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Fun Times Fall 2018 September-November

Pumpkin Zone Fall Harvest Festival Trips & Tours Halloween Haunt Outdoor Concerts Riverfront Fun Active Aging Week Free Seminars Unwind Your Mind Nature Hikes Special Interest Classes Youth Centers Sports & Fitness Fall Fun for All Ages

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Botanical Conservatory.................. 20-26 Computers.....................................18, 19 Concerts...............................4, 22, 34, 35 Golf..................................................... 32 Historic Old Fort................................. 64 Lindenwood Nature Preserve................ 8 McMillen Park Community Center.... 60-62 Movies......................................23, 35, 36 Outdoor Programs................................ 8 Pre-School Programs.......5, 26, 29, 46-51 Registration Information................. 65-67 Riverfront........................................27-29 Salomon Farm..................................... 3-7 Seminars........................................ 45-47 Senior Programs............................. 36-43 Special Events............................4, 23, 33 Special Interest Classes........... 6, 7, 12-19 Sports & Fitness........... 25, 30-32, 38, 39 Swinney Homestead............................ 63 Travel.................................................9-11 Trek the Trails...................................... 64 Unwind Your Mind............................... 44 Volunteer Opportunities..........20, 43, 56 Youth Centers..................................57-61 Youth Programs...........5, 8, 26, 29, 52-55 Zoo..................................................... 56 705 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (260) 427-6000 www.fortwayneparks.org

Tom Henry, Mayor Steve McDaniel, Director

Board of Park Commissioners Richard Samek Pamela Kelly, M.D. William Zielke Justin Shurley

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation . . .


Salomon Farm Park Salomon Farm Park 817 W. Dupont Rd. Hours: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Salomon Farm Park is a true historic gem and a perfect location for walking, biking, bird watching and much more. The Salomon’s established the farm in 1871, but visitors will notice the endearing 1930’s theme. Stop by for a visit to admire historic buildings, relax at the wetlands, or enjoy our fully paved 1.8 mile trail around the property. Follow us on Facebook for news, updates, and announcements!

Shop Local Handmade Homemade Sale Sunday, October 21, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Time to start your holiday shopping! If it was grown locally or made by hand it will be for sale at this special sale. Farmers, bakers, crafters, and artisans will be selling their homemade/ home-grown goods at Salomon Farm Park in the Old Barn. Interested in vending? Contact Eden at 260427-6008 or eden.lamb@cityoffortwayne.org to receive an application.

Christmas on the Farm

Call for Vendors and Entertainers! Saturday, December 1, 1:00-5:00 p.m. We are looking for crafters and artisans who can brave the cold and fill the barn with Christmas cheer and lots of homemade gifts and goodies. Contact Eden Lamb at 427-6008 or eden. lamb@cityoffortwayne.org for a vendor application.

Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m. through September 5 Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. For 15 market seasons we have been connecting the local community to farmers, producers, bakers, and artisan that are within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park. Our produce vendors are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and we strive to find vendors who embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also may include baked goods, honey, handmade craft vendors, food vendors, entertainment, and children’s activities. This is a mid-week family friendly market you don’t want to miss. Connect with market vendors in the Old Barn built in 1894, enjoy a farm wagon ride, or visit with our farm animals.

Construction Notice Dupont Road is closed for construction between Coldwater Rd. and Salomon Farm Park. Approach the park from Lima Road. See fortwayneparks.org for details.

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Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket (limited seating is provided inside the barn) and enjoy an evening of live music in a beautiful country setting. Food and alcohol will be available for purchase. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Questions? Call Eden at 427-6008. Admission: $5/person (cash or credit) Sponsored by

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Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival Friday, September 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Join us for this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm. The Harvest Festival makes a great class field trip! For more information call Eden at 427-6008. Friday & Saturday Live Animals • Hand-On Activities Oat/ Wheat Threshing • Concessions Corn Husking/ Shredding • Wagon Rides Antique Farm Equipment DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association will offer wagon ride with horses and mule teams Saturday Only Antique Tractor Parade at 12:00 p.m. Farmers’ Market

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Come visit the farm this fall!


Farm Kids Field Trips on the Farm September-October Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Farm Tours are available at Salomon Farm Park in 1-2 hour increments. Typically a farm tour will feature hands on time with our animal friends and also highlight composting, gardening and farm life back in the old days. A wagon ride is available upon request for farm tours of 1½ hours or more. All ages welcome! Field trip scheduling is subject to availability and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Eden at 427-6008 or eden.lamb@cityoffortwayne.org for questions and scheduling. Field trip cost is $3/ participant/hour. Teachers, caregivers, and adult chaperones are free. A minimum fee of $30/ hour applies to all groups. We can accommodate up to 30 participants per tour and 1:10 chaperone: student ratio is recommended.

Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers *Adult/Child Join Wholesome Roots Cooking at Salomon Farm Park for a fun hour with your little one! We’ve got fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks. Younger siblings are always welcome to stay in class with their caregiver!  Any child participating in class will need to register. Ages 2-5. Instructor Meghan Hauser is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Date Day Time Wigglin and Gigglin with Grapes 453820-T1 8/28 T 10-11 am Grow it in a Garden 453820-F1 8/31 F 1-2 pm Snack Attack 453820-T2 9/25 T 10-11 am Meet Our Local Farmer 453820-F2 9/28 F 1-2 pm Halloween Party 453820-T3 10/30 T 10-11 am Halloween Party 453820-F3 10/26 F 1-2 pm Pumped About Pumpkin 453820-T4 11/27 T 10-11 am International Foods 453820-F4 11/30 F 1-2 pm # Sessions / Fee: 1/$30 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary Poor planning often leads to poor choices, but with a little know-how and some fun recipes, kids and families can attack hunger with great tasting snacks that also have a nutritional punch. We will make several healthy recipes to inspire healthy habits at home! This 4 week series will focus on simple snacks and meals your kids can prepare! Each Healthy Hands Cooking class begins with a nutrition lesson/game and includes hands-on cooking and instruction. Each child will have opportunity to eat the delicious snack they made! Age 7-13. Instructor Meghan Hauser is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor. Registration deadlines: August 28, September 25 and October 30. Min. 5. Max. 15. No class November 22. Code Dates Day Time 453821-R1 9/6-9/27 Th 6-7 pm 453821-R2 10/4-10/25 Th 6-7 pm 453821-R3 11/1-11/29 Th 6-7 pm # Sessions / Fee: 4/$108 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Historic Barn Rentals The peaceful setting of Salomon Farm makes this magnificent structure perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, concerts, dances, and many other special events. Booking for 2019 begins January 2, 2018! For more information visit www.fortwayneparks.org and click on Facilities>Salomon Farm Park>Rental Opportunities or contact Kellie at kellie.adkins@cityoffortwayne.org or 427-6005.

Construction Notice Dupont Road is closed for construction between Coldwater Rd. and the Salomon Farm Park. Approach the park from Lima Road. See fortwayneparks.org for details.

It’s fun for the whole family!

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This Wool Be Fun!

Mixing It Up Prohibition Kitchen: Mixology Basics Series Salomon Farm is partnering with Old Crown for this 5-part mixology series! Christopher Glover brings his 6 years of bartending experience to guide participants through the basics of creating cocktails. Chris will help students navigate the various tools, techniques, spirits, ingredients and garnishes while offering history and traditions and debunking myths about booze. Each session will conclude with students using their newly developed skills to create and enjoy premium cocktails. Ages 21+. Registration deadline: August 27. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 453822-M1 9/10-10/8 M 7:30-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$150 Location: Learning Center, Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Natural Dye Workshop Create beautifully colored yarns with natural ingredients! We’ll begin with a lesson on how to prepare a wool skein for dyeing, then focusing on the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow you will learn how to dye the wool using only natural ingredients. Ages 16+. Instructor Betty Barry is the owner of The Little Shop of Spinning and has been hand spinning for nearly three decades and making her own natural dyes for 28 years. Registration deadline: September 26. Max. 6. Code Date Day Time 453803-S1 10/6 Sa 9 am-2:30 pm # Sessions / Fee: 1/$60 Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Getting Start with Wool Applique Wool applique is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. You will choose one of four designs and applique a 9” x 10” table rug. Felted wool, patterns, floss, needles and freezer paper and other necessary equipment will be provided. Knowledge of the buttonhole and stem stitch is helpful but not necessary. Ages 12+ with stitching experience. Instructor Patty Miller has been doing wool applique for 20 + years. Registration deadline: October 4. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 453804-R1 10/18-10/25 Th 5-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 2/$55 Location: Learning Center, Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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Prohibition Kitchen: LEGENDary Cocktails Learn how to make Halloween themed cocktails while listening to the spooky legend of Dead Horse Bottom. Whether you plan on sipping at home or hosting a Halloween bash, you’ll be able to turn your cocktail creating tricks in to treats! Come join the fun! Costumes are encouraged! Ages 21+. Presented by Old Crown bartender Christopher Glover. Registration deadline: October 15. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time 453823-M1 10/29 M 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$57 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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Rolling in Dough Baking with Sweets So Geek The Basics of Baking will help you be a better baker in just four relaxed, fun filled sessions! Each week will focus on a different topic: Quickbreads, Cakes, Cookies and Custards. We’ll also cover scones, cornbread, cake basics and substitutions for gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, basic cookies, variations on chocolate chip types, crème brulee, and cheesecake. The class size is limited to ensure our instructors are able to give you their full and careful attention. Ages 16+. Instructor Chad Seewald is the head cake guy at Sweets So Geek where he gets to mix his loves of food and fandoms. Seewald learned about desserts while working his way up from dishwasher to head pastry chef at a five star restaurant and mixed that knowledge with his love of all things geeky to create the one-of-a-kind shop, Sweets So Geek that specializes in custom cakes, ice cream made in the store, desserts, and geeky themed chocolates. Registration deadline: September 17. Min. 4. Max 8. Code Dates Day Time 453824-M1 10/1-10/22 M 6-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$110 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont

Fundamentals of Pie Baking From crust to cream, what makes a good pie? What are the rules to keep in mind when constructing the perfect pie? What is the key to the perfect pie crust? And what other options can be used for a one of a kind crust? We’ll tackle all of these questions and more! Learn the why’s behind the answers along with how to make a classic rustic apple pie. Ages 16+. Chad Seewald is the head cake guy at Sweets So Geek where he gets to mix his loves of food and fandoms. Seewald learned about desserts while working his way up from dishwasher to head pastry chef at a five star restaurant and mixed that knowledge with his love of all things geeky to create the one-of-a-kind shop, Sweets So Geek that specializes in custom cakes, ice cream made in the store, desserts, and geeky themed chocolates. Registration deadline: October 8. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 453805-S1 10/20 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$45 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

The Art of Holiday Pies with Sweets So Geek If your pumpkin pie just isn’t cutting it, impress your family with something different for dessert this year. Learn some new variations and fun tricks to spice up your holiday desserts! We’ll go over variations on classics like sugar cream pie and we’ll teach you the secrets of a layered pie including pecan, apple, and pumpkin. Instructor Chad Seewald learned about desserts while working his way up from dishwasher to head pastry chef at a five star restaurant and mixed that knowledge with his love of all things geeky to create the one-of-a-kind shop, Sweets So Geek that specializes in custom cakes, ice cream made in the store, desserts, and geeky themed chocolates. Registration deadline: October 29. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 453826-S1 11/10 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$45 Location: Learning Center, Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Photography at the Farm Salomon Farm has become a popular site for both professional and amateur photographers alike. If you plan on taking photos at the park and haven’t completed our Photography Registration document, please contact Kellie Adkins at kellie.adkins@cityoffortwayne.org or 260427-6005 to register. You only need to complete the form one time and there is no cost to register.

Construction Notice Dupont Road is closed for construction between Coldwater Rd. and Salomon Farm Park. Approach the park from Lima Road. See fortwayneparks.org for details.

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The Great Outdoors On the Water

We Like to Hike

Hurshtown Reservoir 16000 Roth Road, Grabill, IN Open through October 14 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Hurshtown Reservoir may be the best fishing spot in Allen County. It also features a 2.75 mile walking path, areas for picnics, an outdoor volleyball space, and row boat rentals. Admission is only $4/car or 50 cents to walk or bicycle in. Season passes are available! For more information call Eden at 260-427-6008 or you can directly reach Hurshtown at 260-627-3390 during our hours of operation.

Audubon Society Fall Bird Watching Sunday, October 28, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd., Grabill The Stockbridge Audubon Society will be at Hurshtown Reservoir for two 2-hour bird watching sessions this fall. Enjoy learning about the birds and the local flora and fauna of Hurshtown while making new friends! Beginner birdwatchers are welcome! Dress in layers or bring warm clothes and prepare for colder winds along the shorelines. No pre-registration is required and the program is free.

Preserving Nature Lindenwood Nature Preserve 600 Lindenwood Ave. Open every day from dawn until dusk Lindenwood Nature Preserve is a 110-acre dedicated nature preserve featuring 4 hiking trails of varying length (one is wheelchair and stroller accessible), a pond, and an open-air pavilion. Hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, picnicking, and just relaxing are a few of the activities you’ll enjoy at the preserve. Admission is free. Follow us on Facebook for nature news, updates, and announcements! Sorry, no pets or bikes allowed!

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Kids’ Halloween Hike Join us for a hike along Trillium Trail, a nature themed Halloween craft, and a spooky story by the fire. It will be even more fun if you wear your costume! Ages 5-10. Registration deadline: October 22. Min. 5. Max 15. Code Date Day Time 448103-S1 10/28 Su 2-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$10 Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Fall Foliage Hike Hike through Lindenwoood’s autumn beauty this fall. Spending time in the outdoors is a great way to cope with stress, relax and feel happier. Bring the family along for a fun family activity! We’ll meet at the parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly as scheduled. The hikes are free and open to all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. Call Eden at 427-6008 for more information. Date Day Time 9/22 Sa 10-11 am 10/27 Sa 8-9 am 10/27 Sa 10-11 am 11/17 Sa 10-11 am Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Wild Walkers 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month Share your knowledge of nature as you explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas in this nature-oriented group. Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserves, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. The 2018 schedule is posted on our website at www.fortwayneparks.org or you may call Eden at 427-6008 to request a schedule by mail.

Enjoy the great outdoors . . .


Going Places A Day Away

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Fall Visit to Chicago Join us as we take in the sights and sounds of Chicago. Browse the shops along the Magnificent Mile or the stores in the Loop; meander through museums; stroll through Millennium Park; visit Navy Pier or ride a river cruise or a sightseeing bus! The choice is yours! The coach will drop off and pick up at a central location between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street near Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. Maps will be provided to help you locate your favorite spots. A Continental breakfast will be served en route. Lunch in Chicago and a fast food stop on the way home are on your own. Code Date Day Fee 475020-S1 9/29 Sa $55 Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns 10:30 p.m.

Dickens Village in Cambridge, OH Step back in time to London, England in the days of Charles Dickens on this exciting visit to Cambridge, Ohio. This charming historic district is transformed into an Old London, Dickens-themed wonderland. See 167 life-size, handmade mannequins in breathtaking active scenes from the great author’s cannon. It’s like stepping into a storybook as you enjoy all this little town has to offer including a Court House music and light show. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way and a supper stop will be made (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 475212-S1 11/3 Sa $65 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:30 p.m. All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one week of departure will be refunded only if replacements can be found. There are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches.

Columbus’s Easton Town Center and Germantown A shopper’s paradise and the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest are a few of the terms used when describing Easton Town Center featuring nearly 300 bestin-class retailers. Nearly 25 million people visit Easton every year for their many fine stores such as; Burberry, Nordstrom, Apple, Coach, Kate Spade, American Girl, Saks, Trader Joe’s and many more. On our way out of town, we will make a 2-hour stop in Germantown to give you a chance to stroll around the little village, get an iconic cream puff at Schmidt’s Restaurant or take a peek at all the unique shops. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way and a supper stop will be made (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 475006-S1 8/25 Sa $65 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State and Parnell Returns: 9:00 p.m.

Chicago Shopping Catch the Holiday Spirit! Join our “shop till you drop” trips to festively decorated stores in downtown Chicago, or attend any one of the number of special Christmas activities going on during the holiday season in the city. Don’t miss “The Christkindlmarket” taking place throughout the Christmas Season on Daley Plaza, or The “One of a Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart on December 8. The coach will drop off and pick up at a central location between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street, near Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. A continental breakfast will be served en route. Lunch in Chicago and a fast-food stop on the way home are on your own. Code Date Day Fee 475005-W1 12/5 W $55 475005-S1 12/8 Sa $55 475005-S2 12/15 Sa $55 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:30 p.m.

Questions? 427-6017 sharon.dosen@cityoffortwayne.org

Get away for a day!

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Let’s Go to the Show!

Dona Maria Isabella, who inherited the throne at the passing of her father, oversees the tournament to find the best knight in the kingdom. Always a generous host, the Queen has commanded her royal chefs to cook her favorite meal just for you. An all new show featuring new costumes and new music await you at the queen’s royal court. But first, we’ll spend a few hours shopping at the beautiful Schaumberg Mall to start the day. Code Date Day Fee 475025-S1 10/27 Sa $105 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State and Parnell Returns: 10:30 p.m.

“Tootsie” We’re heading to Chicago for the pre-Broadway world premiere or “Tootsie” staring Tony nominee Santino Fontana and featuring a razzle-dazzle score by David Vazbek. This new comedy musical takes you backstage with a talented but difficultto-work-with actor who will do anything to land a leading role on Broadway-including adopting a new persona as Dorothy Michaels. Now this misleading lady is about to get a fabulous lesson in what it’s like to sing and dance in someone else’s shoes. Our day starts off with lunch before the Show at the beautiful Mity Nice Grill (included) where American dishes are served family style. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way and a supper stop will be made (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 475002-S1 10/6 Sa $145 Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State and Parnell Returns: 10:30 p.m.

“Hamilton” Our motor coach stops first on Michigan Avenue at Water Tower Place where we will gather at the Mity Nice Grill to enjoy American dishes, served family style for lunch (Included). Then it’s a short ride to the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago’s Loop for a matinee performance of “Hamilton.” This is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton told on stage like you’ve never seen before. The play combines a historically accurate plot with hiphop and R&B songs. The musical Hamilton was inspired by the 2004 book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. The musical recounts the story of Hamilton’s life beginning as a child all the way through to the tragic end. Code Date Day Fee 475026-W1 11/21 W $197 Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:30 p.m.

