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BOOKS

TODAY

Haverhill Elementary School Bookfair – Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.

MONDAY

Get to Know NOOK eReader – 10 a.m.; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4140 W. Jefferson Pointe; 432-3343.

COMEDY

TODAY AND SATURDAY

Christine Stedman and Chris DuBail – 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.

THURSDAY

Jodi White and Jason Dixie – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.

DANCE PERFORMANCES

TODAY

“The Dancing Princess” – Presented by Young Michigan Dances; 10 a.m., 1 and 7:30 p.m.; Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Mich.; $10 adults, $7 students; 517-278-6029 or www.tibbits.org.

DANCES

TODAY

Dance – Music by Justus III; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; American Legion Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road; $4 a person; open to the public; 456-2988.

American Style Ballroom – Open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 6041 N. Clinton St.; $5; 480-7070.

SATURDAY

American Style Ballroom – Latin dance party, 7 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $6; 267-9850.

Contra Dance – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Traditional Music and Dance Society; music by Band O’Goshen; 8 to 11 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, North Campus, 2702 Spring St.; $8 admission, $5 students, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-244-1905.

Van Wert Dance Club Ballroom Dance – 7:30 p.m.; Goedde Building, 205 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio; $5 a person; 419-238-6571.

SUNDAY

American Style Ballroom – Fitness Fun, 3 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.

Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.

Belles and Beaus Square Dance – 6 p.m.; Scout Hall at Warvel Park, North Manchester; 260-982-7152.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

ALL WEEKEND

Christ Child Festival – 6 to 9 p.m. today, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; free; 485-3300 or www.christchildfestival.com.

The Art Farm Holiday Studio Show – 17612 N. County Line Road E., Spencerville; hours, 260-238-4755 or www.artfarm.shutterfly.com. Ends Dec. 30.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Conservatory” – Ends Jan. 6; “Santa & the Reindeer,” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; “Family Garden Close-Up: Festive Fun,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; “Science Fun: ‘Sense’sational Science,” 11 and 1 p.m. Saturday; Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory,

1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; extended holiday hours through Dec. 21; call for hours, 427-6440 or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

AWS Fantasy of Lights – 6 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Franke Park; $5 per car, $10 passenger vans, $25 buses and trolleys; $30 horse and carriage rides available on weekends, for reservations, call 691-3780. For information, 744-6145, ext. 2230. Ends Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at the Fair – Drive-through light display; 6 to 9 p.m.; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, Ohio; cost, 419-203-2234. Ends Dec. 25.

Festival of Lights – Parade of Lights, 6:30 p.m.; Ruihley Park, Archbold, Ohio; 419-445-2222 or www.archboldchamber.com. Ends Jan. 1.

Shipshewana Holiday Celebration – Holiday trees on display through Dec. 31; www.visitshipshewana.org.

Tree Light Show – A synchronized light show to music through Jan. 6; Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 459-1160 or www.jeffersonshopping.com.

Holiday Boutique – 5 to 8 p.m. today, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 422-7605. Ends Dec. 23.

Living Lights – 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1; Zanesville United Methodist Church, Zanesville; www.zumonline.org.

“Holiday Show” – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; New Huntington Theater and Supper Club, 528 N. Jefferson St., Huntington; $39.95 Monday through Thursday, $42.95 Friday and Saturday for dinner and show; reservations and tickets, 260-454-0603 or www.huntingtonsupperclub.com. Ends Dec. 22.

“Homestead Holiday’s Country Style” – 2 and 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, Bryant; $12; reservations, 260-997-6822. Ends Dec. 22.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329.

Christmas Light Display – Dusk to 10 p.m.; Paulding, Ohio.

Star of Bethlehem – 7:30 p.m. today, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday; Schouweiler Planetarium, Achatz Hall of Science, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; $4 adults, $3 seniors and ages 17 and younger, $14 family.

National Military History Center Festival of Trees – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 5634 CR 11A, Auburn; 260-414-3387. Ends Jan. 6.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“A Christmas Survival Guide” – Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St.; times and costs, 424-5622.

“Holiday Show” – Artwork by regional and national artists; ends Jan. 31; Castle Gallery Fine Art, 1202 W. Wayne St.; hours, 426-6568 or www.castlegallery.com.

“Holiday Pops” – Presented by Fort Wayne Philharmonic; 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; tickets start at $25; 481-0777.

“The Glory and Majesty of Christmas” – 7:30 p.m. today and Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Blue Gate Theater, 105 E. Middlebury St., Shipshewana; tickets, 1-800-645-4725 or www.bluegatetheater.com.

Gala Jazz Christmas Show – 8:30 p.m.; The Philmore on Broadway, 2441 Broadway St.; $20, $15; reservations, 1-800-627-5629.

TODAY

Holiday on the Square – Horse-drawn wagon rides; 5 to 8 p.m.; downtown Angola; cost, 260-665-3281 or www.goangolain.com.

Submit Letters to Santa – Now through Monday; Star Bank; locations, www.starfinancial.com.

“The Case of the Christmas Star” – Dinner show presented by Bower North Productions; begins at 6 p.m.; Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 1150 S. Harrison St.; $39.95; reservations, 260-579-9226.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Heartland Chamber Chorale – “Heartland Sings: Holidays”; 7 p.m. Saturday, Homestead High School, 4310 Homestead Road; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Columbia City; 436-8080 or www.heartlandchorale.org.

Yule Time Stroll – 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; Charley Creek Gardens, Wabash; free; 260-563-1020. Ends Dec. 25.

