Area briefs

Bridge lane closure

TROY — Weather permitting, on Thursday, June 25, the North Market Street Bridge will be closed a single lane at a time for inspection of the bridge.

This inspection is being done by a contractor for the Ohio Department of Transportation in advance of the bridge redecking project currently scheduled by ODOT for calendar year 2016.

Lodge begins campaign

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 58 has contracted with TNT Promotions, 251 Mulberry St., Troy, to conduct its annual fund raising campaign for the lodge.

TNT Promotions is the only fund raising vendor associated with local law enforcement and they are not involved with any other campaigns within Miami County.

The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 58 is comprised of all law enforcement agencies in Miami County. Telephone solicitations generated by TNT Promotions solely supports efforts of local law enforcement to give back to the communities they serve.

For questions of concerns, call Miami County FOP President Billie Ray at (937) 603-2365.

Cincinnati Pops returns

TROY — A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Robert Trevino, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza on Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m.

The program this year is entitled “Hollywood Classics,” featuring scores from iconic films from across Hollywood’s history. The concert will include themes from early classics such as Gone With the Wind and Modern Times, as well as more contemporary films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” Additionally, music from the classical repertoire that has also appeared in film scores, such as “Clair de Lune” and “On the Beautiful Blue Danube,” will be featured in the performance. Baritone Brad Jungwirth will sing other film favorites such as “Stars” from Les Miserábles and “Singing in the Rain,” as well as a few fun surprises.

Bring your lawn chairs.

In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Christian High School auditorium, 700 S. Dorset Road.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Concert is presented by The Troy Foundation and the City of Troy, and is open to the public at no charge.

Card club winners announced

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

Bridge winners:

Group 1: First — Sandy Haack and Ruth Treon; Second — Dot Ristoff and Susie Hotchkiss; Third — Jo Plunkett and Bonnie Rashilla.

Group 2: First — Bob and Alice Schlemmer; Second — Tim and Judy Logan; Third — Roger and Kathy Luring.

Group 3: First — Lou Holter and Judy Logan; Second — Barb Wilson and Penny Dye; Third — Sally Adams and Sandy Haack.

Group 4: First — Mary Jo Berry; Second — Laury Braby; Third — Barb Wilson.

Group 5: First — Marge Burk; Second — Mary Jo Lyons; Third — Mable Leytze.

Group 7: First — Bill and Mary Lynne Mouser; Second — Fred and Cathy Brown.

Group 8: First — Bonnie Rashilla; Second — Nancy Nims; Third — Judy Logan.

Group 9: First — Dottie Laufer and Joan Hunter; Second — Jan Wise and Mary Ann Heckman; Third — Dottie Laufer and Anita Cain.

Group 10: First — Cindy Wingert; Second — Ruth Treon; Third — Sandy Czajka.

African cultural event set

TROY — Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is pleased to host “Experience Africa: An African Cultural Event.” This is a free event that will take placeat 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

The whole family will enjoy this truly African experience featuring music and dancing by G.O.R.E.E. Drum & Dance (Giving Others Resources, Education and Empowerment through Drum and Dance). Under the musical direction of Balla Sy and the dance direction of Serrita Sy, the group focuses primarily on West African styles of dance and also includes the rich diversity of Balla and Serrita’s far-ranging experiences. G.O.R.E.E. Drum & Dance has been recognized as one of Columbus’ premier dance companies. Drum workshops will also be conducted by G.O.R.E.E. Drum and Dance at the event.

This rich cultural event will also include food, for those in search of a little culinary adventure. Ousmane Wade, originally from the Republic of Senegal and the owner of Sene-Store in Sidney, will provide food for the event.

Come and enjoy an afternoon of African music, dance, food and other activities. The event is free and open to the public. “Experience Africa” is sponsored by Alvetro Orthodontics.