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Race Cars and Future Stars Explore careers at Stif Racing expo hits Piqua mall this weekend

PIQUA — Edison Community College will host its annual Career Expo March 20 from 11 to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of the Piqua Main campus. More than 50 organizations ranging from manufacturing, business, financial services, health care, social services, retail and the armed forces will be in attendance, representing a wide range of job opportunities for west central Ohio area residents. This year, the expo is sponsored by Edison, the Upper Valley Career Center, area job centers and the Rehabilitation Services Commission. Shelby PROVIDED PHOTO County and Darke County Race cars will be on display this weekend at the Miami Valley Centre Mall in representatives will be on hand to provide resume Piqua for the ninth annual Race Cars and Future Stars Expo. help and job search assislator competitors. Racers retired drivers from the old tance. Additional rehand to sell single and posting the fastest times, family memberships. Mem- Dayton Speedway. sources, including online Thursday, Friday and Sat- bership entitles you to atFor more information, access, are available at urday will compete Sunday, tend races at many contact Steve Stiefel at their facilities. and cash prizes will be (937) 778-8280 or raceracetracks on specified “This event is really one awarded to the top three expo@hotmail.com for indates at reduced prices of the premier career expos finishers. On Sunday after- (some even have free adformation. Proceeds for the in the region and we’re noon, all participating race mission), receive the club expo will be donated to very happy to bring it back teams at the expo will com- newsletters and attend the local charities. Most race to the Edison campus this pete for the top three spots monthly club meetings. teams have a number of spring,” said Pam and cash prizes. Also attending Saturday sponsors and this show is Gibellino, coordinator of caAnyone wishing to beand Sunday will be Dayton an opportunity to show reer services at Edison. come a Dayton Auto Race their appreciation for their “This is a great way to Speedway Lives. See a Fan Club member may do large display from the old valuable support and help bring employers and job raise funds for a worthso while attending the track, browse through old seekers together in one while charity. photos and meet several expo. Members will be on place.” More than 500 job seekers are expected to attend the free event. RepresentaSend a St. Patrick's Day arrangement tives from organizations & show just how much you really care. such as Crown Control, Romance Superstore Emerson Climate TechRemember our Facebook page for weekly give aways & specials! nologies, Evenflo Co. Inc., facebook.com/yourpersonalflorist Hartzell Industries, PlastiSun-Thur 10am to 10pm pak Packaging Inc., Upper 409 Kirk Lane, Troy Fri & Sat Valley Medical Center, Minimum purchase of $15. Not valid with any other promotion 10am to 12am Midmark Corp., Norcold or coupon. One per person, per visit. No cash value. ypftroy.com (formerly a bloom flowers & gifts) and Jackson Tube Services. S 7 DAY Full ser vice ftd florist with 28 years experience. 1231 East Ash St. There also will be staffing A WEEK! Piqua, OH 45356 services featured including

PIQUA — Stif Racing and Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua will showcase race cars, drivers and racing memorabilia at the ninth annual Race Cars and Future Stars Expo. The expo begins Thursday and continues during mall hours through Sunday. The cars will be located throughout the mall, and the show is free to the viewing public. Karts, midgets, quarter midgets, stock cars, dragsters, modifieds, late models, legends, sprints, mini-sprints and many others will be available for viewing. Drivers will be at the show Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. to meet and greet the public. Last year, 70 race teams participated, and this year promises to be bigger and better, organizers said. Race memorabilia also will be displayed and for sale. If you have ever had the urge to sit in a race car and zoom around the track now is your chance. Guests will be able to settle into a partial mock-up of a sprint car and compete against others in the simulators at the show. For a nominal fee you can race against your buddy. The race expo will have a neat feature for all simu-

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Associated Staffing and Staffmark. Also in attendance this year will be representatives from some of the areas four-year colleges and universities, who will be assisting students with information on credit transfers and various degree programs. Edison’s Career Services department provides resources to the community in the areas of career searching and advising. Individuals can come to the department for guidance when they are considering a career change or have experienced a job loss. Skilled career advisers guide them through a career assessment process and links to significant data on career fields and the job market. Customized workshops also are offered in the community, on topics such as business etiquette and mid-career job changes. “Edison is pleased to have the opportunity to again work with the Upper Valley Career Center, area job centers and Rehabilitation Services to bring this event to the community,” Gibellino added. “With more than 50 organizations participating this year, we’re expecting a big turnout from people in the community who are on the hunt for a new job or are just looking for information about who’s hiring and what kinds of positions are available.” For more information on the 2012 Career Expo, contact Edison at (937) 7787856 or go online to www.edisonohio.edu/career.


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Sidney native steers LaComedia’s ‘Titanic’ playing the older roles in shows. “I knew when I decided to act full-time I was already too old for the glamorous leading man roles, but there are many, many good character roles out there. And in these economic times, being a working actor is actually a rare commodity,” he said. Having most recently toured with “Church Basement Ladies II: A Second Helping” as the pastor, Given has spent the last six years at Dollywood in Tennessee, portraying a variety of characters for Christmas productions. He spent five years as host of the “Medora Musical” in North Dakota, and has also performed with the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “The King & I.” “Titanic” is a musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone. It is set on

the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. Yeston’s interest in writing a musical about the famous disaster started with the discovery of the wreckage in 1985. The show opened on Broadway in April 1997 to mostly negative reviews, but later became a surprise hit. Given portrayed Titanic owner Bruce Ismay in Van Wert Civic Theatre’s production of “Titanic” in 2001 and designed the award-winning set. Even though everyone knows the ending of the show, the memories of her courageous passengers and crew are honored in this grand musical featuring a wonderful musical score, stunning costumes, beautiful sets and dazzling special effects. Without actually knowing any one person involved with this tragedy, the show brings the audience on-

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Join Lock One for a quick, zany look at sports this Friday NEW BREMEN — Sports and laughter make up the grand finale for Lock One Community Arts 2011-12 performance season with the comic performance “The Complete World of Sports (abridged)” Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School. The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings fans a new championship comedy that sprints PROVIDED PHOTO through the world of sports “The Complete World of Sports (abridged)” presents at record-breaking speed. a quick, comedic look at all sports on Friday evening. It’ll be a marathon of mad-

ness and mayhem as the world’s great sporting events are shrunk down to theatrical size. The Reduced Shakespeare Company, a comedic theater troupe, is nationally known for writing and performing hilarious condensed versions of huge topics, such as “The Complete American History” and all the works of William Shakespeare. “The Complete World of Sports (abridged)” is an audience-interactive, family-friendly show for all ages “blending slapstick,

sight gags, hernia-inducing puns and genuine verbal wit,” according to Boston Globe. The show has been featured in both ESPN and American Theatre magazines. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students, and are available at Western Ohio True Value Hardware in Minster. For more information or for group rates, call (419) 7330252, visit www.lockone.org or like Lock one on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LockOneCommunityArts.

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SPRINGBORO — Sidney native Dale Given is playing a lead role in LaComedia Dinner Theatre’s current production of the musical “Titanic.” This April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, and LaComedia is remembering “the ship of dreams” by presenting the musical now through April 29. Given is portraying Captain Edward J. Smith in the Tony award-winning show, which won for best musical in 1997. For the last few years, Given has been traveling the country performing, having first performed for LaComedia as Mayor Shinn in “Music Man” in 2004. He is actually a bit younger than Captain Smith was when he went down with the ship. “Smith had been on board ships for 43 years when he helmed Titanic,” Given said. “He started out as a cabin boy.” Given doesn’t mind