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Chicago Castle: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Purdue Christmas Show Board our “sleigh” for a trip to West Lafayette and a matinee performance of Purdue University’s 84th Anniversary Christmas Show! This popular musical extravaganza, with its innovative staging, choreography and costuming promises to put you in the holiday mood. As always the inspirational Cantata is a fitting tribute to the blessed season. An elegant supper will be served just for us at the historic Honeywell House in Wabash on the way home. A guided tour of this beautiful mansion, filled with unique furniture and objects of art, will precede our meal. In spirit, Mrs. Honeywell’s renowned reputation as a hostess continues. A continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will be served on the way. Code Date Day Fee 475003-S1 12/1 Sa $115 Departs: 9:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 7:30 p.m.

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island October 14-16 This trip features two nights at the beautiful Grand Hotel, 5 gourmet meals, round trip ferry, round trip horse drawn taxi, carriage tour of the island, afternoon tea and day and evening activities. We are now taking reservations. Call 427-6000 or go to www. fortwayneparks.org for a trip brochure. Triple $640, Double $690, Single $840 Deposit $250 Trip Code #: 475103-S1

Just get on the bus . . . we’ll do the rest.


America’s Cowboy Country

Reflections of Italy

Albuquerque Balloom Fiesta

Iconic Israel

2018-2019 Extended Trips and Tours Individual trip brochures may be viewed on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. Click on Programs > Day & Extended Travel. Click on the trip name for a brochure. October 14-16................................. Michigan’s Jewel: Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel Two nights at te nights at historic 4-star Grand Hotel, round trip ferry, round trip horse-drawn taxi, carriage tour of the island, day and evening activities; 5 gourmet meals ($690 double, $840 single, $640 triple)

2019 April 28-May 4................................. Southern Charm: Charleston, Jekyll Island & Savannah Historic Charleston, Choice of Boone Hall Plantation or Patriots Point Naval 7 Maritime Museum, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Savannah, Andrew Low House; 7 days, 9 meals ($3,039 double w/ air fare) May 19-26................................................................................America’s Cowboy Country Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, The Badlands National Park; 8 days; 10 meals ($3,899 double w/air fare) June 13-25........................ Exploring the Alpine Countries: Austria, Germany & Switzerland 13 days, 17 meals ($5,269 double w/air fare) July 21-28........................Pacific Northwest & California: Washington, Oregon & California 8 days; 10 meals ($3,379 double w/air fare) August 30-September 11...... Portugal & Its Islands: Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira Islands Lisbon, Portuguese Riviera, Fatima, Obidos, St Michael Island-Azores; 13 days, 18 meals ($5,299 double w/air fare) September 18-27...................................................................................Reflections of Italy Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice; 10 days; 13 meals ($4699 double w/air fare) September 30-October 10........................................................................... Classic Danube 7 night Danube River Cruise, Linderhof Palace, berammergau, Munich, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Wachau Valley, Vienna, Budapest; 11 days, 24 meals ($4,979 double w/air fare) October 11-16..........................................................................Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque and Sante Fe; 6 days, 7 meals ($2,769 double w/air fare) October 23-November 1................................................................................. Iconic Israel Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Tiberias, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Bethlehem; 10 days; 15 meals ($4899 double w/air fare) December 29-January 2........................................................ California New Year’s Getaway Tournament of Roses Parade; 5 days, 5 meals ($2,899 double w/air fare)

2020 August 4-15................ Alpine Explorer & Glacier Express Train Oberammergau Passion Play The Oberammergau Passion Play is produced only once every ten years! Don’t miss this opportunity! 12 days, 17 meals ($7,099 double w/air fare and tickets to play)

See the states or cross the ocean.

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Special Interest The Shape of Things

Decorative Clay Mask Sculpt your alter ego, deepest sentiment or just funny folk in your study of the ever-interesting human face. Aunnie Clark will guide this highly expressive clay sculpting class in two sessions of building and two sessions of surface treatment. Clay, paint and kiln firing are included; optional materials information is available upon class registration. Registration deadline: September 25. Min. 4. Max. 8. Code   Dates   Day     Time 442042-T1 10/2-10/23 T 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$40/$45 after September 25 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Clay Play: Bountiful Bowl

Beginning Pottery Pottery is one of the most ancient arts. Excavations in the Near East have revealed that primitive fired-clay vessels were made there more than 8,000 years ago. You will learn both hand building and wheel throwing techniques, how to prepare clay, select a design and various glazing techniques. Every student will create six unique pieces to take home (a cylinder, vase and bowl by wheel and a coiled creamer, slabbed box and your own creation by hand). A supply list will be provided with your receipt or you may view it on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. All pieces will be fired at the Community Center and may be picked up one week after the last class. Each class session includes time for set-up and clean-up and may extend to an extra session depending on the condition of the pottery as it is dried and fired. Ages 13+. Instructor Brandon Furniss has been working with clay for 25 years and teaching in the area for 9 years. Registration deadlines: September 3 and October 29. Min. 5. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 442025-M1 9/10-10/15 M 6-9 pm 442025-M2 11/5-12/10 M 6-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$94/$99 after deadlines. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Using clay and a variety of glazes, you will create your own beautiful earthenware bowl perfect for serving your Thanksgiving family meal or as a centerpiece for the Christmas table. No pottery experience is necessary. Just bring your imagination! Ages 18+. Instructor: Onie Mensch. Registration deadline: October 13 and November 3. Min. 3. Max. 6 Code Dates Day Time Thanksgiving Bowl 442004-S1 10/20-11/3 Sa 1:30-3 pm Christmas Bowl 442004-S2 11/10-11/24 Sa 1:30-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/ $42/$47 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Intro to Colored Pencils Add a little life to your drawings with color!! You will learn a variety of drawing techniques that are unique to colored pencils, including high-lighting and shading. You will draw from patterns provided by the instructor. All necessary supplies will be provided including a kit that is yours to keep. Instructor: Marilyn Copeland is a nationally certified and accredited art instructor. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: September 4. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 442023-T1 9/11-10/16 T 1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after September 4 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Sew What? Chair Recovery Why give up your comfortable chair when a new exterior will bring it back to life? Bring your chair (no recliners, sofas or love seats) to the first class with fabric intact, if possible. We’ll determine the amount of material needed for your project and discuss fabric selection. You will learn basic frame repair, spring tying, pattern layout, cushion styles and furniture styles. In most cases, you will be able to reupholster your chair in the 10 weeks of class. No experience is necessary. Instructor Larry Brooks has been reupholstering furniture for over 30 years and operates his own shop. Call Larry at 426-5010 for more information or to determine if your chair is right for this class. Age 18+. Registration deadline: September 10. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 442902-M1 9/17-11/19 M 6-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$101/$106 after September 10 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hand Embroidery Embroidery has been used for centuries to tailor, patch, mend, and reinforce clothing and eventually developed into the art of embroidery for decorative purposes. After learning the fundamentals of embroidery, from selecting materials to the six basic stitches, you will be able to embellish your projects with style and expensive looking touches. Bring a pair of pillow cases to class. All other necessary supplies and materials will be provided. Instructor: Linda Wade. Registration deadline: September 20. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442034 -R1 9/27-10/11 Th 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$29/$34 after September 20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

Sewing Survival 101 Have you ever wished that you could fix the hem in your pants or sew a button back on? In Sewing Survival you will learn how to use a sewing machine and simple alteration techniques such as hemming pants and/or dresses. If you have items at home that you would like to alter, you can bring them in for the instructor to check and if they require a simple fix, we can work on them together.  Please bring to class a portable sewing machine (if you have one), tape measure, pins, thread, scissors and seam ripper. We have a limited number of sewing machines on hand to share. Ages 16+.  Registration deadline: September 4. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 442040 –T1 9/11-10/2 T 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$40/$45 after September 4 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Return of the Rag Rug Rag rug making is just one of many “forgotten skills of self-sufficiency” used by pioneers on the frontier. Like many others, it has returned more as a hobby than a necessity. The rag rug is made from long strips of fabric that are braided, coiled and sewn into a flat spiral. They can be solid color, multi-colored, circular, square, left with ragged edges or seamed for a neater finish. They are a great way to use fabric scraps and, as the pioneers can attest, they make great rugs. For a Blue Jean Rag Rug you will need to bring 5 pairs of worn out jeans. For the Rag Rug you will need to bring sheets or long scraps of fabric, scissors and a large needle. We also have large balls of fabric for you to use. If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it to class. Ages 13+. Instructor: Linda Wade. Registration deadline: October 18. Min.5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442027-R1 10/25 Th 5:30-8:30 pm Sessions/Fee: 1/$23/$28 after October 18 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Oil and Watercolor with Marilyn

Pens and Paints Introduction to Calligraphy Learn how to create beautiful hand-lettered stationery, art and other decorations! This is a wonderful introduction to the art of calligraphy. We will cover the basics of brush style calligraphy, hand-lettered chalking and how to create beautiful compositions using letters and words. You will learn a variety of unique ways to turn words and letters into projects that can be given as gifts, sent as snail mail or used within your home décor! Each student will get the proper tools they need to continue on with their new hobby including various brush calligraphy pens, paper, alphabet practice chart, chalk, a chalk board that we will create and seal, an envelope lettering guide tool and more. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 10. Max. 20. Instructor: Julie Wall, owner of The Hedge. Code Dates Day Time 442000-W1 9/19-10/3 W 6-7:30 pm #Sessions/Fee: 3/$43/$48 after September 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Explore important painting techniques such as color mixing, color value and composition with Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor. The first three weeks will introduce you to Oil Painting and the next three weeks you will learn about Watercolors. The class is open to all skill levels. Ages 18+. Instructor Marilyn Copeland has been painting and working in different forms of art for 40 years and teaching for over 30 years. Registration deadline: September 3. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 442301-M1 9/10-10/15 M 5:30-8:00 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after September 3 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Stand Up and Dance! Line Dancing for Fun & Fitness This class is designed for the beginner but will also appeal to the more seasoned line dancer. We will cover the basic steps and terminology while incorporating them into popular dances. Music ranges from pop, classic rock, country, and Latin to funk. Ballroom styles such as swing, foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha-cha, etc. will be included and taught in a line dance format. No special shoes or clothing are required. Ages 13+. Instructors: Philip and Carol Fretz. Registration deadline: September 18. Min. 10. Max. 40. Code Dates Day Time 442204-T1 9/25-11/13 T 7-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$36/$41 after September 18 Location: Franke Park Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

Clogging Fall Wood Projects Decorative painting on wood is all the rage these days and we have two decorative wood projects that are perfect for fall. Choose from a 12” x 12” mounted mason jar wood sign or a personalized 15” Lazy Susan. Both projects require staining, transferring a design and/or phrase and painting the details. You will have a wide selection of paint colors to choose from and all necessary materials will be provided. The owners of Wood and Limn Art Studio will be instructing both classes. Registration deadlines: October 3 and October 31. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time Mason Jar Wood Sign 442501-W1 10/10 W 6-8:30 pm Lazy Susan 442501-W2 11/7 W 6-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$43/$48 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Clogging resembles tap dancing but with double time steps that are executed with a flat foot rather than on the balls of your feet. It is fun for all ages and provides a great aerobic workout. Beginning Plus requires a basic knowledge of clogging steps. Ages 13+. Instructor Elizabeth Hoy has been clogging for 20+ years. Registration deadline: October 1. Min. 6. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time Beginning Plus 442200-M1 10/8-12/10 M 7:15-8 pm Intermediate 442200-M2 10/8-12/10 M 6:15-7 pm Location: Frank Park 1 Pavilion, Sherman Blvd. Continuing 442200-T2 10/9-12/11 T 6:15-7 pm Advanced 442200-T3 10/9-12/11 T 7:15-8:15 pm Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. # Sessions/Fee: 10/$42/$47 after October 1

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The Sound of Music You Can Play the Ukulele With this fun (and family-friendly) class, you’ll learn how to hold the ukulele, use a chord chart, and strum with confidence. You’ll leave the class with the skills necessary to sit at home and work out of any book of ukulele music. We’ll start slow, and using lots of repetition, work up to playing real tunes. Your handouts will have chords and lyrics for a variety of songs. A ukulele is included with the tuition for this class, and is yours to take home at the end of the class. Ages 9-adult. Instructor: Richard Ash. Registration deadline: September 29. Min. 10. Max. 30. Code Dates Day Time 443254-S1 10/6 Sa 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$72/$77 after September 29 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Terrible Orchestra Beginning Ballroom Dance Learning to dance with a partner is fun, challenging and good exercise for the mind and body. Classes will focus on the Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka and American Tango and will give you a solid base for social dancing. You must register with a partner. Ages 16+. Instructor Tiffany Neuls has been teaching dance at the Community Center for many years. Registration deadline: September 17. Min.14. Max. 50. Code Dates Day Time 442203-M1 9/24-10/29 M 7:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$40/$45 after September 17 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Adult Tap Dance Tap dancing is great exercise and a great way to spend an evening. You’ll learn tap dance techniques as well as performance skills. Classes are offered in three skill levels. Please wear tap or hard-soled shoes. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: September 4. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time Beginners 441210-T1 9/11-10/30 T 5:30-6:15 pm Beginning Plus 441210-T2 9/11-10/30 T 6:15-7 pm Advanced 441210-T3 9/11-10/30 T 7-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$24/$29 after September 4 Location: Psi Ote Upper Level, Bob Arnold Park, off of Parnell Ave.

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Get the violin you played in high school out of the attic and come join the fun! We are starting an “orchestra” for adults (2+ years experience is preferred) that just want to have fun making music and learning to play again. The music arrangements will be provided to get the musical muscles active again. Each students should bring your own instrument and music stand. Modeled after the Scottish Really Terrible Orchestra, a group of friends who just wanted to get together and play, this class will have some instruction as well as “rehearsal” as a group. If you are an adult beginner taking lessons you are welcome to enroll. String players are especially needed, but all are welcome. When registering for the class please let us know what instrument you will be playing. Instructor Debra Graham is currently in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and directs the Northeast Indiana Talent Education beginning and intermediate ensembles and has taught elementary through middle school orchestras for over 30 years. Registration deadline: September 17. Min. 10. Max. 30. Code Dates Day Time 442308-M1 9/24-10/29 M 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$38/$43 after September 17 Location: Hefner Palilion, St. Mary’s Blvd.

Concerts, p. 4, 22, 34 Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org Watch for the Winter Fun Times on October 31.

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Just Relax Meditation with Sound Immersion Experience the relaxing world of meditation with sound immersion, an ancient art that uses vibrational tones to reset and restore cellular and emotional patterns in the physical and energetic body. Sound immersion is a simple and direct connection to the powerful benefits of meditation – promoting deep restorative relaxation and a quiet mind. The harmonic resonance orchestrates an energetic reset to release stress and tension. Instructor Deborah Connelly is certified in deep relaxation, stress reduction, mind detoxification and group meditation by the International Academy of Sound Healing for physical, mental and emotional wellness. Beginners are welcome. Please bring a blanket and wear comfortable, light-colored clothing. It is recommended to remove any metal on your body, as metals have their own frequency and may interfere in the process. Registration deadline: September 17. Ages 16+. Min 8. Max 25. Code Dates Day Time 442366-M1 9/24-10/29 M 7:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$48/$53 after September 17 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Aromatherapy Bracelets Diffuser jewelry is a therapeutic, fashionable and convenient way to wear non-toxic Essential Oils. Make your own aromatherapy bracelet using high-quality stones, lava beads and other materials. You will receive a small sample of high-quality essential oils to fill your bracelet. (Make an additional bracelet for a fee of $10 paid the night of the class.) Instructor: Sara Laur. Registration deadline: November 5. Min. 6. Max. 25. Code Dates Day Time 442010-M1 11/12 M 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$32/$37 after November 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Essential Oils Essential oils have been used throughout history for spiritual, emotional and physical health. In “The Basics: Getting Started” you will learn how to safely use pure essential oils for your personal health and wellness. “Advanced Emotions & Essential Oils” focuses on the science and chemical makeup of essential oils and how they affect the limbic system and our emotions. This class includes a make-and-take using more advanced oils. Ages 16+. Instructor: Sara Lauer. Registration deadline: September 3 and October 8. Min. 6. Max. 25. Code   Date  Day     Time The Basics: Getting Started 442041 -M1 9/10 M 6-8 pm Sessions/Fee: 1/$23/$28 after September 3 Advanced Emotions & Essential Oils 442041 –M2 10/15 M 6-8 pm Sessions/Fee: 1/$29/$34 after October 8 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Help us complete the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle has 40,320 pieces and measures 23’ x 6.5’. When complete, it will be preserved and displayed at the Community Center. Everyone is invited to work on the puzzle. For a small donation, you can have your name displayed with the puzzle as having worked on it. Inquire at the Service Desk for more information.

