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

Junior Rising Star Summer Camp — For grades K-2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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

This Week

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

A Night of Hope — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and his wife Jill share their story of hope; musical guest Charles Billingsley, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, April 27-28, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, free, 672-8482

Animals Film screening with director and Fort Wayne Native Collin Schiffli; question and answer session to follow film, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, $9, 426-3456

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

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, May 9 (registration from 9-11 a.m.), Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne, free, parent or guardian must be present, 402-6764

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

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

Sunday, April 26 vs. South Bend, 3:05 p.m.

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

Wednesday, April 29 vs. Dayton, 11:05 a.m.

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

Thursday, May 7 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, May 8 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 9 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Monday, May 11 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13 vs. Lake County, 11:05 a.m.

Thursday, May 14 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

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.

ROLLER DERBY

Fort Wayne Derby Girls — Upcoming home games

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

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

Run with the Knights — 10K run and 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Foster Park, Fort Wayne, $15 before May 8, $20 after, 456-1261 ext. 3039

6V6 Spring Soccer Tournament — 6v6 25 minute games without the use of a goalie; live entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, Fort Wayne Sport Club, Fort Wayne, $60 per team, free to watch, 403-6147

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

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

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

Dance

Tours & Trips

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 

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 

May

Historic Swinney Homestead Open House — Open house, early Americana music, bake sale and perennial plant sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 1 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Swinney Homestead, Fort Wayne, 637-8622

50+ Life Expo — Guest speakers, health screenings and sign-ups, live entertainment and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 800-745-3000

Beoir Go Leoir — Annual beer festival focused on Midwest breweries, 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, JK O’Donnell’s, Fort Wayne, $35-$60, 420-5563

Cinco de Mayo Charity Bash — H.O.P.E. for animals fundraiser featuring live performances by Controller, Kerosec and Fort Wayne Bombshells; raffles and door prizes, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Columbia Street West, Fort Wayne, $5, 422-5055

Rockin’ BBQ for Riley — Indiana Championship Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned BBQ Cooking Contest, children’s fun fair, live music and food sampling to benefit Riley Children’s Foundation, 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 8 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, Warsaw, free, 574-269-1823

Irish Fest — Irish foods and drinks, games, dancing and contests; live music from Without U (U2 cover band) and Red Rebel County, 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Lincoln Pavilion, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, free before 3 p.m., $ 5 after, 267-9679

Connect: Ideas are the Beginning — TEDxFortWayne event focused on creating new synergies, collaborations and connections; featuring guest speakers Adam Garland, Andy Yoniss, Courtney Tritch, Henry Graf, Tara Rodden Robinson, Lauren Sanderson, Dr. Dave Johnson, Dan Swartz, Bernadet Gleeson, Rob Staley, Dan Wire and Nicole Moore, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, Fort Wayne, $25-$60, 266-7701

Appleseed Comic Con — Comic book convention featuring guest artists and writers, comic vendors and more; appearances by  Jaime Hernandez, Mike Norton, Dave Watcher, Christopher Mitten and Hilary Barta 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, 426-4100

Fairy Tale Fest Fort Wayne Youtheatre celebration featuring performances from Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Dance Collective; face painting, TAG art company, castle building and more, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Arts United Center, Fort Wayne, $20, 422-6900

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

Discovering Historic Auburn — HOrse Drawn wagon rides, historic home tours, live entertainemnt, free museum admission and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, corner of 6th and Main Streets, Auburn, free, 436-3866

Veteran’s Memorial Ride — Ride, motorcycle expo, food, entertainment, contests and more, 12:30 p.m. (regisration begions at 11 a.m.) Sunday, May 17, American Legion Post 330, New Haven, $10 ride, free to attend, 749-2212

One Night Only — Variety show, live and silent auctions, food and drinks to benefit Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 6 p.m. (red carpet event), 7:30 p.m. (variety show) Monday, May 18, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Warsaw, $25 (variety show only), $75 (red carpet reception/variety show), 574-267-8041

Cheese and Quackers — Food, beer and wine sampling at annual fundraiser for SCAN, Headwaters Park, 6-10 p.m.Thursday, May 21, $35, 421-5000 ext. 2237, 21-plus

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

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

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

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



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