Area briefs

Y to host Splash week

PIQUA — The Piqua branch of the Miami County YMCA, 223 W. High St., will host Splash week June 12-16.

The program is free and is intended for beginning level swimmers only. It is a water safety program for children who have completed kindergarten through the fourth grade. Children learn basic swimming skills along with basic rescue and water safety skills. The program will meet for five days during the week and there are three 45 minute sessions. Times are 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Registration is limited to the first 15 children who are enrolled for each time slot. To register, come to the Piqua YMCA in person, or you may call (937) 773-9622. Registration will close June 8.

Children who attend all five days during the week will be eligible for prize drawings.

For more information, contact Donn Shade at the Piqua Y, or email him at

Tipp concert series opens

TIPP CITY — The Community Night Summer Concert Series kicks off its 26th season in downtown Tipp City on Friday, June 2. The concert will be held on North Second at Main at 6:15 p.m. with Scott Lee, followed by the RoadTrip Band at 7:30 p.m..

Lee is a folk singer and songwriter from Troy who performs bluegrass, Irish folk songs, blues, and cowboy tunes. He brings to the stage his own style and spin on these classic standards using various picking styles on guitar and a vocal style reminiscent of Hank Williams Sr.

RoadTrip, based out of Cincinnati, is a high-energy, multi-era cover band that has found the perfect blend of classic rock, country, blues, and disco. On any given night you’ll hear them playing tunes by Stevie Nicks, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, Janice Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, The Who, CCR, Tom Petty, and The Rolling Stones.

In case of bad weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information call (937) 667-3696.

Knit for cancer patients

PIQUA — YWCA volunteer Suzie Hawkes will coordinate a knitting activity for cancer patients on Thursday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. Participants will be knitting or crocheting hats and other items to donate to cancer patients at UVMC. Individuals coming to help with this project are asked to bring their own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks.

Anyone can donate items they have made at home if they are unable to attend the June 1 get-together.

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