Area briefs

Yoga classes set at YWCA

PIQUA — Join this fun and healthy class led by Katie Nardecchia for the new five-week session of yoga at the YWCA Piqua beginning Monday, Nov. 4. Classes will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights.

“Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India. The goal of Yoga is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility and the ultimate improvement of one’s health,” Nardecchia said.

“Each class will begin with centering which involves emphasis on the breath. This allows participants to become centered and grounded for the practice,” Nardecchia said.

Throughout the class a variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and practiced. Some of these postures are seated and some are standing.

YWCA membership ($30 plus tax) is required along with class fee of $38 for the five-week session. Participants can also choose to pay $12 per class with no membership needed. To register or for more questions, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Craft fair upcoming

BRADFORD — Bradford public Library will be hosting its 2019 craft fair, A Handmade Holiday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

All items will be hand-crafted. Items for sale will include pottery, handmade books, baked goods, oil infused soaps and scrubs, vinyl press items, wreaths and floral arrangements, jewelry, quilted, crocheted, knitted and sewn items, chocolates, candy and knives. More vendors are being added .

A raffle will be held for items donated by each of the vendors. Drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. the day of the sale. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are on sale now at the library for $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds from the raffle sales will go to co-worker and friend, Carol Reed, to help with upcoming medical expenses as she battles ALS.

Pet photos to be taken

TIPP CITY — Bring your pet to Tipp-Monroe Community Services where there will be a holiday backdrop to set the scene and the season for photos by Sharon Elaine Photography. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and those interested must call 667-8631 by Nov. 18 for an appointment. The cost for each sitting is $20 for resident and nonresident ($10 refund when appointment is kept). Purchased photos paid directly to photographer. Information on how to access your photo proofs will be provided the day of the sitting. To register and pay for this event, go to