Area briefs

Neighborhood sale planned

TROY — Westbrook is planning its third annual neighborhood garage sale. If you’d like to participate, contact Nicole Bevington at 440-8516 or by joining

Y offers summer day camp

The Miami County YMCA is offering a summer day camp program. Each week will allow boys and girls an opportunity to enjoy themselves and make new friends in an outdoor/camp atmosphere. A variety of activities will be offered including swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and sports.

Summer day camp will have a different theme each week with Thursdays being the “trip of the week.” Week themes include Crazy Clothes Week, Day Camp Olympics Week and Water Works Week. Trips include zoos, a Cincinnati Reds game, Kings Island, COSI and Zoombezi Bay Water Park. Campers can sign up for one to 11 weeks of camp. There is also the option to just participate on trip days.

Summer day camp is for children going into first through sixth grade. Youth in seventh grade and up can apply to be Counselors-in-Training (CITs) in which they will have a chance to take a leadership role during camp, helping counselors lead activities. Interested CITs should contact the camp director to become a part of the program.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (later on trip days) at both the Piqua and Robinson branches with pre- and post-camp offered at the Piqua branch child care center.

Registration forms are available at both branches and questions can be answered by the camp director Jaime Hull at (937) 440-9622.

Fifth graders, parents invited

TROY — The Troy Rec will offer an open house for any fifth grade students from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 .

Come see what’s happening at The Rec. The Rec is normally open to sixth through 12th grade students, so this is an opportunity to introduce the fifth graders to the facility. Fifth graders and their families can come out and enjoy some refreshments, play basketball, ping-pong or pool.

Gamers are invited to try their skill on the large projection Xbox. The center also offer PS3, Wii and computer stations.

For more information, call The Rec at 339-1923.

Pond clinic upcoming

TROY — Miami County will be hosting the 2016 Soil and Water Conservation District Tri County Pond Clinic (Miami, Shelby, Darke counties) on Tuesday, May 3, at the home of Nevin and Liz Fessler, 1530 S. Forest Hill Road, Troy.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and speakers will include Eugene Braig with OSU-Extension going over such topics as pond management and construction, vegetation, treatments and more. Other topics to be discussed will be the pond permit process in Miami County, fish species, wildlife concerns and more.

The event is free, and participants should come dressed for the weather and bringing their own chair or blanket.

If possible, please call the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District at (937) 335-7645 to make a reservation or with questions.