Post 241 Holds Wrestling Event As Fundraiser
Jul24

Post 241 Holds Wrestling Event As Fundraiser

For Immediate Release Post 241 Holds Wrestling Event As Fundraiser On August 11th, 2018 we are putting on an event to raise money for repairs to our building. We are Waynedale American Legion post 241, and we are very active in our community. The event is a wrestling match, and cost per ticket is $10, and all ages are welcome. We also have a select number of VIP seating as well.     The American Dream Wrestling Event When: Saturday August 11, 2018 4:00pm – 11:30pm Where: Waynedale American Legion Post 241 7605 Bluffton Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-7851 What: The American Dream wresting event at the Waynedale American Legion post 241 will have headlining Dick the Bruiser Jr. and our very own Mike “Shotgun” Shuler. We will have a meet and greet for children @ 3:30pm, and King Arthur’s Trolley food truck. There will be beverages available for purchase for all ages. # # # Media Contact: Carl F. Heyneman III Adjutant (260) 705-0420...

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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
Jun15

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. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Silent Film Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. Every Thursday in June, they’re showing black and white films with the Grand Pipe Organ. It’s the best experience. RibFest at Headwaters Park Thursday, June 15 through Sunday, June 18 It’s what we love best in the Fort … good food and brew! Blocknobben! Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Stop by and see featured local vendors, local artists, and local food! Throughout the evening the event will be transformed into a movie set for the Film the Fort Project. Go have some fun! Father’s Day 5K Saturday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m. It’s a run and a pancake breakfast where the proceeds go to an awesome local charity. What more could you want? SCAN & Simply Decks Grill Out Event Saturday, June 17 at 12 p.m. Fresh Thyme will be partnering with Simply Decks to grill up some delicious food for a wonderful cause. Graduation Celebration – Jefferson Pointe Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Free concerts at Jefferson Pointe are so fun, and local band, Oferle, is amazing! It’s definitely worth your time to stop by. Lace + Arrow SW Grand Opening & Anniversary Sale Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Lace + Arrow is so amazing. Seriously. Shop and enjoy some complimentary mimosas, plus take advantage of discounted class passes at PranaYoga. Quackers Riverway 5K presented by Franklin Electric Saturday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. It’s SCAN’s big benefit day! Begin with the 5k, then stick around for the duck race! Food Not Bombs FW 5th year Anniversary Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Bring a dish to eat and something fun to do (hula hoops, chalk, instruments, etc.) and enjoy some great community with your neighbors. Make Music Day Fort Wayne Wednesday, June 21   During Fort Wayne’s celebration of this international event, there are several events happening throughout the city! It’s also Living Fort Wayne’s second concert in the concert series at Headwater’s Park! Join us! 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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Souped Up: Fort Wayne SOUP
Mar10

Souped Up: Fort Wayne SOUP

Note from event organizers – Due to overwhelming interest in our inaugural Fort Wayne SOUP event on March 30th we must change the location from One Lucky Guitar to the Summit located at 1025 West Rudisill Blvd. The new venue can accommodate up to 240 guests. In an effort to organize and plan for dinner appropriately we ask all attendees register for the inaugural event through Eventbrite. We are grateful to One Lucky Guitar and the community for all their support. Fort Wayne SOUP is served. Actual Soup?  The SOUP is a micro-grant dinner that fosters community and raises funds for creative projects that enhance Fort Wayne living.  (It’s easier than it sounds!) Here are the ingredients: Relationships. A shared meal.  Diversity. Critical dialogue. Community. Creativity. Collaboration. Democracy. Fun. Empowerment. Contribution. Action. Join the mix at the inaugural Fort Wayne SOUP on March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Summit.  The suggested minimum donation is $5.  Guests receive a meal, the opportunity to hear four vibrant ideas for projects that will transform Fort Wayne, and to cast a vote to fund their favorite project.  The deadline for submitting project proposals is March 16, 2017.     The Process Fort Wayne SOUP hosts a soup dinner (called a SOUP).  Several weeks before each SOUP, community members submit project proposals to the SOUP committee. The  projects must benefit the Fort Wayne community, but the field is otherwise open to all ideas, including art, urban agricultural, social entrepreneurship, education, technology, and more. Proposals must include a summary, proposed use of funds, an explanation of the project’s impact on Fort Wayne, and a timeline for implementation. The committee reviews and votes on four projects to be presented at the SOUP.  The selected community members work with Fort Wayne Confluence to create dynamic four-minute presentations to pitch their proposals. At the SOUP, attendees make an optional donation, suggested to be $5 or more, at the door. While enjoying soup, salad, and bread, they hear the four pre-selected project proposals. Each presenter fields four questions from the audience. SOUP attendees discuss and debate the benefits of each proposal.  Each attendee votes on the project they believe will most benefit the Fort Wayne community. The project with the most votes receives all of the money collected at the door, as seed money to fund their project.  Attendees do not obtain equity or ownership in the winning project.  Winners are expected to work diligently to bring their project to life, and to attend the next scheduled SOUP and discuss their progress.   The Inspiration SOUP arrived here via Detroit (and other SOUP’s hosted in communities worldwide), at the hands of a dedicated committee of young professionals.  After reading a magazine article about...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar09

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. Fashion & Community #flightfulfw Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This spring fashion show will benefit SCAN. There will be food from 800 Degrees, and a pop-up shop from Fancy and Staple! Don’t miss it! 2. Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12 — Times vary We love the Disney on Ice shows. They’re always SO fun, no matter what your age! 3. First Presbyterian Theatre presents: The Children’s Hour Weekends beginning Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary This seminal 1930s drama confronts some big issues, including lying and bigotry. 4. Arena Dinner Theatre- Getting Sara Married Weekends beginning Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary It’s a fun, romantic show about finding love in your 30s. 5. Get Green 2017 Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. They’re turning the river green for Saint Patrick’s Day! This is a family-friendly event with something available for all ages! 6. Bath Fizzy Workshop Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime to learn how to make your own bath fizzies! It’s $10 and you’ll walk away with three fizzies. 7. YLNI Members Event: Escape Room YLNI Members can join a team to see if you can defeat the Escape Room! The fun begins and ends at the Hoppy Gnome. 8. OLC, Secret Mezzanine, Fun While You Wait, We’re Ghosts Now Saturday, March 11 at 9 p.m. New Jersey natives Fun While You Wait and We’re Ghosts Now are on tour and stopping by Fort Wayne! Come see them play with local bands OLC and Secret Mezzanine. 9. Educational Series: Riverfront Design Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. This month, learn about phase one of the riverfront development. It’s so much more than a beautiful new park! 10. Stargazing: Your Sky Tonight Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Science Central will lead you on a walk along the riverway for a closer look at the stars. This is fun for all ages. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait...

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