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    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.
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    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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TODAY AND SATURDAY
Rumble in Fort Wayne: Indoor Midget Car Races – 7 p.m.; featuring NASCAR driver Tony Stewart; Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $23 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger, general admission, $20 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.
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The Mad Ants play Texas today at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum.

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The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their basketball wizardry to Memorial Coliseum at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

MONDAY

John Dicrosta and Larry XL – 7:30 p.m., $18.50 advance, $21 day of show; 10 p.m., $22.50 advance, $25 day of show; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

The Fryman and Alvin Williams – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCES

SUNDAY

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

FESTIVAL

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Shipshewana Ice Festival – Carving competition, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; chili cook-off and marshmallow roasting, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; downtown Shipshewana; 1-800-254-8090 or www.visitshipshewana.org.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

The Art Farm Holiday Studio Show – 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville; hours, 260-238-4755 or www.artfarm.shutterfly.com. Ends Sunday.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Jan. 6; “Last Saturday,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 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.

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 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 Monday.

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

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

Tree Light Show – Synchronized light show to music; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com. Ends Jan. 6.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Tuesday; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; www.zumonline.org.

National Military History Center Festival of Trees – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 CR 11A, Auburn; 260-414-3387. Ends Jan. 6.

Holiday Cab – 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. through Tuesday; free cab service; 426-1301.

Gingerbread House on Display – DeKalb Health, Auburn; 260-920-2555. Ends Jan. 6.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Holiday Show – Artwork by regional and national artists; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or www.castlegallery.com. Ends Jan. 31.

Holiday Open Tours at DeBrand – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; $5 a person with a $5 rebate off a purchase of $10 or more; 969-8333 or www.debrand.com.

SATURDAY

“Snafu in Santa’s Workshop” and “Hansel and Gretel and the Falling Christmas Elves” – Presented by Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m.; Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St.; $4; 750-9013 or www.ecstatic-theatrics.com.

MONDAY

Jack D. Gibson Memorial Scholarship Polar Bear Dip – 2 p.m.; public beach on Hamilton Lake; 260-488-2357.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – 2 p.m.; Blue Gate Theater, 105 E. Middlebury St., Shipshewana; tickets, 1-800-645-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

Countdown to Noon – Family-friendly alternative to New Year’s Eve celebrations; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 a person, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

New Year’s Eve Party – Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway; $29.50 premium reserved seating, $27 reserved seating, general admission, $25 advance, $27 day of show; 745-1000.

Masquerade Ball – Sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; The Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $45 gold level, $65 VIP level; http://ylni.org/ball.

New Year’s Eve Dance – Carry-in dinner, 7 to 8 p.m., dance, 8 p.m. to midnight; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, Ossian; $15; 622-6644.

“Murder by Design” – Dinner theatre; 8 p.m.; Charley Creek Inn, Wabash; reservations, 260-563-0111.

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; 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org. Call for holiday hours.

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. Call for holiday hours.

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 price, 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org. Call for holiday hours.

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. Call for holiday hours.

Science Central – Closed Tuesday; “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; 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. Call for holiday hours.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Noon to 10 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free to park and watch; 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, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.in.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

TUESDAY

New Year’s Day Hike – 10 a.m.; meet at Hominy Ridge Shelter, Salamonie River State Forest, 9214 West-Lost Bridge W., Andrews; pets on leashes welcome; advance registration required, 260-468-2127.

Luminary Walk – 5:30 p.m.; half-mile walk on Trail 3, Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S., Albion; meet at Campground General Store; free park admission and walk; 260-636-2654.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

Pinewood Derby 2013 – “Test and Tune Days,” 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; Phil’s Hobby Shop, Parkwest Shopping Center; free; 426-5056 or www.philshobbyshop.com.

SUNDAY

“Downton Abbey” Season 3 – Preview screening; 3 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; www.wfwa.org/DowntonAbbey3.html.

Harlem Globetrotters – 2 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets start at $21; 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Texas; 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. Elmira; 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.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

SuperHoops New Year’s Classic – Boys high school basketball showcase; 1:15 to 8:15 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12 day of event; 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Gwinnett; 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.

THURSDAY

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

THEATER

THURSDAY

“The Lion in Winter” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Jan. 19.

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