More Essential Oils, p. 25

Register by phone: 427-6000


Health Class

Need a New Hobby? Conversational Spanish

CPR with AED & First Aid Learn CPR in a fun and innovative way! Whether you are a first time student or just needing to renew your certification, you will receive the hands-on training you need to be confident in a first aid situation. Our instructors have over 25 years experience in the health care industry and are AHA certified. The class is sponsored by AshMore Health Pros. Registration deadlines: September 7, October 5, November 2. Min. 7. Code   Dates   Day     Time 442920-F1 9/14 F 8:30 am-12 pm 442920-F2 10/12 F 8:30 am-12 pm 442920-F3 11/9 F 8:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$60/$65after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Healthy Cooking Learn how eating the foods and portions form the My Plate Program (a program that helps understand how much of each of the five food groups we should eat per day) can help reduce illness and help you feel better by boosting your immune system and overall health. We will be making dishes that are nutritious, easy and quick to make on a friendly budget. Ages 9-adult. Instructor Molly Gunderson is with the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program. Registration deadline: October 8. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code   Date Day     Time 442906-M1 10/15-10/18 M-Th    1 0-11:30 am Sessions/Fee: 4/$23/$28 after October 8 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Spanish rivals English as the language of choice in the Americas with over 250 million native Spanish speakers in South, Central and North America. It is also one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn. Call 427-6466 to determine which skill level is right for you. Age 13+. Instructor Benigna (Betty) Rodriguez grew up on the Texas-Mexico border. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and has taught at the Community Center for over eleven years. Registration deadline: September 6. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time Spanish I 442600-W1 9/12-10/31 W 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$69/$74 after September 6. Spanish Continuing 442600-W2 9/12-10/31 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$63/$68 after September 6. Spanish Continuing-Drop In 9/11-11/20 T 1:30-3:30 pm Drop-In Fee: $1 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Horseback Riding In this introduction to horseback riding you will tour one of Fort Wayne’s finest equestrian facilities, learn some amazing facts about horses and the equipment necessary for riding, then get in the saddle for a bit. If you want to learn more and practice your riding skills, join us for Horseback Riding 201. Please wear closed toe shoes to class. The Equestrian Center has been in existence since 2010 providing quality instruction as a Premier Accredited Center. Visit SummitEquestrian.org to learn more about the facility. Ages 18+ Registration deadlines: September 13 and October 11. Min.5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time Horseback Riding 101 442361-R1     9/20 Th        10 am-12 pm #Sessions/Fee: 1/$34/$39 after September 13 Horseback Riding 201 442361-R2 10/18 Th 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$34/$39 after October 11 Location: Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane

Pie Baking, p. 7 Grow Your Own Herbs, p. 25 Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Getting to Know Your Android System (50+) Do you feel like your smart phone or tablet is smarter than you are? From batteries, to signals, to apps and games . . . you will learn all about your handy little device. We’ll cover texting, settings, maintenance, trouble shooting and even what to do if you lose your phone. You’ll learn how to use Google calendar and many other free user-friendly applications. Bring your phone to class and show it who’s boss. Note: This class is not for Windows phones/tablets or iPhones/iPads. Instructor: Kelley Doyle. Registration deadlines: September 3 and October 29. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442120-M1 9/10-10/15 M 2:45-4:45 pm 442120-M2 11/5-12/10 M 2:45-4:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Microsoft Windows 10 (50+) Digital SLR Photography Your digital SLR can take some amazing photos if you know how to use it. You’ll take better pictures once you understand basic concepts such as exposure, white balance, focus and composition which you will learn through class discussion and practical application. You will advance beyond the “auto” mode and learn to shoot with semi-manual and fully-manual settings. We will dabble in minor photo editing, as well. Ages 18+. Instructor: Lee Penrod. Registration deadline: September 4. Min. 6. Max. 12. Note: There will be no class on November 20. Code   Dates   Day     Time 442116-T1 9/11-11/27 T  1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$ 89 /$94 after September 4 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Get with the Program Jump Drives & Memory Cards 101 Do you have a jump drive or flash drive (those cute little storage devices), but do not know how to use it? Bring your jump drive to class and learn how to save information to it, and organize that information into files and folders. Experience with Windows, file management, word processing, internet surfing and cut/copy/paste tools is required. Instructor: Keith Herring. Registration deadline: November 21. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442125-W1 11/28 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$16/$21 after November 21 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Our Windows class is designed for those with little or no computer experience. You will learn very basic terminology, hardware, components of a window and how to manipulate a window. You will then learn how to cut, copy and paste text, graphics and files. These tasks are common to just about every computer program. Finally, you will learn how to organize your files so they are easy to locate and tricks for finding files when they do get misplaced. Knowledge of the Windows operating system is a pre-requisite for most of our other computer classes. You should have access to a computer outside of class for practice. Instructor: Keith Hering. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442100-W1 9/19-11/7 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$36/$41 after September 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Microsoft Excel 2007-2010 Excel is a powerful, yet relatively easy-to-master tool for organizing, analyzing and displaying information such as personal finances or an inventory. You will learn how to enter data, create formulas and display charts. Experience with windows, file management, word processing and the cut, copy and paste tool is required. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442109-W1 9/19-10/24 W 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after September 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Computer Kids, p. 55

Questions? Call 427-6000


Computer Lab The Community Center Computer Lab is open to the public and staffed by a volunteer on Mondays 12:30-2:30 p.m. and on Thursdays 9:00-11:00 a.m. No reservation is necessary. Just drop in.

Lab Fee................................................$1/hour B/W Copies....................10¢ single/15¢ double Color Copies..................15¢ single/25¢ double Photo Prints............................. 35¢ for 4” x 6” ....................................... $1.50 for 8.5” x 11”

Drop-In Computer Classes

eBay: Buying and Selling

These drop-in computer classes do not require pre-registration. You may come to any session or attend all sessions. Just drop in!

eBay is the most popular shopping destination on the internet. With millions of shoppers in almost every country around the globe, someone is looking for what you want to sell! Learn how to register with eBay and PayPal and how they work. We will then cover research, how to take photos and upload them , writing a description, pricing, shipping and how you get paid. We will also touch on other markets. By the last class you should be ready to list your first item! Experience with Windows, file management, word processing, internet surfing and cut/copy/paste tools is required. We may skip one week which will be determined at the first session. Ages 18+. Instructor: Lee Penrod.  Registration deadline: September 11. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code   Dates   Day     Time 442104-T1 9/18 -10/23 T  10 am-12:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$50/$55 after September 11. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Weight Loss And Health Help September 10, 17, 24, 12:30-2:30 pm Statistics show that dieters who keep food journals consistently lose more weight that those who do not. Drop in for one of the 2-hour sessions listed above and learn about fitness tracking devices, health/fitness apps such as Fooducate and Google Fit, and the SparkPeople website network. Drop-in fee: $1

Handmade Sale, p. 3 Mind Sharpening Brain Training October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 12:30-2:30 pm Keeping your mind active and regularly challenged may help you spend a shorter part of life in a state of decline. Using the Lumosity app you can challenge yourself in math skills, vocabulary and reading skills. We’ll show you how to sign up for your own account that can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or tablet that has internet access. Drop-in fee: $1

Internet Searching Made Easy November 5, 12, 19, 26, 12:30-2:30 pm Learn how to do efficient searches for merchandise, medication, illnesses and treatments, or any other topic that interests you. The search techniques will work from a computer, smartphone or tablet in any browser with any search engine. Drop-in fee: $1

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Call for Vendors, p. 3 More Classes & Workshops Autumn Succulents....................24 Baking.........................................7 Curious About Crochet..............40 Essential Oils.............................25 Evergreen Centerpiece..............24 Forest Bathing...........................25 Grow Your Own Herbs..............25 Jewelry Making.......................... 41 Legendary Cocktails...................6 Mah Jongg.................................38 Mixology Basics...........................6 Natural Dye Workshop................6 Our Healing Kitchen (50+)........39 Tai Chi........................................25 Writing Your Memoirs................ 41

Fax your registration to 427-6020.

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Botanical Conservatory

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne • (260) 427-6440 • www.botanicalconservatory.org Admission Adults $5/Children age 3-17 $3 Ages 2 and under Free Group rates available. Admission fee not required for the gift shop.

Conservatory & Gift Shop Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm Thursday 10 am-8 pm Sunday 12-4 pm Closed Mondays

Parking

Gift Shop

The Conservatory admission desk validates tickets for free parking in the Civic Center Parking Garage across from our entrance at Jefferson and Calhoun St. Metered parking is available on nearby streets, free on evenings and weekends. Bus and handicap accessible parking is available in the Conservatory’s Calhoun Street driveway.

Extend your garden visit or shop without visiting the gardens! The Conservatory gift shop offers a boutique atmosphere filled with unique and educational toys, clothing, books, plants, home décor, and garden accessories perfect for home, souvenir, or gift-giving. We have new items arriving all the time. The gift shop is open during public hours Tuesday through Sunday; Conservatory admission is not required.

Conservatory Memberships Conservatory memberships allow free admission anytime during public hours, including special events, and are valid for a year from the date of purchase. In addition, members receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop as well as reciprocal benefits at 320 other gardens around the country. Individual membership $35; Family or Grandparents membership $50. Other categories are available. You may also consider our Add-a-Guest option to upgrade a basic membership: for $15 a member can bring any other person with you whenever you visit. Call (260) 427-6440, or shop online at www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers make a difference at the Conservatory! For more information, please contact Rebecca at rebecca.canales@cityoffortwayne.org or (260) 427-6442.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Sunday, September 9, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Residents with a Be a Tourist passport will have the opportunity to rediscover their own backyard during this year’s annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown celebration – FREE! These passports provide entrance to some of Fort Wayne’s leading attractions including the Botanical Conservatory. During the afternoon, visitors can enjoy the swingin’ vocal performance of Those 2 Guys in Suits & Ties, 1:00-3:00 p.m. One passport is enough for your whole group; get it stamped when you enter each attraction or facility. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, go online to www.visitfortwayne.org or pick up a passport at Kroger stores or area attractions.

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The Botanical Conservatory . . . Always in Season!


On Display “Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory” July 14-November 11 While some gardens feature art, this garden is its own work of art. “Art of the Garden” blurs the line between landscape and fine art, interpreting natural features – forest, mountain, and lake – in a human-made aesthetic experience. The exhibit is designed to evoke surprise, intrigue, and moments of reflection in the visitor. Constructed using natural materials and innovative fabrication, the exhibit mimics, but does not copy, nature. A reflecting pond, a grove of trees, and colorful, textured plantings are complemented by contemporary art works including mural paintings, a multi-media artifact wall, and the sculptural representation of a mountain. Experience this collaborative art and garden installation created by local artist Daniel Dienelt and landscape designer Chad Shaw. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, Fort Wayne CW, M.E. Raker Foundation, Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation, Wilson Foundation and English Bonter Mitchell Foundation.

The Punkin’ Path Display October 9-28 Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit our outdoor Punkin’ Path, where you can enjoy the fall surroundings and take festive pictures with your little ones. The path will be decorated with pumpkins, gourds, bales of straw – and gnomes! – to provide fun photo memories. Gnomes are caretakers of land and animals; they are industrious, enjoy all kinds of games, and surprisingly, they love to travel! Watch for them along the Punkin’ Path. This exhibit included with Conservatory admission.

Fall Bonsai Display Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Explore a forest of miniature trees carefully trained and pruned by members of our local bonsai club. Elms, maples, junipers and other familiar plants look just like their outdoor cousins – but a fraction of their size! The club also grows tropical bonsai that don’t need special winter treatment. Learn about the fascinating hobby or just enjoy “a stroll in the miniature forest.” Bonsai pots and young plants will be available to purchase. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club. Special admission price all day, only $3/adult, $2/child. Children age 2 and under free.

Conservatory Art Displays Get to know local and regional artists in a variety of media through the Botanical Conservatory’s bi-monthly art exhibits, open to view in our meeting room during public hours. Regular Conservatory admission applies for exhibit and for reception.

Lindy McCormick: Alcohol Inks, Acrylic, Collage, Sculptures, 3-D

September-October Public Reception: September 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Linda McCormick, better known by her nickname Lindy, remembers one of her first experiences with art in Kindergarten. She recalls seeing an easel holding poster paints, but never had the opportunity to paint anything on it. She has since more than made up for that lost opportunity. She feels that at the age of 70, her journey as an artist, is not about herself, but rather about being overwhelmingly grateful that she’s been given the opportunity, resources, and time to explore the wild and blissful state of consciousness known as artistic expression. Her hope is that her varied pieces, including the failures, express that very gratitude. Lindy wanted to share her sincere gratitude to the Conservatory for allowing her to share her pieces with the public because it is when she is creating that she feels most ‘alive’.

Rodka (Roddy) Dammeyer: Oil Painting

November-December Public Reception: November 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Rodka, known as Roddy, Dammeyer feels as though she was born with a paintbrush in her hand. A native of Fort Wayne, Dammeyer says she inherited her love for art from her father. He was a commercial artist who went on to creating fine art when he retired. Dammeyer did not become fully invested in art until her retirement, but did take some art classes through high school and in college. Currently Dammeyer is involved with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Art League, Fort Wayne Artists Guild, the Artlink of Fort Wayne, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Boyne Arts Collective, the Freshwater Gallery, and Jordan River Arts Council. She prefers oil painting but has worked in a plethora of artistic media. She loves the texture of oils and gets most of her inspiration from nature. She does some work in studios, but prefers to paint en plein aire.

Oil Painting, p. 14 Pottery, p. 12

Be a tourist in your own hometown!

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Summer Concert Series Friday Evenings

8.3

GOVERNOR DAVIS

Blues

Swick & Jones

8.10

GANGSTAGRASS

Bluegrass/Hip-hop Auld Mongrels

8.17

PAUL CEBAR TOMORROW SOUND

Omni-Pop

Calder the Band

8.24

INDIKA

Reggae U.R.B

8.31

FLATFOOT 56

Celtic Punk

Jen & the Foggy Creek Band

www.botanicalconservatory.org Doors open at 7:30

260-427-6440

Show begins at 8:30

Food/Beverage Available (no carry in allowed) Lawn Chairs Encouraged Admission $6 (12 and under free with adult)

Upcoming Holiday Programs Nov 17..........................................Plant & Go Nov 17-Jan 6......... Victorian Christmas Exhibit Nov 21......................... Holiday Kick-Off Party Nov 24.............................GCU: Victorian Fun Dec 1............................... Breakfast with Santa Dec 1, 8 & 15..................Santa & the Reindeer Dec 6...................................$1 Night Concert Thurs & Fri nights open ‘til 8 pm Thanksgiving to Christmas

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Fall fun for the whole family!


It’s Fright Night in the Fort!

More Family Fun Family Garden Close-Up

Pumpkin Zone Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Enjoy an autumn celebration at the Botanical Conservatory! Children and their adults will explore the gardens for fall crafts, activities and games. Test your observation skills with the Gnome Search, discover whether pumpkins float or sink, nibble on pumpkin seeds, and decorate your own mini pumpkin. Friends from the Allen County Farm Bureau will help us learn about pumpkins and how they grow. The Conservatory is proud to offer Pumpkin Zone as a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night festivities. No reservations needed; regular Conservatory admission applies.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday to get a closer look at our plants and gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!

FGC: Fabulous Fall Flowers

Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Nothing says fall like beautiful autumn flowers! Join us this month as we learn about blossoms that open at the end of the growing season, such as chrysanthemums and asters. Are fall flowers annuals or perennials? Do they attract bees and butterflies? Which ones can you grow at home? While you visit, you can create a simple fall flower to take home for decorating.

FGC: Vermicomposting 101

Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This month we will learn about using red worms to make compost for the garden (vermicomposting). Learn the basics of composting with worms and the many benefits of composting. You will discover which materials can be placed in a vermicomposting container as well as which materials should not be composted. You’ll get ideas for home to compost at home. You can also make ‘n take your own ‘wiggly worm’.

FGC: Victorian Holiday Fun

Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday, October 20 Doors open 7:00 p.m.; Movie 9:15 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. This will be the 11th year we’re celebrating the time warp as part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night! Join us, once again, as we spin the tale of Brad and Janet on a rainy night sheltered by the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter. This cult classic movie will be shown outside on the Terrace, weather permitting; please dress accordingly. Lawn chairs are encouraged. No outside food or beverage as there will be refreshments available for purchase. This movie is participatory in tradition and content may not be suitable for younger audiences. Rated R; children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. $4/adult, $2/age 17 and under. Please no rice or confetti.

Saturday, November 24, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Join us this Thanksgiving weekend when the Showcase Garden has been transformed into a Victorian Holiday theme. Enjoy the special decorations and seasonal plants with a Victorian flair. We’ll make a simple Victorian decoration you that you can add to your own holiday collection. You can also enjoy an edible treat as you wander through the gardens!

Plant yourself at the Conservatory!

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First Thursday

Get Creative Autumn Succulents Workshop

$1 Nights First Thursday of the month, 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room for a fun and educational lecture or activity. No reservations required. We validate parking tickets from the Civic Center Parking Garage for free parking. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

$1 Night Insight: Fall Fruits

Thursday, September 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Sure, everyone loves fresh berries and watermelon during the summer months, but what comes next? There are a variety of tasty fruits that arrive with the color-changing leaves. Let’s talk about how delicious and healthy some of these fall fruits are, which include: apples, cranberries, pears, and more! Enjoy a craft along with a yummy fruit snack.

$1 Night Insight: Preparing for Pumpkins

Thursday, October 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m. With fall festivities in full swing, let’s learn all about pumpkins! Discover what kind of plant pumpkins come from, what part of the plant is a pumpkin, and how long a pumpkin plant can get. Paint a personal sized pumpkin to take home and munch on a favorite to many, pumpkin seeds!

$1 Night Insight: Turkey Time

Thursday, November 1, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Turkeys have been a symbol of thanksgiving and abundance long before the Pilgrim’s first meal with the Native Americans. Let’s celebrate this Thanksgiving season with fun turkey trivia, an exciting turkey craft and light snack.

Take a personal-sized pumpkin and turn it into a decorative piece for your kitchen table or your desk at work! Instructor Nancy Murphy, active volunteer and succulent enthusiast, will demonstrate how to place and maintain succulents on your very own pumpkin. These easy to care for plants are fun and are sure to bring a pop-of-color to any dull space. Then, when the season is over, you can plant your succulents in a container to enjoy them for years to come. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: September 14. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time 427067-S1 9/22 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. # Sessions/Fee: 1/$17 Member or Volunteer Fee: $14 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop The popular centerpiece workshop is here again! Bring a friend or make it a family affair as you create a festive evergreen centerpiece that can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. Dennis Bowman, Fresh Design Manager with Gassafy Wholesale Florist, will help you fashion the fragrant branch tips of balsam fir, cedar, and pine into an arrangement with holiday flair. This centerpiece incorporates a candle, ribbon and pine cones for a nice holiday touch. Your fee includes a stroll through our Victorian themed holiday gardens. Bring garden gloves, pruners, and any accents you’d like to incorporate. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 30. Min. 12. Max. 36. Code Date Day Time 427009-R1 12/13 Th 6-7:30 pm 427009-S1 12/15 Sa 9-10:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$34 Member or Volunteer Fee: $29 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

You Need More Plants! Fall Plant Swap Saturday, September 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Bring at least one plant to share and take home an armful of starts from other gardeners in the area. Plants can be seeds, divisions, or full-grown plants; they could be vegetables, flowers, fruits, houseplants, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, or vines (no weeds please!). Bring a box or bag to carry home your new babies. Everyone gets a number when they arrive and we take turns picking. The swap is free, but phone reservations are required by August 30. For more information or to register, call (260) 427-6446.

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Plant & Go: Fall

Tai Chi in the Garden I & II

Showcase Exhibit Opening Day November 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Calling all gardeners and gardeners-to-be! Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the first day of each new Showcase Garden exhibit to participate in a hands-on learning experience with plants. This month we’re giving out a houseplant called Swedish Ivy. Plant & Go will feature four different plants every year, coinciding with the start of each seasonal garden exhibit: January, April, July, and November. Pot up a seedling, plantlet, seed, or bulb, learn care instructions and fun plant facts, and take your new plant baby home to nurture. (While supplies last.) Included in regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!

