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  • File Fort Wayne Museum of Art's Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead celebration will be Sunday featuring altars and activities.       

  • Courtesy Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Department of Physics will have a Halloween Demo today which features physics demonstrations.  

  • Courtesy Fort Wayne Dance Collective will have its “Midway Mayhem” dance performance today and Saturday.

Friday, October 26, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Poe Night – 7 p.m.; Trine University, Wells Theater, Taylor Hall, Angola; reading, reciting and acting out poetry of Edgar Allen Poe; free.



Dani McGuire – Author of “The Path of Joyful Living” and founder of Pranayoga Institute; book release and yoga party; 6:30 p.m.; 1501 E. Berry St.; cost of 90-minute yoga class is $35.



Bill Engvall – 8 p.m.; Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana; tickets start at $39.95; 260-768-4990 or


Dennis Piper – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $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.


“Midway Mayhem” – Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 8 p.m.; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; $15; or 422-4226.


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



Wild Zoo Halloween – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10 for ages 2 to 18 and $12 for seniors ages 62 and older;; ends Sunday.


Department of Physics Halloween Demo – 6 p.m.; Purdue University Fort Wayne, Kettler Hall, Room 129, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; annual Halloween show that features physics demonstrations; free.

FunFest – 6 to 8 p.m.; Grace College, Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Drive, Winona Lake; free.


“Trick or Treat”: A Halloween Cabaret” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 and 11 p.m.; 212 Pearl St.; $15 general admission, $10 students;

Halloween Nights at the Museum – 6 to 10:30 p.m.; featuring the Haunted Dugan Mansion and the Dark Asylum; Adams County Historical Society, 420 W. Monroe St., Decatur; $5; ends Saturday;

Fort Wayne Fear Factory – 8 to 11 p.m.; River City Complex, 505 River Bend Court; $13; every weekend through Nov. 3, as well as Wednesday;


Halloweenfest – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; downtown Churubusco; various events such as pumpkin decorating and costume contest; Chamber trick-or-treat begins at noon; free hayrides from noon to 2 p.m.; town-wide trick or treat starting at 5 p.m.;

Halloween Party – 8 p.m. to midnight; Ohio City Community Building, Ohio 118, Ohio City, Ohio; live music, costume contest, free food.

Halloween Party – 6:30 p.m. to midnight; Wassenberg Art Center, 214 South Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio; $15 member, $20 non-member; or 419-238-6837.


Dia de los Muertos – Fort Wayne Museum of Art celebration of Day of the Dead; 2 to 6 p.m.; 311 E. Main St.; free but $3 donation accepted.

Trunk or Treat – 4 p.m.; First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St.; free food, treats, games, puppet show.


Trunk-or-Treat – 6 to 8 p.m.; hosted by students of Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne; Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; more than 30 car stations will give out candy along with carnival-style games; admission is six containers of non-perishable food items or $4; benefits Community Harvest Food Bank.

Zamesville Lions' Community Halloween Party – 6:30 p.m. costume judging begins; Zanesville Ballpark, 3088 W VanHorn St., Zanesville; free.


Halloween Carnival – 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Schnelker Park, New Haven; also, 4 to 6 p.m. downtown on Broadway where businesses will pass out treats to children.

Pumpkin Patch Party – 6 to 8 p.m.; Trier Ridge Community Church, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road; indoor Halloween alternative with games, prizes, candy; free.

Trick-or-treating – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Rainbow Furniture showroom, 3206 Covington Road; also pumpkin decorating.

Trunk-or-Treat – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. DeWald St.; features candy and a “haunted” bus; free.

Georgetown Square Trick-or-Treat event – 5:30 to 7 p.m.; costume judging from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of Georgetown Library, treats by businesses.



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 Wednesday. “Punkin' Path Display” through Sunday. “$1 Insight Night: Turkey Time,” 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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 – “Don't Be a Zombie! Be Prepared for Natural Disasters” exhibit, includes fire truck from Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or

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 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3-9, free ages 2 and younger; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or; through Wednesday. Howl O' Ween celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with trick-or-treat stations and a free wagon shuttle from 3 to 6 p.m.

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;; closes Wednesday.

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


“Woodcarver's Show and Sale” – Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $17 adults, $11 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or



Park After Dark Night Time Trail Run – Hosted by Bluffton Parks and Recreation; 7:30 p.m.; Ouabache State Park, Bluffton; call 260-824-6069 for information.


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



Midnight Madness – Hosted by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center; 6 to 11:59 p.m.; 900 Library Plaza; free.

Trails in Motion Film Festival – Hosted by Fleet Feet Fort Wayne; 6 p.m.; features trail and ultra running films with a post film Q&A with Ron Heerkins Jr., director of Beast Coast Film Series, following the films; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.: $12.

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


Enchanted Forest – 8:30 p.m.; hosted by Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College; Farmstead Barn site, 2152 S 425 W, Albion; for children ages 5 to 9 who will talk with costumed animals during a night hike; $3.50 per person.


NFLCC Antique Fishing Lure Show – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Don Hall's Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; admission $5, includes spouses and immediate family under the age of 18.

Fort Wayne Newspapers SHE Expo – Sponsored by Windows, Doors & More; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; featuring Nicole Curtis, star of “Rehab Addict” on HGTV and DIY networks; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free admission, VIP admission $40 to $50.

Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant Tour – 10 am. to noon; 415 Baltes Ave.; free.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; ends May 18.

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


Binge-Worthy Sundays – 4 p.m.; binge-watch episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” along with snacks and trivia games; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; free.


Old Fort Cluster Dog Shows – Hosted by Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $5, free children's admission with donation to Pet Food Pantry of Fort Wayne; ends Nov. 4.



Komets – vs. Toledo Walleye; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $13 to $29 adults, $12 to $25 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $9 to $20 ages 12 and younger; and 1-800-745-3000.


Heroes & Legends Wrestling XI – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $17 to $57; and 1-800-745-3000.



“Farce of Habit” – Off Stage Productions; 7:30 p.m. today, cost is $13; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Saturday and 1 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. show Sunday; Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Frankling St., Van Wert, Ohio; $28;

“War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” – University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $12 adults, $10 seniors ages 65 and older, $10 children ages 18 and younger; 422-4226 or

“Thicker Than Blood” – Hicksville Village Players; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; St. Michael's Catholic Church, Hicksville, Ohio; $10 adults, $8 students.


“Menopause the Musical” – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets, or 424-5665.