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Fun Times
Winter 2020

 Trips & Tours
Christmas at the
  Fun Over 50
 Christmas on
   the Farm
 Riverfront Fun
 Free Seminars
 Unwind Your
  Winter Hikes
Special Interest
 Youth Centers
Sports & Fitness
                      Fort Wayne Parks &
                    Recreation Department
   Winter Fun
  for All Ages
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What’s Inside?
                 Botanical Conservatory.....................3-10
                 Computer Labs & Classes.............. 28, 40
                 Headwaters Ice Rink............................ 56
                 Historic Old Fort................................. 55
                 Lindenwood Nature Preserve...............11
                 McMillen Park Community Center....40, 41
                 Outdoor Programs.................... 11-16, 22
        23       Pre-School Programs.................. 5, 34-36
                 Registration Information...................... 58
                 Riverfront....................................... 20-23
                 Salomon Farm..................................12-16
                 Seminars........................................ 52-54
                 Senior Programs............................. 45-50
                 Special Events.........................4, 7, 29-31
        31       Special Interest Classes... 8, 9, 13-15, 24-28
                 Sports & Fitness..... 10, 11, 40, 48, 32, 33
                 Swinney Homestead............................ 55
                 Travel............................................... 17-19
                 Unwind Your Mind................................51
                 Volunteer Opportunities........3, 8, 20, 49
                 Winterval............................... 7, 21, 30-31
                 Youth Centers................................. 42-44
                 Youth Programs........ 5, 23, 29, 38-44, 56
        36       Zoo......................................................37

                                                     Tom Henry, Mayor
                 705 E. State Blvd.               Steve McDaniel, Director
               Fort Wayne, IN 46805
                  (260) 427-6000                    Board of Park
                                                      Richard Samek
                                                     Pamela Kelly, M.D.
                                                       William Zielke
                                                       Justin Shurley

2    Bundle up and “Park It” this winter!
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Botanical Conservatory
                    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
      1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne • (260) 427-6440 •

 Conservatory & Gift Shop Hours                                                             Admission
 Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm                                            Adults $5/Children age 3-17 $3
 Thursday 10 am-8 pm                                                            Ages 2 and under Free
 Sunday 12-4 pm                                                                  Group rates available.
 Closed Mondays                                                           Admission fee not required
                                                                              for the café or gift shop.

Extended Holiday Hours                                Parking
November 28-December 20                               The Conservatory admission desk validates tickets
The Conservatory will stay open until 8:00 p.m.       for free parking in the Civic Center Parking Garage
on both Thursday and Friday evenings for four         across from our entrance at Jefferson and Calhoun
weeks, from Thanksgiving through the week before      St. Metered parking, available on surrounding
Christmas. Enjoy an extra evening downtown to         streets, is free on evenings and weekends. Bus and
visit the botanical gardens done up in lights for     handicap accessible parking is available in the Con-
the holidays! The gift shop will also be open until   servatory’s Calhoun Street driveway.
8:00 p.m. The Conservatory will close at 5 p.m.
on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Regular          Conservatory Memberships
Thursday hours, 10 am-8 pm, will start again on       Support the Conservatory by purchasing a mem-
January 2.                                            bership and enjoy the benefits! Memberships allow
                                                      free admission for the member(s) anytime during
Gift Shop                                             public hours, including special events, and are valid
Extend your garden visit or shop without visiting     for a year from the month of purchase. In addition,
the gardens! The Conservatory gift shop offers a      members receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop
boutique atmosphere filled with unique and educa-     and Sales Garden as well as reciprocal benefits at
tional toys, clothing, books, plants, home décor,     330 other gardens around the country. Sign up
and garden accessories perfect for home, souve-       by Thanksgiving and get invited to our Member
nir, or gift-giving. Watch for new items throughout   Night in December. Individual membership $35;
the year. The gift shop is open during public hours   Family or Grandparents membership $50. Other
Tuesday through Sunday; Conservatory admission        categories are available. You may also consider our
is not required.                                      Add-a-Guest option to upgrade a basic member-
                                                      ship: for $15 a member can bring another person
Volunteer Opportunities                               when they visit. Call (260) 427-6440, or purchase
Volunteers make a difference at the Conservatory!     online at
Individuals age 16 through adult (or age 10-15
with parental supervision) can build their skills,    Conjure Coffee
make new friends, fulfill volunteer hour require-     Enjoy an artisanal café experience featuring fresh,
ments, and support a community treasure by vol-       locally made products and specialty beverages by
unteering at the Botanical Conservatory. No green     Conjure Coffee. Conjure serves their own hand
thumb required. Certain positions are open on         roasted coffees, which they also sell as packaged
weekends and evenings while others are weekday        roasted coffee for you to enjoy at home. In addi-
only. The Conservatory is a facility of the City      tion, they offer hand-made products as part of
of Fort Wayne’s Parks & Recreation Department.        their seasonal menu. Seating is available in the
For more information, please contact Amanda at        Atrium. Catering options are also available to or (260)           Conservatory renters. While café hours have not
427-6443.                                             yet been finalized, they closely mirror the Conser-
                                                      vatory’s public hours. Watch for more details at

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                     “Christmas Connections” Holiday Exhibit
                                 November 23-January 5, Public hours
    While busy modern lives often separate friends and family members across schedules and
    distances, holidays are wonderful opportunities for people to re-connect. This year, in
    celebration of the opening of the new “Botanical Connector,” the Conservatory offers new
    opportunities for visitors to make those important connections. The Gardens’ quintessen-
    tial poinsettia tree, colorful holiday settings and friendly light displays have always provided
    a wholesome traditional backdrop for the Fort Wayne community. This year, our hallway
    Gallery will show a timeline of Christmas exhibits at the Conservatory over the decades;
    which will you remember? Enjoy viewing family photos sent in by local residents from recent
    years, identify holiday fragrances and the memories they might bring back, and send off a
    card to Santa in our seasonal “post office.” You can also catch a brief video of personal
    interviews of visitors sharing ideas about how to connect and the impact it can make. And as
    you stroll among the gorgeous poinsettias, let the beauty be your gift – and allow the Con-
    servatory to be a part of your holiday traditions! Sponsored by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1 FM.

Holiday Kick-Off Party                                 Garden in Lights
Wednesday, November 27, 5:00-9:00 p.m.                 November 23-January 5, Public hours
At this annual holiday event you can meet Mrs.         Make the most of your holidays and visit Fort
Claus and get a free professional-quality photo        Wayne’s treasured public gardens at the Botan-
with Santa! While Santa takes a break from             ical Conservatory where we have decorated all
7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., you may visit two live            through the gardens, indoors and out! Come
reindeer that know all about the North Pole            enjoy beautiful poinsettias from the Atrium to
and enjoy our “Christmas Connections” garden           the Desert along with our “Christmas Connec-
exhibit too. All of the gardens are beautifully dec-   tions” theme and illuminated outdoor display
orated for the holidays, and you will not want to      of lights and holiday music. Especially effective
miss the animated light show outdoors. You may         during our evening hours on Thursday and Friday
also warm up with refreshments that are available      nights for four weeks between Thanksgiving and
for purchase at our new café vendor, “Conjure          Christmas, the gardens provide a tremendous
Coffee.” Be sure to participate in the Fort Wayne      backdrop for family photos, special outings, and
Downtown Lighting Ceremony either before or            guest entertainment. Our gift shop and new café
after visiting our spectacular holiday garden and      will also be open during public hours. Sponsored
displays. Regular Conservatory admission fees          by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1.
apply. No reservations required. For more infor-
mation, call (260) 427-6440. Sponsored by PBS
39 and Majic 95.1 FM.

