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Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Oct. 12.

BOOKS

MONDAY

Megan Spengler – Author of “Operation Wrinklesteen”; 6:30 p.m.; Williams County Public Library, 107 E. High St., Bryan, Ohio.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Gabriel Rutledge and Carmen Vallone 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

TUESDAY

Pauly Shore – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $22; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Ron Feingold and Keith Ruff – 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

American Style Ballroom – Rhythm workshop; 9:30 a.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $20; 480-7070.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; $7; 424-6574 or www.fwdc.org/dup.

“Falling Leaves Dance” – Sponsored by Warsaw Ballroom Dance Association; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; North Webster Community Center, Indiana 13, North Webster; music by The Fords; $12.50 a person; 574-658-9166.

SUNDAY

American Style Ballroom – Fitness fun; 3 to 3:45 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

THURSDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

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; www.amazingfallfun.com. 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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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.

SATURDAY

Jeep Jam – O’Daniel Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, 5611 Illinois Road; for list of events, www.odzjeepjam.com.

“Fall on the Farm” – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

MONDAY THROUGH

THURSDAY

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

THURSDAY

Sister City Film Festival – “Miracle in Bern,” Gera, Germany; 7 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $30 includes ethnic food tasting and beverage; suzanne@artlinkfw.com. Ends Oct. 24.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

The Haunted Cave – 7 p.m. to midnight today and Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; 4410 Arden Drive; $10 regular admission, $13 fast pass; 436-0213. Ends Nov. 3.

Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; 8965 Auburn Road; $10 haunted castle, $10 Black Forest, $16 combo ticket; 489-1763. Ends Oct. 31. “Lights On,” 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Interactive Haunted House – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; Paintball Plex, LaOtto; $10. Ends Oct. 27.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Hau nted Hotel – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday; Haunted Hotel 13th Floor, 511 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $10, $15 VIP fast pass; 1-888-932-1827 or www.hauntedhuntington.com. Ends Oct. 31.

Green Center Haunted School House – 7 to 11 p.m.; 300 S. 300 E., north of Churubusco; $8; www.hauntedgreencenter.com. Ends Oct. 27.

SATURDAY

Harry Potter Halloween Party and Costume Contest – Ages 7 to 16; 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Jefferson Pointe, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 432-3343.

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; 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 – “Art of the Autumn Garden,” ends Nov. 8; “The Pumpkin Path,” Tuesday through Oct. 31; “Fall Bonsai Display,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; “Science Fun: ‘Spook’tacular’ Science,” 11 a.m. and 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 Sunday.

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 fighting vehicles and U.S. Air Force staff car 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 – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; Lunch with an IPFW Scientist, “Observing, Inferring and Attempting to Predict the Weather,” presented by Jeff Nowak, associate professor of science education, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $16 non-members, $10 members; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $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; “Allen County Innovation,” looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs…”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; “Janie Fricke Exhibit,” ends Oct. 31; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372. “Celebrate Thomas Marshall’s 100th Anniversary of the Vice Presidency,” Sunday.

RECREATIONAL

TODAY

Big Brothers Big Sisters Race for Kids Sake 5K Run/Walk – 9 a.m. Oct. 20; IPFW, Hilliard Gates Athletic Complex, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; advance registration until today, $20 adults, $10 ages 17 and younger, day of event, $25 adults, $15 ages 17 and younger; 456-1600 or john.drebenstedt@bbbsnei.org.

SATURDAY

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk – Sponsored by American Cancer Society; registration at 8 a.m., walk at 9 a.m.; Headwaters Park East; map, MakingStridesWalk.org/FortWayneIN

Great Prostate Cancer Challenge – Hosted by Northeast Indiana Urology; 5K run/walk; registration at 7:45 a.m., walk at 9 a.m.; Portage Middle School parking lot, 3521 Taylor St.; $25 adults, $18 ages 17 and younger; greatprostatecancerchallenge.com/races/fort-wayne.

Mark Stoller HogRun – 10K or 5K run, 2-mile bike or walk; 10:30 a.m.; free community hog roast, 11 a.m., Paulding County Fairgrounds, Paulding, Ohio; www.markstollerhogrun.com.

Hike and Learn – Sponsored by ACRES Land Trust; 2 p.m.; Mengerson Nature Reserve, 5895 Stellhorn Road; 637-2273 or www.acreslandtrust.org.

SUNDAY

“Walk for Animals” – Two-mile walk benefits Animal Care & Control; registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; Franke Park; $33 adult or child, $120 per family of four or more; www.fwacc.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.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Planetarium Shows – 7:30 p.m. today, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Edwin Clark Schouweiler Memorial Planetarium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 seniors and ages 17 and younger; 399-7700, ext. 8211.

TODAY

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

Mizpah Fall Marketplace – Jewelry, food, craft supplies, make-up; 6 to 9 p.m.; 407 W. Berry St.; benefits Shriners Hospitals; 463-4907.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 ages 12 to 6; 1-800-745-3000.

Pokemon Competition – 10 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free, charge for parking; www.pokemon.com/play.

SATURDAY

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.

Fall Craft Show – Jewelry, art, handmade items; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; LaOtto Community Park Association, 500 S. Tamarak, LaOtto; 637-3482.

Pehkokia Woods Opening – Sponsored by ACRES Land Trust; 2 p.m.; Pehkokia Woods, Huntington County; directions, 637-2273 or www.acreslandtrust.org.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring poet Adam Gaile and Domonica Malone, music; 7 to 10 p.m.; Café, TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; call for price information, 969-9442.

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.

SUNDAY

Huntington Tri Kappa’s House Walk – Noon to 6 p.m.; various locations in Huntington County; $6 advance, $8 at the door; information, 260-368-6190 or 260-356-8874.

Turkey Shoot – Noon; Willshire Sportsman’s Club, Ohio 81, Willshire, Ohio; 12-gauge shotguns will be permitted and shells will be furnished; lunch available.

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

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

Komets hockey – Home opener; vs. Kalamazoo; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

“Servant of Two Masters” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday; 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 Oct. 27.

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.

“Talent Showcase” – 8 p.m.; Indiana Institute of Technology, Andorfer Hall-Maggie O’Conner Theatre, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; $10 advance, $11 plus a canned good to donate at the door; 413-5501.

“What’s So Funny About Money” – 7 p.m.; Indian Springs Middle School, 1692 Indiana 9, Columbia City; for price information, call 260-982-8805.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“To Kill a Mockingbird” – 7:30 p.m.; Bishop Luers High School, 333 E. Paulding Road; $7; 456-1261.

“A Devil in the Church” – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Wampler Auditorium, Manchester University, North Manchester; $7 adults, $5 seniors; 260-982-5285.

SUNDAY

“One Act Plays, Comedy Tonight” – 2 p.m.; Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; $4 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 483-1102.

“Nunset Boulevard” – Features Cindy Williams; 3 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

WEDNESDAY

AND THURSDAY

“G.I. Blues” – 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. Ends Oct. 27.

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