Area briefs

Orientation planned for Saturday

PIQUA — Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc. will hold its quarterly volunteer orientation Saturday, March 18, at 5730 N. Washington Road, Piqua. The general orientation will begin at 9 a.m. with breakout sessions for Sidewalkers and Horse Leaders at 10 a.m. Barn Buddies will meet at 11 a.m.

Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc. is a therapeutic riding and equine assisted activity center. Therapeutic horseback riding lessons are offered to individuals with varying medical disabilities. Eagles’ Wings serves riders of all ages. The center relies on volunteers to keep students in the saddle. No horse experience is needed to volunteer, just a willingness to help others.

A second chance orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 20.

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Heroin, opiate seminar set

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Masonic Lodge No. 174 and the Tipp City Police Department will host a Heroin and Opiate Education Seminar from 7-9 p.m. March 21 at the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive.

This event will inform residents on how heroin and opiate use is affecting their community, identify steps being taken by local agencies to fight drug abuse and community resources available to help residents. Amy Cost, community outreach specialist for the Miami County Recovery Council, will provide an overview of the heroin and opioid crisis, drawing from her present work in the community as well as her perspective as a retired military veteran. A panel discussion will follow, including representatives from local addiction treatment agencies and officials from Miami County Public Health and the Tipp City Police Department. This event is free to the public.

Food safety training offered

TROY — Ohio State University Extension, Miami County has partnered with TAP (Training Achievement Program) Series to offer an online version of the Level 2 Food Safety training which meets all Ohio Department of Health requirements.

You can complete the online course at your own speed and at a time that works for you. Once training is completed, you will take a proctored certification exam in Troy.

Registration fee of $150 is non-refundable for both the online class and exam. There is an additional fee of $25, if the selected exam date is rescheduled. The ServSafe Manager exam is proctored by an OSU Extension Educator who is a Certified ServSafe® Proctor.

Exam dates are:

• April 21, 12-3 p.m. — register by April 6

• May 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. — register by April 20

• May 19, 12-3 p.m. — register by May 5

All exams will take place in the Old Troy Courthouse, OSU Extension Office Meeting Room, 201 W. Main St. To register, contact the OSU Extension Office, Miami County at (937) 440-3945.