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Fun Times

Fall 2017

September-November

Pumpkin Zone Fall Harvest Festival Sports & Fitness Fun Classes & Workshops Free Seminars Community Center 40th Anniversary Celebration Trips & Tours Concerts Active Aging Week Halloween Haunt Back to School Bash Riverfront FW Fall Fun for All Ages

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department www.fortwayneparks.org


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Botanical Conservatory.............11, 23-29 Computers/Photography................21, 22 Concerts............................... 7, 26, 36, 37 Golf......................................................12 Historic Fort Wayne............................. 63 Lindenwood Nature Preserve................ 9 McMillen Community Center...........50, 51 Movies..................................................52 Outdoor Programs............................. 6-9 Pre-School Programs.............4, 29, 38-41 Registration Information................. 65-67 Riverfront........................................... 3-5 Salomon Farm..................................... 6-8 Seminars........................................ 30-32 Senior Programs............................. 52-59 Special Events................ 7, 26, 34, 35, 49 Special Interest Classes.................. 16-22 Sports & Fitness............ 10-12, 54, 55, 63 Swinney Homestead............................ 62 Travel...............................................13-15 Unwind Your Mind.......................... 60-61 Volunteering...................................33, 59 Youth Centers................................. 46-51 Youth Programs.................4, 9, 29, 42-45 Zoo..................................................... 33 705 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 (260) 427-6000 www.fortwayneparks.org

Tom Henry, Mayor Al Moll, Director

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

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation . . .


On the Riverfront Always Happening at 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 views of the riverine flora and fauna along the 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 sculptures, 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 anytime and see why we say we’re Always Moving!

Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW Sunday, September 10, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Cul-de-sac at north end of Calhoun St. 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 along the riverfront. You will learn about the exciting history, wildly diverse ecology, and ongoing visionary Phase 1 construction plans of your riverfront. 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. This is a FREE program!

Family Fun

Troop Beverly Hills Saturday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., FREE Activities begin 6:30 p.m. Johnny Appleseed Park Are you ready to rough it? Come to the most fabulous jamboree in Fort Wayne! (No bark eating required.) We will be testing both your wilderness and your Beverly Hills skills with a variety of activities—you can even earn 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 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available. No RSVP necessary. All ages and wardrobes welcome. Sponsored by Fort Wayne’s CW, YLNI and Magic 95.1.

www.RiverfrontFW.org Friend us on Facebook at Riverfront FW

We make FUN of everything!

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Hikes, Bikes, and Birds September 3, October 1, November 5 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Nature Walk 9:00-10:30 a.m. – Bike Ride Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th Streets Join our naturalist for a guided hike along Fort Wayne’s beautiful trail system and stick around for a bike ride! We’re reveling in nature and will focus on riverine flora, invasive species, water fowl, resident birds, and migratory birds. This program is free to participate in and no reservations are necessary. We welcome all ages and abilities to come celebrate our urban ecology. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations. This is a FREE program.

On the Water Water Filtration and Sewage Treatment Plant Tours Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. Water Filtration Plant September 9, October 14, November 11 Sewage Treatment Plant September 16, October 21, November 18 Did you know that Fort Wayne is currently undertaking its largest ever public infrastructure project? Did you know that this project will have large effects on our river water quality? Fort Wayne City Utilities is heading up the Tunnel Works project—the largest in our city’s history and all done to improve our river water quality. Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with City Utilities to give you a behindthe-scenes look at what happens at both ends of our water system: how we clean the water from the rivers for home use and how we clean that used-water for placement back into the rivers. These tours are fascinating and free! Ages 12+.

All About Boating Safety

Just for Kids Little Explorers Science Series Saturdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m. September 2, October 7, November 4 Lawton Park (Kids’ Crossing), Clinton & 4th Riverfront Fort Wayne in partnership with the Allen County Public Library invites you and your child to a fun new science series aimed at engaging young explorers! Join us for an interactive storytime with crafts, games, or other learning opportunities to discover nature. Our September topic is Aquatic Life, October’s topic is Leaves, and the topic in November is Signs of Winter. In the event of inclement weather this event will be held at the Downtown Allen County Public Library location. The program is appropriate for preschool-elementary age children and their guards. Free. No reservations required.

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As we continue to expand use of our three rivers, we want everyone to learn how to safely use our rivers. Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to teach boating safety for motor boats, as well as kayaks and canoes. The boat safety course is intended for those who like to boat on the inland lakes or rivers. This course meets the legal requirement of a Safe Boating Class. The Canoe and Kayak class includes instruction in canoeing and kayaking. Ages 16+. Registration deadlines: September 11 and September 25. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Days Time

Canoe & Kayak Safety 900703-M1 9/18 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$5

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Boating Safety

900703-M2 10/2-10/10 M, T 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$20 Location: Lakeside Pavilion #1, Lakeside Park

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org Hurshtown Reservoir, p. 8

Enjoy the rivers from the banks . . .


Fall Colors Paddle Social

Historic Boat Tours

Join us for the most beautiful way to view the changing leaves—from the river! A paddle social is a group of kayaks and canoes that paddle down a stretch of river together, with opportunities to talk along the way. Your tour guide will be local river aficionado Eden Lamb who will talk not only about our magnificent rivers, but show you some of the vibrant trees that line them. You may bring your own vessel or rent one. Ages 12+. (Youth under 18 must be with a parent or guardian.) Life jackets required. We will have several sizes available if you do not have your own. Registration deadline: September 29. Min. 4. Max 40. Code Date Day Time 6-8 pm 900701-S1 10/7 Sa # Sessions/Fee: 1/$5 Location: Headwaters Park West dock

Riverfront Fort Wayne Historic Boat Tours are your chance to learn more about our city’s heritage through its riverfront. Every other Sunday and Thursday, your guide Matt Jones will lead you through a different riverfront history lesson by boat. Take the opportunity to sit back, relax and hear stories of yesteryear while being surrounded by our urban waters. Boat tours depart from the dock at Headwaters Park West with parking behind 301 Harrison St. No food or beverages are permitted on the tours. Ages 10+. Fee: $12 per person. Make your reservation at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling (260) 427-6000. Limit 10 people per tour. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations. Tours depart at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Date Day Topic 8/17 Th Sports & Recreation 8/27 Su Flags of Our Forefathers 8/31 Th Canals & Crossroads 9/10 Su Riverscapes 9/14 Th Johnny Appleseed and Other Notables 9/24 Su Wells and Turtle Th Glorious Gate 9/28

Intro to Dragon Boat Racing Have you seen our new dragon boat? If not, you need to! After three years of Dragon Boat Races in Fort Wayne, Riverfront Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation have purchased a dragon boat to grow the newest river activity which originates from China. This 46’ long boat seats 20 paddlers, plus a drummer and steersman. Free training will include an on-shore introduction to paddling and boat safety and then an on-water paddling session. No previous experience required. Life jackets are provided. Ages 14+. Registration deadlines: August 14, August 28, and September 11, respectively. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time 900702-R1 8/17 Th 6 pm 900702-R2 8/31 Th 6 pm 900702-R2 9/14 Th 6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/Free Location: Headwaters West docks

or put your paddle in the water!

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The Great Outdoors FUN on the FARM 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. Please park in the first gravel parking lot after you enter the park. Call 427-6005 for more information.

Photography at Salomon Farm Salomon Farm has become a popular spot for both professional and amateur photographers alike. If you plan on taking photos at the park please register with Kellie Adkins at kellie.adkins@cityoffortwayne.org or 260427-6005. You only need to register once and there is no fee. Forms are also available in the brochure box at the Salomon Farm Learning Center, with an adjacent mailbox for the completed bottom portion.

Handmade Homemade Sale Sunday, October 15, 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? Call Eden at 260-427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityoffortwayne.org to receive an application.

Farmers’ Market at Salomon Farm Park

Salomon Farm Tours Available August 11-September 15 Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Tours of Salomon Farm Park may be scheduled from August 11-September 15. Tours are available at Salomon farm in 1-2 hour increments. A typical tour is 1-2 hours long and features lots of hands on time with animals and discussion about composting, gardening and farm life back in the old days. A wagon ride is available for tours of 1½ hours or more. Field trips 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. There is no charge for teachers, caregivers and adult chaperones. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups.

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Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 p.m. June 7-September 6 The Old Barn at Salomon Farm Park 817 W. Dupont Rd. Did you know that your food has to travel an average of 1500 miles to get to you? Not so at the Salomon Farmers’ Market! Our vendors produce their goods within a 75 mile radius from 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, maple syrup, handmade craft vendors, food vendors, entertainment and children’s activities. Sponsored by:

Salomon Farm Park . . .


Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival Friday, September 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 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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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. Sandwiches and brews from Mad Anthony and Shigs In Pit will be available for purchase. Questions? Call Eden at 427-6008. Admission: $5/person (cash only)

putting the “culture” back in agriculture.

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SALOMON FARM PARK

A beautiful setting for your event!

FULLY RESTORED TIMBER FRAME BARN AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL MAY-OCTOBER BARN CAPACITY 170 • TABLES AND CHAIRS INCLUDED IN RENTAL BASE RENTAL RATES $335 WEEKDAY / $620 WEEKEND

www.fortwayneparks.org (Click on Facilities>Salomon Farm Park> Rental Opportunities) Questions? Kellie.Adkins@cityoffortwayne.org or (260) 427-6005

Christmas on the Farm

Call for Vendors and Entertainers! Saturday, December 2, 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. Please contact Eden Lamb at eden.lam@cityoffortwayne.org or 427-6008 for a vendor application.

On the Water Hurshtown Reservoir 16000 Roth Road, Grabill Open through October 15 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.

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Audubon Society Fall Bird Watching Sunday, October 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd, Grabill Join Stockridge Audubon Society as they venture to Hurshtown Reservoir for a two – hour bird watching session. Enjoy learning about the birds, local flora and fauna of Hurshtown while making new friends! Beginners are welcome! Dress in layers or bring warm clothes and prepare for colder winds along the shorelines. No RSVP required. Free to the public.

Wild Walkers 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month 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 2017 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 . . .


Intro to Winter Hiking

Preserving Nature Lindenwood Nature Preserve 600 Lindenwood Ave. Open daily 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. Sorry, no pets or bikes allowed!

Lindenwood Field Trips/Outings Available through October 31 Experience nature firsthand at Lindenwood Nature Preserve. A variety of environmental education field trip opportunities are available through October 31. For a complete list of these programs, please visit Lindenwood’s page at www.fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $2/participant/hour with minimum fee of $20/$40 for 1-hour/2-hour programs, respectively. There is no charge for adult chaperones. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling Eden at 427-6008.

Night Hikes with the Naturalist Meet at the campfire circle near the entrance of the preserve for a hike by the light of the moon. All ages are welcome to join us for these free 1-hour treks. Please call 427-6000 to sign up. Sorry, no pets are allowed at Lindenwood! Registration deadlines: August 30 and September 28. Min. 5. Max. 25. Code Date Day Time

Harvest Full Moon Hike 448106-W1 9/6

Hunters Full Moon Hike

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448106-R1 10/5 Th 8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave

Guided Hikes 1st and 3rd Saturdays, September-October 10:00-11:00 a.m. Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. See what is happening in the natural world as we approach the fall season. Each hike will have a different focus that highlights our local ecology while connecting to broader lessons in biology. We’ll meet at the parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please call Eden at 427-6008 for more information.

Don’t go into complete hibernation this winter. Stay in touch with the great outdoors! Lindenwood is open through the winter allowing you to embrace the season and stay active outside. The secret to enjoying a winter hike or winter workouts is dressing properly for the conditions. We’ll start with a guided hike through Lindenwood followed by a fire-side lecture and hot dog roast. Please provide your own hot dogs and we will provide the fire and the roasting sticks. FREE and open to all ages. Min. 5. Max 25. Code Date Day Time 448105-S1 11/11 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Keešihtooki Pakitahaakani Saturday, August 26, 1:00- 2:00 p.m. Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. Lacrosse is the original game of North America and is one of the oldest sports in the western hemisphere. Please join us around the campfire as a representative of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma will demonstrate the process of making a traditional Miami lacrosse stick using modern tools and techniques. This outdoor program is free to attend and open to all ages, but space is limited to 25 participants. Please call 427-6008 by August 18 to reserve your space! Sponsor: Myaamia, Miami tribe of Oklahoma.

Allen County Trailblazers Kickoff Sunday, September 7 Metea County Park Program runs through November 30 The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with other local agencies again this year to get you out on the trails. The Allen County Trailblazers’ mission is to encourage and promote exposure to the outdoors, provide opportunities for physical fitness and mental wellness, and to increase the awareness and support of all participating agencies. Cooperating agencies have assembled a list of 15 trails at various natural areas. Hikers who complete 10 of the listed trails will receive a medallion that can be mounted on a hiking stick. Check out www.allencountytrailblazers.org or call Eden at 427-6008 for more information.

right here in Fort Wayne!

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Sports & Fitness Meet Me 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 2. 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: September 5. Code Dates Day Time

Beginning

444500-S1 9/9-10/7 Sa 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Intermediate

444500-S2 9/9-10/7 Sa 12:30-1:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$30 Location: Bob Arnold Park Tennis Courts, Parnell Ave.

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. Space is limited to 18 players for each session, so early registration is advised. Code Dates Day Time 444800-T1 9/5-11/7 T 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$30 Location: Northwood MS, 1201 E. Washington Center Rd. 444800-W1 9/6-11/8 W 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$30 Location: Lakeside MS, 2100 Lake Ave.

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: September 5. Space is limited to 18 players in each session, so register early. Code Dates Day Time 444000-M1 9/11-11/13 M 7-9 pm 444000-W1 9/13-11/15 W 7-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$30 Location: Blackhawk Middle School, 7200 E. State Blvd.

Defend Yourself Open/Family Martial Arts The definition of Martial Arts is self-defense without a weapon and it is a great skill to have. You will be introduced to several different forms including boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, jiujitsu and more. Size, strength, age, and athletic ability are not a factor. You will work on practical moves in a non-competitive environment in this no-nonsense approach to self-defense. Instructors provided by Sud’n Impact. Ages 7-adult. Sign up as an individual or a family. Registration deadline: August 30. Min. 8. Max. 35. Dates Day Time Code 443207-W1 9/6-10/25 W 6:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$46/$56 after August 30 Family Fee (max 2 adults/2 kids): $87/$97 after August 30 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

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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Call 427-6000 to register by phone.


