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Come and get a taste 12 restaurants to offer samples for Taste of Troy TROY — Whether you are a longtime resident of Troy or just visiting for the weekend, you may not be aware of all the culinary options offered by our local restaurants. Want to get a taste? Troy Main Street Inc. presents the 2011 Taste of Troy on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is held annually in downtown Troy to showcase local restaurants in the picturesque town square. “Troy is unmatched in the quality and quantity of independent restaurants for a city of its size,” said Troy Main Street Director Karin Manovich. “The Taste of Troy provides an opportunity for people to sample signature dishes from a wide variety of restaurants while enjoying live music.”

pendent restaurants including Cajun, Italian, Mexican and more. New • 11-11:45 a.m. — participants in this year’s Rum River Blend Taste of Troy are Fat Boyz • Noon-12:45 p.m. — Pizzeria, the Filling StaNorth & South tion, Troy Country Club • 1-2:45 p.m. — and Balance Meals Bistro. Bowen Chaney Also participating are • 3-4 p.m. — Mark Al’s Pizza, The Caroline, Cantwil La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, La Piazza Taste of Troy visitors Italian Restaurant (piccan try the culinary detured on cover), Le lights of a dozen homeDoux’s, Night Sky, Wiggy town restaurants, listen to live music, shop at the Dip and Winans Fine Chocolates. downtown farmers marTastes for sale include ket, and participate in a diverse array of menu beer and wine tastings. Immediately following the items such as crab cakes, caramel apples, southevent, Troy Main Street will auction off the “doors” west pasta, fried vegetables, grilled swamp exhibited in the 2011 Sculptures on the Square kabob, Butterfinger cake, pizza, chimichangas, ice in the Market Square cream, chicken and Community Room. dumpling soup, strawberVisitors can expect to taste a wide range of food ries and Kahlua, etouffee, beef stew, fine chocolates, from a variety of inde-

mini-burgers, homemade chips, corn and edamame salad, pie, wraps, nachos and ahi tuna. To satisfy a hunger for entertainment, several musical performances are scheduled on Prouty Plaza throughout the day. Slated to perform are Mark Cantwil, Bowen Chaney, North & South, and Rum River Blend. Downtown establishments La Piazza and The Caroline will offer wine and beer tastings on their outdoor patios. Admission to the Taste of Troy is free and open to the public thanks to event sponsor Hobart Brothers. Tickets for food tastes and drinks can be purchased at the event. For more information, PROVIDED PHOTO contact Troy Main Street A young girl gets a taste of Wiggy Dip at a previous at (937) 339-5455 or visit Taste of Troy event. The ice cream shop will particiwww.troymainstreet.org. pate agin this year.

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People visit the many booths offering samples during a previous Taste of Troy A line forms at LeDoux’s booth during Taste of Troy. The restaurant serves event on the town square. Twelve restaurants are participating this year. “Louisiana Taste in the Midwest.”


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ing the Doors of Troy,” a unique collection of artistically decorated doors that represent not only talented artists from the area, but also nonprofit clubs, organizations and schools. This exhibit has provided an excellent showcase for artists to be seen by thousands of visitors who enjoyed the opportunity to view an outdoor public art exhibition. Troy Arts Alliance will run the auction, along with board members of Troy Main Street. The Sculptures on the Square committee has secured the services of professional auctioneer Scott Pence, who will donate his time and talent to this fun event. Proceeds from the auction will help Troy Main Street with many projects throughout the year that bring attention to downtown through economic development and public relations. Photos of the doors will be used in a PowerPoint presentation for the bidding. The actual doors will remain in their locations until the end of September. The doors will be removed from their bases and the new owners will pick them up at a central location after Sept. 30. For more details, call (937) 339-5455.

