February 2015 To Do List

Francine’s Friends

2/2/2015       Ivy Tech Community College – 4900 St. Joe Road

2/5/2015       Health Visions of Fort Wayne – 2135 Hanna
2/6/2015       Georgetowne Place – 1717 Maplecrest Road
2/9/2015       Parkview Physicians Group Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
2/10/2015     Huntington Free Clinic – 1255 Engle Street, Huntington  – Open to the Public

2/11/2015     Kroger – 5725 Coventry Lane
2/16/2015     Kroger – 7008 Bluffton Road

2/18/2015     Garrett Keyser Butler Schools – 801 E Houston Street, Garrett
2/19/2015     Parkview Physicians Group Family Practice – 10515 Illinois Road
2/20/2015     New Haven Middle School – 900 Prospect Avenue, New Haven

2/23/2015     DeBrand Fine Chocolates – 10105 Auburn Park Drive
2/25/2015     Kroger – 218 E Pettit
2/26/2015     Parkview Physicians Group Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
2/28/2015     Christy Weber Memorial Folkstyle Open Tournament, Leo Jr/Sr High School, 14600 Amstutz Rd, Leo

To schedule a visit of the mobile mammography coach at your site, contact Debi Kennedy, the community outreach coordinator, at (260) 266-9180 or debi.kennedy@parkview.com.

1, Sunday

George R. Mather Lecture

In celebration of Black History Month, the executive director of the African/African-American Historical Society, Dr. John Aden, will present a lecture on William Warfield, known in Fort Wayne in the early 1900s as an entrepreneur who was well respected in the community. This event is free and open to the public. The History Center, 302 East Berry St.

1-28, Sunday-Saturday

Changing Tides

This winter, the Botanical Conservatory invited internationally-known artist Sayaka Ganz to create an imaginative seascape in the midst of the lush Showcase Garden using recycled materials. Discarded everyday items such as plastic forks, knives and bowls are reborn with new purpose and meaning as the artist transforms them into colorful and lifelike sculptures of jellyfish, kelp, dolphins and coral reef. Call 260-427-6440 or visit www.botanicalconservatory.org; Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, Noon – 4 pm Admission: Adults $5,  Children (ages 3-17) $3,  Age 2 and under are free; 1100 South Calhoun.

7, Saturday

Gallery Opening

Crestwoods Gallery, 314 North Main Street in Roanoke, will be showing George and Sue McCullough and Betty Fishman. The opening reception is scheduled from 3-6 p.m. The show continues through March 7. For more information, contact Ann Shive, ann@crestwoodsgallery.com.

7, Saturday

Tchaikovsky Revealed

Enjoy a night with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Music Director, Andrew Constantine, takes the podium in this all-Mozart concert. Let The Phil take you to Paris and Jupiter as they perform his 31st and 41st symphonies. Master clarinetist David Shifrin brings to life Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.fwphil.org. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson.

7, Saturday

WMEE Baby Fair and Family Expo

Baby products, Diaper Dash competition, hands on activities and more, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, free, (260) 482-9502.

10, Tuesday

Milk Paint Valentine’s Project Workshop

Join Saving Grace Vintage for a two-hour project workshop from 6-8 p.m. where you will learn how to mix and apply Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. They will guide you through the distressing process and application of wax to protect your piece. Create your very own “Valentine Project.” Saving Grace Vintage is located in downtown Fort Wayne at 614 W Berry Street.  Cost: $65.  Payment in full reserves your spot. Space is limited!Furniture Painting 101 workshops also available at $40.

12, Thursday

Dolls of Yesterday

Doors open at 9 a.m. for refreshments, display and social time.  Program is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Reminisce with the Settlers over a collection of handcrafted dolls and create your own clothespin doll sachet heirloom. Advance reservations required. For additional information, call (260)483-0083 or visit www.settlersinc.org. Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.

12-15, Thursday-Sunday

Fort Wayne Boat Show

Water sports equipment, over 60 exhibitors, DNR water safety class, 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, $10, under 12 free, (260) 482-9502.

14-28, Saturday-Saturday

Ombudsman Pajama Drive

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of N.E. Indiana is accepting new pajamas and or gowns (any size – any gender) for their 5th Annual Ombudsman Pajama Drive. Pajamas will be given to nursing home residents in need. Please contact Aisha or Sonia for more information: (260) 469-3161 or alaroche.ombudsman@gmail.com.

14, Saturday

Love Dance

A rich and delicious selection of dances meant to be shared and enjoyed with your sweetheart. It’s the perfect plan for a date night. Date Night Tables for Two available for $49, including champagne; 7:30 p.m. Please call the Box Office at (260) 422-4226 or visit www.fortwayneballet.org for more information. Auer Center, 300 East Main.

14-March 1, Saturday-Sunday


Set in the early 1930’s, prior to the rise of the Third Reich, aspiring writer Cliff Bradshaw has traveled to Berlin in search of inspiration.  He finds Sally Bowles performing at the Kit Kat Klub and they begin a friendship that eventually leads to an ill-fated romance. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. showings, Sundays 2 p.m. showings; To purchase visit www.fwcivic.org or call (260) 424-5220. Arts United Center, 303 East Main Street

14, Saturday

Valentine’s Day Concert

Visit the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw for a romantic night of music with John King and Kristy Lee Cook. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets $15-20. 2515 E. Center St. Warsaw; For details call (574) 267-8041 or visit wagonwheelcenter.org.

