Three Rivers Festival events – Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Here are the Three Rivers Festival Events for today, Wednesday, July 18, 2012:

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[li]Super Seniors Day presented by Walgreens & Lamplight July 18 10 AM – 4 PM at the Imagine Master Academy, 2000 N. Wells St 260.426.5556 Air-conditioned & free parking! Play Bingo, Euchre, or Wii bowling and win prizes! Enjoy live music and free lunch (while supplies last). Browse the Exhibitor’s hall for health, safety, convenience product/services information. For Seniors only, please.[/li]
[li]Bed Race (3Rivers Federal Credit Union Bed Race) July 18 6:00 PM at Main Street between Clinton & Lafayette 260.426.5556 Sponsored by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union. NEW Location! Watch 5-person teams parade their unique beds down Main Street, then sprint, push & pull to the finish line for cash prizes. Junior Division for ages 9-13. Fort Wayne Derby Girls will skate with the Bed Parade. Vote with a Buck for your favorite bed —all proceeds benefit Mustard Seed Beds4Kids. Admission: Spectators Free; Participants $50 per team.[/li]
[li]Brown Bag Tunes @ Noon Now thru July 20 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at Headwaters Park East, Vera Bradley Festival Plaza 260.426.5556 Bring your lunch, or grab a bite in Junk Food Alley, and head into the shade for some toe-tapping tunes, sponsored by NPR. The Mark Maxwell Experience performing.[/li]
[li]Concert: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band July 18 Gates open 6 PM
Headwaters Park East, Vera Bradley Plaza 260-426-5556 Back by popular demand! In glitzy jackets, glittering gloves and 80’s regalia, Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band brings a party beat – you can’t stop dancing! With openers, The Freak Brothers. Admission: $10, kids under 12 FREE with adult TRF Button Discount: $1 off[/li]
[li]CPR Training – “Don’t Miss a Beat” Hands Only CPR Training July 18 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM at the Community Center 233 West Main Street 260.427.1164 Learn hands-only CPR. In less than an hour, we’ll teach you this life-saving skill. Hands-only CPR is performed without mouth-to-mouth breaths, and is recommended only for adults you actually see collapse. Admission: Free.[/li]
[li]Film Festival (3 Rivers Film Festival) July 18 Pre-screening reception 7:00pm; screening begins 8:00pm.
Cinema Center, 437 East Berry Street 260.484.8839 The 3 Rivers Film Festival is a combined effort between PBS39 and Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center to showcase local amateur talent working with film and video. Admission: FREE.[/li]
[li]Greyhounds in the Park – All-Star Greyhounds July 18 4 PM – 8 PM at Franke Park Pavilion #2, 3411 Sherman Blvd. 260.471.8365 Spend an evening meeting retired racing Greyhounds! Talk with All-Star Greyhound volunteers to learn about the breed and our adoption program. Come see us at Franke Park Pavilion #2 (open pavilion across from the playground). Admission: Free, Donations accepted[/li]
[li]Ice Cream Social July 18 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne Street 260.426.7421 Free ice cream, root beer floats and entertainment! Come join us in the courtyard at First Presbyterian Church for great fun & fellowship. Admission: Free[/li]
[li]Marketplace Now thru July 21 11 AM Р11 PM at Headwaters Park West 260.426.5556 A mini-shopping bazaar for your browsing pleasure! Apparel, gifts, toys, home d̩cor, home improvement, crafts & more! Admission: FREE![/li]
[li]Movie: Happy Feet Two July 18 8:30 PM Foellinger Theatre, Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd. 260.427.6715 Mumble, the world’s most famous tap-dancing penguin and his wife have a son, Erik, who tries to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Admission: FREE![/li]
[li]Poker Extravaganza (American Legion) July 16, 18-19 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM at the 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]Science Central (95 Cent Night @ Science Central) July 18 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Science Central, 1950 North Clinton Street 260-424-2400 Enjoy all of the hands-on fun at Science Central for just 95 cents per person. Zoom down a 2-story slide, ride a bike in the sky, see a mastodon from Allen County and much more. Sponsored by Science Central and WAJI. Admission: 95 cents.[/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]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]Follow the Pipes (The History Center) Now thru July 19. Click here for the locations and times. A variety of concerts on area pipe organs. See the History Center’s website for a complete schedule closer to the event. Cosponsored by American Guild of Organists.[/li]
[li]Downtown Midway Now thru July 21 11 AM – 11 PM at Headwaters Park East & West 260.426.5556 Amusement rides (buy tickets or all-day wristbands), Free displays, Free Hot Air Balloon Rides (Tues 7-pm);, 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]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]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 – University of Saint Francis, 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]


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[li]Download the official Three Rivers Festival guide book[/li]
[li]Official Three Rivers Festival website[/li]


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