HANDBAGS AND HANDGUNS RAFFLE: The Lima Rehab and Nursing Center is having an AMAZING RAFFLE for MEN and WOMEN. The drawing is based on the Ohio Lottery’s EVENING Pick3 on the 2nd. and 4th. Thursday of the month BEGINNING in January 2017 through December 2017. The winner will be notified by phone and the proceeds benefit the ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION. It’s only a $20.00 and only 1000 tickets will be sold. You must be legally able to purchase a handgun to win (21& older) and all of the paperwork will be handled by BHS Guns in Ohio City. Also a background check is required. The first drawing in January is January 12th. for a Michael Kors handbag and then on January 26th. it’s a Springfield XDM 9MM Handgun. In February on the 9th. a Dooney & Bourke Handbag will be given away and then on the 23rd. it’s another Springfield XDM 9MM Handgun. March 9th. a Coach Handbag and on the 23rd. it’s a Smith & Wesson M&P 9MM handgun. For a complete list of all items and the dates please call the Lima Rehab and Nursing Center.

The Lima Astronomical Society Summer Viewing Program happens every Friday night at dusk at Schoonover Observatory. An astronomy program will be presented in the meeting room with our new multimedia system. Viewing with the updated telescope and mount will be weather permitting. Come see the exciting views of the universe right here in Lima. Donations to support the summer program are gladly accepted. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30July 7, 14, 21, 28,
August 4, 11, 18, 25  CONTACT: 
Michael Ritchie Astronomer Schoonover Observatory
Lima Astronomical Society
stargazer@woh.rr.com
419-371-1289

MAY 27TH.:  Free Community Breakfast WILL BE HELD FROM 9:00 -11:00 am AT THE Westside U.M. Church  located at 604 Gloria Dr. and the Public is  Welcome! contact  sueosmon@yahoo.com  or call the church phone:  419-223-2881 (weekdays 8:30-noon)

MAY 27th.: Vaughnsville Sugar Creek Alumni Banquet-May 27, 2017-doors open at 5:30-cost $15 per person – reservation only by May 20-contact Linda Sharrits 419-642-2585

MAY 26TH. AND MAY 30TH.: Elida Elementary is accepting Kindergarten Registrations for any child who will be 5 years old by August 1st. Screening dates are May 26th. and may 30th. with appointment times beginning at 8am and ending at 2pm. For more info call 419-331-7901.

MAY 31st.: Kindergarten open house will be held at South Science and Technology Magnet School at 2:30pm.

JUNE 2ND.:  Senior Luncheon WILL BE HELD AT THE   Westside U.M. Church 604 Gloria Dr. BEGINNING AT 12:30 pm. Bring covered dish to share & table service Pastor Bill Cronk will speak on “Managing Transition”.  Attendees are asked to bring an old treasure to try to stump the group on what it is. Public Welcome! CONTACT sueosmon@yahoo.com  FOR MORE INFO.church phone:  419-223-2881 (weekdays 8:30-noon)

JUNE 2ND.-4TH.:  Nathan Miller baseball tournament is June 2-4 at the Stadium Park in Delphos. 16 Little League teams will be playing for 1st place prize of bikes. Please come out to enjoy great baseball, food, and fun. All proceeds go to scholarships to be awarded to each Delphos Schools. Contact Sam Miller @ 419-234-2115 or email angelamiller4@yahoo.com  for more info

JUNE 3RD.: Troop 11 Boy Scouts 2nd Annual Flea Market, Craft Show, Car Show, and Community Garage Sale in Lafayette. Vendor space $20 for a 20×20 space. Any type of vendor welcome! The vendors and garage sales will run from 8am to 4 pm. We will also have a Car Show running from 10am to 1pm. Car Show spots are $10 each with a trophy for people’s choice to be voted on throughout the day. We will be located on Washington Street where Allen East School used to be. Lots of space added for this year contact Dave Neff to reserve your spot today 419-230-4619.

JUNE 4TH.: South Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2017. June 4th at 10:15 am is the first of 3 Sunday worship services with visiting former ministers. Rev. “Pete Smith” served South Side from 1971 to 1984 at our former building on the corner of Kibby and Central. We are now located at 3300 South Side Dr. in Lima  Contact Email: office@southsidechurch.org FOR MORE INFO.  All are welcome.

JUNE 2ND.-4TH.:   The Van Wert Peony Festival will be held June, 2-4, 2017 in Van Wert Ohio.  Friday will feature a free car show, a free concert with Groove Essential, among other activities. Saturday kicks off with a free Kid’s Fishing Derby, a color run hosted by the YMCA, carnival rides and free activities in the park for the kids. The Grand Parade steps out onto Main st at 5:00. After the parade come back to the park for another free concert featuring Section Ate,and a teen dance for grade 7-9. Visit our website at www.vwpeonyfetival.com for more details.

