LFW Weekly Fun File
Apr27

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Giving Back Fort Wayne Volunteer Fair Thursday, April 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meet over 60 area non-profits and organizations to learn about their volunteer opportunities. Enjoy food trucks and more! Celebrate Immigrants in Fort Wayne Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Listen to a great panel and celebrate all the immigrants who make our community great. Progressive Social Hour is partnering with Universal Education Foundation for this free event. Not to mention, there will be specialty appetizers from around the world. The Taming of the Shrew Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, May 7, times vary Get your dose of Shakespeare with this great show! Medication Disposal Day Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s time for spring cleaning! Help keep our families and community safe by properly disposing of your medications. Shoot for a Cure Walk For A Cause 3 Mile Walk Friday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A wonderful 3 mile walk (family friendly!). The proceeds go to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Stand Against Racism Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Raising awareness to combat institutional racism. A Wrinkle in Time A staple young adult book comes to life with some super talented local folks. Don’t miss it! Touch-a-Truck 2017 Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Take your kiddos to explore some super cool vehicles! What a fun Saturday morning! He Named Me Malala: Screening and Discussion Sunday, April 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This documentary is a part of this year’s “Stand Against Racism” campaign. The YWCA will lead a discussion following the film. Friendly Fox Fundraiser/Silent Auction Sunday, April 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Do you want an outdoor revamp at the Friendly Fox? Then help them out and get some cool stuff in the process! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Apr20

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you would like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. April Hot Spot/Leadership Institute Graduation Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. This month’s hot spot is a little special because we’ll be celebrating the latest Leadership Institute grads! Gypsy Soul Vintage Artisan Market April 21-22 Fort Wayne North Plex Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 According to the event page, “The Gypsy Soul Vintage Market is a vintage-inspired, upscale shopping event featuring traditional antiques, handmade artisan wares, and the hottest trends in vintage decor.” Sounds fun to me! Opening Day of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! Saturday, April 22 It’s here! It’s here! The zoo is open! Earth Day Clean Up Run Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. Trash bags will be provided to all participants. Run while enjoying each other’s company and cleaning up our city! Celebrating Dr. Seuss with The Lorax! Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. What better story to tell on Earth Day? The Fort Wayne Youth Ballet will take you into this cautionary tale about taking care of our planet. Pin-Up Curls Masquerade Prom Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. Adult prom is here! Read more about the event on the blog. Parkview Foundation’s 2017 Cookin’ Men Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. This is a wonderful fundraiser supporting women’s health! Eat great food, have great drinks, and enjoy! Wooden Nickel Records 10th Annual Record Store Day 2017 Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m. Bands, prizes, and goodie bags! Don’t miss it, it’s always a great time. The Little Mermaid Runs April 22 — May 6, times vary This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your kiddos to the world of theatre. Take the family and enjoy a classic fairytale performed by local talent. Indiana FCA Pickleball Tournament Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Have you heard of pickleball? It’s gaining popularity, and this weekend the fun is going to support the FCA. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Caty Holm
Apr18

Entrepreneurship Spotlight: Caty Holm

This entrepreneur spotlight highlights Caty Holm and The Brandon Foundation, an organization that provides support for youth. Students are paired with mentors who help them academically and emotionally, meeting twice a week throughout the school year. The Brandon Foundation’s mission and vision is incredible, and the way that Caty and the mentors believe in the kiddos and help them overcome life’s hardships in order to reach their full potential is inspiring. I believe that investing in our youth is the best thing we can do to continue to make Fort Wayne a great place to live. Caty had a wonderful perspective on startups, collaboration, and following your passion. Take a look at her story, and take some of her sound advice while you pursue your dreams. What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana?  After teaching in the school system for 10 years I noticed that students would come into my classroom at 8 years of age, full of hope that they would become doctors, teachers, etc. I would follow up with those same students years later to find that their dreams were watered down versions of what they used to be. Why was that?  We started to examine the gaps and disparities that were present that kept students from achieving their goals and came up with a program to fill those gaps.  We believe that all students have a gift and destiny to fulfill. At the Brandon Foundation, we strive to help students realize their full potential while providing the academic and social support that they need throughout the years to see their dreams come to pass. What resource in the community has helped you thrive? Indiana Youth Institute was a crucial piece of our growth and development as a nonprofit.  They linked us up with a consultant group, Michael Burns, who has been instrumental in helping our organization with strategic planning and mentor and board training. This resource has been invaluable as they have helped us to be intentional about our goals and metrics and still remain true to our vision and mission. What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? Our biggest challenge has been applying for grants and receiving the money that could allow us to pay employees such as an Executive Director, Staff Therapists and other mentor support staff that could help us develop our program into something that could impact a greater number of children. What person has helped you the most in your journey? My dad, also known at The Brandon Foundation as “Mr. Chuck.” Five years ago when this program was just a vision on my heart I...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Apr13

