September 2014 to do list

1-28 | Monday-Sunday | Walk-n-Wander Exhibit

Grab a brochure with map and experience a unique walking tour! Touch, photograph, and interact with 16 life-size, cast-bronze sculptures by world-renowned American Sculptor Seward Johnson in a free “outdoor urban gallery.” Warsaw is Johnson’s only exhibit in the Midwest this summer. Open 24/7, June 6 to Sept. 28, Warsaw Courthouse Square, 100 W. Center Street,, (800) 800-6090.

Francine’s Friends Coach Schedule

  • 9/2 Parkview Physicians Group – Family Practice – 1331 Minnich Road, New Haven
  • 9/3 Parkview Noble Health & Wellness Center – 402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville
  • 9/6 Martin’s Super Market – 1150 Husky Trail, Warsaw
  • 9/8 Parkview Physicians Group – Family Practice – 4665 SR 5, South Whitley
  • 9/10 Williams County Fairground – 619 E Main Street, Montpelier, OH
  • 9/12 SCAN – 500 W. Main Street
  • 9/13 Family Safety Day, Center Lake Pavilion, Central Park – 117 E Canal St., Warsaw
  • 9/15 Kendallville Public Library – 221 S. Park Avenue, Kendallville
  • 9/18 Lutheran Life Villages – The Village at Anthony Blvd. – 6701 S. Anthony
  • 9/19 Lutheran Life Villages – The Village at Pine Valley – 9802 Coldwater Road
  • 9/20 Owen’s Super Market – 2718 Guilford Street, Huntington
  • 9/24 HealthVisions of Fort Wayne – 2135 S. Hanna 9/25 Byron Health Center – 12101 Lima Road 9/27 Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion – 1201 Emmental Drive, Berne
  • 9/29 Limberlost Public Library – 164 Kelly Street, Rome City

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

4-6 | Thursday-Saturday |

61st Annual Roanoke Fall Festival

A fun-filled weekend with free live entertainment, carnival rides, three parades, demo derby, tractor pull and Ageless Iron, vendors, food, corn bag toss tournament, paintball, free kids’ games, 5k run and more. Family-friendly fun for everyone! For details visit

Grabill Country Fair

Buggy rides, handmade crafts, food vendors. Saturday morning parade, children’s games and contests, entertainment and merchants tent. Free Admission! Call (260) 627-5227 or visit for details.

4-7| Thursday-Sunday |

Roann Covered Bridge Festival

Free family-oriented festival with live entertainment, parade, tractor pulls, mud volleyball, 5K run, car show, rides, vendors, corn hole, Minute-to-Win- It, karaoke, more! Featuring an Olde Town reenactment that includes demonstrations and games for kids. For details call (765) 833-2136 or visit

6 | Saturday |

Preserving Nature’s Bounty

Learn how to make your food last even longer with canning, freezing, and drying. Presented by the Purdue Extension Office at 2 p.m. at the New Haven Branch of the Allen County Public Library. For details call (260) 421-1345.

Miami Harvest:

Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann Miami Indian Heritage Day from 1-4 p.m., at the Chief Richardville House, $5-$7 (ages 5 and under free) For details call (260) 426-2882

Whitley County Autumn Art Festival

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. This family -oriented fine arts festival brings together a wide variety of artistic offerings for all ages. Juried artists in many mediums offer their creations, musicians perform throughout the day and amateur and professional dancers liven up the streets as they tap, clog, and strut their stuff. Find it on the courthouse square in downtown Columbia City. For more information visit

6-7 | Saturday-Sunday |

Swinney Homestead Open House

Fort Wayne’s Historic 1844 Swinney Homestead in Swinney Park, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., will be open for walk through tours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. No fee. Members of Settlers, Inc. will share history of the Homestead and the Swinney family. Info: (260) 424-7212 or

7 | Sunday |

Baroque and Before, with David Ling

Enjoy a relaxing concert at the main Allen County Public Library for a 2 p.m. concert by David Ling, violin; Wayne Peterson, harpsichord; Melanie Bookout, viola da gamba; and Russell Bookout, viola da gamba. They will be performing the music of Gibbons, Boismortier, Handel, Corelli and Buxtehude. All performers are Fort Wayne Philharmonic or IPFW faculty musicians. For details call (260) 421-1211 or visit

12 | Friday |

FAME Fun Night

An evening of food, music, and a ukulele strum and sing-a-long at Sweetwater Sound, 5501 E US Highway 30, Fort Wayne. There will be a silent auction with hand painted Makala ukeleles. Special guests include Grace Minnick. Tickets are $35. Proceeds go to FAME (Foundation for Art and Music in Education). RSVP: (260) 247-7325. More info: or

Rhinestone Rodeo

Support the Ronald McDonald House at Parkview by attending the Rhinestone Rodeo. Tickets are $100 each. Guests will enjoy a lively cocktail hour, a dinner of gourmet cowboy fare and a Hubie Ashcraft and the Drive concert. 7 p.m. at Dupont Downs 538 E. Dupont Road. Visit or call (260) 266-3593.

