Area briefs

Comic book collection to be shared

WEST MILTON — It’s “Comic Book Mania” at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

Local patrons and brothers Aaron and Jeremy Heisey will be sharing their immense comic book collections and their love of the genre. They will talk about the history of comic books; creators, styles, and ages of comic books; and how to preserve and take care of your books.

Aaron and Jeremy invite fellow fans to bring and share their own comic book collection. They also welcome newbies who are just exploring the world of comics. The evening will include materials to make your own comic book, books to checkout about collecting and price guides, and refreshments. Each attendee will be able to take home a comic book as well.

For more information about this or other summer reading programs, call (937) 698-5515 or visit Milton-Union’s Summer Reading Program is all about superheros and offers something for adults, teens, kids, tiny tots and inspirational book readers. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ice cream social set

TROY — The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold an ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. July 11 at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole, then take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton. Tours of the house will be given by the VIPs from 2-3:30 p.m.

Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Reenactors to be at museum

TROY — The People Of The Ohio Country will be at the Overfield Tavern Museum, 201 E. Water St., Troy, from 1-5 p.m. July 18.

There will be demonstrations in the backyard of the museum of everyday activities such as cooking, fabric dying, leather craft and other skills common to pioneer life on the Ohio Frontier.

For more information visit the museum website at or on Facebook at Overfield Tavern Museum.

BNC offers View from the Vista

TROY — Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista from 2-4 p.m. July 19.

Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends. So come on out, enjoy the camaraderie in the third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome. (Really good binoculars available for use.)

Free and open to the public.