Boxercise Boxercise is a boxing inspired workout that includes many of the conditioning exercises used by boxers: pushups, jumping rope, shadow boxing and pad work. Boxercise helps develop muscular endurance, aerobic fitness, coordination and balance. It is also an effective calorie burner. Instructor provided by Sud’ N Impact. Registration deadline: August 30. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time W 6-7 pm 442360-W1 9/6-10/25 # Sessions/Fee: 8/$50 /$55 after August 30 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Core Conditioning Class This 30-minute class focuses on strengthening your core and also incorporates some conditioning to help build cardiovascular endurance. Instructor provided by Sud’n Impact. Registration deadline: September 14. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442313-R1 9/21-10/26 Th 5:30-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$46/$51 after September 14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 deadline: September 7 and October 26. Min. 6. Max. 20. (There will be no class on November 23.) Code Dates Day Time 442342-R1 9/14-10/19 Th 6:45-7:15 pm 442342-R2 11/2-12/14 Th 6:45-7:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$61/$66 after deadlines Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

Take a Deep Breath Yoga for Everyone The benefits of Yoga are almost too numerous to count and you don’t have to be an expert to experience them. Yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance and it is a great stress reliever. Bring a blanket and/ or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Instructors Joanne Snow (Monday and Tuesday) and Christine Hill (Thursday) have over 55 years of combined teaching experience. Registration deadlines are 5 days prior to the start of each class. Min. 8. Max. 40. Code Dates   Day     Time

Beginning

442300-A1 9/14-11/16 442300-A1 9/12-11/14

Continuing

Th 7:15-8:45 pm T 4:30-6 pm

442300-C1 9/11-11/13 M 5:30-7 pm 442300-C2 9/14-11/16 Th 5:30-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$55/$60 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 13. Min. 10. Max. 16. Code Dates Day Time

Tai Chi I - Beginners

427002-T1 9/19-11/7

Tai Chi II - Continuing

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427002-T2   9/19-11/7 T  6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$69 Member or Volunteer Fee: $59 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

50+ Yoga, p. 55 Wild Walkers, p. 8 It’s never too late to get in shape!

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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

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

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

Mad Anthony III’s Short Course

9 holes $8; 18 holes $11

Adults $7; Youth $4 Families $1 off per player. Lifetime Sports Academy Certified Players FREE.

Electric Cart Fees (per rider) 9 holes $6 18 holes $12 Punch Card 10 rentals $108

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.

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

Saturday, November 11 (Electric carts not included. ID required.)

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Medium Bucket $5 Punch Cards 10 M Buckets $30

Play the Parks!

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

Get in some golf while the weather is good.


Going Places Indiana, Michigan, Illinois Chinatown and the Oriental Museum Experience the sights, sounds and smell of China on our fall trip to Chicago’s famous Chinatown. This bustling century-old neighborhood offers endless dining and shopping options. The Chinatown Marketplace, full of narrow alleys packed with shops and restaurants, will make you feel like you have hopped a flight for a faraway destination. Lunch is on your own, but no matter which spot you choose you will be sure to have a rich cultural experience. We’ll end the day with a stop at the Oriental Museum before we depart the Windy City. Continental breakfast will be served en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be made on the way home. Date Day Fee Code Sa $65 375016-S1 8/19 Departs 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 9:30 p.m.

Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan is our destination for the day. Step back into the past as we tour the 80 acre community of old buildings and memorabilia. You will be enchanted as the Village comes alive with the unforgettable sights, sounds and settings of America’s past. Try out one of the delicious restaurants for lunch. An all-day Ride Pass is included for use on the old-time transportation. A continental breakfast is served on the way up, and a fast food supper stop (on your own) will be taken on the way home. (If you prefer to visit the Henry Ford Museum rather than Greenfield Village, please call the travel office at 427-6017 to make arrangements.) Code Date Day Fee 375018-S1 9/9 Sa $99 Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:30 p.m.

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

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Parke County Covered Bridge Festival Indiana’s largest festival brings together all communities in Parke County as they showcase the 31 historic covered bridges that have made this county the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. This year, we will visit five of the bridges as we move through the countryside stopping off at some of the small towns to sample their wares. The area is transformed into a shopper’s paradise with food, arts and crafts, clothing, holiday gifts and baked goods. A continental breakfast will be served en route. Lunch in Parke County and a fast food stop on the way home are on your own. Code Date Day Fee Sa $65 475018-S1 10/21 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:00 p.m.

Purdue Christmas Show Board our “sleigh” for a trip to West Lafayette and a matinee performance of Purdue University’s 83rd 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 luncheon will be served just for us at the historic Honeywell House in Wabash on the way. A guided tour of this beautiful mansion, filled with unique furniture and objects of art, will precede our meal. A supper stop on your own will be made on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 475003-S1 12/2 Sa $105 Departs: 9:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 7:30 p.m.

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Let’s Go Shopping! Southern Indiana Shopping Join us for a day of shopping in southern Indiana! We’ll begin the day browsing the quaint shops of Nashville where you will find watercolor paintings, sculpture, toys from yesterday, stained glass art, custom jewelry and custom bird lodgings in addition to the fabulous women’s boutiques. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch in one of the local restaurants before we head to the outlet shops in Edinburgh where you will receive a shopping bag and valuable coupons for your afternoon shopping adventure. A continental breakfast is served en route with a fast-food supper stop (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee Sa $60 475016-S1 9/16 Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd. Returns: 10:30 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 in the city during the holiday season. Don’t miss “The Christkindlemart” taking place throughout the Christmas Season on Daley Plaza, or the “One of a Kind Show” at the Merchandise Mart with our own local artist Dawn DeSanto from “Hand Jive” on December 9. 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 12/6 W $55 475005-S1 12/9 Sa $55 475005-S2 12/16 Sa $55 Departs: 7:30 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.

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Louisville Weekend! October 7-8 Join us for an exciting weekend getaway to beautiful Louisville, Kentucky. You’ll visit Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum, eat lunch at the Derby Café, enjoy a dinner show at the Derby Dinner Play House, stay overnight at the Sheraton Riverside Hotel and enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for the St. James Court Art Fair. Trip Code #: 475104-A1 Double $295, Single $395, Deposit $100

Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island October 15-17 Join us for our annual Grand Hotel weekend on Mackinac Island. In honor of the hotel’s 50 th Anniversary each guest will receive a special gift in addition to two nights at the Beautiful Grand Hotel, 5 gourmet meals, round trip ferry, round trip horse drawn taxi, carriage tour of Mackinac Island, afternoon tea, and day and evening activities. Trip Code #: 475103-S1 Double $690, Single $830, Deposit $250

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Exploring America’s Capitol

The Colorado Rockies with Historic Trains

The Black Hills & The Badlands

Extended Trips and Tours Individual trips brochures may be viewed on line at www.fortwayneparks.org. Click on Programs then Day & Extended Travel. December 11-15, 2017........................................... Spotlight on New York City Holiday Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Broadway Show; 5 days, 5 meals ($3,049 double w/air fare)

2018 February 18-28........................................................... Costa Rica: A World of Nature Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park; 11 days, 20 meals ($3,849 double w/air fare) March 22-27....................... Spotlight on Washington, DC: Exploring America’s Capital U. S. Capitol Tour, World War II Memorial, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon; 6 days, 8 meals ($2,299 double w/air fare) May 22-June 4....................................................... America’s National Parks & Denver Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, 14 days; 20 meals ($4,969 double w/air fare) May 26-June 3............................................. The Colorado Rockies with Historic Trains Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Cog Railway; 9 days, 12 meals ($3179 double w/air fare) June 7-14................................................................................ Islands of New England Providence, Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plymouth Plantation, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Lobster Dinner, Provincetown, Choices on Tour, Hyannis, Nantucket; 8 days; 11 meals ($2,929 double w/air fare) June 24-July 1.......................... Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon and California 8 days, 10 meals ($3,369 double w/air fare) August 25-September 3.................................................................... Shades of Ireland Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford, Choices on Tour, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Jaunting Car Ride, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay; 10 days, 13 meals ($3,749 double w/air fare) October 11-16...................................................................Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Balloon Fiesta, Old Town Albuquerque, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe, Santa Fe School of Cooking; 6 days, 8 meals ($2,749 double w/air fare) October 3-9.......................Spotlight on South Dakota: The Black Hills & The Badlands Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Black Hills Gold, Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial; 7 days, 9 meals ($2,479 double w/air fare)

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Special Interest Classy Glass Stained Glass Creations Stained glass isn’t just for church windows. It is used extensively in home décor in doors, cabinetry, light boxes, as sun catchers, wall hangings and more. Learn this beautiful art and begin a new hobby of your own. You will learn glass cutting, grinding and soldering. All necessary tools and materials will be provided, including a selection of patterns. You may special order glass at your own cost if we do not have a color you want. All students will be in one class, but please register according to your skill level which will determine the size and difficulty of your project. Please wear closed-toe shoes and a long sleeve shirt. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadlines: August 31 and October 12. Min. 4. Max. 7. Code Dates Day Time 442008-R1 9/7-10/5 Th 6-8:30 pm 442008-R2 10/19-11/16 Th 6-8:30 pm # Sessions: 5 Beginner Fee: $87/$92 after deadlines Intermediate Fee: $99/$104 after deadlines Advanced Fee: $145/$150 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beginning Glass Fusing If you apply heat to glass, it will soften. If you continue to apply heat, the glass will become more fluid and flow together. Two or more pieces of glass will stick (or “fuse”) to each other. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken and can be quite beautiful if you know what you are doing. If you’re a beginner, you will make one fused glass gem and a 4” glass plate while learning about basic glass fusing. For the more experienced, bring $20 the first night to create a 10”-12” bowl or plate. All necessary materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadlines are 5 working days prior to the start of each class.  Min. 4.  Max. 8. Code   Dates   Day     Time 442016-M1 9/11-9/25 M 1-3 pm 442016-M2 10/9-10/23 M 6-8 pm 442016-W1 11/1-11/15 W  6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$64/$69 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Glass Mosaic Art Brilliant color and rich, reflective materials make glass mosaics irresistible. Learn the ins and outs of glass mosaics and how to create your own shimmering glass mosaic art work using specialized tools. You will learn scoring, cutting, shaping and grouting as you create your own 10” x 12” glass mosaic picture. All necessary tools and materials provided, including a selection of patterns. Please wear closed-toed shoes and a long sleeve shirt. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadline: October 23. Min. 4. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 442009-M1 10/30-11/20 M 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$63/$68 after October 2 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do It Yourself 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 260-426-5010 for more information or to determine if your chair is right for this class. Age 18+. Registration deadline: November 6. Min. 8. Max. 12. (There will be no class on December 18, 25 and January 1.) Code Dates Day Time 442902-M1 11/13-2/5 M 6-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$101/$106 after November 6 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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You’re a Fine Artist 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, kiln firing and paint is included. Optional materials information is available upon class registration. Registration deadline: October 3. Min. 4. Max. 8. Code   Dates Day     Time 6-7:30 pm 442042-T1 10/10-10/31 T # Sessions/Fee: 4/$52/$57 after October 3 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Copeland’s Painting Explore important painting techniques such as color mixing, color value, and composition with Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor. Each week she will discuss a different aspect of painting with the beginners and then work with each participant individually. Beginners will paint the same subject. If experienced, you may bring a photo or copy of a favorite painting. A starter kit will be provided for all participants; however, if you have your own supplies, you’re welcome to bring them. Registration deadline: September 5. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Oil Painting

442006-M1 9/11-10/16

Water Color

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5:30-8 pm

442006-T1 9/12-10/17 T 5:30-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after September 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St

Just Relax Essential Oils 101

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 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 20 years and teaching in the area for 6. Registration deadlines: August 29 and October 24. Min. 5. Max. 8. (There will be no class November 21.) Code Dates Day Time 442004-T1 9/5-10/10 T 6-9 pm 442004-T2 10/31-12/12 T 6-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$94/$99 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil have been used throughout history for spiritual, emotional and physical health. They can help fight cold and flu symptoms, relax the body and soothe sore muscles, heal skin conditions, balance hormones and improve digestion. Learn how to safely use pure essential oils for your own personal health and wellness in this introductory class. Ages 16+. Instructor: Sara Lauer. Registration deadline: September 11. Min. 6. Max. 25. Code   Date   Day Time 442041-M1 9/18 M 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$23/$28 after September 11 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Adult Tap Dance

Song & Dance Line Dancing Whether your preference is for country music, Latin, blues or pop, the basic line dancing steps are the same. With regular practice, you will build strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance and skill. You don’t need a partner or special clothing, just hard-soled shoes or boots and a smile. The Continuing class is designed for those who’ve taken beginner class or have significant prior experience. Ages 13+. Instructors: Philip and Carol Fretz. Registration deadlines: August 29 and November 21. Min. 10. Max. 40. (There will be no class December 19 and 26.) Dates Day Time Code

Continuing

442204-B1 9/5-11/7

Beginning

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6-7 pm

442204-A1 9/5-11/7 T 7:15-8:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$43/$48 after August 29 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

Continuing

442204-B2 11/28-2/6

Beginning

T

6-7 pm

442204-A2 11/28-2/6 T 7:15-8:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 9/$39/$44 after November 21 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

Clogging 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!  Classes are offered in 4 skill levels . . . one is right for you. Instructor Elizabeth Hoy has been clogging for over 20+ years. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 6. Max. 20. Note: There will be no classes on October 10 and 31. Code Dates Day Time

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’s great exercise and a great way to spend an evening. You’ll learn tap dance techniques and performance skills. No previous experience is required for the beginner class. The Beginner Plus class requires some previous tap dance training. Please wear tap or hard-soled shoes. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: October 3. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Beginning

442206-T1 10/10-11/28 T 5:30-6:45 pm

Beginning Plus

442206-T2 10/10-11/28 T 7-8:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$24/$29 after October 3 Location: Psi Ote Upper, Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State

Beginning Ballroom Dance Learning to dance with a partner is fun, challenging and good exercise for the mind and body. Our class focuses 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 18. Min. 14. Max. 50. Code Dates Day Time 442203-M1 9/25-10/30 M 7:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$40 per person/$45 after September 18 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beginner

442200-A1 9/18-11/20 M 7:15-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$38/$43 after September 11 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

Beginner +

442200-B1 9/18-11/20 M 6:15-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$38/$43 after September 11 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

Continuing

442200-C1 9/19-12/5 T 6:15-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$38/$43 after September 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Advanced

442200-D1 9/19-12/5 T 7:15-8:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$42/$47 after September 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Belly Dancing Belly dance is a great low impact workout that everyone can enjoy! You will work on stretches, isolations and choreographed routines. With regular practice between classes, you will build strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance and performance skills. Ages 16+. Instructor: Amanda Bohnke. Registration deadline: October 10. Min. 5. Max. 15. (There will be no class on November 21.) Code   Dates   Day     Time 442201-T1 10/17-11/28 T 5:30-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$31/$36 after October 10 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

A Cultural Experience

You Can Play the Ukulele First appearing in Hawaii in the 1800s, the ‘uke’ has found a unique home for itself in both traditional and popular music. It is an easy to learn instrument that will provide a challenge, as well as musical joy, for years to come. You will learn how to hold the ukulele, use a chord chart and strum with confidence. The class fee includes your own ukulele to keep and handouts with chords and lyrics for a variety of songs. Ages 9-adult. Instructor : Richard Ash. Registration deadline: November 4. Min. 10. Code Date Day Time 443254-S1 11/11 Sa 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$65/$70 after November 4 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Harmonica This versatile instrument is used in all types of music from blues to American folk, classical, jazz, country and even rock and roll. Learn to play the harmonica in just two hours! We’ll start with single notes and move on to chords, focusing on fundamental skills so you can continue learning at home. A handout will include basic information on the harmonica, a review of what we cover in class and a variety of tunes for you to play at home. A Hohner-brand harmonica (in C) is included with the course tuition. Registration deadline: November 4. Min. 10. Date Day Time Code 442412-S1 11/11 Sa 12-2 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$54/$59 after November 4. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Roots Concerts, p. 26 Watch your mailbox for the Winter Fun Times on November 2.

