Area briefs


City offices to close

TROY — Troy City offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as follows:

• Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26

• New year’s: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

The city refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will be delayed one day starting with Dec. 25 (Monday collection on Tuesday, through Friday collection on Saturday).

The city refuse collection and the curbside recycling program will be delayed one day starting with Jan. 1 (Monday collection on Tuesday, through Friday collection on Saturday).

Refuse and recycling is to be placed out for pickup no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

Questions related to the refuse and recycling schedules are referred to the Central Maintenance & Service Facility at 335-1914.

Blood drive set

PIQUA — Donors can “Be a Deer” by giving blood at the Greene Street United Methodist Church community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 415 West Greene St., Piqua. The “Be a Deer — Donate Blood” long-sleeve T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. CBC encourages you to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Exhibit to open

TROY — Showcasing nearly 300 selected works completed by Troy students from grades K-12, the Young Master Exhibit runs Jan. 12 through Feb. 25 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.

All artwork being displayed was completed during this school year and includes drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Participating schools are Troy City Schools, Troy Christian Schools and St. Patrick Elementary School. Exhibit visits are free.

Nature club offered

TROY — Sign-up your 5-12 year-old home school student for a morning or afternoon of discovery (9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m.) Jan. 17 at Brukner Nature Center during Home School Nature Club.

Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and lesson plans using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. Classes are on the third Wednesday of the month. The fee for these programs is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check).

Payment can be made each month or for all sessions at one time (non-refundable). The topic for January is “Raptors.”

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