Learn to relax your body and focus your mind with the ancient art of Tai Chi, a gentle, graceful exercise to improve health and fitness. It is especially effective in reducing stress, thereby relieving arthritis, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Weekly sessions include a meditative walk in the garden. The class focuses on the basics of the Sun form and is great for new students or those wishing to continue their studies. Instructor Sandy Gebhard is certified by renowned master Dr. Paul Lam, and has 30+ years’ experience practicing and teaching Tai Chi. Note: If we meet our registration minimum, additional students may drop in for $10 per session, up to the class maximum. Drop-ins should call ahead to make sure class will be in session. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 11. Min. 10. Max. 16. Code Dates Day Time Tai Chi I - Beginners 427002-T1 9/18-11/6 T 9-10 am Tai Chi I - Beginners 427002-T2 9/18-11/6 T 5-6 pm Tai Chi II - Continuing 427002-T3 9/18-11/6 T  6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$69 Member or Volunteer Fee: $59 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Grow Your Own: Herbs Indoors Herbs are always nice and handy to have when longing for their savory, robust flavors and soothing aromas. Unfortunately, as winter approaches and plants begin to die, there are not many fresh options left. Let Advanced Master Gardener Pam Snyder walk you through the process of keeping those hardy herbs alive indoors. Take home several herbs, so you too can enjoy those garden-fresh flavors all winter long. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: October 26. Min. 10. Max. 18. Code Date Day Time 427027-S1 11/3 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$17 Member or Volunteer Fee: $14 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Relaxation Therapy Essential Oils: Pamper Yourself With winter right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the shorter days and longer nights. Why not take a minute to indulge yourself with some fun, natural products to help your body prepare for the cold months ahead? Join instructor Samantha Reitman, Young Living Independent Distributer, as she goes over some must needs for the approaching chilly days. You will make a nail serum, lash serum, and a roller bottler called “I Feel Happy”, made up of several oils to put you in a relaxed, happy mood. So come down to the Conservatory and pamper yourself before the winter hits! Ages 15+. Registration deadline: September 28. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time 427052-S1 10/6 Sa 1-2:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$16 Member or Volunteer Fee: $13 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Forest Bathing Walk (Shinrin-Yoku) As the leaves begin to change colors and temperatures cool down, why not try something new? Shinrin-Yoku, forest bathing, is the experience of immersing oneself in the sensory gifts of nature. This can be done in a forest setting, gardens and parks. The benefits are not only a greater sense of well-being, but a boost in immune function and ready access to lower stress hormones and boosts in serotonin levels. This is not your regular walk in the park, instead it is a series of invitations using the senses to rediscover your inner child and your connection with the natural world. Being relaxed, revitalized, and better equipped to handle the stresses of daily living are the goals of this forest bathing walk. Instructor Christy Thomson is a life-long resident of northeast IN. She is the only certified forest therapy guide in Indiana and is thrilled to share this opportunity with the Fort Wayne community. Note: Additional participants may drop in, up to the class maximum, but call ahead to make sure class will be in session. Registration deadlines: September 21 and November 2. Ages 18+. Min 10. Max 15. Code Date Day Time 427070-S1 9/29 Sa 9:30 am-12 pm 427070-S2 11/10 Sa 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$23 Member or Volunteer Fee: $18 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

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Conservatory Kids Garden Preschool Garden Preschool meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Botanical Conservatory. Parents or guardians assist children side by side in this monthly class that encourages the basics of exploring in the gardens at a young age. Each month we will explore a different theme through a story, hands-on activity, craft and a snack. Children and adults alike will learn by hands-on activities in the garden that are sure to get everyone thinking. At least one adult is required to stay and participate (no registration required) for the duration of the class with their child. Please indicate at registration if a participant has food allergies. Registration deadlines: September 11, October 9, and November 13, respectively. Ages 3-5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time How Seeds Travel 427102-T1 9/18 T 10-11 am Fall Fun 427102-T2 10/16 T 10-11 am Cold Weather 427102-T3 11/20 T 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$6 Member or Volunteer Fee: $4 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Botanical Field Trip & Outreach Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The Botanical Conservatory’s education staff serves thousands of students each year through on- and off-site visits for public, parochial, private and home schools. Teachers can choose the standards-based curriculum that best meets their students’ needs. Our outreach programs also help teachers meet state science standards and engage students in active learning. Conservatory visits let you collect temperature and humidity readings for a biome study, find food plants in the desert and jungle, explore plant patterns with art students, or choose from a variety of other activities, depending on the age and focus of the group. We can also travel to your school, providing classroom or assembly-style presentations. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A minimum of ten students is required to book a lab, but self-guiding visit lessons are available for groups or any size. For more information, call (260) 4276445.

Kid’s Forest Bathing Walk (Shinrin-Yoku) This fall Conservatory staff, along with certified forest therapy guide Christy Thomson, are excited to offer a forest bathing class for kids! Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing, can also be for children, allowing them to enjoy this gentle path to wellness through nature. Christy encourages young people along this journey to focus with a deeper and clearer intuition. With the power to increase energy levels and improve sleep, kids will walk away from this class feeling more receptive to Nature’s sounds and have a better sense of peace. Note: Additional children may drop in, up to the class maximum, but call ahead to make sure class will be in session. Registration deadline: September 28. Ages 8-14. Min 6. Max 10. Code Date Day Time 427071-S1 10/7 Su 1-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$19 Member or Volunteer Fee: $15 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

Discovery Corner

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Daily in the Discovery Corner Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Our young visitors are encouraged to visit the Discovery Corner behind Woody the Talking Tree where they’ll find stories and activities relating to a monthly theme: September-How Seeds Travel, October- Fall Fun, November- Cold Weather. Our materials are safe and suitable for kids in pre-K through 1st grade. Adults are encouraged to read aloud to their young learners and explore ideas together. The Discovery Corner is free with general admission; pre-registration is not required.

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Discovery Room, p. 55

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Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org.


On the Riverfront There are always exciting things happening at your Riverfront, no matter the season or type of day. We encourage you to learn more about your three rivers in any way that is comfortable for you. You can walk, run or bike along our extensive Fort Wayne trails system and enjoy the natural vies of the riverine flora and fauna alongthe way. You can rent or bring your own kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board and explore our water trails, seeing the city as never before. Travel along the rivers and enjoy historic architecture, art, and scultures, tour adjacent historic neighborhoods, or simply meditate on this unparalleled natural resource in the heart of our downtown. Check out RiverfrontFW.org for more fun ways to enjoy your rivers any time and see why we say we’re Always Moving!

Get on the Water! Riverfront Fort Wayne Paddle Socials Paddle socials are a fun way to meet new people and learn more about our rivers while canoeing or kayaking on our own three downtown bodies of water. We will host three paddle socials each week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with some exceptions) through September. Each social will have a different theme and purpose. Our staff will lead the group on an approximately one-hour paddle outing. Each participant will receive Riverfront swag and a snack and drink at the end. All socials meet and depart from Fort Wayne Outfitters at 1004 Cass Street. You may bring your own kayak or canoe, in which case the program fee is $10. Or, may rent a single kayak for an additional $15. (If you prefer to rent a canoe or tandem kayak, please call Kim Weldon at 4275166 to make arrangements.) Ages 18+. Please visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org for paddle social days/times and to register. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each social. Min. 5. Max. 30.

Riverfront Boat Tours Thursdays and Sundays Through September 3:00, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 p.m. Riverfront Fort Wayne Boat Tours are your chance to learn more about our city through its riverfront. Relax and enjoy the scenery on one of our themed boat tours; themes include Riverfront development, ecology, and history. Several departures are scheduled most Sundays and Thursdays through September. Tours depart from the boat dock at Guldlin Park or Headwaters Park (location and parking information provided to registrants one week before tour). No food or beverages are permitted on the tours. Make your reservations online at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling (260) 427-6000 at least one week in advance.  Ages 10+. Limit 10 people per tour. Fee: $12 per person.  In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Put your paddle in the water!

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Hike Along the River Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW Sunday, September 9, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Lawton Park Trailhead, 4th St. between Clinton & Spy Run Ave. Riverfront Fort Wayne invites you to learn more about your rivers and the exciting project happening right in your hometown. We will be doing short 15-20 minute walking tours on the Rivergreenway—right between Science Central and the Old Fort. You will learn about the exciting history, wildly diverse ecology, and Phases 1, 2, and 3 of Riverfront development. We will also talk about upcoming events and programs and share how you can get more involved with your rivers, all while enjoying the gorgeous vistas along our flowing waterways. You will leave inspired by the future of your city and see why we’re Always moving.

Riverfront Walking Tour August 25, 10:00 a.m. Lawton Park Trailhead, 4th St. Are you in the mood to get out, stretch your legs and learn more about Riverfront development? We will be leading a free walking tour along the Riverfront to share more information about the development phases and plans, riparian management, future programs and events, and how to get more involved. The tour is approximately 45 minutes in length. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. All ages welcome. The tour is free and no registration is necessary. Contact Megan Butler at 427-6248 for more information. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Family Fun Riverfront Film Series Calling all cinephiles and good-time-lovers! Riverfront Fort Wayne is thrilled to again offer the Riverfront Film Series—which takes place in the great outdoors. Grab some friends and join us for this free showing of Troop Beverly Hills. The movie night features snacks and several activities related to the movie’s theme. Contact Megan Butler at megan.butler@cityoffortwayne.org or 427-6248 for more information. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations. Sponsored by:

Troop Beverly Hills

Saturday, September 29, 7:30 p.m., FREE Activities begin 6:45 p.m. Johnny Appleseed Park Fort Wayne native Shelley Long is back as we enjoy Troop Beverly Hills in the great outdoors—Johnny Appleseed Park, that is. Come to the most fabulous jamboree in Fort Wayne! (No bark eating required.) We will be testing both your wilderness and your Beverly Hill skills with a variety activities—you can even earn scout patches! Then, we’ll gather ‘round the campfire, pass around the cookies, and enjoy our favorite hometown actress, Shelley Long. Feel free to bring your own chair or blankets and don’t forget something to munch on! Activities being at 6:45 p.m. and the movie starts around 7:30. Free parking available. No RSVP necessary. All ages and wardrobes welcome.

Star Parties on the Riverfront

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Friday, August 10, 9:30 p.m. Friday, September 14, 9:00 p.m. Kids Crossing, Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th Streets Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society to present Star Parties on the Riverfront. School’s out for the summer, so stay up past your bedtime and join us as we view stars and planets right in downtown Fort Wayne. FWAS will provide telescopes and show you how to use them. You will receive a light snack and free Riverfront SWAG. This program is free and open to all ages. With a playground and free parking nearby, this is a program for everyone! Call or email Megan Butler at 260-427-6248 or megan.butler@cityoffortwayne.org for more information. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Enjoy FREE summer fun in a safe environment.


Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers

August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Nature Walk 3:15-4:30 p.m. – Bike Ride Lawton Park Trailhead, Clinton & 4th Streets Riverfront Fort Wayne is once again excited to partner with Fort Wayne Trails to offer Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers. New this summer is a partnership with the Cornell University Ornithology Lab. We will be collecting data to help track urban birds. This guided urban hike is open to all ages and experience levels. We will show you the ropes while you enjoy the diverse bird life along our rivers—you might even see a bald eagle! We will spend the first 10 minutes of each program learning some basics about birdwatching and how to use binoculars. Bike riders should arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to ride at 3:00 p.m. to ensure timeliness. This program is free and no reservations are necessary. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Riverfront Kids Storytime on the Riverfront Mondays, 10:30 a.m., August 6, 13, 20, 27 Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th St. Storytime on the Riverfront returns this summer! Join the Allen County Public Library and Riverfront Fort Wayne as we enjoy children’s literature along our majestic rivers.

Young Naturalist Series Third Saturday of the month Kids Crossing, Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th Streets Join us on the third Saturday of the month for our new Young Naturalist Series for an hour of learning, crafts and fun themed snacks. This FREE program is limited to 20 children plus their grownups. Please contact Kim Weldon at 427-5166 or kimberly.weldon@cityoffortwayne.org to sign up. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each program. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Bug-tastic

September 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Discover the amazing world of bugs in this fun and adventuresome class where students are engaged and enlightened by the strange world of insects. Explore possibilities while building your own bug and constructing a bug hotel from recycled and found items are just a few of the samples of fun activities on tap for this event.

Fall Leaf Fun

October 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m. We promise to catch you if you fall into our Fall Leaf Fun class, where we will discover the mysterious world of leaves! We’ll reveal the reason why leaves change color in the fall with a fun science lab, get creative with leaf rubbings, and enjoy a tasty themed snack all in an hour!

Hibernate or Migrate?

November 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Learn more than the “bare necessities” while we uncover the reasons why some animals hibernate, why some migrate, and how some adapt when winter comes. We’ll make a cave for a bear, find the reason why birds fly in a “V” formation, and enjoy a fall themed snack.

Drop in and join the fun! It’s all free, all day!

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Sports & Fitness I’ll See You on the Court! Adult Tennis Lessons Stay on top of your game this fall. Beginning and Intermediate lessons will be held at Bob Arnold Park tennis courts for adults (ages 13 and over) beginning September 8. Beginning classes introduce the rules of tennis, basic strokes, serving and volleying. Intermediate classes focus on consistency of strokes and volleys and the introduction of more advanced strokes. Please bring your own racket. Balls will be provided. Registration deadline: August 31. Code Dates Day Time Beginning 444500-S1 9/8-10/6 Sa 11:30 am-12:30 pm Intermediate 444500-S2 9/8-10/6 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$30 Location: Bob Arnold Park Tennis Courts, Parnell Ave. at E. State

Recreational Basketball As exercise goes, it doesn’t get much better than a fun team sport that requires no expensive equipment or major time commitments. Basketball is good for your heart, your muscles, your bones, your brain, your gut, your social life and your stress level. And, it’s FUN! Who needs more convincing than that? Pick a night and join us for a few games of basketball in an informal yet structured setting. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: August 30. Max. 18. Code Dates Day Time 444000-M1 9/10-11/12 M 7-9 pm 444000-W1 9/12-11/14 W 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$30 Location: Blackhawk Middle School, 7200 E. State Blvd.

Recreational Volleyball Volleyball is one of the top three most played sports in the world. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or how athletic you are. This high-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport is loads of fun and no matter what level you play at, volleyball can help improve your fitness and coordination. Recreational volleyball is informal play with no officials. Teams form once players arrive and play proceeds for two hours. The program runs for 10 weeks. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: August 30. Max. 18. Code Dates Day Time 444800-T1 9/4-11/6 T 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$30 Location: Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Rd.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

Aqua Zumba Aqua Zumba is a fun and challenging water workout in which various Latin American rhythms and dances are modified and adapted to the aquatic environment. It is perfect for healthy adults, older adults, pregnant women and/or adults rehabilitating from an injury. It’s a “pool party” for all ages! Instructors are provided by Fitness Studio. Ages 13+. Registration deadlines: September 6 and November 1. Min. 6. Max. 20. There will be no class on November 22. Code Dates Day Time 442318-R1 9/13-10/18 Th 6:45-7:30 pm 442318-R2 11/8-12/20 Th 6:45-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$61/$66 after deadlines Location: Turnstone

Operation F4 – Fight for a Fitter Fort F4 is a fitness for life implementation program sponsored by Mayor Henry and the City of Fort Wayne. Its goal is to improve and sustain the health of every citizen. F4 identifies and/or creates community health, nutrition, and fitness resources. F4 then promotes the coordinated use of those resources through the F4 website, employers, churches, public and private agencies. Programs in the Fun Times that meet these guidelines are designated with the F4 logo. 

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Take a Deep Breath Yoga for Everyone Enjoy the benefits of regular Yoga practice, from muscle toning and limbering to managing stress. Yoga’s combination of exercise, breathing and meditation techniques will help you build concentration and poise, improve your stamina and even relieve insomnia. Please bring a blanket and a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 16+. (Drop-ins are welcome in the Thursday classes, $10.) Instructor Melissa Vanyo-Hey is a Certified 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Registration deadlines: September 3, 4 and 6. Min. 8. Max. 40. There will be no class on November 22. Code Dates Day Time Beginning 442300-R1 9/13-12/13 Th 7:15-8:45 pm 442300-T1 9/11-12/11 T 4:30-6 pm Continuing 442300-R2 9/13-12/13 Th 5:30-7 pm 442300-M1 9/10-12/10 M 5:30-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 13/$69/$74 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Tai Chi in the Garden I & II Learn to relax your body and focus your mind with the ancient art of Tai Chi, a gentle, graceful exercise to improve health and fitness. It is especially effective in reducing stress, thereby relieving arthritis, diabetes and other chronic conditions. Weekly sessions include a meditative walk in the garden. The class focuses on the basics of the Sun form and is great for new students or those wishing to continue their studies. Instructor Sandy Gebhard is certified by renowned master Dr. Paul Lam, and has 30+ years’ experience practicing and teaching Tai Chi. Note: If we meet our registration minimum, additional students may drop in for $10 per session, up to the class maximum. Drop-ins should call ahead to make sure class will be in session. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 11. Min. 10. Max. 16. Code Dates Day Time Tai Chi I - Beginners 427002-T1 9/18-11/6 T 9-10 am Tai Chi I - Beginners 427002-T2 9/18-11/6 T 5-6 pm Tai Chi II - Continuing 427002-T3 9/18-11/6 T  6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$69 Member or Volunteer Fee: $59 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Look What’s New! Kreager Park Fitness Equipment Check out the new outdoor fitness equipment at Kreager Park. Work out at your leisure or in a groups setting. For class information, go to www. fortwayneparks.org > Programs > Klub Kreager Fitness.

Futsal Courts Packard Park, Fairfield & Packard New futsal courts have been constructed in Packard Park. Courts are available on a first-come basis for casual play and may also be reserved for exclusive use. For more information or to reserve the courts, please contact Daryn Schwartz at 4276003.

We’re making fitness fun!

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Family Friendly Golf Foster Park Golf Course

Shoaff Park Golf Course & Driving Range

Rudisill Blvd. & Old Mill Road 427-6735

St. Joe Road 427-6745

McMillen Park Golf Course & Driving Range

Mad Anthony III’s Short Course

Oxford St., East of Anthony Blvd. 427-6710

Weekday Green Fees 9 holes $12 18 holes $19

9 holes $10 18 holes $16

Every Day 9 holes $10 * 9 holes $5 Fridays * 18 holes $16

Adults $7; Youth $4 Families $1 off per player.

Weekend/Holiday Green Fees 9 holes $13 18 holes $22

9 holes $11; 18 holes $17

Daily Fall Fees Beginning September 17 9 holes $10 18 holes $16

9 holes $8; 18 holes $11

Lifetime Sports Academy Certified Players FREE.

Electric Cart Fees (per rider) 9 holes $7 18 holes $14 Punch Card 10 rentals $126

9 holes $5; 18 holes $10 Punch Card 10 18-hole rentals, $80

Driving Range Fees

Reduced Fall Fees Begin September 17!

Small Bucket $5 Large Bucket $7 Punch Cards 10 SM Buckets $35 10 L Buckets $60

See our website www.fortwayneparks.org for daily golf discounts.

Medium Bucket $5

Play the Parks!