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St. Patrick’s • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 opening at 3 p.m. Featured will be pints of Guinness, Little Guinney’s and other little beers. Dinner specials will include rueben stew topped with shredded Swiss and rye croutons; bangers and mash with Guinness jus; cabbage rolls with tomato sauce; hand-carved corned beef with stout braised cabbage, redskin potatoes and horseradish sauce; and fish and chips with french fries and cole slaw. The Filling Station TROY — The Filling Station in Troy will be “Shamrocking the Station” Saturday with live music, games, raffles, a 50/50 and more. Entertainment includes DJ Ken Ryan, Pearl Street, Paul David Bach with Miss H, McGovern Irish Dancers, Clark Manson and Sellout. The Lost Creek Chrome Divas will be at the party all day. Cabbage rolls, ruebens and Irish stew will be available. Drink specials include Celtic coolers, mini Guini’s, Irish car bombs, lil’ leprechauns and Jell-O shots. Green gear will be available. High Street Cafe and Bakery COVINGTON — High Street Cafe and Bakery, 109 N. High St., is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by having its grand opening under new ownership on Saturday. The cafe opens at 5:30 a.m. and will have many green food items, as well as photo opportunities with the “donut guy.” The cafe features Boston Stoker coffee and Jim’s Donuts.

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Oscar’s Bar VANDALIA — Oscar’s Sports Bar and Grill in Vandalia is hosting a St. “Patrock’s” Day Party with Diddley, a five-piece band. Diddley performs classic rock, current rock and original songs. Everyone is invited to wear their finest green. Oscar’s is located at 320 N. Dixie Drive. Irish Club of Dayton DAYTON — The Irish Club of Dayton’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be Saturday starting at 9 a.m. for breakfast. Several bands are scheduled throughout the day. Fintan will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Rodney Band will entertain from 4 to 7 p.m. Dulahan will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. The Dwyer School of Irish Dancers will perform at 9 p.m. Drink specials and food will be available all day. The cover charge is $5. The Irish Club is located at 6555 Dog Leg Road. Flanagan’s Pub DAYTON — Flanagan’s Pub in Dayton is hosting its Killians Irish Red-WTUE St. PatROCK’s Day Party Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Entertainment will

be provided by The Menus, Magic Jackson, The White Soots, The Rick Fannin Group presents a Tribute to Fannigan’s Isle, My 3 Sons and Matter of Chance. The Celtic Academy of Irish Dancers will make an apparence, as well as the Diamond Dolls. Admission is $10. Visit www.WTUE.com for more details. The Pub BEAVERCREEK — The Pub at The Greene is hosting a “historically accurate” St. Patrick’s Day celebration Saturday. Kegs and Eggs will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. Irish food specials begin at 10 a.m. Free face painting and live music will be going on all day. Drink specials include green beer while it lasts, Guinness, Smithwicks and Harp, car bombs, Jameson shots, Jell-O shots and Bud Light. Adobe Gila’s BEAVERCREEK — Adobe Gila’s at The Greene is planning specials on several drinks for St. Patrick’s Day, including, Irish car bombs, Jager bombs, cherry bombs, Jameson, Bud Light and Guinness. The party starts at 11 a.m. and a DJ entertains from 10 p.m. to close. Pub crawl YELLOW SPRINGS — Downtown Yellow Springs will host a Shamrocks and Shenanigans Pub Crawl all day Saturday. With six participating bars and restaurants all within walking distance, and more than 60 unique shops, there is plenty to do to make an entire day of it. The Sunrise Cafe will serve

breakfast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring festive drink and tapas specials at its speakeasy at 9:30 p.m. The Tavern will open at 11 a.m. with Irish food, green beers and free dessert with an Irish entree. Peach’s will open at 11 a.m. and will be presenting an entire day of Irish entertainment, including Celtic dancers, Irish music and a menu of corn beef and cabbage and Guinness stew, as well as Irish drink specials. Basho will be screening limited run Shamrocks and Shenanigans T-shirts, live at Peaches. The Winds Cafe will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will reopen from 5 to 10 p.m. for dinner.

