What’s happening at the Botanical Conservatory in June

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News release from the Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory:

What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in June

Last Saturday
Saturday, June 30, 10 am – 5 pm

As part of the monthly promotions of downtown life, the Conservatory is offering a $1-off discount on admissions every final Saturday in 2012. The Downtown Improvement District coordinates festivities for these monthly occasions to promote our community’s arts and cultural assets. From 4 pm-11 pm on Last Saturdays, a free shuttle gets riders within 2 blocks of participating venues, traveling Main Street to Clay, to Washington Blvd, to Ewing and back to Main. For details, call (260) 420-3266 or go online to www.downtownfortwayne.com.

 

Drop-in Yoga in the Garden
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The practice of yoga is a wonderful way to build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance general well-being. Now you can attend drop-in classes, as your schedule allows, at the Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne. 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. Arrive 10 minutes before the start of class, ready for an invigorating workout. This class is designed for ages 15 and up and not intended for pregnant women or people with serious health conditions. All participants will sign a waiver at each class. Ages 15+. Drop-in Fee: $7; Members: $5. For more information, call the Conservatory at (260) 427-6440. Additional class information is available by following Fort Wayne Outdoor Yoga on Facebook, or by checking the instructor’s website at www.lanahlink.com.

 

Discovery Corner: Butterflies
Daily in the Discovery Gallery

Our youngest visitors are always welcome to visit the Discovery Corner behind Woody the Talking Tree where they’ll find stories and activities relating to a monthly theme. In June, we’ll be exploring all about Butterflies. Suitable for kids in pre-K through 1st grade. Adults are encouraged to read aloud to their young learners and explore ideas together. The Discovery Corner is free with general admission; preregistration is not required.

 

Butterflies of Malaysia Exhibit: Through July 8

Enter a world of wonder as you immerse yourself in a live exhibit teeming with hundreds of butterflies. Bred specifically for exhibit, these delicate creatures demonstrate the beauty and resilience of Malaysia and neighboring Thailand and Indonesia, where the tropical lowland ecosystem is in conflict with economic development. From the giant Paper Kite in black and white to the understated Chocolate Pansy, these living wonders will intrigue you. Special protocols require that we keep the butterflies inside our exhibit tent, so volunteers will help you enter and exit. For more information, call (260) 427-6440. Sponsored by PNC Foundation, M.E. Raker Foundation, Wilson Family Foundation, and 97.3 WMEE. Admission is $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under.

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