Greene County news


Foundation seeks grant applications

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is seeking a first round of applications for classroom grants for next school year.

Applications submitted through Sunday will be reviewed by the Grants Committee in early June. Applicants will be given notice of the XCSF Board of Directors’ decisions by June 30.

Additionally, the Xenia Community Schools Foundation is announcing the Edwin B. Cox Family Legacy Grant Fund for 2015-16.

Residents and employees of the Xenia Community Schools district are eligible to submit a grant proposal.

Application guidelines and the application form are available on the XCS website and at STEVEN MATTHEWS


Parks & Rec to host movie night Friday

The Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a community movie night at Central Park on Friday.

The featured movie is “Big Hero 6.”

The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with face painting, a bounce house and raffle prizes. The movie will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 937-754-3090. STEVEN MATTHEWS


Master Gardeners to present workshop

The Greene County Master Gardeners will be presenting a workshop, “A Gardener’s Guide to Climate Change,” on Saturday, June 13.

The workshop will focus on sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, featuring Ohio State University professors Dan Herms and Jim Chatfield.

The all-day event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Greene County Extension, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia.

Topics will include “Earth is Warming — Are We the Cause?,” “What Science Tells Us About Climate Change,” “Biological Calendars: Using Plant Phenology,” “Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate” and “Ten Keys to Taking Action in Your Backyard.”

More information, including a registration form, is available at, under the Master Gardener Volunteer tab. More information can also be obtained by contacting Elaine Middlestetter at or calling 937- 848-7401

The cost is $35, with Master Gardeners getting in for $30. Box lunches will be available for $7 with registration. DIANA BLOWERS, CONTRIBUTING

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