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GREENVILLE — Illumination: Light in the Darke is shaping up to be the biggest Christian music event ever to come through Darke County. The concert will be Sunday at the Darke County Fairgrounds. In the five years since its inception, the Illumination committee has brought some of the biggest Christian music artists to the community. Past artists have included the Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave, Sanctus Real, 33 Miles, Caedmon’s Call and some great up and coming artists. This year’s lineup far exceeds anything ever presented at Illumination before and includes Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Fireflight and Superchick. Any of these artists could be the headliner for any Christian music festival, but all four have agreed to take the stage for Illumination 2011. Not only will Illumination feature these four superstar artists, but also taking the stage will be Samestate, Kiros, Manafest, Chasen and Hyland. Because of the number of artists performing, the main stage concert will begin much earlier this

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Hawk Nelson is one of the headlining bands for this year’s Illumination: Light in the Darke, a Christian music festival at Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. year. Gates to the grandstand open at 3 p.m. and the concert begins at 3:15. In addition to a great concert lineup, plenty of pre-concert activities are planned. A church service will begin at 9:30 a.m. with music from the Ansonia First Church of God Praise and Worship Team and a message from Pastor Sam Shilot of Triumphant Christian Center, Greenville. Beginning at 11 a.m., music will fill the fairgrounds as the Illumination Coffee House opens, featuring talented regional artists, including More Than A Show, Turnaround Band, Levi Monk, Chris Cantrell, Radiant, A 2217277

TROY — The Sculptures on the Square committee is in the final stages of the 2011 exhibit and is now offering members of the public an opportunity to bid on their favorite door by attending its “Opening the Doors of Troy” auction. This final event will take place on Saturday at 4 p.m., immediately following Troy Main Street’s Taste of Troy. The auction will take place in the community room on the third floor of the Market Square Building, 405 SW Public Square. Doors will open at 3:30. Since 2003, Sculptures on the Square has attracted thousands to the beautiful and historic city square of downtown Troy from early May through midSeptember. Recognized as one of Ohio Magazine’s best hometowns, Troy has a proud cultural heritage. Past exhibits have featured the sculptures of J. Seward Johnson and fiberglass WACO planes painted by local artists, and attracted crowds from throughout Ohio and the Midwest. The 2009 exhibit featured works from many different artists that represented a wide assortment of artistic approaches. In 2011, Troy Main Street showcased “Open-

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New Creation and Faith Walkers. Food vendors will be available throughout the day. Additional activities include an air soft course and inflatables for the youth, teens and adults. Bounce Palace, of Richmond, Ind., is planning to bring four inflatables — two bounce houses for the youth, a jousting arena for teens and adults, and an obstacle course for all ages. There is a small fee for each activity or guests

can purchase an all-day pass for $5. The air soft course is $2 per person, per event. While there is no cost to enjoy the pre-concert coffee house or some of the other activities, there is a request that all those attending bring a non-perishable food item for the FISH Choice Pantry. Volunteers and food barrels will be at the gate to provide information and accept donations. Tickets for the concert are available through itickets.com and in Greenville at Bread of Life Christian Bookstore and Darke County Fairgrounds secretary’s office. Tickets are also available at the Grace Christian Bookstores in Piqua and Huber Heights, Trinity Books & Gifts in Richmond, Ind., and the Christian Bookstore in Union City. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for reserved seating in advance. On the day of the show, tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for reserved seating.

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TROY — Women are balancing a lot these days and for women battling breast cancer, keeping up with everyday life is even more challenging. A new group is emerging in our area to support local women undergoing treatment, and they are teaming up with La Bella Viaggio in Troy to host a 5K race to raise funds that will stay in Miami County. This is the third year La Bella Viaggio has put on its annual 5K Run/Walk Race for Breast Cancer. The event will be Oct. 9 on the Troy levee. All proceeds will be donated to Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton. “We picked them because 100 percent of the proceeds stay here,” said Regina Moos, La Bella’s office manager. “We have clients, friends and family that have gone through this and we wanted the money to stay here.” Heather Printz Salazar founded the Dayton chap-

