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April 14, 2021

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Haiku Hike Saturday at Quarry Farm

April is National Poetry Month • April 22 is Earth Day • April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day

April is National Poetry Month, April 22 is Earth Day and April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day.

In celebration of all three, The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm is offering a "Haiku Hike" on Saturday, April 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.

"We will walk the trails, look for wildlife and spring wildflowers and—you guessed it—try our hands at writing haikus about nature in Spring," said Anne Coburn-Griffis. 


Mom 2 Mom event Saturday at BFR

Bluffton Family Recreation will hold a Mom to Mom sale, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 10, at BFR, 215 Snider Road.

There is no vendor fee, but donations are welcome. Persons may register online and specify the number of tables you will bring (limit of 3 per vendor).

To register click here, or call BFR at 419-358-4150.


Honk for Healthcare Thursday afternoon

On behalf of National Nurses United, Single Payer Action Network and the Poor
People’s Campaign, there will be a Honk 4 Healthcare at 2:45 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in downtown Bluffton.

It will take place  in front of the Presbyterian Church on Main Sreet and Cherry Streets, according to Linda Dangelo.


Tickets on sale for MHCO Service Group chicken barbecue

Proceeds support purchase of a handicap accessible van

The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group is selling tickets for a barbecue fundraiser offering curbside pick up on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. at Bubba C BBQ, 158 N. Jackson St., Bluffton.

Proceeds will support the purchase of a handicap accessible van. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased now through  Saturday, April 17, from Service Group members of Emmanuel Church of Christ, English Lutheran, Ebenezer Mennonite, First Mennonite, Grace Mennonite, St John Mennonite, St John's United Church of Christ, and St. Mary's Catholic Church.


Sit back, watch and listen - from your living room

13 Bluffton musical groups perform on Saturday

Get this!

You may watch this year’s Bluffton Music Boosters chicken barbecue concert from your living room on Saturday.

The annual performance by 13 Bluffton music groups from elementary through high school is pre-recorded.

Watch the school website for the link. Click here to go to Music Department page on school website, where you will find the performance link.


Senior Center holds garage sale March 25 to 29

Bluffton Senior Citizens' Annual Garage Sale, 132 N. Main St., will hold the first Bluffton garage sale of the year, according to Tonya Meyer, director.

Hours are: 
Thursday, March 25 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday,  March 26 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 29 – half-price sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Masks are required. Only the front door will be utilized to control number of people in building. Limit 20 shoppers at a time. The sale includes housewares, craft items, books, toys, antiques and more.