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  • Out and about
    COMEDYTODAY AND SATURDAYEddie Clark and Carmen Morales – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.SUNDAYJim Barron – Comedian and illusionist; 10:30 a.m.
  • Art
    All weekend – “WALK-N-WANDER WARSAW” – Sixteen lifelike statues created by American sculptor Seward Johnson displayed within walking distance of Courthouse Square, Warsaw; free; 800-800-6090 or www.
  • Music
    ACOUSTICTODAY – The Eddie Haskill Project with 1/4 Kit Kurt – 9 p.m.; Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road; no cover; 432-8966.TODAY – Julie Hadaway – 9 p.m.
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ALL WEEKEND
Tree Light Show – A synchronized light show to music through Jan. 6; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com.
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“Festival of Trees” at Embassy Theatre happens today through Wednesday. View decorated, themed trees, as well as entertainment activities on the Embassy stage.

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Enjoy Christmas at the Fort on Saturday with crafts, re-enactors, caroling and decorations.

BOOKS

MONDAY

Neal Brandan Parks – Author of “Battle of Grace”; 5:30 p.m.; Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2010.

WEDNESDAY

Holly Colter Mishler – Author of “Grandma’s Garden,” illustrated by Karen Flesch; 7 p.m.; Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-6837.

THURSDAY

Mike Mullin – Author of “Ashen Winter” and “Ashfall”; 6:30 p.m.; Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-0824.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

Paul Bond and Chris Hegedus– 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Jan. 6; “Last Saturday,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; “Pinata Paradise,” ends Dec. 2; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 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.

Festival of Trees – Noon to 8 p.m. today through Sunday, youth entertainment on Embassy stage; Kingston Healthcare Senior Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday; Festival of Trees, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; Kids Day at Festival of Trees, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 424-5665. “Breakfast with Santa,” 9:30 a.m. today and Saturday, $12.50, reservations, 424-5665.

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Franke Park; $5 per car, $10 passenger vans, $25 buses and trolleys; $30 horse and carriage rides available on weekends, for reservations, call 260-691-3780. For information, 744-6145 ext. 2230. Ends Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at the Fair – Drive-thru light display; 6 to 9 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; cost, 419-203-2234. Ends Dec. 25.

Festival of Lights – Parade of Lights, 6:30 p.m.; Ruihley Park, Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or www.archboldchamber.com.

Shipshewana Holiday Celebration – Holiday trees on display through Dec. 31; www.visitshipshewana.org.

“Art for the Holidays” – Featuring handmade ornaments and nativities; Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312-A Covington Road; hours, 436-9027. Ends Dec. 31.

“Lights of Love Memorial” – Sponsored by Erin’s House; 5 to 8 p.m. through Wednesday; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; free; 423-2466.

Festival of Trains – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8; 424-2400 ext. 426.

Holiday Boutique – 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 422-7605. Ends Dec. 23.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“A Christmas Story” – 8 p.m.; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; reservations, 260-375-7017 or www.pulseoperahouse.org. Ends Dec. 8.

“A Christmas Survival Guide” – Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; times and costs, 424-5622. Ends Dec. 5.

Walk of Trees – 4 to 8 p.m.; Clugston Senior Apartments, 108 S. Chauncey St., Columbia City; free-will donation. Ends Dec. 8.

“Holiday Tales” – Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 1 p.m. today, Festival of Trees; noon Saturday, Barnes and Noble, Glenbrook Square; 422-6900.

TODAY

Holiday on the Square – Horse drawn wagon rides; 5 to 8 p.m.; downtown Angola; cost, 260-665-3281 or www.goangolain.com. Ends Dec. 14.

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show – 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

Garrett’s Christmas Parade of Lights – 5:30 p.m.; Garrett; 260-433-4392.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Festival of Gingerbread – “Create Your Own Ornament,” 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, $1; “Make a Holiday Greeting Card,” 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, free; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; hours and cost, 426-2882 ext. 306 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Ends Dec. 9.

SATURDAY

Holiday Lantern Tours – Decorated village with re-enactors of 19th century customs; tours every 30 minutes from 4 to 8:30 p.m.; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $12 adults, $7 ages 3 and older; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Ends Dec. 8.

Holly Trolley Shopping – Sponsored by Downtown Improvement District; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; list of activities, www.holidayfestdowntown.com.

Christmas at the Fort – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Historic Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; free-will donation; 437-2836 or www.oldfortwayne.org.

Santa Claus – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Huntington Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; www.huntingtonsupperclub.com.

SUNDAY

Holiday Swing Concert – 7:30 p.m.; Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, $4 non-IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/music.

Holiday Memorial Tree Service and Tree Lighting – Sponsored by Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home; 5 p.m.; Baker Street Train Station; $25 for each light or $40 for two; 435-3222.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show – 3 and 7 p.m.; Honeywell Center, Wabash; $68, $48, $28; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

“Holiday Show” – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; New Huntington Theater and Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $39.95 Monday through Thursday, $42.95 Friday and Saturday for dinner and show; 260-454-0603 or www.huntingtonsupperclub.com. Ends Dec. 22.

“Homestead Holiday’s Country Style” – 2 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, Bryant; $12; reservations, 260-997-6822. Ends Dec. 22.

WEDNESDAY

Deluxe Face Painting and Advanced Balloon Art – Presented by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, Festival of Trees, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; www.sweetcakesentertainment.com.

THURSDAY

Santa’s Landing – 5 to 7 p.m.; Smith Field Airport, 902 W. Ludwig Road; admission is one new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

Christmas “At Home” with the Swinney Sisters – 2 p.m.; Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $15, paid reservations required, 489-7115. Ends Dec. 1.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Dec. 15.

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.

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 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 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; 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, 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com. 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

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

SATURDAY

Turkey Waddle Walk – Short, easy hike around Trail 8; 2 p.m.; Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E 75 S, Albion; bring binoculars; cost, 260-636-2654 or www. chaininterp@dnr.in.gov.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

“Share the Love” Pet Adoption – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and Fort Wayne Subaru; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fort Wayne Subaru, 5000 Illinois Road; www.aspca.org/subaru.

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 Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $2 ages 12 to 6; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Model Toy Train Show – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Frecker Arena, 620 W. Lincoln Highway, New Haven; $4 adults, free to ages 12 and younger; 260-692-2446 or 260-692-2445.

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

Model Car Contest – Sponsored by North East Indiana Model Car Club; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; NATMUS Museum, Auburn; $7 museum admission; registration, first car, $4 and $1 for each additional car.

Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road; free admission; 482-2525.

TUESDAY

“An Indiana Farm to Fork Celebration: The Joseph Decuis Story” – Documentary; 8 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $10; www.cinemacenter.org.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Erie; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Toledo; 7:30 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.

SUNDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Maine; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Iowa; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

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.

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