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Ten Thousand Villages offering bamboo barrettes from Nepal

Ten Thousand Villages,  115 S. Main St., Bluffton, offers easy and elegent, hand-carved bamboo barrettes, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager.

The bamboo barrettes are $8 each and are handcrafted in Nepal. Artisans at the Champa workshop near Kathmandu carve the bamboo barrettes.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for more information.


2013-14 Bluffton University Artist Series announced

Single-event tickets for Artist Series available July 20

Single-event tickets go on sale Saturday, July 20, for the 2013-14 Bluffton University Artist Series, featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats, pianist Hyperion Knight, the Lima Symphony Orchestra, the band Lone Raven and ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger.

If you could eat a book, what flavor would it be? Library accepting Edible Book entries

Bluffton Public Library's Edible Book contest registrations will be accepted until July 12, according to Cindi Chasse, library administrator.  

Entry categories include:
• preschool through grade 5,
• grade 6 through 12,
• adult and
• professional. 

Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. on July 25 and then guests will be invited to “dig in” and taste the entries. The contest is hosted in partnership with Bluffton University Musselman Library, and is free and open to the public.

Emmanuel UCC ice cream social - homemade food dinner July 19

The Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold an ice cream social - homemade food dinner from 4-7 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the church. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for youth 10 and under.


Maple Crest July activities calendar on The Icon

Several activities take place at Maple Crest Senior Living Community in July. The Maple Crest activities calendar is now on the Icon for viewers to read.

The calendar is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home July worship services announced

The July worship schedule for Mennonite Memorial Home was recently announced, It follows:

Sundays - 9:30 a.m. in the chapel

July 7 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 14 - Rev. Charles Warren
July 21 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 28 - Wally Geiger

Bluffton seeks Jr. High VB coach; player-parent meeting July 24

Bluffton is in need of a Junior High Volleyball Coach.  Anyone interested should contact Alex Hanna, hannaa@blufftonschools.org or call 419-358-5901.

On Wednesday, July 24, will be a Player/Parent meeting for all Junior High and High School Fall Athletes at Bluffton. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.


Richland Manor ice cream social July 18

Richland Manor, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton, will hold a summer ice cream social at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 18.

The event is free and open to the public. In addition to ice cream there will be live entertainment from the Hallalujah Saints Band.


Farm Day at MMH on July 25

Mennonite Memorial Home residents will celebrate life on the farm on Thursday, July 25. The special farm day event includes morning and afternoon activities related to farming. 

At 6:30 p.m. there will be a display of various farm animals  brought by area 4-H clubs for residents to enjoy.

Four "Summer Blasts!" at Riley Creek Baptist Church this summer

Riley Creek Baptist Church, 4950 Township Road 27, Bluffton, offers four "Summer Blasts!" for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade this summer.

The "blasts" are Friday, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. The events are from 2 to 7 p.m. with supper includes plus games, crafts and field trips.

For more information, call 419-326-6361.