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Fun Times

Summer 2017 June-August

Senior Games Lifetime Sports Academy Trips & Tours Farmers’ Market Concerts & Movies Children’s Zoo Fishing Derby Day Camps Unwind Your Mind Arctic Summer Special Interest Classes Live Butterflies Sports & Fitness Summer Fun for All Ages

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department www.fortwayneparks.org


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Aquatics......................................... 26-27 Botanical Conservatory.................. 58-61 Computers/Photography................ 56-57 Concerts..............................35, 38-41, 59 Day Camps.....................................24, 47 Golf.......................................9, 19, 48-49 Historic Old Fort..................................37 Lifetime Sports Academy.................... 25 McMillen Community Center................ 30 Movies............................................42, 62 Outdoor Programs......................... 32-36 Playgrounds........................................ 28 Pre-School Programs...................3-10, 47 Riverfront....................................... 46-47 Salomon Farm................................. 34-36 Seminars..............................................71 Senior Programs............................. 62-69 Special Events.......................... 37, 46, 59 Special Interest Classes........................57 Sports & Fitness.................. 50-52, 66-67 Travel.............................................. 43-45 Unwind Your Mind................................70 Youth Centers...................................... 29 Youth Programs..............11-35, 37, 42, 47 Zoo......................................................31 705 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 . . .


Pre-school Play Time I Love My Grownups Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball

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

Princess Tea Party

Put on your most beautiful princess gown and invite the most charming prince you know – your daddy, of course – to the Princess Ball! (Stepfathers, grandpas and uncles are welcome to stand in for dads). Father’s Day is this weekend, so join us for a special night of memory making! The two of you will enjoy a light dinner (finger foods and mini sandwiches), a carriage ride, dancing, games and a keepsake craft. Ages 4-10. Registration deadline: June 9. Min. 12. Max. 60. Code Date Day Time 343024-F1 6/16 F 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

*Adult/Child Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas . . . who’s your favorite? Put on your princess gown, invite a special grown-up and join us for a royal tea party! You will enjoy princess crafts and games, then sit down for a delightful tea party complete with “tea and crumpets”. Registration deadline: July 14. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343117-F1

Ages 3-5

7/21

F

9-9:45 am

343117-F2 7/21 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Almost Artists Preschool Art & Activity Days *Adult/Child We’ll start with art and end with a fun activity to get you moving. Each class’s projects and activities will follow a special theme for a fun surprise each week! Registration deadline: August 10. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343048-R1 8/17-8/31

Ages 3-5

Th

9-9:45 am

343048-R2 8/17-8/31 Th 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$24 Location: Shoaff Pk Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd

Messy Art

It’s a Grand Day! *Adult/Child Any day is a grand day when a grandparent is in the picture, and that’s what this day is all about! You and your grandparent (or “adopted” grandparent) will have your picture taken and then make a special frame to put it in. You’ll also play games together and enjoy a yummy snack. Ages 2-4. Registration deadline: July 21. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time 343020-F1 7/28 F 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

*Adult/Child Paint, glue, play dough and pudding are just some of the messy materials you will use. You must bring an adult to class with you. We recommend you both wear an old shirt, apron or smock. Registration deadline: June 8. Min. 7. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343045-R1 6/15-6/29

Ages 3-5

Th

9-9:45 am

343045-R2 6/15-6/29 Th 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$28 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

We make FUN of everything!

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Scribble and Nibble *Adult/Child A little bit of everything best describes this class! You’ll create pictures, collages and more using a variety of art materials. We’ll even make an edible art snack each week! Dress for a mess and join the fun. Registration deadline: May 31. Min. 7. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343044-W1 6/7-6/21

Ages 3-5

W

9-9:45 am

343044-W2 6/7-6/21 W 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$28 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Sort of Science Animal Adventures There are zoo animals, farm animals, underwater animals . . . all kinds of animals! Each session of Animal Adventures will focus on a different type of animal with art projects and movement activities to fit the theme. Registration deadline: July 12. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 2-5

343002-W1 7/19-8/9

Ages 6-10

W

9-9:45 am

343002-W2 7/19-8/9 W 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$29 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Dinosaur Camp Do you love dinosaurs? Are you ready to be a junior paleontologist? Come learn about dinosaurs, fossils and other ancient treasures! If you love all things prehistoric, this is the camp for you! Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: July 17. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343524-M1 7/24-7/27 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after July 17 Location: Leap-N-Learn Preschool, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Barnyard Boogie Brushes *Adult/Child Join us for this exciting dance party with a twist! Not only will kids and parents get to boogie in our barnyard, but we’ll also have easels and paint supplies set up so you can paint while you dance! Your dance moves and art skills are sure to impress our on-looking farm animal friends! This program fosters play, creativity and experiential learning that is fun for everyone. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration deadlines: July 28 and August 11. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 353915-F1 8/11 F 9:30-10:30 am 353915-F2 8/25 F 9:30-10:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Location: Salomon Farm , 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org Watch your mailbox for your Fall Fun Times on August 2. 4

Ocean Adventures Camp What great mysteries exist in the ocean? Have you ever seen a starfish or a crab? Join us for four fabulous days of underwater fun and learn about the exciting creatures found in the ocean! Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343325-M1 7/10-7/13 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after July 3 Location: Leap-N-Learn Preschool, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Mad Scientist Camp Explore the wonderful world of science through hands-on experimentation. Scientific exploration will thrill your curious preschooler and keep their attention from beginning to end. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: June 12. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343533-M1 6/19-6/22 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after June 12 Location: Leap-N-Learn Preschool, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Youth Scholarships, p. 8

It’s going to be a GREAT . . .


What a Character Dr. Seuss Camp Dr. Seuss inspired children everywhere with his rhymes and poems in Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs & Ham and many other favorite stories. We’ll introduce your child to the wacky world of Dr. Seuss while reinforcing numbers, colors and rhyming concepts. Children will enjoy the company of delightful characters, language and illustrations while building vocabulary, literacy and math skills. Share in the imagination of Dr. Seuss at this fun rhyming camp. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: June 5. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343503-M1 6/12-6/15 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after June 5 Location: Leap-N-Learn Preschool, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Paw Patrol *Adult/Child Join Ryder and all of his Paw Patrol friends for a fun-filled Friday morning! We will work together to make our own Paw Patrol gear and then help the team out on a very important rescue mission. All of that action will probably make us work up an appetite, so we will have a yummy treat at the end of class. Registration deadline: June 30. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343036-F1 7/7

Ages 3-5

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9-9:45 am

343036-F2 7/7 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

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: June 16. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343032-F1

Ages 3-5

6/23

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9-9:45 am

343032-F2 6/23 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Little Explorers, p. 47

Super Duper Heroes *Adult/Child Spiderman? Iron Man? Captain America? Who’s your favorite super hero? We’ll learn about various super heroes and all their extraordinary superhuman powers through fun games and crafts. We will also re-energize with a super snack at the end of class. Come dressed as your favorite super hero if you like! Registration deadline: July 28. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343016-F1

Ages 3-5

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9-9:45 am

343016-F2 8/4 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood *Adult/Child Come join Daniel Tiger’s wonderful Neighborhood of Make Believe! You’ll have lots of grrr-ific fun playing games, making crafts and meeting some new friends! And of course, we will end the day with a snack fit for a tiger appetite! Registration deadline: June 2. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343052-F1

Ages 3-5

6/9

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9-9:45 am

343052-F2 6/9 F 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

SUMMER in the PARKS!

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You’ve Got the Moves

Music, Motion & Movement *Adult/Child Get into motion and cause a commotion! We’ll mix clapping, rolling and dancing with a little music and laughter to help your child develop coordination, rhythm and fine motor skills. Registration deadline: July 6. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343009-R1 7/13-8/3

Ages 3-5

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9-9:45 am

343009-R2 7/13-8/3 Th 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$28 Location: Shoaff Park Conklin Pavilion, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

Travelin’ Toddlers *Adult/Child Get the little ones out of the house for a little physical activity! We will play catch, run, dance and much more. With all of this action, nap time should be no problem! Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343013-M1 7/10-7/31

Ages 3-5

M

9-9:45 am

343013-M2 7/10-7/31 M 10-10:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$28 Location: Shoaff Park Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

We Like to Move It, Move It *Adult/Child Hey tots, do you like to move and groove? Join us for three action filled Tuesdays that are sure to keep you on your toes. Each week, we will be doing fun activities with balls, scooter boards, a parachute and much more to help you work on motor and social skills. Ages 1½-3. Registration deadline: August 8. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 343051-T1 8/15-8/29 T 9-9:45 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

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Pre-School Gymnastics *Adult/Child Gymnastics provides physical exercise and helps develop strength, flexibility and self-esteem. Along with fun and frolic, children are able to experience how their bodies move, socialize with other children and enjoy the thrill of learning something new. Basic tumbling skills such as front and back rolls will introduce your child to this exciting sport. Parents participate to keep your child focused on the activities provided. Registration deadline is five (5) working days before the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class July 4. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 1½-3

343300-M1 6/19-8/7 343300-T2 6/13-8/8 343300-W1 6/14-8/2 343300-W2 6/14-8/2 343300-R1 6/15-8/3 343300-S2 6/17-8/5

Ages 3-4

M 9:45-10:15 am T 6:30-7 pm W 10-10:30 am W 5:45-6:15 pm Th 4:45-5:15 pm Sa 9:45-10:15 am

343301-M1 6/19-8/7 M 10:15-11 am 343301-M3 6/19-8/7 M 5:30-6:15 pm 343301-T1 6/13-8/8 T 12-12:45 pm 343301-W3 6/14-8/2 W 10:30-11:15 am 343301-R3 6/15-8/3 Th 4:15-5 pm 343301-S3 6/17-8/5 Sa 10:15-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Pre-School Move & Groove Camp Your child will love this introduction to the world of gymnastics and dance. The activities included in this camp promise to hold their attention and direct their energy in a positive direction. Each student will benefit from the physical exercise that gymnastics provides, including conditioning, strengthening, and flexibility drills. Grace and coordination will be enhanced through the art of dance. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: June 19. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343310-M1 6/26-6/29 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after June 19 Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Youth Gymnastics, p. 17 Arctic Summer, p. 59

Classes fill quickly! Register early!


Favorite Character Gymnastics Parties

All That Jazz

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12-2 pm

343138-T2

6/20

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12-2 pm

343138-T3

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12-2 pm

Every child should be introduced to dance. It helps them develop balance, control, posture, focus and fine-tuned listening skills. And because it inherently involves problem solving, pattern and sequence, it enhances higher thinking abilities. 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. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: June 7. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 343305-W1 6/14-8/2 W 10:30-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after June 7 Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

343138-T4

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12-2 pm

Beautiful Ballet

343138-T5

7/18

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12-2 pm

343138-T6

7/25

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12-2 pm

Imagine a 7,000 sq. ft. air conditioned gym filled with excited kids all dressed up like Minions! How fun?! Choose from seven character themed parties where your child will learn gymnastics skills, make creative theme-based crafts, play games and have a delicious snack. Every party has a different theme and the children are encouraged to come dressed in theme-based attire. Ages 3-7. Registration deadlines are five working days before each party. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Batman

Captain America Curious George Spiderman Minions “Sing”

Star Wars

343138-T7 8/1 T 12-2 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24/$34 after deadlines Register for 3 or more parties at the same time and pay just $20 each Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Pre-School Cheer Camp Bring lots of energy because we are going to chant, cheer and jump our way through this week. Cheerleading is F-U-N, clap-clap-stomp! Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: July 10. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343326-M1 7/17-7/20 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after July 10 Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

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 are REQUIRED. Registration deadline: June 7. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 3-4

343304-W1 6/14-8/2 343304-W2 6/14-8/2

Ages 5-8

W 10-10:30 am W 4:30-5 pm

343304-W3 6/14-8/2 W 11-11:30 am 343304-W4 6/14-8/2 W 5-5:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after June 7 Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Youth Dance, p. 16

Things to Know Before You Sign Up, p. 73

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Dance Camp Dance instruction helps improve grace and coordination and encourages each student to focus, concentrate and “feel” the music. Our dance camp will introduce your child to Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz. Each class will include a warm-up, a lesson in a specific dance style and beginning choreography. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: July 24. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Days Time 343313-M1 7/31-8/3 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Every little princess should know how to dance! Each of the seven dance parties offered this summer includes a dance lesson in the studio, a creative theme-based craft, fun games and a snack. Each party will conclude with a short dance performance for the parents. Pick your princess, dress up just like her if you want and join us for a royal time. Ages 3-7. Registration deadlines are five working days before each party. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time 343135-W2 6/14

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12-2 pm

343135-A1 6/21

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12-2 pm

343135-A2 6/28

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12-2 pm

343135-A3 7/12

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12-2 pm

343135-A4 7/19

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12-2 pm

343135-A5 7/26

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12-2 pm

Princess Belle’s Magical World Tinkerbell’s Fairy Party

Princess Ariel’s Underwater Party Moana’s Epic Journey

Sleeping Beauty’s Daytime Party Queen Elsa’s Snow Party

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.

What a Racket!

Princess Dance Parties

Cinderella’s Royal Tea Party

Youth Scholarships

Tennis for Tots Tennis promotes physical fitness and outperforms other sports in developing personality characteristics such as sociability, creativity and assertiveness; so start your child early. Your child will learn to hold a racket and swing a forehand stroke. Please bring your own junior tennis racket. Balls will be provided. Ages 3-4. Registration deadlines: May 26 and June 26. Code Dates Days Time 345701-A1 6/3-7/15 Sa 8-8:30 am 345701-A4 6/6-6/22 T,Th 8-8:30 am 345702-A1 7/6-7/25 T,Th 8-8:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 6/$24/$29 after deadlines Location: Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

343135-W1 8/2 W 12-2 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24/$34 after registration deadlines Register for 3 or more parties at the same time and pay just $20 each Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

More Pre-School Fun Arctic Summer...........................59 Day Camps.......................... 24, 47 Fishing Derby............................33 Free Movies...............................42 Swim Lessons............................26

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Youth Tennis, p. 20, 21 Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

Sign up on-line, by phone, in person . . .


Tee It Up

You’ll Get a Kick Out of This Mini & Little Kickers

Pee Wee Golf Camp *Adult/Child Join us on the course as we spend two days hitting, chipping, putting, pitching and playing the green! Our PGA instructor is excited about introducing the great game of golf to your young child. Please bring your own equipment or let us know in advance and borrow ours. Ages 3-5. Registration deadline: June 6. Min. 10. Max. 15. Code Dates Days Time 343001-T1 6/13-6/14 T,W 10-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 2/$28 Location: Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation/Parkview Sports Medicine Pee Wee Golf Tour It’s not a pro tour, but it’s just as much fun! The Pee Wee Golf Tour allows boys and girls ages 3-11 to test their skills against other young golfers on a variety of area courses. Tournament formats and fees vary for each event. Registration forms are available on our website at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling 4276000 to request them by mail. Awards will be given at each tournament. Many thanks to Parkview Sports Medicine, Pepsi and O’Daniel Automart for their support of the Pee Wee Golf program. Junior Golf is offered on page 19.

Junior Golf, p. 19 Questions? 427-6000

*Adult/Child This may be the only pre-school program where kicking is not only allowed, but encouraged! Basic soccer skills and terminology are the focus of this introductory program. Kickers is a non-competitive, instructional program that will help your child develop social skills and hand-eye coordination. Instruction is through demonstrations and skill games; there will be no scrimmages. Ages 2-4. Children will be grouped according to age and one adult is required to participate with each child. A program t-shirt is included compliments of Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne. Registration deadlines: May 30 and June 26. Min. 8. There will be no class July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time Foster Park West, 5113 Winchester Rd. 343700-A1 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-A2 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-A3 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-A4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-B1 7/10-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-B2 7/10-7/31 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm Kreager Park, 7116 North River Rd. 343700-C1 6/13-7/6 T, Th 9-9:45 am 343700-C2 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-C3 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-C4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-C5 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-D1 7/10-7/31 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-D2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 9-9:45 am 343700-D3 7/10-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd. 343700-E1 6/12-7/5 M, W 10-10:45 am 343700-E2 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-E3 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-E4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-E5 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-G1 7/11-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-G2 7/10-7/31 M, W 10-10:45 am 343700-G3 7/11-8/1 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd. 343700-H1 6/13-7/6 T, Th 9-9:45 am 343700-H2 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343700-H3 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-H4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343700- H5 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-J1 7/11-8/1 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343700-J2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 9-9:45 am 343700-J3 7/11-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm Fee: $44/$54 after registration deadlines

Youth Soccer, p. 22

by mail, by fax or use our drop box.

