Area briefs

Cloverbud Camp set

TROY — 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14-15 at Indian Hills 4-H Camp.

All children ages 5 and in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate.

There will be crafts, nature, singing, swimming and more. Lunch, drinks, snacks, a camp picture and a Cloverbud Day Camp T-shirt will be provided.

The cost is $50 per child. The registration deadline is July 6. Forms may be downloaded at For more information, contact Ohio State University Extension, Miami County at 440-3943.

Bi-plane rides available

TROY — An opportunity for an open cockpit bi-plane ride is coming up at WACO Air Museum on July 9-10. Cross this off your bucket list as you fly like they did during the Golden Age of Aviation. Rides will begin at approximately 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Call WACO for more information at 335-9226.

History Alive event set

July 9 & 10, 2016, Noon – 5:00 PM

PIQUA — Through encampments, displays and interpretations staff and volunteers at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency are highlighting the early settlement era, events of the War of 1812, and the Mexican War with an emphasis on the life of Abraham Robinson Johnston from noon to 5 p.m. July 9-10.

Also as a part of the weekend, as always, there will be tours of the Johnston Home, the Indian & Canal Museum will be open, and rides each day on the canal boat General Harrison.

Each day’s schedule will include:

Museum open — noon to 5 p.m.

Canal boats rides — 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Johnston Home Tours — 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Special activities also will include a presentation featuring Abraham Robinson Johnston at 1:30 p.m. in the Indian and Canal Museum and isit camps from Early Settlement through the War of 1812 era.

The 1st Regiment of Volunteers will bring the military life at the time of the War of 1812 alive with demonstrations of both camp and civilian activities.

There also will be a display of weaponry and more from the Mexican War in the Indian and Canal Museum.

Robert Bowman, Marla Fair and site manager Andy Hite will present a program highlighting the life and times of John and Rachel Johnston’s second son Abraham Robinson Johnston and his experiences in Piqua, West Point, and to San Pasqual at 1:30 p.m. each day in the Indian & Canal Museum.