Community briefs

Weekly labs for kids set

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering a new class for children ages 5-8 years old. Children will have the chance to investigate science based activities and make a healthy snack during weekly labs. The instructor will be Demetria Woods from the OSU Extension. The following labs will be offered:

• Make it snow — Monday, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Students will explore snowflakes and discover how to make a substance that looks and feels like snow. Students will also read a wintry story and have a snowy day snack. The cost is a $5 supply fee paid directly to instructor.

• Everything Rainbow — Monday, March 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. Students will learn how rainbows are formed and make different types of rainbows. Students will also read a color filled story and have a rainbow snack. The cost is a $5 supply fee paid directly to instructor.

The classes will be held at Broadway Elementary, 223 W. Broadway, Tipp City. Registration is required. Please visit or come in to the TMCS office to register.

Grant deadline nears

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Feb. 28. 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)(3) 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.

An application form is available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the fall, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the spring distribution date.

The board also is seeking a new executive director. Applicants shall submit their electronic letter of interest and resume to by Feb. 11. Additional information about this position can be found on the Miami County Foundation website

Veterans coffee set for March 7

TROY — The monthly doughnuts and coffee at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will begin at 9 a.m. March 7.

Miami County Commissioner and Navy veteran Greg Simmons will speak. An elevator is available to the second floor of the Masonic Lodge, 107 W. Main St., Troy.

For more information, call 332-8852.

Scholarship application now available

TIPP CITY — A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2018 Tippecanoe High School graduating senior by Community Minded Women of Tipp City.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate who has been accepted by a recognized college, university, business school or school of advanced training beyond high school. Consideration will be based on academic achievement, community and school participation, desire and need. The winner will be announced during the May 2018 senior scholarship awards.

Application forms are available at the Tippecanoe High School guidance office, or on the office’s website, and must be returned there by Tuesday, April 3. For more information, call Lolita Border, scholarship committee chairman, at (937) 667-6935