Featured events coming up in the Lima region

Awesome African Fashion Show Night

7 p.m. Thursday

Enjoy a night of African food, music and, of course, fashion at the Awesome African Fashion Show Night at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima. Admission is $25 at the door for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 17 and free for those age 10 and younger. A Fufu dish will be available for $20 per plate. For more information, contact Jenifer at 567-204-0316.

Almost Famous Open Mic Night

8 p.m. Thursday

The time has come once again to bring your talent, be it singing, dancing, comedy, juggling or whatever, to the Ohio Theatre, 122 W. North St., Lima. Almost Famous Open Mic Nights are held every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. and give area residents the opportunity to share their gifts and talents with the world. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner and drinks. Participants can go to ohiotheatrelima.com to sign up for a 10-minute time slot.

Feel Good Friday

7:30 p.m. Friday

Fountain Park in Van Wert will be the place to be Friday as the Van Wert Community Concert Band will kick off the season’s first Feel Good Friday. Organized and underwritten by the Van Wert County Foundation, Feel Good Friday will feature a series of 10 free concerts every Friday through Aug. 4. The first concert will feature the concert band performing some of your favorite sounds of the summer along with some hometown musical heroes. For more information on Feel Good Friday, go to vanwertlive.com.

Max’s Mini Swap Meet

Noon to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

Find a little something for everyone at Max’s Mini Swap Meet Friday and Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway, Lima. Plenty of vendors will be on hand helping you find that one-of-a-kind item. Admission is $5.

Memorial Day Events


Lima’s parade will not be the only Memorial Day observance in the region. Parades are scheduled to take place in Bluffton, Delphos and Lafayette, and a garage sale and craft fair event will be held in Harrod. For a listing of Memorial Day events in the region, go to the calendar page at limaohio.com.


Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 W. Market St., Lima.

Historic Bluffton Visitors, Saloons and Other Lore: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Shop and Save for the Paws: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Ohio SPCA/Humane Society of Allen County, 3606 Elida Road, Lima.

Shifferly Road at Neon Moon Saloon Grand Opening Celebration: 8 p.m. Saturday, Neon Moon Saloon, 717 N. Jackson St., Lima.

Hymn Sing Gospel Praise Gathering: Noon Sunday, Ada Church of Christ Disciples, 316 S. Main St., Ada.

Tuesday Night Cruise-Ins: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, 311 W. Harrison St., Wapakoneta.

Taco Tuesdays and 3J Karaoke: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Zinum 12, 134 W. High St., Lima.

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