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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,

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,

This Week

Byron’s Got Talent — Talent show featuring comedy, singing, dancing and karaoke acts, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Eakin family Room, Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne, free, 637-3166

Doctor’s Day — Hands on exhibits, displays, special ecitivties focusing on the science of medicine and healthy living, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Science Central, Fort Wayne, free before 2 p.m., 437-3000

Model Railroad Show and Swap — Dozens of tables of model railroad equipment, operating model railroad layout, concessions and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday March 7, Coliseum Bingo, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, under 12 free, 482-2203

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 23, 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

Theresa Caputo — Interactive readings and personal stories from Long Island celebrity medium, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $39.75, 483-1111

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

A Night of Hope — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife Jill share their story of hope with musical guest Charles Billingsley, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, free, 672-8482

Jill McDevitt — ARCH’s Historic Preservation Specialist gives an update on the ongoing Allen County Historic Sites and Structures survey, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, meeting room C, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 426-5177


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 — “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

Pi Day — Pi celebration featuring pie judging, pin the mustache on Einstein and circle themed events, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington, free, 356-0824

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


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

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.


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

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 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


Fort Wayne Derby Brats — Upcoming home games

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

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

Fort Wayne Derby Girls — Upcoming home games

Saturday, March, 28 vs. Ann Arbor Derby Dames, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Saturday, April 18 vs. Grand Raggity Rollergirls, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Saturday, May 16 vs. Naptown Rollergirls, 6 p.m., Memorial Coliseum

Happy Camper Roller Derby — Upcoming games

Saturday, March 14 vs. Lafayette Brawlin Dolls, 7 p.m., Roller Dome South


Dance Party — Open dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, March 6, March 13 and March 20, Dance Tonight, Fort Wayne, $10, 437-6825

Open Dance — Open dancing, no partner necessary, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Walb Memorial Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $7-$10, 433-8485

Appleseed Allemande — All day contra dance event featuring workshops, dancing, singing and more, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Town Life Center, North Manchester, $30, 244-1905

Tours & Trips

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 

Settlers’ History Tour/Lunch — Tour of the Thomas and Lucy Swinney House and the Allen County Courthouse; lunch served by Settler members, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Swinney Homestead, Fort Wayne, $25, 492-8584

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 

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band — Bus trip to see Bob Seger with special guest Whitey Morgan, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, departure from Wooden Nickel, North Anthony, Fort Wayne, $199, 484-3635

ArtVenture Chicago — Bus trip to Chicago art galleries, museums and shops, 7:45 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, departure from Meijer, Lima Road, Fort Wayne, $40-$45, 744-1867

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 fare, 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 


Symphony of Style — Fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and performances by Eric Clancy Combo and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Concert Orchestra, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Empyrean, Fort Wayne, $60, 715-2760

St. Catty’s Day — Visit over 20 large carnivores and see the black bears as they come out of winter hibernation, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, $7-$10, 636-7383

FAME Festival — 6,000 pieces of student art, over 100 performance groups, visiting artists, FAMEous Imaginarium and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $5, 18 and under free, 247-7325

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

Women Making History — Women’s History Month celebration featuring guest speakers, music and dance performance, 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, Walb International Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, free, 481-6206

Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale — Food and beverage sampling to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Community Harvest Food Bank, 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Mount Calvary Life Center, Fort Wayne, $15-$20, 747-1523

British Garrison — Reenactment; troops loyal to the King of England gather to prepare for battle and train new recruits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836


Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture — Creative Women of the World fundraising event  featuring a fashion show including special occasion wear, local design competition finalists and the introduction of a new spring line; auction, hors d’oeuvres and more, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Arts Lab, Fort Wayne, $50, 267-9048

Early Modern Muster of Arms — Soldiers from England, Spain, France, Germany and Poland converge on the fort to train and become a unified fighting force; reenactment showcasing the life and times of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

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

13th Pennsylvania Drill: 1776-1782 — Members of the 13th Pennsylvania Regiment Foote recreate the daily duties of officers, enlisted men and their families during the American Revolution, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836


Appleseed Comic Con — Comic book convention featuring guest artists and writers, comic vendors and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SSaturday, May 16 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, 426-4100

Muster on the St. Marys: A Time Line Event — Historical reenactment representing times from the early Romans through the American Civil War, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836

Memorial Day Observance — Reenactors and veterans tell tales of what it was like to serve the country from the French & Indian War through the present, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 24, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, 437-2836


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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Fort Wayne Musicians Association
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Big Daddy Dupree and the Broke & Hungry Blues Band
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