Shopping, sleuths and more on the way this week

The Lima News, Ohio
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Mar. 18—LIMA — This weekend could be an opportunity to go out and do something a little different, or even stay in and do something a little different:

—From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Shipshewana On The Road returns to the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway, Lima. Each year for two decades, this unique craft fair brings thousands of unique products. There's free parking at the fairgrounds. One-day tickets are $5, and two-day tickets are $8, with free admission for kids 12 and younger. Buy your tickets online at

—Starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, you can try to solve the mystery with Lima Symphony Orchestra's family concert, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Maestro." In this free video concert available via, help solve who tried to kidnap Maestro Andrew Crust from his dressing room right before the concert. Sherlock Holmes, played by conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, takes the virtual audience on a musical crime-solving journey, checking out the brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion sections.

—The Easter Bunny arrives at the Lima Mall on Thursday. There's a new set, new features and new prices, with 5x7 photos for $10. The big bunny will be available 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays over the next two weeks, with noon to 6 p.m. hours March 28.

—Here's your chance to meet the Lima mayoral candidates, up close and personal. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima, hear from candidates Elizabeth Hardesty, Joshua Hayes, Sharetta Smith and Autumn Swanson as they answer local media's questions. Contact Teri Silone at 567-940-9680 or to register.