LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct13

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! 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. The Trap Door at The B Side Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Trap Door features true stories told live in front of an audience. This time around, the show features stories from Rebecca Bell, John Cheesebrew, John Comorrato, Courtney Heiser, Kendra Johnson, and Dan Swartz. 2. Annual Halloween Show: Run Fast and DON’T Look Back! Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights I think their teaser says it best: “Are there really ghosts floating down the hallways of North Side High School? Do the stairs at the old Byron Health Center really go on forever? Local choreographers have gathered some of the most chilling local tales of terror as creative source material for this years’ Halloween show. You may never drive by Devils Hollow, the historic Embassy Theatre, Bostwick Bridge or Chapman Road ever again. This year’s haunting Halloween performance, Run Fast and DON’T Look Back, in collaboration with the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night, is sure to leave you looking over your shoulder all the way home. Come in costume, regular street clothes, or in your Sunday best, just don’t come ALONE!” 3. 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Fort Wayne Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. This 5k brings awareness to and celebrates survivors of Breast Cancer. It’s non-competitive, so come out, enjoy the morning, and show your support! 4. Indoor Farmers Market Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Never fear — Farmers markets happen all year round! They’ve transitioned indoors at Parkview Field. The Breast Cancer walk is happening at the same time, so you can stop by both. 5. Fright Night 2016 Saturday, October 15 — all day YAY! Fright Night is here! This is my favorite day of the entire year. There’s a full day of fun, spooky activities for any age. Check out the site for the full schedule. 6. Fall Festival –...

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Inaugural Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk is this weekend at Foster Park
Sep21

Inaugural Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk is this weekend at Foster Park

  A new, unique 5K race event is coming to Fort Wayne this weekend. Healthier Moms and Babies is hosting the Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness of its mission and to help collect diapers for their clients. The event is family-friendly and participants are encouraged dress up in a diaper, baby costume or other baby or childhood related costumes. Gender-specific, commemorative t-shirts will be available for participants. The race will be timed. Fleet Feet Sports has donated $50 gift cards for the top male/female finishers and top male/female masters. Trophies will also be given to the first in class both male/female winners. Awards will be given to the best individual and group best costume. The mission of Healthier Moms and Babies is to improve birth outcomes in Allen County by providing prenatal health education through in-home case management. It has a multi-disciplinary staff of nurses and social workers that provide services to high-risk pregnant women. Donated diapers are used as incentives for their clients to keep appointments and meet other goals related to their case. For more details and a link to register, please go to their website. When: Saturday, September 24th 2016 7:30-8:10 am: Check-in and late registration (shirt not guaranteed for late registration) 8:30 am: Run will begin; walk will start immediately following 9:30 am: Awards Where Foster Park, Pavilion #1 3900 Old Mill Road Fort Wayne, IN US 46807 Registration Registration is $35 after August 24th Kids registration is $25 for registration after August 24th – commemorative t-shirt included. Diapers and wipes are also requested for donation with the registration fee. Packet pick up is from 4 pm – 7 pm on Friday, September 27th at Fleet Feet Sports, 5661 Coventry Lane, Ft. Wayne, IN 46804. Participants are able to register online or during packet pick-up or the day of the race. Website...

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LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks
Jun07

LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks

Summer has finally hit the Fort, which means it’s perfect outside for a run! That being said, Living Fort Wayne has assembled a list of runs and walks for this Summer season! What’s also perfect is how many runs and walks we have in Fort Wayne to participate in. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to not only better yourself, but help our community raise money for organizations. Frontier Run’n Fun 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: 8001 West Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804 Time: 7 pm Cost: $35 A run hosted by Frontier and managed by Fort Wayne Running Company, this event promises a good time running through Southwest Fort Wayne trails. Shirts will be handed out and an after party will be thrown with refreshments and live music. There will also be a 10k course for those who dare to do such a thing.   RibFest 5k & Walk When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Headwaters Park Time: 8 am Cost: $20 until June 14th, $25 until June 17th Ribs and running? Sign me up! All participants will receive not only one but TWO FREE passes to this year’s RibFest, a free t-shirt, and other swag to take home after the race. All proceeds will go to the North Side High School Athletics!   Quakers Riverway 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Johnny Appleseed Park Time: 6:30 pm Cost: $20 until June 17th, $25 day of race Race for a cause! Awards and prizes will be handed out following the race. There’s even a FREE kids run at 7:30 pm! Also, Weigand Construction will be hosting their 28th Annual Duck Race to benefit SCAN following the run. Not to mention a legendary after party with kids activities and fireworks. All proceeds will go towards SCAN and their mission to educate others on how to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.   Fox Island Sprint Triathlon When: Sunday, June 19th Where: Fox Island County Park Time: 7 am Cost: $50 for USAT members and $65 for non-USAT members This is not for the faint of heart, folks. Triathlon includes a 500m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run with other options for duathlon and aquabike courses. Come trek these trails in this beautiful park and have fun winning the race!   The Glo Run When: Friday, June 24th Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Time: 9:35 pm Cost: $29.99 for Early Bird (ends June 8th), Regular $60 Who doesn’t love the ’80s? If you do, join us at the Glo Run! Filled with neon lights and funky ’80s dance music, this is an event I will definitely be signing up for! You...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr21

