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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,

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

Halloween Events & Haunts

Green Center Haunted School House — Tours of the haunted school house, 7 -11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Green Center Haunted School House, Albion, $9, 636-2750

The Haunted Castle and Black Forest — Winding trails through the Black Forest and Haunted Castle, 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 23-26 and 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, The Haunted Castle, Auburn, $10-$20, 489-1763

The Haunted Hotel Walk through the haunted Warwick Hotel’s 13th floor; every Thursday is Myctophobia night and a very small flashlight will be used to navigate through the hotel, 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 24-25; 7-10 p.m. Thursday Oct. 30 and 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, The Haunted Hotel, Huntington, $12-$20, 888-932-1827

The Haunted Jail Haunted tour of jail where Charles Butler was hanged, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 22-23; 7-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday, Oct. 24-25; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26; 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 27-30; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1; 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, The Haunted Jail, Columbia City, $13-$18,

Haunted History — Tales of the darker side of West Central, may not be suitable for all ages, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, departs from USF Performing Arts Center (Scottish Rite), Fort Wayne, $10 adults, $5 ages 6-17, 426-5117

Hysterium Haunted Asylum Haunted asylum, formerly the Haunted Cave, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25; 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26; 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 29-30; 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 4410 Arden Dr., Fort Wayne, $12-$20, 436-0213

Monster Mash — Live music from Influx and costume contest, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, Philmore on Broadway, Fort Wayne, $15, 745-1000

Nosferatu — Screening of the 1922 silent film with accompaniment by End Times Spasm Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, $15, 426-3456

Poe: A Dark Musical — Musical featuring works from Edgar Allen Poe and stories from his life, presented by Grand Effect Productions, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 27-30, CS3, Fort Wayne, $12 adv., $20 d.o.s., 205-1523

Public Ghost Hunt — Hunt for ghosts at the Canton Laundry buildings with BSR Paranormal, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Canton Laundry bulidings, 1014 and 1016 Broadway Street, Fort Wayne, $10, 426-5117

Spooktacular — Family friendly event featuring a Fort Wayne Philharmonic concert, face painting, instrument playground, coloring and crafts, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, Fort Wayne,$7-$13, 422-4226

Well-o-ween Costume Ball — DJ, games, tours of the Haunted Hall, cash bar, costume contest to benefit McMillen Center for Health Education, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Freemason’s Hall, Fort Wayne, $45, 456-4511

Zombieland — Featuring 15 djs and an undead beauty pageant, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, The Fort Wayne Indoor, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, all ages, 210-2004

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Hunger Forum — Tara Cobb: The Whitewater Valley Presbytery and Vista Collaboration to Cultivate Food, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22; David Miner: Creating a Hunger-Free community, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29; First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, non-perishable food donation, 426-7421

A Love to Hide — Screening of the 2005 film in which a young Jewish girl tries to escape the clutches of the Third Reich, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, free, 426-3456

Holistic Health Seminar — Dr. Gladd will will discuss themes from the documentary Escape Fire, optional morning yoga, breakfast from Beet Street Juicery and lunch from Phoenix, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Phoenix, Fort Wayne, $35-$45, 402-9190

Marti Lybeck — Paradoxes of Weimar Sexual Liberations: Women and Homosexuality 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, Auer Center ArtsLab, Fort Wayne, free, 424-0646

AARP Educational Presentation — Jennifer Helm, from Indiana Legal Services, will address the topic of reverse mortgage, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Community Center, Fort Wayne, free, 749-8392

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

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


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 — 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, 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

Pumpkin Decorating Workshop — Pumpkin carving/decorating and snacks, all decorating supplies provided, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, Java Mama, Fort Wayne, $2, 206-6139

Kids Halloween Party — Festive games, face painting, dance party and costume contest 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, Java Mama, Fort Wayne, free, 206-6139

Poetry Contest — School-age children and young adults are invited to submit one original poem on the theme “Imagine That,” submit entries thru Monday, Nov. 3 (must be received by 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3), Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1220

Spectator Sports


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

Saturday, Nov. 15 vs. Sioux Falls, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. Maine, 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28 vs. Delaware, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7 vs. Westchester, 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12 vs. Grand Rapids, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. Grand Rapids, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19 vs. Westchester, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 28 vs. Austin, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30 vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1 vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3 vs. Erie, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6 vs. Santa Cruz, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13 vs. Reno, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29 vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.

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.

Notre Dame Vs. Maryland — ACC/Big Ten women’s basketball, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $9-$15, 483-1111

Harlem Globetrotters — Featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law and more, 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $21-$79, 483-1111


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

Saturday, Oct. 25 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31 vs. Kalamazoo, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1 vs. Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21 vs. Kalamazoo, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22 vs. Greenville, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27 vs. Indianapolis, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. Toledo, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20 vs. Indianapolis, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21 vs. Evansville, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27 vs. Evansville, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 vs. Indianapolis, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2 vs. Wheeling, 8 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16 vs. Evansville, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 18 vs. Kalamazoo, 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30 vs. Elmira, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31 vs. Toledo, 7:30 p.m.

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


WWE SmackDown — Featuring Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt & the Wyatt Family, Big Show, Kane, Mark Henry, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler and more, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $17-$97, 483-1111


Rumble in Fort Wayne — Indoor midget car racing, doors open at 11 a.m. Friday-Sunday Dec. 26-28, main event begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, $10-$55, 483-1111

Sports & Recreation

Tours & Trips

Shopping at Woodfield Mall — Bus trip to Northwest Chicago’s Woodfield Mall to visit over 300 shops, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, departure from Bob Arnold Park, Fort Wayne, $65 (includes continental breakfast), 427-6017

Fashion Outlets of Chicago — Bus/shopping trip, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, departure from Bob Arnold Park, Fort Wayne, $65 (includes continental breakfast), 427-6017

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Guild Chicago Bus Trip — Bus trip to see Broadway musical Newsies at the Oriental Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 13, morning departure from Fort Wayne, $190, 437-7497 


Contra Dance — Old time dance with live caller and live music from Old Clay Fields, no partner necessary, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $6-$9, 244-1905


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

Allen County SPCA CatWalk — Cocktail hour and live jazz, cash bar, silent auction, dinner, couture fashion show, CatWalk Masquerade to benefit Allen County SPCA, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $85, 744-0454

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Fundraiser — Music by Chris Worth & Company, food, dancing and a silent auction, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, $10, 705-1690

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


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

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

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

Author Fair — Meet and greet with authors, book signings and panel discussions, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 421-1235

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

Food, Fun & Foster Care — Informational fundraiser featuring live music from Jamie Wise Quartet and raffle, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Club Soda, Fort Wayne, donations accepted, 739-7904

Vintage: An Embassy Wine Tasting Event — Wine tasting and light fare, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $30, 800-745-3000

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