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It’s a Slam Dunk

Batter Up! Little Sluggers: T-ball Training

Itty Bitty Basketball *Adult/Child Everyone scores in this fun-filled program! Your child may not come out an all-star, but they will learn the fundamentals of basketball such as ball handling, passing and shooting. We’ll provide appropriately sized basketballs and portable 6-foot goals. Just lace up your sneakers and join the fun! Ages 2-4. Children will be grouped according to age throughout the program. One adult is required to participate with each child. T-shirts will be provided. Registration deadlines: May 30 and June 26. Min. 8. Note: There will be no class July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time Arlington Elem., 8118 St. Joe Center Rd. 343600-A1 6/12-7/5 M,W 11-11:45 am 343600-A2 6/12-7/5 M,W 5:45-6:30 pm 343600-A3 6/12-7/5 M,W 6:45-7:30 pm 343600-A4 6/13-7/6 T,Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343600-A5 6/13-7/6 T,Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343600-B1 7/10-7/31 M,W 6:45-7:30 pm 343600-B2 7/11-8/1 T,Th 10-10:45 am 343600-B3 7/11-8/1 T,Th 5:45-6:30 pm Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd 343600-E1 6/12-7/5 M,W 5:45-6:30 pm 343600-E2 6/12-7/5 M,W 6:45-7:30 pm 343600-E3 6/13-7/6 T,Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343600-E4 6/13-7/6 T,Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343600-G1 7/10-7/31 M,W 5:45-6:30 pm 343600-G2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm Fee: $44/$54 after May 30 and June 26

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*Adult/Child T-Ball is a great sport for developing hand/eye coordination, social skills and it is just plain fun! Your child will be introduced to throwing, catching, hitting, base running and the mechanics of baseball in this non-competitive, instructional program. Little Sluggers instruction is conducted through demonstrations and drills; scrimmages and competitions are not part of the program. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Participants are required to bring a baseball glove; all other equipment will be provided. Ages 2-4. Participants must be of minimum age before the start of the program and will be grouped according to age at their first session. Registration deadlines: May 30 and June 26. Min. 8. Note: There will be no class July 3 and 4. Code Dates Days Time Arlington Elem., 8118 St. Joe Center Rd. 343800-A1 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-A2 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-A3 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-A4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-B1 7/10-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-B2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Rd. 343800-C1 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-C2 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-C3 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-C4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-D1 7/10-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-D2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd. 343800-E1 6/13-7/6 T, Th 10-10:45 am 343800-E2 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-E3 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-E4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-E5 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-G1 7/10-7/31 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-G2 7/11-8/1 T, Th 10-10:45 am 343800-G3 7/11-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd. 343800-H1 6/12-7/5 M, W 10-10:45 am 343800-H2 6/12-7/5 M, W 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-H3 6/12-7/5 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-H4 6/13-7/6 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm 343800-H5 6/13-7/6 T, Th 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-J1 7/10-7/31 M, W 6:45-7:30 pm 343800-J2 7/10-7/31 M, W 10-10:45 am 343800-J3 7/11-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:30 pm Fee: $44/$54 after registration deadlines

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Register by phone: 427-6000


Just for Kids Let Go My LEGO LEGO Engineering Students will work in pairs to creatively build and modify a deck chair, draw-bridge, rubber band car, carousel, belt conveyer and other machines by applying basic engineering principles, such as: gearing & gear ratios, simple machines, structures, forces, motion, problem solving and communication skills. Unique LEGO kits will be used to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) concepts & 21st century educational skills. Sign up for both LEGO Car and LEGO Engineering at the same time and receive a $5 discount. Registration deadline: June 9. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 6-10: Junior

343023-S3 6/17-7/29 Sa

Ages 10-14: Elementary

9-11 am

343023-S4 6/17-7/29 Sa 11:15 am-1:15 pm #Sessions/Fee: 7/$79 Fee for LEGO Car & LEGO Engineering: $90 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

LEGO Car Exploration of simple machines at an entry level is 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. Sign up for both LEGO Car and LEGO Engineering at the same time and receive a $5 discount. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 8. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Ages 6-10: Junior 343023-S1

6/3

Sa

Ages 10-14: Elementary

Creative Construction: Lego Building Challenge Who’s the most creative Lego builder out there? Join the Lego Challenge and let your imagination soar! Compete in the team challenge for kids ages 5-12 with an adult or the solo challenge for ages 9-14. You will have 200 Legos (provided by Packrat’s Corner) and a couple of hours to build something that fits the designated theme. You will name your project and we will display it at the Community Center along with a photo of you working on it. The public will be allowed to vote on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday, July 10-12, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. The votes will be tallied and the top three teams and individuals in the solo challenge will receive gifts cards compliments of Hamilton Hunter Builders, Inc. Registration deadline: June 30. Min. 10. Max. 30. Code Date Day Time

Team Challenge (ages 5-12 w/adult) 343910-S1

7/7

Solo Challenge (ages 9-14)

F

5 pm

343910-S2 7/7 F 5 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

10-11 am

343023-S2 6/3 Sa 11:15 am-12:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$16 Fee for LEGO Engineering & LEGO Car: $90 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Get in the Game Chess Camp Become a chess champion! Beginners will learn basic chess concepts and activities such as piece movements, chess puzzles and basic mating webs in the Rookie camp while Knights, who are already familiar with chess moves, focus on intermediate chess concepts and activities through chess puzzles, mating webs, a chess tournament, and blitz and bughouse competition. All camps will hold a chess tournament where trophies will be given for excellence in learning! Each participant will receive an interactive chess workbook to keep. For more information contact Coach AJ Pheasant at (765) 409-4703, info@ChessStart.org or visit the website www.ChessStart.org. Registration deadlines: June 28 and July 31. Min. 8. Max. 24. Code Dates Days Time

Rookies (ages 5-12)

343534-A1 7/5-7/7 # Sessions/Fee: 3/$98 343534-A2 8/7-8/11 # Sessions/Fee: 5/$150

W-F

1-4:30 pm

M-F 8:30 am-12 pm

Knights (ages 6-15)

343534-B1 7/5-7/7 W-F 8:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$98 343534-B2 8/7-8/11 M-F 1-4:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$150 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

SuperGroup Chess Camp The SuperGroup Chess Camp is designed for boys and girls ages 6-18 with current USCF ratings and playing strengths of 400 and above. The camp will be structured as follows: • G/45 USCF rated game played each day • Students will record games • Game analysis provided by experienced instructors The study of chess has many advantages including learning problem solving and increasing academic success. A structured setting is an integral part of improvement for advanced players. Learning in a tournament environment will increase the ability to improve concentration. For more information contact Coach AJ Pheasant at (765) 409-4703 or Info@ChessStart. org. Registration deadlines: June 28 and July 31. Min. 8. Max. 24. Code Dates Days Time 343535-A1 7/5-7/7 W-F 5-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$98 343535-A2 8/7-8/11 M-F 5-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$150 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

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Video Game Maker 101 Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style games. Control characters and outcomes, then increase difficulty and add features. Graphic designs and animation will also be covered. Each student will need to bring their own flash drive of any size and have a valid e-mail address. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: June 12. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 343050-M1 6/19-7/31 M 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$114 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Snapdragons: Dungeons and Dragons for Youth Imagination rules in this new Dungeons and Dragons program! You will partake in epic adventures through storytelling and team work. Our Dungeon Master will craft for you a fantastic game experience while teaching you the basics of D&D 5th Edition. Your campaign will last for five weeks, where you will discover and play through a unique story created just for you and your fellow adventurers. The program curriculum is designed for beginners and promotes social skills, creativity, problem solving, communication skills, team building and FUN! All materials will be provided. Ages 10-17. Registration deadline: July 21. Min. 6. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

348203-S1 8/5-9/2 Sa 12:30- 5:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$60 Location: Franke Park Nature Lodge, 3411 Sherman Blvd

We have summer fun for everyone!


Slime Stress Ball

Made It Myself

Kids might not have a lot of stress, but they sure do love getting messy! We will be mixing up the messy concoction known as “Oobleck” and using it to create the stress ball guaranteed to be a ton of fun to create and play with. Registration deadline: July 7. Min. 8. Max. 12 Code Date Day Time

Ages 5-8

343080-F1 7/14

Ages 9-12

F

9-10 am

343080-F2 7/14 F 10:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Mosaic Birdhouse

Passion for Pottery Four steps are required to make pottery: preparing the clay, shaping the clay, decorating and glazing the item, and firing or baking for a finished appearance. You’ll complete these four steps using both hand building techniques and a potter’s wheel to shape your clay. When the class is over you will have a passion for pottery and a collection of unique earthenware pieces to take home with you. Ages 9-14. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 343200-S1 7/8-7/29 Sa 9-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 4/$54 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Homemade Lava Lamp Watching a lava lamp can be mesmerizing! How would you like to make your very own to put in your bedroom? Although it won’t actually light up, we will use oil and water to create a lava lamp replica that will be just as entertaining! Registration deadline: June 23. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Date Day Time

Ages 5-8

343063-F1 6/30

Ages 9-12

F

9-10 am

343063-F2 6/30 F 10:30-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Create a unique and stylish abode for your feathered friends while learning the basic mosaic techniques of glass and tile cutting and grouting. You’ll start with a 7½” L x 7¼” W x 5½ D wood birdhouse and cover the entire structure with glass and tile and a touch of millefori here and there for accent. All necessary tools and materials will be provided. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: June 8. Min. 5. Max. 7. Code Dates Day Time 343060-R1 6/15-6/22 Th 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 2/$48 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Take Part in Art Let your imagination run wild and take part in art! Using any object imaginable, you’ll create masterpieces that can be placed around your house or personalized and given as gifts. Registration deadline: July 5. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

343201-T1

Ages 8-10

7/11-7/25

T

9-10 am

343201-T2 7/11-7/25 T 10:15-11:15 am # Sessions/Fee: 3/$28 Location: Psi Ote Lower, Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

Hand Sewn Bookmark If you are using scrap paper or a post- it note, why not upgrade to a “uniquely designed, made-it-myself, hand sewn” bookmark? It’s a super easy and fun sewing project with a pretty and practical end result. Not a reader? Hand sewn bookmarks make a great Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gift! Ages 6-10. Registration deadline: May 26. Min. 5. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 343053-R1 6/1-6/22 Th 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$27 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Fax your registration to 427-6020.

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Learn Something New

Cooking Kids Kids sure love to eat, so how about teaching them how to cook a few things? Meant to be fun as well as educational, Cooking Kids will teach basic kitchen techniques and safety along with some yummy, easy recipes your kids will love. Each day will have a different focus: breakfast, snacks, dinner and dessert. The best part will be sampling the delicious treats we make each day. Ages 8-12. Registration deadline: June 19. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Dates Days Time 343536-M1 6/26-6/29 M-Th 10:30 am-12 343536-M2 6/26-6/29 M-Th 1-2:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$36 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

3, 2, 1…Blastoff! Explore the Honeybee Join Megan Ryan (M.Ed.) from the Southwest Honey Company on an interactive adventure of the honeybee. Children and adults will learn about the honeybee through fun, hands-on activities that include exploring a live, sealed observation hive, tasting the “fruit” of a bee’s labor, learning the benefits of honeybees and much more. Don’t let this opportunity “buzz” by! Adults are invited to join their child(ren) in this class free of charge. Ages 5-17. Registration deadline: July 24. Min. 15. Max. 30. Code Date Day Time 343061-M1 7/31 M 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12 per child (adults free w/ registered child) Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St

*Adult/Child We have been fascinated with rockets since the first missile was launched into space in 1942. Join us at Concordia Theological Seminary as members of the Summit City Aerospace Modelers Club share their exciting and educational hobby-model rocketry. You will learn exciting facts about rockets, how they fly and will launch your own model rocket built during class. The club will be holding a launch before and after the program so you have the opportunity to see a variety of rockets launched and received. One adult must attend this program with each registered child. Ages 6-12. Registration deadline: June 12. Min. 8 Max 10. Code Date Day Time 343105-S1 6/18 Su 2-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$22 Location: Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St.

Beginning Piano There’s more than one way to learn to play the piano. Our class uses easy to learn techniques that will have you playing in no time at all. You will have workouts, exercises and performance pieces to practice and build upon each week. Bring your keyboard and join the fun. The course includes a book and a CD package. Instructor Cheri Sizemore has played for many years and is ready to teach you everything she knows. Ages 9-14. Registration deadline: June 8. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 343241-R1 6/15-8/3 Th 6-7 pm # Session/Fee: 8/$49 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

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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.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

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Love My Grownup

Just for Fun Summer Fun Camp Come experience the adventure of going to summer camp with us this week! We will make tons of awesome art projects, play outside, learn new games, sing songs, and enjoy a special treat every day! You’ll make new friends and have loads of “summer camp” fun! Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 8. Max. 12. Code Dates Days Time

Ages 5-8

343532-M1 7/10-7/13 M-Th 10-11:30 am

Intergenerational Wii Bowling Tournament The Wii just might be the answer to the generation gap! Get your team together and compete for prizes in our Intergenerational Wii Bowling Tournament. Teams consist of one child (age 4-14) and one senior adult (age 50+). You will each get one practice round before the competition begins. Prizes will be presented to the top 3 teams ($100, $75, and $50 gift cards). Every team will be recognized in a brief awards ceremony. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 10. Max. 25. Code Date Day Time 343902-S1 7/8 Sa 1:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$10 per team Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Ages 9-12

343532-M2 7/10-7/13 M-Th 1-2:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$37 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

Children’s Gently Used Book Swap & Sale Friday, July 7, 12:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, July 10, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Summer is a great time to READ . . . just for the fun of it! Our book swap and sale is your opportunity to trade in the books you’ve already read for something you haven’t. Boys and girls (toddlers through teens) may swap up to 5 books per day. Purchasing is unlimited and open to kids and adults. Prices start at 25¢ per book. Note: This event is during the same weekend as our Intergenerational Wii tournament and Lego Building Challenge (page 11).

Summit City • Heritage Park

Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball Put on your most beautiful princess gown and invite the most charming prince you know – your daddy, of course – to the Princess Ball! (Stepfathers, grandpas and uncles are welcome to stand in for dads). Father’s Day is this weekend, so join us for a special night of memory making! The two of you will enjoy a light dinner (finger foods and mini sandwiches), a carriage ride, dancing, games and a keepsake craft. Ages 4-10. Registration deadline: June 9. Min. 12. Max. 60. Code Date Day Time 343024-F1 6/16 F 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main

We accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover.

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Stand Up and Dance Dance Camp Dance instruction helps improve grace and coordination and encourages each student to focus, concentrate and “feel” the music. Our dance camp will introduce your child to Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz. Each class will include a warm-up, a lesson in a specific dance style and beginning choreography. Ages 6-12. Registration deadline: July 10 and July 24. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Days Time

Ages 3-5

343313-M1 7/31-8/3 M-Th 9:30-11:30 am

Ages 6-12

343313-M2 7/17-7/20 M-Th 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Hip-Hop Dance Hip Hop is one of the most popular forms of dance today. The content and language used in the lyrics found in the songs used at Starz Dance Academy is closely monitored. Age appropriate words, messages, and choreography make this fun, upbeat style of dance acceptable for all ages. Come join in the FUN!!! Soft ballet, jazz, hip-hop or tennis shoes are REQUIRED. Registration deadlines: June 7 and June 12. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

343306-M1 6/19-8/7 343306-W1 6/14-8/2

Ages 9-14

M 7:45-8:15 pm W 5:30-6 pm

343306-M2 6/19-8/7 M 8:15-8:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Beautiful Ballet 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 are REQUIRED. Registration deadline: June 7. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 3-4

343304-W1 6/14-8/2 343304-W2 6/14-8/2

Ages 5-8

W 10-10:30 am W 4:30-5 pm

343304-W3 6/14-8/2 W 11-11:30 am 343304-W4 6/14-8/2 W 5-5:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after June 7 Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Princess Dance Parties Every little princess should know how to dance! Each of the seven dance parties offered this summer includes a dance lesson in the studio, a creative theme-based craft, fun games and a snack. Each party will conclude with a short dance performance for the parents. Pick your princess, dress up just like her if you want and join us for a royal time. Ages 3-7. Registration deadlines are five working days before each party. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Cinderella’s Royal Tea Party 343135-W2 6/14

W

12-2 pm

343135-A1 6/21

W

12-2 pm

343135-A2 6/28

W

12-2 pm

343135-A3 7/12

W

12-2 pm

343135-A4 7/19

W

12-2 pm

343135-A5 7/26

W

12-2 pm

Princess Belle’s Magical World Tinkerbell’s Fairy Party

Princess Ariel’s Underwater Party Moana’s Epic Journey

Sleeping Beauty’s Daytime Party Queen Elsa’s Snow Party

343135-W1 8/2 W 12-2 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24/$34 after registration deadlines Register for 3 or more parties at the same time and pay just $20 each Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

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Youth Scholarships Available, p. 14


You’ll Flip for This Pom-Poms Cheerleaders who prefer a little more dance and a little less tumbling often try pom-poms. We will combine cheerleading moves, pom-poms and modern dance steps to create a fun, upbeat routine that is also great exercise. Soft ballet, jazz, hip-hop or tennis shoes are REQUIRED. Ages 5-9. Registration deadline: June 12. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time 343307-M1 6/19-8/7 M 7:15-7:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after June 12 Location: Starz Dance Academy, 5720 Maplecrest Rd.

Cheerleading Camp Do you want to be a cheerleader someday? We’ll introduce you to the beginning tumbling skills needed for cheerleading along with basic motions and jumps. You will then practice these skills with cheers and chants. Each class will begin with a warm up, which includes flexibility and strengthening exercises, before moving into more physical activities. Ages 6-14. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343309-M1 7/10-7/13 M-Th 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$53/$63 after July 3 Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Cheerleading/Tumbling Cheerleading helps develop athleticism, strength, flexibility and coordination. It can also help improve self-confidence and leadership skills. Each class includes a warm-up, exercises for strength and flexibility, tumbling moves, cheers and chants. Registration deadlines: June 7 and 12. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

343308-M1 6/19-8/7

Ages 9-14

M

4-4:45 pm

343308-W1 6/14-8/2 W 7:45-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Gymnastics You don’t have to be an aspiring Olympian to participate in gymnastics. You can benefit from the physical exercise it provides, as well as the strength, flexibility and self-esteem it promotes. In this introductory class you 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. Registration deadline is five (5) working days before the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class July 4. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

343302-M1 343302-M8 343302-M2 343302-M9 343302-T1 343302-T4 343302-W1 343302-W2 343302-W4 343302-R2 343302-R5 343302-S3

Ages 7-10

6/19-8/7 M 11-11:45 am 6/19-8/7 M 11:45 am-12:30 pm 6/19-8/7 M 4:15-5 pm 6/19-8/7 M 6:15-7 pm 6/13-8/8 T 12:45-1:30 pm 6/13-8/8 T 5:45-6:30 pm 6/14-8/2 W 12:45-1:30 pm 6/14-8/2 W 4:45-5:30 pm 6/14-8/2 W 8-8:45 pm 6/15-8/3 Th 4:15-5 pm 6/15-8/3 Th 6:15-7 pm 6/17-8/5 Sa 11-11:45 am

343302-M4 6/19-8/7 M 343302-R6 6/15-8/3 Th

Ages 8-12

8-8:45 pm 4-4:45 pm

343302-M7 6/19-8/7 M 4:45-5:30 pm 343302-T2 6/13-8/8 T 7:45-8:30 pm 343302-R4 6/15-8/3 Th 7-7:45 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Preschool Gymnastics, p. 6

Operation F4: Fight for a Fitter Fort F4 is a wellness for life program endorsed 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 and promotes the coordinated use of those resources through OPF4.com. The OPF4 website now has a team function that enables groups within families, businesses and organizations to challenge each other to reach wellness goals. Programs in the Fun Times that meet these guidelines are designated with the F4 logo.

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Gymnastics & Crafts Camp Creative energy will flow this week! You will learn beginning gymnastics skills and be introduced to activities on all pieces of gymnastics equipment. And when we need a break from gymnastics, you can use your creative talent to make a variety of crafts. Ages 5-14. Registration deadline: July 17. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Dates Days Time 343312-M1 7/24-7/27 M-Th 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$65/$75 after July 17 Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Favorite Character Gymnastics Parties Imagine a 7,000 sq. ft. air conditioned gym filled with excited kids all dressed up like Minions! How fun?! Choose from seven character themed parties where your child will learn gymnastics skills, make creative theme-based crafts, play games and have a delicious snack. Every party has a different theme and the children are encouraged to come dressed in theme-based attire. Ages 3-7. Registration deadlines are five working days before each party. Min. 5. Max. 20. Code Date Day Time

Batman

343138-T1

6/13

T

12-2 pm

343138-T2

6/20

T

12-2 pm

343138-T3

6/27

T

12-2 pm

343138-T4

7/11

T

12-2 pm

343138-T5

7/18

T

12-2 pm

343138-T6

7/25

T

12-2 pm

Captain America Curious George Spiderman Minions “Sing”

Star Wars

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, handstands, walkovers, and cartwheels as well as comparable skills on the parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, high bar and trampoline. All participants will be grouped according to skill level. Registration deadline is five (5) working days before the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 10. Note: There will be no class July 4. Code Dates Day Time

Ages 5-8

343303-M1 6/19-8/7 343303-T1 6/13-8/8 343303-W1 6/14-8/2

Ages 7-10

M 4:15-5 pm T 7-7:45 pm W 12-12:45 pm

343303-R1 6/15-8/3 Th 5:15-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$53/$63 after deadlines Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

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343138-T7 8/1 T 12-2 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$24/$34 after deadlines Register for 3 or more parties at the same time and pay just $20 each Location: Gymnastics in Motion, 5728 Maplecrest Rd.

