In brief


Walkable community workshop April 12

On April 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Bellbrook Municipal Building, 15 E. Franklin St., Bellbrook city leaders are interested in hearing what residents and business owners have to say about the walkability of the downtown area. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to explore elements of the downtown area that can be built on to create a more pedestrian friendly, walkable environment. The workshop will bring together citizens and public officials to discuss how the walkability of downtown Bellbrook can be improved.

For more information and how you can register for the event, view the event flyer on the city’s website at

Sugar Maple Festival April 21-23

Join the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek community and celebrate the 39th annual Sugar Maple Festival in downtown Bellbrook from April 21-23. The theme of this year’s festival is “Superheroes,” kicking off the community’s spring and summer seasons. This year’s festival will include entertainment, activities for kids, shopping, great food, and more.

The Sugar Maple Festival provides many family friendly activities, around 75 craft vendors, many food vendors, a community parade, a 5k race, and a beer garden, which will offer craft beer from local breweries. Entertainment, including live music, will begin Friday evening and continue through Sunday. For more information on individual events, visit the festival website at


Wildflower Walk with Author Bob Henn April 22

On April 22, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Indian Mound Reserve- Williamson Mound Entrance, 2750 US Rt. 42 E. Cedarville join Bob Henn on a hike in Massie Creek Gorge. Henn is a wildflower expert and author of Wildflowers of Ohio,

On the hike Henn will share his knowledge of how to identify wildflowers, their uniqueness and uses. He will have the 2nd edition of his book for sale ($24) after the program if participants are interested.

For more information call 937-562-6440.


Easter fun and egg decorating April 13

On April 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. join the City of Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. 3rd St., for an evening of family fun. Participants will receive eggs to decorate along with a basket for the eggs to take home. Eggs and decorating supplies will be provided. Participants will enjoy games, light snacks, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. So bring your camera. Registration is limited to 30 participants. The fee is $5 per participant. Go online at to register.