August To-Do List

1 | Saturday |

FurrBall Fest/Pet Expo

Battle of the bands, vendors, family entertainment to benefit Huntington County Humane Society, 2-10 p.m. Hiers Park, Huntington, free, 260.356.0355.

1 | Saturday |

The 2015 Fort Wayne Adventure Games are an exciting

City-Wide Adventure Race that challenges teams of two to bike/run to top-secret checkpoints throughout Fort Wayne. Each checkpoint features unique and challenging obstacles that will test competitors physically and mentally. The games begin at Headwaters Park West, 333 S. Clinton Street. 7 a.m. For details visit

1 | Saturday |

BAALS Music Festival

This event will include many aspects of Fort Wayne culture and showcase local and national artists. BAALS will be an all-day event that will contain numerous performances across various genres with a focus on electronic dance music. Enjoy food, activities and various other artistic displays. 8 a.m.-1 a.m. at Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton Street.

1 | Saturday |

Katrina Mitten-Miami Beadwork

A series of monthly programs the first Saturday of each month, May through November, at the historic Chief Richardville House. These events will feature local artists, performers and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups demonstrating aspects of their heritage. 1–4 p.m. at Chief Richardville House, 5709 Bluffton Road. For details call 260.426.2882 or visit

2-9 | Sunday-Sunday|

Let’s Comedy Night at Wunderkammer’s Fringe Festival

Fort Wayne Fringe is a week-long performance festival held at Wunderkammer Company. Fort Wayne Fringe seeks to give cutting edge artists a venue in which to perform and provide larger groups an opportunity to throw caution to the westerly winds. This festival, based on already-successful festivals around the world, will run from Aug. 2 to Aug. 9. 7:15 a.m. at 3402 Fairfield Avenue. For details call 260.750.9842 or visit

Francine’s Friends Coach Schedule

8/3 PPG Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
8/6 Two-EE’s Winery – 6808 N. US 24 E., Huntington
8/8 Indian Springs Campground – 981 County Road 64, Garrett
8/9 Williams County Fairgrounds –
619 E. Main Street, Montpelier, OH
8/10 USSI – 4868 E. Park 30 Drive, Columbia City
8/15 Owen’s South – 1245 S. Jefferson, Huntington
8/21 Curves – 142 S. 2nd Street, Decatur
8/22 WalMart – 1215 S. Main Street, Bryan, OH
8/24 Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church –
3506 Warsaw Street, Fort Wayne
8/25 Ossian Church of the Nazarene – 302 N. Metts Street, Ossian
8/26 DeBrand Fine Chocolates – 10105 Auburn Park Drive, Fort Wayne
8/27 LaGrange County Health Department – 110 S. Main Street, Topeka
8/28 Trend Setters Hair Design – 5723 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne
8/29 Martin’s Supermarket – 1150 Husky Trail, Warsaw
8/31 PPG Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven

To schedule a visit of the mobile mammography coach at your site, contact Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator, at 260.266.9180 or

6 | Thursday |

Wine Women Wellness

Don’t miss it! This is an open house style event. Come any time between 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for wine tastings, appetizers, entertainment, fashion shows, live music, exhibits, door prizes, say hello to the glo team and more. The best part? Tickets are free (but they are required for entry)! Wine tastings and tours will be offered all day. Ladies can enjoy their wine as well as complimentary appetizers inside the winery or outside in the spacious courtyard. Two-EE’s Winery, 6808 N. US 24, Huntington. For tickets contact Kim at 800.580.1138 x2375 or or visit

7 | Friday |

Riverside Wine and Beer Festival

In a relaxed atmosphere, specialty Indiana wineries and craft brewers will offer taste testing as they share their knowledge about transforming grapes into smooth wines and hops into the best hand-crafted beer. To complement the wine and beer tasting, food vendors will offer specialty foods for purchase. 5-8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets go to

8 | Saturday |

4th Annual C3 5K Run/Walk Rundraiser

This is a fun event that directly funds the ministry of Cross Connections Counseling, which provides affordable Biblical counseling and training for lay counselors in offering Biblical guidance in Northeast Indiana. 8 a.m. at Concordia Theological Seminary, Martin Luther Drive. For details visit or call 260.373.0213.