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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 Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.   1. YLNI Hot Spot Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m.           This month YLNI is celebrating the leadership institute class of 2016. John Sampson from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will be the keynote speaker and will discuss what leadership means to him and how young leaders can help impact change in Fort Wayne. 2. Pique: Issue Two Release Party Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Hope Arthur at 8 p.m.)           After the hot spot, head over to Club Soda for some food, drinks, music and celebration of the release of Pique Issue Two! Hope Arthur plays at 8 p.m. 3. Unwanted Medication Collection Friday, April 22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.             TRIAD and a few local volunteers are hosting medication collections at various Walgreens around town. Bring in your old medication so that it can be properly disposed of! 4. Design Week Closing Party Friday, April 22 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.         Send Design Week Fort Wayne out with a bang! Ticket holders receive one free drink ticket and appetizers by Club Soda. Attendees can hang out in a gallery-type atmosphere and enjoy the live performances of a variety of artists! It’s free for DWFW passport holders or $20 (plus fees) for non-passport holders. 5. The Color Run Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.         Get your colorful running on! It should be a beautiful day for this super fun 5K! 6. Touch-a-Truck Saturday, April 23 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Free event for the kiddos! Explore a variety of vehicles and chat with their drivers! 7. ZOO Opening Day!! Saturday, April 23 All Day                 I could not be more excited! The Zoo is opening for the season! There’s new animals, baby animals (have you seen the pictures of the baby penguins?) the Australian Outback has undergone more renovations, and it will be awesome! 8. Autism Awareness Event Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.         It’s Autism Awareness Month! There will be a variety of sensory activities for the kiddos, as well as experts in...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar10

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com   1. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Auction Fri, March 11, 6pm – 9pm         Community artists were paired with Blue Jacket graduates to create artwork to tell the graduates’ stories of triumph. Some pieces of art will be auctioned off, and proceeds of the benefit go to Blue Jacket. There will be a cash bar and lots of fun! 2. Karaoke Classics Live Fri, March 11 at 7 p         It’s karaoke night for Heartland Sings! From Britney to Journey, the Heartland Vocal Artists channel your favorite artists by performing their hit singles accompanied by the instrumental combo. Audience members are encouraged to sing along, and a free drink is included in the ticket price. Good food, good eats, good music, fun songs — perfect night! 3. Creative Cocktails Saturday, March 12 at 5:30 p         This month’s Creative Cocktails event is at Club Soda. Meet some friends, and have a drink and a great time before the Axis Dance Performance! 4. AXIS Dance Performance Saturday, March 12 at 8 p         World-Famous, AXIS Dance troupe is performing at the Arts United Center! After the performance, there will be an audience Q&A. Don’t miss this great event!     5. St. Catty’s Day at Black Pine Saturday, March 12 at 1 p             Black Pine is open for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Dress in green, grab the kids, and enjoy bottomless hot chocolate and beautiful animals! 6. Get Green Saturday, March 12 all day         Family fun all day long! There’s a 5k, the firefighters are turning the river green, and there are tons of other activities for all ages (Lucky Charms eating contest, anyone?). It should be a beautiful day, stop by! 7. St. Monci Art Opening at Fancy & Staple Saturday, March 12 at 5 p             Great art from St. Monci. Ron Ostlund, of Ostlund Custom Works and G2G Jewelry/Metal Couture, will also be there, and there will be food from Bird Food and drinks from CS3! 8. Throw a Pi(e) in the Face of Cancer Saturday, March 12 at 6 p           There’s an art show and...

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