Northeast Indiana Staycations – Quiz
Jul27

Northeast Indiana Staycations – Quiz

It isn’t too late to plan the perfect staycation here in Indiana. Answer a few questions and we will tell you what you should during a long weekend or a productive week at home!...

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Oct23

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

This is not a Halloween event – it’s a celebration of life that is important to many people in Mexico, other areas of Latin America and the United States. Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is being celebrated in many places, including right here in northeast Indiana at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. “Día de los Muertos is the biggest festival we have in Mexico,” said Fernando Zapari, editor and publisher of Fort Wayne’s locally-owned El Mexicano Newspaper. During Día de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico, the lives of loved ones are celebrated by families and friends who decorate their grave sites with cempasúchil (marigold-like flowers), food, mementos and other favorite things from their lives. “I love celebrating Día de los Muertos and remembering my loved ones,” said Zapari, who is remembering his own brother this year at this year’s celebration. “It’s important to keep the tradition alive in our own community.” The festival is a national holiday in Mexico and traces its roots to the pre-Colombian era before Spanish colonization. It has been misunderstood at times outside of Mexican culture and is not Mexico’s version of Halloween but a day a remembrance of loved ones. “When I grew up in Mexico, I used to go to the cemetery, clean the graves and just have a day there,” said Palermo Galindo, community liaison for the mayor’s office of the City of Fort Wayne. “There were so many colors of flowers and smells of incense.” Here in Fort Wayne the gallery of the art museum is filled with alter displays remembering deceased loved ones or groups of people who have died for a cause or due to persecution or injustice. Many of these displays feature traditional symbols like sugar skulls, dancing skeletons and other remembrances created by artists, families and community groups in northeast Indiana. “I’m really happy that the Fort Wayne Museum of Art has provided this opportunity to celebrate this important holiday,” Galindo said. Not only does the celebration provide learning opportunities for people unfamiliar with Mexican culture, it also provides a chance for younger Mexican-Americans to reconnect with the culture of their ancestors. “What I’ve personally seen are grandparents or parents bring the young generations and really explain, ‘oh, we used to do this back home,'” Galindo said. “It’s a connection that maybe was missing.” The Fort Wayne celebration is getting bigger and better every year according to Zapari. This year’s family celebration features traditional music, dancing, costumed characters, food and children’s activities. The celebration is from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 29, 2017. In addition to the one-day celebration, “The Days of the...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Apr13

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 go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Rachel Von and Jeremy Stroup’s Art Opening Thursday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stop by for an evening of creativity and fun! 2. Entrepreneurs, Don’t Be Socially Awkward: A Social Media Talk Friday, April 14 at 12 p.m. In this talk, Anna Russett, Senior Social Strategist visiting from Havas Chicago and Fort Wayne native, will discuss why social should be at the core of your strategy with tips on how to build a strong social presence that highlights your brand’s services or products and speaks authentically to your target audience. 3. Hike The Trails of Fox Island Friday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Hike the trails of Fox Island with Naturalist Jeff Ormiston. It should be a beautiful spring day! 4. Slidin’ Into the Latest Trends: Where Social Media is Going Friday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Come hear Anna Russett, Senior Strategist with Havas Chicago and social influencer share emerging trends and innovations in social media. Learn where social media is going and how you can not only come along, but also lead the way. 5. Soirée Presents: Acoustic Showcase Saturday, April 15 ay 7:30 p.m. Hear some great music and BYOB. 6. Chalk it Up [workshop] Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Learn how to chalk, write, and design a chalkboard at Saving Grace Vintage. 7. Deer Park’s Dyngus Day Party Monday, April 17 Celebrate with food, drinks, and music! 8. The Buzz about Bees Tuesday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. A local beekeeper will teach your kiddos (age 3-5) about the importance of bees — stop by and you may learn a thing or two, too! 9. Meet Me At FWMoA Tuesday, April 18 at 2 p.m. “This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.” Check out the event page for more information. 10. Pippin National Tour: April 18, 2017 in Fort Wayne, IN Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m....

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar02

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. Youtheatre’s Dr. Seuss on the Loose at ACPL! Thursday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. The kids will love this performance, and I think you will, too! 2. Thomas Rhett: Home Team Tour Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Thomas Rhett will be in town tonight. Have a little fun on a Thursday. 3. Fort Wayne Museum of Art Gala and Auction Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. This gala and auction is so fun. All proceeds go to a great cause. 4. Mad Ants vs. Westchester Knicks Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Kick off March with a little hometown basketball. 5. Doctors Day Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Science Central is celebrating Docs! I heard the Parkview Samaritan helicopter will be there … should be a fun time! 6. Fort Wayne Home And Garden Show Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. It’s time to start thinking spring.komets 7. Fort Wayne Komets vs. Wheeling Nailers Saturday, March 4 at 5 p.m. Break out your orange and show some Komets pride. This event is in conjunction with Hockey and Heels (see below). 8. Hockey & Heels Saturday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Follow the colorful path to the Century Club room to shop throughout the game. You will also have a chance to win door prizes from Mary Kay, Simply Yoga, Cottage Flowers, DeBrand, Spiece Fitness, Summit City Brewerks, The Salon, and Cala Deia Spa! 9. Let’s Comedy! Presents: Tim Northern Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. “That do-it-yourself approach is paying off for the Nashville native, whose influences are a veritable Who’s Who of comic genius. ‘George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steven Wright – I like all of ‘em.’ Once Tim takes control of the mike, he relies on much the same type of material that those classic comedians used to land in the national spotlight – plain and simple, Tim Northern is a word man.” 10. March Madness: Genealogy Style Begins Sunday, March 5 March Madness: Genealogy Style on the theme of “Out of the Box Genealogy,” a week of programs from March 5 through March 11, 2017. Check them out! 11. Mamma Mia! in Fort Wayne Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep01

LFW Weekly Fun File

It’s Labor Day Weekend! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne (besides heading off to the lake or having a picnic)? 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. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5   Do you love cars? There are events for the entire family! 2. Big Kid Coloring Contest Thursday, September 1 at 6 p.m. Drink beer and color at Trubble. First place gets a $20 gift card. 3. LET’S Comedy Presents: Swipeout Friday, September 2 at 9 p.m. What’s this all about, you say? “We ask a couple of our friends to get on Tinder and invite three of their matches on a date, once those dates arrive we throw them on stage for a dating game. Your host Corey Courrielche will be the man surprising these dates, so come watch him as he tries to avoid getting punched.” … Don’t miss it. 4. 2016 Botanical Roots Concert Series: Zion Lion (Reggae) Friday, September 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. It’s the last Botanical Roots concert! Come enjoy local bands and great food in a beautiful setting. 5. Food n’ Film – Morris From America Premiere Friday, September 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vietnummy is serving food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., “Morris from America” is screening at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and there’s an open mic from from freestyle … yea, freestyle. 6. Artisan Fair Saturday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Harness your inner Ron Swanson and attend some woodworking training and demonstrations, grab some grub from Affine and some dessert from Kona Ice, and have a good time! 7. Oktoberfest Tapping Party! Sunday, September 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s appetizers and a German Polka Band. I mean, come on … 8. An Evening of Music & Laughter for the Soul II Sunday, September 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Comedian Ralphie Roberts and smooth Jazz from Soul35. Tickets get you some food and wine. Check out this off-beat, amazing venue. 9. Get on Board: Get Connected Wednesday, September 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Are you interested in nonprofit board service? Meet nonprofit representatives as...

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