Dinner in the Dark @ Hancock County Agency on Aging
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lodestar presents its Second Annual Dinner in the Dark fundraiser. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Experience eating a three-course meal like never before … completely in the dark!

All proceeds benefit Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind and help place guide dogs free of charge with blind children.

Paper tickets available at Massage Therapy Clinic and Doranne’s in Findlay. Online tickets are available at http://lodestarditd.eventbrite.com

Bluffton Artist Series: Palace Theatre Big Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: Palace Theatre Big Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University | Bluffton | Ohio | United States

The Ohio-based Palace Theatre Big Band has been performing for more than 50 years. The band features vocalists Johnny Steiner and Ann Schertzer rendering tunes from swing-era musicians, including Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

Beer Tasting Event at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ @ St. Andrews Fellowship Hall
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Findlay Light Opera Company will end its 2014 season with an upcycled production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience.”

The indie-retro version of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic was adapted by Jason Ferratus and director Sandra Krueger, and tells the story of a traditional college campus hit by a hipster craze. “Patience” will also mark the first Findlay Light Opera production to feature orchestral accompaniment and set construction since 2011.

In this upcycled rendition of “Patience,” the fickle coeds of the local university are awash with unrequited love for their latest fan-girl obsession: a racy hipster poet named Bunthorne, played by Eric Hertenstein, who has taken the English department by storm. Bunthorne, who happens to be an enormous fake, only has eyes for the student union’s coffee barista and latte artist, Patience, played by Esther Darmahkasih.

While Patience makes a great cuppa joe, she has no idea what love is all about. In fact, she’s only ever loved her great-aunt … and maybe that boy Archie she played with as a child.

The now grown up Archie, played by James Rice, happens to be Patience’s latest customer. Archibold, the epitome of manly beauty, the embodiment of nature’s perfection, and the most magnetic of personalities, reveals that he’s never stopped loving Patience, which sets up a battle for her heart, and in turn the hearts of the entire female student body.

Throw in a football team of bewildered athletes who don’t know where their girlfriends are, an introverted mascot, and an epic poetry slam confrontation — face to face and selfie to selfie — and you’ve got a rollicking evening of great music ahead.

The show has a talented cast of supporting players, including Deb Shaffer, Tina Kelly, Maggie Hardesty, Sheryl Schirmer, Jason Ferratus, George Rustemeyer, Bob Schirmer and Talyn Foust. The chorus members are Alicia Creger, Casey Rebal, Samantha Henry, Megan Meyer, Tammy Stevenson, Adam VanGorder, M. James Foust and Joseph Rich. The show was conceived by and will be directed by Sandra Krueger.

7th Annual Autumn Harvest of Crafts @ Ottawa-Glandorf High School
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Crawford Street Market @ East Crawford Street
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Crawford Street Market @ East Crawford Street | Findlay | Ohio | United States

What happens when you combine Art-See-Mart and the  Farmer’s Market?  The Crawford Street Market!  Art booths and market items will be together in the municipal lot on West Crawford Street.  Enjoy food and produce along with musicians, artists and crafters. Visit with artists as they display handcrafted jewelry, art and other one-of-a-kind treasures, and talk to vendors who bring in their local produce and other seasonal items. Live music and children’s activities are also planned.

Lots of free parking including the parking garage on East Crawford Street.

Kiwanis Kostume 5K and Fun Run @ Emory Adams Park
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wear your favorite costume and support a great cause.

The Kiwanis Kostume 5K and Fun Run is being sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Findlay, with proceeds benefiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a brand new program to Findlay, providing a new book in the mail every month to children from birth until 5 years of age.

Spooktacular! @ Hancock Historical Museum
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Halloween fun for all ages, including crafts & games, tours of the “haunted” Hull House, and seasonal treats!

Upper Sandusky Trick or Treat @ Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
North Baltimore Halloween Parade @ North Baltimore, Ohio
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm