Area Briefs


Piqua Catholic parishes host Bicycle Blessing

PIQUA — May is Bicycle Safety Month. Now that winter has ended, bicyclists are heading back to the streets. On Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m., Fr. Tom Bolte, pastor of St. Mary/St. Boniface Catholic Churches, will offer a Bicycle Blessing on the steps of St. Boniface Church, 310 S. Downing.

The blessing of the bicycles asks for God’s protection from accidents and safety for both riders and bikes during the summer season and over the upcoming year.

All bike riders are welcome to attend.

‘Hidden Figures’ to be shown

PIQUA — The YWCA Focus on Films Series will show “Hidden Figures,” an award-winning movie on Wednesday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 16, at 1 p.m. The movie is free and open to the public.

This newly released film tells of the incredible untold story of 3 brilliant African American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch of John Glenn into orbit. This trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

For more information, call the YWCA at 773-6626 or stop at 418 N. Wayne St. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Commission to hold worksession

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will be holding a worksession on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held in commission chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Government Complex located at 201 W. Water St.

All future Piqua City Commission Worksessions will begin at 6 p.m.

Walk with the Mayor planned

PIQUA — Join Mayor Kazy Hinds on Monday, May 15, for the next “Walk with the Mayor.”

Join the mayor and others for a walking meeting in Ward 1. The walk with start in the parking lot at Mote Park and will start at 5:30 p.m.

Ward 1 Commissioner John Martin, City Engineer Amy Havenar and Bob Graeser of the Engineering Department, and Doug Harter and Brian Brookhart of the Public Works Department will be joining in the walk.

Come join the mayor and others on the first “Walk with Mayor” of 2017. Be sure to bring your questions and suggestions.