Conversational Spanish 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. The Spanish I class is for people with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. The Spanish II class is for those who have advanced just beyond the beginner level. 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 12 years. Registration deadline: September 7. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Spanish I

442600-R1 9/14-11/2 Th 7:15-8:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$69/$74 after September 7

Spanish II

442600-R2 9/14-11/2 Th 5:30-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$63/$68 after September 7 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Exploring Ancient Civilizations and Disasters Ever wonder if there is more to ancient history than what you read in text books? Did mankind’s culture exist prior to 13,000 years ago? Explore alternative explanations of ancient civilizations, their sciences and what may have brought on their demise. Discussions will include Immanuel Velikovsky, Graham Hancock, Electric Universe, The Thunderbolt Project and more. Presenter: Lee Penrod. Registration deadline: September 5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442505-T1 9/12-10/17 T 10:30 am-12:30 # Sessions/Fee: 6/$17/$22 September 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Needles and Threads Return of the Rag Rug Rag rug making is just one of many “forgotten skills of self-sufficiency” used by pioneers on the frontier. And, like many others, it has returned more as a hobby or craft 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. 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 old clothes, sheets or long scraps of fabric. Also please bring to class if you can: a portable sewing machine, thread, scissors, seam ripper, quilting mat, quilting acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter. We only have a limited number on hand to share. Ages 13+. Instructor: Linda Wade. Registration deadlines: September 21 and October 17.  Min. 5. Max. 10. Code   Date   Day     Time 442027-R1 9/28     Th 5:30-8:30 pm 442027-T1 10/24 T 5:30-8:30 pm Sessions/Fee: 1/$23/$28 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hand Embroidery Embroidery has been used for centuries to tailor, patch, mend, and reinforce clothing. It eventually developed into an art for decorative purposes. After learning the fundamentals of embroidery, from selecting materials to at least 3 basic stitches, you will be able to embellish your projects with style and expensive looking touches. Please bring a pair of pillow cases or a dresser scarf to be used as your class project. All necessary supplies and materials will be provided. Instructor: Linda Wade. Registration deadline: September 28. Min. 4. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 442034-R1 10/5-10/19 Th 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$29/$34 after September 28 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Back in the Saddle

Sewing Survival Buttons pop off, seams rip open and hems come apart. It’s not a problem if you can make it through Sewing Survival training where you will learn how to use a sewing machine! You will learn the features of your machine, how to thread it, set the proper stitch length and tension and how to operate it. You will complete 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, you can work on them together! Please bring your portable sewing machine (if you have one), a tape measure, pins, thread, scissors and a seam ripper to class. Ages 16+.  Instructor:  Angie Foster.  Registration deadline:  September 5.  Min. 4. Max. 6. Code      Dates           Day      Time 442040–T1  9/12-10/3 T  6-8 pm Sessions/Fee: 4/$32/$37 after September 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Horseback Riding 101 We’re all about horses today! You’ll tour one of Fort Wayne’s finest equestrian facilities, learn some amazing facts about horses and the equipment necessary for riding, and have the opportunity to get in the saddle. Please wear closed toe shoes. The Summit Equestrian Center has been in existence since 2010 providing quality instruction as a Premier Accredited Center. You can learn more about the facility at www.SummitEquestrian.org. Ages 18+. Registration deadlines: September 14 and October 12.  Min. 5.  Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 442361-R1  9/21  Th 10 am-12 pm 442361-R2  10/19 Th  10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$34/$39 after deadline Location: Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane

Fall Harvest Festival, p.7

Start a new hobby!


Playing Games Beginner Euchre Class If you live in Indiana, you have to know how to play Euchre! It’s easy to learn and so much fun to play. Learn the rules and a little strategy and you’ll be ready to get in the game. Registration deadline: September 5. Min. 4. Max. 16. Code Date Day Time 442413-T1 9/12 T 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/27 after September 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Euchre Tournament Play Euchre can be serious business! Learn strategies that will help you be more competitive in tournament play. Registration deadline: September 7. Min. 4. Max. 16. Time Code Date Day Th 1:30-3:30 pm 442414-R1 9/14 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/27 after September 7 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Basic Billiards Learn hands-on winning strategies, cue ball control and the simple techniques for making shots, as well as the self-confidence needed to become a better player. No previous experience is required. Ages 18+. Instructor Max Graf has been shooting and competing for over 30 years. Registration deadline: September 14. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time Th 6-7:30 pm 442415-R1 9/21-11/9 # Sessions/Fee: 8/$59/$64 after September 14

Getting Creative Basic Photo Editing Don’t settle for the “so-so” when you can make your digital photos “picture perfect!” With today’s photo-editing software you can adjust tone, contrast or hue; add or delete items; crop and re-size; lighten or darken; remove red eye and much more. You will learn basic photo editing on two software programs you can download for free from the internet. Experience with Microsoft Windows, file management, word processing, cut/copy/past tools, and internet surfing is required. Just bring a pad and pen. Ages 50+. Instructor: Lee Penrod. Registration deadline: October 25. There will be no class on November 22. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442115-W1 11/1-12/13 W 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$54/$59 after October 25 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Digital Photography Digital cameras can do some pretty amazing things! Whether you are using a smart phone, an upscale point and shoot or an SLR, you’ll take better pictures once you understand presets, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and other basic mechanics which you will learn in Digital Photography I. Follow this with Digital Photography II where you will put this knowledge into practice and focus on exposure and composition. Ages 18+. Instructor: Lee Penrod. Registration deadlines: September 5 and October 24. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates   Day     Time

Photography I

442116-T1 9/12-10/17 442116-W1 9/13-10/18

Photography II

T 1:30-3:30 pm W 6:30-8:30 pm

442116-T2 10/31-12/5 T 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$54/$59 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Graphic Design Essentials Whether you plan to use your skills for personal use or business, graphic design is a great tool to have. We’ll take you through the essential steps of sketching, designing, typography layout and preparing a final draft for print. You will learn how to use basic sketching techniques to draft your own logos, then use GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) to layout and finalize your projects. You will also learn techniques to ensure the highest quality and best color selection for your designs. Please bring a sketch pad and erasable pencil. A USB drive will be provided. Registration deadline: September 11. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442126-M1 9/18-11/6 M 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$67/$72 after September 11 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

More Special Interest Classes Autumn Succulents....................27 Boating Safety.............................4 Computers................................22 Crochet.....................................56 Dahlias: Food, Flower................27 eBay: Buying and Selling...........22 Essential Oils.............................28 Fantastic Fall Flowers.................27 Holiday Swag Workshop...........25 Preserving & Using Herbs.........28 Quilting.....................................57

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Get with the Program Windows 10 (50+) Our Windows classes are 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. Instructors: Kelley Doyle (Monday) and Keith Herring (Wednesday). Registration deadlines: September 4, September 13 and October 23. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442100-M1 9/11-10/30 M 2:45-4:45 pm 442100-M2 10/30-12/18 M 10 am-12 pm 442100-W1 9/20-11/8 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$36/$41 after deadlines 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. Instructor: Dave Macey. Registration deadline: September 13. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442109-W1 9/20-10/25 W 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after September 13 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Jump Drives & Memory Cards 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 22. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 442125-W1 11/29 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$16/$21 after November 22 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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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 4 and November 6. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 442120-M1 9/11-10/16 M 10 am-12 pm 442120-M2 11/13-12/18 M 2:45-4:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

eBay: Buying and Selling (50+) 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’re selling while someone else is selling what you want. Get in on the action! Learn how to register with eBay and PayPal, how bidding works, how to use the “My eBay” page, and all about member profiles and feedback points. We will cover auction costs, how to take pictures of your item, write a description, upload your photos, set your price, receive payment and ship your item to the buyer. By the last class, you should be ready to auction your first item! Experience with Windows, file management, word processing, internet surfing and cut/copy/paste tools is required. Ages 50+. Instructor: Lee Penrod. Registration deadline: October 24. Min. 6. Max. 10. (There will be no class on November 21.) Code Dates Day Time 442104-T1 10/31-12/5 T 10:30 am-12:30 # Sessions/Fee: 5/$45/$50 after October 24 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 9:0011:00 a.m. 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”

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Botanical Conservatory Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne • (260) 427-6440 • www.botanicalconservatory.org Conservatory & Gift Shop Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm Thursday 10 am-8 pm Sunday 12-4 pm Veteran’s Day 10 am-5 pm Thanksgiving Day 4-8 pm Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Admission Adults $5/Children age 3-17 $3 Ages 2 and under Free Group rate available. Admission fee not required for the café or gift shop.

Parking

Empyrean Café

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; it is free on evenings and weekends. Bus and handicap accessible parking is available in the Conservatory’s Calhoun Street driveway.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Open 1st Thursday ‘til 8:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays Enjoy a convenient and upscale café experience featuring fresh, innovative, and scratchmade menu items with exceptional service. Pair a memorable garden visit with a tasty homemade meal. You can enjoy a waffle, smoothie, or breakfast jar or look forward to salad, soup, flatbread, wrap, or sandwich, all made from scratch. Snacks and sides are imaginative and delicious, and there are a variety of dessert and beverage options, as well. Empyrean offers boxed lunch and catering services upon request. Seating is available in the Atrium or in the adjoining Saguaro Room, with outdoor seating available during warmer weather. Call (260) 444-4688, visit Empyrean’s website at www. empyreancafe.com.

Conservatory Memberships For yourself or a gift, Conservatory membership allows free admission anytime during public hours, including special events. In addition, members receive a 10% discount in the Conservatory Gift Shop and Sales Garden and reciprocal benefits at 300 other gardens around the country. Memberships are valid for a year from the date of purchase. Individual membership $35; Family or Grandparents membership $50. Other categories are available. You may also consider our Add-a-Guest option to upgrade your basic membership: for $15 you can bring any other person with you whenever you visit. Call (260) 427-6440, or sign up online at www. botanicalconservatory.org.

Gift Shop & Sales Garden The Conservatory Gift Shop offers an array of unique and educational toys, gifts, books, plants, and garden accessories, perfect for home, souvenir, or gift-giving. The Conservatory’s outdoor Sales Garden features seasonal plants and garden ornaments within a fenced garden while the weather holds. Your selections can be paid for in the gift shop. The gift shop and sales garden are open during public hours; Conservatory admission is not required.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Sunday, September 10, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Rediscover your own backyard during the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown celebration. Fort Wayne residents with a Be a Tourist passport will be able to visit area attractions and museums - FREE! These passports provide entrance to some of Fort Wayne’s leading attractions including the Botanical Conservatory. During the afternoon, participants can enjoy the swingin’ vocal performance of Those 2 Guys in Suits & Ties, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 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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Visit Germany Blumengarten: A German story July 1-November 12 From summer to fall we celebrate our German twin, the City of Gera, with a special Blumengarten (flower garden) and interpretive displays. A European-style town square, casual biergarten, and practical “small” garden will give Conservatory visitors a taste of the region of Thuringia, “the green heart of Germany.” Established in medieval times but influenced by the modern era, Gera has a different feel than that of familiar Bavaria. Explore the culture of Thuringia with a hallway display spotlighting regional contributions. Join us in discovering more about Gera, our sister city for 25 years! Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, ABC 21 WPTA, the M.E. Raker Foundation, Wilson Foundation, and Auer Foundation.

Biergarten Games What’s a Biergarten, you ask? From the German, Biergarten literally translates to Beer Garden, an outdoor area where beer and local food are served at shared tables. This “adults only” interactive cultural event will offer traditional German food and entertainment, live music, games and, of course, beer. We will provide an atmosphere reminiscent of times with friends and strangers spent in Biergartens throughout Germany. Your ticket includes garden admission, German food with dessert, one drink ticket, games and entertainment. We’ll organize participants into small teams for some friendly competition over the course of the evening, involving a variety of favorite German pastimes -- singing, dancing, teamwork, and tests of skill and strategy. Winners earn prizes! Cash bar will be available. Singles, couples, and groups are welcome. Groups of 3 or more must register by phone at (260) 427-6000. When you register, please specify names of those you wish to be in your group. This is a rain or shine event! Age 21+. Registration deadline: September 8. Code Date Day Time 427061-F1 9/22 F  6-10 pm Individual: $40 Couple: $35/person Group: $30/person (must register by phone) Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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German Twin Choral Concert Sunday, October 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Visit the Conservatory gardens and celebrate our German twin city – Gera – with a lively afternoon concert of German song presented by Fort Wayne’s world-traveled twin chorale of Männerchor and Damenchor (the men’s and ladies’ choirs). This joint club preserves the German heritage that runs in the veins of a large percent of Fort Wayne’s population. The lyrics are German, but you’ll get the gist as choral director Tom Remenschneider introduces each piece. In addition, local author and German native Christel Gehlert will relate the story of how our Sister City relationship emerged after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and how that friendship was cemented by the sharing of song. The first 100 will receive a free vinyl decal to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our twinning with Gera, Germany. The concert is included with regular Conservatory admission.

