Area briefs

Help with holiday LEGO project

BRADFORD — On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26, the Bradford Public Library is inviting all LEGO lovers and aficionados to help build a LEGO Christmas village and Santa Claus Town.

All Legos will be provided for this project. Come in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The next opportunity to help build the Christmas project will be Saturday, Dec. 3, during the same times.

This activity is recommended for kids 10 years and up through adults. The village and Santa Claus Town will be displayed throughout the library with the names of our builders through January 2017.

Hayner hosts local artists

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is pleased to be hosting “Vessels, Vistas & Visions,” a fine art exhibit featuring the works of three local artists, Pamela Ridenour, Donna Pierce-Clark, and Shirley DeLaet. The exhibit runs through Nov. 27, and is free and open to the public.

Ridenour creates stoneware that is reminiscent of arts and crafts pottery; it is functional, silky, detailed, and glazed in the calming hues of nature. Transparency and movement dominate Pierce-Clark’s landscape and still life paintings. DeLaet’s painting style is representational, using smooth brushstrokes while focusing on blending colors to create natural transitions as her paintings progress. She paints in oil, watercolor and acrylic.

Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St. Hours of operation are Monday 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Hayner Center is closed on holidays. For more information, visit or call (937) 339-0457.

Arts and crafts show set

TROY — Don’t miss Brukner Nature Center’s annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show on Dec. 3, a Miami Valley holiday tradition for more than 30 years.

Come discover hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade items created by local artisians! Bring the whole family and explore the wildlife exhibits, take a hike through the woodlands and birdwatch in the third story Tree-top Vista then relax with a cup of bird-friendly coffee and homemade piece of pie.

Embrace the season of giving and support our mission by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a treasure donated by the artisans. Drawings will take place several times throughout the day and you do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds from this event benefit BNC’s wildlife programs. The event is free and open to the public.