LFW Weekend Fun File
May05

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. Debrand: Fort Wayne Tourism Week Celebration Friday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.         Debrand Fine Chocolates is celebrating tourism week in Fort Wayne with FREE chocolate tasting! May Day Art Show Friday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.         The show is free to attend, you can purchase some awesome food from 816 Pint & Slice, and artists’ work will be available to buy! Come on out! Bikefusion Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m.         Test ride some bikes, have some good food, and drink some good beer! Heirloom and Organic Plant Sale Friday, May 6, from 10-7 Saturday, May 7, from 10-5 Sunday, May 8, from 10-6           Start your garden out the right way with some locally grown, organic plants! Relay for Life Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.             Walk for the cure at Parkview Field! Together, we can beat cancer! World Fair Trade Day Celebration Saturday, May 7 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.         Pop up art show, door prizes, and fun for everyone! Celebrate this annual event for a great cause with CWOW! Creative Cocktails: Avenue Q Saturday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.         Main Street Bistro and Avenue Q sounds like an amazing night! You’ll love the food and the show, guaranteed! Beer and BarreBQ Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m.         Great beer, food, and dancing. This fundraiser will be like none you’ve been to before, a relaxed atmosphere benefiting a treasure in Fort Wayne! FW Bombshells Presents: Moulin Rouge Carnivale Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m.         Picture this: Can-can girls, the strongwoman, a contortionist, a snake charmer, and a green fairy you can only see when you’ve had some absinthe (which will be available at the bar!). Moulin Rouge is my favorite movie, and I’m all for this fun night! Take a trip to a side-show in Paris! 21+ please! Mother’s Day Downtown Sunday, May 8 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.         Take your mom to explore downtown with free trolleys and fun for the family! Remember, this isn’t all...

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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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LFW Weekend Fun File
Feb11

LFW Weekend Fun File

This weekend is Valentine’s weekend, and I have PLENTY of date ideas for you. You can add these to your typical dinner and flowers and a box of chocolate, or you can make it a totally off-beat date weekend and try all the quirky (but fun) things going on in our city! This isn’t all there is (believe me – I had a terrible time trying to narrow things down) so make sure you check out our calendar for a more comprehensive list! 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. How Sweet it is Wine Tasting Thursday, Jan 11 from 5p – 8p     A delicious evening of wine & chocolate samplings from around the world! 2. Tumbledown at Cinema Center Thursday, February 11, Pre-Show at 7:00 Feature at 7:30             As part of the NY Film Critic Series, there will be an interview with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner after the showing. Don’t miss! 3. My Cold Hearted Valentine Friday, January 12 at 7p                 Kick off your Valentine’s Day weekend with a night of mystery and mingling. Explore the museum, drink in hand. Interview suspects, and in true Science Central fashion, get “hands-on” while examining the evidence. Drinks and food provided by Hoppy Gnome and JK’s, and dessert is provided by Sweets So Geek. Ah! What a fun, off-beat Valentine’s date night! 4. George Gardner (Void Reunion) Friday, February 12 at 8:30p to 11p         Join a Soirée favorite, George Gardner from Void Reunion, for a night of friendly hangs at the offices of One Lucky Guitar. BYO and support local musicians! 5. YLNI Farmer’s Market Saturday, February 13 at 9a – 1p           The usual: good eats, great buys, support your local businesses. Not only do I look forward to these Saturdays, but the kids love going as well! 6. Cupid’s Chocolate Chase Saturday, February 13 at 8:45 am           You can run (or walk if you’re me) in support of the ALS association. At the end of the run, you get chocolate. I might get into running if someone gave me chocolate every time. Our resident runner wrote a piece about the event, check it out! 7. Fun at the City Exchange Shops                 There’s a Matilda Jane pop-up in collaboration with The Good Ones (dying — my daughter has so many Matilda Jane clothes it’s...