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Tony and Gloria Zenders are hosting a grand reopening at Zenders in downtown Piqua today. The doors open at 11 a.m. Zenders will offer $2 lunch and dinner appreciation specials, as well as specials on beer and beer buckets. Zenders also is feeding the National Guard.

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TROY — For 20 years, Dunaway’s, Troy’s Irish pub, has been throwing a party for St. Patrick’s Day, and this year is no different, though a few new things have been added to the celebration. Dunaway’s, 508 W. Main St., opens its doors Saturday at 9 a.m. The party happens in the bar, already conveniently decorated for the occasion, and outside in a tent that will be set up in the parking lot. The tent, set up by Wolf Awning, will have tables and chairs, and heat if necessary. “Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us,” said owners Sandy Dunaway and Brenda Ludwig. “We’re ready for you.” Green Miller Light and Bud Light will be on draft, along with Killian’s and Guinness. Irish car bombs, Celtic coolers and other drinks will be available at the bar. “We’ll have pitchers of green beer you can share with your friends,” Brenda said.

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Local bands will entertain the crowd from 11 a.m. to midnight. Music in the tent starts at noon. Bands to perform are Gary Hill, 3 AM, Frohna and Warren, Pearl Street and See Alice Jones. Hamburgers, hot dogs and Irish bangers will be on the grill all day. Shepherd’s pie and Irish stew, which aren’t usually on the menu, will be served on Saturday. New this year, Dunaway’s full menu will be available to order from inside the bar and out back. Also new for 2012 is a photo booth set up for guests to record their memories. A couple vendors will be on hand, including a glass blower who will have glass for sale. The Monster Girls and Bud Girls also will make an appearance at the party. Dunaway’s recently celebrated it’s 20th year of business, and it has been hosting a St. Patrick’s Day bash since its first year. The party has grown quite a bit since then, and they’ve had to spread it outside for about 15 years.

“Every year has beat the year before for 20 years,” Sandy said. He and Brenda expect to see 1,500 people come in the bar this Saturday. They are hoping for good weather, which they say always makes for a bigger and better party. They’ve seen it all, including snow piled on the tent and wind that wouldn’t even let the tent stay up. They’re also excited the green holiday falls on the weekend. “It hasn’t been on Saturday in six years,” Brenda said. The Dunaway’s party is the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration north of Dayton. “You don’t have to go all the way to Dayton for a party,” Sandy said. Drinking and driving is always a worry on St. Patrick’s Day, and Dunaway’s has a way to avoid any danger. Gofers Chauffeurs will be at the bar to give guests a safe ride home. People also can arrange to be picked up and brought to the party. For more information, call Dunaway’s at (937) 335-8608.

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SIDNEY — Tickets are still available for the second of Sidney Altrusa Club’s three-part luncheon Enrichment Series on Thursday featuring Jim Bucher from WDTN-Channel 2. Bucher will share many of his life experiences while working for WDTN for the past 20 years. He joined Channel 2 in 1984 and has won numerous Ohio News Photographer Association awards and an Emmy. Outside of his Channel 2 duties, he is very active in the community. The luncheon seminars will be catered

by The Spot and held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 707 N. Ohio Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Thursday’s seminar and may be purchased from any Altrusa member or at CR Frame Gallery or School’s Locker Stocker in Sidney. Altrusa International is a nonprofit service organization with special interest in literacy. The Sidney Club engages in many varied philanthropic and service enterprises of local benefit with a special interest in scholarships for higher education for deserving local students.


