Area briefs

Beagle to address PERI

PIQUA — The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St. (Enter parking lot from Downing Street.) The peaker will be Bill Beagle, Ohio senator from the 5th District.

This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Reservations are needed before Thursday, May 26. To make a reservation, please call Beth at (937) 335-2771.

Zumba cards available

PIQUA — Zumba is in full swing at the YWCA Piqua for participants ages 15 years and older. Class members can purchase a punch card on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May 26.

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. Students can drop in for class as their schedules permit. New participants are always welcome to come in and give it a try.

For more information on class fees or registration, contact the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call (937) 773-6626, or e-mail

Film screening set

PIQUA — The YWCA Focus on Films will feature an award-winning movie on Tuesday, May 24, from 1-4 p.m. facilitated by Gretchen Roeth. Due to licensing restrictions, the YWCA is not permitted to publish the title of the film.

The movie is adapted from Andrea Levy’s best-selling, award-winning novel which explores the lives of two couples — one Jamaican, the other English. Their worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson and Benedict Cumberbatch star.

There is no fee and membership is not required; however, pre-registration is requested.

To pre-register or for more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.