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September 28, 2020

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"Waiting for Lefty" live-streamed from ONU

School of Visual and Performing Arts presents 1935 Clifford Odets taxi strike drama

The Ohio Northern University School of Visual and Performing Arts will present the 1935 Clifford Odets taxi strike drama “Waiting for Lefty” from Oct. 1-3 via livestream on freedcenter.com. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m.

“Waiting for Lefty” is set in New York City, where the cab drivers union is on the verge of a strike, and corrupt union boss Harry Fatt is doing everything he can to discourage the men from taking their cause to the streets.

As they reflect on the circumstances that are driving them to the brink of a strike, the mysterious absence of their elected chairman, Lefty Costello, leaves the workers feeling uneasy.

Quest sponsors October half Marathon

Also includes 25-mile bike ride, 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk • Event benefits United Way of Hardin County

Route map and registration
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Quest Federal Credit Union is sponsor of a Hardin County Half Marathon, which includes options for a 25-mile bike ride, 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk in October.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 24, and proceeds benefit United Way of Hardin County.

Here are starting times for each of the events, with the start at the north side of the Hardin County Court House in Kenton:

7:30 a.m. – 25-mile bike ride
7:45 a.m. – Half Marathon 
8 a.m. – Half Marathon walkers
8:15 a.m. – 5K run/walk
8:30 a.m. – 1 mile fun run and walk

A walk among the tombstones on Oct. 3

Hardin County Players invite Icon viewers to a Saturday, Oct. 3, “A Walk among the Tombstones,” at Grove Cemetery in Kenton.

Tours begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple and may be purchased online by clicking here.

Once your registration information and payment is received you will be added to the list for the event.

Persons with questions may call the Hardin County Museum at 419-673-7147 or email the director@hardinmuseums.org.

Around the world Halloween wine sampling at The Inn Oct. 31

Reservations are being accepted now

The Inn at ONU is taking reservations for its “Around the world Halloween wine sampling” event planned in October.

The sampling is from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Inn, 401 W. College Ave., Ada.

The evening includes five wine samples from a selection of eight wines unique to The Inn, plus a variety of appetizers and desserts.

Wine commentary will be provided during the evening by Diana Kerr Brown, an industry wine expert. Live music is also part of the event.

Wine will be available for purchase during the evening.

Family fun with pre-schools offered in October

Extension office program aimed at Head Start Centers

 OSU Extension invites Icon viewers to share with colleagues, teachers, parent advocates, and parents/guardians a virtual program offered to all Head Start centers in Ohio.

Jamie Dellifield, extension educator, family and consumer sciences from the Hardin extension office, provided the Icon with these details of the program.

The program is geared towards parents and guardians with children who attend Head Start.

Ada Rotary has Oct. 1 chicken dinner fundraiser

Tickets available at Quest and from Rotary members

Ada Rotary Club members are selling tickets for a Thursday, Oct. 1, chicken dinner fundraiser.

Tickets are $9 each and are available from club members, or from Becky Neville (419-230-2250 or 419-303-0586) and at Quest Federal Credit Union, Ada. 

Some drive-thru dinners may be available, but tickets may sell out. 

Dinners may be picked up at Hays Insurance, 202 S. Main St., Ada, from  4:30 to 6 p.m., on the day of the event.

The dinner includes one-half barbecue chicken (prepared by Mike Bollinger Chicken at the Lake), potato salad and green beans.