4                        Holiday fun for the whole family!
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Conservatory Member Holiday                            Breakfast with Santa!
Night                                                  Yes, Santa eats
Wednesday, December 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m.                 breakfast, and you
Conservatory members are invited to a special          can join him! Sign
open house during an exclusive evening in the          up for a special VIP
gardens. Enjoy some live holiday music with light      breakfast before he
refreshments and beverage compliments of the           makes his final list
Conservatory, then stroll the gardens indoors and      of who has been
out to experience all the holiday exhibits. You will   naughty and
also receive a 20% discount in the gift shop! Not      who has been
a current member? You can purchase or renew            nice. Breakfast
your membership that evening: $35/individual,          includes pancakes,
$50/family. For more information, call (260) 427-      sausage, eggs, and
6440.                                                  fresh fruit along with
                                                       milk or juice for the kids
Harmony at the Conservatory                            and coffee for the adults.
Thursday, December 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m.                   Before opening to the public, there will be chil-
                                                       dren’s activities and time allotted to take pictures
Visit the Conservatory on our $1 night in Decem-
                                                       of your little ones in our “Christmas Connections”
ber and enjoy an evening of beautifully sung har-
                                                       exhibit. Your admission to this event will also allow
monies in our holiday garden exhibit. You will be
                                                       you to return and visit on one of the three Satur-
invited to sing along with the vocal harmony and
                                                       days before Christmas with Santa & the Reindeer
musical stylings of Coalition, a quartet consisting
                                                       from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Children under 2 years of
of members from the Summit City Chorus and
                                                       age who register with an adult are admitted free.
Barbershop Harmony Society. Share in the delight
                                                       Limited booster/high chairs are available; please
of the season and bring on the nostalgia!
                                                       indicate at registration if one is required. Regis-
                                                       tration deadline: November 26. Min. 24. Max. 64.
Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert                         Code            Date         Day                Time
Sunday, December 15, 2:00-2:45 p.m.                    127101-S1       12/7         Sa             9-10 am
Visit the Conservatory gardens and enjoy this spe-     # Sessions/Fee: 1/$14
cial concert offered by the accomplished students      Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
of Fort Wayne Suzuki. Children ages 4 to 18 will       Calhoun St.
play folk songs, classical melodies, and holiday
favorites on violin and cello. The Suzuki Method       Holly Shopping
of instruction, also known as the “mother tongue       Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
method,” is based on the premise that music is
                                                       Park, shop, and ride free trollies for an exciting
learned like a language: children first hear the
                                                       shopping experience through Downtown Fort
music and then learn to read and write it. Chil-
                                                       Wayne, West Main Shops, and the Wells Street
dren develop the ability to “speak” music like a
                                                       Corridor! The trollies will visit several unique ven-
language and are able to play dozens of songs by
                                                       ues stopping along their route, including our Con-
memory. You can hear for yourself the results as
                                                       servatory Shop. We will also be featuring items
local Suzuki students play music with holiday ear
                                                       from Cozmé Jewelry as a pop-up shop.
appeal. This concert is included with regular Con-
servatory admission.

                                     Santa & the Reindeer
                                     Saturdays before Christmas 12:00-4:00 p.m.
                                     December 7, 14 and 21
                                     Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.
                                     Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom
                                     and Dad take photos to capture this special moment. Note:
                                     Santa will be taking a break from 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. each
                                     day. During Santa’s break, you can enjoy “up-close” magic tricks
                                     performed by a local magician. You may also connect with the
                                     Conservatory in its holiday glory with this year’s theme being
                                     “Christmas Connections.” Regular admission fees
                                     apply. Sponsored by PBS 39
                                     and Majic 95.1.

                 The perfect setting for your holiday portraits!                                         5
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Conservatory Art Displays
         Holiday Decorating
                                                        Get to know local and regional artists in a vari-
Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop                          ety of media through the Botanical Conservatory’s
                                                        bi-monthly art exhibits, open to view in our meet-
This popular centerpiece workshop is back! Bring        ing room during public hours. Exhibit and artist
a friend or make it a family affair as you create       reception are included in regular Conservatory
a festive evergreen centerpiece to be enjoyed           admission.
throughout the holiday season. Dennis Bowman,
Fresh Design Manager with Gassafy Wholesale             Dixie Bradley: Evolving
Florist, will offer tips when fashioning the fragrant   November-December
branch tips of balsam fir, cedar, and pine in a fresh   Public Reception: November 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
seasonal arrangement. Add a touch of holiday
                                                        Dixie is a life-long resident of Fort Wayne as
flair when incorporating ribbon, pine cones, and
                                                        well as an artist who enjoys working in a variety
a candle. The workshop fee also includes a stroll
                                                        of media. She also happens to be a creative con-
through our “Christmas Connections” holiday
                                                        tributor and dedicated volunteer at the Botanical
exhibit. Feel free to bring you own garden gloves,
                                                        Conservatory! Dixie has attended classes at the
pruners, and other suitable accents. Ages 15+.
                                                        Fort Wayne Art Institute School of Fine Arts and
Registration deadline: November 22. Min. 12.
                                                        the Winona School of Professional Photography.
Max. 36.
                                                        She began her artistic adventures as a traveling
Code             Date         Day               Time
                                                        photographer with her husband Norman Bradley,
427009-R1 12/12               Th      6:00-7:30 pm
                                                        whom she shares a studio and gallery space with.
427009-S1 12/14               Sa        9-10:30 am
                                                        In addition to painting with oil and watercolor, she
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$34
                                                        has “painted with light” when making cibachrome
Member or Volunteer Fee: $29
                                                        photograms. Many of her paintings are inspired by
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
                                                        travels to Mexico, Central America, and the Amer-
Calhoun St.
                                                        ican West. She also collects found objects for the
                                                        assemblage of mixed media collages. Considering
Paint Something Sweet                                   the evolving range of her work, Dixie says she is
Are you looking for a simple holiday gift and hap-      able to prevent artist’s block by moving between
pen to be in the mood for painting? Join home-          each of these mediums.
maker Vicki Hoffman in the process of hand
painting a beautiful wooden ornament. She will          Claire Hegge: Faces of Asia
walk you through methods of shading and adding          January-February
color to enhance a decorative design using acrylic      Public Reception: January 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
paint. The pattern of a candy cane surrounded by        This photographic series was created by Claire
festive holly will be provided. Free garden admis-      Hegge having spent over three weeks studying in
sion is also included. Ages 15+. Registration           Southeast Asia where she collected various inspir-
deadline: December 6. Min. 7. Max. 15.                  ing images of the daily lives and faces of the people
Code           Date         Day              Time       with whom she interacted. Her work reflects both
127016-F1 12/13             F           6-7:30 pm       traditional and environmental portraits. In partic-
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$16                                   ular, this series documents a visual journey of her
Member or Volunteer Fee: $13                            travels through Siem Reap, Cambodia and Chiang
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.               Mai, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok, Thailand. Claire is
Calhoun St.                                             a junior at Herron School of Art/ IUPUI where she
                                                        is majoring in photography as a graphic arts stu-
                On Display                              dent. Her ultimate goal with this series is to offer
                                                        a glimpse into some of the worthwhile experiences
                                                        she had while studying as a summer semester
Sweetheart Orchid Display                               student in Southeast Asia. By sharing her unique
February 4-March 8, Public hours                        experience, she hopes to inspire others of all ages
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.             to travel and experience this amazing world full of
Make a date for the Botanical Conservatory and          beautiful people.
take your sweetie out to enjoy our lovely indoor
gardens and special display of orchids. Take a
moment to capture a photo of you together under            Watch your mailbox for the
the orchid arbor planted with a cascade of striking      Spring Fun Times on February 5.
Cattleyas, fragrant Dendrobiums, dainty Oncidi-
ums, and moth-like Phalaenopsis against a back-
drop of our lush Tropical Garden. Then, browse
the Conservatory gift shop and purchase an orchid              Questions? 427-6440
or other sweet memorable gift.