“Everyone is affected by breast cancer in some way, and you’ll see this money used in your community.” — Heather Printz Salazar ter of Pink Ribbon Girls after her own experiences with breast cancer. In 2002, she met a young woman who was nearing the end of her battle and needed a home for her baby girl. Salazar and her husband already had three children of their own but felt called to adopt the child. They spent the next year taking the girl’s mom to chemotherapy and doctors’ appointments until she died at the age of 23. Two years later, at age 31, Salazar was diagnosed with breast cancer. With four children younger than 10, she was struck by the thought that her kids could grow up without a mother. Through her own fight with breast can-

cer, Salazar realized there are no specific groups in the Dayton area for young women battling the disease, and she became passionate about filling that need. Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton’s mission is to provide healthy meals, housekeeping, transportation to treatment and child care, all free of charge, for women undergoing treatment. The group also provides educational materials and hopes to offer peer support groups by January. The Dayton chapter serves Miami and Shelby counties, as well as Logan, Darke, Champaign, Clark, Green, Montgomery, Preble and northern Warren counties. Pink Ribbon Girls has helped about a dozen people in our area so far, Salazar said, but having just established the group in October 2010, the main focus of the non-profit at

sale for $15 at La Bella Viaggio and during the race. For every candle sold, $3 goes to the nonprofit. All participants who pre-register by Sept. 23 will be receive a T-shirt. Entry fees are $20 for preregistration and $25 for race-day registration. Registration forms are available on La Bella Viaggio’s Facebook page, Panera Bread, the YMCA, downtown stores in Tipp City, and local high schools, including Troy, PROVIDED PHOTO Troy Christian and Tipp Erin Kirner, Kyra Moos and Megan Neumeier pose for City. Forms also are availa picture after last year’s race. able at www.speedyfeet.com bethe moment is on participants are eligible cause this race is part of fundraising. The goal of for great door prizes. the Miami County 5K the 5K is to raise $10,000 Runner and walkers Tour. with 500 runners and are encouraged to come The presenting sponsor walkers. dressed in pink from head for the 2011 race is AS“It’s a great cause. to toe. Awards for best CEND Advisory Group. Everyone is affected by dressed in pink will be Diamond-level sponsors breast cancer in some given to adults. High are Snap-On Tools dealer way, and you’ll see this school students are enmoney used in your com- couraged to participate in Dale Printz, Ernst Concrete, Minco Tool and munity,” Salazar said. pink as well for a chance Mold, Advocare Jeff and Race day begins with to win a $100 Chipotle Vicki Varvel, M&M Indusregistration at 12:30 p.m. gift card. tries, Printz Trucking and The run will begin at 2 Face painting will be Farms, Panera Bread and p.m. and is open to all offered at the event for runners and walkers of children. Kids also will be Freisthler Paving Inc. “La Bella Viaggio is any age. Water stations able to go through a pink grateful for all the busiwill be provided in addifire truck. Local vendors tion to line refreshments. and consultants will have nesses and individuals who have donated or Awards will be given for booths set up. Pink Ribsponsored for the 5K the top three runners in bon Girls of Dayton canrun/walk,” Moos said. each age category, and all dles will be available for

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entertainment by Glenn Parks on the banjo at 12:45 p.m. The radio controlled airplane show will take place at 1 p.m. at the end of Barr Drive. Dorothy Love resident Paul Cook will put on an air show of homemade, battery-operated planes. The annual church service is at 1:30 p.m. at the Amos Chapel. From 1-3 p.m., houses and apartments will be open for tours. Guests can visit on their own or take escorted tours, which will start at 1 p.m. at the chapel. Wrap up the fun-filled day with an ice cream social at 3 p.m. Visitors can enjoy their favorite ice cream and music by the Bob Gray Orchestra. “There’s something for everyone to enjoy and all for free,” Presser said. For more information, call Presser at (937) 4976542.

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The Melody Men Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society, pictured here, will perform its annual Halloween show Sept. 24 at Troy High School.

