Community briefs

Jazz favorites return to Roller Mill

TIPP CITY — Longtime Roller Mill favorite Razzamatazz & Jazz will perform on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

This talented group has been playing together for more than 20 years, performing over a five-state area. Based in Columbus, the group often performs in some of the finest restaurants in that city. While its emphasis is on “hot” jazz and traditional ragtime, performances include many standards that audiences like to hear. Special attractions are the impersonations of Louis Armstrong by leader Lynn Fullerton, and Scott Joplin rags by pianist Paul Fertig.

The Thursday Night Concert Series is held on the second and fourth Thursdays June through Dec. 10. The theater is located at 225 East Main Street in Tipp City. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students K-6. Cabaret seating.

For more information, call 937-667-3696 or visit

Crafting and shelter pet event set

WEST MILTON – Crafting, pets and community service – what could be a better mix? They all come together in “Craft a Toy for a Shelter Pet” at the Milton-Union Public Library as part of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.

Adult Services Specialist Kim Brubaker hosts the event that goes from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 24. While creating a craft for your own pet, you can also make a toy for a needy shelter animal.

All supplies will be provided. There is no limit on how many toys the group makes for the shelter—so come out to have fun and also help shelter pets at the same time. For more information, call 937-698-5515 or visit

Road closure announced

TIPP CITY — Beginning On Oct. 19, 2015, N. Hyatt Street from W. Main Street to Plum Street will be closed for water main placement and utility trench repairs.

The City has permitted Double Jay Construction a maximum of five days to complete this section of the project and return traffic patterns back to normal. A detour route will be posted using North Third Street to Park Avenue.

The city apologizes for the inconvenience during this time and asks for your patience and understanding while construction is underway. Please contact City of Tipp City at 937-667-6305 with any questions about this closure.

College planning night set

WEST MILTON — There will be a college planning night at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Milton-Union High School auditorim.

Guest speakers for the evening will be admissions representatives from the University of Dayton, Wright State University and Edison State Community College. The will provide general information about college comparisons and selection, admission processes, campus visits and more. There will be a forum for students’ and parents’ questions and concerns.

For more information, call the high school guidance office at (937) 884-7951.

Craft show planned

WEST MILTON — Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the church activity center.

Reservations for booth spaces are now being accepted. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at 937-698-5541.

Christmas Holiday Show seeking vendors

TIPP CITY — Applications are being accepted for artists and craftspeople to be vendors for the 47th Annual Christmas Holiday Show, on Saturday, Nov. 14, during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering.

This event features local artists with their handmade items including articles in clay, wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, paintings, and many other materials. No buy/sell or manufactured items please.

The show is held in the basement of the Monroe Township Building at the corner of Third and Main. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

There is a caterer handling food service, and many people come downstairs for lunch and also visit the show.

If you are interested in being in the show or want more information, please contact Lilian Nichols at 937-667-2655 or by email, or call Margie Anderson at 667- 6281.

Community Services holding coat drive

TIPP CITY — TMCS is collecting new and gently used coats, including coats for all ages but especially children’s sizes. In addition TMCS is taking hats, gloves, scarves, thermals and snow suits. Please make sure items are clean and ready to wear.

Drop off at TMCS until October 30. The office is located at 3 E. Main Street next to the library. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coat Distribution is on Nov. 7 at the American Legion, #Post 586 located at the corner of Park and Third Street. If you or your family is in need of a winter coat, gloves, hats or scarves, hours of distribution are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call TMCS at 667-8631.

Box top collection announced

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services in partnership with Tipp City Schools and Box Tops for Education will have a collection site available for the public to drop off their labels. The schools earn 10¢ for every non-expired Box Top label. The schools use this money to help purchase extra equipment, art supplies and educational resources that help students and teachers. Box Top labels can be found on over 250 participating products. A full list of participating products can be found on the Box Tops for Education website

TMCS asks that you clip non-expired Box Top labels and drop them off in the labeled collection container located inside the Tipp Monroe Community Services Building at 3 E. Main St. The schools’ next submission deadline for labels is Nov. 2, but labels will be accepted year round.