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    “The Light in the Piazza” stars, from left, Kia Miller and Billy Dawson, perform in Three Rivers Music Theatre’s production this weekend at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab.

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    The Moscow Ballet will perform its “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Wednesday at Embassy Theatre.

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    Glenn Berggoetz’s “The Ghosts of Johnson Woods” will be screened at Cinema Center on Wednesday.
December 02, 2016 1:01 AM

Out and about

A la carte

Saturday

Christmas on the Farm – 1 to 5 p.m.; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; $5 per car; www.fortwayneparks.org.

DANCES

TODAY

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

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:15 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.

SUNDAY

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

“The Nutcracker” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7:30 p.m. today with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; tickets start at $17, Sugar Plum Party tickets $8, 422-4226 or www.artstix.org; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; ends Dec. 11.

“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; $20 general admission, $18 ages 65 and older, $10 students; 426-7421, ext. 121, or www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com; ends Dec. 18.

Windmill Winter Wonderland – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; live Nativity Saturday; Mid-America Windmill Museum, Kendallville; $4, free for ages 11 and younger; ends Dec. 11.

Christmas in the Castle – 4 to 6 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday; University of Saint Francis, Brookside, 2701 Spring St.; $7, $3 for ages 10 and younger, $5 for seniors on Tuesday only; 399-7700, ext. 6708, or sf.edu/christmas. Also, Fair Trade Alternative Shopping Bazaar noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at north campus and students to perform Las Posadas at 5:30 p.m. Sunday across campus.

“A Christmas Mystery at Castle Dewart” – 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Lakes Area Players; Quaker Haven Camp Dining Hall, 111 EMS D16C Lane, Syracuse; 574-834-4193; ends Dec. 10.

“A Christmas Carol” – Wagon Wheel Theatre; 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; tickets, 574-267-8041 or wagonwheelcenter.org; ends Dec. 18.

Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $5 car, $10 15-passenger van, $25 bus/trolley Sunday to Thursday; $10 car, $15 15-passenger van, $30 bus/trolley Friday and Saturday; ends Dec. 31.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m.; park in parking lot, tune to 88.9 FM on radio and listen to the lights; cocoa and cookies today and Saturday; also open Monday to Thursday; Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville; ends Jan. 1.

Festival of Gingerbread – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; $6 ages 18 to 64, $4 ages 65 and older and ages 3 to 17, and free to ages 2 and younger; ends Dec. 11.

Santa’s House – 6 p.m. today, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; Chauncey and Van Buren streets, downtown Columbia City; free; ends Dec. 24.

Lights at the Fair – 6 to 8 p.m.; 4-H Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a car; ends Jan. 1.

“Miracle on 34th Street” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, also 8 p.m. Thursday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; vwct.org; ends Dec. 11.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Christmas in the Country – 6 to 9 p.m.; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; $5 per person, ages 5 and younger free; ends Dec. 10.

Annual Walk of Trees – 5 to 8 p.m.; Clugston Senior Apartments, 108 S. Chauncey St., Columbia City; free; ends Dec. 10.

Supper Club Holiday Show – Also Wednesday and Thursday; buffet dinner, 6 to 7 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m., 1 p.m. matinee Saturday; $49 dinner and show, $36 show only (additional ticket fees charged); thenewhuntington.com; end Dec. 17.

“Christmas at Home with the Swinney Sisters” – 2 to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $20; prepaid reservations, 747-1229 or 747-1501.

Christmas in the Village of Roanoke – 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; www.discoverroanoke.org.

Live Nativity – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jennings Road Church of Christ, 1124 Jennings Road, Van Wert, Ohio; free, but donations accepted.

TODAY

Wagon Rides – 5:30 to 8 p.m.; downtown Angola; free.

Holiday Wreaths – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also Monday through Thursday; community-decorated holiday wreaths; Creative Arts Council, Bluffton; www.wellscocreativearts.com; ends Dec. 30.

Holiday Jazz Swing Concert – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

Tree lighting – 5 to 7 p.m.; downtown Waterloo depot, Wayne and Van Vleek streets; freewill donation accepted for spaghetti dinner.

SATURDAY

Santa and the Reindeer – Noon to 4 p.m.; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 17, free for ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org; ends Dec. 17.

Monroeville Holiday Magic – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free trolley rides, Santa, kids activities and craft shows; sponsored by Monroeville Chamber of Commerce; also, Cornerstone Youth Center’s annual Cookie Walk and Poinsettia Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 19819 Monroeville Road; www.monroevillein.com.

Breakfast with Santa – 8 to 11 a.m.; sponsored by Albion Lions Club; Albion Fire Station, Albion; freewill donation accepted.

Workers’ Project Holiday Party – 6 to 10 p.m.; 2930 Ludwig Road.

Holiday Lantern Tours – 4 to 8:30 p.m.; tours every half-hour; $13 adults, and $7 ages 3 and older; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org; ends Dec. 10.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Holiday Home Tour – Williams Woodland Park neighborhood; 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; $10; williamswoodlandpark.com.

Christmas Tree Festival – 1 to 4 p.m.; Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., Delphos, Ohio; ends Dec. 18.