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“Dog Days of Winter”
 Garden Exhibit
 January 11-April 12, Public hours
 The “dog days of summer” means hot,
 humid, outdoor weather, but our fanciful
 opposite – the Dog Days of Winter – pro-
 vides a fun time to visit indoors, in spite
 of the weather. This garden of make-believe
 invites young visitors to imagine what it
 would be like to own a dog – or be one! A
 variety of topiary breeds occupy the gar-
 den beds, but the Dog Park Agility Course
 is a playground for doggie-wannabes.
 Choose your favorite breed at the Dog
 Show, try on different sizes of Dog Hous-
 ing to see which fits you best, and practice
 howling at the moon. You can learn a bit about pet care at the Doggie Doctor and take a simple quiz
 to find out which breed you are most like. Featuring lush tropicals, winter-bloomers, and later on,
 early spring-flowering bulbs, the Dog Days of Winter will bring welcome relief from the chill of the
 season. Sponsored by Majic 95.1.

 Doggie Daze Craze
 Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
 If you love dogs of all kinds, then you will not want to miss our Doggie Daze Craze! Take part in
 tail-wagging activities, win games, and make crafts, all with a doggie theme. Test your dog breed
 knowledge in a scavenger hunt along with your agility skills when participating in an obstacle course.
 Even get your face painted like your favorite furry friend and craft your very own friend to take home.
 During your visit, you will paws-itively adore our “Dog Days of Winter” exhibit featuring topiary
 dogs, a dog show and dog park. You will also get to learn from local experts about keeping dogs as
 pets, obedience training and more. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information,
 call (260) 427-6440.

1st Garden Glimpse                                                    Family Fun!
Showcase Exhibit Opening Day
Saturday, January 11, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Become a plant explorer on the opening day of
each seasonal exhibit in the new Showcase Gar-
den during the months of January, April, July, and
November. This exclusive opportunity offers the
first glimpse at the latest plants being exhibited
along with a hands-on activity, craft, or tour.
On January 11th, come explore the “Dog Days of
Winter” garden exhibit, participate in a scavenger
hunt, and create your own special flower. Also, be     Winterval at the Conservatory
sure to join us for a brief “backstage” tour of the
                                                       Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
new garden exhibit at either 11:30 a.m. or 12:30
p.m. Included in your regular Conservatory admis-      Join the Conservatory and our Winterval part-
sion, so get a firsthand glimpse and drop in!          ners in celebrating the season of winter. At
                                                       the Conservatory, you can make a winter bird
                                                       feeder, pot a plant, watch an ice sculpture take
                                                       shape before your eyes, and have fun explor-
                                                       ing our “Dog Days of Winter” garden exhibit.
                                                       Other activities will be held around town. See
                                                       pages 30-31 for more details. Regular Con-
     Foellinger-Freimann                               servatory admission applies. Winterval is spon-
    Botanical Conservatory                             sored by Majic 95.1.

                          Plant yourself at the Conservatory!                                          7
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Winter Gardening
                                                       Indoor Propagation
                                                       At this time of year, give your houseplants your
                                                       undivided attention by focusing on indoor propa-
                                                       gation. Advanced Master Gardener Glenn Hile will
                                                       be demonstrating various techniques to propagate
                                                       a wide variety of indoor plants. You will learn the
                                                       basic biology of plant propagation along with how
                                                       to make a proper cutting that you will be able to
                                                       share with friends. Feel free to bring your ques-
$1 Nights                                              tions along with your own houseplants if you’d
                                                       like to make new starts! You will also be offered
First Thursday of the Month, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
                                                       refreshments along with a chance to tour the gar-
The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday         dens as part of this hands-on workshop. Ages
night of the month for a discounted admission of       15+. Registration deadline: January 23. Min. 5.
just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can       Max. 20.
also drop in to our program room for a fun and         Code           Date         Day               Time
educational lecture or activity. No reservations       127058-A1 2/1               Sa        9-10:30 am
required. We validate parking tickets from the         # Sessions/Fee: 1/$11
Civic Center Parking Garage for free parking. For      Member or Volunteer Fee: $8
more information, call (260) 427-6440.                 Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
                                                       Calhoun St.
$1 Night Insight: Gnomes in Winter
Thursday, January 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
                                                       Winter Seed Sowing
Start off the New Year with a last look at our Holi-
day show and also get lucky by spending time with      Learn about late (or early) seed sowing with
winter gnomes. Gnomes are, in fact, regarded as        Advanced Master Gardener Kathy Lee. Did you
good luck! Find out more while enjoying a sweet        know there are many seeds that go through a
treat and creating a miniature gnome to offer pro-     stage of moist cold that helps them to germinate?
tection and keep you company the rest of winter.       Native plants do this and sometimes even your
                                                       own flowers or vegetables may “volunteer” in the
$1 Night Insight: Cactus Vibes                         spring. Kathy will show you an easy way to do this
Thursday, February 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m.                   same process on your own with a method known
                                                       as fall or winter seed sowing. She will also bring
Some of us may be feeling a little prickly or
                                                       samples of items from around the house as possi-
deserted this time of year. Here’s an excuse to
                                                       ble planters to be exposed to the elements. Along
get out of the house and stay sharp by learning
                                                       with an informational brochure, you will receive
about the symbolism behind a cactus. You will also
                                                       a packet of seeds that can be planted this win-
be able to enjoy a light snack and get your point
                                                       ter. Free garden admission and refreshments are
across with a heartfelt message on a cacti craft.
                                                       included. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: Janu-
                                                       ary 11. Min. 5. Max. 20.
              We Need You                              Code           Date         Day              Time
                                                       127062-S1 1/18              Sa        9-10:30 am
New Volunteer Orientation                              # Sessions/Fee: 1/$8
Wednesday, February 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m.                 Member or Volunteer Fee: $5
                                                       Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
The Botanical Conservatory invites new volunteers
                                                       Calhoun St.
to join our team. This orientation will help you
determine your niche, which might be volunteering
at the Front Desk, in the Gift Shop, with special
events, or at our upcoming live butterfly exhibit.
Discover all the options and how you might best
contribute to the Conservatory as part of its vol-
unteer program. This is a special opportunity to
build your skills, meet new people, and support
a community treasure! Volunteer benefits include
free garden admission, annual recognition, and
discounts on classes and purchases. For more
information, contact Amanda at (260) 427-6443