Punch Cards 10 M Buckets $30

FootGolf at Mad Anthony III’s FootGolf combines soccer and golf into a fun and fast growing new sport. FootGolf originated in the Netherlands and has spread to over 16 countries throughout the world. Similar to golf, the players’ intent is to kick a ball into the hole with the least amount of strokes possible. There is a tee box, a green, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play (just 9 holes at MA III’s). There is par for each hole, mimicking golf’s scorecard, and you still play as a twosome, threesome or foursome. The main differences are the cups, which are 21 inches in diameter, shorter holes and the lack of equipment needed. Come try this exciting new sport.

9 Hole Fees Veterans and active military personnel play free at Foster, Shoaff and McMillen Park Golf Courses on Veterans Day

Sunday, November 11

Adults $7; Youth $4; Family $1 off per player Age 14 and under play free with a paid adult. Soccer Ball rental: $5

(Electric carts not included. ID required.)

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Get in some golf before the season ends!


Special Events Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival Friday, September 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Join us for this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm. The Harvest Festival makes a great class field trip! For more information call Eden at 427-6008. Friday & Saturday Live Animals • Hand-On Activities Oat/ Wheat Threshing • Concessions Corn Husking/ Shredding • Tractor Rides Antique Farm Equipment DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association will offer wagon ride with horses and mule teams Saturday Only Antique Tractor Parade at 12:00 p.m. Farmers’ Market

Haunt

Saturday, October 20, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Downtown Fort Wayne becomes a haven for monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies on Saturday afternoon. Bring your little goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful fun with games and activities that are sure to keep you howling for more. Register for the Pumpkin Carving Contest at noon on www.fortwayneparks.org or call (260) 427-6000 and use Code #443001-S1. Anthony Wayne Lions Club will have concessions available for purchase.  Admission is free. 

Fall fun for the whole family!

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Foellinger Theatre Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series The 2018 summer concert season at Foellinger Theatre continues. Get your concert tickets today at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling (260)427-6000. You may also purchase tickets at the Parks and Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd. during regular office hours or at the Foellinger Theatre Box Office 6:00-10:00 p.m. on concert days. Foellinger Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children’s Zoo on Sherman Blvd.

Happy Together Tour Thursday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. The Happy Together Tour of 2018 is back by popular demand, once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. They released their biggest hit, “Happy Together,” in 1967. This year’s tour also includes Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Association, and the Cowsills. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $60$100, $6 ticket fee

Full Moon Fever: Tom Petty Tribute Friday, August 17, 8:00 p.m. Full Moon Fever is America’s premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band, performing classics such as “American Girl,” “Breakdown,” and “Refugee” to fan favorites like “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “I Won’t Back Down,” and “Free Fallin’.” Sponsored by: WLDE and PBS 39. Tickets: $20

Herman’s Hermits

starring Peter Noone

Saturday, August 11, 8:00 p.m. Peter Noone achieved international fame as the lead singer for the legendary sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. Today, Noone and his band play to soldout venues all over the world, with classic hits that include “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” and “There’s a Kind of Hush,” to name a few. Sponsored by: WLDE and ABC 21. Tickets: $25-$40

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m., FREE Join us for an evening of music from some of the great pop and rock legends of our times.

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www.foellingertheatre.org (260) 427-6000

Concerts, Movies and More . . .


REO Speedwagon Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 p.m. Founding member Neal Doughty and Kevin Cronin bring this Champaign, Ill originated boy band back to the Midwest. They’ll play their biggest hits “Keep on Lovin’ You,” “Time for me to Fly,” and many more of your favorites from their 40 million albums sold. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $60-$100, $6 ticket fee

The Guess Who Friday, August 24, 8:00 p.m. One of the founding members, Garry Peterson, brings this 1970s super group to the Foellinger Theatre with mega-hits such as “These Eyes,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Clap for the Wolfman,” “American Woman,” and more. Sponsored by: WLDE and ABC 21. Tickets: $35

Spend the Night with Alice Cooper Saturday, September 1, 8:00 p.m. With his influence on rock & roll, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, soldout tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards. Some of his well-known hits include: “School’s Out,” “No More Mister Nice Guy,” “Poison,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “Welcome to My Nightmare.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $50-$100, $6 ticket fee

Final Free Movie Finding Dory Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m., FREE Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her longlost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She heads for the Monterey Marine Life Institute as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Rated PG

The 2018 Foellinger Theatre concert series was made possible with the support of the following:

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles Monday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. Hotel California returns to present an exciting showcase of The Eagles’ mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive”. Sponsored by: WLDE and PBS 39. Tickets: $24

at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.

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Fun After Fifty Come Hang Out With Us!

Monday Luncheons Bring a friend or two and join us for these special Monday luncheons. We begin serving at 11:30 a.m., but you are invited to come earlier and enjoy the Relaxation Station or Crossword Concoctions before lunch and remain afterward for Carefree Crafts, too. With a luncheon reservation, the fee for the make-and-take craft is only $1! The lunch fee is $4/person in September and October and $5 in November. Paid reservations are required before 4:00 p.m. on the previous Wednesday. Ages 50+. September 17, 11:30 a.m., $4 “Back in Time” Supporting Sponsor: Lutheran Life Villages

Tuesday Movies Join us for an afternoon at the movies! All features are recent releases and shown right here at the Community Center. Admission is FREE, however, we do require pre-registration by the Monday prior to the movie. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat. Show time is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Glenbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation and Bethlehem Woods. September 4 Only the Brave September 18 Wonder October 2 Just Getting Started October 16 The Greatest Showman November 6 The Post November 20 Mary Poppins

Veteran’s Breakfast & Bingo Friday, November 9, 8:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Community Center will honor men and women who have served our country in the military with a FREE breakfast and bingo. (One guest may accompany each veteran.) American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide live music. Please call 427-6460 by November 2 to reserve your seat. When making a reservation, please give us your branch of service and years served. After breakfast, stay for bingo and win prizes! It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses.

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October 15, 11:30 a.m., $4 “Art Appreciation” Supporting Sponsor: Senior Helpers November 19, 11:30 a.m., $5 “Celebrate your Heritage” Supporting Sponsor: AshMore HealthPros, Inc.

Carefree Crafts Mondays, 12:30 p.m. September 17, October 15, November 19 Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Join us for some carefree crafts! Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to have lunch then stay to make and take a craft! Ages 50+. Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday. Fee: $3/$1 with paid Monday Luncheon reservation

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. September 17, October 15, November 19 Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No preregistration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Crossword Concoctions Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. September 17, October 15, November 19 Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Are you a crossword junkie? We will supply the crossword puzzle and pencil (or pen, if you prefer). No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1. Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Community Center Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Get in the Game! Fun & Games Join organized Fun & Games or play on your own anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. You may bring your own equipment or borrow ours from the information desk. There is no pre-registration for these ongoing programs. Just drop in and join the fun. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1 Game Days Time Billiards M-F 8 am- 4:30 pm Bingo 2nd/4th F 1 pm Chip n’ Score F 9:30-11:30 am Cornhole F 9:30-11:30 am Crochet W 10 am-12 pm/1-3 pm Crochet F 1-3 pm Euchre W 12:30-3 pm Fitness Equipment M-F 8 am- 4:30 pm Mah Jongg F 12-4 pm Quilting Th 1-4 pm Shuffleboard M-F 8 am-4:30 pm Table Tennis M/W 8:30-11:30 am Wii Bowling T 11 am-2 pm Many THANKS to the following for their contributions to our Fun & Games: • Miller’s Health Systems (Bingo) • Heritage Park (Bingo and free Wi-Fi) • Life Care Center of Fort Wayne (Euchre) • Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)

Active Aging Week September 24-28 Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Monday, September 24 8:00 a.m.

Opening Breakfast Sponsored by: Brookdale Fort Wayne

10:00 a.m.

Cornhole Tournament Sponsored by: Hearing Aids Plus+

Tuesday, September 25 9:00 a.m.

Pickleball Tournament Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood Sponsored by: TLC Management

2:00 p.m.

Historic Walking Tour Sponsored by: Life Care Center

Wednesday, September 26 9:00 a.m.

Table Tennis Tournament Sponsored by: Summit City Health and Rehabilitation

10:00 a.m.

Hike at Acres Land Trust 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Thursday, September 27 10:00 a.m.

Billards Tournament

2:00 p.m.

Wii Tournament

Friday, September 28 9:00 a.m.

Shuffleboard Tournament Sponsored by: Chapman Place

11:30 a.m.

Lunch provided by 9 Mile Restaurant For the first 50 Active Aging Week participants only Sponsored by: 9 Mile Restaurant

Registration deadlines are two days prior to each event. Call 427-6460 to register. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each tournament.

NEW HOURS at the CENTER Beginning September 8 the Community Center will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Drop in and join the fun!

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Wii Bowling League Tuesdays, September 11-November 13 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Wii Bowling is a great way to stay active! It promotes physical activity and helps to keep you on your mental game as well! Join us for fun and friendly competition at the Community Center and other locations where we have the opportunity for social bowl-a-thons throughout the season. Call 427-6461 by September 4 to sign up.

Recreational Shuffleboard League Wednesdays, September 12-October 31 9:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on at the Community Center and you can get in on the fun! Our Shuffleboard League begins September 12. Set up and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m. with play beginning at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 to sign up by September 5. Note: There will be no play on September 26, due to Active Aging Week activities. Drop in fee: $1

Learn to Play Mah Jongg Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy. Once you learn the rules and basics of the game such as how to read the game card and how to develop a strategy for playing your hand, you can enjoy playing with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadline: September 27. Min. 4. Max. 5. Code Dates Day Time 441322-R1 10/4-10/25 Th 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after September 27 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Fit & Fabulous Senior Yoga Research has shown that exercise can slow down the effects of aging, and in some cases, may help reverse aging by improving health, wellness, strength, flexibility and endurance. This Yoga for seniors program offers an individualized, safe and effective approach to help seniors at any fitness level improve the health of the respiratory, digestive, circulation and nervous systems. Yoga can help keep old age at bay, leading to good health habits, feelings of vitality and energy and a renewed zest for life. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: October 9 and October 11. Min. 8. Max. 42. Note: There will be no class November 20 and 22. Code Dates Day Time 441200-T1 10/16-12/11 T 12-1 pm 441200-R1 10/18-12/13 Th 12-1 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after deadlines Sign up for both the Tuesday and Thursday class at a discounted rate of $68 (16 sessions) Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Walking Group Wednesdays, September 5-October 24 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area. Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour. Please call 4276460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate.

Zumba Gold 50+ Zumba Gold is for the true beginner and active older adult. You will enjoy Latin based music and easy-to-follow Latin dance fitness moves. Zumba Gold has a specialized approach for anyone needing modifications. You will find the lower intensity moves are safe and effective for people of all ages and different fitness levels. Zumba Gold is a fun and safe fitness class that will help you achieve long-term health benefits. Instructor: Katie Amos. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 3 and October 29. Min. 8. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 441204-M1 9/10-10/15 M 10-10:45 am 441204-M2 11/5-12/10 M 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 6/$39/$44 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Call 427-6000 to sign up today!


Senior Aqua Fit Aqua Fit is total body toning with many fun water resistance tools. The instructor will guide the class through various aerobic movements in the water performed to rhythmic music. Aerobic movements are performed with the use of resistive and buoyancy equipment. Some of the benefits include: • Burning more calories per minute than land exercise • Decreased pain and muscle soreness • Reduced swelling • Increased strength and mobility • Help in regaining range of motion and endurance • Improved balance • Help in maintaining fitness levels while injured Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 17 and September 19. Min. 7. Max. 23. Code Dates Day Time 441209-M1 9/24-11/26 M 11:30 am-12:15 441209-W1 9/26-11/28 W 11:30 am-12:15 # Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after deadlines Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/ or joint problems (hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc.). If you are just beginning to exercise, this class is a good start. It is designed to help improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments, and increase mobility. You can attend this drop-in program any time. Ages 50+. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 22. Drop-in fee: $1

Cardio Flex Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire a more intensive workout than offered in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. This session is perfect for active seniors. The class consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help reduce fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. You will be using light to medium dumbbells to increase muscular strength and flexibility. Each class will end with light stretching. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Cardio Flex is a drop-in program you can attend any time. Ages 50+. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 22. Drop-in fee: $1

Everyday Exercise Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The benefits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you are too numerous to mention. The certified instructor will incorporate the use of handheld weights which will help improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. Everyday Exercise is a drop-in program you may attend any time. Ages 50+. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 22. Drop-in fee: $1

Our HEALing Kitchen Experience the joy of cooking! Whether it is nurturing bodies with healthy food that tastes amazing, nurturing relationships at the shared table, or nurturing happiness through new skills and accomplishments, Our HEALing Kitchen has so much to offer. The goal of this class is to teach each person how to select, prepare, and incorporate fresh produce and healthy foods into their diets. We will also learn other healthy eating habits and living fundamentals. Learning, cooking and eating together promotes health and wellbeing, helps foster community, and empowers participants to take charge of their health. This program is partially supported by a grant from the HEAL Initiative. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: September 19. Min. 5. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 441002-W1 9/26-11/14 W 2-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after September 19 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Get strong and fit this fall.

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Song & Dance

Get Creative Curious About Crochet

Keep Music in your Heart Tap into your inner musician! Whether you are a non-music reader, a once-upon-a-time music reader or a current musician, you will enjoy using rhythmic games to challenge your coordination, memory and light motor skills. Old and new songs will be used to rejuvenate your mind! Ages 50+. Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadlines: September 4 and October 16. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time 441323 -T1 9/11-10/2 T 3-4 pm 441323 -T2 10/23-11/13 T 3-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$23/$28 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Senior Tap Class Tap dancing is fun at any age! Whether you’ve tapped before or just want to try something new, you are invited to join the fun. It is great exercise and a fun way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance technique and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadline: September 6. Min. 5. Max. 15. There will be no class on September 27. Code Dates Day Time Advanced 441210-R1 9/13-11/8 Th 2:45-3:30 pm Beginners 441210-R2 9/13-11/8 Th 3:30-4:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after September 6 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Alley Kats The Alley Kats is a 15-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women ages 50 and better. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization or private party. Most performances are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. To audition for the troupe or to book the All

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One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in fancy, new materials or find room in your house to store a bunch of equipment. With just a simple hook, a skein of yarn, and a comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. In the Beginner Class, we’ll get you started with a few basic stitches and show you how to read a pattern. Please bring to class a size K crochet hook and one skein of 4-ply yarn in a light color. (Once you’ve learned to crochet, join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. or Fridays at 1:00 p.m. for Hooked on Crochet.) The Advanced Class is for those who know the basic stitches and can read a basic pattern. You will learn advanced stitches to crochet stand-up flowers and make advanced stitches for afghan and pillows. Bring your “yarn stash” (especially green for the leaves) and hooks. Ages 50+. Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Registration deadlines: September 5 and September 7. Min. 4. Max. 5. Code Dates Day Time Beginner 441304-F1 9/14-11/2 F 1-3 pm Advanced 441304-W1 9/12-10/31 W 1-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hooked on Crochet Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./1:00-3:00 p.m. Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Are you hooked on crochet? Come join the fun! Show off your latest creation, collect new ideas and get a little work done on your latest project. (Crochet instruction is offered in “Curious About Crochet.”) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1

Creative Quilting Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. It’s like an old fashioned quilting bee! Bring your latest quilting project and work on it beside other quilters. Share tips, ideas and patterns and make new friends who share your passion. We have large work tables and an iron and ironing board for pressing. (Please bring your own portable sewing machine if you need one.) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Drop-in fee: $1

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays: Monday, September 3, Labor Day November 22, 23, Thanksgiving

Things to Know Before You Sign Up, p. 65


Jewelry Making Class If you enjoy wearing unique jewelry, join us for this fun filled two hour jewelry making class. Choose your favorite colors to create a bracelet and matching pair of earrings. First, you’ll be using memory wire, parachute cord and beads to construct your bracelet. Then, make a coordinating pair of earrings using the same color scheme and beads. All tools and necessary materials will be provided. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: September 14. Min. 3. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 441326-F1 9/21 F 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/$27 after September 14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Read a Book or Write One Book Sale September 11-13, 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. October 9-11, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Find hardback books, paperback books, magazine and DVD’s at low prices. (Donations are always welcome, so bring in your old and gently used books!)

Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil or acrylic. Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor, will guide you through this independent study. Please bring a photo or art instructional book by your favorite artist. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 3 and October 29. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 441301-M2 9/10-10/15 M 1:30-4 pm 441301-M3 11/5-12/10 M 1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after deadline Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Tissue Topper Wednesdays, September 26-October 10 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This Tissue Topper is made with yarn and 7 count plastic canvas and can be square or oblong. You will learn to cut the plastic canvas as well as the basic stitches. Please bring your specific color choice(s) of yarn and we will supply the plastic canvas. Cost $10. Call 427-6460 to register by September 19.

Writing Your Memoirs Have you ever considered writing the story of your life? Has anyone in your family ever asked you about your life as a child or how you met your spouse? This is a gift to your family that only you can give. Suggestions and ideas will be presented and shared in this group. Let author Linda Wade help you put pen to paper and begin to tell your story. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: August 30 and October 25. Min. 6. Max. 12. There will be no class on November 22. Code Dates Day Time 441308-R1 9/6-10/11 Th 10 am-12 pm 441308-R2 11/1-12/13 Th 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$36/$41 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Help us complete the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle has 40,320 pieces and measures 23’ x 6.5’. When complete, it will be preserved and displayed at the Community Center. Everyone is invited to work on the puzzle. For a small donation, you can have your name displayed with the puzzle as having worked on it. Inquire at the Service Desk for more information.

Call 427-6000 to register by phone.

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We’re Here to Help Diabetic Screening Diabetes affects approximately 25 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population. While an estimated 18 million have been diagnosed, 7 million are unaware they have the disease. Sunshine Home Health Care will offer FREE diabetes screenings at the Community Center on the first Thursday of every month. No appointment is required. Day Dates Time Thur 9/6, 10/4, 11/1 9-11 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

How’s Your Hearing? Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have hearing loss. Many don’t even know it. Audiologist Dr. Zach Burkle conducts FREE hearing screenings at the Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). The screening only takes 15 minutes. Please call 4276460 to make your appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Ages 50+. Day Dates Time Tues 9/11, 10/2, 11/6 9-11:15 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Legal Counseling Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin, L.L.C attorneys are at the Community Center on the morning of the first Friday of every month to answer your legal questions. Please call 427-6460 to make an appointment. This FREE service is offered to people age 50 and over. Day Dates Time Fri 9/7, 10/5, 11/2 9 am-12 pm Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) A trained SHIP counselor is available on the first and third Thursday of every month to answer your questions about Medicare, Medigap (supplement to Medicare), Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans. Get a detailed explanation of Medicare coverage and learn the differences between Medigap and Advantage Plans and when an additional prescription drug plan is necessary. Please bring a list of your prescription drugs, as well as the strength and how often it is taken. Call 427-6460 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and not affiliated with any insurance agency.   Day Dates Time Thur 9/6, 20, 10/4, 18, 25 9 am-12 pm 11/1, 8, 15, 29, 12/6 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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2018 Write a Will Day Wednesday, October 24 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. You need only to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference. Volunteer attorneys will be at the Community Center on October 24 to discuss your will and charitable bequest. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, a sample will shall be prepared for you, completely free of charge. Call 427-6460 now to make an appointment. This program is an initiative of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana. Max. 12.

