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    ACCEPTING ENTRIES: The Embassy Theatre is looking for individuals or groups to decorate the animated window displays along Harrison Street for the 2014 holiday season. To enter, go to FWEmbassy​Theatre.
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    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.
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North Webster Mermaid Festival – Live music, food and queen pageant; Carnival and Merchant’s Building, North Webster; 574-834-4316.
“Cars 2” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.
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Out & about

Cook’s Bison Ranch’s Calf Day Celebration happens Saturday at the farm and ranch in Wolcottville. The event includes music, food and buffalo.
The Little River Wetlands Project will have its “Walk for the Wetlands” on Saturday at Eagle Marsh off Engle Road. Money from the walk will help preserve the wetlands.
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Local burlesque troupe the Fort Wayne Bombshells will present its latest show, “Broads on Broadway,” at 9 p.m. today at Picasso’s, 5655 St. Joe Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a complimentary appetizer buffet starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, at $20, are available at the nearby Piere’s Entertainment Center box office.



Sid Davis and Mike Jones 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Mike Lukas and Brian E. Kiley – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



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


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

American Style Ballroom – Advanced workshop; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $20; 267-9850.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Cosmic Otters; 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.

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


American Style Ballroom “Tea Dance”; 2 to 4 p.m.; open dancing; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

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

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



Ribfest – Food and music; Michael Charles, 4 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday; Headwaters Park; admission after 5:30 p.m., $8 ages 13 and older, $6 seniors, $4 students; 602-7351 or

Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire and Marketplace – Stage performers, musical and theatrical acts; 5 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; Steuben County Park, Angola;

Rally in the Corn – Large motorcycle rally, games, stunt shows, band; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-855-2702 or

Historical Power Show – Antique tractors, garden tractors, horse pull, music, parade, sawmill and threshing demos, food, crafts and toy show; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday; Fulton County Historical Society Inc.; admission;


Huntington Heritage Days – Carnival, hot air balloon launches, bed race; downtown Huntington; 260-356-5300 or

Paulding County Fair – Attractions and hours to be announced; 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-5215.

Bryan Jubilee – Midway, craft show, farmers market, concerts; Courthouse Square, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or


Motorsport Festival – Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Monroe St., Decatur; free; 260-724-2604.


Strawberryfest – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Coldwater, Mich.; 517-607-1713.

Cook’s Bison Ranch Calf Day Celebration – Music, food, buffalo, wagon rides; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cook’s Bison Farm and Ranch, Wolcottville; 1-866-382-2356.

Wildwood Park Historic Home and Garden Tour – Noon to 5 p.m.; Wildwood Park neighborhood; 426-5117 or

Rotors ‘N Ribs – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Goshen Municipal Airport, 17229 county road 42, Goshen; free; 574-233-1040.


Topeka/Honeyville Quilt Show and Sale – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Eden Worship Center, Topeka; Ends June 22.


Turtle Days – Music, parade, fireworks, rides; Churubusco; Ends June 23.

Huntington Heritage Days – Ice cream social, car show, rides, food; Huntington; 260-356-5300 or Ends June 24.


Hoagland Days – Demolition derby, carnival rides; downtown Hoagland; Ends June 23.

Appleseed Quilt Show – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Ends June 23.

Greekfest – Greek food, dancing, music; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Headwaters Park; Ends June 24.



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

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours begin at 10 a.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 adults, $7 ages 9 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; extra charge for feeding tour;

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Butterflies of Malaysia” exhibit, ends July 8; “Season-all Sale, Herbs for Garden and Gourmet,” Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – New zoo babies and animals include dingo puppies, kangaroo joeys, prairie dogs, reticulated giraffes; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $13.50 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $8.50 ages 14 to 2; 427-6800. Open through Oct. 14. “Creature Features,” through Aug. 5, free with zoo admission, call for times.

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

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German vehicles, guns and famous General displays; 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.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or

Sauder Village – “Dairy Days,” ends Sunday; “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors,” Saturday; Archbold, Ohio; time and entrance fees, 1-800-590-9755 or


Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s small-town hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; $5; 260-237-1253.


Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs…”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.


Science Central – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, Tuesday through Sept. 2, ribbon-cutting, 11 a.m. Tuesday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; free admission on Tuesday; general admission $8 adults and ages 3 to 12, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or



Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; Ends Oct. 19.

Friday Nites Live – Featuring “Sweetcakes Entertainment,” face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe; 745-1545.


Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

South Milford Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Austin Park, South Milford;

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; plants, produce, baked goods and art items; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 13.

Kosciusko County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Warsaw on Center Street between Buffalo and Lake streets; 574-253-1102.

“Diva Dash” – 5K run/walk; 8 a.m.; Curves, Georgetown Square; 749-0461.

Great Lake Show Ski Tournament – Presented by Lake City Skiers and teams from Ohio and Michigan; 8 a.m.; Hidden Lake, 2455 Hidden Lake Drive, Warsaw; free;

Tippecanoe Audubon Society Field Trip – 10:30 a.m.; Pigeon River Fish and Game area, 8310 E. 300 N., Mongo; 260-367-2164.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 24.


“Rock Around the Clock” – Music provided for walkers; 7 to 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza, Berne.


Midwest’s Largest Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shipshewana; runs through the end of October.


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

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

Farmers Market at The Towne House – 3 to 6 p.m.; 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 483-3116 or Ends Sept. 11.

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Aboite Trails, Indian Trails Park, meet at back of Indian Trails Park, near 10300 Aboite Center Road; ride is 8 miles;


Dupont Downs Farmers Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; Ends Oct. 11.

Farmers Market – Produce, baked items, art work, honey, soap and lotions, jewelry, pet items, gifts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square. Ends Sept. 13.

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.

“Courageous Conversations about Race: Book Discussion Part 2” – Sponsored by It Is Well with My Soul; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Meeting Room B; reservations, 420-0765.

“Parent’s Night Out with The Happiest Baby & Happiest Toddler, starring Dr. Harvey Karp” – 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,



“State Fair” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Round Barn Theatre, Amish Acres, Nappanee; tickets, 574-773-4188 or www. amish acres. com. Ends July 8.


“Peter Pan, the Musical” – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www. wagon wheel theatre. org.

“The Confession” – Today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29 show, $44 dinner and show; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or Ends Aug. 18.

“The Marriage-Go-Round” – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622. Ends June 23.


“The Firehouse Follies, ‘A Night of Historic Entertainment’ ” – 7 p.m.; Firehouse Theater, 108 E. Main St., North Manchester; $5; 260-982-0672.