What’s On Display Fall Bonsai Display Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 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. Enjoy a special discount on admission for the gardens and bonsai show, only $3/adult, $2/child. Children age 2 and under free.

Plant yourself at the Botanical Conservatory!


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. Visit our website www.botanicalconservatory.org for links to artists. Regular Conservatory admission applies for exhibit and for reception.

Kathryn Clark: Watercolor, Graphite, Oil Painting September-October Public Reception: September 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Kathryn Clark was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Art. In 1971, she and her husband founded Twinrocker Handmade Paper and were central to the revival of handmade paper in America. When Twinrocker Handmade Paper began making watercolor paper in 1985, Kathryn began painting watercolors to test the papers. She soon fell in love with the medium and has been painting ever since. Today, Kathryn exhibits art works in watercolor, graphite, and more recently oil.  She was voted an artist member of the Indiana Artists Club, the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, IN, Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, and the Hoosier Salon. She’s also won awards in juried exhibitions at the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Indiana Artists Club, and more.  

Anita Trick: Pastel, Watercolor, Oil November-December Public Reception: November 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Anita is a representational artist who has participated in over 40 group shows and as many solo business exhibitions since joining Fort Wayne Artist Guild in 2008. Anita grew up in Southern California, graduating from USC with a BA in English. Art was always part of her life from an early age, even though she had no formal training. As a career Army officer’s wife, she took art workshops wherever they were stationed. Her goal is to capture the excitement of a fresh snowfall, a colorful flower, an interesting building, or a spectacular sunset. She is an avid photographer, always ready for that special photo. She mostly enjoys painting in her home studio, but will paint en plein air on occasion. She has taken watercolor classes for several years with local artist Lynn Diamente and has attended workshops taught by various artists preparing her in the areas of watercolors, acrylics, pastels and oils.

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Snow Days Holiday Garden Exhibit November 18-January 7 Do you remember when school was cancelled because of unexpected winter weather? Snow days were a surprise, a break in routine, an invitation to play. In the Conservatory’s holiday imagination, snowkids go out for snowball fights and forts while snowmoms bake cookies and prepare hot chocolate. Snowmen and snow angels mark the spot where families spent time together. After sunset the light lingers, bouncing off that white blanket of snow. Wet gloves and boots are dried by the fire and everyone recounts their tales of the day over a supper of soup and cheese toasties. Then it’s off to bed…because there might be school again tomorrow. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, PBS 39 and the Wilson Foundation.

Holiday Swag Workshop In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, invite a family member or friend to the Gardens to create a festive evergreen swag that can be enjoyed by all through the holidays. Amy Oliver, Landscape Designer at Arbor Farms Nursery, will help you fashion the fragrant branch tips of balsam fir, cedar, and pine into a swag with holiday flair. The swag will also incorporate your choice of accents such as pine cones, berries, a decorative bow, and more for a nice seasonal touch. Your fee includes the items listed above, as well as a stroll through the holiday gardens. Bring garden gloves, pruners and any accents you’d like to incorporate. Age 16+. Registration deadline: November 22. Min. 15. Max. 25. Code Date Day Time 427005-R1 12/7 Th 6-7 pm 427005-S1 12/9   Sa 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$30 Member or Volunteer Fee: $25 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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Botanical Roots Concert Series Friday nights through September 1 Doors open 7:30 pm • Show starts 8:30 pm • Headliner 9:30 pm Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Terrace August 4

Gizzae (Reggae)

August 11

To Be Determined

August 18  

Dwayne Dopsie (Zydeco)

August 25

Soul Lounge (Soul/Funk)

September 1   Morry Sochat and the Special 20s (Blues) The final concerts of the Conservatory’s fresh-air Botanical Roots series feature reggae, zydeco, funk, and blues music from national touring acts. Local bands will open each show at 8:30 pm. Concerts are held on the Conservatory Terrace rain or shine; should it rain the band will be under the tent while you enjoy the show from under your umbrella or poncho. Feel free to bring your own chair, as seating is limited. Food and beverage are available from Mad Anthony Brewing Company; no outside food or drink permitted. Admission: $6 ages 13+; 12 and under free. Members inquire about special entrance and early admission. For more details visit our Facebook page-Botanical Conservatory or www.botanicalconservatory.org.

The Punkin’ Path Garden Display

October 10-29 Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Come and 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. Did you know the garden gnome originated in Germany as Gartenzwerge? Watch for them along the Punkin’ Path. This exhibit is included in Conservatory admission and open during public hours. Sponsored by Fun 101.7 FM.

Pumpkin Zone Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Enjoy an autumn celebration at the Botanical Conservatory! Explore the gardens for fall crafts, activities and games. Test your observation skills with the Gnome Search, discover whether pumpkins float or sink, and decorate your own mini pumpkin. Friends from the Allen County Farm Bureau will help us learn about pumpkins and how they grow. Pumpkin Zone is a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night festivities. Regular Conservatory admission applies. Sponsored by Fun 101.7 FM.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday, October 21 Doors open 8:00 pm; Movie 9:15 pm Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Let’s do the time warp agaaaaain! As a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night the Conservatory will once again 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. Please do not bring 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 all/younger audiences. Rated R; children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. $2/adult, $1/ age 17 and under. Please no rice or confetti. No reservations necessary.

Something for the whole family!


Thursday Fun!

All About Plants

$1 Nights

Autumn Succulents

First Thursday of the month: 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.

What a perfect time of year to turn a cute personal-sized pumpkin into upscale décor for the fall season! Nancy Murphy, a Conservatory volunteer and greenhouse gardener, will show you how to use succulents to decorate. Enjoy your creation for weeks; then, when the season is over, you can transplant your succulents into pots and enjoy them for years to come. Ages 13+. Registration deadline: September 20. Min. 10. Max. 15. Code Date Day Time Th 6-7 pm 427068-S1 9/28 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Member or Volunteer Fee: $12 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

$1 Night Insight: Acorns for Luck

Thursday, September 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Have you ever picked up an oak nut -- the nut most of us know as an acorn? You may be surprised to know the acorn has been the symbol of good luck, long life, and strength for centuries. Make an acorn craft and get a German cultural perspective on the awesome acorn in light of our current “Blumengarten,” or Flower Garden exhibit.

$1 Night Insight: Mustard Tasting

Thursday, October 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. During our Blumengarten exhibit, we want to bring German culinary culture to life! And mustard, so popular in German culture, will enliven your mouth as you sample different varieties, from mild to hot. Join members of the Fort Wayne Herb Gardeners Club for a mustard tasting and pick up recipes and ideas for using this versatile condiment.

$1 Night Insight: Mandatory ‘Mum’ Meeting!

Thursday, November 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Some people have a hard time overwintering chrysanthemums, asking, “Why do my fall mums never come back?” There could be a very good explanation for this and Lynda Heavrin, Manager of Landscape and Horticulture for the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, will show differences between garden and pot mums, share growing tips, and touch on special techniques used to create more spectacular flower displays.

Dahlias: Food, Flower & Germany Looking for a hearty flower that blooms all summer long? Then you might just want to pick up some dahlias next time you are at your local greenhouse or plant sale. They are not only beautiful, but also edible! If you think you may want to learn a little more about this magnificent flower before you buy it join Rusty Ritchie, Elkhart Dahlia Society President, to get some important insight first. There are many exciting facts about this flower that you would find helpful in growing them. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: October 20. Min. 8. Max. 36. Code Date Day Time 427067-R1      10/19 Th 6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$8 Member or Volunteer Fee: $5 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Fantastic Fall Flowers Fall has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate this festive time of year than by making a special centerpiece to liven up your table. Join instructor Dawn Mahan, who has worked as a florist for 39 years, as she teaches you how to put a simple centerpiece together. It will consist of different mums and greenery, so bring a friend and come enjoy this workshop! Ages 15+. Registration deadline: October 20. Min. 15. Max. 25. Code Date Day Time 427066-S1 10/28 Sa 1-2:30 pm #Sessions/Fee: 1/$25 Member or Volunteer Fee: $22 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

1st Thursday night admission is just $1!

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Fall Plant Swap Saturday, September 2, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The Conservatory’s free plant swap is coming up on the first Saturday of September. 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, ground covers, 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 31. For more information or to register, call (260) 427-6442.

Preserving and Using Your Herbs Have you always dreamed of growing your own delectable herbs and then using them in delicious homemade meals? Master Gardener Pam Snyder will teach you about a myriad of herbs. Discover preservation methods and how to use them in your own cooking. Many herbs are downright enthusiastic, so even if you’ve never kept something alive before, you’re sure to find an herb that suits your skills. Explore which herbs/spices to use for which food and share some great recipes for enjoying your herbs as Pam will have a variety for you to see, taste and smell. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: September 1. Min. 10. Max. 35. Code Date Day Time 427063-S1 9/9 Sa 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$10 Member or Volunteer Fee: $8 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

A Twist You Can’t Resist Join instructor Lori Berndt, owner of The Olive Twist, for an Olive Oil 101 Class where you will explore and learn more about one of our favorite foods. Lori will demonstrate techniques for cooking with olive oil and show how to choose among oils at the grocery store, making educated choices for your family. Food samples included! For inspiration afterwards, visit the Conservatory’s olive trees in the Mediterranean Garden. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: October 20. Min. 8. Max. 36. Code Date Day Time Sa 10 am-12 pm 427062-S1 10/7 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Member or Volunteer Fee: $11 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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Use Your Senses Forest Bathing Walk (Shinrin-Yoku) Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the experience of immersing oneself in the sensory gifts of nature. This can be done in a forest setting, but also in 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, but 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. Ages 18+. Registration deadlines: September 14, October 19 and November 22, respectively. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Date Day Time 427065-R1 9/21 Th 6-7:30 pm 427065-R2 10/26 Th 6-7:30 pm 427065-R3 11/30 Th 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Member or Volunteer Fee: $12 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Make & Take: Essential Oils In need of some rejuvenation and wanting to become more familiar with essential oils? Come participate in this workshop where you will learn what essential oils are, where they come from, how to use them, and why they are amazing. Instructor Samantha Reitman is an independent distributor of Young Living and has been using essential oils daily for over 3 years. She will teach how you can improve your well-being by making some amazing products. In October, you will create relaxing bath salts along with a joint care roller bottle. In November you can make a holiday-scented room spray and an immune support roller bottle. All supplies are included in registration fee. Ages 15+. Registration deadlines: October 2 and November 8, respectively. Min. 10. Max. 36. Code Date Day Time 427064-S1 10/12 Th 5:30-7:30 pm Sa 1-3 pm 427065-S2  11/18 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$18 Member or Volunteer Fee: $15 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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Family Fun Family Garden Close-Up 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: Pumpkin or Gourd?

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. At this time of year we see many homes decorated for the autumn season with pumpkins. But are they really pumpkins or are they gourds? Or do people decorate with both pumpkins and gourds? This month we will look at the differences between these two popular autumn vine fruits. You can even make your own autumn decoration to take home.

FGC: Creepy Critters

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. At the end of October, our minds may think of “creepy critters”. What makes a critter creepy? Join us this month as we learn about bats and spiders and why some think that they are creepy. We will also learn about some of the spiders and bats found in our area. You can make and take home a “creepy critter,” if you like.

FGC: Snowflakes

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. SNOW has blanketed the Botanical Conservatory! As you enjoy our “Snow Days” exhibit, stop by this special learning station to learn about nature’s beautiful winter decoration: the snowflake! Enjoy a holiday treat and make your own unique snowflake to display at home.

Just for Kids Discovery Corner 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-Dinosaurs, October-Red, Yellow, and Orange, NovemberMargaret Wise Brown. 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.

Garden Preschool: Fall Edition Join us this fall as we have fun and explore the colors of the autumn season. Parents or guardians will assist children side by side in this class that encourages the basics of exploring nature at a young age. Master Gardener Kay Musgrave has years of experience working with children in this type of setting and will take everyone on a new nature adventure each week. Children will explore the colors of red, yellow, and orange through hands-on activities. At least one adult is required to stay and participate (no registration required) for the duration of the class with their child. Ages 3 - 5. Registration deadline: October 3. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 427102-T1 10/10-10/24 T 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$18 Member or Volunteer Fee: $15 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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 assemblystyle presentations. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. A minimum of ten students is required to book a lab, but selfguiding visit lessons are available for groups of any size. For more information, call 427-6445.

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

Preparing for the Future Retirement Income Planning Tuesday, October 10, 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 preregistration is required by October 3. Reserve your seat by calling 427-6460.

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Savvy Social Security Planning Tuesday, September 12, 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 to register by September 5.

Estate Administration & Planning Monday, October 16, 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 9 to reserve your seat. This informational seminar is FREE. (Attend the Monday Luncheon the same day at 11:30 a.m. See page 52 for details.)

Watch your mailbox for the Winter Fun Times on November 1.

Arm yourself with information.


2017 Write a Will Day Wednesday, October 25 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 to discuss your will and charitable bequest. If you choose to make a charitable bequest, a sample Will shall be prepared for you during this 15 minute appointment 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.

Long-Term Care Planning Tuesday, November 7, 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, preregistration is required. Please call 427-6460 by October 31 to sign up.

Medicare & Medigap Supplemental Seminar Wednesday, September 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The basics of Medicare, from Part A to Part D as well as Medicare Supplemental Insurance, is the topic of this seminar. Learn how Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D Medicare coverage work together with Medicare Advantage Plans or with Medicare Supplemental Insurance and where you can obtain the information you need to help you in your Medicare decision process. Call 427-6460 one week in advance to sign up.

Elder Mediation Wednesday October 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Mediation is a process for resolving differences and/or conflicts between individuals, groups and organizations. In this seminar, we will give a brief explanation of mediation, the process and its benefits. We will also cover issues facing aging parents, their adult children and/or caregivers (disputes over driving skills, special health care, living arrangements, etc.) Please call 427-6460 by Wednesday October 11 to reserve your seat for this free seminar.

Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop Tuesday, October 10, 6-7:30 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 3 to reserve your spot.

