LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct06

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! 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. Wells Street Bridge Party Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the positive impact Lutheran Social Services is having on our community! There will be local food, local music, and local brews! 2 .Soulless Science: Ghostly Observations Friday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ghost hunting, food and drinks for the over 21 crowd! It’s such a fun night at Science Central! 3. FoodStock 2016 Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Music and our favorite food trucks! 4. La Chic Market Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a home decor market. There’s something for everyone, and some really unique pieces will be featured!  5. Arena Dinner Theatre: Wait Until Dark October 7, 8, 14, and 15 Dinner served at 7 p.m. Curtain time is 8 p.m. ‘ It’s October … the perfect month for a thriller at Arena Dinner Theatre! The show is great and the season is right. 6. Fort Wayne Bombshells Burlesque: Phobias Laid Bare Friday, October 7 – Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. Are you afraid of the dark? Do dolls creep you out? Or maybe needles make you squirm. Face your fears with the extra dash of excitement that is burlesque. Plus, you could win a cool prize in the costume contest! 7. CE Anniversary Coloring Contest Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrate the City Exchange Shop’s one year anniversary! There’s a coloring contest for both kids and adults, complete with some great prizes. Join the fun! 8. W< Community Mural Project Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s the first community mural project at Wunderkammer. You don’t have to be some spectacular artist to contribute, just be willing to give your time and effort to the cause! 9. Youtheatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Friday, October 7 at...

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LFW Spotlight: Micheala Pattison
Aug31

LFW Spotlight: Micheala Pattison

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 spotlight series, we are 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. Next in our series is our Living Fort Wayne Scholars Program intern, Micheala Pattison! What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I am The Intern. I am a senior at IPFW studying Interpersonal and Organizational Communication with minors in Public Relations and Business. I volunteered for Living Fort Wayne because I am not from Fort Wayne so I wanted to learn more! So far, I have lived in the city for three years and I love it! I think it has a lot to offer that not enough people know about, including myself! I’m a writer by trade so helping Living Fort Wayne promote a city I love through writing which I love is a perfect fit. Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). I have a six month old puppy named Mila. She is a great excuse for getting in my daily dose of exercise as well as spending time with my boyfriend. We love going for walks with her because she has so much fun and we enjoy laughing at her excitement when she sees a new person because she is so friendly. There is never a dull moment when I hang out with her and she is more photogenic than I am which is hilarious. If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? I would love to live in Paris. I’ve never been but I would love to go. I’ve heard the culture is amazing; I’ve had the food and it is amazing. I just think Paris is amazing so I would love to live there. 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 FW? I would show them Laser X and Ultrazone, because I love laser tag and if you are going to do one, you have to do the other. Then we would go downtown for food, so much food. If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?...

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LFW Spotlight: Rachelle Reinking
Jun14

LFW Spotlight: Rachelle Reinking

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne were? 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. Next in our series is our Editor, Rachelle Reinking!   What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? – I’m the Editor and a contributing writer for Living Fort Wayne. I joined the LFW team because I love writing and, having lived in Fort Wayne my whole life, I wanted to help showcase the hidden gems our city has to offer.   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). – I’m a pole dancing, meathead yogi. In my down time, I lift weights and pole dance at Fort Wayne Aerial. I’m a yoga teacher (I earned my 200 Hour RYT this past year!) and teach aerial yoga, power, and all levels at Studio Seva.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? – Either Salt Lake City, Utah or Dublin, Ireland. When I visited SLC, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the mountain scenery surrounding an urban city. Plus, the people had some Midwestern hospitality in them. I adored the culture in Dublin, and I am so intrigued by its rich history. Beautiful city in a beautiful country!   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 FW? – Oh man, so many things! I would make a couple days out of exploring Downtown Fort Wayne. Awesome coffee shops, fantastic locally owned restaurants, my go-to shop Black Anvil Tattoo, drop-in pole fitness class at Fort Wayne Aerial, fun music scene and nightlife – that’s a solid weekend in my book.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? – Let it be known, I’m a singer by trade, and would probably sing multiple times well after you’re sick of seeing me go up on stage 😉 I love me some Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Lana Del Rey, but I’ll also willingly (read: shamelessly) sing anything from The Lion King soundtrack.   Stay tuned next month for another glimpse...

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LFW Spotlight: Brittany King
Jun01

LFW Spotlight: Brittany King

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne were? 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. Next in our series is our Communications Liaison, Brittany King! What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog?   I’m the Communication Liaison and currently help manage the events calendar and weekly Fun File. I volunteered for Living Fort Wayne because, being born and raised in the Fort, I love the city and I think it has many amazing things to offer that not enough people know about! I’m a writer so helping Living Fort Wayne promote a city I love through a medium I love is a perfect fit.   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc).   I have the most wonderful 3-year-old daughter. Her name is Annabelle. She thinks she’s a dog most of the time, but that’s okay because I love dogs (I love animals, really). But really, she’s great. She’s a good excuse to go to the zoo almost daily in the summer, and to watch a ton of Clifford and Magic School Bus with no judgment. If we’re not at the zoo or watching some really great ‘90s cartoons, then we are probably reading books or at the theatre.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why?   I want to live everywhere. I can’t even realistically answer that question. I love travel and I love adventure and exploring other cultures.   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 FW?   Uh, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Or honestly, for a more age-appropriate good time, I’d block out a couple days to just explore downtown. People don’t understand how wonderful it is and how many hidden gems we have, not to mention the already well-known things DTFW has to offer. … We’d do a lot of eating.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?   I refuse to do karaoke. To be honest, I really only know the words to show tunes or some...

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LFW Spotlight: Susan Tsai
Apr19

LFW Spotlight: Susan Tsai

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne were? 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. Next in our series is our Editorial chair, Susan Tsai. What is your role within LFW and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog? I am currently the Editorial Chair for LFW. However, I initially joined LFW as a copy editor because I used to copy edit for the Indiana Daily Student when I attended IU, and wanted to get back into it!   Tell us one thing about your life outside of LFW. (Job, Family, pets, hobbies, etc). Outside of LFW, you’ll find me working at Lincoln Financial Group or Club Soda. Needless to say, I don’t have much time for anything else, but I like coloring books, music and watching movies, and anything else that allows me to relax.   If you could live any other place in the world, beside FW, where would you live and why? NYC! I love the hustle and bustle of the big city with a never-ending list of things to do. And the food! There are some things you can’t find anywhere else except NYC…like soup dumplings from Chinatown.   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 FW? Downtown Fort Wayne. Can I categorize that as one thing? But if I had to narrow it down, it would probably be a baseball game at the TinCaps stadium, or a Saturday morning at the farmer’s market.   If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing? I’ve never done karaoke, and probably never will because I never know the words to any songs! So… I would probably be singing something by Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban in my living room. 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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