Fort Wayne –
Chad Gramling – Author of Legendary Locals of Auburn; 6 p.m.; Jeremiahs Brewed Awakenings, 111 W. 9th St., Auburn.
George Kalamaras – Indiana poet laureate, In His Natural Habitat: An Evening of Friends, Music and Poetry; 5 p.m.; Hyde Brothers Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.; free.
Dan Stockman – Author of Brood X; 2 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, meeting room A, 900 Library Plaza.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Dr. Gonzo and Pat McCool
– 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.
Jim Barron – Comedian magician; 5 to 7 p.m.; Garrett Public Library, 107 W. Houston St., Garrett; free.
Mark Sweeney and Dave Glardon – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.
Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 cover; open to the public; 456-2988.
American Style Ballroom – Open dance party; 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.
Valentine Dance – Renaissance Ballroom Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; 7 p.m.; $5; call 622-6644.
Music Box Ballroom Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian; $10.
Women Make Movies Film Festival – 8:30 p.m. today, How To Lose Your Virginity and A Girl Like Her; 4 p.m. Saturday, Abuelas: Grandmothers On a Mission and Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer; and 2 p.m. Sunday, The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars and Women in Struggle; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free; 426-3456 or www.cinemacenter.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. program – 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, Angola; music and speaker; free.
New Year gala dinner – Hosted by Fort Wayne Chinese Families and Friends Association; 5 to 8:30 p.m.; IPFW, Walb Union Ballroom, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.
Groundhog Open – 8:30 a.m.; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; four groups of golfers on indoor 18-hole golf course.
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.
Botanical Conservatory – High Places, Hidden Spaces, exhibit ends April 6; $1 Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to children 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org. Pastels by Lisa Ransom Smith, ends Feb. 28.
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; also on display, sculpture of Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur created from hundreds of vintage automobile bumpers; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to children 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 vehicles, 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 email@example.com.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
The History Center – Also, Roberta Ridley speaking on African-American Pioneers of Fort Wayne: Paving the Way for Change, part of Mather Lecture series, 2 p.m. Sunday, free; 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 children 2 and younger; call 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Civil Rights in Fort Wayne: A Photographic Perspective and Merci Train Artifacts virtual exhibit, can be accessed at museums website.
Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum – Guided tours; 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.; also Feb. 15 and 22; 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse; www.syracusemuseum.org.
Discover Handmade – Demonstrations by craftsmen each Saturday, beginning with broom making Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; free; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Ends mid-April.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Science Central – Science On a Sphere, animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; To MyPlate and Beyond, traveling exhibition on display through May 4; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.
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. Tuesday; Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.
Ice Skating – Noon to 10 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park Ice Rink; $5, $3 for children 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; Kids Skate Free, ages 13 and younger, every Wednesday; www.fortwayneparks.org.
Toboggan Run – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; $12.84 per toboggan per hour; park entry fee applies; 260-833-2012 or www.tobogganrun.com. Ends March 2.
Hike the Winter Woods – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Engle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; dress for weather; 478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Olympic Splash event – 4 to 7:50 p.m.; demonstrations of figure skating, hockey, speed skating, curling, sled hockey paralympics and family public skate at 7 p.m.; Lutheran Health SportsCenter Canlan Ice Sports, 3869 Ice Way; free.
Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout Office parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or email@example.com.
Fort Wayne RV & Camping Show – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $6 adults, $4 seniors, $2 for kids ages 5 to 12 and $14 family pass; 422-7122.
Sports Cards and Memorabilia Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 5775 Coventry Lane; 574-952-0804.
Fort Wayne Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com. Ends May 17.
Throwback Tuesdays – Showing of classic movies; featured selection, Sabrina; 2 and 7 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $2 admission; 260-563-1102.
Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale – 3 to 9 p.m. today; $10, kids 12 and younger free; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; tickets, 422-7122; ends Feb. 9.
Komets hockey – vs. Elmira; 8 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.
Mad Ants basketball – vs. Canton; 7:30 p.m.; also, Faith and Family Night with post-game concert by Sevenglory; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.
Annie – 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; West Noble High School, Ligonier; $5 students, $6 adults and seniors.
The Addams Family – 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.
TODAY AND SATURDAY
Laughing Stock – 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 Feb. 8.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Princess Whatsername – Wagon Wheel Junior show; 2 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $12; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.