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August 18, 2019

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Children’s auditions scheduled

for ONU ‘Holiday Spectacular’ extravaganza

Ohio Northern University will hold children’s auditions for the “Holiday Spectacular” extravaganza from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, in the campus’ Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions will be held for singers and dancers ages 5 to 12. Those auditioning may be asked to sing and should be ready to participate in a dance call (jazz and/or tap shoes). No prepared dance or vocal solos, please.

For further information, contact Kirsten Osbun-Manley at k-osbun@onu.edu.

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Mercy Health celebrates Neil Armstrong’s visit to the moon

Former Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson visits Lima July 19

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is hosting an opportunity for individuals to meet former Astronaut and Col. Gregory H. Johnson.

On Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m., he will be giving a presentation at the St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. 

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Ted Yoder performs in town hall series on Saturday

Ted Yoder will perform in the next Town Hall Concert Series at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 13. The performance is in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

Yoder has played the dulcimer for decades and won America’s National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in 2010.

His performance style in popular songs including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” and classics such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”

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Family Promise golf scramble July 27 at Hidden Creek

Family Promise of Lima-Allen County will host a golf scramble Saturday, July 27, at Hidden Creek Golf Club, 6245 Sugar Creek Road, Lima.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the scramble start is at 9 a.m.

Cost is $75 per person or $300 for a team of four. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, catered lunch, goodie bag and prize opportunities.

All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Lima-Allen County, a shelter for homeless children and their families.

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Firecracker Friday Cookout at First National

First National Bank, 112 Cherry St., Bluffton, invites Icon viewers to its Firecracker Friday Cookout. The cookout is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, July 12, at the Bluffton branch parking lot

The event celebrates summer and the 4th of July and provides hot dogs, chips, drinks and addditional items.

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Patriotic pops concert Saturday evening in Ada

FROM ADA ICON - The Patriotic Pops Concert, featuring the Lima Symphony Concert, at Ohio Northern University at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, will be moved indoors, to the ONU King-Horn Field House, due to the threat of thunderstorms.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs, blankets and favorite picnic foods. This fun-filled family event will feature patriotic music, selections from musicals and other stage and film productions, popular tunes and a tribute to our armed forces.

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