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  • File Little River Wetlands Project will host the Monarch Festival on Sunday at Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve. Residents can enjoy activities, educational information and watch as monarchs are counted and tagged. 

  • Courtesy The Korea Festival happens Saturday at the Allen County Public Library downtown. 

  • Courtesy The Fort Wayne Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Jefferson Pointe features local and regional artists. 

Friday, September 07, 2018 1:00 am


A la carte


West Central Home and Garden Tour and ArtsFest – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1241 W. Berry St.; $13 advance, $15 day of tour, free for ages 12 and younger; for more information,



Ryan Niemiller – 7:15 p.m.; Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show;



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.


Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7; 704-3669.



Grabill Country Fair – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; downtown Grabill; for times and events,


Korea Festival – Noon to 5 p.m.; Allen County Public Library downtown branch, 900 Library Plaza; for activities and times, go to

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest – 2 to 6 p.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; features more than 50 Indiana breweries; for more information, go to

Eel River Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Eel River Gardens and the firehouse, North Manchester; for more information, go to

Military Day and Wing Fest – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; AuGlaize Village, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio; $6, free for ages 12 and younger; for more information,


Fort Wayne Arts Festival – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; Jefferson Pointe, 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.; features work of local and regional artists and live music; free.

Fall Fest – St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 414 W. Madison St., Decatur; for more information on activities and times, call 260-724-9159.


Monarch Festival – Hosted by Little River Wetlands Project; 1 to 5 p.m.; Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, 6801 Engle Road; features live monarchs, educational presentations, hikes, farmer's market; free.


Ossian Days – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; downtown Ossian; for more information on activities and times, go to; ends Sept. 15.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or Exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory,” ends Nov. 11; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or “Lindy McCormick: Alcohol Inks, Acrylic, Collage, Sculptures, 3-D Pieces,” through Oct. 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

Science Central – “In the Dark” exhibit, ends Sunday, shows visitors what comes alive when the sun goes down; also, live honeybee hive on display; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or Closed Monday through Thursday for fall shutdown.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment weekdays, including behind-the-scenes private tours, field trips and group tours; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10, ages 10-54, $8, 55 and older, $7 ages, 3-9, and free, ages 2 and younger; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or; through October.

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;; closes for season Dec. 1.

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


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; admission,; closes for season Oct. 31.

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.


“Monarchs and More Family Fun Day” – 1 to 3 p.m.; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $17 adults, $11 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or Also, “Celebrate Our Artisans” week beginning Tuesday through Sept. 16.



Buddy Walk – Hosted by Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana; registration begins at 9 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.;

Mountain bike the Bloodroot Trail – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Salamonie Interpretive Center, Salamonie Lake, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; $3; to register, call 260-468-2127.


Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers – 2 to 3 p.m. nature walk, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. bike ride; Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton and Fourth streets; free.


Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 7-mile bike ride; Northrop sports lot, meet at the parking lot near the Fort Wayne Community Schools north bus hub near 301 W. Cook Road; free;

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



Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 ages 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or


Ice Cream Social – 5 to 8 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne.

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; hosted by Fort Wayne's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services; through October.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through October.


Card Show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 305 E. Washington Center Road.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets; ends Sept. 29.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 260-244-3288; ends Dec. 15;

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60;; ends mid-October.

Wabash Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 20.


“Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” – Noon to 5 p.m.; residents can visit 16 of Fort Wayne's museums and attractions; free;

North Anthony Corridor Block Party – 1 to 6 p.m.; food trucks, activities, performance artists, fire truck tours along North Anthony Boulevard between Crescent Avenue and St. Joe River Drive;

North Webster Cemetery Walk – 1 to 3 p.m.; living history event that features tours of the cemetery with re-enactors; North Webster Public Library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster; free.


Riverfront Boat Tours – 3, 5, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.; offered by Riverfront Fort Wayne; boat departs from Guldlin Park or Headwaters Park; $12 per person; reservations, 427-6000 or; through September.


“Perfect Blue” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,


Star Gazing Party – 8:30 to 10 p.m.; Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will have telescopes and offer guided tour of nighttime sky; Grabill library branch, 13521 State St., Grabill; free.



“Present Laughter” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for the first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or; ends Sept. 22.