Community briefs


Workshops, club meetings planned

WEST MILTON — A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions Friday, Aug. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to noon for those who need help with their computers. Please bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign-ups are required, so please call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

Get help finding a job, learn how to create a resume, and practice interviewing skills at an employment workshop hosted by Goodwill Easter Seals. The workshop will be Friday, Aug. 25, from 2-3 p.m. at the library.

Build with Lego’s at the library Saturday, Aug. 26, from 2-3 p.m.. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome. Special thank you to the New Friends of the library and the Miami County Foundation for the grant to purchase the Legos.

Trans Am Nationals return to Tipp

TIPP CITY — Old Tippecanoe will host the 21st annual Trans Am Nationals Cruise-In from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Saturday night cruise-in is the highlight of a three-day Trans-Am Nationals event held each year in Dayton. Along with help from Trans Am Club of America, Dayton Chapter, Inc. and The Ohio Firebirds, owners of Firebirds, Formulas, Firehawks, Trans Ams, and GTA’s are urged to enter, but everyone is invited to view the entries and enjoy the fun.

The event will take place in the Old Tippecanoe Historic District in downtown Tipp City with free admission. Registration cost for car entries is $10. Registration is at Monroe Federal Bank, 24 E. Main St. from 5-7 p.m. The first 250 entries will receive dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. Activities until 9 p.m. include shopping, a 50/50 raffle, and a DJ providing music at Third and Main Streets.

For more information, call Cheryl (Trans Am Club) at (513) 305-7454 or Steve (Downtown Tipp City) at (937) 667-3696.

Grant application deadline approaching

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is August 31. Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c) organization.

Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts. Application forms are available online at www.miamicountyfoundation.org or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until next year. Schools are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The Foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.

DAR meeting planned

TIPP CITY — The Piqua-Lewis Boyer chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Randall House, 6400 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City.

The program will focus on Women’s Health, specifically the differences in types of dementia. The presenter will be Tammy Wick, Executive Director of Randall House. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

Artists sought for show

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to participate in the 12th annual Autumn Artisans Showcase, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This show features fine quality art produced by local artists, including paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, and polymer clay. Homemade food will also be available. The show will be held at the Monroe Grange, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City, a quarter mile north of State Route 571. For more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at (937) 667-2655 or by email lnichols12@woh.rr.com, or call Margie Anderson at (937) 667- 6281. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

TMCS and GOON Brothers partner for sale

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services and the GOON Brothers are partnering to raise money to support TMCS Outreach Programs. TMCS will be selling GOON Brothers’ t-shirts. For each GOON Brothers’ shirt TMCS sells, the Brothers will donate a portion of the proceeds to the TMCS outreach program. T-shirts, sweatshirts and bumper stickers are for sale now. Prices range from $3 to $25.

The Brothers are three friends from Tipp City that give through random acts of kindness and weekly giveaways. They hide gifts around Tipp City and then give clues to help the residents find them. They also partner with organizations, such as TMCS, to help them raise money.