Save The Date
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Save The Date
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January 8, 2017 Sunday, 1PM – 5 PM
at Psi Ote Upper Pavilion, Northside Park
(East State Blvd & Parnell Ave)
Contact: Michele Yamanaka427-2196 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kei Quinn415-4821 / email@example.com
Find out more about the upcoming Takaoka and Gera exchanges:
Come see us in meeting rooms A&B at the Downtown Allen County public library.
Sunday, August 28, 4:00 pm
St Paul's Lutheran Church
1126 S. Barr Street
A culinary journey through the history of our sister city Gera, Germany. Paired with music performed by the ensemble diX. Join us for an immersive German cultural experience in the Fort Wayne Country Club. Food will be prepared by the cooks from Regionaler Köcheklub Gera e.V.. Both the musicians as well as the cooks will come from Gera to Fort Wayne to present this German sensory experience.
To purchase tickets, go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2582805
July 23-November 13
The city of Fort Wayne has a “twin,” a sister city in Japan called Takaoka. We honor our friendly relations with our Japanese Sister in this lovely garden with a distinctly Japanese flavor. Pass through the entry gate to discover a green and peaceful space. In the outer garden, spots of summer annuals will give way to autumn chrysanthemums as the season progresses. Move slowly along the garden paths to calm your mind as you approach the Tea House and its simple and intimate surrounding garden. Peering into the house, you will see the utensils used for the tea ceremony as well as a scroll and flowers presented for quiet study. Gain insight into Takaoka’s culture through a display of items presented by their city to ours, on loan from The History Center.
Sponsored by the Magee-O’Connor Foundation, Fort Wayne Sister Cities International andMajic 95.1.
Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boat Racing is rapidly growing sport that combines rich Chinese traditions, competition, teamwork, and fun. Often, dragon boats are emblazoned with bright colors, dragon scales, and even a dragonhead and tail. Typical dragon boats are 46’ Long and feature 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and 1 steersman. During the course of the race, the job of the drummer is to keep an effective beat in order to synchronize the paddlers. Actual races are usually between 200-2000 meters and can last up to ten minutes.
The origin of Dragon Boat Racing dates back more than 2000 years ago and is tied to the story of a Chinese statesman and poet named Qu Yuan and his ritual suicide. According to legend, after being cast into exile due to a disagreement with the king, Qu Yuan threw himself in and drowned in the Miluo River. While he was drowning, local fisherman frantically attempted to rescue him by racing to the scene in their traditional long boats. While en route to Qu Yuan, the fishermen beat drums and splashed their paddles into the water. This was an attempt to scare dangerous fish and water dragons away from his body. Additionally bags of rice were thrown into the river as well. It was believed that the rice would nourish Qu Yuan’s weakened spirit.
Today, modern dragon boat racing is based on the traditional re-enactment of the race to save Qu Yuan. Many of the traditional Chinese elements are still practiced today, such as beating of the drums and throwing rice into the river. A common practice for many Dragon Boat Race opening ceremonies includes a practice known as ‘Awaking the Dragon’. Before the race, an artist will dot the dragon eyes of each boat. It is believed that once the eyes are dotted, the dragon will come to life.
“Wings of Desire”
437 E. Berry St.
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
“Wings of Desire is one of Wenders’s most stunning achievements.” – Chicago Reader
“This story of angels is really an examination of what it means to be human — in the most profound sense but via the smallest, most trivial details.” – Paste Magazine
“A sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times.” – Variety
128mins., Rated PG-13
6:00 P.M. – ???
Fort Wayne Sports Club
3102 Ardmore Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Hofbräu Night at the Fort Wayne Sport Club will feature a 6 vs 6 adult soccer tournament on the pitch and Hofbräu beer, Brats, Sauer Kraut and famous German Potato Salad in the clubhouse.
235 E. Superior St.
Celebrate Kostritzer Schwarzbier Nacht at Club Soda. Thuringer Brats and Kostritzer Schwarzbier will be available for your enjoyment on the patio. The German Heritage Society will be your hosts for an evening of German food, music and fun.
