Area briefs

Mexican cooking classes offered

TIPP CITY — Learn how to make a Mexican breakfast, appetizers, salsa, salads, soup, meat and a dessert in this four-class program taught by Sofia Marquez. The classes start on Monday, Sept. 30, and run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for four Mondays (no class on Oct. 14). The classes will be held at Tipp Middle School. There is an additional $28 supply fee paid directly to the instructor. The cost for the course is $68 for residents and $70 for nonresidents.

Pre-registration is required. Register and pay online at

Edison State to host conference

PIQUA — Edison State Community College will host the 21st annual American Council on Education Women’s Network–Ohio (ACE WNO) Conference on Friday, Nov.1, at the Piqua Country Club from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference includes a presidential panel moderated by Dr. Larson of Edison State Community College and showcasing the experiences of Dr. Jackson-Hammond of Central State University, Dr. Young of Hocking College, Dr. McCory of Cuyahoga Community College and Dr. B. Schrader of Wright State University.

The conference will also feature sessions on “Executive Presence: Showing Up” presented by Dr. Verna Fitzsimmons, H.E.R.S; “Negotiation Strategies for Women,” “Finding Our Voices: Speaking Up to Bias in the Academy,” “So Now You’re a Fundraiser,” and more.

The ACE Women’s Network–Ohio is a network of women administrators, faculty, and staff from college and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Through representatives, conferences, workshops, and other resources, ACE Women’s Network–Ohio is committed to improving the status of women on campus and throughout higher education. ACE Women’s Network–Ohio supports the mission of the Inclusive Excellence Group and the American Council on Education.

For more information or to register to attend, visit Conference registration includes an evening reception at Edison State Community College on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Night of wine, music offered

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host a Cabaret & Cabernet with the David Wion Trio at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The public is invited to participate in a Broadway sing-a-long in the Hayner’s Ballroom complete with cabaret tables, hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Wine will be available for purchase.

Lyric sheets of all-time favorite Broadway tunes will be provided for the sing-a-long. In addition to Wion, the trio includes Darin Wion on bass and Devin Mitchell on percussion. Soloists will include Rachael Boezi, Justin Williams, David Fair and Linda Lee Jolly.

This musical evening is free and open to the public and is intended for an adult audience.

Farm bureau makes donations

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Farm Bureau donated $900 to Ohio State University Extension Miami County 4-H program and $900 to the Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund from its proceeds from the Dairy Bar milkshakes at the 4-H barbecue in July.

Graves-Fearon Nationwide Agency donated the ice cream and milk for the shakes during the barbecue.

The 4-H program is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year — helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

The Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund is a charitable organization looking towards the future of Miami County’s agriculture programs and youth. The fund is a managed non-profit endowment of the Miami County Foundation for continuing agricultural programming in Miami County.

Make a T-shirt quilt

TIPP CITY — Learn how to repurpose old T-shirts into a new quilt that will have both sentimental and practical value. Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering a six week t-shirt quilting class beginning on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6-7 p.m. The class runs for six Thursdays (no class on Oct. 31). The instructor is Suzanne Moorman. A supply list is provided upon registration. You must provide your own machine.

The classes are held at Tipp Monroe Community Services located at 3 E. Main Street in Tipp City. The cost for each session is $25 for residents and $28 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is required. Register and pay online at

Medicare update offered

PIQUA — Mary Leep-Pichert, an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) Community liaison, will present a Medicare Update Program at the YWCA Piqua from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The program is free and open to the public. YWCA membership is not required.

Information about traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (HMOs, PPOs and PFFSs) along with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) will be presented. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers and, if time permits, a one-on-one time for questions will take place. The beginning of the Medicare insurance

Enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those about to turn 65 or those already enrolled in Medicare to get questions answered,” said YWCA Executive Director Leesa Baker. “We are pleased that an OSHIIP liaison from the Ohio Department of Insurance will be with us for this very informative program.”

Those interested in attending are asked to call the YWCA at 773-6626 to register. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.