PCS plans veterans program

PIQUA — Piqua City Schools invite all veterans and their families to a free breakfast in honor of the service and sacrifices they have given on behalf of our country and our freedom.

This district-wide event will take place at the Piqua High School on Friday, Nov. 9. Doors will open for veterans at 8:15 a.m. and coffee will be available. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served shortly after.

The program will include “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” performed by the Pride of Piqua Band; a performance by the Piqua Men’s Chorus; a piano solo by Decker Jackson; and other performances. The program will conclude at approximately 10 a.m.

For questions or more information, contact Piqua High School Principal Rob Messick at (937) 773-6314 or

Fort Rowdy elections set

COVINGTON — The Fort Rowdy Gathering will hold their annual elections of board officers on Thursday, Nov. 8. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., and will be held at the Covington City Building.

All Fort Rowdy Gathering members are encouraged to attend and vote for the two open positions. Membership is just $1 per year, and can be paid at the meeting.

Connections to host arts director

PIQUA — The YWCA Connections Group will host Darlene Langhout, executive director of We Care Arts, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15,at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. Langhout will focus on changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. “Empowered women empower women,” she said.

Langhout has made a professional career in nonprofits and is committed to leading the organization’s strategies to develop and implement therapeutic art programs and services in the Dayton area.

“We Care Arts believes in the healing power of creating and producing art that transforms physical, developmental and mental challenges into a future rich with possibilities. We’re guided by our vision that creating art compliments medical therapies,” she said.

The organization began in 1983 and has grown to serve 1,400 clients at more than 40 off-site locations within the Greater Dayton area.

Cost is $9 for YWCA members and $10 for non-members. Payment is due at the door; reservations not paid will be invoiced. Reservations are due by Nov. 13, by calling the YWCA at 773-6626.

Annual choir clinic set

PIQUA — The Piqua High School show choir “The Company” will present its annual Premier and Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 17. This event is open to children grades 1-8 from Piqua and the surrounding area. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and run to 2 p.m., with a public performance at 8 p.m.

For the evening performance, the students will learn choreography and vocals with current show choir members. This year will feature two choreographed numbers and one classic show choir ballade. The evening will conclude with the hometown premier of the 2018-19 show choir contest show.

To sign up your student for this day of song and dance, send a $25 entrance fee to Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 or deliver to the main office at PHS during school hours.

Tickets for the evening performance are $5 for adults and $3 for students and will be sold at PHS the week before the concert in the main office and at the door the night of the show.

If there are any questions, contact Tom Westfall at PHS during school hours at (937) 773-6314, Ext. 1030 or by email at