Coming Soon 50+ Holiday Dinner & Light Tour The Community Center will be hosting the Holiday Dinner and Light Tour again in December. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and music. After dinner, we will board the buses (courtesy of Excursion Travel) at 6:30 p.m. and take off on our planned route of Downtown Fort Wayne’s Christmas light displays. After viewing the Downtown Christmas lights, we will go to The Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park. A separate Light Tour that does not include dinner will visit the Christmas at the Castle and The Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park. Watch for more details in the Winter Fun Times in early November.

Holly Trolley Shopping & Craft Collections Show Saturday November 24, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Kick off your holiday shopping with a unique experience visiting nearly 70 venues in downtown Fort Wayne. The Community Center will once again be a stop on the Fort Wayne Holly Trolley as part of National Small Business Day on November 24. This event takes place on a special day each year during HolidayFest in collaboration with Small Business Saturday promoting patrons across the country to shop local.

Take charge of your health.


Join Our Team Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family of over 200 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. As a Community Center volunteer, you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests, and make new acquaintances. You may choose to volunteer on a regular weekly schedule or on an occasional basis. Please call 427-6461 for more information. Examples of volunteer positions include: Information Desk Staff Volunteer and Paid Class Instructors Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors Daytime Experienced Tap Dancers Volunteer Coordinator Raised Garden Bed Helpers Bingo Caller Music Education Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator Excursion Tour Escorts Craft Coordinators and Assistants Special Event Helpers Shuffle Board League Coordinator Cleaning Assistants Brain Teaser Leader AARP Tax Preparers

This and That 19th Annual Senior Information Fair Thursday, September 20, 9:00 am-2:00 pm Allen County Public Library 9000 Library Plaza Health Screenings, Professional Speakers, Vendor Booths

AARP Smart Drive Class Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. AARP and the Community Center are teaming up to offer a one-day defensive driving course for seasoned drivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to brush up on your driving skills. This is an “Open” course so you do not need to be over 55 to register. There will be a lunch break, so bring your own sack lunch or there are several fast food locations within walking distance of the Community Center. Call the Community Center at 427-6460 for more information or to sign-up for this class. Registration deadline: October 17. Please make checks payable to AARP. Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card).

Monthly Organization Meetings Community Center Rental The Community Center at 233 W. Main Street offers beautiful, flexible space for large and small events. The Center is audio-visually equipped and has a full service kitchen facility. Alcohol is permitted at the Center and there are no restrictions on catering. Call Billy at 4276463 for details and the full range of options or check our website at www.fortwayneparks.org.

The following organizations hold monthly meetings at the Community Center. For more information about any of these organizations, you may attend a meeting or call 427-6460 for a contact name and phone number. Garden Alliance Thursday, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12-2 p.m. Socrates Café Tuesdays, 9/4, 18, 10/2, 16, 11/6, 20, 2-4 p.m. Disorderly Bears Thursdays, 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sessions fill quickly! Register early!

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Unwind Your Mind Activities for Those with Signs of Early Dementia Call 427-6460 or 427-6466 to register for these programs.

Acrylic Painting

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8. Date Day Time 10/23 T 1:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$25 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. September 17, October 15 and November 19. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing usic; visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee: $1.

Hand Building-Clay Pottery Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays). Max. 8. Date Day Time 10/6 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 10/13 Sa 11:30-am-1 pm 10/8 M 9:30-11 am 11/10 Sa 11:30 am-1:00 pm 11/17 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 12/1 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 12/3 M 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Bingo 2nd & 4th Fridays, 1:00 p.m. Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Let’s Bake Have fun in the kitchen as you review basic measuring, mixing and baking skills. You will be guided in steps to make and bake, and then take the treats home to share.   Date Day Time Muffins and/or Cupcakes 9/5 W 1:30-3 pm Cookies 10/3 W 1:30-3 pm All American Pie 11/7 W 1:30-3 pm   # Sessions/Fee: 1/$5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Creative Quilting Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Do you like to quilt? Do you want to meet other quilters, meet new friends, share your ideas and get your quilting questions answered? The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing. You will have a large table to work on and lay out your quilt. New friends, new ideas, and new patterns –all you need for an enjoyable afternoon. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1

Mind, Music & Movement Music is a great way to excite both sides of the brain. It is actually the only information that is stored twice in your brain. Join this engaging group that is filled with music designed to cognitively stimulate and challenge your memory. This time together will also be sure to add enjoyment and quality of life in a welcoming environment. Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadlines: September 4 and October 16. Sponsored by Heritage Park. Dates Day Time 9/11-10/2 T 2-2:45 p.m. 10/23-11/13 T 2-2:45 p.m. # Sessions/Fee: 4/$10 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

More Unwind Activities Arthritis Exercise.......................... 39 Crossword Concoctions............... 36 Diabetic Screening....................... 42 Foot Care Clinic............................ 42 Hearing Screening........................ 42 Monday Luncheons...................... 36 Tuesday Movies............................ 36 Veteran’s Breakfast & BIngo......... 36 Walking Group............................. 38

Meaningful, creative, social . . .


Did You Know? FREE Seminars on Topics That Matter to You

Be Well A Healthier You 4th Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This educational series sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems is offered on the 4th Tuesday of the month and provides information on important healthcare topics. The seminars are free and will include light refreshments. Pre-registration is required by the Wednesday before each meeting. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Space is limited.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, September 25, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Learn some of the common symptoms of grief including feelings of weakness, change in appetite, survivor guilt and difficulty concentrating.

Senior Scams

Tuesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. We will highlight how some consumer scams and fraudulent schemes operate and how you can protect yourself.

Saving Your Vision

Tuesday, November 27, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Are you at risk for vision loss? We will highlight signs of potential vision loss and what precautions you can take to protect your eyesight.

Understanding Grief Tuesday, September 11, October 9 and November 13, 1:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. As we walk through the death of a loved one, we experience a roller coaster of emotions. Each person responds in a unique way to the loss of a loved one and the reactions we experience change according to the kind of loss we are facing. The reactions can be physical symptoms, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Understanding these emotions can aid in the healing process. Join us at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month as representatives from Heartland Hospice discuss the grieving process. There is no charge and no pre-registration required.

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Healthy Living for Brain and Body Monday, September 17, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This workshop will cover four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging including: cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement. In each area we will discuss what we know drawing on current research, as well as what steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by September 10 to sign up.

Effective Communication Strategies Monday, November 5, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Effective Communication Strategies is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association® that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by October 29 to sign up.

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Be well, be smart, be preared!

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Be Smart Internet Security Awareness

Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Do you want to learn how to use the internet safely? Do you trust that email you received promising a free vacation? Do you trust what you read online? Learn how to browse safely and how to identify rogue e-mails. You will learn awareness tips on viruses, phishing, social engineering, privacy and data protection. These basic tips will be useful at home, on the internet, on social media and on the job. The seminar is free. Please call 427-6460 by October 20 to reserve your seat.

Be Prepared Retirement Income Planning

Thursday, October 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Opportunities for reducing your tax burden are numerous. Have you heard of American Opportunities/Lifetime Credits? Do you know how Indiana’s 529 can work for you? Maybe the Indiana Humanities Service Deduction is something you can take advantage of. These and over 20 other tax saving opportunities will be presented. You should bring copies of your 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax information including any college related tax documents. Presenter Rod Thomas, Norman Myers C.P.A. Group. Please call 427-6460 by October 4 to sign up for this free seminar.

Tuesday, October 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Retirement income planning is the process of understanding how much income you’ll need during your retirement years to support the retirement lifestyle that you want, and positioning your assets to provide that income efficiently. While there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” plan, there are steps that you can take to maximize the possibility of a financially secure retirement. In this workshop, you will learn: How to plan for when your retirement will begin (including the impact of early retirement, delayed retirement and working during retirement) and planning for the lifestyle that you want Steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals, factoring in health care costs, taxes, and inflation How to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and employer pensions with your retirement savings, choosing a sustainable withdrawal rate, and the options for tapping into various accounts A workbook will be provided that includes key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the workshop. This workshop is free, however pre-registration is required. Reserve your seat by calling 427-6460 by October 2.

Savvy Social Security Planning

Estate Administration & Planning

Tax Saving Opportunities You Need to Know

Tuesday, September 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The decisions you make today will have a tremendous impact on the amount of Social Security benefits you will receive over your lifetime. This workshop will help you determine how much you can expect to receive, when to apply, as well as how to maximize your benefits. Learn the rules for spousal benefits and much more. This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by September 4 to sign up.

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Monday, October 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. There have been several changes in the law lately. Even if you already have a will or trust, these changes might affect you. Elder Law Attorney Steve Adair will answer your questions regarding wills and estate planning. Pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by October 8 to reserve your seat. This informational seminar is FREE. Attend the Monday Luncheon the same day at 11:30 am for $4 to make it a day!

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2018 Write a Will Day Wednesday, October 24 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. You need only to have a cause you care about and the “will” to make a difference. Volunteer attorneys will be at the Community Center on October 24 to discuss your will and charitable bequest. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, a sample will shall be prepared for you, completely free of charge. Call 427-6460 now to make an appointment. This program is an initiative of the Planned Giving Council of Northeast Indiana. Max. 12.

Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop Tuesday, October 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Learn what questions to ask at the funeral home and cemetery before making choices. Information on V.A. burial benefits will be provided to veterans who attend. Presenter Sarah (Schwehn) McMillan has 30 years of professional experience in the cemetery and funeral home industry. This informational seminar is free; however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 by October 2 to reserve your spot.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Wednesday, October 17, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This program is designed to help you understand the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Topics include: • what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s • risk factors for and three general stages of the disease • FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms • what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research • helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources Call 427-6460 by October 10 to reserve your spot at this free seminar.

The 10 Signs of Alzheimers Wednesday, September 26, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Is it just age-related memory loss or is it dementia? This program will help you understand the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s. Find out what to do if you or someone you know has signs of the disease. View videos of real people in the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Call 427-6460 by September 19 to reserve your spot at this free seminar.

Medicare & Medigap Supplements Wednesday, September 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Monday, October 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. On average, Medicare covers about half of the health care charges for those enrolled. The remaining charges must be covered with separate insurance, a supplemental plan or out-of-pocket. Learn what you need to know about Medicare, from Part A to Part D, as well as Medicare Supplemental Insurance. We will cover how Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D Medicare coverage works together with Medicare Advantage Plans or with Medicare Supplemental Insurance. You will also learn where you can obtain the information you need to help you in your Medicare decision process. This free seminar is being presented by Ray Hunert. Please call 4276460 by September 19 or October 1 to sign up.

Long-Term Care Planning Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Learn strategies to pay for long-term care, discover key features and government incentives for long-term care insurance, as well as how Medicare and Medicaid factor into long-term care planning. You’ll receive a free workbook with key information, worksheets and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 by October 30 to sign up.

and it’s all FREE!

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The Early Years Programs designated as “Adult/Child” require the active participation of at least one adult with each child throughout the program.

Kids Love Art Animal Art Adventures *Adult/Child Roar! Woof! Meow! We love all kinds of animals and all kinds of art, so we’re using both for this class! Each week we’ll focus on a different group of animals, and use paint, glue, various recycled materials and more to create masterpieces. Registration deadline: October 10. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time Ages 1½-3 443041-W1 10/17-11/7 W 9-9:45 am Ages 3-5 443041-W2 10/17-11/7 W 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$33 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Pee Wee Painters *Adult/Child Make room on the refrigerator because you will have many masterpieces to add to it after this class! We will be making all kinds of paint projects …and we won’t always be using a paintbrush! You may want to wear old clothes; it could get a little messy! Registration deadline: August 28. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time Ages 1½-3 443114-T1 9/4-9/25 T 9-9:45 am Ages 3-5 443114-T2 9/4-9/25 T 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$33 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Messy Munchkins Art *Adult/Child We will be using messy mediums such as various types of paint, glue, sculptable materials and even some edible mediums to create our works of art. Making a mess at home may not be allowed, but we encourage it here! Registration deadline: October 25. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time Ages 1½-3 443049-R1 11/1-11/15 Th 9-9:45 am Ages 3-5 443049-R2 11/1-11/15 Th 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$28 Location: Salomon Farm, 817 W Dupont Rd.

Toddler Art Samplers *Adult/Child Join us for a special art day. You’ll get to try your hand at painting, gluing, sculpting and various other artistic mediums. Choose one fun theme or try them all for even more artistic adventures! A discounted rate is offered for signing up for more than one class. Ages 1½-5. Registration deadlines are 5 business days before the start of each class. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time Down on the Farm 443034-F1 9/7 F 9-9:45 am In the Laboratory 443034-F2 10/5 F 9-9:45 am Planes, Trains, and Trucks 443034-F3 11/2 F 9-9:45 am Bugs 443034-F4 12/14 F 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Two classes ormore: $12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Register by phone: 427-6000


Happy Holidays

What a Character! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse *Adult/Child Come join Mickey and the gang for a morning of fun and games - using our Mousekatools of course! We will also be making some clubhouse crafts and having a yummy treat. Say the magic words with us – Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse! Ages 1½-5. Registration deadline: September 7. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 443032-F1 9/14 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Halloween Fun *Adult/Child Boo! We want all little ghosts and goblins to join us for a special Halloween party! You’ll make crafts, play games and even go trick-or-treating right here at the Center (so wear you costume)! Registration deadline: October 19. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time Ages 1½-3 443047-F1 10/26 F 9-9:45 am Ages 3-5 443047-F2 10/26 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

It’s Turkey Time!

Crazy for Caillou! *Adult/Child Do you love Caillou as much as we do? We thought so! Just like Caillou, we will be using our imagination and having lots of fun making crafts and playing games. We will then have a special treat even Caillou would enjoy! Ages 1½-5. Registration deadline: September 21. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 443057-F1 9/28 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Can’t Sit Still We Like to Move it, Move it!

Attention all little Pilgrims and Indians! We would be very thankful if you would join us for a Thanksgiving party. You’ll make a couple of turkey day crafts, play some fun games, and enjoy a Thanksgiving snack. Registration deadline: November 9. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time Ages 1½-3 443052-F1 11/16 F 9-9:45 am Ages 3-5 443052-F2 11/16 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

*Adult/Child Join us for three action-packed Tuesday mornings that are sure to get you moving. Each session features fun activities using balls, scooter boards, a parachute and much more! It’s all about moving and even more about fun! See you there! Ages 1½ -5. Registration deadline: October 30. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443042-T1 11/6-11/20 T 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Holiday Fun

Little Leapers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want you to celebrate with us! You’ll make holiday crafts that you can keep or give to your family members as Christmas gifts. We’ll also play some games and enjoy Santa’s favorite treat, milk and cookies! Registration deadline: November 30. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 443039-F1 12/7 F 9-9:45 am 443039-F2 12/7 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

*Adult/Child It’s time to wake up and get moving! Get your little one out for some fun physical activity. We will dance, run, jump and burn off some of that extra energy. Each week will have activities that focus on fine motor skills. Ages 1½ -5. Registration deadline: August 29. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443027-W1 9/5-9/26 W 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$28 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Athletes in Training Mini & Little Kickers *Adult/Child This may be the only pre-school class where kicking is not only allowed, but encouraged! Basic soccer skills and terminology are the focus of this non-competitive, instructional program. Soccer is an active sport that will help your child develop social skills and hand-eye coordination. Instruction is through demonstrations and skill games. No scrimmages will take place. At least one parent or other adult is required to participate with each child. Registration deadline: August 28. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time Ages 2-3: Mini Kickers 443700-T1 9/4-9/25 T 5-5:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$35/$45 after August 28 Ages 3-4: Little Kickers 443700-T2 9/4-9/25 T 5:45-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$39/$49 after August 28 Location: Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd.

Pre-School Gymnastics *Adult/Child Children who participate in gymnastics tend to have better control over their bodies, have better hand-eye coordination and also better stability than other children in the same age group. In addition to the physical benefits, gymnastics also gives children the opportunity to figure out how to express themselves and interact with other children their own age. Classes will focus on basic tumbling skills and the use of various gymnastics equipment. For safety purposes, all participants will be grouped according to skill level. Parents participate to help keep your child focused on the activities. Please list your child’s age on the registration form. Ages 1½-4. Registration deadlines: September 7 and October 26. Min. 4. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class on November 23. Code Dates Day Time Ages 1½-3 (Adult/Child) 443300-F1 9/14-10/26 F 4:30-5 pm 443300-F2 9/14-10/26 F 5:15-5:45 pm 443300-F3 9/14-10/26 F 6-6:30 pm 443300-F4 11/2-12/21 F 4:30-5 pm 443300-F5 11/2-12/21 F 5:15-5:45 pm 443300-F6 11/2-12/21 F 6-6:30 pm Ages 3-4 443301-F1 9/14-10/26 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443301-F2 9/14-10/26 F 5:15-6 pm 443301-F3 9/14-10/26 F 5:45-6:30 pm 443301-F5 11/2-12/21 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443301-F6 11/2-12/21 F 5:15-6 pm 443301-F7 11/2-12/21 F 5:45-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

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Itty Bitty Basketball *Adult/Child Everybody scores in this fun class as we learn the fundamental basketball skills of dribbling, passing and shooting. We’ll provide appropriately sized basketballs and portable 6 foot goals. Lace up your sneakers and join the fun! Ages 2-4. Registration deadline: September 25. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443600-T1 10/2-10/23 T 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$26 Location: Franke Park Pavilion #1

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Available to youth through age 18 with the following conditions: • Must qualify for free lunches and text books, according to Federal guidelines • May receive one scholarship per year, maximum $50 • May use scholarship for program registration fees only Call 427-6000 for more information or visit www.fortwayneparks.org.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

Encourage kids to be active!


