Join us for an afternoon movie at the Community Center! Most features are recent releases. 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. Light refreshment and snacks will be available. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne.
Aug 4 1917
Aug 18 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Walk in the Wetlands
Thursday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, 6801 Engle Rd.
Join us for a talk and walk in the wetlands. We will meet at the Eagle Marsh trailhead and learn about how this large urban wetland is helping our community’s quality of life. Wetlands not only provide cleaner water, but also a great place to experience and photograph wildlife. After the talk, join the group for a short guided walk down the paved multi-use Towpath Trail. Please dress for the weather and possible wet conditions at the marsh. This activity is free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by August 20 to register.
Walking Tour: Hampton Inn & Suites
Wednesday, August 5, 9:30-11:00 am
Keith Hood, our walking tour guide, will take us to see the recently completed Hampton Inn & Suites, 233 W. Jefferson Blvd., which opened in July 2019. This hotel location features the only open-air rooftop lounge, along with a unique street-level Burger Bar restaurant and premium suites overlooking Parkview Field, home of the Tin Caps. If time permits, we will also tour the Courtyard (Marriott) Fort Wayne Downtown Grand Wayne Convention Center Hotel, 1150 S. Harrison St., which opened in September 2010, and consists of 6 floors and 250 rooms. This newly renovated hotel features Conner’s Kitchen, a higher-class of casual, and is connected to the city’s largest event space, the Grand Wayne Convention Center, via sky bridge. The cost for each tour is $3 and may be paid when you arrive. Registration deadline: July 29. Ages 50+.
Intergenerational Fishing Derby & Cookout
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave.
Bring your favorite fishing partner under the age of 50 (only one partner per 50+ person) and double your fun and your chances to catch the biggest and most fish! Everyone is invited to stay for a cookout when the fishing derby is over. The derby is from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. You do not need a fishing license to participate in this event, but you do need to bring your own gear. Don’t forget to bring a fun attitude and some good luck! Please call 427-6460 by September 18 to register. The event is FREE!
September 8-10, October 13-15,
8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
Book sales are open to the public and feature hardback books for $1, paperback books for 50¢ and DVDs for $1. Other items such as magazines, cards, VHS, CDs and puzzles are also available. Donations of these items are accepted year round.
Bring a friend or two and join us for this very special Thanksgiving Monday luncheon. We will begin serving at 11:30 a.m. but you can come at 10:00 am and enjoy the Relaxation Station with others. The lunch fee is $5/person. We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, roll and pumpkin pie. Paid reservations are required before 4:00 p.m. on the previous Wednesday. Ages 50+. If you have questions concerning the previous luncheons that were canceled, please call Mary at 427-6461.
Monday, November 16, 11:30 a.m.
Englewood Health & Rehabilitation
Join us for an afternoon movie at the Community Center! Most features are recent releases or popular classics. 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. Light refreshment and snacks will be available. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne.
September 1 Downton Abbey
September 15 Dr. Dolittle
October 6 Ford v Ferrari
October 20 Clue
November 3 Midway
November 17 I Still Believe
Veterans’ Breakfast & Bingo
Friday, November 6, 8:30 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
The Parks and Recreation Department will honor men and women who have served our country in the military with a FREE breakfast and bingo at the Community Center. One guest may accompany each veteran. American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide live music and American Legion Post 241 Honor Guard will provide the Presentation of the Flags. Please call 427-6460 by November 1 to reserve your seat. After breakfast, stay for bingo and win prizes! It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses.
2021 Senior Games
Save the date! The 2021 Senior Games will be in June of 2021. More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2019 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2021 Senior Games. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.
Monday Luncheon Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers to assist with Monday Luncheons. This group of ladies was assisting with favors for the luncheon. Contact Mary (427-6461) if you can assist with this monthly event!
The Community Center Partners with Edsal House Apartments
Our neighbors at Edsal House help tend the gardens and get to share in the bounty. A nutritionist from the Purdue extension office teaches nutrition classes and shows our neighbors how to use the produce. Pictures showing how to pick the herbs, Chinese cabbage, and spinach.
Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities
The Community Center offers numerous opportunities for people of any age to join our family of over 180 volunteers. As a Community Center volunteer you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests and make new acquaintances. You may volunteer on a regular weekly schedule, occasionally as needed or share your skills by teaching a class. Please call 427-6461 for more information. Examples of volunteer positions include:
Information Desk Staff
Fitness & Conditioning Coordinator
Excursion Tour Escort
Book Sale Assistants
Senior Games Coordinator
Craft Coordinators and Assistants
Volunteer and Paid Special Interest Class Instructors
AARP Tax Preparers (February-April, training in January)
Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors
Special Events Helpers
Shuffle Board League Coordinator
Brain Teaser Leader