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Buffalo Wild Wings Troy to open early Manager: ‘Wear your green to win our green’ this St. Patrick’s Day TROY — For the first time, Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy is embracing the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and opening early in the morning for all those who are Irish — which is everyone this Saturday. The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. The St. Patrick’s Day party lasts all day, but most of the activities are planned for the morning. From 8 to 10 a.m., the kitchen will serve up Eggs O’Brien to guests for free. Drink specials will include green beer, Guinness, Irish car bombs, pot

of gold, wee beers and more. Drink specials run until 9 p.m. All party-goers must be 21 or older. Brian Keith, of Name That Tune, will be the master of ceremonies for the morning. He will play music and games and keep the party going. A real pot of gold will be the coveted prize of the morning. Guests will have the chance to win the pot of 100 $1 gold coins by participating in a photo scavenger hunt game. Up close photos have been taken of small details in the restaurant and will be displayed on Saturday. To play, just guess what the photos are of, and if you

guess everything correctly, your name goes into the drawing for the pot of gold. Buffalo Wild Wings’ operations manager Kelly Gressett and service manager Darcy Bruns encourage everyone to “wear your green to win our green.” A money tree will be set up at the bar, and guests can do things to get Buffalo Wild Wings staff to put money on it, such as wearing green or dancing an Irish jig. Everyone who comes to the party will get a raffle ticket, and at 10:45 a.m., a ticket will be drawn and the winner gets the tree. The pot of gold winner also will be drawn at 10:45

team as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.” Speaking of March Madness, Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting a bracket contest and today is your last chance to enter. Stop by the Troy location to

a.m. Winners must be present to claim their prize. Buffalo Wild Wings also will have giveaways to pass out, including Tshirts, beads and basketball items to celebrate March Madness. Bruns said Buffalo Wild Wings always has a good turnout on St. Patrick’s Day, and this year, they are putting customer requests to open early into action. “We always have to focus on March Madness, and this way we can do both, accommodate everybody and have a great time,” she said. “Come cheer on your favorite

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Main St. ◆ Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $24 ◆ www.daytonballet.org ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘Click, Clack, Moo’ DAYTON — “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” will be on stage in the Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre this weekend. In the show, Farmer Brown’s disgruntled labor force gets their hooves on a typewriter and licketysplit, the farm’s headed for a union show-down. The show is recommended for ages 4 and older. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. ◆ Adults $15, children $10 ◆ www.victoriatheatre.com ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘Rite of Spring’ CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Ballet, along with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will pres-

ent “Rite of Spring” Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Cincinnati Ballet Resident Choreographer Adam Hougland returns with his design partner Marion Williams. Their choreography and design for Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” premiered in Louisville in 2009. Williams and Hougland honor the composition’s provocative history by creating around it a bold and daring world, expressing not a reverence of nature, but instead the dire consequences of turning one’s back on it. 650 Walnut St. ◆ Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $30 ◆ www.cballet.org ◆ (513) 621-5282

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Nina Harfmann in an exhibit that opens Tuesday evening. Harfmann is a photographer, writer and naturalist from southwest Ohio. Her work is featured in Brukner’s own newly renovated exhibit space, as well as the 2012 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. Beside Little Pond by Nina Harfmann is a presentation of images strung together like beads on a cord with a line of simple, original text. Taken over a 3-year period as she repeatedly made visits to a small area on the bank of a vernal pool in her own backyard, the sequence of photographs captures the change of season and the quiet beauty of the pool’s changing life. Brukner Nature Center invites the public to meet Harfmann and enjoy her images following the Spring Equinox concert on Tuesday. The exhibit is open to the public during Interpretive Center hours and will run through June 17. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Tuesday 8 p.m. ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ (937) 698-6493 GAC gallery SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council is hosting a show by Christopher Leeper in its gallery in March. The reception is Friday and the exhibit opens Monday. Even though he’s a teacher at Youngstown State University, Leeper is quickly becoming a regular face to know in West Central Ohio. Teaching multiple workshops in the area and jurying the Western Ohio Watercolor exhibit, keep Leeper constantly active in the area. 216 N. Miami Ave. ◆ Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5

