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Town Hall Concert on Saturday featuring Glass City Special band

The Glass City Special band will play at Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St, 3rd Floor, Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Glass City Special is a bluegrass and Americana band out of Toledo. Their shows are known for variety, surprise, energy, with stunning instrumentals and vocals by the fiddle player, Tierra Raiti, who was deeply inspired to become a bluegrass musician when she heard "that fiddle sound" as a young child for the very first time at a Bluffton Town Hall Concert many years ago.


Gardeners of the Bluffton Pandora Area host discussion on sunflowers

Learn about sunflowers on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. It takes place at the Bluffton Community Garden, 9900 block of S. Main St., Bluffton.

Find out why sunflower heads follow the sun and about their range from 2 feet tall to 9 feet tall with single and multiple heads.

After the talk, explore the Monarch Waystation, and the rest of the Community Garden.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending should bring a chair.


Hallelujah Saints Band to Perform at Mennonite Memorial Home

The Hallelujah Saints Band will play at a free concert on Sunday, August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. MMH has hosted the annual "Concert on the Lawn" since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve "The Creamery" ice cream. Special thanks is given to Don Snyder Excavating, who is the main sponsor of this year's concert. There will not be seating provided so those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.


United Week of Giving

The United Way of Greater Lima's second annual Week of Giving campaign is scheduled for July 25th – July 31st. The Week of Giving is a community-wide fundraiser to support many of the nonprofits that make a difference in our community each year.

For this year’s Week of Giving, the United Way is asking individuals to consider giving $21 in 2021 to help impact their favorite local non-profits. 


The 60's Survivors Band concert

Tunes From The 1960's

A free outdoor concert featuring The 60's Survivors Band will be held Friday, July 30 at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church Gazebo from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bring your own lawn chairs, snacks, beverages, and smiles

The band members are truly survivors of the 60's. All six members actually played in what was referred to as “garage bands” back in the late 60's.

Lead Guitar & Vocals – Lenny Core

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals – Rolf Haenisch

Rhythm Guitar & Vocals – Ron Etter

Keyboard & Vocals – Paul Quint


Registration now open for Allen County Fair Parade

Fair is scheduled for Aug. 20-28

The Allen County Fair Office has announced the registration deadline for the 2021 fair parade.

The deadline to enter the parade is Wednesday, August 4, 2021. To register, call the fair office at 419-225-7141.

Additionally, the fair announced the livestock camper registration deadline as August 1, 2021.

Season, membership passes, and ride vouchers are available at the fair office.

This year's Allen County Fair is August 20-28, 2021.