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May 6, 2015


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Friends of the Library book sale May 13-16

Friends of the Library will hold the spring library book sale May 13-16 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Among the many books for sale will be history, romance, mystery and children's books. Prices are by donation.

Browse the books and have a cookie while you read.



May 12 invitation to contra dance; performance in town hall by local musicians

Silver Threads among the Gold, a group of Bluffton-area musicians, will perform at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, in the next Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

The Bluffton Cultural Affairs Committee sponsors the series. The program is free and open to the public.

Musicians include Jan Wiebe, Steve and Monica Harnish, Teri Friesen, Betty Sommer, Bruce Chesser, Ray Person, Jason Frisch and Chappell-Dick.


Ray Person talks about cooperative farm on May 5

The Gardeners of America Club meeting is Tuesday May 5, at the Bluffton Public Library at 6:30 p.m. 

Ray Person of the Cooperative Farm in Pandora will present a power point program on gardening and raising livestock.

"Join us to be inspired and educated by his wealth of experience so that our efforts in our gardens might result in better outcomes. Come with questions," said Anita Darnell of the club. 


Dave Sycks directs ONU Jazz Band in April 30 concert

The Ohio Northern University Department of Music presents the ONU Jazz Band on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The ONU Jazz Band, under the direction of Bluffton High School band director David Sycks, will take a stroll down memory lane as it explores “ONU Jazz Through the Years.” 


C-R Impressions present An Evening at the Cabaret May 8-9

The Cory-Rawson Impressions will present An Evening at the Cabaret on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. The show takes place in the Cory-Rawson High School Gym at 6:30 pm. General Admission $6.00 both evenings.

A dinner theater is offered on May 8 only, and includes a catered dinner of salad,
brisket, rosemary potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, and dessert for $12.

Tickets can be purchased from any Impressions member, or by calling the
school at 419-963-3415, or via email at taylor@cory-rawson.org.


Bluffton Relay for Life Run for Hope June 20

Bluffton Relay for Life Run for Hope 5k will be held June 20. The race will start and finish at Bluffton Sports and Fitness.  

Registration starts at 7:30, and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $20 and includes a shirt if registered by June 5. After June 5, registration. Is $25. 

Forms are available at Village Cut & Curl, Polished, or call:  Lynda Best 419-296-2790. Checks should be mad payable to Bluffton for Hope.

All proceeds benefit the Bluffton Relay for Life.


Senior Center to hold meeting on identity theft, financial victimization and elder abuse

The Bluffton Senior Citizens’ Center will hold an informational meeting covering the topics of identity theft, financial victimization and elder abuse on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m.  According to San Francisco-based Javelin Strategy and Research, two-thirds of 2014's identity theft victims had been notified data breach victims.


Town Hall Concert Series 5th anniversary features Joseph Helfrich

The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series celebrates their five year anniversary with a concert by Joseph Helfrich on Thursday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m. Helfrich is a folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller who has been performing in public for over 25 years. He has been a full-time musician since 1992, and specializes in vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, recorders and the mountain dulcimer. His programs include a wide variety of musical styles as well as humor. Joseph has a large repertoire for children and adults and tailors the program to fit the occasion.


Put a little art in your life: Check out Saturday's art exhibit in the town hall

What's on your Saturday morning schedule? We suggest a visit to the town hall third floor. It will put a little art in your life.

The art students of Krysti’s Music Studio will present an art show from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, on the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

Students whose work will be represented include Brice Hogan, Kaelynn Holland and Danielle Novak. Teachers are Vickie Garmon and Abby Graber.

The event is free and open to the public. Students are to answer questions about their pieces. Light refreshments will be served.


Three news stories in one: Paint, Battle, Venue change

There's three news items in this story.

• First: Don't you love the glare of the newly painted Bluffton High School basketball court?

• Second: It’s the third annual “Battle of the Badges” basketball game: Bluffton fire department vs. Bluffton police department.

The contest is at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 12, at Bluffton University’s Sommer Center. Admission is free. Donations are accepted at the door for the Bluffton Community Assistance Program. The police hold a 2-0 edge in this tightly-fought series.