Area briefs

Seats available for ‘Roosevelt’

PIQUA — Seats are still available for “An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt,” featuring a scholar-actor Gene Worthington in the title role, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Fort Piqua Hotel Ballroom. The event will help raise funds for the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.

“In addition to raising money for a good cause,” Johnston Farm Friends Council President Mike Gutmann stated, “We have tried to bring in figures who have at least been in the area and whose visit will add both a cultural and educational element for our audience.”

Seats for “Roosevelt” can be reserved at $25 each by calling the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency at 773-2522. Tickets for members of the Johnston Farm Friends Council or the Ohio History Connection are available for each.

Worthington’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Piqua Library Foundation, Greg and Alissa Blankenship, Dan and Margaret French, the Mullenbrock Family, Tom and Sandy Shoemaker, Holiday Inn Express, Unity National Bank, Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, the Miami Valley Center Mall and the Comfort Inn.

YWCA evening event set

PIQUA — Jerry McGlothen will share his travels to Italy at the YWCA Evening Dessert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The event, sponsored by the YWCA Membership Committee, is open to the public and membership is not required. Cost is $3 per person.

McGlothen and his wife, Berta, began visiting Italy in 2001 and have returned every two years since for three- to six-week stays. He has accumulated over 17,000 images since the initial visit and started to choose his personal favorite images and images that others have liked and began enlarging them on canvas and metal aluminum.

McGlothen’s program will include photographs of various focal points in Italy along with stories about those sites. “I promise that you will feel like you are in Italy yourself,” McGlothen said.

For more information or to make a reservation, call the YWCA at 773-6626. Reservations must be made by Monday, April 24. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Newark trip planned

PIQUA — The YWCA travel group will be touring The Works: Ohio Center for History, Arts and Technology in Newark, Ohio, on Thursday, June 8, as the first leg of their travels that day.

Ohio native Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, famous as the first woman to fly solo around the globe, will be showcased in a replica of her well-traveled aircraft, The Spirit of Columbus. Tour members can also view an exhibit that will showcase aviation, weather, navigation and flight simulation with a cockpit similar to the one Mock had on her plane.

The second stop on the journey will be dining at Newark’s Park Place Bistro, a classic spin on contemporary American food in historic downtown Newark.

The final destination will be a relaxing trip down the Muskingum River on the steamboat The Lorena Sternwheeler.

All gratuities for lunch and the bus driver are included in the fee. Trip fees are available for both members and non-members. Departure time is 7:30 a.m. with return at 7 p.m. A $10 deposit is required with registration and the balance is due by Thursday, April 27.

For more information or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., or call 773-6626.