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The FALL HOME DESIGN EXPO is back! Join BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum October 24-26, 2014 for Fort Wayne’s premier annual fall home show. New this year – The Taste of Home Cooking School — Free with your admission! See us at the FUN Family Area for kids activities as well as a costume contest, and even safe inside treat or treating (Saturday night 5 to 8pm). PLUS, Sweetcakes Entertainment will be on hand with Face Painting / Balloon Animals (3p-6p Saturday afternoon)! Click HERE to get all the details for the Fall Home Design Expo and Taste of Home Cooking School!
In the maze you will find games to play, bridges to climb and get a birds eye view of the corn, and a fun tube slide that everyone can enjoy!
There are many kids activities including hay rides, a straw mountain, and much, much more!
Click HERE for hours, prices, directions, and more!
Each week, BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and SUMMIT CITY BICYCLES AND FITNESS have teamed up with VISIT FORT WAYNE to present:
The Best List: Five Things To Do In Fort Wayne
This list is updated constantly with new things for you and your family to see, do and explore around greater Fort Wayne. Who knew we had so much to do every weekend?
Plus, you have a chance to win a brand new bike to start the new year from Summit City Bicycles and Fitness… just scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the entry form!
THE BEST LIST (10/10/14):
BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY: RHYTHM & FLOW
The Showcase Garden will become a sculpture, using the landscape architect’s tools of plant color, earth form, and curved line to build a vibrant and harmonious eye-scape for the visitor. An arch of blue-grey succulent plants flows into a river-like ribbon, bending and dividing through the center of the garden, ending in dynamic punctuations of form. Bright geometries of flowers and foliage surround a living, central sculpture ~ providing an unconventional backdrop for thoughtful contemplation and photography.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm, Closed Mondays
Admission: Adults $5, Children (ages 3-17) $3, Age 2 and Under FREE
SCIENCE CENTRAL: MARVELOUS MOLECULES
Amoebas, crabs, willow trees, elephants, whales and people all look different on the outside, but inside; billions and billions of molecules interact in similar ways to carry out common life functions-moving, sensing, defending and reproducing. Likewise, the variety of different molecules found in living things is vast, but these molecules are all based on combinations of only 25 different atoms. In Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life, a series of exhibit stations, computer interactives, and hands-on models, invite visitors to explore how and why these different interactions happen by breaking life down into smaller and smaller parts and revealing the similarities and differences among life-forms in this world. The exhibition was developed by the New York Hall of Science.
Hours: Wednesday through Friday – 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday – 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday – 12- 5 pm
Admission: Adults & Kids (3-12) – $8, Seniors (65+) – $7, Kids (2 & under) – FREE
DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE: HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS
October 18: This is not your ordinary ghost tour. During this tour we will tell you the true dark history of Fort Wayne from disastrous building collapses to hanging and bloody battles. This tour may not be suitable for all ages, however, all ages are welcome. If you are looking for a tour where you will be frightened or see a ghost, then this tour is not for you. We will give you true historical tales of the city.
To purchase tickets by phone please call ARCH at 260-426-5117 or online atwww.archfw.org
GRAND WAYNE CENTER: BRICKWORLD FORT WAYNE
Brickworld is excited to be bringing their premiere LEGO display and exposition to Fort Wayne for the 4th consecutive year! Once again, on Saturday and Sunday of the event, the displayers will put their creations on display in 32,000 square feet of space for the public to enjoy at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun! See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, fighting robots, seek and finds, etc. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.
Hours: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm
FORT WAYNE CHILDRENS ZOO: WILD ZOO HALLOWEEN
The Wild Zoo Halloween offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests.
Hours: Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19, Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26, Friday, October, 31
Admission: Admission: $5 per person (all ages), Admission + trick-or-treating: $9 per person (all ages)
AND, don’t forget to register to win an Electra Townie 7D men’s or women’s bike from Summit City Bikes and Fitness!
The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world. With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, the Townie sets a new standard in comfort and control.
To Enter, fill out the entry form below and click send!
The Electric Smoker by Masterbuilt lets you impress your family and friends with mouth-watering dishes and it’s easier than cooking on your grill. The digital thermostat controlled temperature and cooking timer allows for even, consistent cooking and with a design in mind for easy clean-up, it gives you more time to spend with your family and friends while the smoker does the rest. Impress your friends and family with the Electric Smoker by Masterbuilt. Available at your local Meijer and Tractor Supply.
Visit www.masterbuilt.com for a complete list of retailers.
BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI and Darlington Holiday Warehouse want to give you $250! It’s the Darlington Holiday Warehouse Phrase that Pays! Each weekday through Halloween, watch the BEST-FM 95.1 Facebook page for our daily Darlington post that contains the “Phrase That Pays”. Just comment that post before 6pm and get in the running! Click HERE to go to our Facebook page!
Did you hear? Darlington Holiday Warehouse now has TWO locations! The original location at Ardmore and Airport Expressway and the new 2nd location at 615 W. Coliseum (behind Chuck E. Cheese)!! Find out more about Darlington Holiday Warehouse online HERE.
Click HERE to see the contest rules.
Get ready for another spooky, scary FRIGHT NIGHT in downtown Fort Wayne! There are so many fun new things to do this year. Take a peek to see what you and the family can do to give you a little (or BIG) scare. Click HERE to head over to Downtown Fort Wayne’s website to find out more on the events this October 18th.
Here’s a peek at part of last year’s Zombie Walk throughout downtown Fort Wayne!
The Science of Cocktails is an annual Science Central fundraiser! Join us and enjoy an in-depth look at the physics, chemistry and biology behind spirits, cocktails and food – all while supporting the operations of Science Central.
Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple.
Click HERE for tickets and more details!
Your story is an invaluable part of our story!
The Our Story Project aims to discover who we are as a region and use that information to create a compelling story to collectively market Northeast Indiana. Aligning our marketing messages will allow organizations to reinforce key themes; establish a strong reputation for the region; and make Northeast Indiana economically competitive on a global scale.
Consultants Scott Ochander and Tyler Borders are leading the project. They are using their proprietary consensus-building process so that everyone will have the opportunity to weigh in and affect the outcome.
Northeast Indiana residents are invited to participate in workshops that will be held across all 10 counties this fall. In addition, an online interactive tool will be developed to allow the general public to weigh in on the process.
The idea for the Our Story Project originated from last year’s regional exchange trip to Cincinnati. Over 50 Northeast Indiana leaders visited Cincinnati to learn from their best practices, and one of the top three takeaways from the trip was developing a master narrative similar to Cincinnati’s efforts.
Read the news release and be sure to visit this page for the latest updates as the Our Story Project progresses.
Collectively, the region will put in hundreds of hours to shape our story and who we want to be. By offering only three hours of your own time, you have the opportunity to affect the future of Northeast Indiana. At the end of the Our Story Project, this data will be used by economic developers, chambers and CVBs from across our 10 counties to better market our region, which means increased growth and prosperity for residents across Northeast Indiana.
Workshops will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of workshops will focus on discovering the region’s personality, while the second phase of workshops will center on how we talk about the region. The public is invited to attend any phase one and/or phase two workshop. (You can choose to attend a phase two workshop without attending a phase one workshop.)
Reserve your spot at an upcoming workshop!
Week of September 15 – Phase 1 Workshops (Discovering the Region’s Personality):
- Monday, September 15 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola1
- Monday, September 15 from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Quinta Inn, 306 Touring Drive, Auburn
- Tuesday, September 16 from 7:00-10:30 am at Impact Institute, 580 Fairview Blvd., Kendallville1
- Tuesday, September 16 from 12:00-3:00 pm at LaGrange Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange2
- Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00-10:30 am at Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, 10008 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne1
- Wednesday, September 17 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Region 8 Education Service Center, 251 W 850 N, Decatur
- Thursday, September 18 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton2
- Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City3
- Friday, September 19 from 7:00-10:30 am at Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Wabash St., Wabash1
Week of September 29 – Phase 2 Workshops (Refining our Messaging):
- Monday, September 29 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola1
- Monday, September 29 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Waterloo Train Depot, 215 W. Van Vleek St., Waterloo
- Tuesday, September 30 from 7:00-10:30 am at Noble County Public Library, 813 E. Main St., Albion1
- Tuesday, September 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana
- Wednesday, October 1 from 7:00-10:30 am at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City1
- Wednesday, October 1 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave. (JYSC Hoff Room – 2nd Floor), North Manchester2
- Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Huntington University (Habecker Dining Commons – Room A), 2303 College Ave., Huntington3 **
- Thursday, October 2 from 7:00-10:30 am at Clock Tower Inn, 1335 US 27 N, Berne1
- Thursday, October 2 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton2
- Thursday, October 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Pizza Hut Corporate Office, 7100 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne3
- Friday, October 3 from 7:00-10:30 am at Huntington University (Habecker Dining Commons – Room A), 2303 College Ave., Huntington1 **
Seating is limited. RSVPs will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your spot today!
**Due to scheduling, the phase one and phase two workshops in Huntington County will both be held the week of September 29.
Click HERE or click the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership logo to head over to their website and learn more!