Your Guide to Surviving the 2018 Vera Bradley Sale
Apr10

Your Guide to Surviving the 2018 Vera Bradley Sale

It is almost that time of year! Starting April 11, the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale will begin its five day run at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. In order to be sure you are ready for this shopping spectacular, we have compiled a cheat sheet so you can have a successful shopping trip! There’s still time left! Join us next week in Fort Wayne, Indiana for our 2018 Annual Outlet Sale: https://t.co/jT2xqtLjuW #vbas18 pic.twitter.com/QEbiz8f3si — Vera Bradley (@verabradley) April 5, 2018 The Event Details Wednesday, April 11, 2018 $5 Per Session Session 1: 7:30 am – 10:00 am Session 2: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Session 3: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Session 4: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018 $5 Per Session Session 1: 7:30 am – 10:00 am Session 2: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Session 3: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Session 4: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, April 13, 2018 $5 Per Session Session 1: 7:30 am – 10:00 am Session 2: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Session 3: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Session 4: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 Free Admission All Day Session 1: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2018 Free Admission All Day Session 1: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm If you want to attend a weekday session, visit Ticketmaster to get a ticket. All purchasers at the sale must register! Bring Your Employee ID or Bring Canned Food Many fields will have special discount days! If you bring your employee ID, you may be able to get a discount. If you don’t work for one of these public service fields, bring some non-perishable food as a donation to Community Harvest Food Bank! The one thing this sale never strays away from is giving back. Don’t forget to make a donation to the Vera Bradley Foundation and Charis House as well! Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Military/Law Enforcement receive 10% off their purchase Thursday, April 12, 2018 Healthcare professionals receive 10% off their purchase Receive $10 off a $100 purchase with a charitable donation to Charis House Military/law enforcement receive 10% off their purchase Friday, April 13, 2018 School faculty receive 10% off their purchase Receive $10 off a $100 purchase with a charitable donation to Charis House Military/law enforcement receive 10% off their purchase Saturday, April 14, 2018 Receive $10 off a $100 purchase with a charitable donation or non-perishable food donation to Community Harvest Food Bank Military/law enforcement receive 10% off their purchase Sunday, April 15, 2018  Receive $10 off a $100 purchase with a charitable donation or non-perishable food donation to Community...

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Fort Wayne Farm Show 2018
Jan12

Fort Wayne Farm Show 2018

What is it? The Fort Wayne Farm Show is back for its 29th year at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.  The free three-day festival, January 16-18, is among the most respected in the nation, drawing visitors from around the country.  Agri-business leaders come to share their knowledge and experience, and compare the latest technology to further the industry.  Bring the kids to take a peek at the area’s largest variety of farm machinery equipment.  With the completion of the new Conference Center in the Memorial Coliseum, this year’s show is expected to be the biggest one yet, with approximately 1,100 booths and displays of even larger pieces of equipment than last year. What else is happening? Daily educational seminars are presented by the Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Purdue Cooperative Extension.  Parkview Health Systems will be there offering free CPR classes on each day of the show.  A fundraising auction, in support of the Indiana FFA Scholarship Foundation, raised over $25,000 for scholarships in 2017 and will be held the Tuesday and Wednesday of this year’s show. View this post on Instagram ‪We appreciate that DuPont Pioneer is committed to enriching the lives of producers and consumers to create a bright future for all, including the members of Indiana FFA. Thank you for your support of our association and for allowing us to tour your Tipton facilities today!‬ A post shared by Indiana FFA (@indianaffa) on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:23pm PST What are the details? When: Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Wednesday, January 17, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM Thursday, January 18, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Where: Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave. Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46805 Price: Free Admission Website:...

