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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.
    ACOUSTIC TODAY – Dan Smith – 8 p.m.; Shady Nook, 10170 E. 600 S., Hudson; no cover; 260-351-2401.
    ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS: A proposed new television series, “America’s Top Teens,” is looking for students between 13 to 19 to be nominated for the pilot of a new video magazine.
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“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” – Women’s Bureau fundraiser to raise awareness of sexual assault; registration at 8 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m.; Headwaters Park along Clinton Street, downtown Fort Wayne;
Salomon Farm’s Fall Harvest Festival happens today and Saturday with wagon rides and farm equipment demonstrations.

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What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

The Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday and Sunday brings visitors back to the Indiana frontier with music, food, antiques and demonstrations.



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


Tim Cavanagh and Linda Belt – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $10.50; 486-0216.



“Danza” – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; 8 p.m.; Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St.; $32 to $23; post-performance party, $10; 422-4226 or



Friday Night Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Dance Tonight, 1559 W. Dupont Road; $10; 437-6825.

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


Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Root Cellar String Band; 8 to 11 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; $8 admission, $5 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

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

Ballroom Dance – 8 p.m.; Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.


Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7; 609-8877.



Amazing Fall Fun – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Waterloo; Ends Oct. 27.

Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival and Gas and Steam Show – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; tractor pulls, flea market, music, food; Paulding County Fairgrounds, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; vintage and antique truck show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 600 Fairground Drive; 419-399-5215 or

Nappanee Apple Festival – Music, exhibits, animals, food; Nappanee; 574-773-7812 or


Bluffton Free Street Fair – Food, games, entertainment, amusement rides; downtown Bluffton;

Indian Summer Days – Music, farmers market, parade; Town Square, Howe; 260-562-2610.

Fall Harvest Festival – Celebration of the history and culture of the American farm; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road; 427-6008 or


Johnny Appleseed Festival – Food, crafts, music, cloggers, antiques; Johnny Appleseed Park, off Coliseum Boulevard; Settlers’ Pioneer Village, demonstrations of black pot cooking, spinning, fiber dying and wood carving. Parking available at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, 3811 Parnell Ave., donations accepted for Alzheimer’s Association.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fall Fest – Silent auction, games, food, activities; 414 Madison St., Decatur; 260-724-9159 or

Albion Harvest Fest – Entertainment, wagon rides, demonstrations, crafts, straw and corn maze; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Noble County Saddle Club, Albion.


Apple Fest and Craft Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; downtown Coldwater, Mich.;


James Dean Festival – Entertainment, carnival rides, dance contest, parade; food, games; Fairmount; 765-948-4555; ends Sept. 29.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Exhibit includes rare 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan, a rare 1931 Stutz limousine chassis and a rare Dual-Cowl Cord L-29 Phaeton; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Gardens of New Orleans,” ends Nov. 17; “Fall Bonsai Display,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; “Science Fun: Flying Frenzy,” 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 “Fort Wayne Photographers Club” display, ends Oct. 31.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Includes African Journey, Australian Adventure, Central Zoo and Indonesian Rain Forest exhibits; open through Oct. 13; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; hours and admission, 427-6810 or

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display; 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 Displays include Dukes of Hazard Number One General Lee car, original KITT car, Number Three Dale Earnhardt NASCAR and the 1989 Bat-Mobile and Bat-Boat; 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

Sauder Village – Pioneer Settlement area with log school, church, barn, homes and gardens; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; Archbold, Ohio; admission prices, 1-800-590-9755 or Apple butter making week, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, ends Sept. 28.

Science Central – “Electricity,” traveling exhibition on display through Jan. 5; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – “Auto Indiana” traveling exhibit, ends Oct. 14; Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition gallery, inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” virtual exhibit accessed at museum website.


Karpeles Manuscript Museum – Ancient Mysteries International Fall Conference featuring Stanton Friedman, UFO researcher and author; 2410 Fairfield Ave.;

Wabash County Historical Museum – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit, ends Jan. 11; “History Hunters” program: “The Miami Indian Experience in a Settled Land, 1850-1900,” presented by author Stewart Rafert, noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Exhibit, “Dying for Fashion: Gene’s Concern for Our Feathered Friends”; ends Dec. 7; Carriage House Visitor’s Center, Rome City; $5 adults, $4 ages 60 and older, $2 ages 3 to 12; 260-854-3790.


Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; group tours by appointment; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; admission, 260-635-2490.


Whitley County Historical Museum – Regular hours, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.


John Paulding Historical Society – Museum tours; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218



“Walk to End Alzheimer’s” – Registration begins at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11:30 a.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; 260-385-0912.

Urban Run/Walk 5K – Registration at 9 a.m.; Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St.; $10 registration fee; 745-3100.

“Mulligans for the Military Families” – Golf outing; Coyote Creek Golf Club, 4935 Hillegas Road; for information, call 422-3528 or email

“Twilight Adventure” – 7 to 9 p.m.; Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve, 8323 N. 250 W., Geneva; $3 a person; 260-368-7428.


Open House and Golf Outing – 11:30 a.m., open house at 2929 E. Paulding Road, 1 p.m., golf outing at Lakeside Golf Course; 417-1821.


Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Swinney Park, meet at parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd.; eight miles; free; 427-6051.



Riders Rendezvous – Classes, scavenger hunt on horseback, cowboy dinner, church service; Salamonie Lake, Horseman’s Campground, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; park entry fee; 260-468-2127.


Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; local produce, arts and crafts; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Ends Oct. 20.

“Visual Futurist: The Art and Life of Syd Mead” – Documentary; 8 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $5, movie and reception.


Historic Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; fresh produce, poultry, pork, eggs, herbs, teas, honey, plants, flowers.

North Manchester Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Riverbridge Electric parking lot, 500 E. Main St., North Manchester; market is also open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Ends Oct. 26.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 9 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; fresh honey, produce, herbs, bedding plants, baked goods; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 12.

Apple Cider Press Day – 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.; Glacier Ridge Shelter, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Albion; park entry fee; 260-636-2654.

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area – Tippecanoe Audubon Society field trip to Medaryville; 10:30 a.m.; meet at Manchester University, Science Center, North Manchester; bring insect repellant and binoculars; 260-982-2471.

Fort Wayne Comic and Collectable Show – Also record and CD show; 1 to 6 p.m.; Classic Café, 4832 HIllegas Road; 574-329-1483.

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. 30.


East State Village Farm Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; Tecumseh Branch, 1411 E. State Blvd.; ends Oct. 13.


“Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Where We Stand Right Now” – Celebration for Hispanic Monday; noon; Walb Union, Room 114, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6847.

“Throwback Tuesdays” – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, “Citizen Kane”; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102, ext. 567.


Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; One Summit Square;

New Haven Farmers Market – Homegrown items, soaps, jewelry, pet treats, music; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven. Ends Oct. 16.


“Night of the Living Dead” – Film and musical score by Andrew Alden Ensemble; 6:30 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $15; 426-3456 or



WWE Live – Featuring Randy Orton, Ryback, Daniel Bryan; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $97, $52, $37, $27, $17; 1-800-745-3000.



“The Fox on the Fairway” – 7:30 p.m. today; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; reservations, 422-6329.

“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or Ends Oct. 5.

“The Confession” – 1 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, Ends Dec. 7.


“Slipperzzzz! Cobb and the 12 Dancing Princesses” – Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $6; 750-9013 or Ends Sept. 28.


“Peter Pan” – 7:30 p.m.; Ford Theater, Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; tickets, 260-563-1102 or

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – 7 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 Oct. 5.