EVENTS AT THE ESSENHAUS
EVENTS AT HERITAGE HALL
THURSDAY NIGHT CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN
Begins May 2, 2013 • 4:30-8pm
Cruise on by every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door prize giveaways, live entertainment, restaurant specials from 3PM to close or the all you care to eat BBQ pork ribs buffet at a special price.
ANNUAL QUILT GARDENS...ALONG THE HERITAGE TRAIL TOUR
May 27, 2013 thru September
Enjoy a flexible self-guided driving tour in beautiful northern Indiana Amish Country! View up to 19 super-sized quilt patterns created with bright blooming annuals throughout the destination. Colorful blossoms tell a story at each stop Memorial Day through September.
June 22, 2013 • 9am-2:30pm
Collectors, farmers, owners...all gather together to display their favorite antique tractors. They share stories of how and where their tractors were purchased, the details of restoration, explain how they were (or still are) used - it's fun for spectators and participants alike.
(Free admission and participation).
DINNER WITH DONNA KOOISTRA
August 23, 2013 • 6:30pm
Join us for a delightful evening with AQS certified and textile appraiser, Donna Kooistra. Donna will share the captivating and informative story of how quilts have evolved and changed throughout the course of history. We invite you to discover the tale of "Quilts of Old and New". This event is held in conjunction with the Essenhaus Quilt & Fiber Show and the admission cost includes a buffet-style dinner and roughly 90 minutes of entertainment and education.
Our ever popular Quilt Show has an added feature for 2013! Come enjoy vendors, seminars, quilts on display, interactive demonstrations and a live quilting bee. Natural fibers, fiber crafted supplies and items produced from natural fibers will also be displayed.
HOME, HOLIDAY & FASHION SHOW
October 23, 2013 • 11am-2pm
October 24, 2013 • 11am-2pm & 6-9pm
October 25, 2013 • 10am-1pm
Admission: $29 (includes meal)
Come get a sneak preview of the latest trends in winter apparel, home accents and decor. Bring your favorite friend (or two) and enjoy a delightful fashion show, fun skits provided by the Village Shops staff, decorating tips, door prize drawings, get gift ideas and inside tips and tricks for decorating and preparing for fun family celebrations. Each person in attendance will also receive a 20% off shopping pass to use! Choose to attend 1 of 4 different shows.
Guest registration opens on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8am.
Take a self-guided tour throughout the Essenhaus campus and enjoy 30+ beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Pick up a location guide at any cash register and select your favorite themed tree. Return your entry fee and be entered at a chance to win 1 of 3 gift baskets with a cash value of $100 packed with Christmas decorating supplies and ornaments.
November 29 & 30, 2013 • 9am-8pm
Bring your Christmas gift shopping list, enjoy 25% off all items at our annual sale and save time and gas by shopping locally! Following your shopping spree, relax and leisurely enjoy a delightful meal while our staff members at the Corn Crib provide complimentary gift wrapping service for all your purchases.
We are pleased to announce that we now offer 2 different package pricing options for 2013:
1) Dinner & Theater
2) Dinner, Theater & Lodging
Please call for details and information.
May 24, 2013 • 7-9 pm
At the age of 17, Tim signed a deal that made him the youngest contracted performer in any show at Six Flags Great America. Tim has entertained over 900 audiences with his one-man music, magic, and variety shows at Six Flags Theme Parks in Illinois, Georgia, and New Jersey.
June 25, 2013 * 7-9 pm
June 28, 2013 * 7-9 pm
June 29, 2013 * 2-4pm & 7-9 pm
Ever ancient and ever present, the songs and stories of "Moses & the Burning Within" help us locate ourselves in the palm of God's merciful hand. This musical (in 2 acts) is adapted from the Book of Exodus and spans the time between Moses' birth and the crossing of the Red Sea. You'll enjoy the story that unfolds of finding a home, being at home, being at peace and answering the call burning within your heart.
This production was written by William Gokelman and David Kauffman of the "Walk with" series.
July 9, 2013 * 7-9 pm
July 12, 2013 * 7-9 pm
July 13, 2013 * 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm
Northern Indiana Biblical Association presents, "Herodible Comedy"! Taking a look back through history, there are many lessons to be learned and King Herod can teach us many. Known for the dynasty he built, King Herod also taught us how to laugh, as he was one of the most 'Herodible' characters ever to walk the earth. Watch how lives can be changed by a simple act of being selfless instead of being 'Herodible'.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Four different performance times will be offered over four days.
