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May 23, 2015

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C-R November event inviting crafters

The third annual Cory-Rawson cheerleading holiday craft show and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at Cory-Rawson High School.

All proceeds benefit the Cory-Rawson cheerleading program. Concessions are available. For more information contact: Michele Rettig, 419-306-1553 or michelerettig3@gmail.com.



Cancer Relay for Hope event on June 19-20 moved to BFR

Bluffton’s local Relay for Life event will be held on Friday, June 19, and continue through Saturday morning.

The Relay for Hope will move to BFR Sports and Fitness, 215 Snider Road, due to field renovations at Bluffton University. The Bluffton Relay for Hope is an independent event supporting the American Cancer Society. Individuals can register to be part of the Relay with a payment of only $10; families can participate with a donation of $25.


Let's book it to the Friends of the Library book sale May 13-16

The Friends of the Library hold its semi-annual book sale Wednesday through Saturday, May 13-16. 

Besides the historys. mysteries, romances and children's books, the Friends have novels, non-fiction, cook books, gardening books, inspirational and biographies. 

Also available are beautiful books on old houses, arts and crafts, glass ware and home repair. 

All the proceeds go to library programs, such as summer reads, the youth programs, and 1,000 books before kindergarten. 


Lincoln Highway group visits Cairo auto collection May 19

The May meetingof the Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Biggie's Coast to Coast Restaurant, 116 E. Main St., Cairo.

After attendees order dinner individually from the menu, a small business meeting will take place and then the group will walk to 102 W. Main St. to visit the Tom and Carol Meredith automotive collecton. The public is invited.



Rockport UM Memorial Day service May 25

Rockport United Methodist Church will hold their annual Memorial Day service
on Monday, May 25. The service will start at 11 a.m. in the
cemetery and will progress to the church.  The guest speaker will be Greg
Coleman, Pastor of Cairo and Rockport United Methodist Churches.

The church is located at 5505 Rockport Road, Columbus Grove.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Bluffton Shuffleboard Club holding demonstration/open house May 16

The Bluffton Shuffleboard Club will host a free demonstration/open
house for adults interested in learning the game of shuffleboard or
more about the Bluffton Club Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. on the courts in Buckeye Park off Spring Street.

The club meets regularly throughout the summer for informal mixers on
Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 4 p.m., and hosts
seven tournaments during the season.

Contact Ralph Peterson, President, at 419-348-9995 with any questions.


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.”