Area briefs

Chamber to hosts Joker’s Delight

PIQUA — The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Joker’s Delight event on Friday, April 1, at the Fort Piqua Plaza. The formal, black tie event will begin with a cocktail social, followed by a dinner served by Romer’s Catering. After dinner, all participants will be given Joker’s Delight dollars to begin an evening of casino activities. Other surprises are planned throughout the April Fool’s night.

Funds raised for the chamber this evening will be used to support various chamber activities including an event scheduled for Nov. 12 to honor thePiqua City Police and Fire departments.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are available for $100 and space is limited. For additional information and reservations, contact Anna Baumeister at 773-2765 or email

Mornings in Motion at library

TROY — Join staff from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings for ”Mornings in Motion” at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. This interactive seven-week session will begin Thursday, March 17 with “singing” as the theme. ”Mornings in Motion” will combine walking, early literacy, and fun. Bring your children and a stroller, and join participants at the library, Hobart Arena, or other venues as available.

For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio.

YMCA offers flag football

MIAMI COUNTY —The Miami County YMCA is offering Youth Flag Football Leagues for 4 to 5 year olds, kindergarten to second graders, and third to sixth graders. These leagues incorporate the fundamentals of football with coaches serving as quarterbacks for the younger leagues and the players quarterbacking at the third to sixth grade level.

The leagues are held on Sunday afternoons beginning April 10 at the Robinson Branch in Troy, with start times ranging from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The 4 to 5 year old program is returning this year. This introductory program will give all participants a chance to run and catch the ball each half instead of focusing on “downs.” Parent participation will be needed and this program gives parents a great way to spend time with their child on a Sunday afternoon.

Parent coaches are always needed — sign up as a coach during registration. All coaches receive a T-shirt and find themselves in the game with their children having fun and teaching the game of football. A coaches meeting will be held on April 4 at 7:15 p.m. at the Robinson branch and all coaches signing up are encouraged to attend.

Registration is going on now at either branch or at Piqua at 773-9622 and Robinson at 440-9622. For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or