LFW Weekend Fun File
Mar03

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! 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. Jay Leno Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm Jay Leno is performing live at the Embassy! How fun is that?! 2. Princess Party at Roller Dome North Saturday, March 5 at 10am Meet Anna, Else & Olaf! There’s a full buffet brunch, and it should be super fun for the kiddos! 3. International Women’s Day Saturday, March 5, all day There will be a wide variety of events going on throughout the day, all designed to celebrate and support connection between women everywhere. 4. Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate! Seven different shows throughout the weekend We LOVE Disney on Ice at our house. The show is always great, for adults and kids alike! 5. USF Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 5 at 7pm Many talented bands, all under the age of 25, are competing in this year’s Battle of the Bands! Come out and see the talent right here in our hometown. 6. Pops: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Saturday, March 5 at 7:30pm This Saturday this Beatles Tribute will draw people of all ages, and it should be a great show! 7. Free Beer Tasting at Pedal City Saturday, March 5 at 9pm Try the new Henry’s hard soda as well as a couple other selected beers to sample at Pedal City! No cover! Staci Stork will also be performing live! 8. Downton Abbey Finale Sunday, March 6 at 2pm It’s the last episode of Downton Abbey! The Embassy and PBS are pairing up to give us a special, FREE sneak preview! 9. CDI Pop Up Sale Event Sunday, March 6 at 11 am While you visit the sale you can enjoy mimosas and bloody marys, along with som live music. Drinks, sales (20% off art and accessories, 30% off furniture) and music. Perfect Sunday fun! 10. North Anthony Corridor March Walkable Wednesday Wednesday, March 9 at 8am (all day) Businesses offer specials and discounts in the North Anthony Corridor — check out all they have to offer!   Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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Pass the Torch for Women
Feb26

Pass the Torch for Women

Not many can argue against the fact that women are a force to be reckoned with. We’ve come a long way from damsels in distress, to winning the right to vote, and to equal rights as men – all within 100 years’ time. We continue to strive to be exceptional workers, caretakers, mothers, sisters and so on.  But even in the 21st century, we find that being a woman in the workplace has its challenges. These are just a few of the reasons why Mentoring Women’s Network (MWN) was created. MWN is a nonprofit organization comprised of a “community of empowered women developing one another professionally through mentoring relationships.” In honor of International Women’s Day, MWN has launched a campaign called Pass the Torch for Women, whose cause is to inspire change and spread the message of women’s equality in the workplace.  Those who wish to help drive awareness and inspire change are encouraged to make a short video of themselves stating their commitment to help empower women. Participants are then asked to share their videos on social media outlets using the hashtag #PassTorch4Women. Individuals can also visit passthetorchforwomen.org to download a pledge card, receive campaign info and downloading instructions. Mentoring Women’s Network and its Fort Wayne chapter will be holding its 1st Annual Pass the Torch for Women Luncheon on March 11th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Mirro Center at the Parkview Regional Campus to celebrate the campaign. While trying to find more information about the organization and its mission, I had the pleasure of speaking with Toni Widman, the Fort Wayne chapter’s Market Director. Me: Can you tell us a little more about Pass the Torch for Women, and what it means to be a part of the campaign? TW: I would love to! We [at Mentoring Women’s Network] are thrilled to bring awareness to such an important mission and to get women and men around the globe thinking about how they can support the women in their lives. Pass the Torch for Women is dedicated to raising funds for women who need it most (single mothers, women in transition, women in under-served populations, college students, and women business owners). Our mission is to create a world of equal opportunity through mentoring relationships. Me: That is some powerful stuff! So, how exactly does this campaign tie into International Women’s Day (IWD)? TW:  At the luncheon we will encourage our guests to take the pledge to support women on video to help raise awareness for IWD. We will also be talking about the importance of celebrating IWD and how guests can get their community more involved through spreading...

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