LFW Weekly Fun File
Oct13

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. The Trap Door at The B Side Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Trap Door features true stories told live in front of an audience. This time around, the show features stories from Rebecca Bell, John Cheesebrew, John Comorrato, Courtney Heiser, Kendra Johnson, and Dan Swartz. 2. Annual Halloween Show: Run Fast and DON’T Look Back! Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. both nights I think their teaser says it best: “Are there really ghosts floating down the hallways of North Side High School? Do the stairs at the old Byron Health Center really go on forever? Local choreographers have gathered some of the most chilling local tales of terror as creative source material for this years’ Halloween show. You may never drive by Devils Hollow, the historic Embassy Theatre, Bostwick Bridge or Chapman Road ever again. This year’s haunting Halloween performance, Run Fast and DON’T Look Back, in collaboration with the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night, is sure to leave you looking over your shoulder all the way home. Come in costume, regular street clothes, or in your Sunday best, just don’t come ALONE!” 3. 2016 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Fort Wayne Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. This 5k brings awareness to and celebrates survivors of Breast Cancer. It’s non-competitive, so come out, enjoy the morning, and show your support! 4. Indoor Farmers Market Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Never fear — Farmers markets happen all year round! They’ve transitioned indoors at Parkview Field. The Breast Cancer walk is happening at the same time, so you can stop by both. 5. Fright Night 2016 Saturday, October 15 — all day YAY! Fright Night is here! This is my favorite day of the entire year. There’s a full day of fun, spooky activities for any age. Check out the site for the full schedule. 6. Fall Festival –...

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Allen County SPCA’s Growl at the Moon! – Karaoke for a Cause
Oct11

Allen County SPCA’s Growl at the Moon! – Karaoke for a Cause

While you can’t change an animal’s past, you can most certainly rewrite his future. If you know me, you know I am an animal lover and quite fond of saying that my rescue dog, Raji, rescued me just as much as I rescued him (jury is still out on my rescue cat who decided to “think” outside the litter box this morning). Because of this I have a huge place in my heart for our local Allen County SPCA. I was also quite shocked to find out that our local SPCA is in no way affiliated with the national SPCA. So while Sarah McLachlan’s sad song showcasing haunting puppy eyes in a depressing jail may move you to donate, this in no way helps out our local pets and their owners. Say what?! I made it my mission to see how I could help our local pets, because I am all about helping our Fort Wayne community, including the four-legged members. This coming Saturday, October 15th at 6 PM, the Allen County SPCA is presenting its first annual Growl at the Moon fundraising event at the Grand Wayne Center. It promises to be a spirited evening, filled with food, drink and a lively karaoke competition. I chatted with Executive Director, Jessica Henry, to find out more about the event and the organization it supports. While the Allen County SPCA has several smaller fundraisers each year, this new event is on a grander scale. “We wanted to change things up this year, so we’re excited to introduce Growl at the Moon!” said Jessica. “To the best of our knowledge, nobody else on earth is doing anything quite like this. We think it’s going to be hilarious and entertaining, and what more could someone want from a fundraiser? And, of course, I think it’s the best cause in town, but I may be slightly biased.” Just how has the Allen County SPCA impacted our community? They are currently on track to find homes for nearly 3,000 pets in 2016. According to Jessica, this is a whopping increase of 500% from five years ago! The majority of their adoptable animals come to them from their coalition partners at the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control, so when you adopt from them, you are saving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable animals – a pretty amazing cause indeed! “In addition to pet adoption, we operate the region’s only social service program designed to assist pets and their people,” Jessica stated proudly. “From a weekly pet food bank to free spay/neuter and vaccines, we’re out there every day trying to help pets and the...

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