Area briefs

Concert set for Sunday

TROY — The Troy Civic Band, directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh, will present an outdoor concert, “Christmas in July” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., North County Road 25-A, Troy. Bring lawn chairs.

The pavilion area and park are handicapped accessible.

Restrooms available on site and there is free parking.

For more information, call 335-1178.

Photo contest seeks participants

TROY — Get your cameras ready for Brukner Nature Center’s ninth annual photo contest, “It’s About Wildlife,” coming to the Heidelberg Auditorium this winter. Whether your photos are from your backyard or North American travels, show staff how they support BNC’s slogan — “It’s about Wildlife!”

Visit or stop by the center’s main building to pick up a brochure with full contest details. This event is open to all photographers of all ages. Entries will be accepted beginning Nov. 15. Final deadline for all entries is Dec. 11. All photographs displayed are for sale, but may not be picked up until March 15. A 25 percent commission on sales will benefit BNC’s mission to promote wildlife conservation through environmental education.

‘Lettuce’ cook

TROY — The Miami County Park District will hold its Lettuce Cook — Cooking Club program from 2:30- 5:30 p.m. July 20 at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

Kids ages 11-15 years will learn about local produce as they harvest, prepare and cook seasonal recipes using ingredients from the garden at Lost Creek Reserve. They will also experience the sense of community that comes from preparing and sharing meals together. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Class fee $25 for the series of five.

Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, emailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Community picnic offered

TROY — Riverside will offer a free community picnic from 4-6 p.m. July 21 at Duke Park.

The picnic will include free hot dogs, snacks, games and a performance from the local band Bolted Down.

At the event, donations such as disinfectant wipes, Pine Sol, Windex, Lysol spray, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher tablets, size three and four diapers, baby wipes, storage totes, bath towels, hand towels, toddler plates and utensils and men and women’s deodorant, will be accepted for the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County.

Women’s Connection to meet

TROY — The meeting of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be held at the Troy Country Club on July 19.

The theme for the luncheon is “All That Jazz.” The feature is Tempe Brown of Greenville, S.C. Music and the speaker also will be presented by Brown. Lunch is $17 inclusive and reservations are due on Saturday, July 15, and can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001.

A complimentary nursery is provided by calling Diana Hutsell at 667-2376 and is located at the Nazarene Church located on State Route 55.

Ice cream fun

TROY — Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for “We Scream for Ice Cream!” at 1:30 p.m. July 18.

Come to Brukner Park, located behind the library, to listen to a story, play games, make a craft, and also enjoy an ice cream treat. This program is one hour long and for children of all ages For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit

Honey and Blue to perform

TROY — A Lucky Lemonade Concert with Honey and Blue will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. The Honey and Blue duo is a combination of the dark blues of Adam Darling and the sultry syncopations of Stephanie Amber. The Lucky Lemonade Concerts take place in the Hayner courtyard and includes a tall glass of homemade lemonade. Always free and open to the public, chairs are provided. In case of rain, the concert will move to the ballroom. Visit

Wings and Rings in Piqua will donate 10 percent of food sales, dine in or carry-out, from 5-8 p.m. July 17 to Team Angels for the Miami County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.