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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, $100 per month, 432-8176 ext. 1961, academy.sweetwater.com

Current

Allen County Fair — 4-H animal shows, carnival rides, demolition derby, monster truck show, live entertainment and more, times vary Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27, Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $3-$5, 449-4445

Foodstock — Local food trucks, live music, beer garden and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, One Summit Square, Fort Wayne, free, 440-1779

Fort Wayne Pride FestLive entertainment, vendor market, beer tent, KidsSpace, workshops and march, 7p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, July 25 and 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, $3-5 (12 & under free), 602-6860

Huntington County 4-H Fair — 4-H livestock and garden exhibits, special events, live entertainment and vendors, hours vary thru Friday, July 25, Hier’s Park, Huntington, fees vary, 358-4826

Kendallville Waterfight — Pre-filled water balloon fight, car wash and a slip‘n’slide, 4-5 p.m., Saturday, July 26, Bixler Park, Kendallville, free, 599-0060

Morning on the Maumee: Nature and History Hike at Blues Cast Springs — 1.5 hour hike focusing on the role of natural springs and prehistory of the site, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Blue Cast Springs, Woodburn, free, 450-2057

Muddy River Run — Street rods, muscle cars, and cars pre-dating 1957, swap meet, craft bazaar and more, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5, $20 to enter vehicle, 637-8370

Splash on the Wabash — River tubing, kayaking, beer tent, kids activities, live music with Island Vibe and more, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 26, Jefferson St. Bridge and various downtown locations, Huntington, free, 359-8687

Vermont Settlement Festival — Black powder shoot, concessions, craft show, car show, 5k, petting zoo and more, times vary Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27, Town Park, Orland, free, 829-6411

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Riverfront Public Meeting — See the latest concepts for the downtown riverfront with community input forum, 511:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 311

40 Developmental Assets — Discussion about the building blocks than can curb risky behavior in youth, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, July, 28, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, registration requested, 421-1200

Parenting in the Digital Age — Topic discussion focusing on how electronic media affects brain development 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, registration requested, 421-1200

Paul Nicklen Photography — Part of the National Geographic Live! series, polar photographer shares his experiences in photographing Antartica, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, $15-$25, 419-238-6722

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, PAWS to Read, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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, PAWS to Read, 4 p.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, PAWS to read, 6 p.m. Mondays, 421-1335

Main Library — Babies and Books 10 a.m. Fridays thru Aug. 29; Smart Start Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays thru Aug. 27; Stories and Songs for Toddlers, 10:30 & 11 a.m. Fridays thru Aug. 29; Storytime for preschoolers, Daycares and Other Groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays thru Aug. 27 421-1220

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, PAWS to Read, 5 p.m. Thursdays, Smart Start Storytime for preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1350

Tecumseh Branch — PAWS to Read, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 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, PAWS to Read 4:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays; 421-1365

Woodburn Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 421-1370

Kid Stuff

Lego® Club — Project based collaborative building experience, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays thru Aug. 27, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Minecraft Masters — Explore the Minecraft world on and offline, 2-3:30 p.m. Mondays, July 28 and Aug. 11, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Spy School — Learn about the foundations of being a spy with invisible ink, gadgets, codes and more, 10:30 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Toddler & Preschool Drive-In Movie — Create a cardboard car and “drive” it to the movie, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Sink or Float? — Experiments designed to see if particular items sink or float,10:30 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Children’s Chess Tournament — Competitive chess for preschool-grade 5, 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, register by Tuesday, July 22, 421-1220

Dance

Beginner Open Dance — Ballroom dancing, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, American Style Ballroom, North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, $5, 480-7070

Downtown Swing — Open swing dance with music by New Millennium Jazz Orchestra, 8-10 p.m. Friday, July 25, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $20, 602-7311

Open Dance Party — Ballroom dancing, 8-10 p.m. Friday, July 25, American Style Ballroom, North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, $5, 480-7070

Singles Dance — Open dance for singles 35-59, 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, YOLO’s/Early Birds, Fort Wayne, free before 9:30 p.m.,483-1979

Dances of Universal Peace — Participatory dances of meditation, joy, community and creating a peaceful world; no experience necessary, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 9, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $5-$10 suggested donation, fragrance free, 424-6574 or 715-1225, fwdc.org

Spectator Sports

BASEBALL

Fort Wayne Tincaps — Upcoming home games at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne

Thursday, July 24, vs. Beloit, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, July 25, vs. Beloit, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, July 26, vs. Wisconsin, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 27, vs. Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, July 28, vs. Wisconsin, 7:05 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 4, vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, vs. Lansing, 12:05 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7, vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 8, vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 9, vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10, vs. Lake County, 1:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 15, vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 16, vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17, vs. Lake County, 3:05 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 18, vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24, vs. Bowling Green, 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25, vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28, vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