Regarding Your Health Is It Alzheimer’s?: Know the 10 Signs Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This program will provide you with an understanding of 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. This seminar is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 by September 20 to reserve your spot.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Wednesday, October 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and importance of an accurate diagnosis. Videos of physicians, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers are incorporated into the program. This seminar is free, however you will need to call 427-6460 by October 11 to reserve your spot.

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Planning for the present and the future.

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Kidney Smart Seminar Wednesday, October 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Learn how kidneys function and how high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments can cause chronic kidney disease. We’ll discuss medication, diet and nutrition and how they work together to keep you healthy. Call 427-6460 by October 18 to reserve your seat.

Using the Web In Touch With Facebook

Benefits of Physical Activity Wednesday, November 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Physical activity is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. This seminar will help you understand why we need to get exercise in our daily lives. We will also discuss how much exercise is needed and for how long each week.  Come and enjoy learning about the benefits of physical activity and at the end of the lesson, each person attending will get a small “thank you” gift. This seminar is free, however, preregistration is required by November 1. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat for this free seminar. Instructor Cindy Hunt is a Nutrition Education Program Assistant with the Purdue Extension Office.

Wednesday, September 6, 13 & 20 12:00-1:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Facebook is one of the most popular social media websites with more than 1.79 billion active members. This website can be a great platform for communication with friends and family. We’ll show you how to create an account, find friends and post a status and pictures on the timeline. You’ll learn how to “like” and comment on other’s posts, send messages and share posts with friends. Basic Internet skills, like how to open an Internet browser and how to navigate to a website are necessary but any level of Facebook ability is welcomed. The seminar is free, however, you will need to call 427-6460 by August 30 to reserve your seat. 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You Monday, September 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. There are four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging including: cognitive activity, physical health/exercise, diet/nutrition and social engagement. In each area we will discuss what we know from current research as well as what we can do now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Call 427-6460 by September 11 to register for this free seminar and get started on a healthier you.

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Internet Security Awareness Thursday, November 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Do you want to learn how to use the internet safely? Do you trust that e-mail you received promising a free vacation? Do you trust what you read online? In this course you will learn how to browse safely, and learn how to identify rougue e-mail. 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; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by November 2 to reserve your seat.

Seminars are FREE! Join us!


Children’s Zoo Zoo Programs 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.

3411 Sherman Blvd. 260-427-6800 • www.kidszoo.org Visit the all-new Australian Outback, tour the Indonesian Rain Forest, and stroll the African Journey as you meet more than 1,000 animals on 40 beautifully-landscaped acres. You’ll find out why the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo was ranked the #7 zoo in the nation by TripAdvisor. Take your family on an amazing adventure where you’ll come face to face with tigers and hand-feed giraffes! Kids will love petting our friendly goats, riding the vintage locomotive, soaring above the treetops on the Sky Safari, and taking a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel. It’s an adventure for the whole family! Hours through Labor Day Daily 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Grounds close at 8:00 p.m.)

Wild Nights Spend the night at the zoo! Hike the zoo after dark and learn how animals are adapted for night life. Fee charged.

Education Programs Check kidszoo.org for the latest updates on educational 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 our website at kidszoo.org or contact the Volunteer Office at (260) 427-6828 to learn how you can join the fun.

Hours September 4-October 8 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Grounds close at 6:00 p.m.) Admission Adult..................................................$14 Children (2-14)...................................$10 Seniors (60+).....................................$12 Zoo Members...................................FREE

The zoo will be CLOSED August 18 in preparation for an annual fundraising event.

Wild Zoo Halloween October 13-15, 19-22, 27-29 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (grounds close at 6:00) Enjoy a “merry-not-scary” Halloween at the zoo! Visit zoo animals while you explore the Treat Trails, meet Broomhilda the Witch, pick a mini pumpkin to bring home, and experience plenty more kidfriendly activities. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! Take lots of photos and be sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MaskZOOrade October 25, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Join us for the zoo’s newest fundraising event! MaskZOOrade gives guests 21 and older the unique opportunity to have a “spooktacular” time while supporting the zoo. The event will feature music, cocktails and themed appetizers as guests enjoy the zoo at night! Costumes are encouraged. Ticket price is $50 and go on sale Monday, August 28 at noon. Please visit kidszoo.org/event/maskzoorade for tickets. For information, call the zoo’s development department at 260427-6831. MaskZOOrade is presented by Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Visit a nationally recognized attraction!

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Special Events

Community Center 40th Anniversary Celebration Friday, September 29, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Senior Citizen Center first opened its doors in the fall of 1977 offering programs designed specifically for seniors age 55 and older. In 1992, the name was changed and people of all ages were invited to join in the fun, although daytime programming still focuses on the 50+ age group. Join us as we celebrate this milestone anniversary by doing what we do best at the Center – Make Life Fun!

All Day Music • Giant Wall Painting Canvas • Slide Show • Photo Albums

4:00-6:00 p.m. Family Activities • Inflatables • GaGa Pit • Shuffleboard • Games • Crafts Scavenger Hunt • Hotdogs • And More!

6:00-8:00 p.m. (adults 21+) Trivia Night for Adults • Shuffleboard • Cornhole • Foot Darts Wine and Beer Tasting sponsored by Signature Healthcare Chili Cook-Off between downtown area restaurants

Haunt

Saturday, October 21, 1:30-4:00 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. There will be a minimal charge for games, but free face painting and a performance by Fort Wayne Youth Theatre at 2:00 p.m. Anthony Wayne Lions Club will have concessions available for purchase. Admission is free.

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All kinds of fun for all kinds of folks!


Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival Friday, September 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 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 rides with horses and mule teams Saturday Only Antique Tractor Parade at 12:00 p.m. Farmers’ Market

Santa’s Workshop at the Community Center

Wednesday, November 22 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lighting Ceremony 6:00 p.m. Community Center 233 W. Main St.

Start your downtown celebration at the Community Center with free holiday activities for the kids. There will be crafts, refreshments and movies. Donate a new or gently used bear to the “Disorderly Bear Den” and be entered into a drawing to win a giant elf bear. Kids can shop for inexpensive holiday gifts for $4 or less at the North Pole Stop-n-Shop.  Mom and Dad can shop too, our Community Center patrons have been crafting holiday items to sell in the Crafter’s Corner.  Finally, check out the light display on the Community Center roof when we turn on the lights at 6:00.

Mark your calendar and join the fun!

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Foellinger Theatre Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series The 2017 summer concert season at Foellinger Theatre continues. Get your 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.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Tuesday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. This evening’s “Time Travel” concert will take you on a musical journey through time. Audience members will hear music from days gone by from the distant and not so distant past. FREE Admission.

Aretha Franklin Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. Aretha Franklin has been called one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music, with a repertoire that spans pop, soul, jazz, rock, blues and gospel. Don’t miss your chance to hear the Queen of Soul live, singing favorites like “Respect,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and many more. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $59-$149, $6 transaction fee

BritBeat United States Air Force Band of Mid-America: Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble Friday, August 11, 7:30 p.m. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group whose style varies from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, as well as modern jazz. You may hear Glenn Miller or unique arrangements and compositions produced by some of the band’s very own members. The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble represents the pride of our great nation and the United States Air Force. FREE Admission.

Saturday, August 19, 8 p.m. BritBeat tells the story of the Beatles from their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, their dynamic debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium and onward to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era and finally the later years of Abbey Road and the White Album. Tickets: $22

H H Concert Tickets H H www.foellingertheatre.org (260) 427-6000 Foellinger Theatre Box Office 6:00-10:00 p.m. on concert days

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Catch these final concerts . . .


Happy Together Tour Wednesday, August 23, 7 p.m. The Happy Together Tour of 2017 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, The Association, The Cowsills, The Box Tops and The Archies Ron Dante. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $39-$79, $6 transaction fee

Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour

Ted Nugent Thursday, August 24, 7:30 p.m. “The Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent is known as one of the greatest hard rock guitarists. Nugent and his early band THE AMBOY DUKES had a #1 song in the USA “Journey To The Center Of The Mind” when he was still in high school. His 34 albums have yielded hard rock classic songs “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Fred Bear,” “Great White Buffalo,” “Free For All” and “Dog Eat Dog.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $39-$79, $6 transaction fee

Tuesday, September 5, 7:30 pm Garrison Keillor went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader. He is host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts and Outback Concerts. Tickets: $40-$75, $6 transaction fee

The Steve Miller Band Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. The Steve Miller Band was formed in 1966 in San Francisco and has sold over 30 million records. Their Greatest Hits 1974 - 1978 collection is one of the best selling rock albums of all time, with over 3 million records sold. Steve’s hit records include “Space Cowboy,” “Livin’ In The USA,” “The Joker,” “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Abracadabra,” “Jungle Love” and “Jet Airliner.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $59-$99, $6 transaction fee

2017 Season Sponsors

of the 2017 Foellinger Theatre season!

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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.

You’re Invited

Holiday Fun 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 give as Christmas gifts, play some fun games, and enjoy Santa’s favorite treat . . . milk and cookies . . . before you leave! Registration deadline: December 1. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443039-F1 12/8

Ages 3-5

*Adult/Child Halloween is the theme for today as we play games, make crafts and do a little trick-or-treating right here at the Center. Wear your costume! Registration deadline: October 20. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 443047-F1

Ages 3-5

10/27 F

9-9:45 am

443047-F2 10/27 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

It’s Turkey Time! Attention all little Pilgrims and Indians! We would be very THANKFUL if you would come to our party! We’ll make turkey day crafts, play games and enjoy a Turkey Time feast (snack). Come join us! Registration deadline: November 10. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443052-F1 11/17

Ages 3-5

F

9-9:45 am

443052-F2 11/17 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Sound of Music Song, Rhythm & Rhyme *Adult/Child Join Heartland Sings in a musical, family experience that will be both fun and rewarding for you and your toddler. Learn new songs, rhythms, and rhymes for playtime with your child. Part II will take this fun experience a step further as you explore additional songs with your toddler and discover new ways to engage your imaginations in music. Sign up for both sessions at the same time and get a $5 discount. Registration deadlines: September 7 and October 12. Min. 8. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Part I Ages 2-3

443053-R1 9/14-9/21

Th

443053-R2 9/14-9/21 # Sessions/Fee: 2/$36

Th 10-10:45 am

443053-R3 10/19-11/2

Th

Ages 4-5 Part II Ages 2-3

Ages 4-5

9-9:45 am

9-9:45 am

443053-R4 10/19-11/2 Th 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$51 Fee for Parts I & II: $82 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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9-9:45 am

443039-F2 12/8 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Halloween Fun

Ages 1½-3

F

Call 427-6000 to register by phone.


Musical Conexion All of life is music! The highs, the lows, the fasts and slows. Musical Conexion is a music and movement program that connects heart to heart with the universal language of music. Kelsie Lee has multiple years of musical experience and will introduce little ones to world music while cultivating cognitive development, inspiring creative expression and nurturing a sense of social inclusion, confidence, acceptance, and enhanced listening. Each class brings engaging and fun music, short stories, finger-plays, dancing, and simple songs and, as a bonus, provides an early immersion into Spanish! Ages 3-5 (adults are welcome but not required to participate). Registration deadlines: August 29 and October 13. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time 443054-T1 9/5-10/10 T 9:30-10:10 am 443054-S1 10/21-11/25 Sa 10:30-11:10 am # Sessions/Fee: 6/$99 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Almost Artists Pee Wee Painters *Adult/Child Make room on the refrigerator because you will have many works of art to hang up 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 29. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443114-T1

Ages 3-5

9/5-9/26

T

9-9:45 am

443114-T2 9/5-9/26 T 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$33 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 our masterpieces. Registration deadline: October 11. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443041-W1 10/18-11/8

Ages 3-5

W

9-9:45 am

443041-W2 10/18-11/8 W 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$33 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toddler Art Samplers *Adult/Child Join us on the first Fridays of every month for a special art day. In our art samplers you’ll get to try your hand at painting, gluing, sculpting and various other artistic mediums. Choose one of our fun themes or try them all for even more artistic adventures! Sign up for more than one sampler and get a discounted rate. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each class. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Age Date Day Time

Down on the Farm

443045-F1 443045-F2

1½-3 9/1 3-5 9/1

443045-F3 443045-F4

1½-3 10/6 F 9-9:45 am 3-5 10/6 F 10-10:45 am

443045-F5 443045-F6

1½-3 11/3 F 9-9:45 am 3-5 11/3 F 10-10:45 am

All About Autumn

F 9-9:45 am F 10-10:45 am

Transportation/Construction Bugs

443045-F7 1½-3 12/1 F 9-9:45 am 443045-F8 3-5 12/1 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Fee for 2 or more classes: $12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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/scholarship.

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What a Character! 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! Registration deadline: September 22. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443057-F1 9/29

Ages 3-5

F

9-9:45 am

443057-F2 9/29 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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! Registration deadline: September 8. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

443032-F1 9/15

Ages 3-5

F

9-9:45 am

443032-F2 9/15 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Athletes in Training Preschool Open Gyms *Adult/Child School has started back up, the weather is cooling down, and you need somewhere for your little ones to run off some energy and meet new friends, right? Bring them to the Community Center for Friday morning open gym! We have room to run around and lots of play equipment to keep your little ball of energy entertained. It’s a full hour of unstructured play. Drop in and stay as long as you like! Drop-in fee is $5/child or purchase a pass for $20 that gets you into all 5 open gym sessions. No pre-registration required. Ages 18 months-5 years. Dates Day Time 9/8, 22; 10/13, 20; 11/10 F 9-10 am Drop-in Fee: $5/child 5 Session Pass: $20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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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 be held. At least one parent or other adult is required to participate with each child. Registration deadline: August 29. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 2-3: Mini Kickers

443700-A1 9/5-9/26 T 5:30-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$35/$45 after August 29

Ages 3-4: Little Kickers

443700-B1 9/5-9/26 T 6:15-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$39/$49 after August 29 Location: Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd.

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 26. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443600-T1 10/3-10/24 T 9-9:40 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$24 Location: Franke Park Pavilion #1

Questions? Call 427-6000


We Like to Move it, Move it!