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CWOW brings International Fashion Show to Fort Wayne
Mar20

CWOW brings International Fashion Show to Fort Wayne

In 2014, more than 1 billion people lived in extreme poverty, and historically, 70% of that 1 billion has been women. I could employ a list of all the motivational quotes about change from world leaders we all know, but I won’t do that. Instead, I’d rather talk about world leaders right here in our community who are proving all of those inspirational quotes true—evoking change right here, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. To those who think that there’s nothing you can do to change the world, allow me to introduce you to Creative Women of the World (CWOW). I can only imagine that now you’re wondering how a nonprofit organization located out of Fort Wayne, Indiana has made an impact on these women living in poverty all over the world. CWOW has directly helped over 150 women in ten countries. This little boutique helps these women rise out of poverty by supporting their efforts to become entrepreneurial successes. They sell artisan items created by women globally (you can also read the stories of all the artisans). CWOW of the world is committed to supporting fashion under fair trade practices. But CWOW doesn’t yield efforts there. They’re a women’s advocacy group and training organization, because they understand that simply selling their products in the CWOW boutique isn’t going to completely alleviate anyone of extreme poverty. CWOW gives these women who suffer from tragedies such as extreme poverty, HIV, abuse, human trafficking and natural disaster business training and marketing solutions. The committed and caring members of CWOW travel all over the world to help these women. They want to help support these women in more than a metaphorical sense; they want to connect with them, build relationships with them, shake their hand. Lorelei Verlee, Executive Director at Creative Women of the World says, “We learn their names. We come to know and care about their children, and we see them making a difference in their communities through their power of their own creativity and sense of purpose.” They document all of their trips and experiences in the Creative Women of the World Blog. The products sold at CWOW fulfill more than a utilitarian purpose. Each product was hand crafted by a creative and strong person, and CWOW strives to tell the stories of those people. They enable women all over the world with the opportunity to be heard…to utilize their voices and tell the world their stories of struggle, but also the stories of overcoming those struggles. Creative Women of the World continues to make strides in their global impact with an upcoming fundraising event, the Empower Her World: A Celebration of...

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Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!
Dec05

Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!

We can’t believe it’s been a year since our grand website re-launch here at Living Fort Wayne! Over the course of the last twelve months, we have gotten to feature so many amazing Fort Wayne businesses, non-profits, events, and people. We’ve also grown our team (and we’re continuing to grow) and our following continues to increase by leaps and bounds. We cannot thank you enough, readers and fans, for your support! Living Fort Wayne has made some great strides, but we’re not done yet. We’ve got some exciting plans in store for 2015 and can’t wait to share them with you. But first, let’s talk about our latest development: our Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter! That’s right: Now you won’t miss a single story from Living Fort Wayne. Each week, we’ll curate the last several days worth of posts and send them off to you in one, easy-to-digest e-mail. So, our one year anniversary and the launch of our new e-Newsletter. What better way to celebrate these two milestones than rewarding one very lucky Living Fort Wayne fan with a basket of goodies from a few of the many businesses we’ve featured in the last year, simply for signing up to receive our e-Newsletter? We can’t think of one… so that’s exactly what we’re going to do! The  Living Fort Wayne Anniversary Prize Package What’s Inside All of the items in this incredible prize package were generously donated by the local businesses in which they’re from. Huge thanks to all of the donors! Anytime Fitness – 3-month membership. ArtLink – One-year family membership to the gallery. Cinema Center – One-year membership. Creative Women of the World – Fair trade items. Fort Wayne Indoor – Free skate passes. Longe Optical – $50 gift card towards any eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lens purchase (excludes eye exams.) Mercantile on Main – $25 gift card. Natril Gear – Gift certificate for the purchase of a Lugger of the winner’s choice. Old Fort Soap Company – Basket of products. Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium – $25 gift card. Pure Movements Pilates Studio – Five complimentary classes. Tokens N Tickets – $25 in gift cards. Two EE’s Winery – Four tasting glasses and a voucher for four free tastings. Utopian Coffee – One bag of coffee. YWCA – Cards and a t-shirt. And of course, some Living Fort Wayne gear! Click on the businesses above to see their featured stories and learn more about them! How to Enter Go to www.livingfortwayne.com. Simply subscribe to the Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter and your name will be entered into the drawing. You can do this by filling out the short...

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