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Fort Wayne Dance Collective — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts AcademyArt, dance, music and theatre classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977, www.ipfw.edu/caa

Junior Rising Star Summer Camp — For grades K-2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, 422-6900

Sweetwater Academy of Music — Private lessons for a variety of instruments available from professional instructors, ongoing weekly lessons, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, call for pricing, 432-8176 ext. 1961, academy.sweetwater.com

Whitley County Farmers Market — Farmers market sponsored by Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays thru Oct. 10, Courthouse Square, downtown Columbia City, free, 248-8131

This Week

Allen County Fun Fair — 4-H exhibits and animals, midway, live music, demolition derby, truck pull, hot air balloon flights, pageants, talent contest and more, hours vary, Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 2, Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $2-$5, 449-4444

Corvettes, Harleys & S’more — Vehicles on display from Fort Wayne Corvette Club and American Legion Riders 4th District, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, free, 637-3166 ext.271

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Beatles’ Alter Ego, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — Aaron Krerowicz discusses the Sgt. Pepper’s album track by track, citing musical and historical precedents and the development of the songs through excerpts from interviews with the band and discarded takes, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1210

Chris Spielman — Former Ohio State and NFL linebacker, ESPN college football analyst and author of That’s Why I’m Here: The Chris & Stefanie Spielman Story, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, Ohio, $10-$25 thru box office, 419-238-6722, www.npacvw.org

A Real American Hero — Luke Zamperini, son of Louis Zamperini, one of WW II’s most well-known prisoners of war and hero of the 1936 Olympics, discusses his father’s life and world view, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, Ohio, $20 thru box office, 419-238-6722, www.npacvw.org

Storytimes

Storytimes, Activities and Crafts at Allen County Public Library:

Aboite Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1320

Dupont Branch — Smart Start Storytime for ages 3-5, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1315

Georgetown Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1320

Grabill Branch — Born to Read, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1325

Hessen Cassel Branch — Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 421-1330

Little Turtle Branch — Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 421-1335

Main Library — Babies and Books, 10 a.m. Fridays; Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime for preschoolers, daycares and other groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Toddler Time, 10:30 & 11 a.m. Fridays; 421-1220

New Haven Branch — Babies and books for kids birth to age 2, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1345

Pontiac Branch — Teen cafe 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1350

Tecumseh Branch — Smart Start Storytime for kids age 3-6, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, YA Day for teens 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Wondertots reading for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1360

Shawnee Branch — Born to Read for babies and toddlers, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 11 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1355

Waynedale Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Born to Read Storytime for babies and toddlers, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, 421-1365

Woodburn Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1370

Kid Stuff

Young Eagles Flight Rally — Free flights for kids ages 8-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, August 9 (registration from 9-11 a.m.), Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne, free, parent or guardian must be present, y402-6764

Young Eagles Flight Rally — Free flights for kids ages 8-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 (registration from 9-11 a.m.), Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne, free, parent or guardian must be present, 402-6764

Spectator Sports

BASEBALL

TinCaps — Upcoming home games at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne

Tuesday, July 28 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 30 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 31 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 1 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, August 2 vs. West Michigan, 1:05 p.m.

Tuesday, August 11 vs. Quad Cities, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12 vs. Quad Cities, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, August 13 vs. Quad Cities, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, August 14 vs. Cedar Rapids, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 15 vs. Cedar Rapids, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, August 16 vs. Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, August 24 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, August 27 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, August 28 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 29 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Sports and Recreation

Bison Bonanza Bash- 5K Stampede — 5K run and 1 mile fun run, 8 a.m. (registration at 6:45 a.m.) Saturday, Aug. 8, Ouabache State Park, Bluffton, $1-$15, 824-0926

Fort Wayne Trails 5K Run/Walk — 5K run/walk, kid’s fun run, games, live music, pony rides and food to help extend the regional Pufferbelly Trail, 8:30 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m., kid’s fun run at 8 a.m.) Saturday, Aug. 8, $5-$25, 969-0079

Kickball Tournament (rescheduled) — Kickball tournament, dodgeball games, long kick contest, food, entertainment and more to benefit Turnstone and TOPSoccer, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Indian Trails Park, Fort Wayne, free, 750-0325

Dance

Dance Party — Open dancing, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Walb Memorial Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5-$10, fwdancesport.org

Tours & Trips

AC/DC Bus Trip — Bus trip to see AC/DC at Ford Field, Detroit MI, departure time and location TBA, Tuesday, Sept. 8, Fort Wayne, $199 available at Wooden Nickel Records, 484-2451

August

FurrBall Fest/Pet Expo — Battle of the Bands, vendors, family entertainment to benefit Huntington County Humane Society, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Hiers Park, Huntington, free, 356-0355

Fort Wayne Fringe Festival — Art exhibits, live stage and dance performances, Wake and Break fundraiser, live music and more, hours vary Sunday, Aug. 2-Sunday-Aug 9, Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne, event prices vary, www.wunderkammercompany.com

Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges — Food, school supplies, music, games for kids and information about employment opportunities and healthy living, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Renaissance Pointe YMCA, free, 427-5958

Old Fort VW Show — Volkswagens on display, vendors, entertainment and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Shoaff Park, Fort Wayne, free, $15 to show, $25 for 2 cars, 747-3494

BrewScoop — Ice cream and beer pairing to benefit Bring It-Push It-Own It, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Deer Park Irish Pub, Fort Wayne, $25, 432-8966

Garrett Summers Seventies Music Festival — Live music, games, contests and seventies themed eents and cruise-in, 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Feick Park, Garrett, free, 357-3836

Taste of Roanoke — Downtown block party featuring foods from various restaurants, non-profit organizations and civic groups, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Historic Main St., downtown Roanoke, free (food items $1-$7), 983-0700

Heirloom Tomato Festival — Live music and entertainment, contests, guest speakers, demonstrations, arts & crafts and a variety of food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Brower Park, Pierceton, free, 574-594-2497

Whitington Wine Down — Wine tasting, Hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions to benefit Home Based services, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Two-EE’s Winery, Huntington, $45, 745-9431

September

Roanoke Fall Festival — Live music, kids’ games, parades, demolition derby, NPTA tractor pull, corn hole tournament, paintball, food alley, carnival rides, antique tractors and more, hours vary Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 10-12, Historic Main St., downtown Roanoke, free (food items $1-$7), 983-0700

Autism Acceptance Walk  and Resource Fair — Family friendly walk with entertainment, refreshments and information on Autism , 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, free, 800-609-8449

Uncork Your Fall Harvest — Harvest festival featuring live music with the Hubie Ashcraft Band, BBQ, fall harvest wine release and wine tasting, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, free, 637-2980

Doggone Best Chili Challenge — Chili cook-off benefiting Allen County SPCA, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, Lucky Harley-Davidson, Fort Wayne, $5 (children under 10 free), 396-2682

Zanesville Homespun Day — Car show, parade, pet contests, art and crafts, wagon rides and more to benefit the Zanesville Lion’s Club, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville, free, activity fees may apply, 638-4327

October

Jama — Willy Wonka themed event with hors d’oeurves, desserts, candy, live and silent auctions to benefit families in need through Salvation Army, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Salvation Army, North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, $25, 744-2311



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