Area briefs

History will come alive

PIQUA — History Alive at the Johnston Farm will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. July 8 and 9 at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua.

Come experience living history as reenactors gather at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline looking at the early years of this place that mark the period of some of the greatest historical significance for this land. The events that took place and the people involved all had great impacts on the course of both America and Ohio’s history.

A wide variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times this place has ever seen. The Johnston home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past.

Regular site admission applies of $9 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. AAA & Senior discounts are honored and Johnston Farm Friends, OHC members, and children 5 and under are admitted free.

WACO employees sought

TROY — WACO Air Museum is looking for stories about the factory and its employees and is hosting a lunch for former WACO Aircraft employees and/or a family member. The luncheon will be provided by and held at Story Point Senior Living, 1840 Towne Park Dr, Troy, Friday, July 28th at 11:30 a.m.

Seating is limited and reservations are required by July 21st by calling 335-9226.

TROY — Pathways of Hope at Generations of Life Center, a service of Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, will hold its annual Butterfly Release Memorial Services on Sunday, July 30 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Two services will be held, one at 3 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. The service is a way to remember and honor special people who have touched lives, and who live on in memory. At the conclusion of the service, participants release live butterflies in memory of loved ones.

Advance registration is required and there is a donation of $10 for each butterfly. If you are unable to attend the service, butterflies requested will be released on your behalf. Registration deadline is Friday, July 21, by contacting Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County at 335-5191.

Wildlife events set

TROY — “Wednesdays with Wildlife” will be offered every Wednesday morning in July from 9 a.m. to noon.

Geared for children entering grades sixth through 12th, each week will explore research techniques, citizen science projects, snorkeling in the Stillwater River and more.

Topics include: July 5 — “In the Field,” July 12 — “Watching The Wild Woods,” July 19 — “Micro vs. Macro habitats,” and July 26 — “River Float.” To pre-register, call (937) 698-6493. Payment and registration is due the Monday prior to each program. The cost is $20 for BNC members per Wednesday or $25 for non-members per Wednesday (cash or check). Sign up for one day or all four.

Pre-employment classes planned

TROY — OSU Extension in Miami County is now offering a Pre-Employment Class for all ages. The class, scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. July 14, is one night and will cover issues such as resume writing basics, interview skills, leadership and work ethics. The course is $25 and includes all material and handouts.

Classes take place in the Miami County Courthouse, OSU Extension Office Meeting Room, at 201 W. Main St.

Contact the OSU Extension Office, Miami County at 440-3945 to register.