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December 7, 2019

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NW Physical Therapy 5-K benefits hockey team

Northwest Physical Therapy, with an office in Bluffton, will hold its 10th annual Poker Run 5K Run/Walk for Charity to benefit the Northwest Ohio Arctic Wolves sled hockey team. The hockey team started in August 2014.

Sled hockey is the same as stand-up ice hockey, but is for people with physical disabilities that prevent them from being able to stand and play. A sled and two short sticks with picks are used to propel the player on the ice. Sled hockey is a paralympic sport and in 2014, our USA Men’s National team took the gold in Sochi.

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Your invitation to a Maple Grove Cemetery history walk

Non-scary walks on Oct. 19-20 are fundraisers for Bluffton Public Library

Four Maple Grove Cemetery history walks take place in October as Bluffton Public Library fundraisers.

The walks are at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, sponsored by the Bluffton Icon. These free non-scary walks accept donations going to the Bluffton Public Library.

Each walk is limited to 12 persons and each walk covers the same material.

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Gardeners club meeting tonight

How to grow garlic by Ray Person

The Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area hold their next meeting tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Bluffton Public Library, lower level meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Ray Person will be speaking about growing and using garlic. 

Anyone interested in joining the club is encouraged to come. This meeting is open to the public. 

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Mom2Mom fall sale Saturday

At Ebenezer Mennonite Church, collecting non-perishables for food pantry

There's a Mom2Mom sale Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 to noon at Ebenezer Mennonite Church gym, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

At Mom2Mom sales, you'll find gently used kids clothes, covering all ages, plus maternity wear, accessories, and toys, etc. This sale is sponsored by the local MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) group, which meets at Ebenezer.

There is no admission free. Instead, MOPS are collecting non-perishable food/ canned goods for the Bluffton Food Pantry.  MOPS also offers a bake sale, by donation, with all proceeds going towards their program.

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Quilt raffle to raise funds for Swiss homestead

Saturday during Fall Festival

Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilt club are selling raffle tickets for a quilt Saturday, Sept. 28, as part of Fall Festival activities. All proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to the Swiss Community Historical Society and Homestead, 8350 Bixel Road. 

The quilt was made and donated by Lin Rumer, Bluffton, and is a combination of pinks and whites. 

Raffle tickets cost $1 or 6 tickets for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Schumacher Homestead on Saturday.  The drawing will be at 3 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. 

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Thailand, brain health, a Quaker abolitionist, just for starters

Our Version of Adult Learning kicks in this week

It's Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) season at the Bluffton Senior Center, according to Tonya Meyer of the Center.

Here's the OVAL schedule from this week until the end of October.

Check the attachment at the bottom of this story for the October Senior Center newsletter, listing all October programs.

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