Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Free tee time for vets, active military personnel

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 3, 2021

Veterans and active military personnel can enjoy free golf at Foster Park and McMillen Park golf courses on Thursday, Nov. 11. Tee time and military ID are required, and electric carts are not included. 

Call Foster Park at Rudisill Boulevard and Old Mill Road at (260) 427-6735, or McMillen Park on Oxford Street, east of Anthony Boulevard, at (260) 427-6710.

Program boosts entrepreneurs

A three-day, in-person intensive artist/creative professional entrepreneurship and community engagement workshop and up to $2,000 in fellowship funding is available through the Indiana Arts Commission’s On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator. 

The program and workshop teach entrepreneurship to artists and creative professionals by focusing on a portfolio career, a community-engaged artistic practice, and key business concepts. 

Applications are open now through Jan. 6. To learn more, go to and search “on-ramp.”

Workshops offered for singers 

Heartland Sings will present a series of monthly singer’s workshop Saturday mornings starting Nov. 13 for acting and singing in a variety of styles.

Nov. 13: Acting and Stage Presence in Any Song

Jan. 22: Singing Musical Theater Authentically

Feb. 19: Bringing a Song to Life

April 9: Delivering Your Very Best Audition

The workshops are designed to encourage students to experiment in a non-threatening atmosphere of exploration and support, to encourage and motivate students, to enrich their experience through discussions with the Vocal Arts Institutes instructors or guest professionals, and to engage students in subjects like auditioning and stage movement.

The cost is $35 per workshop or free for Heartland Sings Vocal Studios students. They will take place at Heartland Sings Vocal Studios, 2402 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. To register, go to and click the “Education” tab.

Start your holiday shopping in Garrett

The Garrett American Legion Post 178 will host a holiday market and craft show on Sunday, Nov. 14, from noon-4 p.m. at 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett. 

Vendors include local businesses and direct sales items, honey, dips, and caramel apples, to paper crafts, soaps, candles, books, CBD products, and more. 

Meals for purchase will be available from the 4-H Junior Leaders, and the Legion will offer a full cash bar including soda, water, beer, wine, and liquor, as well as peanuts, cashews, pistachios, candy bars, and chips.

Home Alone with the Philharmonic

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present a special holiday show, “Home Alone in Concert,” at 7:30 p.m.Nov. 13 at the Embassy Theatre. 

The beloved 1990 classic holiday film will be presented with John Williams’ score performed live by the Phil. The concert will be guest conducted by Conner Gray Covington.

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