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Jack and the Beanstalk on stage at Trinity Lutheran School

Jack and the Beanstalk
1:00 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19 
Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St, Jenera

What happens when a young boy plants wonder beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. Audiences are invited to performances of Jack and the Beanstalk by the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and the Kindergarten through 8th grade students at Trinity Lutheran School.


Invitation to April 21 Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters retreat

The Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters are inviting quilters and sewists to their upcoming Quilting Retreat from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21 at the Harrod Event Center.

The center is located at 9520 Harrod Rd, Harrod, and the cost is $10/day.  


Bluffton Ohio Historical Society meets April 10

Bluffton Ohio Historical Society open invitation to April 10 meeting from secretary Scott Little:

Wasn't it fun viewing history right here in Bluffton [on Monday, April 8]?  It was a day to remember!  

The April monthly meeting of the Bluffton Ohio Historical Society will meet Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. on the third floor of Bluffton Village Hall.

Agenda items for Wednesday include: Society logo, website, Facebook page, Car Show involvement and saving items from the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!  Dan Groman will show an old desk from the old Bluffton Elementary School during the Show and Tell time.



April 12 chamber meeting includes presentation by Bluffton Hospital

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, April 12. The meeting will be held on the third floor of the Town Hall.

Blanchard Valley Health System is the sponsor and Kira's Flipside Grill will be providing the breakfast, which is served at 7:00 a.m.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. Renee Matthews will offer valuable insights into the transformative initiatives spearheaded by Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) at Bluffton Hospital.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to [email protected].



What to expect when you're expecting a total solar eclipse, part 3

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The day of the total solar eclipse is here and as of 6:00 a.m. in Bluffton you wouldn’t know it. On Sunday, April 7, downtown Bluffton seemed much like any other Sunday, except for a few more shops being open.


What to expect when you're expecting a total solar eclipse, part 2

NOTE: As of April 5, the forecast for Monday afternoon is mostly sunny with a high near 71 degrees.

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Icon has sifted through local and national resources to provide you with the following tips on what to expect when you’re in the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse in the communities of Ada and Bluffton on Monday, April 8, 2024.