Area briefs

Run for the Mums upcoming

TIPP CITY — The 37th annual Run for the Mums, a 5K road race, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Tipp City Park, located at the corner of North Third and Park streets.

The race route winds through the neighborhoods of Tipp City and will finish back at the Tipp City Park. If pre-registered by Sept. 17, participants will receive a T-shirt, registration remains open until the start of the race. This year organizers have scheduled a pre-packet/T-shirt pick-up for Septe. 23-24 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the TMCS office, 3 E. Main St.

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 youth programs.

For more information, contact (937) 667-8631 or visit

TROY — A Cruise-In for Veterans will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Troy Fish & Game, 2618 LeFevre Road, Troy.

Cars, trucks, bikes and military vehicles can be part of the show and dash plaques will be offered to the first 100 entries. Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Registration is $10 or $6 for veterans. The event also will include music, 50/50 drawings, food and door prizes. An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be offered from 8:30-11 a.m. for $7.

For more information, call Dave at (937) 335-6361.

Autumn Equinox event set

TROY — Brukner Nature Center staff will have meet participants at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 for its Autumn Equinox Event.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for participants to grab a glass of organic cider and autumn fare as you enjoy the Autumn Art Exhibit, the whimsical art of Charley Harper, Cincinnati’s American Modernist artist best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints.

At 7:15 p.m., participants will settle into seats for an engaging presentation by Miami University professor and ornithologist Dave Russell and his wife, Jill. A birder’s dream and a vole’s nightmare, the elusive Boreal Owl also serves as an important indicator of boreal forest change. For the past five summers, Jill and Dave have studied the growth and development of young Boreal Owls in the taiga forests of interior Alaska. Come along on this exploration of the secret lives of nesting Boreal Owls and the owl’s place within the Arctic ecosystem.

Admission is $5 for BNC Members and $10 for non-members.

All proceeds from this event, including the sale of the photographs through-out the exhibit, will support the mission of wildlife conservation.