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  • GUIDELIGHT
    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.
  • Out and about
    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.
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THURSDAY
Beverly Lewis – Author of “The Bridesmaid”; 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, 4201 Coldwater Road; 482-3720.
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See giraffes, lions and orangutans at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, which is open through Oct. 14.

Out & About

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Satek Winery in Fremont celebrates Von Steuben Day on Saturday with music and other events.
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Bower North Productions will perform “To Catch A Clue” today at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke.

BOOKS

WEDNESDAY

Michelle Goldberg – Author of “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World”; 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Neff Hall, Room 101, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6895.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

SATURDAY

Jim Barron – Comic, magician, illusionist; 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Johnny Appleseed Park, Riverstage; free; www.jimbarronshows.com.

THURSDAY

Max Dolcelli and Travis Howze – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

American Style Ballroom – Group class, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom – All-level workshop; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $20; 480-7070.

American Style Ballroom – “Royal Rumble” open dance; 7 to 9 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Renaissance Ballroom – 8 to 10 p.m.; free group class, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; call for price information, 622-6644.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Spy Run String Band; 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 – Beginner group class, 2 to 2:30 p.m.; “Tea Dance,” 2:30 to 4 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.

THURSDAY

American Style Ballroom Beginner dance, 8:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Nappanee Apple Festival – Entertainment, food, seven-foot baked apple pie; downtown Nappanee; www.nappaneeapplefestival.org.

Amazing Fall Fun – Corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Waterloo; $8 adults, $6 ages 12 to 4, free to ages 3 and younger; Ends Oct. 28.

Kernel Coopers Corn Maze – Large corn maze with Titanic theme; 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays; 9867 Mendon Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-968-2536. Ends Nov. 3.

“Celebrate Our Artisans” – Old-time crafts, demonstrations; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.com.

Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – Demonstrations, antique gas and steam engines, food, antiques, flea market, music; Paulding County Fairgrounds, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-5215.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Food, crafts, bagpipers, music, antiques, giant straw maze; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Johnny Appleseed Park; $4 parking; www.johnnyappleseedfest.com.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Bluffton Street Fair – Food, music, amusement rides; downtown Bluffton; www.blufftonstreetfair.com. Ends Sept. 22.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

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 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 Saturday ; “Family Garden Close-Up: Soothing Flower Gardens,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

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; located inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

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. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Science Central – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

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.

THURSDAY

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Hitch a Ride on the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” program on Harvey Girls, 2 p.m., $12 members, $15 non-members; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Salamonie Riders Rendezvous – Horse ride; Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Horseman’s Campground, Loop A, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; park entrance fee; 260-468-2127.

SATURDAY

Huntington Bicycle Challenge – Registration at 8 a.m.; 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington; 10, 21, 34 and 39 mile rides; $35; 260-356-0500, ext. 3128 or www.pathfinderservices.org.

Northeast Indiana Heart Walk – 8:30 a.m.; IPFW, Alumni Plaza, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; one- and three-mile walks; 494-6530 or fortwayneheartwalk.kintera.org.

Steve Gomez Wiffleball Tournament – 8:30 a.m. registration; Hamilton Park Pavilion, 1420 Cherokee Road; $20 per player advance, $25 day of game; 482-4880.

SUNDAY

“Free to Breathe Fort Wayne” – 5K run/walk and one-mile walk; Headwaters Park; www.freetobreathe. org.

MONDAY

Bishop Luers Annual Golf Outing – Sept. 22, registration due by Monday; Brookwood Golf Course; $75 a person; 456-1261, ext. 3040 or email Melissa Hire at mhire@bishopluers.org.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

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.; Aboite Trails, meet at back of Indian Trails Park, 10300 Aboite Center Road; ride is eight miles; www. fortwayneparks. org.

“Sunset Birding Hike” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; meet at Boy Scout office parking lot, end of Olde Canal Place Drive; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

WEDNESDAY

Nearly Naked Mile – 6 to 8 p.m.; IPFW, Alumni Plaza, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free, donations accepted for Fort Wayne Rescue Mission; 481-6807 or email alumni@ipfw.edu.

Chip Novak Open – 1 p.m.; Chestnut Hills Golf Club, 11502 Illinois Road; $75 a person; benefits Fort Wayne Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; reservations, 447-8990.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

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

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.

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.

Von Steuben Day – Music, food; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Satek Winery, Steuben County; free admission, 260-495-9463 or www.satekwinery. com.

Antique Outboard Motor Club Show – 10 a.m.; North Webster Town Park, North Webster and Webster Lake; free admission; 260-213-1945.

Fashion Show – 8 p.m.; 431 W. Berry St.; music by Fatima Washington; 260-247-1678 or coleam02@students.ipfw.edu

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; special Pluto observing, Sept. 29; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; www.fortwayneastronomical society. 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 Pointe, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.

THURSDAY

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

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.

“Glenn Beck’s Unelectable 2012 Live” – Theater event; 8 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www. fathomevents. com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“A Few Good Men” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $24 adults, $20 Sunday senior matinees, $16 ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or www.fwcivic. org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“God of Carnage” – 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; general admission, $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329. Ends Sept. 22.

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.

“To Catch a Clue” – Bower North Productions; 6 p.m.; Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S. 24 N., Roanoke; $30; reservations, 260-414-2015.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY

“The Dress – A Musical Lesson in Life” – 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased on or before Sunday, $15 after Sunday; 260-579-6277.

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