October 2014 To-Do List

Every Weekend in October

Lincoln Ridge 27th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival

Every weekend in October on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., enjoy great family fun on the farm! Hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. Corn maze. Zipline express at straw mountain. The Great Pumpkin jump and so much more! Only 25 miles east of Fort Wayne, just off Route 30. For more information, call Cathy (419) 749-4224 or facebook.com/lincolnridgefarms. Don’t forget your camera!

Francine’s Friends Coach Schedule

10/3 Kendallville Fire Department – 304 E North Street, Kendallville
10/4 Seminary United Methodist Church – 250 N. Seminary Street, Roanoke
10/6 Salem Manor – 1221-1225 E California
10/9 Parkview Physicians Group – Family Practice – 2300 Dubois Drive, Warsaw
10/10 10th Anniversary “LUNCH with FRIENDS” Luncheon Memorial Coliseum – 4000 Parnell Avenue
10/11 Ag Plus – 9325 E State Road 205, Churubusco
10/13 Canterbury Green – 2727 Canterbury Blvd.
10/14 LaGrange Co. Council on Aging – Michiana Event Ctr, 7605 N SR 9, Howe
10/17 Steuben Co. Council on Aging – Fairview Missionary, 525 E 200 N, Angola
10/18 Elements Massage – 10020 Lima Road
10/21 K & K Insurance – 1712 Magnavox Way, 46804
10/22 USF Performing Arts Center – 431 W Berry St., 46802
10/25 Regional Cancer Care Center – 516 E Maumee, Angola 46703
10/31 Curves – 102 Lincoln Hwy W, New Haven 46774
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| Wednesday |

Research your Patriotic Legacy

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) will be available to help prospective D.A.R. members in researching their lineage to prove ancestry to an American Revolutionary Patriot. The D.A.R. will have a table in the west reading room of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

2 | Thursday |

DreamSTRONG Foundation Launch Party

The DreamSTRONG Foundation will have its official launch party, Black and White Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Participants are encouraged to wear casual black and white, and will enjoy door prizes, silent auctions, wine, hors d’oeuvres and take home a gift pack. DreamSTRONG is a non-profit organization that seeks to help women achieve their vocational, professional, or entrepreneurial dreams to improve their lives, and the lives of those they love.

3 | Friday |

Celebrating the Spirit of Women

Four amazing women speakers will take the stage at the Landmark Conference and Reception Centre for lively discussion celebrating the Spirit of every woman! The day is filled with humor, inspiration, poignancy, music, great luncheon food — and chocolate. Women will leave the event inspired, intrigued with new ideas and with goodie bags brimming, too. Recording artists will perform throughout the day along with world-class speakers. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. http://www.celebratingthespiritofwomen.com

3| Friday |

Open House at Tattered Treasures

Come to Tattered Treasures from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the fall open house! It’s located at 222 N. Second St. in Decatur.

Tickled Pink

Join us for an evening of fun and friendship and raise funds for breast cancer research; 6 – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of new Vera Bradley products, get a tour of the newly expanded Distribution Center, have a picture taken, bid at silent auction, and savor culinary selections and fine cocktails. Each guest receives a Vera Bradley gift—must be 21 years and over. $75/ticket. Vera Bradley Distribution Center, 11222 Stonebridge Road, Roanoake, For registration visit www.verabradley.org.

3-4 | Friday-Saturday |

Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival

Join us for this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It’s fun for all ages and the event, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm. The Harvest Festival makes a great class field trip! Free admission! For details call Karla Yauchler at (260) 427-6008; 817 West Dupont Road.

4| Saturday |


Chilifest is a celebration of the art of making CHILI!!! This is a day of fun for both the participants as well as the attendees there to taste the chili. It gives everyone the opportunity to taste a wide variety of chili and then vote for their favorite. Live entertainment, voting and prizes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Headwaters Park West, 333 South Clinton, $5, (260) 418-2170; chilifestfortwayne.com

Wikiami Cattail Matting Miami Indian Heritage Day

1-4 p.m. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, $5-$7 (ages 5 and under free), Call (260) 426-2882 for more details.

Salvation Army Charity Ball & Auction

This is the SA’s 6th annual charity event, “Return to Neverland.” Dancing, appetizers, live auction, gifts and prizes to benefit families in need in Allen County, 7 p.m., Salvation Army, Clinton Street, $15-$40. Call (260) 744-2311 or visit www.safortwayne.org for details.