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Liquid Art with Alcohol Inks
          Art in the Garden
                                                      Learn about this translucent and flowing medium
                                                      when making a decorative tile with the effect of
                                                      rubbing alcohol and dye-based inks. You will get to
                                                      choose a color pallet and create your own abstract
                                                      design on a ceramic tile, which is the perfect hand-
                                                      made gift for that special someone on Valentine’s
                                                      Day! You might also choose to frame your tile
                                                      or display it as a vibrant centerpiece, coaster or
                                                      trivet. Artists Dixie Bradley and Kay Musgrave,
                                                      who are experienced in this medium, will offer
                                                      examples and techniques as part of this creative
                                                      workshop. While your masterpiece is drying, you
                                                      will be invited to visit the gardens. Ages 15+. Reg-
                                                      istration deadline: January 23. Min. 7. Max. 15.
                                                      Code            Date           Day             Time
                                                      127034-R1 1/30                 Th        6-7:30 pm
                                                      # Sessions/Fee: 1/$16
                                                      Member or Volunteer Fee: $13
                                                      Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
                                                      Calhoun St.

                                                      Desert Rock Art
                                                      Paint smooth garden rocks to look like your favor-
                                                      ite cacti. You will visit the Conservatory’s Arid
                                                      House and interpret our cacti. You will then trans-
                                                      fer non-prickly and spineless designs on ready to
                                                      paint rocks and display them in a small planter to
Mini Macramé Air Plant Hanger                         take home. Not only will you be able to brag about
Macramé is back and with a modernized style           your new knowledge of glochids, you will get to
that is trending now more than ever before! Join      show off fan-cactus artistry that is suitable for low
self-taught instructor and master of knotting         light conditions and especially safe around chil-
techniques Tiffany Welbaum in hand-making a           dren and pets. There will also be time to visit the
mini macramé hanger that is the perfect fit for a     rest of the gardens while your piece is drying. Sign
medium-sized air plant. This popular design ele-      up today! Ages 15+. Registration deadline: Janu-
ment for home or office incorporates naturalized      ary 9. Min. 10. Max. 20.
cotton string, a bamboo hoop, and an epiphytic        Code           Date          Day                Time
houseplant. Care tips will be provided along with     127060-R1 1/16               Th          6-7:30 pm
simple techniques and step-by-step instructions.      # Sessions/Fee: 1/$17
This beginner to intermediate level workshop is       Member or Volunteer Fee: $14
just what you are looking for as part of your morn-   Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
ing out with friends in which you might also plan     Calhoun St.
for brunch at our in-house café. Conservatory
admission is included so be sure to make time and
enjoy the gardens. Ages 15+. Registration dead-
line: February 15. Min. 12. Max. 20.
Code           Date         Day                Time
127061-S1      2/22         Sa          9:30-11 am
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$19
Member or Volunteer Fee: $16
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.
Calhoun St.

      Register on-line at

          Acrylic Pour, p. 26
                        or at                                            9
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Take a Deep Breath                                        Conservatory Kids
Tai Chi in the Garden                                    Preschool Story Time
On the four consecutive Tuesdays in January, plan        Thursday, January 16, February 20
to relax your body and focus your mind with the          10:30-11:00 a.m.
gentle exercise and ancient art of Tai Chi. This class   If you are feeling those “winter blahs,” then come
will focus specifically on the Sun Style 73 forms in     to the Conservatory on the third Thursday in Jan-
which you may learn or continue to study the Sun         uary and February to brighten your day! The Allen
form as part of this beginning and continuing level      County Public Library will be offering a themed
class. It will also include a meditative walk in the     story time that is enthusiastically read and spe-
garden. Instructor Sandy Gebhard is certified by         cially designed for children ages 3-5 years. At least
renowned master Dr. Paul Lam and has 30+ years’          one adult is required to stay for the duration. Seat-
experience practicing and teaching Tai Chi. Note:        ing is limited, so phone reservations are required.
Non-registered persons may drop in for $10 per           Registration deadline is January 11 (for January
session; please call ahead to make sure class will       16) and February 15 (for February 20). Included
be in session. Ages 18+. Registration deadline:          with general admission. For more information or
December 31. Min. 10. Max. 16.                           to register, call (260) 427-6445.
Code             Dates       Day                Time
Morning Tai Chi                                          Discovery Corner
127002-T1 1/7-1/28           T      9:30-10:30 am        Daily in the Discovery Corner
Evening Tai Chi                                          Young visitors are encouraged to visit the Discov-
127002-T2 1/7-1/28           T        5:30-6:30 pm       ery Corner behind Woody the Talking Tree, where
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$37                                    they will find seasonal activities as part of an imag-
Member or Volunteer Fee: $27                             inative play area complete with a cabin, kitchen,
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.                and farmer’s market. Nearby is the Reading Nook
Calhoun St.                                              where you may also share in seasonal stories with
                                                         one another. Adults are encouraged to explore
Principles of Tai Chi                                    ideas and read aloud to their young learners. Our
All are welcome to find a sense of relaxation when       materials are safe and suitable for kids in pre-K
practicing basic principles of Tai Chi as an ancient     through 1st grade. The Discovery Corner is free
Chinese movement. This February class will focus         with general admission; pre-registration is not
on breathing, quieting the mind, moving slowly,          required.
and developing confidence in balance and weight
shifts. It will also help to develop efficiency and      Botanical Field Trip & Outreach
flow in your movement. Instructor Liz Monnier            Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
has studied and practiced Tai Chi Principles for 30      The Botanical Conservatory’s education staff
years. As a founding member of the Fort Wayne            serves thousands of students each year through
Dance Collective, she continues to be an Outreach        on- and off-site visits for public, parochial, pri-
Teacher as a Guild Certified Feldengrais® Practi-        vate, and home schools. Teachers may choose the
tioner. Note: Non-registered persons may drop in         standards-based curriculum that best meets their
for $10 per session; please call ahead to make sure      students’ needs. Our outreach programs also help
class will be in session. Ages 18+. Registration         teachers meet state science standards and engage
deadline: January 28. Min. 10. Max. 16.                  students in active learning. Conservatory visits let
Code             Dates       Day               Time      you collect temperature and humidity readings for
Morning - Principles Tai Chi                             a biome study, find food plants in the desert and
127059-T1 2/4-2/25           T 	    9:30-10:30 am        jungle, explore plant patterns with art students, or
Evening - Principles Tai Chi                             choose from a variety of other activities, depend-
127059-T2 2/4-2/25           T       5:30-6:30 pm        ing on the age and focus of the group. We can also
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$37                                    travel to your school and provide classroom or
Member or Volunteer Fee: $27                             assembly-style presentations. Reservations must
Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.                be made at least two weeks in advance. A mini-
Calhoun St.                                              mum of ten students is required to book a lab, but
                                                         self-guiding visit lessons are available for groups
                                                         of any size. For more information, call (260) 427-
             Yoga, p. 33, 48                             6445.

