Identity theft program offered

PLEASANT HILL — Identity theft is a big problem in this technological age. The new computer club at the Pleasant Hill library will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the topic of the night: “Help Protect Your Identity by Protecting Your Computer.”

Learn to protect your computer by eliminating viruses, phishing, spyware, adware, malware, and more. No one can protect themselves from identity theft one hundred percent of the time, but the program will offer techniques to limit your exposure. Feel free to bring in your own laptop.

This free program will be presented by Ron Walters and is geared toward ages 13 and up.

For more information, call the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 937-676-2731. The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 North Main Street in Pleasant Hill, OH.

MUPL offers women’s self-defense classes

WEST MILTON – West Milton’s Keith Carter primary message to women outside their home? Don’t make yourself an easy target.

Being aware of your surroundings and knowing escape tactics are two of the main goals of the Milton-Union Public Library class “When You Can’t Reach Your Pepper Spray: Women’s Survival Techniques.” The hands-on course will be taught by Carter and Officer William Caldwell, III, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Carter and Caldwell come from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Veterans Affairs respectively and are back at the library by popular demand.

The two men will provide useful information and guidelines to avoid potentially dangerous situations in parking lots, alleyways and other areas. They will also teach basic strikes and escape tactics to get out of a dangerous situation.

The class is open to women of all ages. Attendees who are 17-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required as participation is limited.

To register or for more information about this or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit

Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection to host luncheon

TROY — “Moving On” is the theme of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection April luncheon held Wednesday, April 20, from noon to 1:45 at the Troy Country Club.

The event will feature Tami Baird of Baird Funeral Home in Tory and speaker Mary Haddad, who will present “Survival and Success in Search for Significance.”

The luncheon is $15 per person and the reservation deadline is Saturday, April 16. For reservations, call Nancy at (937) 339-7859 or Joan at (937) 335-3001.

Hayner Center Presents The Whales of August

TROY — It’s time to see a movie at the Hayner Center. On Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will present the 1987 drama, The Whales of August.

This free and open to the public showing includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn and soft drinks.

The Whales of August is based on a play by David Berry. The film stars Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Ann Sothern, and Vincent Price.

This film is intended for mature viewers and may not be appropriate for children under 13.

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 West Main Street, Troy.

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