Area briefs

Tipp community concert set

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s September Community Night will be held on Friday, Sept. 1. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Rocky Run, followed by Berachah Valley at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert Series, celebrating its 26th season.

Rocky Run plays a mix of good old-timey bluegrass with newer songs mixed in, and Berachah Valley is predominantly a female harmony band that plays bluegrass, Americana, country, and gospel music. Their song “Old Kentucky” was No. 1 on the Bluegrass Jamboree charts for four weeks.

The Community Night Concerts are a hometown tradition and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

Hospice seeks donations for memory bears

MIAMI COUNTY — The Hospice of Miami County is seeking items and donations to make memory bears for loved ones of deceased patients. Volunteers will make the bears with the donations.

The following items are being requested: 40 to 80 spools of thread of any color, multiple yards of 2 1/2 brown and white flannel, multiple bags of Poly-Fil, black medium noses, black 12 mm eyes, craft items such as glasses, necklaces, earrings, and anything to dress up the bears.

Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hospice of Miami County located at 550 Summit Ave. in Troy. For more information, call Vickie McKinley at (937) 335-5191.

BNC volunteers needed

TROY — Volunteers form the backbone of Brukner Nature Center. The center could not possibly reach all of its goals without their support.

The staff is continually in need of trailguides who enjoy being outdoors and sharing that love with kids. Volunteers learn to handle BNC’s Wildlife Ambassadors, including native Ohio snakes, turtles and salamanders. Share your passion for wildlife with preschoolers and elementary-aged children by leading field trips or assisting BNC staff naturalists. Programs range from one to two hours and are scheduled on weekday and weekends between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer registration forms can be found at All volunteers must complete a one-hour orientation on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. and every other month at 7:30 p.m. For more information on all of our volunteer opportunities, contact Miss June at (937) 698-6493 or email

Fundraiser to kick off

TROY — The Cellar in Troy will be kicking off a fundraising campaign on Sept. 1 to help support the Pink Ribbon Girls.

The Cellar will sell approximately 100 pink growler bottles during the month of September for $16 each. Of which, the full amount will go directly to the Pink Ribbon Girls. Customers who purchase a pink growler also will receive $2 off any growler fill through the month of October at The Cellar.