We look forward to seeing you at Germanfest, June 5 – 12,2016! We will be at Headwaters Park in Downtown Fort Wayne for our 35th annual week-long celebration of German heritage and Essen, Trinken, und Gemütlichkeit (Eating, Drinking, and having a really Good Time).
Willkommen zum Germanfest 2016!
Events will be held around Fort Wayne at a variety of locations. Check the days schedule to find out where the fun will be happening.
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – Midnight
Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am
2:00-5:00PM = $2.00; After 5:00PM = $5.00
Children Under 14 Admitted Free with Parent or Guardian
All Military personnel with I.D. admitted Free of charge.
Minors must be accompanied by parent. No one under 21 permitted after 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 – Final Day of Germanfest
Festival Tent at Headwaters Park is Not Open on Sunday June 12th.
The 2016 Cherry Blossom Festival is a great opportunity to experience Japanese culture first-hand. Try on a beautiful kimono. Participate in the anime contest. Watch a traditional tea ceremony, classical dances, even sword dance. Noon until 5 pm at the Main Branch of the Allen County Public Library.
Time flies! We believe we all had a great year of the sheep 2015! Now the Chinese New Year (also called Spring Festival) is fast approaching. Fort Wayne Chinese Families and Friends Association cordially invites you and your family to the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration Party on February 7, 2016 (Sunday), from 4 to 8 p.m. in IPFW Classic Ballroom (Room 126), Walb Student Union, located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne 46805. The Party will begin at 4 p.m. with Social Time, during which participants can enjoy Chinese tea, catch up with each other, and visit various Cultural and Photo Booths. The Chinese buffet dinner will begin at 5 p.m., followed by entertainment performances by local talents. For registration for this event, please go to the event link. Please register before the deadline (1/29/2016) so that they can calculate the participants and order the right amount of food for everybody.
You will spend a great evening at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation and help support our mission of globally advancing friendship and peace through educational, cultural and economic exchanges.
Enjoy a free performance of the spectacular Wisła Folk Ensemble at the Foellinger Theatre. There are plenty of seats available, so feel free to bring your friends!
Please join us as we celebrate the 25 years of partnership between Fort Wayne, Indiana and Płock, Poland at the Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
Dress evening attire required
Tickets are: $30 per adult and $15 per child. Please contact us for tickets.
Watch the Wisła Folk Ensemble from Płock, Poland at Crazy Pins! This is a free performance. And with any luck, you can bowl a game with them, too.
Garden Level 030 Discussion Room (lower level)
200 East Berry Street
The FWSCII Board meetings can also be viewed on City Access Channels, Comcast 58, and Frontier 28 three different times during the week - Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 10 a.m., and Monday at 1 p.m.
Join the Japanese American Association of Indiana in celebration of the New Year.
12:30 - 1:00: Admission, sign-in, prepare lunch
1:00 – 1:50: Eat
1:50 – 2:00: Welcome and announcements
2:00 – 2:30: Jan Ken Pon (with prizes)
2:30 - 3:00: Card bingo (with prizes)
3:00 – 3:45: Karaoke, games & Drawing contest (Year of the Sheep in Anime style-Prize
awarded). You may choose your activity.
3:45 – 4:00: Clean up
Please bring Japanese food to share - enough for your family and 4 more [meat dishes, vegetable dishes, salads, fruit or dessert]. JAAI will provide tableware, plates, some sushi, meat dish, water, tea. During the meal, we will play favorite Japanese music. Please bring your favorite DVDS.
If you desire to, you may dress in Japanese-style clothing or Anime characters.
Family (2 adults/2 kids): $15 (additional child 5+ yrs is $3 each). If you do not bring food, family admission is $20, additional child is $5.
Seniors (65+): $5. If you do not bring food, admission for seniors is $8.
Adults $8 If you do not bring food, admission for adults is $10.
Students (not with family): $5, no food required.
Children under 5: Free