Black Pine Sanctuary’s Lions & Tigers & Beer

Our 7th annual adults-only event features a full line-up of beers to taste, plus a hog roast, bonfire, sanctuary tours, live music & silent auction. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 14266 W. 300 N., Albion. For more information, visit www.blackpine.org

4-5 | Saturday-Sunday |

Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway

Bring your friends and getaway for a day (or two) of stamping and scrapping fun! Shop with rubber stamp and scrapbook design companies and check out the latest stamping and scrapping products. Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. For more details visit www.toomuchfunpromotions.com or call (260) 557-4809.

5 | Sunday |

Fall Bridal Spectacular

The area’s finest wedding professionals are available to help you plan your special day. Sample food, flip through photo albums, watch a sample wedding video, compare styles of photographers, florists, cake designers, wedding gowns, tuxedos, caterers and dj’s. Explore sites for your honeymoon. Check out make-up and jewelry styles. There will even be a bridal fashion show! 12-4 p.m., Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. $10, Call (260) 483-1111 or visit fortwaynebrides.com for details.

9 | Thursday |

Girls Night Out in Downtown Auburn

Shop, sip, and taste in downtown Auburn from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at many downtown business. There will also be special prizes and sales for those who come dressed to impress! Search for “Girls Nigh Out Downtown Auburn” on Facebook for more info.

9 | Thursday |

Seeds Weeds and Pods

Create your own natural floral arrangement with teasel, seeds, and other natural materials; Swinney Homestead 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd; 9- 11:30 am; $20 includes supplies and refreshments. Reservation required by October 1; (260) 483- 0083; age 14 and older; For details visit www.settlersinc.org.

10 | Friday |

The 10th Annual “Lunch with Friends”

The 2014 annual October Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. One-hundred percent of the entire $75-per-person ticket goes to cover the cost of screening mammograms to those who might not otherwise get these breast screenings and follow- up care due to inability to pay, thus reducing breast cancer deaths. This year’s luncheon will feature a runway-style fashion show presented by Julie Eckert-Clancy of Jophiel, with 14 models, including six breast cancer survivors. Also featured will be John Cook, M.D. from Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, who will speak about the latest in breast reconstruction surgery. Register by calling (260) 482-9502.

11 | Saturday |

A Renaissance in Roanoke

“Taste the Flavor of Fine Arts” at this year’s annual Renaissance in Roanoke. Featuring local and regional artists, fall farmer’s market, music, food and more. Plus, there will be a college art exhibit and sale, all in historic downtown Roanoke, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit www.renaissanceinroanoke.org for more information.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society is hosting their annual community walk at Parkview Field. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and walk begins at 9 a.m. Teams can register at makingstrideswalk.org/fortwaynein.

EAA Chapter 2 Chili Lunch

Fly-in/Cruise-in Aircraft and classic cars on display, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Smith Field Airport, $6, (260) 402-6764

11 | Saturday-Tuesday |

Plein Air Paintings

Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is offering plein air paintings to the viewing public. Visit the gallery in the renovated Old Coil Factory 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For details call (260) 672-2080 or visit crestwoodsgallery.com.

11-12 | Saturday-Sunday |

Lego Exposition

Lego displays, interactive activities for children and adults, fighting robots, vendors and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Grand Wayne Convention Center, $9, (317) 572-5346 11-Nov.

15 | Wednesday |

Evil Dead – The Musical

Evil Dead was the winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto’s favorite show, unleashes its mayhem and fun on Oct. 15 at the Embassy Theatre. What better way to celebrate the month of Halloween? Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. For details visit www.fwembassytheatre.org.

Wine & Design

Looking for a FUN Girls Night Out? Join us for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Workshop. Learn about milk paint during this hands-on workshop taught by a certified MMS instructor. Includes a take-home project, relaxation and fun with friends! Workshop is $40 – to pre–register, call Pam Kessie at (260) 416-8420. From 6 – 8 p.m. at Saving Grace Vintage, 614 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne.

16 | Thursday |

Pretty in Pinkl

Enjoy wine at the Country Heritage Winery and attend a live concert of Switchfoot at the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana fundraiser for breast cancer. 6-8 p.m. 185 County Road 68, Laotto. Free event. For details visit barbarasnewbeginnings.com.

17-18 | Friday-Saturday |


This annual Gene Stratton-Porter event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! For $3 per person, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! 5:30-8:30 p.m. For details visit indianamuseum.org/explore/gene-stratton-porter.

