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  • File Monkeys are just one of the many animals available for viewing at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

  • File The Lake City Skiers will host the Division I Show Ski Nationals this weekend at Hidden Lake in Warsaw.

  • File The Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow features Native American dancing and vendors this weekend at Morsches Park in Columbia City.

Friday, August 09, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

Saturday

Starry Night sky observation – 9 to 10:30 p.m.; meet at Interpretative Center, Salamonie Lake's Lost Bridge West, Andrews; free, but park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 out-of-state vehicle.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Thomas T Ray Sanders and Dan Brown – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m.; $15 advance, $20 day of; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

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

SUNDAY

Singles Dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $8; DJ, cash bar, potluck.

FESTIVALS

ALL WEEKEND

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow – Gates open at 5 p.m. today with 7 p.m. stomp dance performance and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; Morsches Park, Columbia City; Native American dancing, singing, vendors and activities; $4, free for ages 11 and younger; www.miamipowwow.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Huntertown Heritage Days – 5 to midnight today and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday; Huntertown Park, old Lima and Woods roads; carnival, food, games, rides and parade at 11 a.m. Saturday; for more information on activities and times, go to www.huntertownheritagedays.com/events.

TODAY

Tunes, Brews & BBQ – 5 p.m. food and car show, 6 p.m. bands; Herb Monroe Park, Paulding, Ohio; $5.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

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.

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

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 www.fortwayneparks.org.

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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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 www.sciencecentral.org.

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, www.natmus.org.

National Military History Center – 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.

Sauder Village – Rug-hooking events from Wednesday through Aug. 17; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org; through Oct. 27.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

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; www.swissheritage.org.

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; www.kosciuskohistory.com.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Division I Show Ski Nationals – Hosted by Lake City Skiers; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; Hidden Lake, Warsaw; free, but $5 parking.

TUESDAY

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

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.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

Promenade Park grand opening – 5:30 p.m. today and events continuing through Sunday with music, comedy acts and Dragon Boat races; Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.; for full schedule, go to riverfrontfw.org.

The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Also, Monday; memorial ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday; open 24 hours; Kelly Park, Rome City; presented by Rome City American Legion Post 381.

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 www.kidszoo.org.

TODAY

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

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

SATURDAY

Harvester Homecoming – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 2400 Meyer Road; celebrates Harvester's and Navistar's long history in Fort Wayne with an all-Harvester classic truck show.

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

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60; www.fortwaynefoodtours.com; 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.

SUNDAY

Neighborhood Block Party – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington; free food, dancing, ice cream and cloggers.

TUESDAY

“Millennium Actress” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; www.fathomevents.com for tickets.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association annual show – Daily demonstrations by the Indiana chapter of Maumee Valley blacksmiths; Paulding-Putnam Electric will have special demonstrations from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16; kiddie tractor pull at 2 p.m. Aug. 17; antique tractor pulls at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and 3 p.m. Aug. 17; $7, free for ages 12 and younger; for other events and times, go to www.maumeevalley.org.

Theater Thursday – “The Upside” film screening; 10 a.m.; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free film for adults.

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

SPORTS

TODAY

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

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“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 fwcivic.org.