SUNDAY

“Living Nativity” – 6 p.m.; petting zoo open from 5 to 5:45 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, amphitheater next to Pope John Paul II Center, 2701 Spring St.; free. Lighting of the Lake at 6 p.m. at the center.

“A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk – 1 to 6 p.m.; Gene Stratton-Porter’s Cabin, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; Santa in cabin from 2 to 5 p.m.; $5, ages 4 and younger free; 260-854-3790.

Sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah” – Bach Collegium; 2 p.m.; Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd.; $5 at the door or www.bachcollegium.org.

“Messiah” – Stebuen County Festival Choir; 8 p.m.; Trine University’s T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Ave., Angola; $5; trine.edu.furth.

Sandi Patty “Christmas Blessings” – 7:30 p.m.; Niswonger, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-238-6722 or NPACVW.org.

Christmas in the Park – 4 to 7 p.m.; village of Willshire, Ohio; live Nativity, carriage ride, Christmas music; sponsored by Willshire Lions Club.

MONDAY

“Home for the Holidays” – 7:30 p.m.; IPFW Community Orchestra, University and Chamber Singers, IPFW Choral Union, Singing Dons and instrumental ensembles; IPFW, Auer Performance Hall, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 non-IPFW students, free for IPFW students; 481-6555 or www.ipfw.edu/tickets.

TUESDAY

Church Basement Ladies “Away in the Basement” – 3 and 7:30 p.m.; Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; tickets start at $12; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Great Russian Nutcracker” – Moscow Ballet; 7 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets start at $30, 800-745-3000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

THURSDAY

Festival of Lights – 7 p.m.; Lakewood Baptist Church, Auburn; for tickets, 260-925-2006; ends Dec. 11.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEEKEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Vintage Sprint car built by Floyd “Pop” Dreyer, a former Duesenberg employee; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “The Twelve Days of Christmas” garden exhibit, ends Jan. 8; also “Garden in Lights,” ends Jan. 8; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 to 17, free for ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or www.fortwayneparks.org. “Alexandra Hall – Painting, Giclee Print, Ink Drawing,” ends Dec. 31.

The History Center – “200@200: How We Warred”; 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 www.fwhistorycenter.com.

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

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazard” 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, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Bones Carnival,” touring exhibition, ends Jan. 8; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3 to 64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; school-year hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org. Special Abilities Day Tuesday, closed to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or www.fordv8foundation.org.

RECREATIONAL

SATURDAY

Youth Pheasant Hunt – Sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Chapter 182 of Pheasants Forever; St. Joe Valley Conservation Club, 5871 County Road 60, St. Joe; pre-registration required, 260-238-4138 or email pakendall@yahoo.com.

“Winter Wonders on the Continental Divide Trail” – 10:30 a.m.; parking lot of new Eagle Marsh entrance area, 6801 Engle Road; free; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 478-2515.

“Breakfast on the Marsh: If Bridges Could Talk” – For ages 50 and older; 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Indiana Wesleyan University Education and Conference Center, Room 102-104, 8211 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 478-2515.

TUESDAY

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

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

SATURDAY

Mad Hatter Tea Party – 5:57 to 7:30 p.m.; hosted by Pulse Opera House; Warren United Church of Christ, Warren; $10; to reserve a spot, email aliceatthepulse@gmail.com.

Heritage Gathering Primitives and Antiques Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; sponsored by Pierceton Chamber of Commerce; Pierceton Elementary School, Pierceton.

Winter Art Fair – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren, 2810 Beacon St.; sponsored by Sophia’s Portico; free.

Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lincoln Financial Event Center, Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; FTWaynesFarmersMarket.com; ends May 27.

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

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Great Train Show – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $9 one-day pass, $10 for two-day pass, ages 12 and younger free; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; www.ticketmaster.com.

TUESDAY

“Nerdland” film – 8 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets, www.fathomevents.com.

WEDNESDAY

Pearl Harbor Ceremony – 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.

Film screenings – 8 p.m.; former Fort Wayne resident and filmmaker Glenn Berggoetz’s “Auto Shop of Horrors,” followed by “Ghosts of Johnson Woods” at 9:45 p.m.; Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.; $5 per film.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Komets – vs. Missouri; 8 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $13 to $28 adults, $11 to $23 seniors, and $9 to $19 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Windy City; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $22, $12, $6; 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

SUNDAY

Komets – vs. Grizzlies; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $13 to $28 adults, $11 to $23 seniors, and $9 to $19 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“Disney’s Alice in Wonderland” – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Pulse Opera House, 1271/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; ends Dec. 11; www.pulseoperahouse.org or 260-375-7017.

“The Light in the Piazza” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; $25 adults, $20 ages 60 and older, $18 students; 422-4226 or artstix.org; ends Dec. 11.

“Six Characters in Search of an Author” – IPFW; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 students, $5 IPFW students, ages 6 and younger not admitted; www.ipfw.edu/tickets or 481-6555; ends Dec. 10.

“Dashing Through the Snow” – Village Players of Hicksville; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; $12; Huber Opera House and Civic Center, 157 E. High St., Hicksville, Ohio; 419-212-2096.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Cemetery Club” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; $40; 424-5622 or arenadinnertheatre.org; ends Dec. 17.