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Monday 3RF schedule, July 14

  • Children’s Gently Used Book Swap and Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 427-6460. Prices start at 25 cents per book.
  • Creative Construction: Lego Building Challenge: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center, 233 W. Main St.; 427-6467 or
  • Ventures in Creativity: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication – Weatherhead Gallery, 2701 Spring St.; 399-7999.
  • T.R.A.I.N. Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; The History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; 426-2882 or Model railroads with fully operational freight yard run by the Three Rivers and Northern Indiana Train model railroad club. Cost is $6 adults, $4 students and seniors and ages 2 and younger free.
  • Envision Fort Wayne Center: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 916 S. Calhoun St.; 427-1129 or An innovative place for the community to comment, discuss and review all aspects of the Riverfront Study.
  • DeBrand tours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; DeBrand Headquarters, 10105 Auburn Park Drive; 969-8330 or Cost is $5 with a $5 rebate on a purchase of $10 or more.
  • Downtown Midway: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Headwaters Park East and West. Amusement rides, pony rides, water balls and human hamster balls and face painting.
  • Helicopter rides: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Headwaters Park West.
  • Lunch Time Music: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East. Music from Beatles Lab 63 Band and Soft-n-Heavy.
  • Picture Your Pet: 3 to 8 p.m.; Lakeside Park, 1401 Lake Ave, Lakeside Pavilion No. 2; 427-5508. Professional photo shoot features families with pets to benefit animal safety education. $15.
  • Waiter-Waitress Contest: 6:30 p.m.; Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East Pavilion. Restaurants compete in an obstacle course.
  • Concert – The Rescue Plan: Doors open 6 p.m. Hanning & Bean Festival Plaza, Headwaters Park East. Free.
  • Plymouth Summer Music Festival: 7 p.m.; Plymouth Church, 501 W. Berry St.; 423-2494. Free concerts for all ages every night. Go to Free-will offering.