In brief


Breakfast 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, call 937-836-6353.

Award winners sought

VIP Beautification-Holiday nominations are due by Dec. 31. This award recognizes those going over and beyond to keep properties beautiful. To nominate a property, contact Jack Kuntz at 937-836-3500 or


Dog licenses for sale

The city of Huber Heights is selling Montgomery County dog licenses beginning Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. For more information, call 937-233-1272.


Bicycle committee meets

The city Bicycle Advisory Committee will meet Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at the DES Conference Room, 333 James Bohanan Drive, Vandalia. For more information, call Amber at 937-415-2301.


Sing-a-long at Hayner

The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host a free Christmas Carol Sing-a-long Dec. 8 from 7-9 p.m. Rachael Boezi, the Troy First United Methodist Church Choir and the Troy First United Church of Christ Choir will share music. David Fair will have holiday decorating tips. The first session will be from 7:15 to 8 p.m., the second session from 8:15-9 p.m. Tickets will be given out beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

Forgiveness offered

The Troy-Miami County Public Library will offer a fine forgiveness program for cardholders through Dec. 31. All accumulated overdue fees will be waived and overdue materials returned in good condition will be removed from patron records.For more information, call 937-339-0502 extension 112 or visit

Grant for safety units

The Miami County commissioners on Nov. 21 accepted a $3,000 grant from the Miami County Foundation to help buy three automated external defibrillator units to be placed in the Safety Building, Courthouse and the Hobart Center for county government.

Volunteer training set

An Ohio State University Master Gardener Volunteer Program training will be offered to residents of Miami and surrounding counties between Feb. 6 and March 29. The training will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. More information can be found at or by calling 937-440-3945.


Ornaments program topic

Connie Porchers will share her love and collection of Christmas ornaments at the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series on Dec. 13. The free program begins at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at $6 per person. Reservations for the luncheon must be made by Dec. 11 by calling 937-773-6626.


Night hike set

The Miami County Park District will hold a Souper-Walk Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 Ohio 185, Covington. A nighttime hike through the woods will be followed by a fire and hot cup of soup. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation. Register by email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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