       Questions? 427-6440                                    Riverfront Walkers, p. 20
10                                  We’re more than a garden!
The Great Outdoors
                                                       Winter Hikes
            Go Take a Hike!
                                                       Help us identify animal tracks in the snow or learn
Lindenwood Nature Preserve                             about plants in the winter! During these one hour
                                                       winter hikes, participants will discover the beauty
600 Lindenwood Ave.
                                                       of Lindenwood in the winter months. Each hike
Open every day from dawn until dusk
                                                       focuses on a different topic. We’ll meet at the
Lindenwood Nature Preserve is a 110-acre ded-          parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly
icated nature preserve featuring 4 hiking trails       as scheduled. This hike is free and open to all ages.
of varying length (one is wheelchair and stroller      No pre-registration is necessary. Call Eden at
accessible), a pond, and an open-air pavilion.         427-6008 for more information.
Hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, picnicking,     Date		 Day                                      Time
and just relaxing are a few of the activities you’ll   Plants in Winter
enjoy at the preserve. Admission is free. Follow
                                                       12/14		                      Sa           10-11 am
us on Facebook for nature news, updates, and
                                                       Tracking the Trails
announcements! Sorry, no pets or bikes allowed!
                                                       1/11		                       Sa           10-11 am
                                                       Animals in Winter
Lindenwood Field Trips &                               2/8		                        Sa           10-11 am
Outings                                                Fee: FREE
May – December                                         Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600
Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of         Lindenwood Ave.
environmental education field trip opportunities
varying from one to two hour programs. Our pro-        Wild Walkers
grams can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and      2nd and 4th Fridays of each month
walkers on our ADA compliant Trail of Reflection.      Share your knowledge of nature as you explore
For a complete list of programs, please visit Lind-    some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas
enwood’s page at Cost is $2/       in this nature-oriented group. Wild Walkers is
participant/hour; a minimum fee of $20/$40 will        an adult hiking group that meets the second and
be charged for 1-hour/2-hour programs, respec-         fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild
tively. Teachers, care givers, and adult chaperones    side. Each hike features a different natural area
are free-of-charge. Reservations must be made at       in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserves,
least two weeks in advance by calling Eden at          etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary.
427-6008 or             The 2019-20 schedule will be posted on our web-
                                                       site at or you may call
                                                       Eden at 427-6008 to request a schedule by mail.

                       Spend some time outdoors this winter!                                            11
Salomon Farm Park
 Salomon Farm Park                                          We Rent for Your Event!
 817 W. Dupont Rd.                                         Historic Old Barn Family Homestead
 Hours: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.                              Wolf Family Learning Center
 Salomon Farm Park is a true historic gem and a      The peaceful setting of Salomon Farm Park makes
 perfect location for walking, biking, bird watch-   our elegant rental spaces perfect for weddings,
 ing and much more. The Salomons established         receptions, reunions, concerts, dances, and many
 the farm in 1871, but visitors will notice the      other special events. We are now booking for 2019
 endearing 1930’s theme. Stop by for a visit to      and 2020; booking for 2021 will begin January
 admire historic buildings, relax at the wetlands,   2, 2020! For more information visit www.fort-
 or enjoy our fully paved 1.8 mile trail around and click on Facilities>Salomon
 the property. Follow us on Facebook for news,       Farm Park>Rental Opportunities or contact our
 updates, and announcements!                         rentals coordinator Janelle at janelle.windsor@
                                            or 427-6790. Old Barn rent-
                                                     als are only May – October and Learning Center
                                                     rentals are available all year long (excludes June
                                                     and July)! The Homestead is now available for par-
                                                     ties of 25 or fewer guests.

                                                      Photography at the Farm
                                                      Do you love using Salomon Farm Park as a
                                                      backdrop for photography? Salomon Farm has
                                                      become a popular spot for both professional
                                                      and amateur photographers alike. If you plan on
                                                      taking photos at the park and haven’t completed
                                                      our Photography Registration document, please
                                                      contact Kellie Adkins at kellie.adkins@cityof-
                                             or 260-427-6005 to register.
                                                      You only need to complete the form one time
                                                      and there is no cost to register.

12                      Putting the “culture” back in agriculture!
Winter Walk on the Farm
         Holiday Decorating                           Join farm staff for a 4-mile walk throughout the
                                                      farm property including the trails in the back
                                                      fields. Please dress for the weather and wear water-
                                                      proof hiking shoes/boots. This walk is off of the
                                                      paved farm loop and could be considered challeng-
                                                      ing if there is significant snow on the ground. This
                                                      walk will end with a look inside the Historic Old
                                                      Barn along with a stop inside the Livestock Barn to
                                                      say hello to the farm animals. Ages 13+. The hike
                                                      is FREE, however, pre-registration is required by
                                                      January 22. Min. 3. Max. 30.
                                                      Code             Date         Day              Time
                                                      153606-W1 1/26                Su            3-5 pm
                                                      Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.
                                                      Please meet in front of the Wolf Family Learning

