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A-1 does tree and lawn care right Owner guarantees satisfaction, no money needed up front BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

“I’ve got enough equipment to do any job that needs to be done, and if I don’t have it, I’ll get it.”

TROY — When customers call A-1 Affordable Tree and Lawn Care for any outdoor service from tree removal to landscaping, they are guaranteed to be satisfied with the work. “I guarantee all of my employees and five partwork,” said owner Glynn Feltner. “If you’re not satis- time people has more than 50 years of experience fied, neither am I.” combined. Experience The business is based A-1 Affordable Tree and out of Troy, but provides Lawn Care is in its second services to several suryear of business, but Felt- rounding cities, including ner has been doing tree Piqua, Sidney, Tipp City, and lawn work since 1989. Vandalia, West Milton, His staff of five full-time Greenville and the Dayton

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tended period of time. Feltner highly suggests property owners not pay any company up front, because he’s seen scams happen that give all tree companies a bad reputation. A-1 Affordable also has 24-hour emergency service. Feltner works hard to put On the job a crew out as fast as he All A-1 Affordable work- can, even if it means callers are identified by red ing in more of his staff. shirts with the company’s “I want the customer to logo on it while on the job be happy,” he said. site. Feltner said this reasAnd the company lives sures the property owners up to its name. who is on their land. “I try to give them the Also, A-1 Affordable best job for the best price,” doesn’t require any payFeltner said. “I can beat ment up front. No money is anybody’s price.” exchanged until the job is To contact A-1 Affordfinished, Feltner said. The able Tree and Lawn Care, only exception to that rule call (937) 719-3237 or (937) 308-6334. is if the job takes and ex-


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Barclay’s has the tux you’ve been looking for tie. For prom 2012, it seems anything goes, but the staff at Barclay’s alPIQUA — Anyone look- ways are on hand to offer their professional opinion ing to rent a tuxedo for on what looks good. this prom season can’t go “We try to help the kids wrong at Barclay’s in downtown Piqua. In addi- and make sure it looks tion to leading brands and right together with what the girl’s going to wear,” popular styles, the store also has the expertise to fit Harrison said. “But if you want to have a little fun young men in the perfect with it, we rent a western size. tuxedo and camouflage Barclay’s owner Bert vests and ties.” Harrison said black tuxedos always are the No. 1 Ties and shirts rental when it comes to For neckwear, most prom. Traditional cuts and guys opt for traditional styles still are popular in four-in-hand ties, but a few our area, but slim-cut fits lean toward bow-ties, Harwith shorter, snugger jackrison said. Barclay’s can do ets and flat-front pants shirts for tuxedos in white, also are trendy. It offers a more updated, stylish and ivory or black. The square-toe, patent thinner look. leather shoe is the most Harrison said tuxedos popular choice in footwear, with a self-stripe, for exmostly because it’s comample a black stripe on a fortable, fits everyone and black tux, are in style. has that shiny look that White tuxes also get goes well with a tuxedo. rented a lot for proms, more than any other time Barclay’s also rents pocket squares and hats, though of year. Barclay’s also has they aren’t as popular as tuxes in light gray, charcoal gray, chocolate brown, they used to be, Harrison tan and navy blue. And col- said. The Piqua store carries ored accents that match a some of the leading brands, date’s dress have always including Calvin Klein, been popular. Tony Bowls, Ralph Lauren, Color splash Stephen Geoffrey and An“Kids love to splash drew Fezza. color with their vests and Barclay’s tuxedo rentals ties,” Harrison said. “We do start at $79.95 and range a lot of different patterned up to $109.95, including vests, and they get their the $40 off any tuxedo choice on ties from paisley, rental special, which runs striped or solid.” through April. This might Guys are encouraged to be a daunting price for bring in a swatch of their those students attending date’s dress, the dress itmore than one prom, but self or a good photograph Harrison offers a solution of it. for that situation, which he Picking out one color to is seeing more and more. mark as in style this sea“We see about 30 to 40 son is impossible. Harrison kids a year going to more said they’ve seen a lot of than one prom in this different shades of area,” he said. turquoise, reds and purMultiple proms ples. One teen rented a To give them a break, yellow vest with a purple BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

