Plant sale upcoming

TROY — Native Ohio Plants, a local native plant nursery, will be at Brukner Nature Center on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.

In addition to what Native Ohio Plants offers, milkweed will also be available. Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in serious trouble. You can help by increasing the number of native plants in your yard and it may reward you with many close encounters of the wildlife kind.

The Wild Gardens Club focuses on gardening with native plants. Feel free to join them on the third Monday of each month in the BNC library.

BNC is located at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. For more information, call (937) 698-6493 or visit

Art exhibit opening

TROY — “Racing Around Town: The Soap Box Derby” will be on display at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., from June 22-July 29, and will feature memorabilia and artifacts from The Troy Historical Society, as well as other private collections. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This opening day reception, which begins at 5 p.m., is a great way to meet the curator of the exhibit, Judy Deeter, who is the president of The Troy Historical Society, as well as a local history writer. The reception also is free and open to the public.

Gardening program planned

TROY — The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers will present “Gardening on the Dark Side” at the next session in the Coffee with the Master Gardeners series at 10 a.m. July 6, in the Extension meeting room on the ground floor of the Miami County Courthouse, 215 W. Main St.

Join Master Gardener Randi Simon-Serey as she shares her experiences with plants that add drama to any garden. She will share how to utilize these unique flowers which can add intrigue to your garden and provide a striking contrast to many typical Ohio-grown flowers.

The cost of the session is $10 and pre-registration is required by Tuesday, July 3, 2018. For more details, call the Extension office at 440-3945. Visit or the Facebook page “Miami County Master Gardeners” for more information.

Artist entries sought

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center , is seeking entries from professional, amateur, and student chalk artists for the “Chalk-on-the-Walk” community arts competition at its “Art’s Alive at the Hayner” festival on Saturday, Aug. 4.

“Art’s Alive at the Hayner” is scheduled from 10 a..m. to 6 p.m., but artists may begin working at 9 a.m. on the east side of the Hayner. Chalk-on-the-Walk artists must pre-plan their compositions based on the theme “Celebrating the Arts.”

To register for “Chalk-on-the-Walk,” apply online and obtain the prospectus at or register in person by visiting the Hayner at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

Judging for the competition will be based on two classes: adults (18 and over) and students (14-17). To qualify for prizes and other awards, artists must pre-register by Monday, July 23. Contact Linda Lee Jolly at 339-0457 with any questions.