Melody Men to present Halloween show TROY — Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming annual show Halloween Howls presented by the Melody Men Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society. This year’s performance will be presented Sept. 24 at the Troy High School auditorium. Performances are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and again at 7:30. In the first half of the show, the Melody Men Chorus invites the audience to join them in look-

ing back on those childhood memories when you went out trick-or-treating in your local neighborhood. “We all remember the many tricks we tried when we went out on that night,” said B.W. Phillips, who is involved in the show. “We also remember the race to see who got the most candy. This family-friendly first half of the show is sure to be funny and entertaining,” he said.

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• 11:30 a.m. — Ragtime Strutters • Noon — Car show • 12:45 p.m. — Assisted-living celebration with Glenn Parks on banjo • 1 p.m. — Radio controlled airplane show • 1:30 p.m. — Church service at Amos Chapel • 3 p.m. — Ice cream social with the Bob Gray Orchestra

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SIDNEY — Dorothy Love Retirement Community is hosting its annual Old Fashioned Picnic, along with an ice cream social and open house, Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. at the picnic shelter on the Dorothy Love campus, 3003 W. Cisco Road. “The residents and staff of Dorothy Love love having guests on the campus to provide an opportunity to enjoy fine food, great entertainment and to experience the atmosphere of Dorothy Love,” said Lu Ann Presser, director of marketing and admissions. The day begins with an old fashioned picnic with its popular shredded chicken sandwiches. While enjoying lunch, guests can take delight in the wonderful sounds of the Ragtime Strutters. The group’s music consists of a mixture of instrumental and vocals. They play a variety of music, such as folk songs, gospel, country and some sing-alongs. Antique car enthusiasts may wish to participate in the cruise-in car show at noon. The cars should be at least 25 years or older and of any make or style. Trophies and plaques will be given out. For more information about the car show, can call Bob Stevens at (937) 498-1970. The assisted-living area will celebrate Alzheimer’s Week with

For tickets or information, contact Russ Hermes at (937) 667-6750 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org. Presale ticket prices are $12 each, and tickets purchased the day of the show are $15. Limited preferred seating for $17 is available by contacting Hermes. The Melody Men Chorus meets on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street United Methodist Church in Piqua.


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GAC concert brings Tipp hosts Playing for a Change event Broadway sounds to Sidney Saturday SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council has partnered with 11th Hour Theatre Company to bring to the audience a musical history of Broadway Saturday at 7 p.m. at Sidney’s First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. The ultimate musical extravaganza, “Broadway in Concert — Through the Years,” is a salute to the best of the Broadway songs. This high energy show combines a collection of Broadway classics with songs from today’s hottest shows. With a talented cast of singers and a brilliant orchestra, patrons will leave the world behind and be transformed from days of old with classics like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “O What a Beautiful Mornin” and “Luck Be a Lady” to today’s biggest Broadway hits such as “Bring Him Home,” “This is the Moment” and “Gimmie, Gimmie.” This production is codirected by Michael J. Taylor and Bill Zimmerman Jr., with musical direction by Dana Geuy. “I think audiences will

be thoroughly entertained by the collection of songs, the amazing vocal talent and the power-house orchestra,” Zimmerman said. “Our goal is that the audience members won’t know the difference between our local talent and professional talent.” The cast includes Melissa Potts, Cassie Walden, Tricia Zimmerman, Jacob Barnes, Dan Gutman, Kris Magil, Bill Zimmerman Jr., Dana Geuy on piano, Michael J. Taylor as the narrator and members of the Sidney Civic Band under the direction of Phil Chilcote. The 11th Hour Theatre Company serves Miami and Shelby counties and provides quality entertainment to the citizens of those areas. It exists in order to promote production, performance, understanding and appreciation of theater to all involved audience and performers alike. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave., Ron & Nita’s in Sidney, at the door the night of the performance and at (937) 498-2787.

