You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Feature calendars

    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460.
  • Community Update
    ClassesALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.• “Edgy Veggie Eating Plans,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Take your pick
    As the cicadas sing their final summer songs, it’s a reminder that warm days are fading and fall is just around the corner.
a la carte
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.
Civil War re-enactors will take part in the Camp Allen Muster Saturday at the Historic Fort Wayne site on Spy Run Avenue.

Out and About

What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

The Old Fort Cluster Dog Show begins Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.
Illustration by Gregg Bender/The Journal Gazette



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


Steve Brewer and Donna Carter – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



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



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

Amazing Fall Fun – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday; Waterloo; Ends Sunday.

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

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


Callithumpian Quilt Show – Antique quilts, vendors; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Riverside Center, Decatur; 260-724-3948.


Camp Allen Muster 1861-1865 – Civil War re-enactors; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

Fall Festival – Food, hayride, scavenger hunt, games, music and dancing; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road; 747-7166.

Fall Festival – Crafts, quilted items, cookie walk, silent auction, country store; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 489-3326.

Harvest Moon Festival – Community craft and vendors market, children’s activities, trick-or-treating; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; downtown Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-6911 or



Wild Zoo Halloween – Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo; also Thursday; 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 Free train rides, today, “Star Wars Day,” Saturday, “Magic Day,” Sunday, Pumpkin Decorating Workshop, Thursday.

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


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

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. today and Saturday; 2768 E. 300 S., Albion; $9; Ends Saturday.

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;

Haunted Jail Walk – 112 S. Williams St., Paulding, Ohio; $10; for hours, Ends Nov. 2.


Halloween Dance Party – 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Dance Tonight, 1559 W. Dupont Road; $10, includes lesson; wear costume; 437-6825.

Symphony in Z – String Shift; C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.; $20 advance, $30 gold circle seating, $25 day of show; performance times and tickets, 426-6434 or go to


Fright Site Hike – “Haunted History, The Darker Side of West Central”; sponsored by ARCH; 7 p.m.; tour leaves parking lot of University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 17, free to ages 5 and younger; 426-5117 or

Fall Fright Fest – Non-scary Halloween activities, costume contest and treats for children; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-9121.

Monster Mash – 8:30 p.m.; The Philmore on Broadway, 2451 Broadway; $15, $80 for a table of four; 745-1000.

Haunted Cave – Trunk or Treat event; costume parade; 4 p.m.; 4410 Arden Drive; 385-1550.

Hoosier Spooktacular Workshop – Guest instructor, John Robinson, also Tim Hand and Alice Daughtery; begins at noon; American Legion, Warsaw; $20 a person, does not include meal; 574-223-5125.

Howl O’Ween at Black Pine – Trick or treat while visiting animals; 3 to 7 p.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; 260-636-7383 or

Halloween Fun at Pokagon State Park – Family-friendly activities; 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola; park entry fee required; 260-833-2012.


Halloween with the Horses – Free trick or treat with costumed horses, small fee for wagon rides, games, bake sale; 2 to 5 p.m.; Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane; volunteer@sum


Zanesville Lions Community Halloween Party – Costume judging, free treat bags for children, food; 6:30 p.m.; 3088 W. Van Horn St., Zanesville.


Trick or Treat – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Emeritus Assisted Living, 4730 E. State Blvd.; 484-0308.

Halloween Howl – 5K and 1-mile costume walk/run; 6:15 p.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; nonstudent registration fees, $10 advance, $15 day of event; benefits Brown Ink Society; 481-6647 or


Manchester Boo – Community trick or treat, bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting, games; 6 to 8 p.m.; Manchester University, North Manchester; free; 260-982-5285.


Indoor Treating Event – 6 to 8 p.m.; North Christian Church, 5201 S. Camden Drive; free; 482-1596.

Trick or Treat – 5 to 7 p.m. Jefferson Pointe; 459-1160 or

Trick or Treat Safe Alternative – 5 to 7 p.m.; Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; 484-9557.

Halloween Ball – Music, dance; costumes welcomed; 6 p.m.; Freemason’s Hall, 216 E. Washington Blvd.; $25 general admission, $35, party and ghost tour of building; benefits The Temple Preservation Fund.

Treats at the Tower – 6 to 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower, Berne;



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, ends Thursday; “Family Garden Close-Up, Great Gourds,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; “Botanical Brown Bag, Holiday Paper Décor,” noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; 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 Thursday.

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 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 Woodcarvers’ Show and Sale and Butchering Day, woodcarving exhibits and food-preparation demonstrations, Saturday.

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 or


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



Jousting Tournament – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Flint Creek Facility, Huntington; $10 adults, $5 ages 4 to 12, free to ages 3 and younger; 260-402-0469 or


“Stomp Out the Stigma” – Mental health awareness 3-mile walk and fun run; Bixler Lake Park, Kendallville; for information, 1-800-229-5510 or 260-347-2453.

“Nocturnal IV, Feel the Freedom” – Three adventure races to benefit Grace College’s student veteran organization; Rodeheaver Auditorium, 901 Park Ave., Winona Lake; $25 a person per race;

Oakhill Children’s Therapy Farm Walk/Run – Includes 100 yard kids dash, 5K walk/run, fall party; 8 a.m.; IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 937-620-0482.


Sensory Friendly Skating – No flashing, bright or colored lights and no loud music; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Roller Dome North, 444 Coliseum Blvd. W.; $5, includes skate rental; 483-6303.


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



“Disney Junior Live! Pirate and Princess Adventure” – 3 and 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $48.50, $32.50, $20.50, $15.50; 800-745-3000.

20th Anniversary Open House – 4 to 6 p.m.; Euell A. Wilson, 1512 Oxford St.; 456-2917.


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

National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Antique Show – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; $5 per family; 403-5391.

Model Railroad Show and Swap – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Coliseum Bingo, 911 W. Washington Center Road; $4 adults, $6 families; 482-2203.

Winterfest Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 2410 Fairfield Ave.; purple Ends May 10.

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 Saturday.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Event – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 481-6952.

Acoustic Spoken Word Café – Featuring Kekla Magoon, Christopher Guerin and Carol Lockridge; 7 to 10 p.m.; TRIAAC, 501 E. Brackenridge St.; $5; 260-267-0596.

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.


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



Old Fort Cluster Dog Show – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission; Ends Nov. 3.



Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 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.



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


“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Radio Drama” – Halloween event; 6:30 p.m.; The Huntington Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; tickets, Also Nov. 2.


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