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The Journal Gazette

  • File The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will offer train rides during its open house this weekend. 

  • File The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site will host a birthday open house Saturday at the author’s home in Rome City. 

  • Courtesy Fiesta Fort Wayne will celebrate the Latino community all day Saturday with dancing, food and live music at Headwaters Park.

Friday, August 16, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

Today and 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; www.kosciuskohistory.com.

BOOKS

TUESDAY

Dr. Regina Leffers – Author of “What is Consciousness”; book release party 6 to 8 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Dave Landau – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m.; $15 advance, $20 day of; www.fortwaynecomedyclub.com.

DANCE

TODAY

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

FESTIVALS

SATURDAY

Fiesta Fort Wayne – 10 a.m. to midnight; celebrates Latino community with dancing, food, live music and other activities; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; $5 before 6 p.m., kids are free.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

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. AWS Foundation Special Abilities Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed to the public but free with pre-registration for members of the community with special abilities and their families.

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; for hours and cost call 260-925-9100 or go to www.natmus.org.

National Military History Center – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” car General Lee, two “Knight Rider” cars; 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 today and Saturday; 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 – Indoor and outdoor museum depicting life in the mid-1800s; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; www.swissheritage.org.

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

RECREATIONAL

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; Johnny Appleseed Park trailhead, Johnny Appleseed Park near Camp Canine, 1500 H.W. Baals Drive; free.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

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

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society open house – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; free admission and $7 train rides; 15808 Edgerton Road, New Haven; ticketagent@fwrhs.org.

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.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Shipshewana Flea Market – 3 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; www.shipshewanafleamarket.com.

SATURDAY

OakTree Supply Northeast Indiana Woodworking Artisans Fair – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 14215 Lima Road; handcrafted items from regional woodworking and metalworking artists, woodworking demonstrations and live chainsaw carving; food truck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Squirt Gun Fight and Giant Slip and Slide – Check-in at 1 p.m., with event at 1:30 p.m.; Lancaster Park, 200 E. Jackson St., Bluffton.

Gene Stratton-Porter birthday open house – 2 to 4 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City; free admission but donations accepted.

Wolf Swap Meet and Flea Market – 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; off U.S. 33, 6397 W. Albion Road, Ligonier; $5 for carload.

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.

MONDAY

“Millennium Actress” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; go to 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

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

SPORTS

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

TinCaps – vs. Bowling Green; 3:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or www.tincapstickets.com.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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