Newsletter Date: May 2, 2013    |    Newsletter Issue 167

Revealing our Rivers: Cleaning up our Downtown Rivers



When: Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Where: Harrison St. Bridge

The next Clean & Green initiative will assist Friends of the Parks, The Tri-State Watershed Alliance and The City of Fort Wayne for their event "Revealing Our Rivers" where we will be cleaning up the St. Mary's River. We will stage our initiative from the Headwaters Parking Lot at the southeast corner of the Harrison Street Bridge from 8 a.m. - Noon. This is a family-friendly initiative with opportunities for participation at all levels. Gloves and other equipment will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own equipment. If you haven't joined Clean & Green yet, this is the perfect opportunity to help clean up downtown while making new friendships and enjoying the spring weather. We hope to see you there!


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Construction Completed!

All lanes in front of Jefferson Blvd are now open. The parking in front of the north side of The Harrison is also now available. Drive safe and enjoy the new parking!

Orchid and Willow at House of Furniture 


Orchid and Willow is now open at House of Furniture in downtown Fort Wayne. Owned by Karmen Fletcher, Orchid and Willow is a contemporary floral design store filled with unique floral creations.
Improved Walkway!

Revitalization continues in Downtown Fort Wayne as announced by the City of Fort Wayne. Read about the latest approved downtown project.


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BSU Design Projects for
USF in Fort Wayne 



USF presented an opportunity to talk to BSU students about their vision for the particular Fort Wayne city block owned by the University of Saint Francis. While the projects do not end in actual construction, they provide a window to the many future possibilities the university could consider. This was a public review of winning design projects produced by Ball State University architecture students. Take a look at our picture gallery below!


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Cinema Center: Stoker

Watch Nicole Kidman's latest movie at Cinema Center. After India's (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in an accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with her and her unstable mother (Nicole Kidman). Soon after, she suspects this charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Win Tickets to Down the Country Line

When: Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Where: Embassy Theatre

Five local bands perform the hottest country music songs. It's classic Down the Line with a twist. Enter to win 2 free tickets below!
Fort Wayne Ballet: The Rainbow Fish



When: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Where: Auer Center for Arts & Culture


Based on the award winning children's book by Marcus Pfister, "The Rainbow Fish" is a cautionary tale about selfishness and vanity, and a reminder that sharing creates happiness and acceptance. The title character, Rainbow Fish, is proclaimed as the most beautiful fish in the ocean because of its sparkling scales. When Rainbow's pride gets in the way of friendships, he learns a lonely lesson.

Living Statue Workshop!


When: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Grand Wayne Convention Center

Ever wonder how professional living statues and street performers develop their trade? Would you like to learn a fun and profitable form of performance art? Join the DID as we welcome professional performance artist and marquee living statue Mark Abbati to the Grand Wayne Convention Center for a fun, easy and interactive workshop on this amazing craft! 

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FWMoA: Brilliant Optics 
When: May 11 - July 14
Where: FWMoA

 'Brilliant Optics' is a contemporary exhibit that hinges on the dominant theme of color. A common thread in each of the works is the bold palette and an underlying static/movement to the art. Each of the exhibiting artists are unafraid of brightness, vibrant hues, and pumping up color saturation. The art in this exhibition share intense layers of color for an invigorating optical experience.

Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market



When: Saturday, May 4
Where: Parkview Field


The Ft. Wayne Farmers Market returns to Parkview Field on Saturday! They are now open until 1 p.m. They are offering home-based food, natural products, and crafts. 


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Antony & Cleopatra


 Until May 11
Where: First Presbyterian Church Theatre

Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare's classic love story, plays in the theater at First Presbyterian.


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Lunch on the Square

When: Thursday, June 6
Where: One Summit Square
Lunch on the Square returns for the summer on Thursday, June 6th. Enjoy food and entertainment in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no LOTS on the 4th of July.

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Mother's Day Jazz Lunch



When: Sunday, May 12
Where: The Philmore


Brunch and Beverages provided by Club Soda featuring music by The West Central Quartet. Give your mother a real treat and book your reservations now!


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May Events at Brass Rail


When: Month of May
Where: The Brass Rail

Check out the event calendar below to see everything happening at the Brass Rail in May!


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Science Central Summer Camp



When: Summer 2013
Where: Science Central

Register for summer camp at Science Central on their website!


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