LFW Weekly Fun File
Jun16

LFW Weekly Fun File

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. Hobnobben Film Festival Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19, Times Vary         It’s here! Different films, different venues, lots of fun. For complete time and venue information check out their website. 2. Rib Fest Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19, 11:30 am-9 pm               BBQ? Brew? Music? Bring the family and have some pig-out fun this weekend! 3. Creative Cocktails: Hobnobben Film Festival Friday June 17 at 5 pm         Meet up at Main Street Bistro before the Hobnobben Block Party and free outdoor screening of ‘Dazed and Confused.’ 4. 07 Summerfest Friday June 17, 6 pm-9 pm             It’s a great time with art, food, wonderful people, and a night of fundraising for the ’07. 5. Sweetwater GearFest Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18         The largest music gear trade show that is open to the general public in the U.S. and it’s in Fort Wayne, music lovers, don’t miss this! 6. SCAN Duck Race Saturday June 18 at 7 pm         Plenty of family fun, and the fantastic duck race all benefitting a wonderful organization in our community! SCAN does really important things, support them, learn what they do, and have a great time! 7. CityExchange Father’s Day Sale Saturday June 18, 11 am-6 pm               Have you purchased your Father’s Day gift yet? Confession: I have not. I’ll be there Saturday … sometimes procrastinating is the way to go! 8. Northern Indiana Pet Expo Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 11 am-4 pm         Pets, pets, pets! I love this expo every year. Check out the local organizations doing great things for our beloved pets, meet some puppies, watch a few presentations, and have a good time! 9. Fort4Fitness Kids Marathon Kickoff Monday June 20, 3 pm-7 pm           There will be fun activities for the family! Kids ages 4-10 can sign up for $10 and they get t-shirts, goodie...

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LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks
Jun07

LFW Top Picks for Summer Runs and Walks

Summer has finally hit the Fort, which means it’s perfect outside for a run! That being said, Living Fort Wayne has assembled a list of runs and walks for this Summer season! What’s also perfect is how many runs and walks we have in Fort Wayne to participate in. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to not only better yourself, but help our community raise money for organizations. Frontier Run’n Fun 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: 8001 West Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804 Time: 7 pm Cost: $35 A run hosted by Frontier and managed by Fort Wayne Running Company, this event promises a good time running through Southwest Fort Wayne trails. Shirts will be handed out and an after party will be thrown with refreshments and live music. There will also be a 10k course for those who dare to do such a thing.   RibFest 5k & Walk When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Headwaters Park Time: 8 am Cost: $20 until June 14th, $25 until June 17th Ribs and running? Sign me up! All participants will receive not only one but TWO FREE passes to this year’s RibFest, a free t-shirt, and other swag to take home after the race. All proceeds will go to the North Side High School Athletics!   Quakers Riverway 5k When: Saturday, June 18th Where: Johnny Appleseed Park Time: 6:30 pm Cost: $20 until June 17th, $25 day of race Race for a cause! Awards and prizes will be handed out following the race. There’s even a FREE kids run at 7:30 pm! Also, Weigand Construction will be hosting their 28th Annual Duck Race to benefit SCAN following the run. Not to mention a legendary after party with kids activities and fireworks. All proceeds will go towards SCAN and their mission to educate others on how to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.   Fox Island Sprint Triathlon When: Sunday, June 19th Where: Fox Island County Park Time: 7 am Cost: $50 for USAT members and $65 for non-USAT members This is not for the faint of heart, folks. Triathlon includes a 500m swim, 20k bike, and 5k run with other options for duathlon and aquabike courses. Come trek these trails in this beautiful park and have fun winning the race!   The Glo Run When: Friday, June 24th Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Time: 9:35 pm Cost: $29.99 for Early Bird (ends June 8th), Regular $60 Who doesn’t love the ’80s? If you do, join us at the Glo Run! Filled with neon lights and funky ’80s dance music, this is an event I will definitely be signing up for! You...

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SCAN: Preparing Parents. Protecting Children.
Sep12

SCAN: Preparing Parents. Protecting Children.

