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The Journal Gazette

  • File The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival begins Saturday in downtown Auburn and will continue through Aug. 31.

  • Courtesy Ventriloquist Terry Fator will perform today at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  

  • File The Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo happens Saturday and Sunday at Grand Wayne Convention Center.  

Friday, August 23, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte

Heirloom Tomato Festival – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; downtown Pierceton, Brower Park and Old Train Depot.

BOOKS

SUNDAY

“National Book Foundation Presents: Summer with the National Book Awards” – Conversation with novelist Charmaine Craig (”Miss Burma”) and poet Shane McCrae (”In the Language of My Captor”); 2 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.

COMEDY

SATURDAY

Max Pryce – Also, Ricky Glore; 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.

SUNDAY

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

FESTIVALS

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Taste of the Arts – 5 to 10 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; Arts Campus Fort Wayne, 300 E. Main St.; admission is free but $1 each for food and drink tastings; features food and drink vendors, performances and kids activities.

SATURDAY

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – Downtown Auburn; for events and activities, go to www.acdfestival.org; ends Aug. 31.

THURSDAY

Fall Auburn Auction – Automobilia auction at 10 a.m. and cars at 2 p.m.; Auburn Auction Park, 5536 County Road 11A, Auburn; $25 single day pass and $50 event pass; ends Sept. 1.

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.

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 – Village barbershop sing with Men of Independence at 1 p.m. 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.

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.

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.; 6-mile bike ride; Covington Elementary School, parking lot, 2430 W. Hamilton Road; free.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

ALL WEEKEND

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

Summit City Chevrolet Cruise In – 5 to 9 p.m.; 5200 Illinois Road; open to all makes and models of vehicles.

Ventriloquist Terry Fator – 7:30 p.m.; Ford Theater, Honeywell Center, Wabash; tickets from $45 to $100; 260-563-1102 or www.honeywellcenter.org.

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.; ends Aug. 30; www.johnniemaefarm.org.

SATURDAY

Sweet Breeze Fest – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Headwaters Park, Promenade Park dock; boat rides; $5 adults, $3 12 years and younger; 45-minute tours on the hour beginning at 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

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.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Healing Body, Mind & Spirit Expo – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10 day pass, $17 weekend pass and free for 11 and younger; www.healingbodyandspirit.com.

Living History: Post Miamies 1754-1763 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.; admission free but donations accepted; www.oldfortwayne.org.

TUESDAY

Senior Day and Summer Open House – 9:30 a.m. to noon; Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington; tour historic buildings, visit with costumed interpreters and stroll historic paths; $2.

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; ends Oct. 17.

SPORTS

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

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

THEATER

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“Four Old Broads” – Arena Dinner Theater; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or www.arenadinnertheatre.org.