Area briefs

Road to close

STAUNTON TOWNSHIP — Peterson Road will be closed between Springcreek-Stringtown Road and DeWeese Road from Monday-Friday for a tile replacement. The road will be closed 24 hours a day through the dates, and will reopen at 4 p.m. Friday.

Food truck rally slated

PIQUA — Make Monday ‘awesome’ by attending the downtown Piqua food truck rally sponsored by Awesome Piqua and Mainstreet Piqua from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Main and High streets in downtown Piqua. There will be at least six different food trucks on hand for you to choose from.

Awesome Piqua is an organization “dedicated to making Piqua even more awesome.” Stop by the Awesome Piqua booth to find out more about the organization and how you can get a $1,000 grant to make something awesome happen for the Piqua community.

Kids’ sewing class offered

PIQUA — Students in grades 4-6 are invited to take the “Meow Now” sewing class with instructor Kim Copley on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Piqua.

Participants will learn how to follow a pattern, cut it out and hand sew a cat to take home just in time for Halloween decorating. “I am excited to share this fun project with the kids,” said Copley. “They will learn basic skills and will complete a project all in one session plus have a second kit to take home and make on their own,” she added.

All materials are included in the class fee. Fees are available for both members and non-members. Class size is limited, so register early.

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

CROP Walk upcoming

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Council of Churches is sponsoring the annual Nancy Schlafman Memorial CROP Walk on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton.

Registration begins at 1:45 p.m. The approximately three-mile walk will start at 2 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised will be used to purchase food and given to families in need at Christmas time who live in Union Township. Donations can be made to CWS/CROP and mailed to Les Trittschuh, 65 Sandstone Lane, West Milton, OH 45383.

CWS/CROP is a 501(3) non-profit organization that reaches out to the millions who are hungry.

For more information, call Trittschuh at (937) 478-8093.

Y offers free diabetes program

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is currently enrolling participants for an eight-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants to establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for 6 months after participants graduate. The class will be held Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 17 at the YMCA’s Piqua Branch, 223 W. High St. This program is possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Heather Sever at the Miami County YMCA at 773-9622 or

Be James Bond for a night

PIQUA — Piqua Arts Council’s James Bond Experience will be your opportunity to find out what it’s like to be everyone’s favorite spy on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at a location to be announced!

This will be a casino night like no casino night you’ve ever attended before. With gambling, a raffle, photo booth, magician, secret missions and signature cocktails, shaken not stirred, you’ll dive into the world of the British secret agent.

Heavy appetizers, cash bar and live music are all included in this event as well.

Check out for tickets and more information. Each ticket will come with chips for gambling and one free drink ticket.

PAC looking for performers

PIQUA — Piqua Arts Council is seeking performers for a free community concert celebrating the sounds of the holiday season on Saturday. Dec. 2. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St.

Performers can range from individuals to groups, instrumentalists to vocalists and even full bands. Performers should plan on performing three to five songs.

The church will provide cookies and punch afterward.

If you’d like to sign up for this event, visit and register.