                                                              It’s About Gardening
                                                      Gardeners of America Club
                                                      2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
                                                      Salomon Farm Park Learning Center,
                                                      817 W. Dupont Rd.
                                                      The mission of the Gardeners of America is to
                                                      promote gardening education and related envi-
                                                      ronmental issues to its membership and the gar-
Evergreen Swag Workshop                               dening public through charitable, educational and
                                                      scientific means. Join the club! The club meets at
The holiday season calls for fresh evergreen dec-     Salomon Farm Park in the Learning Center on the
orations! Come to Salomon Farm Park to create         second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. For
your very own evergreen swag with holiday charm.      more information please contact Kellie at 427-
Amy Henry, Landscape Designer at Arbor Farms          6005 or
Nursery, will help you put together the fresh and
fragrant branch tips of fir, cedar, and pine into a   Dirt Wain Community Composting
festive evergreen swag. The swag will also incor-
porate your choice of accents such as pine cones,     Salomon Farm Park has partnered with Dirt Wain,
berries, a decorative bow, and more for a nice sea-   a new composting initiative in the area that pro-
sonal touch. Hang it on your door, lamp post or       cesses food scraps from households. Members are
porch to enjoy all throughout the holiday season!     provided with a bucket that they fill, drop off at the
Please bring garden gloves, pruners, and any of       Farm at their convenience, and then pick up a clean
your own accents that you would like to incorpo-      bucket to repeat the process. The pilot program
rate into the swag. Age 16 +. Registration dead-      is limited to the first 50 households. Dirt Wain
line: December 2. Min. 10. Max. 25.                   is offering two 30-minute sessions on the basics
Code           Date          Day              Time    of composting food scraps for people in the pilot
153902-M1 12/9               M             6-7 pm     program. For more detailed information or to sign
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$35                                 up check out or Salomon Farm
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.        Park on Facebook.

                                                          Winter Seed Sowing, p. 8
 Evergreen Centerpiece, p. 6

      Register on-line at                                    Salomon Farm Park

                      We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.                                          13
Fiber Arts                                            Kitchen Arts
Drop Spindle 101
The drop spindle is a simple tool that is fun to
use and provides a portable way to spin yarn mak-
ing it handy for testing combinations of fibers
and colors. If you have hand cards and a spindle,
please bring them to class. We also have spindles
available to borrow or purchase, if needed. Ages
11-15. Instructor Julie Davidson has been a fiber
farmer since 1996, starting with Angora goats. She
loves using fibers in all forms, especially for spin-
ning, dyeing and knitting. Registration deadlines:
December 4 and December 11. Min. 6. Max 8.
Code           Date          Day                Time
153816-W1 12/11              W               1-3 pm
153816-W2 12/18              W               1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$22
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Dyeing Naturally
Whether you plan to dye wool or cotton fabric,
you’ll be delighted to discover the magic of nat-
ural dyes. Learn how to make an indigo dye bath
or create dyes using avocado pits, onion skins,
pomegranate peels or even spices right from your
spice rack. No experience is necessary. Just grab       Basics of Baking with Sweets So
an apron and some rubber gloves and come ready          Geek
to learn a great craft. Instructor Julie Davidson
                                                        In four relaxed, fun-filled evenings, Chef Chad
has been a fiber farmer since 1996, starting with
                                                        Seewald will break down the basics to help you be
Angora goats. She comes from a family of knitters
                                                        successful in your baking endeavors! This series
and loves using fibers in all forms, especially for
                                                        will focus on four topics: Breads, Pastries, Des-
spinning, dyeing and knitting. Registration dead-
                                                        serts and Cakes. Each class session will feature two
lines are one week prior to the start of each class.
                                                        recipes demonstrated by the instructor and then
Min 6. Max. 8.
                                                        created by the students! Lots of fun, learning, and
Code           Date         Day               Time
                                                        tasting! Ages 16+. Chad Seewald is the head cake
Spice Dyeing Workshop
                                                        guy at Sweets So Geek where he gets to mix his
153817-F1      1/24         F          9 am-12 pm       love of food and fandom. Registration deadlines
153817-F2 1/31              F          9 am-12 pm       are one week prior to each class. Min. 5. Max. 10.
Indigo Dyeing Workshop                                  Code           Dates        Day                Time
153817-R1 2/6               Th      5:30-8:30 pm        153826-W1 1/8-1/29          W       6 pm-8:30 pm
153817-F3 2/7               F          9 am-12 pm       # Sessions/Fee: 4/$110
Natural Dyes from the Compost Bin                       Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont
153817-R2 2/20              Th      5:30-8:30 pm
153817-F4 2/21              F          9 am-12 pm       Holiday Cookie Class
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$46
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.          Hold off on the holiday cookie baking and deco-
                                                        rating! We have a foolproof sugar cookie recipe to
                                                        share, as well as tips for frosting and new ideas for
                                                        decorating these 100% Santa (and kid) approved
                                                        treats. Class is open to all ages. Children 10 and
                                                        under must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces
                                                        are limited. Instructor Chad Seewald is the head
                                                        cake guy at Sweets So Geek. Registration deadline:
                                                        December 7. Min. 5. Max. 20.
                                                        Code            Date          Day              Time
                                                        153910-S1 12/14               Sa       10 am-12 pm
                                                        # Sessions/Fee: 1/$45
                                                        Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

14                       Sign up on-line, by phone, in person . . .
Elegant Hors d’oeuvres 2.0
Impress your guests at your next holiday gathering
with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres . . . from your
own kitchen . . . that look as good as they taste.
Chef Patrick Whetstone of The Personal Palate will
demonstrate six different bite size teasers as well
as plating techniques used by professionals. You’ll
leave class armed with the recipes and the skills
needed to pull off a great holiday party. Registra-
tion deadline: December 12. Min. 6. Max. 12.
Code           Date         Day              Time
153825-R1 12/19             Th             6-8 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$35
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Out of the Box Salads
Everyone loves a good salad and if you’ve run out
of ideas, allow our Chef Patrick Whetstone from
The Personal Palate to give you a fresh start. You
will make four different salads with different vinai-
grettes that will rejuvenate your palate and make       New Year – New Desserts!
you look like a rock star to your family and friends!
                                                        Looking for ways to keep your New Year’s reso-
Age 18 +. Registration deadline: February 20.
                                                        lution while still enjoying dessert? Try a piece of
Min. 6. Max. 12.
                                                        Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemon Cake or some Pecan
Code            Date          Day               Time
                                                        Pie Parfait, both under 300 calories per serving.
153828-R1 2/27                Th            6-8 pm
                                                        Instructor Chad Seewald learned about desserts
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$35
                                                        while working his way up from dishwasher to head
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.
                                                        pastry chef at a five star restaurant and mixed that
                                                        knowledge with his love of all things geeky to cre-
Comfort Soups                                           ate the one-of-a-kind shop, Sweets So Geek that
Soups have a place in everyone’s heart in some way      specializes in custom cakes, ice cream made in the
or another, from the comfort they give you as they      store, desserts, and geeky themed chocolates.
warm you up on a cold day, to the aroma that fills      Ages 16+. Registration deadline: January 4. Min.
the house as it slowly simmers. Chef Whetstone          5. Max. 10.
will walk your through the preparation of three         Code            Date          Day             Time
delicious hot soups and leave you with the recipes      153833-S1 1/11                Sa       10 am-12 pm
to recreate them at home. Registration deadline:        # Sessions/Fee: 1/$45
January 16. Min. 6. Max. 12.                            Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.
Code           Date         Day              Time
153832-R1 1/23              Th             6-8 pm       Knife Care and Techniques 2.0
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$35
                                                        For those who were unable to make it to this class,
Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.
                                                        here it is again! Most kitchen accidents with a knife
                                                        involved usually are caused from the knife being
                                                        not as sharp as it could or should be. Allow Chef
                                                        Patrick Whetstone to show you how to sharpen,
                                                        fine tune, and care for your kitchen knives. Once
                                                        we have nice, sharp knives we will practice basic
                                                        cuts on some fruits and vegetables to learn cutting
                                                        techniques and hand placement, so accidental cuts
                                                        on your hand might be a thing of the past. Age 18
                                                        +. Registration deadline: January 9. Min. 6. Max.
                                                        Code            Date         Day               Time
                                                        153834-R1 1/16               Th             6-8 pm
                                                        # Sessions/Fee: 1/$35
                                                        Location: Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

