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Jungle big part of Winterval fest

The city of Fort Wayne will host its annual Winterval festival Jan. 26.

The Botanical Conservatory will offer $1 off admission to its “Mighty Jungle Adventure” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be indoor snowmaking at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a bagel bird feeder craft, cookies and hot chocolate. Arrive early for the 2 p.m. ice carving and see if you can guess what the sculpture will be.

The Winter Carnival returns to the Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. This free event includes horse-drawn wagon rides, indoor curling, ice fishing, snow crafts, pinewood derby (bring your car) and an ice carving at 3 p.m.

Other Winterval events include:

•10 a.m.-5 p.m., Science Central – Half-price admission; hands-on activities, including making ice cream using liquid nitrogen or making glacial gak

•10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Old Fort – Free admission; relive winter life on the frontier in the early 1700s with French military, civilians and local Native Americans; bake sale in the modern building

•11 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen County Public Library – Free admission; ice carving at 11 a.m.; frozen bubbles, noon to 2 p.m. on ACPL Plaza; kids’ crafts in Children’s Services all day

•11 a.m.-10 p.m., Headwaters Park Ice Rink – Regular admission; public skating with figure skating exhibitions at 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15

•Noon-5 p.m., History Center – Half-price admission

•1-3 p.m., Lawton Park – Free admission; Polar Bear rugby game: Fort Wayne Rugby Club vs. IPFW

•4-8 p.m., Arts United Center – Ice carving on the plaza, 4 to 6 p.m.; preview of IPFW and Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s “Oliver” at 5:30; Fringe Festival Teaser at 6; Salsa Loca dance party at 7:30

New this year is the Penguin Hunt. Each Winterval site will have its own official Winterval penguin. Participants must find each penguin and enter its name on the official Penguin Hunt form.

Submit the completed entry form at a Winterval location designated on the form to be entered into a prize drawing. Forms can be found at www.fortwayneparks.org or at most Winterval locations.

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