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Low Brass Collective concert on June 11

The NW Ohio Low Brass Collective will perform at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 in Snyder Recital Hall which is located in Presser Hall at ONU. FLYER

The concert will include works by Bach, Bizet, Sousa, Curnow; with a solo performance by Dr. Erin Helgeson Torres. The collective is conducted by Tyler Ferris.

Concerts are free and open to the public.


2023 Bluffton Festival of Wheels is June 16

By Paula Scott

The 55th annual Festival of Wheels will be showcased on Bluffton’s Main Street this upcoming Friday, June 16. Coordinator Dan Groman notes that last year the Bluffton Lions Club show was literally 2 spaces from full capacity, so in 2023 the event will extend onto Elm St and along Main to Jefferson.

Main St. will close at 1:00 p.m.; registration is from 2:00-5:00 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Judging of cars begins at 5:00 p.m. with trophies for the Top 25 and special awards presented at 7:30 p.m. Judges will rate entries individually, then scores will be tallied by computer. The cruise down S. Main St. begins at 8:00 p.m.

Vendors will have food and drink, including Bubba C’s barbecue, which will be located next to Town Hall.

Participants can register at the show. Advance registration ended on May 31. Groman expects more tractors than in the past, as well as a variety of antique and classic cars, trucks, fire engines and motorcycles.

This is officially the show’s 55th year, but Bluffton has a history of car shows that extends earlier than that. At one time, Bluffton car shows extended over two and half days. In 1967 Pioneer Auto Club and Contemporary Vehicle Association combined to host a national event in Bluffton. Groman remembers a woman who brought her 1941 Chevy from Sacramento, California.

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Juneteenth Lima 2023 celebrations

Noon-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17

The Juneteenth Lima Committee and the Council for the Arts of Greater Lima will join the Sigma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the City of Lima Parks and Recreation Department to present Juneteenth Lima 2023. The day-long  event is a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, a celebration of the joys of liberty, and an opportunity to educate the community about Black heritage, and promote positive cultural interaction.  

This year’s celebration will take place Saturday, June 17, in the Downtown Lima Square, all under the theme “Celebrate Us”. 


Saturday morning Jazzercize workouts on Vine St. at Main

Jazzercise Bluffton will be offering a free community workout on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. with the Greenhorn food truck open to serve breakfast.

Vine Street at Main - Weather permitting - 

Flyer HERE.


June JAMPD programs: Magic, day camp, crochet and animal Olympics

Gordon The Magician will perform at the Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, 2632 Ada Rd., Lima at 7:00 p.m. 0n Sat., June 10. The summer program is hosted by the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District. 

Gordon and his trusty sidekick, George the Raccoon, have traveled the globe in  search of smiles, laughs, and fun. A master of audience involvement, Gordon “invents” magic on the spot using the most ordinary items imaginable. Couple this with a limitless  array of tried-and-true tricks of the trade, and you have a performance that is second to  none.


BHS 1968 reunion

The Bluffton High School graduating class of 1968 will hold its 55th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Buckeye Park pavilion.

A social hour is from 4 to 5 p.m. and a meal will be served at 5 p.m. with a program to follow.

Class members may RSVP to Carol Koontz Heath at [email protected] for details.