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3RF schedule

Here is the schedule for today and Saturday. The following events will be part of the Fort Wayne Newspapers’ Three Rivers Festival primarily in downtown Fort Wayne. Weeklong events with daily times that do not change are noted by an asterisk.

For next week’s events, go to www.journalgazette.net.

Today

*10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display. Special model railroad exhibit featuring an HO scale and fully operational freight yard; regular museum admission applies ($5 adults, $3 students and seniors, and members or kids younger than 6 are free); History Center, 322 E. Berry St.

*10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – DeBrand Chocolate Tours. Behind-the-scenes tour through DeBrand Fine Chocolates’ kitchens; $5 a person with $5 rebate on $10 purchase after the tour; 10105 Auburn Park Drive

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Junk Food Alley. Food vendors offering traditional festival favorites, including elephant ears, slow-cooked barbecue and fried cheese, and new festival dishes, including German chocolate funnel cake; prices vary; near Headwaters Park

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. Presented by Meijer and Hoosier Metal, park plaza providing meal seating; regional and national entertainment after 6 p.m., with varied admission prices; Headwaters Park East, 333. S. Clinton St.

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Downtown Midway. Carnival featuring amusement rides, free displays, free hot-air balloon rides and fee-based attractions such as helicopter rides, laser tag, old-time photos, caricatures and face painting; individual tickets or all-day wristbands can be bought for amusement rides; Headwaters Park East and West, 333 S. Clinton St.

2 and 7 p.m. – Children’s musician Jim Gill in concert outside Allen County Public Library on the plaza, 900 Library Plaza; free

5 to 9 p.m. – Fort Wayne’s Largest Garage Sale. Proceeds benefit St. John Lutheran School at this garage sale featuring bargains on clothes, books, furniture, collectibles, sports items, electronics, household items, baby items and more; free admission; St. John Lutheran School and Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.

6 p.m. – A Better Fort presents House 4 a House, Calhoun Street, between Berry and Wayne streets; presented by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union and Free Indiana; music to raise money for Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House; free; D.J.’s Whatevashot, Michael Meyer and Fresh Ben;

7 p.m. – Planetarium Skies at University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Science Building, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 for families

Saturday

*10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – DeBrand Chocolate Tours. Behind-the-scenes tour through DeBrand Fine Chocolates’ kitchens; $5 a person with $5 rebate on $10 purchase after the tour; DeBrand Headquarters, 10105 Auburn Park Drive

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Junk Food Alley. Food vendors offering traditional festival favorites, including elephant ears, slow-cooked barbecue and fried cheese, and new festival dishes, including German chocolate funnel cake; prices vary; near Headwaters Park.

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Vera Bradley Festival Plaza. Presented by Meijer and Hoosier Metal, park plaza providing meal seating; regional and national entertainment after 6 p.m., with varied admission prices; Headwaters Park East, 333. S. Clinton St.

*11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Downtown Midway. Carnival featuring amusement rides, free displays, free hot-air balloon rides and fee-based attractions such as helicopter rides, laser tag, old-time photos, caricatures and face painting; individual tickets or all-day wristbands can be bought for amusement rides; Headwaters Park East and West, 333 S. Clinton St.

6 a.m. packet pickup and 8 a.m. race – Runners on Parade. 5K race and walk sponsored by Fort Wayne Orthopedics; no race-day registration; $25 fee. Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton St.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Antiques in the Park. Antique show with local and area dealers selling furniture, glassware, primitives and garden decorations; free admission; McCulloch Park, 1700 Broadway

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hoosier Hisser’s Cat Show, University of Saint Francis North Campus Gymnasium, 2701 Spring St.; American Cat Fancier’s affiliated Championship and Household Pet Cat Show with 100 cats and more than 30 breeds; $5 a person and $10 a family

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Garage sale hosted by Come2go Ministries, 323 W. Baker St. Home furnishings, kitchen items, electronics, clothing; free admission

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Rummage sale hosted by First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.; proceeds benefit church’s children’s council; admission free

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fort Wayne’s Largest Garage Sale. Proceeds benefit St. John Lutheran School at this garage sale featuring bargains on clothes, books, furniture, collectibles, sports items, electronics, household items, baby items and more; free admission; St. John Lutheran School and Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Flea Market. Open-air market offering antiques, jewelry, collectibles, paper goods and glassware; free admission; Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Beach Volleyball Coed Fours-Fair Play Volleyball, River City Complex, 1550 Griffin St.; spectators free; $15 participants or $60 a team (two men and two women)

10 a.m. to noon – Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival Parade, presented by Lutheran Health Network. Featuring marching bands, colorful floats, horses, clowns and balloons; free admission; two-mile route downtown (see map on Page 1W)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Daylily Show. Hosted by the Fort Wayne Daylily Society, botanical display followed by flower sale; free admission; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Art in the Park. More than 70 booths of artwork from regional and national artists, including media such as painting, ceramic, glass, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, digital imaging and photography; free admission; Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Crafters’ Market. Regional vendors selling jewelry, apparel and other unique gifts; free admission; north of Freimann Square, Clinton and Main streets

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Art and music: “The Voice in the Forest,” an installation by painter/composer Michael Rhoades; free; Lotus Gallery, 1302 Lafayette St., Suite 205

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family Fun Day at the Park sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association. Tour Allen County Courthouse and witness a mock trial; Allen County Courthouse Green, 715 S. Calhoun St.; free

Noon to 5 p.m. – Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display. Special model railroad exhibit featuring an HO scale and fully operational freight yard; regular museum admission applies ($5 adults, $3 students and seniors, and members or kids younger than 6 free); History Center, 322 E. Berry St.

Noon to 6 p.m. – Chalk Walk. Hosted by Fort Wayne Museum of Art, sidewalk art displays and hands-on crafts for kids; free admission; 300 E. Main St.

12:30 to 5:30 p.m. – American Red Cross Bloodmobile, Barr and Superior streets, next to Junk Food Alley

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Clean Comedy for Kids Helping Kids. Afternoon of music and comedy to benefit Riley Hospital for Children, sponsored by Snickerz, WAJI-FM Majic 95.1 and Edy’s; free admission, but donations accepted for hospital; Vera Bradley Plaza, Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton St.

1 to 11 p.m. – Fort Wayne Newspapers Corn Hole Classic. Two-day, 128-team single-elimination tournament open to ages 12 or older; $50 entrance fee per two-person team; spectators admitted free; Headwaters West Gated Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton St.

1:30 p.m. – Wii Bowling. Video-game competition open to teams of one child and one adult; free admission for spectators (registration ended July 6); Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

2 to 7 p.m. – Family Fun Fair, Praise Park, 5396 St. Joe Center Road; Ultimate Frisbee tournament, inflatables, food; free

2:30 p.m. – Diamond Dash hosted by WBYR-FM 98.9 The Bear in which contestants vie for a $10,000 diamond ring from Peter Franklin Jewelers; pre-register at www.peterfranklin.com

3:30 to 7 p.m. – Planetarium Skies at University of Saint Francis, Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Science Building, 2701 Spring St.; admission $4 adults, $3 children and seniors, $14 for families

6 p.m. – Salute to our veterans with Bruce in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen tribute band. $10 adults (veterans free) and free for kids younger than 13 with adult; Vera Bradley Plaza, Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton St.; opening acts include Sunny Taylor with Ben Porter

6 to 9 p.m. – Art exhibition; University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts, Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St.; 35th annual Ventures in Creativity Art Exhibition by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild; free

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