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Cruisin’ Into Fall Oktoberfest Party 6:30 pm
Cruisin’ Into Fall Oktoberfest P... @ Alexandria's
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm
It’s time to celebrate! Alexandria’s is celebrating Oktoberfest and we’ll have a parade and live band! Cruisin’ Band will be in the Warehouse. Admission is $5 per person or reserve a table for up to 10 for $80. 6:30 p.m. — Parade on Crawford Street 7-7:30 p.m. — Beat Frank “The Duke” Guglielmi -State beer chugging champ from 1975 8 p.m. — Live music from Cruisin Band!
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Findlay High School Marching Band Festival 3:00 pm
Findlay High School Marching Ban... @ Donnell Stadium
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm
The 37th annual Findlay High School Marching Band Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at Donnell Stadium in Findlay. The festival, hosted by the Findlay Music Boosters, features 13 high school bands, including: Findlay, Holgate, Liberty-Benton, Newton, Ottawa-Glandorf, Paulding, Patrick Henry, Swanton, Van Buren, Wauseon, Wayne Trace, Westerville South and Woodmore. New this year is a festival performance class featuring Patrick Henry and Wayne Trace at 3 p.m. with the traditional adjudicated event beginning at 4 p.m. The adjudicated event is a qualifier for Ohio Music Education Association state high school marching band finals. The bands are adjudicated in music, general effect, marching, auxiliary (color guard), percussion and field commanders. In order to qualify for the state contest, a band must achieve a rating of “I” (Superior) from three of the six judges who score them in music, general effect and marching and at least a rating of “II” (Excellent) from the other three judges in these categories. Awards are presented for placement within each class. In addition, awards are given to bands for overall best music, percussion, marching, general effect, field commander, auxiliary (color guard) and overall grand champion.
Enchanted Forest Walk 7:00 pm
Enchanted Forest Walk @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District staff for an enchanted stroll through our character-filled trail on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. This is the park district’s 16th year hosting the Enchanted Forest Walk. Groups will visit a live owl at Black Swamp Raptor Rehabilitation station, where the presenter will share information regarding the species. Then, we will head to the trail to follow the glowing eyes in the woods, to each character station. Groups will leave the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center with a trail guide every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After the walk through the woods, warm yourself by the fireplace to share some fall refreshments. The walk is designed to provide an alternative, non-scary, educational activity for family members. Participants are required to be 4 years and older. Registration is due by noon on Friday, Oct. 17.
Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra 7:30 pm
Ohio Northern University Symphon... @ Freed Center
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra with a performance of “Nature” on Saturday, Oct. 18. Works include “Die Moldau” by Bed ich Smetana, “Rusty Air in Carolina” for orchestra and electronica by living composer Mason Bates and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastorale”). The electronica part for “Rusty Air in Carolina” will be played on a laptop by Sarah Waters, associate professor of music and percussion instructor at ONU. The electronica part will include unique sounds that are rarely heard in conjunction with an orchestra.
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Bluffton Artist Series: Palace Theatre Big Band 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: Palace T... @ 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.
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GRÜBS at Coffee Amici 8:00 pm
GRÜBS at Coffee Amici @ Coffee Amici
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
The ukulele might be a little stringed instrument, but the GRÜBS are making a big impact on the folk music scene. The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp consists of four Bowling Green musicians who have as much fun playing together as their band name might suggest. Anne Kidder, Jason Wells-Jensen, Sheri Wells-Jensen and Geoff Howes play a variety of ukuleles and sing everything from folk standards and hymns to rock band covers and original tunes. They also hold workshops and jam sessions for all levels of ukulele interest and ability. The band often can be found at local coffee houses and festivals, and this year it was a featured performer at the annual Mighty Uke Day event in Lansing, Michigan, the “Friday Night by the Tracks” preview party for National Train Day in Toledo, and the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green.
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