Area briefs

Art exhibit to open

PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library and The Friends of the Library are hosting the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit from May 2-31 in the second floor art gallery at the library, located at 116 W. High St.

This is the fourth year the library has been chosen to host the traveling exhibit, and each year its popularity grows. The pieces displayed were chosen from many entrants who are members of the Ohio Watercolor Society.

Juror Kathleen Conover said, “Sharing my excitement of watercolor painting is always a pleasure, but viewing this year’s entries was especially exciting because the OWS exhibition is a microcosm of the best of contemporary watercolor in America: skilled, confident and expressive.

“As American watercolor painters, we push the boundaries of our materials. We also explore new ways to visually communicate ideas and concepts as well as generously share new techniques all across the country.”

The gallery doors will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with docents available to answer questions. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Cruise-in planned

PLEASANT HILL — A cruise-in will be part of Pleasant Hill’s Sesquiscentennial (150th birthday) Celebration on Saturday, June 25.

There is no entry fee; just bring your car, truck or tractor. The first 75 entries will receive a dash plaque! You can also drive in the parade; line-up for the parade will start at 9 a.m. at the south end of town at the Sunoco station, with the parade beginning at at 9:30 sharp.

The celebration will be a fun-filled day with a Sons of Union Veterans Civil War reenactment, Prince and Princess contest; entertainment throughout the day, food vendors, chicken BBQ by the Pleasant Hill Fire Department, old-fashioned games, a pet show and K-9 show, and more

For more information, call one of the following numbers: (937) 676-2853, (937) 216-4166 or (937)947-1156.

Newton Golf Outing set

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Athletic Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Newton Golf Outing at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Greenville. The deadline for entering is June 1.

Those interested in playing and/or sponsoring the event should contact Gavin Spitler, athletic director at Newton at (937) 676-2002, ext. 1011.