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    Holiday meals• Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have its annual turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
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    Pet helpAnimal Care & Control is offering free straw to any Allen County resident in need of animal bedding this winter. Straw can be picked up between 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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    BOOKS TODAY Lee Strobel – Author of “The Ambition” and “The Case for Christ Study Bible”; 5 to 9 p.m.
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“Learn to Curl” 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Lutheran Health SportsCenter, 3869 Ice Way Drive; free; reservations, 438-0689
Saturday at Angola Motorsport Speedway, gates will open at 4:30 p.m., with qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 7:30.

Out & about

On Saturday, the Three Rivers Scale Model Boat Club will display and operate hand-crafted, radio-controlled boats and ships on the pond facing Spring Street at University of Saint Francis. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m.



Jim Barron – Comic and illusionist; Three Rivers Festival Children’s Fest, IPFW main performance stage; free; time, or

Alex Ortiz and PJ McGuire 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Brad Upton and Alex Falcone – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



Renaissance Ballroom – 8 to 10 p.m.; free group class, 7:15 to 8 p.m.; 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $5 a person; 622-6644.



Steuben County 4-H Fair – Food, music, demonstrations, animal shows; Angola; Ends Thursday.

Lambert Days – Sports tournaments, kids’ activities, food, music; Fireman’s Park, Ohio City, Ohio; 419-238-9378 or


Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival – Food alley; Headwaters Park; 426-5556 or Scale Model Boat Show, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, pond at University of Saint Francis.

Circus City Festival – Youth circus, circus parade, food; American Trust Circus Center, Peru; 765-472-3918 or

Archbold Carp Festival – Street fair, food; downtown Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or

Third Annual Ball Fest – Car and truck shows, truck pulls and drag racing, motorcycle show; Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, Ohio; 419-212-2547 or


Explore the Crafts Festival – Hands-on pottery, weaving, woodworking and basket making; Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or


Allen County 4-H Fair – Talent contests, rodeo, animal shows; Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road; End July 29.


Dixie Days Festival and Art Fair – Live music, food, snowmobile show, games; downtown North Webster; 574-834-1600. Ends July 28.

Swiss Days Quilt Show – 6 to 8 p.m.; South Adams High School, Berne; $3 admission, free to ages 12 and younger; 260-525-0303. Ends July 28.

Sampler Luncheon – Sample food being sold at Swiss Days festival; noon; Cross Community Church, Berne; $10.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – The stainless-steel collection of the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum in Cleveland, including a DeLorean; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours begin at 10 a.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 adults, $7 ages 9 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; extra charge for feeding tour; 260-636-7383 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Soothing Summer Gardens,” ends Sept. 15; Botanical Brown Bag: In the Zome, Dividing Iris Rhizomes,” noon to 1 p.m. Thursday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – New zoo babies and animals include dingo puppies, kangaroo joeys, prairie dogs, reticulated giraffes; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $13.50 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $8.50 ages 14 to 2; 427-6800. Open through Oct. 14. “Creature Features,” through Aug. 5, free with zoo admission, call for times. “Are You Smarter Than a Zoo Keeper,” today.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German vehicles, guns and famous general displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or

Science Central – “Mars in 3D” exhibit, ends Sept. 2; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $8 adults, seniors and ages 3 to 12; call for hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – “Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Model Railroading Exhibit,” ends Saturday; 302 E. Berry St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or SATURDAY

Luckey Hospital Museum – Original 1930s small-town hospital; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday; corner of U.S. 33 and Indiana 109, Wolf Lake; $5; 260-237-1253.


Wabash County Historical Museum – “Life on the Home Front: Wabash County During WWII”; Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; History Hunters program, “Mississinewa: Old and New,” presented by Stan Steiner, noon Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-563-9070.


Whitley County Historical Museum – “What This Country Needs …”; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.



“Rock Around the Clock” – Music provided for walkers; 7 to 8 p.m.; Muensterberg Plaza, Berne.


