Hike examines Indians’ connection to Eagle Marsh
On Wednesday you can learn about how the Miami Indian culture is interwoven with Eagle Marsh and the Fort Wayne area.
Laura Nagy, director of the Miami Indian Alliance, and Betsy Yankowiak of Little River Wetlands Project will lead a hike at Eagle Marsh while they explain how the plants there and the geological base of the marsh are interconnected with the Miami tribe. “Miami Indians: Cultural Connections to Eagle Marsh” is 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday beginning at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road.
The hike is free.
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Therapy guides for Kreager playground
Therapy guides now can be downloaded to use for targeted therapy while children with disabilities play at Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground at Kreager Park on North River Road.
“One of the initial guiding principals of the playground was to provide education and opportunities to individuals who assist children with special needs,” said Al Moll, director of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, in a statement. “The availability of these therapy guides is one step in that important process.”
The guides are easy to follow, with pictures of each piece of equipment and directions on how they could be used in treatment.
Parents, caregivers and therapists can use these guides by downloading them from www.fortwaynepark.org. Click the Facilities tab at the top of the page, then Boundless Playground, then Boundless Playground Therapy Guide.
Harambee Festival at Weisser Park
Bring the family to the 19th annual Harambee Festival at Weisser Park (Hanna and Drexel streets) on Saturday. The festival starts at 10 a.m. with a parade from Pontiac Street to Hanna Street. The theme of the parade is “Building on a Legacy,” and Chief Condra Ridley will be the grand marshal.
After the parade, from noon to 7 p.m., the free festivities will continue in Weisser Park. Family-friendly activities include a basketball tournament, storytelling, music, poetry and dramatic skits.
Children also can have their faces painted and try to win a prize in the ring toss, duck pond, candy wheel or fish pond. Vendors will sell food.
The word “harambee” means pulling together, and the festival is held every year to inform, educate and entertain the community.
The Harambee Festival is sponsored by the Harambee Festival Committee and the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department.
Chain O’ Lakes Nature Center moves
The Chain O' Lakes State Park Nature Center is now beachside.
The Beachhouse Nature Center is open daily; sandy, bare feet are welcome to explore the park maps, aquariums and furs.
The Stanley Schoolhouse is being restored as a one-room schoolhouse and is open to tour on weekends.