9144 or

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission; hours, 260-925-9100.

Science Central – “The Space Shuttle”; “Art Morph: Combining Art and Science,” ends Jan. 3; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $7 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; 424-2400 or


Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Berne; $6 tours, $5 seniors, $3 students to age 13; Monday through Saturday; hours, 260-589-8007 or


Cathedral Museum – “Festival of Copes”; ends Wednesday; Tuesdays through Fridays; closed all religious holy days and national holidays; Cathedral Museum, Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 915 S. Clinton St.; 710-5954.

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Portraits of Lincoln: The Lang Collection”; ends Jan. 2; $5 adults, $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; “Lincoln: Master of Language,” presented by Sara Gabbard, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Honeywell Center, Wabash; 260-563-9070.


Black Pine Animal Park – Open Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $6 ages 3 to 12, $6.50 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 13 to 54; feeding tours, Saturday and Sunday, extra charge; 260-636-7383 or


Whitley County Historical Museum – Featuring artwork by former Columbia City resident Shinzo Ohki, also photographs and memorabilia from the Show You soy sauce factory; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; free admission.



“Salute to Veterans” Tour – Experimental Aircraft Association; DeKalb County Airport, Auburn; 1-877-808-8151, ext. 20 or


Fort-4-Fitness – Half marathon, 4-mile run/walk, health fair, healthy food expo; Parkview Field and Downtown; 414-6216 or

Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show – Wild West review, today, horse show, Saturday; Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol Grounds, Columbia City; $5; benefits Shrine Hospitals for Children; 574-536-9943.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated – “Latino Demographics and Educational Access,” lecture, 10:30 a.m. today, Neff Hall; “Hispanic Culture Break,” 5 p.m. Sunday, Walb Union; “Black Latinos in the Community,” noon Monday, Walb Union; Hispanos Unidos Movie Night, “El Norte,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Classroom Medical Building; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6847.


Wild Walkers Hike – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Detering Nature Preserve, Noble County, 427-6005 or

“What Just Happened Here: Surviving and Thriving in a Post-Crisis Economy” – Noon; Walb Union, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-1440.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 515-9700. Ends Oct. 23.

“Stargazing at Eagle Marsh” – 7:30 to 9 p.m.; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; help mark trails and boundaries; Eagle Marsh barn on Engle Road, half-mile east of West Jefferson Boulevard; 478-2515 or


Parade of Homes – Subdivision of Veracruz, on Covington Road past West Hamilton Road; noon to 9 p.m. daily, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, ends Oct. 4; $9 admission; 420-2020.

National Alpaca Farm Days – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Catch-a-Cria Alpacas, 6833 McComb Road, Churubusco; 260-579-8050.


Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; ends Nov. 21.

Churubusco Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; behind National City Bank, Churubusco; 693-9350. Ends in October.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; First Mennonite Church parking lot, Berne; 260-849-2826. Ends in October.

Star Viewing – Starts one hour after sunset through Nov. 28; Fort Wayne Astronomical Society telescope, Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road; skies must be clear for viewing; donations accepted.


Fort Wayne Doll and Bear Show and Sale – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave.; $3; 419-228-4657.

Trap and Skeet Shoot – 12:30 p.m.; South West Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road; 747-4677.


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn on Engle Road, half-mile east of West Jefferson Boulevard; free; 478-2515 or

“Music and the Brain” – Presented by Dr. Kamal Chemali and Prisca Benoit; 7 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, Van Wert, Ohio; $10 adults, $5 ages 18 and younger; 419-238-6722.

Tippecanoe Audubon Society Program – Program by Dr. Leonard Williams, political science professor at Manchester College, North Manchester; Manchester College Student Union, Hoff Room; 260-982-2471.


Neighborhood Health Clinics Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1717 S. Calhoun St.; will accept WIC program vouchers; 458-2641, ext. 3615.

Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; ends Oct. 14; Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road; 427-6005.


“The Election of Abraham Lincoln” – Presented by Harold Holzer, Lincoln author and scholar; 7:30 p.m.; Rhinehart Music Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6691.

“Abjad” – Part of International Film Series; in Farsi; 7:30 p.m.; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Classroom-Medical Building, Room 159, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6860.



“Opal is a Diamond” – Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9689. Ends Oct. 3.


“Proof” – 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Studio Theatre, Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students; 260-359-4261.



“Plain and Fancy” – 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2 p.m. Wednesday; Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres, Nappanee; tickets, 574-773-4188, ext. 201. Ends Oct. 31.


“Antigone” – 7:30 p.m.; Wampler Auditorium, Manchester College, North Manchester; $7 adults, $5 seniors; 260-982-5285. Ends Oct. 4.