15, Sunday

Bill Engvall

Engvall is a well-known comedian (Blue Collar Comedy, Bounty Hunters) and recent DWTS contestants. Purchase tickets online at ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (260) 424-5665 or visit the Embassy box office.  For more details, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org. Embassy Theatre 120 West Jefferson Blvd

19, Thursday

Black Violin

This genre-busting act melds classical, hip-hop, R&B and even bluegrass.  They played at President Obama’s inauguration, and have accompanied Alicia Keys, the Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy. Check out Wil B and Kev Marcus at blackviolin.com Questions? rebecca@fwembassytheatre.org or call (260) 424-6287, Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd.

19, Thursday

Summit Plastic Surgery Seminar

Listen to Dr. Guy Crevecoeur speak on Bilateral Breast Reduction at 6:30 p.m. This is a free event. 11141 Parkview Plaza Dr., Suite 300. For details call (260) 490-7111.

20, Friday

Graceful Night Out

Linda Jackson, Fort Wayne resident and local TV personality and anchorwoman, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event held at Grace Episcopal Church at 5:45 p.m. Open to the public, but $40 reservations required. 10010 Aurora Place; Call (260) 432-9221 for details.

21, Saturday

The Valentine’s Day Remix

It’s a night of R&B on the Embassy stage with vocalists Dave Hollister and Syleena Johnson. The Valentine’s Day Remix will feature a selection of solos from each artist and collaboration from both. Tickets available through ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone (800) 745-3000 and at the Embassy box office. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson

21, Saturday

YLNI Masquerade Ball

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana is pleased to announce the YLNI Masquerade Ball – Around The World, an exciting event that will bring the community together to enjoy local cuisine, dancing and more at one of the most historic buildings in Downtown Fort Wayne, The Freemason’s Hall. 7-11 p.m. $55 per person; to purchase tickets visit www.ylni.org. 216 East Washington Blvd.

21-22, Saturday-Sunday

18th Century Garrison

Winter on the Indiana frontier comes alive at the Old Fort. Come and discover the rigors of daily life for a soldier at a wilderness fort. For more information: www.oldfortwayne.org or call (260) 437-2836.  Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks. The Old Fort, 1201 Spy Run Ave.

21-22, Saturday-Sunday

Fort Wayne Women’s Expo

Beauty, fashion and health and wellness exhibitors, demonstrations, seminars and workshops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, $7, 12 and under free, (260) 482-9502.

22, Sunday

2015 Bridal Extravaganza

A record 170 wedding vendors and exhibitors will join Randy Fenoli, designer, fashion and beauty expert and star of TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress,” “Randy To The Rescue,” and author of “It’s All About The Dress” to provide you with all your wedding services and expertise in one location. Advanced VIP tickets ($75 each); General admission tickets ($12 in advance, $15 at the door); Purchase your tickets online or in-person at Fort Wayne Newspapers, 600 West Main Street ,downtown Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, please call (260) 615-0873. Grand Wayne Convention Center 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

25, Wednesday

Flashdance – The Musical

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. Tickets can be purchased through the Embassy Theatre Box Office, (260) 424-5665, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000; Visit www.fwembassytheatre.org for more information. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd.

26-March 1, Thursday-Sunday

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show

Over 650 exhibitors displaying landscape designs, homes, gardens and more; special guest Dr. Lori, Antiques Appraiser from the Discover Channel, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, $6-$12, under 15 free, (260) 482-9502

27-28, Friday-Saturday

Down the Line 9

You can’t miss the original with its legendary classic-rock covers from rock-solid local bands! Get your party on! 7 p.m. Tickets: $12, $15 week of show; VIP/Early seating option will be available for $20. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone (800) 745-3000 or in person at the Embassy Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd.

28, Saturday

Beethoven’s Third Symphony

Enjoy a night with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic: Beethoven’s third symphony was the explosion that launched the Romantic era of music and took the symphony in a new, bold direction. The first half begins with music of another revolutionary composer, Carl Maria von Weber, the overture to his opera Der Freischutz or, The Free Shooter! Baltimore Symphony’s principal horn, Philip Munds, will also join The Phil in Strauss’ lyrical and highly virtuosic horn concerto. To purchase tickets, visit www.fwphil.org. Auer Performance Hall, IPFW, 2101 East Coliseum.

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About Davina Black

Davina is a freelance writer from Keystone, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where she earned her B.A. in Writing. In addition to her Lady Lit column in “glo,” she writes book and blog reviews for “Home Indoor Outdoor Living,” thus delving into at least six books each month. Davina began her sortie with “glo” in the first issue in 2009 and has covered a multitude of issues including health, dance, fashion, design, cuisine, aging and military. Her husband, Daniel, is a high school engineering teacher from Goshen, Ind., and together they have a blonde toddler named Judah.

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