forage in the dark. Join Brukner staff in the woods and look for eyeshines and listen for clues to find out who wakes up when we go to sleep. Come dressed for weather. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Saturday 8 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ (937) 698-6493 Kite Mania WRIGHT-PATTERSON, AFB — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force hosts Family Day: Kite Mania on Saturday. Guests can celebrate spring with kites as they watch fascinating demonstrations of the art of indoor kite flying, and build their own kites. The day also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. 1100 Spaatz St. ◆ Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ www.nationalmuseum.af.mil ◆ (937) 255-3286 Monster Jam FAIRBORN — Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals will be held Saturday at Wright State University’s Nutter Center Friday and Saturday. The show features USHRA Monster Trucks including Grave Digger driven by Chad Tingler, Spider-Man driven by Bari Musawwir, El Toro Loco driven by Becky McDonough, Advance Auto Parts Grinder driven by John Seasock, Shock Therapy driven by Jon Zimmer, Nitemare driven by Andy Hoffman, Bad Habit driven by Joe Sylvester and Lil’ Miss Dangerous is High Maintenance driven by Jocelyn Perrin. 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway ◆ Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday 1 and 6:30 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $15 ◆ www.monster-

p.m. through March ◆ Free admission ◆ www.gatewayartscouncil.o rg ◆ (937) 498-2787 Nature = Art TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center is hosting the art exhibit Nature = Art. This exhibit features wildlife photographs by Barbara Bailey; contemporary oil landscapes by Jean Koeller; and Nantucket baskets from a local collector. Bailey is returning to Hayner with photographs of the animals she came in contact with while traveling in remote areas all over the world. Koeller’s colorful paintings are influenced from trips to France, Italy and India intermingled with nearby views from land around her home. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Now through April 15 ◆ Free ◆ www.troyhayner.org ◆ (937) 339-0457

Family fun Circus TROY — The 2012 Jordan World Circus comes to Troy’s Hobart Arena Monday night. 255 Adams St. ◆ Monday 6:30 p.m. ◆ Tickets $16 for adults, $12 for youth 12 and younger ◆ www.hobartarena.com ◆ (937) 339-2911 Night hike TROY — Brukner Nature Center hosts a night hike called “Who’s Awake?” Saturday evening. Come explore the night woods in search of nocturnal critters. Have you ever seen an animal’s eyes glow at night? Many nocturnal animals have a tapetum lucidum or an eyeshine that makes their eyes seem to glow. Eyeshines vary in color and help these nocturnal animals to better hunt and

jam.com ◆ (800) 745-3000 Woodcock Walks DAYTON — Woodcock Walks will be held Thursday and Friday evenings at Aullwood Audubon Center. This small, mysterious bird is a true harbinger of spring. Woodcocks are private little birds and hard to see during most of the year, except on early spring evenings when their courtship rituals begin. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Thursday and Friday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Admission $4 for adults, $2 for children, free for members ◆ aullwood.center.audubon.org ◆ (937) 890-7360 Spring walk DAYTON — Aullwood Audubon Center will host its Spring Equinox Walk

Tuesday afternoon. Enjoy an invigorating afternoon walk to celebrate the beginning of spring. Look for swelling tree buds, early blooming wildflowers, greening grass, singing birds and other natural signs that signal that spring has finally arrived. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Tuesday 2:30 p.m. ◆ Admission $4 for adults, $2 for children, free for members ◆ aullwood.center.audubon. org ◆ (937) 890-7360

Palate pleasers Mid-Day Arts Cafe A noontime collaboration between Victoria Theatre Association, Dayton Philharmonic Orches-

tra, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, FilmDayton, Zoot Theatre Company, Human Race Theatre Company and Muse Machine, Mid-Day Arts Cafe explores a new topic on the third Tuesday of each month. March’s focus is the Zoot Theatre Company. 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. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ◆ $12 ◆ www.ticketcenterstage.com/ArtsCafe ◆ (937) 228-3630

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Opening Friday ‘21 Jump Street’

K C I L F CATCH A

Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier, and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind. Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube Genre, rating: Action/comedy, R

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in “21 Jump Street”

Still showing

Now out on DVD

‘John Carter’

Taylor Kitsch in “John Carter”

War-weary, former military captain John Carter is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Willem Defoe Genre, rating: Sci-Fi/action, PG-13

