November 10, 2022

Contact:   April McCampbell

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of November 14-20:



Happy Smallidays Holiday Exhibit

Saturday, November 19, 2022 to January 8, 2023, public hours

Little Mouse sneaks into the Conservatory looking to cozy up for the smallidays. However, there is so much commotion that he keeps getting nudged to the side by the hurry and scurry of holiday decorating. He wants nothing more than for everyone to slow down and find joy in the little things. Follow Little Mouse in this endearing holiday story and be inspired by the heartfelt lesson he has to share. Sponsored by the English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, Waterfield Foundation, PBS Fort Wayne and Majic 95.1.


Book Signings with Author, Talitha Shipman

Saturday, November 19, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Conservatory is proud to present “Happy Smallidays” by Talitha Shipman. Don’t miss out on these two chances to visit during the holidays and meet the author and illustrator herself! Through her various picture books, Talitha wishes to encourage curiosity and creativity in children of all ages. Her latest book, “Happy Smallidays” inspires Conservatory visitors to find joy in the little things. All are invited to journey with Little Mouse through the Magical Winter Woods as he discovers the value of slowing down to take in the wonder and warmth of the holiday season. Included with regular Conservatory admission. Books are available for purchase in the Conservatory Shop.


Also happening:

Create & Play Tuesday

Tuesday, November 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Looking for a family-friendly event for Tuesday nights? Join Create and Play Tuesday at Promenade on the third Tuesday of the month for a variety of board games and engaging craft options. Bring your friends for an evening of free fun. All ages are welcome. Follow Riverfront Fort Wayne on social media for updates and details about each date. 


Sammie’s Bottle Cap Murals Online Auction

Open until November 30

The Sammie involved in the Bottle Cap Mural Online Auction is the same Sammie Vance who combined recycling plastic with making friends on the playground with her Buddy Bench program. Vance began creating sketches for the artwork in early 2020. Teaming with Riverfront Fort Wayne and their Caps for a Cause events, a total of five eye-catching 62x48 inch murals have been assembled by members of the community using over 5,000 total plastic bottle caps and displaying themes of Friendship, Inspiration, Rainbow, Colorful Flowers and Love. Proceeds from the online auction will support inclusive programming through Riverfront Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation including sensory events and multi-cultural educational events. Bidding for the Bottle Cap Mural online auction will begin on October 1 and continue until November 30. To learn more, visit 



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