LFW Weekend Fun File
May12

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! 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 Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com. 1. Summit City Bicycles & Fitness Ladies’ Night Thursday, May 12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.       Ladies! Get information from your favorite local cycling groups and have light snacks and refreshments, as well as exclusive savings on all ladies’ items! Also, you could win a bike! 2. Fort Wayne Music Festival              A few days of musical fun is taking place at Headwaters park! Check it out! 3. Alexandra Hall Spring Art Show Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.                 Alex Hall has beautiful art! Get out and enjoy the show! King Arthur’s Trolley food truck will be there, and free drinks will be available while they last, or bring your own! 4. Fiber Arts Celebration Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14             Vendors specializing in fiber arts will have lots of great items for sale. Natural fibers including prepared and raw wool, alpaca, silk and cotton will also be available for sale. You can visit with live sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits, and other farm animals at the petting zoo and then take a wagon ride (I saw pictures of lambs and died). Take the kids and your grandma, they will both love it. 5. Fairytale Fest Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.         This will be so fun! The event featuring so many fairy tales we know and love! A part of Kickstart Fort Wayne, Fairy Tale Fest features four performances by three different organizations on four different stages! 6. Beoir Go Leoir Saturday, May 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.         JK’s annual Beer event focusing on midwest breweries. Check it out and have some fun! 7. Rock N’ Brew Saturday, May 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.           You can leave JK’s and hit up Rock N’ Brew for more beer tasting fun! 8. Remake Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m.         Cinema Center’s annual sale and auction of locally designed movie posters. This year, all the posters are inspired by the long filmography of Bill Murray!   9. Transcend – An Optical Art experience Saturday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 9...

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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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