LFW Fun File
Nov26

LFW Fun File

1. Tinsley Ellis at C2G Music Hall Friday, November 20th at 8 pm 2. A Christmas Story the Musical at the Civic Theatre, Friday November 20th and Saturday, November 21st at 8 pm and Sunday, November 22nd at 2 pm. 3. Artament -at Artlink Contemporary Gallery and Cinema Center, Saturday, November 21 from 6 til 9 p.m. 4. 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5k at Fox Island 5. Philharmonic Masterworks: Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Saturday November 21st from 7:30 pm til 9:30 pm 6. Great White at C2G Music Hall Saturday, November 21st at 8 pm 7. Junk Ditch Brewing Brunch – Green Frog Inn, Sunday November 22nd from 10 am til 2 pm   8. Let’s Comedy! Presents Kyle Kinane – Calhoun Soups Salads and Spirts, Monday November 23rd at 9 pm 9. Exposure Opening Reception at 3223 Carroll Rd on Tuesday, November 24th from 6 pm til 10 pm 10. Night of Lights in Downtown Fort Wayne, Wednesday, November 25th from 5 pm til 8...

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Trees Trail Challenge: A Trail Adventure for the Whole Family
Sep22

Trees Trail Challenge: A Trail Adventure for the Whole Family

There’s nothing quite like exploring our local trails, especially in fall. For experienced runners, trails offer challenges they can’t experience on pavement – jumping, leaping, curving, climbing, sliding, zigging and zagging. For walkers, children and families, a stroll on a trail is a lovely way to escape into nature. The cooler fall weather creates the perfect climate for a walk or run. And when you’re enjoying the fall foliage on a tree-lined, sun-dappled trail, pace and distance doesn’t really matter. On Sunday, October 4, the Trees Trail Challenge, held on the stunning Franke Park trail system, will offer something for everyone. Walking or running participants can explore either a 2-mile or 4-mile course, which feature rolling hills and scenic views of Spy Run Creek. Experienced runners can compete in a chip-timed, 10-mile race that traverses the entire Franke Park trail network – complete with two stream crossings and several challenging hills. All three courses meander through and around the wooded trails, ridgelines and streams of the Franke Park woods. I’ve been running for a few years, but last year’s Trees Trail Challenge was only my second trail running experience. After a slew of spring and summer races through parks and urban streets, the Trees Trail Challenge offered a much-needed diversion – both physically and mentally. The physical demands of trail running definitely changed my stride and slowed my pace. But the toughness of the experience was tempered by the beauty of the course, the color of the changing leaves, and the smell of fresh outdoor air. Whether you join for the challenge, or just for the fun of it, all proceeds from the event benefit Trees Indiana, an educational organization that connects youth with nature. Founded on the idea that everyone needs nature, Trees Indiana partners with regional schools and organizations to help kids discover the wonder and beauty in our natural world. Through hands-on, urban forestry programming, Trees Indiana inspires kids to protect and care for the environment. Since 2006, Trees Indiana has helped more than 5,000 children learn about the natural world, while planting and maintaining nearly 800 trees. Runners and walkers at the Trees Trail Challenge can register as individuals. For a single price, families can register up to four participants for the 2-mile or 4-mile run/walk. All Trees Trail Challenge participants receive a free, customized Buff®, a unique headwear accessory that can be worn as a scarf, head wrap, face warmer or headband. Both on and off the course, the Trees Trail Challenge is a kid-friendly event. Off the course, Trees Indiana will lead kids in hands-on lessons about trees and nature. Kids can build a “Fairy House,”...

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Three Rivers Running Company and Vera Bradley Foundation to Host First Annual Pink Ribbon Run
Apr22

Three Rivers Running Company and Vera Bradley Foundation to Host First Annual Pink Ribbon Run

The following information was provided by Three Rivers Running Company: Three Rivers Running Company will collaborate with the Vera Bradley Foundation to host a special event on May 10, 2014 to raise funds for breast cancer research. Three Rivers Running Company is Northeast Indiana’s original locally owned running specialty shop. “We’re delighted to partner with Three Rivers Running Company to raise funds for breast cancer research and help turn Fort Wayne Pink,” says Catherine Hill, executive director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. “Our family of committed partners is growing and we love their help in spreading the word about the important work of the Vera Bradley Foundation.” Three Rivers Running Company has also hosted such events as the Hare & Hounds cross-country race and the Veterans’ Marathon in Columbia City. The store also partners with many local organizations such as Fort 4 Fitness and Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner. The inaugural “Pink Ribbon Run” will be held on Lutheran Hospital’s Southwest campus and will feature a 4-mile run as well as a 2-mile walk. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer recently completed its 2013 fiscal year, raising $2.7 million. The Foundation’s main benefactor is Vera Bradley, Inc., which contributes approximately $1 million each year to the cause. Additional support comes from several sources including events and individual donations. Vera Bradley’s co-founders began raising funds for a cure after the loss of a dear friend to the disease in 1993. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed $20 million to the research being conducted at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This team is world-renowned for its collaborative approach to research– leading national clinical trials and hosting the world’s only healthy breast tissue bank. This unique resource offers researchers an invaluable tool in unlocking the mysteries of the disease. In addition, IU Cancer Center has been recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists and the National Cancer Institute for groundbreaking discoveries. To learn more about the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer visit: http://www.verabradley.org. Vera Bradley’s breast cancer awareness colors produce impressive sales and generate part of this revenue, but another significant portion is the donors like Three Rivers Running Company and those who support their events. You can register for the Pink Ribbon Run or donate to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer...

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