Area briefs

Healthy Moves kicks off at YWCA

PIQUA — Dea Davis will lead a new session of Healthy Moves with a four-week session beginning Monday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon at the YWCA.

“The class will focus on improving balance, relaxation and breathing,” Davis said. “The movements will be gentle, smooth and continuous with emphasis on gaining strength and better balance. This program enhances one’s overall health and quality of life.”

Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director, said potential new students are welcome to observe a class before signing up to see if it suits them.

For more information on membership requirements or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.

Piqua chamber hosts event

COVINGTON — Join the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating National Philanthropy Day at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the new Covington Elementary/Jr. High School at 807 Chestnut St., Covington

The event will be a celebration of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy and all those involved in the philanthropic process makes to our society and our world.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to everyone who wishes to attend and will conclude within one hour.

The event is sponsored by the Miami County Not-for-Profit Council, a committee supported by the Miami County Chamber of Commerce offices.

BNC offers ‘Wild Art for Kids’

TROY — Brukner Nature Center is introducing a unique fundraising event just for kids on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center and BNC naturalist to create a 12-by-12 masterpiece of an owl, inspired by BNC’s wildlife ambassadors.

This event, geared toward grades K-8, is $25 per child, will include a visit from one of BNC’s wildlife ambassadors, all painting materials, and refreshments. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 17 (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.