Things To Do

Featured Events

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Summer Workshops — Workshops and classes for movement, dance, yoga and more offered by Fort Wayne Dance Collective, dates and times vary, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, fees vary, 424-6574

IPFW Community Arts AcademyArt, dance, music and theater classes for grades pre-K through 12 offered by IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts, fees vary, 481-6977, www.ipfw.edu/caa

Live Trivia — Trivia night with live host, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Duesy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fort Wayne, free, 484-0411

Summer Nights at the Embassy — Live entertainment, cash bar, and local food on the Embassy rooftop, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays thru Sept. 7, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, $5,424-6287

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, academy.sweetwater.com

Team Trivia — Trivia for teams of up to 6 players, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Crazy Pinz/Coconutz, Fort Wayne, free, 969-9336

This Week

Allen County Fun Fair — 4-H fair with food court, carnival rides, family events, animal shows, truck pull, demolition derby and more, hours vary, Thursday-Sunday, July 28-31, Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $5, 494-4444

Black Pine Summer Fest — Informative keeper talks, animal enrichment activities, sanctuary tours and refreshments, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 30, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion, $7-$10, 636-7383

Drum Corps International Competition — Open Class DCI Invitational drum competition, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, Bishop John D’Arcy Stadium, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, 317-275-1212

Fort Wayne Food & Brew — Over 15 local food vendors, craft brew, kids’ activities, live entertainment, beer pong, cornhole, flippy cup contests, cash prizes and more, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, July 30, Lincoln Pavilion, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, $5, 425-5745

Model Railroad Show & Swap — Over 120 tables of model railroad/train items, 10 or more operating layouts on display, food and beverages and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 31, Van Wert Co. Fairgrounds, Van Wert, OH, $3, 419-238-4207

Smalltown Throwdown — Mud bogging, live entertainment, children’s events and more, 4 p.m. Friday, July 29-4 p.m. Sunday July 31, Webber Rd. & 7th Street, Albion, $10-$20, $20 camping waived with donation of 20lb bag of Purina cat or kitten chow, 239-8697

Swiss Days — Berne community celebration celebrating Swiss culture; tours of the Swiss Heritage Village, live music and dance performances, quilt show, vendors, cheese carving, contests, midway and more, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 (opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.) 9 a.m.-midnight Friday-July 29 and 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, various downtown locations, Berne, free, activity fees may apply, 589-0081

Lectures, Discussions, Authors, Readings & Films

Christopher Rex — Local snake expert discusses topics related to snake conservation through education and population management, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Science Central, Fort Wayne, $7-$9, 424-2400

Aldo Gonazlez Book Signing — Signing of Gonzales’s new book, The Feeders of the Night, and Q & A session, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Fortezza Coffee, Fort Wayne, free, 203-4103

Stars Wars: The Force Awakens Free movie showing as part of the Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, free, 427-6000

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 & Thursdays, Baby Steps, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1320

Dupont Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Baby Steps Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Ants in Your Pants Storytime, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wednesday & Thursdays, PAWS to Read, 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Bookworms Storytime, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays 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 Storytime, 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays; Family Storytime, 10:15 & 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

Little Turtle Branch — Storytime for toddlers & preschoolers, 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Babies and Books, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 421-1335

Main Library — Babies and Books, 10 a.m. Fridays; Family Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Storytime for preschoolers, daycares and other groups, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Toddler Time, 10:30 & 11 a.m. Fridays; 421-1220

New Haven Branch — Babies and books for kids birth to age 2, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1345

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

Tecumseh Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, YA Day for teens 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Wondertots reading for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 421-1360

Shawnee Branch — Born to Read Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Teen Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, 421-1355

Waynedale Branch — Smart Start Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays & 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

Kids Stuff

GSK Science in the Summer — Experiment oriented science enrichment program for students in grades 2-6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays thru Aug. 1, Woodburn Branch, Allen County Public Library, Woodburn, free, 421-1370

Cosplay Night — Cosplay contest, fandom trivia, games and treats, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, Huntington City-Township Public Library, Huntington, free, 356-0824

Tours and Trips

Grand Rapids ArtPrize and Meijer Gardens — ArtVenture bus trip; does not include admission fees to Meijer Gardens, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, ArtPrize & Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, $50, 744-1867

Rock with Doc in Cabo — Trip with local legend Doc West to RIU Santa Fe, Friday, Oct. 7-Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 7-Friday, Oct. 14 , Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, $1,299-$1,599, 434-6540

Sports and Recreation

Urban City Rides — Family friendly bike rides with varying distances, cycling-related prizes and snacks, 6:30 p.m. first Sunday of each month thru October 30, begins at Creative Framing, corner of Anthony and Crescent, Fort Wayne, free, 482-5211

Pufferbelly 5K Run/Walk — Family friendly Fort Wayne Trails benefit walk/run for persons of all ages and abilities, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 (walk registration 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 and 7-8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13; kid’s fun run 8 a.m.),  Parkview YMCA, Fort Wayne, $5-$30, 969-0079

Autism Acceptance Walk/Event — Family friendly event including walk, games, refreshments, entertainment and a resource fair (1-4 p.m.) to support Autism Ally, 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept 11 (walk registration at 1 p.m., walk at 3:30 p.m.) Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, $15, 800-609-8449 ext. 303

Muddy Trail Run — Family friendly walk/run featuring mud pit, hay bale climb, river run, sand dune climb and more to benefit Junior Achievement and Boy Scouts, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17,  Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation, Pleasant Lake, $35-$45, 484-2543

Spectator Sports

BASEBALL

TinCaps — Upcoming home games at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne

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

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

Saturday, July 30 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m..

