LFW Weekly Fun File
Jan25

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? We compile a list of events and activities 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. Juicing in the Garden Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Jill Howard of Juice Jar (check out her Entrepreneur Spotlight) teaches you all about juicing. You’ll also get to sample some juices! 2. 2017 Beer & Bacon Fest Silent Auction for Honor Flight Friday, January 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Help out Honor Flight Northeast Indiana while having beer and bacon. Win-win-win. 3. Adventures of Prince Achmed w/ Live Score by Silbo Gomero Friday, January 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cinema Center is showing the first animated feature film – The Adventures of Prince Achmed. It’s accompanied by a live score and should be pretty neat. It’s family-friendly, so expose your younger generation to some art and culture! 4. January Adult Baking Class! Friday, January 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For this January diet season, explore some healthy alternatives to classic recipes. Then make it unhealthy. Perfect. 5. Winter Cozy Friday, January 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Heated tent and bonfires, live music, and drinks from tolon. 21+. 6. Winterval Saturday, January 28, all day Ice carving, carriage rides and fun downtown! Don’t miss it this year! 7. Notable and Notorious Women of Fort Wayne Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. ARCH Board member Karen Richards will give us the low-down on all the notable and notorious women that come from the Fort. 8. PBS Nerd Night at Bottle and Bottega Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. Support all the wonderful things that PBS brings! There will be good, drinks, and swag. 9. Let’s Comedy! Presents: Kristen Toomey Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Don’t miss one of the top comedians from Chicago as she performs, brought to you by Let’s Comedy! 10. Help Make Hope workshop Sunday, January 29 at 4:30 p.m. Bring a bit of hope and joy to the young people at Parkview Behavioral Health. Supplies are provided, just bring your kind, creative self! 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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LFW — Weekly Fun File
Jun23

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. Greekfest Thursday, June 23 through Sat, June 25 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   It’s the 36th Greek Festival! There’s Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music and dancing. It’s fun for everyone!   2. Sweets So Geek Free Outdoor Movie Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. This night’s feature is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!” There will be a costume contest, pizza and prizes! The kiddos (and adults, too) can talk to an actual archeologist and this month’s charity is Salvation Army. 3. BuskerFest Saturday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.     I love BuskerFest. Street performers are so fun! 4. ARCH’s North Anthony Historic Home and Garden Tour Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore the beautiful historic homes on Kensington and North Anthony Boulevards. This tour will have 13 stops. I absolutely adore this part of Fort Wayne, it really is unique, be sure to check it out if you can! 5. Covington Art Fair Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s Northeast Indiana’s largest art fair! Go see what it’s all about! 6. Living Fort Wayne Film Series Saturday, June 25 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Need something amazing to do after BuskerFest? Join us for our film series! We’re watching “A League of their Own.” There will be food available to purchase and the film is free, just bring your own seat. 7. The Voices of Unity Youth Choir 2016 European Tour Send-Off Concert Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.   Support the talented kiddos going to Europe! The donation concert is $5 for a great cause. 8. Fort Wayne Adventure Games Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. It’s a city-wide bike race with checkpoints and obstacles. What?! So fun! 9. Trubble Brewing Grand Re-Openeing: Beer and Band Bash Saturday, June 25 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Trubble is celebrating the (long awaited) launch of their beer! Food, fun and local brew! 10. Help Make Hope Workshop Sunday, June 26 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.    ...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities
Oct20

LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities

The team here at Living Fort Wayne considers ourselves a pretty hip bunch. But we will jump right in on the fall-lovin’, pumpkin-spice-latte-drinkin’, sweater-wearin’ bandwagon when the leaves start to change and there’s a bit of a chill in the air. So here are our top picks for all things fall in Fort Wayne. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments! Leslie Snare – Director at Large My vote is for the Amazing Fall Fun corn maze and farm. It is such a great family activity and not too far outside of the city. They have a 12-acre corn maze as well as one of the largest and most unique pumpkin patches in Indiana! Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor I’m not a big autumn fan, but I do enjoy the River City Rat Race, gourmet giant caramel apples from DeBrand’s Fine Chocolates, and kayaking anywhere with colorful foliage. Sarah Pine – Social Media Contributor One of my favorite fall activities is going to Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven! It’s a great place to go with family or friends to pick delicious apples from their rows and rows of beautiful apple trees, pick out some pumpkins and get some apple cider. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair I am really looking forward to checking out the Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central put on by ARCH. I am not usually one for scary tours, but I am a bit of a history buff. Plus, my boyfriend used to live in the one of the featured “haunted” buildings, so I’m very curious to see what secrets may lie within its walls. The tour will take off from the USF Performing Arts Building (formerly the Scottish Rite) and is only $10. Click the link above for more details. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Watch a football game! And I’m not talking about from your couch. As a proud 05’er, I can hear Northside’s marching band, the national anthem and every touchdown cheer on Friday nights. There’s something very “fall” about school pride and cold bleacher seats. My vote this fall is to grab some coffee, or a giant hot dog, and watch some football the old school way. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair I love biking and running at the New Haven Rivergreenway! Fall is the time to get in some exercise and breathe in the crisp, cool air. YLNI’s Winter Farmer’s Market is a nice change of pace from the heavy meals and desserts that come with the fall and wintertime. And last but not least, Fortezza, Old Crown or Firefly are the places to go for...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Halloween
Oct14

