Area briefs

Volunteers sought

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Victim Witness Program is seeking to add qualified volunteers.

Volunteers would assist victim advocates with victims of crime in the community.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older to attend training and have a valid driver’s license. Volunteers also must have a clean background with no criminal history.

The volunteer training will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Miami County Safety Building.

If interested in this training, contact Carmen Barhorst at 440-3540 or email to

Artisan showcase set

TIPP CITY — The 11th annual Autumn Artisans Showcase will feature handmade items from local artists, including the fiber arts, photography, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts and polymer clay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City.

There is a little cafe on the premises that features homemade food.

Door prizes will be awarded.

Award winners named

TROY — The Troy Beautication Committee has named awardees for September. They include:

• Green Thumb

111 W. Race St. — Katharine Ketron

442 Forrest — Carol Breneman

199 Finsbury – Bill and Cherie Adkins

866 Crossbow — Dave and Pam Voisard

610 Shaftsbury — Jim and Jan Boeke

2520 Aster Court — Steve and Beverly Foster

701 Westlake Drive — Janet and Dave Deller

850 Cayenne Court

• Merit

131 S. Market St. — Michelle Schulze, Color Loft Salon.

Painting, drawing classes scheduled

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer painting and drawing classes taught by experienced instructors. Whether you are an experienced artist looking to hone your skills or a beginner, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Mary Coleman Allen Art Academy has a drawing or painting class for you.

Experienced instructor Donna Pierce-Clark offers classes for beginners in watercolor or oil painting. Paint and more is included in the fee for these classes. For more advanced students, she also offers watercolor and oil painting studios.

Retired art teacher Debora Ahmed is offering classes in drawing and painting. He class in Plein Aire Painting focuses on painting out doors with acrylic paint, while her still life drawing class uses pastels to create fall themed compositions.

Portrait and Figure Study group meets Thursday afternoons to gain experience drawing from live, clothed models. This class meets under the direction of Shirley Harbaugh.

For those who would like to take an art class, but don’t know where to start, Zendoodling with Joy Turner-Price is a great way for beginners to enjoy a fun relaxing method of drawing. Join Joy for The Zen of Doodle. For students who would like to conquer using perspective in their drawings, Christina Gluck offers a Perspective Drawing class.

For complete class listings including fees, class times, and registration information, see

For more information, call (937) 339-0457.


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