13 | Saturday |

Living Proof:

Live with Beth Moore Best-selling author and Bible teacher headlines a worship to be simulcast around the world, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, $59-$69 For details call (800) 254-2022

14 | Sunday |

Wabash County Dam to Dam Century Ride

A ride designed for cyclists, by cyclists! 15, 30, 50, 62, and 100 mile routes. Check in is 6:30 to 10 a.m. Registration is $40 with free T-shirt. Visit for more info or call (260) 563- 7171.

15-28 | Monday-Sunday |

James Dean Festival

Visit the Fairmount Museum Days in Grant County. See authentic James Dean memorabilia, two of his motorcycles at the Museum, the James Dean look-alike contest, custom car show, carnival, parade, crafts, food, entertainment. For details call (765) 948-4555 or visit

16 | Tuesday |

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.

16-20 | Tuesday-Saturday |

Bluffton Street Fair

“When Dreams Come True” is the 2014 downtown annual street fair with vendor booths, food, games, parades, idol contest, free entertainment, horse and pony pull. FREE to the public. Call (260) 824-4351 or visit for details

18-20 | Thursday-Saturday |

Lucky Duck Consignment Sale

Come and see the best deals at this gigantic consignment sale at the Memorial Coliseum. Hours are 1 – 10 p.m. For details visit

19 | Friday |

Ladies Night Out

Java Mama invites you to a night of ladies only shopping, wine, and live music. Shop the latest styles and browse products that are sure to pamper you from head to toe. Open house from 5-9 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Java Mama, 5916 Covington Road, Fort Wayne.

20 | Saturday |

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes®

The seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser takes place at Headwaters Park West. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Register by calling (260) 424-7977 or by registering online at This annual event raises community awareness and funds for REACT Rape Awareness Program at the Women’s Bureau. More info at

20-21 | Saturday-Sunday |

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Voted Fort Wayne’s Favorite Festival! Living history, food, crafts and entertainment. Free admission. Fun for the whole family. For details call (260) 427-6003 or visit

23| Tuesday |

Learning and Working with Autism

A panel of local specialists from the Northeast Indiana Autism Connection will present strategies and treatment options for individuals across the spectrum and their families; 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. For details visit

26 | Friday |

Puttin’ On The Ritz For Riley

An evening of cool jazz and smooth standards, featuring vocalist Shannon Persinger (of popular duo Shade N Shannon) and The Eric Clancy Trio. Benefits Riley Hospital for Children. Food and cash bar available. Tickets $10. Call (260) 483-3508 to order by phone or at with PayPal. Sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, Stifel Nicolaus Financial, Parkview Huntington Hospital and ReMax Agent Marti McFarren.

26-27 | Friday-Saturday |

Guest Makeup Artists in Lancome and Estee Lauder at Carson’s

Schedules your appointment with a guest makeup artist at Carson’s in Glenbrook Mall! Call (260) 471-3661 and select x3422 for Lancome or x3420 for Estee Lauder.

26-27 | Friday-Saturday |

Fort4Fitness Fall Festival

The festival is open to the general public free of charge and features both local and national exhibitors who are there to provide attendees with information on health, wellness and exercise. Participate in the half marathon, 10K run/walk, 4 mile run/walk, kids marathon or seniors marathon. For details call (260) 760-3371 or visit

27 | Saturday |

Doggone Best Chili Challenge

Join them for an afternoon of good family fun, awesome adoptable pets, and great chili! All proceeds benefit the Allen County SPCA. noon-3 p.m. at Lucky Harley Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road., $5 (10 and under free) Call (260) 396-2682 or visit for details.

27 | Saturday |

Fall Festival

The festival is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 11907 SR 2 Hicksville, Ohio. For details call (419) 542-8925 or visit

27 | Saturday |

Art at the Riverside

Art at the Riverside takes place at Riverside Gardens in Leo-Cedarville, Ind. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a juried art show with some of the best talent in Northeast Indiana. Check out all the great artists at Join them for a competition with the Fort Wayne Food Truck Association Food Trucks, as well as music and dance. There is a benefit, “Sweet Chairity” of painted and decorated chairs to be sold via silent auction. Proceeds to fund scholarships for local art students.

27-28 | Saturday-Sunday |

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival

Wander through Pioneer Village and Olde Town and watch as fur traders, Native Americans and settlers go about their business of the 1800s. Children will love the pioneer games and activities. Entertainment includes roving entertainers, melodrama and musical performances. There are craft booths featuring handmade crafts, antiques, food, antique tractors and engines, motorcars! $3 adults/$1 students; For details call (800) 848-4282 or visit

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