Festival of Trains to return to Science Central
Nov05

Festival of Trains to return to Science Central

Release from Science Central Looking for a family-friendly activity for you and your child in November? Spend Thanksgiving weekend doing something different at Science Central’s 22nd Festival of Trains! Starting the day after Thanksgiving, explore the world of model trains at this annual festival in Fort Wayne’s Science Central museum. Hours are: Friday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. All train enthusiasts and their families are welcome to join us during this fun weekend event. Admission is $9 for ages 3 and up, and free for 2 and under. Science Central Members get in free. For more information about Festival of Trains, contact Elyse Faulkner, school and public programs manager, at efaulkner@sciencecentral.org. Visit Science Central’s website...

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Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest coming to Headwaters Park
Sep26

Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest coming to Headwaters Park

Release from Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest The first Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest is set to take place at Headwaters Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The city will join others from Los Angeles to London in hosting this type of festival. Through the Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest, attendees will be able to experience a plant-only diet and vegan lifestyle firsthand and learn more about local and regional offerings. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to: Sample plant-based (even gluten-free) foods including pizza, burgers, guacamole and chips, noodle bowls, sloppy joes, cheese, chili cheese fries, burritos, pastries and baked goods, ice cream shakes and more Tease the palate with complimentary tastings of vegan food Visit vegan, fair trade and eco-friendly vendors Meet adoptable dogs available through the Allen County SPCA Listen to speakers discuss how to help the environment by adopting a zero-waste lifestyle Enjoy live music from Alyssa Enright, Kelsie Cotie and Be Colony Participate in kids’ activities – yoga, trivia, vegetable gardening, and more Listen to children’s book readings from local author Heather Leughmyer Learn how to cook plant-based foods through a cooking demonstration by a Fort Wayne plant-based instructor Participate in a 30-minute all-levels yoga class taught by Dani McGuire of Pranayoga Get questions answered by a panel of local vegans and plant-based activists, including Dr. Kristen Gerhardstein and Black Seed Vegans Sip a beer from four local breweries, including Hop River, Junk Ditch, Trubble and Chapman’s Try kombucha, tea or Mexican coffee “We’re excited to invite the public to learn how a plant-based lifestyle can improve their health, lessen their impact on the environment and reduce animal suffering,” said Heather Dahman, festival chair and founder of the Fort Wayne & NE Indiana Vegans & Vegetarians Group, in a prepared release. The Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest is open to all ages and free to the public (however, fees will apply to beer and foods and goods being sold by vendors) from noon to 6 p.m. A special VIP hour will run from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., which will allow early access to all of the food and vendors for one hour before opening to the public. Tickets are $15, and only a few are still available. At the event, attendees will have a chance to complete a “bingo” card with visits to select vendors and be entered to win a grand-prize package, including plant-based meals from the popular delivery service Sprinly and cookbooks from Ben Bella Vegan Publishers. The Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest is made possible by generous sponsors who include Mitchell’s Sports Bar, Young Urban Homesteaders, Kaya Organics, the Health Food...

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“Be Tourist in Your Own Hometown” with Visit Fort Wayne
Aug27

“Be Tourist in Your Own Hometown” with Visit Fort Wayne

From Visit Fort Wayne The Passports Are Out! Pick up your free passport at any Fort Wayne Kroger or Old National Bank location and “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” on Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. Passports provide admission to 16 of Fort Wayne’s museums and attractions for free. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event and many amazing celebrations are in store. For more information, visit VisitFortWayne.com/BeATourist. Participating locations (subject to change) African/African-American Historical Museum Allen County Courthouse Allen County Public Library Artlink Contemporary Gallery Cathedral Museum Embassy Theatre Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory The History Center Karpeles Manuscript Museum – Fairfield Hall The Landing Lincoln Tower The Old Fort Parkview Field Riverfront Fort Wayne Science Central Visitors Center...

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Science Central back to School Year Hours
Aug20

Science Central back to School Year Hours

Science Central returns to School Year Hours Science Central’s hours have changed! After a wonderful summer we are returning to School Year Hours. From now through next summer, our regular operating hours (excluding certain holidays) are: • Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED • Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please note that Science Central will be closed for two weeks in September for our annual Fall Shutdown. This is the time of year where we close to the public to make repairs and install exhibits, and perform routine maintenance on our building. We will be closed to the public during the week and open on the weekends during the Shutdown: • Sept. 3 – 7: CLOSED • Sept. 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 9: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 10 – 14: CLOSED • Sept. 15: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Sept. 16: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about Science Central’s hours or admission prices, please visit our...

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Federation of Genealogical Societies to Hold 2018 National Conference in Fort Wayne
Aug20

Federation of Genealogical Societies to Hold 2018 National Conference in Fort Wayne

On the Three Rivers: Past, Present, and Future Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce that the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will be hosting its 2018 National Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Grand Wayne Convention Center and the Allen County Public Library will be hosting this group of genealogists from around the country on August 22-25, 2018. Fort Wayne is home to the nation’s largest public genealogy collection, housed at The Genealogy Center in The Allen County Public Library. Accessibility to friendly, expert genealogists make Fort Wayne the perfect fit for this convention, as well as for visiting genealogists all year long. FGS is open to anyone with an interest in family history, from beginners to experts with many years of experience. The conference will feature many workshops, lectures, speakers, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that will be open to the public August 23-25 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Sessions are aimed at strengthening research skills no matter what one’s level or area of expertise might be. The annual economic impact of this group is estimated at $569,441. For more information on the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 National Conference, contact Allison Singleton, FGS Co-Chair, at asingleton@acpl.lib.in.us or (260) 421-1225, or Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne, (260) 424-3700. Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 5.9 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $619 million in direct economic...

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