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12th Annual Purse Raffle will benefit Ada Schools music programs

The Ada Music Boosters have announced that it's (almost) Purse Raffle time.

12th Annual Purse Raffle
2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18
McIntosh Center at ONU

Please note that physical tickets will not be sent. Attendees check in at the event. Tickets are non refundable

This is the 12th Annual Purse Raffle. There will be 15 games of bingo and a virtual raffle with three purses and many chance prizes.

Purchase options on the EVENT WEBSITE include:

Full table - $280

Half table - $140

Single ticket - $35

Virtual raffle - $20

Donation levels from $5-$500

Bulldog cards - $10

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OSU Lima auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher

Auditions set for January 18-19 for Ohio State Lima spring production, Peter and the Starcatcher

The Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts at The Ohio State University at Lima will hold auditions for the spring play, Peter and the Starcatcher, from 4-6 p.m., January 18 and 19, 2024, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall.

The auditions are open to the community. All are welcome to audition. Please be prepared to perform a short monologue and part of a song. A Bluetooth speaker with aux cord and a piano will be available.

Learn to Manage Your Money with live or online class

Class dates: February 1, 8, 15 and 22

KENTON__While it is difficult to think about planning for the future when money is tight, learning basic money management skills will strengthen independence, give peace of mind, and improve future financial security.

Eclipse Science Series at OSU Lima begins January 11

The Ohio State University at Lima in conjunction with Rhodes State College will host an Eclipse Science Series leading up to the total solar eclipse that will take place on April 8. The speakers will dig into different aspects of the phenomenon during the series of science-based lectures and presentations.

The Eclipse Science Series events will be held on four Thursdays in January, February and March and is generously supported by the Charles River Laboratories. All events are free and open to the public. 

Discovering Animal Behavior During an Eclipse
7 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall

Marie Walton, naturalist from the Johnny Appleseed Metroparks District

JAMPD naturalist and Ohio State Lima alumna Marie Walton kicks off the series discussing some of the things we already know about animal behavior during an eclipse, the historical challenges to recording animal data during an eclipse, and ways the audience can help contribute to the scientific knowledge gathered during an eclipse.

Athletic Boosters mailing raffle ticket forms in January

$10,000 Grand Prize with the raffle live-streamed on

The 14th Annual Ada Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle Ticket forms will be mailed during the month of January to all previous ticket holders. Please notify the Athletic Boosters if you do not receive your ticket form by the end of the month.

If you are not a previous ticket holder and would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact the Ada Athletic Boosters: Amanda Henson at 419-234-7563 or [email protected].

2024 Harvest & Herb date announced

Vendor applications are now available for the 2024 Harvest & Herb Festival hosted by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

The festival date is Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit or email [email protected]. Sign up early to save on fees.