Area briefs

Tamplin graduates basic

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Pvt. Seth M. Tamplin graduated Army basic training on Feb. 15. He spent 10 weeks at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Tamplin is a graduate of Miami East High School, class of 2016.

YWCA starts girls’ coding club

PIQUA — Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director, will instruct a 10-class session, “Girls Who Code,” beginning Monday, March 5, from 4-5 p.m. for girls in grades 6 -12. Participants must bring their own laptop with Wifi capability for the class.

“Girls Who Code” is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The club will help girls work together to design and code projects and activities such as game design, websites, storytelling and other things of interest to class participants.

The number of women going into the computer science area has dropped tremendously in the last few years, according to Royer-DeLong. “I’d like these girls to see that they can be successful in this field by seeing women in the programs now and giving the girls some experiences that will let them see they can do it too,” she said.

Royer-DeLong is mostly self-taught, which makes the Girls Who Code curriculum perfect for those who may not have a strong computer science background.

For more information or to register for the class, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Fish fries coming up

MIAMI COUNTY — Lenten fish fries at St. Mary Church, 503 W. North Street (inside Piqua Catholic School) in Piqua will continue on Friday, Feb. 23, from 5-7 p.m. Dinner consists of all the fish you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, and coffee. Baked fish will also be available. Desserts and soft drinks will be sold a la carte.

Prices are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are also available for $7. The school is handicapped-accessible.

St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route. 36, Covington, also will be hosting their annual Lenten famous fish fries on Friday, February 23, March 9, and March 23 from 4:30-7 p.m. The dinners are $7, which includes coffee. Drinks and desserts are extra. Carryouts available.

Beginning composting class offered

PIQUA — Join Master Gardener George Sweetman to get a head start on composting on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the YWCA.

“The class is designed to give those individuals who would like to try composting some simple steps to follow to get started,” said Beth Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “Sweetman is a seasoned gardener and will be able to answer questions so participants will feel at ease getting started.”

YWCA membership is not required and the class fee is $3. For more information or to sign up for the class, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.