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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of July 15, 2019:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Friday, July 19, 8 pm

Foellinger Theatre (FoellingerTheatre.org)

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." joanjett.com

Stayin’ Alive The World’s Best Tribute to the Bee Gees

Saturday, July 20, 8 pm

Foellinger Theatre (FoellingerTheatre.org)

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 help you to re-live the 1970’s. www.stayinalivetribute.com

Jazzworks!

Saturday, July 20, 7 – 10 pm

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Bring your lawn chair and join us outside in the gardens for the annual Three Rivers Festival fireworks finale. Enjoy the musical stylings of two local jazz groups: the Todd Harrold Band and The Mad Scatter. You’ll be able to find the perfect spot on the Terrace or in our Exploration Garden to enjoy this great music along with food and drink available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing. No outside food or beverages 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. Admission: $6/age 13 and older; age 12 and under are free; discount with TRF button. Member entrance and early admission. Sponsored by Mad

Anthony Brewing Company, 89.1 WBOI, and WANE 15.

 

Botanica Jones: “Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?”

Open through November 17

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

At this garden exhibit in the Botanical Conservatory, guests can visit a wealthy Englishman’s garden, showcasing plants brought back by “Botanica Jones,” a plant explorer of the late 1800s through early 1900s. Visitors can decide whether they have the passion to join these botanical elite. The “Botanica Jones” exhibit is sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1 and PBS 39.

Lifetime Sports Academy – FINAL WEEK!

Through July 19

McMillen Park

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 am – 3 pm.  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 also 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. Register at the McMillen Park Pavilion any time during the summer.

Salomon Farm Park Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays through Sept. 4, 4 – 7 pm

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

The Salomon Farm Park Farmer’s Market connects the local community to farmers, producers, bakers, and artisan that are within a 75 mile radius of Salomon Farm Park. Produce vendors are required to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and many also embrace sustainable and organic growing practices. The market also occasionally includes baked goods, honey, maple syrup, handmade craft vendors, food vendors, entertainment, and children’s activities.

 

Northside and McMillen Pools Open

  • Northside Pool, East State Blvd and Parnell Ave.
    • 12:30 - 5 pm daily
    • 7 - 9 pm Mon/Wed/Fri
    • Adult Swim: 7 - 8 pm Tues/Thurs
  • McMillen Pool, Oxford St. east of Anthony Blvd.
    • 1:30 -7 pm daily
  • Admission prices available at fortwayneparks.org

 

FREE Summer Playground Program

Through July 26, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm

Children ages 5 to 18 who are still in school, can participate in the program Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm through July 26 for fun, interactive activities throughout the day, and this program is held at five local playgrounds: Hamilton Park, Lafayette Park, Memorial Park, Packard Park, and Lakeside Park, along with the city’s youth centers: Weisser Park Youth Center, Cooper Community Center, Jennings Recreation Center and McMillen Park Community Center. All five playground sites and the Youth Centers are supervised by qualified, trained staff. Kickball, t-ball, bumper pool, Mancala, basketball, arts & crafts, and field trips are just a few of the exciting activities planned for the summer playground program. Children can also enjoy a FREE lunch or snack provided by Fort Wayne Community Schools.

For full details on all events and programs happening at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, go to fortwayneparks.org.

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