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9 hour music marathon supports work of Drugs Bring Death


Common Grounds Coffeehouse wants to get you grounded.

The shop at 101 S. Main St., will host its first-ever live music marathon benefit event from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Ded. 12, acccording to Phil Zimmerly of the coffeehouse.

The benefit features nine hours of live entertainment, with some of the area's most talented musicians.

The event will assist Brugs Bring Death, a non-profit organization launched earlier this year by one person in Lima holding a sign.


The best peanut brittle in Ohio

Bob Painter guards the peanut brittle

Bob Painter of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center says that there's enough nuts to go around. He's referring to the peanuts in the homemade peanut brittle created each Monday this holiday season by the Center. For only $4.50 you may purchase one pound of the best peanut brittle in Ohio...while the supply lasts.


Bluffton school concerts on Dec. 7 and 14

Two Monday evening holiday concerts and one Monday afternoon concert are planned in December by Bluffton school musical groups. The evening concerts are held in the middle school cafetorium. The elementary afternoon concert is held in the new BHS gym.

The concert schedule follows:

Monday, Dec. 7:
6 p.m. - Middle school choir
7:30 p.m. - Middle school band/strings


Dec. 12 music marathon at Common Grounds

Common Grounds coffee shop will hold a music marathon on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Getting Grounded: A live music marathon with several area musicians will take place from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12. The marathon will raise support and awareness for Drugs Bring Death.

Santa Claus will greet youth on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Both events are open to the public.


Columbus Crew camp comes to BFR in December

Columbus Crew Soccer Camp to be held at BFR Sports and Fitness Center, according to Carole Enneking, director. BFR's annual Columbus Crew camp has been moved to December this year.

Youth ages 6 years to 15 years are welcome to register for the half-day day camp held at BFR. Jeremy Parkins, Bluffton High School graduate and past Crew player, will direct the camp. To register, log onto the Crew's website; cost is $50 per player.


Candy making class at Maple Crest Dec. 2

Interested in learning about making holiday candy? Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, is offering a candy-making class at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

"Come and learn how to make Christmas bark, turtles, buckeyes and more," said Julie Stratton. "There is limited space so don't delay in signing up. There is no cost and you can take your candies home with you. Get your best friend to come with you and have a sweet time."

To reserve your spot call Stratton at 419-369-4715.