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ALL WEEKEND
Mizpah Shrine Circus – Ends Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 to $20; for show times, call 422-7122 or go to www.mizpahcircus.com.
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Theatre33 presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this weekend at West Noble High School in Ligonier.
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The Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show begins Thursday at Memorial Coliseum.

BOOKS

MONDAY

Book signing – Local author Mark R. Hunter will sign copies of "My Funny Valentine: America's Most Hilarious Writers Take On Love, Romance, and Other Complications," by Linton Robinson and Karla Telega, that features his work; 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Noble County Library, 813 E. Main St., Albion.

TUESDAY

Author visit/signing – Mike Mullin will sign copies of his book, "Ashfall" and discuss research for the book; 6:30 p.m. at Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington; 260-356-0824.

WEDNESDAY

Book discussion – History professor Tim Smith on new book, "Churchill, America and Vietnam 1941-1945"; 7 p.m. in RichLyn Library at Huntington University; free.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Ian Gutoskie and Donna Carter 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

The Midnight Swinger and Brian Hicks – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom Group lesson, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 to 10 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom "A Night of the Classics," 7 to 9 p.m.; open dancing; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Public dance – Benefits Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum; 7 to 11 p.m.; live music by Cadillac Ranch Band; National Military History Center, 4532 County Road 11A, Auburn; 260-927-9144, ext. 206.

SUNDAY

Singles/couples dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

HOLIDAY EVENT

TODAY AND SATURDAY

"Christmas Invitational Art Show By Fort Wayne Artists Guild" – Ends Saturday; Lo's Galleria on Broadway, 519 Broadway St., New Haven; hours, 493-1500 or www.losgalleria.com

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – The stainless-steel collection of the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum in Cleveland, including a DeLorean; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum "Sugar Magnolia," Grateful Dead original tour bus; 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 Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100. "The Futurliner from NATMUS," ends in March.

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 Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission for three museums, $10.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "Down on the Fisher-Price Farm" exhibit, through April 8; $1 night from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Science Central – Saturday "Winterval," liquid nitrogen ice cream and glacial gak; "Treasure" exhibit open through May 30; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; $16 non-members, $10 members; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TUESDAY

John Paulding Historical Society – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; free; 419-399-8218 or www.johnpauldinghistoricalsociety.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink – Noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday, $2 skate rental; 422-7625.

Toboggan Run – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; $10 per toboggan per hour; park entrance fees applied; 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 26.

SATURDAY

"Winterval" – Winter carnival; 2 to 5 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; various times and locations throughout downtown; www.fortwayneparks.org; free or reduced admission at some spots.

Future City Competition – Display of futuristic city models; 9 to 11:30 a.m., Walb Student Union Ballroom, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; www.etcs.ipfw.edu/fcc.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Poet Linda Bess and the Bryan Nellems Trio; presented by Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art and Culture; 7 to 10 p.m. at 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Snowball Softball – Corvilla Snowball Softball Tournament, Mishawaka; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 574-289-9779.

SUNDAY

Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franke Park, Pavilion 1, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; 482-2525.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; meet at Boy Scouts office parking lot, end of Old Canal Place Drive; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

"The Goat Rodeo Sessions" – Theatre concert event featuring Yo-Yo Ma; 7:30 p.m. at Regal Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

THURSDAY

Groundhog Open – Indoor golf tournament; Grand Wayne Center, Embassy Theatre and Courtyard by Marriott, downtown Fort Wayne; benefits downtown beautification; for times and cost, call 469-2700.

Fort Wayne RV and Camping Show – Through Feb. 5; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $4 60 and older, $2 kids 12 and younger.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

THURSDAY

Mad Ants – vs. Maine Red Claws; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50 to $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" – Ends Sunday; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; West Noble High School, Ligonier; $6 adults and $5 for seniors and students; dinner theater for Saturday performance, call 260-894-3191, ext. 3514 for reservations.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged" – Ends Feb. 4; 7 p.m.; Presented by Shakespeare from the Heart; Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Drive; for admission price, call 207-4556.

"Murder Among Friends" – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622.

"The Year of Magical Thinking" – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; general admission, $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329. Ends Saturday.

SATURDAY

Mystery dinner theater – 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show; St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School, 11521 Old U.S. 27 South; $25; 639-6520.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

"Shakespeare's Will" – 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; general admission, $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329. Ends Sunday.

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