TIPP CITY — Rum River Blend, local bluegrass, gospel and folk band, will participate in the first annual Playing for Change Day Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Tipp City Hotel Gallery, 109 E. Main St. The cover charge will be $5, with all band proceeds going to the Playing for Change Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing music and arts education to underprivileged children worldwide. Playing for Change Day is a global day of action in which musicians all over the world will perform in city squares and cafes, on stages and street corners to raise money to bring music into the lives of young people. This year’s event carries the theme Power to the People, drawing its inspiration from the spirit of John Lennon’s activism, thanks to the gracious support of Yoko Ono. Proceeds raised will support the work of the Playing for Change Foundation and the nonprofit performing arts center, Theatre Within, to help build music schools, strengthen music and arts education, support teachers and perform-

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Rum River Blend, pictured here, will perform at Hotel Gallery in Tipp City as part of the first annual Playing for a Change Day Saturday. ances, purchase instruments and connect schools to promote crosscultural learning and conflict resolution. A goal of $250,000 has been established, which will help fund music and arts programs for one year. Playing for Change first captured the hearts of music fans around the world in 2008 with the Internet release of “Stand By Me.” The song and accompanying video featured grassroots

musicians from all over the world including street musicians in California, Italy and New Orleans, a choir in South African, and a Native American tribe in New Mexico. All of the musicians were recorded and filmed on location in their countries of origin. The YouTube video of “Stand By Me” garnered more than 40 million views, and the song transformed Playing for Change from a small group of individuals into

a global movement for peace and understanding that is driven by music’s power to connect and inspire people. The Playing for Change Foundation (www.playingforchange.or g) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive social change through music education. For more information on this event, contact Linda or Chris Tatarian at (937) 440-9834 or Music@rumriverblend.com.

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PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council is offering its first ever seasonal workshop at the PAC office, 427 N. Main St. To welcome fall, the PAC will teach kids about the art of printmaking with a little help from some local trees. Children will learn about leaf identification as they create one-of-a kind tote

bags. The workshop will take place Sept. 24 from 10-11:15 a.m. Cost is $8 per child. Members receive a discount rate of $5 per child. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Registration and membership forms can be obtained at the PAC office, PAC website or by email. To learn more, contact Vicky Fanberg

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Rhine Turkey Shoot and Family Festival BOTKINS — The 40th annual Rhine Turkey Shoot and Family Festival will provide a chance for shooting at standing targets or winning prizes at a variety of games and raffles. For the entire family, there will be homemade sandwiches, soups and pies and a variety of other good food. The soup can be purchased by the container to take home, as well as by the bowl.

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Guests decide which beer to try at Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest. Drinks will also be sold. Shooting at standing targets with 12-gauge shotguns will be held for prizes of turkeys. Adult games, including cake and craft wheels, also will be available, and there will be a children’s tent with games and pumpkin painting. A cornhole tournament will take place, as well as a raffle for more than $3,600 in various prizes. Attendance prizes will also be given throughout the day. When: Sept. 25 Where: St. Lawrence

Catholic Church, 3 miles east of Botkins on Botkins Road Admission: Free Details: (937) 5965330

WILMINGTON — Each October the fields of Clinton County come alive with screams of horror as semis chase unsuspecting victims on a bus ride through a forest filled with monsters, madness and mayhem. Victims begin the journey through a fog-filled tunnel where even the coroner is likely to becomes his own client. When: Sept. 23-Oct. 29, Fridays and Saturdays, from dusk until midnight Where: 1261 W. Dalton Road, Wilmington Admission: $12 per person Details: www.wilmingtonhauntedhollowride.com

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GREEVILLE — The 2011 Ohio Gourd Show will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Panel discussions and presentations will provide information about growing and crafting gourds. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. When: Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville Admission: Adults $3, children younger than 12 free Details: www.americangourdsociety.org/ohio chapter/Show.html

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Gary Anderson, owner of Apple Tree Gallery in Piqua, looks at the new Halloween items for sale at the shop. The pumpkin figurines, black crows and wooden words were designed by Kevin Smith, of Troy, formerly of Piqua. Other Halloween items for sale at the gallery are pictured at right.

