Area briefs

Veterans, families can receive Y pass

MIAMI COUNTY — November is Military Family Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Miami County YMCA is offering a free two-week YMCA guest pass for military and veteran families.

With this pass, military families have unlimited visits Nov. 11-26 to either branches of the Miami County YMCA. Military families joining the YMCA during the month of November will have the joiner fee waived. For more information, visit to download and print your pass. Please bring active military ID, DD214 or Veteran ID card from the Department of Veterans affairs.

Edison offers RN to BSN info fair

PIQUA — Edison State Community College will host a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Information Fair on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Emerson Center at the Piqua Campus. Current nursing students and practicing nurses are invited to learn about the opportunities available to them in pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Representatives from 10 universities will be available to share information about their completion programs and to guide interested nurses toward their next steps for enrollment. This event gives prospective students the ability to obtain information about many programs in one visit. The faculty and administration at Edison State work collaboratively with all of the represented universities to provide for a smooth pathway to the BSN degree.

Edison State encourages graduates of the nursing program to plan for their future educational and career goals and this is an excellent opportunity to do so. Nursing students currently in the capstone class will graduate in December and applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31 for students interested in beginning Edison State’s nursing program in Fall 2018 semester.

For more information, contact Edison State Associate Professor of Nursing, Rick Roberts at

SNL event set at Y

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Nov. 18 for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, a bounce house, and a movie. Pizza and lemonade will be served during the movie time. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for members and $16 for non-members.

Register at the Robinson Branch or over the phone at 440-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

TMCS announces holiday gift program

TIPP CITY — The Tipp Monroe Community Services holiday gift giving program provides Christmas gifts to children of families in need in Tipp City and Monroe Township. This program gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help a family this Christmas. Families who need assistance should apply before Nov. 17.

Please contact TMCS at (937) 667-8631 if you would like to sponsor a family or if your family needs help. All information collected is confidential.

Y offers day camp

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be holding two days of fun and games this Thanksgiving break. Staff will be heading to 36 Skate and hanging at the YMCA Youth Center on Nov. 22 and playing at Jumpy’s and swimming on Nov. 24. The day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both the Piqua and Robinson branches for youth in grades K-6. Transportation to events is provided, just make sure to bring a packed lunch each day, a swimsuit for swimming, socks for skating, and snack/game money.

Pre-registration by Nov. 19 is encouraged at either branch or over the phone at 773-9622 for the Piqua branch 440-9622 for the Robinson branch. Cost of this event is $20 for YMCA members and $26 for non-members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or