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May 31, 2020

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Star-gazing at the ONU Observatory this spring

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will be open to the public for a number of events this spring, according to Dr. Jason Pinkley, professor of physics and astronomy at ONU. These follow:

Friday, Feb. 14, 7--9- p.m. - "Venus, Goddess of Love": Cuddle up with your significant other under starry skies to see Venus, the most prominent planet in the evening sky.

Friday, Feb. 28, 8-10- p.m. - "Leap Days and Time": Celebrate Leap Day under a starlit sky and learn about how our calendar is linked to the starry sky.

VFW corn hole tourney on Saturday

Ada VFW Post 9381 will host a corn hole tournament beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Registration starts at 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $25 per team. The first team to score 21 points is the winner. Trophies are awarded to the top three teams.

The event also includes a 50/50 drawing plus additional raffles during the day. Food will also be available.

The post is located at 2147 State Route 235, Ada.

Persons with questions may contact Gene Sexton at 567-204-9161.



Blood pressure checks Friday at Beatitudes

Beatitudes community center is partnering with ONU’s HealthWise Pharmacy to offer blood pressure checks to patrons tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7, between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

These checks are part of a partnership offering free health screenings to residents in the community, according to Deb Curlis of Beatitudes, and Dr. Clay Miller of HealthWise.

The screenings will be every Friday at Beatitudes through May, between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The partnership will also provide free vitamins to participants.

Safe Haven Chili cook-off fundraiser Feb. 22

Safe Haven is hosting a Chili cook-off on Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardin County Sheriff Office Community Room, 1025 S Main St, Kenton.

Tickets are $5, which gives you one bowl of chili, plus chance to taste all entries and vote on your favorite.

Safe Haven is looking for chefs to bring their chili to participate in the contest. Cost to enter your chili is $10. 

To register, call Bev Bahr (419-675-2463) or Deb Destreich (419-679-4147). Deadline to register is this Friday, Feb. 8. See poster for details.

ONU Choreographers Showcase this weekend

Performances on Saturday and Sunday at The Freed Center

ONU School of Visual and Performing Arts presents ONU Choreographers Showcase in two performances this weekend at The Freed Center, according to Dylan Wood, director of the center.

Show times are 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2.

The performances will showcase multiple dance genres, danced by a cast of over 40 guest artists and students.

From a depiction of commuters in rush hour traffic to the battle of the sexes, choreographers use the language of dance to tell stories that communicate and connect.

Farm transition/succession workshop set for February

Auglaize and Hardin Counties Extension offices announced a two-day farm transition/succession workshop on Monday, Feb. 3, and Tuesday, Feb. 25. 

The workshop takes place at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, 1210 Lima St., Kenton. Pre-registration is due Monday, Jan. 27. The cost is $30 per person. 

Participants must attend both days. Each day the program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m.  

One of Extension’s most knowledgeable individuals regarding farm transition is David Marrison from Coshocton County.