                                                           Confluence Kitchen, p. 21
                          by mail, by fax, or use our drop box.                                          15
Roots Cooking I, II and III for
                                                       Youth and Young Adults
                                                       Designed to help children and young adults feel
                                                       confident and comfortable in the kitchen, our
                                                       Roots classes allow students to grow in their culi-
                                                       nary skills. Each level allows for cooking instruc-
                                                       tion and recipes to be catered to the ability of the
                                                       student! Each class offers hands on cooking time
                                                       and instruction, and also allows time for eating!
                                                       Roots Instructor Meghan Hauser is the founder of
                                                       Wholesome Roots Cooking and a certified Healthy
                                                       Hands Cooking instructor. Registration deadlines
                                                       are 5 business days before each class. Min. 5.
                                                       Max. 15.
                                                       Code            Date         Day              Time
                                                       Roots I
                                                       Recommended ages 6-10 years, without a lot of
                                                       independent skills. Students are not expected to
                                                       know kitchen safety and basic skills.
                                                       Holiday Treats
                                                       153911-T1      12/3        T           6-7:30 pm
                                                       Easy Snacks from Around the World
                                                       153911-T2      1/21        T           6-7:30 pm
                                                       Valentine’s Day Party
                                                       153911-T3      2/4         T           6-7:30 pm
                                                       Roots II
                                                       Recommended ages 10-14 years, with independent
                                                       kitchen skills/at home experience or having previ-
                                                       ously taken multiple classes. These students have
                                                       developed basic skills, but want to expand their
                                                       skills in the kitchen by learning more challenging
                                                       recipes and various cooking methods!
                                                       Holiday Treats
                                                       153911-T4       12/17       T          6-7:30 pm
                                                       Mystery Ingredient Cook Off
Little Roots: Culinary Preschool                       153911-R1       1/30        Th         6-7:30 pm
*Adult/Child                                           Valentine’s Day Party
Empower your little one to create his/her own          153911-T5       2/4         T          6-7:30 pm
healthy snacks. We’ve partnered with Whole-
some Roots Cooking to offer fun, age appropriate       Roots III
cooking classes bursting with hands-on activities      Recommended for high school – 1st year college.
and healthy concept learning through games and         These students are entering independence and
activities. Younger siblings are welcome to stay       desire the cooking skills to prepare themselves
with their caregiver, but any child participating in   for independent living in the near future.
class must register. Ages 2-5. Instructor Meghan       Cooking on a Budget
Hauser is the founder of Wholesome Roots Cook-         153911-S1     1/25           Sa        12-1:30 pm
ing and is a certified Healthy Hands Cooking           # Sessions/Fee: 1/$40
instructor. Registration deadlines are one week        Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center,
prior to the start of each class. Min. 5. Max. 15.     817 W. Dupont Rd.
Code           Date          Day               Time
Holiday Treats
153909-T1 12/3               T            10-11 am             Healthy Seeds, p. 42
On the Go Snacks
153909-T2 1/14               T            10-11 am
Valentine’s Day Party
153909-T3 2/11               T            10-11 am           Register on-line at
# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25
Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center,     
817 W. Dupont Rd.

16                              Register by phone: 427-6000
Going Places
       Let’s Go to the Show!                                    Off to the Windy City
                                                        Chicago Shopping
                                                        Catch the Holiday Spirit! Join our “shop till you
                                                        drop” trips to festively decorated stores in down-
                                                        town Chicago, or attend any one of the number
                                                        of special Christmas activities going on during the
                                                        holiday season in the city. Don’t miss “The Christ-
                                                        kindlemart” on Daley Plaza or the “One of a Kind
                                                        Show” at the Merchandise Mart on the December
                                                        7 trip. Travelers will be taken to the Merchandise
                                                        Mart for the Show and tickets will be provided. The
                                                        coach will drop off and pick up at a central location
                                                        between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street, near
                                                        Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. A conti-
                                                        nental breakfast will be served en route. Lunch in
                                                        Chicago and a fast-food stop on the way home are
                                                        on your own.
                                                        Code            Date         Day                 Fee
                                                        475005-W1 12/4               W                  $60
                                                        475005-S1 12/7               Sa                 $60
                                                        475005-S2 12/14              Sa                 $60
                                                        Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park,
                                                        Parnell at E State Blvd.
                                                        Returns: 10:30 p.m.