Defend Yourself Open/Family Martial Arts Martial arts cover a broad range of activities that involve fighting techniques, physical exercises, and methods of mental discipline, among other skills used for self-defense, exercise, health and athletic competition. Taught on an individual basis by an experienced Sud’n Impact instructor, students will study boxing, kickboxing, tae kwon do, jiu-jitsu and more in a non-competitive environment while working on practical movements and a no-nonsense approach to self-defense. Size, strength, age and athletic ability are not factors in one’s ability to participate in martial arts. Open to all ages. Sign up as an individual or a family. Registration deadline: June 6. Min. 8. Max. 25.  Code Dates Day Time 343246-T1 6/13-8/8 T 6-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$46/$56 after June 6 Family Fee: $87/$97 after June 6 Location: Franke Pavilion #1, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

Questions? Call 427-6000


On the Court Pee Wee Basketball Pee Wee Basketball focuses on fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as the rules of the game in a non-competitive environment. The program is open to boys and girls kindergarten through 5th grades. Goals will be lowered for the K-2 grade level. The program will end with a special showcase on July 31 at which time each group will play a game against another park site. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 10. Note: There will be no class July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time

Grades K-2

Croninger Elem., 6700 Trier Rd. 343630-A2 6/12-7/31 M, W 7-8 pm 343630-A3 6/13-7/31 T, Th 11 am-12 pm 343630-A4 6/13-7/31 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm Haverhill Elem., 4725 Weatherside Run 343630-B2 6/12-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343630-B5 6/13-7/31 T, Th 7-8 pm

Grades 3-5

Croninger Elem., 6700 Trier Rd. 343630-C1 6/12-7/31 M, W 10-11 am 343630-C2 6/12-7/31 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343630-C5 6/13-7/31 T, Th 7-8 pm Haverhill Elem., 4725 Weatherside Run 343630-D2 6/12-7/31 M, W 7-8 pm 343630-D4 6/13-7/31 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm

Middle/High School Hoops It’s not always about competition. Some people play basketball just because it’s FUN! Learn the fundamentals of basketball (dribbling, passing, shooting, etc.) in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with experienced and skilled instructors. The second half of each session will be a supervised, non-competitive scrimmage game. A program t-shirt is included. Ages 11-18. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 10. Max. 20. Code Dates Day Time

Middle School (ages 11-13) 343640-A1 6/14-8/2

High School (ages 14-18)

W

5-6 pm

343640-B1 6/14-8/2 W 5-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$40/$50 after May 30 Location: First Assembly, 1400 W. Washington Center Rd.

Fee: $54/$64 after May 30 deadline

Itty Bitty Basketball, p. 10 Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation/Parkview Sports Medicine Pee Wee & Junior Golf Tours It’s not a pro tour, but it’s just as much fun! The Pee Wee and Junior Golf Tours allow boys and girls ages 3-18 to test their skills against other young golfers on a variety of area courses. Tournament formats and fees vary for each event. Registration forms are available on our website at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling 427-6000 to request them by mail. Awards will be given at each tournament. Many thanks to Parkview Sports Medicine, Pepsi and O’Daniel Automart for their support of the Pee Wee/Junior Golf program.

Pee Wee Tournaments (ages 3-11)

Junior Tournaments (ages 12-18)

Event Shoaff Front 9 McMillen Back 9 Canterbury Green Shoaff Back 9 McMillen Tour Champ

Event Colonial Oaks Brookwood Donald Ross Canterbury Green McMillen Chestnut Hills Coyote Creek Foster Tour Champ Lakeside Shoaff

Date Deadline 6/14 6/8 6/29 6/23 7/14 7/6 7/19 7/13 7/27-28 7/21

Spend your summer in the parks!

Date Deadline 6/13 6/8 6/19 6/14 6/21 6/14 6/26 6/21 6/28 6/21 7/5 6/29 7/6 6/29 7/11-12 7/6 7/17 7/12 7/21 7/17

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I Love Tennis Youth Tennis Lessons Tennis promotes physical fitness and out-performs other sports in developing personality characteristics such as sociability, creativity and assertiveness. Start playing today! Lessons are offered on weekdays and Saturday mornings for all ages and skill levels. Beginner classes are designed for children with little or no prior experience. Intermediate lessons are open to boys and girls who have had some formal tennis training, including the beginner Parks and Recreation lessons. All class sizes are limited to ensure more personalized instruction, so please register early. Registration deadlines: May 26 and June 26.

Mini-Sessions 6 lessons, $24/$29 after deadline Registration deadlines: Session I – May 26; Session II – June 26 Code Dates Days Time

Session I

Traditional Lessons

Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

13 lessons, $48/$53 after May 26 Code Dates Days Time Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

345701-A1 6/3-7/15 Sa 345701-A4 6/6-6/22 T,Th

Beginner, Ages 5-7

345700-A1 6/6-7/20 345700-A5 6/6-7/20

T,Th 6-6:45 pm T,Th 8:30-9:15 am

345700-A2 6/6-7/20 345700-A6 6/6-7/20

T,Th 9:30-10:30 am T,Th 6:45-7:45 pm

Beginner, Ages 8-12

Intermediate, Ages 8-12

345700-A3 6/6-7/20 T,Th 10:30-11:30 am 345700-A7 6/5-7/19 M,W 6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate, Ages 13-16

Beginner, Ages 3-4 Beginner, Ages 5-7

345701-A2 6/3-7/15 345701-A5 6/5-6/21

Sa 8:30-9:15 am M,W 8:15-9 am

345701-A3 6/3-7/15 345701-A6 6/5-6/21

Sa 9:30-10:30 am M,W 9-10 am

345701-A7 6/5-6/21

M,W

Beginner, Ages 8-12

Intermediate, Ages 8-16

Beginner, Ages 5-7

345701-B2 6/6-6/22 T,Th

Foster Park, Old Mill Rd. & Rudisill Blvd.

345701-B1 6/5-6/21

345700-B1 6/6-7/20

T,Th

8:15-9 am

345700-B2 6/6-7/20

T,Th

9-10 am

345700-B3 6/6-7/20

T,Th

10-11 am

Beginner, Ages 8-12

Intermediate, Ages 8-16 Shoaff Park, St. Joe Rd.

Beginner, Ages 8-12

345700-C1 6/5-7/19

4-5 pm

Snider High School, 4600 Fairlawn Pass

Beginner, Ages 8-16

345700-D1 6/6-7/20

Intermediate, Ages 8-16 345700-D2 6/6-7/20

T,Th T,Th

1-2 pm 2-3 pm

Kreager Park, North River Rd.

Beginner, Ages 5-7

345700-E1 6/5-7/19

Beginner, Ages 8-12

M,W

8:15-9 am

345700-E2 6/6-7/20

T,Th

4-5 pm

345700-E3 6/5-7/19

M,W

9-10 am

345700-E4 6/5-7/19

M,W

10-11 am

Beginner, Ages 8-16

Intermediate, Ages 8-16

20

Beginner, Ages 8-16

1-1:45 pm

M,W

4-5 pm

345701-B3 6/6-6/22 T,Th

2-3 pm

Intermediate, Ages 8-16

Session II Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

Beginner, Ages 3-4

345702-A1 7/6-7/25

T,Th

8-8:30 am

345702-A2 7/5-7/24

M,W

8:15-9 am

345702-A3 7/5-7/24

M,W

9-10 am

345702-A4 7/5-7/24

M,W

10-11 am

Beginner, Ages 5-7 M,W

10-11 am

Foster Park, Old Mill Rd. & Rudisill Blvd.

345700-A4 6/6-7/20 T,Th 10:30-11:30 am

Beginner, Ages 5-7

8-8:30 am 8-8:30 am

Beginner, Ages 8-12

Beginner, Ages 8-16

Foster Park, Old Mill Rd. & Rudisill Blvd.

Beginner, Ages 5-7

345702-B2 7/6-7/25

T,Th

1-1:45 pm

345702-B1 7/5-7/24

M,W

4-5 pm

345702-B3 7/6-7/25

T,Th

2-3 pm

Beginner, Ages 8-16

Intermediate, Ages 8-16

Adult Tennis, p. 50

Play one of 62 public tennis courts in the parks.


Junior Excellence Lessons Junior Excellence lessons are recommended for strong intermediate and advanced players. The typical Junior Excellence player has taken lessons for at least two years. Each 90-minute session includes an equal amount of instruction and supervised match play in both singles and doubles. Ages 8-16. Registration deadline: May 26. Code Dates Days Time 345712-M1 6/5-7/19 M,W 2-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 13/$56/$61 after May 26 Location: Kreager Park, North River Rd.

High School Varsity Play and Practice This program is designed to provide advanced instruction for the high school tennis player. Each 90-minute lesson includes an equal amount of instruction and supervised match play in both singles and doubles. The Varsity program is for players currently on a high school varsity team. Participants should possess technically sound strokes so instruction can focus on court strategies and mental preparation. Enrollment is contingent upon approval by the tennis coordinator. (Please call 4276014 for prior approval.) The Reserve Varsity program is for the junior player who is currently a member of the high school reserve team or who hopes to make the reserve team his or her freshman year. Participants should be former Junior Excellence players or have taken tennis lessons for a minimum of two years. Ages 14-18. Registration deadline: May 26. Code Dates Days Time

Varsity

345711-W1 6/5-7/19

Junior Varsity

M,W

Run Like the Wind J&B Pacers Summer Running Running can be a sport, an adventure, an avenue to better your grades, or a way to become happier and enjoy a longer life. It can improve your overall health and increase your endurance in other sports. The more you run, the more fun and rewarding it becomes. Each session will include a warm-up, stretch, run/walk and a journal entry. Please wear appropriate active clothing and running shoes. Ages 4-14. Coaches Jeff and Bev Metzger are RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) certified coaches and have been part of the local running/walking community for over 20 years. Registration deadlines are five working days before the start of each class. Min. 10. Max. 50. Note: There will be no class July 4. Code Dates Day Time 343840-A1 6/6-6/27 T 7-8 pm 343840-A2 6/8-6/29 Th 7-8 pm 343840-B1 7/6-7/27 Th 7-8 pm 343840-B2 7/11-8/1 T 7-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$15 343840-C1 6/6-8/1 T 7-8 pm 343840-C2 6/8-7/27 Th 7-8 pm 343840-C3 6/6-6/29 T, Th 7-8 pm 343840-D1 7/11-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm #Sessions/Fee: 8/$20 343840-E1 6/6-8/1 T, Th 7-8 pm #Sessions/Fee: 16/$25 Location: Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.

12-1:30 pm

345711-W2 6/5-7/19 M,W 12-1:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 13/$56/$61 after May 26 Location: Kreager Park, North River Rd.

More Fun For Kids Arctic Summer Blast..................37 Beautiful Biomes.......................32 Daddy Hike Day........................32 Day Camps................................24 Fishing Derby............................34 Free Harry Potter Movies...........42 Hikes, Bikes & Birds.................. 47 Playgrounds..............................28 Swim Lessons............................26

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org

Get strong and fit this summer.

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Serious About Soccer Kickin’ Kids Kickin’ Kids is a non-competitive, instructional program designed to help young athletes develop basic soccer skills and learn the rules of the game. Emphasis is on sportsmanship, teamwork and FUN. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. The program will end with a Soccer Showcase at Kreager Park on August 2 and 3. Ages 4-6. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 11. Note: There will be no class July 3 and 4. Code Dates Days Time Foster Park West, 5113 Winchester Rd. 343711-A1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-A2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343711-A3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-A4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Kreager Park, 7116 North River Rd. 343711-B1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-B2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343711-B3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 9:45-10:45 am 343711-B4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-B5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd. 343711-C1 6/12-8/2 M,W 11:15 am-12:15 pm 343711-C2 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-C3 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343711-C4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-C5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd. 343711-D1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-D2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343711-D3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 9:45-10:45 am 343711-D4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343711-D5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm

Big Kickers Big Kickers focuses on soccer strategy and game situations and requires some previous soccer experience in an organized program. Participants under the age of seven will be required to show proof of previous soccer experience. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt compliments of Signature HeatlhCARE of Fort Wayne. The season will end with a Soccer Showcase on August 2 and 3. Ages 6-10. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 11. Note: There will be no class on July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time Foster Park West, 5113 Winchester Rd. 343712-A1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-A2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343712-A3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-A4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Kreager Park, 7116 North River Rd. 343712-B1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-B2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343712-B3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 11 am-12 pm 343712-B4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-B5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Robinson Chapel, 12707 Tonkel Rd. 343712-C1 6/12-8/2 M, W 10-11 am 343712-C2 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-C3 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343712-C4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-C5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Rd. 343712-D1 6/12-8/2 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-D2 6/12-8/2 M, W 7-8 pm 343712-D3 6/13-8/3 T, Th 11 am-12 pm 343712-D4 6/13-8/3 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343712-D5 6/13-8/3 T, Th 7-8 pm Fee: $59/$69 after May 30 deadline

Fee: $59/$69 after May 30 deadline

Preschool Soccer, p. 9

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Play hard . . . Live well!


It’s a Home Run! Pee Wee T-Ball Pee Wee T-ball is a non-competitive, instructional program that teaches throwing, catching, fielding, batting and base running through demonstrations and drills. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Participants are required to bring a baseball glove; all other equipment will be provided. The program will end with a T-Ball Showcase at Lawton Park on August 1. Ages 4-6. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 11. Note: There will be no class on July 3 and 4. Code Dates Days Time Croninger Elem., 6700 Trier Rd. 343810-A1 6/12-8/1 M,W 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-A2 6/12-8/1 M,W 7-8 pm 343810-A3 6/13-8/1 T,Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-A4 6/13-8/1 T,Th 7-8 pm Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Rd. 343810-B1 6/12-8/1 M,W 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-B2 6/12-8/1 M,W 7-8 pm 343810-B3 6/13-8/1 T,Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-B4 6/13-8/1 T,Th 7-8 pm Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Rd. 343810-C1 6/12-8/1 M,W 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-C2 6/12-8/1 M,W 7-8 pm 343810-C3 6/13-8/1 T,Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-C4 6/13-8/1 T,Th 7-8 pm Lakeside Middle School, 2100 Lake Ave. 343810-D1 6/12-8/1 M,W 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-D2 6/12-8/1 M,W 7-8 pm 343810-D3 6/13-8/1 T,Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343810-D4 6/13-8/1 T,Th 7-8 pm Fee: $59/$69 after May 30 deadline

Instructional Softball Academy The emphasis is on fun and learning in this instructional program. You will learn the fundamentals of “straight pitch” softball including catching, throwing, fielding, pitching and batting techniques. Game strategies will also be introduced. The academy is a great start for those interested in one day playing for their school team. You will need to bring your own softball glove; all other equipment will be provided. A Softball Showcase will be held on August 1 at Lawton Park. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Ages 8-13. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 11. Note: There will be no class July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time Croninger Elem., 6700 Trier Rd. 343830-A1 6/12-8/1 M, W 7-8:30 pm Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Rd. 343830-A2 6/13-8/1 T, Th 7-8:30 pm Fee: $59/$69 after May 30

Lob Ball Lob Ball replaces the t-ball tee with a slow underhand pitch by the coach and focuses more on strategy and game situations. Participants should possess the basic skills of throwing, catching, hitting and base running and have previous experience in an organized t-ball program. Lob Ball is a non-competitive, instructional program, fine tuning previously learned skills and new skills using drills and stations for instruction. Positions, their responsibilities, and strategies of the game are part of this program. Each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Participants are required to bring a baseball glove; all other equipment will be provided. Classes will meet twice a week and will end with the annual Lob Ball Showcase at Lawton Park on August 1. Ages 7-10. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 11. Note: There will be no class July 3 & 4. Code Dates Days Time Croninger Elem., 6700 Trier Rd. 343820-A1 6/12-8/1 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-A3 6/13-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-A4 6/13-8/1 T, Th 7-8 pm Shawnee Middle School, 1000 E. Cook Rd. 343820-B1 6/12-8/1 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-B2 6/12-8/1 M, W 7-8 pm 343820-B3 6/13-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-B4 6/13-8/1 T, Th 7-8 pm Kekionga Middle School, 2929 Engle Rd. 343820-C1 6/12-8/1 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-C2 6/12-8/1 M, W 7-8 pm 343820-C3 6/13-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm Lakeside Middle School, 2100 Lake Ave. 343820-D1 6/12-8/1 M, W 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-D2 6/12-8/1 M, W 7-8 pm 343820-D3 6/13-8/1 T, Th 5:45-6:45 pm 343820-D4 6/13-8/1 T, Th 7-8 pm Fee: $59/$69 after May 30

Little Sluggers, p. 10

Sessions fill quickly! Register early!

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Day Camp Adventures Franke Park Day Camp Since its inception in 1946, Franke Park Day Camp has provided unforgettable childhood experiences for thousands of Fort Wayne area youth. With its strong emphasis on nature education, basic camping skills and Native American lore, Franke Park Day Camp provides an environment which fosters cooperation, problem solving and socialization as well as the dirty, muddy, outdoor fun kids of all ages enjoy! Register on-line or call 427-6000 to request a camp brochure by mail. Registration for day camps opened in February. Some sessions may be filled to capacity.

City Safari Day Camp The City Safari Day Camp at the Botanical Conservatory has filled to capacity. If you would like your child, entering grades 1-6 in the fall, to be placed on a waiting list for any of our six fun-filled weeks this summer, please call 427-6000.

Day Camp Schedule Session Session Session Session Session Session

1...................................... June 12-16 2 ..................................... June 19-23 3..................................... June 26-30 4 ......................................July 10-14 5 ...................................... July 17-21 6 ......................................July 22-28

Day Camp Fees Ages 4-11............................................... $90 Junior Leaders (age 12)............................ $90 Counselors-In-Training (ages 13-18)......... $70 CITs five or more weeks...................... $280 A.M. Camp Care..................................... $25 P.M. Camp Care...................................... $25

River Camp Fort Wayne developed around the confluence of three rivers: the St. Joseph, the St. Marys, and the Maumee. Learn all about the role our rivers have played in the history of our city and how they are still used today. Campers will leave with a better understanding of our rivers, their challenges and benefits, as well as an enthusiasm for our waterways. Games, water activities, science experiments, canoeing and water safety are all part of the fun. Camp is held at Shoaff Park with the exception of Tuesday which is a special day of fun downtown. A confirmation letter with complete details will be mailed out a week prior to camp. Held in conjunction with Allen County Partnership for Water Quality. Ages 8-12. Registration deadline: June 19. Min. 32. Max. 40. Code Dates Days Time 348915-M1 8/7-8/11 M-F 9 am-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$115 Location: Shoaff Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

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Farmin’ Fun Day Camp June 12-July 28 Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. The Farmin’ Fun Day Camp provides summer fun for boys and girls ages 4-18. Activities include daily animal care, gardening, arts and crafts, creek walk, legends hike, wagon rides, games and much more. The garden will be abundant with vegetables to harvest and sell and you’ll help care for donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens and pigs! Join us for fun on the farm! Six weekly sessions will be offered beginning June 12. (No camp will be held July 3-7.) Hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with a half day program (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) for 4-5 year olds. Our “Farmers-in-Training” (FIT) program is designed for children ages 11-12 and a Counselor Aide program is open to those 13-18. Before and after camp care is available. Registration began in February, but limited space is still available. Register on-line or call 427-6000 to request a brochure by mail. Note: Registration began in February and some sessions are filled to capacity.