Apple Tree has what you need this Halloween BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor PIQUA — Anyone looking for Halloween decorations this season has to put Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua on his or her shopping route. From friendly pumpkins to glittery skulls, the shop, 405 N. Main St., has it all. Store owners Gary and Shirley Anderson were always into decorating their home at the holidays, and they’ve taken that passion and shared it with the community by opening the gallery in 1994. Apple Tree carries Christmas and Halloween decorations all year round, as well as other antiques.

“Whether you’re collecting Christmas or Halloween items, we carry the stuff you can’t get a big-box stores,” Gary said. A large window display of orange and black gives passersby a peak at what’s inside. Customers can see all the new Halloween items right up front after walking through the doors. Smiling metal skeletons, their skinny legs standing in tall black boots, greet patrons as they stand at the front of the display. A big wooden table holds figurines of all sorts and wooden words that read “spooky,” “eeek,” “beware” and “boo!” Black cats dressed as

clowns, a Halloween clown in green and orange clothes and a giraffe with a costumed monkey on its back make up a friendly Halloween circus. The figures are part of the Vergie Lightfoot collection from Bethany Lowe Designs. Black and orange garland is draped over an antique wooden desk, decorated with light-up pumpkins and figurines of children and ghosts. The hutch next to it has short, fat, tall and skinny pumpkin people with tiny legs and tall hats. They, along with wooden words and black crows, are part of a collection by local designer Kevin Smith. Paper and wood signs

hang from a black screen. In front of it sits a bench with glitter-covered skulls and pumpkins, candy corn light bulb covers and even a Halloween-themed Chinese Checkers board. Along another wall sits a display shelf with figurines of trick-or-treaters in various costumes, including pumpkins, monsters and characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” A fireplace mantle is the perfect setting for a spooky owl and black cats, as well as a friendly witch whose stocking feet dangle over the edge. A black Halloween tree, decorated with orange garland and lights, Indian corn ornaments, gold sparkly owls and knitted black and orange stockings, sits on top of another table along with decorative boxes. On a smaller table, a black cat balances on the glittery orange lettering of a “Happy Halloween” sign. Apple Tree Gallery’s Halloween loft is full of black and orange all year long. Collectible lines from previous years are available for purchase there, in case customers lost or broke a piece. A spooky tree with orange lights sits in the corner of the loft near the coffin for Party Skellington, a “Beloved Fright Producer” with half his bony body exposed. More trees are decorated with bats, witches, trick-ortreat buckets and bags, pumpkins and grave

stones. Chain-link garland and melted candelabras give off an eerie vibe. Several tables are full of figurines and other decorations to get into the Halloween spirit. In addition to Bethany Lowe and Kevin Smith, Apple Tree carries Halloween items from Elaine Roesle and Bruce Elsass. If it’s traditional, folk art or antique decorations you’re looking for, Apple Tree Gallery is the place to visit.

Store hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Call the shop at (937) 773-1801 or visit www.appletreegallery.com for more information.


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community’s rich German heritage. The people of Minster feel Oktoberfest is not just an event; it’s a feeling, a spirit, a happy mood that conveys the warmth and friendliness of the community. This fun filled festival provides delights for all. Guests can sing and dance to German music; taste hearty German foods; watch the spectacular parade featuring colorful floats, marching bands and many celebrities; see the many events in the gazebo and the Spazz Plaz; and take part in the beer tray relay, the 10K run and numerous other games.

When: Sept. 30, 6 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.-midnight; Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Near the intersection of Ohio 119 and Ohio 66 in Minster Admission: Free Details: www.minsteroktoberfest.com

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival YELLOW SPRINGS — Young’s Jersey Dairy’s 35th annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival is scheduled for Oct. 12. Young’s has many fun family activities planned for the weekend, including a corn maze, cow milking demonstrations, caramel apple making,

pumpkin doughnut hole making, pumpkin painting, a human-powered pumpkin launcher, Young’s Farmstead cheese samples and cheese production tour. If you enjoy farm animals, homemade ice cream, good food, thousands of pumpkins and friendly conversation, Young’s is the place to be. When: Oct. 1-2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs Admission: Free admission, prices may apply for some activities Details: youngsdairy.com • Continued on page 11

