In brief


Family Storytime held at library

Glow in the Dark: A Family Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road.

The whole family can participate in stories, singing songs and dancing.

Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call Becky Camillus at 937-433-8091, ext. 3.

Dottie Yeck writing contest now open

The 12th annual Dottie Yeck Good Life Award writing contest is open through Oct. 10. The contest emphasizes Dottie Yeck’s belief that Being Good + Doing Good = Having Fun and Being Happy, and that one is never too young to make a positive impact in the world. This year’s emphasis is having fun, in relation to the four elements of Dottie Yeck’s equation.

Online entries will be accepted from students in seventh through ninth grade who attend school or live in Montgomery County. One entry per person will be permitted.

All writing samples must be between 300 and 500 words.

The winner will receive $3,000.

For more information, visit, or call Debe Dockins at 937-610-4429.


Marvelous Meadow Walk set for Sept. 30

Bob Henn will lead a fall meadow walk from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Pondview Park, 2320 Pondview Drive.

The walk will include stories, facts about the diverse habitat and identifying different species of wildflowers.

The cost is $5 for residents and $6 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 937-296-2477 or e-mail

Mock camp to be held soon

A fall “camp” out, a mock camp out, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Habitat Environment Center, 3036 Bellflower St.

The event will include s’mores, a hike in the woods, flashlight games, campfire stories and more.

The cost is $8 for residents and $9 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 937-296-2477 or e-mail


Historical society part of market

The Oakwood Historical Society will take part in the Oakwood Farmers Market Sept. 16 and Sept. 30. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 Orchard Drive.

Visitors can learn about the historical society’s upcoming events and projects.

For more information, call 937-299-3793 or e-mail

Books & Blocks to be held Fridays

Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave., will host Books & Blocks, a nontraditional storytime, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 15.

This program is geared toward children 18 months through kindergarten enrollment. It includes playtime, and circle time with books, finger plays and rhymes.

Siblings are welcome.

For more information, call 937-294-7171.

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