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Tesla Supercharger Station Comes to Town

Posted by on August 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Tesla Supercharger Station Comes to Town

Nothing like this ever happens in Fort Wayne. Nope. Nothing. Ever. Until yesterday . . . That’s when I noticed them. What? Oh, just the ten Tesla charging stations that are being built in the Lima Road Meijer parking lot. You know . . . history! This is epic. This is sliced bread. This is Elvis coming to the Coliseum. And here we are, right smack in the middle of it. Now, if you stroll over to the site on Lima Road, the crew out there can’t talk to you about it. Tesla even said they won’t comment on the stations until they are up and running for customers. Tesla builds all-electric vehicles in order to stop our reliance on fossil fuels. They have also launched solar roof tiles as well as a solar panel-charged Powerwall battery to sustainably power your home or to be used as a backup in case of a storm (or zombie apocalypse). This year they’ve launched their third production vehicle, the Tesla 3, which starts at $35,000. It is a more affordable alternative to their higher-end vehicles, the Tesla X and Tesla S. By the end of 2017, Tesla will have more than doubled their charging stations, making it easier to travel. In Indiana, we have 4 open Supercharger Stations with 3 more coming this year, including the Fort Wayne location. These charging stations can be found with Trip Planner in the Tesla app. They’ve been strategically placed near wi-fi locations, coffeeshops or restaurants so you can have your car charging and your cake, too! Then, the app will notify you when your car is fully charged and ready to roll. There are three known locations of Destination Chargers already in the Fort. These chargers are slower than the Superchargers, so don’t show up with an empty tank unless you’re going to stay for a few hours. They can be found at BakerStreet on Clinton, Parkview North in their above and below ground parking lots, and Sweetwater Sound off of US 30. So . . . while I have little information and I wait to see the press release come through, I want to know what you think about this. Do you think this is historical? Are you going to buy a Tesla? Are you going to camp out and wait for the first Tesla to charge? (No, yeah . . . uhhh, me, either. . .) Let us know your...

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New to Fort Wayne: Diving Into the Three Rivers

Posted by on August 2, 2017 | Comments Off on New to Fort Wayne: Diving Into the Three Rivers

New to Fort Wayne: Diving Into the Three Rivers

A year ago, if you would’ve told me I’d leave my job, and move to Indiana to live with a girlfriend and two kids, I would’ve easily called you crazy. I’ve always been an introverted loner, and living in Kentucky, who wanted to move back to the East Coast, or even go west. Fast forward to today, and here I am… writing a blog… about how I left my job to move to Indiana to live with a girlfriend and two kids. As I dive into this new adventure, I figure I may as well document my experiences. Well, figuring out how the whole family thing works might be a little difficult to write about, but I can at least share some of our adventures in my new home. Along the way, maybe I can even turn others on to some interesting, unique, and fun things to do in Summit City. Moving to a different place can be intimidating but exciting at the same time. Everything is new. Where do you start? I usually just think of things I like, and go find them. I like food (who doesn’t?). This is obviously not a hard one to find, and you’re probably not going to run out of choices any time soon. From breakfast at Cindy’s Diner, to dessert at Eddie Merlot’s, I’ve gotten a good sample of Fort Wayne cuisine. Actually, the more I think of examples–sushi at Pho-Shi, Powers burgers, The Golden –I’ve sampled a lot more than I initially thought. Oh, and the food trucks could easily have their own blog. I like beer. As one of those beer snobs, local breweries are a must. Luckily, I’ve had no problems finding some good ones. Mad Anthony was the first local beer I checked out. Summit City Brewerks has been the most visited. Trubble’s great, as is Junk Ditch and the rest. Ok, really, it’s not like there are any bad ones, or ones I haven’t tried. Maybe I’m not as snobbish as I thought. I like music. Seeing live shows has been my go-to activity for about the last 20 years. While I have yet to see any big-name acts at the Coliseum, I’ve caught a handful of local and national talent at smaller venues. No bands have disappointed me at the Brass Rail. I’ve found some talented musicians at aforementioned breweries and even enjoyed some metal from School of Rock at Friday Nites Live. Along with these three pleasures, I can’t count the number of festivals I’ve been to or heard about. Toss in the numerous parks, businesses, and organizations, and I have no doubt that I can keep finding plenty of adventures here in Fort...

