Area briefs

Exhibit continues

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Art Gallery will be displaying sculptures from Wright State Professor Stephan Chinov through Saturday, March 26.

The gallery is located at 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua.

For more information, visit the Arts at Edison Facebook page or call 778-7915.

Fun run offered

PIQUA — The Center for Early Learning at St. Patrick School and Piqua Catholic School Superhero Fun Run and 5K will be from 8-11 a.m. April 23 at the Piqua bike path, Lock 9.

Visit to register.

PIQUA — Award-winning, bestselling author Beverly Lewis will make an 22 stops through the state of Ohio — including Piqua — in promotion of “The Atonement,” a stand-alone novel set in Lancaster County.

With nearly 20 million copies of her books in print, Lewis will greet fans during the 10-day tour and sign “The Atonement,” along with other reader favorites, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St.

Call 773-6753 for more information.

As one of the top-selling authors in the inspirational market, Lewis is not only the leading author of Amish fiction, but also its pioneer: She created the genre with the release of her first adult novel, “The Shunning,” in 1997. Recent surges in both reader interest and publisher output of Amish fiction have gained national attention, garnering coverage by Time magazine, the BBC World News service, The Wall Street Journal, and Nightline, among others.

The on-sale date for “The Atonement” is March 29.

BNC Run Wild set

TROY — If you enjoy running or hiking the woodland trails, you’ll love Brukner Nature Center’s annual 5K Run Wild on Saturday, April 23rd.

All proceeds benefit BNC’s wildlife programs

Each participant will receive a commemorative organic cotton T-shirt, homemade cookies, a visit with the wildlife ambassadors and the opportunity to win some eco-friendly door prizes. The pre-registration fee of $20 for BNC members ($25 for non-members) must be postmarked by Friday, April 8, or dropped off by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10. This is a pre-registration-only event this year.

Forms are available at the Interpretive Building, on the website at under Events & Programs, or email for a registration form to be sent to you. This year you can choose the no shirt option and save $5 on registration.

Corporate sponsors include Western Ohio Podiatric, Alvetro Orthodontics, Can’t Stop Running Co., Troy Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic, Dungan & LeFevre, GreenTech Lawn & Irrigation, Hamler-Gingrich Insurance and West Milton Dental.