Area briefs

Planning meeting set

PLEASANT HILL — The next planning meeting for Pleasant Hill’s Sesquicentennial celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Oakes Beitman Library, 12 N. Main, Pleasant Hill.

Plans are taking shape — there will be a parade, food, display and arts and crafts booths on the school grounds, along with Little Miss and Mr. contests.

Forms are available to sign up to be in the various events at the library, History Center or call Ruthann Coate Beck at (937) 698-3165.

Volunteers are needed to work day of celebration as well as with pre=planning work.

The day of the celebration for the Sesquicentennial will be June 25.

Drawings on display

PIQUA — The Art Gallery at Edison State Community College will be displaying drawings from students in associate professor of fine arts Greg Clem’s drawing class through April 27.

The Gallery is located at 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua. For more information, visit the Arts at Edison Facebook page or call 778-7915.

Author offers book signing

TIPP CITY — Ohio native and author Tara Dixon Engel will be appearing at a book signing at Olde English Outfitters in Tipp City on April 15-16 to promote her new book, “The Handgun Guide for Women.”

Engel now lives in Brevard County, Fla.

The April 15 event is a “women’s only” gathering slated for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Olde English Outfitters, 480 Ginghamsburg Road. The activity will include a lecture by Engel and an opportunity for women to review, ask questions, and/or purchase firearms and shooting accessories. Engel will also do a signing for the general public at Olde English from noon to 4 p.m. April 16.

“The Handgun Guide for Women,” Engel’s fourth book, has sold out twice since its release in November.

“I wanted to write a book that addressed all the questions I had when I first started shooting,” the author said. “But I also wanted the book to be engaging and fun. No one was prepared for the response we got sales-wise and I am very excited that my little book managed to strike a chord. The bottom line is ensuring that women — and anyone else who shoots — are safe and competent every time they pick up a gun.”

For questions about the events, call (937) 667-3315.

Storybook walk dedication

TROY — Curling up on the couch can be a relaxing way to read, but sometimes it’s fun to read with Mother Nature. Troy-Miami County Public Library is working with the city of Troy to create a permanent Storybook Walk at the McKaig & Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave., creating an interactive, kid-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors while reading.

The Storybook Walk will be made up of 20 permanent posts and each post will house two pages from a book. Participants will read the storybook pages while traveling around the walking trail at the park. Once they have completed the trail, they will have read the entire story. There will also be a sign with suggested activities and literacy information.

The Storybook walk dedication will be held at 11:30 a.m., May 12, and will include remarks by Mayor Mike Beamish and refreshments.

Registration set

CASSTOWN — Kindergarten registrations for Miami East Elementary will take place on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (by appointment) at the elementary.

Parents who have a child who will be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2016, are encouraged to call the elementary school office at 335-5439 , Ext. 6001. School secretary Mrs. Mumford will take your information.