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THURSDAY
BBQ Ribfest – Barbecue teams from across the country compete; music, food; Headwaters Park; www.bbqribfest.com. Ends June 22.
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The TinCaps take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods all weekend at Parkview Field.

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What’s hot in local arts and entertainment

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Germanfest happens all weekend with music, food and wiener dog races at Headwaters Park.
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BOOKS

TODAY

Bill Levy – Author of “Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company”; 5 to 7 p.m.; Hyde Brothers, Booksellers, 1428 Wells St.; free; 424-0197.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

“Three Sisters Who Changed the World” – Presented by Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 7 p.m.; South Side High School Auditorium, 3601 S. Calhoun St.; $13 adults, $11 students and children; 424-6574 or www.fwdc.org.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – Music by Justus III; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4, dance; $7, fish fry; open to the public; 456-2988.

SATURDAY

Dance Tonight – Workshops, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., catered picnic lunch, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; dance party, 7 to 11 p.m.; 1559 W. Dupont Road; 437-6825.

“Polka Like a Star” – 7 p.m.; Germanfest, main stage in the Pavilion, Headwaters Park; 480-7070.

SUNDAY

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

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

WEDNESDAY

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

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Germanfest – Music, food, wiener dog races; hours vary; Headwaters Park and other location; www.germanfest.org.

Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire and Marketplace – 3 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Steuben County Park, 100 LN 101 Crooked Lake, Angola; $12 adults, $6 ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-665-9920.

Northern Indiana Lakes Festival – Ski show, 5K race and run/walk, games, animal show; hours vary; Warsaw and Winona Lake; www.lakesfestival.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Turtle Days Festival – Music, rides, concession; hours vary; Churubusco; 260-312-0774 or www.turtledays.com.

Paulding County Fair – Food, animals and games; hours vary; 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-5215 or www.facebook.com/pauldingcountyfair.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Chain Saw Wood Carving Festival – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Moose Lake 1800’s Christian Craft Village, 11330 E. 500 S., LaOtto; $5 admission; 260-637-2372 or www.mooselakechristiancraftvillage.com.

SATURDAY

Webster Lake Ski Bees Show – 6 p.m.; North Webster; bring your own lawn chair.

Free Ice Cream Social – Benefits Kate’s Kart; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Grace Point Church, 8611 Mayhew Road; 260-450-3431 or www.kateskart.org.

WrenStock – Classic rock concerts; 4 to 11 p.m.; WrenWay Park, Wren, Ohio; 419-495-2752.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Bryan Jubilee – Midway, craft show, farmers market, concert; 5 to 11 p.m.; Courthouse Square, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or www.bryanchamber.org. Ends June 21.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Huntington Heritage Days – Carnival rides, car show, food; various locations, Huntington; 260-356-5300. Ends June 22.

THURSDAY

Hoagland Days – Demolition derby, parade, mechanical bull riding, carnival rides, music, talent show, food; hours vary; Hoagland; 639-3433 or www.hoaglandin.com. Ends June 21.

Lagro Good Ol’ Days – Games, parade, tractor pulls; hours vary; Lagro; www.visitwabashcounty.com. Ends June 21.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SATURDAY

Flag Day Parade – 2 p.m.; begins at State Boulevard and Hobson Road; followed by flag raising at Heritage Park, 2001 Hobson Road; 317-788-2500.

Flag Day Celebration – Sponsored by Elks Lodge 1978; music, entertainment; 7:30 p.m.; DeKalb Outdoor Theater, 301 S. Center St., Auburn; bring lawn chair; www.dekalboutdoortheater.org.

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 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan; 1600 South Wayne St., Auburn; hours and admission, 260-925-1444.

Black Pine – Sanctuary tours; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; admission fees, www.blackpine.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “The Butterfly Effect” live butterfly display, ends July 6; 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. “Bridal Bouquet,” 10 a.m. Saturday, $49 members, $59 non-members.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $9 ages 18 to 2, free to ages 1 and younger and members; 427-6843. Closes for season Oct. 12. “Creature Feature,” through Aug. 3.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft, engines, library photos, models and artifacts; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 14, free to ages 11 and younger; www.hoosierairmuseum.org. Closes Dec. 15.

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum Displays include Dukes of Hazard No. 1 General Lee car, original KITT car 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 children 6 and younger; 260-927-9144. Taxidermy exhibit contains more than 60 animals from North America and Africa collected by Dr. William S. Bricker.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 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 – Historic village with demonstrations and programs; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org. Blue Star Museum program offers free admission to military personnel and their families though Sept. 1. “Dairy Days and Tractor Event,” Tuesday through June 22.

Science Central – “In the Dark,” traveling exhibit, through Sept. 7; “Science On a Sphere,” animated global display system developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and children 3 to 12, $7 seniors; for 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.; $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, free to children 2 and younger and members; call 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com. Old Jail Museum – “Soap Box Derby” exhibit; ends September; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw; 574-269-1078.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – Historical buildings and garden; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday through Thursday; Berne; admission, 260-589-8007 or www.swissheritage.org.

TODAY

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

Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center – “Best of Minnesota Bound,” film; 10:30 a.m.; 200 Safari Trail, Huntington; movie is free or tour museum for $1; 260-356-9453 or www.sheetswildlifemuseum.com.

