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  • Courtesy From left, Nicolas Alles, Corrie Taylor, Brock Graham and Laura Laudeman star in IPFW's performance of “Pride and Prejudice.”

  • Courtesy Father Christmas will be part of the Christmas on the Farm Saturday at Salomon Farm Park. There will also be wagon rides, dog-sledding demonstrations, food and music.

  • Courtesy Playing Ebenezer Scrooge in First Presbyterian Theater's “A Christmas Carol” is, Scott McMeen, left, and Billy Hofman.  

Friday, December 01, 2017 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

SATURDAY

Christmas on the Farm – 1 to 5 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; $5, cash only.

DANCES

TODAY

Legion Dance – Melvin Mullins; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $5; open to public; 456-2988.

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.

HOLIDAY

ALL WEEKEND

“A Christmas Carol” – Fort Wayne Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors ages 65 and older and free for first 30 full-time students with reservation; firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends Dec. 17.

“The Nutcracker” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7:30 p.m. today and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children's Choir and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; tickets start at $17 and Sugar Plum Party tickets are $8; www.artstix.org or 422-4226; ends Dec. 10.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical” – Bishop Luers High School Performing Arts Department; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 333 E. Paulding Road; $10; 456-1261 ext. 3133.

“Christmas on the Air” – Lakes Area Players; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Quaker Haven Dining Hall, 111 EMS D16 Lane, Syracuse; $20 adults, $13 children ages 5 to 12; 574-834-4193; ends Dec. 9.

“Christmas Spectacular!” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 212 Pearl St.; $15 general admission, $10 students with ID; tickets available at the door or at www.threeriversmusictheatre.com; ends Dec. 10.

Christmas in the Castle – University of Saint Francis; 4 to 6 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; also, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 2702 Spring St.; $7, $3 children ages 10 and younger.

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” – Creative Arts Council of Wells County; 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; Arts Commerce & Visitors Centre, 211 Water St., Bluffton; $10 adults, $5 children; 260-824-5222.

Festival of Gingerbread – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $6 adults ages 18 to 64; $4 seniors ages 65 and older and youth ages 3 to 17; and free to children ages 2 and younger; hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; for activities, go to fwhistorycenter.com; ends Dec. 10.

Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday through Thursday; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $10 per car, $20 commercial van and $40 bus or trolley; ends Dec. 31.

Christmas tree display – More than 40 decorated trees; Trine University, Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, 720 Thunder Drive, Angola; ends Dec. 11.

Windmill Winter Wonderland – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; live nativity on Saturday; Mid-America Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville; $4, free for children ages 12 and younger; ends Dec. 10.

Phillips Family Christmas Wonderland – Walk-through display; 6 to 8 p.m.; 4175 N. 230 E, Howe; ends Jan. 1.

TODAY

Victorian Christmas Dinner – Whitley County Historical Society; registration due today for event on Dec. 9; $25; for reservations, call 260-244-6372.

Festival of Wreaths – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Santa Claus available for pictures from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; Creative Arts Council, Balentine Gallery, 211 Water St., Bluffton; hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; ends Jan. 2.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical” – 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 South, Van Wert, Ohio; tickets, 419-238-6722 or npacvw.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Christmas in the Country – 6 to 9 p.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $7 and free for ages 3 and younger; ends Dec. 9.

Living Nativity Drive Thru – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 5801 Schwartz Road; cast from Central Ministries Chapel Ridge and Leo-Cedarville campuses; 5801 Schwartz Road; free.

“Christmas at Home” with the Swinney Sisters – Hosted by the Settlers; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $20; for reservations, call 747-1229 or 747-1501.

Walk of Trees – 5 to 8 p.m.; Clugston Senior Apartments, 108 S. Chauncey St., Columbia City; free; ends Dec. 9.

Old-Time Country Christmas Festival of Lights – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Moose Lake Christian Craft Village, 11330 E. 500 S., LaOtto; www.mooselakechristiancraftvillage.com; ends Dec. 23.

