Area briefs

Tire recycling event upcoming

TROY — The next tire recycling, offered by the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District, will be held Sept. 7.

Registration is now through the date, or until the semi-trucks fill up. Sign-ups and payments will be taken at 1330 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wagar to teach ‘Vintage Organizing with Jars’

PIQUA — Olive Wagar, owner of Organized by Olive LCC, will be the featured speaker for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series on Wednesday, July 13. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. followed by a noon luncheon, which is $6 per person.

Wagar, who began her business in 2014 to help individuals become more organized and less cluttered, will be sharing unique ways to repurpose glass jars as clever storage containers for all types of items around the house.

“If you are overwhelmed with stuff, want to simplify your life and are ready to make decisions, it’s a great time to get started on re-organizing, Wagar said. “I will offer many other ideas to help you reinvent the use of items you already have in your house to help you get more organized,” she continued.

“We are excited to have Olive join us and share her practical and clever ways to re-use things you already have,” said Beth Royer DeLong, YWCA program director. “She brings lots of creative ideas and other ways to reorganize and de-clutter things,” she added.

Reservations for the program and luncheon must be made by Monday, July 11, by calling the YWCA at 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.

A UVMC nurse is available from 10:15 -11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

Stream quality workshop set

TROY — What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than searching for bugs in the Stillwater River with the family.

Join Rod King of the ODNR from 1-4 p.m. July 16 at Brukner Nature Center as he shows participants the importance of our local waterways, their cleanliness and how to identify the macroinvertebrates that call them home. Participants will then head down to the river and test the water quality by capturing the macros.

Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. This workshop is free for BNC members and $2.50 for non-members (cash or check). Register by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14.

PEEP class added

TROY — Imagine a place where you can flutter from milkweed to milkweed like a butterfly. Buzz like a bee and help pollinate flowers. Roll over logs and look for squirmy worms or find a spot to sit back, relax and become part of a story book.

It’s not necessary to only imagine, but to actually become a part of such place. Sign your preschooler up for this new summer session of PEEP. Each week is filled with discoveries as they share stories, encounter wildlife and explore the outdoors.

Class is offered on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The fee for this hands-on program is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members per session. The session runs July 20 through Aug. 24. Class size is limited to only 12 children. Payment is due with registration, cash or check only.

Car show to raise funds

TROY — Hobart Corporation will host its Second annual Car Show to benefit The American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event will start at noon and run until 3 p.m. July 16.

The gates at 701 S. Ridge Ave., Troy, will open at 10 a.m. for registration and run until 2 p.m. There will be dash plaques given to the first 50 registered vehicles and trophies will be given for Best of Show, Peoples Choice, Best GM Vehicle, Best Ford Vehicle, Best Mopar, Most Original, The Hobart Choice and the Oldest Car. All trophies and awards will be given at 3 p.m.

There will be a $10 entry fee for all show vehicles.

DJ Ken Ryan will be playing all of the great oldies throughout the day and occasionally there will be trivia questions for prizes also.