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Rachel Von and Jeremy Stroup’s Art Opening Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by for an evening of creativity and fun! 2. Entrepreneurs, Don’t Be Socially Awkward: A Social Media Talk Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. In this talk, Anna Russett, Senior Social Strategist visiting from Havas Chicago and Fort Wayne native, will discuss why social should be at the core of your strategy with tips on how to build a strong social presence that highlights your brand’s services or products and speaks authentically to your target audience. 3. Hike The Trails of Fox Island Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Hike the trails of Fox Island with Naturalist Jeff Ormiston. It should be a beautiful spring day! 4. Slidin’ Into the Latest Trends: Where Social Media is Going Friday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Anna Russett, Senior Strategist with Havas Chicago and social influencer share emerging trends and innovations in social media. Learn where social media is going and how you can not only come along, but also lead the way. 5. Soirée Presents: Acoustic Showcase Saturday, April 15 ay 7:30 p.m. Hear some great music and BYOB. 6. Chalk it Up [workshop] Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Learn how to chalk, write, and design a chalkboard at Saving Grace Vintage. 7. Deer Park’s Dyngus Day Party Monday, April 17 Celebrate with food, drinks, and music! 8. The Buzz about Bees Tuesday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. A local beekeeper will teach your kiddos (age 3-5) about the importance of bees — stop by and you may learn a thing or two, too! 9. Meet Me At FWMoA Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. “This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.” Check out the event page for more information. 10. Pippin National Tour: April 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m....

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Apr06

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Jerry Seinfeld Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. Jerry Seinfeld will be performing at the Embassy. How fun! Tickets are still available, you don’t have to miss the show! Kitten Foster Workshop Thursday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m. It’s almost kitten season, and the SPCA will need some loving foster homes for these adorable little fluff balls. Give back to the community by volunteering to cuddle kittens until they find loving homes. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. This. is. going. to. be. amazing. They’re performing every single note from the film. Let your imagination run wild in Hogwarts… Let’s Comedy! Presents: Andy Kindler Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. This should be a great time! This guy boasts a bio filled with all sorts of amazing credits, including a recurring role on Fox’s hit animation Bob’s Burgers and Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. He is also the host of Season 4 and 5 of Hulu’s standup series, Coming to the Stage, and has been a correspondent on The Late Show with David Letterman with over 40 appearances. Wild Kratts and Nature Cat Screener Saturday, April 8 at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments and a sneak peek of two new episodes! I know my kiddo loves the Wild Kratts (and I like it, too). Fort Wayne TinCaps Opening Day Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. It’s opening day! Summer is on its way! Happy Dogs Daycare Presents: 9th Annual Easter Bone Hunt Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. Come on out for some dog friendly games and crafts. Prize baskets will be given away to the lucky pups who find prize eggs! All dogs admitted for a $15 donation & proceeds will go toward FWACC’s Adoption & Volunteer programs. Eating for Energy Sunday, April 9 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Caitlin Hernandez will provide nutritional information about “high octane” foods to eat that bring natural energy to your body! Plus, discover those foods that zap your energy and slow you down. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t...

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