17-19 | Friday-Sunday |

53rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale

Enjoy this Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society event, “Indiana Fossils: Life Before the Dinosaurs,” at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For $5/person, see gems, fossils, minerals, jewelry, exhibits, dinosaur models, and participate in kids’ games, door prize drawings and a silent auction. For details call (260) 427-2196 or visit http://members.tripod.com/3riversgem_mineral/annualshow-sale/.

17-31 | Friday-Friday |

Wild Zoo Halloween 2014

The Wild Zoo Halloween offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests. $5-$9/person; 12 – 5 p.m. daily; Oct. 17-19, Oct. 23-26, Oct. 31. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd. For details visit www.kidszoo.org.

18 | Saturday |

American Heritage Craft Show

Don’t miss this two day juried craft show featuring holiday and home décor, primitives, jewelry, furniture and more. Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash. $1 admission benefits Honeywell Center’s Educational Outreach Program. For more information, visit www.honeywellcenter.org or call (260) 563-1102.

10th Annual Benefit

The Woodburn Christian Children’s Home is throwing an auction to raise funds to care for and support the children who live there. Silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and live auction begins at 5 p.m. Enjoy a hog roast and bid on sporting tickets, power tools, travel packages, trailers and more. For more information call (260) 632-5551 or visit www.wcchonline.org.

Fright Night Downtown

Head downtown for a spooktacular night of fright and fun at Downtown Fort Wayne’s annual Halloween event. The 6th annual Fright Night is bigger than ever, lasting from 10 a.m. – Midnight! Kick things off at 2 p.m. with family-friendly activities at the Allen County Public Library and finish with a Zombie Walk through downtown. Be sure to dress up in your best zombie attire. Keep the fun going with haunted tours and other spooky activities throughout the night! There are both free and admission priced events. For more information, visit www.FrightNightDowntown.com.

Rockville Covered Bridge Festival

Bus trip to view some of the 31 Parke County covered bridges and shop in the town of Rockville during festival, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. departure from Bob Arnold Park, $60 (includes continental breakfast), (260) 427-6017.

5th Annual Halloween Pet Parade

Paws & Remember will host its parade at 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control’s special program to fight against animal cruelty and neglect. Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to show off their best Halloween costumes at Franke Park. Must pre-register. For details visit www.fwpetparade.com.

Lantern Tours

Explore the Fort by night, 6 – 10:30 p.m. and hear tales of actual encounters with the Fort’s ghosts, by re-enactors, visitors and “ghost watchers.” Maybe Old Fort’s resident ghost, Lt. Ostrander, will join us in welcoming you! Admission: $2. Children under 12 free. Historic Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Avenue. For more information call (260) 437-2836 or visit www.oldfortwayne.org.

24-26 | Friday-Sunday |

Fall Home Design Expo

Home improvement show featuring vendors, demonstrations and giveaways, 12-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, $10, 12 and under free, (260) 483-1111.

25 | Saturday |

31st Annual Fancy Fair Craft Bazaar

It’s at St. Gaspar’s Catholic Church, 10871 N. State Road 9, in Rome City from 9 a.m. to -2 p.m. Famous cookie bar and lunch provided with homemade soups, sandwiches and delicious pies and cafe style sitting. Table rental cost $20. Call Luanne (574) 202-3007 for info.

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Fundraiser

Music by Chris Worth & Company, food, dancing and a silent auction, 7:30-10:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1101 S. Lafayette, $10, For details call (260) 705-1690. 25 | Saturday | Well-o-ween Costume Ball Party downtown at the historic Freemason’s Hall, 216 E Washington Blvd. from 7 – 11 p.m. at a fun-filled evening of ghoulish garb, ghastly games and ghost tours of the Freemason’s hall. Well-o-ween is a new event that is open to the public (21+ years old). Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased via phone at (260) 456-4511 or through the website at www.mcmillencenter.org/Well-oween_ 2014 .

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale

It’s from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1910 Hale Ave. Handicap accessible. Home-made crafts from many local vendors. And home-based businesses are added this year. Snacks and lunch available all day, including Mexican food! Call the Parish Office, (260) 432- 5113, ext 310 for more info or e-mail at mkamaka@saintjosephfw.com.

29 | Wednesday |

Kids Halloween Party

Come to Java Mama dressed up in your best costume! Kids will enjoy festive games and prizes, costume contest at noon, and dance party. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Java Mama Café, 5916 Covington Road, www.javamama.com, (260) 206-6139.

30 | Thursday |

Famous Waiter and Waitress Day

It’s at Auntie V’s, 2010 N.Wayne St., Suite B in Angola from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. benefiting CAVA.

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