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The Lima Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce its 2023-2024 season. The season features high-profile guest artists and conductors, new music, original commissions, and favorite repertoire classics.“The 23/24 season will be one of the LSO’s most exciting seasons to date, featuring two Grammy Award-Winning guest artists (violinist Charles Yang and conductor Michael Repper), with such enduring masterworks as Beethoven’s Ninth, Schubert’s Erlkönig and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, living composers such as Missy Mazzoli, Valerie Coleman and Evan Williams (from whom we’ve commissioned a world premiere), lesser-known masterworks from Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak and fun for the whole family with our energetic and exciting ‘Superheroes and Supervillains’ program,” explains Music Director Andrew Crust. “We open the season with a concert of classic Hollywood themes from films such as CasablancaPsychoHowl’s Moving Castle and The Godfather, welcome Steve Lippia to the stage to perform the music of Frank Sinatra on New Year’s Eve, and of course, ring in the holidays with a joyful, thoughtful and entertaining Bells Brass and Bows featuring a piano soloist and our beloved Lima Symphony Chorus. We’ve got something for absolutely everyone this season––bring a friend, you’re not going to want to miss it!”  As Maestro Crust enters his 4th season with the LSO, the orchestra has continued to explore new and diverse repertoire, composers, and performers – inviting audiences to experience the rich offerings of the Classical music field. The upcoming season continues this mission, bringing the highest quality and variety of Classical music to our community and enriching Lima’s cultural and artistic offerings. Contact: Renee Keller, Marketing and Education Director Lima Symphony Orchestra 1028 W Market St Lima, OH  45805 419-222-5701

June 17th.: On Sat., June 17, at 7:00 p.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will host a summer program with FJ BOEROG at the OTTAWA METRO PARK AMPHITHEATER (2632 Ada Rd., Lima, OH). Turning melodies into memories. Local, seasoned musicians, led by Jim Boedecker, will be playing the classics from the 70’s. Any “Boomer” will immediately remember the words to all their favorite songs. Join us for a rockin’ good time!

June 18th.: A fish Fry and Raffle is set for Zack Carlson who was involved in a dirt bike accident resulting in paralysis from the chest down. This event begins on Sunday June 18th. at 11am at My Place 1031 Findlay Road in Lima. A $10.00 donation gets all-you-can eat fish along with fries, cole slaw, potato salad, and roll. 50/50 raffles will be available as well.

June 17th.- July 14th.: Artspace Lima 65-67 Town Square Lima, Ohio 45801 419-222-1721 PRESENTS : MOSS & CAGE

June 17th through July 14, 2023
ArtSpace/Lima is pleased to host the works of two amazing artists –
Bryan Moss and Frank Cage

Bryan Moss and Fank Cage have come together to present their work in a dual exhibit for the first time in the United States. The two artists have a unique approach about people and messages. Bryan Moss, author, illustrator, painter and animator from Columbus, Ohio, brings his new large scale color paintings to the Ellen Nelson Gallery. His work celebrates family, life, and the relationships in living. Moss shows off the range of his art practice with his new, never been seen before work.

Lima’s Frank Cage, owner of Cage Design Studios, brings his work to ArtSpace in 10 large designs of people who have made a legacy of success in Lima. Frank’s work with Grammy winning artists and award-winning athletes has allowed him to see the ‘greatness factor’ of people from this town. The exhibit is part of the Juneteenth celebration in Lima on June 17th.

The opening celebration of their exhibit will be from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
on June 17 at ArtSpace/Lima. The exhibit will be on display until July 14, 2023.

June 21st.: Lima Symphony to finish season with Symphony Storytime on June 21 Lima, OH (June 15, 2023) – The Lima Symphony Orchestra will finish their educational season with “Symphony Storytime” in Van Wert on June 21. Throughout the season, the Lima Symphony brings Symphony Storytime programs to Allen and all surrounding counties, extending the Symphony’s educational reach and impact. The program has a theme of “Monsters.” Details: Brumback Library (215 W Main St, Van Wert, OH 45891) – Wednesday, June 21, 2023 10:45AM. If you would like more information about Symphony Storytime programs, please call the Lima Symphony at 419-222-5701 or check our website for more details at

June 21st.:On Wed., June 21, at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer a BEGINNING ARCHERY PROGAM for ages 9 and up at the ALLEN COUNTY FARM PARK (1582 Slabtown Rd., Lima, OH). Certified archery staff will assist beginning archers on the fundamentals of archery.

