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March 18, 2019

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U6 soccer, youth flag football, 3rd-4th grade volleyball

Sign-ups underway at Bluffton Family Recreation

Registration for three youth spring programs is now underway at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Spring soccer U6
Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at BFR from April 2 to May 2. Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact BFR if interested. The deadline to register is Sunday, March 17. $30 for members; $60 for program participants.

They danced the night away

Dads and girls just want to have fun

Yes, they danced the night away.

Nearly 90 dancers  – dads of all ages and daughter ranging from 3 to 12 (?) – hit the dance floor and never stopped on Saturday evening at Bluffton Family Recreation.

Dancers from Bluffton, Pandora, Lima, Jenera and elsewhere showed up with at the first-ever dad and daughter dance at BFR.

Ron Koontz provided the music. The photos and video below tell the story much better than the Icon's words. Please view the photos and watch the video for a beter taste of the evening. (We identified dancers when we recognized them.)

It's a pickleball tourney!

BFR hosts this singles and doubles event on Feb. 17

Pickleball, one of Bluffton's hottest winter indoor sport activities, continues to grow in interest at Bluffton Family Recreation, according to  Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

To decide the best singles player and doubles team in town, BFR will hold a pickleball tournament on Sunday, Feb. 17, at BFR, 215 Snider Road.

Separate divisions are for singles and doubles. The entry fee is $10 per person. Contact BFR to enter at 419-358-4150, or register on line at www.bfronline.com.

Open gym at BFR: the cure for cabin fever

Do you have a case of cabin fever? Bluffton Family Recreation offers a suggestion to eliminate it: Open gym.

(BFR offers lots more options to fight cabin fever. Just call for details.)

Here’s BFR's open gym times:
• Mondays – Noon to 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesdays – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Thursdays –10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Fridays – Noon to 8 p.m.

Open basketball:
• Wednesdays: 8-9 p.m.

Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, for details at 419-358-4150.

Shall we dance?

BFR's daddy-daughter dance tickets now on sale; next winter day camp is Jan. 21

Bluffton Family Recreation’s first-ever daddy and daughter takes place in early February and tickets are now on sale.

The dance starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at BFR. Ticket are $20 for members (2 tickets) and $40 for program participants (2 tickets). Additional tickets – if you have more than one daughter attending – are $5 each.

Next winter day camp Jan. 21
The next BFR “school day out camp” is approaching. It’s Monday, Jan. 21, on Martin Luther King Day. The next camp is Monday, Feb. 18, on Presidents’ Day.

How about a little youth flag football

Play begins Saturday at BFR.

Bluffton Family Recreation is signing up teams for youth arena flag football starting on Jan. 12, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Divisions are for 5- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 10-year-olds. Games begin at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, starting Jan. 12. Games continue to Feb. 9. The next series of games is from Feb. 16 to March 16.

Cost is $200 per team. Register online or contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, 419-358-4150.

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