Beautiful Ballet

*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 1½-3. Registration deadline: October 31. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443042-T1 11/7-11/21 T 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 6 and November 1. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443304-W1 9/13-10/25 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W2 9/13-10/25 W 4:30-5 pm 443304-W4 11/8-12/20 W 10-10:30 am 443304-W5 11/8-12/20 W 4:30-5 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadline Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Little Leapers *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 play to burn off all that extra energy. Each week will feature activities that focus on fine motor skills. Ages 1½-3. Registration deadline: August 30. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time W 9-9:45 am 443027-W1 9/6-9/27 # Sessions/Fee: 4/$28 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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. Ages 3-5. Registration deadlines: September 6 and November 1. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443305-W1 9/13-10/25 W 10:30-11 am 443305-W2 11/8-12/20 W 10:30-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest 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. Registration deadlines: September 8 and October 27. Min. 4. Max. 10. There will be no class November 24. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3 (Adult/Child)

More Pre-School Fun

443300-F1 443300-F2 443300-F3 443300-F4 443300-F5 443300-F6

Fall Harvest Festival.....................7 Garden Pre-School....................29 Little Explorers............................4 Halloween Haunt.......................34 Pumpkin Zone...........................26 Santa’s Workshop......................35 Story Time at the Riverfront........4

443301-F1 9/15-10/27 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443301-F2 9/15-10/27 F 5:15-6 pm 443301-F3 9/15-10/27 F 5:45-6:30 pm 443301-F5 11/3-12/22 F 4:30-5:15 pm 443301F6 11/3-12/22 F 5:15-6 pm 443301-F7 11/3-12/22 F 5:45-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadline Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Ages 3-4

9/15-10/27 9/15-10/27 9/15-10/27 11/3-12/22 11/3-12/22 11/3-12/22

Encourage your kids to be active.

F F F F F F

4:30-5 5:15-5:45 6-6:30 4:30-5 5:15-5:45 6-6:30

pm pm pm pm pm pm

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Just for Kids DIY Wind Turbine

Sorta Scientific LEGO Pullback Car Exploration of simple machines at an entry level are applied and discussed in depth as students creatively build and modify their very own LEGO car to take home with them. This class provides great hands-on learning and building experiences like basic engineering principles, simple and compound machines, gearing, forces in motion, integrated problem solving, communication skills, teamwork and collaboration as well as challenges students to incorporate the traits of an engineer in a classroom setting. Get a $5 discount for signing up for both the LEGO Collision Cars & LEGO Pullback Car at the same time. Registration deadline: September 1. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Junior (ages 6-9) 443051-S1

9/9

Sa

10-11 am

Elementary (ages 10-14)

443051-S2 9/9 Sa 11:15 am-12:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$20 Fee for LEGO Pullback Car & LEGO Collision Cars: $106 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

LEGO Collision Cars Students will work in pairs to creatively build and modify a variety of battling machines applying basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors, energy, friction, forces, motion, aerodynamics problem solving, communication and risk-taking skills using unique LEGO kits to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) concepts and 21st century educational skills with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work as well as compete. Save $5 when you sign up for both LEGO Collision Cars and LEGO Pullback Car at the same time. Registration deadline: September 22. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time

Junior (ages 6-9) 443051-S3

9/30-11/11

Elementary (ages 10-14)

Sa

9-11 am

443051-S4 9/30-11/11 Sa 11:15 am-1:15 # Sessions/Fee: 7/$91 Fee for LEGO Pullback Car & LEGO Collision Cars: $106 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Wind power is being used all over the world. New designs for windmills and wind turbines are constantly being explored. Come learn how is wind formed, captured and transformed into electrical power. You’ll even have the opportunity to put together your very own wind turbine! Registration deadline: September 15. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Junior (ages 6-10)

443055-S1 9/23

Sa

Elementary (ages 10-14)

10-11 am

443055-S2 9/23 Sa 11:15 am-12:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Kids Intro to Computers Go beyond games and learn how to use your computer for word processing, calculating, art, music and more. You will learn how to Google search and how to discern fact from fiction by finding the right sources. Class meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month with a final meeting on November 30. You will need a USB flash drive, pen/pencil and paper. Ages 6+. Instructor Merril Thompson has over 18 years experience on computers as well as a major in Computer Modeling and Animation at IPFW. Registration deadline: August 31. Min. 6. Max. 11. Code Dates Day Time 443056-R1 9/7-11/30 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 games that include soccer, a breakout-style game and alien invader as well as a secret game for the last class! Please bring a flash drive of any size and a valid e-mail address to the first class. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: September 25. Min. 5. Max. 11. Code Dates Day Time 443050-M1 10/2-11/13 M 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$114 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Fax your registration to 427-6020.


Very Creative

Hip Hop Dance

Our glass fusing fun is going to feed your holiday spirit and result in 4 fused glass ornaments for your tree or window. Each ornament will be finished with either a silver bail or an imbedded wire hanger and will be ready for pick-up one week after the class. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Ages 6-14. Registration deadline: October 11. Min. 5. Max. 8. Code Date Day Time 443058-W1 10/25 W 5:30-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$42 Location: Community Center, 233 W Main St.

Hip Hop or street style is one of the most popular forms of dance today. The lyrics in the songs used at Starz Dance Academy are closely monitored. Age appropriate words, messages, and choreography make this fun, upbeat style of dance acceptable for all ages. Soft ballet, jazz, hip hop or tennis shoes are required. Ages 5-8. Registration deadlines: September 6 and November 1. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443306-W1 9/13-10/25 W 5:30-6 pm 443306-W2 11/8-12/20 W 5:30-6 pm # Session/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Passion for Pottery

Cheer Tumble

Fused Holiday Ornaments

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 29 and November 10. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 443201-S1 10/7-11/4 Sa 9-11 am 9-11 am 443201-S2 11/18-12/16 Sa # Sessions/Fee: 5/$63 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cheerleading today has become very competitive and 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 6 and November 1. Min. 4. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 443308-W1 9/13-10/25 W 5:15-6 pm 443308-W2 11/8-12/20 W 5:15-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Get On Your Feet 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 5-8. Registration deadlines: September 6 and November 1. Min. 4. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 443304-X1 9/13-10/25 W 5-5:30 pm 443304-X2 11/8-12/20 W 5-5:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadline Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Questions? 427-6000

Youth Scholarships Available.

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For the Athlete 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, confidence 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. Registration deadlines: September 8 and October 27. Min. 4. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class on November 24. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

443302-F1 443302-F2 443302-F3 443302-F4 443302-F6 443302-F7 443302-F8 443302-F9

Ages 8-12

9/15-10/27 9/15-10/27 9/15-10/27 9/15-10/27 11/3-12/22 11/3-12/22 11/3-12/22 11/3-12/22

F F F F F F F F

4:30-5:15 pm 5-5:45 pm 5:45-6:30 pm 6:30-7:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 5-5:45 pm 5:45-6:30 pm 6:30-7:15 pm

443302-G1 9/15-10/27 F 6:30-7:15 pm 443302-G2 11/3-12/22 F 6:30-7:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadline Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Gymnastics for the Guys 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 on the registration form. Ages 5-8. Registration deadlines: September 8 and October 27. Min. 4. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class on November 24. Code Dates Day Time 443303-F1 9/15-10/27 F 6:30-7:15 pm 443303-F2 11/3-12/22 F 6:30-7:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$47/$57 after deadline Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

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J & B Pacers Youth Marathon Training Start training now for the F4F Kid’s Marathon on September 29 or run for the fun of it. It’s your choice. We’ll meet Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Each session will include a warm-up, stretching and running/walking. Wear appropriate active clothing and running shoes. Ages 4-14. Coaches 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. Registration deadline: August 18. Min. 10. Max. 50. Note: Class fee doesn’t include F4F registration. Code Dates Days Times 443850-S1 8/26-9/26 Sa 10-11 am T 6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$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 be held. Registration deadline: August 31. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-7: Kickin’ Kids

443700-C1 9/7-9/28

Ages 8-10: Big Kickers

Th 5:30-6:30 pm

443700-D1 9/7-9/28 Th 6:45-7:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$43/$53 after August 31 Location: Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Youth Tennis Lessons Youth beginning tennis lessons will be held at Bob Arnold Park tennis courts for children ages 3-12 years beginning September 2. 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. Register early! Registration deadline: September 5. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 3-4

445700-S1 9/9-10/7

Sa

445700-S2 9/9-10/7

Sa 9:30-10:30 am

Ages 5-7

Ages 8-12

9-9:30 am

445700-S3 9/9-10/7 Sa 10:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 5/$30/$35 after September 5 Location: Bob Arnold Park Tennis Courts, Parnell Ave.

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. Class sizes are limited so register early. Registration deadline: September 5. Min. 7. Max. 14. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 6-9

445900-S1 9/10-10/15

Su

9-10 am

445900-S2 9/10-10/15

Su

10-11 am

Ages 10-12

Intermediate Ages 9-13

445900-S3 9/10-10/15 Su 11 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$28/$33 after September 5 Location: Bob Arnold Park, Parnell Ave.

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/scholarship.

Horseback Riding 101 We’re all about horses today! You’ll tour one of Fort Wayne’s finest equestrian facilities, learn some amazing facts about horses and the equipment necessary for riding, and have the opportunity to get in the saddle. Please wear closed toe shoes. Ages 4+ (ages 4-7 must be accompanied by an adult). The Summit Equestrian Center has been in existence since 2010 providing quality instruction as a Premier Accredited Center. You can learn more about the facility at www. SummitEquestrian.org. Registration deadlines: September 22 and October 13. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 443860-S1 9/30 Sa 1-4 pm 443860-S2 10/21 Sa 1-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$46 Location: Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane

Franke Park BMX Track The BMX track in Franke Park is open May through October and operated by Fort Wayne BMX.  Membership is required to use the track, but open rides are held Tuesday and Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Persons must get a 1-day membership to ride or race at these times. For more information go to www.ftwaynebmx.com or e-mail fortwaynebmx@gmail.com.

More Fun for Kids Halloween Haunt.......................34 Fall Harvest Festival.....................7 Lindenwood Field Trips...............9 Pumpkin Zone...........................26 Riverfront FW............................3-5 Santa’s Workshop......................35 Trek the Trails............................63 Youth Centers.......................46-51 Zoo...........................................33 Note: Many of the Special Interest and Botanical Conservatory classes are open to youth of varying ages.

Play one of 62 public tennis courts in the parks.

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

Through Aug 14 12:00-5:00 p.m. Aug 15-Sept 8 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sept 11-December 21 3:00-8:00 p.m. When FWCS are closed, 12-5 pm

September 11-December 21 Monday

Tuesday

3:00-4:00

Study Club

Study Club

Study Club

Study Club

4:00-5:00

Everlasting Fitness

Everlasting Fitness

Everlasting Fitness

Everlasting Fitness

5:00-6:00

Kids Café Etiquette Jennings Jewels

6:00-7:00

Boys to Men

7:00-8:00

Open Project

Kids Café

Wednesday Thursday

Kids Café

Sisterhood JC Fitness

Boys to Men

Lakeside MS Basketball Ages 8-12

Jennings Jewels

Crafting Around

Parents must complete a registration form for each youth program participant. Registration forms may be picked up at Jennings Recreation Center.

Study Club

Open Project Crafting Around

Kids Café

Friday Free Play Recreation Kids Cafe

Sisterhood Show Time JC Fitness Lakside MS Basketball Ages 13-16 JC Hip Hop Live Dance

Basketball Program/Leagues Our basketball program is designed to help youth (8-16) develop basketball skills. This program also helps build self-confidence, develop leadership ability and promote sportsmanship.

Staff provides homework assistance and tutoring.

Everlasting Fitness

Ms. Lovie Kids Cafe

Everlasting Fitness is an exercise and nutrition program for children of all ages. Youth enjoy a variety of field trips and are exposed to health related businesses within the community and learn how to prepare healthy meals, snacks and work on their Etiquette put to give them life skills tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.

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

Jennings Jewels Dance Group   Student learns a variety of dance styles in this fun, interactive program. The dedication and commitment required of student and parents is evident in the performance showcase.

Boys to Men/ Sisterhood These life skills programs are designed to teach elementary through high school youth community service, etiquette, having respect and making positive choices that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.

Crafting Around Enjoy fun, creative crafts for gifts and display.

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Movie Night All movies are family-friendly and free.

JC Fitness for Adults

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Exercise class for adults of all fitness levels.

Harvest Fest

October 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy sweet treats, games and prizes! Fun for the whole family!

Enjoy “after school” fun in a safe environment!


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

Through Aug 14 12:00-5:00 p.m. Aug 15-Sept 8 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sept 11-December 21 3:00-8:00 p.m. When FWCS are closed, 12-5 pm

September 11-December 21 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

Power Hour

Power Hour

Power Hour

Recreation Ananse (4-5)

4:30-5:00

Recreation

Recreation

Recreation

Recreation

Show Time (4-6)

5:00-6:00

Kids Café Simba

Kids Café

Kids Café Simba

Kids Café

Kids Café

Akoma Dance Crew

SBA Academy (6:15-7:15)

Akoma Dance Crew

Goddess Aset

Basketball (6:00-7:30)

Goddess Aset

Basketball (6:00-7:30)

Jump for Life

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

Recreation

Recreation

A registration card must be completed and a Pick-Up Procedure form signed for each program participant. Forms are at the Center.

SBA Academy Children ages 5-18 learn African and African-American history and culture and career options, the value of having a positive identity, sense of culture, unity, self-determination and making good career choices. They are also exposed to a variety of professionals speaking with them about their careers.

Simba Rites of Passage Boys ages 10-18 learn the skills necessary to transition into healthy, productive and positive young men; they learn the value of brotherhood, 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.

Goddess Aset Rites of Passage Girls ages 10-18 learn the skills necessary to transition into healthy, productive and positive young ladies; learning the value of 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.

Power Hour/ Tutoring Staff provides homework assistance for students in pre-K through 12th grade.

Recreation

Recreation

Jump for Life 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.

Akoma Dance Crew Boys and girls 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 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. The league is open to participants in the SBA Academy, Simba, Jump for Life or Goddess Aset programs only.

Ananse (Creative) Program The participants are encouraged in their creativity and enjoy fun arts and craft projects.

Kids Café Kids Café offers a nutritious meal every evening for youth ages 5-18. When FWCS is closed, Kids Café is served 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The fun is FREE! Don’t miss out!

