Note: Events may be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each week, The Lima News publishes a calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted to The Lima News by Monday noon each week.
Allen County: The Allen County Archers host 3-D shootouts on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month through September. It’s open to all devices. They also hold traditional 3-D shoots year-round on the third Saturday of the month, weather permitting. They are open to all archery equipment. The archers hold a traditional bow ‘butt shoot’ only on the fourth Saturday of the month, weather permitting. Visit facebook.com/allencountyarchers or call Neal Wallace at 567-825-7109 for more information.
Lima: Children are being guided through a summer of discovery through August 19 at the Lima Family YMCA at 345 S. Elizabeth St. Space is limited so parents are encouraged to register early as camp packages are available at the YMCA desk. The cost is $85 per week for members and $110 for non-members. For more information, contact the Lima YMCA at 419-223-6045 or email [email protected]
Cridersville: The Equestrian Therapy Program is hosting a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session on Thursday, September 8th at 5pm at Fassett Farm, 22532 Grubb/Bowsher Road. Interested parties please contact Sommer Boss at [email protected] Visit etpfarm.org for more information on volunteering.
Delphis: A trip in support of UNOH Sport Marketing and Management’s trip to Super Bowl LVII and other hands-on learning experiences in conjunction with the Delphos Canal Days will be held at the Delphos Country Club on September 17th. The cost is $75 per player. Registration begins at 6:45am with an 8am shotgun start. Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow. Sponsorships possible. Contact Phil Gunder at [email protected] for registration and further information.
Lima: The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C St., have openings in leagues and doubles. Open doubles starts at 8:30 am on Saturdays. Maize hole leagues form. Horseshoe jars are required for new leagues. Contact Dwaine Klink at 419-235-3677 or Roy Moore at 419-231-3720 for more information.
Lima: Pickleball is played Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Bradfield Center. All skill levels are welcome.
Lima: The Lima YMCA hosts an open pickleball game on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only). Free for YMCA members and $3 per visit for non-members or $20 per month for non-members (unlimited play). Individuals can register online at limaymca.net. Call 419-223-6045 for more information.
Lima: WAR Wrestling begins its 20th year on Saturday, September 10 with United We Stand at the Empowered Sports Center (formerly Northland Lanes), 1730 N. Union St. Tickets are $18 for reserved VIPs, $10 for general admission or four for $35. VIP doors open at 5:30pm, general doors open at 6:30pm and wrestling is scheduled to start at 7pm. Tickets are available online at warwrestling.ticketleap.com/united-we-stand-2022 or at Groamy’s, 1206 W Robb Ave. Matches already signed include Aaron Williams vs. Orlando Christopher. the Wiseguys with Ripper Blackhart against the Rad Boyz, Jake Wily & Braden Elliott, Ariel Alexander with Agent Nick Hahn against Harley Fairfax. Those who will also be in action include Crash Jaxon, Damian Chambers, Appollo Starr, Espiritu Maya, Austin Manix, Jacob Rose, Brandon Day, Big James B, Mojo McQueen, Cody Hawk, Jimmy Shane, Will the Thrill, Jexy Blakk and Slick Rick Toms.
Spencerville: The 45th Annual All-Comers Cross Country Meet will be held on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Spencerville High School, 600 School St. Entry fee is $2 per runner registering at 5:00 p.m. The races start at 18:00 with individual and team ribbons being handed out. Visit spencervillerunning.weebly.com for an entry form. Contact director Brian McMichael at 419-204-3148 or [email protected] for more informations.
Elida: The LifeWise Academies of Elida, Spencerville and Allen East, in partnership with the ACTS Character Academy and the Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, are hosting a Labor Day 5K race on September 5 at 9:00 am. The event begins and ends at 4289 Sunnydale St., the property known as the Sunnydale House. The cost is $20, including a t-shirt, if you register by August 2 at 11:59 p.m., $25 if you register between August 3 and August 26. After August 26th $30 with no T-Shirt Guarantee. Register online at runsignup.com and search for the keyword LifeWise. For more information, contact Joe Wassink at 419-339-4444 or [email protected]
Ada: The Ohio Northern University Mental Health Prevention and Awareness Committee is hosting its first on-campus GLOW 5K Run/Walk during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week on September 8 at 8 p.m. near the King Horn Sports Center. The first 50 attendees to register will receive a water bottle and towel from ONU Mental Health Prevention and Awareness. Entry fee is $10 or non-perishable food. To register, go to tinyurl.com/2022ONUGlow5K. Those who choose the donation option can drop off non-perishable groceries until 7:45 p.m. upon check-in for the event. For more information, contact Thomas Frost, Student Affairs Coordinator, at [email protected] or Marcey Bell, Mental Health Coordinator [email protected]
Lima: The Lima Sabers have various shooting events. Thursday Adult/Junior/Beginner Trap Practice is held weekly at 4:00pm. Adult Trap Practice is on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am, weather permitting. All trap sessions are public. Visit limasabres.com or Facebook for more information.
Lima: The Lima Family YMCA offers adult classes including karate, swimming, aqua aerobics, arthritis aqua aerobics, chair exercise classes, yoga (chair and regular), HIIT, BodyPump, yoga pilates flow, core workout CX, combat, zumba, cardio, and tone and cycling. Members receive free land fitness classes and a discount on other classes. Non-members are welcome to attend the courses at a per-class payment or session fee. To register and for more information, go to Lima Y at 345 S Elizabeth St., call 419-223-6045, or go to limaymca.net.