Calendar of Events

 

 

October 2014

(All Events Subject to Change)

 

 

 

 

2

Rumors / Van Wert Civic Theatre / 8 PM

The Van Wert Civic Theater presents, Rumors, a comedy-farce as their first production of the new 2014-15 season.  At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.  For tickets or more information visit their web site at www.vwct.org or call the box office at 419-238-9689

3

The Hallelujah Girls / Van Wert Senior Center / 6:30 PM

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned day spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. By the time the women rally together to overcome obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you've got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" This is a dinner theater with the meal beginning at 6:30 PM.  For more information you can visit www.offstagetheatre.com/jmla/ or call 419-605-6708.

Rumors / Van Wert Civic Theatre / 8 PM

See October 2 for details

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM                                                                                                                         Come, if you dare, and venture into the depths of terror. Be warned, this event is NOT for the faint of heart! They utilize strobe lights, fog, moving floors, and other extreme effects. Creatures and scares await around almost every corner. Proceed with caution, if you D.A.R.E.! For more information visit www.hiestandshauntedwoods.com or call 419-605-5839

 

4

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

Join in for great family fun this fall at Lincoln Ridge Farms - a 5th generation farm.  Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin - they grow the neatest pumpkins!  Challenge your friends to a "race to the end" on our 'Hootmobile' trailway.  Adventure through our Great Autumn Adventure barn - you will find it "ghost" friendly!  Climb Straw Mountain and 'zip' back down on our double zip-line - you can't just do this once!  Pan for gold and gemstones at the mining camp and visit the barnyard friends along the way.  See how high you can bounce on the Giant Jumping Pillow - kids favorite!  You won't get lost in their corn maze, but it might leave you 'clue-less'!  See how high your pumpkins can fly at the Punkin Chunkin station. Gather around a campfire to roast a hot dog and sip a cup of the farm's 'special recipe' spiced cider!  So, call your family and friends, plan to stay for the day.  Lincoln Ridge Farm is the perfect place for festive fall fun, not to mention a great nature escape,  the fall color is glorious!  For more info, visit them on the web at   www.lincolncandleco.com for group rates and coupons or call them at 419.749.4224.   Admission $7.50 (3 and under free) includes everything but pumpkins and food.  The farm is located at 6237 Lincoln Highway, Convoy, Ohio 

The Hallelujah Girls / Van Wert Senior Center / 6:30 PM

See October 3 for details

Annie Moses Band / Niswonger Performing Arts Center / 7:30 PM

From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole’ Opry, this family band of Julliard trained musicians and songwriters have wowed audiences with their musical and spiritual excellence in the arts.  For more information or tickets call the box office at 419-238-6722 or visit their web site at www.npacvw.org

Rumors / Van Wert Civic Theatre / 8 PM

See October 2 for details

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

5

Farm Toy Show / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 9 AM - 3 PM

On display and for sale will be 1/64 scale newly released farm toys, barns, collector's editions, equipment and parts. For more information visit www,burnettfarmtoys.com

Delphos Canal Commission German DInner / Delphos Canal Museum / 11 AM - 1 PM                                                                                     Help us celebrate our German heritage by enjoying a carry-out dinner of brats, kraut, hot German potato salad, applesauce, roll adessert. Still only $7.00.  Presales only. For more information or tickets call 419-695-7737 or visit their web site at www.delphoscanalcommission.com

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 7 PM

See October 1 for details

35th Annual Photography Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

The best photographers in our region have submitted their work for this well known and revered tradition. The Wassenberg Art Center, in Van Wert, Ohio, has been celebrating and promoting the visual arts since 1954. Please join us at our public opening reception on October 5 from 7–9 p.m. with hors d'oeuve refreshments. This is a juried show with over $1,300 in total cash prizes and awards will be presented at 8 p.m. For more information call the Wassenberg at 419-238-6837 or visit their web site at www.wassenbergartcenter.org

Rumors / Van Wert Civic Theatre / 2 PM

See October 2 for details

 

6

7

8

9

Peter Yarrow & Mustard's Retreat / Niswonger Performing Arts Center / 7:30 PM                                                                                       Peter Yarrow, of the iconic and much loved folk group, “ Peter, Paul, and Mary” shares stories and song in the very intimate setting of the Niswonger.  Joined by his friends, “Mustard's Retreat”, listen to music that cures what ails you and reminisce with "Puff The Magic Dragon". Peter will also share his message on "Anti-Bullying" with middle school students from the region during the day. .  For more information or tickets call the box office at 419-238-6722 or visit their web site at www.npacvw.org

