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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.

A Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Discovery Day and Vine Street block party with DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale on Saturday and MMH Concert on the Lawn (article HERE) on Sunday are extra special events. The Bluffton High School football game--7:00 p.m. Friday home game vs. Pandora-Gilboa, and Saturday morning Bluffton Farmers Market and Bluffton Cars & Coffee are regularly scheduled attractions.

Twelve Bluffton Businesses are participating in the Discovery Days prize drawing, providing tickets for a chance to win up to $100 in Bluffton Bucks gift certificates. Earn an additional ticket for each $10 spent, up to $100. 

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 - Bike Crazy LLC 127 N Main, New bikes & apparel arriving daily
- Black Lab Trading Co. 121 N Main Gifts and handmade items
- Book Reviews 123 S Main Previously read books of all kinds
Boutique 415/Polished 415 N Main Accessories, Clothing and Gifts
Dough Hook Meat Market 117 N Main Fresh cut meat, deli, baked goods
Family Hardware 109 N Main Your local hardware store
Rodon + Fields 141 N Main Skin and Hair Care Products
Roots by Strattons 111 S Main Houseplants and home accents
Senior Citizens Center 132 N Main Handmade crafts
Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. 117 S Main Gourmet popcorn and chocolates
Ten Thousand Villages 115 S Main  Fair trade jewelry, gifts, home goods
Town & Country Flowers 124 N Main Flowers, gifts, and home decor 

The Vine Street block party will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Greenhorn will be closed for lunch that day to prepare for the evening. There will be street food, draft beer, cocktails, mocktails, music, games and fire pits. A mini golf course is sponsored by M & R Plumbing and Heating.

DJs Randall and Edwin will warm up the dance floor from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and "Detroit's godmother of house music, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale will be spinning illuminated tracks from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.

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