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    The Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival will offer wagon rides, animals and food today and Saturday at Salomon Farm Park on Dupont Road.

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    All for One Productions will stage “Freud’s Last Session: C.S. Lewis Meets Sigmund Freud” all weekend at the PPG Arts Lab. The play places Freud, well-known psychiatrist and long-time atheist, and Lewis, a writer and professed Christian, in a room for conversation and debate.

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    The Fort Wayne Ballet will present “La Gala Grand” Saturday and Sunday as its season opener, a celebration and tribute to the organization’s 60 years.
September 23, 2016 1:01 AM

Out and about

A la carte


North Webster Fall Festival – Food, crosscut sawing, ax throwing, spring board tree topping, racing hot saw, log rolling, bounce houses, cake walk; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Lions Club Mermaid Festival Grounds, North Webster; free; 574-834-4323.



Authors of “Mennonite Girls Can Cook” – 2 p.m. Monday, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday; Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, $10 Monday; tickets,


Matt Hart – Author of “Who’s Who Vivid” and “Wolf Face”; 7 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, Business Center Cyber Cafe, 826 Ewing St.; 260-399-7700.



“La Gala Grand” – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $35 to $10; 422-4226.


“The Incomplete Gesture” – Presented by Natya Dance Theatre of Chicago and Nan Jombang Dance of West Sumatra; 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $10; 481-6555 or



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

Magic Squares “Crazy Hat” Dance – 7:30 p.m.; YMCA, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; 260-665-9929.


“Dancing Through the Years” – Benefit for COA Relocation and Senior Activities; 6 p.m.; Potawatomi Inn, Lake James Ballroom, Angola; $30 advance, $35 at the door; 260-665-8191.

Autumn Harvest Hoedown – 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Pokagon State Park, South Beach parking lot, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola; park entry fee applies; 260-833-2012.


Army Navy Dance – Music by JD Smith; 1 to 4 p.m.; Army Navy Post 82, 2025 Olladale Drive; $5 cover; 444-4045.

Singles Dance – 6 to 9 p.m; VFW Post 857, 2202 W. Main St.; $7 cover; 260-704-3669.



Amazing Fall Fun – Pumpkin patch, hayrides, straw mazes, corn box, straw mountain; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo; $9 adults, $7 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger; hayride, $2 per person; 260-333-2302 or Ends Oct. 31.

Latino Film Festival – Argentina, Chile, 6 to 9 p.m. today, Fort Wayne Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; Mexico, Spain and Chile, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Indiana Tech Magee-O’Connor Theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd., Mexico and United States, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Indiana Tech Magee-O’Connor Theater, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.; 260-704-0682 or

Fall Fun on the Farm – Corn maze, produce, farm crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo; 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Roberts Farms Farmers Market, 2085 W. 900 N., Wawaka; $5 ages 4 and older, free to ages 3 and younger; Ends Oct. 30.


Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival – Animals, food, wagon rides; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; 427-6008.

Bluffton Free Street Fair – Food, amusement rides, crafts, vendors, music; downtown Bluffton;


Fine Arts Festival – Music, artists, refreshments; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Churubusco Public Library, 116 N. Mulberry St., Churubusco; 260-693-6466.


Lakeside Concert in the Park – Children’s activities, food, free snow cones; 3 to 6 p.m.; Northside Neighborhood Association; Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.; 496-8045.


DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Rides, games, 4-H exhibits, livestock, food; Downtown and Fairgrounds, Auburn; Ends Oct. 1.



Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m.; 8965 Auburn Road; Haunted Castle or Black Forest, $10, or $16 for both; 489-1763 or Ends Oct. 31.

Hysterium Haunted Asylum – 7 p.m. to midnight; 4410 Arden Drive; Ends Oct. 31.

Haunted Hotel 13th Floor – 7 to 11 p.m.; 511 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Ends Oct. 31.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – “Hoosier Made: World Drive Collaborative” exhibit, ends Oct. 3; also on display is a vintage Sprint car built by Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former Duesenberg employee; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or Free admission Saturday, for downloadable ticket, go to

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Our Japanese Sister” exhibit, ends Nov. 13; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 17, free for children 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or “Fall Bonsai Display,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; “Japanese Family Event,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Australian Adventure, shark conservation area; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Monday; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 ages 19 to 59, $9 ages 2 to 18, $10.50 ages 60 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or Closes for the season Oct. 9.

