Lots in store at YWCA Piqua

Staff reports

PIQUA — Several classes and other events are coming up at the YWCA Piqua, located at 418 N. Wayne St.

Kids in grades 4-6 can join instructor Charissa Engle for a Mother’s Day Surprise class from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. Engle will help kids make a beautiful edible gift for their moms or special someones

All supplies are included in the class fee. Class size is limited so register early. Fees are available for both members and non-members.

The YWCA is now in its sixth year of selling its traditional homemade ham loaves. The individual loaves are basted in a sweet and spicy sauce and can be purchased baked and ready-to-reheat or frozen and ready-to-bake. Four loaves per package are $12 per bag.

“In the five years that we have sold ham loaves, we have made over 5000 individual loaves,” said Leesa Baker, YWCA executive director, and head of the ham loaf making process.

A bonus of buying ham loaves is the chance to win a floral spring decoration valued at $50. “For every package of ham loaves purchased, the buyer will receive one chance in the drawing for the spring centerpiece,” Baker said.

Order forms are available at the YWCA. All orders must be prepaid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Orders will be delivered to your car in front of the YWCA from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

The YWCA and Mainstreet Piqua’s Community Farmers Market are teaming together to present a workshop on container gardening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. The class is open to the public and YWCA membership is not required.

Pam Weldy, Farmer’s Market vendor, will demonstrate how to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetable plants in containers. This workshop will provide lots of opportunities to learn what and how to plant things in a container as well as ask questions according to Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher.

Cost is $10 per person. Payment is due one week in advance of the class to reserve placement. Space is limited.

For more information about these events, stop at the YWCA Piqua or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Staff reports