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Fish Fry

PIQUA — There will be an all-you-can-eat fish fry with cornbread, cole slaw, and soft drinks at Cyrene A.M.E. Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-6 p.m.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children, ages 7-12.

Cyrene A.M.E. Church is located at 227 W. Ash St. in Piqua.

Community invited to free block party festivities

PIQUA — Greene Street United Methodist Church welcomes friends, neighbors and the entire community to a celebration of God’s love through worship and a free block party-style picnic on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Worship begins at 10:30. Dress casual, enjoy live praise music, and be reminded that we are all God’s precious children!

Church attendance is not required to attend the block party, which begins at noon Caldwell Street and the Greene Street Church parking lot. The party includes lunch, ice cream from Susie’s Big Dipper, a cake walk, live music and cornhole games. Young children will also enjoy face painting, balloons, a fish pond game with prizes, a bouncy house and a special “make-it, take-it” craft.

There is no charge for this event, and no RSVP is required. Block Party guests are asked to stop by the Welcome Table at the parking lot entrance to pick up food and game tickets. If it rains, the event will be held inside Greene Street Church.

For more information, call the church office at (937) 773-5313.

Homemade chicken and noodles, apple dumplings

St. Paul’s United Church will be participating in the BikeFest again this year and will be selling homemade chicken and noodles and apple dumplings. The cost for chicken and noodles is $4. The cost for apple dumplings is $2.

The church will be serving at the BikeFest on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Carry-outs will be available at the church as well.

St. Paul’s United Church is located at 500 N. Downing St. in Piqua and can be contacted at (937) 773-5151.

Support for parents, caregivers

TROY — Special seminar and support groups will be offered at St. Patrick Parish starting Sept. 9. The church offers GriefShare for those who have lost loved ones through death. Two sessions are offered on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy.

These sessions are for patients, family and caregivers. These support groups can be beneficial for those going through a tough time to help them feel they are not alone or their thoughts and feelings are not abnormal. Share with those dealing with the same situations and help each other through this time while learning ways to do it from the experts.

For more information, call Pat Smith at (937) 335-2833, Ext. 105, or

FBC 5k set for Sept. 12

TROY — First Baptist Church is holding its annual 5k race at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at the church, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy.

This year, the church partnering with the Lincoln Community Center to donate each participant’s entire registration fee to the LCC After School All Stars Program in Troy.

For more information, contact the church at (937) 332-3602.

St. Boniface Parish Oktoberfest

PIQUA — The members of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, will be celebrating the parish’s German Heritage at its annual Oktoberfest scheduled for Sept. 25-26.

Taking place on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing, the Oktoberfest will feature a variety of German food, including a cabbage roll dinner, and American food as well as music, raffles, children’s rides, and games.

Oktoberfest hours are Friday, Sept. 25 from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2-11 p.m. The public is invited to attend.