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  • File photos The Johnny Appleseed Festival happens Saturday and Sunday at Johnny Appleseed Park, featuring period re-enactors, artists and music.  

  • The Anthony Wayne Stamp Society will host its Anthony Wayne Philatelic Exhibition Saturday and Sunday at the History Center.  

  • The Fall Bonsai Display happens Saturday at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.  

Friday, September 14, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Star Party on the Riverfront – 9 p.m.; hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne with Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; Lawton Park, Clinton and Fourth streets; free.



Kasper Nelson – With Chris Young; 7:15 p.m.; Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; $15 advance, $20 day of show;



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


Contra Dance – Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; 8 to 11 p.m., lessons at 7:30 p.m.; Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 E. Berry St.; $9 general public, $6 students, free for ages 12 and younger; 260-244-1905.



Middle Waves Festival – Music festival; 5:45 to 11:15 p.m. today and 1 to 11:15 p.m. Saturday; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; for lineup, tickets and information, go to

Ossian Days – 5 to 10 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; downtown Ossian; for more information on activities and times, go to


Johnny Appleseed Festival – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Johnny Appleseed Park, off of Coliseum Boulevard near Memorial Coliseum; free admission;



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or Exhibit, “Boattails! Supercars of the Golden Age.”

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory,” ends Nov. 11; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or “Lindy McCormick: Alcohol Inks, Acrylic, Collage, Sculptures, 3-D Pieces,” through Oct. 31; artist reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Fall Bonsai Display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The History Center – 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

Science Central – Closed today for fall shutdown; also, AWS Special Abilities Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and will be closed to the public; live honeybee hive on display; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members and 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment weekdays, including behind-the-scenes private tours, field trips and group tours; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $10, ages 10-54, $8, 55 and older, $7 ages, 3-9, and free, ages 2 and younger; program fees vary; 260-636-7383 or; through October.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site – Nearly 150 acres of lake shore, formal gardens, woods and newly restored wetlands and prairies; 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays;; closes for season Dec. 1.

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

National Military History Center and Horse Power Museum – Batmobile items, “Dukes of Hazzard” 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

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Inside National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily, hours and cost, 316-0966 or


Swiss Heritage Village and Museum – 1800s outdoor village and indoor museum; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1200 Swiss Way, Berne; admission,; closes for season Oct. 31.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum – On display, 1932 Ford chassis; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or On exhibit, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet.


“Apple Week” – Ends Sept. 22; Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $17 adults, $11 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or



Walkathon, Color Run and Family Fun Day – Hosted by CPC Women's Health Resource; 8 a.m. registration for color run and 8:30 a.m. race; 9 a.m. registration for walkathon; MacDonald Ruff Arena, 600 Town Line Road, Bryan, Ohio;


Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; 7-mile bike ride; Ice Way Trailhead, meet at the parking lot just south of SportOne Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way; free;

Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Boy Scout parking lot, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd.; free; 478-2515 or



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.; $14 ages 19-61, $10 ages 2-18, $12 ages 62 and older, free ages 1 and younger; 427-6800 or


Firsthand Fest – 6 to 9 p.m.; featuring stories from people who have firsthand experiences with environmental problems and solutions; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake; $10 registration fee;

“I'll Take Gatsby” – 6:30 to 8 p.m.; 1920s event; Williams County Public Library, 107 East High St., Bryan, Ohio; $20; for tickets, call 419-636-6734, ext. 275.

Johnnie Mae Farm Stand – 4 to 7 p.m.; Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood, 2518 Winter St.; hosted by Fort Wayne's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services; through October.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through October.


Antique Outboard Motor Club – 10 a.m.; North Webster Community Park, North Webster; free.

“Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin” – Boxing match; 8 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,

“Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan” – Film screening; 12:55 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,

YLNI Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; corner of Wayne and Barr streets; ends Sept. 29.

Southside Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; 260-244-3288; ends Dec. 15;

Fort Wayne Food Tours – 3 p.m.; downtown food and history walking tours; $60;; ends mid-October.

Wabash Farmers Market – 8 a.m. to noon; downtown Wabash; ends Oct. 20.


Anthony Wayne Philatelic Exhibition – Hosted by the Anthony Wayne Stamp Society; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; free.


Riverfront Boat Tours – 3, 5, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m.; offered by Riverfront Fort Wayne; boat departs from Guldlin Park or Headwaters Park; $12 per person; reservations, 427-6000 or; through September.


“Rushmore Live” – Featuring historical interpreters of the monumental figures on Mount Rushmore; 7 p.m.; Huntington University, Zurcher Auditorium, Huntington; free.

“Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,



“Rock of Ages” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors and $17 for ages 23 and younger; or 424-5220; ends Sept. 23.


“Present Laughter” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m.; 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 general admission, $18 seniors 65 and older, free for the first 30 full-time students with reservation, $10 otherwise; 426-7421, ext. 121, or; ends Sept. 22.


“Nunsense: The Mega-Musical” – Van Wert Civic Theatre; 8 p.m.; 118 S. Race St., Van Wert, Ohio; $15; ends Sept. 30; or 419-238-9689.