TRAIN STOP: Take a tour through Indiana history when the Bicentennial Train welcomes all aboard 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Saturday at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's rail yard at 15808 Edgerton Road, east of New Haven.
The Fort Wayne rail society also will have its famous 1944 steam locomotive, Nickel Plate Road Engine No. 765, fired up and open for tours.
The Bicentennial Train, which is helping to launch the four-year celebration leading up to the 200th anniversary of Indiana achieving statehood on Dec. 11, 1816, contains the Indiana Historical Society's “The Next Indiana” exhibit, which steams through Indiana history from before 1900 through today.
Historical interpreter Kevin Stonerock will portray a train character. You also can enjoy many hands-on activities and shop at a pop-up bicentennial shop.
Train admission is free.
RIGHT MOVES: Top 10 finalists from this past season of the television show “So You Think You Can Dance” entertain when their 2013 tour show lands at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.
The show features some of last season's most popular dance routines as well as new dances created for the tour, it says on the show website, www.fox.com/;dance.
Tickets are $43, $53 and $63. They are available at the Embassy box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
LITTLE HOUSE, BIG ROLE: Fourteen-year-old Emma Poor stars as Mary Ingalls as Fort Wayne Youtheatre presents the drama “Little House on The Prairie: Mary's Story” at 7 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.
The play is based on the “Little House on the Prairie” book series about pioneer life on the American plains. Choirs from Canterbury and Weisser Park schools also will perform songs during the play.
Tickets are $17, adults; and $11, ages 18 and under, ages 60 and older, and per person in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at 422-4226; https://tickets.artstix.org or at the ArtsTix Community Box office, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Art United Center.
GHOULISH FUN: The Haunted Castle and Black Forest offer a new season of scary fun beginning at 7 p.m. at 8965 Auburn Road. You have to wait for it to get dark before venturing into the Black Forest.
The attraction is open at 7 p.m. this Friday-Sunday. For future open dates and more information, go to http://hauntedcastle.com.
Admission is $10 for each attraction or $16 to go through both. Bring a canned food item to donate and receive $1 off admission. Discounts also offered with proof for members of Boy Scouts organizations and military personnel.
GOING FOR LAUGHS: Arena Dinner Theatre presents “Stepping Out,” a comedy about working-class amateur dancers in North London trying to overcome their lack of skill, inhibitions and personal dramas in time for a recital.
The show starts at 8 p.m. at the theater, 719 Rockhill St. Doors and cash bar open at 6:15 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19.
Cost is $35 per person, including dinner. For tickets, call 424-5622, go to www.arenadinnertheatre.org, or in person at the theater 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays and show dates.
GOING GLOBAL: Enjoy the amazing information and technology presented when Science Central opens its new $1.5 million “Science On a Sphere” exhibit at 10 a.m. at the center, 1950 N. Clinton St.
“Science On a Sphere” uses computers and video projectors to show planetary data on a 6-foot-diameter sphere that appears to be floating in the room.
Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Regular admission is $8, ages 3-12 and adults; $7, ages 65 and older; and free, ages 2 and younger and members.
For more information, call 424-2400 or go to http://sciencecentral.org.
MUSIC AND SUDS: Enjoy great live music and a wide range of craft beers during the Craft Beer Festival 1-5 p.m. at Deer Park Irish Pub, Spring Street and and Leesburg Road.
Bands scheduled to perform include Skip Calvin, 1 p.m.; Blue Shot Sugar, 2 p.m.; Waynedale Whalers, 3 p.m.; Scratch & Sniff, 4 p.m.; and Harp Condition, 5 p.m.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Jerome & Marganelle Henry Foundation for Neighborhood Health Clinics, which helps provide health care to the working poor.
Tickets are available at the Deer Park Irish Pub, all Fort Wayne area Belmont Beverage locations and at http://deerparkcraftbeerfest.brownpapertickets.com. For information, call 437-8254.
GREAT GOSPEL: The Rob Mills Family, the stars of a YouTube video that went viral, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Life Center, 4001 Terry Lake Road in Hamilton.
Doors and concessions open at 6 p.m. A pre-show featuring the Hamilton Life Center Band begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door; a free will offering also will also be taken.
Tickets are available in advance for $5 each by calling 1-260-488-4129 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, go to www.thehamiltonlifecenter.org or www.facebook.com/hamilton;lifecenterhlc.
TEST YOUR 'LUCK': Go long as you try to beat the Andrew Luck Corn Maze at Amazing Fall Fun, 3150 DeKalb County Road 43, north of Auburn.
The 12-acre maze, open through Oct. 27, has been cut in the likeness of Andrew Luck, the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. Amazing Fall Fun also offers a small rope maze, kiddie maze, hay mountain, hayrides and more. A 5-acre, not-scary Halloween maze is open Friday through Oct. 27.
Hours are 6-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays, and 2-6 p.m. Sundays.
Admission is ages 13 and older, $8 each for Andrew Luck corn maze or Halloween maze, or $12 for both; ages 4-12, $6 for one maze and $10 for both; and free, ages 3 and younger. The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.
Dress for being outdoors, and bring a flashlight if you try to tackle either large maze at night.
For more information and weather updates, go to www.amazingfallfun.com or call 1-260-333-2302.