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

IPFW Community Arts AcademyArt, dance, music and theater classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977,

Live Trivia — Trivia night with live host, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Duesy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, free, 484-0411

Summer Nights at the Embassy — Live entertainment, cash bar, and local food on the Embassy rooftop, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays, May 25-Sept 7, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $5,424-6287

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,

This Week

Memorial Day Parade — Parade and celebration to honor past and present military members, 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, parade begins at the corner of Parnell Ave. and State Blvd. and ends at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, celebration to follow, Fort Wayne, free, 480-3709

Waynedale Memorial Day Parade — Parade, 21 gun salute and laying of the wreath to honor past and present military members, 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, parade begins at Waynedale United Methodist Church and ends at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, free, 437-5393

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Guardians of the Galaxy Moving showing and other activities, 8 p.m. or 15-30 minutes after sundown Saturday, May 28, Sweets So Geek, Fort Wayne, free, 312-5758

Grand Designs: The Music of Carl Verheyen — Screening of the musical documentary directed by Nigel Dick, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, Sweetwater Performance Theatre, Sweetwater Sound, Fort Wayne, free, 432-8176

A Four Headed Monster: The 4 Beatles in 5 Songs — Multi-media presentation by Aaron Krerowicz observing and analyzing each band member through the lens of 1-2 songs, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, ACPL Theatre, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1210

Sunrise Viewing of the original black & white silent film with accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Grande Page Organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

Behind the Screen Viewing of A Trip to the Moon and Backstage, hands on activities and more, 9:30 a.m.-1p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $6, 424-5665

The Ten Commandments Viewing of the original black & white silent film with accompaniment by Fort Wayne native Mark Herman on the Grande Page Organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

Call for Entry

Midwest Film Factory Video Contest — Individuals age 10 and over may submit a video 30 seconds to 3 minutes long for a chance to win cash prizes; video must use either a park bench or a door as the setting, submission due by Friday, July 15, Midwest Film Factory, Auburn, free, 897-2697


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 & Thursdays, Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1320

Dupont Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Ants in Your Pants Storytime, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wednesday & Thursdays, PAWS to Read, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Bookworms Storytime, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays 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 Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays; Family Storytime, 10:15 & 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

Little Turtle Branch — Storytime for toddlers & preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Babies and Books, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 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 — Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, PAWS to Read, 5 p.m. Thursdays 421-1350

Tecumseh Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, YA Day for teens 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Wondertots reading for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1360

Shawnee Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Teen Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 421-1355

Waynedale Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays & 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

Kids Stuff

Tours and Trips

Stratford Theater Festival Tour — Bus trip to Stratford, Ontario (passport required) to see A Little Night Music, A Chorus Line, Shakespeare in Love and As You Like It (substitutions available at an additional cost), departs 7 a.m. Friday, June 24 (Hotel Fort Wayne), returns midnight Sunday, June 26, Stratford Theater, Stratford, Ontario, $650-$950, includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and show tickets,  426-7421 ext. 103

Sports and Recreation

Urban City Rides — Family friendly bike rides with varying distances, cycling-related prizes and snacks, 6:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month thru October 30, begins at Creative Framing, corner of Anthony and Crescent, Fort Wayne, free, 482-5211

Memorial Day 3 Mile Run/Walk — Walk/run to honor those who died in military service, 9 a.m. Monday, May 30 (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.), Rivergreenway boat dock, south of Kreager Park, Fort Wayne, $25, 786-709-5108

Science Central Golf Classic — Yearly fundraising event; 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, two free drink and prizes included in fee, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Pine Valley Country Club, Fort Wayne, $160/golfer, $600/team, 424-2400

Turtle Days Golf Outing — Tom Fletcher Memorial Scholarship Fund golf featuring 18 holes played in Florida golf scramble style, long drive contest, closest to the hole contest, 50/50 drawings and cash payouts, 8 a.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.) Saturday, June 4, Eel River Golf Course, Churubusco, $60, 693-9350

K9 Classic — 5K run/walk to benefit Allen County SPCA, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4, Foster Park, Fort Wayne, $20, includes t-shirt and dog bandana, 471-5100

ARC Raiders vs. WOWO and First Responders — Charity basketball game, silent auctions, music and local mascots to benefit Easter Seals ARC sports program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Schaefer Center Gymnasium, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, $5, 750-9714

Father’s Day 5K — Family friendly race encouraging walkers and runners to celebrate responsible fatherhood; pancake breakfast to follow race, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18 (registration begins at 8 a.m.), Associated Churches, Fort Wayne, $20-$30, 422-3528

Turtle Strut 5K — 5K strut, walk, jog or shuffle to benefit Churubusco Turtle Days Festival and local volunteer organizations, 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) Saturday, June 18, Churubusco Jr./Sr. high School, Churubusco, $20, 693-9350

Autism Acceptance Walk/Event — Family friendly event including walk, games, refreshments, entertainment and a resource fair (1-4 p.m.) to support Autism Ally, 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept 11 (walk registration at 1 p.m., walk at 3:30 p.m.) Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $15, 800-609-8449 ext. 303

Spectator Sports


TinCaps — Upcoming home games at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne

Tuesday, May 31 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1 vs. South Bend, 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, June 2 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 3 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 4 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 5 vs. Dayton, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 13 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 17 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m..

