Area briefs

Get wild, get walking

PIQUA — Get motivated to walk and get healthier with the YW Wild Walking Women beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4. The ladies will meet to walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a four-week period from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Participants will meet at French Park. Facilitators Joan Beck and Nancy Hirby will guide the group each week.

Pre-registration is requested. YWCA membership is not required. For more information on class fees or to register, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., or call (937) 773-6626.

Have a sweet time at BNC

TROY — Enjoy the sweet taste of summer at Brukner Nature Center’s annual Honey Harvest, presented by the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Learn all about the process of beekeeping from setting up the hive to processing the honey for your table.

Honey Harvest is free and open to the public. Brukner Nature Center is located at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Drive. For more information, call (937) 698-6493 or visit

Grant deadline nears

MIAMI COUNTY — Not-for-profit organizations are reminded the next grant deadline for the Miami County Foundation is Aug. 31.

Applicants must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County. All must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and preferably be a 501(c)(3) organization. Historically, grants have been awarded to human and social service organizations, schools, healthcare providers, libraries, youth and senior groups as well as the arts.

Application forms are available online at or by contacting the office at 773-9012. Guidelines restrict organizations to one grant annually. If you received a grant in the spring, you are not eligible to reapply until the next grant deadline. Schools and on-going humanitarian grant recipients are exempt from this restriction. Successful applicants will receive notification of the fall distribution date.

The foundation was established in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt, founder of WPTW-AM/WCLR radio.