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    AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; Coventry Meadows, 7833 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free box lunch provided; $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members; to register, call 435-2100.
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SATURDAY
Fright Night Hike – 9 p.m.; West Central Neighborhood; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 and older, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-5117. Ends Oct. 22.
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First Presbyterian Theater performs “Hi-Hat Hattie” tonight and on Saturday at 300 W. Wayne St. Performances end Oct. 29.

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The Komets will play an exhibition game Sunday at Memorial Coliseum before their season opener next weekend.

BOOKSTORE EVENTS

SATURDAY

“If You Give a Dog a Donut” Special Storytime – 11 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

Storytime and Crafts – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, children’s department, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

MONDAY

Get to Know NOOK Color – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

TUESDAY

Writing Group – Presented by author Shirley Jump; 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

THURSDAY

Marlene Luckadoo – Author of “Life of a Library Book”; 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

Booklovers Book Group – 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

COMEDY

TODAY AND

SATURDAY

Derek Richards and Kevin Kramis – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Dan Grueter – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom

8:30 to 10 p.m. open dancing; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom – 7 to 9 p.m., 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Community Dance Party – 7 to 9 p.m.; The Dance Company, 14625 Lima Road; $5; www.dancecompany.us.

Van Wert Dance Club – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5; 419-238-6571.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Entwyned; 8 to 11 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; $8 admission, $5 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

SUNDAY

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

Fort Wayne Single Dance – 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Westside Gardens Recreation Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 432-1021.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Kooky Carnival – Kid-friendly; 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday; 12207 Illinois Road; www.tagartcompany.com. Ends Oct. 30.

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

TODAY

Fall Bazaar and Oktoberfest – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Lutheran Life Villages, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd.; tickets for dinner, $6.50 advance, $7 at the door; 447-1591.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival – Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Ridge, 6588 Pollock Road, Convoy, Ohio; “Hootmobile Car Trail,” barnyard petting zoo, “punkin’ chunkin’ ”; $7.50; www.lincolncandleco.com. Ends Oct. 30.

Fall Rendezvous – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont; 260-495-0137 or www.wildwindsbuffalo.com. Ends Oct. 23.

THURSDAY

Sister City Film Festival – “Big Man Japan,” Takaoka, Japan; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film; Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St.; $25 includes ethnic food tasting; 424-7195. Ends Oct. 26.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

Wild Zoo Halloween – Noon to 5 p.m.; Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Franke Park; $8 children, $4 adults; 427-6803. Ends Oct. 31.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Owl-oween – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $3 a person; 260-854-3790 or www.indianamuseum.org.

Green Center Haunted School House – 7 to 11 p.m.; Green Center; $8; www.hauntedgreencenter.com. Ends Oct. 29.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Haunted Hotel – 13th Floor – 7 to 11 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; 511 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $10, $15; not recommended for ages 9 and younger; www.HauntedHuntington.com. Ends Oct. 31.

Haunted Village and Halloween Lantern Tour – 8 to 10:30 p.m.; Auglaize Village, U.S. 24, west of Defiance, Ohio; 419-782-7255. Ends Oct. 22.

SATURDAY

Halloween Pet Parade – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Headwaters Park West; $20 per pet entry, includes photo, $25 day of the event; benefits Animal Care Control animal cruelty prevention team; 432-5031.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE

KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – “Glitz and Glamour of the Classic Era of the Automobile” photography exhibit; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display including a 1941 Graham Hollywood, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mark II and a 1937 Cord Custom Beverly Sedan; 50 Frank Lloyd Wright prints; design an automobile in design studios; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

Foellinger-Freimann

Botanical Conservatory – “Flower Power: The Summer of Love” exhibit, ends Nov. 13; “Digital Photographic Art by Elizabeth Balzer,” ends Oct. 29; “The Punkin’ Path,” Tuesday through Oct. 23; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; “Science Fun for Everyone: Meet the Elements,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Thursday; 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Hoosier Air Museum – Featuring 1946 Stinson V-77 Gullwing, Smith mini plane, 1935 Speedbird, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter Gunship; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; open through Dec. 13; 260-927-0443 or www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

National Military History Center

and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum

World War II vehicles and guns; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144 or www.militaryhistorycenter.org.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Like You Used to Own” includes post-war, prototypes, light and heavy duty, International Harvester/Navistar gallery, race and muscle cars; also gas pumps, 1948 diner, memorabilia; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automotive Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – History of local racers and race tracks of northern Indiana, artifacts and race cars; located inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automobile Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission for three museums, $10.

