PIQUA — Edison State Community College has scheduled several events in the coming week on the Piqua campus, 1973 Edison Drive.
• In commemoration of April as National Poetry Month, there will be poetry readings by guest poets, Fred McLeod, April 20 at 11 a.m., and Jane K. Kretschmann, April 21 at noon, both in Room 233.
Both are published poets. Attendees will be invited to read their own work or poems by others. Admission is free.
• The college will present Good Ole Boy Comedy, April 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Robinson Theater.
The performance is open to the community and offered free of charge.
Often compared to the comedic superstars from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the group’s act is a diverse blend of comedic styling by five hard-working, up-and-coming comedians. The Good Ole Boy Comedy group includes local members, Lucas “Freakin” Williams, Jeff Bartlett, Thomas Gurrn, Darron Docie and Tim Lucas, who have been putting on hilarious shows across Ohio for the last six years.
• The Edison State Community College Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is collecting clothing and nonperishable food donations through April 21 for the Bethany Center in Piqua.
Those interested in donating clothing and nonperishable food items may deliver goods to the designated barrels on the Piqua and Darke County campuses.
• The Diversity Committee, in commemoration of National Autism Awareness Month, will host talks by guest speakers.
The Miami Valley Autism Coaching Team will present “Understanding Autism” with Susan Aebker, Lisa Combs and Carol Dittoe, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Room 546.
Jason’s Connection will present “Autism Advocacy: Broadening Our Awareness and Understanding of the Whole Person,” with Jason Harris, April 27, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Room 503.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.