Things To Do

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

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

Yoga and Authentic Movement Workshops — Iyengar Yoga 12-2 p.m. and Authentic Movement 2:30-5:30 p.m. with Lisa Tsetse, Saturday, Feb. 21 Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $25-$60, 424-6574

This Week

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Dr. John Aden — George R. Mather Lecture from director of African/American Historical Society in honor of Black History Month, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, History Center, Fort Wayne, free, 426-2882

Closer Look Lecture — Artist Charles Kanwischer discusses the influence  of the changing environment on his work and the process of creating graphite drawings on gessoed paper that is then mounted to cradled panels, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, North Campus Auditorium, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, free, 424-7195

Leadership Lessons of Pope Francis — USF Servus Omnium lecture presented by Chris Lowney; opening prayer by Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades followed by Mardi Gras Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, USF Robert Goldstein Performing Arts Center, Fort Wayne, $10 adv., $15 day of, 399-8112

Grant Shipley and Westley Falcaro — Residents from Wildwood and Lafayette Place discuss neighborhood preservation, neighborhood rentals, methods of dealing with bank-owned vacancies and how neighbors joined together to rehabilitate a house in Lafayette Place, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

The Global Economy — Presented by Anthony Chan, chief economist for Chase, part of the Omnibus Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, Fort Wayne, free, ticket required, 481-6555

Karen Richards — “Ten firsts” in Fort Wayne and their inventors, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

An Evening with Garrison Keillor — Tour broadcast of Prairie Home Companion as part of the Omnibus Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, Fort Wayne, free, ticket required, 481-6555

Andy Downs — How and why historic districts work and their economics, part of the ARCH lecture series, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

Jill McDevitt — ARCH’s Historic Preservation Specialist gives an update on the ongoing Allen County Historic Sites and Structures survey, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177

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

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — “Cool Chemistry” with Dr. Eric Tippmann 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, “Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Valentine Sweets Contest — Homemade baked goods competition; categories include, heart shaped treats, chocolate, bar cookies, parent/guardian + teen, drop cookies and miscellaneous; for teens grade 6-12, judging begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington, free, must provide four samples per entry, 356-2900

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — “Music” with Marcella Trentacosti 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — “LEGO® Robotics” with Jacob Millspaw, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Lunch with an IPFW Scientist — Reefs through Time” with Ben Dattilo, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $2-$10, ages 8 and up, 424-2400

Spectator Sports

BASKETBALL

Mad Ants — Upcoming home games at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne

Friday, Feb. 6 vs. Erie, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 vs. Maine, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 22 vs. Grand Rapids, 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 1 vs. Sioux Falls, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3 vs. Austin, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 vs. Canton, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, vs. Delaware, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17 vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 vs. Sioux Falls, 7:30 p.m.

HOCKEY

Komets — Upcoming home games at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne

Saturday, Feb. 7 vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 8 vs. Evansville, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20 vs. Gwinnett, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21 vs. Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 vs. Evansville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27 vs. Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28. Indianapolis, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6 vs. Kalamazoo, 8 p.m.

Friday, March 13 vs. Toledo, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 vs. Cincinnati, 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 21 vs. Reading, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22 vs. Reading, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1 vs. Evansville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3 vs. Elmira, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8 vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 11 vs. Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m

MONSTER TRUCKS

Monster X Tour — Monster truck and Moto X freestyle riders competition and show 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $17-$42, 483-1111

ROLLER DERBY

Fort Wayne Derby Brats — Upcoming home games

Saturday, Feb. 21 vs. Hoosier Bruisers, 7 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Saturday, March 21 vs. IJRD, 4 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Sunday, April 19 vs. Lansing, 5 p.m., Canlan Ice Sports

Sports and Recreation

Ed Elkins Sweetheart Bowl-a-thon — Bowling, lunch and prizes to benefit EWSC, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Pro Bowl West, Fort Wayne, $20 per person, $100 per team, 422-6502

Trivia Knight — “Support your favorite team” themed trivia night, 7-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne, $125 table of 10, 356-1588

Dance

Tours & Trips

Chicago Auto Show — Travel by bus to McCormick Place to see new 2015 models and one-of-a-kind concept autos, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, departure from Bob Arnold Park, Fort Wayne, $75, 427-6000 

Broadway in Chicago — Bus trip to see The First Wives Club and lunch at ‘Mity Nice Grill’, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, departure from Bob Arnold Park, Fort Wayne, $125, includes lunch, 427-6000 

Chicago Flower & Garden Show — Trip to Navy Pier Marketplace, buffet luncheon and floral arrangement upon ‘Spirit of Chicago’ ship, and Chicago Flower and Garden Show, 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.  Saturday, March 21, departure from Bob Arnold Park, Fort Wayne, $105, 427-6000 

London-Paris-Madrid University of Saint francis global tour presented by the School of Creative Arts; trip includes bus travel to Chicago, flight hotels, breakfast, five evening meals, museum fees, tour guides and bus fair, Monday-Thursday, May 4-15, departs from University of Saint Francis, call for quote, 399-7700 ext. 8001

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

February

WMEE Baby Fair and Family Expo — Baby products, Diaper Dash competition, hands on activities and more, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 482-9502

Fort Wayne Boat Show — Water sports equipment, over 60 exhibitors, DNR water safety class, 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 12-13; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, 10, under 12 free, 482-9502

Mystery at the Museum, My Cold Hearted Valentine — Adult only murder mystery; learn techniques used by by scientists to investigate murder cases; food and drink available, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $20-$40, ages 21 and up, 424-2400

Vintage Memories Market — Fundraiser to benefit a Walk to End Alzheimer’s featuring vintage and antique items, preview event 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 ($20), 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 Pine Valley Country Club, Fort Wayne, free, 420-5547

Fort Wayne Women’s Expo — Beauty, fashion and health and wellness exhibitors, demonstrations, seminars and workshops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $7, 12 and under free, 482-9502

Taste of the Sister Cities Gala — Fort Wayne SIster Cities fundraiser featuring cuisine from Germany, Poland, Japan and China, entertainment from artist Theoplis Smith, silent auction and cash bar, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, Parkview’s Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, Fort Wayne, $100, 202-347-8630

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show — Over 650 exhibitors displaying landscape designs, homes, gardens and more; special guest Dr. Lori Antiques Appraiser from the Discover Channel, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 26-27; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $6-$12, under 15 free, 482-9502

SPCA Pawject Runway — Red carpet event to showcase the creative talents of local groomers and raise money for the Allen County SPCA; features a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Ceruti’s Banquet and Event Center, Fort Wayne, $40-$75, 744-0454

March

Indiana Sports Festival — Hands on demonstrations, clinics and competitions for dozens of traditional and nontraditional sports, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $5-$10, 414-3371

April

Common Bond Breakfast — Coach and College Football Hall of Famer, Bobby Bowden, shares his grief journey; benefit for Erin’s House for Grieving Children, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, Parkview Mirro Center for Research, Fort Wayne, $100, 423-246R

June

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



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