Taps & Twirls

In the Kitchen

All That Jazz Every child should be introduced to dance! It helps them develop balance, control, posture, focus and fine-tuned listening skills. Each session of All That Jazz will include a warm-up, a lesson in specific dance techniques, and a simple routine that incorporates those techniques. Routines are taught in progressive steps so your child will be able to perform for you at the conclusion of the program. Soft ballet, jazz, hip hop or tennis shoes are required for this class. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 31. Ages 3-5. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443305-W1 9/12-10/24 W 10:30-11 am 443305-W2 11/7-12/19 W 10:30-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest

Beautiful Ballet There are many reasons to introduce your child to dance. Ballet not only inspires elegance and grace, it encourages effort and requires concentration, thought, feeling and emotion. Each session of Beautiful Ballet includes a warm-up, a lesson in specific dance techniques, and a simple routine that incorporates those techniques. Routines are taught in progressive steps so your child will be able to perform for you at the conclusion of the program. Soft ballet, jazz, hip hop or tennis shoes should be worn. Ages 3-5. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 31. Min 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443304-W1 9/12-10/24 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W2 9/12-10/24 W 4:15-4:45 pm 443304-W4 11/7-12/19 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W5 11/7-12/19 W 4:15-4:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest

More Pre-School Fun Discovery Corner.......................... 26 Fall Harvest Festival........................ 4 Finding Dory................................. 35 Garden Preschool........................ 26 Halloween Haunt.......................... 33 McMillen Kickers........................... 61 Pumpkin Zone.............................. 23 Storytime on the Riverfront.......... 29 Young Naturalist........................... 27 Zoo.............................................. 56

Little Roots: Culinary Class for Preschoolers *Adult/Child Join Wholesome Roots Cooking at Salomon Farm Park for a fun hour with your little one! We’ve got fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks. Younger siblings are always welcome to stay in class with their caregiver!  Any child participating in class will need to register. Examples of Healthy Hands Cooking class themes include: Colors On My Plate, Breakfast Buddies, Meet My Local Farmer, Grow It In a Garden, Fruits, International Foods, Sensational Smoothies, My Supermarket, Gigglin Wigglin Grapes, Snack Attack, Vegetables, Egg-Cellent Eggs, International Foods, and many more! Ages 2-5. Instructor Meghan Hauser is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 453820-T1 8/28 T 10-1 am 453820-F1 8/31 F 1-2 pm 453820-T2 9/25 T 10-11 am 453820-F2 9/28 F 1-2 pm 453820-T3 10/30 T 10-11 am 453820-F3 10/26 F 1-2 pm # Sessions / Fee: 1/$32 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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Just for Kids You’ve Got the Moves Beautiful Ballet There are many reasons to introduce your child to dance. Ballet not only inspires elegance and grace, it encourages effort and requires concentration, thought, feeling and emotion. Each session of Beautiful Ballet includes a warm-up, a lesson in specific dance techniques, and a simple routine that incorporates those techniques. Routines are taught in progressive steps so your child will be able to perform for you at the conclusion of the program. Soft ballet, jazz, hip hop or tennis shoes should be worn. Ages 3-8. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 31. Min 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time Ages 3-5 443304-W1 9/12-10/24 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W2 9/12-10/24 W 4:15-4:45 pm 443304-W4 11/7-12/19 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W5 11/7-12/19 W 4:15-4:45 pm Ages 5-8 443304-W3 9/12-10/24 W 4:45-5:15 pm 443304-W6 11/7-12/19 W 4:45-5:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest

Hip Hop Dance Hip Hop is one of the most popular forms of dance today. The content and language used in the lyrics found in the songs used at Starz Dance Academy are closely monitored. Age appropriate words, message, and choreography make this fun, upbeat style of dance acceptable for all ages. Soft ballet, jazz, hip hop or tennis shoes are required for this class. Ages 5-8. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 31. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443306-W1 9/12-10/24 W 5:15-5:45 pm 443306-W2 11/7-12/19 W 5:15-5:45 pm # Session/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

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Gymnastics This popular sport provides many physical benefits including strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination and power, but it also promotes non-physical benefits such as discipline, determination, confidences and communication. Plus, it’s FUN! Your child will learn to perform front and back rolls, handstands, walkovers, and cartwheels as well as comparable skills on the balance beam, uneven bars and trampoline. For safety purposes, all participants will be grouped according to skill level. Please list your child’s age on the registration form. Ages 5-12. Registration deadlines: September 7 and October 26. Min. 4. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class on November 23. Code Dates Day Time Ages 5-8 443302-F1 9/14-10/26 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443302-F2 9/14-10/26 F 5-5:45 pm 443302-F3 9/14-10/26 F 5:45-6:30 pm 443302-F4 9/14-10/26 F 6:30-7:15 pm 443302-F6 11/2-12/21 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443302-F7 11/2-12/21 F 5-5:45 pm 443302-F8 11/2-12/21 F 5:45-6:30 pm 443302-F9 11/2-12/21 F 6:30-7:15 pm Ages 8-12 443302-F5 9/14-10/26 F 6:30-7:15 pm 443302-F10 11/2-12/21 F 6:30-7:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Afro-Fusion Afro-Fusion Dance is a mix of various trending African Dances. It is energetic and fun and suitable for all ages and abilities. Come join the fun! Instructor Adeleye Taiwo is excited to work with kids in this amazing form of dance! Ages 5-12. Registration deadline: September 25. Min. 10. Max. 30. Code Dates Days Time 443330-T1 10/2-11/20 T 5-5:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$66 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Cheer Tumble Cheerleading is much more than just cheering for your special team. In Cheer Tumble you will learn to execute motions and jumps, as well as tumbling skills required for cheerleading. Ages 7-12. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 31. Min. 4. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443308-W1 9/12-10/24 W 4:30-5:15 pm 443308-W2 11/7-12/19 W 4:30-5:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47 Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Boys Gymnastics Because it builds overall body strength, increases coordination and agility, and teaches mental focus, gymnastics provides excellent training for other sports. Participation in gymnastics also promotes a positive learning attitude which some educators believe leads to higher math and reading scores. Best of all – gymnastics is FUN! You will learn to perform front and back rolls and handstands as well as skills on the parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, high bar and trampoline. All participants will be grouped according to skill level. Please list your child’s age when you register. Ages 5-8. Registration deadlines: September 7 and October 26. Min. 4. Max. 10. There will be no class November 23. Code Dates Day Time 443303-F1 9/14-10/26 F 6:30-7:15 pm 443303-F2 11/2-12/21 F 6:30-7:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$52 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

All Sorts of Sports J & B Pacers Marathon Training Jeff and Bev Metzger have been a part of the local running/walking community for over 20 years. They have volunteered through Fort Wayne Track Club and most recently with high school cross country and track teams. Both are RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified coaches. Join them to train for the Fort4Fitness Kid’s Marathon on September 28 or simply just to stay active, healthy and to have fun doing it! Class meets on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. During each session participants will warm-up, stretch and run/walk. Participants should wear appropriate active clothing and a pair of running shoes. Ages 4-14. Registration deadline: August 21. Min. 10. Max. 50. Note: Class fee doesn’t include F4F registration. Code Dates Days Times 443850-T1 8/28-9/25 T 6-7 pm Sa 10-11am # Sessions/Fee: 9/$20 Location: Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.

Kickin’Kids/Big Kickers Soccer has never been so much fun! Your child will learn fundamental soccer skills and terminology in a fun and non-competitive environment. Instruction is through demonstrations and skill games only. No scrimmages will take place. Children will be separated according to age. Ages 5-10. Registration deadline: August 28. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443700-T3 9/4-9/25 T 6:45-7:45pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$43/$53 after August 28 Location: Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd.

Youth Tennis Lessons Youth beginning tennis lessons will be held at Bob Arnold Park tennis courts for children ages 3-12 years beginning September 8. Beginning classes introduce the rules of tennis, basic strokes, serving and volleying. Classes are designed for children with little or no prior tennis experience. Please bring your own racket. Balls will be provided. Class sizes are limited so register early! Registration deadline: August 31. Code Dates Day Time Ages 3-4 445700-S1 9/8-10/6 Sa 9-9:30 am Ages 5-7 445700-S2 9/8-10/6 Sa 9:30-10:30 am Ages 8-12 445700-S3 9/8-10/6 Sa 10:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 5/$30/$35 after August 31 Location: Bob Arnold Park Tennis Courts, Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.

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Instructional Youth Lacrosse Looking for a sport that combines basketball, soccer and hockey? This instructional program for boys and girls ages 6-13 will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and FUN! Participants will learn the fundamentals of scooping, cradling, passing, catching and shooting the ball into the opponents net with a netted racquet referred to as “the crosse”. The Intermediate class is for those who have already been introduced to the sport. Participants will review the basics and put their skills to use in scrimmage situations. All equipment will be provided. Registration deadline: September 5. Min. 7. Max. 14. Code Dates Day Time Ages 6-9 445900-S1 9/9-10/14 Su 9-10 am Ages 10-12 445900-S2 9/9-10/14 Su 10-11 am Intermediate, Ages 9-13 445900-S3 9/9-10/14 Su 11 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$28/$33 after September 5 Location: Bob Arnold Park, Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.

Youth Scholarships Available to youth through age 18 with the following conditions: • Must qualify for free lunches and text books, according to Federal guidelines • May receive one scholarship per year, maximum $50 • May use scholarship for program registration fees only Call 427-6000 for more information or visit www.fortwayneparks.org.

Get Creative Fall Fun Wood Signs *Adult/Child Design and paint an 18-inch pumpkin or turkey shaped wood sign perfect for hanging on your door or as an outdoor ornament. A wide selection of paint colors and embellishments will be available to make it truly unique. Everything you need to create a finished, ready to display wooden sign will be provided. Instructors are the owners of Wood and Limn Art Studio. Ages 6-9. Registration deadlines: October 1 and October 29. Min. 7. Max. 20.   Code Date Day Time Pumpkin 443913-M1 10/8 M 5-6:30 pm Goblin 443913-M2 11/5 M 5-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$21 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Passion for Pottery Four steps are required to make pottery: preparing the clay, shaping the clay, decorating and glazing the item and firing or baking for a finished appearance. You’ll complete these four steps using both hand building techniques and a potter’s wheel to shape your clay. When the class is over you will have a passion for pottery and a collection of unique earthenware pieces to take home with you. Ages 9-14. Registration deadlines: September 28 and November 9. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 443201-S1 10/6-11/3 Sa 9-11 am 443201-S2 11/17-12/15 Sa 9-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 5/$63 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Pumpkin Carving Challenge *Adult/Child Sharpen those knives and get ready to put your carving, slicing, and dicing skills to the test, because we want to see your pumpkin masterpieces! Teams of two comprised of one adult (18+) and one child (17 & under) will compete to see who really is the most creative. We’ll supply the pumpkins and the carving tools. All you need to bring is your imagination. Carved pumpkins will be on display during the Halloween Haunt from 2-5 p.m. on the same day (see page 33) where the public will cast vote for their favorite. Registration deadline: October 11. Min. 20. Max. 40. Code Date Day Time 443001-S1 10/20 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12 per team Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Get Practical Computer Kids In today’s world, you have to know your way around a computer. Computer Kids will learn how to use tools such as the word processor, calculator, art tools, music, etc. You will also learn how to Google advanced searches and how to discern fact from fiction by finding the right sources. The world is at your fingertips, let us show you how to access it! Instructor Merril Thompson has a degree in Computer Modeling and Animation from IPFW and over 18 years of computer training experience. Class meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month with an additional meeting on November 29. Each student will need a USB flash drive, pen/pencil and paper. Ages 6+. Registration deadline: August 30.  Min. 6.  Max. 11. Code Dates Day Time 443009-R1 9/6-11/29 Th 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$80 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Video Game Invader Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade-style games. Control characters and outcomes, then increase the difficulty level and add features. Topics covered include: graphic design and animation, sprites, objects, room creation, instances, bonus levels and more. You’ll create a soccer game, a breakout-style game, an alien invader, and finally, a secret game in the last class. Each student will need to bring a flash drive of any size and have a valid email address. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: September 24. Min. 5. Max. 11. Code Dates Day Time 443050-M1 10/1-11/12 M 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$114 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary Too often, poor planning can lead to poor choices, but with a little know-how and some fun recipes, kids and families can attack hunger with great tasting snacks that also have a nutritional punch. We will make several healthy recipes to inspire healthy habits at home! This 4 week series will focus on simple snacks and meals your kids can prepare! Each Healthy Hands Cooking class begins with a nutrition lesson/game and includes hands-on cooking and instruction. Each child will have opportunity to eat the delicious snack they made! Age 7-13. Instructor Meghan Hauser is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cooking and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking instructor. Registration deadlines: August 28, September 25 and October 30. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 453821-R1 9/6-9/27 Th 6-7 pm 453821-R2 10/4-10/25 Th 6-7 pm 453821-R3 11/1-11/29 Th 6-7 pm # Sessions / Fee: 4/$108 Location: Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

More Fun For Kids

Discovery Room

Cooking.......................................... 5 Fall Harvest Festival........................ 4 Field Trips................................ 5, 26 Forest Bathing.............................. 26 Halloween Haunt.......................... 33 Halloween Hike.............................. 8 Movies.................................... 29, 35 Pumpkin Zone.............................. 23 Storytime on the Riverfront.......... 29 Young Naturalist........................... 29 Youth Centers.......................... 57-61 Zoo.............................................. 56

Come check out the Community Center’s Discovery Room. For one week each month this room will be filled with items of interest following a specific theme. September 17-21: “Back in Time” Interesting items from past generations to the present will be on display. See how things have changed over the years. October 15-19: “Art Appreciation” Art from areas in Fort Wayne will be on display. You can also create your own work of art this week. November 12-16:“Celebrate Your Heritage” Come see how others have tracked their family history and learn how you can get started tracing your own family tree.

by mail, by fax, or use our drop box.

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Children’s Zoo Zoo Programs

3411 Sherman Blvd. 260-427-6800 www.kidszoo.org Go on safari, explore the jungle, or tour the newly renovated Australian Adventure as you meet more than 1,000 animals on 47 beautifully landscaped acres. Hours Through September 3 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily Hours September 4-October 7 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily October 7 is the last day of 2018 Zoo season. Admission Children............................................. $10 Adult.................................................. $14 Seniors 62+........................................ $12

The Zoo will be CLOSED August 17 in preparation for the annual Zoofari fundraising event.

Looking for an exciting adventure for your family or youth group? The zoo has programs to meet your needs. Call 260-427-6808 or visit kidszoo. org for more information

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What’s Cooking? September 15, September 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Do you get hungry every day? So do the animals at the Zoo!  Put on your chef’s hat and join us to learn how food is stored and prepared daily, work with the Commissary staff to create an animal’s meal, and deliver to selected zoo animals. Ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. Sign up at www. kidszoo.org.

Pony Sense 101 September 8, 9:00-10:30 or 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Our Zoo’s ponies are amazing animals. Join us to learn how to groom a pony, feeding procedures, and how to relate to these animals. Ages 6-12. Sign up at www.kidszoo.org.

Wild Nights Spend the nights at the zoo! Hike the zoo after dark and learn how animals adapt to night life. Fee charged.

MaskZOOrade October 11 Ghostly Fun Awaits! Join us for our newest fundraiser! This spooktactular costume party is designed for zoo fans over the age of 21. Enjoy haunted train rides, a costume contest, silent auction, food, drinks and spooky sweet treats. All proceeds support the zoo’s conservation, education, general operation, and animal care efforts. Tickets are $50 per person and will go on sale September 7 at 12:00 p.m. at KidsZoo. org/Maskzoorade. For additional information please call 260-427-6831.

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Education Programs Check kidszoo.org for the latest updates on education programs, classes and resources. A fee may be charged.

Birthday Parties We’ll bring the zoo to you for the wildest birthday party in town! Fee charged.

Volunteer at the Zoo Volunteers make a difference at the Zoo. Visit kidszoo.org or contact the Volunteer Office at 260-427-6828 to learn how you can join the fun.

www.kidszoo.org

Voted Indiana’s #1 Summer Attraction!


Youth Centers Jennings Recreation Center 1330 McCulloch St. • 427-6700 Supervisor: Michael Ayers

Center Hours M-Th 3-8 pm; Fri 3-6 pm When FWCS are closed, 12- 5 pm

September 10-December 20 3:30-4:30 4:00-5:00 5:00-6:00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Homework

Homework

Homework

Homework

Everlasting Fitness

Everlasting Fitness Crafting Around

Everlasting Fitness Crafting Around

Everlasting Fitness Crafting Around

Kids Café

Kids Café

Kids Café

Basketball Recreation

Boys to Men Recreation

Sisterhood Show Time Basketball Recreation

Kids Café Etiquette

6:00-8:00

Boys to Men Recreation

Homework Assistance Homework assistance and tutoring; Clever Crazes computer activity (online STEM education games)

Everlasting Fitness Exercise, nutrition and hygiene; exposure to health related businesses within the community; preparing healthy meals and snacks.

Ms. Lovie Kids Cafe Nutritious meal prepared and served on-site

Sisterhood Rite of passage program teaches young women life skills, self-care, character building, respect for self and others, discipline, manners and etiquette.

Boys to Men Rite of passage program teaches young men life skills, self-care, character building, respect for self and others, discipline, manners and etiquette.

Crafting Around A variety of craft activities are available for children to make and take.

Recreation Structured and unstructured free time such as board games, outdoor play, field games.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills Program This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges students’ minds and fosters teamwork. Start date will be announced.

Friday Homework Free Play Recreation Kids Cafe

Basketball Program/Leagues

6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lakeside M.S. Tuesdays ages 7-11, Thursdays ages 12-16 Our basketball program is designed to help children and teens develop basketball skills.

Healthy Seeds This Parkview sponsored program teaches kids about nutrition and other healthy habits.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills Program This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges students’ minds and fosters teamwork. Start date will be announced.

Showtime Family-friendly movies are shown every Thursday evening.

Friday Schedule 3:00-3:30 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. 4:30-5:45 p.m. 5:45-6:00 p.m.

Computer Room/ Game Room/ Playground Area Kids Cafe Open Recreation Backpack Program/ clean-up

19th Annual Black History Bowl All community youth groups are invited to participate in this high-spirited competition that challenges their knowledge of African-American history. Registration begins January 10 at Jennings Recreation Center. Call Michael Ayers at 4276700 or 479-8588 for an information packet.

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Weisser Park Youth Center 802 Eckart Street • 427-6780 Supervisor: Zynette Paige

Center Hours M-Th 3-8 pm; Fri 3-6 pm When FWCS are closed, 12- 5 pm

September 10-December 20 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3:00-3:30

Snack Recreation

Snack Recreation

Snack Recreation

Snack Recreation

Snack Recreation

3:30-4:30

Power Hour/ Wisercise

Power Hour/ Wisercise

Power Hour/ Wisercise

Power Hour/ Wisercise

Ananse Crafts Showtime

4:30-5:00

Recreation

Recreation

Recreation

Recreation

Show Time (4-6)

5:00-6:00

Kids Café Simba

Kids Café Goddess Aset

Kids Café Simba

Kids Café Goddess Aset

6:00-7:00 7:00-8:00

Akoma Dance Crew Basketball (6:00-7:30) Recreation

Imhotep Club IVY Tech Outreach Recreation

Akoma Dance Crew Basketball (6:00-7:30) Recreation

Kids Café

Jump for Life

Recreation

Recreation

Jump for Life

Table & Board Games, Computer Lab, TV Time, Group Games, Playground

Children ages 5-9 learn the skills necessary to transition into positive, healthy and productive adolescents; learning the value of friendship, exercise, good nutrition, good hygiene, respect, manners and helping to keep our community safe and clean.