Dirty, muddy, outdoor fun!


Lifetime Sports Academy June 5-July 21 • McMillen Park • Boys & Girls Ages 7-18 FREE TENNIS, GOLF AND SWIMMING LESSONS! The Lifetime Sports Academy is open to boys and girls ages 7-18 and offers free group lessons in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis and swimming. The program operates Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. Group lessons in golf, tennis and swimming will focus on skill development, training, and participation and will be taught by certified coaches and highly trained professionals and volunteers. Participants may come as often as they wish and stay as long as they like. The Fort Wayne Community Schools summer lunch program will be available at McMillen Park for Academy participants. The Lifetime Sports Academy is funded by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and Lifetime Sports Academy Committee and is offered FREE to area youth.

Golf

Swimming

Group golf lessons will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays with practice opportunities scheduled every day. The golf lesson program is directed by PGA Professional and Manager of Golf Operations, Rick Hemsoth. Golf instructors are PGA apprentices, experienced coaches and teachers. All necessary equipment will be provided for the group lessons, however, if you have equipment, you are encouraged to bring it. Participants have the opportunity to earn free golf equipment by passing skills and rules tests.

Group swim lessons will be held Monday through Thursday mornings and will be taught by certified Red Cross Learn-to-Swim instructors. Those who complete level 3 lessons will be eligible for the Competitive Swim Training Program where the emphasis will be on stroke improvement, endurance, starts and turns. All Academy participants are invited to enjoy the water slides, water playground, and sand play areas and sand volleyball at the McMillen Aquatic Center during the Open Swims on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30.

Tennis Group tennis lessons will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays with practice opportunities scheduled every day. Our team of highly qualified tennis instructors will be led by the Lifetime Academy Tennis Coordinator. Tennis rackets and balls will be provided for the group lessons. You will become eligible to receive free tennis equipment once you attend seven tennis lessons.

To Register Sign up at the McMillen Park Pavilion on the first day of the Academy or any time during the summer. You may pre-register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org through May 31. Those who pre-register will only need to “check-in” at their first visit to the Academy.

Pavilion Program The McMillen Park Pavilion will be staffed from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day for children not participating in group lessons or waiting between lessons. The program is a balance of unstructured supervised play and organized activities. Children may participate in the Pavilion Program at age 6.

For complete details call 427-6000 to request a brochure or visit our website at www.fortwayneparks.org.

Questions? 427-6000

Tennis, Golf, Swimming . . . A lifetime of fun!

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Aquatics Learn-to-Swim Learn-to-Swim is offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross and adheres to national standards for Red Cross aquatic programs. Classes are held at Northside Pool in Bob Arnold Park for boys and girls ages 1-15. Each Learn-to-Swim session consists of eight 45-minute lessons held Tuesday through Friday over a two week period. Pre-school and Toddler lessons are 30 minutes. Four Learn-to-Swim sessions will be offered this summer. Participants must be of minimum age by June 1, 2017. Learn-to-Swim registrations will be accepted on-line and at the Parks and Recreation Department only. (Registration will no longer be taken at the pool.) Registration deadlines one week prior to the start of each lesson. Confirmations will be mailed upon registration. For course descriptions and exit skills, call 4276000 for a Learn-to-Swim brochure or view the brochure on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. Code Level Time

Code

Level

335100-A1 335100-A2 335100-A3 335100-B1 335100-B2 335100-B3 335100-C1 335100-C2 335100-C3 335100-C4

Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Pre-School Pre-School Pre-School 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4

9:15 am 11:15 am 6:05 pm 10:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm 9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm

335200-A1 335200-A2 335200-A3 335200-A4 335200-B1 335200-B2 335200-B3 335200-B4 335200-C1 335200-C2 335200-C3 335200-C4

Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Pre-School Pre-School Pre-School Pre-School 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4

9:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm 9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm

335300-A1 335300-A2 335300-A3 335300-A4 335300-A5 335300-B1 335300-B2 335300-B3 335300-C1 335300-C2 335300-C3 335300-C4 335300-C5

Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Pre-School Pre-School Pre-School 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6 5, 6

9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm 10:15 am 11:15 am 6:05 pm 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 9:15 am 6:05 pm

335400-A1 335400-A2 335400-A3 335400-A4 335400-A5 335400-B1 335400-B2 335400-B3 335400-C1 335400-C2 335400-C3 335400-C4 335400-C5

Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Toddler I, II Pre-School Pre-School Pre-School 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3 4 5, 6

9:15 am 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm 9:15 am 11:15 am 6:05 pm 10:15 am 11:15 am 5:15 pm 6:05 pm 9:15 am

Session I: June 6-16

Session II: June 20-30

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$35 $30 for siblings in the same session Location: Northside Pool, Bob Arnold Park, Parnell Ave. at E. State Blvd.

Session III: July 4-14

Session IV: July 18-28

Time

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Make a big splash . . .


Summer 2017 Pool Information

Location

Northside Pool

McMillen Pool

Memorial Pool

East State Blvd. & Parnell Ave. 427-6705

Oxford St. east of Anthony Blvd. 427-6704

2301 Maumee & Glasgow 427-6702

May 27

June 3

June 3

Daily beginning May 27 12:30-5:00 pm

Daily beginning June 3 1:30-7:00 pm

Daily beginning June 3 12:30-5:00 pm

Pool Opens

Hours

--Adult Swims-Saturday/Sunday 11:30 am-12:30 pm

M/W/F 7:00-9:00 pm --Adult Swims-Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm

Admission Under Age 2

Free

Free

Free

Ages 2-17

$3.50 Afternoon $1.50 Evening

$2.25

$2.25

Over Age 17

$4.50 Afternoon $2 Evening

$2.75

$2.25

Child

$70

$30

$30

Adult

$95

$40

$30

Family

Inquire at pool

Inquire at pool

Inquire at Pool

Season Pass

Special Needs Open Swim Open swims for children with special needs will be Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. beginning June 5 at Northside Pool. No pre-registration is required. The swim is FREE. Please check in before entering the pool. A parent must accompany each child in the water.

Pool/Pavilion Rental Make a big “splash” at your next bash! Rent one of three city swimming pools after public hours for your birthday party, church group or other pool party. If you would like to have your pool party at Northside Pool during public swim hours, you may consider reserving the new pavilion for your party’s exclusive use. Rental rates begin at $20/hour with a 2 hour minimum. Call 427-6029 to make a reservation.

Water Playgrounds Nothing beats the heat better than water and fun! Our water playgrounds are conveniently located in eight parks across the city and are like any park playground . . . you are free to come and go as you like and there is no admission fee. We recommend proper swim attire for maximum enjoyment. And as always, follow the water playground rules. Buckner Park, 6114 Bass Rd Franklin Park, 1903 St. Mary’s Ave. Kreager Park, North River Rd McCormick Park, 2300 Raymond & Holly Memorial Park, 2301 Maumee & Glasgow Robert E. Meyers Park, Parkview Field Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd Waynedale Park, 2900 Koons & Elzey

Have your party at the pool!

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Summer Playgrounds June 5-July 28

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

It’s going to be a great summer in the park and you are invited to join the fun! Kickball, t-ball, bumper pool, Mancala, basketball, arts & crafts, and Kohl’s Healthy Kids fitness program are just a few of the fun and exciting activities planned for our summer playground program. All seven playground sites are supervised by qualified, trained staff. Children are free to come and go as they please. The program is FREE and is open to boys and girls ages 5 and older. FREE lunches are provided daily by Fort Wayne Community Schools. Each park will host a FREE summer carnival featuring games, food and fun for kids and their families. A “farewell to summer” Fun Day will be held at Memorial Park on July 26. Parents must complete a registration form for each child at their first visit. For more information, please call Chantell at 427-5966. Lafayette Park Lafayette Espl & Sherwood Ter Carnival: June 14, 5-7 pm

Packard Park Fairfield Ave. Fun Day: July 12, 5-7 pm

Cooper Community Center 2300 Clinton & Creighton Carnival: July 19, 5-7 pm

Hamilton Park Spring & Cherokee Carnival: June 28, 5-7 pm

Hanna Homestead Gay & Lewis Mondays 9-11 am & 3-5 pm Wednesdays 9-11 am Carnival: July 13, 5-7 pm

Memorial Park 2301 Maumee & Glasgow Kaboom Play Day: July 26, 5-7 pm

Lakeside Park 1401 Lake & Vermont Carnival: June 29, 5-7 pm

Summer Playground Daily Schedule Time 9-10 am

10-11 am 11 am-12:45 pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Breakfast Enrichment

Breakfast Enrichment

Breakfast Enrichment

Breakfast Enrichment

Breakfast

Field Games Arts/Crafts

Open Rec Field Trip

Field Games Arts/Crafts

Open Rec Field Trip

Fun Day

FREE Lunch provided by FWCS is served for 1 hour. Times vary by location.

12-3 pm

Skill Building Fitness Fun Open Rec

Field Games Board Games Structured Activity

Skill Building Fitness Fun Open Rec

Field Games Board Games Structured Activity

Fun Day Talent Show Races

3-5 pm

Athletic Skills/Drills

Athletic Skills/Drills Arts/Crafts

Athletic Games

Athletic Skills/Drills Arts/Crafts

Fun Day Athletic Games

Enrichment Programs The enrichment program is an interactive review in math, reading and language arts skills. All of the activities are designed to keep your child engaged, using and building the skills he or she has learned in school as well as learning something new. Some of the activities include sparkle spelling, bingo math, chalkboard races, free writes, storytelling, grade appropriate worksheets, crosswords and more.

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Enjoy FREE summer fun in a safe environment.


Youth Centers The Neighborhood Recreation Center summer program will run June 5-July 28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Weisser, Jennings and Cooper Centers. The activity schedule is below. Field trips are also scheduled throughout the summer for children who participate in the enrichment programs. The Fort Wayne Community Schools Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches each weekday between 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at all three sites. Stop by Jennings, Cooper or Weisser Center to complete a registration form. The activities at our Neighborhood Recreation Centers are FREE! For more information, please contact the coordinator at each center. Jennings Recreation Center 1330 McCulloch St. 427-6700 Supervisor: Michael Ayers

Cooper Community Center 2300 Clinton & Creighton 427-6728 Supervisor: Michael Ayers

Weisser Park Youth Center 802 Eckert St. 427-6780 Supervisor: Zynette Paige

Jennings, Cooper & Weisser Centers Summer Schedule Time 9-10 am 10-11 am 11:15 am12:45 pm

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Enrichment Cooper Swim Lesson

Enrichment Jennings/ Weisser Swim Lesson

Enrichment Cooper Swim Lesson

Enrichment Jennings/ Weisser Swim Lesson

Open Recreation

FREE LUNCH provided by Fort Wayne Community Schools. Times vary by location.

12-3 pm

Open Recreation

Open Recreation

Open Recreation Weisser Open Swim

Open Recreation Cooper Open Swim

Open Recreation Jennings Open Swim

3-5 pm

Arts/Crafts Athletics

Arts/Crafts Athletics

Arts/Crafts Athletics

Arts/Crafts Athletics

Open Recreation Outdoor Activities

August 16 6-8 pm Weisser

August 23 6-8 pm Jennings

August 30 6-8 pm Cooper

COMMUNITY

UNITY

NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY FUN NIGHTS 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.

Neighborhood Meal Games, Crafts, Door Prizes Entertainment Neighborhood Forum on Public Safety Pre-events begin at 5:30 p.m.

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

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McMillen Park Center McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott Street • 427-2420 Supervisor: Andre Patterson Facility Hours (thru June 2) Mon & Fri, 12-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Tues-Thur, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Sat/Sun, 12-5 p.m. Summer Hours (June 3-August 1) Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Admission $1 Youth admitted FREE in the After School & Summer Programs only

Community Extravaganza H

FREE Family Fun

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Bounce Houses • Food • Entertainment Prizes • Giveaways Community Resources/Vendors Summer Program Registration Parkview Community Nursing Health Fair (Free Screenings 9 am-1 pm)

McMillen Park Community Center Saturday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 2017 MPCC Summer Youth Program

June 5-July 28 • Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Children (ages 5-18) must be registered for the summer program before they are allowed to attend. Sign up on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or at the Center any time. The summer youth program at McMillen Park Community Center is FREE for registered participants. Admission to the Center after 5:00 p.m. is $1. For more information, please call 427-2420.

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9-10 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

10-11 am

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Fun Day Playground

11 am-12 pm

Field Games Arts/Crafts

Open Rec Field Trips

Field Games Arts/Crafts

Open Rec Field Trips

Fun Day

12-1 pm

FREE LUNCH provided by Fort Wayne Community Schools.

1-3 pm

Skill Building Fitness Fun Outside Play

Field Games Swimming Outside Play

Skill Building Fitness Fun Outside Play

Field Games Swimming Outside Play

Fun Day Arts/Crafts Outside Play

3-5 pm

Athletic Skills/Drills Outside Play

Athletic Skills/Drills Arts/Crafts

Athletic Games Outside Play

Athletic Skills/ Drills Arts/Crafts

Fun Day Athletic Games

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McMillen Park Community Center . . . the place to be!


Children’s Zoo Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo 3411 Sherman Blvd. 260-427-6800 www.kidszoo.org Go on safari, explore the jungle, or tour the newly renovated Australian Adventure as you meet more than 1,000 animals on 47 beautifully landscaped acres. Open April 22-October 8 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Open until 7:00 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day

The zoo will be closed August 18 for our annual fundraising event. Admission Adults................................................$14 Children (ages 2-18)............................$10 Seniors (age 62+)................................$12 Babies age 1 and under......................FREE Zoo Members...................................FREE Annual Family Pass............................ $119

Special Events at the Zoo All events are FREE with zoo admission! Visit kidszoo.org for full details. May 25............................Families for Nature June 8........................................ Grossology June 22.................... Kangaroo Birthday Party July 6................................................Ice Day July 20....................I Wanna Be a Zoo Keeper August 3 .................... Donkey Birthday Party August 18................... Zoo Fundraising Event: Zoo Brew & Wine Too* *Fees are charged for zoo fundraising events.

VIP Experiences Get closer than ever to your favorite animals at an exclusive VIP Experience! An expert zoo keeper will guide you as you venture behindthe-scenes. Space is limited for these once-ina-lifetime experiences: • Giraffe Behind-the-Scenes and Feeding • Penguin Feeding • Stingray VIP Experience • Orangutan VIP Experience Register on line at kidszoo.org or call 260420-6800 for more information

Family Wild Nights Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! Enjoy educational activities, food, and fun, then bed down in The Reef (unless otherwise noted). Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. Adults must accompany children. Fee: $35 child/$23 adult

Sleep with the Sharks Ages 5 and up with adult. May 13 (Mother’s Day Weekend), July 29, September 8, October 6

Sleep Under the Stars Pitch your own tent at the zoo! Ages 5 and up with an adult. June 17 (Father’s Day Weekend), July 14, September 2

Fun with the Fishes Preschool Night Ages 3-5 with an adult. June 3, August 25

Group Wild Nights Wild Nights (see description above) are offered to organized groups such as scouts, youth groups and schools for children ages 7-12. Group Wild Nights may be scheduled for Thursday, Friday or Saturday evenings, April 22-October 8. Call 260-427-6808 or e-mail education@kidszoo.org for availability. Maximum group size is 35 people. A $50 deposit is required with a minimum fee of $500.

Volunteer at the Zoo! Be a part of the excitement and volunteer at your nationally-recognized zoo! Apply to volunteer online and attend Adult Basic Training in June or August. Visit kidszoo.org or contact us at (260) 427-6828 or volunteer@kidszoo. org for details.

www.kidszoo.org

Voted Indiana’s #1 Summer Attraction

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The Great Outdoors Daddy Hike Day

Preserving Nature Beautiful Biomes A biome is a very large ecological area that is home to distinctive plant and animal groups that have adapted to that particular environment. The climate and geography of a region determines what type of biome can exist in that region. Major biomes include deserts, forests, rain forests, grasslands, tundra, and several types of aquatic environments. Hands on activities and crafts will allow your scientist to explore what makes up a biome and to compare how various plant and animal life has adapted to fit that biome. Ages 7-10. Registration deadline: May 12. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 248102-S1 5/21 Su 9:30-11 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$20 Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave

Lindenwood Field Trips/Outings May 1-October 31 Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. Experience nature firsthand. Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of environmental education field trip opportunities from May through October. For a complete list of these programs, please visit Lindenwood’s page at fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $2/participant/hour with a 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 1-hour treks. The hikes are FREE. Please call Eden at 427-6008 to sign up. Sorry, no pets are allowed at Lindenwood! Registration deadlines: June 2 and 30. Min. 5. Max. 25. Code Date Day Time

Strawberry Moon Hike 348000-F1

6/9

Buck Moon Hike

F

9:30 pm

348000-S1 7/9 Su 9:30 pm Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

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Saturday, June 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. We’re celebrating fathers at Lindenwood Nature Preserve! Bring your dad to the preserve for a guided hike and some quality time together. All ages are welcome. The preserve is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Participation is FREE.

Youth Wilderness Survival Skills Did you know your most important survival skill is knowledge? Learn basic wilderness survival skills during these fun and informative courses! We will focus on skills such as shelter, fire, navigation and more. These skills can be applied to many situations and help develop critical thinking, independence and confidence. The courses will alternate between presentations and lots of hands on activities to put new knowledge to use. Participants will hike in the woods each day and enjoy a campfire lunch with hotdogs provided. A supply list and more information will be provided with the class registration receipt. For more information, contact Eden Lamb at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityoffortwayne.org. Ages 9- 12. Registration deadline: June 12 and July 3. Min. 8. Max. 10. Code Dates Days Time 348109-M1 6/26-6/28 M-W 9 am-3 pm 348109-M2 7/17-7/19 M-W 9 am-3 pm # Sessions/ Fee: 3/$65 Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Keešihtooki Pakitahaakani

Traditional Miami Lacrosse Stick Making Demonstration

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 demonstrates 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. Please call 427-6008 by August 18 to reserve your space! Max. 25.

Enjoy the great outdoors . . .


Gone Fishing Hurshtown Reservoir 16000 Roth Road, Grabill, IN Opens for the season May 2 Open 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¢ to walk or bike in. Season passes are also available. For more information call Eden at 427-6008 or Hurshtown Reservoir at 260-627-3390 during hours of operation.

