In brief


Holiday Open House coming

The annual Holiday Open House celebration will be held Nov. 25 at the Englewood Government Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music by the Englewood Civic Band beginning at 6:30. Santa will arrive at 7. Activities continue until 8.


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The Wright-Patterson Enlisted Spouses Club will host a Small Business Saturday Shop Small Bazaar on Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at VFW Post 3283, 5074 Nebraska Ave. Craft vendors being accepted. Bazaar will include handmade crafts, direct sales, clothes, etc. For more, email:


Home tour coming

The annual Tippecanoe Christmas in the Village holiday home tour will be held Dec. 2 from noon to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of the tour. The tour will include nine homes along Main, Walnut and Fourth streets. For more information,

Gingerbread house competition set

A Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will be held Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Monroe Twp. Building at 4 E. Main St., Tipp City. Teams can have up to four people; children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit Registration ends Nov. 20.

Rock hounds gathering

The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Rock Hounds” on Nov. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road. Participants can learn to identify different types of rocks and how they were formed. Register on the program calendar at, e-mail or call 937-335-6273, Ext. 109.


Eat with Santa

A Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at the Meadowbrook at Clayton. Activities to include pancake breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa and crafts. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, 937-836-6353.


Stressing for a laugh

A program on Laughing at Stress will be offered at the Troy-Miami County Public Library on Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Alisha Barton of the Ohio State University Extension Office in Miami County will discuss using humor to deal with stress. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 937-339-0502 extension 117.


Church holding sale

Hoffman United Methodist Church will hold its annual craft show Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church activity center. The show will feature more than 20 booths offering a variety of items including jewelry, wood-crafted items, candles, baked goods and more. The Methodist Women’s group will offer homemade, ready to cook pot pie by the bag. For more information, call Jean at 937-698-5541.

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