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September 22, 2019

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Here's some summer dates to plug into your calendar

Several annual Ada Saturday summer events are on the calendar. Complete details are still in the works. In the meantime, here’s a peak at what to anticipate:

• June 1 – Ada Public Library summer reading program kickoff
• July 6  – Lima Symphony Orchestra patriotic pops concert – on the ONU lawn
• July 20 – Ada VFW cruise-in
• Aug. 24 – Wilson football garage sale, 8 a.m. to noon
• Aug. 24 – Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival, watch for more details on the Icon

Alger free monthly movie night is May 26

The Alger Public Library's free monthly movie night for for May is Friday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.  All ages are invited and a free snack is also provided.  

This month's movie will be "Bumbelbee," from the Transformers series.

It's all about "balance"

Tuesday workshops for seniors begins Tuesday

Weekly workshops for Ada senior citizens on “balance,” are set from late April to June at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada.

Classes are Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. held from April 23 to June 11.

The class includes eight 2-hour sessions, offered to 8 to 12 participants. The purpose is to increase strength and balance and to make changes to reduce fall risks in the home.

Registered by calling Dre White, health education coordinator at 567-204-6900, at the Area Agency on Aging, 2423 Allentown Road, Lima.

ONU Wind Orchestra presents “Give Us This Day”

In The Freed Center on Friday evening

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra, with Antoine T. Clark as conductor, will present a concert, “Give Us This Day,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The program will explore concepts of origin, joy, celebration and awareness through the music of Andreas Makris, Alexander Arutiunian, John Barnes Chance, J. S. Bach and David Maslanka.

As stated by Maslanka, “the words ‘give us this day,’ from the Lord’s Prayer, touch the idea of being immediately and vividly alive in the moment, the reason why music making can be so vital and compelling.” Dave Kosmyna, ONU professor of trumpet, will be the featured soloist.

Three Johnny Appleseed program set in May

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park Distict announces three programs in May of interest to Icon viewers:

25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League state meeting in Van Wert

The Van Wert Historical Society hosts the 25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League (OLHL) state meeting Saturday, April 27. 

A welcome and introduction will begin at 10:15 a.m. by Larry Webb of the Van Wert Historical Society. 

Marty Thomas, president of the Western Ohio Chapter and of the Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio will give an update on the retrieval and restoration of a 1936 aircraft that accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd to the Antarctic in 1941. 

In October, 1939, Byrd’s polar exploration vehicle, which carried the airplane in the Antarctic, crashed east of Gomer on the Lincoln Highway in what became a national news story.