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#IGersFortWayne: Creating a Community for Imagemakers

Posted by on July 31, 2017 | Comments Off on #IGersFortWayne: Creating a Community for Imagemakers

#IGersFortWayne: Creating a Community for Imagemakers

A picture is worth a thousand words. Instagram makes it so easy now to see beautiful images taken by photographers of all skill levels. Because of geotags and hashtags, you can see pictures taken around your area. If you’ve seen the hashtag #IGersFortWayne, you can view beautiful images taken by image makers in Fort Wayne. Good morning Fort Wayne! If you didn’t see the sunset last night, check out this incredible photo by @the_kirbster001 of the Fort Wayne skyline last night! Keep using the #IGersFortWayne tag and enjoy the weekend! // @scornfulcow A post shared by IGersFortWayne (@igersfortwayne) on Feb 11, 2017 at 7:23am PST   IGersFortWayne’s mission is to curate a creative community of image makers in the Fort Wayne area. Through team members Megan Hevel, Sean O’Leary, Danielle Doepke, and Mollie Shutt, the group is paving the way to a strong community with a big following, image makers and non-image makers alike. Megan said, “It’s an Instagram page that is meant to facilitate community for image makers in the Fort Wayne area. We are seeking to bring like-minded people together, to make connections, inspire one another, and experience Fort Wayne in new ways through photography.”     With the redevelopment of Fort Wayne and the ease of access to the images of Instagram, IGersFortWayne is reframing the way people view the city. Everyone who shares an image shares a different perspective, changing how others see Fort Wayne. “It promotes growth, builds a stronger creative community, and seeks to capture the best parts of our ever-evolving city. As we support and encourage one another, we become better and are able to contribute more to the community we love,” said Megan.     But you don’t have to consider yourself a professional or even a photographer to submit an image to IGersFortWayne. By using the term imagemaker, the community is welcoming to all kinds of imagery creators, from those pursuing a career in photography to those who shoot photos on their phone. IGersFortWayne is an inclusive community, and the more creativity contributed, the more inspiration ignites.   I mean, how could anyone say no to a classic like @fwconeyisland?! 🌭@olivia_eve_ captured this Fort Wayne staple so beautifully, it’s no wonder it was chosen to be featured in a Food Network article! That depth of field, that color and composition 👌🏽 #igersfortwayne + @meganhevel A post shared by IGersFortWayne (@igersfortwayne) on May 16, 2017 at 3:47pm PDT     Each of the team members contributes to the group by posting features on the IGersFortWayne Instagram feed during the week. As a team, they collaborate to come up with new ideas for image cultivation and organizing instameets. An instameet is an event where image makers are invited to gather to explore the Fort Wayne area and photograph together.     Megan said, “Through these meet-ups, we are able to encourage and push one another creatively, develop friendships, and grow the creative community. An instameet can be as simple as walking around downtown looking for new, interesting ways to capture the city. It can also be more specific and unique, like the instameet we did at The Clyde Theater. We have partnered with other organizations, like Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Middle Waves, and the Arts United Center to...

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12 Three Rivers Festival Events You Won’t Want To Miss

Posted by on July 7, 2017 | Comments Off on 12 Three Rivers Festival Events You Won’t Want To Miss

12 Three Rivers Festival Events You Won’t Want To Miss

The Three Rivers Festival is back for their 49th year! You may have received your booklet and are probably overwhelmed by just how many events are taking place in just one week of the festival. Fort Wayne is so spoiled by the amount of fun we get to have during this festival that we’ve decided to make a list of events that are worth visiting. There’s something for everyone this year, including new events. Check out Living Fort Wayne’s picks for the Three Rivers Festival events you won’t want to miss!   Downtown Midway (July 7–15 at 11 a.m.–11 p.m.) The Three Rivers Festival provides multiple rides for the Fort Wayne community to enjoy every year! There will also be classic carnival games, face painting, kids’ rides and so much more. You can get your wristbands for the rides in advance here.   The Emporium (July 7 at 4 p.m.–10 p.m., July 8–9 at 11 p.m.–1o p.m., July 10–12 at 5 p.m.–9 p.m., July 13–15 at 11 a.m.–10 p.m.) Located in Headwaters Park West, this area will be home to local artists to sell their merchandise and services. unique gifts, handcrafted jewelry, soaps, and clothes will be available to buy. The Emporium is featuring local food favorites this year including Tucanos, Audrey’s Cake Rolls and the Cupbearer Cafe. If you love shopping and supporting local, this is the place to be!   Junk Food Alley (July 7–15) Forget your diet plans this week and gorge yourself on the loads of food options to choose from at Junk Food Alley! Elephant ears, chicken-on-a-stick, fried watermelon, and fresh lemon shake-ups are just among the hundreds of things to try here. Don’t forget about $2 Tuesdays at Junk Food Alley! Also, be sure to get your lunch time junk food fix by hopping aboard the FREE Lunch Time Trolley Monday to Friday. Schedule and stops listed here.   Three Rivers Parade (July 8 at 10 a.m.) Marching bands, floats, free stuff, oh my! The annual Three Rivers Parade is a staple, and this year’s theme is “Superheroes!” Parade route can be found here. You can also catch it live on Channel 21 if crowds just aren’t your thing.   Chalk Walk (July 8 and 9) Located on Main Street in front of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, this event features area artists turning a square of concrete into a piece of art. Watch the artistic process at work as people create masterpieces Downtown.   Art in the Park (July 8 at 11 a.m.–7 p.m., July 9, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.) This juried event will host over 100 different artists from across the country and Indiana! Art in the Park will take place in Freimann Square on Main Street, with something for everyone’s artistic taste.   Fort Wayne HeART of the City at the Three Rivers Festival (July 8 at 11 a.m.–5 p.m., July 9 at 10 a.m.–5 p.m.)   As a new addition to the Festival, Fort Wayne HeART of the City will also be hosting their first event for Fort Wayne artists to showcase their work. Come see what artistic talent exists in our own backyard and support local art!   BedRace (July 12, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.) Every year, you can see Main Street lined up with a huge audience for the Three Rivers Festival...

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Entrepreneurship Spotlight — Mike Rowland

Posted by on April 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Entrepreneurship Spotlight — Mike Rowland

Entrepreneurship Spotlight — Mike Rowland

We’re back with another Entrepreneurship Spotlight, this time featuring Mike Rowland of Animal Training and Development. Mike has been training dogs in Fort Wayne for over 25 years, and it’s been so fun getting some insight into being an entrepreneur from someone who’s been doing it for years! He definitely has some great perspective for all you future Fort Wayne business owners. His business has evolved from focusing on puppy classes and simple behavior issues, to training service dogs for veterans with PTSD (although he still does puppy classes and potty training). He also now holds seminars and trains future dog trainers. Mike helped my golden retriever and I accomplish our goal of being a therapy team — my dog passed his therapy certification with flying colors! Animal Training and Development is a wonderful asset in our community, check it out! What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana? I recognized the need for professional dog trainers in the Fort Wayne area.  There were only a few options back in 1986 and many people were turning their dogs into Animal Care & Control due to relatively common and simple behavior issues like housetraining, jumping, barking, digging and chewing.  I took part in a “Animal Hotline” offered through Animal Care & Control once a week and fielded over twenty calls each day from people that were desperate for help.  It was very rewarding for me as an entrepreneur to take those calls and meet the needs of the callers.  Even though I was doing it for free, I knew the word would spread that people were getting help and that if it worked for them, more people would call.  Within a few weeks, there were more calls to the hotline than I could manage and my business phone began to ring.  It’s been ringing ever since. What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community? Animal Care & Control, Allen County SPCA, local dog rescue groups and local Veterinarians.  All of these safe havens for animals were great places for me to grow as a professional and give back to those that give so much. What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? It takes time and effort to be successful and even more so if you have no money for marketing.  I started with zero investment capital and only passion and dogged determination kept me going through the lean years.  Looking back, those were some of the best days.  Living simply and enjoying what I was doing, knowing I could help people train and enjoy their dogs; it didn’t seem like work at all.  The sense of accomplishment and freedom to do things the way I wanted were reward enough to keep me going. What person has helped you the most in your journey? Every client that found help and told one or two friends.  To this day “word of mouth” proves to be good advertising. What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? First, determine what it is you are passionate about, then figure out how to make a living doing it.  If you can make a living doing what you are passionate about, you will never have to work a day in your...