29th Annual

Kids’ Fishing Derby Saturday, June 3, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Hurshtown Reservoir 16000 Roth Rd., Grabill IN Fishing is a favorite Hoosier pasttime that fosters patience, coordination and an appreciation for nature! Please join us for the 29th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at the pristine Hurshtown Reservoir. The derby is open to all children ages 16 and younger. An adult must accompany all contestants. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught in 4 age categories. Each participant may enter only one fish. The grand prize will go to the child that catches the biggest fish overall. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until the weigh-in at 11:00. Awards will be at 12:00 p.m. Contestants must be present to win. Contestants should bring their own bait, tackle and bucket to hold their fish. Because this is a free-fishing day, no fishing licenses are required! This contest is catch and release only. Please call or e-mail Eden at 4276008 or eden.lamb@ cityoffortwayne. org for more information. Admission to Hurshtown is $4 per car. The derby is FREE.

Trek the Trails Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. Fort Wayne has one of the finest trail systems in the Midwest with nearly 95 miles of trail winding through the city and beyond. Join local trail users for weekly bike rides this summer to experience Fort Wayne on 2 wheels. Reconnect with nature along the Rivergreenway or learn the history of the Wabash & Erie Canal along the Towpath Trail. Load up your family and join the fun! Please wear a helmet and bring water along for the ride. All participants ride at your own risk. Please register online at fwtrails.com. There is no charge. For more information, call the City of Fort Wayne Greenways & Trails Office at 427-6228 or Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. at 969-0079. Date Departs From Length 6/6 Foster Park Trailhead 8 miles Trailhead parking lot near Pavilion #1, 3900 Old Mill Rd. 6/13 Indian Trails Park Trailhead 8 miles Back of Indian Trails Park near 10300 Aboite Center Rd. 6/20 Rockhill Park Trailhead 9 miles Trailhead parking lot just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St. 6/27 Swinney Park Trailhead 8 miles Parking lot near the entrance in Swinney Park West – near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd. 7/11 North River Rd Trailhead 8 miles Trailhead commonly known as the “boat launch” just west of Kreager Park, near 7300 N. River Rd. 7/18 Deer Ridge Elementary 8 miles Parking lot of Deer Ridge Elementary School, 1515 S. Scott Rd. 7/25 Rockhill Park Trailhead 9 miles Trailhead parking lot just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd and Freeman St. 8/1 IPFW 8 miles Parking lot on the east side of the Venderly Family pedestrian bridge over the St. Joseph River, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. 8/8 Moser Park Trailhead 8 miles Trailhead parking lot near the baseball diamonds in Moser Park, 601 W. Main St, New Haven, IN 8/15 Swinney Park Trailhead 8 miles Parking lot near the entrance in Swinney Park West – near 2200 W. Jefferson Blvd. 8/22 Indian Trails Park Trailhead 8 miles Back of Indian Trails Park, 10300 Aboite Center Rd 8/29 Rockhill Park Trailhead 9 miles Trailhead parking lot just east of the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. and Freeman St.

right here in Fort Wayne!

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Salomon Farm Park Field Trips 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, picnics, fishing and much more. The Salomon family established the farm in 1871 and gifted it to the city in 1995 to protect it from development. Our farm animals will return in late April. The 1.8 mile fully paved trail that surrounds the park is used more than any trail in Fort Wayne! Please park in the first gravel parking lot upon entering the park. For more information, call 427-6005.

May 1-30 and August 11-September 15 Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Tours of Salomon Farm may be scheduled during May and 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 the animals and a 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 trip scheduling is subject to availability and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Eden at 427-6008 or eden.lamb@cityoffortwayne.org for questions and scheduling. Field trip cost is $3/participant/hour. There is no charge for teachers, caregivers and adult chaperones. A minimum fee of $30/hour applies to all groups.

The Hammer Heads

Barnyard Boogie Brushes *Adult/Child Join us for this exciting dance party with a twist! Not only will kids and parents get to boogie in our barnyard, but we’ll also have easels and paint supplies set up so you can paint while you dance! Your dance moves and art skills are sure to impress our on-looking farm animal friends! This program fosters play, creativity and experiential learning that is fun for everyone. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration deadlines: July 28 and August 11. Min. 7. Max. 10. Code Date Day Time 353915-F1 8/11 F 9:30-10:30 am 353915-F2 8/25 F 9:30-10:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/$15 Location: Salomon Farm , 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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Want to learn about blacksmithing? Join the club! The Hammer Heads Club is for youth ages 11-17 who want to learn this almost-forgotten craft. Local blacksmiths will teach shop safety and how to build a coal fire. You’ll learn about blacksmithing tools and how to use them while gaining hands-on experience creating your own project. The club meets one Saturday each month at the Salomon Farm Blacksmiths’ Forge. Hammer Heads must wear leather closed-toed shoes, full-length pants, natural fiber clothing (cotton, wool, etc.) and all loose hair must be tied back. Gloves and protective eye wear will be provided. Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Registration deadline: June 9. Min. 2. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 253600-S1 6/17, 7/15 Sa 10:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Photography at Salomon Farm If you plan on taking photos at Salomon Farm, please e-mail kellie.adkins@cityoffortwayne.org or call 260-427-6005 to register. There is no fee. Forms are also available in the brochure box at the Salomon Farm Learning Center. Just drop your completed form in the adjacent mailbox.

Salomon Farm Park . . .


Draft Horse 101

Saturday, June 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd. Experience draft horses up close and personal during this fun, informative and interactive program with the DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association! Visitors will learn about harnesses used on draft horses and 11 different breeds and also have an opportunity to meet with owners and visit with the horses. Stick around to enjoy a wagon ride! This event is FREE to the public. Please call Eden at 260-427-6008 to reserve your seats.

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 preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. The 2017 schedule is posted on our website at www.fortwayneparks. org or you may call 260-427-6008 to request a schedule.

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e iv r D e h t d n a t f a Hubie Ashcr Sunday, August 20, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

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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Farmers’ Market at Salomon Farm Park 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

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

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Adopt an active, healthful lifestyle.


Special Events The Longest Day: Summer Solstice Celebration Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. • Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cookout • Music • Entertainment • Arts & Games The Community Center and Kingston at Dupont have joined together to offer this fun filled event on “The Longest Day.” Along with food and fun this event is a global awareness movement to help end Alzheimer’s disease. • Entertainment by local performance groups including the Alley Kats and Community Cloggers • Music by Remember When • Sing Along/Karaoke • Arts such as pottery and painting • Historic Downtown Walking Tour at 1 pm • Games including shuffleboard, table box hockey and a downtown scavenger hunt • Box lunches for $5 (including burgers fresh off the grill, chips, cookie and drink) If you can’t make it to the celebration, you can still participate by allowing us to deliver box lunches to you and your friends (minimum 3 meals) within a 5 mile radius of downtown Fort Wayne. Lunch delivery reservations are required by June 16 by calling Jill at 602-4278 with the quantity, contact name and delivery address. This event is sponsored by Kingston Healthcare Company.

Arctic Summer Blast Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Beat the heat at our arctic-themed family event at the Conservatory during the Three Rivers Festival (formerly called Family Fun Day)! Kids will enjoy our inflatable slide, bounce in a moonwalk and ride a boat in the paddle pond (some height and/or age restrictions may apply). Chill out while exploring a FWFD fire truck, doing the twist or hula hoop at the bubble dance party, getting your face painted, making crafts, and playing games for prizes. If all the fun makes you hungry, buy lunch or snacks at our food court. Hot dogs and other items are available for 50¢; a local food truck will have cool treats available. No reservations required; regular admission applies. A responsible adult must accompany children. Admission is $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under. Wear your TRF button for $1 off. Sponsored by WAJI Magic 95.1 FM.

Three Rivers Federal Credit Union

Pedal, Paddle, and Play Saturday, June 10, 12:00-8:00 p.m. Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot 1004 Cass St. The Northeast Indiana Water Trails invites you to the 2nd Annual 3Rivers Federal Credit Union Pedal, Paddle, and Play! See page 46 for details.

Historic Fort Wayne 1201 Spy Run Ave • www.oldfortwayne.org Seige of Fort Wayne 1812 Saturday, June 10, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, June 11, 10 am-4 pm Camp Allen Muster: 1861-1865 Saturday, July 8, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, July 9, 10 am-4 pm Colonial America on the Frontier Saturday, July 29, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, July 30, 10 am-4 pm Post Miamies: 1754-1763 Saturday, August 26, 10 am-6 pm Sunday, August 27, 10 am-4 pm

Fun for the whole family!

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Concerts & Movies Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert & Movie Series Join us for a summer of great music and entertaining movies at Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park. Our concert line-up includes nationally acclaimed musicians and tribute bands, as well as free performances by local groups. Our Wednesday night movies are all family-friendly and free! Don’t miss out! Get your tickets now at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling 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 Theater Box Office 6:00-10:00 p.m. on concert days. Please be aware that tickets sales are in progress and many seats have already been sold. Foellinger Theatre is located in Franke Park next to the Children’s Zoo on Sherman Blvd.

ZZ Top

Chicago Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades and they were recently inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They will perform well-known favorites such as “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Color My World” and “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $50-$100, $6 transaction fee

Kansas Friday, May 19, 8 p.m. Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums, one platinum live album, and two one million-selling gold singles. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times! Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $39-$99, $6 transaction fee

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Tuesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m. “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” has toured and recorded together with their original lineup since 1969, more than 45 years of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio. Known for songs including “La Grange,” “Tush,” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” ZZ Top was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $49-$99, $6 transaction fee

Christopher Cross with Stephen Bishop Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m. Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards. Nearly four decades later Cross continues to record new work and expand his musical horizons. His hits include “Sailing,” “Ride like The Wind,” “Arthur’s Theme,” “Never Be The Same” and “Think of Laura.” Stephen Bishop has written songs for scores of industry giants and as well as the theme songs for 14 movies. Mr. Bishop will be singing the songs from his 50 years in the music business including “Save it for a Rainy Day,” “On and On,” “It Might Be You” and “Separate Lives.” Tickets: $35-$55

Concerts, Movies & More . . .


Science Central presents Pink Droyd

The Stranger - Billy Joel Tribute featuring Mike Santoro

Friday June 16, 9:00 pm Pink Droyd is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the incredible progressive Pink Floyd album Animals and will be performing the album complete and uncut. Pink Droyd is also celebrating their 10th anniversary . . . so expect a show like no other Pink Droyd concert before! A portion of the proceeds from the show benefit Science Central. Tonight’s concert is brought to you by 96.3 WXKE Fort Wayne’s Classic Rock. Tickets: $20 GA and $35 VIP (includes premium seating and a commemorative t-shirt), $5 transaction fee

Saturday, July 1, 8 p.m. The Stranger is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. This 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy’s timeless music, crowning it with the type of soulful, spot on vocals that make listening to a Billy Joel song so special. Tickets: $22

Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m. Since 1973, Journey has sold nearly 90 million albums worldwide. In 1998, Steve Augeri debuted on the seven-times platinum Armageddon Soundtrack continuing the legacy as the Super-Groups lead vocalist. Known for his soaring vocals, gritty tenor, and powerful stage presence, Steve Augeri brings his signature blend of Rock and Soul singing the greatest Journey hits like “Faithfully,” “Anyway You Want It,” “Wheel In the Sky,” “Open Arms,” “Stone In Love” and “Don’t Stop Believing!” Tickets: $22, $35

Blue Oyster Cult and Mark Farner Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. Formed on a college campus in 1967, Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their smash singles “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Godzilla.” Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a staple among the heavy metal greats. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $39$79, $6 transaction fee

The Lettermen Saturday, July 8, 8 p.m. The All-American family friendly trio The Lettermen consists of Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton, and founding Member Tony Butala. In the 1960s and 1970 The Lettermen scored over 25 chart hit singles including “Theme from ‘A Summer Place,’” “Goin’ Out of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Hurt So Bad.” Tickets: $25

The Spinners Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m. Original member Henry Fambrough is leading this legendary group he has been part of since 1954 in mega hits “Working My Way Back to You,” “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” and dozens of other chart crossing tunes. Tickets $28, $38

Concert on the Farm, p. 35 at Foellinger Outdoor Theatre.

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Diana Ross Sunday, July 16 7 p.m. Known for her chart-busting hits including, “Stop! In The Name of Love,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Ms. Diana Ross is a consummate entertainer and a major influence on today’s popular music. Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $59-$129, $6 transaction fee

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m. This wildly popular and extremely talented Eagles tribute band returns to Foellinger Theatre to perform their faithful and accurate renditions of the timeless songs of the Eagles, including: “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and the more recent “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” Tickets: $22

Stayin’ Alive Saturday, July 22, 8 p.m. From traditional Bee Gee’s songs like “To Love Somebody” to disco era songs like “Stayin’ Alive,” the authentic look and falsetto voices of this Toronto based group will get you in the mood to re-live the 1970’s. Tickets: $22

Barenaked Ladies Sunday, July 23, 8 p.m. Barenaked Ladies is still together after nearly three decades, producing 14 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies. The band has won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single, “One Week,” and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory. Tickets: $29$89, $3 transaction fee

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The Beach Boys Thursday, August 3, 7 p.m. The Beach Boys are considered one of America’s greatest rock bands with their songs about surfing, cars and girls -- “Good Vibrations,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “Surfin’ USA.” Presented by Pacific Coast Concerts. Tickets: $49-$99, $6 transaction fee

2017 Season Sponsors

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Get your tickets today!


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 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 FREE Concerts H Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m. The youth ensembles of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic perform an afternoon pops concert. The Youth Concert Orchestra is conducted by Marcella Trentacosti. The Youth Symphony Orchestra is conducted by David Cooke.

38th Infantry/US Army National Guard Monday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. The 38th Infantry Division Band is the only military band in the state of Indiana, performing at ceremonies, concerts, and parades in both military and civic capacities throughout the state. The Band is a versatile organization which performs a wide variety of music, to include marches, traditional, patriotic selections, as well as jazz and other popular musical styles

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Area band students in grades 8-12 will be joining the Community Band this evening in their “Side by Side” performance.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. This evening’s “The Best Of The Best” concert features the best music composers have written from Broadway, movies, classical, marches and popular music of all kinds.

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Friday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. The Choralfest Concert is the culmination of a week-long music day camp for Fort Wayne Children’s Choir members.

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

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 Movies, p. 42

Roots Music Series, p. 59

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Foellinger Theatre presents

The Sorcerer’s Stone

The Order of the Phoenix

Wednesday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., FREE Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (2001) PG

Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 p.m., FREE With their warning about Lord Voldemort’s return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. (2007) PG-13

The Chamber of Secrets Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m., FREE Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. (2002) PG

The Prisoner of Azkaban Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., FREE It’s Harry’s third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new “Defense Against the Dark Arts” teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards’ Prison and is coming after Harry. (2004) PG

The Half-Blood Prince Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., FREE As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as “the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past. (2009) PG

The Deathly Hallows: Part I Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., FREE As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. (2010) PG-13

The Goblet of Fire

The Deathly Hallows: Part II

Wednesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., FREE Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic. (2005) PG-13

Wednesday, August 2, 7:30 p.m., FREE Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (2011) PG-13

Sponsored by:

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FREE Wednesday night fun for the family!


Going Places Shop ‘Til You Drop Saugatuck Shopping Explore Saugatuck’s quaint artist colony with its many opportunities for one of kind pieces. Whether your interests are antiques or collectibles, clothing and accessories, arts or gifts, jewelry or fine sportswear you’ll enjoy browsing through the specialty shops. For lunch enjoy one of the unique eateries located throughout the town or the soda shop at the local drug store. Whatever you choose, this little town is sure to please. A continental breakfast will be served en-route with a fast food stop (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 375002-S1 6/10 Sa $65 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell Returns 9:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor Art Fair! Spend a delightful day in Michigan at the Ann Arbor Art Fair. For four days each summer, Ann Arbor is transformed into an impressive outdoor art gallery! Over 1,200 prominent and emerging artists and craftspeople come together to sell their wares and speak to your senses with innovation and beauty. Explore booths filled with unique paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fabrics, toys, glass, wood or metal creations. Watch artist demonstrations and enjoy live entertainment, too! A continental breakfast will be served en route and a supper stop (included) will be made on the way home at Schuler’s Restaurant in Marshall, Michigan. Code Date Day Fee 375001-S1 7/22 Sa $80 Departs 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell Returns: 10:00 p.m.

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Questions? 427-6017 sharon.dosen@cityoffortwayne.org

Chinatown and the Oriental Museum Experience the sights, sounds and smells of China in 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 today is on your own, but no matter which spot you choose you will be sure to have a rich cultural experience. We’ll top our 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. Code Date Day Fee 375016-S1 8/19 Sa $65 Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell Returns: 9:30 p.m.

Shop Nashville and the Edinburgh Premium Outlets Join us for a day of shopping in southern Indiana. In Nashville enjoy such delights as watercolor paintings, sculpture, toys from yesterday, stained glass art, custom jewelry, and even custom bird lodgings. Check out the women’s boutiques and enjoy a mouth-watering lunch in one of the local restaurants. In the afternoon, we are off to the Outlets where you will receive a shopping bag and valuable coupons upon arrival for your 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 475016-S1 9/16 Sa $60 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.

Get away for a day!

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Pure Michigan

Reserve Your Seat Today! We are now taking reservations for the following trips at 427-6000. Call or go online to www.fortwayneparks.org for a trip brochure.

A Day at 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 and a fast food supper stop (on your own) will be made on the way home. 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.

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

The Dodges and the Fords: Motor City’s Auto Pioneers Our day starts off with a tour of the beautiful Meadow Brook Hall, historic home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge. We’ll learn the important role that John and Horace Dodge played in shaping Detroit’s early auto industry. A delicious lunch (included) will follow our tour of the manor. After lunch you are free to stroll the gardens and visit the museum store. We will finish our day at the estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, which sets on 87 acres of lakefront property on Lake St. Clair. The estate was built in 1926 to resemble a cluster of English Cotswold village cottages. A fast food supper stop will be made (on your own) on the way home. Code Date Day Fee 375017-S1 7/8 Sa $99 Departs 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, State & Parnell Returns: 10:00 p.m.

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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 $200

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


Arenal Volcano Tropical Costa RIca

Sahara Desert Highlights of Morocco

Extended Trips and Tours Individual trip brochures may be viewed on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org. Click on “Programs” then “Day & Extended Travel”

2017 October 13-20......................................................................... Colors of New England Boston, Woodstock, Quechee Gorge, Stowe, North Conway, Lake Winnipesaukee; 8 days, 10 meals ($3,529 double w/air fare) October 14-22.............................................................................. Tropical Costa Rica San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Zarcerco, National Theatre; 9 days, 13 meals ($2,799 double w/air fare) November 1-12................................................................ Dubai, Oman and Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, Falcon Hospital, Old Muscat, Wahiba Tribe, Sultanate of Oman, Camel Ride, Al Ain, Dubai, Desert Safari, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding; 12 days, 19 meals ($6,299 double w/air fare) November 2-13..........................................................................Highlights of Morocco Casablanca, Fes, Monkey Watch, Sahara Desert, Camel Ride, High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech; 12 days, 18 meals ($4,099 double w/air fare) November 2-11.......................................... Hawaiian Adventure: Oahu, Kauai and Maui Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, Fern Grotto, Iao Valley, Lahaina Polynesian Luau; 10 days, 13 meals ($5,549 double w/air fare) December 11-15..................................................... 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 & 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. Capital 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 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) 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)

See the states or cross the ocean.