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Release – Weekend events to bring in over 16,000 visitors to city
Jan11

Release – Weekend events to bring in over 16,000 visitors to city

Press release from Visit Fort Wayne Music, basketball, volleyball, hockey, and softball will be bringing thousands of visitors to Fort Wayne over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The MLK Volleyball Challenge returns for a sixth year at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and will bring in an estimated 10,000 attendees from January 13-14. Meanwhile, over the same dates, SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse will host the popular Gym Rats MLK Basketball Classic (4,900 attendees) and SportONE Parkview Icehouse will host the 2018 Crossover Hockey Games, bringing in 250 in attendance. January 12-14, The Plex South welcomes the National Softball Association’s 2018 Snowflake Frenzy, which will bring an estimated 400 in attendance. In downtown Fort Wayne, the Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference (600) will convene at the Grand Wayne Convention Center for a sixth consecutive year. The conference will feature a large trade show, educational workshops and performances at the Historic Embassy Theatre. Fort Wayne’s restaurants, attractions and hotels will feel a generous bump in business as a result of these five events, as more than 16,150 people and $2.92 million dollars will enter our city over three days. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will also be hosting the annual Fort Wayne Farm Show immediately following MLK weekend on January 16-18. Attendance will be approximately 25,000. For more information on any of these events, contact Dan O’Connell or Kristen Guthrie at Visit Fort Wayne, (260)...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar30

LFW Weekly Fun File

–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. Inaugural FORT WAYNE SOUP Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The goal is to foster community and civic engagement through social and democratic interaction.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out the post. Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. This will be an amazing night raising money for an awesome organization in our community. Donnie Darko 15th Anniversary Late Night Screening… Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Special screenings of the newly restored 15th anniversary special of Donnie Darko! Maumee, Mary And Joseph Comedy Festival Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s first comedy festival. It’s sure to be a good time! Journey, Allen County War Memorial Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Who doesn’t love Journey? Fool Hardy History Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will win prizes. The Phil Masterworks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Three Shakespearean works are represented here in vastly different guises. The program’s centerpiece is Mendelssohn’s sparkling A Midsummer Night’s Dream, complete with actors reading from the Bard’s comedy. Science Central Spring Break Camps April 3 – 8 Have some fun and keep learning this spring break! Registration deadline is 2 days before camp begins … don’t wait! Fort Wayne Komets vs. Toledo Walleye Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Spend your Wednesday evening this Spring Break with the Komets! 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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Photographing Miranda: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour – from the lens of a novice turned expert
Oct21

Photographing Miranda: Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour – from the lens of a novice turned expert

A pretty unique opportunity was offered to me last week. Or, I should say, the opportunity was offered to Living Fort Wayne and I humbly accepted it on behalf of the team. The Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour was rolling through Fort Wayne on one of its last stops and we were asked if we’d like to cover the show. The concert was promoted as a “girls night out” and featured Courtney Cole, Clare Dunn, Raelynn (of The Voice fame), and Miranda Lambert. A little backstory: during my senior year of college, I was a marketing intern at Sweetwater Sound and was able to attend a Miranda Lambert concert with the owner of Wechter Guitars (a division of Sweetwater). We got backstage passes to meet her and give her a custom-made Wechter guitar. Also, my college roommate listened to her all the time and she eventually grew on me, so I have a soft spot for Miranda Lambert and I likely always will. I was very excited for the concert and then I found out that our tickets were to come with a press pass. The press passes were specifically for one photographer to take photos for the first three songs of each artist. After those three songs were finished, said photographer was to leave his or her camera with personnel. That was completely reasonable, except for the fact that I don’t necessarily consider myself a professional photographer. I suppose technically, legally, and logistically speaking I am considered a professional photographer because I do photography at my real job and have done freelance photography for which I’ve been compensated. With most roles I fill in my life, I tend to do a lot of different types of tasks (like a real renaissance woman.) So I wasn’t scared to take photos of Miranda Lambert… Just kidding, I was pretty terrified, but I didn’t want that to stop me. I decided to just pretend that I knew exactly what I was doing. My friend Ashley and I showed up at the Coliseum just after 7:30 and went up to the will call window. They gave me the press pass and tickets in an envelope with my name actually printed on it (with my last name spelled correctly) which I was much more excited about than it really warranted. We went up the escalator and met Nathan, the Vice President of Sales for the Coliseum. He was extremely friendly and helpful and told us exactly how everything would work for the evening and where I would be able to go to take photos. Pretty soon, it was time for me to head out into the concert. I’m going...

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