Since 1974 SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect), has helped eliminate abuse and neglect of children through family services, education and community partnerships in Northeast Indiana. SCAN believes every family has value. SCAN Programs: SCAN offers 8 prevention programs (with many families in more than just one program): Community Partners /Network is the largest program which offers one-on-one in-home case management and crisis intervention to help struggling parents have their children return back to their home. Healthy Families offers free support to Allen County families with newborns up to 90 days old (for up to 3 years). Daybreak Crisis Homes are free of charge and available to children living in Allen County, who are under the age of 11, and going through a family crisis. Family Connections help families going through or are already divorced. Education Services are free to children ages 3-18 and adults. This program offers workshops about preventing child abuse and neglect, bullying and gun safety. Read to Me supplies free new or gently used books to children ages 0-18. Statewide Quality Assurance/Technical Training is provided to 56 sites in Indiana.  Maternal Infant Early Child Oversight is provided to 10 sites in Indiana. Be SomeOne Now is a joint program with WorkOne Northeast which provides education and employment opportunities to individuals aged 16-21. SCAN also offers five restoration programs for families who are referred by the Indiana Department of Child Services and Juvenile Probation: Home-Based Casework Services provides in-home one-on-one services to parents to help them become nurturing competent parents. Visitation Facilitation helps to keep children safe and teach parents skills in coping with their children. Home-Based Therapy provides assistance while recovering from abuse in a family’s natural environment. Homemaker Services helps parents learn how to clean a home and care for a child. Intensive Intervention Team is a crisis response program focused on rapidly correcting problems that may lead to the removal of children from the home. SCAN Projects: The Joan Sherman Program started in 2011, in partnership with the Devereux Center, and further develops resiliency programs for children and adults who have experienced abuse and neglect; and works to prevent the cycle of abuse and neglect. Families engaged in SCAN’s Supervised Visitation program are invited to voluntarily participate. Parents learn to strengthen the ‘within’ protective factors of their children who are victims which will then increase their resilience. Evidence shows those children who have those protective factors with the external resiliency building supports are more successful academically, less likely to be in the criminal justice system and have fewer long-term mental and physical health problems. All of  which are to important to the success of ending the cycle of abuse and...

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Celebrate SCAN’s 40th Birthday with Cheese & Quackers!
Jul28

Celebrate SCAN’s 40th Birthday with Cheese & Quackers!

The following was provided by SCAN: On Thursday, August 7th SCAN will host the first ever Cheese & Quackers event in celebration of the agency’s 40th Birthday. Why Cheese & Quackers?  Well, ducks love cheese and SCAN is the premier organizer of duck races! And, what duck doesn’t love cheese! It just makes sense! This event is $35 – your ticket price includes: Samplings of a variety of cheesy products from area restaurants, including: Chappells Catablu For Goodness Cakes Granite City Food and Brewery Parkview Health Tucano’s Brazilian Grill Main Street Bar & Martini Lounge Salsa Grille Swissland Cheese Company Mad Anthony Brewing Company Shigs in Pit Applebee’s Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Hopwood Cellars Winery AND… 2 drink tickets! You’ll need something to wash down all that cheese! Performance by the band, MP Cheese! They’ll be singing all your favorites from the 80s, 90s and today, including the birthday song – this is a 40th birthday party! The showing of the very sharp, very funny, but a little cheesy – The Princess Bride! All the proceeds raised from this event will support SCAN’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. Culligan Water and Pepsi products will also be available! Note: Designated driver tickets are available. Bottoms Up! will be onsite to assist with those wanting “full beers”! In the bottom of each glass? A custom Cheese & Quackers magnet compliments of Cap ‘n Cork! Extra Cheese: All guests will be entered into a door prize to win 4 view level or 2 terrace line tickets to the Cincinnati Reds! A limited number of tickets will be available! You can purchase tickets here! All guests will receive a canvas SCAN “swag bag” complete with an imprinted *flashing* LED Goblet compliments of Shindigz;  a small bag of cheesy popcorn compliments of Poptique; and the most amazing pizza cutter ever compliments of Stein Ad Promos!  For more information about SCAN, please visit www.scanfw.org. For questions about Cheese & Quackers, please contact Jennifer N. at SCAN, jneher@scaninc.org or 260-421-5000 x...

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