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April 25, 2019

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Three Johnny Appleseed program set in May

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park Distict announces three programs in May of interest to Icon viewers:

  • Area Horses & Harness 19th Annual Spring Plow Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allen County Farm Park. Horses and antique tractors will be preparing the ground for spring planting.

  • Wildflower Walkabout at Kendrick Woods on Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the fleeting beauty of spring wildflowers, with a naturalist. This is an easy hike, but please wear appropriate footwear.


25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League state meeting in Van Wert

The Van Wert Historical Society hosts the 25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League (OLHL) state meeting Saturday, April 27. 

A welcome and introduction will begin at 10:15 a.m. by Larry Webb of the Van Wert Historical Society. 

Marty Thomas, president of the Western Ohio Chapter and of the Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio will give an update on the retrieval and restoration of a 1936 aircraft that accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd to the Antarctic in 1941. 


Bluffton Arbor Day celebration April 27

Bluffton will celebrate Arbor Day at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Bluffton Arboretum on Lake Street.

The local Girl Scouts Troop will be performing an interactive drama, based on Dr. Suess's "The Lorax."  Participants will also be able to take part in a short meditation session on nature.

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free.


Permaculture on one acre topic discussed April 23

Transition Bluffton program featuring Peter Badertscher

Transition Bluffton will present a discussion about Permaculture On One Acre on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall.  

Have you ever wondered if you could live off your own land or sustainably produce food for you and your family on an acre or less?

Have you wondered how to position your garden for the best water access and sunlight or wondered what plants can yield the most production on a small plot?  


St. Rita’s hosts National Healthcare decision day event

As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day on Tuesday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 1130 a.m. Mercy Health – St. Rita’s will be hosting an open house at St. Rita’s Health Resource Center. The Health Resource Center is located in the main lobby across from Starbucks. 

National Healthcare Decisions Day educates and empowers the public and healthcare providers to take part in important advance care planning. The day focuses on ensuring that the information, opportunities, and access needed to document health care decisions are available to all.


Wizard of Oz on Bluffton stage this weekend

Tickets on sale in middle school office


No, you are not in Kasas anymore, nor are you in Ohio.

This weekend's  Bluffton High School musical takes its audience to the land of Oz.

Bluffton High School will present “The Wizard of Oz,” in three shows April 12-13-14.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, in the middle school cafetorium.