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September 17, 2019

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Quarry Farm family day is Saturday

Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm hosts their sixth annual family day on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tour the 1853 log cabin, take a self-guided walk on the trails to count butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, enjoy the cool shade of the gardens and woods, and visit residents of the farm animal sanctuary.

Your family day starting point will be the Seitz Family Pavilion, 1/8 mile north of 14321 Road 7L, Pandora.


Next Transition Bluffton July 23 program

Vegetable trade and more at Buckeye park

Transition Bluffton invites the community to the Buckeye park at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, for an evening of fun and discussion. 

Bring any abundance of vegetables you would like to trade or share.  Join in a discussion about Robin Kimmerer's Potawatomi ideal of Honorable Harvest set forth in her book, Braiding Sweetgrass. "Let's explore what following such an ideal would mean for you, your neighbors and the community at large,”said Peter Badertscher of Transition Bluffton.


Q: When can you feed a carrot to a kangaroo on Main Street?

A: Thursday at Tommy Tire customer appreciation day - and don't forget, there's also free ice cream

When can you feed a carrot to a kangaroo on Main Street, or a pet very large turtle...and have free ice cream at the same time?

Many of you already know the answer.

Tommy Tire, 319 N. Main St., Bluffton, holds its annual community appreciation day on Thursday, July 18. (Rate date is Friday, July 19), according to Tom Dotson.

The event is planned from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The event includes free homemade Lugibihl’s ice cream from, plus an exotic animal exhibit from Jungle Island Zoo.


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.


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. 


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.”