Area briefs

Open house set

TROY — The city of Troy is hosting an informational open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 in the Bravo Room at Hobart Arena on the proposed improvements to Duke Park.

These improvements are part of a comprehensive initiative recently announced by Mayor Mike Beamish to enhance the recreational amenities at Duke Park. The initiative has been supported by Troy City Council, Board of Park Commissioners, and the Recreation Board. The improvements would include seven new baseball fields, three soccer fields, a splash pad, miniature golf course, new structures, additional parking, and two new entrances to the park. The initiative would be funded with current city resources as well as a 1.2 mill property tax levy, which was recently approved by Troy City Council to be on the November ballot.

Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about the proposed improvements.

Contact City Hall at (937) 335-1725 with any questions about the open house.

Yoga Classes at the YWCA Piqua

PIQUA — Ever thought about taking Yoga classes? Join Katie Nardecchia for the new five-week session of Yoga at the YWCA Piqua beginning Monday, Aug. 19. Classes will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights.

“Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline originating in ancient India. The goal of Yoga is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility and the ultimate improvement of one’s health,” said Nardecchia. “Each class will begin with centering which involves emphasis on the breath. This allows participants to become centered and grounded for the practice.”

Throughout the class a variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and practiced. Some of these postures are seated and some are standing. According to Nardecchia, “The standing postures help us with balance which becomes increasingly important as we get older.” Classes end with relaxation which leaves those in the class feeling rejuvenated and most importantly, present in the moment.

Class frees are $38 for the five-week session or $12/class. YWCA membership ($30 plus tax) is also required. To register or for more questions, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 937-773-6626.

5K upcoming

TIPP CITY — The 41st annual Run for the Mums, a 5K road race, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Tipp City Park, located at the corner of North Third Street and Park.

The race route winds through the neighborhoods of Tipp City and will finish back at the Tipp City Park.

Registration ends Sept. 20. Additional TMCS Run for the Mums T-shirts will be available the day of the race. Same day registration remains open until the start of the race. This year we have scheduled a pre-event packet and T-shirt pickup for 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26 at the TMCS office, 3 E. Main St.

This year our Premier sponsors are Meijer, Regal Beloit, Arenstein & Andersen, Tipp City Mum Festival and Abbott. Gold sponsors are Upper Valley Cardiology and Gibson Law Offices. A Silver sponsor is Peak Personal Pilates.

Residents are asked to consider the safety of the runners when driving near the route. Tipp Monroe Community Services sponsors this recreational event in conjunction with the Tipp City Mum Festival. Proceeds from the race will be used to support our youth programs.

For more information about TMCS, contact 667-8631 or visit