15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort
Feb04

15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, but winter is still upon us, spring and summer are too distant to get excited about just yet. Boredom is constantly lurking, and lazy nights it seems like the only option every weekend.  If only there were another way… Fort Wayne to the rescue!  Despite this annual lull and chilly weather, our city is never short on activities, happenings, and events.  We’ve done the research: check out our top 15 ideas for the whole family on staying busy and entertained this winter.   1. Cheer the Komets on to Number One! View this post on Instagram Monday would be a lot better if we all had popcorn guns. A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:41am PST The Komets are on fire this season with some of the best skaters in their league and are currently ranked second in their division.  Join Icy at the rink and help bring them to number one! 2. Go Mad for the Mad Ants View this post on Instagram 📸 from our first game of the #gleagueshowcase yesterday afternoon A post shared by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@fortwaynemadants) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:50am PST Mad Ants games are fun for the whole family, and promo nights keep things fresh. Don your capes and masks for Superhero Night on February 3rd.  Moms and Dads can enjoy a Wayne’s World theme on March 16th with a crowd-singing of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Party on! 3. Hit the Lanes View this post on Instagram It's Saturday night and we're in the spot! A post shared by Crazy Pinz (@crazypinz) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:56am PDT Fort Wayne has no shortage of awesome bowling alleys.  Besides its 56 lanes, Pro Bowl West claims to have the best pork tenderloin sandwich in the city.  Thunderbowl #1 has daily specials.  Crazy Pinz doesn’t stop at bowling; mini golf, a ropes course and a rock wall are just a few of their extra attractions. 4. Jump Around  View this post on Instagram ugly sweaters, sick jumps A post shared by Sky Zone (@skyzone) on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:51am PST Ever wanted to dunk a basketball like the pros?  Give it a shot (pun intended) with a trampoline at Sky Zone.  More trampolines stretch wall-to-wall for endless jumping, including a dodgeball court and foam pit.   5. Take an Intergalactic Adventure View this post on Instagram Tag other players through the grates! #ultrazoneftw #ultrazone #fortwayne #lasertag #visitfortwayne #familyentertainment #familyfun A post shared by Ultrazone Fort Wayne (@ultrazone_laser_tag) on Apr 3, 2017 at 7:52pm PDT Is there...

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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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Show & Tell: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Jan07

Show & Tell: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Sometimes I look at my kids and wonder if I ever acted the same way or said the most ridiculous things. Don’t tell my mother that I said that – I would get a phone call with a giggle on the other end. Last week Kennedy needed to get blood work done. As an 8 year-old, this was very nerve-racking for her as she has never had to do something like that before. But, I was very proud of her because she was brave and handled it as best she could. Ok, and I bribed her with $20. Afterward, we went home and she decided that getting blood work done entitled her to relax and be exempt from doing anything but be lazy for the rest of the day. She was on the couch playing games on her tablet for about two hours when I finally intervened. “Alright, Kennedy. It’s time to get up and do something besides play on that tablet.” “Ughhhh. But Mom! I can’t move my legs…and my arms are really weak…and I…I think that the blood work gave me a full-body infection, Mom. I just can’t do the things that I used to. You should probably call the doctor – I’ll wait here on the couch.” Wow. After 8 1/2 years, I thought I had heard some of the most creative excuses, but that one was by far the best yet. I couldn’t even make that up. “Ok, I’ll call the doctor and send you to his office while Daddy and I take Aylee to Sky Zone. We planned to take you kids there today.” “What?! Wait…let me try walking and see if the infection is wearing off.” She jumps up from the couch and sheepishly limps from one end of the couch to the other. She goes back and forth until after the fourth time she is no longer limping. “See, look! I’m feeling much better! Could you not call the doctor? I think I’ll be just fine.” Hmph. After that amazing attempt to have a lazy day and keep her nose in her tablet, we all headed off to Sky Zone. Once we arrived, it was difficult to find parking because they were so busy, which is a good sign that it’s a popular place. We walked in and were greeted with the sounds of laughter and people yelling from afar in excitement. You just can’t help but feed off the energy once you step inside that door! We went to the counter and handed in our waivers that we completed online at home, then also purchased our Sky Socks. These are special...

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