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April 6 and April 20 are next community meal dates

Two community meals in April are set at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St. Details follow:

• Thursday, April 6 - provided by Ebenezer Mennonite Church
• Thursday, April 20 - provided by Mennonite Memorial Home

The meals are free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods are accepted and will be donated to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program.


Cuba presentation April 10 to Senior Citizens

Tom and Sue Schaff will share photos of their trip


Tom and Sue Schaff will share photos of their recent trip to Cuba during the Monday, April 10, Bluffton Senior Citizens Association dinner meeting.

The meeting is at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. This dinner has no charge and is provided by Right at Home, who will furnish a meal fro Lee's Chicken.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 5.

During the meeting, Dorothy German, will receive a life membership award as she turns 90 in April.


Our Version of Adult Learning continues in April

Topics range from Michener to the Dixie Highway - Mondays at the Senior Center

Eating right, James Michener, a pilgrimage trail and the Dixie Highway have one thing in common.

Each is a topic of the April sessions of “Our Version of Adult Learning” (OVAL) offered by the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The classes take place at the Center, 132 N. Main St., on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in April and are free and open to the public, according to Tonya Meyer, Center director.

Monday, April 3 – Linda Houshower from The Food Store, will discuss “gut health.” This includes pro biotics and how to stay healthy by eating the right foods


Blood drive on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran, Jenera

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera, will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Trinity Lutheran School gym.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: TRINITYJENERA.


Presbyterian Easter bake sale April 15

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will hold an Easter bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 15. The sale will take place in the church lawn at the corner of Main and Cherry.

The bake sale, sponsored by the church deacons, will have proceeds going to local mission needs.

Items available include pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads and other baked items.



STD testing planned at Allen County Public Health

Allen County Public Health will be having a special STD Testing Event Tuesday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Allen County Public Health, 219 E. Market Street.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accommodated.  To schedule an appointment for the event,  call Allen County Public Health at 419-228-4457.

Tests will be available for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV.  Birth control will also be available.


Two musicians share Thursday Town Hall Concert Series stage

Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan

Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan will share the stage of the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23.

Wendy Chappell-Dick describes the musicians this way:

Brassell is a self-made singer-songwriter raised in Bluffton, who describes himself as a blue collar “regular kind of guy” and strives to reflect everyday life in his music.

An acoustic mandolin player, Ethan Setiawan  performs on mandocello and electric mandolin.


True or false? Are robins a sign of spring?

Find out at Discovery Center open house March 26

Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Does an elephant ever forget? Come test your nature knowledge at the Discovery Center during an Open House on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 p.m. An interactive display will be available for you to see if what you know about nature is true or false.

All ages welcome to attend. This program and open house are free and no registration is required.


Chicken barbecue March 26 in Pandora

A chicken barbecue dinner  takes place on Sunday, March 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E.Washington St. (State Route 12) in Pandora.

Tickets are $8.50 per person (dine-in or carry-out). For ticket information, call 419.384.3782.  Some tickets will be available at the door.


Bluffton 4-H Club sign-up March 28

Bluffton Boys and Girls 4-H/Bluffton Cloverbuds will have a sign-up event on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Kathy Moser's 5th grade classroom in the Bluffton Elementary.

It is open to anyone interested in joining Bluffton's 4-H groups. Cloverbuds are for grades K-2.  Any questions contacts Robyn Bible at 419 302 2042.