Sunday, July 31 vs. Lansing, 1:05 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 1 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 vs. Lansing, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13 vs. Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14 vs. Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20 vs. Lake County, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 21 vs. Lake County, 1:05 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 26 vs. West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.

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

Sunday, Aug. 28 vs. West Michigan, 3:05 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 31 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2 vs. Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.

BMX

Hire Park BMX Bash — BMX riding, inflatable obstacle course, food specials, swap meet and live music from Dos Hermanos Band, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Hire Park, Warsaw, free, 574-268-7433

Dance

Dance Party — Open dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 29, Dance Tonight, Fort Wayne, $10, 437-6825

Dances of Universal Peace RetreatHarmonic Temple Chant, voice and movement meditation, workshops and dancing with Grace Marie, hours and class schedules vary Friday-Sunday, July 29-31, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $30-$165, 424-6574

Embody Dance Guided dancing for adults of all ages and abilities to exercise the mind, body and spirits, 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Sunday of each month, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, $10 suggested donation, 244-1905

Monthly Dance — Fort Wayne Dancesport’s monthly dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Walb Classic Ballroom, IPFW, Fort Wayne, $5-$10, 422-8788

August

Harlan Days — Festival to benefit the Harlan Community Park Association featuring, monster trucks, hot air balloons, craft and merchant tents, live entertainment, athletic tournaments, 5K run, cruise in and more, hours vary Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 4-6, Harlan Community Park, Harlan, free admission, event fees vary, harlandays.com

Junior Achievement Wine and Beer Festival — JA of Northern Indiana fundraiser featuring wine and craft beer sampling and silent auction, 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, $35-$40, 484-2543

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Work and play among the native peoples: Games of the Miami with Craig Arnold, Diane Hunter & Doug Peconge, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

South Side Fest — 5 on 5 basketball tournament, dance competition, community resource job fair, children’s activities and music, 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, South Campus, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Fort Wayne, free, 480-4120

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow — Traditional dancing and demonstrations, live entertainment, vendors and Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation presentations, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, Morsches Park, Columbia City, $4, 248-5180

Maumee Valley Summer Show — Steam engines and cars, model airplanes, hayrides and horse demonstrations, tractor pulls, vendors and working blacksmith, hours vary, Thursday-Sunday Aug. 18-21, Jefferson Township Park, New Haven, $17, 580-5416

Whitington Wine Down — Wine tasting food, silent auction, and entertainment to benefit Whitington, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, Two EE’s Winery, Huntington, $45, 745-9431

Zanesville Homespun Day — Community celebration featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, parade, bike rodeo, softball tourney, community garage sales and more, 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville, free, 638-4327

Taste of Roanoke — Street fair featuring food offerings from local restaurants and live entertainment to benefit the Chamber of Commerce, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Main Street, Roanoke, free, $1-7 per food item, 356-5300

Brickworld Fort Wayne Lego® Exposition — Lego® creations and building, vendors, play areas, and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, $8-$11, 426-1400

Taste of the Arts Arts and culture festival featuring musical performances, local food and beverages, art exhibits, artisan market, farmers market and more, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Arts United Plaza, Fort Wayne, free, 426-0646

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Car shows, Live musical performances, cruise in, museum tours, artisan market, children’s events, contests and more, times vary, Sunday, Aug. 28-Monday, Sept. 5, downtown Auburn, free, activity fees may apply, www.acdfestival.org

September

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Wikiami cattail matting with M.I.A.M.I., 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

Rhinestone Rodeo — Cocktails, cowboy fare and music by the Hubie Ashcraft Band to benefit Ronald McDonald House at Parkview, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Parkview Mirro Center, Fort Wayne, $125, 266-3593

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown — Guided and self-led tours of museums, galleries, churches and other downtown destinations, 12-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, passports and guides available at Kroger and Old National Bank after Aug. 15, Fort Wayne, free, 424-3700

Doggone Best Chili Challenge — Chili cook-off, silent auction, live music, adoptable pets and more to benefit the Allen County SPCA,, 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Lucky Harley-Davidson, Fort Wayne, $5, 396-2682

Allen County Safety Fair — Event promoting safety with hands-on activities, fire trucks, emergency vehicles, K-9 officers, Survive Alive house and more, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, behind movie theatre, Jefferson Pointe parking lot, Fort Wayne, free, 436-8385

Horror Trail at Amazing Fall Fun — Haunted corn maze, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 3150 C.R. 43, Waterloo, $10, 341-2727

October

Miami Indian Heritage Days — Miami harvest: Edible and usable plants and materials with Dani Tippman, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, $5-$7, 426-2882

November

Trader Days — Traditional Miami and regional tribes’ crafts, goods and wares show/sale, demonstrations and interactive educational programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Chief Richardville House, Fort Wayne, free, 426-2882



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