• Next community meal Thursday at 6 p.m. - Senior Citizens Center

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April 19, 2018

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Chamber's next business after hours May 2

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next business after hours event, according to Paula Scott, CEO.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Sycamore Lake Wine Co., 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove.

"This event is a casual gathering with no formal program. Meet and mingle with others from area businesses and organizations. Free appetizers will be served," said Scott.


58th Annual Young Artists’ Competition in Bluffton April 28

Concert in Yoder Recital Hall features finalists

The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s Friends of the Symphony will be holding their annual Young Artists’ Competition on Saturday, April 28, at Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University.  This year’s competition is for voice and strings.

The Junior category consists of students from 17 to 21 years of age, while Senior category consists of students between the ages of 22 and 26.  Auditions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are open to the public.


"Galaxies of Spring" tonight at the ONU Observatory

FROM ADA ICON - Ada and the surrounding communities are invited to the ONU Observatory on Friday, April 13, from 9-11 p.m. for "The Galaxies of Spring," according to Dr. Jason Pinkney, observatory director.

"Galaxies are a swirling collection of stars, gas, dust, and dark matter. They are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint.  During this time of the year, however, the closest concentrations of galaxies are positioned high in the sky by midnight," he said.


ArtSpace/Lima Spring Show opening April 20

 ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square, Lima, will host an opening reception for Spring Show 2018 on Friday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public, according to Bill Sullivan, director.

Spring Show 2018 is the 63rd  edition of ArtSpace’s signature exhibit. Entries are accepted from within a 100-mile radius of Lima in the following categories:  painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, digital art and mixed media. 


You know the songs - now sit back and watch the musical

"Emma! A pop musical" presented by BHS this weekend

Girls just want to have fun,  Chapel of love, Heartbreaker, and more pop tunes than you can name are performed on the middle school stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

It's all part of the Bluffton High School musical "Emma! A Pop Musical!" performed this weekend on the middle school stage.

Cast list and musical numbers are in attached program at the bottom of this story.
• Lots of a photos and a video are also at the bottom


Apollo holds Apollopalooza April 12

Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Rd. Lima, will hold its sixth annual Apollopalooza on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30-7 p.m.