Community briefs

Dine to donate set

TROY — Join Brukner Nature Center supporters at Culvers, 2100 W. Main St., Troy, for a Dine to Donate to support the wildlife ambassadors at BNC. Come show your support by eating out from 5-8 p.m. on June 22. Culvers will donate 15 percent of all sales when a flier is presented at check-out. Fliers are available at (Click “Dine to Donate”), at the Interpretive Building or email for one to be sent to you. Good for dine in or carry-out.

City Park to become “Frozen”

TIPP CITY — Just like Arendelle, the Tipp City Park will be “frozen” into a winter wonderland. It is going to take a miracle and lots of children to end the icy spell. Sign up for this week of fun, June 22-25, before it is all melted. This is the first week of a six week program for children 4-9 years old that is hopping with fun and stimulating activities as well as learning, games and crafts. Other weeks will include Superheroes, a Beach Bash and Diggin’ Dinos.

Astronauts visit library

WEST MILTON – Thor may think he brings the lightning, but representatives of the Armstrong Air and Space Museum will show differently at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at the Milton-Union Public Library. Their interactive program is part of the children’s Summer Reading Program.

The Space Museum employees will talk about the moon and the planets of the solar system, and even bring a real astronaut suit!

The museum first opened on July 20, 1972, three years to the day after Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, in his hometown of Waponkeneta. Armstrong himself was present to help open the facility, and Tricia Nixon Cox, standing in for the President, presented moon rocks brought back to Earth from the Apollo 11 mission.

More than 40 years later, the focus remains the same: to stand as a repository of Ohio’s aeronautical history, a monument to Ohio’s contributions to aviation and space exploration, and a tribute to Neil Armstrong, whose “one small step for a man” was indeed a “giant leap for mankind.” For more information about the museum, visit For more details about this or other summer reading programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union’s Summer Reading Program has special programs and prizes for adults, teens, kids, tiny tots and inspirational book readers and goes until July 31.

Play a game of giant checkers

WEST MILTON – Have you ever played with a gigantic checker board or box-sized domino set? Enjoy super-size “Super Games” at the Milton-Union Public Library at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 26.

Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt has created large-scale versions of games like Yahtzee, checkers and dominoes to “take board games to a whole new level.” You’re going to want pictures of this!

The game day is free and open to the whole family. For more information, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

Fourth of July celebration planned

WEST MILTON — West Milton will begin its 4th of July celebration on July 1 from 6-10 p.m., including amusement rides, games, food and more. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for five (one ticket per ride) at Curry’s Video, Miami Valley Lanes, Owl Drugs and Wertz Variety. Pre-sale ends 5 p.m. today. Cost of tickets at the park are $2 each or 10 for $19. Armbands are $18, allowing unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

Trailing moms and tots

TIPP CITY — The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots 0 to five years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, e-mailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.