8 | Saturday |

Insane Inflatable 5K

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your neck of the woods! Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Team registration is available and encouraged—get your friends, coworkers, gym buds and more to join you at this year’s most insane obstacle run! The largest team will be immortalized on their Facebook page and participants are encouraged to get insane with team costumes. 8:45 a.m. at Plex North, 1807 E. California Road. For details visit

12 | Wednesday |

Research Your Patriotic Legacy

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be available to help prospective DAR members interested in joining the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, in researching their lineage to prove ancestry to an American Revolutionary Patriot. The DAR will have a table in the west reading room of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., 900 Library Plaza. Details at

13 | Thursday |

Success Behind the Suit

Attend this huge event to promote nonprofit Dress for Success. Terra Brantley of WANE TV will emcee with Anne Helmke, Diane Robertson and Leslie Hill as panelists. Women who’ve been through the program will participate in the style show. For more information, contact Crista at

15 | Saturday |

18th Annual Garden & Herb Festival

Learn from the experts at various seminars held on the park ground. Topics range from the perfect cup of tea to canning and freezing to herbal remedies and more. Free trolley rides take you between sites. No registration required and free admission. Paradise Spring Historical Park, 351 E. Market Street, Wabash. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

18 | Thursday |

Tribute Dinner Cancer Services presents their 10th

Annual Tribute Dinner, providing an opportunity to support those with cancer and their families in the community. It is an evening to pause, treasure the lives of people touched by cancer and pay tribute to them, whether a cancer survivor, caregiver, physician or lost loved one. 6 p.m. at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. For reservations call 260.484.9560 or visit

22 | Saturday |

Color Me Rad 5K Tour 2015

Color Me Rad 5k is a fun-filled family event that travels across country in support of local charities! A portion of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Indiana Special Olympics. All participants will receive: 5K entry, new 2015 Tour t-shirt, a pair of killer knee-high socks, a color pack and free photos from professional photographers. 9-10 a.m. at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. For details visit

24-31 | Monday-Monday |

Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Festival

The Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Festival has events for the entire family in downtown Auburn. Experience the Parade of Classics, the Hoosier Tour and the Auburn auctions at both Worldwide Auctioneers and Auctions America. For details visit or call 260.925.3600.

27 | Thursday |

Whitington Wine Down, Cheers to Children and Families

Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions to benefit Whitington Homes and Services, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Two-EE’s Winery, 6808 N. US 24, Huntington, $45, 260.745.9431 or visit

28 | Friday |

Distress the Dress

Sign up for a session with a photographer to distress a dress. Visit four stations with an assigned photographer. The photographer will email you a link to the photos the week after the event. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Bureau. Cost is $100. 4-7 p.m.; for details visit

28-29 | Friday-Saturday |

Upper Mideast EWGA

Championship Semi-Finals Registration deadline is Aug. 13. 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Hills Golf Club, 11502 Illinois Road. To register visit or call 260.625.4146.

29 | Saturday |

ARCH’s Harrison Hill Home and Garden Tour

The Harrison Hill Home and Garden Tour will feature many beautiful houses ranging from stately Colonial Revivals to unique Tudor Revivals. Participate in a silent auction, a food market with local food trucks and an art/vendor market with local artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticket booth at Harrison Street Esplanade. For details visit or call 260.426.5117.

29 | Saturday |

Taste of the Arts

Taste of the Arts is a showcase of artistic talent with 70 live performances of theatre, music and dance on 10 stages, hands-on activities, buskers around the fountain, and an all-day artists market. The event is free and so is admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Cinema Center and History Center. Also, dozens of local restaurants will show off their culinary skills. 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; For details visit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *