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  • what's going on
    MiscellaneousDeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Concerts, midway, parades, open livestock, food; downtown and fairgrounds, Auburn; Ends Saturday.
  • Health
    BLOOD DONATIONS: Scott’s Shopping Center, 310 W. North St., Kendallville, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Dustman Road, Bluffton, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Out and about
    COMEDY TODAY AND SATURDAY Eddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.
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Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.
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Out & About

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The Orchid Flower Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.

– Note: Any reference to "today" means Friday, Nov. 2.



Mary Coons – Illustrator; 5 to 8 p.m.; Red Door West, 14513-B, Indiana 1, Leo-Cedarville;


Susie Duncan Sexton – Author of "Secrets of an Old Typewriter"; 5 p.m.; Peabody Public Library, Community Room, Columbia City;

Monica Miller – Author of "Threads of Betrayal"; noon to 4 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Pati Chandler – Author of "Fibromyalgia Basics: A Beginner's Guide"; noon to 4 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

Anna Lee Huber – Author of "The Anatomist's Wife"; noon to 4 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.



Ross Bennett and Quinn Patterson – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Paul Lyons and Matt Bergman – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



"Dancing with the Fort Wayne Stars" – 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner, 7 p.m. show; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $100 a person; benefits The Carriage House; music by the Paradise Band; reservations, 486-1060.



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


American Style Ballroom Open dance party; 7 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $6; 480-7070.

Macedonian Ball – Music by Bill Skimos Band, also Mali Makedonsi Dancers; 5:50 p.m.; Ceruti's Diamond Ballroom, 6601 Innovation Blvd.; $55; 484-2277.


American Style Ballroom – Fitness Fun, 3 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

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

Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $6 members, $9 non-members.


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



Kernel Coopers Corn Maze – Large corn maze with Titanic theme; 7 p.m. to midnight today, noon to midnight Saturday; 9867 Mendon Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-968-2536.


Trader Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; vendors, fine art, gourd work, baked goods; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; 426-2882 or



The Haunted Cave – 7 p.m. to midnight; 4410 Arden Drive; $10 regular admission, $13 fast pass; 436-0213.



Holiday Bazaar and Quilt Show – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; sponsored by Whitley County Extension Homemakers; Whitley County 4-H Center, Columbia City; 260-244-7615.


"A Christmas Story" – 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $24 adults, $16 ages 23 and younger, $20 Sunday senior matinees; 424-5220. Ends Nov. 18.


Christmas Bazaar – 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunrise Café, 10230 Coldwater Road.



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

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "Art of the Autumn Garden," ends Thursday; "Orchid Flower Show," noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; "Family Garden Close-Up: Desert Animals," 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

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 fighting vehicles and United States 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

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

Science Central – "Disease Detectives" exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or Closed today for evening fundraiser, "Mixology 201: The Science of Cocktails," 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. today, $60 a person, $100 per couple.


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also "Allen County Innovation," permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or 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.



Spinning Nation 2012 – Benefit for wounded soldiers; 7 and 8 a.m.; Spiece Fitness, 5310 Merchandise Drive; 483-1415; to register,

"Owl Prowl Night Hike" – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; directions, 478-2515 or

"Off Road Trail Challenge" – Sponsored by With Love Left Over Inc.; 10K or 18K run, 10 a.m.; mountain bike race, 10K or 32K, noon; Kin-Ti-On-Ki trail, Salamonie Reservoir, 9214 Lost Bridge West, Andrews; to register,; 260-338-4716.


"Hiking for Heroes: His Pack, His Boots, My Hero 5K Fun Run and One Mile Hike" – Registration begins at noon; East Noble High School, Kendallville; admission is a donated item for care packages or monetary donation to pay for postage; 260-350-1951 or email


Lake Erie Waterkeeper, Save Maumee Ecowalk – 4 p.m.; 1901 Niagara Drive.

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or



Old Fort Cluster Dog Show – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission; donate a pet food item to Community Harvest Food Band; Saturday is Family Day;


"Shop Til You Drop" – Crafts and more; 2 to 5 p.m.; The Towne House Retirement Community, 2209 St. Joe Center Road.


"Beechwood, Back from the Beginning" – Sponsored by ACRES Land Trust; 10 a.m.; Beechwood Nature Preserve, 5145 Indiana 127 N., Fremont; directions, 260-637-2273 or

Sports Cards and Memorabilia Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; free admission.

Shipshewana Antique Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Auction Building, 345 Van Buren St., Shipshewana; free admission.

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center; Ends May 2013.

Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback – 10 a.m.; meet at Foster Park, 3900 Old Mill Road; volunteers wanted; 438-4949.

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.


Hoosier Bird Buddies Fall Bird Fair – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $3 adults, free to children; no pets allowed.

IPFW ROTC Cadets Competition – Noon to 10 p.m.; Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd.; music by My Lost Tribe, 6 to 8 p.m.; $14.95; 481-0154.

Turkey Shoot – Noon; Willshire Sportman's Club, Ohio 81, Willshire, Ohio.



IPFW men's basketball – vs. Alma College; exhibition games; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved tickets, $12.50, $8.50 adults, $8.50, $5 ages 17 to 2; 1-800-745-3000.



"Servant of Two Masters" – Dinner theatre; 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $35 a person; reservations, 422-6329.

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


"John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean" – Puppet show; 1 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or


"Alice In Wonderland" – Grand Effect Productions; 7:15 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased before Saturday, $15 after; 260-579-6277.


"Driving Miss Daisy" – 8 p.m.; Van Wert Civic Theatre, Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-0404 or Ends Nov. 18.

"Urinetown" – 7:30 p.m.; Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; reservations, 260-359-4261. Ends Nov. 17.