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  • Seniors
    COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving; Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.
    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • People and places
    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Bob Zany and Jose Sarduy 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216. SATURDAY
Kosciusko County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Warsaw on Center Street between Buffalo and Lake streets; 574-253-1102.
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From left, Elise Troemel, Karen Johnson, Mary Ann Schoedel, Rachel Schwantz, John Schoedel, Joseph Gudel, Dave Frincke, Matt Maassel, Jacob Moore, Patrick Essex and Lyssa Troemel star in the original rock musical “The Twelve,” at Heartland Church on Vance Avenue.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

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Nick Scheiber and Mandy Shull star in “Oliver,” being performed at the Pulse Opera House in Warren this weekend.
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Bob Zany



Danny Browning and John Betz Jr. – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Renaissance Ballroom – 8 to 10 p.m.; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; call for price information, 622-6644.


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



Indiana State Fair – Midway, entertainment, animals, food; fairgrounds, Indianapolis; 317-927-7500 or Ends Aug. 19.

Trade Days and Flea Market – Crafts, flea market, food; Willshire Sportsman’s Club, Willshire, Ohio; 419-495-2730 or 419-495-2404.

Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival – Arts and crafts, food, live entertainment; Amish Acres, Nappanee; 1-800-800-4942 or


Harlan Days – Rides, crafts, sports, parade, food; Harlan;

Rib Fest – Rib vendors, cruise-in and car show, pig races; 11 a.m. to midnight; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or


Brew Haven – Sample craft beers from more than 45 breweries; 2 to 6 p.m.; downtown New Haven; $35 advance tickets; $5 designated driver ticket, includes meal and unlimited soft drinks; 444-9917 or

William Wells Celebration – 4 to 9 p.m.; Historic Wells Street Bridge; 420-3962.

Harambee Festival – Family-friendly activities including basketball tournament, storytelling, music, dramatic skits, face painting, food, parade; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Weisser Park, 3000 Hanna St.; 427-6028.

Country Fest – 3 p.m.; Headwaters Park;

Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road;

Hicksville Summer Fest – Car and truck show, music, games, children’s activities; downtown Hicksville, Ohio; 419-542-7173 or


Fun Fest by the River – Car show, parade, food, watermelon feed; downtown North Manchester; 260-982-7644. Ends Aug. 12.



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; 260-636-7383 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Soothing Summer Gardens,” ends Sept. 15; “Summer Self-Defense,” 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, registration required, call for cost; “Oh Cheese,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, call for price information; 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 Sunday, 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.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or

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

Science Central – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, ends Sept. 2; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; $16 non-members, $10 members; call for hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – “Miami Heritage Days,” featuring Katrina Mitten, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or “Blacksnake’s Path: The True Adventures of Williams Wells,” presented by author William Heath, 2 p.m. Sunday, free.

Sauder Village – “Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale” also antique bike gathering; 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 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.



The Jerk League Charity Golf Outing – Tee time, 8 a.m.; Colonial Oaks Golf Course, 8218 Huguenard Road; $240 per team; benefits Turnstone; 413-0734.

Nate’s 5K Walk/Run – In honor of the late Nathan Shull; 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race begins; starts next to Howe Fire Station, Howe; 260-336-4901 or

Moonlit Gardens – 8 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; $25 a person, includes wine tasting and food; for ages 21 and older; reservations required, 260-854-3790.


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


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

EcoWalk Work Group – Sponsored by Save Maumee, Lake Erie Waterkeeper; 4 to 5 p.m.; meet at corner of Niagara Drive and North Anthony Boulevard; email,

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road, in parking lot near the Conklin Pavilion, on south side of the park; ride is 8 miles;



“Abracadabra Magic Show” – 10 a.m.; Tibbits, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits. org. Ends Aug. 11.


Historic West Main Street Farmer’s 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.

Barr Street Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; 426-2882 or Ends Sept. 15.

“Look and Listen: Shore and Water Birds” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 8 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout office parking lot, end of Olde Canal Place Drive; directions, 478-2515 or

“Porter, Pets and Poetry” – 1 to 3 p.m.; Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva; $2 a person; animals must be on a leash or in a cage; 260-368-7428.

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. fortwayne astronomical society. com. Ends Nov. 24.


Tours of Monument City Site – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Andrews; park entry fee; www.dnr.INgov/uwis.


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


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.

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

National Night Out – Sponsored by City of New Haven and New Haven Police Department; 6 to 8 p.m.; Schnelker Veterans Memorial Park, New Haven; 748-7080.


Piccadilly Circus – Ends Aug. 12; parking lot at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets and show times, 1-877-373-0477 or www.thefuncircus. com.


“Miami Indians: Cultural Connections to Eagle Marsh” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; 478-2515 or

“Hop” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.


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

Farmer’s 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.

Live Insect Educational Presentation – 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; free; 749-2212.



TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


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


TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


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


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



“The Twelve” – Rock musical; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Heartland Church, 1025 Vance Ave.; $10 adults, $5 students and ages 18 to 5, free to ages 4 and younger; 260-255-9140. Ends Aug. 11.

“Blithe Spirit” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday and Thursday, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheel theatre. org. Ends Aug. 11.

“Dreamgirls” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $26 adults, $22 Sunday senior matinees, $18 ages 12 and younger; 424-5220 or Ends Aug. 12.


“Funny Money” – 8 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $24 matinees, $27 evening performances; times, 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits. org.

“Oliver” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017. Ends Aug. 11.

“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.

“Songs of the Silver Screen” – 6:30 p.m.; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; dinner and show, $42.95 today and Saturday, $39.95 weekdays; reservations, 260-454-0603 or www.thenew Ends Aug. 18.

“Play It Again, Sam” – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622. Ends Aug. 18.


“Orbison & Cash: Men in Black” – 6:30 p.m.; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; tickets and reservations, 260-454-0603 or Ends Aug. 14.


“All You Need Is Love” – 6:30 p.m.; New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; $39.95, dinner and show; tickets and reservations, 260-454-0603 or Ends Aug. 17.


“Make Me a Cowboy” – 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, 8339 N. 400 E., Bryant; $12 adults, $8 children; 260-997-6822 or Ends Sept. 1.


“Forbidden Broadway” – Presented by Gaslight Playhouse Inc.; dinner show; 6:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St., Kendallville; $22; 260-242-1543 or www.gaslightplayhouse75. com. Ends Aug. 11.