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

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Rivergreenway, meet at Lawton Park, gravel parking lot on south side of Fourth Street, near 250 E. Fourth St.; ride is eight miles;



Open Tours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; $5 per person, $5 rebate off a purchase of $10 or more; 969-8330 or

Planetarium Shows – “Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky,” 3:30 p.m. today, “Aurora,” 7 p.m. today; “A Solar System Adventure Tour,” 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Edwin Clark Schouweiler Planetarium, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 seniors and ages 17 and younger, 399-7700, ext. 8211.


Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; Ends Oct. 19.

Friday Nites Live – Featuring “Sweetcakes Entertainment,” face painting, balloon art and caricature drawings; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe; 745-1545.


Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

South Milford Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; Austin Park, South Milford;

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 8 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; plants, produce, baked goods and art items; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 13.

Kosciusko County Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Warsaw on Center Street between Buffalo and Lake streets; 574-253-1102.

Barr Street Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Barr and Wayne streets; sponsored by Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana; 426-2882 or Ends Sept. 15.

Old Fort Mustangers Club Mustang and Ford Show – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; awards ceremony at 3 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; $2 admission, free to ages 9 and younger; 482-9171 or

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 24.


Miss Allen County Queen Scholarship Pageant – Carroll High School Auditorium, 3701 Carroll Road; $5 a person, free to ages 5 and younger; time, 693-9407 or


Midwest’s Largest Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shipshewana; runs through the end of October.TUESDAY

Toddler Tuesday – Entertainment, interactive activities, snacks; sponsored by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 11 a.m. to noon; Jefferson Point, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.

Farmers Market at The Towne House – 3 to 6 p.m.; 2209 St. Joe Center Road; 483-3116 or Ends Sept. 11.



Annie Oakley Perfumery Anniversary Celebration – Sensory tours, high tea, pastries, fresh fruit, jazz music, fragrance sampling; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; 300 Johnson St., Ligonier; free; 260-894-7219. Ends July 27.


“Hugo” – Movie; 8:30 p.m.; Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park; free.


Dupont Downs Farmers Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; Ends Oct. 11.

Farmers Market – Produce, baked items, art work, honey, soap and lotions, jewelry, pet items, gifts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Georgetown Square. Ends Sept. 13.

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.



Angola Motorsport Speedway – Racing; 4:30 p.m.; Angola; $12 adults, $5 ages 15 to 11, free to ages 10 and younger, $25 pit pass; 260-416-6557.

Chase Junior Achievement Grand Prix – Go-kart race; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Baer Field Speedway; free to spectators; 484-2543 or


TinCaps baseball – vs. South Bend Silver Hawks; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or


TinCaps baseball – vs. South Bend Silver Hawks; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; $12.50, $10, $9, $8, $5; 482-6400 or



“Chicago” – 8 p.m.; today, Saturday, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw; $31 adults, $17 students, $13 ages 12 and younger; 574-267-8041 or Ends July 27.

“Oliver” – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017. Ends Aug. 11.

“Charlotte’s Web” – Popcorn Theatre; 10 a.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $7 includes free popcorn; 517-278-6029 or Ends July 28.

“The Confession” – Today, Saturday and Tuesday through Thursday; Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29 show, $44 dinner and show; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or Ends Aug. 18.

“Chicago” – 8 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $25 matinees, $27 evening performances; 517-278-6029 or

“Orbison & Cash: Men in Black” – 6:30 p.m.; The New Huntington Supper Club, Huntington; tickets and reservations, 260-454-0603 or Ends Aug. 14.


“Funny Money” – Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $24 matinees, $27 evening performances; times, 517-278-6029 or Ends Aug. 4.

“Hansel and Gretel” – Swiss Days musical; 7 p.m.; South Adams High School, Burkhalter Auditorium, Berne; $8 adults, $5 students and children. Ends July 29.