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Vendor’s market, sourdough lessons

PIQUA — Piqua Nazarene Church, 400 S. Sunset Drive, will have a hands-on training for those who want to know how to make sourdough bread on Tuesday, June 7th beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be a vendor’s market at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Vacation Bible schools set

• PIQUA — People can now sign their children up for Vacation Bible School at St. James Episcopal Church between now and June 17, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. The Vacation Bible School will be held June 28, 29, and 30, from 6-7:30 p.m.

St. James Episcopal Church can be contacted at (937) 773-1241 for more details.

• PIQUA — The Madison Avenue First Church of God, 922 Madison Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. June 13-17. The theme is “Barnyard Roundup,” and registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on June 13. For more information, call (937) 451-1288.

• PLEASANT HILL — Lifeway’s “Journey off the Map” Vacation Bible School will be held at Pleasant Hill First Brethren Church, 210 N. Church St., from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17.

On June 13, please arrive at 8:45 to register your child. The program is for those age 3 (potty-trained) thru grade 8. The week will be filled with Bible-learning experiences, games, songs, a snack, as well as other activities.

To pre-register, call (937) 676-2802 between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday through Friday or visit

Ice cream social planned

BRADFORD — The public is invited to a homemade ice cream social on Thursday, June 2, from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road.

The menu has four flavors of ice cream, including vanilla, pineapple, strawberry, and chocolate. They will also be serving hot dogs, ham, sloppy Joe’s, chicken sandwiches, cake, pie, and drinks.

Tipp Community Band to perform

PIQUA — The Tippecanoe Community Band, directed by Gail Ahmed, will present a free concert honoring God and country on Sunday, June 12, just prior to Flag Day.

Musical selections include American marches, “God Bless America the Beautiful” and a rendition of the service tunes of all branches of the military. Audience members are encouraged to wear patriotic attire, military shirts and caps, or anything red, white and blue. Past and present military and first-responders will be recognized.

The concert venue is the Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park on Forest Avenue. The covered pavilion is open-air and handicapped accessible. Concert time is 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. For info or driving directions, contact (937) 335-1178.

Bike blessing to be held

COVINGTON — Fields of Grace Worship Center will host a bike blessing event on Sunday, June 12. The blessing will take place at 9 a.m. in the Market Fresh Parking lot adjacent from the church. At 9:30 a.m., guest speaker Doug Dodge give a message about his life of crime and how he came to find Christ. This is a free event.

Dodge was born into violence and alcoholism and was raised in foster homes, juvenile lock-up, and prison. He spent years as enforcer of a motorcycle gang and a slave to addiction. He eventually found himself face to face with the only man who could bring him to his knees, Jesus Christ. Dodge is now the author of a book, “112421,” and leader of Forged by Fire Bike Ministry in the Dayton area.

Following his message, there will be a free pulled pork lunch catered by Batdorf’s Red Barn Catering. Riders are invited to join in a ride following lunch. Fields of Grace is located at 326 E. Troy Pike. A rain date of June 19 has been scheduled. Visit us on Facebook or the web at To learn more about Dodge, visit his website at