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All for One’s “The Princess and the Goblin” is this weekend at the Allen County Public Library.

BOOKS

SATURDAY

PeggySue Wells – Author of “The Slave Across the Street”; speaking at “Forgotten Children Worldwide” dinner and auction, Saturday, Bluffton; www.peggysuewells.com.

TUESDAY

Ma

rci Jefferson – Author of “Girl on the Golden Coin”; 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 432-3343.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Mark Sweeney and Dave Glardon – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Todd Johnson – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

“Thursday Night Comedy” – Tim Cavanagh; 7:30 p.m.; Eagles Theatre, Wabash; $12 advance, $15 day of show; 260-563-1102.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

SATURDAY

Ballet 5:8 – University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; for cost information and time, call 260-399-7700.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – Music by Melvin Mullins; 7:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 cover; open to the public; 456-2988.

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

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

SATURDAY

Dances of Universal Peace – 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; donation; 424-6574 or http://fwdc.org/FWDC/event/dances-of-universal-peace.

SUNDAY

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SATURDAY

Sweetheart Dinner and Dance – 5 p.m.; South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Indiana 15, 2 miles north of Indiana 114, North Manchester; $15 couples, $8 a person; reservations, 574-566-2879.

WEDNESDAY

Seniors Sweetheart Dance – 6 to 9 p.m.; American Legion Post 330, 330 Entrance Drive, New Haven; open to public; for cost, call 749-0313.

THURSDAY

“Second Thursday: Valentine’s Day with a Date Night” – 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Paradigm Gallery, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

“Romeo and Juliet’” – 7:30 p.m.; Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; www.fathomevents.com. Also showing, Feb. 14 and 16.

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 – “High Places, Hidden Spaces,” exhibit ends April 6; “Once Upon a Time” day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 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” No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car, No. 3 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 ksplace1@frontier.com.

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 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 museum’s website.

SATURDAY

“Discover Handmade” – Demonstrations by craftsmen each Saturday, basket making and spinning, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; free; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Ends mid-April.

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; $4 adults, $2 seniors and ages 14 to 5; 260-356-9453 or www.sheetswildlifemuseum.com. “Movies: Wild Alaska and Alaska’s Sea Life,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, $1.

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. “Lunch with a Scientist: Finding the Needle from the Haystack, Separating Ions and Dyes,” Eric Tippmann, IPFW assistant professor of chemistry, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 members, $16 non-members.

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.

TUESDAY

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

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

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.

Cross Country Skiing – Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, 449-3180; Metea County Park, 8401 Union Chapel Road, 449-3777; for updates, times and cost, go to www.allencountyparks.org/parks/cross-country-ski-conditions.

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.

SATURDAY

Polar Plunge – Benefits Special Olympics of Allen County; 10 a.m., registration, 11:45 a.m., open ceremony, noon, plunge; Parkview Field concourse, 1301 Ewing St.; $75 or $50; register online at soindiana.org; information, 403-2005.

Owl Prowl – 4 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; $3; advance registration required; 260-468-2127.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Kids Helping Kids” Charity Basketball Invitational – Benefits Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House; Spiece Fieldhouse, 5310 Merchandise Drive; for information, 459-8550 or email andrew@childrenshopefw.org.

TUESDAY

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 info@lrwp.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Awesome Owls” – Program for preschool children and their adults; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews; $2 a child; advance registration required; 260-468-2127.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale – 3 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 adults, free for kids ages 12 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“LGBTQ Health Conference” – Featuring Jane Clementi, founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation; IPFW, Walb Union, Room 116, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; to register, 481-6619.

SATURDAY

Winterfest Farmers Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 2410 Fairfield Ave.; purpleper ian43@aol.com. Ends May 10.

Shipshewana Antique Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Auction Building, 345 Van Buren St., Shipshewana; free admission.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Railroad Celebration – Sponsored by Three Rivers Railroad Heritage Council; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Baker Street Railroad Station, 221 W. Baker St.; $5 adults, free to ages 11 and younger; 747-2766 or 436-6158.

TUESDAY

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

THURSDAY

Special Cuisines Class Dinner Series – “Caribbean buffet”; 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Hospitality Room, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $20; reservations required, 480-2002.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

SATURDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Sioux Falls; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Kalamazoo; 5 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.

WEDNESDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Bakersfield; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

THURSDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Sioux Falls; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“The Princess and the Goblin” – All for One production; Allen County Public Library, auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students; for performance times, 622-4610. Ends Feb. 16.

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.

SATURDAY

“Ohio Has Talent” – 7 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets start at $10; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

THURSDAY

“Songs from the Heart” – Grand Effect Productions; 8 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $5; for ages 21 and older; 260-205-1523.

“Red” – 7:30 p.m.; Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington; $12 adults, $10 seniors and students; 260-359-4261 or www.huntington.edu/theatre. Ends Feb. 22.

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