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Marshmallow Festival – Amusement rides, car show, food; Main Street, Ligonier; 260-215-1982 or www.themarshmallowfestival.com. Ends Monday.
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The Grabill Country Fair begins Thursday in Grabill. The event will have buggy rides, crafts, vendors and games.

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The TinCaps take the field today against the West Michigan Whitecaps at Parkview Field.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

B.T. and Tommy Thompson 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

TODAY

Stephanie Holmes – 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; 816 Pint and Slice, 816 Calhoun St.; $8 at the door; www.brownpapertickets.com.

THURSDAY

Rocky Whatule and Bubba Bradley – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; open to the public; $4 a person.

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

SATURDAY

Gala Ball – 7 to 11 p.m.; Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; tickets, 260-925-1444, ext. 32.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Airshow – Featuring vintage B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Saturday and Sunday; also P-51C Mustang and “Rise Above” traveling exhibit honoring Tuskegee airmen; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station, 122nd Fighter Wing; free; www.fwairshow.com. “Sensory Access Hour,” 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, registration, www.fwairshow.com/sensory-access-hour.php.

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

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – Car show, auction, parade; Auburn; 260-925-3600 or www.acdfestival.org.

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

SATURDAY

Zanesville Homespun Day – Bike rodeo, crafts, antiques, flea market, food, parade; Zanesville; 638-4873.

THURSDAY

Grabill Country Fair – Concerts, food, crafts; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Grabill; www.grabillcountryfair.com. Ends Sept. 8.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. 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 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; 260-636-7383 or www.blackpine.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Soothing Summer Gardens,” ends Sept. 15; “Fall Plant Swap,” 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, reservations required; “Sales Garden Fall Open House,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; $1 night from 5 to 8 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 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.

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.

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 www.natmus.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, ends Sunday; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com. “Miami Harvest,” presented by Dani Tippman, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Small Crossfit Competition – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; “The Man, the Myth, the Legend” nutrition seminar, 3 p.m.; Fraternal Order of Police, Wayne Lodge 14, 2125 Olladale Drive; www.practicecrossfit.com.

Guided Tour of the Loblolly Marsh and Creature Feature – 9:30 a.m.; Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva; $2 per each event; 260-368-7428.

SUNDAY

YOLO Golf Outing – Benefits MDA; Cherry Hill Golf Club, 6615 Wheelock Road; 445-3292.

TUESDAY

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, Save_Maumee_Lake_Erie_Waterkeepe@mail.vresp.com.

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at Lawton Park, at the gravel parking lot on the south side of Fourth Street near 250 E. Fourth St.; ride is eight miles; www.fortwayneparks.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Learn to Curl” – 7 to 9:30 p.m.; Lutheran Health SportsCenter, 3869 Ice Way Drive; free; reservations, 438-0689.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Macedonian Patriotic Organization Convention – Featuring Dr. Lubomir Todorov, keynote speaker; also dances; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd; www.macedonian.org.

Auburn Fall Auction – Classic car auction, car corral and swap meet; Shelby seminar moderated by Speed TV’s Dave Despain; Bobby Unser, today and Saturday; Reggie Jackson celebrity charity auction guest, Sunday; Auburn Auction Park, Auburn; AuctionAmerica.com.

TODAY

Urban Picnic – Noon; 816 Pint and Slice, 816 Calhoun St.; $2 per slice of pizza; bring lawn chair or blanket; sponsored by Boyden & Youngblutt Advertising and Marketing; www.b-y.net.

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

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Tri Kappa Antique Show and Sale – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; DeKalb County High School, Auburn.

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 – 9 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com. Ends Sept. 15.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.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

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

TUESDAY

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.

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.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

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

Angola Motorsport Speedway – Modifieds, ABC Stocks, Front Wheel Drives, Saturday, Winged Outlaw Sprint, Sunday; pits open at 3 p.m.; Angola; admission: $15 adults Saturday, $18 Sunday, $5 ages 15 to 11 Saturday and Sunday, free to ages 10 and younger, Saturday and Sunday, $30 pit pass, Saturday and Sunday; 260-416-6557 or www.angolamotorspeedway.com.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“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 www.bearcreekfarms.com.

TODAY

“The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club” – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or www.riegsecker.com. Ends Dec. 8.

THURSDAY

“God of Carnage” – Preview performance; 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Sept. 22.

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