LFW Member Spotlight – Rob Hines
Sep28

LFW Member Spotlight – Rob Hines

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city. In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us. Today we are spotlighting Living Fort Wayne’s Contributing Writer, Rob Hines! What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I am a feature writer for Living Fort Wayne and I reached out to LFW after learning about the blog because I have lived here for…several years and I think this city has so much to offer that most people here don’t realize. I hope I can help increase awareness of our awesomeness. Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne? In my spare time (which, as the father of a seven-year-old, may be a myth), I enjoy writing comic book scripts. However, my gross lack of artistic skill prevents these scripts from becoming actual things. If there’s an artist out there interested in drawing my books in exchange for Hot Wheels cars, let me know. We have plenty. If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why? Our dream is to buy a home on Mackinac Island overlooking the water. If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne? The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo after a few Coney Island hot dogs, of course. If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? Sweet Caroline Keep your eyes peeled for the next Spotlight with another one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook. We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working and playing right here in Fort...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct05

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun events in Fort Wayne? Look no further! 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. Tickled Pink – Vera Bradley Friday, October 6, 2017 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join Vera Bradley for an evening of fun and friendship as they raise funds for breast cancer research. Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of new Vera Bradley colors, styles and trends and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly expanded Distribution Center. Have your picture taken in the photo studio, bid on a selection of unique silent auction items. Savor creative culinary selections and fine cocktails featuring the best of Fort Wayne’s caterers and restaurants. Each guest will receive a special Vera Bradley gift. Space is limited; guests must be 21 years and over. Youtheatre: The Canterville Ghost Friday, October 6, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017 Come to Canterville Chase, an ancient home haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman. You’re invited to a tour and a party in this audience immersive theatrical experience with all the creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies that mix spooky and funny. An engaging alternative to the traditional audience/actor experience! Please be advised – the audience will be doing some standing/walking during this show. Please notify the box office if special accommodations are needed. Sci-Fi Central Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Join Science Central as they put the science in science fiction. The third annual Sci-Fi Central Mini-convention celebrates science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comic books and more. Are you an enormous pop culture fan but don’t want to drive to Chicago or Indy to attend one of those big conventions? Well, come join us for the day at Science Central, where we will provide all the elements you might enjoy at one of the large conventions, but in a more inviting, family-friendly environment. Allen County Trailblazer Nature Hike at Heatherwood Park Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Join a naturalist and hike the trails at Heatherwood Park for a Trailblazers guided hike. Free Outdoor Showing of Beetlejuice Saturday, October 7, 2017 – ***6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ***Movie is estimated to start about 30 minutes AFTER sundown – about...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug18

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. YLNI August Hot Spot Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us at The Golden this month for the August Hot Spot! 2. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20 It’s that time again! High school and collegiate soccer, food and activities. 3. Zoo Brew and Wine Too Friday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aaaaah … I love Zoo Brew! It’s so much fun. Walk around the zoo while local food and drink vendors offer samplings of some of your favorites! Local bands perform throughout the night, and all proceeds go to help the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! 4. Fort Wayne Railroad Open House Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and $4 train rides. History buffs and train lovers alike will have a great time at this event! 5. Summer Festival WGBJ 102.3FM La Unica, the local Spanish radio station, is hosting a Hispanic festival! They’re boasting the best authentic Mexican and multi-cultural food and a wide variety of entertainment options … all in the hopes of helping our community embrace diversity. Check it out! 6. All IN Block Party Saturday, August 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The second All IN Block Party is happening prior to the free outdoor showing of “Gremlins” by Sweets so Geek (see number 7 ). ALL IN is an Indiana Humanities Program that “encourages Hoosiers to think, read and talk.” The block party will promote civic engagement and build community through fun! 7. Free Outdoor Showing of Gremlins After the block party, stick around for a free outdoor showing of “Gremlins!” 8. 5K Run/Walk Saturday, August 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Run (or walk) for a cause! It’s a 5K to raise funds and awareness for Polio, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Rotary. 9. VFW End of Summer Party Saturday, August 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. An end of summer party with food and activities, a portion of the proceeds will go to help homeless veterans. Tickets are...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun09

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. MKM Thursday, June 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm           Enjoy food from Affine and check out some great art while exploring MKM’s Boundaries exhibit. “Boundaries: Exploring Meaningful Thresholds — to see how our creative process is exploring the relationship between place and perception.” 2. Cupcakes and Cocktails for a Cause Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Cupcakes and signature cocktails provided by CS3 and live jazz music by the Phil Schurger Trio. The event benefits FWCS Study Connection, an after-school tutoring program serving children in need. 3. Distillery Experience Tour Friday, June 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm           Tour the distillery! Tours will run in 15 minute intervals from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a cash bar in the outdoor pavilion. Get some food from the food trucks and have a great time! 4. Art & Soul Friday, June 10 from 8 pm to 12 pm                 This Art & Soul benefits the Voices of Unity USA Choir Olympic Team‘s 2016 European Tour, “Journey to The Vatican.” There will be live painting and pieces for sale, and appetizers from Club Soda! 5. Arena Dinner Theatre: South Pacific Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 at 6:15 pm             This is a great musical. The show should be great, and the food is great. Don’t miss opening weekend! (But if you do miss opening weekend, then go next weekend!) 6. Yoga at Wunderkammer Saturday, June 11 from 9 am to 10 am         Yoga and Art! Go! 7. Heroes and Hot Rods Saturday, June 11 at 9 am           Cool cars for a great cause. There will be food, music, a silent auction and more. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors Project and Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc. 8. Pedal, Paddle, and Play Saturday, June 11 from 11 am to 7 pm           Outdoor family fun! Explore the local water and land trails...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr28

LFW Weekend Fun File

Spring is such a fun time! Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend in Fort Wayne! 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.   1. Purple Rain — Free Screening Thursday, April 27 at 8:30 pm           Cinema Center is hosting a free screening of “Purple Rain” to honor Prince. Come out and see the show and remember a musical legend! 2. YLNI Financial Happy Hour Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm             Meet at 816 Pint & Slice to learn how you can gain financial freedom. Pizza and first round of drinks are free! Check it out! 3. Stand Against Racism Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm         The YWCA and Wunderkammer Company are teaming up to bring community members together to express how they feel about racism through art. Should be a beautiful time. 4. Mom’s Night Out Thursday, April 28 at 5:30 pm         Fun and shopping at Cerutis! Appetizers and entertainment (along with a tote) are included in the ticket price. 5. Early Art Exploration Saturday, April 30 at 10 am           I love these! Bring your little ones for a fun morning of creating art. 6. Avenue Q Friday, April 29 and May 6 at 8 pm Saturday, April 30 and May 7 at 8 pm Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm                 Twenty-somethings trying to make it through life, as told by puppets. This show is hilarious. Don’t let the puppets throw you off, though. It’s not for kids. 7. Jane Eyre Friday, April 29 and May 6 at 7:30 Saturday, April 30 and May 7 at 7:30 Sunday, May 1 and May 8 at 2:30         All for One is putting on an original adaptation of the classic, Jane Eyre. Celebrate Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday year by seeing this wonderful production! 8. Last Saturday Saturday, April 30           $1 admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art! It’s a fun, low-cost way to spend a Saturday! 9. Families4Nature Day Saturday, April 30, all day               Kids (and grown-ups too) are spending significantly less time outdoors. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is participating in Families4Nature to...

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