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  • Art
    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.
  • Arts update
    AT THE LIBRARY: • “Art for Homeschoolers,” for ages 6 to 11, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays at Aboite Branch, 5630 Coventry Lane.
  • Out & About
    ​BOOKS THURSDAY Cousin Vinny – Author of “The Devil's Glove”; 6 to 9 p.m.
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Bean Blossom Blues Fest – Music, food, wine and beer tastings, camping; Bill Monroe Music Park, Bean Blossom; 812-334-4420 or
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Taste of Arts, which showcases Fort Wayne's arts, culture and food, happens Saturday at the Arts United Campus on Main Street.

Out & about

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Historic Fort Wayne will host “Living History Days at the Old Fort” on Saturday and Sunday.

– Note: Any reference to "today" refers to Friday, Aug. 24.



Wanda Brunstetter – Author of "The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club"; 4 to 6 p.m. today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; the Blue Gate Theater, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; 1-888-447-4725 or



April Macie and Matt Wohlfarth 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $12.50; 486-0216.


B.T. and Tommy Thompson – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Zombie Prom – Benefit for Tasha Milburn; 8 p.m.; Franke Park Pavilion, Franke Park; $7; 260-442-9616.


Zumbathon – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W.; bring non-perishable food items and $10 to donate to Community Harvest Food Bank.

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



FolkyFishFest – 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m. Sunday; Lake Luther Campground, 5215 N. 450 W., Angola; $10 today, $25 Saturday, $10 Sunday;


Defiance County Fair – Harness racing, tractor pulls, demolition derby, parade of bands; Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, Ohio; 419-542-7575 or


David Rogers Days Living History Festival – Re-enactment, music, food; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; David Rogers Memorial Park, 2355 W. 550 S., Wolcottville; $2;


Taste of the Arts – Theatre, dance, music, food; noon to 7 p.m.; Arts United Campus on Main Street, downtown Fort Wayne; free admission; 424-0646 or

Crossroads Music Festival – Featuring Heady Times, Blue Bird Revival, Tito Discovery; food; opens at noon; Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, Columbia City; $5, free to ages 12 and younger.

Trucks in Paradise – Old and modified trucks, truck memorabilia, food; Paradise Spring Historical Park, Wabash; 260-571-0681.


Van Wert County Fair – Midway, livestock, agricultural exhibits; 8 a.m. to midnight; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9270 or Ends Sept. 3.


Tri-State Bluegrass Festival – Bluegrass performances and classes; Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville; 260-918-4790. Ends Sept. 2.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – Car show, auction, parade; Auburn; 260-925-3600 or Ends Sept. 2.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg racers and record–setters; 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; Last Saturday," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Botanical Brown Bag: At Least 12 Delectable Culinary Herbs," noon to 1 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

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. "Mad Mondays at the Zoo," miniature train ride, Australian Adventure River Ride, Endangered Special Carousel, Sky Safari; ends Monday.

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 and children ages 3 to 12, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Historic Fort Wayne – "Living History Days at the Old Fort: Fort Miamies, 1754 to 1763"; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; The Historic Fort; free-will donation; 460-4763 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.



Pufferbelly 5K, Family Run/Walk – Also one-mile Kids' Fun Run; 8 a.m.; Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road; $25 adults, $26 ages 14 and younger, $3 fun run for ages 11 and younger; register,

"Kicking Out Cancer" – Co-ed kickball tournament to benefit Adams County Branch of the American Cancer Society; 8 a.m.; Hanna Nutman Park, Decatur; $150 per team; to register, email Scott Christner at; for information, go to


"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

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at Tillman Park, 7500 S. Hanna St., parking lot near the softball diamonds; ride is eight miles;



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

"Kids' Days at Georgetown" – Back to school theme; 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square; 749-0461.

"Sweetcakes Entertainment" – Face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe; 745-1545.

Classic Car Cruise-In – Music by Spike and the Bulldogs; 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower, Berne; free; 260-589-3139.

"Spy Kids: All the Time in the World" – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.


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.

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.

John Deere Drive Green Ride and Drive – Sponsored by Kenn-Feld Group; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 10305 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-1299 or

Fort Wayne Comic Book Convention – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; free admission; 309-657-1599 or

August Last Saturday – Various activities throughout the city including Taste of the Arts Festival, discounts at History Center, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Science Central; 420-3266.

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.


"Garage Cruise" – Includes behind-the-scenes preview of car and truck projects; Auburn; time and location, 260-925-3600 or


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 Ends Sept. 11.


"Indian Artifacts" – Event hosted by Michelle Edington and Jim Bickel; prehistoric artifacts and historical Native American artifacts identified, authenticated and evaluated; 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Syracuse Community Center, 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse; free; 574-457-3599.


Dupont Downs Farmer's Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; 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.

Auburn Fall Auction – Classic car auction, car corral and swap meet; Shelby seminar moderated by Speed TV's Dave Despain; Bobby Unser, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; Reggie Jackson celebrity charity auction guest, Sept. 2; Auburn Auction Park, Auburn; Ends Sept. 2.



Angola Motorsport Speedway – MCR Modified legends; pits open at 3 p.m.; Angola; $15 adults, $5 ages 15 to 11, free to ages 10 and younger, $30 pit pass; 260-416-6557 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


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



"I Love a Piano" – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or

"Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice: The sssSpoof" – 7 p.m.; day camp bleachers on west side of Franke Park; free; if desired, bring lawn chairs; 484-5946 or

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


"The Confession" – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or Ends Dec. 8.