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Runners on your mark! BFR 5K Aug. 30

There's still time to enter BFR Sports and Fitness 5K Run or Walk, which features a Pump and Run on Saturday, Aug. 30.

CLICK HERE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM.

CLICK HERE FOR A COURSE MAP AND MORE DETAILS.

The race course: begins and ends at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. 

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Sept. 2 tree walk allows you to learn about campus trees

On Tuesday, September 2, gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora area will meet for a tree walk presented by Joanne Antibus. Join the Club at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bluffton University's Marbeck Center to discover the campus's variety of trees and learn of their attributes and benefits.

The public is invited to attend: parking is available off Elm Street at the university gymnasium.

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Town Hall Concert Series opens Wednesday evening

The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series for 2014-15 will launch with a performance by Andru Bemis and Tomo Brosseau at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the town hall, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

There will be an opening act by Sam Stuckey, of Bluffton University.

Here's what Wendy says about the performers:

"Andru has performed in Bluffton several times, and his musicianship, unique sound and songwriting genius keeps him one of our all-time favorite performers.

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Labor Day Weekend 5K and Pump 'n Run planned Aug. 30

Competitive and recreational runners are welcome to participate in the annual 5K Run/Walk held by BFR on Saturday, Aug. 30. 

The Labor Day weekend event will include a 5K road race/walk, a Pump n Run Challenge and a Fun Run. The 5K course begins at BFR and ends at the Buckeye Park and is a measured 3.1 distance over fairly flat, paved surfaces.

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Register now for American Girl breakfast tea at Senior Center

The Bluffton Senior Center will host an American Girl breakfast tea during the Fall Festival at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27.

The tea is for girls and their dolls and their mothers or grandmothers. The center will have a small tea with muffins or rolls, a craft project and prizes.

Mary Ann Jordan is working on the grand prize which will be outfits for an American Girl Doll. All girls at the party will automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing.

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Sign up now for an evening of "paint and sip" from BFR

Spend an evening with friends creating individual sunflower paintings at the Paint & Sip event on Thursday, Sept. 4, said Carole Enneking, director of BFR Sports and Fitness.

"BFR will sponsor this fun program featuring professional art instruction by Marilyn's Artistry of Ada from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsman Club," she said.  

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Tickets on sale for YFC chicken BBQ Aug. 22

Bluffton/Pandora Youth for Christ Campus Life will hold a chicken barbecue on the evening of the Bluffton - Pandora-Gilboa High School football scrimage.

The barbecue is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in The Campus Life Room, 111 W. College Ave., Bluffton. Tickets are $7.50 (includes chicken, green beans, potato, and roll) and tickets are now on sale through Aug. 18 at The Sports Warehouse in Bluffton and Riley Creek Pharmacy in Pandora.

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Riley Creek's namesake Captain James Riley visits Bridenbaugh School Saturday a.m.

Sea Captain James Riley will visit the Bridenbaugh School, rural Pandora Saturday, Aug. 9.  According, Dr. Darrell Groman, local authority on Captain Riley, the famous captain will lead a discussion at 10 a.m. 

“History Comes Alive! with Little – Known Geographical and Historical Facts of Riley Creek and How the Creek was Named.” … From Riley Creek Baptist Church in  Orange Township, Hancock County to Riley Creek United Methodist Church in Ottawa Township, Putnam County. 

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59th annual Summerfest set Aug. 9 in Beaverdam

Beaverdam Volunteer Fire and Rescue will host its 59th annual Summerfest from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9.

The event features homemade food, games, live band (Chez Cheese), safety demonstrations and a raffle drawing for grand prizes and door prizes.

This year's prizes include a 4-foot Poly Glider, Stainless Steel Kenmore Grill, Air Hockey Table, $300 Meijer gift card, Inflatable Bounce House and an Ohio State campfire ring.
There will also be live chain saw carving by On Track Carvings.
 

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It's Ada's big weekend - 101st Farmers' & Merchants' Picnic; parade, truck & tractor pulls, entertainment & more

This weekend is the 101st annual Ada Farmers’ and Merchants’ Picnic. There’s lots of activities for all age groups and interest groups.

A PRINTABLE FLYER LIST ALL EVENTS IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Events take place Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9, in the War Memorial Park, Ada. For additional information about the event call 419-235-4231.

Here’s this year’s schedule:

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