‘Silent House’ Sarah is a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens Genre, rating: Thriller/horror, R

‘A Thousand Words’ Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Now Jack’s got to stop talking and conjure up some ways to communicate or he’s a goner. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Clark Duke, Allison Janney, Kerry Washington Genre, rating: Comedy, PG-13

• “The Descendants” • “The Adventures of Tintin” • “Happy Feet Two” • “My Week With Marilyn” • “Young Adult” • “Melancholia” • “The Three Musketeers (2011)” • “The Swell Season” • “The Women on the 6th Floor” • “House of Pleasures” • “My Joy” • “Bellisima • “La Terra Trema” • “Conversation Piece” (“Gruppo di famiglia in un interno”) • “The Killing: Season One” • “Breakout Kings: The Complete First Season” • “Bag of Bones” • “The Last Temptation of Christ” • “Wizards”

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’

A boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Starring: The voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift Genre, rating: Animated/family, PG

Eddie Murphy in “A Thousand Words”


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Home and Away with Dana Wolfe Saints to shamrocks It doesn’t matter if you’re Irish “in some way” or Irish for the day, you have to admit St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday across the board. From big tough guys serving up green beer, to their Irish wannabe buddies to the classroom moms thinking of new and different party ideas, green is the color of the day and shamrocks are everywhere. It is time my friends to head to the grocery store for green food coloring. Tinting white food such as yogurt, milk and even bread is a fun way to start that day. Put a few drops of food coloring in scrambled eggs or a little in cream cheese for that morning

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bagel. Load your kids’ school lunches with sliced green peppers, cucumbers, broccoli and even green popcorn. Fun! I, of course, always have corned beef and cabbage for dinner that day. This year, I may add a little to my Irish soda bread to give it that green hue. If you like pesto, you can add a small amount to your favorite pasta for a little holiday tribute. That would be your Italian/Irish meal of the day. It’s OK to cross over a little. Oh, and don’t forget spinach! This is a good time to serve a nice spinach salad with a little Irish stew, remembering green is the color of the day. Spinach salad is so easy to assemble these days as it comes already washed and cleaned in the bags. I like to boil a couple of eggs, slice a red onion, crumble three strips of turkey bacon over a nice bed of spinach. A simple dressing is some red wine vinegar with olive oil, sugar and celery seeds. Whisk as you add in the olive oil. This recipe has no directions as I do it to taste. We like ours a little tart. But trust me, you will love it on spinach salad. No matter what your plans are for the day, stop and thank St. Patrick for a day that we can forget about our worries and strife, and celebrate with family and friends. Erin go bragh to my family in County Cork, Ireland! Corned Beef Calzones 2 teaspoons oil 1 large onion finely chopped 3 cups shredded green cabbage, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese (4 ounces) 1/4 cup chopped deli corned beef (2 ounces) Half of 32-ounce package frozen pizza dough, thawed Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, and saute until slightly softened, about three minutes. Stir in cabbage, carrot, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until cabbage is wilted (add water if needed to prevent from sticking). Uncover and cook one minute, stirring. Let cool slightly. Stir in corned beef and cheese. Shape dough into a 12inch long log on a slightly floured board, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking. Divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll or pat out one piece of dough into a 6inch circle. Spoon 1/4 cup filling over lower half of round. Fold dough over to enclose filling. Press edges firmly to seal. Crimp edges with a fork. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake until golden brown and heated through, about 20 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. Shepherds Pie 1 1/4 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 envelope taco seasoning 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided 3 cups leftover or refrigerated mashed potatoes, warmed

