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Friday Blaze auction open to public

Donation deadline noon Friday;
Blaze auction Friday night

Bluffton residents are invited to a big party to launch the 2009 Blaze of Lights. The party, open to the public, starts at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and musical entertainment starts at 6 p.m. The party includes an auction, food, gingerbread house decorating contest and middle school art contest.

The event is free and open to the public.


Big idea contest deadline extends to Nov. 30

The entries for the first-everl Big Idea Contest must be postmarked by Nov. 30 and sent to Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs. This event is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in northwest Ohio who have innovative ideas and plan to pursue their own business.


Art on exhibit at Common Grounds

Lima artist H.A. (Herb) Vonderau has several paintings on exhibit in November at Common Grounds coffee shop on Main Street, Bluffton. The artist does house and people portraits and other themes. He attended Ft. Wayne Art Institute, Community College of Rhode Island and Rhodes State College.

He teaches drawing classes at Otterbein Assisted Living Homes, Cridersville. His work has been featured in galleries in Rhode Island, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. His work is also regularly featured in local coffee houses.


"Balance" screening offered at Maple Crest

Mennonite Home Health in partnership with Northwest Physical Therapy will offer a balance screening on from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 from in the Patio room at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

The screening is for persons who feel unsteady, dizzy and having frequent falls. Educational materials will be available along with mobility and home safety information


Nov. 5 seminar on protecting intellectual property

Jacob Ward, patent attorney for Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC, offers advice on protecting intellectual property, ideas and innovations at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Bluffton University in Centennial Hall, room 211.

This seminar is part of the BCE business tune-up seminar series. The seminar is free and open to the public. For reservations, please contact, John Bauer at 419-358-6400 or [email protected].


BHS drama Nov. 6-7

Some of the cast members

"A Wing and a Prayer," is the fall Bluffton High School drama presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, at the middle school cafetorium.

Here, from left are cast members Ashton Cluts, Liz Diller Brenna Nichols and Jane Sycks. Kevin Gratz is the director. This is his 15th drama at BHS since 2002.

Members of the cast are Zach Harlow, Ashton Cluts, Liz Diller, Jane Sycks, Danielle Rhonemus, Brenna Nichols, Halle Steingass and Jene Sommers.