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On the Riverfront 3Rivers Federal Credit Union 2nd Annual

Pedal, Paddle, and Play

Dragon Boat Races Saturday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Athlete’s Village Headwaters Park West Amphitheatre Race Course Historic Wells to Harrison Street Bridges Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council invite you to the 3rd Annual Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races! This enjoyable, family-friendly event offers something for everyone with an Athlete’s Village for socializing, local food trucks, children’s activities and of course, the races! Dragon Boat Team registration is open now! Register your team at www.riverfrontfw.org/ dragonboatraces. For questions regarding team rules and regulations and how to create your own team contact Megan Butler at 427-6248 or megan.butler@cityoffortwayne.org. All events at the race site are free and open to the public. This event happens rain or shine. The Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races are brought to you by Riverfront Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council, ABC21, WOWO and WMEE with presenting sponsor Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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Saturday, June 10, 12:00-8:00 p.m. Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot 1004 Cass St. The Northeast Indiana Water Trails invites you to the 2nd Annual 3Rivers Federal Credit Union Pedal, Paddle, and Play! Participants of all ages can bike or paddle a boat to six water or land locations to learn about water and cultural resources from 12:00-4:00 p.m. with the chance to win $1000s in prizes! Relax at the After Party presented by Sweetwater Sound and Hall’s with food trucks, bar service and music from Dumpster Drummers, Teresa Long, Secret Mezzanine, and Pink Droyd from 4:00-8:00 p.m.! (The After Party is free to PPP registrants or $5/person cash only for others). Register before May 26 for discounted pricing. Ages 15 & under free w/ paying adult.  Event is rain or shine. Sponsored by 3Rivers FCU, Sunny 103.9, Wane-TV, Downtown Improvement District, Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission, Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater, and NIRCC. Register at GetMeRegistered.com. Visit Facebook.com/NEIndianaWaterTrails/ for more information or contact Kyle Quandt at 260-449-4226 or kyle.quandt@co.allen.in.us.

Family fun on the rivers!


Historic Boat Tours 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 reservations on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org or by calling 427-6000. Limit 10 persons 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 each of the following dates: 5/21 Su Glorious Gate 6/4 Su Canals and Crossroads 6/8 Th Forts and Frontiers 6/18 Su “With Might and Main” 6/22 Th Wells and Turtle 7/2 Su Sports and Recreation 7/6 Th Abolitionists & Copperheads 7/16 Su Espionage and Intrigue 7/20 Th “With Might and Main” 7/30 Su Wars for Independence 8/3 Th Wars for Independence 8/13 Su Abolitionists & Copperheads 8/17 Th Sports and Recreation 8/27 Su Flags of Our Forefathers 8/31 Th Canals and Crossroads 9/10 Su Riverscapes 9/14 Th Johnny Appleseed and Other Notables 9/24 Su Wells and Turtle 9/28 Th Glorious Gate

Hikes, Bikes & Birds Sunday, June 4, July 2, August 6 8:00-9:00 a.m. - Nature Walk 9:00 -10:30 a.m. - Bike Ride Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th Sts. 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, waterfowl, 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.

Just for Kids River Camp Fort Wayne developed around the confluence of three rivers: the St. Joseph, the St. Mary’s, and the Maumee. Learn all about the role our rivers have played in the history of our city and how they are still used today. Campers will leave with a better understanding of our rivers, their challenges and benefits, as well as an enthusiasm for our waterways. Games, water activities, science experiments, water safety and canoeing are all part of the fun. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be at the Shoaff Park Riverlodge pavilion while Tuesday will be a special day of fun downtown. A confirmation letter will be sent out with details a week prior to camp! Ages 8-12. Registration deadline: June 19. Min. 32. Max. 40. Code Dates Days Time 348915-M1 8/7-8/11 M-F 9 am-4pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$115 Location: Shoaff Riverlodge, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

Little Explorers Science Series Saturdays, June 3, July 1, August 5 10:00-10:30 a.m. Lawton Park (Kids’ Crossing), Clinton & 4th Riverfront Fort Wayne in partnership with the Allen County Public Library invite you and your child to a fun new science series aimed at engaging young explorers! Join us for an interactive Storytime with crafts, games and other learning opportunities to discover nature. Our June topic is Birds. In July we will focus on what’s in and around the Water and in August, it’s all about the Stars. 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 guardians. Free. No reservations required.

Hike, Bike, Boat, Explore!

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Family Friendly Golf Family Friendly Golf

Senior Men’s Golf League

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides a family-friendly golf atmosphere at four distinctly different public golf courses and two driving ranges. We offer: • Membership Packages • Group and Individual Golf Instruction • Junior and Pee Wee Golf Tours • The Lifetime Sports Academy • Certified PGA Pro/Managers • Tournament and Group Outings • Women’s Beginning Golf Lessons • Special Promotions and Discounts Contact the golf course clubhouse to reserve weekend tee times, make league reservations or to arrange tournaments or outings. Look for on-line coupons and take advantage of the great golf deals listed on page 49.

The Senior Men’s Golf Association is open to retired men at least 55 years of age by July 1. Benefits of membership include reduced golf fees, gift certificates, special events, scrambles and the opportunity to play the city’s finest public golf courses. For more information, please contact Harold Lowder at 483-5109.

Ladies Golf Leagues Shoaff Park Golf Course welcomes women of all abilities to join our Tuesday morning 18-hole or Thursday morning 9-hole golf leagues. The leagues run from May through August. Tee off begins as early as 7:30 a.m. For more information, please call the clubhouse at 427-6745.

Visit website for daily fees and driving range information. Reserve tee times on-line or by phone.

Foster Park Golf Course

Shoaff Park Golf Course & Driving Range

McMillen Park Golf Course & Driving Range

Mad Anthony III’s Short Course

Rudisill Blvd. & Old Mill Road

6401 St. Joe Road

Oxford St., East of Anthony Blvd.

Oxford St., East of Anthony Blvd.

427-6735 fostergolfcourse.com

427-6745 shoaffgolfcourse.com

18 holes, par 71

18 holes, all par 3

Beautiful historic course with mature trees; built in 1928

The only 18 hole par 3 course in the area Play 9 holes in just 1½ hours!

427-6710 mcmillengolfcourse.com

Executive 18 holes, par 65 Play 9 holes in just 1½ hours! Artificial and natural grass tee stations on driving range

427-6710 mcmillengolfcourse. com

9 holes, all par 3 Play 9 holes in an hour! Great for beginners, family golf outings or a quick round when time is limited.

Membership Packages

Like us on Facebook to receive course updates and special offers. facebook.com/fwparksgolf

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McMillen/Shoaff Individual $460 Family (2 people) $620 Junior $175 Senior $375

Foster $595 $755 $215 $450

Individual Season Pass valid at all four municipal courses – $695!

Dust off the clubs . . .


What a Deal!

Fort Wayne Parks - Parkview Sports Medicine Junior Golf Tour The golf tour is open to boys and girls ages 3-18 and consists of a series of golf tournaments at various local courses throughout the summer. See page 19 for details. Sponsored by Parkview Sports Medicine, Pepsi and O’Daniel Automart/Mazda.

Sports Academy, p. 25 A Different Kind of Golf • Kids Play Free

FootGolf at Mad Anthony III’s

One child (age 14 and under) plays FREE with each paying adult after 6:00 p.m. daily at Foster, Shoaff and McMillen and any time during public play at the 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 (most people cannot kick a soccer ball further than 50 yards) and the lack of equipment needed (no need to carry around heavy golf clubs in FootGolf!). Come try this exciting new sport at the Mad Anthony III’s in McMillen Park.

• Student Discounts All students receive $2 off greens fees at our golf courses. College and high school students must show their current school I.D.

• Ladies Day Women play 2-for-1 before 3:00 p.m. on Mondays at Foster and Fridays at Shoaff and McMillen. (League play not included.)

• Frequent Player Card Buy 10 rounds, get one FREE! Pick up your frequent player card at your first visit to Foster, Shoaff or McMillen, have it punched every time you play 18 holes of golf at one of the courses and your 11th round of golf, at the course of your choice, will be “on the house!”

• Weekday Special Play 18 holes with a cart at Foster for just $22 and at McMillen and Shoaff for $20 weekdays until 1:00 p.m.

Adult 9 holes: $7 Youth 9 holes: $4 Family 9 holes: $1 off per player Soccer Ball rental: $5 Children 14 and under play free with a paid adult.

• Daily Twilight Special Enjoy reduced greens fees after 6:00 p.m. at Foster ($8), McMillen ($7) and Shoaff ($7). Not valid for leagues, outings or tournaments.

• $5 Fridays Play 9 holes for $5 every Friday at McMillen (carts extra).

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Sports & Fitness I LOVE Tennis!

Summer/Fall Tennis Leagues Summer tennis leagues for men and women will be held at Swinney Tennis Center and Kreager Park beginning June 5. Fall leagues will begin August 16 at Swinney Tennis Center only. Each league features 7 weekly matches. Awards will be given to the first and second place finishers in each league. Players must furnish their own racket and balls. Each league is limited to 8 players, so early registration is advised. Registration deadlines: May 29 and August 9. Code Skill Dates Day Time

Men’s Summer Leagues

Adult Tennis Lessons Adult tennis lessons will be offered at Bob Arnold Park. Beginning lessons will use the USA 1-2-3 program. This program consists of 5 beginner lessons, 5 sessions of supervised play along with ongoing instruction and 3 sessions of league play. Each session lasts 90 minutes. This program will introduce you to the rules of tennis, basic strokes, serving and volleying. Intermediate classes consist of six 90-minute lessons and focus on consistency of strokes and on court strategies, as well as learning more advanced strokes. Please bring your own racket. Balls will be provided. Registration deadline: May 26. Code Dates Days Time

Beginner/USA 1-2-3

344500-T1 6/6-7/20 344500-M1 6/5-7/19 # Sessions/Fee: 13/$56

T,Th 6-7:30 pm M,W 6-7:30 pm

344402-A1 3.5 6/5-7/17 M 6-8 pm 344402-A2 3.0 6/7-7/19 W 6-8 pm Location: Kreager Park, North River Road 344402-A3 3.5 6/6-7/18 T 6:30-8:30 pm 344402-A4 4.0 6/8-7/20 Th 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Swinney Tennis Center, W. Jefferson

Women’s Summer Leagues

344402-B1 3.0 6/5-7/17 M 6-8 pm Location: Kreager Park, North River Road 344402-B2 3.0 6/6-7/18 T 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Swinney Tennis Center, W. Jefferson

Women’s Summer Doubles

344402-B3 All 6/7-7/19 W 6-8 pm Location: Kreager Park, North River Road

Summer Mixed Doubles

344402-C1 All 6/8-7/20 Th 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Swinney Tennis Center, W. Jefferson

Men’s Fall Leagues

444402-A1 3.5 8/16-9/27 W 6:30-8:30 pm 444402-A2 3.0 8/17-9/28 Th 7-9 pm 444402-A3 4.0 8/17-9/28 Th 7-9 pm

Women’s Fall Leagues

444402-B1 3.0 8/16-9/27 W 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Swinney Tennis Center, W. Jefferson # Sessions/Fee: 7/$39

Intermediate

344500-S1 6/3-7/15 Sa 10-11:30 am # Sessions/Fee: 6/$28 Location: Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

Youth Tennis, p. 20, 21

Operation F4: Fight for a Fitter Fort F4 is a wellness for life program endorsed 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 promotes the coordinated use of those resources through the F4 website, OPF4.com, to individuals, employers, churches, public and private agencies. OPF4.com now has a team function that enables groups within families, businesses and organizations to challenge each other to reach wellness goals. Programs in the Fun Times that meet these guidelines are designated with the F4 logo.

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Golf . . . But Different!

You Need to Relax

Disc Golf Clinic Friday, July 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Swinney Park, W. Jefferson Blvd. Disc golf is the newest, fastest growing sport out there. Disc golf is a cost effective, family oriented alternative to traditional golf. It is fun and free to play in the Fort Wayne Parks. Come check it out at this two-hour clinic that will cover the basics of disc golf. Learn proper technique and etiquette for driving, approaching and putting. It’s outdoor fun for the entire family. The clinic is FREE to all participants and no equipment is needed. Instructors are some of the top disc golfers in Indiana. All ages are welcome. Please call 427-6000 by July 11 to sign up.

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 (most people cannot kick a soccer ball further than 50 yards) and the lack of equipment needed (no need to carry around heavy golf clubs in FootGolf!). Come try this exciting new sport at the Mad Anthony III’s in McMillen Park. Adult 9 holes: $7 Youth 9 holes: $4 Family 9 holes: $1 off per player Soccer Ball rental: $5 Children 14 and under play free with a paid adult.

Yoga for Everyone Enjoy the benefits of regular Yoga practice, from muscle toning and limbering to managing stress. Yoga’s combination of exercise, breathing and meditation techniques will help you build concentration and poise, improve your stamina and even relieve insomnia. Please bring a blanket and a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16+. There will be no class on July 4. Registration deadlines: June 13 and 15. Min. 8. Max. 40. Code Dates Day Time 342300-T1 6/20-8/15 T 4:30-6 pm 342300-R1 6/22-8/10 Th 5:30-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$46/$51 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Skill Building Tai Chi in the Garden Please join us for a simple summer Tai Chi session. We will focus on the basics for beginners and those who would like to refresh. This summer is a great time to introduce yourself to Tai Chi or to advance your existing skills. Keep your energy level renewed while experiencing the ancient art form of movement and grace. Tai Chi offers many benefits from better posture to improved breathing, balance and relaxation. Sandy Gebhard has been teaching and practicing Tai Chi for over 30 years and is certified as an instructor by Master Dr. Paul Lam. Registration deadlines: June 6, July 11, and August 15, respectively. Ages 18+. Min. 10. Max. 16. Drop-ins welcome for $10 fee per evening; call in advance to make sure class is in session. Code Date Day Time 327002-T1 6/13 T 5:30-6:30 pm 327002-T2 7/18 T 5:30-6:30 pm 327002-T3 8/22 T 5:30-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$9 Member or Volunteer Fee: $7 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Summer is just around the corner!

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Beginning Belly Dancing

Fitness is Fun

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 deadlines: June 6 and August 8. Min. 5. Max. 10. There will be no class on July 4 and 11. Code   Dates   Day     Time 342201-W1 6/13-8/1 T 5:30-6:30 pm 342201-W2 8/22-9/26 T 5:30-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$31/$36 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Core Conditioning Class This 30-minute class will focus on strengthening your core and implement some conditioning to strengthen your cardiovascular endurance. Instructor provided by Sud’N’Impact. Min. 5. Max. 10. Registration deadline: June 15. Code Dates Day Time 342362-T1 6/22-7/27 Th 5:30-6 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$46/$51 after June 15 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Dance2Fit Dance2Fit incorporates your favorite dance moves into a 90-minute, full body workout. Can fitness really be this much fun? We think so, but if you’d like to sample the class before you commit, drop in to either of our current classes (same days/times listed below) from June 7-28 for a drop-in fee of $5. Space is limited, so decide quickly. Registration deadlines: June 28 and July 1. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 342363-W1 7/5-8/23 W 7-8:30 pm 342363-S1 7/8-8/26 Sa 9-10 am # Sessions/Fee: 8/$45/$50 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beginning 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. Instructors provided by Sud’ N Impact. Registration deadline: May 31. Min. 6. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 342360-W1 6/7-7/26 W 6:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$50 /$55 after May 31 Location: Psi Ote Upper, Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State

Come Play in the Street! Open Streets Fort Wayne Sunday, July 9, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The inaugural Open Streets Fort Wayne event takes fun to the street! It’s fun by bike or on foot as Calhoun Street closes to cars and opens to street play. This FREE event features: Giant Board Games H

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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. Beginner students will complete a 10” x 12” project, Intermediate students an 11” x 14” and Advanced students a 16” x 20” project. Please wear closed-toe shoes and a long sleeve shirt. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadline: June 22. Min. 4. Max. 7. Code Dates Day Time 342009-R1 6/29-7/27 Th 1:30-4:30 pm # Sessions: 5 Beginner Fee: $87/$92 after June 22 Intermediate Fee: $99/$104 after June 22 Advanced Fee: $145/$150 after June 22 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. Beginners will create a fused glass gem and a 4” glass plate while learning about basic glass fusing. More experienced students may bring an additional $20 on the first night of class and create a 10”-12” bowl or plate. Consult the instructor the first night regarding additional costs, which can vary depending on your choice of glass. All necessary materials will be provided. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadline: July 11. Min. 5. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 342016-T1 7/18-8/1 T 6-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$64/$69 after July 11 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 works of art using specialized tools. You will learn scoring, cutting, shaping and grouting as you create your own 10” x 12” glass mosaic. All necessary tools and materials will be provided, including a selection of patterns. Please wear closed-toe shoes and a long sleeve shirt. Ages 16+. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Registration deadline: May 30. Min. 4. Max. 8. Code Dates Day Time 342015-M1 6/5-6/26 M 6-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$63/$68 after May 30 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 25 years and operates his own shop. Call Larry at 260426-5010 for more information or to determine if your chair is right for this class. Age 18+. Registration deadline: August 7. Min. 8. Max. 12. There will be no class on September 4 (Labor Day). Code Dates Day Time 342903-M1 8/14-10/23 M 6-9 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$101/$106 after August 7. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Register on-line at www.fortwayneparks.org Watch your mailbox for your Fall Fun Times on August 2.

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Song and Dance Beginning Piano Do you have a keyboard and wished you could play it? Our class uses easy to learn techniques that will have you playing in no time. You will have workouts, exercises, and performance pieces to practice and build upon each week. Bring your keyboard (a minimum of 35 keys) and join us. The course includes a book and a CD package. Instructor Cheri Sizemore has played for many years and is ready to teach you. Ages 13+. Registration deadline: June 6. Min. 5. Max. 10. There will be no class on July 4. Code Dates Day Time 342407-T1 6/13-8/8 T 6-7 pm # Session/Fee: 8/$60/$65 after June 6. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

You Can Play the Ukulele A great starting point for musicians of any age, the ukulele is an easy to learn instrument that will provide a challenge, as well as musical joy, for years to come. In this fun and familyfriendly class, you will learn how to hold the ukulele and how to use a chord chart. You will leave strumming with confidence and in possession of the skills necessary to play out of any book of ukulele music. We’ll start slow, and using lots of repetition, work up to playing real tunes. Your handouts will have chords and lyrics for a variety of songs. A ukulele is included with the tuition for this class, and is yours to take home at the end of the class. Ages 9-adult. Instructor : Richard Ash. Registration deadline: July 31. Min. 10. Code Date Day Time 343238-S1 8/5 Sa 9:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$65/$70 after July 31 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Beginning 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 deadlines: June 6 and August 8. Min. 5. Max. 10. There will be no class on July 4 and 11. Code   Dates   Day     Time 342201-T1 6/13-8/1 T 5:30-6:30 pm 342201-T2 8/22-9/26 T 5:30-6:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$31/$36 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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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. Beginning Plus is for individuals who have the basic knowledge of the clogging steps and at least 10 weeks of lessons. Continuing is for individuals who know basic clogging steps and combinations. Ages 13+. Instructor Elizabeth Hoy has been clogging for 20+ years. Registration deadline: June 19. Min. 6. Max. 20. There will be no class on July 4. Code Dates Day Time

Beginning Plus

342200-M1 6/26-8/28 M 6:15-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$42/$47 after June 19

Continuing

342200-T2 6/27-9/5 T 6:15-7 pm # Sessions/Fee: 10/$42/$47 after June 19

Advanced

342200-T3 6/27-9/5 T 7:15-8:15 pm #Sessions/Fee: 10/$42/$47 after June 19 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Adult Tap Dance 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 your Tuesday evenings. You’ll learn tap dance techniques and performance skills. No previous experience is required for the Beginning class. The Beginning Plus class requires some previous tap dance training. Please wear tap or hard-soled shoes. Ages 16+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadlines: May 23 and July 25. There will be no class on July 4. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Beginning

342205-T1 5/30-7/18 342205-T3 8/1-9/12

Beginning Plus

T 5:30-6:45 pm T 5:30-6:45 pm

342205-T2 5/30-7/18 T 7-8:15 pm 342205-T4 8/1-9/12 T 7-8:15 pm # Sessions/Fee: 7/$23/$28 after deadlines Location: Psi Ote Upper Level, Bob Arnold Park, Parnell Ave.

