Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Don’t say Knope to Parks & Rec trivia

Michele DeVinney

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 3, 2021

The NBC comedy Parks & Recreation has continued to be popular since it left the air in 2015, and likely due to its fictional setting of Pawnee, Indiana, the sitcom has a devoted following in this area. If you have been bingeing Parks & Rec, Hop River Brewing Company has a day for you. The Parks & Rec Themed Quiz this Saturday, March 6, from 2-4 p.m. with proceeds going to, appropriately enough, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation. Play solo or with a team, on site or virtually — everyone is welcome. To register, visit or call (260) 427-6000, and use the following codes: In-Person #248311-S1 and Virtual #248311-S2.Snap up some costume piecesIt’s easy to be impressed with the acting talent in Fort Wayne’s theater community, but the people who work behind the scenes are just as impressive. If you have a particular appreciation for the beautiful costume work done at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, then there’s good news: they are selling some of those fine pieces. On Friday, March 19, from 1-7 p.m., the Civic is cleaning out their closets and will have items that include costumes, sewing patterns, jewelry, hats, and scenic elements. Given the diversity of their productions over the years, it boggles the mind what all might be available. Their Facebook event page says, “Items will be individually marked. Sale will take place on the Main Stage at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street, Fort Wayne (enter through the back of the building). Due to social distancing, only a specific number of people will be allowed on stage and in the Green Room at a time. You may need to wait in line or in your vehicle until you can enter. Masks are required.” No cash sales, but credit/debit cards will be accepted.Turning Caps into ArtIf you want to get outside and get your art on while helping the environment, Riverfront Fort Wayne is starting a new program called Caps for a Cause. The first event at Promenade Park takes place on March 28. The Riverfront website describes the new program (which takes place again on April 25) as a fun, drop-in event.“Riverfront Fort Wayne is turning trash into treasure by using plastic bottle caps to make inspiring murals. Join us at the Park Foundation Pavilion for the kickoff of this fun and free community art project. Under the guidance of local young activist, Sammie Vance, we will glue and drill plastic caps onto a board that has a template of a beautiful mural. Caps for a Cause is a drop-in program. No artistic experience or skill is needed to participate and you don’t have to attend the first date to participate in the second. All ages are welcome. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get messy.”Email for more information.

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