he offers a “rental and a half” on proms that occur on back-to-back weekends. If a guy wants the same tux for both proms, he can pay for a full rental for the first event and then pay half the price for the second dance, getting to keep the tux for the week in between, which also saves some gas money. Students who have nonconsecutive dances, or even more than two proms, may choose to buy a suit instead of renting a tuxedo. The Barclay’s staff sits down with each customer to come up with the best strategy and the best price for his situation, Harrison said. Barclay’s is offering special pricing on suit packages right now, which include a suit, shirt and tie. Customers who are buying a suit or wearing one they already own, may then rent a vest and tie from Barclay’s if they choose. Buying a suit may come in handy for many high school juniors and seniors who may need it for senior pictures, job interviews and other events. Suits also may be rented, with four colors to choose from.

Don’t wait Harrison suggests young men come to Barclay’s as soon as they know they are going to prom and get a tux reserved. “If you don’t know the dress color yet, we can add that later,” he said. A $20 deposit is required to reserve a suit, and that money goes toward the balance of the rental, which is paid when the tux is picked up. Rentals are picked up the day before the prom, and must be returned by the following Monday.

Barclay’s does most of the prom rentals within a 30-mile radius, proving you don’t have to drive to a big city to get the latest styles. Plus, it’s fun for the kids who often run into their friends. “We try to make it as painless as possible for the kids and the mothers. For a lot of these kids, it’s the first time for them to dress up and put on a tuxedo, and we try to make it a

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Fit by pros Barclay’s adds to its staff during the busy prom season by hiring local high school students to show their peers the different styles and colors available. But the measuring is left up to the Barclay’s pros. “Everyone tries a jacket on when they’re here, and we make sure we’re get-

ting the right fit. That’s what we take our pride in,” Harrison said. Barclay’s, 314 N. Main St., expands its hours during prom season. The store is open Monday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. through April. For more information, call Barclay’s at (937) 773-5928.

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of the hips and back. All too often we find arthritic bone spurs in the back or around the hip joints. There are many natural holistic supplements that can help your dog be more comfortable. Also, if your dog has a lot of pain, we can give injections and pain medicines, similar to the arthritis medicines used in humans, to get your pet more comfortable and improve their quality of life. Is there a way to avoid the hip arthritis? To a high degree of certainty, you can prevent hip arthritis (commonly called hip dysplasia) in your medium- and large-size dogs by learning about the parents, especially with purebred dogs. A reputable breeder has the hips tested

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DCCA presents Lisa Biales New film fest showcases ries features high-quality professional artists in an inviting social setting where food and drink are available for purchase. The Coffeehouse performances are sponsored by Tom and Julie Graber, Steve and Eileen Litchfield and Rodney Oda. Additionally, PROVIDED PHOTO DCCA receives support Lisa Biales will perform in from the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this Greenville Thursday. concert with state tax dollars to encourage economic as part of the award-wingrowth, educational excelning duo Prairie Orchid, lence and cultural enrichBiales has released five ment for all Ohioans. This solo albums with a sixth program is supported in recording, “Just Like part by an award from the Honey,” set for release in June. An artist whose con- National Endowment for the Arts. certs include songs rangTickets for the performing from great American ance cost $10, and may be standards to traditional reserved by contacting folk to blues and jazz, Biales is said to charm au- DCCA at (937) 547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net. If diences with her friendly any remain by showtime, demeanor and delightful tickets also will be availstories. DCCA’s Coffeehouse Se- able at the door.

Carrie Fisher performs in Dayton DAYTON — Victoria Theatre Association’s 2011-2012 Premier Health Partners Broadway Series welcomes Hollywood film star, best-selling novelist, acclaimed screenwriter and Jenny Craig spokesperson Carrie Fisher in her award-winning “Wishful Drinking” to the historic Victoria Theatre now through April 22. The archly funny onewoman show is created and performed by Carrie Fisher. Tickets are on sale now at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office at (937) 228-3630 and www.ticketcenterstage.com. In “Wishful Drinking,” Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the

