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January 21, 2019

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PAX team from Hiroshima, Japan, presents programs here

Sept. 27 at Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center and at First Mennonite

On that fateful day, Aug. 6, 1945, Emiko was eating breakfast with her mother and older sister when suddenly there was a brilliant flash of light. The next thing she knew was that she was pinned to the tatami mat with a door on top of her.

Area residents will have the opportunity to hear stories like this when a PAX team of four from the World Friendship Center in Hiroshima, Japan, visits Bluffton on Thursday, Sept. 27.


Sultans of String perform on Town Hall Series Oct. 13

Canadian musicians are three-time JUCO nominees

Canadian musicians Sultans of String will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series, according to Jeff Yoder.

The Sultans are three-time JUCO nominees (Canada’s Grammy) and have charted songs on Billboard.

Folk Radio UK recently described their music as “an enthralling, adventurous celebration of the power music has to transcend geographical and cultural boundaries, and Sultans of String wield that power with grace, eloquence and spirit.” 


Mom2Mom fall sale Sept. 15

A Mom2Mom fall sale is scheduled  from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church gymnasium, 8905 Grove Road, Bluffton.

The event is sponsored by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Admission is free. A bake sale by donation and non-perishable food collection for the Bluffton Communtiy Assistance food pantry will also take place.


It's Ada's turn for a weekend festival this Saturday

33rd annual Harvest and Herb Fest - parade, over 140 vendors, plus entertainment

The next big event on Ada's calendar is the 33rd annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. As in past year’s, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College.

The festival has 180 spaces available for vendors and so far over 150 spaces are signed-up. Crafters are encouraged to register as soon as possible to insure a booth.

Booths are 12 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are available while they last.


Join Transition Bluffton at university nature preserve Sept. 18

Experience benefits of being in nature

Transition Bluffton will hold a public event at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Bluffton University Nature Preserve during, which participants will experience the emotional and health benefits of being in nature.  

Although modern technologies are making our life easier, more and more people are experiencing a sense of unease and anxiety. New scientific research is concluding that our being disconnected from nature may be the cause. Scientists are finding that a connection to the natural world is crucial for our health and well-being. 


Famous local entertainers

Monday afternoon program at Senior Center

Teresa Lambert of the Hancock County Historical Museum, will present a program  at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center about famous local entertainers on Monday. The talk, free and open to the public, is at 3 p.m. at the center, 132 N. Main St., according to Tonya Meyer, director.

This is the first of monthly programs provided by the Hancock museum at the sernior Center. The next program is Monday, Oct. 8. The program theme is “Driving Track Auto Industry.”