In a large ovenproof skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in water and taco seasoning; heat through. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Combine potatoes and remaining cheese; spread over beef. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for five to six minutes or until golden brown. Irish Cream Recipe 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup 2 percent milk 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup brewed coffee for each serving In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. For each serving, place coffee in mug. Stir in 1/3 cup of Irish cream. Heat mixture in a microwave if desired. Irish whiskey may be added to this recipe if desired. Trainer Tammy’s Tips: It has been an unusually mild winter, and daily I am noticing signs of spring. The way the sun casts shadows, the green popping up in the grass, birds singing, are all give me hope for spring. This time of year encourages new beginnings. Take a few minutes to look at your fitness routine or lack thereof. Has it grown stagnant, boring, non-existent? Maybe you need a change, a new beginning. First of all, let’s not look at the numbers of what is

Need a recipe for the weekend? Readers, Log onto Facebook and “like” IN75 Weekly Entertainment Source to get my Recipe to Try this Weekend. Each Friday, a new recipe will be posted on Facebook. This recipe will not be printed in my column so be sure to check your news feed on Facebook each Friday! Happy cooking, Dana Wolfe recommended for a workout. Sometimes we can get caught up in the goal and never get started. What do you like to do, walk, bike, swim or hike? All are great ways to exercise. Grab your spouse, a friend or dog and start moving. Don’t worry about the distance and time. Enjoy your surroundings. Enjoy your company. Notice how good it feels to move. Imagine yourself as a seed, raw with endless possibilities. You are capable of anything you set your mind to do or become. Hold onto that picture of yourself. Take that first step to a healthy lifestyle. Biscotti with Apricots 1 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup dried apricots, chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast in oven eight to 10 minutes, until fragrant. Let cool slightly. Place nuts in a dishtowel and rub together to remove some of the skin. Coarsely chop

and set aside. Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until soft and creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add lemon rind and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir to blend. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low until a smooth dough forms. Stir in hazelnuts and apricots. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, form dough into two 10-inch by 2-inch logs. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, at least two inches apart. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet 15 minutes. Transfer logs to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut straight down through the log to make 1inch thick slices; discard end pieces. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake nine minutes or until lightly browned. Turn biscotti over and continue baking until lightly browned on the other side, about 9 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheets before serving or storing. The biscotti store well for one week and freeze well.


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Don’t forget pets’ bloodwork BY TROY ANIMAL HOSPITAL STAFF

kidney disease from these tests. These problems may not be obvious from a When it comes to diag- physical exam alone. nosing problems in our Sometimes the blood test pets, they unfortunately results don’t give a definiaren’t able to tell us what tive answer, but they can is wrong. Veterinarians tell the veterinarian which rely on descriptions from test should be performed observant pet owners and next to obtain a diagnosis. thorough physical examiCanine and feline blood nations. Sometimes work usually includes a though, the problem is not complete blood count apparent from these pieces (CBC), a full or partial of information alone, and chemistry panel and somefurther tests are required. times a thyroid level. The Canine and Feline CBC includes red and health profiles, which inwhite blood cell counts, clude blood and urine which reveal if there is intests, are extremely useful fection or anemia. The tools for looking at the chemistry panel includes overall health of a pet. For values that can indicate to example, a vet can learn if the veterinarian whether your pet is diabetic, has an there may be a problem infection or has liver or with the liver, kidneys,

pancreas, gastrointestinal system or endocrine (hormones) system. Blood work is not just important to perform when your pet is ill. It is done in a healthy pet so that a baseline is available for comparison if the pet does become sick. Routine blood work in apparently healthy animals also can help veterinarians discover problems before the pet becomes symptomatic. Early diagnosis can lead to more effective treatment or control of the problem, which can in turn help the pet live a longer and healthier life. Having blood work performed when your pet is young, such as when it is spayed or neutered, will

provide an excellent baseline and also ensure the pet is healthy prior to undergoing anesthesia. It is a good idea to have blood work performed before any anesthetic procedure. The results can alert the veterinarian to problems that should be addressed or considered prior to anesthetizing your pet to make the procedure as safe as possible. In senior pets, it is a good idea to have routine blood work performed at least annually. When a pet begins to be considered “senior” varies a little by species and breed. Check with your veterinarian about when to start doing routine blood work in your pet.

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