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  • what's going on
    MiscellaneousDeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Concerts, midway, parades, open livestock, food; downtown and fairgrounds, Auburn; www.dekalbcountyfair.org. Ends Saturday.
  • Health
    BLOOD DONATIONS: Scott’s Shopping Center, 310 W. North St., Kendallville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Out and about
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Eddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
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SATURDAY
Spring Trolley Shopping – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; some Fort Wayne downtown merchants will have specials; free; www.downtownfortwayne.com.
WEDNESDAY
Komets hockey – Playoff game 3; vs. Rapid City; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $24 to $11 adults, $19 to $9 seniors and students, $14 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.
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The Spring Tractor and Engine Show happens all weekend at Memorial Coliseum.

Out & about

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National Walking Day will take place Wednesday at Parkview Field, where participants are encouraged to walk around the concourse.
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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will perform with “Cirque de la Symphonie: Encore” today and Saturday at Embassy Theatre. See Music on Page 6W for information.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Jason Russell and Brian Aldridge 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Steve Iott and Adam Norwest – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance Marathon – Benefit for Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House; 6 p.m.; Hutzell Sports Center gymnasium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; each participant is asked to raise $25 in donations; 399-7700, ext. 8405.

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; open to the public; $4 a person.

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 7 to 9 p.m.; open dancing; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

“Come Dance with Me” – Bea Weberg’s annual dance; doors open at 5 p.m.; line/partner lesson, 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6 p.m., dance follows meal; Lighted Gardens, 10794 Indiana 1, Ossian; $15.

SUNDAY

American Style Ballroom “Tea Dance”; 2 to 4 p.m.; open dancing; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $6 members, $9 non-members.

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.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Down on the Fisher-Price Farm” exhibit, ends April 8; “$1 Night,” 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.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or www.hoosierairmuseum.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 Saturday.

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.

Science Central – “Treasure” exhibit, ends May 30; “Last Saturday,” part of the Downtown Improvement District and Arts United event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, $4 admission; Spring Break hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through April 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, noon to 5 p.m. April 8; 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.

TODAY

African African-American Historical Museum – Anniversary celebration; Destiny Dome gospel concert; 6 p.m.; Cathedral of Praise Ministries, 3501 Harris Road; 420-0765.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The History Center “Fool Hardy History,” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday; George R. Mather Lecture Series, “Fort Wayne’s Historical Baseball Past” presented by Don Graham, 2 p.m. Sunday, free; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. THURSDAY

Wabash County Historical Museum – “1812 Family Fun Day”; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; call for time, 260-563-9070.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

“Disney on Ice: Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey” – 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $40.50, $30.50, $19.50, $14.50; 1-800-745-3000.

Spring Tractor and Engine Show – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $8; 1-800-745-3000.

TODAY

“Salamander Strut” Night Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; bring flashlight and wear rubber boots; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SATURDAY

Open House – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Third World Shoppe, Historic Hattersley House, 611 W. Wayne St.; free; 422-6821.

Easter Egg Hunt – 1 p.m.; Zanesville Lions Community Park, Zanesville; for ages up to 14; 638-4327.

History and Haunting Stories – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers and Paranormal Inquisitor; 6:45 p.m.; meet at “old” Franklin School, 1903 St. Mary’s Ave.; bring flashlight, voice recorder and camera; $40 to investigate three buildings; www.fortwayneonlockdown.com.

MONDAY

Edible Book Festival – Noon to 2 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast, Student Life Center, 4900 St. Joe Road; www.ivytech.edu/library/northeast.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

IPFW WorldFest 2012 – Japanese, Mediterranean, French; IPFW, Walb Student Union, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; events.ipfw.edu.

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 info@lrwp.org.

Toddler Tuesday – Entertainment, interactive activities, snacks; sponsored by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 11 a.m. to noon; Jefferson Pointe, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.

Spring Frog Hike – Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College, Goshen; rubber boots required; $5 adults, $2 ages 14 and younger; for time and to register, call 260-799-5869 or email mlevents@goshen.edu.

WEDNESDAY

National Walking Day – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; 494-6530 or www.heart.org/fortwayne.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – Staged pre-recorded production with Donny Osmond; 7 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

Poetry Reading and Open Mic – 7 p.m.; featuring Curtis L. Crisler and Linda Bess; The Bean Café & Teahouse, 1008 N. Wells St.; 420-5000.

THURSDAY

Overlooked Film Festival – Movie: “Trust,” rated R; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, Angola; free; 260-665-4133.

“Rascal Flatts: Changed” – Theater event; 8 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

THURSDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Lake County Captains; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or www.tincaps.com.

Komets hockey – Playoff game 4; vs. Rapid City; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $24 to $11 adults, $19 to $9 seniors and students, $14 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Steel Magnolias” – Presented by School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. (formerly Scottish Rite Center); $10.

“The Farnsworth Invention” – Civic Off-Main Production; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Public Library Auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $16 adults, $13 Sunday senior matinees, $11 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220. Ends April 15.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-9689.

TODAY AND SUNDAY

“Twelfth Night; or, What You Will” – 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday; Umble Center, Goshen College, Goshen; $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students; 574-535-7566 or www.goshen.edu.

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