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  • File Fort Wayne BMX will have qualifier races today and Saturday at the track in Franke Park along Sherman Boulevard.

  • File The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be at Kelly Park in Rome City from Thursday through Aug. 12.

  • Courtesy The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the DeKalb County Airport in Auburn from Monday through Friday and features five World War II bomber and fighter aircraft.

Friday, August 02, 2019 1:00 am


A la carte


Shipshewana's Majestic Frontier – 2 and 7 p.m. today, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 7 p.m. Saturday; Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana; tickets, or 260-768-4990; ends Aug. 31.



Let's Fest – Various comedians and shows; for comedians and times, go to


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



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


“Collective Expressions” – Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Purdue University Fort Wayne, Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $15 adults, $10 students or age 14 and younger; or 424-6574.



Monroeville Harvest Festival – Monroeville Park, Monroeville; for more information, go to festival's Facebook page.


Harlan Days Festival – 5 to 10 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; downtown Harlan; for more information, go to

Pierceton Days Festival – Noon to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; Brower Park, 105 E. Market St., Pierceton; for schedule of events, go to festival's Facebook page.



Old Fort – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, as well as from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 1201 Spy Run Ave.; ends Sunday.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; info at 260-925-1444 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?” exhibit, ends Nov. 17; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or

The History Center – 302 E. Berry St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and first Sunday of the month; 426-2882 or Free admission Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; sponsored by Managed Health Services.

Science Central – “Robots” touring exhibition, ends Sept. 8; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum – 2122 O'Day Road; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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 – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee; 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

Sauder Village – Doll and teddy bear show and sale Saturday; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 800-590-9755 or; through Oct. 27.


Swiss Heritage Village – Features an indoor and outdoor museum depicting life in the mid-1800s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday;

The Old Jail Museum – World War II exhibit through November; 121 N. Indiana St., Warsaw; hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; free admission;

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or



Bluffton City Mud Fest – Check-in at 7 a.m. (pre-registration required), race at 8:30 a.m.; trails, obstacles, slip and slide, foam machine, food and music; $15 ages 6 to 12 and $30 adults;


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

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 8-mile bike ride; Moser Park trailhead, parking lot near the baseball diamonds, 601 W. Main, New Haven; free.



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.; $15 ages 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or


Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through Oct. 11.

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; through August;


Popular Rotorcraft Association annual Fly-in Convention – PRA's airport, 12296 W 600 S, Mentone; for more information, go to

Stephanie Dawn Summer Factory Outlet Sale – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; KAM Manufacturing, 1197 Grill Road, Van Wert, Ohio.


Summer Community Celebration – 1 p.m.; music, including the Zapp Band and the S.O.S. Band, activities, resources; McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.; free.

Miami Indian Heritage Days – 1 to 4 p.m.; Miami ribbon work with Diane Hunter; Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road; $7 adults, $5 seniors and youth, free ages 2 and younger.

“The Lion King” – Sensory-friendly film screening; 1 p.m.; ABCinema, 130 W. Monroe St., Decatur;

South Side Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 block of Warsaw Street, between Oxford and Pontiac streets;; ends Dec. 21.

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60;; ends Sept. 30.

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; ends Sept. 28.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets.


Wings of Freedom Tour – Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 am. to noon Wednesday; DeKalb County Airport, 2710 County Road 60, Suite 211, Auburn; features five WWII bomber and fighter aircraft, including vintage Boeing B-17 and Consolidated B-24 Liberator; to explore P-40 Warhawk fighter, cost is $15 adults, $5 for children age 11 and younger.


Shipshewana Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana;; ends Sept. 25.


Salomon Farm Park Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; ends Sept. 4.


The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial – 7 p.m. opening ceremony; Kelly Park, Rome City; presented by Rome City American Legion Post 381; ends Aug. 12.

Decatur Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; along First Street in downtown Decatur; events on Facebook page.



WWE Live SummerSlam HeatWave Tour – 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $17 to $107;


Fort Wayne BMX races – Registration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, with racing following and registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with races to follow; $20 rider entry fee today and $30 Saturday; 3715 Sherman Blvd.


TinCaps – vs. West Michigan; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


Indiana State Qualifier BMX Double Points Race – Registration from 10 a.m. to noon with races to follow; $20 rider entry fee; Hire Park BMX, 750 E. Arthur St., Warsaw.

TinCaps – vs. West Michigan; 1:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


TinCaps – vs. West Michigan; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


TinCaps – vs. West Michigan; 12:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


TinCaps – vs. Dayton; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or



“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $33 adults, $28 seniors, $20 for ages 23 and younger; 424-5220 or; ends Aug. 11.