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ALL WEEKEND
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; www.ticketmaster.com.
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BOOKS

TODAY

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

SATURDAY

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.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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

DANCES

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

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 saf982@hotmail.com. 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; www.amazingfallfun.com. Ends Oct. 27.

Pumpkin Fantasyland – Pumpkins, gourds and squash characters; Fashions Farm, Ligonier; hours and cost, www.fashionfarminc.com. 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.

SATURDAY

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; http://campredcedar.com.

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

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

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 www.hauntedcastle.com. 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 KidsZoo.org.

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; www.ci.auburn.in.us.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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; VWCClub.org. 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; www.hauntedgreencenter.com. 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; www.haunteddecaturtours.com.

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; www.horrortrail.com.

SATURDAY

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 www.archfw.org.

“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 tickets.artstix.org.

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; www.fwpetparade.com.

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 www.oldfortwayne.org.

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; www.frightnightdowntown.com.

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 www.botanicalconservatory.org.

SUNDAY

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; www.thebridgecc.org.

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE KEND

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 www.botanicalconservatory.org. “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 www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

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 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.

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 www.saudervillage.org.

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 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.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to ages 2 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. “Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective” and “Merci Train Artifacts” virtual exhibit, can be accessed at museum’s website.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

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 www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.

SUNDAY

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

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

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.

TODAY

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 triaacevent@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

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; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com.

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; www.fortwayneastronomicalsociety.com. Ends Nov. 30.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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 www.statelinegunshow.com.

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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; ipfw.edu/box-office.

“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.

THURSDAY

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

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SATURDAY

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.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“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; Tibbits.org or 517-278-6029.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“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 www.arenadinnertheatre.org. 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, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends Dec. 7.

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

SATURDAY

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“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.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

“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.

THURSDAY

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

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