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  • Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Jefferson Pointe will have its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday. 

  • File The annual Veterans Day Parade happens Saturday starting at State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue. 

  • File Riverfront Fort Wayne will host Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers on Sunday beginning at the Lawton Park trailhead. 

Friday, November 09, 2018 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Nickelodeon event – 11 a.m. to noon; J.C. Penney store, Glenbrook Square, 4201 Coldwater Road; activities for children; free.



Book signing – Authors Randolph L. Harter and Daniel A. Baker, authors of “Fort Wayne Through Time”; 1 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, Jefferson Pointe, 4140 W. Jefferson Blvd.



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



Legion Dance – Melvin Mullins; 7 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; no cover; open to public; 456-2988.


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



Festival of Trees – 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; John Paulding Historical Society museum, Paulding, Ohio; ends Nov. 17;


Fort Wayne Village Marketplace – 3 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; shop more than 100 stores, boutiques and artisans; SportOne Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way; $5.


Christmas Tree Lighting – 5 to 7 p.m.; Jefferson Pointe, 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Remembrance Tree observance – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lutheran Hospital, south lobby, Medical Office Building Two, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd.; open house includes music, memory-making activities for children and a dedication at 12:45 p.m. when names of loved ones will be read; call 435-7704 for more information.



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 Sunday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or Roddy Dammeyer: Oil Painting, ends Dec. 31.

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

Science Central – “Don't Be a Zombie! Be Prepared for Natural Disasters” exhibit, includes fire truck from Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or

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


Local Legend Exhibit – 4 to 7 p.m.; features collection of Dean Jagger memorabilia, Oscar, the beast of Busco, professional football player Leonard Barnum, professional baseball player Brent Gaff, country music singer Janie Fricke, businessman and artist Shinzo Ohki and others; there will also be a commemoration of 100 years since the end of WWI; Whitley County Historical Museum, 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; free.


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



Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers – 2 to 3 p.m. nature walk and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. bike ride; Lawton Park trailhead, Clinton and Fourth streets; hosted by Riverfront Fort Wayne; free.


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


Community Unity Neighborhood Family Fun Night – 6 to 8 p.m.; Faith Methodist Church, 207 E. DeWald St.; free.

Theater Thursday – Film screening “Still Alice”; Wells County Public Library, Bluffton; free; for adults.



Shipshewana Showdeo – 7 p.m.; Michiana Event Center, 455 East Farver St., Shipshewana; features bull riding, barrel racing, roman and trick riding and roping; tickets, 269-625-0364 or


Dustin Diamond – Actor and comedian; 7 p.m.; Old Train Depot, 115 E. Market St., Pierceton; $20.

Sports card show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ramada Plaza Center and Travel Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road.

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;


Overlooked Film Festival – “Lean on Pete”; 7 p.m.; Fabiani Theatre, Trine University, 720 Thunder Drive, Angola; free.



Mad Ants – vs. Erie BayHawks; 7 p.m.; $10 to $25 (prices increase on game day); or 1-800-745-3000.


Mad Ants – vs. Maine Red Claws; 7 p.m.; $10 to $25 (prices increase on game day); or 1-800-745-3000.



“Antigone” – Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Theatre; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; also, 8 p.m. Thursday; Williams Theatre, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $12 to $16, $5 students and ages 18 and younger; or 481-6555; ends Nov. 17.

“A Christmas Carol” – All for One Productions; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, 300 E. Main St.; tickets at or 422-4226; ends Nov. 18.

“Significant Other” – Manchester University Theater Department; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Wampler Hall, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester; $10, $7 for students and seniors.


“Elf the Musical” – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $30 adults, $25 seniors, $17 for ages 23 and younger; or 422-4226; ends Nov. 18.

“The Undeniable Sound of Right Now” – Trine University Drama Club; 7 p.m.; Wells Theater, Taylor Hall, Angola; free.

“The Vagina Monologues” – 8 p.m.; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $25; 744-2800 or; presented by Genesis Outreach.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” – Grace College Theater Department; 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Thursday; Little Theatre, Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Drive, Winona Lake; $7 adults and $5 students and seniors; 574-267-8041 or at the door; ends Nov. 17.


“Unveiled” – One woman play by Rohina Malik; 3:30 p.m.; Manchester University, North Manchester; free.


“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” – Huntington University Theatre Department; 7:30 p.m.; Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington; tickets, 260-359-4261 or; ends Nov. 17.



Veterans Day Parade – 11 a.m.; begins at State Boulevard and Parnell Avenue and ends with ceremony at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.


World War I Memorial Grove 100-Year Re-dedication – 11 a.m.; Memorial Park, 2301 Maumee Ave.; re-dedication and unveiling of new plaque at grove that includes 125 trees that represent 125 local soldiers, sailors and nurses who died in WWI; throughout the day, an honor guard will be stationed at the park for 11 hours and 11 minutes.