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Fall into a festival COVINGTON — A depiction of a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700s and early 1800s is what guests step into when they enter the Covington Community Park the first weekend of October for the Fort Rowdy Gathering. Falling leaves and the smell of open fires lure visitors to the event, and all the homemade foods, arts and crafts will have people wanting to linger there for the weekend festivities. Authentic demonstrations, contests, games and entertainment throughout the two-day event add up to fun and enjoyment for the whole family. The 208-foot portable footbridge will carry visitors across the Stillwater River to the Mountainman Encampments and a true feeling of life of a bygone era. When: Oct. 1-2, all day starting at 9:30 a.m. Where: Covington Community Park Admission: Free Details: www.fortrowdy.org

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Bradford Pumpkin Show BRADFORD — The Bradford Pumpkin Show is a five-day fall festival of fun. A large parade in-

cludes a family float contest, high school bands, pets and more. Contests of all kinds are scheduled, including a bread and pie contest, best baby contest, car show, cornhole tournament, pumpkin decorating, diaper derby, kiddie tractor pull, cheer competition, property decorating, talent show and tricycle race. Crowns will be given to the 2011 queen, a prince and princess and the Little Miss and Master Pumpkins. When: Oct. 4-8, all day Where: Bradford Admission: Free Details: www.brad-

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Fall Farm Fest TROY — The Miami County Park District’s Fall Farm Fest is a twoday festival held at the beautiful Lost Creek Reserve outside of Troy. Last year, more than 9,000 people attended, a 2,000-person increase over the previous year, and organizers anticipate an even bigger turnout this year due to increasing awareness and additional music

programming. Ten bands will perform, including headliners NewFound Road on Saturday and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers on Sunday. The festival offers a 6.2-acre corn maze, music, food, hayrides, a scarecrow contest, children’s games, children’s pluck and strum music corner, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, children’s crafts and more. When: Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 9,

noon-5 p.m. Where: 2645 E. State Route 41, Troy Admission: Free Details: www.miamicountyparks.com

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GET UP & GO Kellie Pickler TROY — Country music star Kellie Pickler will perform at Troy’s Hobart Arena Saturday with special guest Kip Moore. Pickler became a household name when she placed sixth in the fifth season of “American Idol.” Her debut album, “Small Town Girl,” featured her first gold single, “Red High Heels,” as well as Top 40 regulars “I Wonder” and “Things that Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” Her followup album produced hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful” and “Best Days of Your Life.” Both albums debuted at No. 1 on the country album charts and the Billboard Top 10 Albums chart. 225 Adams St. ◆ Saturday 8 p.m. ◆ $24, $29 and $40 ◆ www.hobartarena.com ◆ (937) 339-2911

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Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival URBANA — This weekend is the 10th anniversary of the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival at Freshwater Farms in Urbana. Festivities kick off with live music and mouth-watering seafood selections from the Freshwater Farms food booth. The fun continues throughout the weekend with more live music, a larger variety of food options, games and activities for the whole family. 2624 U.S. Highway 68 ◆ Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ◆ Adults $3, children 2 and younger admitted free, weekend passes $5 ◆ fwfarms.com/festival/

Family day WRIGHT-PATTERSON, AFB — Celebrate the beginning of the fall season while learning how to overcome and cope with the force that causes falling — gravity. Family day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force includes sitting in an actual B-2 ejection seat and trying on a parachute. The day also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. 1100 Spaatz St. ◆ Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ www.nationalmuseum.af.mil ◆ (937) 255-3286

Palate pleasers Beer tasting TROY — Epic Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah, will be the next victim on the list of amazing brewing companies to be sampled under The Caroline’s roof. Bring some friends to partake in the entertain-