same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like “Postcards from the Edge” and “The Best Awful.” The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the first “Star Wars” at 19 years old. Forever changed, her life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her “Hollywood hangover.” Fisher will be signing her books, “Wishful Drinking” and “Shockaholic” on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Fisher will be signing books only. “Wishful Drinking” premiered in 2006 in Los Angeles and has since completed sell-out runs in

theaters across the U.S., culminating in a wildly successful engagement at Broadway’s Studio 54, winning the prestigious 2010 Outer Critics’ Circle Award. Fisher received a 2010 Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Word Album category for “Wishful Drinking.” “Wishful Drinking” the book was on the New York Times bestseller list for 14 weeks. An HBO documentary special based on “Wishful Drinking” was taped at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey in June 2010. It features portions of her stage show, archival footage and interviews with friends and family and is nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award.

young local talent Friday NEW BREMEN — New Bremen high school senior Patrick Ferguson has taken his passion for movies and turned it into a new local film festival, which will give young film makers an opportunity to show their work. The Golden Locke Film Festival will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the James F. Dicke Auditorium at New Bremen High School. Six short films will be shown. The public is invited, and admission is free. Semi-formal attire is requested. Awards will be given in the categories of best picture, best comedy, best actor, best actress, best dialogue and best special effects. Ferguson, son of Pat and Julie Ferguson, knew he wasn’t the only one with a passion for film. With the ease of digital

video recording and film editing software, more students are writing, directing and acting in short films for their own fun and entertainment. Ferguson saw this happening with his friends and started connecting with other film enthusiasts. Just a few months ago, Ferguson had an idea to challenge area youth to create short films for a new kind of competition to our area. So with lots of initiative, creativity and planning, including securing a venue, sponsors and judges, the Golden Locke Film Festival is born. The requirements for the competition stated film

makers be between the ages of 5-24, and films may range from three to 35 minutes in length and can be of any genre. No nudity or vulgarity was tolerated. April 1 was the deadline for entries. The films were reviewed, judged and will be awarded the various titles with cash prizes. Sponsors for the event are Lock One Community Arts, Zeal Coaching for Life and Careers, Pat Ferguson Soccer Camps Limited, Celtic Pickle Productions and Barb Topp with Cutaway Salon. Ferguson will attend Wright State University in Dayton this fall to study film and theater.

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Beppo Uno rolls out new pizza dough make a better pizza,” he said. Williamson admitted no one on staff really had the PIQUA — Beppo Uno time to try making dough, Pizzeria and Trattoria nor did anyone have has introduced its new knowledge about making pizza dough, which is pizza dough. His father, made fresh daily in its Jerry Williamson, who very own kitchen in owns the restaurant with Piqua. “The new pizza dough is his wife, Darla, brought in a few recipes to try. more tender and crispy, “A few weren’t bad, so which is one of the things he told me to try my hand that we heard most from at making a batch of our customer family is dough,” Williamson said. what they wanted,” said “Honestly, my first batch Joe Williamson, manager was a total failure.” and junior vice president But he wasn’t discourof the restaurant. aged. It became his project. Making its own pizza Batch after batch after dough is something the batch, tasting after tasting staff at Beppo Uno had after tasting, which been thinking about for a Williamson admitted while, Williamson said. wasn’t as much fun as it “We knew we had to BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

“The new pizza dough is more tender and crispy, which is one of the things that we heard most from our customer family is what they wanted.”

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sounds, he thought he was getting pretty close to the right crust. Beppo Uno did a pizza giveaway in mid March with the dough they thought was best, and got a lot of feedback on Facebook. “With the feedback I received, I made a few

changes to the recipe and really nailed it,” Williamson said. He brought in his two toughest critics, his wife, Natalie, and his sister, Erica. “When Natalie and Erica told me it was good, I knew it was right,” he said. Now, instead of ordering their pizza dough from a supplier, the staff makes it fresh each day in the kitchen. They also have quality control over the product. “I’ve had an overwhelm-

