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Bluffton's Brand of Broadway, flea market, Civil War encampment, Boy Scout Indian village and lots more on Friday

Adam Belcher shows off his painted face from Thursday's kid's art activities - these continue on Friday

Watch a video preview of Bluffton's Brand of Broadway" - click here.

Two days remain - but they might be the best two! Bluffton's sesquicentennial celebration has a full weekend of activities planned Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2.

Here's Friday's schedule:

o 9 a.m. - "Bluffton, Ohio" movie shown at Shannon Theatre - produced in the 1970s by WBGU TV
o 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Street fair and flea market on Church Street
o 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children and adult art activities, Presbyterian Church lawn

At the town hall:

o 1 p.m. - Winners of Miss Sesquicentennial announced
o Winners of art and photography contest announced
o 1:45 p.m. - Sesquicentennial quilt shown
o 2 p.m. - Beard contest winners

At the Buckeye:

o All day - Boy Scout Indian Village
o Civil War Encampment on BFR field

Also on Friday's schedule:

oWill Triplett historical exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sauder Art Gallery, Bluffton University
oBluffton University historical exhibit, Musselman Library lobby, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

"Bluffton's Brand of Broadway" - Friday and Saturday

After gathering together some of Bluffton's best musicians and vocalists, Pat Rodabaugh, representing the Bluffton Sesquicentennial Committee, is presenting "Bluffton's Brand of Broadway" at Yoder Hall at Bluffton University Friday and Saturday, July 1-2 at 7 p.m.

The show is free and includes selections from 15 Broadway musicals performed by local talent.

Everett Collier, Kevin Gratz, Kara Gratz, Sandy Miller, Kristi and Phil Shey, David Sycks and Rachael Lewis are just a handful of the performers on the program, which also features two male quartets

.Just to whet your musical appetite, some of the numbers on the program are "Satin Doll," "Old Man River," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

There will be something entertaining for all ages and musical tastes. The committee hopes that the community will enjoy the performance, which is set to end the week-long celebration of Bluffton's 150th birthday.

Here's Saturday's schedule:

o 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Pork barbecue lunch, Presbyterian Church lawn
o Noon - Sesquicentennial parade line up, East College near Railroad Street
o Noon - Bluffton High School class of 1946 65th reunion
o 1 p.m. - Bluffton sesquicentennial parade. Route from East College Avenue to Main, north on Main to Elm, west on Elm to Bentley, disband at Bluffton University football stadium parking lot
o 2:30 p.m. - Vintage baseball game at village park. Shannon Sod Busters vs. Wyandot Ghost Riders
o Evening - Bluffton High School class of 1961 50th reunion
o 7 p.m. - Bluffton's Brand of Broadway, Yoder Recital Hall
o 8 p.m. Indian pow wow at Indian Village at Buckeye

At the Buckeye:

o All day - Boy Scout Indian Village
o Civil War Encampment on BFR fieldAlso on Friday's schedule:
oWill Triplett historical exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sauder Art Gallery, Bluffton University