Power Hour Homework assistance

Kids Café Nutritious meals are provided for youth ages 5-18.

Wisercise A short exercise activity to get the youth moving and remind them of the benefits of daily exercise, good nutrition and general well-being.

Imhotep Club Youth ages 5-18 enjoy fun and challenging STEM activities that encourage them to be problem-solvers and critical thinkers. Children are exposed to various careers through guest speakers.

Simba Rites of Passage / Goddess Aset Rites of Passage Boys and girls ages 10-18 learn the skills necessary to transition into healthy, productive and positive young men and women; learning the value of brotherhood/sisterhood, community service, exercise, good nutrition, etiquette, having respect and making positive choices. They also enjoy field trips and exposure to professionals, businesses, agencies, civic leaders and cultural events.

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Akoma Dance Crew Youth ages 5-18 learn the art of performance and competition of a variety of dance styles and stepping; learning the value of unity, discipline, being focused and committed to excellence in performing arts. They participate in public performances throughout the year.

Akoben Basketball League Held at Weisser Elementary Gym, boys and girls ages 5-11 learn the value of sportsmanship, being a scholar athlete and community service while learning the games basic skills, rules and playing competitively. To participate in the league, participants must attend Simba, Imhotep Club or Goddess Aset.

Show Time Visual arts and talent are presented by the youth.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills Program This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges students’ minds and fosters teamwork. Start date will be announced.

Enjoy FREE fall fun . . .


Cooper Community Center 300 Clinton & Creighton • 427-6733 Supervisor: Michael Ayers

Center Hours M-Th 3-8 pm; Fri 3-6 pm When FWCS are closed, 12- 5 pm

September 10-December 20

3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Power Hour Snack

Power Hour Snack

Power Hour Snack

Power Hour Snack

Recreation Free Time

COOPFit

COOPFit

COOPFit

COOPFit

COOPFit

Kids Café

Kids Café

Kids Café

Kids Café

Kids Café

Path to Manhood G.I.R.L.S. Empowered

Imagine, Design, Create Show Time Lakeside Basketball

Path to Manhood G.I.R.L.S. Empowered Puzzle Time

Lakeside Basketball

7:00-8:00

Games, Puzzles, Reading

Power Hour

Lakeside Basketball League

Homework assistance.

Our basketball program is designed to help children and teens (ages 8-16) develop basketball skills. This program also helps build self-confidence, develop leadership ability and promote sportsmanship and teamwork!

Coop Fun Fit Exercise Children have fun learning the skills necessary to live a healthy and fit life. This program is fun and interactive for all youth.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills Program This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges students’ minds and fosters teamwork. Start date will be announced.

Recreation Students enjoy leisure time with board games, TV time, computers, billiards, ping-pong, foosball, playground and more!

Kids Café Children age 5-18, are served a FREE healthy, nutritious meal each weekday. Served 2:00-3:00 when FWCS is closed.

Path to Manhood/G.I.R.L.S. Empowered Life skills program designed to give boys/girls the tools necessary to be successful in their life endeavors and in the community.

Show Time Opportunity for youth to showcase their talents!

Imagine, Design, Create Make fun, creative crafts for gifts or to keep and display!

Youth programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Lincoln Foundation, The Optimist Club and 3 Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Neighborhood Family Fun Nights 6:00-8:00 p.m.

September 27 Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. October 25 Jennings Recreation Center, 1330 McCulloch November 15 Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. Dewald Meet, Greet & Eat! Neighborhood Meal Games, Crafts, Door Prizes • Entertainment Neighborhood Forum on Public Safety

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McMillen Park Center McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott Street • 427-2420 Supervisor: Andre Patterson Fall Hours (Beginning September 10) Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Sat/Sun, 12-5 p.m. Admission Youth M-F, 3-8 p.m. FREE; (Must be registered in After-School program)

All others $1 Photo I.D. required

After School Fun Kids’ Café Students are fed a nutritious meal daily. Each meal includes protein, vegetables, fruit and milk. Ages 5-18

Jump for Life Physical fitness fun for kids of all ages begins on September 10.

Drums Not Guns Children learn African dance, drumming and discipline. The program begins October 23.

Sisters of the Cloth Sisters of the Cloth meet weekly beginning October 25 to learn the art of quilting.

McMillen Chess Club Students will learn to focus, visualize, think ahead, weigh options, abstract thinking, analyze and plan. Chess Club begins September 10.

Project Alert This Drug and Alcohol Awareness program for ages 5-18 is designed to prevent drug use. The program begins October 24.

Little Lady Bugs / HER Little Lady Bugs (ages 5-10) and HER (ages 11 & older) allow girls and young women to discuss important issues such as setting and achieving goals, getting along with parents and handling emotions. The programs which begin the week of October 22 also include games, activities and community service projects.

Dance Collective Academy Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers this free afterschool program for boys and girls to dance and learn various genres of dance starting October 23.

McMillen Music Academy Powered by Sweetwater Boys and girls in grades 3-12 may participate in weekly group guitar and vocal lessons with instructors from Sweetwater Sound beginning October 23.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills This program, powered by Ivy Tech College, encourages critical thinking skills, challenges student’s minds and fosters team work. The program begins October 24 and is for ages 5-18.

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McMillen Park Community Center . . .


Youtheatre Youth will learn the art of the stage with projection, articulation and imagination in this program that begins October 25.

Movie Night Children will enjoy weekly family friendly movies while learning movie theatre etiquette!

Flag Football Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. October 23-December 11 This flag Football program for ages 8-10 will cover the fundamentals and basic rules.

McMillen Kickers Saturdays, September 22-November 10 Ages 4-7, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Ages 8-10, 10:00-11:00 a.m. This soccer program will cover the fundamentals and basic skills.

McMillen Park Community Center Youth Program Schedule Free Youth Programming Monday-Thursday 3-8 pm; Friday 3-6 pm; Snow Days, Christmas Break, Spring Break 12-5 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Unwind Time Snack Foyer Games

Unwind Time Snack Foyer Games

Unwind Time Snack Foyer Games

Unwind Time Snack Foyer Games

5 pm

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

6 pm

Chess Club (5:30 p.m.)

3 pm

4 pm

Friday

Computer, Arts & Crafts, TV, Pickleball, Movies, Homework Hour Homework Hour Homework Hour Homework Hour Playground, Project Alert Jump for Life Boxball, Kickball Jump for Life

Little Lady Bugs

Drums Not HER (5:30 p.m.) Guns Ivy Tech Youth Dance Collective Skills

Kids’ Café

Movie Night Youtheatre Sister of the Cloth

We Rent for Your Event McMillen Park Community Center Rentals The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.

is the place to be this fall!

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Court Time Adult Basketball Leagues Basketball leagues for men and women begin the week of September 11. Games are schedule at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The men’s league will run for 8 week and the women’s league for 7 weeks. Both are followed a single elimination tournament. Team rosters are limited to 12 players. Register on-line or at the Center. Code Starts Days Times Men’s Open League 432000-R1 9/11 T/Th 6, 7, 8 pm Fee: $100 per team Women’s Open League 432000-W1 9/12 W 6, 7, 8 pm Fee: $60 per team Location: McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.

Adult Co-ed Volleyball League Adult coed volleyball begins October 15 and runs for 6 week of league play followed by a single elimination tournament. Maximum team roster is 10 players. Three men and three women must be on the court. Games are scheduled on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or at the Center. Code Dates Day Time 432020-M1 10/15-11/19 M 6, 7, 8 p.m. Team Fee: $60 Location: McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.

Pickleball Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come and play the fastest growing sport in America on our climate-controlled indoor courts. Drop-in fee: $1. All patrons must present a photo ID.

Wellness Mall Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00 p.m. Enjoy our indoor walking track and fitness equipment in the comfort of a clean, spacious facility. Drop in fee is $1. Photo I.D. is required

Cardio Fit Monday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. September 10 - November 26 Fun cardio fitness for adults including strength training, toning and dance. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required.

Zumba Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. September 12 - November 14 Dance aerobic fitness with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required.

UFIT Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-7:00 p.m. September 18 – November 13 UFIT is high intensity interval training for all fitness levels. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required

We’re More Than Sports Fun and Games Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come join the fun and games! We will have various board games available for your use or you can bring your own.

Movies w/Oakstreet Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Come join us for Movie Day and bring a friend. Drop-in fee: $1 Photo ID required

Computer Lab Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00 p.m. The computer lab is open to the public for personal use. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required.

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Drop-in fee is just $1!


Around the Parks 17th Annual

Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. The Great Tree Canopy Comeback was established in 2001 to combat the critical loss of trees in Fort Wayne. Over the last fifty years, our parks have lost close to 50% of the tree canopy due to weather and disease. On Saturday, October 20, Friends of the Parks invites you to partner with area parks departments, businesses, neighborhoods and community volunteers to plant new trees in our parks and public spaces. Bring a shovel and gloves and join us. We’ll begin at 10:00 a.m. and work until all the trees are in the ground. Please visit the Friends of the Parks of Allen County website at

www.yeaparks.com for planting locations.

Swinney Homestead

Headwaters Park

1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. www.settlersinc.org (260) 424-7212

Clinton & Superior Streets (260) 425-5745

Swinney Homestead Open House

Headwaters Park, located just north of the central city business district, is home to many festivals, concerts, charitable and other special events. The pavilion is available for public rental and makes a wonderful setting for weddings, receptions, company picnics and family reunions. To book Headwaters Park for you event, call 425-5745.

September 8 & 9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Historic 1844 Swinney Homestead will be open free to the public for walk through tours. Members of Settlers, Inc. will share history of the Homestead and the Swinney family.

Settler’s Pioneer Village at Johnny Appleseed Festeival 1502 Harry W. Baals Drive September 15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. September 16, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Visit the Settlers’ Pioneer Village at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Entrance to the festival is FREE, however, there is a charge for parking. Costumed Settlers will demonstrate black pot cooking and historic hand arts, food and crafts. Settlers, Inc. proceeds from this event support the maintenance of Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead.

Watch for the Winter Fun Times on October 31. Do something shady . . . plant a tree!

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At the Old Fort

Greenways & Trails

1201 Spy Run Ave. www.oldfortwayne.org 437-2836

200 E. Berry St. (260) 427-6228

Trek the Trails Tuesdays, 6:10 p.m. Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with over 100 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring to experience Fort Wayne on two wheels. You’ll love reconnecting with nature along the linear parkways of the Rivergreenway or learning the history of the Wabash & Erie Canal along the Towpath Trail or enjoying the many miles of new trails throughout the Greater Fort Wayne area. Load up your family and bikes and join the fun! The rides are free and no pre-registration is necessary. Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. All participants ride at their own risk. Rides begin promptly at 6:10 p.m. For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 4276228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079 Date Ride Start Location Length 8/28 Tillman Park Trailhead 8 miles Parking lot near the softball diamonds, 7500 S. Hanna St.

Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown

9/4 Indian Trails Park Trailhead 8 miles Indian Trails Park, 10300 Aboite Center Rd.

Sunday, September 9, 12:00-5:00 p.m. There are so many things to do and see in Fort Wayne. You can visit over 17 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE today! Be sure to stop by the Old Fort as you explore all the Fort Wayne has to offer.

9/11 Northrop Sports Lot 7 miles Parking lot near the FWCS North Bus Hub, 301 W. Cook Rd.

Fright Night Lantern Tours

9/25 Rockhill Park Trailhead 9 miles Trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St.

Saturday, October 20, 6:00-10:30 p.m. Explore the Old Fort by night, and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort’s ghosts by reenactors, visitors and “ghost watchers.” Maybe Old Fort’s resident ghost, Lt. Ostrander, will join us in welcoming you. But keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman! Admission: $3. Children under 12 free.

9/18 Ice Way Trailhead 7 miles Parking lot just south of SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, 3946 Ice Way, off Fernhill Ave.

10/2 North River Rd. Trailhead 8 miles This ride will begin at 7:00 p.m. Riders must have headlight and taillight to participate. Boat Launch, just east of Kreager Park), near 7300 N. River Rd.

Christmas at the Fort Saturday, November 24, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Jump in your car, hop on the Holly Trolley or hitch up your sleigh and welcome the holidays with fun and festivities at the Old Fort. Revel in a time when French speaking habitants celebrated Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee, Christmas and New Years on ‘les trois rivières’ (the three rivers). Artisans present hand crafted gift ideas and the bakers of the Old Fort offer their wares! Warm up by the fire as we deck the halls. History and the holidays come to life at the Old Fort. Admission is free.

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Go for a bike ride!


Things to Know Before you sign up . . .

Mission Statement

• You will receive a registration confirmation by e-mail if you register on-line. Please plan to attend your class or activity at the stated time, unless you are otherwise notified. Registrations are processed in the order they are received at the Registration Office.

The mission of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is to enhance the quality of life in Fort Wayne by providing positive opportunities for leisure time and by being stewards of our parklands, facilities, public trees, and other resources entrusted to our care.

• If the program or session for which you have registered is full, you will be notified by phone so you may choose another session or program, be placed on a waiting list, or request a refund.

Phone Numbers

• Checks should be made payable to Board of Park Commissioners. • Please indicate on your registration form if you need ADA accommodations. • Returned checks will be assessed a $10 service fee. • If you need additional registration forms, please use plain paper or a Xerox copy. • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. • We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Photo/Video Image Use Consent and Release Participation in or attendance at programs or events sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department (the “Department“) constitutes the voluntary consent of the participant or attendee to be photographed, filmed or videotaped by a Department representative and the reproduction and use of all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses for publicity purposes in publications, brochures, advertisements, promotional and marketing materials and all other media venues including  the World Wide Web, all without further notice or compensation to participant or attendee who hereby releases to the Department all proprietary rights and copyrights in all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses (including negatives, positives and prints) which shall be and remain the property of the Department. If you see your picture anywhere in this brochure, come to the registration office at 705 E. State Blvd. and receive a $10 gift card.

Administrative Offices...................427-6000 Botanical Conservatory.................. 427-6440 Children’s Zoo.............................. 427-6800 Community Center........................ 427-6460 Cooper Center.............................. 427-6728 Foellinger Theatre...........................427-6018 Foster Golf Course........................ 427-6735 Franke Park Day Camp.................... 427-6725 Hurshtown Reservoir......................627-3390 Jennings Center............................. 427-6700 Lawton Park Maintenance............... 427-6400 Lifetime Sports Academy................ 427-6760 Lindenwood Nature Preserve.......... 427-6740 McMillen Park Community Center.....427-2420 McMillen Golf Course....................427-6710 Shoaff Golf Course........................ 427-6745 Weisser Center.............................. 427-6780

This program receives Federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the US Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal Assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, D.C. 20013-7127. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law. Any person needing a reasonable accommodation should notify the Department when registering for a program or at least 72 hours prior to a special event or activity.

Questions? Call 427-6000.

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6 Ways to Sign Up Refund Policy Refunds will be processed upon request for pavilion reservations, recreation classes, leagues, and other programs in accordance with the following policy:

1) On-Line You may register on-line with your MasterCard, Visa or Discover at www.fortwayneparks.org and selecting Online Services. Available 24 hours a day!

2) By Phone You can register over the telephone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Please have all the information requested on the registration form ready before you call. Call 427-6000, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

3) By Mail Simply complete the registration form (or copy of one) and send it to the address on the form. Please use one registration form per household. Your registration must be received before the registration deadline.

4) In Person You may register in person by coming to the Parks and Recreation Department at 705 E. State Blvd. (corner of State and Parnell), Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or you may register at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St., Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

5) Drop Box If our office is closed, you may drop your registration in the 24-hour drop box located at the front entrance of our building at 705 E. State Blvd.

1. Full refunds will be made upon cancellation of a class or activity by the Parks and Recreation Department. 2. Full refunds less a processing and handling fee of $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) will be granted to individuals and/or teams if requested one business day before the program begins. 3. Refunds requested less than one business day prior to the beginning of a program or activity may be granted only for illness or medical reasons. These refunds will be pro-rated and issued in the form of a credit to your account with us, which may then be applied to a future purchase. 4. The outdoor wedding fee is not refundable; however, the event may be rescheduled within 364 days for a charge of 20% of the rental fee. 5. Refunds for cancelled pavilion reservations shall be granted as follows: • 6 or more months notice - Refund minus deposit or transfer with a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) processing fee. • 3-5 months notice - Refund minus deposit and 20% processing fee or transfer with a 20% processing fee • 1-2 months notice - No refund. Transfer with a 30% processing fee. • Less than 1 month notice - No refund/ No transfer 6. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing refunds. MasterCard, Visa and Discover refunds are credited to your account immediately.

6) By Fax FAX a completed registration form to us at (260) 427-6020. Be sure to include your Visa, MasterCard or Discover number, expiration date and CVV code. Available 24 hours a day!

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Inclement Weather Policy If Fort Wayne Community Schools close due to inclement weather, all Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation classes will also be canceled. If the Mayor declares a snow emergency, all Parks and Recreation facilities and programs will be closed or canceled. Weather-related cancellations will be posted on Facebook.

Please read this page carefully!


Registration Form In order to accept registrations for you and your family members, we must first set up your “household” in our computer. Once your “Household Set-Up” is completed, you may simply fill out the “Registration Information” on the lower portion of this form to register for future programs. Please inform us any time your household information changes. Please make checks payable to Board of Park Commissioners.

Household Set-Up Head of Household: First Name Birth date

Last Name /

/

Gender: M / F

E-mail address

Address City

State

Home Phone (

)

Emergency Phone (

)

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Zip Code

Work Phone: (

)

Cell Phone (

)

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Additional Family Members: First Name

Last Name

Gender M/F

Registration Information First Name

Grade

Birthdate

Relationship

Household #____________ (if Household Set-Up is complete)

Last Name

Program

Code #

Fee $ $ $ $ $

Total Due: $ Method of Payment: o Cash o Check Card Number

o MasterCard -

o Visa

o Discover

/ Exp. Date

CVV

Name as printed on card: Please initial to indicate you have read and understand the refund policy on page 66. Complete a separate form for each household and return with payment to: Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Stop! Register Here!

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THANK YOU

for supporting our Youth Scholarship Program

www.fwparkfoundation.org

Board of Park Commissioners 705 East State Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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