SATURDAY

Christmas at the Cabin – 10 a.m.; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; Limberlost Cabin, Geneva; $3 a person, free to ages 3 and younger; 260-368-7428.

“Snafu in Santa’s Workshop” and “Hansel and Gretel and the Falling Christmas Elves” – Presented by Ecstatic Theatrics; 11 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 29, 7 p.m. Thursday; Cinema Center Downtown, 437 E. Berry St.; $4; free photos with Santa after show; 750-9013 or www.ecstatic-theatrics.com.

“Be a Santa to a Senior” – Holiday gift-wrapping event; 2 to 5 p.m.; Home Instead Senior Care, 2789 B. Maplecrest Road; 1-888-296-2411 ext. 5

46807 Holiday Open House – 4 to 6 p.m.; Wunderkammer Art Gallery, 3402 Fairfield Ave.; free.

“The Nutcracker: For Children…By Children…About Children” – Performed by The New American Youth Ballet; 8 p.m.; USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St.; $15; 471-7848.

Quincy Sander’s Fifth Annual Holiday Jazz Jam – 9 p.m.; Dash In, 814 S. Calhoun St.; no cover; 423-3595.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

“The Christmas Visitor” – Grand Effect Productions; 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; $12 if purchased on or before Saturday, $15 after Saturday; 260-579-6277.

SUNDAY

“Nuts & Crackers” – Presented by Fort Wayne Dance Collective; 2 p.m.; South Side High School Auditorium, 3601 S. Calhoun St.; $13 adults, $11 ages 12 and younger; 422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org.

Concordia Lutheran High School Christmas Concert – 4 p.m.; Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.; $12 adults, $6 seniors and children; 483-1102.

MONDAY

Zanesville Lions Annual Community Christmas – Treats, food, pictures with Santa; 5 to 7 p.m.; Lions Clubhouse and Ballpark, Zanesville; 638-4327.

“Deck the Windows” – Decorating contest; The Olive Twist, 115 N. Main St., Auburn; 260-436-3866 or www.theolivetwist.com.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Holiday Children’s Gently Used Book Swap and Sale – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 427-6028.

TUESDAY

Holiday Open House – Presented by Drug & Alcohol Consortium; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 532 W. Jefferson Blvd.; 422-8412.

David Phelps Christmas Tour – 7:30 p.m.; First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road; $20 advance, $25 artist circle and at the door; 490-8585.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Holiday Concert – 7:30 p.m.; John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children ages 6 and older.

THURSDAY

Ceci Wiselogel – Discusses “The Legends of Christmas”; 1:30 p.m.; Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert, Ohio; $5; 419-238-6722 or www.npacvw.org.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

ALL WEE

KEND

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg racers and record-setters; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or www.automobilemuseum.org.

National Military History Center

and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum

World War II rare German fighting vehicles and United States Air Force staff car displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – “Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own” includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or www.natmus.org.

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or ksplace1@frontier.com.

Science Central – “Disease Detectives” exhibit, ends Jan. 6; 1950 N. Clinton St.; regular admission, $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or www.sciencecentral.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit, also “Allen County Innovation,” permanent exhibition gallery, looks at inventions and products created and produced in Allen County; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or www.fwhistorycenter.com.

TODAY

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through today ; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or www.hoosierairmuseum.org.

RECREATIONAL

ALL WEEKEND

Ice skating – Hours: noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Headwaters Park; $5 ages 14 and older, $3 ages 13 and younger, $2 skate rental; free parking and spectators; free to ages 13 and younger every Wednesday through Feb. 27, must pay skate rental; 422-7625 or www.fortwayneparks.org. Ends March 4.

Refrigerated Toboggan – 5 to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Pokagon State Park, Angola; park entrance fees apply; rental fees, 260-833-2012 or www.IN.gov/dnr. Ends Feb. 24.

SUNDAY

“Learn to Curl” – 5 to 7 p.m.; Lutheran Health Sports Center, 3869 Ice Way Drive; free; wear sweatpants and sweatshirts, bring hat and gloves; equipment is provided; reservations, 438-0689 or email craig@fortwaynecurling.com.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

TODAY

“Honoring our Veterans and Fort Wayne V.A. Hospital” – Sponsored by Folks Uniting Nowadays; presenter, Charlotte Weybright, J.D. community and political activist; 1 p.m.; Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.; 50 cents; reservations, 420-0765.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Stateline Gun Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier, Ohio; $3 admission; 419-737-2801 www.statelinegunshow.com.

SATURDAY

Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228. Ends Dec. 22.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

TODAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Maine; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SATURDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Springfield; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

SUNDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Kalamazoo; 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

TUESDAY

Mad Ants basketball – vs. Canton; 7 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $20.50, $12.50, $10.50, $5.50; 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Komets hockey – vs. Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; reserved, $25 to $12 adults, $20 to $10 seniors and students, $15 to $7 ages 11 and younger; 1-800-745-3000.

THEATER

ALL WEEKEND

“The Snow Queen” – Presented by Fort Wayne Youtheatre; 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; $15 adults, $10 ages 60 and older and 17 and younger; 422-4226 or www.fortwayneyoutheatre.org.

“Oliver” – 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw; $31 adults, $23 senior matinee, $17 students; 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

“The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club” – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or www.riegsecker.com.

a la carte

SATURDAY
“Roll Out the Year” – Free holiday skating party; 5:30 p.m.; Roller Dome South, 4540 Bluffton Road; sponsored by Wayne Township Trustee Office; 449-7000.

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