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What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne

Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Troop Beverly Hills

Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm, FREE

Activities begin at 6:30 pm

Johnny Appleseed Park (playground area)

Are you ready to rough it? Come to the most fabulous jamboree in Fort Wayne! (No bark eating required.) We will be testing both your wilderness and your Beverly Hills skills with a variety of activities—you can even earn patches! Then, we’ll gather ‘round the campfire, pass around the Girl Scout cookies, and enjoy our favorite hometown actress, Shelley Long. Feel free to bring your own chair or blankets and don’t forget something to munch on! Activities being at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Free parking available. No RSVP necessary. All ages and wardrobes welcome. Sponsored by Fort Wayne’s CW, YLNI and Magic 95.1.

Volunteers Needed for Riverfront Cleanups

Saturdays, 8:30 am – Noon

Bloomingdale Park (Sherman Blvd. and Burgess St.)

October 7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 28

January 13, 20, 27

February 4, 10, 17, 24

Volunteers will clip honeysuckle limbs from bushes, cut down the remaining trunks with handsaws and carry the brush to an area in the park. All tools and work gloves will be provided. The honeysuckle stems are not prickly and the brush isn’t heavy. Groups of 4 – 40 volunteers are encouraged to sign up for one of the Riverfront cleanups listed above by calling 260-427-6026. This is a family-friendly activity, so children are welcome too. Please dress for the weather! Close-toed shoes, like tennis shoes, are recommended.

All About Boating Safety

Mondays and Tuesdays, October 2, 3, 9 and 10, 7 – 9 pm (Participants must attend all four classes.)

Lakeside Pavilion #2, Lakeside Park

As we continue to expand the use of our three rivers, we want everyone to learn how to safely navigate them. Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to teach boating safety for motor boats. This course meets the legal requirement of a Safe Boating Class. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: September 29. Fee: $20

Water Filtration and Sewage Treatment Plant Tours

Saturdays, 10 am

Water Filtration Plant, 1100 Griswold Drive: October 14, November 11

Sewage Treatment Plant, 2601 Dwenger Avenue: October 21, November 18

Did you know that Fort Wayne is currently undertaking its largest ever public infrastructure project? Did you know that this project will have major effects on our river water quality? Fort Wayne City Utilities is heading up the Tunnel Works project to improve our river water quality. Riverfront Fort Wayne is excited to partner with City Utilities to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at both ends of our water system: how we clean the water from the rivers for home use and how we clean that used-water for placement back into the rivers. These tours are fascinating and free! Ages 12+.

The entrance to the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant is on Spy Run Ave. across from the Old Fort. Heading north on Spy Run, turn right on Baltes Ave., then proceed through the gates, turn right, and proceed to the front of the plant.

Parking for the Sewage Treatment Plant is located across the street from the Plant.