Bingo to benefit Hospice

PIQUA — A purse bingo benefit for Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Miami Valley Centre Mall at 6:30 pm and in the Center Conference and Banquet Hall located off the food court.

Only 175 tickets for the event will be sold, at a cost of $25, or $30 at the door the day of the event. Tickets are available at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Ave., Suite 101, and For All Seasons at 2 W. Main St., both in Troy. Tickets are also available online at

Each ticketholder will receive a small Vera Bradley gift. During bingo, over 20 prizes will be awarded. The event also includes a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffle and refreshments.

In case of a sold-out event, reserved tickets not paid for by 6 p.m. the evening of the event may be sold. For questions, call Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County at (937) 335-5191.

Pie contest upcoming

PIQUA — The Piqua Community Farmers Market will host an apple pie baking contest on the last day of the market, Thursday, Sept. 20. The contest is open to anybody who would like to enter; no pre-registration is required. The contest will have both adult and youth (13 and under) categories.

Pies can be dropped off at the market any time before 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. Entrants are encouraged to use scratch ingredients and all pies should be at least 60 percent apple. Entries will be judged for taste and appearance and the winners will win cash awards of $15 for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place. Following the judging, the remaining pies will be served to market visitors and customers.

The Farmers Market is held in High Street in front of the Piqua Public Library from 3:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the apple pie contest, visit the Piqua Farmers Market website at and click on the Special Events tab or call Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355.

Dine to Donate planned

PIQUA — Help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center by dining at Buffalo Wings & Rings in Piqua (located at 989 E. Ash St.) on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5-8 p.m.

Buffalo Wings & Rings will donate a percentage of your food bill when you dine in or order carryout. No flier is needed – just mention Brukner Nature Center when you order.

YWCA Connections group to meet

PIQUA — The YWCA Connections Group will feature Susan Swinehart, attorney and financial adviser, for their Sept. 20 meeting. The meeting will be held at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St., from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Swinehart will discuss strategies on how women can become financially diverse and independent,” said Becky Smith, Connections committee member. “She will also explain how achieving these goals can affect your feature. We are excited to have her share this important financial information for women.”

Cost is $9 for YWCA members and $10 for non-members. Payment is due at the door and reservations not paid will be invoiced. The meal will be catered by Lee’s Famous Recipe Catering. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Sept. 18, by calling the YWCA at 773-6626.

Tipp concerts set

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Community Band will perform several times in the coming weeks.

First, Tippecanoe Community Band, directed by Gail Ahmed, will present an end-of summer concert at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, 1300 Forest Ave., Piqua. The open-air, covered pavilion has plenty of seating. Featured will be the music of award-winning composers, films, musicals. Free parking and handicapped accessible. Restrooms on site.

For more information on the free event, call 335-1178.

The second concert will be held in the Tipp City Community Park at noon Sept. 29 as part of the Tipp Mum Festival. Seating is available on bleachers near the stage on the park grounds located just north of Parkwood and North Third streets in Tipp City.

The one-hour concert will celebrate the mum festival’s 60th anniversary.

For more information, call 335-1178.