Area briefs


Father’s Day Fishing Derby planned

PIQUA — The annual children’s Father’s Day Fishing Derby will be held at the Piqua Fish & Game at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21. Sign-ups and registration begin at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public.

Ages 1-15 years are eligible to participate and all children will get a prize and a snack. Participants must bring their own fishing poles; no deep sea poles will be allowed.

The Piqua Fish & Game is located at 9344 N. Spiker Road. For more information, call (937) 773-9549.

Pro organizer to speak at local libraries

MIAMI COUNTY — Professional organizer and public speaker Olive Wagar will be presenting her “Confidently Conquer Clutter” program at several local libraries this summer, beginning with the Piqua Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 15.

A member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and owner of Organized by Olive LLC, Wagar will share organizing insights that will help participants update their clutter security systems; uncover the cost of clutter; eliminate excuses for clutter; and embrace effective decluttering strategies.

“Every day, clutter is costing each of us time, money, and energy. We can’t find important items lost under piles of clutter, we can’t park our cars in the garage, we pay late fees due to misplaced bills, we waste money on self-storage units, we jeopardize our safety with piles of stuff all over our floors, and we are exhausted just looking at dusty stuff that serves no current purpose in our lives. All because we have not made decisions about clutter,” Wagar says.

She also will visit the Milton-Union Public Library at noon Friday, June 19, noon, and the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. Door prizes will be available at each event.

Pops concert scheduled

TROY — A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Robert Trevino, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza, at 8 p.m. June 25.

The program this year is entitled “Hollywood Classics,” featuring scores from iconic films from across Hollywood’s history. The concert will include themes from early classics such as “Gone With the Wind” and “Modern Times,” as well as more contemporary films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Additionally, music from the classical repertoire that has also appeared in film scores, such as “Clair de Lune” and “On the Beautiful Blue Danube,” will be featured in the performance. Baritone Brad Jungwirth will sing other film favorites such as “Stars” from Les Miserábles and “Singing in the Rain,” as well as a few fun surprises.

In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Christian High School auditorium, 700 S. Dorset Road. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Concert is presented by The Troy Foundation and the City of Troy, and is open to the public at no charge.