Classes for all ages at YWCA


For the Daily Call



PIQUA — Join Kelly Bornhorst in a unique class called “It’ll be a Shoe-In!,” open to participants in grades 4-6. The class will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the YWCA Piqua.

Class members need to bring a pair of canvas shoes and their creativity to decorate. All other materials will be supplied.

“Kelly is very talented and creative and will help class participants bring out their own creative talents in decorating their shoes,” Beth Royer-Delong, YWCA program director, said.

For student ages 11-18, there will be a Safe Sitter program with three sessions beginning Tuesday, March 21. Other class dates will be Thursday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 28. All sessions are from 4-6 p.m.

“This program is more than babysitting, but a youth developmental program focusing on safety and life skills,” Royer -DeLong said. “Students will participate in small group interactive learning, role-play games and practice rescue skills with mannequins.”

Upon completion of the course, students will be a registered safe sitter.

“YWCA volunteers have completed extensive training to be able to teach this program,” Royer-DeLong said. “We feel that the youth taking the Safe Sitter classes will be better prepared to both babysit and take care of emergency situations at home and in other places, too.”

Students must attend all three classes in order to be certified. YWCA membership is not required. Class size is limited, so sign up early.

If you’re a fan of lace designs, Naomi Russell will instruct a three-week class in needle tatting at beginning Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30-8 p.m.

All students should bring a fine #10 crochet hook. Beginner students will receive a tatting needle and complete instructional book. Those students who are returning for the tatting class should bring their kit and tatting needle from a previous class.

Class size is limited, so register early. Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 21, in order for supplies to be ordered. Fees are available for both beginners and returning students.

For more information on fees for any of the above classes or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

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