Area briefs

Coach’s clinic set at WACO

TROY — As part of the WACO Learning Center, sponsored in part by a grant from the Dayton Power & Light, WACO will be hosting an FLL Coach’s Clinic on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 6-7 p.m. at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A in Troy.

FLL — FIRST LEGO League — is a robotics program for 9-to-14-year-olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. In FLL, the children program an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, complete a science project, and learn to teamwork.

The clinic will cover The Three Components of an FLL Competition, Tips and Best Practices for a FLL Coach, Timing of the 2015 season, and Intro into Programming the EV3 robots. There is no cost to the seminar, and no obligation to coach.

Please RSVP at (937) 335-9226 or call for additional information.

No-Till Field Day planned

COVINGTON — Ohio No-Till Field Day is set for Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the home of Dan and Tawni Batdorf, 9291 State Route 48 North, Covington.

The event will include guest speakers and a special visit from Jason Weller, service chief of USDA Natural Resources Conservation. The morning session will offer the latest cover crop information, and the afternoon session will feature demonstrations and test plots. Coffee and donuts for breakfast, free materials, vendors, lunch and more also will be provided.

For the complete agenda, log onto or visit the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District site at and follow the link. Registration forms also can be printed at Miami SWCD website.

Registration is $40 per person if mailed by Aug. 20, and $65 per person on site. Please make checks payable to: Ohio No-Till Council, and mail to Miami SWCD, 1330 N. County Road, 25-A, Troy, OH 45373.

For more information, call the Miami SWCD office at (937) 335-7645.

YWCA offers canning classes

PIQUA — Learn simple ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long, The second in a series of canning classes being offered by the YWCA Piqua and the Piqua Community Farmers Market is set for September at the YWCA Piqua.

The class will be taught by farmers market vendor Pam Weldy. Pam will demonstrate how to can tomatoes and salsas using the hot water bath canning method.

Due to the popularity of subject the same class will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and Tuesday, Sept. 8. The class will begin at 7 p.m. and run approximately one hour. The cost is $10.

You do not need to be a member of the YWCA Piqua to sign up for the canning class. Those wishing to sign up for the classes may drop by the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. or email Payment is due one week in advance to reserve placement. Space is limited.

For more information about the classes, please call the YWCA at (937) 773-6626 or Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355.

Calling all music collectors

DAYTON — The Dayton Music Collectors’ Convention will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Ramada Plaza, 2301 Wagner Ford Road, off I-75 Exit 57B (Wagner Ford Road) in Dayton.

The convention features thousands of recycled, out-of-print and hard-to-find phonograph records, CDs, DVDs, tapes and other items representing a wide variety of musical genres. The public is encouraged to bring records, CDs and other items they wish to sell to dealers. A door prize drawing will be held at noon.

Admission is $3; children under 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Free parking will be provided.

Those who wish to obtain display space should contact Gerald Ruark at Alpha Records & Music, Box 17575, Indianapolis, IN 46217 or by calling (317) 882-3378.