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February 28, 2015

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Dumpsters set up May 18-29 for village spring cleanup

Bluffton residents may start preparing for spring cleaning. The village will have dumpsters at the Spring Street recycling center available from May 18 to 29, according to Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator.

"This will provide residents with 10 days including two weekend to take items to the center," Mehaffie told Bluffton council members on Monday. Household hazardous waste materials are not permitted to be disposed of during this period.

It's starting to feel more like April

Here's the seven-day report for April from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Rain
Apr. 3 71 38 0.26
Apr. 4 64 44
Apr. 5 50 35
Apr. 6 57 29
Apr. 7 65 29
Apr. 8 62 45
Apr. 9 64 42

It takes an entire high school to put on a school musical - and it's this weekend

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It takes an entire high school to put on a musical, and no one knows that better than Kevin Gratz and Kara Zink, directors of this weekend's Blufftton High School "Vaudenville Tonight."

Billed as a musical revue performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15 on the Bluffton Middle School stage.

The musical is based upon the book by Joseph George Caruso and orchestration by Paul Curnow.

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Paul Yoder casting for a short flick - here's your chance to be a star

Do you want to be a movie star? Now's your chance. Paul Yoder (BHS grad, now a student at Taylor University) tells us he is producing a short film in Berne, Ind. He's looking for some warm bodies from Bluffton to help out.

Here's what he has shared with The Icon about the project:

Title: "Stranger"
Tagline: The world's getting smaller and stranger.

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Bluffton's next blood drive April 26 at Bluffton University

Bluffton's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at Bluffton University.

While walk-in donors are welcome, donors are encouraged to make appointments. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org.

"The Music Man" coming to Founders Hall May 3-5

Tickets are on sale for Bluffton University's May Day-weekend production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical classic, "The Music Man."

Dr. Melissa Friesen, an associate professor and chair of communication and theatre at Bluffton, will direct the show, to be staged May 3-5 in Founders Hall. Drs. Crystal Sellers and Jon C. Peterson, each an assistant professor of music, are music director and conductor, respectively.

Bluffton baseball, softball aim to 'Strike Out Cancer' on April 17

Bluffton University's baseball and softball teams will do their part to help "Strike Out Cancer" at their home games on Tuesday, April 17.

The softball team will host Anderson beginning at 3:30 p.m., while the first pitch of the baseball game against Defiance will be at 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Field.

Late spring classes about to begin for youth at BFR; April 24 registration deadline for Kid's Fun Nite

The final session of late spring youth programs will begin the week of April 16 at BFR Sports and Fitness, according to Carole Enneking, director.

Youth in grades kindergarten through grade three may choose from skills classes in basketball (Thursdays), football (Tuesdays),
dodgeball (Fridays), t-ball basics (Mondays) and swim (Thursdays).

Older youth (grades 3-6) may choose to be part of the flag football program or tennis lessons (Tuesdays), swim lessons on Thursdays, or dodgeball on Fridays.

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Earth Day event features indigenous music, art and culture, April 21

The Bluffton Cultural Affairs Town Hall Concert Series features "indigenous music, art and culture," in its 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21, Earth Day Concert in the third floor of the town hall, according to Wendy Chappell Dick, of the cultural affairs committee.

The program includes a program featuring a multi-media trio of Bell Acoustics, artist and photographer Carole Elchert, and didgeridoo player David Leavitt.

Carole Elchert

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