                                                        2020 Chicago Auto Show
                                                        Experience the next generation of transportation
                                                        at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show! We’re headed to
Purdue Christmas Show                                   McCormick Place where you’ll see one-of-a-kind
Board our “sleigh” for a trip to West Lafayette         concepts and high end cars as you browse through
and a matinee performance of Purdue University’s        the exciting new models. Photos are allowed, so
84th Anniversary Christmas Show! This popular           bring your camera. A hand stamp allows you to
musical extravaganza, with its innovative staging,      leave the show and come back in. A continental
choreography and costuming promises to put you          breakfast of rolls, coffee and juice will be served
in the holiday mood. As always the inspirational        en route and a fast food stop at Culvers (on your
Cantata is a fitting tribute to the blessed season.     own) will be made on the way home.
An elegant supper will be served just for us at the     Code           Date         Day                 Fee
historic Honeywell House in Wabash on the way           175007-S2 2/15              Sa                 $75
home. A guided tour of this beautiful mansion,          Departs 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell
filled with unique furniture and objects of art,        and E. State Blvd.
will precede our meal. In spirit, Mrs. Honeywell’s      Returns: 9:30 p.m.
renowned reputation as a hostess continues. A
continental breakfast of rolls, juice and coffee will
be served on the way.
Code            Date         Day                Fee      All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5
475003-S1 12/7               Sa                $115      or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancel-
Departs: 9:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell         lation fee. Cancellations made within one week
at E. State Blvd.                                        of departure will be refunded only if replace-
Returns: 7:30 p.m.                                       ments can be found. There are no refunds for
                                                         NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of
                                                         a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transporta-
         Questions? 427-6017                             tion 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!                                                17
Chicago Flower and Garden Show                        “My Fair Lady”
“CHICAGO’S BLOOMING” is the theme of the              Experience the best of Broadway as the Cadillac
Flower and Garden Show this year. After arriving      Palace Theatre proudly presents “My Fair Lady.”
at Chicago’s Navy Pier, you will have about an hour   Our motorcoach stops first on Michigan Avenue
to sample the specialty shops before we board         at Water Tower Place where we will gather at the
our 700-passenger ship, “Spirit of Chicago” for       Mity Nice Grill to enjoy American dishes, served
a 2-hour luncheon buffet, floral arrangement          family style for lunch (included). Then it’s a short
demonstration . . . and incredible skyline views!     ride to Chicago’s Loop for a matinee performance
After docking, you can stroll through the corri-      of “My Fair Lady.” Boasting such classic songs
dor filled with beautiful stained glass windows on    as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain
your way to the Flower and Garden Show. You will      in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” and “On the
enjoy lush theme gardens, creative tablescapes,       Street Where You Live,” “My Fair Lady” tells the
demonstrations by florists and chefs, gardening       story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower
seminars and the popular marketplace. Whether         seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor
you are a beginning gardener needing the basics,      who is determined to transform her into his idea of
a seasoned pro wanting to take things to the next     a proper lady. Rolls, juice and coffee will be served
level or a horticultural aficionado seeking what’s    en route and a fast food stop (on your own) will be
new and trendy, you will find Chicago’s first blush   made on the way home.
with spring to be invigorating. Luncheon cruise        Code           Date         Day                  Fee
and entry to show are included. A continental         175012-S1       4/4          Sa                 $175
breakfast will be served en-route and a fast food     Departs: 7:30 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park, Parnell
stop (on your own) will be made on the way home.      at E. State Blvd.
Code            Date         Day                Fee   Returns: 10:30 p.m.
175000-S1 3/21               Sa               $115
Departs: 8:00 a.m. from Bob Arnold Park,
Parnell at E. State Blvd.                              Day Trippers
Returns: 10:30 p.m.                                    Pretend you are a tourist, step aboard an Excur-
                                                       sion Trailways motor coach and join the “Day
                                                       Trippers” as we visit some of the area’s top
                                                       attractions and stop at a local eatery for lunch.
                                                       Our January outing takes us to Sweetwater
       Register on-line at                             Sound and Country Heritage Winery. See page
                                                       45 for details or call the Community Center at                            427-6460.

18                     Just get on the bus . . . we’ll do the rest.
Painted Canyons of              Canadian Rockies                                          Croatia & Its
 the West                        by Train                                                  Islands

2019-20 Extended Trips and Tours
Individual trip brochures may be viewed on-line at Select Programs >
Adult>Day & Extended Travel. Scroll down and click on the trip of your choice.

May 2-14.............................................................................Exploring the Alpine Countries
Austria, Germany and Switzerland; 13 days, 17 meals ($4,649 double w/air fare until November 4,
May 24-June 1.........................................................................Painted Canyons of the West
Utah’s five national parks; 9 days, 11 meals ($3,599 double w/air fare until November 25, 2019)
June 18-26............................................................................... Canadian Rockies by Train
British Columbia and Vancouver via rail, Alberta, Jasper, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Glacier, Choice
on Tour, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary; 9 days, 12 meals ($5,949 double w/air fare until December
18, 2019)
July 31-August 7............................................................................. Islands of New England
Providence, Newport, Martha’s Vineyard and more; 8 days, 11 meals ($3,149 double w/air fare
until January 31, 2020)
August 17-25......................................................................................Greenland & Iceland
A Nordic inspired voyage; 9 days, 17 meals (Starting $6,499 w/air fare until January 17, 2020)
August 18-29......................................................................................... Croatia & Its Islands
Small ship cruising on the Adriatic Coast; 12 days, 19 meals (Starting at $4,999 w/air fare until July
19, 2020)
August 22-30........................................................................................The Colorado Rockies
National Parks and Historic Trains; 9 days, 11 meals ($3,499 w/air fare until February 20, 2020)
September 16-25.......................................................................................... Shades of Ireland
Dublin, Killarney, Waterford, Blarney Castle and more; 10 days, 13 meals ($3,849 w/air fare until
March 17, 2020)
Sept 29-Oct 6.............................................................................. America’s Cowboy Country
Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, Badlands and more; 8 days, 11 meals
($3,799 w/air fare until March 30, 2020)
October 3-14.............................................................................National Parks of America
Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and more; 12 days, 17 meals
($4,649 double w/air fare until April 3, 2020)
October 11-18.................................................................................Colors of New England
Coastal Maine; 8 days, 10 meals ($3,599 double w/air fare)
October 3-15.............................................................................................. Spain & Morocco
Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Morocco and more; 13 days, 18 meals ($4,499 double w/air
fare until April 3, 2020)
Nov 29 - Dec 8......................................................................................... Classical Greece
Athens, Thermopylae, Delphi, Olympia and more; 10 days, 15 meals ($3,499 double before May
29, 2020)

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On the Riverfront

                                         Promenade Park
           202 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne • (260) 427-6000 • www.Riverfront
 Park Hours
 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.                                               Facebook – Riverfront FW
 Trubble Riverside Café Hours                                          Twitter – Riverfront FW
 Check Facebook for hours                                     Instagram-RiverfrontFortWayne
 Park Foundation Pavilion Hours
 Open for RFW Programs and
 Private Rental Only

                                                       Wednesday’s Walkers
                Take a Walk                            Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.
                                                       Dec 4, 11, 18; Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Riverfront Walking Tours                               Meet at Convergence Sculpture, 202 W. Superior
Sunday, Nov 24, Jan 26, Feb 23                          Come down to Promenade Park for Wednesday’s
9:00-10:00 a.m.                                        Walkers where we’ll walk the half mile perimeter of
Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.                    the park to get some heart healthy exercise while
Are you in the mood to get out, stretch your legs      enjoying Fort Wayne’s newest park. Feel free to
and explore the new Promenade Park? We will be         bring your favorite walking buddy or make new
leading free monthly walking tours through Prom-       ones in the group. Dress appropriately for the
enade Park to share more information about fea-        weather and the walking. Check Riverfront Fort
tures of the park, riparian management, future         Wayne’s Facebook page for updates and cancella-
programs and events and how you can get more           tions. No preregistration required.
involved. We’ll meet at the convergence Sculpture
just inside the park. Each tour is approximately 45
minutes in length. Wear comfortable shoes and                   Wild Walkers, p. 11
weather-appropriate clothing. All ages welcome.
The tours are free and no registration is necessary.
In the event of inclement weather, please check the
Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancel-             Volunteering, p. 3, 8, 49

 Volunteer Opportunities
 Riverfront Fort Wayne is many things: public parks, a visionary organization, a community movement.
 We exist to delight, energize and unite our community through moving experiences and extraordinary
 places. We believe in our rivers and their ability to define and enrich our lives as year-round destina-
 tions. To provide all these experiences to our community, we need your help. By volunteering your
 time, not only do you help enrich the lives of our community, we hope that it enriches yours, too.
 For volunteer information contact Megan Butler at or 427-6248.

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