LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar03

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 peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! 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. Jay Leno Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm Jay Leno is performing live at the Embassy! How fun is that?! 2. Princess Party at Roller Dome North Saturday, March 5 at 10am Meet Anna, Else & Olaf! There’s a full buffet brunch, and it should be super fun for the kiddos! 3. International Women’s Day Saturday, March 5, all day There will be a wide variety of events going on throughout the day, all designed to celebrate and support connection between women everywhere. 4. Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate! Seven different shows throughout the weekend We LOVE Disney on Ice at our house. The show is always great, for adults and kids alike! 5. USF Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 5 at 7pm Many talented bands, all under the age of 25, are competing in this year’s Battle of the Bands! Come out and see the talent right here in our hometown. 6. Pops: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm This Saturday this Beatles Tribute will draw people of all ages, and it should be a great show! 7. Free Beer Tasting at Pedal City Saturday, March 5 at 9pm Try the new Henry’s hard soda as well as a couple other selected beers to sample at Pedal City! No cover! Staci Stork will also be performing live! 8. Downton Abbey Finale Sunday, March 6 at 2pm It’s the last episode of Downton Abbey! The Embassy and PBS are pairing up to give us a special, FREE sneak preview! 9. CDI Pop Up Sale Event Sunday, March 6 at 11 am While you visit the sale you can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys, along with som live music. Drinks, sales (20% off art and accessories, 30% off furniture) and music. Perfect Sunday fun! 10. North Anthony Corridor March Walkable Wednesday Wednesday, March 9 at 8am (all day) Businesses offer specials and discounts in the North Anthony Corridor — check out all they have to offer!   Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Event: Lions, Tigers & Beer Black Pine!
Sep30

Event: Lions, Tigers & Beer Black Pine!

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion provides a home for nearly 100 displaced exotic animals who, since captive-raised, cannot be released into the wild. Therefore, the sanctuary provides a place for these animals for the rest of the animals’ lives. On Saturday, Oct. 4, the sanctuary is putting on their 8th annual Lions, Tigers and Beer, Black Pine! event from 6 – 9 p.m. The event will feature a beer tasting, dinner, sanctuary tours, music, silent auction and fall fun among the animals. Souvenirs and Park Pal memberships will also be for sale at the main attendance gate. Registration is $25 in advanced and $30 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased here. Check, Visa and Mastercard are all acceptable forms of payment for the silent auction. Senior animal keepers, members of the Board of Directors, paid staff and other supporters of the sanctuary will also be on hand to meet with guests. Black Pine provides a home for animals such as big and small cats, canines, bears, primates, birds, reptiles and many others. Over 50 species are represented in the park’s animal population. Their mission is “to provide permanent refuge to these animals and to educate people about responsible pet ownership.” Sanctuary founder Karen Hoag and her husband and daughter basically started the roots of the sanctuary in the late 1980s by utilizing their vacant farm land to take in and care for exotic animals. At first, that started with ostriches, potbelly pigs, llamas and black Welsh mountain sheep. They adopted a pair of mountain lions and two Siberian tigers who were retired from the circus. In 1995, Karen sold her hair salon to work with her animals full-time and by 2003, Black Pine grew with educational programs, volunteer programs and more animals. In 2004, Karen turned the sanctuary into a non-profit organization. Since then, a Board of Directors has taken steps to ensure the best possible care of the animals that come to the sanctuary. The sanctuary is primarily funded by visitor fees and merchandise and membership sales.  This weekend’s event raises money to offset the care of the animals throughout the winter months. Habitat sponsorships, individual, business and in-kind donations are also ways Black Pine offsets the costs of caring for the animals they take in. No taxpayer dollars are received and in addition to the small paid staff, Black Pine is also supported by many volunteers. For more information about the events and the sanctuary, visit their website....

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J K O’Donnell’s Beoir Go Leoir | Are you going? We are!
Jun17

J K O’Donnell’s Beoir Go Leoir | Are you going? We are!

JK O’Donnell’s is hosting their second annual unlimited craft beer sampling event, Beoir Go Leoir, on June 21st from 2-6 pm! It’s a 21 and over event. Are you attending? If so, look for a Living Fort Wayne member (myself) to snag some of our brand new swag. Also, check back on our site for our post-event coverage. Ticket information below! VIP tickets $65/$75 day of if available (sold out last year) -Tasting glass, lanyard, t-shirt, food, early entry (1pm) General Admission $35/$45 day of if available- includes tasting glass Tickets available at the pub or...

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