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

Sports & Recreation

Outcasts Roller Derby Club — Learn to play roller derby, no experience necessary, bring helmet and protective gear, 7:15-9 p.m., Monday, July 28, The Skatin’ Station, Auburn, $5, 925-2235

Volunteering

Front-of-House Volunteers — Seeking ushers and concessions people, must be available 1 hour prior to curtain time and intermission, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne, call Thom, 422-6329 ext. 103

July

Wolf Lake Onion Festival — Event paying tribute to the onion with parade, contests, cruise-in, kids activities and vendors, hours vary, Friday-Sunday, July 31-Aug. 2, US Highway 33, Wolf Lake, 515-8186

August

Go Angola’s Dancing with the Stars — Featuring Father Bernie Zajdel and Monica Hunt with other 2013 popular vote winners, a pasta dinner bar and a cash bar, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Aug. 1, Club 2201, Angola, $20, 665-3281

Miami Beadwork with Katrina Mitten — Miami Indian Heritage Day, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7 (ages 5 and under free), 426-2882

FurrBall Fest — Pet expo, games, drawings, dog wash, refreshments and battle of the bands competition to benefit Huntington County Humane Society, 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Hiers Park, Huntington, free, 356-0355

Cheese and Quackers — SCAN 40th birthday celebration with sampling of cheesy products, craft beer & wine, live band, showing of Princess Bride and more, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, $35, 421-5000

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow — Native American pow wow featuring live music, traditional dancing, crafts, foods, a silent auction and more, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug.9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, Morsches Park, Columbia City, $4 (ages 12 and under free), 609-7844

Kunkle Cruise-In — Classic cars, oldies music, contests door prizes and more 3-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Honeywell Center, Wabash, 563-1102

Cardboard Cup — Cardboard boat race to benefit Cornerstone Youth Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Monroeville Park Pond, Monroeville, $10 per team, 623-3927

Garrett Summer Sixties Music Fest — Live 60s music, black light record hop, art and craft vendors, children’s activities and more, 2 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Feick Park, Garrett, free, 630-251-6931

Zoo Brew & Wine Too — Fundraiser featuring craft beer, wine and food sampling, live music and vendors, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne, $30-$100, 21 and up, 427-6843

Post Miamies: 1754-1763 — Period demonstrations with reenactments, period artisan and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, August 24, The Old Fort, Fort Wayne, freewill donation, 437-2836

September

Blue Jean Gala — Farm to table dinner by Joseph Decuis, silent auction, live music and wine and beer sampling to benefit ACRES Land Trust, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Joseph Decuis, Roanoke, $100,  $75 for two or more, 672-1715

Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann — Miami Indian Heritage Day, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7 (ages 5 and under free), 426-2882

Living Proof: Live with Beth Moore — Best-selling author and Bible teacher headlines a worship to be simulcast around the world, 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $59-$69, 800-254-2022

Johnny Appleseed Festival — Historic festival celebrating the life of John Chapman; featuring craft market, reenactments, kids area, demonstrations, live music, food and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, Johnny Appleseed Park, Fort Wayne, free, 426-6720

Walk to End Alzheimer’s — 1 mile walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 330 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, $100 minimum per team, 317-575-9630

October

Wikiami Cattail Matting — Miami Indian Heritage Day, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7 (ages 5 and under free), 426-2882

Salvation Army Charity Ball & Auction — Dancing, appetizers, live auction, gifts and prizes to benefit families in need in Allen County, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Salvation Army, Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, $15-$40, 744-2311

Fall Bridal Spectacular — Vendors featuring gowns, party planning services, wedding music, cakes and more, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $10, 483-1111

Fort Wayne Gun and Knife Show — Guns, knives, archery, Military collectibles, army surplus, survival gear and other related items, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $2-$6, 483-6144

EAA Chapter 2 Chili Lunch Fly-in/Cruise-in — Aircraft and classic cars on display, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, Smith Field Airport, Fort Wayne, $6, 402-6764

Fall Home Design Expo — Home improvement show featuring vendors, demonstrations and giveaways, 12-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $10, 12 and under free, 483-1111

Old Fort Cluster Dog Show — Hosted by NEIKC, daily raffles, vendors and numerous judged categories, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, free, 483-1111

November

The Olate Dogs — America’s Got Talent winning act featuring rescue dogs that jump rope, ride scooters, balance on wheels and more, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, $10-$20, 419-238-6722

Fort Wayne Health and Fitness Expo — CrossFit competition, Zombie 5K run, Olympic weight lifting meet and other various strength competitions and exhibitors featuring fitness related products, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $10, 12 and under free, 483-1111

Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo — Flea market, computer supplies, forums and meetings, VE testing, Ham radios and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday Nov. 16, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $4-$6, 579-2196

Trader Days — Traditional Miami and regional tribes’ crafts, goods and wares for sale and hands-on demonstrations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, free, 426-2882



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