REGION — There is a wide range of possibilities for entertainment this weekend:
• The Tri State Gun Show will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima. The plans include more than 400 tables of modern and antique guns, knives and sporting equipment. Admission is $6, with children under 18 free. Food will be available. Visit www.tristategunshow.org/home.html for details.
• The Spring Hiking Series will be the first and third Saturdays of the month, hosted by Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District. This weekend’s hike begins at noon Saturday at McLean Teddy Bear Park, 2004 N. Dixie Highway, Lima. Registration is required by calling the office at 419-221-1232.
• A poetry slam begins at 7 p.m. today at SUNE Records, 1174 W. North St., Lima. The event is open to a variety of creative types, including poets, musicians, singers and rappers.
• The visual arts faculty of Lima schools will be featured in a new exhibit called “Better Together,” which opens Tuesday and continues through March 27 at ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square, Lima. Included in the show are works from those who teach grades K through 12 and are reflective of education during a pandemic. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
• The Lima American Legion Post 96 will host a fish fry beginning at 5 p.m. today at the legion, 711 South Shore Drive, Lima. It’s open to the public.
• The New Bremen/New Knoxville Rotary Club blood clinic will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at New Knoxville School multipurpose room and March 27 at New Bremen High School commons. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital will provide low-cost blood screenings, including a basic health panel, PSA, thyroid, c-reactive protein, HgB A1Cm and vitamin D. The most expensive test is $40. Pre-registration is not required.
• Drive-thru chicken dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Putnam County YMCA, 101 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Cost is $9, pre-sale tickets only. Tickets are available at the YMCA. Meals include a half barbecue chicken, potato salad, applesauce and roll, prepared by the OG Jaycees. The project benefits youth programs at the YMCA. Meals will be served rain or shine.
• Local historian Robert Kuck II will give a talk titled “The Life of Pierre-Louis de Lorimier” at 7 p.m. Monday at Facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory. Lorimier, who lived from 1748-1812, is better known as Peter Loramie. Kuck is researching a book on the man who plays a role in the history of the area. The event is sponsored by the Auglaize County Historical Society.