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Chalk on the Walk artists needed

TROY — Artists and student artists are invited to participate in a chalk art competition in downtown Troy on Friday, Aug. 28 on the Northeast quadrant of the downtown Public Square. The event is being held in conjunction with Troy Main Street’s “Streets Alive” event. Artists may begin working at 3 p.m. with judging for cash prizes and other awards beginning at 8 p.m.

The Hayner Center will provide art chalk for artists who have pre-registered for the event by Tuesday, Aug. 25. “Chalk on the Walk” entries must be pre-planned around the theme: “There’s No Place Like Home.” Entries will be judged with the following criteria: 1.) Originality, creativity and artistic technique 2.) Adherence to the theme 3.) Best use of color and chalk media. A complete prospectus is available on Hayner’s website or may be obtained at the Hayner.

For more information, please visit our website at or call (937) 339-0457.

Fall storytime set at library

TROY — Join staff for “Leaf through our books at Troy-Miami County Public Library” and other fun things at the library. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31.

Participants can drop in at the Troy library, or call (937) 339-0502, Ext. 121, to register.

Baby laptimes offer stories, songs, and playtime to children from birth to two years old and a caregiver. You can choose 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays; this program runs for thirty minutes.

Toddler storytime for children, age 2-3 years old, offers stories, songs, and an activity. For the toddler storytimes, you can choose Mondays at 6:30 p.m., or Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; this program runs for thirty minutes.

Preschool age children, age 4-5 years old, will enjoy stories, songs, and an activity. The preschool storytimes are offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.; this program runs for 45 minutes.

“Family Fun Nights”, “Family Movie Nights” and “Saturday Library Adventures” will also be offered during the fall session; the ten week fall session will begin the week of September 14, 2015.

For more information, call the Troy Library at (937) 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit