Three Rivers Festival events – Monday, July 16, 2012

Here are the Three Rivers Festival Events for today, Monday, July 16, 2012:

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[li]Art Exhibition (Univ. of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents the 35th Annual Ventures in Creativity Art Exhibition. by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild) Now thru Aug 17 9 AM – 5 PM Rolland Art Center, Weatherhead Gallery, 2701 Spring Street 260.399.7700 x8001 This exhibition will feature artworks by regional artists in a variety of media. Admission: Free[/li]
[li]Art & Music: Michael Rhoades “THE VOICE IN THE FOREST” Now thru July 21 12-5 PM. Lotus Gallery, 1302 Lafayette St., Suite 205 260.414.0450 “The Voice in the Forest” is an Installation by painter/composer Michael Rhoades. Many of his large scale forest landscape oil paintings will be on exhibit and will be accompanied by his music involving woodland sounds that evolveinto computer generated electronic music compositions. The music will be played over a very high quality 4 channel sound system. Admission: Free![/li]
[li]Blood Drive (Tin Caps & American Red Cross Blood Drive) July 16 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Parkview Field, Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St. 800.773.2767 Join us for the fourth annual blood drive at Parkview Field! The Fort Wayne community is asked to step up to the plate during the Three Rivers Festival and donate blood. Fun prizes, music and one free ticket to the July 16 Tin Caps game for all who come to donate blood! Donors must be age 16 or older. Schedule your appointment at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).[/li]
[li]Dearly Departed – The History Center, ARCH & Lindenwood Cemetary 4:30 PM -7:30 PM. Lindenwood Cemetery, 2324 W. Main St. 260-426-5117 Tour through historic Lindenwood Cemetery and hear first and third person interpretations of more than a dozen of Fort Wayne’s most famous (or infamous) residents of yesteryear. Admission: Free[/li]
[li]DeBrand Chocolate Tours Now thru July 21 Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM; Sun 12PM-5PM. DeBrand Headquarters, 10105 Auburn Park Dr. 260.969.8330 View our chocolate making kitchens where you’ll see the artisan process involved in making our coveted treats. DeBrand Tours are a great way to add a little fun and “chocolate” to your day! Admission includes a $5 rebate on a purchase of $10 or more. Admission: $5 per person.[/li]
[li]Downtown Midway Now thru July 21 11 AM – 11 PM Headwaters Park East & West 260.426.5556 Amusement rides (buy tickets or all-day wristbands), Free displays,, Air National Guard, Army National Guard Rock Wall & Obstacle Course; Fee-based attractions: Helicopter rides, Zip Line, Old Time Photos, Caricatures, Face Painting & more. So much to do—-come spend the day at the Downtown Midway![/li]
[li]Festival Plaza (Vera Bradley Festival Plaza) Now thru July 21 11 AM – 11 PM. Headwaters Park East, 333 S. Clinton 260.426.5556 Take a break from the sun — come on in, grab a cold drink and mingle with friends, while enjoying your Junk Food Alley munchies! Fabulous regional and national entertainment every night, at family-friendly prices! Sponsored by Meijer & Hoosier Metal. Admission: FREE before 6 pm. After 6pm, Admission Varies. Kids under 12 FREE with adult! TRF Button Discount: $1[/li]
[li]Ice Cream Social @ IPFW, featuring the Fort Wayne Area Community Band July 16 7 – 8:30 PM. 2101 East Coliseum Blvd – IPFW Science Mall 260.481.6807 IPFW Alumni Association Ice Cream Social & Band Concert at IPFW. Enjoy an evening of LIVE MUSIC by the Fort Wayne Community Band; Edy’s ICE CREAM for .75 cents a scoop or ‘all you can eat’ ice cream bowls and ROOT BEER FLOATS for $5. ACTIVITIES for the entire family. The Ice Cream Social is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets for old-fashioned, family-friendly fun.[/li]
[li]Junk Food Alley Now thru July 21 11 AM – 11 PM Barr St/Duck St 260.426.5556 So many treats to tempt your taste buds! From traditional Festival favorites, Slow-cooked BBQ, fried cheese, & elephant ears, to the newest culinary sensation-german chocolate funnel cake, there’s something delicious waiting for you![/li]
[li]Picture Your Pet Final Day! 3:00 – 8:00 PM Lakeside Park Pavilion #2, 1401 Lake Ave. 260.427.5508 Professional photo shoot featuring families with pets. Participants receive a 5×7 photo plus reprint waiver for $15. Other photo sizes available for small fee. Proceeds benefit local animal safety education. Must sign-in by 8:00 p.m.[/li]
[li]Poker Extravaganza (American Legion) July 16, 18-19 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM. Gateway Plaza, 1553 Goshen Rd. 260.387.6519. Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and Thursday at 1:00 PM, join the excitement in a $10 Texas Hold’em Poker tournament with rebuys and adds on in the first hour. The top 2 finishers from each tourney play in a championship on Thursday at 6:30 PM. Min. age 18. Spectators free. Participants $10. 1,000 extra chips with TRF button.[/li]
[li]Talent Contest: “Famous in the Fort” July 16 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Headwaters Park East, Vera Bradley Plaza 260.426.5556 Come see some of the best and maybe the less-than-stellar talents of your friends and neighbors, as they vie for cash prizes in a “Gong Show” style TRF Talent contest! Wanna-be performers need to arrive by 4pm. Sponsors: Majic 95.1 & WFFT Local. Admission: $5; kids under 12 free with adult TRF Button Discount $1 off[/li]
[li]T.R.A.I.N. (Three Rivers T.R.A.I.N. Display) Now thru July 21 M-F 10 AM – 5 PM. History Center, 302 E. Berry 260.426.2882 Special Model Railroad exhibit, including an HO scale, fully operational freight yard. Regular museum admission applies. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 students & seniors, Members or 5 & under Free[/li]
[li]Waiter-Waitress Contest presented by Visit Fort Wayne & Sysco July 16 Starts at 11:30 AM. Festival Plaza, Headwaters East 260.426.5556 Three-member teams will compete in a restaurant-style obstacle course, judged on accuracy of dinnerware & utensil placement, as well as speed. Celebrity judges & new challenges will add to the thrills and spills!
Admission: Spectators Free; participants $30 team fee[/li]


Related Weblinks:

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[li]Latest AroundFortWayne Three Rivers Festival coverage[/li]
[li]AroundFort Wayne photos:  2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004[/li]
[li]AroundFortWayne videos:  2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008[/li]
[li]Download the official Three Rivers Festival guide book[/li]
[li]Official Three Rivers Festival website[/li]


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