Featured events coming up in the Lima region

Rachel Hellman Art Exhibition

6 to 9 p.m. today

Support local art at The Met from 6 to 9 p.m. today, as the downtown venue will host an exhibition featuring local artist Rachel Hellman. Hellman is a student at Bluffton University. The event is free and open to the public.

Lima Land Poetry Slam

7:30 p.m. Friday

Poets, musicians, singers, rappers and everyone in between is invited to take part in the next installment of Lima Land Poetry Slam, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse, 311 E. Market St. The event is held the second Tuesday of each month, and a donation of $5 is suggested for entry.

Forty Acre at Zinum 12

7 p.m. Saturday

Treat your loved one to an evening of delicious food and great music at Zinum 12, 134 W. High St., Lima. The evening will feature a special Valentine’s menu along with music by St. Marys’ own Forty Acre. The concert will start at 9 p.m.

Love is Strange Bazaar

5 p.m. Saturday

Enjoy local craft beer and other crafted goods starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Outskirts Brew Co. & Dive, 2412 Cable Court, Lima. Weird World Art Market will feature a variety of crafted items from local vendors sure to appeal to every taste.

Puppy Pals at Niswonger

3 p.m. Sunday

Want to enjoy a funny show featuring some adorable pups? The Puppy Pals Comedic Dog Show will take to the stage at 3 p.m. at at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 state Route 118, Van Wert. Featuring mostly rescued animals, the show will feature a variety of stunts, from driving cars to jumping rope to diving from a high ladder. Tickets start at $15 and are available at vanwertlive.com.


Big Band Sweetheart Dance: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Eagles Hall, 800 W. Robb Ave., Lima.

ArtSpace Book Signing: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, ArtSpace/Lima, 65 Town Square, Lima.

Meatloaf Dinner: 5 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 1275, 124 E. Elm St., Lima.

Mornings with the Maestro: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lima Public Library, 650 W. Market St., Lima.

Let’s Go: 7 p.m. Saturday, Grand Opera House, 119 W. Spring St., St. Marys.

Black History Display: Noon Sunday, St. Paul AME Church, 1103 W. Spring St., Lima.

Dulcimers at the Library: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

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