What to Do Fort Wayne in February

what to do in fort wayne

what to do in fort wayne

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February is almost here which means only a few more months until Spring. Luckily, the Winter has been pretty mild so far this season and there’s always plenty to do in Fort Wayne and February is no exception. Get out of your apartment and beat the Winter blues with some of these great events!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare? Seriously? Yeah. Check this out. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Arena Dinner Theatre
719 Rockhill St
Now – Feb 6 (Fri & Sat only)

Art and Music

Weather the Fort

Come celebrate the Winter downtown at Weather the Fort on Saturday, February 20th. Activities include a heated tent for local bands, interactive art, fire performances, ice sculptors, coffee tasting, and a food and beer tent. There’s something for everyone!

Works in Progress

The Philmore on Broadway is hosting the first “Works in Progress Night” on February 25th. Each artist will have a scheduled share time in which to perform and/or talk about their piece.

Not an artist but want to get a sneak peek at the talent your city has to offer? Not a problem! Come join us! We will have light snacks and a few beverages.”

Down the Line: 10th Anniversary Show

For the 10th Anniversary of Down the Line, local artists cover the famous and infamous of Rock n Roll, like Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Blondie and AC/DC. At the Embassy Theater
Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27

Sports

Headwaters outdoor ice skating rink is still open. Hot cocoa and snacks can be purchased in the skate rental structure.
Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 1-8 pm
Friday, Noon-10 pm
Saturday, 11 am-10 pm
Sunday, Noon-8 pm

And for more fun-on-ice, don’t forget Komet Hockey. For a full schedule and ticket information visit: www.komets.com

The Mad Ants have several home games this month for basketball fans.

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls home opener for the 2016 season is February 6. Learn more about the Derby Girls and their charitable work on their website.

New Leasing Consultant at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Leasing

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Welcomes New Leasing Consultant/Office Assistant

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Leasing Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Fort Wayne has a new face in the leasing office! Please welcome the newest member of our team, Ashleigh Michael. Ashleigh is our new office assistant and leasing consultant. Stop by and welcome Ashleigh to the community!

Get Ready to Suit up! Apartment Pool Opens Soon!

Fort Wayne Apartment with Swimming Pool

Willow Creek Crossing Apartment’s Swimming Pool Opens for Memorial Day!

Willow Creek Crossing Residents, get ready to suit up! The Lakeridge swimming pool, behind the clubhouse will open this Saturday, May 24th, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday! Pool hours are 11a-7p.

Fort Wayne Apartment with Swimming Pool

We are currently making improvements to The Mill Run pool at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments and hope to have it open Mid-Summer.

Come on Fort Wayne, let’s see those temperatures rise! We’re ready to swim!

 

Rose Clevenger

Fort Wayne Apartment Community Gets A Facelift

New Bridge at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Fort Wayne Gets A Facelift

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed all the improvements that we have been making the past few months here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments. From new siding, the new bridge, landscaping, and more, we have been working hard to make our community even better!

We really appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we make these renovations to improve our community!

Rose Clevenger

Why Can’t We have a Charcoal or Gas Grill on Our Apartment Patio?

Approved Grills For Apartments in Fort Wayne

Are Grills Allowed at Apartments in Fort Wayne?

Here’s a question we get a lot at this time of year: “Why won’t Willow Creek Crossing Apartments let me use a charcoal grill on my patio?”

Simple, it’s the law:

The Indiana Fire Code Section 307.5 says:

“Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.”

Grills Approved for Willow Creek Crossing Apartments

You can get a flameless electric grill that looks very much like a conventional grill, and cook out on your patio all summer long.

A couple options of flameless electric grills include the Easy Street 1,500-Watt Electric Grill

electric grills for fort wayne apartments

 

 

and the Cuisinart 1,500-Watt Electric Grill:

Approved Grills For Apartments in Fort Wayne

Barbecue Grills are Available in Willow Creek Crossing Park Areas

We know the open flame grill ban may be unpopular with residents, but we are only following state law, and working to keep our residents as safe as possible. That’s why, here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments, we have several approved barbecue grills for your use. Two are in the park area by the leasing office, and two are in the park area just off Mill Run.

Rose Clevenger

May is Jam Packed with Fun Family Things-to-do in Fort Wayne

What to do in Fort Wayne

May is an event filled month in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. It’s a great time to be an apartment dweller and have those extra hours in your life that you don’t have when you’re taking care of a house and yard all weekend.

I’ve made a chart of some of the May events, because there are just too many to talk about.  We’ve still got tournament playoff hockey going on with the Komets,  Baseball downtown, two major holidays, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  Major concerts, of course, and even something new to Fort Wayne, the first ever Appleseed Comics and Art Convention, a little bit of ComicCon right here in the Fort.

Or you might want to check out the pets at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo at the Coliseum.  You know, of course, that Willow Creek Crossing Apartments does accept small pets, so this show can help you pick out the small dog or cat that will best fit into your apartment lifestyle.

Don’t forget ongoing things to do, like the Zoo, walking paths, and state parks, like Pokagan just 45 minutes north of town.  And, of course, on May 25th, there’s the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 in Indy.

Also in May, we celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French on May 5th, 1986.  And since someone asked me the other day when Cinco de Mayo was this year, I will let you know that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5 every year.  And if you’re advance planning for July, July 4th will be celebrated on July 4th again this year.  Have fun.

