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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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Star viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; special Pluto observing, Saturday; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 24.
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Out & about

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Pulse Opera House in Warren will feature this weekend “The Orphan Train,” which tells the stories of children on the train searching for homes.
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Local artists will feature their works, including Nicole Moore’s paintings, on Saturday during Taste of Covington at Covington Plaza on West Jefferson Boulevard.

– The weather this weekend is supposed to be clear and cool. Here is what's hot in local arts arts, recreation and entertainment.



Susie Duncan Sexton – Author of “Secrets of an Old Typewriter”; noon to 4 p.m.; James Dean Gallery, Fairmount;



Max Dolcelli and Travis Howze 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Rusty Z – Comedic hypnotist; 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10:50; 486-0216.



“Dancing with the Democrats, Evening of Fun and the Election Tango” – 7 to 11 p.m.; Allen County Democratic Headquarters, 7301 Decatur Road; $10; 478-8239.



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


“Stomp Out Senior Hunger” – Line dance and silent auction; 7 to 11:30 p.m.; Elegant Occasions, 14722 Lima Road; $5; benefits Community Harvest Food Bank and SeniorPak Program; 484-5858.


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


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



Mizpah Shrine Charity Horse Show – Wild West rodeo, music, horse show competition; Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, Columbia City; $5; 260-723-4762.

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.

Fairmount Museum Days and Remembering James Dean Festival – Entertainment, movies, contests, pet parade, carnival rides; Fairmount; 765-948-4555 or


DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Parade, carnival, animals, music, food; downtown Auburn;

Apple Butter Making Festival – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or


Fall Mums and Pumpkins Festival – Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin pickings, ghost barn; noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; Lincoln Ridge Farm, 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio; 419-749-4224. Ends Oct. 31.


Downtown Improvement District’s International Blast – Food, displays, dancers, music; 3 to 6 p.m.; Wayne Street, One Summit Square; free;

Oktoberfest 2012 – Music, games, dinner; 5 to 11 p.m.; Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive; $10 adults, $7 ages 12 and younger; 459-2225.


Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds; Fashion Farm, Ligonier; Ends Oct. 31.


Sister City Film Festival – “The Twilight Samurai”; reception at 6 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $30 includes ethnic food tasting and beverage; Ends Oct. 24.

Fall Crafters Fair – Downtown and Riegsecker Marketplace, Shipshewana; 1-800-254-8090. Ends Oct. 6.



Hau nted Hotel – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday; Haunted Hotel 13th Floor, Huntington; 1-888-932-1827 or Ends Oct. 31.


Haunted Woods – Scary and family-friendly Halloween attractions; 8 to 11 p.m.; Heistand Woods, Hospital Drive, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-3866 or

Interactive Haunted House – 7 to 9 p.m.; The Paintball Plex, LaOtto; $10. Ends Oct. 31.



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 – “Art of the Autumn Garden,” ends Nov. 8; “Last Saturday,” 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; 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.

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, 260-316-0966 or

Science Central – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s Storybook Theatre will present “I’m a Machine,” 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday; $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; 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

Sauder Village – “Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live,” free tickets at; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Archbold, Ohio; time and entrance fees, 1-800-590-9755 or


Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs …”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; “Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live,” 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, free tickets at; “Janie Fricke Exhibit,” Tuesday through Oct. 31; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.



Fort4Fitness Run/Walk – Race starts at 7:30 a.m. from Baker Street Station and finishes at Parkview Field;

Ouabache Olympics – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 10 competitions; registration at 8 a.m.; 4930 Indiana 201 E., Bluffton; park entry fee; 1-866-622-6746.

Big Swing Golf Tournament – 9:30 a.m. tee time; Clear Creek Golf Course, 10930 N 300 W, Huntington; $55 early registration, $60 at the event; benefits Huntington County Habitat for Humanity; 260-356-7425 or

Fort Wayne Community 7-versus-7 Co-ed Soccer Tournament – Registration at 12:15 p.m.; D’Arcy Stadium, University of Saint Francis; $75 per team; 399-7700, ext. 8205, or


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;



Archaeology Week – Excavations; Chain O’Lakes State Park, Albion; park entrance fees apply; 260-636-2654.


Oscar Mayer Wienermobile – 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., New Markets, 306 S. Main St., North Webster; 3 to 6 p.m., New Markets, 726 S. Huntington St., Syracuse; 608-347-1693.

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


Pet Adopt-A-Thon – Sponsored by H.O.P.E. for Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1333 Maycrest Drive; Katie Policinski, 420-7729.

Fall Town & Country New Home Tour – Noon to 5 p.m.; 21 homes, seven villaminiums, three subdivisions; free admission; guide available at Kroger, Scott’s and Wal-Mart; 420-2020 or Ends Oct. 7.


Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

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.

Last Saturday – Sponsored by Downtown Improvement District; variety of downtown activities and discounts; 420-3266, ext. 3040, or

Road Apple Cruise-In – Registration of cars and trucks at 9 a.m., cruise-in, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Main Street, Grabill; also food, swap meet, flea market; 260-705-4626 or

Delphos Eagles Gun Bash – 5 p.m.; Delphos, Ohio; $30; information, 419-692-1586.

“Taste the Wild Side” – Sample treats made from insects and wild game dishes; 6 to 9 p.m.; Wildflower Woods, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; $5 a person; 260-854-3790 or

Autumn Harvest Hoedown – 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola; park entry fee; 260-833-2012.

Glacial Esker Nature Preserve – 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; hike, tours, open house, campfire; Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E 75 S, Albion; 260-636-2654.

United States Muscle Car Homes for Wounded Warriors Program Car Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Steel Dynamics Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, 4900 St. Joe Road; registration, $15 per car, truck or motorcycle; 260-580-3550 or

Rededication of F-84 Fighter Aircraft – Noon; Monroeville Community Park, Monroeville.

“Finding Our Voice, Sharing Our Spirit Within and Across Cultures, Session Two” – Sponsored by It Is Well with My Soul; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; reservations, 420-0765.


Fort Wayne Bridal Spectacular – Noon to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $8; 482-9502.


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.

“Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event” – 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.


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.

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

Coach Bob Knight – 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $42 to $27; 419-238-6722 or



“Wrong Window” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $9 general admission; 419-238-9689.

“Annie” – Presented by Wabash Area Community Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $16 adults, $11 youth; 260-563-1102 or


“The Miser” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Williams Theatre, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $14 adults, $12 seniors, $10 non-IPFW students; 481-6555. Ends Oct. 7.

“The Orphan Train” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017. Ends Oct. 6.

“Busybody” – Dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35; 424-5622. Ends Oct. 13.

“Doubt” – 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday; Merillat Centre for the Arts Zurcher Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; 260-359-4261.


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