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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.

August 7   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

August 21 The Vessel

Tuesday Movies

Join us for an afternoon at the movies! All features are recent releases and 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.

September 4         Only the Brave 

September 18       Wonder                              

October 2              Just Getting Started   

October 16            The Greatest Showman

November 6          The Post

November 20        Mary Poppins

Veteran’s Breakfast & Bingo

Friday, November 9, 8:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center will honor men and women who have served our country in the military with a FREE breakfast and bingo. (One guest may accompany each veteran.) American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide live music. Please call 427-6460 by November 2 to reserve your seat. When making a reservation, please give us your branch of service and years served. After breakfast, stay for bingo and win prizes! It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses.

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, August 20, 11:30 a.m.

“Farm Fresh”

Supporting Sponsor:

The Hearth at Sycamore Village

Monday Luncheons

Bring a friend or two and join us for these special Monday luncheons. We begin serving at 11:30 a.m., but you are invited to come earlier and enjoy the Relaxation Station or Crossword Concoctions before lunch and remain afterward for Carefree Crafts, too. With a luncheon reservation, the fee for the make-and-take craft is only $1! The lunch fee is $4/person in September and October and $5 in November. Paid reservations are required before 4:00 p.m. on the previous Wednesday. Ages 50+.

September 17, 11:30 a.m., $4

“Back in Time”

Supporting Sponsor: Lutheran Life Villages

October 15, 11:30 a.m., $4

“Art Appreciation”

Supporting Sponsor: Senior Helpers

November 19, 11:30 a.m., $5

“Celebrate your Heritage”

Supporting Sponsor: AshMore HealthPros, Inc.

Keep Music in your Heart

Tap into your inner musician! Whether you are a non-music reader, a once-upon-a-time music reader or a current musician, you will enjoy using rhythmic games to challenge your coordination, memory and light motor skills. Old and new songs will be used to rejuvenate your mind! Ages 50+. Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadlines: September 4 and October 16.  Min. 10.  Max. 20. 

Code                     Dates                  Day            Time

441323 -T1           9/11-10/2            T              3-4 pm

441323 -T2           10/23-11/13        T              3-4 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$23/$28 after deadlines

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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

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

Monday, 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.

Crossword Concoctions

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

September 17, October 15, November 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Are you a crossword junkie? We will supply the crossword puzzle and pencil (or pen, if you prefer). No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1. Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Help us complete the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle has 40,320 pieces and measures 23’ x 6.5’.  When complete, it will be preserved and displayed at the Community Center. Everyone is invited to work on the puzzle.  For a small donation, you can have your name displayed with the puzzle as having worked on it. Inquire at the Service Desk for more information.

Carefree Crafts

Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

September 17, October 15,  November 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for some carefree crafts! Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to have lunch then stay to make and take a craft! Ages 50+. Pre-registration is required by the previous Wednesday. Fee: $3/$1 with paid Monday Luncheon reservation

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

September 17, October 15, November 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color to your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans to stay for lunch.

Our HEALing Kitchen

Experience the joy of cooking! Whether it is nurturing bodies with healthy food that tastes amazing, nurturing relationships at the shared table, or nurturing happiness through new skills and accomplishments, Our HEALing Kitchen has so much to offer. The goal of this class is to teach each person how to select, prepare, and incorporate fresh produce and healthy foods into their diets. We will also learn other healthy eating habits and living fundamentals. Learning, cooking and eating together promotes health and wellbeing, helps foster community, and empowers participants to take charge of their health. This program is partially supported by a grant from the HEAL Initiative. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: September 19.

Min. 5. Max. 8. 

Code                    Dates                  Day        Time

441002-W1          9/26-11/14          W            2-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after September 19

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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
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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!

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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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