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THURSDAY, MARCH 1

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Special preview night tickets are $12 at the door; reservations are not accepted.

IPFW bands concert. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center. 7:30 p.m. This evening will highlight artist-in-residence and award-winning guest composer Steven Bryant’s masterpiece “Ecstatic Waters” and professors Andrew Lott and Pavel Morunov performing Copland’s “Quiet City.” Other works by Grantham, Markowski and MacBeth will be performed. Daniel Tembras, conductor. The bands are joined this evening by the Goshen High School Wind Ensemble. Free admission for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older and $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW Box Office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets or visit ipfw.edu/music.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

Art museum Member Show opening reception. Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St., Garrett. 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. The annual Member Show which showcases area artists and their 2D and 3D work. The show closes April 1. Visit garrettmuseumofart.com for more information.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Comedian Michael Jr. County Line Church of God, 7716 N. County Line Road, Auburn. 7 p.m. Tickets $15-30. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for tickets and details.

Mensa admissions test. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne; Room 304. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; testing begins at 10 a.m. $60 and photo ID required. Must be age 14 or older. Park in lot at corner of Webster and Berry streets on the north side of the church. Reservations or prior notification not necessary. Contact Dan Klopfenstein, (260) 710-0030.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

George R. Mather Lecture. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Free admission. Cynthia Thies will discuss “Lesser Known First Ladies – 1865-1892” and “From the Farms to the Factories – The Age of Invention and Industry.” The Mather lectures are free to the public and made possible through the support of the Dunsire Family Foundation.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6

Appleseed Quilt Guild. Classic Cafe, 4831 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. Tonight’s topic will be electric quilters. For more information, visit appleseedquiltersguild.com or email appleseedquilters@yahoo.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Breakfast on the Marsh. Indiana Wesleyan University Education and Conference Center, Room 102/104, 8211 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+) are invited to enjoy a light breakfast and nature presentation presented by Little River Wetlands Project, the governing body of Eagle Marsh. Today’s topic is environmental landscaping. Business owner Laura Stine will discuss the importance of environmental landscaping. Learn the steps you can take to improve your yard by joining in a talk led by her team. Register with Dana Claussen at (260) 478-2515 or d.claussen@lrwp.org to help ensure that enough food is provided.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

All-you-can-eat fish fry and pork tenderloins. Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. 4:30-7 p.m. $9 for adults, $5 for children. German beer and wine and soft drinks available. Enjoy dinner accompanied by live, German music. Sponsored by Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Heartland Sings: “Celtic Landscapes.” Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne; in the Main Branch Theater. 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $10 with students ID. Visit HeartlandSings.org/tickets or call (260) 436-8080.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

“Hamlet.” First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. 2 p.m. Tickets $20 or less; visit firstpresbyteriantheater.com or by calling the box office at (260) 426-7421, ext. 121.

Singles dance. American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9:30 p.m. $7 cover charge. DJ, cash bar, potluck carry-in. For more information call Doug at (260) 704-3669.

Heartland Sings: “Celtic Landscapes.” Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne; in the Main Branch Theater. 2 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $10 with students ID. Visit HeartlandSings.org/tickets or call (260) 436-8080.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

IPFW faculty jazz combo. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Music Center. 7:30 p.m. The IPFW Faculty Jazz Combo is described as a unique collective of musicians who bring their own individual style and a wealth of experience to the group as soloists, bandleaders and composers. The members are: Ken Johnson, guitar; Jim Steele, piano; Farrell Vernon, saxophones; Brad Kuhns, bass; and Eric Schweikert, drums. These IPFW professors create original works and arrangements of jazz and pop standards for each concert. Free admission for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older and $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW Box Office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets or visit ipfw.edu/music.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Show Me the Green. Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 9-10 a.m. Free. Little River Wetlands Project sponsors this part hike, part interactive educational activity with a curriculum and trail length appropriate for kids ages 3-5 years. Visit www.lrwp.org for more information.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Fish and tenderloin fry. Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. 5-7 p.m. $9. All-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fries are served the first and third Fridays of each month. The meal includes green beans, corn, french fries, coleslaw, dinner rolls and pudding or Jell-O. Coffee and cash bar available. The club has been safeguarding local wildlife and habitat since 1938. southwestconservationclub.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

National Organ Playing Competition. First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne; in the sanctuary. 1 p.m. Free-will offering. The nation’s longest running organ competition returns for its 57th year, as part of the church’s celebration of 60 years of its Music Arts Ministry program.

Sports card and collectibles show. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Dealers from three states will buy, sell or trade sports cards and other cards and collectibles. The public may bring items to be appraised. For more information contact Brian Mayne at (260) 824-4867 or mcscards@icloud.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

Spring Coin and Currency Show. Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and free parking. The Old Fort Coin Club will host at least 35 dealers at 65 tables. Food available.

Newsboys 30th Anniversary Tour. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. 6 p.m. Tickets $18-$100. With special guest Zealand. Visit TrinityCommunications.org for tickets and details.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

Special interest lesson: Soaps and lotions made with essential oils. Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. 7-9 p.m. Five make-and-take demonstrations available; costs vary. Get details at extension.purdue.edu/Allen.

IPFW choral ensembles. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center. 7:30 p.m. The ensembles join forces with visiting LaPorte High School choral ensembles to present an evening of choral works, both separately and together. Free admission for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older and $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW Box Office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets or visit ipfw.edu/music.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

Purdue Varsity Glee Club. Woodlan High School, 17215 Woodburn Road, Woodburn. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at the door and can be purchased at purdue.edu/pmo/calendar. Just click on tickets. There is no designated seating.

IPFW music faculty recital. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Hamilton Tescarollo, piano. The associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies has performed extensively in the United States and Europe, as well as in South America. His solo recital will feature Beethoven’s “Les Adieux” sonata and Schumann’s “Carnaval, Op. 9,” as well as works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Free admission for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older and $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW Box Office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets or visit ipfw.edu/music.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

“Greening of the Marsh.” Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Join in a walk through the marsh to look for emerging green plants, the signs of spring. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact info@lrwp.org or (260) 478-2515 for more information.

Vistaar – A Classical Indian Music Exploration. Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. 7:30 p.m. Students with current ID are admitted free; all others pay $10. This installment in the IPFW|Shruti Indian Performance Series features the bamboo flute, sitar, mridangam and tabla.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Singles dance. American Legion Post 47, 601 Reed Road, Fort Wayne. 6-9:30 p.m. $7 cover charge. DJ, cash bar, potluck carry-in. For more information call Doug at (260) 704-3669.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

IPFW faculty recital. IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; in the Rhinehart Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Chance Trottman-Huiet, tuba; and Andrew Hicks, bass trombone. Trottman-Huiet will perform a wide range of works featuring music by J.S. Bach, Anthony Plog and Libby Larsen, as well as a unique work for bass trombone and tuba by Michigan State University composition professor Ron Newman. Free admission for IPFW students with ID and students 18 and younger, $7 for adults, $6 for ages 60 and older and $4 for non-IPFW students. Call the IPFW Box Office at (260) 481-6555 or buy tickets at ipfw.edu/tickets or visit ipfw.edu/music.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Fish fry. Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne. 4-7 p.m. $9 for adults, $4 for ages 6-10. This Good Friday fish fry is the club’s last of the season.