Area briefs

Butterfly art being accepted

TROY — Get in touch with your creative side and help Brukner Nature Center celebrate the unique, diverse, and beautiful butterflies found here in Ohio.

Watercolors, photography, doodle art, block prints, stamps, mixed media, all will be accepted.

There is no fee to enter this exhibit, but all works of art must be 8-inch-by-10-inch and fit into a standard glass-fronted frame (provided by BNC). All art must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sunday, June 18. Each of the 25 selected pieces will be paired with a $1 voting jar in the Heidelberg Auditorium and the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Monarch Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 9.

All art will be for sale for $20, unframed, and available for pick up after the exhibit. All proceeds support the Monarch Celebration and butterfly education.

Y summer sports camps set

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA will be offering sports camps this summer. These camps are for beginners to advanced players in each sport and run Monday-Friday of each week. Contact the Piqua Branch at 773-9622 or Robinson Branch at 440-9622 for times and to register.

Gymnastics Camp — June 12-16 for 4 years old and up at the Piqua Branch

Soccer Camp — June 12-16 for 3 years to fourth grade at the Robinson Branch

Basketball Camp — June 26-30 for 4 years to fourth grade at both branches

Volleyball Camp — July 10-14 for third to eighth grade at both branches

Football Camp – July 10-14 for 4 years to fourth grade at the Robinson Branch

For more questions, call Jaime Hull, youth program director, at 440-9622.

Quilting classes offered at Hayner

TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 31 W. Main St., will offer quilting classes this summer.

Instructor Catherine Elson is new to the Hayner Center. Her experience with the art of quilt making began when a neighbor shared the gift of quilting with her over 26 years ago. Since, that time quilting has become Elson’s passion. In addition to being a practical skill, quilting promotes creativity and can be a great way to forge friendships. She also teaches quilt making for a local fabric retailer.

Seven quilt making classes, each with a different design, are scheduled this summer. The fee for each class includes everything necessary to complete the project, including the fabric, patterns, and use of a sewing machine during class time.

For complete class listings including fees, class times, and registration information, see

For more information, call (937) 339-0457.

Gardening for butterflies, hummingbirds sessions set

TROY — The Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers will present “Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies” at the next session in the Coffee with the Master Gardeners series on June 2 at 10 a.m.

Kathy Wilkey, Master Gardener volunteer, will discuss plants, practices and other ways to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other desirable pollinators and birds to your garden.

The session will be at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The cost is $10 and pre-registration is required by June 1. For more details, contact the extension office at 440-3945 or by email at The session is limited to 35 people. Visit or the Facebook page “Miami County Master Gardeners” for more information.