JUNE 10th. Pork Rind Festival Annual Cruise -In Car Show:

pork rind  CONTACT Ferlin Pinks to participate or for more info at 419-234-1719

JUNE 11TH.: Immanuel Church ,  699 Sunnydale Avenue; Elida, Ohio  (located in front of Elida High School) will host its monthly community meal on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.  The menu is chicken spaghetti, salad, fruit, cookie and beverages.  Following the meal, story time will be provided by Jenn Slechter, Parent Mentor at the Allen County Educational Services Center! This event is free and open to the public.  Mark your calendars now, and plan to be there – we would love to have you join us!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the church office at 419-331-2366.

JUNE 12TH.-15TH.: Join Delphos St. John Catholic Church for Maker Fun Factory VBS! June 12-15 at 6-8:30 pm. We begin and end each day at church. Children age 4 through 4th grade are invited to join the fun. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose too. The week is filled with Bible-learning experiences, Sciency-Fun gizmos, team-building games, cool songs and tasty treats. Suggested donation of $10 per child is payable anytime during the week. We will also be collecting money for Heartbeat of Lima. Please register online at https://vbspro.events/p/bluejays or call 419-695-4050.

JUNE 12th.-15th.:  Bluffton University to host Soccer Day Camp: The men’s and women’s soccer teams at Bluffton University will host a Soccer Day Camp Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 15. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 5-13, with sessions taking place from 6-8 p.m. each evening. Registration fee is $80. Registration forms can be found at blufftonusportscamps.com For more information, contact Rhonda (Gottschalk) Smith, women’s head coach, at gottschalkr@bluffton.edu The soccer day camp is focused on helping youth players develop their foot skills and knowledge of the game by challenging them in a fun and encouraging environment. A low player-to-coach ratio will help develop technical skills suited for the age and skill level of each player. Tactical learning will be emphasized by using small-sided games and other match situations. Each day will consist of different topics and skill development for game play. For more information: Tricia Bell, 419-358-3285 or (cell) 419-371-0464, bellt@bluffton.edu

JUNE 17TH.: Bluffton University to host women’s soccer ID Camp The women’s soccer team at Bluffton University will host an ID Camp from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 17.The camp is open to players aged 15 and up who aspire to compete at the collegiate level. The camp will be an opportunity for high school athletes to improve their skill level through coaching sessions, to understand the training regimen at the collegiate level and to learn about the unique opportunities Bluffton offers student-athletes. The registration fee is $50 and includes lunch and t-shirt.After the training sessions, participants will have the opportunity to meet admissions counselors and tour campus in conjunction with Bluffton University’s summer Discovery Day. Registration forms can be found at www.bluffton.edu/athletics/womenssoccer/ For more information, contact Rhonda (Gottschalk) Smith, women’s soccer coach, at gottschalkr@bluffton.edu.   For more information: Tricia Bell, 419-358-3285 or (cell) 419-371-0464, bellt@bluffton.edu

JUNE 17TH.:  Bluffton University to host men’s soccer ID Camp The men’s soccer team at Bluffton University will host an ID Camp from 2 -4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The camp is open to players in high school graduation classes from 2018-2021. The camp will be constructed around the technical, tactical and functional aspects of the college game. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a college training environment while given the chance to be evaluated by the Bluffton University men’s soccer staff. Camp staff is comprised of Bluffton University men’s soccer coaches as well as current players. The cost is $40. This camp will be held in coordination with Bluffton University’s Summer Discovery Day. ID Camp participants can choose to register for Discovery Day which begins at 10 a.m. The event includes opportunities to learn more about admissions, financial aid and student life on campus. Campus tours, an academic fair with faculty and a complementary lunch will be available. Registration forms and additional information can be found at menssoccer.blufftonusportscamps.com/   For more information: Tricia Bell, 419-358-3285 or (cell) 419-371-0464, bellt@bluffton.edu

JUNE 26TH.-29TH.:  Bluffton University to host basketball skills camp The Bluffton University women’s basketball team will host a Skills Camp Monday, June 26 through Thursday, June 29. The camp is open to girls entering grades 2-8. The first session will be for participants entering grades 2-4 and will take place from 9 a.m.-noon all four days. The second session will be for participants entering grades 5-8 and will take place from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost for session 1 is $55 per camper while session 2 costs $65 per camper and payment must be received by June 15. Registration forms can be found at bluffton.edu/athletics/camps.html The four-day camp gives girls the opportunity to focus on skill development with an emphasis on fundamentals, proper shooting technique, and offensive and defensive instruction. The camp will provide a fun and competitive atmosphere where they will learn from players and coaches. For more information: Tricia Bell, 419-358-3285 or (cell) 419-371-0464, bellt@bluffton.edu

JUNE 27TH.-AUG.3RD.: Kindergarten Kamp will be held for students who must be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2017 at Unity Elementary School and Heritage Elementary School. The program is free. Call Dawn at 419-996-3694 for more info.

AUGUST 5TH.: The Rally Point River bicycle Ride will be held to support the Rally Point Youth Center. It all starts and finishes at the Ottawa Metro Park from 7am-9am. There are 10/20/50/62.5 mile rides. GO to rallyup.org to register or for more info call 419-229-4444.