Current Fort Wayne Events for the Weekend of 1.25.19
Jan22

Current Fort Wayne Events for the Weekend of 1.25.19

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Let Your Inner pARTY Animal Out for the Allen County SPCA
Sep06

Let Your Inner pARTY Animal Out for the Allen County SPCA

If you’re the person who makes friends with the host’s dog during social gatherings, snap on your party hats. Fort Wayne HeART of the City and the Allen County SPCA present pARTY Animal, an art social event to benefit the Allen County SPCA. pARTY Animal (you gotta love that play on words) will take place on September 22 at 4pm–10pm at 125 W. Main Street, just two doors down from Coney Island. I spoke with Executive Director of the SPCA, Jessica Henry, to find out more unique fundraiser.   pARTY Animal is the first art-related event for the Allen County SPCA, and there’s plenty to look forward to at this inaugural happening. An art gallery by local artists will displayed and available for purchase; part of the proceeds from each purchase will benefit the Allen County SPCA. Live painters will create animal-themed paintings (available for auction), local musicians will be performing, and raffles will be held throughout the night. Plus, you can meet cats and dogs that are adoptable at a later date. Emcee Amber Stone of SUNNY 103.9 will host this fun night, and delicious pizza and beverages will be available for purchase by 816 Pint & Slice.   For $5 donation at the door, you can help support the Allen County SPCA and their mission to find animals’ fur-ever homes. A $20 VIP package can be purchased online and includes admission for one, one drink ticket, and exclusive rooftop access throughout the evening. Availability is limited. If you’re unfamiliar with the location, that’s because it’s a privately owned building that has been completely renovated. “It’s a unique opportunity for a sneak peek inside a place that’s not open to the public,” said Jessica.   The Allen County SPCA is the only nonprofit animal shelter in the area, and they’ve been working hard to save as many animals as they can. Jessica said, “In 2016, we homed over 2,700 animals. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations. Without the community, we couldn’t do it.” Thanks to the connection within the HeART of the City, this event will make even more possible for the organization. “This event is special in that it’s supporting local artists and animals. It serves a dual purpose. We are extremely grateful for all of the artists and their dedication to the event.”   Let your inner party animal out and support the local art and animals on September 22nd at pARTY Animal! VIP packages are available for purchase here. Check out the Facebook event page for updates on the event as it...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug24

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening 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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 2017 Taste of the Arts August 25 and August 26 It’s that time again! Get out and experience the arts! Dinner and a Movie: Occupy the Farm Friday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Learn how to take direct action and live a healthier, more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. When You Wish Upon A Star: Disney Cabaret Begins Friday, August 25 Three Rivers Music Theatre is celebrating Disney! Doug Stanhope Live in Fort Wayne Saturday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Need a laugh? Stop by CS3 this weekend. Cinema Center Movie Poster Sale August 25 and 26 Grab some cool film posters and merchandise from Cinema Center this weekend! Strides of Hope Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. Join the walk for A Hope Center this weekend. It’ll be a great time for a great cause. A Grave Matter in Indiana Saturday, August 26 at 10 a.m. What’s the deal with the different types of headstones? Find out! JK’s Street Soccer Tournament/ Founders KBS Brunch Saturday, August 26 at 12 p.m. Love soccer, love beer? This is for you. Guerrilla Theatre Sunday, August 27 at 6:45 p.m. Perform literally whatever you want this Sunday at Wunderkammer. Doesn’t have to be perfect or anything spectacular. Join the fun! Bravas Presents: Burger Brunch Yummmmmm. Burgers, cocktails from the golden, and coffee from Utopian Coffee. What a fun Sunday! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug17

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening 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 submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. Chris Cross the Nation Thursday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m. Chris Miller, a Fort Wayne native, is running from NYC to California to change the dialogue surrounding addiction. Hear his story at this event. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19 Soccer, soccer, and more soccer! August Hot Spot: Meet the Board Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 p.m. It’s that time again — time for our monthly hot spot! This event, we’ll be introducing the new board. Join us! Riverfront Fort Wayne Film Series: Mean Girls Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. It’s a free showing of “Mean Girls” in Lawton Park. Just in time for the beginning of the school year. Railroad Open House Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20 Free admission and $5 train rides! Learn all about trains and their important role throughout history. Bring the kids! Community Fun Fair Saturday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Food, giveaways, and free family fun! Love Wins: A Free Concert Saturday, August 19 at 4 p.m. Celebrate our community at an event designed to bring us together. Local talent abounds in this free performance. Embody Dance Sunday, August 20 at 10:50 a.m. This event is open to all, you don’t have to have dance experience to join! Come try something new that’s good for body and soul. Inaugural Dog Days of Summer 5k Run/Walk Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to benefit the Allen County SPCA and H.O.P.E. for Animals. August Splash-In Movie Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer celebration that’s fun for the whole family. 2017 Solar Eclipse at ACPL Monday, August 21 at 12 p.m. Surely by now you’ve heard about the solar eclipse, right?! You can watch it anywhere, obviously, but check out this special event. We just did a feature about it. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society Brings Us Closer to Space
Aug16

Fort Wayne Astronomical Society Brings Us Closer to Space

I am fascinated with space, and maybe you are, too. The solar eclipse is coming up, and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society has our space nerdery covered. I went to their July General Meeting to get more information, and member Jon Thomas gave an exceptional explanation on how we plan on getting to Mars. We explored possible routes to the Red Planet, the length of time they’d take, and the pros and cons. He also covered different theories on how we could make water, methane for propellant, and oxygen for the stay on Mars and the trip home. Finally, Jon covered the concerns about the trip, one of the bigger ones being the human factor. The FWAS began in 1959 as a not-for-profit “to support amateur observing and promote public education in Astronomy and related sciences.” They hold several meetings once a month both public and for members only and have public observing sessions every clear Saturday which start about an hour after sunset. Public observing sessions are held at Jefferson Township Park in New Haven at their newly built observatory, featuring a 16″ telescope. FWAS has volunteers that will come out to your large group, school, or church with telescopes, and teach you about what you’re seeing in the sky. I asked society secretary Gene Stringer if they were planning an event for the solar eclipse on August 21st. Not only are they planning an event, they’re planning two! The first event will be at the Allen County Main Public Library on Aug. 21 from 12-3pm. The FWAS will be handing out eclipse viewing glasses on a first-come, first-served basis. They will also be bringing telescopes with sun filters and projectors to help us view the event. The food trucks will be there and admission is free but donations are welcomed. The second is a group of society members who are actually traveling to Evansville, IN. The Society says that hotels have been booked for two years in preparation for this event. The Solar Eclipse will be crossing over 14 states on August 21, 2017. For more information on the solar eclipse, check out NASA’s website. Find out more about the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society on their website, and follow them on Facebook and...

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