Area briefs

Learn about roses

TROY — Join Ohio State University Extension staff from 6-9 p.m. May 24 for a session “All About Roses” where participants will discover a little history, differences in rose types, care, maintenance, selection, pruning, the best roses for the Midwest and what new roses are in development.

Participants will receive a rose to take home.

The event will be held at the Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 E. Walnut Grove Road, Troy. The cost is $30 per person or $35 per couple, with only one rose. Master Gardeners discount price is $20. Pre-registration is due by May 18. Late registrations, add $5 and are not guaranteed a rose. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and mail to 201 W. Main St, Troy, OH 45373. Cash, check or credit card accepted in the office.

For more details, contact the office at 440—3945 or by email at

Visit for a registration form.

Card club winners named

MIAMI COUNTY — TWIG 4 Card Club Marathon winners for March include:

Bridge winners:

Group 1:

First — Joyce Hoover and Martha Crouse

Second — Beth Earhart and Karen Rodgers

Third — Penny Dye and Marsha Simpson

Group 2:

First — Tom and Sue Gagnon

Second — Terry and Louretta Gaston

Third — Doug and Arlene Ehlers

Group 3:

First — Sandy Pahl and Sandra Haack

Second — Barbara Wilson and Penny Dye

Third — Alice Schlemmer and Kathy Luring

Group 5:

First — Mary Jo Lyons

Second — Sue Dumbauld

Third — Mable Leytze

Group 8:

First — Beth Earhart

Second — Judy Logan

Third — Nancy Nims

Group 9:

First — Jan Wise and Lynn Fobian

Second — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter

Group 10:

First — Sandy Haack

Second — Mary Lynne Mouser

Third — Carol Gross.

YMCA offers track club

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Track Club on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning May 30 at the Piqua High School Alexander Stadium.

This club is for youth six years of age to 16 years of age. Participants may choose to learn sprints, distance, and long jump, and then have the option to compete in track meets at Yellow Springs.

The cost is $35 for members and $67 for non-members.

For more information contact Jaime Hull, youth program director, at (937)440-9622.