Taste of Miami Valley DAYTON — The Taste of Miami Valley is presented in partnership with RiverScape Metro Parks. More than 30 local restaurants will be on site providing samples and representing the best of the culinary arts in the Miami Valley from Thai and seafood to cabbage rolls and barbecue, ensuring something for everyone. The event includes live music, a hot air balloon launch, ice sculpture demonstrations and more. 111 E. Monument Ave. ◆ Friday 5-11 p.m., Saturday 2-11 p.m. ◆ Free admission, $3 tastes at each booth ◆ www.tasteofmiamivalley.org Mid-Day Arts Cafe DAYTON — A noontime collaboration between Victoria Theatre Association and other Dayton art organizations, Mid-Day Arts Café explores a new topic on the third Tuesday of each month. You’ll also enjoy a box lunch from Citilites Restaurant & Bar and a chance to network with fellow arts lovers while Dayton’s arts companies

show off their talents, tell their stories, preview upcoming performances and answer questions. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Benjamin & Marian Schuster Center, 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Tuesday 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. ◆ $12 ◆ www.TicketCenterStage.com/ArtsC afe ◆ (937) 228-3630

For a cause Poker run PIQUA — The Relay for Life team Havenar Family and Friends is sponsoring a poker run this Saturday. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with the first bike out at 12:30. Bikers will start and end at Piqua Sports Grill. The cost is $15 per

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Learn about the canal TROY — The Troy Historical Society extends an invitation to the public to learn more about the canal at its autumn meeting at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Guest speaker Leon Bey, Dayton local historian, will present a program, titled “The Miami and Erie Canal.” 301 W. Main St. ◆ Thursday 7 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ (937) 339-5900

ing nature of The Caroline’s monthly beer tasting Sept. 21. Create some memories and find some new favorite beers. Mike from Premium Beverage will be the host for the evening. The tasting includes light appetizers and the taste of six beers. RSVP to Steve at (937) 552-7676. 5 S. Market St. ◆ Sept. 21, 7 p.m. ◆ $17.50 per person ◆ thecarolineonthesquare.com ◆ (937) 552-7676

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Opening Friday ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’

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Kate Reddy devotes her days to her job with a Boston-based financial management firm. At night she goes home to her adoring, recently-downsized architect husband Richard and their two young children. It’s a non-stop balancing act, the same one that Kate’s acerbic best friend and fellow working mother Allison performs on a daily basis, and that Kate’s super-brainy, Sarah Jessica Parker in “I Don’t child-phobic young junior associate Momo fully intends to avoid. When Kate gets handed a major new account Know How She Does It” that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he’s been hoping for — and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate’s charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation. Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer, Olivia Munn, Christina Hendricks Genre: Comedy, drama

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Home and Away with Dana Wolfe What’s the meaning behind ‘four and twenty blackbirds’ Have you ever heard of pie birds? This is an old kitchen staple that most bakers have or have heard of from times past. They originated from England and are little pottery blackbirds that are inserted into the center of a pie to release steam so that the juices don’t run over the edge. They have also been called “steam vents” or “pie funnels.” In addition to preventing the pie juice from running all over the stove, they also supported the pastry crust in the center of the pie, so that it did not sag in the middle. I got my one and only

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pie bird from a cute little country store in Gatlinburg, Tenn., a few years ago. I have it sitting on my baker’s rack in my kitchen and it has been quite the conversation piece. Most people have no idea what it is or how it is used. Famous folks have been collecting them for years, I have been told, such as Princess Diana, Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush. Traditionally, they were nearly always in the shape of a bird or an inverted funnel with arches on the bottom for the steam to enter, and then exit out of the birds beak. Now you can get them in a multitude of shapes. I still love the little blackbirds myself. True to tradition. Most of the pie birds available today are new ones being reintroduced, the originals were made in the ’40s and ’50s, but you can occasionally find one from the turn of the century, often valued at more than $150. The 97-cent version of “Benny the Baker,” produced by Cardinal China Co. of New Jersey, is now valued at $60 or more in mint condition. One of the more popular collectibles is the ’50s Black Chef wearing a white chef’s hat, with a white spoon and a yellow, green or blue smock. It is now valued at around $150. Watch out for replicas! Even though I am only a collector of one sweet little pie bird, I have my

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