FINDLEY LAKE - The Blue Heron Inn in Findley Lake is promising no tricks, only treats, when it hosts "Eat 'n' Treat," a feature luncheon, on Saturday, Oct. 27.
As part of the special event, area author Elizabeth Rose Way will enliven patrons' dining experience with the program, "Beyond Ghosts and Goblins." Incorporating humor, music, a "Way-Word" perspective on life and "our earthly 'daze,'" Way shares tales of the writing life, reflecting on people she met and stories she heard while writing her second book, "And I Will Love You from Heaven."
Way is especially pleased to have been invited to The Blue Heron Inn for "Eat 'n' Treat" for three reasons.
"One of the book's stories, in the chapter titled 'Building on the Natural Order,' makes a specific reference to Findley Lake," she said. "Two years ago, during Findley Lake Harvest Festival, the Blue Heron's gift shop, Nostalgia, hosted a book signing for me. And, of course, I enjoy Chef Bruce's cooking."
"We haven't hosted something like this in a long time, and we're getting a nice response to our Oct. 27 luncheon feature," co-innkeeper and proprietor of Nostalgia Tobi Ahlquist said. "Way's book generates a lot of customer interest at Nostalgia, and her program title, 'Beyond Ghosts and Goblins,' fits in well with this time of year."
Reservations are required for "Eat 'n' Treat." A $12 ticket includes choice of quiche and salad or soup and salad, beverage, tax and gratuity, program, 20 percent off a purchase of Way's books, and a "Way-Word" surprise. The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., allowing ample time for leisurely dining, conversation and enjoying the surrounding view of lake and fall foliage. Way's hour-long program will begin at 12:30 p.m.. For "Eat 'n' Treat" reservations, call 769-7852 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.