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  • File The Fort4Fitness expo and races happen today and Saturday at Parkview Field.  

  • Terri Richardson | The Journal Gazette A creepy mirror is part of the doll room at the Haunted Hotel in Huntington, which opens for its season today. It is one of many area haunted houses people can go to get their scare on.  

Friday, September 29, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


40th Anniversary Celebration – 4 to 8 p.m.; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; music, inflatables, games, food; free.



Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 p.m.; 1720 E. Wallen Road; $10 Haunted Castle, $10 Black Forest or $16 combo ticket;; ends Oct. 31.


Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor – 7 to 11 p.m.; 511 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $13 regular admission, $20 fast pass;; ends Oct. 31.

Hysterium – 7 to midnight; 4410 Arden Drive; $13 regular admission, $20 fast pass;; ends Oct. 31.

The Haunted Jail – 7 to 11 p.m.; 116 E. Market St., Columbia City; $15 general admission, $20 fast pass;; ends Oct. 31.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or The Tucker on display through April.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Blumengarten: A German Story,” ends Nov. 12; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or Graphite and oil paintings of Kathryn Clark through Oct. 28.

The History Center – Fort Wayne Weavers Guild exhibit, ends mid-November; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum; hours and cost, 260-925-9100,

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars, World's Monster Truck Hall of Fame, a Dale Earnhardt car; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; $10, free ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or

Science Central – “Spiders!” touring exhibit, ends Jan. 7; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; school hours, 424-2400 or

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Nearly 150 acres of lake shore, formal gardens, woods and newly restored wetlands and prairies; 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays;

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10 ages 10 to 54, $8 55 and older, $7 ages 3 to 9; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or

Sauder Village – 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; hours, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; admission, Fiber Arts Fest Saturday and Sunday.


Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – 1800s outdoor village and indoor museum; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1200 Swiss Way, Berne; for admission,; closes for season Oct. 31.



Fort4Fitness – Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; noon to 8 p.m. today, Festival Expo, with Kids Marathon and Seniors Marathon beginning at 6:45 p.m.; 7 a.m. Saturday, marathon begins, followed by 10K run/walk at 7:30 a.m., half marathon at 8:30 a.m. and the 4 Mile run/walk at 10:30 a.m.; for more information, go to


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or



Lucky Duck Children's Consignment Sale – 6 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 today and free Saturday and Sunday.Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Australian Adventure, shark conservation area, African Journey; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 ages 19 to 61, $10 ages 2 to 18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or Closes for the season Oct. 8.

Circle Q Acres Farm Market – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 6320 South Indiana 3, Wolcottville; ends mid-October.

Amazing Fall Fun Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – 6 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo; ends Oct. 29;


Firsthand Fest – 6 to 9 p.m.; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Wolf Lake; storytelling by Teresa and Scott Akey of CreAkey Acre Farm in Albion, Dave Ostergren of Goshen and students at Goshen College; $10 registration fee, includes pizza and fruit buffet;

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Through October.

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours;; ends Saturday.


“Troop Beverly Hills” – Family movie night hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Johnny Appleseed Park, 1500 E. Coliseum Blvd.; free.

Fall Fest – 7 to 11 p.m.; St. Louis Academy Catholic School, 15529 Lincoln Highway, New Haven; live music by Hubie Ashcraft Band, food and auctions; $30 each, $55 couple; 749-5815.

Wabash Farmers' Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 21.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 456-1228; ends Dec. 16;

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wayne and Barr streets; ends Saturday; visit online at

Van Wert Farm & Art Market – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; ends Saturday.


“Late Night Catechism” – 2 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $18 to $40; or 800-745-3000.

Farm Toy Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; $2 adults, free for children ages 12 and younger.

“B, The Underwater Bubble Show” – 7 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or


Flowers on the River – 5:30 p.m.; hosted by YWCA Northeast Indiana to honor those who have been affected by domestic violence; Lawton Park pavilion, 1900 N. Clinton St.


“No Game No Life Zero” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,



“Faith Healer” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; 300 W. Wayne St.; $12; 426-7421, ext. 121 or; ends Oct. 21.

“Steel Magnolias” – Center Street Community Theatre; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $15; or 574-267-8041.