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Bluffton Community Preschool fundraiser Tuesday evening

Event includes wine-tasting, appetizers, silent auction, designer purse raffles and more

Tickets are still available for a Bluffton Community Preschool fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The event takes place at Sycamore Lake Wine Co., 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove.


It includes wine tasting, appetizers, silent auctions, designer purse raffles, give-a-ways and more.

Tickets are $25 each. Bring your ticket stub with you to be entered to win a Kate Spade purse.


2014 World Series of Comedy Winner - Spencer James - performs locally

The 235 Grill will host Comedian Spencer James from 9 until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. The 235 Gill is located 107 W. Lee St., Alger.

James won the 2014 World Series of Comedy Tour.

His standup routine is a little dose of Martin and Lewis, with a little dash of Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. mixed in. He blends both music and dance into his show.
James has appeared on Laugh-Fox, in Las Vegas, and tours the country.

Tickets are $20 single and $35 couples. For guaranteed seating call the restaurant at 419-757-0021.


Lions Dare to Dream winetasting auction-fundraiser tickets still available

This year's Dare to Dream wine tasting and auction to benefit the Bluffton Bike Pathway Project is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Sycamore Lake Winery, rural Columbus Grove.

The event is hosted by the Bluffton Lions Foundation. Tickets are now available at $25 per person of $50 per couple. Seated is limited and no tickets are available at the door.

For more information call 419-788-0729.


STEAM on the Quad registration is now open

New OSU event gives K-12 students a chance to try out science, technology, engineering, arts and math

Registration for Ohio State’s STEAM on the Quad is now open. 

STEAM on the Quad is a new, family-friendly event where kids in grades K-12 will be able to do hands-on activities that will improve their knowledge and interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math fields. It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, on the Ohio State Lima Quad.

STEAM on the Quad is a collaborative project between The Ohio State University at Lima and OSU Extension and is supported in part by the Ohio 4-H Foundation.


Giant Wilson's Sporting Goods garage sale Saturday in Ad

The Wilson Sporting Goods football garage sale is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 24, 217 Liberty Street, Ada.

The sale includes hundreds of footballs, baseball gloves, shoes, clothes, tennis items and additional sporting good items.


Bluffton schools open house Monday evening

The Bluffton Schools will hold a district-wide open house on Monday evening, Sept. 26. 
• The elementary school will be open from 6 – 7 p.m.,
• The middle school from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,
• The high school from 7 – 8 p.m.

Several community organizations will have booths set-up in the elementary gymnasium and information will be available on ways to provide support to the school and community.


Sept. 29 workshop focus on health care in retirement

There is a lot of talk about saving enough money by the time of retirement to continue the lifestyle you know.

What is discussed far less is the need for health care in retirement and the costs that come with it. First National Bank will host a free health care workshop on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1050 Interstate Drive, Findlay from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Apollo renovation grand opening Sept. 29

Apollo Career Center celebrates its renovation grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29.

The event is at the school, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima. The grand opening is a dedication ceremony for the newly renovated facility.

The event will include a flag ceremony, ribbon cutting, unveiling of the Partner Wall, ribbon cutting at each tech lab and adult education, plus self-guided tours.



Hydrangea subject of Oct. 4 garden meeting

Hydrangea is the subject of a 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, meeting of the Gardeners of Bluffton/Pandora Area. The meeting is in the Bluffton Public Library and is open to the public.

  Allen County Master Gardener Volunteer Tim Staley, will discuss how to successfully grow, propagate, prune and over winter Hydrangea’s. He will also talk about why some blue hydrangeas turn pink, when planted in our area and the difference between a Mophead, a Lacecap, an Oakleaf and a Pee Gee bloom.



Emmanuel United Church of Christ provides Thursday's community meal

The next Bluffton community meal is Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center.

The meal is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. It is being served by Emmanuel United Church of Christ.