Area briefs



Pie fundraiser under way

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue is selling Mehaffie’s pies. There are apple, Dutch Apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, chocolate, coconut cream, lemon and pecan pies. Pies are $10 each.

If you don’t want a pie but would still like to help the organization out, you can purchase a pie and they will donate it to St. Patrick’s Kitchen in Troy.

Orders need to be placed and paid for by Nov. 1. Delivery of pies will be Saturday, Nov. 17.

If you have any questions, call (937) 440-0016 or

PJHS hosts Girls’ Night

PIQUA — On Friday, Oct. 12, Piqua Junior High will be hosting its first Girls’ Night Out, a free event for PJHS girls in grades 7-8. The event will start at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:45 p.m, and run until 11 p.m.

Students will start by checking in to receive their registration form, followed by a chance to visit vendor tables where they will receive free items for their Swag Bags. After a brief introduction, they will be released to visit different stations for 15 minutes each. The stations will include: self-defense class; yoga class; facials; manicures; hairstyling; healthy eating; game rooms and discussions with the nurse.

Following the stations, students will eat pizza, popcorn and a special surprise dessert while watching the movie, “Mean Girls.”

Concert series to open

TROY — On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., the Hayner’s Drawing Room Chamber Series will open with opera’s greatest hits featuring Ginger Minneman, Kylene Griffith Terhune and Sarah Reinhardt. Participants will take a whirlwind tour of great music from the world of opera.

Minneman serves as clinician and educator at Wright State University, teaching voice, Music of Western Cultures, musicianship and piano. She also conducts the WSU Women’s Chorale. She was opera conductor for WSU’s “The Magic Flute,” as well as directing scenes from “Die Fledermaus,”and “The Pirates of Penzance.” She also performs regularly as a soloist and is the director of music at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood.

Since 1998, this intimate chamber series has been presented at the Hayner on the last Tuesday of most months in the school year. Concert pianist Steven Aldredge, the host, is a sought-after composer and an educator at WSU. The series is free to the public.

For more information, call 339-0457 or visit for complete details.

Win tickets to Ghost Tours

TROY — Troy Main Street and the Ghost Tours of Troy have teamed up with downtown businesses to offer guests the opportunity to take a free ghostly tour of downtown Troy. Visit any of the seven participating locations to guess which Halloween-themed song is represented at the business’s counter. Visitors can guess at all locations for up to seven chances of winning two tickets to the Ghost Tours of Troy.

“Troy Main Street is so excited to be working alongside the Ghost Tours of Troy for this contest,” said Nicole Loy, executive director of Troy Main Street. “They do such a fantastic job showcasing the haunted history of the downtown.”

The contest runs from Oct. 10-18, with the winner being announced Friday, Oct. 19. The winner will have the option of choosing a tour date of Oct. 26 or Oct. 27. Participating businesses include Around About Books, Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Co., Expressions of the Home, Pachamama Market, Polished, The 3 Weird Sisters Studio, and Towne Valley Gifts.