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GET UP & GO Rhythm Dance FORT LORAMIE — An after Easter dance will be held at Walkup Country Club in Fort Loramie Saturday evening. Attire is casual, and the public is welcome. Fred Bruns will provide the music. This is the last dance at Walkup until September. On Ohio 705 ◆ Saturday 8 to 11 p.m. Filling Station TROY — Coming up at the Filling Station this weekend is Diddley Unplugged Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight with specials on cheesesteaks and well drinks; Scotty Bratcher Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight with specials on fish and chips; and Warehouse Sound Project Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with drink specials. 2331 W. Market St. ◆ Various dates and times ◆ www.facebook.com/troyfillingstation ◆ (937) 3394800 So Percussion DAYTON — The University of Dayton and the Dayton Art Institute will co-host a concert bringing together New York City’s So Percussion and 2012 Ohio Governor’s Individual Artist Award winner Michael Bashaw Thursday evening at the Dayton Art Institute. The musicians will work with Bashaw’s large-scale sound sculptures. In addition to being an outstanding musical collaboration and a not-tobe-repeated sonic surprise, the project is a learning experience for a select group of students from Dayton Early College Academy, who will promote, present and perform in this community arts event. 456 Belmonte Park

North ◆ Thursday 7 p.m. ◆ $15 for the public, $10 for museum members, UD alumni and faculty, $5 for UD and DECA students ◆ www.daytonartinstitute.org ◆ (937) 229-2545 ‘Sons of Russia’ DAYTON — The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents its concert “Sons of Russia” Thursday and Saturday evenings at Schuster Center. Three magnificent Russian works make up the varied April classical program. Concertmaster Jessica Hung takes the solo spotlight for the Prokofiev Concerto. Rimsky-Korsakov’s celebratory overture opens the evening and the intense Pathétique closes. On Friday, the orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Final Statement at the Schuster Center. At the core, most of the music written by this towering Russian Romantic is basically about himself. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ “Sons of Russia” Thursday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Tchaikovsky’s Final Statement Friday, 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $9 for each show ◆ www.daytonphilharmonic.com ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘The French Connection’ CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will present its concert “The French Connection” Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Music Hall. A French tour de force, these concerts feature evocative works written by three prominent French composers, led by a distinguished French conductor and performed by a French pianist acclaimed for his virtuosity and pure artistry. 1241 Elm St. ◆ Thursday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $10 ◆

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‘The Pearl’ DAYTON — “The Pearl” will be on stage at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center Thursday through Saturday. The Zoot Theatre Company’s take on Steinbeck’s epic tale of characters is perfectly caught in this sensitive one-act play in which a poor man finds “the pearl of the world” and is plunged into a crucible of experience from which he and his wife ultimately emerge with their love and a new spiritual freedom. The production is sure to engulf audience members of all ages. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $12 for children ◆ www.victoriatheatre.com ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘Gem of the Ocean’ DAYTON — The Human Race Theatre Company presents “Gem of the Ocean” on stage at the Loft Theatre Thursday through Sunday. Each of the 10 plays in the late August Wilson’s famed “Pittsburgh Cycle” covers a different decade of the 1900s in an urban AfricanAmerican neighborhood, and “Gem,” while the nextto-last written, is the first chronologically. It’s set in 1904, an age when slavery no longer exists but oppression remains all too real, and where the problems of the residents seem overwhelming. 126 N. Main St. ◆ Various showFocus on Films times Thursday through PIQUA — The Piqua Sunday ◆ Tickets from $36 YWCA Focus on Films series will show and discuss ◆ humanracetheatre.org ◆ the award-winning movie (937) 461-3823

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“The Help” Thursday afternoon. Facilitator Marilyn Halteman will lead the discussion about the empowering story about black maids and the racism they faced in the 1960s. Focus on Films features discussions of movies relating to color, ethnicity and human rights. The program is open to the public. 418 N. Wayne St. ◆ Thursday 1:30 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ (937) 773-6626 WACO lecture TROY — Don Selby, of Canton, will be the April speaker for the WACO Historical Society Adult Lecture Series April 18. He served three years at RAF Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England, on a NATO bomber base from 1957 to 1960. Selby will discuss the function of the B-66 Destroyer bomber squadrons and the planes and crews that were lost in the Cold War on various missions including the evacuation of American civilians from Beirut, Lebanon. The NATO base was on Orange Alert 24 hours a day, with crews on the flight line ready to take off within one minute of an alert. The airplanes carried nuclear bombs and crew members ages 18 to 21. Selby is 10year member of the Marlboro Volunteers, a military history and educational organization. The group is comprised of volunteers who give of their time, talents, energy and life experiences to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States. 1865 S. County Road 25-A ◆ April 18, 7 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ www.wacoairmuseum.org ◆ (937) 335-9226 Movies at Hayner TROY — Troy-Hayner Center’s Let’s Go to the

