Janaury 24, 2020 – The following events and programs are happening the week of January 27.

Dog Days of Winter Garden Exhibit
Opens through April 12
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

The “dog days of summer” means hot, humid, outdoor weather, but our fanciful opposite – the Dog Days of Winter – provides a fun time to visit indoors, in spite of the weather. This garden of make-believe invites young visitors to imagine what it would be like to own a dog – or be one! A variety of topiary breeds occupy the garden beds, but the Dog Park Agility Course is a playground for doggie-wannabes.

Choose a favorite breed at the Dog Show, try on different sizes of Dog Housing to see which fits best, and practice howling at the moon. Visitors can also learn a bit about pet care at the Doggie Doctor and take a simple quiz to find out which breeds they resemble. Featuring lush tropicals, winter-bloomers, and later in the season, early spring-flowering bulbs, the Dog Days of Winter will bring welcome relief from the chill of the season. Sponsored by the Magee-O’Connor Foundation, the Howard P. Arnold Foundation and Majic 95.1.

Natures Notebook: Citizen Science

Sunday, February 2, 10 a.m.
Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street

Observe plants, water and wildlife on our rivers and their seasonal changes. Nature’s Notebook is a project of the USA National Phenology Network, which helps scientists understand changes in climate across time and space. Learn about the world while assisting the scientific community! Citizen Science programs are open to all ages at no charge and no pre-registration is required. Participants meet at the Convergence sculpture in Promenade Park dressed for the outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Family Game Night
Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m.
Park Foundation Pavilion
Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

Looking for a family friendly event for Tuesday nights? Join us for Family Game Night hosted weekly by St. Paul’s Lutheran School on Tuesday nights in the Park Foundation Pavilion. There will be a wide variety of board and tabletop games available. Bring your friends and neighbors for an evening of games. All ages welcome. Betting and gambling on games is prohibited. No registration required but space is limited to 125 people. Admission is FREE.

Dance Promenade
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Park Foundation Pavilion
Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

Feel like you need to learn some new moves to impress? Then drop into the Park Foundation Pavilion every Monday night to learn a new style of dance and practice in an open dance. Instructors from a variety dance groups and schools in the local area will be offering lessons at the beginning of the night followed by open dancing. The type of dance will rotate so we can cover styles from Ballroom to Hip-Hop and also traditional cultural dances. Check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook weekly for updates and additional information. All ages welcome but space is limited to 100 people. Admission: $10/person.

Speak, Sing, or Wing
Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Park Foundation Pavilion
Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

Wednesday nights are anything but quiet in Promenade Park when you join us for Speak, Sing or Wing Night. Rotating themes keep things interesting and as we explore different forms of performance by showcasing local and regional comedians, poets, spoken word, storytelling, and musicians. For those less talented, but willing to brave the stage, drop in for the first ever Riverfront Fort Wayne “Un-talent Show.” Check the full schedule at RiverfrontFW.org. Buffet style food by Mad Anthony’s/Shigs in Pit. Ages 21+. Admission: $15 at the door. Space limited to 150.

Sundays on the Riverfront
Sundays starting at 11:30 a.m.
Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St.

Come down to Promenade Park on Sundays where there’s something to do for everyone. Learn more about the world around you and assist the scientific community with our Citizen Science programs, be enlightened with our Philosophy and Government for All series, immerse yourself in the world of literature in Get Lit, collaborate on a community art project at Creativity for Change workshops, or participate in a self-improvement class in Building our Community. Sundays are getting interesting on the Riverfront! There is no charge and no pre-registration required. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancelations.

For full details on all events and programs happening at Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, go to fortwayneparks.org.