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Walking tour lined up

PIQUA — The Piqua Tourism Council, in cooperation with the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua, have teamed up to offer their final historical walking tour for 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20.

“The Fine Art of Dying III” begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to follow the signs from the Washington Avenue entrance to Forest Hill Cemetery to the tour starting spot. The tour will be led by Library Director and Piqua historian Jim Oda.

Headstones, footstones and monuments have unique symbols and styles that reflect their age and the societal norms of their eras. Many of the monuments were built in a grand style, while others are more modest and present a feeling of private grief. The tour will include lots of walking over uneven grass surfaces.

The tour will last approximately two hours. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St. Call 773-9355 for additional information.

‘Paint Pour’ class planned

PIQUA — Join Mary Frances Rodriguez to “pour” an abstract painting at the YWCA on Monday, Oct. 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Class is open to adults and youth 8 and over accompanied by an adult; either the child or the adult must have a YWCA membership.

Rodriguez, of Design 52 Creative Services, will help participants with step-by-step instructions to create take-home paintings on an 8-by-8-inch canvas. “Students need no prior experience and will choose their own colors for this fun class,” Rodriguez said.

For more information or to sign up for the class, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., or call 773-6626.

Foundation open house set

PIQUA — In honor of The Piqua Community Foundation’s 25 years of serving the Piqua community, the organization’s board of directors will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Miami Valley Centre Mall Community Room from 5-8 p.m.

The event will highlight the history of The Foundation and its contributions to the not-for-profit organizations in our area. All are welcome to attend for refreshments, entertainment and more.

New postcards available

PIQUA — In response to numerous requests, Mainstreet Piqua has produced a new set of Piqua postcards, now available at the Mainstreet Piqua office and Readmore’s Hallmark.

The postcards are a standard 4 x 6 size and feature four different images including the Fort Piqua Plaza, a drone picture of downtown at Christmas time, a fireworks image and the Miami River east of Lock 9 Park. The images were taken by Daily Call photographer Mike Ullery and City of Piqua Special Events Coordinator Brittany Van Horn. There is a brief explanation of the image on the rear of each card.

The postcards are $1 each. Other businesses interested in carrying Piqua postcards are asked to call Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355.