Area briefs

UVMC holiday open house set

TROY — The Upper Valley Medical Center will host a holiday open house fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, in the UVMC Gift Shop adjacent to the hospital main lobby. This one-day event is open to the community.

Special pricing will include 30 percent off seasonal items and 20 percent off general merchandise. Door prize entries and free gifts will be offered with purchases of $25 or more (while supplies last).

Holiday and gift items for all ages will be featured. Mystery grab bags will be available for $2 (while supplies last).

Proceeds from this event will benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary which supports the hospital with a volunteer force, annual scholarships, and funding for special projects and equipment.

For further information, call UVMC Volunteer Services at (937) 440-4995.

YMCA offers Santa and Me preschool program

MIAMI COUNTY — On Dec. 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a fun morning of gym games and a visit from Santa. The morning will start with a bounce house, gymnastics, and sports, followed by a visit from Santa around 10 a.m.

This program is for 2-5 year olds and is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register at the Robinson Branch or over the phone. For further questions and information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

TMCS to offer CCW class

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering an 8 hour class teaching the mindset and skills needed to carry a concealed weapon.

The class is set for Saturday, Dec. 16, and exceeds the requirements needed to apply for an Ohio CCW permit, and those from over 35 other states. The instructors are Mark Beckman, Matt Black, Jim Davis and Jannette Trujillo.

The class will be held at 3 G Tactical, 1455 W. Main St., Tipp City. The cost of the class is $100 for residents and nonresidents. Supply list is available upon registration. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit the TMCS office at 3 E. Main St., Tipp City or register online at