Area briefs

YMCA offers youth night

MIAMI COUNTY – The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Nov. 12, for youth in first through sixth grades. 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 or over the phone at (937) 773-9622. For further questions and information, contact Jaime Hull at (937) 440-9622 or

UVCC students to discuss trip


Jim Metz from the Upper Valley Career Center and his students will share their experiences from a recent study trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. The program will be held at the Piqua Public Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

This program will highlight the career exploration these Environmental Occupations Program students enjoyed, as well as the sights and scenery of the two great parks. Students will discuss wildlife they encountered and studied, the different ecosystems they traveled through, and the fascinating geothermal activities they studied and viewed.

Learn tablet photography at YWCA

PIQUA – Brad Reed will teach a class on tablet photography at the YWCA Piqua on Thursday, November 17, from 6-8 p.m. Membership is not required.

Participants will learn how to take photos with their iPad, smartphone or tablet in this brand new informational, hands-on class. “I hope everyone will be able to share photos with friends and family via social media and print them,” said Reed. “I’ll also give lots of tips on editing software which is something many people are not familiar with.”

Class members are asked to bring their tablet, smartphone or iPad to class. Class size is limited, so early signups are encouraged.

For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Edison hosts comedy show

PIQUA — Good Ole Boy Comedy returns to Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus on Friday, Nov. 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This performance is open to the community free of charge.

Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a diverse blend of comedic styling from five hard-working, up-and-coming comedians. The Good Ole Boy Comedy group includes local members, Lucas “Freakin” Williams, Jeff Bartlett, Thomas Gurrn, Darron Docie, and Tim Lucas, who have been putting on hilarious shows across Ohio for the last six years.

The event will be held in the Robinson Theater. Seating for the event is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. The comedy style is not abnormally over-the-top, but does at times discuss adult situations. For more information, contact Nate Cole by emailing or calling (937) 381-1555.

Holly Jolly Run planned

PIQUA — Mainstreet Piqua will be hosting the 13th annual Holly Jolly 5K/10K Run on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The run will start and end at the rear of the Municipal Government Complex at 201 W. Water St. The fairly flat, out and back course is on the Piqua P.A.T.H. (Piqua Athletic Trail for your Health).

The fee for the run is $18 with a long sleeve 100 percent cotton T-shirt, or $12 with no shirt (if the application is received by Nov. 21, 2016.) After the deadline the cost is $22 with the shirt or $14 with no shirt.

The age divisions are male and female 14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and over. Awards will be given to the overall top three male and overall top three female runners, as well as the top three male and female in each category.

The Holly Jolly run is being sponsored by Atlantis Sportswear, Premier Health Partners/Upper Valley Medical Center and Can’t Stop Running Co.

Applications can be picked up at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St., and Can’t Stop Running Co., 321 N. Main St. Online applications can be made through Can’t Stop Running at Same-day registrations will be accepted. Questions can be directed to Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355.

Senior dinner slated

CASSTOWN – Miami East Local Schools will hold its 29th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Miami East High School Cafeteria. Please park in the back of the building and enter through the back door.

To be eligible to attend, you must be 60 years of age or older and live in the Miami East School District.

For reservations, please call (937) 335-7070, ext. 3001, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 2.