Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale
Aug02

Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Now is the time to get your tickets to Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III! Show your support for Science Central at our annual 21+ fundraiser on Nov. 9! Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, and of course, science! Step back in time and come dressed in your best Roaring 20s attire for this year’s Speakeasy theme! Now through Aug. 31, take advantage of the advance discount ticket price. Not only will guests get a discounted ticket price, they will also get one extra drink ticket per person! Discount tickets are: • Single Adult: $55 • Includes 3 drink tickets • Couple: $110 • Includes 6 drink tickets • Group (6 people): $300 • Includes 18 drink tickets Tables are not included with your tickets, so don’t forget to reserve yours when you buy your tickets! Tables prices are: • Seats up to 6: $100 • Seats up to 8: $150 Click here to purchase tickets and tables! Sponsorship opportunities for Mixology are still available. To guarantee full sponsorship benefits, please pledge support by Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at development@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext....

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Nov03

LFW Weekly Fun File

Is it the holiday season? 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. YLNI Rally the Vote Thursday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event with games, music, and food and drink. Pick up some voter education handouts, and take advantage of the opportunity to vote early! 2. Alternative Gift Party Thursday, November 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Purchases will benefit local charities. Get a gift that gives in many ways! There will also be wine and snacks so … 3. Old Fort Cluster Dog Show Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6. Who doesn’t love dogs?! There will be TONS of them … go watch them run around and look pretty! 4. Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders Friday, November 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Cap n’ Cork traveling trophy is up for grabs! There’s hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and drinks, of course. 5. Shows, Shows, and More Shows! Times Vary – Check Individual Show Schedules There are a million different shows happening the next few weekends. All for One is putting on The Wind in the Willows, the Civic Theatre presents A Christmas Carol – The Musical, and the University of Saint Francis show, The Wizard of Oz, opens this weekend. 6. Special Character Toddler Time Friday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Marshall will be in town! There will be activity centers and doggy-themed treats. Take pictures with Marshall, jump around, and have a good time! 7. Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m. Get ready for another wonderful Disney adventure! Your little ones will love this show (and you probably will, too). 8. Chamber Orchestra: Philharmonic Chorus: 40th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 40 years of extraordinary music-making with one of the greatest oratorios in the choral orchestral repertory: Mendelssohn’s Elijah. 9. 46807 Neighborhood Clean Up! Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help keep our community clean! They will be focusing on Packard Park, but if enough people volunteer, they can do projects throughout the ’07. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to...

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Hands-on education at Science Central
Aug28

Hands-on education at Science Central

Northeast Indiana is home to many great nonprofits that engage with the community at-large to address issues vital to making Fort Wayne a desirable place to live, work, learn, and play. We start off this week with one of Fort Wayne’s most visible institutions, Science Central, “a regional resource that provides inspiring and hands-on science education for people of all ages.” Background Although Science Central opened in 1995, its story as a nonprofit organization actually begins earlier than that. In 1987, community leaders came together to start working towards the goal of developing a hands-on science center for northeast Indiana. As the Science Collective of Northeast Indiana, the organization developed a presence in the community by developing off-site programming at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and with schools across the area. Innovative programming, community engagement, and outreach continue to play significant roles in Science Central’s operations as a nonprofit. The organization is currently in the first year of its new three-year strategic plan, which includes infrastructure improvements, plans for new permanent exhibits, and a possible goal to soon initiate a silent fundraising campaign to develop and install a new $1-1.5 million exhibit in a now undeveloped part of the building. The science of storytelling Two successful recent developments have enhanced the organization’s ability to share its mission. The organization’s new logo and marketing materials and the Science On a Sphere exhibit, which features a three dimensional research tool designed to educate visitors about earth and space systems have both received positive feedback from the community. Science Central plans to have two-to-four traveling exhibits per year with the next one being Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life, tentatively scheduled for September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit will feature a series of stations, computer interactives, and hands-on models for visitors to learn about the similarities and differences among molecules of different species. In addition to this, Science Central continues to offer traveling labs, demonstrations, assemblies, and festivals at schools and other off site locations via The Outreach (Science4U) program. Getting involved As a nonprofit organization, funding for operations is an expected challenge. Eighty-five percent of similar science institutions receive annual public/government funds for general operations, but Science Central does not and relies on funds, grants, and the generosity of the community to fund its growth. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Science Central, there are numerous ways to do so through the organization’s ongoing membership, volunteering, sponsorship, community partnership, and fundraising opportunities. Individual and corporate memberships are available on their website. Basic individual membership provides numerous benefits such as free admission for two adults at the same address and any six...

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