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

The Elida High School class of 1972 is planning their 45th class reunion for August 4 and August 5, 2017.
> Friday, August 4, classmates are invited to meet at Fat Jack’s Pizza on N West St, Lima, Ohio for a get together at 5:30 p.m.
> Saturday, August 5, we will be meeting at The Holiday Inn, S. Leonard Avenue, Lima, Ohio for dinner at 6 p.m.  The dinner will be $25.00 per person and reservations need to be made before July 24, 2017.
> Please share this with other classmates.  Hope to see you there !
> For Holiday Inn dinner reservations, or any other questions,  please contact Dave Benfield:  dbenfield@woh.rr.com; or by phone:
> 419-303-4051

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.

JULY 20TH.: Lunch in the Park
1035 East Third Street
Ottawa, Ohio 45875
Serving from 11:00 to 1:00
Menu includes:
Pulled pork with scalloped potatoes and green beans
Brats Platter or Hot Dog Platter – regular or southern style
Desserts and Drinks
Dine inside or outside in the park
Music by Bob Clark
This fundraiser is sponsored by Ted’s Market in Pandora Ohio
Carry outs available by calling 419-523-5593

JULY 22ND.:Annual Narcotics Anonymous Picnic presented by Northwest Ohio Area Service Committee. From 11am to 6pm located at Faurot Park (shelterhouse at the top of Cole St.) Contact Bobbie @ 4193021858.

JULY 23RD.:In honor of the Cleveland community’s continued fight against cancer, Copperlight Live Events & Production is holding a fundraiser called the Fight Cancer Festival at Rocky River Presbyterian Church (21750 Detroit Ave., Rocky River, OH) on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

The Fight Cancer Festival begins at Rocky River Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall at 11:30am. A picnic lunch will be served and will also include family friendly games, music, raffles, and prizes. The daytime portion of the event will end at 2:00pm.

From 6:00-9:00pm, the event will reconvene in Fellowship Hall for a buffet-style dinner and concert with live music featuring local musicians who have all fought and survived cancer.

Proceeds will benefit Cook for Your LIFE, a non-profit cancer organization committed to empowering cancer patients and survivors to live better.

To register for this event, visit eventbrite.com and search for “Fight Cancer Festival” in Cleveland or call the RRPC church office (440) 333-4888. For more information about Copperlight Live Events & Production, visit copperlightliveevents.com or call 917.808.9873. To learn more about Cook for Your LIFE, visit cookforyourlife.org or call 212.799.3894.

JULY 27TH., 28TH., 29TH.: Landeck Community Garage sales will be July 27, 28 ,29, Thurs, 9am-9pm, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-12
Sponsored by Landeck Community Communitte
For more info call Catherine Heitz 419 5163559

JULY 30TH.: Music In The Park Christian event featuring Chris August, Three Bridges, the magic of Brad Brown, and 2 local artists Scott Stimmel and Arnold Coy. More details can be seen at the event website: http://musicinthepark.info/

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, neighborhoods throughout [DELPHOS] are being
invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night
Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National
Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by [CITY OF DELPHOS POLICE & FIRE DEPARTMENTS], will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.3 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out
Against Crime’. NNO 2016 corporate sponsors are Dietz & Watson,ADT, Ring, Associa and King’s Hawaiian.
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and promote fire safety; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-fire community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are
organized and fighting back.
From 7 to 10 p.m. on August 1st, residents in neighborhoods throughout [DELPHOS] and across the
nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and
police. The City of [DELPHOS] will be hosting a special event at the Delphos Stadium Park, which will include a cookout, music, games, and door prize drawings, visits from police and firemen, youth activities and anticrime rallies.
National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to
promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of
police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation. On NNO, we
invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.”
The City of Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool will be open for residents to enjoy from 8 to 10 PM. There will be food & drink, sand volleyball, face painting for the kids, music, games and door prize drawings.
All activities are free and open to the public.
Police cars and bikes and fire trucks will be on display.
Contact: Mark Slate, Delphos Police Department, 419-692-4015
Optional: National Association of Town Watch / (610) 649-70551www.nationalnightout.org

AUGUST 5TH.:The 6th Annual Lima Senior Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at the Lima Eagles 370 located at 800 W. Robb Avenue. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, music and much much more. You MUST be a graduate from either Lima Senior High, South High School or Central High School.To receive more information, please go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LimaSenior.AlumniReunion and join the closed group.

