1PurdueMarathonDSchmidt2014Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. Welcome Purdue Marathoners!!  The fourth annual Purdue Boilermaker Half-Marathon and 5K will take place this Saturday, October 17. Each year this event has drawn more than 2,200 participants and many more are expected this year! The races will start at the home of Purdue Boilermaker football, Ross-Ade stadium, and meanders through the Purdue campus and the cities of West Lafayette and Lafayette. The course will highlight many of the more popular sites among these two cities in addition to the Purdue campus. This will be a great opportunity for Purdue alumni, students and Purdue sports fans to participate in a half marathon and 5k race on the Purdue campus! Good luck! [caption id="attachment_7033" align="aligncenter" ]Delphi Opera House Delphi Opera House[/caption] Nearby in Delphi, Indiana, do not miss the Grand Celebration Ball at the Delphi Opera House. This is an opportunity to not only attend a ball decked out in beautiful attire, but check out the beautifully restored opera house!  The Grand Celebration Ball will recreate an 1865 ball honoring returning Civil War soldiers and will celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Delphi Opera House. Period or formal attire required. The event will include period music, dance, and dinner, etiquette instruction, moonlight carriage rides through historic Delphi neighborhoods, cash bar and more. For more information about these events and other special "happenings" in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.