LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug18

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. YLNI August Hot Spot Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us at The Golden this month for the August Hot Spot! 2. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20 It’s that time again! High school and collegiate soccer, food and activities. 3. Zoo Brew and Wine Too Friday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aaaaah … I love Zoo Brew! It’s so much fun. Walk around the zoo while local food and drink vendors offer samplings of some of your favorites! Local bands perform throughout the night, and all proceeds go to help the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! 4. Fort Wayne Railroad Open House Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and $4 train rides. History buffs and train lovers alike will have a great time at this event! 5. Summer Festival WGBJ 102.3FM La Unica, the local Spanish radio station, is hosting a Hispanic festival! They’re boasting the best authentic Mexican and multi-cultural food and a wide variety of entertainment options … all in the hopes of helping our community embrace diversity. Check it out! 6. All IN Block Party Saturday, August 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The second All IN Block Party is happening prior to the free outdoor showing of “Gremlins” by Sweets so Geek (see number 7 ). ALL IN is an Indiana Humanities Program that “encourages Hoosiers to think, read and talk.” The block party will promote civic engagement and build community through fun! 7. Free Outdoor Showing of Gremlins After the block party, stick around for a free outdoor showing of “Gremlins!” 8. 5K Run/Walk Saturday, August 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Run (or walk) for a cause! It’s a 5K to raise funds and awareness for Polio, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Rotary. 9. VFW End of Summer Party Saturday, August 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. An end of summer party with food and activities, a portion of the proceeds will go to help homeless veterans. Tickets are...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr07

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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. “Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness” Thursday, April 7 at 6 pm                 Free event cohosted by IPFW Anthropology Club, IPFW Voices of Choice, and IPFW Campus Feminists in Solidarity, and Triota, the documentary will be shown at the Cinema Center, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts. 2. Empowered to Connect Conference Friday and Saturday April 8 and 9 from 10 am to 6 pm             Northeast Christian Church is hosting this live simulcast for parents, youth workers, foster parents and teachers. Anyone who has children or works closely with children will benefit from this awesome conference designed to help you better connect with your kids. DCS has approved the April 8th training for 2.25 hours of foster care training credit and 9th for 4.5 hrs. 3. Spring Party Friday, April 8 from 6 – 9 pm         Art, music, food, and a celebration of Spring! Sounds like a wonderful night to me! 4. Annie Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm         Everyone’s favorite spunky orphan girl is coming to Fort Wayne! Broadway at the Embassy is featuring the musical “Annie” this Friday night. I. Can’t. Wait. 5. YLNI Farmer’s Market Saturday, April 9 from 9 am to 1 pm         It’s the last month for winter farmer’s markets! Head over to Wunderkammer to get your fill of local goods! 6. Creative Cocktails Saturday, April 9 at 5:30 pm         Head over to JK O’Donnell’s beginning at 5:30 for some drinks, followed by the Three Rivers Music Theatre presents: The Last Five Years. I’m excited about this one, it’s a little less expensive than some of the others. If you’ve been wanting to check it out, now is your chance! 7. OverBoost Car Show Saturday, April 9 from 12 – 6 pm Sweetwater is going to have some cool cars and food trucks to enjoy on your Saturday afternoon! 8. Shindigz National Soccer Festival Saturday, April 9 at 7 pm               Confession: My boyfriend likes (lives, breathes, is obsessed with …) soccer. That’s why I know about this. And I pretended that I had no interest in going, but Indiana is playing Notre Dame at the University of Saint Francis field and that sounds pretty fun, actually. The website says there’s...

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Shindigz National Soccer Festival
Aug21

Shindigz National Soccer Festival

Another great event is coming back to Fort Wayne this summer, The ShindigZ National Soccer Festival. The festival takes place twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer. It will be held at the historic Fort Wayne Sport Club located on Ardmore Ave. Running from August 21 through 23rd, the Festival will host high school and college soccer games ranging from local teams to Division 1 all-stars. It is recognized nationally as the premier collegiate soccer event. According to Shindigz, the mission of the National Soccer Festival is: “To provide periodic amateur athletic competitive programs and cultural events that recognize and celebrate the history and traditions in the sport of soccer as well as other charitable educational and athletic purposes which encourage exercise and physical activity through the sport of soccer, especially amongst youth, so as to promote healthy lifestyles and help combat childhood obesity.” Timothy Spralding, a long time volunteer for the festival has this to say, “The festival has been very successful since its inception, and we’ve broken attendance records each of the last three years.  The level of competition is as high as you can get.  In our spring event we hosted Notre Dame and Indiana – the last two national champion teams.  IU is coming to the summer festival, as well as top ten ranked Washington and Michigan State, (those two actually play each other in Thursday’s game, it’s quietly the game of the tournament) and other top teams like Ohio State, Marquette, Xavier, and Fort Wayne’s own IPFW.  We’ll also have women’s college games as well as a high school boys and a high school girls tournament. Lastly, we have four teams from the Chicago Fire and Indiana Fire academies.  These games are always fun because the kids that play for the academies are steeped in the professionalism and style of play required from their parent clubs, and it definitely shows!”  “The festival is generally a little slow on Thursday, picking up steam to what is generally a jam packed Saturday for the IU finale.  The energy is great, it’s family friendly with a midway that has games and Sumo Soccer, but there’s a robust beer tent for the older crowd,” Spralding adds.   You can find more info, the full schedule of events, and more here!  And, they are always in need of more volunteers, go to this link to help out. Good luck to all teams next weekend! The following information is the latest press release on the festival: SNSF 15th Year 2014...

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