AUGUST 5TH.: The Best Reunion Ever!! Lima Senior High School ’72. 45th Class Reunion. August 5th, 7 pm – 1 am. Knights of Columbus, 810 S. Cable Rd., Lima, OH – $25.00 per person. There will be a hors d’oeuvres buffet and cash bar. If you are coming, please let us know no later than July 31st. We need to turn in a headcount for the Hor d’oeuvres. Email:limashs72@gmail.com or call us at: 419-204-0586. Mail payment to: LSH ’72, PO BOX 35, LIMA, OH 45802-0035. There will be an informal get together in the Rally in the Alley, Friday night, August 4th to listen to music and just hang out. Tour of high school with Scott Campbell on Saturday at 1 PM.

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.

AUGUST 4TH.-5TH.: The Elida High School class of 1972 is planning their 45th class reunion for August 4 and August 5, 2017.
> Friday, August 4, classmates are invited to meet at Fat Jack’s Pizza on N West St, Lima, Ohio for a get together at 5:30 p.m.
> Saturday, August 5, we will be meeting at The Holiday Inn, S. Leonard Avenue, Lima, Ohio for dinner at 6 p.m.  The dinner will be $25.00 per person and reservations need to be made before July 24, 2017.
> Please share this with other classmates.  Hope to see you there !
> For Holiday Inn dinner reservations, or any other questions,  please contact Dave Benfield:  dbenfield@woh.rr.com; or by phone:
> 419-303-4051

AUGUST 8TH.: Join Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on August 8th at 7-9pm for the Wild At Heart Tour. This is a night of live worship music and prayer with worship leader John Trabbic along with special guest Andrew Laubacher. This is a free event for all ages with doors opening at 6:30pm. For more information on the Wild At Heart Tour as well as the artists, please visit www.johntrabbicmusic.comand click on The Tour. We hope to see you there.

AUGUST 12TH.:The Fort Jennings Musketeer Athletic Boosters is hosting a 3.1 Musketeer 5k run/walk August 12 at 6:30 pm starting at the Fort Jennings Catholic Church in Fort Jennings, Ohio.  I was wondering if you could post this information on your news.  Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/FortJennings/MAB5K
Before July 15th – $25 (Fort Jennings Students = $20)
After July 15th – $30 (Fort Jennings Students = $25)
All registration fees include performance shirt
(shirt not guaranteed if received after July 31, 2017)
Shirt only = $20; All unclaimed shirts will be resold.

AUGUST 17TH.: Trinity Music Ministries will perform a benefit concert for the Walk on August 17th at Shawnee Alliance Church, 4455 Shawnee Road, Lima. Doors will open at 6 pm and the concert will start at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 each plus $1.70 iTickets fee athttps://www.itickets.com/events/382028.html. A few paper tickets are available at the Alzheimer’s Association Lima office by calling 419-227-9700. Tickets are pre-sale only.

AUGUST 27TH.: 3rd Annual Military and Muscle car truck and bike show Held at the elmview pub 3679 Shawnee RD. Lima OH from 11-3 check in at 10 am..$10 entry fee food and beer available for purchase all proceeds go to Supporting our Soldiers project

SEPTEMBER 9TH.: Donations are being accepted now for the 2017 TV-44 auction. Items of interest include quality furniture, automobiles, collectables, sports memorabilia, vehicles, tools, timeshares, trips, and other items of value. Garage sale and boutique items also accepted.TV-44 is a 501-c3 non-profit association and the annual auction serves as the station’s largest one day fundraiser. Hundreds converge on the TV-44 studio grounds, 1844 Baty Rd., and enjoy a day under the big tent. This year’s auction is September 9.Proceeds from the auction benefit youth and family focused community programming including The Holiday Music FestivalWhiz Quiz, Faith & Friends, Sports Report, and the hundreds of high school sporting events covered each year on WOSN.This year TV-44 is celebrating 35 years of serving the community. The annual fundraising auction is a tool used to support this viewer supported local TV station.Donations for the annual auction can be brought to the TV-44 studios, 1844 Baty Rd, Lima, Monday-Thursday, 10am – 3pm.  Call in advance for Friday drop-offs. Additionally, if you are downsizing or depleting items from an estate, the TV-44 auction is capable of accepting your large load items. All donations are tax-deductable according to what is allowed by law. For more information, call (419) 339-4444 and ask for Jennifer or Michele.