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Souped Up: Fort Wayne SOUP

Posted by on March 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Souped Up: Fort Wayne SOUP

Souped Up: Fort Wayne SOUP

Note from event organizers – Due to overwhelming interest in our inaugural Fort Wayne SOUP event on March 30th we must change the location from One Lucky Guitar to the Summit located at 1025 West Rudisill Blvd. The new venue can accommodate up to 240 guests. In an effort to organize and plan for dinner appropriately we ask all attendees register for the inaugural event through Eventbrite. We are grateful to One Lucky Guitar and the community for all their support. Fort Wayne SOUP is served. Actual Soup?  The SOUP is a micro-grant dinner that fosters community and raises funds for creative projects that enhance Fort Wayne living.  (It’s easier than it sounds!) Here are the ingredients: Relationships. A shared meal.  Diversity. Critical dialogue. Community. Creativity. Collaboration. Democracy. Fun. Empowerment. Contribution. Action. Join the mix at the inaugural Fort Wayne SOUP on March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Summit.  The suggested minimum donation is $5.  Guests receive a meal, the opportunity to hear four vibrant ideas for projects that will transform Fort Wayne, and to cast a vote to fund their favorite project.  The deadline for submitting project proposals is March 16, 2017.     The Process Fort Wayne SOUP hosts a soup dinner (called a SOUP).  Several weeks before each SOUP, community members submit project proposals to the SOUP committee. The  projects must benefit the Fort Wayne community, but the field is otherwise open to all ideas, including art, urban agricultural, social entrepreneurship, education, technology, and more. Proposals must include a summary, proposed use of funds, an explanation of the project’s impact on Fort Wayne, and a timeline for implementation. The committee reviews and votes on four projects to be presented at the SOUP.  The selected community members work with Fort Wayne Confluence to create dynamic four-minute presentations to pitch their proposals. At the SOUP, attendees make an optional donation, suggested to be $5 or more, at the door. While enjoying soup, salad, and bread, they hear the four pre-selected project proposals. Each presenter fields four questions from the audience. SOUP attendees discuss and debate the benefits of each proposal.  Each attendee votes on the project they believe will most benefit the Fort Wayne community. The project with the most votes receives all of the money collected at the door, as seed money to fund their project.  Attendees do not obtain equity or ownership in the winning project.  Winners are expected to work diligently to bring their project to life, and to attend the next scheduled SOUP and discuss their progress.   The Inspiration SOUP arrived here via Detroit (and other SOUP’s hosted in communities worldwide), at the hands of a dedicated committee of young professionals.  After reading a magazine article about the Detroit SOUP and its transformational effect on Detroit—even during a devastating recession—Andrew Gritzmaker, Mark Green, and Kenny Walpole were inspired to gather a committee and bring the SOUP to Fort Wayne. “We saw an opportunity to help contribute to the momentum Fort Wayne is experiencing. The heart of SOUP is community. When people come together and small projects are accomplished, a sense of potency is realized and people begin to see potential,” said Gritzmaker. He was particularly moved by a Detroit SOUP success story. A young entrepreneur pitched her idea for winter coats that unfold into sleeping bags to help Detroit’s homeless population during harsh winters. She used the...

