Area briefs

Garage sales planned

BRADFORD — Bradford Community Garage Sales will be held Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20.

Film ‘Wit’ to be screened

WEST MILTON — Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County founder and medical director, Mark Hess, M.D., will be lead a discussion that is open to the public following a screening of the film “Wit” on Friday, May 19, in West Milton. The event will be held at 9 a.m. at Nashville United Church of Christ, 4540 W. State Route 571.

“Wit” chronicles the experience of a successful businesswoman diagnosed with a terminal illness, providing insight into end-of-life issues. The screening will be followed by an open discussion and is free of charge to the public.

No advance registration is required. For more information, contact Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County volunteer coordinator Krissy McKim-Barker at (937) 573-2115 or

Sock & Buskin to hold auditions

PIQUA — Sock & Buskin Players will hold auditions for their summer musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Saturday, June 3, at Grace United Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25A, Piqua. Performers ages 10-13 will audition from 10 a.m. to noon. Auditions for ages 14-up will be from 1-3 p.m.

Director Liz Maxson says everyone should wear comfortable shoes and gym shoes (no flip-flops) and prepare a song to sing. An accompanist and CD player will be provided for music. A cappella auditions are welcome as well. All performers may do a cold reading and/or learn a dance as part of the audition.

Principle parts include Narrator; Joseph; Jacob; Joseph’s Brothers: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Essachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin, Judah, Potiphar; and Mrs. Potiphar, Butler, Baker, and Pharaoh.

There are also an abundance of ensemble parts.

The musical will be performed at the church on Aug. 11-12.

Affordable screenings upcoming

PIQUA — Residents living in and around the Piqua can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Piqua Christian Church, 3969 W. State Route 185 will host this community event on June 21.

Screenings can check for:

The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

• HDL and LDL Cholesterol level

• Diabetes risk

• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.