May 2015 To-Do List

1-10 | Friday-Sunday |


Nunsense is a wildly entertaining, hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a talent show. Every Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sundays: 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne Street. For details call (260) 426-7421 or visit

1 | Friday |

Swinney Homestead Open House and Annual Plant Sale

Proceeds from commercially grown plants and garden diggings support maintenance and restoration of the Homestead. Donations of perennial diggings are welcome-please label with plant name. Swinney Homestead will also be open for walk through tours and refreshments from 10-4. No admission charge. 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd; Call (260) 338-0812 or (260) 637-8622 for more information.

2 | Saturday |

Beoir Go Leoir

JK O’Donnell’s is proud to host their third annual beer festival, Beoir Go Leoir (Gaelic for “Lots of beer”), a festival focusing on Midwest breweries. 2-6 p.m. under a tent behind the pub. Food available from local food trucks as well as inside the pub. Gen admission: $35 in advance; 121 West Wayne Street; Call (260) 420-5563 or visit for details.

2 | Saturday |

Miami Indian Heritage Days

These events on the first Saturday of each month feature local artists, performers and representatives from the Miami Indians and other Native American groups. 1-4 p.m. Chief Richardville’s House, 5709 Bluffton Road; For details call (260) 426-2882 or visit

Francine’s Friends Coach Schedule

5/1 Allen County Public Library – 900 Library Plaza
5/2 Andy’s Car Wash – 1033 N 13th Street, Decatur
5/4 Fitness Studio – 10226 Coldwater Road
5/5 Heartland Home Health – 1315 Director’s Row
5/6 Shawnee Middle School – 1000 E Cook Road
5/7 PHP – 8101 W. Jefferson
5/8 Fifth Third Bank – 5925 Illinois Road
5/11 National College – 6131 N. Clinton
5/12 American Specialty – 7609 W. Jefferson
5/15 LifeCare Center of LaGrange – 0770 N 075 E, LaGrange
5/18 Health Visions of Fort Wayne – 2135 S. Hanna
5/19 Curves – 102 Lincoln Hwy W, New Haven
5/20 Roanoke Fire Station – 126 N. High Street, Roanoke
5/21 TRI KAPPA Presents PINK OUT to benefit Francine’s Friends Auburn Cord Duesenburg Auto Museum – 1600 S Wayne Street, Auburn
5/22 Bi-County Services – 425 E Harrison, Bluffton
5/26 Parkview Physician Group Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
5/28 Curves – 14927 Center Street, Leo
5/29 Accredited Universal Home Health – 6409 Constitution Drive To schedule a visit of the mobile mammography coach at your site, contact Debi Kennedy, the community outreach coordinator, at (260) 266-9180 or

2 | Saturday |

Garden & Antique Outdoor Show

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market presents this from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trading Place Pavilion and lawn of the Antique Gallery.

2–3 | Saturday-Sunday |

2015 Spring Town & Country

Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne presents the 2015 Spring Town & Country New Home & Specialty Retail Tour. Noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

5-6 | Tuesday-Wednesday |

Flea Market Opening Days

The Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market presents its opening days.

7 | Thursday |

Saving Grace Vintage Furniture Painting 101

Join Saving Grace Vintage for a two-hour hands-on workshop about painting, distressing and finishing your projects. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 614 W Berry Street, Fort Wayne. $40, payment in full reserves your spot. Workshop also offered: May 27th: 6-8 p.m. 260.416.8420

8 | Friday |


A fantastic, exotic collection of dances inspired by the tangling of experiences and tingling of emotions. Bring your date and get ready to dance! 7:30 p.m. at Auer Performance Hall, 2101 East Coliseum Blvd; For details call (260) 422-4226 or visit

8-10 | Friday-Sunday |

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Hundreds of plants will be available for purchase from the Botanical Conservatory at our three-day public plant sale. Shop early for best selection. McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott Street; For details call (260) 427-6440 or visit

9 | Saturday |

6th Annual Games!

Dogs! Play! It’s a dog’s day with vendors, adoptable dogs, rescue groups, and the opportunity to participate in fun and goofy canine challenges. Food will be available for purchase. Free (registration required for competitors) Franke Park 3411 Sherman Boulevard; 9 a.m.-noon; For details call (260) 427-6005 or visit

9 | Saturday |

Family Fun Day in the Park

Franke Park is the place for family fun this weekend! Enjoy messy games, hands on crafts or various booths represented by local sponsors and compete in the kids’ fun run or bicycle ride. 10 a.m. – Book Swap & Sale; 11 a.m. – Trike the Trail Tricycle Race; 11:45 a.m. – 1/4 mile Spring Sprint Run; noon – 1 mile Spring Sprint Run; Franke Park 3411 Sherman Boulevard. For details call (260) 427-6467 or visit

9 | Saturday |

Irish Fest

Irish Fest is a community-based entertainment festival from noon until 12 a.m. Enjoy a pipe and drum band, an Irish dance troupe from Chicago performing, a U2 cover band (WithoutU2), an Irish rock cover band (Red Rebel County) and additional performers. Enjoy kids activities, face painting, bounce houses, relay races and eating contest between 12-5 p.m. Headwaters Park 333 S. Clinton Street.

