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July 22, 2018

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BFR U6 fall soccer registration underway

Season from Aug. 28 to Oct. 4

Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registrations for fall U6 soccer, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

U6 is for youth ages 4, 5 and 6. Cost is $30 for BFR members and $60 for others. All games are played at BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, from Aug. 28 through Oct. 4.

Game nights are 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. To registered go online or call BFR at 419-358-4150.

Katie Keifer to teach Jazzercise fitness classes

Katie Keifer, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun teaching classes in Bluffton.

Keifer recently completed all the training required to bring the expertise, energy and excitement to the dance floor. New classes will be added to the Bluffton and Findlay locations following this news.

Prospecting instructors begin with an application process that eventually pairs you with a mentor to help you through the training.


Bluffton Cattle 4-H Club holds Sunday chicken barbecue

Serving at Bluffton Sportsmen's Club

The Bluffton Cattle 4-H Club will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser this weekend.

The barbecue is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, July 22, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, 405 N. Spring St., across from the Buckeye quarry. Tickets are $8 each. Pre-orders are available by calling Jason at 419-889-0237 by Friday.

Walk-in orders are available as the supply of dinners is available. Each meal includes a one-half chicken, baked potato, green beans and a dinner roll.

Persons may dine in or carry out.

Oh, that talented group at Maple Crest!

On Friday evening they are ready to entertain you

The public is invited to enjoy the annual Maple Crest talent show on Friday, July 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Patio Room.  The lineup includes several musicians performing solos and duets, actors, and others too talented to describe

This year’s show will feature:

Exotic animals, ice cream and a free lunch

It's all part of Tommy Tire customer appreciation day on Friday

Exotic animals, free homemade ice cream and a free lunch.

Tommy Tire's customer appreciation day is from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, July 20, at the 319 N. Main St., Bluffton location, according to Tom Dotson.

As in previous years, the event includes an exotic animal exhibit from Jungle island Zoo.

New this year is a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. served by the A to Z Meats food truck. In addition, free homemade ice cream from Lugibihl's will be served.

Attaches are some photos from previous year's customer appreciation day.

Bluffton Child Development Center fall spots filling quickly

For preschool and pre-Kindergarten classes

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton, is now accepting students for its fall preschool and pre-Kindergarten program, according to Francine Donathan, director.

She said that the available sports are filling up quickly.

"Please call us at 419-358-8222, stop by or, email us at blufftonchild@midohio.twcbc.com," she said.