10

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

11

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

12

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

13

Habaneos / Niswonger Performing Arts Center / 7:30 PM                                                                                                                              International flavor comes to the Niswonger  with The Habaneros from Cuba. This unique quintet is comprised of virtuoso clarinetist, Alden Ortuño Cabezas and a string quartet of members from the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Rare images of their beautiful Cuban homeland will be displayed on the Niswonger on-stage movie screen throughout their lively performance. Travel the globe in the comfortable confines of the Niswonger.  For more information or tickets call the box office at 419-238-6722 or visit their web site at www.npacvw.org

14

15

16

17

27th Annual Van Wert Apple Festival / Van Wert County Fairground / 12 - 9 PM

Is there anything as wonderful as fresh apples in the fall of the year?  There is apple cider, apple butter, apple pies, apple dumplings and anything else you can think of with apples at the Van Wert County Apple Festival.  This celebration is held the middle of October when the apple crop has come in and they are at their prime. The festival will offer free entertainment daily along with outdoor cooking, crafts, exhibits, caramel corn, sandwiches, chili and a whole lot more.   For more information contact the Van Wert Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419.238.9378 or visit www.vanwertcountyfair.com/vwcf_applefestival.htm

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

18

26th Annual Van Wert County Aple Festival / Van Wert County Fairground / 9 AM - 4 PM

See October 17 for details

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

Spookfest 2014 / Hiestands Haunted Woods / 1 - 3 PM                                                                                                                                      The annual "Spookfest" for those whose FUN involves a little less fright. The event will be complete with trick-or-treat, games, pumpkin painting, and more! Get those costumes ready and participate in our "Best Dressed" competition for ages 0-12! For more information visit www.hiestandshauntedwoods.com or call 419-605-5839

The Inspiration of Braodway / Niswonger Performing Arts Center / 7:30 PM                                                                                              Make way for Broadway!  Broadway's most revered songs are recreated like never before on October 18th by the powerful vocal collaboration of inspirational quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound paired with renowned Broadway sensation, J. Mark McVey from Les Miserables. Featuring these great songs:“Climb Every Mountain”, “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat”, “Get Happy”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Bring Him Home”, “Blue Skies”, “I Got the Sun In Morning”, “Blow Gabriel Blow”, “Seasons of Love” and “Old Man River”. This new show will be an uplifting night for people of all ages and will literally bring the audience to their feet with unimaginable Broadway vocal quality. Broadway Hit after Broadway Hit will make this night a Niswonger experience like no other. For more information or tickets call the box office at 419-238-6722 or visit their web site at www.npacvw.org

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

19

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

20

21

22

23

24

Hidden Space, Secret Places / Downtown Van Wert / 4 - 6 PM

What does Main Street look like from the 2nd or 3rd floor? You will not want to miss this chance to view the long hidden spaces inside several of our iconic downtown buildings, some which haven’t seen the public in decades. Many long-abandoned upper floors are on tour. A few finished spaces will be featured as well. Take your time, as this is a self-guided tour. Experience all the great hidden views downtown Van Wert has to offer. Tickets are just $10 each and can be purchased at the MSVW office or reserve your tickets via email.  For more information contact Adam Ries, MSVW Program Manager, at (419)238-6911 or email vwdowntown@embarqmail.comLimited number of tickets for this event, unsold tickets may be available the night of the event at the MSVW office, 136 E Main Street.

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

25

Downtown Trick or Treating / Downtown Van Wert / 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Families will fill the sidewalks in downtown Van Wert, as businesses open their doors to Trick-or-Treating ghouls and goblins. As in years past, elaborate monster costumes will make their appearance on East Main Street, along with small sidewalk games (weather permitting).

 

22nd Annual Fall Fright Fest / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 11:30 AM - 2 PM

Great family fun!  Costume judging (with cash prizes) will begin at noon, followed by an afternoon of fun and games. Activities include carved pumpkin contest, coloring contest, free goody bags, food, photographs and cider.

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

Hiestands Haunted Woods / Hiestands Woods / 8 – 11 PM 

See October 3 for details

26

28th Annual Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival / Lincoln Ridge Farm / 12 - 6 PM

See October 4 for details

27

28

29

30

31

Dr. Wassenstein's FreakHouse / Wassenberg Art Center / 7:3p PM - Midnight                                                                                            The areas premier Halloween event. Music provided by Chicago-based, smash-swing D.J. Vourteque. Bizarre performers and freaky goings on...three words: off. the. chart.  For more information call the Center at 419-238-6837 or visit their web site at www.wassenebergartcenter.org

 

Van Wert Back Arrow