9 | Saturday |


A unique one-day event featuring a curated collection of vintage and handcrafted items from the area’s finest merchants. Maisie & Maude, 1529 W. Main Street, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9 | Saturday |

Style & Charm Downtown Roanoke

Fashion and accessory event, downtown Roanoke. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Kathy Watson, (260) 676-2445.

9 | Saturday |

The Secret Garden

10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. See this beautiful ballet for only $10 at the Auer Performance Hall 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. For details call (260) 422-4226 or visit

14 | Thursday |

Herbs and Edible Flowers Program

9:00–11:30 a.m., Log House at the Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.; refreshments on the porch, program, Log House and Herb Garden tour. Advance reservations required; Adults(14 and older); fee; K. Bloom (260) 483-0083;

15-16 | Friday-Saturday |

Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration

Learn how natural fiber such as wool goes from animal to sweater. Visit with live animals, shop fiber art supplies and products, or just enjoy a day on the farm! Food vendors will also be on the grounds. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road. For details call (260) 427-6008 or visit

16 | Saturday |

Fairy Tale Fest

Ending their 80th Anniversary Season in May with its second annual Fairy Tale Fest featuring four different performances from the Youtheatre, the Dance Collective and the Ballet, for one low ticket price. FAME will host the Imagination Station, a hands-on craft tent with costuming, puppets, and face painting! Includes food vendors and is $20/ticket. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Arts United Center, 303 East Main Street.

16 | Saturday |

Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle

A Kickstart event: The Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle is a family-friendly day of riding bikes in downtown Fort Wayne, and a great way to get out, be active, and celebrate National Bike Month in May! Arts United Center, 300 E Main Street; For details visit

16 | Saturday |

Lapper 2015 & Survivors Day

Join us at a fundraiser for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to honor or memorialize a loved one touched by cancer. Register online at Brotherhood Place Office Park, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne. Check-in 9 a.m. Program starts 9:30 a.m. Walk begins 10 a.m. Questions? Call (260) 484-9560.

16 | Saturday |

La Chic Vintage Market

Home market hosted by Emiley’s Haute Cottage & Serendipity Restyled Furnishing. Wine slushies and food available. The Plex South, 5702 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission.

16-17 | Saturday-Sunday |

Appleseed Comic Con

Comic book convention featuring guest artists and writers, comic vendors and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, $10-$15, (260) 426-4100.

16-17 | Saturday-Sunday |

Muster on the St. Marys: A Time Line Event

Historical reenactment representing times from the early Romans through the American Civil War, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, (260) 437-2836

17 | Sunday |

Spring Bridal Spectacular

Everything for your wedding all in one place. Ceruti’s Event Center on Illinois Road at I-69. Over 50 vendors. Noon – 3 p.m. Free admission.

17 | Sunday |

Discovering Historic Auburn

Horse-drawn wagon rides, historic home tours, live entertainment, free museum admission and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. corner of 6th and Main Streets, Auburn, free, (260) 436-3866.

20 | Wednesday |

Tummy, Legs and Vein Seminar

Join Albert Morrison, M.D. and Kevin Berning, M.D. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 for an informative seminar. The first ten people to register and attend receive

21 | Thursday |

Cheese & Quackers

This event is $35. Ticket price includes samplings of a variety of cheesy products from area restaurants, such as Club Soda and Swissland Cheese Company, and samplings of beers and wines. Performance by the band MP Cheese and a showing of the Mel Brooks film “Young Frankenstein.” Proceeds benefit SCAN in their mission to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children. 6-10 p.m. at 333 S. Clinton Street; For details call (260) 421-5000 or visit

24 | Sunday |

Memorial Day Observance

Re-enactors and veterans tell tales of what it was like to serve the country from the French & Indian War through the present, 1-5 p.m. Historic Old Fort, Fort Wayne, donation, (260) 437-2836

27 | Wednesday |

Spring Bazaar at the Farm

Locally grown and hand-made, the products sold at Salomon Farm’s Spring Bazaar are guaranteed to please! Spring Bazaar will feature homemade items (clothing, decorations, jewelry, etc.), baked goods, plants and spring crops! 4 – 7 p.m. at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road; For details call (260) 427-6005 or visit

29-31 | Friday-Sunday |

6th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival

In 2008 the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre established an annual competition encouraging emerging and professional playwrights to submit their unproduced and unpublished one act or full-length plays. Performances of “Is This Seat Taken?” by Bob Ahlermeyer/”Touch & Go” by Rebecca Cameron are Friday – 8:00 p.m., Saturday – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday – 2:00 p.m.; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main Street; For details visit

30 | Saturday |

State of the Art Tattoo Gallery

New in town! State of the Art transforms itself into a gallery once a month, showcasing a local artist. Complimentary bar, live music, food truck and a feast for the eyes! Live music starts at 6; walkthrough with artist 8 p.m.; raffle drawing 9:30 p.m. 5324 Illinois Road. No Cover! Mature Audiences! Artists call (260) 203-3106 if interested in showing your work.

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