Sign up on-line, by phone, in person . . .


Clay Play

You’re a Fine Artist

Beginning Pottery Learn both hand building and wheel throwing techniques, how to prepare clay, select a design, and various glazing techniques. Every student will create six unique pieces to take home (a cylinder, vase and bowl by wheel and a coiled creamer, slabbed box and your own creation by hand). A supply list will be provided with your receipt or you may view it on-line at www. fortwayneparks.org. All pieces will be fired at the Community Center and may be picked up one week after the last class. Each class session includes time for set-up and clean-up and may extend to an extra session depending on the condition of the pottery as it is dried and fired. Ages 13+. Instructor Brandon Furniss has been working with clay for 25 years and teaching in the area for 9 years. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each class. Min. 4. Max. 8. There will be no class on July 4. Code Dates Day Time 342004-W1 6/28-8/2 W 6-9 pm 342004-T1 6/20-8/1 T 1:30-4:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$94/$99 after deadlines

Parent Child Class

342004-M1 7/10-8/7 M 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$89/$94 after deadline Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Intro to Colored Pencils A little color can add a lot of life to your drawings! You will learn a variety of techniques that are unique to colored pencils, including highlighting and shading. You will draw from patterns provided by the instructor. All necessary supplies will be provided including a kit that is yours to keep. Instructor Marilyn Copeland is a nationally certified and accredited art instructor. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: June 20. Min. 5. Max. 12. No class on July 4. Code Dates Day Time 342024-T1 6/27-8/8 T 1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after June 20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Painting Like a Pro Explore important painting techniques such as color mixing, color value and composition with Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience. The class is open to adults and children ages 12+ of all skill levels. Registration deadline: June 20. Min. 5. Max. 12. There will be no class on July 4. Code Dates Day Time 342003-T1 6/27-8/8 T 5:30-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after June 20 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St

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 are included. Information on optional materials is available upon class registration. Registration deadline: June 13. Min. 4. Max. 8. There will be no class on July 4. Code   Dates   Day     Time 342033-T1 6/20-7/18 T 6-7:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$52/$57 after June 13 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Watercolor and Oils with Marilyn Copeland Explore important painting techniques such as color mixing, color value and composition with Marilyn Copeland, a nationally certified and accredited art instructor with over 30 years of teaching experience. The first three weeks will introduce you to oil painting and the following three weeks will focus on watercolors. The class is open to all skill levels. Ages 18+. Registration deadlines: June 19. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 342013-M1 6/26-7/31 M 5:30-8 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$79/$84 after June 19 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

by mail, by fax or use our 24-hour drop box.

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Start a New Hobby

The Civil War at Gettysburg Of the more than 2,000 land engagements of the Civil War, Gettysburg ranks the deadliest. More men actually fought and died at Gettysburg than in any other battle before or since on North American soil. Confederate and Union soldiers met by chance when a Confederate brigade sent forward for supplies observed a forward column of Meade’s cavalry. Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the war or attain any major war aim for the North or the South, it remains the greatest battle of the war. Instructor: Dick Tagtmeyer. Registration deadline: July 13. Min. 4. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 342503-R1 7/20-8/17 Th 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$30/$35 after July 13 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Basics of Vegetarian Cooking Whether you are considering a vegetarian lifestyle or simply wish to expand your cooking skills by adding vegetarian meals to your repertoire, this may be the class you are looking for. You will learn the difference between vegan and vegetarian and how to incorporate meatless protein into some or all of your cooking. This class will include cooking demonstrations of vegetarian protein, the foundation of a healthy vegetarian meal, and recipes you can try at home. Your vegetarian guide, Janine, is a lifelong vegetarian who enjoys introducing others to delicious vegetarian cooking. Please note: Those with soy allergies should NOT register for this class. Registration deadline: July 5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 342411-W1 7/12-7/26 W 10:30 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 3/$31/$36 after July 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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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 fixed price and 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. Instructor : Lee Penrod. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: July 5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 342104-T1 7/11-8/8 T 10:30-12:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 5/$45/$50 after July 5 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 your put this knowledge into practice and focus on exposure and composition. Ages 18+. Instructor: Lee Penrod. Registration deadlines: June 7 and July 19. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time

Digital Photography I

342116-W1 6/14-7/19 W 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$54/$59 after June 7

Digital Photography II

342116-W2 7/26-8/30 W 6:30-8:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$54/$59 after July 19 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

It’s not too late to “get with the program.”


Get with the Program Microsoft 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. You should have access to a computer outside of class for practice. Instructors: Kelley Doyle (Monday) and Keith Hering (Wednesday.) Registration deadlines: July 3 and July 5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 342100-M1 7/10-8/28 M 2:45-4:45 pm 342100-W1 7/12-8/30 W 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$36/$41 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Smart Phones & Tablets 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: Kelly Doyle. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 342119-M1 7/10-8/14 M 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after July 3 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Microsoft Excel 2007-2010 Excel is a powerful, yet relatively easy-to-master tool for organizing, analyzing and displaying information such as personal finances or an inventory. You will learn how to enter data, create formulas and display charts. Experience with windows, file management, word processing and the cut, copy and paste tool is required. Registration deadline: July 5. Min. 5. Max. 10. Code Dates Day Time 342109-W1 7/12-8/16 W 10 am-12 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after July 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Face to Face!

Getting the Most out of your iPhone and iPad

Skype is software that enables you to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with people around the world. Does a Skype Computer Class sound interesting to you? If you are interested in learning about how to use Skype to stay connected with family and friends call Linda Falater at 427-6466 or email her at linda.falater@cityoffortwayne.org.

Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Do you need to learn the basics or just need some help in understanding functions for your iPhone or iPad? Our “i-techs” will be available this morning for individual instruction. Call 427-6460 to schedule your free 20-minute appointment. You must know your Apple ID and password.

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

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

Are you keeping up with technology?

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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 Closed Mondays, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Admission Adults $5/Children age 3-17 $3 Ages 2 and under Free Group rates 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, 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 Thursdays ‘til 8:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays Enjoy a convenient and upscale café experience featuring fresh, innovative, and scratch-made menu items with exceptional service. Pair a memorable garden visit with a tasty homemade meal. You can enjoy waffles, quiche, croissants, and breakfast jars all day or look forward to salads, soups, flatbreads, wraps, and sandwiches, 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 Conservatory memberships allow free admission anytime during public hours, including special events, and are valid for a year from the date of purchase. In addition, members receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop and Sales Garden as well as reciprocal benefits at 300 other gardens around the country. Individual membership $35; Family or Grandparents membership $50. Other categories are available. You may also consider our Add-a-Guest option to upgrade a basic membership: for $15 a member can bring any other person with you whenever you visit. Call (260) 427-6440, or shop online at www.botanicalconservatory.org.

Gift Shop & Sales Garden Extend your garden visit or shop without visiting the gardens! The Conservatory gift shop offers a boutique atmosphere filled with unique and educational toys, clothing, books, plants, home décor, and garden accessories perfect for home, souvenir, or gift-giving. Our Sales Garden provides an array of outdoor plants suitable for patios or garden beds including herbs, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and mixed containers. The Gift Shop and Sales Garden are open during public hours Tuesday through Sunday; Conservatory admission is not required.

Discovery Corner Daily in the Discovery Gallery Our youngest visitors are always welcome to visit the Discovery Corner behind Woody the Talking Tree where they’ll find stories and activities relating to a monthly theme: • June- Flying Flowers • July – Red, White, and Blue • August – Animals in the Garden Our materials are all 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; preregistration is not required.

Questions? 427-6440

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The Botanical Conservatory . . . Always in Season!


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Saturday, July 15, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Bring your lawn chair and join us outside in the gardens for the annual Three Rivers Festival firework finale. Enjoy the musical stylings of two local jazz groups: John Renz and Friends, and the Todd Harrold Band. You’ll be able to find the perfect spot on the Terrace or in the Exploration Garden with food and beverage available for purchase. No outside food or beverage allowed. Our outdoor gardens are some of the best viewing areas for the fireworks in town! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. No reservations needed. Regular Conservatory admission applies, $5/adult, $3/ child age 3-17; discount with TRF button. Member entrance and early admission. For additional information, call (260) 427-6440. Sponsored by 89.1 WBOI and WANE 15.

Arctic Summer Blast Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Beat the heat at our arctic-themed family event at the Conservatory during the Three Rivers Festival (formerly called Family Fun Day)! Kids will enjoy our inflatable slide, bounce in a moonwalk and ride a boat in the paddle pond (some height and/or age restrictions may apply). Chill out while exploring a FWFD fire truck, doing the twist or hula hoop at the bubble dance party, getting your face painted, making crafts, and playing games for prizes. If all the fun makes you hungry, buy lunch or snacks at our food court. Hot dogs and other items are available for 50¢; a local food truck will have cool treats available. No reservations required; regular admission applies. A responsible adult must accompany children. Admission is $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under. Wear your TRF button for $1 off.

Botanical Roots Concert Series Friday Nights, July 28-September 1, 8:30-11:00 p.m. It’s our 12th season! Six concerts feature Zydeco, Blues, Reggae and more with local bands performing the opening act. This year our line-up of nationally touring artists includes Chicago blues band The Kinsey Report, zydeco legend Dwayne Dopsie, and rockabilly stars Morry Sochat and the Special 20’s. Concerts are held rain or shine in our outdoor Terrace Garden. Seating is limited so please feel free to bring your own chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverage allowed. Admission: $6/age 13 and older; age 12 and under free. Members entrance and early admission. For more details, call (260) 427-6440 or visit us at www.botanicalconservatory.org or Facebook-Botanical Roots.

Summer fun for the whole family!

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What’s Showing?

Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Enjoy the cheerful colors and surprising variety of one of summer’s favorite flowers, the Daylily, with a flower show presented by the Fort Wayne Daylily Society. Daylilies are a lovely and durable garden flower with a surprising array of colors and forms. Enjoy the cut flower display and speak with experienced gardeners about growing them in your own yard. Plants available for purchase. The show is held on the first Saturday of Three Rivers Festival. Special discounted admission to the Conservatory gardens and Daylily show: $3/ adult, $2/child. Children age 2 and under free. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

Artist Open Call for 2018 Conservatory Art Displays

“Perspectives” Live Butterfly Display Through June 25 At the Conservatory’s newest exhibit of live butterflies, you’ll get at least three perspectives on these winged creatures as well as “up close and personal” time in our exhibit tent! With design input from Ball State University students, the garden offers you views from intimate, backyard, and global angles. Discover the route of several migrating species on the global scale, learn which plants are needed by the caterpillars of our local butterflies, and get a super-close look at the awesome wing scales, proboscis, and compound eyes of our butterfly friends. You won’t look at butterflies the same way again. Regular admission applies. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE.

Blumengarten: A German Story July 1-November 12 From summer to fall we celebrate our German twin, the City of Gera, with a special garden. A European-style town square, casual biergarten, and practical cottage 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 is different than familiar Bavaria. Explore the culture of Germany with interpretive displays with a spotlight on Gera respect for both nature and history. Join us in discovering more about Gera, our German sister city since 1992. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 and ABC 21 WPTA.

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Daylily Show

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory will hold an open call for artist submissions for the 2018 exhibit year, July 17-28, 2017. Artists may hang their work for display in the Conservatory’s public space for a two-month period, Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, Sept-Oct or Nov-Dec. There is no exhibitor’s fee, but a commission on sales applies. The Conservatory hosts a public reception for the artist on a Sunday afternoon near the start of the show. To be considered, submit a CD with digital samples of your work. The Conservatory prefers art that ties in with its mission and themes; displayed work must be of high quality, family-friendly in subject, and ready to hang. Artists may drop off or mail CDs to the attention of Program Department, Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802. Artists will be announced on the Conservatory’s web site in August. Please call (260) 427-6440 or visit www.botanicalconservatory.org for additional information.

You Need More Plants Iris Sale Sunday, July 23, 12:00-3:00 pm The local iris hobbyists and growers team up once a year to offer the public the chance to purchase starts of their favorite iris varieties. Irises are a workhorse in the garden; when you grow several types they can provide color throughout the spring and early summer. Learn the difference between bearded irises, Siberian, crested, and others. Special discounted garden admission includes the iris sale: $3/adult, $2/ child. Children age 2 and under free. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. Sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Iris Society.

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June Plant Swap Saturday, June 3, 10:00-11:00 am The Conservatory’s free plant swap is coming up on the first Saturday of June. Bring at least one plant to share and take home an armful of starts from other gardeners in the area. Plants can be seedlings, divisions or full-grown plants; they could be plants grown for vegetables, flowers, fruits, groundcovers, shrubs, trees or vines. (No weeds, please!) Bring a box or bag to carry home your new babies. Everyone gets a number when they arrive and we take turns picking. The swap is free, but phone reservations are required by June 1. For more information or to register, call (260) 427-6442. The Fall Plant Swap will be held on Saturday, September 2.

Learn Something New $1 Nights

Garden Close-Up

The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room for a fun and educational lecture or activity. No reservations required. We validate parking tickets from the Civic Center Parking Garage for free parking.

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!

DNI: Butterfly Biology

GC: Desert Adaptations

Thursday, June 1, 6:00-7:00 pm Come learn more about butterflies during our “Perspectives” live butterfly exhibit. Look into the biology of butterflies, what habitats they like, how to tell them apart from moths, and how to garden for butterflies’ benefit. There will be free information to take home and a light butterfly snack.

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm An adaptation is something that a plant or animal has that help it to survive in its habitat. At the learning station this month, we’ll find out how desert plants and animals beat the heat of the desert. Go on a cactus hunt and make a desert critter!

DNI: German in the Garden

Saturday, July 22, 11:00 am-1:00 pm If you’re wondering what a Plantimal is, look no further. Join us this month in our Tropical Garden to discover plants with animal names. Go on a scavenger hunt using picture clues to find these amazing plants. Once you spot a Plantimal, you’ll understand how it got its name!

Thursday, July 6, 6:00-7:00 pm In July we will celebrate our German Sister City, Gera. Take a guided tour through our “Blumengarten” exhibit to discover the significance of this new garden’s features. You’ll gather tidbits about the history of Gera, modern German landscape principles, German culture, and even a few German terms—perfect for impressing your friends!

DNI: Color Changing Flowers Thursday, August 3, 6:00-7:00 pm In August we will demonstrate some experiments you can try at home. Learn about flower colors and how flowers hydrate themselves. Then, choose a flower to dye and get the process started. You’ll be able to take your freaky flower home!

GC: Jungle Plantimals

GC: German Gardens Saturday, August 26, 11:00 am-1:00 pm When you visit the Conservatory’s Blumengarten exhibit this month, you’ll experience something of what German gardens are like. Learn about the modern German style that includes beautiful ornamental grasses and perennials in a free-flowing, meadow-like design. And discover the phenomenon of the Schrebergarten, which doubles as a veggie plot and summer getaway. As you stroll in the gardens, enjoy nibbling on a special German treat.

or at www.botanicalconservatory.org.

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Fun After Fifty A Fun Day Out Fort Wayne Driving Tours Put on your comfortable walking shoes and join us for a tour of one of Fort Wayne’s most popular historic homes. The Bass Mansion, also known as Brookside, is an administrative building and historic structure at the University of Saint Francis. We will learn the history of the mansion while on a guided tour. Please call 427-6460 by July 7 to sign up. Payment may be made when you arrive for the tour. Sponsored by Harbour Assisted Living of Fort Wayne. Max. 11. Date Day Time July 11 T 9:30-11:30 am July 11 T 12:30-2:30 pm July 13 Th 9:30-11:30 am July 13 Th 12:30-2:30 pm Fee: $3/$2 with TRF Button plus $5 admission fee to Bass Mansion Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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. The fun is free, but lunch is $4/ person, no refunds or transfers. Paid reservations are required by the previous Wednesday before 4:00 p.m. At each luncheon, there will be a short presentation by the sponsor. Ages 50+. June Luncheon Monday, June 19, 11:30 am “Summer Solstice” Supporting Sponsor: Home Helpers Home Care July Luncheon Monday, July 17, 11:30 am “Beat the Heat” Supporting Sponsor: Miller’s Merry Manor August Luncheon Monday, August 21, 11:30 am “Breathe in the Ocean” Supporting Sponsor: Hearth of Sycamore Village

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Tuesday Movies Join us for an afternoon at the movies! All features are shown right here at the Community Center. Admission is FREE, however, we do require pre-registration by the Monday prior to the movie. Call 427-6460 to reserve your seat. Show time is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Glenbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation and Bethlehem Woods.

June 20 July 18 August 1 August 15

Florence Foster Jenkins Deep Water Horizon Collateral Beauty A Dogs Purpose

More Free Movies, p. 42 Book Sale August 8-10, 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Donations of hardback books, paperback books and DVD’s will be accepted through the Wednesday before the sale. Book sales are open to the public.

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.


Get in the Game! Fun & Games Join organized Fun & Games or play on your own anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. You may bring your own equipment or borrow ours from the information desk. There is no pre-registration for these ongoing programs. Just drop in and join the fun. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1 (Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $5 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 4276460 for details.) Game Days Time Billiards M-F 8 am- 4:30 pm Bingo 2nd-4th F 1 pm Bridge M 8:30 am-3:30 pm W 12 am-4:30 pm F 1-4 pm Cornhole F 9:30 am-11:30 am Euchre W 12:30-3 pm Mah Jongg F 12-4 pm Table Tennis M/W 8:30-11:30 am Pickleball M-F 8:30 am-12 pm (Lions Park, Carew St.) Wii Bowling W 1-3 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)

Learn to Play Bridge Of all the reasons to learn Bridge, the most important is that it’s just fun to play. It offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you’re a participant, not just a spectator. That’s why it’s the world’s most popular card game. It’s time you learned to play. After this class, you will understand the card play involved, play of the hand and bidding tools. You will be well on your way to becoming a Bridge player. Ages 50+. Instructor: Paul Knepper. Registration deadline: July 3. Min. 8. Max. 16. Code Dates Day Time 341311-M1 7/10-8/28 M 1-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$21/$34 after July 3 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays: Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day Monday, September 4, Labor Day

Recreational Shuffleboard League Wednesdays, June 28-August 30, 9:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Shuffle on down to the Community Center and sign up for some fun in the sun! There will be some pushing and shoving, but it’s all just part of the game! Arrival time is 9:00 a.m. for set up and preparation while competition begins at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 individuals at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6460 by June 21 to sign up or for more information.