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Cooper Community Center

Through Aug 14 12:00-5:00 p.m. Aug 15-Sept 8 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sept 11-December 21 3:00-8:00 p.m. When FWCS are closed, 12-5 pm

2300 Clinton & Creighton • 427-6733 Coordinator: Michael Ayers

September 11-December 21 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3:00-4:00

Power Hour and Snack

Recreation Free Time

4:00-5:00

COOP Fun Fit

Show Time (4-6 pm)

5:00-6:00

Kids Café

What’s Cooking

6:00-7:00

Puzzle Time

7:00-8:00

Self Expression Lakeside Basketball (8-16 yrs)

What’s Cooking

Building Bridges (Life Skills)

Imagine Design Create Lakside Basketball (8-16 yrs)

Games, Puzzles, Reading

Parents must complete a registration form for each youth program participant. Registration forms may be picked up at the Center.

Power Hour

Arts and Crafts and Balloon Sculpting Make fun, creative crafts for gifts or to keep and display!

Homework assistance.

Basketball League

COOP Fun Fit

Youth ages 8-16 learn the value of sportsmanship, being a scholar athlete and community service while learning the games basic skills, rules and playing competitively.

Children 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.

Building Bridges (Life Skills) Respect and Etiquette Edition – This life skills program is designed to give all students the tools that will help them be successful in their life endeavors.

Kids Café

Lakeside Basketball League Our basketball program is designed to help children and teens (ages 12+) develop basketball skills. This program also helps build self-confidence, develop leadership ability and promote sportsmanship and teamwork!

Show Time Enjoy a great family movie and fresh popped popcorn every Thursday evening!

Children are served a healthy, nutritious meal.

Recreation

What’s Cooking

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

Easy, mouth-watering and useful recipes are made from scratch by children to eat and share with the community!

Self Expression Children have the opportunity to express themselves through art, poetry, stories, singing and dancing; a weekly show-and-tell!

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Watch your mailbox for the Winter Fun Times on November 1.

Drop in and join the fun!


COMMUNITY

August 16 6-8 pm Weisser

UNITY

Community United Nights will provide a chance for neighbors to gather together to meet, greet and eat . . . and engage with one another as well as members of our Fort Wayne Police Deptartment in fun activities and learn how they are keeping our neighborhoods safe.

Sunday, December 3, 4 pm Jennings Recreation Center

August 30 6-8 pm Cooper

Neighborhood Meal Games, Crafts, Door Prizes

NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

Wassail Celebration

August 23 6-8 pm Jennings

Entertainment Neighborhood Forum on Public Safety Pre-events begin at 5:30 p.m.

Holiday Family Fiesta

18th Annual Black History Bowl

Thursday, December 14, 6 pm Weisser Park Youth Center

Wednesday, February 21, 6 pm Weisser Park Youth Center

Jennings • Cooper • Weisser

BASH Saturday, September 9 • 12-3 pm Weisser Park Youth Center 802 Eckert St.

FREE Be fun for of the whole family! a part your community.

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McMillen Park Center McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott Street • 427-2420 Summer Hours Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Sat/Sun, 12-5 p.m. Fall Hours (beginning September 5) Mon/Fri, 12-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Tues/Wed/Thur, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Sat/Sun, 12-5 p.m. Admission Youth from 3-8 p.m. FREE; All others $1

Adult Basketball League Thursdays, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Begins September 13 and runs for 8 weeks followed by single elimination tournament. Games are played at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Pickleball Courts available M-F 12:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Similar to badminton and tennis, pickleball involves playing on a court with the same dimensions as badminton with a hard paddle and perforated ball. Drop in fee is $1.

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Wellness Mall Monday-Friday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Enjoy our indoor walking track and fitness equipment in the comfort of a clean, spacious facility.

Computer Lab Monday & Friday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The computer lab is open to the public for personal use. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required.

Cardio Fit August 14-October 26 Monday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:00-6:30 p.m. Drop-in fee: $1. Photo ID required.

Yoga August 16-October 25 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginning yoga for adults to stretch, strengthen and de-stress. Bring your own yoga mat. Dropin fee: $1. Photo ID required.

Fun and Games Mondays/Fridays, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 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.

There’s something for everyone . . .


Youtheatre

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

Jump for Life Mondays, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. Gets children moving! Physical fitness for all ages! Free!

Project Alert Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. Drug and alcohol awareness program to prevent drug use. Ages 5-18

Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. beginning September 14 Youtheatre participants will learn the play Young Harriet Tubman.

Movie Night Thursdays, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Family friendly movies will be played and popcorn will be eaten!

McMillen Kickers Saturdays mornings beginning September 16 9:00-9:45 ages 4-7; 10:00-10:45 ages 8-10 This soccer program will cover the fundamentals and basic skills.

Ivy Tech Youth Skills Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. This program encourages critical thinking skills, challenge student’s bodies and minds and fosters team work. Powered by Ivy Tech College. Ages 5-18

Project Ready Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. Project Ready provides enhanced academic and social support to middle and high school students as they prepare for post-secondary success. Fort Wayne Urban League facilitates this teen program.

Questions? 427-2420 McMillen Park Community Center Fall 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

Friday

3 pm

Unwind Time Foyer Games/ Snack

Unwind Time Foyer Games/ Snack

Unwind Time Foyer Games/ Snack

Unwind Time Foyer Games/ Snack

4 pm

Homework Hour Project Alert

Homework Hour Project Alert

Homework Hour Project Alert

Homework Hour Project Alert

Computer, Arts & Crafts, TV, Pickleball, Playground, Boxball, Kickball

5 pm

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

Kids’ Café

6 pm

Lady Bugs Jump for Life

HER Drums Not Guns Dance Collective Jump for Life

Passage 2 Manhood Project Ready Ivy Tech Youth Skills

Movie Night

Kids’ Cafe

Youtheatre

at McMillen Park Community Center.

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Fun After Fifty A Movie and a Meal

Tuesday Movies Community Center, 233 W. Main 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. Hidden Figures September 5 September 19 The Zoo Keepers Wife Loving October 3 October 17 Rules Don’t Apply November 7 The Founder November 21 Home for the Holidays

Monday Luncheons Bring a friend or two and join us for these special Monday luncheons. We’ll begin serving at 11:30 a.m., but you are invited to come earlier and enjoy cards or table games with other funloving folks. You may resume play after lunch if you wish. Paid reservations are required by the previous Wednesday before 4:00 p.m. Reservation fees cannot be refunded or transferred. At each luncheon, there will be a short presentation by the sponsor. Ages 50+. Monday, September 18, 11:30 a.m. “Vegan Food is Delicious Too” Supporting Sponsor: Lutheran Life Villages Reservation fee: $4 Monday, October 16, 11:30 a.m. “Fall Feast” Supporting Sponsor: Signature HealthCARE Reservation fee: $4 Monday, November 20, 11:30 am “Gathering Gobbler” Supporting Sponsor: Signature HealthCARE Reservation fee: $5

Holiday Fun Coming Soon Holly Trolley Shopping & Craft Show

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Community Center 233 W. Main St. The Community Center will be a stop on the Holly Trolley Tour. Watch for details in the Winter issue of Fun Times.

55+ Holiday Dinner & Light Tours

Veteran’s Breakfast & Bingo Friday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Community Center will honor the men and women who have served our country in the military and their guest with a FREE breakfast and Bingo. American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide live music. Call 427-6460 by Monday, November 6 to reserve your seat. When making a reservation, please give us your branch of service and years served. After breakfast, stay for Bingo at 10:00 a.m. It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses.

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The Community Center will host it’s annual Holiday Dinner & Light Tours in December. Watch for details about these popular events in the winter issue of Fun Times.

We Rent for Your Event The Community Center at 233 W. Main Street offers beautiful, flexible space for receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, meetings, performances, dances, home parties, office parties, seminars, proms and more. 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 427-6462 for details and the full range of options.

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


Play Hard . . . Live Well 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 Cornhole F 9:30-11:30 am Crochet W 10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm F 1-3 pm Euchre W 12:30-3 pm Fitness Equipment M-F 8 am-4:30 pm Hand & Foot W 11 am-3 pm Mah Jongg F 12-4 pm Mexican Train M 9 am-1 pm Quilting Th 1-4 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: • The Hearth of Sycamore Village (Bingo) • Heritage Park (Bingo) • Life Care Center of Fort Wayne (Euchre) • Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)

Active Aging Week September 25-29 Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Monday, September 25 8 am

Opening Breakfast Sponsored by: Brookdale Fort Wayne 10 am Cornhole Tournament Sponsored by: Renaissance Village

Tuesday, September 26 9 am

2 pm

Pickleball Tournament Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood Sponsored by: TLC Management Historic Walking Tour The 1½-hour tour will include a visit to Parkview Field.

Wednesday, September 27 9 am

1 pm

Table Tennis Tournament Sponsored by: Summit City Health and Rehabilitation Wii Tournament

Thursday, September 28 10 am

Billards Tournament Sponsored by: The Hearth at Sycamore Village 10 am Hike at Acres Land Trust 1802 Chapman Rd., Huntertown Take a sack lunch to eat in the barn.

Friday, September 29 9 am

Shuffleboard Tournament Sponsored by: Chapman Place 11:30 am Lunch provided/sponsored by McAlister’s Deli For the first 50 Active Aging participants only 4 pm 40th Anniversary Party Don’t miss the 40th anniversary party! See page 34 for details. To register for Active Aging Week events, please call 427-6460 no later than 2 days prior to the event. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each tournament. Unless otherwise stated, the event will be held at the Community Center. The walking tour departs from the Community Center.

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Song & Dance

Fit & Fabulous

Senior Tap Class

Arthritis Foundation Exercise

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: October 5. Min. 5. Max. 15. (There will be no class on November 23.) Code Dates Day Time

Tuesdays and 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, start here. This class is designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. You can attend this drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $3 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details. (There will be no class on November 23.) Drop in fee: $1

Advanced

441210-R2 10/12-12/7

Beginners

Th 2:45-3:30 pm

441210-R1 10/12-12/7 Th 3:30-4:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after October 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cardio Flex

Alley Kats The Alley Kats is a 20-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women 50 and better. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. Most performances are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.

Community Center Singers Join Heartland Sings in a community choir experience where you will sing side-by-side with professional Vocal Artists and a group of your peers from all over the community. This choir is sure to be a fun and rewarding experience for all who love to sing and will culminate in a final lunchtime concert. No prior choir experience necessary. This program courtesy of Englewood Health & Rehabilitation. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 7. Max. 40. Code Dates Day Time 441901-T1 9/19-10/10 T 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$10 Location: Community Center, 233 W Main St.

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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 Arthritis Foundation Exercise. It is designed for active seniors and consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help decrease fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. You will be using light to medium dumbbells to increase muscular strength and flexibility. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. You can start this program at any time. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+. Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $3 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details. (There will be no class on November 23.) Drop in fee: $1

Everyday Exercise Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Enjoy the benefits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you. This class incorporates hand held weights to help increase cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. You can start this drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $3 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details. (There will be no class on November 23.) Drop in fee: $1

Adopt an active, healthful lifestyle.


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. Ages 50+. Instructor: Katie Amos. Registration deadlines: September 4 and October 30. Min. 8. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 441204-M1 9/11-10/16 M 10-10:45 am 441204-M2 11/6-12/11 M 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 6/$39/$44 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 done to rhythmic music in the water. 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 13 and 15, respectively. Min. 7. Max. 23. (There will be no class on November 24.) Code Dates Day Time 441209-W1 9/20-11/22 W 11:30 am-12:15 441209-F1 9/22-12/1 F 11:30 am-12:15 # Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after deadlines Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

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 10 and 12. Min. 8. Max. 35. (There will be no classes on November 21 and 23.) Code Dates Day Time 441200-T1 10/17-12/12 T 12-1 pm 441200-R1 10/19-12/14 Th 12-1 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after the deadlines Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $68 (16 sessions) Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Chair Yoga for Seniors 50+ Using a chair for support you will be able to safely perform a variety of Yoga postures designed to increase flexibility, range of motion, balance and endurance. Registration deadline: October 12. Instructor: Kim Labenberg. (There will be no class on November 23.) Code Dates Day Time 441221-R1 10/19-11/30 Th 1:15-2 pm #Sessions/Fee: 6/$33/$38 after October 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

It’s never too late to get into shape!

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Needles & Threads Cross Stitch Basics for Beginners Cross stitch is one of those crafts that is easy to learn and become addicted to. Once you get started, you will love the rhythm of stitching and the many creative possibilities it offers. This class will focus on the pattern-based form of cross stitch. You will learn how to prepare the fabric, organize the floss, follow a pattern and even how to frame your project. No experience is necessary and anyone can learn! Ages 50+. Registration deadline: September 27. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 2-3:30 pm 441324-W1 10/4-10/25 W # Sessions/Fee: 4/$29/$34 after September 27 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Curious About Crochet

Walking Group Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. September 6-October 25 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 or a drink/snack (on your own). Please call 4276460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate in these walks.

Horseback Riding 101

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We’re all about horses today! You’ll tour one of Fort Wayne’s finest equestrian facilities, learn some amazing facts about horses and the equipment necessary for riding, and have the opportunity to get in the saddle. Please wear closed toe shoes. The Summit Equestrian Center has been in existence since 2010 providing quality instruction as a Premier Accredited Center. You can learn more about the facility at www. SummitEquestrian.org. Ages 18+. Registration deadlines: September 14 and October 12. Min. 5.  Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 442361-R1    9/21     Th 10 am-12 pm 442361-R2  10/19   Th  10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$34/$39 after deadlines Location: Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane

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One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in many 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 nice, comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. 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. A supply list will be provided at the first class. (Once you’ve learned to crochet, join us on Fridays for Hooked on Crochet.) Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: October 18 and 20. Min. 4. Max. 5. (There will be no class on November 22 and 24.) Code Dates Day Time

Beginner

441304-F1 10/27-12/22 F

Advanced

1-3 pm

441304-W1 10/25-12/20 W 1-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hooked on Crochet Wed, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. / 1:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, 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

Questions? 427-6460

Take up a new hobby.


