Friday’s Area briefs

Newton Township Meeting rescheduled

PLEASANT HILLThe Newton Township Trustees will be holding their Regular August Meeting on Tuesday, August 25 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Township Building (210 Wcst Walnut Street, Pleasant Hill. Ohio). The regular meeting on August 18 has been cancelled. If you have any questions please call John L. Wackler at 676-8800.

Covington Elementary Open House

COVINGTON — Covington Elementary Open House will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 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 week. Representatives from the PTO, the volunteer organization, school transportation, PLUS organization, and cafeteria will provide important information in the gymnasium. Fee payments will be accepted during Open House. New student registration will not take place during the Open House. School staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

Ballet Classes Offered at YWCA of Piqua

PIQUA — Children 3 years old and up are invited to take an eight week ballet class at the YWCA beginning Monday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 12. Denise Uhlenbrock, an 18 year veteran instructor, will be teaching classes for ages 3 and up from 4:30-5:10 p.m. and a second class from 5:15-6 p.m. is offered for students by instructor invitation on Mondays. An additional class is also scheduled on Wednesdays beginning August 12 for ages 3 and up from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

The classes are designed to give students an opportunity to learn coordination and grace while developing an appreciation for the fine arts. “It’s a great time for youngsters to learn the basics that they can build on as they get older,” said Uhlenbrock. “We have a fun time and develop some important motor skills through dance,” she continued.

Students will need ballet slippers, tights and leotards or shorts for the class. The 10 week sessions will conclude with a dance recital featuring the ballet students as they showcase the skills they have learned at each session.

For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne Street or call 773-6626.

Piqua Public Library Welcomes Sherman to Board

PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library Board of Trustees swore in a new member at their July 21 meeting. Kathy Sherman of Piqua will be filling the seat recently vacated by Nancy Mullenbrock.

“We congratulate Kathy on her selection,” says James Oda, Library Director. “And we feel very lucky to have gained a board member with so much experience working with the community.”

Kathy Sherman is the Business Development Officer for Unity National Bank in Piqua, and once served as their Freedom Years Director as well.