Historic Sauder Village – More than 40 historic homes and community shops; Archbold, Ohio; $14.50 adults, $7.50 ages 6 to 16, free to ages 5 and younger with family; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

Science Central – “LIGO: Astronomy’s New Messengers,” ends Jan. 8; also “Gears”; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – Collection of more than 200 species of wild animals and fish; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; $4 adults, $2 ages 55 and older and for ages 14 to 5, free to ages 4 and younger, 260-356-9453 or www.wildlifemuseum.org.

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Historic Harleys” exhibit, ends Jan. 7; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-563-9070.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Amazing Fall Family Fun – Ten–acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch; 4 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, also by appointment; 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo; $8 ages 13 and older, $6 ages 12 to 5, free to ages 4 and younger; 260-927-5796 or amazingfallfun@live.com. Closes Oct. 31.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Extraordinary Women Conference – Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; information, www.ewomen.net.

TODAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Organic and local produce, baked goods, flowers, artwork, music; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 515-9700 or www.mainstreetfarmmarket.com. Open through Oct. 22.

Global Garden Market – 3 to 7 p.m.; Catherine Kasper Place, 2826 S. Calhoun St.; 456-8969.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $3 admission; 419-737-2801 www.statelinegunshow.com.

SATURDAY

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plants, meat market, herbs, flowers, produce, flea markets, books; 3300 Warsaw St.; 456-1228. Continues through December.

“USF Nursing Heritage: A Journey through Time” – Dedication and ribbon cutting; 9 a.m.; Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education Nursing Commons, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; 399-7700, ext. 8518.

Kendallville Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Merchants Building, Noble County Fairgrounds, 780 Fair St., Kendallville; 260-349-8140.

“A Longer Hike” – Presented by Jason Kissel; 10 a.m.; sponsored by ACRES Land Trust; Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, Lagro, Wabash County; directions, 637-2273 or www.acreslandtrust.org.

Gas Guzzy 4-by-4 Off Road Truck Show Challenge – Gates open at 10 a.m.; Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, Ohio; $12 adults, $6 ages 12 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; 260-925-1951 or www.gasguzzy.com.

“Fall Birding Field Day with Stockbridge Audubon” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 8 a.m.; Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or www.lrwp.org.

“Leaves” – Presented by Amy Kissel; 2 p.m.; sponsored by ACRES Land Trust; Mary Thornton Nature Preserve, Wabash County; directions, 637-2273 or www.acreslandtrust.org.

“Dinner Around the World” – Guest speaker, Ron Clark, founder of Ron Clark Academy; 6 p.m.; Kendallville Event Center, Kendallville; $50 a person; 260-894-3335.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; observatory open for two hours every clear Saturday night, one hour after sunset; Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road; skies must be clear for viewing; donations accepted; ends Nov. 26.

SUNDAY

East State Village Farmers Market

Noon to 4 p.m.; Tecumseh Branch Library, 1411 E. State Blvd.; 260-312-0661. Runs through Oct. 23.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or crc@lrwp.org.

“The Revitalization of Goshen Downtown” – Presented by Dave Pottinger and Faye Peterson, also Jeremy and Maija Stutsman; 1 p.m.; Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College, Goshen; 574-535-7572.

THURSDAY

Dupont Downs’ Farmers Market – Noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; 260-387-5068 or www.dupontdowns.com. Open through Dec. 15.

Trine University Overlooked Film Festival – “Source Code”; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, Angola; free; 260-665-4133.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – Exhibition game; vs. Dayton; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $23 to $10 adults, $18 to $8 seniors and students, $13 to $6 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee; tickets, 1-800-800-4942. Ends Oct. 23.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Confession” – 1 p.m. today and Saturday, 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $39, dinner and show, $24, show only; 1-888-447-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com. Ends Dec. 3.

“Hi-Hat Hattie” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; general admission, $20 advance, $24 at the door, seniors, $18 advance, $22 at the door; 422-6329. Ends Oct. 29.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” – Dinner, 7 p.m., show, 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35, dinner and show; 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“The Butler Did It” – 7:30 p.m.; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $7; 456-1261.

SATURDAY

“Plain and Fancy” – 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee; $27.95, $12.95 and $6.95 students; 1-800-800-4942 or www.amishacres.com.

SUNDAY

One-Act Plays, “Faith, Hope and Love” – 2 p.m.; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; $4 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 483-1102.

THURSDAY

“Singin’ in the Rain” – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, Bryant; for tickets, 260-997-6822 or www.bearcreekfarms.com. Ends Oct. 29.

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