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PHS Alumni Band to perform

PIQUA — The Piqua High School Alumni Band will practice Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the PHS band practice field. The Alumni Band will perform at Alexander Stadium/Purk Field on Friday, Sept. 8. To reserve your place, contact Stu Shear at (937) 418-7657 or sshear01@gmail.comas soon as possible.

Molly Mile Fun Run set

COVINGTON — The third annual Molly Mile Fun Run, sponsored by the Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation, will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. The festival will include a one-mile run/walk, a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m., a silent auction, face painting, bounce house and balloon animals.

Named after a local child who died in a 2015 drowning incident, the Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation was established to help ease the burden of families who have lost children by assisting with headstones and other memorial expenses.

Donations to the Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation can be made online at or mailed to The Troy Foundation, 10610 N. State Route 48, Covington, OH 45318. Donations are tax-deductible.

For more information about the Molly Mile Fun Run, contact Kerry Murphy at (937) 418-2005 or Sarah Murphy at (937) 216-7525.

DAR chapter to hold meeting

TIPP CITY — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Randall House, 6400 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. The program will focus on women’s health, specifically the differences in types of dementia. The presenter will be Tammy Wick, executive director of Randall House. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

LEGO League coaches needed

TROY — First LEGO League coaches are being sought. FIRST LEGO League is a robotics program for 9-to-14-year-olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

In FLL, the children program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, complete a science project, and learn to teamwork.

WACO Learning Center, sponsored in part by a grant from F & P of America, will be hosting an FLL Coach’s Clinic from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. Register by calling 335-9226 or call for more information. The clinic will be held at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A in Troy.

The clinic will cover the three components of an FLL competition: Tips & Best Practices for a FLL Coach, Timing of the 2017 season, and Intro into Programming the EV3 robots. There is no cost to the seminar, and no obligation to coach, but space is limited, so call to register.

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