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Featured Events

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

Rising Star Summer Camp — For grades 3 and up, June 16-26 and July 20-31, 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

Three Rivers Festival Volunteer Fair Informational event for persons wishing to volunteer at this year’s festival, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, 426-5556

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

Memorial Day Parade — Parade begins at the corner of Parnell Ave. & State Blvd. and ends at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Memorial Day ceremony to follow outside of the Coliseum’s Memorial Hall, 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 710-5965

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Karen Richards — “Ten firsts” in Fort Wayne and their inventors, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

Peter Pan Showing of the original black & white film with accompaniment by Dennis James on the Grande Page pipe organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

Metropolis Showing of the original black & white film with accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Grande Page pipe organ, 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

Ben-Hur Showing of the original black & white film with accompaniment by Clark Wilson on the Grande Page pipe organ, 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $3-$8, 424-5665

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

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 — Smart Start Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime for preschoolers, daycares and other groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; 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, June 14 (registration from 9-11 a.m.), Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne, free, parent or guardian must be present, 402-6764

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 — Fre 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, May 26 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27 vs.  Great Lakes, 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, May 28 vs.  Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, May 29 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 30 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 31 vs. West Michigan, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 1 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10 vs. Kane County, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, June 11 vs. Kane County, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 12 vs. Kane County, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 13 vs. Clinton, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 14 vs. Clinton, 3:05 p.m.

Monday, June 15 vs. Clinton, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, June 19 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, June 20 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 21 vs. Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 29 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1 vs. Bowling Green, 12:05 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 vs. Dayton, 6:35 p.m.

Sunday, July 5 vs. Dayton, 3:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 8 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 9 vs. South Bend, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 10 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, July 11 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 12 vs. Great Lakes, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, July 13 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, July 16 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 17 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

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.

WRESTLING

WWE Live SummerSLam Heatwave Tour — WWE wrestling event featuring Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, New Day, Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, R Truth, The Divas and more, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $17-$46, 800-745-3000

Sports and Recreation

What Will You Build Golf Outing — Single-player golf outing to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, 11 a.m. (registration), 11:30 a.m. (lunch), 12:30 p.m. (shotgun start) Thursday, May 28, Coyote Creek Golf Club, Fort Wayne, $150, includes golf polo, lunch, sleeve of balls, snacks and beverages, 422-4828

Glo Run — 5K run/walk; glow in the dark course, DJ, costume contest; benefits McMillen Center for Health Education, 9:35 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $34.99-$64.99 includes event shirt, glo swag, gear bag, bib ticket and post party, 800-745-3000

Tom Fletcher Memorial Golf Outing — 18 holes of golf and a cart, food and beverages, contests, drawings, payout and gift certificates to raise funds for the Tom Fletcher Memorial Scholarship and Turtle Days Festival, 8 a.m. (7:30 a.m. registration), Saturday, May 30, Eel River Golf Course, Churubusco, $60, 416-6311

Tours & Trips

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Guild Indianapolis Bus Trip — Bus trip to see Dirty Dancing the Musical, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, departure from a Northeast Fort Wayne location tba, $110 includes transportation, show and refreshments, 437-7497 

Rolling Stones Bus Trip Bus trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see the Rolling Stones; includes GA concert ticket and bus transportation, departure tba, Saturday, July 4, departs from Fort Wayne, $199, 484-3635 

Ann Arbor Bus Trip — Visit four art fairs on downtown Ann Arbor streets, Wednesday, July 15, $43 (includes continental breakfast), 486-3217

May

Remake Fundraiser — Sale of original movie posters inspired by Coen brothers films and created by local artists, Music from Farmland Jazz Band, screening of Coen brothers film Barton Fink , 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, donation, 580-3121

5th Saturday Small Business Charity Event — Shop small business to raise money for local charities, childrens activities, Johnny Appleseed, give aways and drawings, scavenger hunt, live music and more, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Boutique Shops of Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne, free, 436-3866

Celebrate Sound- A Walk for Hearing — Timed 5k/10-k walk run, family activities, live music and food, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 30, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, $25, 602-3276

June

National Trails Day — Docent-led hike, explore Maumee River ravines; guided hikes at  10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, Blue Cast Springs, Woodburn, free, 637-2273

Rock N Brew — Over 100 beers, live music and food, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, $15-$40, 471-5100

Three Rivers Toy Fair — Exhibits and vendors of vintage and modern toys, comics and pop culture items, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, Washington Township Community Center, Fort Wayne, free, 414-7053

Turtle Days Festival — Live music and entertainment, contests, vendors, concessions, games, rides, fireworks and family activities, times vary, Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13, Churubusco Park, Churubusco, $60, 416-6311

Vintage & Handmade Market — Artisan, vintage and antique vendors, live music, and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Main Street, Roanoke, free, 672-0878

Discover ACRES — Meet and greet with ACRES staff, community natural heritage information session, docent-led hikes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Cedar Canyon, Fort Wayne, free, 637-2273

Behind the Screen — Showing of the original black & white Little Rascals film, mobile pipe organ available to play and Embassy Jeopardy, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $6, 424-5665

Strawberries in the Park — Homemade strawberry shortcakes, children’s activities, clowns, music and more, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Courthouse square, Auburn, free, 925-0126

Picked by the Pros Wine Pairing Dinner — 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI fundraiser featuring wine tasting followed by a 6 course dinner with each course paired with a wine selected by Dan and Krista Stockman and silent and live auction, 6 p.m. (7:30 dinner) Friday, June 19, The Bergstaff, Fort Wayne, $125 per person/$800 table of 8, 452-1189

Kates Kart Ice Cream Social — Ice cream social, kids rides, games & prizes, inflatables, family-friendly live entertainment to benefit Kate’s Kart, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Riverside Gardens, Leo, free, donations accepted, 413-4089

Wine Splash — Wine tasting event with live music to raise funds for Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, $50, 471-5100

Kettleheads Homebrew Fest — Dozens of locally made homebrews, live entertainment and home brewing vendors, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, Cerulean Garden, Winona Lake, $25 per person, 574-269-1226

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

September

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



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