Area briefs

Saturday Night Live event set

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a “Saturday Night Live” event on Saturday, April 22, for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade.

This will be a fun-filled night with swimming, gym games, and the Youth Center. Pizza and lemonade will be served at the Youth Center. Drop-off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Register at the Piqua branch, 223 W. High St., or over the phone at 773-9622. For further questions and information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

UVMC hosts Green Chair Day

TROY — As part of Donate Life Month in April, Life Connection of Ohio will host Green Chair Day at Upper Valley Medical Center from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 24. The event will be in the cafeteria on the hospital lower level.

Life Connection will be on hand to provide information about organ, eye and tissue donation as well register interested individuals to become organ and tissue donors. Visitors are invited to stop by and have a photo taken in Life Connection of Ohio’s Green Chair.

The Green Chair is an icon of hope and encouragement, because as the number of registered donors increases, the fewer empty chairs there will be.

For further information, feel free to contact Life Connection of Ohio at (937) 223-8223 or visit the Life Connection of Ohio Facebook page.

Blood drives planned

MIAMI COUNTY — First Presbyterian Church of Troy is asking donors to “Be The Good” by supporting their community blood drive Wednesday, April 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy.

The following day, April 27, the Knights of St. John – Piqua are asking donors to “Be The Good” by supporting their blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua.

Everyone who registers to donate for these blood drives will receive the Community Blood Center inspirational “Believe There is Good in The World – Be The Good” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 1-800-388-GIVE.