LFW’s Top Picks for Halloween

We are back again with another of list of our top picks for area activities! This time around, we’re discussing our favorite things to do for Halloween in (and around) Fort Wayne.   Jade Haag – Calendar & Events Chair Zombie Overnight: Survive The Outbreak You get to spend the night at Science Central on October 23rd! Keeping with the zombie theme, but safely tailored to ages 6 and up. The science center will host the first of its new overnight programs called, “Zombie Overnight: Survive The Outbreak”. Participants are encouraged to grab their pillows and sleeping bags and prepare for an impending Zombie Apocalypse. Kids will explore Science Central after dark and get hands-on with experiments not for the faint of heart. Spend the night among the exhibits and wake up to a light breakfast. Children must be 6 years old to attend. Families and groups must maintain a ratio of at least 1 adult to 8 children. Chaperones must stay with children at all times. Tickets purchased online cost $18.00 per person. Tickets purchased before Friday, September 18, cost $15.00 per person.   Becca Bell – Contributing Writer As an architecture and history buff, I love the haunted history tours presented by ARCH. You get to explore downtown while learning about our city’s past. After hearing all the sordid and spooky stories, you’ll never look at Fort Wayne landmarks the same way again! Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tours – October 17th Haunted History of West Central Walking Tour – October 24th http://archfw.org/events/   Jade Kelsey – Partnership Development Co-Chair Howl O’ Ween is a family-friendly “safe” celebration that takes place throughout the sanctuary. Park at the 4-H park adjacent to Black Pine and enjoy a free horse-drawn wagon ride to the sanctuary! Enjoy seasonal decor, and animals, a bonfire, and refreshments. Trick-or-Treat stations will be set up for the ghosts and goblins, too! Costumes optional. (Staff reserves the right to restrict access for especially elaborate, large, unusual costumes that may disturb the animals.) Dress for outdoor activities, some shelter provided. All proceeds help fund the winter care of the animals. Saturday, October 31, 3-6 p.m. Admission: $5.00 per person, ages 3 and up. Park Pals free! http://www.blackpine.org/index.php/visit-us/special-events/howl-o-ween   Tim Zink – Committee Co-Chair Check out the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo “Wild Zoo Halloween,” an area favorite, October 16-18, 22-25, 29-31. Guests can trick-or-treat, see the animals, get pumpkins, and...

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Pop-Up Art Events in May Sponsored by ARCH
Apr23

Pop-Up Art Events in May Sponsored by ARCH

Architecture and Community Heritage (ARCH) Fort Wayne will be hosting pop-up art events every Friday evening in May in their historic Canton Laundry Buildings on Broadway. The events coincide with National Preservation Month, which gives communities and organizations a month-long opportunity to showcase their communities’ efforts to save historic places year round. The Canton Laundry Buildings were acquired by ARCH in 2011 are 19th century and Italianate style. ARCH purchased the buildings to save them from demolition and they are currently on the market for purchase after ARCH stabilized them. The buildings are located at 1014-1016 Broadway in Fort Wayne. If you are interested in checking out these historic places, there will be five evening pop-ups each Friday in May from 4-7 pm. The first Friday event will be May 2nd and will be the location for ARCH’s annual ‘ARCHies’ award ceremony that recognizes local individuals and organizations that promote historic preservation in Fort Wayne and greater Allen County. In addition, there will be a photography exhibit from the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) and the release of ARCH’s 2014 Endangered List. Wunderkammer Company will also sponsor displays of local artwork at each event. Cash bar and food for sale will be available at each event. Mark your calendars for the first event on May 2nd. For additional details, contact ARCH at...

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