Sunday, June 19 vs. Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 27 vs. Dayton, 7:05 p.m.

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

Wednesday, June 29 vs. Dayton, 12:05 p.m.

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


WWE Live Summer Slam — WWE wrestling feat. Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio, Big Show, Kane and more, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $15-$105, 483-1111


Embody Dance Guided dancing for adults of all ages and abilities to exercise the mind, body and spirits, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Sunday of each month, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $10 suggested donation, 244-1905

Monthly Open Dance— Open ballroom dancing, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Walb Classic Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5-$10,


Arab Fest Arab food and beverages, workshops, vendors, Debka (traditional dance), musical performances, children’s activities and more, 12-10 p.m. Saturday, June 4 and 12-7 p.m. Sunday, June 5 Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, free, 515-9300

PBS39 Explorer Day — Variety of activities for families and children including story time sessions, science experiments, music, games, a mascot parade and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, PBS39, Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, free, 484-8839

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Miami beadwork with Katrina Mitten, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

German Fest — German culture celebration feat. live musical performances, wiener dog races, German food, beir tent, familien fest, polka dancing and more, 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Thursday, June 8-9 and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, Headwaters Park and various locations, Fort Wayne, $2-$5 main tent admission, for full event list and times visit

Decatur Sculpture Tour Unveiling of 21 original sculpture, children’s sculpture activities, artist street gallery, wine tasting, youth dance performances, live entertainment and more, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, Courthouse Square, Decatur, free, 415-2401

FortCON — Bring your own computer party and convention with 24/7 access and non-stop gaming, tech vendors and other activities, 6 p.m. Friday, June 10-3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $5-$65, 442-8247

Picked by the Pros Wine Pairing Dinner WBOI fundraiser featuring 6 course dinner with wine pairing, live and silent auctions, pre-dinner wine tasting, music and more, 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, The Bergstaff Place, Fort Wayne, $125, 918-1087

Churubusco Turtle Days — Festival featuring midway, concessions, music, games, fireworks, vendors and more, times vary Wednesday-Saturday, June 15-18, event locations vary, downtown Churubusco, free to attend, activity fees may apply,

BBQ Ribfest — BBQ festival featuring BBQ contests, live entertainment, family events, beer tent and more, 11:30 a.m.-midnight Thursday, June 16; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday June 17-18 and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, $3-$6, 602-1831

Turnstone Gala — Black tie gala featuring appetizers, dinner, drinks, entertainment, guest speakers and silent and live auctions to benefit Turnstone, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 (tickets available until June 2), Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone, Fort Wayne, $250, 483-2100

Kate’s Kart Ice Cream Social — Ice cream, games and prizes, pony rides, live entertainment and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Riverside Gardens, Leo, free, donations accepted, 413-4089

Pet Expo — Educational sessions, groomers and vets, microchip clinic, pet product vendors, pony rides, dog park and more, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 18-19, leashed pets welcome, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $1-$5, 744-0454

Wine in the Pines — Wine tasting benefit with live music and guided sanctuary tours, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 18 (guided tours begin at 5:30 p.m.), Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, $35-$50, 636-7383

Riverdrums — Three Rivers Art Center for Kids event celebrating a common humanity; live entertainment, drumming, dancers, martial art classes, face painting, members of the Indianapolis Chinese Symphony Orchestra, guest speakers and more, 12-4 and 6-10 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Wells Street Bridge, Fort Wayne, free, donations accepted, 515-5213

Lincoln Park Summer Festival — Family friendly festival featuring live music, car show, cornhole tournament, carnival and face painting, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Gren Park, Fort Wayne, free, 348-8690

Riverpalooza River celebration festival feat. live entertainment, vendors, dragon boat races and more; currently seeking teams to register for Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Fort Wayne, free to attend, for team registration call 609-8480, to sponsor a team call 427-2146

BuskerFest — Family friendly event featuring street performers, buskers, food trucks and more,  4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Calhoun St., Berry St. and other various downtown locations, Fort Wayne, free, 420-3266


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Cookware from local clays: Making and using replica native-style pottery with Erik Vosteen, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Work and play among the native peoples: Games of the Miami with Craig Arnold, Diane Hunter & Doug Peconge, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

Taste of the Arts Arts and culture festival featuring musical performances, local food and beverages, art exhibits, artisan market, farmers market and more, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Arts United Plaza, Fort Wayne, free, 426-0646


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Wikiami cattail matting with M.I.A.M.I., 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

Doggone Best Chili Challenge — Chili cook-off, silent auction, live music, adoptable pets and more to benefit the Allen County SPCA,, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Lucky Harley-Davidson, Fort Wayne, $5, 396-2682

Horror Trail at Amazing Fall Fun — Haunted corn maze, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 3150 C.R. 43, Waterloo, $10, 341-2727


Miami Indian Heritage Days — Miami harvest: Edible and usable plants and materials with Dani Tippman, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882


Trader Days — Traditional Miami and regional tribes’ crafts, goods and wares show/sale, demonstrations and interactive educational programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, free, 426-2882

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