Creative Quilting

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Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Meet other quilters, make new friends, share ideas and maybe even get some quilting done! The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing and we have large tables to work on. Bring you latest project and enjoy a little social time while you work. Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1

All About Art 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 5 and October 30. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 1:30-4 pm 441301-M1 9/11-10/16 M 441301-M2 11/6-12/11 M 1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after registration deadline Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Painting Tiles with Alcohol Inks Whether you are artistic or not, painting with alcohol inks is freeing and downright fun! Learn to playfully release “control” and see lovely results! You will learn tips and techniques by painting three 3” x 3” tiles, which you’ll take home. There will be ethyl-alcohol fumes. Face masks will be available upon request. Supplies (and occasional laughter) included. Ages 18+.  Registration deadlines: September 21 and October 5.  Min. 4.  Max. 8. Date Day Time Code Th 2:30-4:30 pm 441325-R1 9/28 Th 6-8 pm 441325-R2  10/12 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$27/$32 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Jewelry Making

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Here’s a hobby for those who love jewelry! 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 15. Min. 3. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 441326-F1 9/22 F 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/$27 after September 15 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Read or Write Writing Your Memoirs You don’t need to have a hardscrabble youth in order to write a memoir. You don’t even need eccentric parents. Believe it or not, you don’t need anything dramatic . . . and you certainly don’t have to publish it. A memoir is about handing over your life to someone and saying, “This is what I went through, this is who I am, and maybe you can learn something from it.” It’s about creating a legacy that doesn’t have dollar signs in front of it but has a far greater residual value for family and friends. It’s a gift that only you can share. Let author Linda Wade help you put pen to paper and begin to tell your story. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: August 31 and October 26. Min. 6. Max. 12. (There will be no class on November 23.) Code Dates Day Time 441308-R1 9/7-10/12 Th 10 am-12 pm 441308-R2 11/2-12/14 Th 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$36/$41 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Book Sales September 12-14, 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. October 10-12, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Book Sales are open to the public and feature hardback books, paperback books and DVD’s. (Donations are accepted year round.)

Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. September 18, October 16 & November 20 Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee: $1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch (see page 52 for details).

Questions about our 50+ programs? Call 427-6460.

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For Your Health

Need Some Advice? 2017 Write a Will Day

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 427-6460 to make your appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Ages 50+. Day Dates Time Tues 9/12, 10/3, 11/7 9-11:15 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 9/7, 10/5, 11/2 9-11 am Thur Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Foot Care Clinic A Lighter Step, L.L.C. provides foot care at the Community Center including foot soaking, nail trimming, lotion massages, and callus shaving for persons age 55 and older. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 4276460. Please bring a foot tub and towel. Payment by check or cash is required at the time of the appointment. Dates Day Time 9/12, 10/10, 11/14 2nd Tue 1-3:30 pm 9/7, 11/2 1st Thur 8:30-11:30 am 9/21, 10/19, 11/16 3rd Thur 1-3:30 pm 9/28, 10/26 4th Thur 8:30-11:30 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Fee: $25

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Wednesday, October 25 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 25 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.

Legal Counseling Beers, Mallers, Backs & Salin, L.L.C. representatives are at the Community Center on the first Friday of every month to answer your legal questions. Please call 427-6460 to make an appointment. This FREE service, sponsored by the Allen County Bar Association, is offered to persons age 50 and over. Day Dates Time 9/1, 10/6, 11/3 9 am-12 pm Fri Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) A trained SHIP counselor will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance. They can also help you understand your rights as a beneficiary. A SHIP Counselor is at the Community Center on the first and third Thursday of each month and one extra Thursday in October. Assistance is also available in organizing your medical bills, Medicare and other insurance records and in filing claims and appeals. Call 427-6460 to schedule an appointment. This service is free and is not affiliated with any insurance agent or company. Day Dates Time Thur 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12 9 am-12 pm 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center will be CLOSED for holidays on: Monday, September 4 Thursday/Friday, November 23, 24

Take care of your health.


Three Ladies and . . . Thursday, October 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Join us for lunch and an informative healthcare presentation of “Fall Fun” sponsored by Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne. Pre-registration is required by September 29. Space is limited, so call 427-6460 to sign up now! Fee: $3 (includes lunch).

Drive Smart

AARP Smart Driver Class Wednesday, October 25, 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 half day AARP Smart Driver Class 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 18. Please make checks payable to AARP. Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card).

I Can Help! 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 • Book Sale Assistants • Volunteer and Paid Class Instructors • Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors • Daytime Experienced Tap Dancers • Volunteer Coordinator • Raised Garden Bed Helpers • Bingo Caller • Fitness and Conditioning Coordinator • Excursion Tour Escorts • Monthly Luncheon Kitchen Help • Craft Coordinator • Special Event Helpers

Monthly Organization Meetings 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. Socrates Café Tuesdays 9/5, 19; 10/3, 17; 11/7, 21; 2-4 pm Disorderly Bears Thursdays 9/7, 11/2, 6:30-8:30 pm

18th Annual Senior Information Fair Thursday, September 14 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Allen County Public Library 9000 Library Plaza Health Screenings • Speakers • Vendors

We Rent for Your Event The Community Center at 233 W. Main Street offers beautiful, flexible space for receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, meetings, performances, dances, home parties, office parties, seminars, proms and more. 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 427-6462 for details and the full range of options.

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Unwind Your Mind Activities for Those with Signs of Early Dementia Call 427-6461 or 427-6466 to register for these programs. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%. The Parks and Recreation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia.

Physical Activity Seminar

Hand Building-Clay Pottery

Wednesday, November 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Physical activity is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. This seminar will help you understand why we need to get exercise in our daily lives. We will also discuss how much exercise is needed and for how long each week.  This seminar is free, however, pre-registration is required by November 1. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat. Instructor Cindy Hunt is a Nutrition Education Program Assistant with the Purdue Extension Office.

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. Time Date Day T 9:30-11 am 9/19 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 10/14 T 9:30-11 am 10/17 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 11/11 # Sessions/Fee: 1/$17/$22 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Acrylic Painting 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. Instructor: Marilyn Copeland. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8. Date Day Time 9/18 M 10:30 am-12:30 pm 10/16 M 10:30 am-12:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$25/$30 day of class if held and space available Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Glass Fusing If you apply heat to glass, it will soften. Two or more pieces of glass will stick (or “fuse”) to each other. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken. The June class will be a 7” x 7” Curved Plate, the July class will be a 5 1/2” Curved Plate and the August class will be a 7”Square Plate. All necessary materials will be provided. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Date Day Time 9/5 T 1:30-3:30 pm 10/3 T 1:30-3:30 pm 11/7 T 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$25 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Questions? 427-6460

Everyone needs activities that are . . .


Community Center Singers

Horseback Riding 101

Join Heartland Sings in a community choir experience where you will sing side-by-side with professional Vocal Artists and a group of your peers from all over the community. This choir is sure to be a fun and rewarding experience for all who love to sing and will culminate in a final lunchtime concert. No prior choir experience necessary. Program courtesy of Englewood Health & Rehabilitation. Registration deadline: September 12. Min. 7. Max. 40. Code Dates Day Time 441901-T1 9/19-10/17 T 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$10 Location: Community Center, 233 W Main St.

A new study from The Ohio State University shows that spending time with horses can actually help improve the quality of life of people with dementia by helping them both mentally and physically. Meet us at Summit Equestrian Center for some quality horse time. The professional staff there will introduce you to their horses and even let you ride if you want.  Visit their website www.SummitEquestrian.org to learn more about the facility and programs. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes. Registration deadlines: September 12 and October 10. Min. 5.  Max. 12. Day Time Dates 9/19     T       10-11 am T       10-11 am 10/17   # Sessions/Fee: 1/$10 Location: Summit Equestrian Center, 10808 LaCabreah Lane

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. September 18, October 16 & November 20 Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils. No preregistration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in Fee: $1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch (see page 52 for details)

Music Appreciation The Community Center is joining forces with various organizations to offer a music appreciation program. We’ll look at a variety of music during the hour long program. This program will be once a month to start and will grow from there. Call Patti 427-6465 for further details.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Wednesday, October 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. This program is designed to help you understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Other topics covered include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and importance of an accurate diagnosis. Videos of physicians, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers are incorporated into the program. This seminar is free, however you will need to call 427-6460 by October 11 to reserve your spot.

More Unwind Activities Arthritis Foundation Exercise....54 Chair Yoga.................................55 Diabetic Screening....................58 Foot Care Clinic.........................58 Fun & Games.............................53 How’s Your Hearing?.................58 Know the 10 Signs.....................31 Monday Luncheons...................52 Tuesday Movies.........................52

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Around the Parks 16th Annual

Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday, October 21, 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 21, Friends of the Park 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 at one of the following parks to help plant trees. We’ll begin at 10:00 a.m. and work until all the trees are in the ground. Buckner Park, 6114 Bass Rd. Memorial Park, 2301 Maumee & Glasgow Wayndale Park, 2900 Koons & Elzey Waynedale Gardens, Broadripple & Beaty

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

Headwaters Park Clinton & Superior Streets (260) 425-5745

Swinney Homestead Open House Headwaters Park September 10 & 11, 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.

Settlers’ Pioneer Village at Johnny Appleseed Festival September 17, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. September 18, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Johnny Appleseed Park, 1502 Harry Baals Dr. 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.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Thursday, October 26, $50 For information on this Indianapolis excursion, please call Linda Black at 747-1229.

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Clinton & Superior Streets (260) 425-5745 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.

Schedule of Public Events August 18 City Utilities Picnic August 19 Latina Fest August 23 United Way Day of Caring September 4 Worker’s Project Labor Day Picnic September 9 Beer Tasting Event September 16-17 Middle Waves Concert September 23 Electric Fall September 24 Leukemia Society Event September 30 ALS Walk October 1 Out of the Darkness Walk Chili Fest October 7 October 14 Food Stock Skating Rink Opens November 18

Do something shady . . . plant a tree!


Historic Fort Wayne 1201 Spy Run Ave. www.oldfortwayne.org (260) 437-2836

Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown Sunday, September 10, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Rediscover your own backyard during the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown celebration.

Christmas at the Fort Saturday, November 25, 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, however, freewill donations are accepted.

Greenways & Trails 200 E. Berry St., Ste 210 (260) 427-6228

Trek the Trails Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with nearly 100 miles of trail winding through the city. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this spring, summer and fall to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. Participants are asked to wear helmets and bring water along for the ride. All participants ride at their own risk. The rides are free and no preregistration is necessary. Date Ride Start Location Length 8/8 Moser Park Trailhead 8 miles Trailhead parking lot near the baseball fields in Moser Park, New Haven Swinney Park Trailhead 8 miles 8/15 Parking lot near the old swimming pool in Swinney Park West – near 2200 W. Jefferson 8/22 Indian Trails Park 8 miles Indian Trails Park, 10300 Aboite Center Rd 8/29 Rockhill Park Trailhead 9 miles Trailhead in Rockhill Park near 1400 Catalpa St. Tillman Park Trailhead 8 miles 9/5 Parking lot near the softball diamonds, 7500 S. Hanna St.

Fright Night Lantern Tours Saturday, October 21, 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. And keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman! Admission: $3. Children under 12 free.

9/12 N. River Rd Trailhead 8 miles Boat launch just west of Kreager Park, near 7300 N. River Rd 9/19 Johnny Appleseed Park 8 miles Near Camp Canine off Coliseum Blvd. 9/26 Lawton Park Trailhead 8 miles Gravel parking lot on the south side of 4th Street – near 250 E. 4th St. 10/3, 7:30 pm, Night Trail Ride 8 miles Foster Park trailhead parking lot near Pavilion #1, 3900 Old Mill Rd. A white headlight and red reflector are required for this ride.

What’s happening in the Fort?

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We RENT for Your Event Athletic Fields

The Old Barn at Salomon Farm

Do we have fields? You name the sport, we have a place to play! Call us at 427-6003 if your team needs a place to practice or you’re looking for a place to hold your company tournament.

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne at 1100 S. Calhoun St., is a popular site for weddings, receptions, dances and other festive occasions as well as business meetings, conferences and seminars. A variety of rooms and spaces are available on weekdays or weekends, during or after public hours. Call 427-6444 for reservation information.

This magnificent old building sits majestically along Dupont Road on a small working farm operated by the Parks and Recreation Department. The peaceful, bucolic setting includes a pond, wetlands, livestock, vegetable gardens, prairie grass and crop fields. The renovated structure features a large seating area for up to 170 persons and a separate room for the catering operation. A separate but adjacent building houses the restrooms. The Old Barn may be reserved for your event. Rental fees begin as low as $335 for 6 hours. Check the Salomon Farm page at www.fortwayneparks.org for monthly open house dates. For more information please contact Kellie Adkins at 427-6005.

Bridal Glen/Foster Garden

Lakeside Rose Garden

The Bridal Glen is the choice of many brides, with its strategically placed trellises and gazebo all nestled among the colorful floral displays in Foster Garden. The Bridal Glen may be reserved in 2-hour increments beginning as early as 8:00 a.m. and up to a year in advance. The fee is $50. Reserve on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or stop by our office at 705 E. State Blvd.

If you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding in a peaceful sunken garden surrounded by Greek style pergolas and the fragrant beauty of thousands of roses, you are in luck. The Lakeside Rose Garden has all of this and it can be reserved in two-hour increments beginning as early as 8:00 a.m. and up to a year in advance. The fee is $50. Reserve on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or stop by our office at 705 E. State Blvd.

Botanical Gardens

Community Center The Community Center at 233 West Main Street offers beautiful, flexible space for receptions, reunions, meetings, performances, dances, office parties, seminars and more. 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 427-6460 for details and options.

Foellinger Theatre With comfortable theatre seating, full stage, sound and lighting systems, the Foellinger Theatre is ideal for talent shows, seminars, entertainment events and other large gatherings. The theatre can accommodate 2,700 people. Call 427-6018 for more information.

Park Pavilions The Parks and Recreation Department maintains 20 pavilions at various locations throughout the city parks. Pavilions may be reserved for your special occasion or event from May through October. Some pavilions are available year-round. Pavilions may be reserved up to 12 months in advance. They vary in seating capacity and amenities and range in price from $39 to $168 per day on weekdays and from $44-$239 per day on weekends. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and can be made on-line (www.fortwayneparks.org) or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Freimann Square Freimann Square is available for public rental through the summer months. The park features a 20’ x 30’ stage surrounded by beautifully landscaped flowerbeds and a central fountain. Call 427-6003 for information.

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Have your party in the park.


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, MondayFriday, 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.

Inclement Weather Policy

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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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.

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 (

)

Zip Code

Work Phone: ( -

Cell Phone (

)

-

)

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Additional Family Members: First Name

Last Name

Gender M/F

Grade

Registration Information First Name

Last Name

Birthdate

Relationship

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

Code #

Fee $ $ $ $ $

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

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.

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