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  • File The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's Wild Zoo Halloween begins today and continues each weekend through Oct. 28.

  • Pixabay There are several fall festivals and pumpkin-related events this weekend, including Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory’s Punkin’ Path and the Great Pumpkin Hunt on Saturday at Lancaster Park in Bluffton.  

  • Courtesy Brickworld Fort Wayne happens Saturday and Sunday at Grand Wayne Center downtown.

Friday, October 12, 2018 1:00 am


A la carte


“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” – Sensory-friendly film screening; 10:30 a.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road.



Cindy Brick – Author of of quilting books; 7 to 9 p.m.; Angola Quilt Shop, 206 W. Maumee St., Angola; also, “Crazy Quilts” discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.



Costaki Economopoulos – 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.; Don Hall's Guest House, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; $20 advance, $25 day of;


Tabri McCoy – Fort Wayne Comedy Club, 2104 S. Calhoun St.; 7:15 p.m. show, $15 advance, $20 day of show; 9:45 p.m. show, $20 advance, $25 day of show;



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


konverjdans – 7:30 p.m.; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; live music and performance by Project Ballet; $22 adults, $17 seniors ages 65 and older and $11 for ages 5 and younger; or 422-4226;


Singles dance – 6 to 9:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road; $7; 704-3669.



Camp Red Cedar Fall Fest – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 3900 Hursh Road; $3, ages 4 and younger free; boat rides, costume contest, mini horse parade, headless horseman, pony rides;

Autumn Harvest Festival – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, Columbia City; free admission.

Mac & Cheese Fest – Noon to 5 p.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; unlimited macaroni and cheese samples from restaurants; $25, $10 for ages 12 to 3, and free for ages 2 and younger;; benefits Community Harvest Food Bank.



Wild Zoo Halloween – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $14 adults, $10 for ages 2 to 18 and $12 for seniors ages 62 and older;; every weekend through Oct. 28.


The Haunted Castle and Black Forest – 7 to 11 p.m.; 8965 Auburn Road; $10 each or $16 combo; ends Oct. 31;

Halloween Nights at the Museum – 6 to 10:30 p.m.; featuring the Haunted Dugan Mansion and the Dark Asylum; Adams County Historical Society, 420 W. Monroe St., Decatur; $5; every weekend through Oct. 27;


Great Pumpkin Hunt – 6 p.m.; Lancaster Park, 200 E. Jackson St., Bluffton; pumpkin chucking catapult demonstration, night time Halloween egg hunt and hayrides; dress for the weather and bring a flashlight; hosted by Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department; free.

The Haunted West Central Tour – Hosted by ARCH; 7 p.m. tour leaves at 927 S. Harrison St.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and younger; tickets at or at offices at 818 Lafayette St.

Live Oak Graveyard Tour – 4:30 to 7 p.m.; historic cemetery tour; Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio; $5, free for ages 12 and younger.



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. “Punkin' Path Display” through Oct. 28.

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 – “Don't Be a Zombie! Be Prepared for Natural Disasters” exhibit, includes fire truck from Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, ends Jan. 6; 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 ages 55 and older, $7 ages 3-9, 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 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, donated Lincoln-Zephyr Continental Cabriolet; 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn; hours, 260-927-8022 or


“Fall on the Farm” – Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; vintage baseball tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday; $17 adults, $11 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or



Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers – 2 to 3 p.m. nature walk, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. bike ride; Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton and Fourth streets; 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



“Mary and Her Monsters” – Storyteller Lou Ann Homan will bring Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” to life; 7 p.m.; Trine University, Wells Theater, Taylor Hall, Angola.

Seeds, Sorghum and Farm Fun event – 4 to 8:30 p.m.; family activities, workshops, tour of gardens, greenhouse and animal barn; Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake; $5 registration fee;

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


Cinda B Fall Outlet Sale – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 1530 Progress Road.


Family Fun Festival – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Broadview Landscaping and Nursery, 13206 Tonkel Road; kid activities and workshops.

Fort Wayne's Farmers Market – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; ends May 18.

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

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


Gun and Knife Show – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $7 adults, and free for seniors and ages 12 and younger.

Brickworld Fort Wayne – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $11, free ages 3 and younger;


Kiddie Academy's Fall Festival – 10 a.m. to noon; activities and free ice cream from CW & Rusty's Ice Cream; 11627 Coldwater Road.


Overlooked Film Festival – “Won't You Be My Neighbor?”; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, 720 Thunder Drive, Angola; free.


“MFKZ” – Film screening; 7 p.m.; Regal Cinemas, Coldwater Crossing 14, 211 W. Washington Center Road; tickets,


“I Can Only Imagine” – Film screening; 10 a.m.; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free; hosted by Bluffton Parks and Recreation Department.



“The Doctor's Dilemma” – First Presbyterian Theater; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 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

“Forever Plaid” – Summit City Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 1559 W. Dupont Road; $20, $15 for seniors ages 65 and older, $15 high school students and younger;


“Veronica's Room” – Arena Dinner Theatre; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show today and Saturday; $40; 719 Rockhill St.; 424-5622 or


“A Curious Savage” – Bishop Luers High School Drama Department; 7:30 p.m.; 333 E. Paulding Road; $10; available at the door or by calling 456-1261, ext. 3133.


“The Choir of Man” – 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $35 to $26; 1-800-745-3000 or


“The Stuck Pot” – Bishop Dwenger High School; 7 p.m.; 1300 E. Washington Center Road; $10 reserved, $8 general admission and $6 students; ends Oct. 21;