Area briefs

Alexis Ignatiou

Alexis Ignatiou

Katherine deGruchy

Y offers Saturday Night Live event

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Jan. 23 for youth in first through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, the YMCA Youth Center, and a movie. Pizza and lemonade will be served during the movie time at the Youth Center. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Register at the Piqua branch or over the phone at 773-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Bingo offered to families

WEST MILTON — Milton-Union Public Library will offer bingo the whole family can enjoy.

Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will host a “Bingo Night” for ages 5 and up, including adults, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call (937) 698-5515.

The Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Concert upcoming at Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host a piano and oboe concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 as part of the Drawing Room Chamber Series. Alexis Ignatiou is a collaborative pianist for Wright State University. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of North Carolina. Katherine deGruchy is an adjunct instructor of oboe at Wright State University. She is a native of Dayton and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She performs with the Middletown Symphony, the Clermont Symphony, the Lebanon Symphony and the Dayton Philharmonic. She is a founding member of Burning River Winds.

The Drawing Room Concert Series is hosted by Dr. Randall Paul, director of the Wright State University School of Music. This series offers a unique opportunity to experience professional chamber music in an intimate listening room. The concerts take place on the last Tuesday of each month in the school year at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public with a reception afterward. No tickets or reservations are needed.

For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of Hayner Events, call 339-0457 or visit

Alexis Ignatiou Ignatiou

Katherine deGruchy deGruchy