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Tuesday Movies

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

May 15     King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

June 19    Going in Style

July 3        La La LandJuly 17      Dunkirk

August 7   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

August 21 The Vessel

Swinney Homestead Tour & Lunch

Thursday, June 28, 11:30 a.m.
Historic Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Travel back in time for lunch and a tour in the former home of Thomas and Lucy Swinney, one of the richest families in Fort Wayne history. This 14-room mansion located in Swinney Park is one of Fort Wayne’s oldest homes and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. You will enjoy a five-course meal and refreshments served by Settlers, Inc. members followed by a historical tour of the home. (The first floor is handicap accessible, but the full tour includes stairs.) Registration deadline: June 6. Min. 20. Max. 40.

Code Date Day Time

341600-R1 6/28 Th 11:30 a.m.

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$20/$25 after June 6

Location: Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson


Walking Group

Fort Wayne Excursions

How much do you know about Allen County? Pretend you are a tourist, step aboard your friendly Parks and Recreation transportation and let us introduce you to just a few of the county’s top attractions. Each outing will feature local area attractions and a stop for lunch. Please call Mary at 427-6461 or Linda at 427-6466 for more information or to sign up. Registration starts June 1 for the July trip, and July 2 for the August trip. Space is limited. The bus will pick up at 9:00 am at the Southtown Walmart or at 9:30 am at Bob Arnold Park (formerly Northside Park).

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary and Moose Lake Christian Craft Village

Today’s excursion begins with a guided tour of the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion followed by lunch (on your own) and shopping at Moose Lake Christian Craft Village near Huntertown. Registration deadline: July 24.

Code Date Day Time

341602-T1 7/31 T 9 am-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$18/$23 after July 24

Fort Wayne Park Tour

Join us for a tour of ten Fort Wayne Parks and learn some interesting historical facts about each one. We will stop for lunch (included) around noon at the new David Hefner Pavilion at Franklin Park. Registration deadline: August 7.

Code Date Day Time

341601-T1 8/14 T 9 am-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$16/$21 after August 7

Downtown Fort Wayne Mural


Join us for a tour of Fort Wayne’s new artistic trend…MURALS! We will visit some of the most popular public art displays and give some information about each one. While this is a driving tour, we will stop at a few displays to get a close up view, so put on comfortable shoes and let’s hit the road!

Paid reservations are required by Friday, July 13.

Stop by the Community Center to sign up. Sponsored by Kingston of Fort Wayne.

Date Day Time

July 17 T 9:30-11:30 am

July 17 T 12:30-2:30 pm

July 19 Th 9:30-11:30 am

July 19 Th 12:30-2:30 pm

Fee: $3/$2 with TRF Button

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Monday Luncheons

Bring a friend or two and join us for these special Monday luncheons. We’ll begin serving at 11:30 a.m., but you are invited to come earlier and enjoy the “Relaxation Station” or “Crossword Concoctions” drop-ins with other fun-loving folks. You may also join us for “Carefree Crafts” after the luncheon. With a luncheon reservation, the fee for the make-and-take craft is only $1! Fee for the lunch is $4/person, no refunds. Paid reservations are required by 4:00 p.m. on the previous Wednesday. Ages 50+.

Monday, May 21, 11:30 a.m.

“May Flowers”

Supporting Sponsor:
Life Care Center of Fort Wayne

Monday, June 18, 11:30 a.m.

“Hawaiian Luau”

Supporting Sponsor: Miller’s Health Systems

Monday, July 16, 11:30 a.m.

“Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

Supporting Sponsor: Miller’s Merry Manor

Monday, August 20, 11:30 a.m.

“Farm Fresh”

Supporting Sponsor:

The Hearth at Sycamore Village

Learn to Play Bridge

Of all the reasons to learn Bridge, the most important is that it’s just fun to play. It offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you’re a participant, not just a spectator. That’s why it’s the world’s most popular card game. It’s time you learned to play! After this class, you will understand the card play involved, play of the hand and bidding tools. You will be well on your way to becoming a Bridge player. Ages 50+. Instructor: Paul Knepper. Registration deadline: July 2. Min. 8. Max. 16.

Code Dates Day Time

341311-M1 7/9-8/27 M 1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$21/$26 after July 2

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, July 18-August 29, 9:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on at the Community Center and you can get in on the fun. Our Shuffleboard League begins July 18. Set up and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m. with play beginning at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by July 11 to sign up and get ready to push your way to the top! Drop in fee: $1/session

Crossword Concoctions

Mondays, June 18, July 16, August 20
10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St

Are you a crossword junkie?! We will supply the puzzles and pencils. You bring the brainpower. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Volunteer and Instructor Opportunities

Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family of over 150 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. As a Community Center volunteer, you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community, develop your interests, and make new acquaintances. You may choose to volunteer on a regular weekly schedule or on an occasional basis. Please call 427-6461 for more information. Volunteer positions may include:

Information Desk Staff

Fitness & Conditioning Coordinator

Excursion Tour Escort

Book Sale Assistants

Craft Coordinators and Assistants

Volunteer and Paid Class Instructors

Cleaning Assistants

AARP Tax Preparers

Computer Lab Assistants and Instructors

Special Events Helpers

Music Education

Shuffle Board League Coordinator

Brain Teaser Leader

Pinterest Instructor

AARP Smart Drive Class

Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

AARP and the Community Center are teaming up to offer a one-day defensive driving course for seasoned drivers. Don’t miss this opportunity to brush up on your driving skills. This is an “Open” course so you do not need to be over 55 to register.There will be a lunch break, so bring your own sack lunch or there are several fast food locations within walking distance of the Community Center. Call the Community Center at 427-6460 for more information or to sign-up for this class. Registration deadline: June 13 and July 11. Please make checks payable to AARP. Fee: $20/$15 for AARP members (must have an AARP card).

Book Sales

May 8-10
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, paperbacks and DVDs. (Donations are accepted through the Wednesday before the sale.)

Historic Walking Tours

Put on your walking shoes, dress for the weather and join us for a walk through Fort Wayne’s history. Tours depart from the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Call 427-6460 or stop by the Center to sign up. The cost is just $3. Payment may be made at the time of registration or when you arrive for the tour. Tour guide: Keith Hood. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: April 11 and May 9.

Wednesday, May 16, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Today’s walk will focus on art! We will visit some of the colorful and artistic murals that have been painted along various streets and alleys in the downtown area, as well as the
landmark works featured in the Allen County Courthouse, Lincoln Tower and Embassy Theatre.


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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 (427-6468) 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.

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Crafter’s Corner

Open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Come see what’s new when you visit our Community Center Crafter’s Corner! We have craft items for sale as well as yarn, fabric and other items.


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