Movies series concludes with a showing of the musical “South Pacific” Friday evening. The 1958 movie, based on Rodger and Hammerstein’s musical, stars Mitzi Gaynor as Navy nurse Nellie Forbrush. It’s 1943 on the Solomon Islands, and Forbrush has been recruited to convince French planter Emile de Becque to scout Japanese islands for the U.S. Navy. Amidst an outstanding musical score and breathtaking scenery, the drama of “South Pacific” unfolds. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Friday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ www.troyhayner.org ◆ (937) 339-0457 Growing Up Wild TROY — Brukner Nature Center will host a Growing Up Wild workshop Saturday. A young child’s connection with nature can be as simple as sitting under a tree, listening to the sound of birds or turning a mud puddle into a play area. If you are an educator, home school parent, day care provider or parent, put on the coats and boots and sign-up for this hands-on workshop to help you learn how you can help connect children to the outdoors. Through Project Wild, Growing Up Wild builds upon the young child’s sense of wonder about nature and the wildlife around them and gives you the tools to ensure that natural connection grows. This Growing Up Wild workshop is Step up to Quality approved. Pack a lunch and bring a wild snack to share. All participants will receive an information-packed resource book. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ◆ $5 fee to cover the cost of handouts and supplies ◆


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www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ Register at (937) 698-6493 Creature Feature TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s April Creature Feature on Sunday will focus on turtles. The longer and warmer days provide perfect weather for turtles of all species to emerge from hibernation to bask in the warm rays of the sun. Two of these common turtles found in Ohio are the midland painted turtle and the eastern box turtle. Come visit with both of these turtles and learn how each has a unique way of surviving in their environment. Also on Sunday, Brukner hosts its View from the Vista from 2 to 4 p.m. Be the first to spot the new spring birds as they make their way north to their breeding grounds. 5995 Horseshoe Bend ◆ Road Sunday 2 to 3 p.m. ◆ Free admission for both events ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ Register at (937) 698-6493 Family day WRIGHT-PATTERSON, AFB — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s April Family Day will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid, known for the huge morale boost it provided to Americans during World War II. It will feature 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 Ceramic show DAYTON — The Midwest Ceramic Show returns to Hara Arena for

children younger than 12 www.GunShow.net Native plant sale DAYTON — Aullwood Audubon Center’s native plant sale will be this Saturday at Aullwood Audubon Farm. Gardeners may choose from a wide selection of native perennial plants priced at $3.50. Trees and shrubs range from $3.50 to $25. A variety of wildflowers that have been rescued from areas scheduled for development will be available for purchase on Saturday. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ◆ Admission is free ◆ aullwood.center.audubon.org ◆ (937) 890-7360 Wildflower walks DAYTON — Aullwood Audubon Center hosts Spring Wildflower Walks Saturday and Sunday afternoons in April and May. Aullwood’s wildflower trail is full of colorful spring favorites. Bloodroot, trilliums, skunk cabbage, Virginia bluebells and celandine poppies carpet the woodland floor. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m. ◆ Admission $4 for adults, $2 for children, free for members ◆ aullwood.center.audubon. org ◆ (937) 890-7360 Discovery walks DAYTON — Morning Discovery Walks for adults are held Thursdays at Aullwood Audubon Center. A weekly walk along Aullwood’s beautiful trails reveals many new discoveries. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will help walkers experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place at Aullwood. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Thurs-

