April 17, 2014

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Jammin' at the library tonight! (April 17)

Jammin' at the library is tonight, Thursday, April 17.

Q: What's Jammin' all about?
A: We asked Charlie Saylor and here's his response:

We are scheduled for April and May and hopefully will continue beyond that. We meet for two hours on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at the library, so that makes the April jam next Thursday, the 17th.  Tanya Augsburger is the library contact person or anyone interested can contact me at tucksaylor@gmail.com or 419-358-8547.

Next Maple Crest Sunday buffet April 27

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is April 27, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Raviolo stuffed with grilled vegetables in sun dried tomato sauce
• Chicken parmesan
• Mixed green salad
• Fresh Asparagus
• Garlic breadstick
• Lemon meringue pie
• coffee and iced tea.

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Fairy Mesler 1923- 2014

Fairy E. Mesler, 90, died April 17, 2014, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born Sept. 8, 1923 in Bluffton to the late Fred and Esma (Burkholder) Bronson. She married Harvey Mesler and he preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1993.


Mustard Seed Cafe holiday schedule - no need to cook this weekend

No need to cook for company this weekend because Mustard Seed Café has  you covered. 

Friday & Saturday Dinner 5-8.  The regular menu will be served, in addition to features:  MONTREAL BAKED POLLOCK with tomatoes, green pepper, onion, cheese & herbs, served with smashed leek red potatoes & roasted broccoli.  Dessert:  KEY LIME PIE.

Saturday will be business as usual with the regular breakfast/brunch/lunch menu  from 8-3 and some featured items (plus dinner  5-8, see above.)


Weather patterns tells us it is April

High of 71, low of 34. It must be April. Here's the 14-day weather summary so far for mid-April. It's from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Bluffton Tree City, Arbor Day event April 26

On April 9 at the annual Tree City USA awards ceremony, Bluffton was recognized for its 21 years as a national Tree City community.

In 1872 the state of Nebraska adopted a day each year for the planting of trees. Now a worldwide event, this day is known as Arbor Day. 

Bluffton Tree Commission members continue to celebrate this day with the planting of Bluffton's 22nd Arbor Day tree. The public is invited to attend at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26th, at Steinmetz Soccer Field, in the concession stand area.

Krysti's Music Studio students showcase art work April 26

The art students of Krysti’s Music Studio will be showcasing their recent artwork on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bluffton Campus Life room, 111 W. College Ave.

Students who will be featured are Danielle Novak, Brooklyn West, and Kaylah Gilmore.  Community members are invited to attend and may come and go as they like, to view the artwork and chat with the artists. The students' art teacher is Tori Watkins. If you have questions, please call Krysti at 419-233-5255.


Artspace/Lima opens 59th annual Spring Show on April 25


The ArtSpace/Lima Spring Show 2014 will open Friday, April 25, with a public reception for the artists and their friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Ellen Nelson Gallery.


BFR announces lots of April-May programs

Friday All Sports Class to start April 25 at BFR. Youth in grades K-5 are welcome to participate in a new BFR informal sports program on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Each week, youth will participate in a different sport: basketball, wiffleball, dodgeball, and kickball. A minimum of 8 youth need to register for the program which will start April 25 and end May 16; cost for the 4 sessions is $12 or free for BFR members. Call BFR Sports & Fitness at 419-358-4150 to register. Van service from Bluffton schools is available for a nominal fee.

Ebenezer Mennonite children's choir musical April 27

Ebenezer Mennonite Church children’s choir, Disciple Singers, will present a musical called “I Can Only Imagine” on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m., in the Crossroads Ministry Center. 

An afterglow will be held following the musical. The church is located at 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton. 

It is free and open to the public.