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original hospital with surgery, emergency, deliver of 1930’s era; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also open Wednesday; located on corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; $5 adults, $3 ages 5 to 12; 260-635-2490 or 260-693-3788.

TUESDAY

John Paulding Historical Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday; 600 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, Ohio; 419-399-8218.

RECREATIONAL

TODAY

DSANI Golf Outing and Silent Auction – Registration, noon; Donald Ross Golf Course, 7102 S. Calhoun St.; $75 a person or $300 for foursome; 471-9964.

Boy Scout Golf Tournament – Registration, 11:30 a.m.; Autumn Ridge Golf Course, 11420 Auburn Road; information, 432-9593.

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne VisionWalk – Registration, 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.; Headwaters Park, Germanfest, 333 S. Clinton St.; www.fightblindness.org/ftwaynevisionwalk.

“Second Saturday” Farm Tours – 2 p.m.; Pasture’s Delights, 4579 N. Salem Road, Decatur; bring cooler for farm store purchases; www.pasturesdelights.com.

“It’s a Forest Out There” – 2 to 4 p.m.; Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main St., New Haven; free.

SUNDAY

Sunday Funday – Noon to 4 p.m.; themed-based exploration of nature through crafts and activities; Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main St., New Haven; free.

Bob Kohr Fun Shoot – Noon to 4 p.m.; shotgun, rifle, pistol shoot; J. Edward Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, Huntington; advance registration required; 260-468-2165.

MONDAY

Golf 4 Your Health, Community, Culture and Tibbits – Team of four players; Coldwater Golf Course, 270 Narrows Road, Coldwater, Mich.; $100 per golfer; 517-278-6029.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

Trek the Trails – Bike ride; 6 p.m.; Indian Trails Park Trailhead, meet at back of park near the gazebo near 10300 Aboite Center Road; wear helmet; 8 miles; www.fwtrails.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Short Hikes for Short Legs: Colors of Eagle Marsh” – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; for ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult; 9 to 10 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Scottie D-TV Charity Roadshow – Hosted by Auburn Shifters Car Club and Auctions America Park; cars, road course driving, games, motorcycle drags; Auctions America Park, Auburn; email, pl.kite@frontier.com.

TODAY

Parkview Bootcamp Fridays – 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; free; 260-755-4804.

Race Unity Day Celebration – Sponsored by Bahai Community of Fort Wayne and Ball State University’s It Is Well With My Soul of the Department of Education Studies; 1 to 3 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; 765-285-9126.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – Sponsored by Nebraska Neighborhood Association; 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; www.facebook.com/mainstreetfarmmarket. Closes Oct. 17.

Pierceton Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; Brower Park, Pierceton; free admission; 574-268-2497 or www.piercetonchamber.com. Closes October.

SATURDAY

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; includes vegetables, herbs, flowers and vegetable plants, baked goods, hormone free meat and eggs; 3300 Warsaw St. Ends December.

Barr Street Market – Sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; offers fresh produce, baked goods, cheese, crafts, jewelry; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; www.barrstreetmarket.org. Closes Sept. 27.

dasMarit Farmers & Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; includes, produce, plants, baked goods, honey, eggs, arts and crafts; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; 260-589-2936. Closes Oct. 18.

North Manchester Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Riverbridge parking lot at Main and Wayne Streets, North Manchester; 260-563-7171. Closes in October.

Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to noon; Honeywell Center parking lot, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; 260-563-7171. Continues through October.

Bicycle Helmet Day – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union, 10123 Lima Road; free; 484-2102.

Star Viewing – Open for two hours every clear Saturday night 30 minutes after sunset through Nov. 30; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations accepted.

SUNDAY

East State Village Farmers Market – Noon to 3 p.m.; local produce, baked goods, jewelry, soaps; Tecumseh Library Plaza, 1411 E. State Blvd.; email caraurban@hotmail.com. Closes Oct. 5.

MONDAY

Lutheran Life Villages Farmers Market – Produce, lotions, candles, baked goods, jewelry; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; The Village at Anthony Boulevard, 6701 S. Anthony Blvd.; 447-1591, ext. 2150.

WEDNESDAY

Hamilton Park Drug and Gang Awareness Day – Demonstrations, games, music; 6 p.m.; Hamilton Park, corner of Spring Street and Cherokee Road; 494-0189.

THURSDAY

Garden Party – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or ParkviewField.com.

SATURDAY

Lake City Skiers – Water ski show team hosts City of Lakes Show Ski Tournament; 8 a.m.; Hidden Lake, Warsaw; free; bring a lawn chair; LakeCitySkiers.org.

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or ParkviewField.com.

SUNDAY

TinCaps baseball – vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods; 1:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or ParkviewField.com.

WWE Live – 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $97, $52, $37, $27, $17; 800-745-3000.

THURSDAY

ARC basketball – ARC Raiders vs. local media and celebrity players; music from 6 to 7 p.m.; game, 7 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, Hutzell Athletic Center, 2701 Spring St.; $5 free-will donation; 260-750-9714 or 449-1737.

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Mary Poppins” – 8 p.m.; Wagon Wheel Theater, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $33 adults, $19 students, $15 children, plus processing fees; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.

“Company” – Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.; Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; tickets, 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org. Ends June 28.

“Half Stitched” – 1 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday; 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; tickets, www.centerstageticketing.com. Ends July 5.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

“Catch Me If You Can” – 8 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theater, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $34 to $15; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. Ends June 28.

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