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Advance care planning workshops held by doctoral nursing student

Bluffton resident and doctoral nursing student Ruth Myers will facilitate three Advance Care Planning workshops at Ada First United Methodist Church as community health outreach.

The events will be held on September 23, October 21 and November 18 from 1-:00-4:00 p.m. Childcare is available for registered participants. Please register by scanning the QR code or contact Ruth Myers or the church office: [email protected] or 419-634-4626.


New date for annual Quarry Farm jam session

  • Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
    9th Annual Quarry Farm Jam

The 9th annual Quarry Farm Jam has been rescheduled from Saturday, September 9, to Saturday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, Pandora, hosts the organization’s annual Jam for musicians and music enthusiasts. Whether you play an instrument like a virtuoso or just like to pretend, sing along or listen, people of all ages are invited to this family-friendly event.


Corle-Agner and Gratz: Live music in the Roots alley

UPDATE: This event takes place from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Nancy Corle-Agner and Phil Gratz (PHOTO) will be playing in the alley next to Roots by Strattons on Wednesday, August 30.

The duo will "weave an adventurous thread of decades-spanning acoustic takes on tunes fun, tragic and mystic." The event includes food by Greenhorn. Bring a lawn chair and a friend to enjoy music in the alley.


Before you go back to school, enjoy another summery weekend

UPDATE: It's also Play Music on the Front Porch Day! Join in the fun at 10:00 a.m. at Bluffton Public Library.

Special events for early birds and night owls

By Paula Scott

Even if your family no longer has youngsters in school, it's pretty hard to miss the transition from summer to school year in Bluffton--both the Bluffton Schools and Bluffton University start classes on Monday. Fortunately, this weekend provides plenty of leisure activities to distract us from the upcoming transition.


Pantasia Steel Band performs at MMH on August 27

The Pantasia Steel Band will play at a free concert at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and dress for the weather.

The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve Bluffton Dari Freeze ice cream, compliments of the Bluffton Dari Freeze. 

Special  thanks go to Everence, which is sponsoring the concert. MMH has hosted the annual  “Concert on the Lawn” since 2005.


United Way holds 7th annual Day of Caring on September 8

The United Way of Greater Lima will hold the 7th annual Day of Caring on Friday, September 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Ohio State University Lima, Cook Hall Gymnasium, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, 45804.

Nearly 375 volunteers will come together to make an impact by volunteering at United Way partner agencies and other non-profits around Allen County.