its 54th annual trade show Friday to Sunday. The ceramics and doll show hosts pre-registered classes, daily demonstrations and open competitions. Hundreds of displays will feature everything a hobbyist would need to start or continue a ceramics tradition. 1001 Shiloh Springs Road ◆ Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ◆ Admission is $5 per day, buy a ticket for Friday or Saturday get a free ticket for Sunday ◆ www.haracomplex.com ◆ (937) 2784776 Piccadilly Circus DAYTON — The Piccadilly Circus returns to Hara Arena on Saturday and Sunday. This hot new show unveils the best in human agility, strength and beauty, combined with the finest in animal nobility where man and beast come together in perfect harmony. It’s a show for all ages. 1001 Shiloh Springs ◆ Saturday at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. ◆ Adult admission $30 in advance and $32 day of show, kids 2-12 tickets $19 in advance and $21 day of show, children younger than 2 admitted free ◆ www.thefuncircus.com ◆ (937) 278-4776 Gun show DAYTON — Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show returns to Hara Arena this weekend, featuring war memorabilia, hunting accessories, guns, knives and other related items for gun and knife collectors. 1001 Shiloh Springs Road ◆ Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ◆ Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for

day 8 to 9:30 a.m. ◆ Admission $4 for adults, $2 for children, free for members ◆ aullwood.center.audubon. org ◆ (937) 890-7360

Palate pleasers Dessert PIQUA — The Piqua YWCA is hosting its Evening Dessert April 18 featuring Cindy Shadoan of POSH Apparel in Tipp City. She will show how to accessorize and stretch your wardrobe without a lot of expense. Reservations should be made by Monday. Membership is not required. 418 N. Wayne St. ◆ April 18, 7:30 p.m. ◆ Admission is $3 ◆ (937) 773-6626

Mid-Day Arts Cafe DAYTON — A noontime collaboration between Victoria Theatre Association, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, FilmDayton, Zoot Theatre Company, Human Race Theatre Company and Muse Machine, Mid-Day Arts Café explores a new topic on the third Tuesday of each month. April’s focus is FilmDayton. 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

For a cause Quarter auction PIQUA — A quarter auction will be held at the

Bethany Center in Piqua Sunday afternoon. The Bethany Center is a nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of the churches and people of the community for support. This quarter auction is one of its major fundraisers. Items up for auction include four tickets to a Dayton Dragons ball game, a 50th anniversary Dale Earnhart Barbie Doll (still in the box), more than 20 gift cards and lots of gift baskets. The auction is open to everyone 18 and older. Raffles, a 50/50 drawing and snacks are part of the event. 339 South St. ◆ Doors open at 1:30 p.m., auction at 2 p.m. ◆ $2 admission fee includes bidding paddle

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Opening Friday ‘A Cabin in the Woods’

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Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes “The Cabin in the Woods,” a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams Genre, rating: Horror/thriller, R

‘Lockout’

On an orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth where the world’s most dangerous criminals are kept asleep, the prisoners are suddenly awakened, causing a panic. Only a wrongly-convicted government agent can rescue the president’s daughter from the deep space prison riot. Starring: Guy Pearce, Peter Stormare, Maggie Grace Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace star in “Lockout” Genre, rating: Action/sci-fi, PG-13

Still showing ‘Titanic (3D)’ Aboard the RMS Titanic, American Jack Dawson and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater meet and fall in love. When the ship hits an iceberg, Rose and Jack must run from her fiance Cal, while trying to flea the stricken ship. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates Genre, rating: Romance/action, PG-13

Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison star in “A Cabin in the Woods”

Now out on DVD • “The Iron Lady” • “The Darkest Hour” • “Sleeping Beauty” • “The Conquest” • “King of Devil’s Island” • “Into the Abyss” • “A Trip to the Moon Restored (with The Extraordinary Voyage)” • “A Hollis Frampton Odyssey” • “Logan’s Run: The Complete Series” • “One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth and Final Season” • “A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Restored Version” • “The Bodyguard”

‘American Reunion’ It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about — and get inspired by — the hormonal teens they once were. Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott Genre, rating: Comedy, R

‘Mirror Mirror’ Snow White is a princess in exile, and the evil queen rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her prince. Starring: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane Genre, rating: Action/fantasy, PG

Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan in “American Reunion”

‘Wrath of the Titans’

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. When Zeus is captured, the Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned. Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind. Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Genre, rating: Action/sci-fi, PG-13