SATURDAY

Holiday Open House – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road.

Monroeville Holiday Magic – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monroeville; hosted by Monroeville Chamber of Commerce; www.monroevillein.com.

Holiday trees – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; tour 100 decorated trees; Timbercrest Living Community, North Manchester; Santa and live reindeer; free hot cocoa and cookies.

Holiday Lantern Tours, “A 1920s Christmas” – 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $13 adults and $7 children ages 3 and older; reservations required, 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org; ends Dec. 9.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Williams Woodland Park Holiday Home Tour – 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; tour features eight homes and one apartment; $10 advance and $12 day of tour; for tickets and locations, go to www.williamswoodlandpark.com.

SUNDAY

Living Nativity – 6 p.m.; petting zoo open from 5 to 5:45 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, 2702 Spring St.; free; also, Las Posadas at 5:30 p.m. and Lighting of the Lake at 6 p.m.

Saving Santa – Noon to 3 p.m.; Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum 226 W. Washington Blvd.; free.

TUESDAY

“Great Russian Nutcracker” – 7 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets start at $28; ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

THURSDAY

“A Perfect Christmas” – 7 p.m.; Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 CR 29, Auburn; tickets, 260-925-2006; ends Dec. 10.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org. The Tucker on display through April. New temporary exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Snow Days,” ends Jan. 7; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Santa and the reindeer, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Snow Days concert by the Remnant, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Anita Trick art display through Dec. 31.

The History Center – 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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, www.natmus.org.

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 www.nationalmilitaryhistorycenter.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

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 www.sciencecentral.org.

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; www.genestratton-porter.com.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org. On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Headwaters Ice Skating Rink – 11 a.m.; 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger; $2 skate rental; hours, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org; ends March 4.

TUESDAY

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Arrowhead Prairie parking lot, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke; free; 478-2515 or info@lrwp.org.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

World AIDS Day – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.; RSVP at 744-1144 or email reggie@neiprc.org.

SATURDAY

Heritage Gathering Primitives and Antiques Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; hosted by Pierceton Chamber of Commerce; Pierceton Elementary School, Pierceton.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lincoln Financial Event Center, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; www.ftwaynesfarmersmarket.com; ends May 12.

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Great Train Show – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $10 both days, $9 Sunday, kids ages 11 and younger free.

“Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure” – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $19.50 to $50.50; tickemaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

A Dream of Beauty – 1 to 6 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; decorated cabin for holidays, horse-drawn wagon rides and Gene Stratton-Porter impersonator; $5, children ages 4 and younger free.

Meraki Fest '17 – 4 to 9 p.m.; The Phoenix, 1122 Broadway; $10 advance, $14 at the door, $5 for kids ages 12 and younger; www.brownpapertickets.com.

WEDNESDAY

“Dust 2 Glory” – Film screening; 7:30 p.m.; AMC Dupont, 3930 E. Dupont Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

SPORTS

TODAY

Komets – vs. Toledo Walleye; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; adults, $13 to $28; seniors and students ages 12 to 18, $12 to $24; children ages 12 and younger, $8 to $19; TicketMaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – vs. Westchester Knicks; 7 p.m.; $6 to $22 (prices increase by $2 on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

MONDAY

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – vs. Reno Bighorns; 7 p.m.; $6 to $22 (prices increase by $2 on game day); www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Elf Jr.” – Pulse Opera House; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 general admission, $5 for children ages 12 and younger; www.pulseoperahouse.org or 260-375-7017; ends Dec. 17.

“Pride and Prejudice” – IPFW Department of Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Williams Theatre, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 college students with ID, $5 IPFW students and high school students and children ages 17 and younger; www.ipfw.edu/tickets or 481-6555; ends Dec. 9.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Arsenic and Old Lace” – New Haven High School Drama; 7:30 p.m.; New Haven High School, 1300 Green Road, New Haven.