Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Herbie Hancock Comes to Oberlin!

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Oberlin College and the Oberlin Community will be welcoming one of the best icons of modern music, the one and only Herbie Hancock!  Mr. Hancock is not only a legendary pianist and composer, but also an Academy Award winner and winner of 14 Grammy Awards, including 2008's Album of the Year. He redefined jazz, introduced the post bop sound, and was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace music synthesizers and syncopated drum beats. Hancock's music crosses over to embrace elements of funk, soul, and jazz   In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings.

Herbie Hancock will perform at Finney Chapel at 8:00 P.M. on March 13th with reserved seating. Reserved seating tickets are $42.00 for the general public and $32.00 for seniors. Tickets will be $3.00 more at the door on the night of the performance so it would be wise to order tickets right away. Ordering can be done on-line at www.oberlin.edu/artsguide; by phone at 440-775-8169 or 800-371-0178; or in person at the box office in Hall Auditorium.

Now since the performance begins at 8:00 P.M., it will go late so why not plan to stay the night with us, have a FREE breakfast the next morning and then head back home. If you mention this BLOG post when you book your room, we will give you a 20% discount making the room rate for one night just $109.00! What a fabulous evening this will be! Go ahead and call or Book On-Line. You know you want to!

Monday, February 27, 2012

St. Patty's Day Special!

March is Irish month!  So in honor of St. Patty's Day, Hallauer House is offering a special that will turn you green! Here's the deal!

Book the night of Saturday, March, 17 and receive the following at no extra charge:
  • 2 complimentary bottles of Guinness Stout beer
  • Bowl of mixed nuts
  • A green carnation
  • A free breakfast with Irish scones and Devonshire Cream
  • Free use of the pool table, ping pong table and exercise equipment
  • Book 2 nights, March 16 and 17, and get 4 complimentary bottles of Guinness Stout beer!
What are you waiting for? Call now at 440-774-3400 or 977-774-3406 or BOOK ON-LINE!

A Lively Conversation: Liberal and Conservative

Need something to do on Tuesday, March 7, 2012? Then come to Oberlin for a lively conversation between 2 columnists - the liberal, Jonathan Alter, a former editor at  Newsweek and now at Bloomberg View and author of the book 2010 book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," and conservative Ross Douthat from the New York Times. He wrote the book "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream" (Doubleday, 2008). It should be a very interesting exchange of views! The conversation takes place at 7:30 P.M. at Finney Chapel at Oberlin College. It is FREE and open to the public. Get ready!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oberlin Underground Railroad Bicycle Tour

Spring is coming and now is the time to start planning that summer vacation! So let me ask you a few questions to help you get your planning started. Are you a biking enthusiast? Do you like adventure? How about history? If you answered yes to those questions, then you may be interested to know that Adventure Cycling has added an Underground Railroad alternate spur route that will begin right here in Oberlin!

Now here are some good things to know. If you want to go the entire route of this new spur be prepared to plan well for the 518-mile journey that will depart from Oberlin, and then take you through Toledo and Detroit, around Lake St. Clair, tracing the shoreline of Lake Huron before heading to Owen Sound, your final destination.

                                                                                             There is a ferry option across Lake Erie
from Sandusky, Ohio, through Windsor, Ontario. Along the way you will find numerous historic sites to visit and super B & B's to stay in. 

The maps on the left are from Adventure Cycling and are available from Cyclosource, Adventure Cycling's online store and catalog.

We have had several adventurers on the Underground Railroad tour coming from the Alabama route who have stayed here at Hallauer House so it is exciting that this new route will actually be starting right here!

 Now back to your trip planning. While on your overnight bicycle tour you will probably camp out a lot but we would recommend that you try to stay a few times at local B & B's along the way. Remember, B & B's are the Better Way to Stay so why not treat yourselves to a good nights sleep and a hot shower occasionally.  Now get started on that planning! And why not plan to stay your first night here with us. The pool opens in May so you can relax and gear up for a really great adventure! When you reserve, mention this Blog article and that you are starting the Oberlin to Canada Adventure Cycling tour and we will give you our tour discount.

P.S. If you really like cycling, then definitely be sure to check out Adventure Cycling's website. They offer maps, packing tips, and much, much more.