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Fall Home Design Expo – Indiana Wine Experience with wine tasting and music by J Taylors from 6 to 9 p.m. today; Taste of Home Cooking School with chef Michael Barna at 4 p.m. Saturday, $20; home improvement seminars and Fort Wayne Winter Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; expo hours, noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $20 and $30 a couple;
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s “Wild Zoo Halloween” begins today with treats and pumpkin animal sculptures.

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

Cinema Center’s Braineaters’ Ball, part of downtown Fright Night on Saturday, will have dancing and classic horror films.



Jin Feibao – Chinese author and adventurer to present four books; 10 a.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; free.


Michael Martone – 2013 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award National winner; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; book signing, check presentation and opportunities to talk with author; free.



Gospel Comedy Jam – Featuring E-Boogie, Marlin Hill and Living for Jesus Gospel mimes; 7 p.m.; Joshua’s Temple, 4202 Hessen Cassel Road; $15 adults, $8 children 12 and younger.


Alex Reymundo – 7:30 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $12 advance, $15 at the door; 260-563-1102 or



Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Spy Run String Band; 8 to 11 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 427 E. Berry St.; $9 admission, $6 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.


Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.

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



Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival – 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; flashlights at night, visit freestall barn, view farm machinery, corn maze, straw mountain, corn crib play area, cornhole games, hayrides, educational activities; 6532 W. Cook Road; 417-1918 or email Ends Oct. 27.

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.

Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash characters; Fashions Farm, Ligonier; hours and cost, Ends Oct. 31.

Mums and Pumpkins Festival – 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays; Lincoln Ridge Farm, 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio; corn maze, hayrides, haunted barn, zip line; 419-749-4224. Ends Oct. 27.


Camp Red Cedar Fall Festival – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; food, farmers market, wagon rides, pumpkin decorating and costume parade with horses; 3900 Hursh Road; free, but cost for some activities;

American Heritage Craft Show – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-1102 or



Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Thursday; St. Vincent Scouts Haunted Castle and Black Forest, 8965 Auburn Road; $10 each or $16 for both attractions; for dates and times, go to Ends Nov. 2.

Wild Zoo Halloween – Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo; also Thursday, Oct. 25 to 27 and Oct. 31; 1 to 6 p.m.; treat trails, Monster Mash dance party and animal sculptures made from pumpkins; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $8 children, $4 adults; 427-6810 or

Halloween Walk – 7 to 9 p.m.; children’s activities and Haunted Cemetery; Eckhart Park, 1500 S. Cedar St. in Auburn; also Oct. 25 to 31; $2, children 3 and younger free;


Hiestand’s Haunted Woods – 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; located on Hospital Drive just east of Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert, Ohio; $8; Ends Oct. 26.

Zombie Pandemic – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Paintball Plex, 6485 Merchants Drive, LaOtto; $10; 260-357-1560, ext. 2. Ends Nov. 2.

Green Center Haunted Schoolhouse – 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2768 E. 300 S., Albion; $9; Ends Oct. 26.

Owl-Oween – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; myths and truths about bats, owls and other creatures of the night; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Geneva; $3; flashlights suggested; 260-854-3790.

Haunted Wagon Tours – 7 to 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; leaves Adams County Courthouse, 112 S. 2nd St. in Decatur; $10, 4 and younger free;

Horror Trail – 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.; haunted wooded trails near Eel River; Hagan Park, West Buckeye Street in South Whitley; $8, $10 fast pass; also Oct. 25 and 26;


Fright Site Hike – Sponsored by ARCH; “Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tour,” 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.; haunted bus tours (sold out); leaves Indiana Hotel Lobby in Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10 to $15 adults, $5 ages 17 to 6, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-5117 or

“Into the Darkness” – Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s Halloween concert; 7 p.m.; Arts United Center, 300 E. Main St.; $15 adults, $12 children 12 and younger (additional ticket fees apply); 422-4226 or

Halloween Pet Parade – Sponsored by Paws and Remember; costumed pets and owners; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; $25 for each pet;

Old Fort Lantern Tours – 6 to 10:30 p.m.; hear tales of encounters with the Fort’s ghosts by re-enactors; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; $2, children 12 and younger free; 437-2836 or

Braineaters’ Ball – 6 to 9 p.m.; Cinema Center, 537 E. Berry St.; classic horror films, art, costume contest, dancing; free; 426-3456.

Fright Night – 10 a.m. to midnight; downtown Fort Wayne; various activities, including Zombie Walk at 5:30 p.m. at Allen County Library plaza;

Halloween Haunt – 2 to 5 p.m.; cornhole, pumpkin bowling, face painting and Halloween movie; free with cost for some games; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 427-6460.

Spooktacular Nature – 6 to 8 p.m.; Halloween activities and creepy animals; Limberlost State Historic Site, 200 E. Sixth St. in Geneva; $3 for children 14 and younger, adults free; flashlights suggested; 260-854-3790.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” – 9:15 p.m.; outside showing; $2 adults, $1 children (children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian); Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; 427-6440 or


Family Fall Harvest Party – 6 to 8 p.m.; The Bridge Community Church, 406 Parr Road in Berne; free food, games and trick or treating;


Spook-Tacular – 6 p.m.; Life Care Center, 1649 Spy Run Ave.; Halloween party with games, treats and music.


Sweet Treats and Great Eats Trunk or Treat – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; food trucks, live music and free kettle corn; Kingtson Care Center, 1010 W. Washington Center Road.



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; Punkin’ Path, Tuesday through Oct. 31; Pumpkin Zone, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Science Fun: Slime Time, 11 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m.; 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.

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; Community Health Day, Saturday; Family Fun Night, today and Saturday (pre registration required); 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

Science Central – “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; “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 – 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.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, can be accessed at museum’s website.


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.


Wabash County Historical Museum – “Bill and Ellen Stouffer: Stay Out of My Paint” exhibit, ends Jan. 11; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-9070.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – Movie, “Gorillas from the Heart of Darkness”; 10:30 a.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; movie is free, tour is $1; reservations, 260-356-9453.


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



Clover Challenge – Sponsored by Allen County 4-H Clubs; 5K run/walk; registration begins at 8 a.m. and race at 9 a.m.; IPFW, behind Gates Sports Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $25; 481-6826 or


Trail Blazer 5K/10K – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Trails; Summit Middle School, 4509 Homestead Road; $35; registration and information,


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; Eagle Marsh barn, 6301 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or



Three Rivers Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show and Sale – “The Awesome World of Quartz”; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $1 students and 12 and younger free.


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.

“KASSA – A Season of Harvest” – Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art and Culture benefit; 7 to 11 p.m.; music, food and auctions; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $20 advance, $25 at the door; 267-0596 or


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

Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center;

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.

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.


Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $4 admission; 419-737-2801


“A Night of Magic” – 7 p.m.; five area magicians and illusionists; Byron Health Center Activity Room, 12101 Lima Road; free.


Fort Wayne Education Night – Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness; showing of “oc87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie”; 7 p.m.; Carriage House, 3327 Lake Ave.


IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series – Best-selling author Jeannette Walls, “The Glass Castle: Demon Hunting and Other Life Lessons”; 7:30 p.m.; Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free, but tickets required;

“Guns and Intimate Partner Violence: Is There a Connection?” – Diversity Dialogue series; noon to 1:30 p.m.; YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave.; free.


“Night of the Living Dead” – 8 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; 483-0017.



Komets hockey – vs. Toledo; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $26 to $13 adults, $21 to $11 seniors and students, $16 to $8 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.



“Fiddler on the Roof” – Hicksville Village Players; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Huber Opera House and Civic Center, Hicksville, Ohio; $15; 419-542-9553.

“Comic Book Artist” – 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich.; $5; or 517-278-6029.


“Stepping Out” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; $35 includes dinner; 424-5622 or Ends Saturday.

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

“Nicholas Nickleby” – 7 p.m.; Blackhawk Christian Elementary School, 7400 E. State Blvd.; $6 adults, $4 students.


1955 Murder Mystery Dinner – 6:30 p.m.; Bearcreek Farms, Bryant; $25; 260-997-6822.


“The Laramie Project” – 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Manchester University, North Manchester; $7, free for Manchester students, faculty and staff.


“Spoon River Anthology” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 before Sunday, $18 after; 579-6277; ends Wednesday.


“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $39.50 to $66.50; or 424-5665.

“Midsummer Jersey” – 7 p.m.; Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road; $5.

“Mrs. Packard” – Preview performance, 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $10; 422-6329. Ends Nov. 9.