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December 7, 2019

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Ada's Harvest and Herb Festival on Saturday has over 150 craft booths

Plus, a parade, kid's area, lots of food, pony rides

FROM ADA ICON - It’s Harvest and Herb Festival weekend in Ada, with the event set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

The 34th annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored festival should draws a large crowd. It will offer over 150 craft vendors (and growing), a kid’s area, parade, crowning of a festival queen and many food booths.

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Friends of the Library book sale runs now through Saturday

The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale runs from Wednesday to Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library's lower level.

It offers a large collection of materials available for purchase. All proceeds go to library programs and services.

The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Your invitation to be in the BHS homecoming parade on Oct. 4

Bluffton High School football parents invite participants to the Friday, Oct. 4, BHS homecoming parade.

The parade forms at 5 p.m. in the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool parking lot. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m., heading south on Main Street to College Avenue and to Harmon Field.

Contac Barb High  at 567-674-5701 for more details.

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Storyteller/musician performs Saturday at The Quarry Farm

Rural Pandora event includes vegetarian and vegan feast

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, rural Pandora, hosts an evening of music in the gardens on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Russ Gibson, a veteran performer, will strike a common chord with his storytelling, vocals and guitar performed for listeners of all ages.

Alongside the music, a vegetarian and vegan feast will be available, prepared by Steven Coburn-Griffis.

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Alzheimer's Association holds educational program here Sept. 30

The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold an educational program on healthy aging at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at Bluffton Senior Citizens Center 132 N. Main St.

To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

• Cognitive activity
• Physical health and exercise
• Diet and nutrition
• Social engagement

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Transition Bluffton says "take a bird hike"

Sept. 18 at university nature preserve

Transition Bluffton will hold an evening nature walk at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve later this month.

Local birdwatcher, Linda Houshower, will lead the hike and help us to spot different birds along the way. She will also provide information on the common and not-so-common birds in our local area, as well as popular locations for birding in our surrounding area.

The event is open to the pubic. Meet at the new Moyer Nature Center at the  Nature Preserve on Augsburger Road at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. 

Rain date is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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