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TODAY AND SATURDAY
North Webster Mermaid Festival – Live music, food and queen pageant; Carnival and Merchant’s Building, North Webster; 574-834-4316.
WEDNESDAY
“Cars 2” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.
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Cook’s Bison Ranch’s Calf Day Celebration happens Saturday at the farm and ranch in Wolcottville. The event includes music, food and buffalo.
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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.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

Mike Lukas and Brian E. Kiley – 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 – 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.

SUNDAY

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.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.bbqribfest.com.

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; www.enchantedlakesfaire.com.

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

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; www.fultoncountyhistory.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

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 www.bryanchamber.org.

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

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 information@archfw.org.

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

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

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

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

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

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

THURSDAY

Hoagland Days – Demolition derby, carnival rides; downtown Hoagland; www.hoaglandin.com. 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; www.visitfortwayne.com. Ends June 24.

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.

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; www.blackpineanimalpark.com.

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 www.botanicalconservatory.org.

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 www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

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 ksplace1@frontier.com.

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

SATURDAY

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.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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 www.sciencecentral.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; cashatto@aol.com. 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.

SATURDAY

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; bowmanbk46795@yahoo.com.

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; www.lakecityskiers.org.

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; www.fortwayneastronomicalsociety.com. Ends Nov. 24.

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

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

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

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

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 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 www.townehouse.org. 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; www.fortwayneparks.org.

THURSDAY

Dupont Downs Farmers Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; www.dupontdowns.com. 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, www.fathomevents.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“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 www.riegsecker.com. 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.

SUNDAY

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

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