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Free showing of "Night at the Museum" 10 a.m. Saturday - sponsored by Tommy Tire

Tommy Tire is sponsoring a free showing of "Night At The Museum; Secret of the Tomb" at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Shannon Theatre. All are welcome, but seating is limited so it's first come first serve.  Small popcorn and drink will be provided as well.

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Monday's Christmas concert should be standing-room-only

Expect a standing-room-only crowd in the Bluffton High School gym on Monday. It's the date of the annual Bluffton elementary Christmas concert set for 1:30 p.m.

Here's the schedule, according to Alice Basinger, music teacher.

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Dave Sycks guest soloist with ONU Jazz Band Dec. 11

The Ohio Northern University Department of Music closes out the year with an ONU Jazz Band concert on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and a performance by the ONU Wind and Symphony Orchestras on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be held at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The ONU Jazz Band concert, titled “Basie and Beyond,” will swing out to Basie classics and feature many student soloists, the ONU Jazz Combo and guest trumpet soloist David Sycks, current band director at Bluffton High School.

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You can go back in time - Saturday at the Schumacher homestead

How did our Bluffton-Pandora Swiss ancestors celebrate Christmas? 

The Bluffton/Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society Christmas open house, “Christmas at the Homestead” will be Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1-6 p.m. at the Schumacher Homestead.

The public is invited to tour the decorated 1843 house while snacking on homemade treats and listening to songs of the season.

SWISS HISTORICAL NEWSLETTER AN ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

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Tommy Tire sponsoring free movie Dec. 20 at Shannon Theatre

Tommy Tire is sponsoring a free showing of "Night At The Museum; Secret of the Tomb" at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Shannon Theatre. All are welcome, but seating is limited so it's first come first serve.  Small popcorn and drink will be provided as well.  

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Bluffton chamber brings Santa to Greg's Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon

You'd better watch out.

Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, thanks to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

This is his third Saturday in a row, so your chances to talk with him are excellent. This week he will be at Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon. You'll also probably meet him as he walks up and down Main Street from time to time during the morning.

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Santa visits Ada tonight at Ada's railroad Depot

It's "Merry on Main" tonight (Monday, Dec. 1) in downtown Ada.

From 6 to 8 p.m. events take place at the Depot on Main, sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

• Santa will meet youth of all ages in the Depot
• Two home school choirs from Miss Vicki's Music Studio will perform during the event
• Horse and wagon rides will be provided
• Cookies and punch will be served
• Christmas lights and cutouts will be on the Depot lawn.

The event is free and open to the public.

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2 free showings of "It's a Wonderful Life" today at Shannon Theatre

Shannon Theatre, Main Street, Bluffton, offers two free showings of "It's a Wonderful Life."

WATCH THE MOVIE TRAILER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

The shows are:

Friday, Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Schwyzerdutsch spoken Dec. 2 at Maple Crest

Bluffton/Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society is hosting a time to speak Swiss with each other on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Family Room at Maple Crest in Bluffton.

Rich Bucher said, "Come and dust off your Swiss language skills and see what you remember of the Schwyzerdutsch!"

The only agenda is to speak Swiss. Refreshments will be supplied. If you have
any questions, phone Bucher at (419) 358-0505 or email him at richardwbucher@yahoo.com

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Ruth Naylor-Wendy Chappell-Dick perform together three times in December

Ruth Naylor and Wendy Chappell-Dick will perform three times together in Bluffton during December.

The performances combine Chappell-Dick's music and Naylor's poetry in text and song to create a dialogue that covers politics, doubt, and faith, all within the setting of the Christmas story.

Chappell-Dick recorded her album “Songs of Forests and Thorns” a few years ago, and Naylor recently published her anthology of "Christmas poems Straw and All."

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