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January 21, 2019

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Quarry Farm mugs now available

Quarry Farm mugs created by Brandon Knott are now available to purchase. The mugs are $20 each and are glazes in a variety of colors. Each includes a sculpted “cookie” on the front.

Persons who have attended events at the Quarry Farm know that cookies are always part of every event.

Details on ordering a mug may be found in the Farm newsletter, attached at the bottom of this story. The newsletter also lists all winter programming for the Farm. It is located at 14321 Road 7L, Pandora, OH 45877. 


ONU Astronomy Club invites you to view the brightest comet of the year

Watch it Friday as it zooms near Earth

The ONU Astronomy Club, Ada, hosts a "Comet Wirtanen" event from 8 to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, in the ONU Observatory, according to Dr. Jason Pinkney, manager of the observatory.

"We have been clouded out on previous events, but the current forecast for Friday suggests less than 40% cloud cover – we may be able to get a glimpse of the brightest comet of 2018," he said.

 The comet is making a great appearance because it will be passing so close to the Earth (12 million km, or about 1/13 of the distance to the Sun).


"Sorry! Wrong Chimney!" Christmas comedy Dec. 20-21

Reservations available from The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU will present the zany Christmas comedy, “Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” as the feature of a dinner theatre on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 20 and 21.

The evening will begin with a buffet at 6:15 p.m. followed by the play at 7:30 p.m. There will be a dessert buffet during the show’s intermission.

Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations may be made by calling The Inn at 419-772-2500. 

The light-hearted comedy of characters full of mistaken identities was written by Leo W. Sears and Jack Sharkey.


Kids' night out Saturday with Polar Express theme

Fundraiser for BHS students traveling to Italy and Greece in 2020

A special Kids' Night Out takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Bluffton HS gym, according to Brigette Hoff, BHS Latin teacher.

"We have a group of students traveling to Italy and Greece in 2020.  All monies earned during the kids' night out will help tour students pay for their trips," she said.

The evening is open to youth ages 4 to 12. Activities include:
• playing games,
• competing in a Christmas coloring contest,
• making a craft,
• snacks, and
• watching “The Polar Express” movie on a big screen.


Crimson Lane's new year's eve party tickets available

Entertainment from Cleveland Keys Doueling Pianos, catered by Milano, ball drop at midnight

What are you doing new year’s eve?

Crimson Lane, wedding and event venue, rural Ada, is taking reservations for its rockin’ new year’s eve party, Monday evening, Dec. 31.

The evening includes entertainment from Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event is catered by Milano Café of Lima.

Tickets, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are $75 each or $600 for a table of eight. The price includes hors d’oeuvres, two drinks and a champagne toast.


Brauen’s Gourds Christmas open house Saturday

Don and Jodi Brauen will hold a Christmas open house showing their Christmas gourds. It is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton.