Thursday, February 23, 2012

What's Happening in March

Foellinger Theatre Tickets On Sale NOW!
Have you heard that Huey Lewis and the News is coming to the Theatre on Friday, May 18? Davy Jones will be here on June 9. And Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas will perform on July 14. That’s not all! There’s an amazing line-up of concerts on the schedule, and don’t forget free movies on Wednesday nights including Happy Feet 2, Puss in Boots, The Muppets and Hugo. Concert tickets can be purchased
by calling 260-427-6000
or at the Parks and Recreation Department at
705 E. State Blvd.

The full schedule of summer concerts and movies is posted on our website: But check back often. We may add a few more concerts before the summer over.

Registration for Summer Youth Programs
Begins Friday, March 23: Mail, Fax, Drop Box, On-Line
Begins Wednesday, March 28: Walk-In, Phone-In
Program brochures containing registration forms and detailed information about our summer youth programs and day camps will be distributed in early March through the Parks and Recreation Department, Allen County Public Libraries and local elementary schools. You may call 427-6000 beginning March 9 to request a brochure by mail. Brochures will also be available on-line at that time. Brochures will not be mailed out prior to March 9 and registrations will not be accepted prior to March 23. Participants must be the minimum age before the program begins. Proof of age may be required.

Down on the Fisher-Price Farm Exhibit: Through April 8
Bring the little ones down to the Conserva­tory this winter for a fun time on the farm, where children can play at gathering eggs, milking the cow, churning butter, making pies, hanging the wash, and tending the garden. Reminiscent of the old Fisher-Price farm set, the old red barn and Farmall tractor are the centerpieces of the exhibit. Mom and Dad will enjoy coming in out of the cold for the smell of fresh earth and a view of growing plants. Don’t miss our special Family Farm event on Saturday, February 4. Spon­sored by WAJI Majic 95.1 FM, WLDE Fun 101.7 FM, and Orthopedic Precision Instruments in Albion, Indiana. For more info, visit or call (260) 427-6440. Admission is $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under.

$1 Night
March 1,
On the first Thursday of the month we offer $1 admissions, , for adults and children. Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free. Enjoy our evening hours and a special discount once a month. For more info, call (260) 427-6440.
Spring Open House
Saturday, March 17, 10 am –
Looking for something to brighten your home or garden? Enjoy our new retail Sales Garden offering fresh spring-flowering plants. Add some fragrance with cold-tolerant pansies, sweet alyssum, or stock, or color your dining table with a pot of forced hyacinths or daffodils. Perfect for gift giving, our flowers will put a “spring” in your step. Free warm drinks while you shop! No admission is required to shop at the Conservatory, but to visit the gardens, regular admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17.Children 2 and under are free. The spring Showcase exhibit is “Down on the Fisher-Price Farm,” a perfect opportunity for pre-schoolers and other youngsters to interact with their adults in a nostalgic setting. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

Drop-In Yoga in the Garden
The practice of yoga is a wonderful way to build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance general well-being. Taught by certified yoga instructor and world traveler Lanah K. Hake, these classes provide a sampling of a variety of yoga styles and are tailored to fit the ability level of the group. A few blankets and mats are available but you should bring your own supplies if you have them. Additional class information is available by following Fort Wayne Outdoor Yoga on Facebook, or by checking the instructor’s website at Ages 15+.  $7 per class/public; $5/Conservatory member or volunteer. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit the instructor’s Facebook page at Ft Wayne Outdoor Yoga. Held in the garden at the Botanical Conservatory.

Drop-In Zumba in the Garden
When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Led by licensed instructor Hillary Halsema, our Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. Ages 15+.  Fee: $7 per class Member Fee: $5 per class. Held at Botanical Conservatory. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

Have fun!

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