Area briefs

THS class of 1980 reunion set

TROY — The party is still on for Saturday, August 29, 2015 for members of the Troy High School Class of 1980 to celebrate their 35th reunion. The fun kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at 3740 W. Monroe-Concord Road in Troy. The bring-your-own-beverage event will include a happy hour, buffet dinner and dancing until midnight. The cost is $25 per person and registration is required by Aug. 20. Please send your name, number of people attending and registration payment to: THS Class of 1980, P.O. Box 771, Tipp City, OH 45371.

Please note that the venue for the informal get together on Friday, August 28 at 7 p.m. has changed. Plan to meet everyone at Hinders Sports Bar & Grill, 902 W. Main St., Tipp City. Family and friends are welcome to stop by and say “hello” to classmates throughout the evening. For more information on the weekend’s activities, visit the Troy (Ohio) Class of 1980 Facebook page or the Class of 1980 page on the Troy High School website at

Special meeting for Hobart project planned

TROY — The city of Troy’s recreation department will hold a special board meeting at 4 p.m. today at Hobart Arena to review the design and estimates of the proposed Hobart Arena Renovation and Expansion Project.

The board will review its recommendation to city council regarding council authorizing the bidding and contracting for the Hobart Arena Renovation and Expansion Project at a cost not to exceed $7,350,000.

Board of Zoning Appeals to meet

TROY — The next meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building. New Business includes election of officers, acceptance of minutes of Oct. 14, 2014, and to discuss a variance of 29’4” to encroach into the required rear yard setback to construct a garage.

LEGO coach clinic set

TROY — Do you still enjoy playing with LEGOS even though you’re over 25? Out of curiosity did you to take apart a transistor radio, your mom’s toaster, or vacuum cleaner and then rebuild them? Are you competitive? Do you want to help a child dream about future inventions? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider being a First LEGO League Coach.

First LEGO League is a robotics program for 9-14 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. In FLL, the children program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO Mindstorms robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, complete a science project, and learn to teamwork.

As part of the WACO Learning Center, sponsored in part by a grant from the Dayton Power & Lights, WACO will be hosting an FLL Coach’s Clinic from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Make a reservation at 335-9226 or call for additional information. The clinic will be held at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A in Troy.

The clinic will cover The Three Components of an FLL Competition, Tips & Best Practices for a FLL Coach, Timing of the 2015 season, and Intro into Programming the EV3 robots.

There is no cost to the seminar, and no obligation to coach.