Learn to Play Mah Jongg If you have ever played Mah Jongg on your computer or hand held device, you know it is challenging and fun. It’s even more fun as a card game with friends! Learn the rules of the game, how to read the game card and how to develop a strategy. Once you’ve mastered the basic skills, you will be on your way to fun and enjoyment with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. All game pieces will be provided. Registration deadlines: June 30. Min. 3. Max. 4. Code Dates Day Time 341322-R1 7/6-7/27 Th 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after June 30. Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Watch your mailbox for your Fall Fun Times on August 2.

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39th Annual Senior Games Compete in any of 32 physically and mentally challenging events to test your talent and skill while enjoying good company and making new friends. Participants and individual event winners will be recognized at an Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 22. Choose one event or challenge yourself in as many as you like . . . just don’t miss the fun!

Schedule of Events Time

Event

Location

8:00 a.m.

Health & Wellness Fair

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

8:30 a.m.

Opening Breakfast

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

10:00 a.m.

Darts

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

1:00 p.m.

Euchre (max. 60)

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

5:30 p.m.

Foot Golf

McMillen Park Golf Course, Oxford St.

8:00 a.m.

Miniature Golf ( max. 80)

Putt Putt Fun Center, 4530 Speedway

9:00 a.m.

Miniature Golf (max. 80)

Putt Putt Fun Center, 4530 Speedway

1:00 p.m.

Euchre (max. 60)

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

5:00 p.m.

Canoeing - 1 hour (max. 12)

Fort Wayne Outfitters, 1004 Cass St.

8:00 a.m.

Women’s Golf (9 or 18 holes)

Shoaff Park Golf Course, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

8:00 a.m.

Shuffleboard - Men 70+

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

10:00 a.m.

Bowling ( Max. 60)

Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd.

10:30 a.m.

Shuffleboard - Men 50-69

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

2:00 p.m.

Bowling (Max. 60)

Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd.

5:00 p.m.

Pickleball - Mixed Doubles

Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood

Monday, June 5

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, June 7

Thursday, June 8 12:30 p.m.

Billiards - 9 Ball

Corner Pocket, 3215 St. Joe Center Rd.

4:00 p.m.

Golf Par 3 (Max. 44)

McMillen Golf Course, Oxford St.

5:30 p.m.

Golf Par 3 (Max. 44)

McMillen Golf Course, Oxford St.

8:30 a.m.

Shuffleboard - Women 70+

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

10:00 a.m.

Canoeing - 2 hour (max. 12)

Fort Wayne Outfitters, 1004 Cass St.

12:30 p.m.

Shuffleboard - Women 50-69

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

12:30 p.m.

Billiards - 8 Ball

Corner Pocket, 3215 St. Joe Center Rd.

2:00 p.m.

Wii Bowling

Friday, June 9

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Saturday, June 10

8:30 a.m.

Casting Contest

Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd, Grabill

9:30 a.m.

Fishing Derby

Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd, Grabill Monday, June 12

8:00 a.m.

Walking Tour (1.5 miles)

Headwaters Park West, Off Harrison St.

9:30 a.m.

Table Tennis/Men’s Doubles

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

10:30 a.m.

Table Tennis/Men’s Singles

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

12:00 p.m.

Table Tennis/Women’s S & D

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

1:00 p.m.

Pinochle

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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It’s fun, it’s challenging . . .


Time

Event

Location Tuesday, June 13

9:00 a.m.

Bocce - Men

Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

12:00 p.m.

Horseshoes - Women

St. Joe Athletic Club, 817 Anderson Ave.

2:00 p.m.

Horseshoes - Men

St. Joe Athletic Club, 817 Anderson Ave.

5:30 p.m.

Disc (Frisbee) Golf

Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

8:45 a.m.

Spades

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

12:45 p.m.

Cornhole - Men 70+

Franke Park Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

2:45 p.m.

Cornhole - Women 70+

Franke Park Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

6:00 p.m.

Cornhole - Men/Women 50-69

Franke Park Pavilion #1, Sherman Blvd.

9:00 a.m.

Softball Throw

Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th St.

10:00 a.m.

Softball Hitting Challenge

Lawton Park, Clinton & 4th St.

2:00 p.m.

Bocce - Women

Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

Wednesday, June 14

Thursday, June 15

Friday, June 16 8:00 a.m.

Golf - Men

McMillen Park Golf Course, Oxford St.

1:00 p.m.

Bridge

Fort Wayne Bridge Club, 4618 E. State Blvd. Saturday, June 17

9:00 a.m.

Chip & Putt (Max. 44)

McMillen Park Golf Course, Oxford St.

10:30 a.m.

Chip & Putt (Max. 44)

McMillen Park Golf Course, Oxford St.

8:00 a.m.

Timed Walk - 2 miles

Kreager Park, North River Rd.

10:00 a.m.

Croquet

Kreager Park, North River Rd.

5:30 p.m.

Basketball Free Throw

Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

6:30 p.m.

Basketball - Around the World

Bob Arnold Park, Parnell at E. State Blvd.

8:30 a.m.

Pickleball: Men/Women Doubles

Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood

6:30 p.m.

Bicycle Tour

Rockhill Park, Catalpa St. at W. Jefferson Blvd.

9:00 a.m.

Pickleball: Men’s/Women’s Singles Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood

Monday, June 19

Tuesday, June 20

Wednesday, June 21 Thursday, June 22 6:00 p.m.

Awards Banquet

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

To Register Call 427-6460 to request a Senior Games brochure and entry form or download a copy at www.fortwayneparks.org. The cost is just $1/ event ($2/event after May 19). Senior Games t-shirts are $6 or free if you register for 5 or more events. The awards banquet is $5 for participants and $8 for guests. You must be age 50 or older by June 5 to enter the Senior Games.

Call 427-6460 or go to www.fortwayneparks.org for a Senior Games brochure and registration form.

Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne Senior Life Newspapers • Hearing Aids Plus

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Fit & Fabulous Walking Group Wednesdays, June 7-August 30, 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health. It is very easy to do, requires nothing but a pair of tennis shoes, and has tremendous mental and physical benefits. Join us for a fun one-mile walk through the downtown area every Wednesday morning this summer. We will stop for a healthy drink or snack (on your own) at the end of each walk. Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate.

Everyday Exercise Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The benefits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you are too numerous to mention. The instructor will incorporate the use of handheld weights which will improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and balance and increases mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. You can start this program at any time. Ages 50+. (Purchase a 40 th Anniversary keychain for $5 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details.) Dropin fee: $1 per class

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc.). If you are just beginning to exercise, this is the class you should start with. This class is designed to: • Improve strength and flexibility • Reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments • Increase mobility You can start this program at any time. Ages 50+. (Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $5 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details.) Drop-in fee: $1 per class

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. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.

Adult Tap Class

Cardio Flex Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire a more intensive workout than offered in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. This session is perfect for active seniors. The class consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help decrease fat mass, resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. You will be using light to medium dumbbells to increase muscular strength and flexibility. Each class will end with a light stretching. 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. Ages 50+. (Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $5 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details.) Drop-in fee: $1 per class

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Alley Kats

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. Class on June 22 will be at Psi Ote Upper at Bob Arnold Park. Registration deadline: May 18 and July 27. Min. 5. Max. 15. Code Dates Day Time

Advanced

341210-R3 5/25-7/13 Th 341210-R4 8/3-9/21 Th

Beginners

2:45-3:30 pm 2:45-3:30 pm

341210-R1 5/25-7/13 Th 3:30-4 pm 341210-R2 8/3-9/21 Th 3:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$19 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Adopt an active, healthful lifestyle.


Senior Yoga

Senior Aqua Fit

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 are one week prior to the start of each class. Min. 8. Max. 40. There will be no class on June 6 and July 4. Code Dates Day Time 341200-T1 5/30-7/18 T 12-1 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$31/$36 after May 23 341200-R1 6/1-7/20 Th 12-1 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after May 25 Sign up for both the Tuesday and Thursday classes for $60. 341200-T2 8/8-9/26 T 12-1 pm 341200-R2 8/10-9/28 Th 12-1 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after deadlines Sign up for both the Tuesday and Thursday classes for $68 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 deadline: June 14. Min. 7. Max. 23. There will be no class on July 5. Code Dates Day Time 341209-W1 6/21-8/30 W 11:30 am-12:15 # Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after June 14 Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

Exercise Equipment Ed Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Community Center has a variety of fitness machines available for public use MondayThursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for a drop-in fee of just $1. If you would like assistance, our fitness volunteer is available on Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to show you how to use the equipment and provide whatever assistance you may need. Call 427-6460 to make an appointment. Just don’t let dust settle on our treadmill!

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+. Registration deadline: June 12. Min. 8. Max. 12. There will be no class July 3. Code Dates Day Time 341204-M1 6/19-7/31 M 10:15-11:15 am # Sessions/Fee 6/$38/$43 after June 12 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

More Fitness, p. 50-52 Questions? 427-6440

It’s never too late to get in shape.

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Cross Stitch Basics for Beginners

That is Beautiful! Curious About Crochet One of the greatest things about crochet is that you don’t have to invest in fancy, new materials or find room in your house to store a bunch of equipment. With just a simple hook, a skein of yarn and a nice, comfy place to sit, you can begin enjoying all the benefits this craft provides. In the Beginner Class, we’ll get you started with a few basic stitches and show you how to read a pattern. You’ll leave this class with a Granny Square lap afghan and a new hobby. Please bring to class a size K crochet hook and one skein of 4-ply yarn in a light color. (Once you’ve learned to crochet, join us on Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 p.m. and Fridays 1:00-3:00 p.m. for Hooked on Crochet.) The Advanced Class is for those who know the basic stitches and can read a basic pattern. You will learn advanced stitches to crochet stand-up flowers and make advanced stitches for afghan and pillows. Bring your “yarn stash” (especially green for the leaves) and hooks. Instructor: Berniece Wilkins. Ages 50+. There will be no class on September 29. Registration deadlines are one week prior to the beginning of each class. Min. 4. Max. 5. Code Dates Day Time

Beginner

341304-F1 6/2-7/21 341304-F2 8/11-10/6

Advanced

F F

Cross stitch is a beautiful craft and it is easy to learn. You will love the rhythm of stitching and the many creative possibilities it offers. (Warning: Some crafters have become addicted!) We 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 frame your project. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: July 5. Min. 4. Max. 6. Code Dates Day Time 341324-W1 7/12-8/2 W 2-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 4/$29/$34 after July 5 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Behind the Easel: Oil or Acrylic Join us behind the easel and take your pick: oil or acrylic paint. 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 deadline: July 3. Min. 5. Max. 12. Code Dates Day Time 341301-M1 7/10-8/14 M 1:30-4 pm # Sessions/Fee: 6/$73/$78 after July 3 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

1-3 pm 1-3 pm

341304-W1 5/31-7/19 W 1-3 pm 341304-W2 8/9-9/27 W 1-3 pm # Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after deadlines Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Hooked on Crochet Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fridays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Are you hooked on crochet? Come join the fun! Show off your latest creation, collect new ideas and get a little work done on your latest project. (Crochet instruction is offered in “Curious About Crochet.”) Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1 (Purchase a 40 th Anniversary key chain for $5 and get specific drop-in classes at no charge! Call 427-6460 for details.)

The Community Center will be CLOSED for the following holidays: Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day Monday, September 4, Labor Day

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Volunteering, p. 71

Take up a new hobby.


Green Thumbs Garden Alliance 1st Thursday of each month, 12:30 pm Community Center, 233 W. Main St. The Community Center Garden Alliance is responsible for the 9 raised garden beds at the Community Center and the annual plant sale held at the Center to benefit our wellness programs. Anyone who has a love of gardening, or would like to experience gardening with a “hands on” approach is invited to join the fun. Bring a sack lunch and we will provide the beverages. There is a drop in fee of $1. Call 4276460 to reserve your spot by the Monday prior to the seminar. The topics to be discussed are: June 1 Geology & Soils of Allen County Speaker: Linda Forest July 6 Disease Management on Plants Speaker: Lynda Heavrin, Lawton Park Greenhouse Aug 3 Preserving Your Garden Produce Speaker: Vicki Hadley, Purdue Extension Service

At Your Service Three Ladies and . . . Thursday, August 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Join us for lunch and an informative healthcare presentation sponsored by Signature HealthCARE of Fort Wayne. The topic is “CPR From Scratch: An Introduction to Basic Life Support.” Fee: $3 (includes lunch). Please call 427-6460 by July 27 to sign up. Space is limited.

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. 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. Dates Day Time 6/1, 6/15, 7/6, Thur 9 am-12 pm 7/20, 8/3, 8/17 Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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+. Dates Day Time 6/2, 7/7, 8/4 Fri 9 am-12 pm Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

How’s Your Hearing? Approximately 28 million Americans, or about one in every ten people in this country, have hearing loss. Many don’t even know it. Audiologist Dr. Zach Burkle conducts FREE hearing screenings at the Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month. 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+. There will be no screenings on July 4. Dates Day Time 6/6, 7/11, 8/1 Tues 9-11:15 am 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+. 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 6/13, 7/11, 8/8 2nd Tue 1-3:30 pm 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 1st Thur 8:30-11:30 am 6/15, 7/20, 8/17 3rd Thur 1-3:30 pm 6/22, 7/27, 8/24 4th Thur 8:30-11:30 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Fee: $25

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. Dates Day Time 6/1, 7/6, 8/3 Th 9-11 am Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Questions? Call 427-6460.

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Unwind Your Mind Activities for Those with Signs of Early Dementia Acrylic Painting

Bingo

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 8/15 T 10:30 am-12:30 pm 8/21 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.

June 9, 23; July 14, 28; August 11, 25 1:00 p.m. Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢, 6 cards/$1, 9 cards/$1.50

Hand Building-Clay Pottery Come experience pottery at its best. You’ll hand build a project as well as try out a pottery wheel. Instructors: Brandon Furniss (weekdays) and Onie Mensch (Saturdays). Max. 8. Date Day Time 6/20 T 9:30-11 am 7/8 Sa 11:30 am-1 pm 7/18 T 9:30-11 am 7/22 Sa 11:30 am-1pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$12/$15 day of class if held and space available Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 fuse a 7 x 7 inch curved plate. The July class features a 5½” curved plate and the August class will make a 7” square plate. All necessary materials will be provided. Instructor: Juanita Miller. Date Day Time 6/13 T 1:30 -3 pm 7/11 T 1:30-3 pm 8/8 T 1:30-3:30 pm # Sessions/Fee: 1/$20/$25 day of class if held and space available Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Gardening Classes Mixed Hanging Basket or Patio Pot Wednesday, June 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. We will pot a combination of annual flowers and herbs to make a 10” patio pot or hanging basket that you can take home and enjoy for the summer.

Houseplants Wednesday, July 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m. It may be hot outside so we will work on a variety of houseplants that were started from cuttings in the greenhouse. You will have the opportunity to pot up your favorite house plant.

Walking Group Wednesdays, June 7-August 30, 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Have you wanted 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. At the end of each walk, we will stop for a healthy drink or snack (on your own). Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate in these walks.

More Unwind Activities Arthritis Exercise.......................66 Diabetic Screening....................69 Driving Tours.............................62 Foot Care Clinic.........................69 Herb Seminar............................70 How’s Your Hearing?.................69 Monday Luncheons...................62 Planning for Alzheimer’s............70 Tuesday Movies.........................62

Meaningful, creative, social . . .


Did You Know? FREE Seminars on Topics That Matter to You All seminars are held at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Admission is free! Please call 427-6460 by the date indicated to sign up.

Seminar

Day/Date

Time

Sign Up By:

My Plate

Wednesday, July 26

10:30-11:30 a.m.

July 19

Cilantro/Coriander

Wednesday, August 2

1:00-2:00 p.m.

July 26

Balance Workshop

Wednesday, August 2

2:00-3:00 p.m.

July 26

Stress Management

Monday, July 17

6:00-7:30 p.m.

July 10

Intimacy After Menopause

Wednesday, August 9

2:00-3:30 p.m.

August 2

Varicose Veins and Superficial Monday, July 24 Venous Disease

5:30 p.m.

July 17

Meditation: A Primer

10:00-11:00 a.m. July 12

Wednesday, July 19

Medicare/Medigap Supplements Monday, June 26

10:00-11:30 a.m.

June 19

Medicare/Medigap Supplements Monday, July 31

10:00-11:30 a.m.

July 24

Long Term Care Planning

6:00-7:30 p.m.

August 3

Legal and Financial Planning for Monday, July 17 Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, August 10

5:00-7:30 p.m.

July 10

Cemetery/Funeral Home Workshop

Tuesday, July 18

6:00-7:30 p.m.

July 11

Preserving Assets for the Future Tuesday, June 13

1:00-3:00 p.m.

June 6

Retirement Income Planning

Tuesday, June 20

6:00-7:30 p.m.

June 13

Savvy Social Security Planning

Thursday, July 13

6:00-7:30 p.m.

July 6

AARP Smart Drive Class Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Brush up on your driving skills in this one-day defensive driving course for seasoned drivers. There will be a lunch break, so bring a sack lunch or take advantage of several fast food restaurants within walking distance of the Community Center. Call the 427-6460 for more information or to sign-up. Registration deadline: June 14. Please make checks payable to AARP. Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card).

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 CafĂŠ Tuesdays, 6/6, 20; 7/18; 8/1, 15, 2-4 pm Disorderly Bears Thursdays, 7/6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Community Center Volunteer 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. 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 Escort Monthly Luncheon Kitchen Help Craft Coordinator Special Event Helper

Arm yourself with information.

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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.

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 barn, originally built in the late 1800’s, housed livestock and stored farm equipment and served the farm for over 100 years. The newly 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 rest rooms. The Old Barn may be reserved for your event. Rental fees begin as low as $260 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 427-6008.

Botanical Gardens 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.

Bridal Glen/Foster 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, call 427-6000 to reserve by phone, or stop by our office at 705 E. State Blvd.

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 2,500 people. Call 427-6018 for more information.

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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Lakeside Rose Garden 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. Call 427-6000 to make your reservation by phone, reserve on-line at www. fortwayneparks.org or stop by our office at 705 E. State Blvd.

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 over the phone (427-6000), on-line (www.fortwayneparks.org) or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Parks enhance the quality of life and contribute positively to the mental health of its citizens.

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

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

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

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

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 (

)

-

Additional Family Members: First Name

Zip Code

Work Phone: (

Last Name

Gender M/F

Cell Phone (

Last Name

-

)

-

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Grade

Registration Information First 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 74. Complete a separate form for each household and return with payment to: Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, 705 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Stop! Register Here!

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Tuesday, July 11 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

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