Community briefs

Local artist featured

DAYTON — A Tipp City polymer clay artist, Lilian Nichols — known as Lily Designs — has her work on display and sale at Fifth Third Gallery in Dayton for the month of June.Lilian has worked with polymer clay for over 28 years, and teaches polymer clay classes in Tipp City. Featured in the exhibit are earrings, pins, pendants, and necklaces. A trunk show is planned for Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Gallery is located at 1 S. Main St. in Dayton, and has a parking garage. The hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

TMCS summer registration underway

TIPP CITY — Summer Vacation at the Park for 4- to 9-year-olds begins June 19. This six week program is hopping with fun and stimulating activities as well as learning, games and crafts. Other youth programs and classes for June include:

• Writers Camp – June 19

• Learning to Draw with Rusty – June 22

• Better Baby Sitters – June 27

For more information about these or other TMCS programs, call (937) 667-8631 or go to for more information. There is fun stuff for grown-ups too.

Parenting classes upcoming

TROY — OSU Extension in Miami County is not offering a Peaceful Parenting Class for parent with children of all ages. The class is three weeks and will cover parenting issues such as: discipline, how child development impacts parenting, developing a mission statement, parenting basics (setting routines, chores), communication and how to handle specific behavior issues.

The course is $25 and includes all material and handouts.

Dates are June 22, 29 and July 6 and registration is due by June 20.

Classes take place in the Old Troy Courthouse, OSU Extension Office Meeting Room at 201 W. Main St

Contact the OSU Extension Office, Miami County at 440-3945 to register.

International food fest planned

WEST MILTON — An international food tasting festival will be held Saturday, June 24, from 3-5 p.m. at Hoffman United Methodist Church. It will take place in the activity center at 201 S. Main St. (one block west of State Route 48).

There will be eight countries represented: Germany, Honduras, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and the Philippines. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Come taste all the interesting native foods and enjoy the decorations. A few of those taking part are representing their native countries.

TMCS addresses heroin epidemic

TIPP CITY — TMCS will host a class providing insight into the growing heroin epidemic in the area and its influences on the community from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Tipp City Government Center.

Signs of use, trends, driving under the influence, uses, and the topic of narcan will be discussed. This class is open to any individual in the community who would like more information about heroin use. Tipp City police officers will provide instruction.

Registration is required. Please call for more information or go to

Clean Sweep upcoming

MIAMI COUNTY — The Clean Sweep 2017 of the Great Miami River Watershed will be July 21 and will span the area between Piqua and Tipp City.

This free event, which includes physical and strenuous work, also will include a free lunch and T-shirt.

A boating safety talk will be part of the program.

Volunteers must wear life jackets and thick-soled shoes covering the toes at all times.

For more information on launch sites or to register, visit or call 335-7645.