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Matt Keeler performs at free outdoor concert


Free live music will be held for the public Saturday, Aug. 10, at Ottawa Metro Park, 2632 Ada Road, Lima. 

Families and others interested are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and come out to listen to local artists and bands while they provide music during the Rally Point River Ride Bike Tour.  The music starts 11 a.m. with Daniel Sprague, Tim Heyward (Grace Community Church) at 11:30 a.m., and Matt Keeler noon-1:30pm. 

For more information you can go online at www.rallyup.org.


Rally Point Youth Center 5th annual River Ride Aug. 10

Rally Point Youth Center, N. Main St., Lima, will host its 5th annual River Ride fundraiser on  Saturday, Aug. 10, according to Jared Diller.

This years ride will be out of Ottawa Metro Park, Lima, and will take riders along the Ottawa River. There are 20-mile ride for families, 50-mile rides for weekend riders, and 62.5-Metric Century for serious riders seeking to get their best time yet. Last year 200 participants took part to support the youth center.


Tickets now on sale for Sept. 28 Awaken Fest'

Tickets are now on sale for the Saturday, Sept. 28, Awaken Fest’ to be held in at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay.

Awaken Festival is an event filled with the biggest names in Christian music, merchandise booths, food vendors and family friendly activities.

The Fest’ enlists the help of over 100 volunteers, secure in-kind donations, and rely on the generosity of supporters like you to make Awaken Fest affordable for as many people as possible.


Pandora United Methodist hosts July 31 community meal

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, July 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by the Mission Committee and will be hamburger/hotdog, potato salad, dessert and beverage.


Tickets now on sale for Ebenezer Drama Ensemble dinner theatre

Ticket reservations are now available for the August dinner theatre production at Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

From the authors of the hit series, "Uncle Phil’s Diner" comes a new interactive dinner theatre that brings on lots of laughs and colorful characters in Family Camp, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 4 at the Crossroads Ministry Center of Bluffton’s Ebenezer Mennonite Church.


Trinity Lutheran, Jenera, VBS July 21-25

Vacation Bible School will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, from Sunday, July 21, through Thursday, July 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. 

Take a Road Trip on Route 3:16 is the VBS theme. Crafts, games, songs and snacks will also be a part of the week. 

Children entering preschool through 6th grade are welcome to attend. To close VBS, will be an ice cream social on July 25 beginning at 7 p.m.  There will be free ice cream and entertainment, including the children singing songs they’ve learned during VBS. 


Pandora United Methodist ice cream social July 26

Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., will hold an ice cream social from 5 to7 p.m., Friday, July 26, in th church Fellowship Hall.

Menu consists of your choice of sloppy joe, hot dog, or chicken sandwich, plus cole slaw, baked beans, and or chicken and noodles.

Also, there will be lots and lots of homemade pies and ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by local acoustic guitarist, Tyler Smith.


Food boxes available for families in Pandora

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District. 

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four. In order to pick up a box, you must register by calling 419-384-3038 by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 22. 

Boxes will be available to be picked up on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church located at 502 East Main Street, Pandora.


Bible memorization minister guest at Trinity Lutheran July 14

Daniel Dexter, a staff minister from El Paso, Texas, will be at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, on Sunday, July 14. 

Dexter will give a program on his Bible memorization skills at 9:15 a.m. and also be a part of the worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

He is a professional storyteller who is gifted in being able to memorize and put into voice, sections of the Bible as it is found in the New International Version. Everyone is welcome and the church is handicapped accessible.  


5th annual Rally Point River Ride set for Aug. 10

The 5th annual Rally Point River Ride is Aug. 10, according to Jared Diller.

Start/Finish: Ottawa Metro Park
2632 Ada Road Lima, OH 45801
Start Times Vary:
7-9 am for 50/62.5 mile ride
9am-11 am for 20 mile ride