Pop Rocks to host jump rope clinic

TROY — Come jump with the Troy Pop Rocks jump rope team on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Troy Junior High School, 556 Adams St., in the gymnasium.

Learn some jump rope tricks just for fun or to prepare for spring tryouts. The clinic is open to Troy students currently in grades 2-8.

The cost of the clinic will be $20 at the door. Walk-in registrations will be accepted.

Beaded ropes are required and will be for sale for $8.

Wear shorts and a T-shirt and comfortable jumping shoes. Bring a refillable water bottle.

To download a registration flyer in advance, visit the Pop Rocks Facebook page (Facebook.com/TroyPopRocks).

The Pop Rocks jump rope team travels across the Midwest to perform choreographed jump rope routines during halftime shows for college basketball teams, as well as local high school teams. The team has performed at the University of Louisville, Purdue University, Butler University, Ohio University and the University of Toledo this season and will close their season at the Ohio boys basketball tournament March 24 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

For more information about the team, visit www.troypoprocks.com or Facebook.com/TroyPopRocks

Cuban paintings coming to Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is pleased to host Arte Cubano 2016. This special exhibition will be on display in the Hayner Center’s Art Studio March 10 through April 30. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 10,from 5-6:45 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

This special art studio exhibition of Cuban art features a collection of contemporary paintings from Baracoa, Cuba. The show includes work by the Tiberacón group. Master artist and instructor Guillermo Orlando Piedra Labañino leads this group of talented artists in promoting Baracoan culture and art in the communities surrounding Baracoa.

Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 West Main Street, Troy. Hours of operation are Monday 7–9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, please visit our website at www.troyhayner.org or call (937) 339-0457.

Saturday Night Live at the Y

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, March 11 for youth in Kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, and the Youth Center. Pizza and lemonade will be served 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 further questions and information, contact Jaime Hull at (937) 440-9622 or j.hull@miamicountyymca.net.

Teen Leadership Troy applications available

TROY — Applications are now available for the 201 7 Teen Leadership Troy program.

Sponsored by the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and running since 1997, TLT provides a valuable learning experience with the help and cooperation of our community’s leaders. A group of selected high school juniors participate in a week – long program to develop and enhance community leadership skills and their potential through a series of classroom and practical learning experiences.

The program consists of five full-day sessions to be held from June 4-9. The program will expose the participants to a variety of social and economic issues and opportunities facing the Troy community.

Students who have completed their junior year of high school are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 31. Teen Leadership Troy Applications and more information are available online at www.TroyOhioChamber.com or at the Troy Chamber office: 405 SW Public Square, Suite 330, Troy.

Miami East students perform in local choir recitals

CASSTOWN — On Saturday, February 25, nine Miami East Jr. High School students performed with the Columbus Children’s Choir. The choir consisted of students from around the state of Ohio. The guest conductor was Rollo Dilworth of Temple University. From left to rightThe following students participated: Abbey Lauck, Amelia Schwartz, Jasmyn Maingi, Kayly Fetters, Hannah Lozano, Anthony Putnum, Caleb Lozano, Malaki Wood and Owen VanHorn.

Miami East seniors Alex Heim and Bryce Redick received medals from Troy Mayor Mike Beamish after their solos at the Student Honor’s Recital held Feb. 26 at the Troy Hayner Center. Soloist were prepared by Miami East High School Choir director Mr. Omar Lozano. Mrs. Melissa Lozano accompanied the two soloists.