Community briefs

Aeronautical program offered

TROY — WACO Learning Center will offer a popular aeronautical program, designed by NASA, to homeschool families with early learners.

Fun with Flight is a collection of STEM learning modules based on children’s books. Each module focuses on a single children’s book, followed by a STEM thematic lesson. Hands-on activities will engage the child as they make discoveries about Gliders in Nature (Form & Function), Balloons (Sinking & Floating), Parachutes (Fluid Thickness & Drag), Kites (Surface Area & Lift), Helicopters and Airplanes (Force & Thrust), and World Flyers (Geography & Global Trade). These lessons will take place from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 13-17 at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy A $40 materials fee will cover the entire week. Parents can register children ages 6-8 by calling WACO Air Museum at 335-9226.

Gift shop to host fundraiser

TROY — The Upper Valley Medical Center Gift Shop will host a Book and Consumer Goods Sale fundraiser open to the community on Nov. 14 and 15 in the hospital cafeteria on the lower level.

Hours for this sale will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Featured items will include specially priced books, toys and games, electronics, puzzles, and unique gift items for all ages.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary, which supports the hospital with a volunteer force, annual scholarships, and funding for special projects and equipment.

For further information, call UVMC Volunteer Services at (937) 440-4995.

Author signing and open house set

ENGLEWOOD — New & Olde Pages Book Shoppe will be holding its annual holiday open house on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with an author signing event the same day from 1-5 p.m. The bookshop is located at 856 Union Boulevard in Englewood across from Kroger. New holiday books, puzzles, games and gift items will be featured, plus a $20 gift card with the purchase of $100.

Eight authors will be previewing and discussing their latest novels. Included will be Carrie Bebris, Jane Austen Mysteries; Kate L. Murray, Broken World Series; Greg Enslen, Frank Harper Mysteries; and Ted Brusaw and Ruth Kibler Peck, “Unknown Horizons.” These are all new books featuring mysteries, paranormal, inspirational and historical novels.

Free holiday book catalogs and goody bags are available to all who attend, with refreshments served throughout the day. For more information contact the bookshop at (937) 832-3022.

BNC offers ‘Wild Art for Kids’

TROY — Brukner Nature Center is introducing a unique fundraising event just for kids on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center and BNC naturalist to create a 12-by-12 masterpiece of an owl, inspired by BNC’s wildlife ambassadors.

This event, geared toward grades K-8, is $25 per child, will include a visit from one of BNC’s wildlife ambassadors, all painting materials, and refreshments. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 17 (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

Veterans IDs available

TROY — Veteran Identification cards are available through the Miami County Recorder’s Office. Veteran ID cards may be obtained by appointment only.

The cost to obtain a Veteran ID card is $1. Veterans must have the original or an official certified copy of their DD-214. Veterans with a discharge status of “honorable” or, “general, under honorable conditions” are eligible to receive a Veteran ID card.

Veteran ID cards can be used to obtain discounts and benefits at participating retail establishments. Veteran ID cards can also be used as an alternative form of voter identification. Veteran ID cards expire 10 years after the date of issuance. Veteran ID cards issued by the county can not be used to obtain VA benefits.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Miami County Recorder’s Office at 440-6040. To obtain a copy of your DD-214, call the Miami County Veterans’ Services Office 440-8126.