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ALL WEEKEND
Refrigerated Toboggan – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; $10 per toboggan per hour, plus park entrance fee; 260-833-2012 or www.tobogganrun.com. Ends Feb. 28.
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Designers Katie Nehrenz, left, and Courtney Ternet with 111 Design decorate a tree as part of the Festival of Trees, which happens today through Tuesday at Embassy Theatre.

Out and About

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Comedian Tony Roberts performs Saturday at the Laugh Lounge on Creighton Avenue.
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The Festival of Gingerbread kicks off today at The History Center. See displays of gingerbread houses and other sights.
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Mark Masri performs holiday music Wednesday in Wabash. See Music, Page 6W.

COMEDY

TODAY

AND SATURDAY

Steve Brewer and Jodi White – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9; 486-0216.

SATURDAY

Tony Roberts – 9 p.m.; Laugh Lounge, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; $15 advance; 456-1234.

THURSDAY

Shaun Jones and John Burton – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom – 7 p.m., group lesson; 7:30 p.m. open dance; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

Festival of Trees – Noon to 8 p.m. today through Sunday, also 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; senior day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $6 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 424-6287. Ends Dec. 1.

Artworks Holiday Art – Ends Dec. 31; “Jewelry Demo by Virginia Nance,” noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; “Threadography Demo by Two Sipsters Studio, Beth Wheeler and Lori Marquette,” 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Artworks, 4150 W. Jefferson Blvd., Jefferson Pointe, next to Barnes & Noble; hours, 432-6419.

Festival of Gingerbread – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-2882, ext. 309. Ends Dec. 13.

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; Franke Park; $5 a car, $10 a limousine or passenger van, $25 a bus or trolley; 744-6145; carriage rides Fridays through Sundays, $30 for up to six people, $60 for seven to 14 people, reservations, 260-691-3780. Ends Dec. 31.

“Holiday Light Show at the Fair” – 6 to 9 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; $5 per car, $25 per bus; 419-238-1214. Ends Dec. 27.

“Living Lights” – 5:30 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville; 260-638-4108. Ends Jan. 2.

Holiday Studio Show – 1 to 8 p.m. today, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and by appointment; 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville; 260-238-4755. Ends Dec. 30.

“Holiday Art Market” – Through Dec. 31; Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, 437 E. Berry St.; 424-7195 or deb@artlinkfw.com for hours.

“Pinata Paradise” – Ends Dec. 6; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.;$5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; “Stories from the Conductor,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

TODAY

Thanksgiving Open Tours – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 5608 Coldwater Road; $5 a person with a rebate of $5 off a $10 purchase after the tour; 260-969-8335.

Santa’s Arrival – 6:30 to 8 p.m.; downtown Bryan, Ohio; parade, live reindeer, lighting, 419-636-2247.

Parade of Lights – 6:30 p.m.; downtown Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or www. archbold chamber. com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 children; 260-375-7017 or www.pulseoperahouse.org for reservations. Ends Dec. 5.

SATURDAY

Holiday Lantern Tours – 4 to 8:30 p.m.; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; $10 adults, $6 ages 6 to 16; 1-800-590-9755. Ends Dec. 12.

SUNDAY

Holiday Memorial Tree Lighting and Program – 5 p.m.; Baker Street Train Station; memorial lights, $25 each or $40 for two; proceeds fund hospice care; 435-3222.

TUESDAY

“Ornaments and Nativities in Clay, Wood, Wool, Glass and More” – Ends Dec. 31; Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road; hours, 436-0927 or www. the orchard gallery. com.

Auburn Festival of Trees – Ends Jan. 5; National Military History Center; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; hours and admission, 260-927-9144 or www. military history center. org.

Regional Holiday Pops – Fort Wayne Philharmonic; 7 p.m.; Westview High School, Topeka; tickets, 260-481-0777.

TUESDAY

THROUGH THURSDAY

“Homestead Holiday Musical Revue” – Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, Goodtimes Theatre, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; performance times and tickets, 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com. Ends Dec. 20.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Saint Francis and the Christmas Creche – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Lupke Gallery, University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; 260-399-7700. Ends Dec. 15.

WEDNESDAY

Holiday Tree Celebration – 8 p.m.; Scully Square, Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; 1-800-937-2448 or www.indianatech.edu.

THURSDAY

A Night with Santa – 6 to 8 p.m.; National Military History Center; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission, 260-927-9144 or www.militaryhistorycenter.org.

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

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

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

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Downtown Landmarks,” Saturday through April 4; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

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 www.militaryhistorycenter.org.

Science Central – “The Space Shuttle”; also “Art Morph: Combining Art and Science,” ends Jan. 3; extended Saturday hours during November and December; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $7 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum – “Turkish Maps” exhibit; also Robert Bentz collections of jewelry and landscape drawings; 3039 Piqua Ave., lower gallery; 456-6929.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – Collection of more than 200 species of wild animals and fish; Huntington; directions and admission, 260-356-9453.

TODAY

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; $5, Honeywell Center, Wabash; 260-563-9070.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Black Pine Animal Park – Private tours for ages 8 and older; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $20 a person; reservations, 260-636-7383 or www.blackpineanimalpark.com.

TUESDAY

THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “The Golden Age: Indiana Literature, 1880-1920,” ends Thursday; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; free admission; 260-244-6372.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Ice Skating – Noon to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink, 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 for ages 14 and older, $3 for ages 13 and younger; Fridays are free for ages 13 and younger through Feb. 26; 425-5746. Ends Feb. 28.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 482-9502.

SATURDAY

Winter Farm Market – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Paula’s on Main, 1732 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Ends April 17.

Train and Collectible Toy Show – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Ken Frecker, Auction Arena, 620 Lincoln Highway W., New Haven; $3 admission, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-692-2445.

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

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

Community Nature Presentation – “Ancient Beginnings of the Little River” presented by Matt Jones, water resource education specialist with the Partnership for Water Quality; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 7 p.m.; Aboite Branch Library, 5630 Coventry Lane; 478-2515 or www.lrwp.org.

TUESDAY

“Thinking About 1989” – Presented by Dr. Gale Stokes of Rice University; 7 p.m.; also “Memories of the Fall of the Wall: Religion, Politics and Society in Eastern Europe and the Fall of Communism,” symposium, 7 p.m. Thursday; Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington College, Huntington; free; 260-359-4243.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Erie; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20 to $5; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Port Huron; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20 to $10 adults, $15 to $8 seniors and students, $9 to $6 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Erie; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20 to $5; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Cats” – Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee; performance times and tickets, 1-800-800-4942. Ends Dec. 31.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The 1940s Radio Hour” – Doors open, 6:15 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m., performance, 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; tickets, 424-5622. Ends Dec. 19.

SUNDAY

“Life After Death” – Presented by Stages Theatre Company; 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $10 if purchased on or before Saturday, $13 after Saturday, cash only; for ages 18 and older; 260-750-8308 or 260-416-7526.

THURSDAY

“Almost, Maine” – Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9689. Ends Dec. 12.

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