Community Events for Wednesday, August 9

Centennial Blood Drive Today, Noon-6pm at the Elks at Northridge, Findlay. Donors will enjoy a BBQ dinner courtesy of Miller’s Meats and receive various awards including gift cards, Cedar Point admission tickets, more. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

The Bluffton Public Library will offer one-on-one basic tech tutoring services on Wednesdays in the month of August. By appointment only, call for availability.

Chicken & Pork Chop BBQ on Saturday, 4-7pm at Salem-Cass United Methodist Church (CR236). Car show, silent auction, kids’ area, more. Cost $9, call for tickets.

9th annual Balloon Picnic on Saturday, 4-8pm at Concordia Lutheran Church (Sixth St). Bring lawn chairs/blankets and a potluck dish to share – Hot dogs & burgers, chicken, corn-on-the-cob provided. Balloons, kids’ games, music, more.

Dinner Concert on Sunday at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, North Baltimore featuring gospel music by Carl Woodring & Set Apart. Dinner 5pm, music at 6pm. Sponsored by Truck Stop Ministries.
(419-704-0242 or 419-934-5456)

Kindergarten Storytime at the Bluffton Public Library on Monday, August 14, 6:30pm or Tuesday, August 15, 10am at the Bluffton Public Library.

Lunch in the Park on Thursday, August 17, 11am-1pm at Waterworks Park, Ottawa. Menu includes Chicken breast, Ham & Cheese or Sloppy Joes. Carry-out available. Sponsored by the Ottawa Senior Citizens Association & Putnam Heritage.

Porch Sing on Saturday, August 26, 10am at the Bluffton Public Library. Free.

BBQ Chicken Dinner on Sunday, August 27, 11:30am-1pm at Gilboa United Methodist Church. Cost $8, proceeds benefit the missions work of the Chapel Belles.

Glute-Free and Food Allergy Support Group meeting on Monday, August 28, 6:30pm at the Bluffton Public Library.

“Chip In for Charity” Golf Scramble to benefit Christian Clearing House on Friday, September 15 at Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Arlington. Registration at 8:30am, 9am shotgun start. Cost $80/player or $320/team includes green fees, cart, breakfast & lunch, door prizes, more. For info:

Golf Outing and Fundraising Walk to benefit PHAALS (Playing Hardball Against ALS) on Saturday, September 16 at Pike Run Golf Club, Ottawa. Golf outing at 9:30am ($60/player), Walk at Noon ($10). Prizes, live & silent auction, more. For info: