Area briefs

Covington Elementary plans open house

COVINGTON — The Covington Elementary open house will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Students will be able to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers before the first day of school. Children will be able to take home handbooks and forms that parents can read through and return to school the following day. Representatives from the PTO, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school transportation, PLUS organization, and cafeteria will provide important information in the gymnasium.

Fee payments will be accepted during the open house.

New student registration will not take place during the open house. School staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

Fall class registrations set

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will begin taking registrations for Fall I Session classes on Aug. 14 for members and Aug. 17 for non-members. Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28 and last for seven weeks. This session includes many recreation and fitness options such as swim lessons, group exercise, gymnastics, youth sports and more.

The Y will be taking online registrations at its website To do so, a participant must first register his or her email at the main desk. They can then go online, log in and register for their chosen classes. Registrations will also still be accepted at the desks and over the phone. For more information, call Donn Craig at 440-9622 or visit