Area briefs

Easter egg hunt set

TIPP CITY — Families with children up to age 12 are invited to the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County with more than 50,000 filled eggs, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church.

Come and experience the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a live drama. Kids also enjoy crafts, games, petting zoo with chicks, donkeys and bunnies as well as a visit from the Easter bunny and snacks, hot chocolate and more.

Registration for this fourth annual event begins at 9:30 a.m, the morning of the event with the first egg hunt at 10 a.m. Each hunt zone is broken down into four age groups: walking to age 2, ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each zone also includes prize eggs and golden eggs that are redeemable for large prize items.

In the past, more than 3,000 families with kids have enjoyed this free, safe and fun community event.

For more information about this and other activities at Ginghamsburg Church, visit or call (937) 667-1069.

Lenten fish fries continue

PIQUA — St. Mary Parish continues their six-week Lenten fish fries on Friday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School. This is the second of six fish fries held during Lent.

The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

Piqua Catholic School is located at 503 W. North St. in Piqua. St. Mary’s Parish is located at 310 S. Downing St. in Piqua and can be contacted at (937) 773-1327.

College Credit Plus meeting planned

PLEASANT HILL — Newton High School will hold a College Credit Plus meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the junior high gym. Information will include the expanded dual enrollment program through Edison State Community College.

Parents of students who will be in grades 7 through 12 next year (2016-17) are encouraged to attend. Call (937) 676-2002 for more information.

Enjoy pancake, sausage day

BRADFORD — The Bradford Lions will be having their annual pancake and sausage day on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Bradford School Auditeria. Serving will be from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Featured on the menu will be all-you-can-eat pancakes served with whole hog sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, and beverage. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Carryouts will be available.

All profits will go toward a scholarship for a 2016 Bradford senior.

Church play coming

BRADFORD — The Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio-Harris Creek Road, Bradford, (two and a half miles north of Gettysburg) is presenting “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell (produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.) as their 2016 dinner theater production.

The play centers around three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. A romance begins between one of the widows and a widower having met at the cemetery. The other widows nip it in the bud leaving broken hearts, but surprises are in store as the characters evolve in this entertaining play.

Nan Hottle is the director-producer. The cast members are Rosie Fields, Lynne Hanes, Darlene Dillon, John Dillon, and Suzy Keller.

The dates are March 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner buffet and play is $22. On Sunday, March 6, the cost will be $12 for dessert only, which will be served at 2 p.m. with the play to follow at 3 p.m. Cost for children 10 and under is half price.

Proceeds from the dinner theater production will help support Oakland’s outreach projects.

For reservations, call Brenda Coblentz at (937) 548-1895 between 4-8 p.m.