Wreath sale through Nov. 20
Hillgrove Union Cemetery and local Boy Scout Troop #103 are again teaming up to offer a wreath program as a way of decorating grave sites for the upcoming holiday and winter season. Community members are invited to purchase wreaths to beautify the grave site of their loved ones.
Live 24-inch Frasier Fir wreaths are available through Nov. 20 for $30 each. The wreaths are adorned with frosted pine cones and a red velvet bow. They will be placed on grave sites — supported by a small stand — on Dec. 2 and remain in place through January 2018. Wreaths can also be purchased as home decorations.
Hillgrove Union Cemetery is located at 1002 E. Central Ave. in Miamisburg and is operated jointly by the city of Miamisburg and Miami Township. Order forms are available on the Hillgrove Cemetery page of the city’s website. Orders can also be placed by phone at 937-847-6456.
Become an ecologist Nov. 18
On Nov. 18 from 1-3 p.m. kids ages 3-13 can come out to Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike and become forest advocates through learning about its plants and wildlife, and how to nurture relationships between your friends and nature. The program is $10 per child and is weather dependent.
Learn to ID trees in winter
On Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Bill Lindauer will take you along the trails of Miller Park, 755 Miller Road, and show you how to identify trees even in the late fall and early winter when they are leafless. Bill has discovered that many trees have secret “faces” watching us with their “eyes” as we stroll the paths.
For more information about the park, and to learn about how you can get involved, visit www.millerecopark.org.
Tree lighting, open house Nov. 24-25
On Nov. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Christmas Tree Park, the city of Lebanon will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season. There will also be a holiday open house Nov. 24-25. Come to Historic Downtown to start your holiday season. While in town enjoy shopping, food, free carriage rides, model train display and more. For more information visit www.mainstreetlebanon.com.
Dog licenses on sale Dec. 1
Warren County dog licenses go on sale Dec. 1. Regular tags cost $15, bone tags cost $20, and kennel tags cost $75. Dog licenses may be purchased until Jan. 31, 2018 without penalty.
Visit www.wcauditor.org to order.