Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's Happening in April

Warm weather will be here soon! It has to be, right? Well, we should all be prepared to have fun when it arrives and sticks around. On that note, here are some of the activities the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department has lined up for April and early May:

The 2011 Local Shutterbugs Photography Show & Sale will be Saturday, April 9, at Franke Park Pavilion #1.  Amateur photographers from around the area will display and sell their best work. Vote for your favorite in the “Best of Show” contest while you browse through the displays. Admission is free.

The Community Center (233 West Main Street) is having a book sale to benefit their Wellness Program on April 12 - 14, 8 am - 7:30 pm. You'll find a large variety of great books and DVD's for low prices.

Hop on down to the Botanical Conservatory for Easter in the Garden, Friday, April 22, 10 am – . Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy our Butterflies of Belize exhibit, play games for prizes, make crafts, pot a plant and enjoy light refreshments. From , look for eggs in the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Regular Conservatory admission applies.

The Mother's Day Plant Sale is moving to a new, larger, indoor location--the McMillen Ice Arena (3901 Abbott Street) on May 6 - 8. You’ll find specialty herbs, tomato plants, and foliage perennials along with the usual great quality annuals, perennials, tropicals, vegetable plants, mixed planters, and hanging baskets. These sturdy plants are grown locally by the Parks & Recreation Department and sold as a fundraiser to support quality public programming at the Botanical Conservatory.

For more information about any of these events, call 427-6000 or visit www.fortwayneparks.org.

Have fun!