The History Center – “200@200 – Spirit of Competition”; ends Sept. 30; 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

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own”; 200 cars on display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-9100 or

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Exhibit honoring Coach Bill Jones and the 1980 Championship, including memorabilia from coaches, players and family members from the 1980 state championship win; 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, 260-316-0966 or

Sauder Village – Displays include “Grain: From Field to Flour,” also “The Great Black Swamp” gallery; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; hours and cost, 1-800-590-9755 or “Apple Week,” apple-related activites, ends Saturday.

Science Central – “Bones Carnival,” touring exhibition, ends Jan. 8; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 ages 3 to 64, $7 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; school-year hours, 424-2400 or


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

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1200 Swiss Way, Berne; 260-589-8007. Closes Oct. 31 for the season.


Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Walk-in visitation and self-guided tours; general visitation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 30, staff-guided feeding tour, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 23; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10 ages 10 to 54, $8 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3 to 9; 260-636-7383 or



Wild Walkers – Adult hiking group; 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Blue Cast Springs, 21412 Bluecast Road, Woodburn; 427-6005 or email Amy Hicks at


Preserve Work Day – 8 to 10 a.m.; Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown; bring loppers, handsaws, work gloves and water.

Northeast Indiana Heart Walk – American Heart Association; walk begins at 9:30 a.m.; Ivy Tech Community College, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive; to register,

Trek the Trails Hike – 10 a.m.; Headwaters Park East parking lot, meet in parking lot by the Headwaters East Pavilion near 231 E. Superior Street; 3 miles; or

22K Hike/Walk – PTSD Suicide Awareness; 10 a.m.; 2701 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 260-750-5733 or 260-458-4939.


Ham and Bean Ride – Sponsored by Old Fort Motorcycle; 11 a.m.; 4863 E. Lincolnway, Columbia City.


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 Bike Ride – 6 p.m.; Lawton Park Trailhead, meet at gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th Street near 250 E. 4th St.; 8 miles; bike helmet required; or

“MD and Me: Walk-n-Learn” – “Preventative Care for Diabetic Patients,” presented by Dr. Lindsay Bradbee, PPG Family Medicine; register at 5:45 p.m.; Garver Park, Bryan, Ohio; free; 855-637-0010 or email


Bicentennial Torch Passes Through – Chain O’Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S., Albion ; free admission all day.



Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; 260-515-9700. Ends Oct. 14.

Dinner and a Movie – “In Organic We Trust”; 7 p.m.; Three Rivers Co-Op, 1612 Sherman Blvd.; 424-8812.

Autumn Equinox Friday – Festive celebration and labyrinth walk; 7 p.m.; Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St.; 482-7402.


Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 456-1228. Open through Dec. 17.

Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; south corner of Barr and Wayne streets; ends Oct. 1;

Fort Wayne Hop On Brew Tour – $35 for members, $40 non-members; information, email Molly Graves at or

“The Book of Life” – Fort Wayne Film Series; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza;


Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Classic Cafe, 4832 Hillegas Road; free admission; 574-329-1483.


“Culture of Voting at F.U.N. Fort Wayne” – It Is Well With My Soul; noon to 2 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; free; 765-285-9126.


New Haven Farmers Market – Local produce, crafts, music; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212.


Decatur Farmers Market – 3 to 7 p.m.; baked goods, homemade items, crafts, flowers and herbs; 100 block of East Madison Street, Decatur; ends Oct. 20.

“Empower Her World” – Fashion show benefits Creative Women of the World; 6 to 9 p.m.; Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.; $75;

Overlooked Film Festival – “The Nice Guys”; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, Trine University, Angola; free.



“The Addams Family” – Musical; 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $12; 419-238-9689. Ends Oct. 2.

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Pulse Opera House, 1271/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 general admission, $5 for ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017 or

“Freud’s Last Session: C.S. Lewis Meets Sigmund Freud” – All for One Productions Inc.; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; PPG Arts Lab, 300 E. Main St.; $20 adults, $17 ages 60 and older, $11 students; 422-4226 or


“It’s Only a Play” – 7:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 ages 66 and older, $10 at the door for students; 426-7421, ext. 121, or

“Let’s Murder Marsha” – Presented by Williams County Community Theater; Bryan Little Theater off the Square, 208 W. Butler St., Bryan, Ohio; for time and tickets, call 419-636-6400. Ends Oct. 2.

“Josiah for President” – 1 p.m. today, 11 a.m. Saturday and Thursday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; tickets start at $37; Ends Oct. 28.


“The King and I” – Performed by Wabash Area Community Theater; 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; $15 adults, $10 students;


“Mennonite Girls Can Cook” – 7 p.m. Monday, 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Blue Gate Theatre, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana; $42 dinner and show, $27 show only; Ends Oct. 15.