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June 23, 2018

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Don't check out of town - check "the week ahead"

New weekend feature only on the Bluffton Icon

Who said that it's just a long, hot summer? There's plenty of events in Bluffton this summer and in the week ahead.

For example, there's:
• Swiss Day
• Foodie Tuesday
• Bike rodeo
• Cars and coffee
• Farmers' market
• Craft sale at the senior center
• BFR programs

You can read about all these events and additional ones in our weekend feature "The Week Ahead." It's the next think below on your screen!


Next Foodie Tuesday next week

12 confirmed at The Centre on June 26

The next "Foodie Tuesday" is June 26 at The Centre, according to Stacy Stumbaugh.

It's a food truck event held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

On the 26th, all who attend may chose dinners from the following food trucks:
• Fat Kid BBQ
• Kings Concessions
• Smokin’ Dick’s BBQ
• Dixie Girl
• Lugibihl Ice Cream
• Ricks Shack Outback
• Taco Fiesta Hinojosa
• Kona-Ice
• The Food Store
• Bubba C BBQ
• A to Z Meats
• N & H Concessions


Relay for Hope moves inside BFR tonight

Due to possible rain, the Bluffton Relay for Hope actitivies will move inside Bluffton Family Recreation tonight.

Relay for Hope takes place at BFR, 215 Snider Road, from  4 p.m. to midnight with the theme “Hope, Love, Believe, Walk for a Cure,” according to Lynda Best, chair of the event.



PaintINN’s set this summer

Four PaintINN’s are scheduled at The Inn at ONU this summer.

The events and themes follow:
• Wednesday, June 20 – Americana rooster on slate

• Thursday, July 12 – Sunflowers on canvas

• Wednesday, July 25 – Birdhouses watercolor on canvas

• Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Birds/water on canvas

 The cost for each event is $38 per person with all supplies, food and a beverage included. Reservations are required at 419-772-2500. Special fees apply to the watercolor projects.

The Inn at ONU is located at 401 W. College Ave., Ada.


National Night Out Aug. 7

Mark your calendar for National Night Out in Bluffton. It's Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. Plans are underway, Watch the Icon for complete details. Free admission to the swimming pool is part of the program.

A community fireworks display sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce concludes the event.


July 25 next chamber business after hours

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce's next business after hours takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO.

The event is hosted and sponsored by Southgate Lanes, 9700 Dixie Highway, where it will take place.

This will be a casual gathering with no formal program. Meet and mingle with others from area businesses and organizations.

Courtesy of Southgate Lanes, there will be a free taco bar and music.