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October 23, 2017

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Swiss historical society host to Great Day of Singing Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 22 the Swiss Community Historical Society brings the Great Day of Singing to Bluffton University at 4 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.
Bradley Kauffman, project director of a forthcoming new hymnal from MennoMedia, will lead participants in hymns that explore the musical heritage of local Swiss immigrant churches: from songs of the Anabaptist martyrs, to favorite American hymns, to new songs from the global church proposed for the “Resonate” song and worship collection.


Tickets still available for Nov. 4 designer purse raffle

Sponsored by BHS post-prom committee

Bluffton High School’s post-prom committee will hold a designer purse raffle on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the middle school cafetorium. Tickets are still available.

Registration with sandwiches, dips and desserts starts at 5:30 p.m. The reverse raffle is at 7 p.m.

The evening will have games, gift baskets, a 50/50 drawing and other prizes.

Tickets are $35, which includes food. Tickets are available at Bluffton High School and middle school offices. Tickets are also available from Erinn Prater, Teri Steinmetz and at Greg’s Pharmacy.


Candidates share stories on Oct. 16

Issue 2 explanation on the program

Local candidates will share their stories, and an Ohio Northern University professor will provide a briefing on Issue 2, at an upcoming meeting of Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), a local citizen advocacy group. The meeting is co-sponsored by the ONU College Democrats.

The meeting, open to the public, is from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in Meyer Hall of Science, Room 107, 515 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada.


"Carrie the Musical" set for Oct. 19-22 at ONU's Freed Center

Ohio Northern University music and theatre arts students will present "Carrie the Musical" at The Freed Center from Oct. 19-22.

The show is adapted from Stephen King's horror novel "Carrie" but has gone through many rewrites from the time the musical was originally produced in England to a limited 1988 Broadway production to an 0ff Broadway revival.

Briefly, here's the story: Carrie White is a misfit - awkward, unattractive, heavy.  At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else.


Jazz guitarist next Town Hall performer

Eli Kahn performs on Tuesday, Oct. 10

The featured artist for the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series for the month of Octoberis Eli Kahn.

Eli is a jazz guitarist, composer, and graduate of Indiana University of South Bend with degrees in both music theory and classical guitar.

With 13 years of experience, he has gigged extensively across the country and his music has been featured on nationally distributed compilations and provided the score for several short films featured in international film festivals. 


Registration on for Oct. 7 5K run/walk at The Quarry Farm

Virtual 5K active through Dec. 31, 2017

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, Pandora, is holding the annual Quarry Farm 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. Check-in is from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The race will be held rain or shine.

Registration is available online at https://www.active.com/pandora-oh/running/distance-running-virtual-event... and at www.thequarryfarm.org.


Bring a donation to the food pantry and gain free admission to Suter's Corn Maze

From 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, thanks for Riley Creek Arbor

Riley Creek Arbor invites Icon viewers for an opportunity for a free admission at Suter’s Corn Maze, 8250 Road R, Pandora, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, according to Gary Reese.

“We are collecting donations to benefit the Bluffton Food Pantry,” said Reese. “In exchange for at least one boxed or one canned food item per person, you will receive free admission to the maze.”


Step back to the 1840s with Oct. 15 ‘Harvest the Past’

The Hancock Park District’s annual “Harvest the Past” is Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. 

Visitors can celebrate the past in the 1847 McKinnis House with apple turnovers and stew cooking on the cook stove. 

Chad Hazelton of Ada will be bringing some of his farm animals. 

This free event is for all ages. Registration is not required. Litzenberg Memorial Woods is located at 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. 


Bob Minto Monday's OVAL presenter

Free program on pottery at senior center

The first of six Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) classes in October is set for Monday at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. The class is free and open to the public. Here are the other OVAL classes this month, according to Tonya Meyer, director,

• Thursday, Oct. 5 – A trip to historic Roscoe Village, Coshocton. Bus leaves Bluffton at 7:15 a.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 12 – 11 a.m. – Jonah Agner, The Food Store, presents a healthy fall cooking food demonstration

• Thursday, Oct. 19 and 26 – 9:30 a.m. – John Rich presents a bread baking class


Oct. 6 and Oct. 19 are next community meals

Two community meals are planned in October at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St.


The meals are:

• Thursday, Oct. 6, provided by Bluffton Lions Club

• Thursday, Oct. 19, provided by St. John’s United Church of Christ


Meals are at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Donations to the Bluffton food pantry are accepted.