Area briefs

Key Club to host Bike Rodeo

PIQUA — Piqua High School Kiwanis Key Club is sponsoring its annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, 800 N. Sunset Drive, Piqua. Students in grades K-6 are invited to bring their bikes and take part in this annual bicycle safety event.

Registration forms are available in each school elementary school and must be returned on the day of the event. Registration forms are also available the day of the event and must be signed by a parent.

Piqua High School Key Club is a sponsored youth group of the Piqua Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis Club is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Job fair set for Saturday

DAYTON — Premier Health is hosting a job fair to fill open positions among its hospitals and affiliate organizations.

Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, to the Dayton Convention Center. The nonprofit health system is seeking candidates to fill both clinical and entry-level positions.

Hiring managers will be available to conduct on-site interviews for jobs throughout the greater Miami Valley region, including Atrium Medical Center (Middletown), Good Samaritan Hospital (Dayton), Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton), Fidelity Health Care, Premier Physician Network, Upper Valley Medical Center (Troy), and more.

Additional information is available at

Hayner trip to Chicago planned

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host a four-day, three-night trip to Chicago on Aug. 28-31, but you must register soon, as registration closes May 22.

The all-inclusive trip includes three night accommodations at the Downtown Chicago Fairfield Marriott, three dinners at Morton’s, Greektown and Tommy Gunn’s Dinner Theatre, guided tour of Chicago, architectural cruise on Lake Michigan, Art Institute of Chicago-docent led tour of the Gauguin Exhibit, Field Museum, Willis Tower Observation Deck, Navy Pier, Water Tower Place Mall and motorcoach transportation.

There will be ample free time to shop the stores on the Miracle Mile, or during your free time you may want to purchase tickets to the Tony-Award winning “Hamilton” at the Private Bank Theatre. This trip is limited to 50 guests. For pricing and other information, call David at the Hayner 339-0457, or visit where you can register and pay online.

Library display honors Vietnam vets

WEST MILTON — In observance of Memorial Day and to honor those who gave their lives for this country, the Milton-Union Public Library is presenting a Vietnam veterans display during May.

The library would especially like to thank the family of Dale E. Badgley, a local hero who was killed in action in the Vietnam war. His family has been very generous to share his story with the community.

For more information about this or other programs, call 698-5515 or visit The library is also in need of bubble wrap and padded envelopes for shipping purposes.

In addition, in response to a patron request, the Milton-Union Public Library has added an additional accessible parking space. The new space features room for a chair lift and is located next to a ramp, making the library power chair- and wheelchair-friendly.

Raised garden class offered

PIQUA — Pam Weldy, in cooperation with the Piqua Farmers’ Market, will be offering a raised gardening class at her home on Tuesday, May 17 from 6-8 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, May 23.

“Weldy will be sharing ideas on how to construct a raised garden, types of dirt that are needed for a successful garden and planting guides,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “Pam has taught several canning classes at the YWCA, and we are excited to have her share her knowledge with us in a different area.”

Weldy and her husband have been gardening for many years and tried the new concept of raised gardening several years ago. “We really like this method and are excited to share all that we have learned over the years to help others,” said Weldy.

The class does not require YWCA membership and is open to the public. For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.