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  • File Salomon Farm Park will have its Fiber Arts Celebration today and Saturday.    

  • File The annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival happens Sunday at the Allen County Library downtown.  

  • File The YLNI Farmers Market and the Fort Wayne Farmers Market open for the outdoor season on Saturday on the corner of Barr and Wayne streets.

Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 am

Out and about

A la carte


Buster Keaton silent black-and-white film series – Features organist Clark Wilson on the Grand Page Pipe Organ; “Sherlock Jr.”; 3 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $10.



Steven Raichlen – Author of “The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat”; 4 p.m.; demonstration, lunch, book signing; Salomon Farm, 817 W. Dupont Road; hosted by WFWA PBS-39; the event is sold out.



Michael C. Moses – Also, Carlin Hagerty; 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; $5; open to public; 456-2988.

Dance with Dave Cowdrey – 8 p.m.; lesson, 7:30 p.m.; Anchor Room Dance Studio, 7145 Indiana 1 N., Ossian; $10 a person; 260-622-6644.


“Progressions” – Fort Wayne Ballet; 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Ballet Studios, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.; $20; 422-4226 or


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.



Bloom Fest – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; features more than 70 local artists, artisans, plants, children's activities, live music and hot air balloons in the morning; Riverside Gardens, Leo-Cedarville;


Cherry Blossom Festival – Noon to 5 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; presented by the Japanese American Association of Indiana; features Japanese drumming, music, singing, dancing, marketplace, food, demonstrations and Japanese tea ceremony.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Classic, antique and special-interest cars; 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn; hours and cost, 260-925-1444 or Free admission for active-duty military personnel and their family on Saturday through the Blue Star Museums program. “Cars & Coffee” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – “Migrations” live butterfly exhibit, ends July 7; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and younger; hours, 427-6440 or

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 – “Heart Smart” touring exhibit, ends May 26; 1950 N. Clinton St.; $9 ages 3-64, $8 ages 65 and older, free members 2 and younger; hours, 424-2400 or Free admission for active-duty military personnel and their family on Saturday through the Blue Star Museums program.

Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum – “The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines,” Indiana Historical Society traveling exhibit; 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; exhibit ends June 13.

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 – 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

Sauder Village – Antique car gathering on Saturday; 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, Ohio; $18 adults, $12 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger; hours, 1-800-590-9755 or; through Oct. 27.


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


“Celebration of the Arts and Artists” – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio; ends June 15; museum hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month.



Fat & Skinny Tire Fest – Kickoff celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. today at Village of Winona, Winona Lake; hosted by Kosciusko County Velo; for activities and times, go to


Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana 5K run/walk – Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m., race starts at 5:30 p.m.; Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.; online registration is $28 through today at, race day registration is $30.


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

Trek the Trails – 6 p.m.; bike ride; Deer Ridge Elementary School, 1515 S. Scott Road; free.



Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – Shark conservation area, stingray touch pool, giraffes and lions; 9 a.m. to 5 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


Prayer service in honor of fallen police officers – 6 p.m.; St. John's Lutheran Church, 11555 N U.S. 27.

Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; operated by the Nebraska Neighborhood Association; through Oct. 11.


Fiber Arts Celebration – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road.

Nature Fest – 7 p.m. today to 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Merry Lee Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Wolf Lake; canoeing, hiking, farm animals, nature art; day passes range from $5 to $10, overnight camping is $15 children, $20 adults;


Community Extravaganza – Noon to 4 p.m.; McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.; free.

Market Day event – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; features local vendors and homemade goods; East Tractor Supply Store, 5808 Meijer Drive.

Pierceton Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Brower Park, Indiana 13, Pierceton; bike show entry fees, $10 first bike and $5 each additional bike; swap meet free.

Walter Hinton Celebration – Airshow celebrates 100th anniversary of the first airplane flight across the Atantic Ocean by Van Wert, Ohio, County native Walter Hinton; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Van Wert County Regional Airport, 1400 Leeson Ave., Van Wert, Ohio; free.

South Side Farmers Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 block of Warsaw Street, between Oxford and Pontiac streets;; ends Dec. 21.

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


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, $6 age 60 and older and free for ages 12 and younger.


Bridal Spectacular – Noon to 3 p.m.; Ceruti's Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road; free;

Discovering Historic Auburn – Begins at 10 a.m.; free admission to museums, vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, touch a truck, chalk walk; information,


Garden Brothers Circus – 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $26.50 adults, $10.50 ages 2 to 12.


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson – “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies”; 7:30 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $49 to $249; 800-745-3000 or


Shipshewana Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana;; ends Sept. 25.


Decatur Farmers Market – 4 to 7 p.m.; along First Street in downtown Decatur; events on Facebook page.



TinCaps – vs. Lansing; 7:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


Fort Wayne Derby Girls – vs. Aurora 88s; 6 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12 adults, $9 ages 60 and older, students, military and first responders, $7 ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and younger.


TinCaps – vs. Lansing; 1:05 p.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


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


TinCaps – vs. South Bend; 11:05 a.m.; Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.; tickets, 482-6400 or


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



“A Midsummer Night's Dream” – Pulse Opera House; 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; 127 1/2 Wayne St., Warren; $15 general admission, $5 for children ages 12 and younger; or 260-375-7017.


“Once on This Island” – Three Rivers Music Theatre; 8 p.m.; Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; tickets, or 498-2652.

“Rapunzel” – Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $18 adults, $12 ages 18 and younger and 60 and older; 422-4226 or