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Diabetic Sloppy Joes 1 pound ground beef (I used 1 pound ground chicken) 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 cans (10.75 ounces each) reduced-sodium tomato soup 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns In a nonstick frying pan, cook the meat, pepper and onion until the meat is

browned and the vegetables are tender. Drain well and return the mixture to the frying pan. Add the tomato soup to the ground meat mixture and stir well. Simmer for 10 minutes. To serve, place 2/3 cup of the sloppy Joe mixture on each hamburger bun. Serving size: One sloppy joe; calories 351; protein 26g; carbohydrate 28g; total fat 15g. Baked Oatmeal 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup brown sugar Egg substitute equivalent to 2 eggs, or 4 egg whites 3 cups uncooked rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup skim milk In a good-sized bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs. Add dry ingredients and milk. Mix well. Spray a 9-inch by 13inch baking dish generously with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves eight; calories 204; protein 8g; carbohydrate 34g; total fat 4g. Chocolate Pudding Pie (thank goodness!) 1 package (3 ounces) instant chocolate pudding 2 cups fat-free milk 6 graham cracker crusts, individual sizes 6 tablespoons whipped topping Strawberries for garnish In a medium-sized bowl, add the pudding and milk. Whisk until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate until the pudding thickens, about five minutes. Spoon

1/3 cup mozzarella, retomatoes) duced fat, shredded 4 cups canned kidney 1/2 cup low-fat cheddar beans, rinsed and drained cheese, shredded 1 cup chopped celery 1 1/2 cups cooked pasta 1 1/2 tablespoons chili (I use wheat) powder or to taste 1/2 cup corn, yellow kerWater, as desired 2 tablespoons cornmeal nels (frozen) thawed Mix together the mush1 teaspoon sugar room soup, Italian seasonJalapeno peppers, ing, mushrooms and seeded and chopped, as Island Chicken Salad Parmesan cheese in a desired 8 ounce boneless, skinskillet sprayed with butterIn a soup pot, add the less chicken breast flavored cooking spray. ground beef and onion. 1 tablespoon chili powStir in the mozzarella Over medium heat saute der cheese and cheddar until the meat is browned 1 cup chopped red bell cheese and then cook and the onion is translupepper over medium heat for 1/4 whole jalapeno pep- cent. Drain well. about three minutes, stirAdd the tomatoes, kidper, seeded and minced ring often. ney beans, celery, sugar 1/2 cup onion, chopped Mix in the noodles and and chili powder to the 1 fresh tomato, cut into corn, then lower the heat ground beef mixture. chunks and simmer for an addi1/2 teaspoon hot pepper Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. tional five minutes. sauce Serving Size: 1 cup; Uncover and add water to 4 tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste, desired consistency. Stir in calories 284; total carbs 26; sugars 2.5. cornmeal. Cook for at optional Season chicken breasts least 10 more minutes for the flavors to blend. with 1/2 tablespoon chili Ladle into warmed bowls powder, salt and pepper. and garnish with the In a large skillet over jalapenos, if desired. medium heat, sauté Calories 254; protein chicken in olive oil three to 20g; carbohydrate 27g. four minutes or until no longer pink. Remove, set Three-Cheese Pasta aside and keep warm. 10 3/4-ounce cream of Using the same skillet, mushroom soup, conreduce heat to medium Get a preview of densed, low sodium and stir-fry bell pepper what’s coming up in 1 teaspoon Italian seaand onion until soft. Add Home and Away, jalapeno, tomato, remain- soning 1/2 cup fresh mushing 1/2 tablespoon chili and get a recipe to rooms, sliced powder and hot sauce. try for the weekend! 1/4 cup reduced fat Cook an additional three grated parmesan cheese to five minutes. Add chicken and cook two minIntroducing our Star Style line of corsages, utes more. Remove from modeled after the fashion of today's biggest stars! heat and serve. Makes two servings. Come in & have your Serving size 4 ounces; Prom Flower calories 438; total carbs consultation today. 12g; total fat 29.1g.

1/3 cup prepared pudding into each graham cracker crust. Top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and fresh strawberries. Serving size: One pie; calories 211; protein 4g; carbohydrate 32g; total fat 7g.

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