Area briefs

Exhibit continues at BNC

TROY — The iconic wildlife art of Charley Harper and his unique view of wildlife and wild places is on display at Brukner Nature Center through Dec. 15.

The exhibit is free with paid admission to the nature center. A portion of the sales of Harper art will support the mission of wildlife conservation.

Retirement seminar set

TIPP CITY — A seminar to explain if your retirement income will last and are your assets are protected will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Tipp City.

The seminar will be presented by Tipp Monroe Community Services and Matt Buehrer of Thrivent Financial.

There is no charge for this seminar, but registration is required. Visit to register.

YWCA Christmas trip planned

PIQUA — Join the YWCA for a visit to see the historic transformation of the Cincinnati Music Hall and to see the former residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The group will depart at 8 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.

“The Music Hall was completely transformed in a project that took 16 months with a cost of $143 million to restore the High Victorian Gothic building located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood,” said YWCA Executive Director and travel guide Leesa Baker. “We will enjoy a privately-guided tour of the Music Hall which is home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Ballet as well as many other art groups.”

Lunch will be served at The National Exemplar at the landmark Mariemont Inn. Following lunch, the group will visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The docent-led tour will provide information on the Beecher and Stowe families, the Underground Railroad and the women’s right movements of the 1830s-1860s.

Fees for members are $105 and $125 for non-members. All gratuities for lunch and the bus driver are included. A $10 deposit for registration will reserve a seat and the balance is due on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-66126.

SNL event upcoming

TROY — The Miami County YMCA Robinson Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Oct. 19 for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade.

This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, and our Bounce House. Pizza and lemonade will be served during a movie. Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Register at the Robinson branch or over the phone at 440-9622. Cost is $10 for Members and $16 for Non-Members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or

Medicare checkups set at YWCA

PIQUA — Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) liaisons will be on hand to meet one-on-on with individuals for Medicare checkups at the YWCA Piqua on Monday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individual consultation will focus on traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage (HMO’s, PPO’s and PFF’s) along with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D).

Appointments are necessary and space is limited so seniors are advised to call early to sign up for a time slot. “This individual consultation is an opportunity for individuals to meet with and discuss concerns, ask questions and get answers to questions about Medicare coverage,” said YWCA Executive DirectorLeesa Baker. “We hope that many seniors will take advantage of this unique chance to meet with an OSHIIP liaison right in our own community.”

Appointments can be made by stopping at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., or by calling 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.

Tipp with a Twist to be held

TIPP CITY — The Golden Leaf Tea and Herb Company, a family owned and operated business located in historic downtown Tipp City, will discuss four different types of teas. Samples of teas will be available. The discussion will be held at the Tipp City Library on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by Tipp Monroe Community Services. There is no charge for this event but registration is required. Please visit or to register.

The Golden Leaf offers an assortment of items including fine loose & bagged teas, bulk herbs & spices, fresh ground coffees, essential oils, tea pots and tea accessories.

Spooktacular kid’s night out to be held

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is hosting a Spooktacular Kid’s Night Out on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 pm at the Broadway MPR. Ages 6-8 are welcome to attend this night of monster blood slime, spooky mansions, and haunted house train ride! This program is a fun, hands-on enrichment program that provides cross-curricular STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) experiences to children ages 6-14. The Night Out will be led by Leslie Mosely of Challenge Island. The cost of the program is $23 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Register and pay on line at

Challenge Island is fast growing international educational enrichment program on the forefront of S.T.E.A.M. Education and 21st Century Learning. Founded by award-winning educator, author, and freelance parenting/education journalist, Sharon Duke Estroff, this program challenges participants to work in collaborative teams on action-packed challenges using only the materials in their treasure chests and their creativity. From chemistry to art, engineering to music, and geometry to mythology, the ‘island’ format allows for enormous flexibility in offering cross curricular material while developing communication, collaboration, and flexible thinking skills for participants.

Program to discuss dementia conversations

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services and the Alzheimer’s Association are pairing up to offer a program that will discuss tips for breaking the ice with family members about some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss with your loved ones, like dementia. The program takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Tipp City Public Library. Refreshments will be provided. There is no charge for this class but registration is required. To register, visit