In brief


Gun safe program Feb. 24

An NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe Training program for youth from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade will be offered Feb. 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Huber Heights Masonic Lodge, 7777 Wildcat Road, Huber Heights. The program is open to any Miami Valley youth in that age group to learn about what to do if they encounter a firearm. To register, visit MVYM at


Youth Art Fair set

The annual Youth Art Fair will accept entries Feb. 24 in the Englewood Government Center lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Winners will be announced March 3. The art fair is open to all students in the Northmont School District. More information is available at


Taste of Troy Trivia set

Troy Main Street will hold a Taste of Troy Trivia Night on Feb. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Center, Troy. The evening will include an opportunity for people to sample food from local restaurants, win prizes and engage in fun competition. Tickets are $25 each or $175 for a table of eight. To reserve a seat, call 937-339-5455 or visit the Troy Main Street, 405 SW Public Square, Suite 231, weekdays from 1-4 p.m.

Photos sought for exhibit

Area residents are invited to participate in a Troy-Hayner Cultural Center exhibit, “Hayner Happenings: The Things We Do” planned March 2-31 and intended to tell the story of the Hayner Center since its opening in 1976. The exhibit will include artifacts and photos from Hayner exhibits and events along with residents’ photos of events. Photos or memorabilia can be taken to the center Feb. 16 or Feb. 17 between noon and 4 p.m.


Grant requests sought

The Vandalia Cultural Arts Committee is accepting grant applications. The committee has up to $7,500 for activities, programs, performances and organizations. The application deadline is Feb. 16. An application packet is available on the city website at


Community input sought

Tipp City schools will hold a community engagement meeting to discuss facilities and other school matters Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at L.T. Ball Intermediate School, 575 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.


Program looks at prehistoric people

The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will hold a program, “Ohio’s Prehistoric People,” Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library Louis Room, 116 W. High St.

The program will be presented by Andy Hite, site manager at Johnston Farm and Indian Agency. He will discuss the area’s early Native American inhabitants. The program is free, open to the public and no reservations are required. For any questions, contact Stephanie Winchester at 937-307-7142 or

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