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Ballroom Dancing in Fort Wayne

Posted by on December 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Ballroom Dancing in Fort Wayne

Ballroom Dancing in Fort Wayne

Soon, there will be many Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties that involve dancing the night away. Dancing is a fun workout and it’s even more fun when it’s with a partner or group of friends. So, grab your significant other or a friend and go ballroom dancing! You could learn the salsa, merengue, tango, hustle, and many more. Learning ballroom dance is also great if you’ve got a special event to go to like a wedding and need some new moves. There are so many places to go dancing here in Fort Wayne to let loose and have a good time! The Fort Wayne Ballroom Company – 1559 West Dupont Road They offer ballroom dancing lessons for special events, preparation for professional dance competitions, and social dancing. Their instructors are certified in DVIDA. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 12:00pm-9:30pm, and Friday from 12:00pm-10:00pm. Check out their website here.   Arthur Murray Dance Center of Fort Wayne – located at 8818 Coldwater Road Arthur Murray Dance Company has been operating in Fort Wayne for 75 years and boast 260 dance studios worldwide! They offer instructional dancing and special events for beginners to star dancers! Their hours are Monday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Tuesday-Friday 12:30pm-10:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Learn more about Arthur Murray here.   Fort Wayne Dance Collective – located at 437 E. Berry St. Suite 203 Fort Wayne Dance Collective offers not only ballroom dancing classes, but also ballet, Zumba, modern, hip hop, jazz, belly dancing, Taiko, and more! Check out their class schedule here. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm, Friday-Saturday 8:30am-12:00pm.   Fred Astaire Dance Studio – located at 5404 Meijer Drive From services like group lessons, private lessons for any special events and preparation for dance competitions, you can learn dance inspired by the original ballroom dancer. You could learn a variety of dances; anywhere from rhythm dancing like the salsa, mambo, east and west coast swing, rumba and the cha-cha to smooth dancing like the foxtrot, tango, quickstep, and the waltz! If interested, give them a call at (260) 209-4130 or fill out their contact...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on November 3, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Is it the holiday season? Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about 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. YLNI Rally the Vote Thursday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event with games, music, and food and drink. Pick up some voter education handouts, and take advantage of the opportunity to vote early! 2. Alternative Gift Party Thursday, November 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Purchases will benefit local charities. Get a gift that gives in many ways! There will also be wine and snacks so … 3. Old Fort Cluster Dog Show Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6. Who doesn’t love dogs?! There will be TONS of them … go watch them run around and look pretty! 4. Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders Friday, November 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Cap n’ Cork traveling trophy is up for grabs! There’s hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and drinks, of course. 5. Shows, Shows, and More Shows! Times Vary – Check Individual Show Schedules There are a million different shows happening the next few weekends. All for One is putting on The Wind in the Willows, the Civic Theatre presents A Christmas Carol – The Musical, and the University of Saint Francis show, The Wizard of Oz, opens this weekend. 6. Special Character Toddler Time Friday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marshall will be in town! There will be activity centers and doggy-themed treats. Take pictures with Marshall, jump around, and have a good time! 7. Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m. Get ready for another wonderful Disney adventure! Your little ones will love this show (and you probably will, too). 8. Chamber Orchestra: Philharmonic Chorus: 40th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 40 years of extraordinary music-making with one of the greatest oratorios in the choral orchestral repertory: Mendelssohn’s Elijah. 9. 46807 Neighborhood Clean Up! Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help keep our community clean! They will be focusing on Packard Park, but if enough people volunteer, they can do projects throughout the ’07. 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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The Secret Behind Launching a Career in Northeast Indiana

Posted by on October 4, 2016 | Comments Off on The Secret Behind Launching a Career in Northeast Indiana

The Secret Behind Launching a Career in Northeast Indiana

As an upcoming graduate and young professional looking for employment in Fort Wayne, I am amazed by the amount of pressure put on finding a career – not to mention finding one that I like. But these expectations come with no explanation on what sort of skills I need, advice on how to launch my career in this area successfully, or the kind of person that employers look for when hiring, except that they will look at my degree to see if I am qualified for the position. Corporations and all other types of businesses are comprised of all types of people. The people who make up Northeast Indiana, in a broad sense, are hard workers, innovative craftsman with a “don’t quit” mentality. The Northeast Indiana area has a regional population of more than 700,000 people with many diverse industry bases ranging from insurance, logistics, automotive, medical, food processing, and more. It is no wonder businesses in this area are looking to hire young professionals and graduates. With a dozen nearby colleges and universities, there are many young professionals and graduates looking to succeed in their careers in the Northeast Indiana region. But how are they to do that? To find out, I went looking for and spoke with seasoned professionals who gave me the secret on how to launch a career in Northeast Indiana. Justin Clupper, Director of Signature Programs at Greater Fort Wayne, said “The best thing to do is connect with the intent of communication; Begin networking, and building relationships in your specific industry and area.” This was followed by Ashley Calderon, Director of Career Services at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, who said, “89% of Indiana University-Purdue University students stay in this area. We know that employers are looking for candidates who have leadership skills because this is the number one skill employers are looking for at this time. Students need to be able to communicate effectively – in writing and verbally. This community is very well-connected, and students need to be able to navigate the connection in order to succeed in this area.” Ryan Krueckeberg, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, said “I would suggest getting involved by utilizing the Leadership Institute by learning workplace leadership skills and community leadership skills. Meeting people, getting to know people, getting to know your community has been the biggest influencer in my career. Building relationships and fostering those relationships and allowing those relationships to lead you to other people. Making a valid effort to continuously educate yourself, whether it is by getting the degree or educating yourself in your community. There’s so many organizations who can foster interests that you didn’t know you had before.” By learning what it means to be successful in Northeast Indiana when starting a career, I know how to be a better young professional. I can take the relationships I will make by networking with people and the skill sets that I can develop now to any business. Thanks to these seasoned professionals, I finally got the explanation that I was looking for – the secret to launching a career in Northeast...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on September 8, 2016 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about 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. ART MOVES Thursday, September 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s fourth annual fundraiser hosted by Wunderkammer Company! It will be a great show for a great organization. 2. 20th Anniversary Season Opening Concert Friday, September 9 from 7:30 p.m. The Heartland Vocal Artists start the celebration of their 20th year with a fun mix of pop and vocal jazz, including a tribute to Indiana musicians in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial year. A cash bar is available during the event. $20 Advance and $25 at the door. 3. Salvage in the City Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have you been to Saving Grace Vintage Boutique? If not, you need to go! They have wonderful, adorable, amazing things. This Saturday, they’re having an outdoor sale! There will be food trucks and music! Go! 4. The Rocky Horror Show Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. and 11:59pm Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Such a fun show to kick off Halloween season … it will really get you in the spirit, especially if you go to a midnight show. 5. Brewed “IN” the Fort Fest Saturday, September 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Indiana’s finest brews! Also, food trucks and music. My goal is to eat all my meals at food trucks this weekend. 6. RideGreen 2016 Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Ride to some of the best local “food and watering holes.” 7. Fort Wayne Air Show Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 Fun for the whole family! This even is going to be huge. There will be lots to do and see (and lots to eat). 8. Autism Acceptance Walk Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a family-friendly, one-mile walk. There will be food an entertainment, and all proceeds from this event support the local Ally programs in Indiana. 9. Be a Tourist in Your Hometown Sunday, September 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Yay! I love this day! Visit a slew of Fort Wayne’s museums and attractions for free! 10. 3rd Annual North Anthony Corridor Block Party Sunday, September 11 at 1 p.m. Food trucks, beer tent, ice cream tent, kids’ activities, vendors … it’s all great at the North Anthony Corridor! Don’t Forget: Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market and Summer Nights at the Embassy are still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar! 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 city!...

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