Summer program kicks off

COVINGTON — Visit the J.R. Clarke Public Library, 102 E. Spring St., Covington, for its summer kick-off at 1 p.m. Monday, June 4. There will be “Chalk the Lot” in the library’s parking lot and with sidewalk chalk supplied for all participants. Also, anyone can sign up for the summer program beginning that day.

Children finishing grades K-6 will be given the theme for “Chalk the Lot!” when they arrive. A local artist will be judging the art, and awards will be given to the top three. Participation gifts also will be issued.

In case of inclement weather, there still will be a kick-off art project in the lower community room. The program also includes refreshments.

For questions and more information, call the library at (937) 473-2226 and ask for any staff librarian.

Arbogast PAC to be unveiled

TROY — Come celebrate with Troy Christian Schools and the Troy community the unveiling of the Arbogast Performing Arts Center from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 5, under the tent at 700 S. Dorset, Troy.

There will be an exciting announcement from Premier Health/Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, refreshments will be served.

The 1,200-seat auditorium, which will be used for music, speaking, community and business events, is housed in a 39,000-square-foot building at the end of the cul-de-sac between Troy Christian Elementary and High School. In addition to a catering room and green room, the center will offer meeting and conference rooms on both floors.

Also, the first floor lobby area will accommodate 300-plus people with banquet tables and a mini-stage area, while the second floor lobby will accommodate 200 people for banquet seating.

For more information about the Arbogast Performing Arts Center, visit

Kiwanis set June meetings

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has scheduled the following meetings for June:

• June 6: Evening Meeting at El Herradero Mexican Grill, 1598 Covington Ave., Piqua, from 5:30-7 p.m. (no lunch meeting)

• June 13: Appreciation lunch for Kiwanis Club-sponsored youth groups

• June 20: Working meeting and Member Spotlight

• June 27: Piqua Special Events Coordinator Brittany Van Horn

Kiwanis meetings are open to the public. The first Wednesday of the month will be an informal evening meeting off-site. All other meetings will be a noon luncheon/meeting on Wednesdays at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586) or visit

Safe Sitter course offered

PIQUA — Students ages 11-18 can sign up to become a Safe Sitter with a three-session class beginning Tuesday, June 12. Other class times in this session will be held June 19 and 26. All sessions are from 4-6 p.m.

“This program is more than babysitting, but a youth developmental program focusing on safety and life skills,” YWCA Program Director Beth Royer-DeLong said. “Students will participate in small group interactive learning, role-play games and practice rescue skills.”

Upon completion of the six-hour course, students will be a registered Safe Sitter. Students must attend all three classes in order to be certified. YWCA membership is not required. Class size is limited, so sign up early.

For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626. Additional classes will be scheduled if needed because of enrollment limitations on class sizes.