Sports and Outdoors

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fort Wayne Philharmonic starts Ouabache SP’s 10-day 50th anniversary, June 28

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

Patriotic music performed by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at Ouabache State Park on June 28 will kick off the park’s 10-day 50th anniversary celebration.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, which honors Independence Day, is just the beginning of a series of activities and special attractions that runs through July 8 in recognition of the park’s half-century in Bluffton.

Ginger Murphy, DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs assistant director for stewardship, will address the crowd during the concert’s intermission to officially recognize the anniversary.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, the group of DNR naturalists that serves the park, and other area DNR properties, will host all activities.
  • June 28 Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m.
  • June 30 Bison from the Brink, 10 a.m.; Cornhole tournament, 1 p.m.
  • July 1 Live Bald Eagle, 1 p.m.; Park’s 50th Celebration, 2:30 p.m.
  • July 2 Meander with Millie the Pioneer Granny Doctor, 10 a.m.
  • July 3 Live Screech Owls, 7 p.m.
  • July 4 Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt, 1 p.m.
  • July 5 Kunkel Lake Exploration Hike, 10 a.m.
  • July 6 Life of Charles Deam, 7 p.m.
  • July 7 Make a Birthday Card for Smokey Bear, 5:30 p.m.; Bicycle Decorating, 6:15 p.m.; Smokey Bear Parade, 6:45 p.m.; Smokey’s Birthday Bash 7 p.m.
  • July 8 Owl Calls, 11:30 a.m.

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