Mathews Genesis bows and all other supplies will be provided by the Park District. Archery supplies are cosponsored by the ODNR Division of Wildlife in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Restoration Program. Participants in the program must use bows provided. Wear closed toed shoes, remove earrings, and tie back long hair.

Register for 1 of the hour time blocks by June 20 by calling 419-221-1232, or online at

June 24th.:On Sat., June 24, at 7:00 p.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will host a summer program with SPITTIN IMAGE at the OTTAWA METRO PARK AMPHITHEATER (2632 Ada Rd., Lima, OH). Identical twin brothers, Blain and Brian of Spittin’ Image intertwine brotherly harmonies with excellent musicianship, and mix it all with comedy, audience participation,
and a high-energy show.

June 24th.: The Matt Myers Memorial Golf Outing starting at 9am at Hidden Creek Golf Course. It’s $220 a team which includes 18 holes and cart, lunch after golf. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Come join us as we remember Matt for his 25 years in the fire service. Contact Steve Numbers at 419-296-9842 or email to sign up or for more info.

June 24th.:On Sat., June 24, at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer a YOUTH FISHING DERBY at the OTTAWA METRO PARK SWIM LAKE (2632 Ada Rd., Lima, OH).

A Fishing Derby will be offered to youth in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-11, and 12-15. All equipment will be provided. There will be prizes for each age group! This program is limited to 150 children. Therefore, registration is requested. Register by calling 419-221-1232 or online at

June 27th.:On Tues., June 27, at 8:30 p.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer FIREBUGS AND LIGHTNING FLIES at MCLEAN TEDDY BEAR PARK – WHEELER SHELTER (2004 N. Dixie Hwy. Lima, OH).

Whatever you call the little guys, these blinky beetles fascinate children and adults alike with their fantastic displays. We’ll have a short presentation and then wait for sunset to watch nature’s fireworks! Join a naturalist to learn a little, enjoy the show, and maybe even catch some! Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome. Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by June 26 by calling 419-221-1232, or online at 

June 27th.:The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer sessions of ARCHERY on Tues., June 27 & Wed., June 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the ALLEN COUNTY FARM PARK (1582 Slabtown Rd. Lima, OH).

Participants ages 9 to 14 will be instructed on the fundamentals of archery by trained staff. Mathews Genesis bows and safety equipment will be provided. Participants will try some various techniques and arrow types, atlatl, and play a variety of archery games. Pack lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Participants must wear closed toed shoes (no Crocs), remove dangly earrings, and tie back long hair. Limited to 10 participants per session. May only sign up for one session. If it is raining, we will be able to shoot inside the barn. Registration along with a non-refundable $10 fee is required by June 23. Register by calling 419-221-1232, or online at

June 28th.:On Wed., June 28 at 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m., The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP at HERMON WOODLANDS – WEST
SHELTER (485 Wapak Rd., Lima, OH).

Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape. Wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for playing in the creek. Registration is required by June 26 and be made by calling 419-221-1232 or online at

June 29th.:On Thurs., June 29 at 4:00 p.m., The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer FEEDING DAY at the MCELROY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER (2355 Ada
Rd., Lima, OH).

The Park District maintains several education animals in the McElroy Environmental Education Center, using them throughout the year for nature presentations and programs.

Join the Critter Care volunteers to help (or watch) them clean and feed all our animals at 4:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month! No registration required.

 July 2nd.: The Lima Symphony Orchestra will return with their popular annual Patriotic Pops program on Sunday, July 2 at 7 PM on the campus of Ohio Northern University (525 S Main St, Ada, OH 45810). The performance will take place on the lawn in front of the McIntosh Center. Music Director Andrew Crust will lead a festive and patriotic program with special tributes to our armed-forces. Bring the whole family to enjoy this engaging and celebratory performance. Concert attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring chairs, blankets, and snacks. These performances are free due to the generous support of Ohio Northern University. In the unfortunate case of inclement weather, the Patriotic Pops concert will be held at Kinghorn Center (609 W Lincoln Ave, Ada, OH 45810)

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