July 19, 2013 • 7-9 pm
When Bud and Laine Snyder enrolled their young children in music lessons, they didn't expect to find them on stage other than occasionally at a recital. Now, music is a huge part of life for this North Carolina family as Zeb (17) and Samantha (13) have excelled in their individual instruments and the art of entertaining. As they began performing more as a duet, their music interest turned toward Bluegrass. While Samantha plays fiddle and Zeb the guitar, there seemed to be something missing. So, Bud was surprised with an upright bass on his birthday and it was only a matter of time before he joined them on stage.
The Snyder's show includes instrumentals as well as vocal numbers by the children, with Mom (Laine), joining in to add three-part harmony. Now the family enjoys evenings "circled around" the living room working on upcoming performances and simply making music together. They all look forward to the time when little brother, Owen (7), makes his musical debut to the Snyder Family Band. For additional information about the Snyder Family Band, please visit their website at:
August 9, 2013 • 7-9 pm
August 10, 2013 • 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm
As the title suggests, the lead female characters in this moving dramatic performance can be as delicate as magnolias but can also turn on a dime and be as tough as steel.
The action of the play takes place solely on one set; Truvy's Beauty Salon, which is part of her home. There are six female characters who appear on stage and all other characters who appear in the popular film version (starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field & Julia Roberts) are referred to in the play dialogue.
Join us to enjoy this memorable performance that is based on a fictional tight-knit southern community. You'll be introduced to Annelle, a recent beauty school graduate who is hired by Truvy to work in her salon. M'Lynn, matriarch of the group, is helping her daughter, Shelby, prepare for her upcoming wedding. They'll be joined in the salon by Weeza, a grouchy two-time widow and Clairee, a cheerful widow who enjoys taking cracks at Weeza whenever possible. Watch, laugh, listen and enjoy as these women come together to prepare for Shelby's wedding day and as time passes, births and deaths that impact each of their lives.
September 6, 2013 • 7-9 pm
Comedian, Scott Gregory, has provided comedy and inspirational communication for audiences across America. As seen on HBO, ABC, the CW and FOX tv (among others), Scott's credibility also includes premier comedy clubs, colleges, churches and corporate venues. Scott has opened for Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy, and toured with Grammy and Dove Award winner, David Phelps.
Scott grew up in a family marked by verbal and mental warfare and physical abuse. Laughter has been one of God's divine sources of healing for Scott. His clean and clever comedy tickles your funny bone and his message will touch your heart. Scott is a must-see comedian because of his unique experiences as a professional club comic, youth pastor and speaker.
LITTLE LADIES DINNER THEATRE
September 13-14, 2013 • 6-8 pm
A delightful event for the young lady in your life and the doll she most loves. This special event is for girls of all ages and their favorite doll. Das Dutchman Essenhaus is hosting the evening’s activities at Heritage Hall just steps away from the restaurant building on Wayne Street/C.R. 16. Choose to attend either Friday or Saturday evening. Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner beginning at 6:00pm both evenings. During check-in and registration, participants will have time to browse the special product displays and take part in a live photo opportunity. During the meal, live entertainment in the form of a theater production will be featured to entertain everyone in attendance.
October 12, 2013 • 7-9 pm
When a young girl wants to play an instrument and her brothers want to get in on the action, amazing things can happen. If you take three talented siblings to an open mic night, you may accidentally discover that you have something special. You won't believe your ears when you hear Lonesome Meadow!
This family band from Westerville, Ohio, lets their Kentucky roots proudly shine through in their rich harmonies and amazing instrumentation. In just a few short years, they have amazed audiences from Canada to Florida when they cut loose on classics like Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
Not only do they excel in playing traditional and progressive bluegrass but they also perform their own original songs! For additional information regarding Lonesome Meadow, please visit their website at: http://www.lonesomemeadow.com/index.php
November 16, 2013 • 7-9 pm
In April of 2003, the Hoosier Harmony Quartet was formed, bringing a fresh and exciting approach to southern Gospel Quartet music in the Midwest. Since that time, Hoosier Harmony has continued to proclaim the gospel of God's forgiving grace to congregations and events from Michigan to Tennessee and Illinois to Ohio. These four men are true examples of what God's grace and forgiveness can do in the lives of individuals.
Come enjoy the harmony and testimony of the Hoosier Harmony Quartet! For additional information and details, please visit their website at: http://hoosierharmony.com/
December 5-6, 2013 • 7-9 pm
December 7, 2013 • 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm
Northern Indiana Biblical Drama Association presents, The Father, just in time for Christmas!
Let us take you back to the time of the birth of Christ. Witness the challenges and moral dilemmas Joseph and Mary faced. You'll watch the nativity story unfold through a modern day perspective...or is it?