 

Day Date Event Place
Thursday 1-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Thursday 1-May Jake Owen Days of God Tour Coliseum
Friday 2-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Friday 2-May 38 Special and Marshal Tucker Band Embassy Theatre
Saturday 3-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Sunday 4-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Thursday 8-May Fort Wayne Komets Playoff Hockey Coliseum
Saturday 10-May Fort Wayne Komets Playoff Hockey Coliseum
Saturday 10-May The Neon Vibe after dark 5K fun-run Coliseum
Sunday 11-May Fort Wayne Komets Playoff Hockey (if needed) Coliseum
Saturday 11-May Northern Indiana Pet Expo Coliseum
Sunday 11-May Mother’s Day Everywhere
Monday 12-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Sunday 12-May Northern Indiana Pet Expo Coliseum
Tuesday 13-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Wednesday 14-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Saturday 17-May Appleseed Comics and Art Convention Grand Wayne Center
Sunday 18-May Gun and Knife Show Coliseum
Thursday 22-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Friday 23-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Saturday 24-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Sunday 25-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Monday 26-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Tuesday 27-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Saturday 31-May Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field
Tu-Sunday May Butterfly Effect- Butterfly Exhibit Botanical Conservatory

 

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Fort Wayne

Why Our Residents Love Living at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments

Fort Wayne Apartment Resident Review

When looking for an apartment to rent in Fort Wayne, wouldn’t it be nice to hear from the current residents to find out what they think of their apartment and apartment community?

Meet Mark and Megan, two of Willow Creek Crossing Apartment residents. Hear why they love living at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments in Fort Wayne.

“We love living at Willow Creek Crossing because it feels more like a home than it does an apartment.”

Watch other resident reviews on Willow Creek Crossing Apartments then stop by our Southwest Fort Wayne apartment community for your personal tour of our 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom model apartments.

We offer:

  • Free Golf
  • Pet-friendly Community
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Private Fitness Center
  • Billiard Room
  • Playground
  • Tennis Courts
  • Convenient Southwest Location

Our residents love living at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments, and we know you’ll love it too!

Rose Clevenger

You can call it a Flat, a Maisonette, or even a Kommunalka, but at Willow Creek Crossing, We Call it Home

No Matter What You Call it, We Call Our Fort Wayne Apartment Community Home!

Around the world, people use several different names for what we commonly call an apartment..

While the American term apartment is becoming more common, people in many English speaking countries often call their rented housing unit a flat.  Even here in the US, the term flat is often used in large cities to describe an apartment that’s all on one level.

In Scotland, they call it a tenement, which was the first name for American apartments in large cities.  The name tenement has a negative connotation because early tenements often had no heat, or running water.  The first tenements were single family homes broken up into private rooms to offer housing for the large crush of immigrants entering the country at that time. Renters  then had few choices about the type of home they could afford or even find for their families.

Down under, in Australia, they still call rented housing units a flats, but the term apartment is becoming more common there today. In France, you may hear the term maisonette, or small home, when someone refers to an apartment usually with two floors and an internal stair case.

In Russia, a “communal apartment,” or Kommunalka is a private room with a kitchen and bath you shared with other tenants. These were more common following the Russian Revolution in 1917 when the government seized the estates of the rich and turned them into communal housing, but still exist in Russia today.  You might remember the communal apartment in the film “Dr. Zhivago” (Thank you wikipedia for the info.  For more, click here.)

Here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments in Fort Wayne, IN, we use conventional American names for our apartments:  One bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and townhome.  Wherever you’re from and whatever term you use, we hope you’ll soon call Willow Creek Crossing home.
Rose Clevenger

Enjoy the Fall Foliage right here in Indiana

Part three of three posts about day trips you can make to enjoy the splendor of Autumn in the Midwest.

In our last post, we talked about enjoying the fall foliage in Michigan, but you really don’t have to leave Indiana to see some pretty nice fall color.  One of the top places in the country to enjoy foliage is Brown County south of Indianapolis, near Bloomington, Turkey Run State Park, about 65 miles west of Indianapolis, and Clifty Falls Sate Park in Madison.  Another great place to enjoy a fall walk is through any of the Hoosier state’s major colleges, such as Notre Dame in South Bend, Purdue in West Lafayette, and IU in Bloomington.  But you don’t have to go very far to enjoy a fall walk across a nice college campus.  Check out IPFW!  IPFW has grown a lot over the past years, with new buildings, and even a new pedestrian suspension bridge across the St Joseph River.

 

In part 3 we’ll talk about some nice fall drives not far from your home at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments.

Come Celebrate! Pools Open This Weekend

pool

GET THE POOL CODES AND YOUR ID CARDS…

 

Barring some unforeseen predicament or bad weather, we plan to open the Lakeridge Drive Pool on Memorial Day Weekend.  (The Mill Run Pool will open at a later date, to be announced.)  You will need to have a Willow Creek Crossing Identification Card and the code to the locks on the gates in order to swim.  Don’t be stuck outside the gate when you are ready for a dip!

 

Our office staff will be available on Saturday for you to get your Pool Rules Addendum with the new codes to the combination locks on the pool gates.  We will also be making identification cards for those residents who don’t have one and answering questions you may have about using our pools.  On this day only, we will make new identification cards free of charge if you lost yours.

 

(Residents listed on your lease application as dependents who are at least 14 years of age may be issued an ID to use the pool; however, they must be accompanied to our office with a resident named on the lease agreement who can prove their eligibility.)

 

Remember, you must have your Willow Creek Crossing Identification Card with you when you come to the pool, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

 

GET YOUR GOLF PASSES AND TENNIS COURT KEYS!

 

On Saturday, we will make your golf passes, provide you with tennis court keys and all the information you need to take advantage of your Willow Creek Crossing Amenities!

 

*Note that keys and lease addendums will only be issued to lease holders.

 

SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!