Area briefs

Cemetery clean-up under way

NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP — Spring cemetery clean up will run through March 14 in Newberry Township.

Please remove all decorations that you wish to save by March 1 in all cemeteries maintained by Newberry Township. The cemetery staff will begin removing old arrangements on Tuesday, March 15. New spring arrangements in vases attached to monuments or spring saddles will not be removed. Other new arrangements may be placed March 30. Newberry Township cemeteries are:

Highland — High Street, Covington

Greenville Creek — Buckneck Road, Bradford

Freidens — Corner of Versailles and Bradford-Bloomer Roacd

Union Church — Union Church Road, Covington

Arnold — State Route 36, Covington

Priest — McMaken Road, Covington

Johnson — State Route 41, Covington

Lutheran Church — Miami-Shelby County Line Road, Covington.

All artificial arrangements must be in a vase, hanging device, or on a monument saddle. Please permanently mark the deceased name and a contact person on the bottom of a saddle so identification can be made if it is blown off the monument. Any arrangement which is a maintenance problem will be disposed.

With mowing season soon approaching, cemetery rules prohibit glass containers, wire, toys and figurines that interfere with mowing and/or trimming. Please be aware of updated rules and regulations.

NASA program to be offered

TROY — WACO Learning Center will offer a new aeronautical program to families with early learners designed by NASA. Fun with Flight is a collection of six STEM learning modules based on children’s books.

Each module focuses on a single children’s book, followed by a STEM thematic lesson. Hands-on activities will engage the child as they make discoveries about Gliders in Nature (Form & Function), Balloons (Sinking & Floating), Parachutes (Fluid Thickness & Drag), Kites (Surface Area & Lift), Helicopters and Airplanes (Force & Thrust), and World Flyers (Geography & Global Trade).

These six lessons will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on March 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, and 24. A $35 materials fee will cover all six modules. Children ages 4-6 can register by calling Nancy Royer at (937) 335-9226 at WACO Air Museum for registration. Class size is limited.

Brukner PEEP program set

TROY — The days are getting warmer, the turkey vultures are flying overhead, and your preschooler is ready to explore the wonderful outdoors.

Registration for Brukner Nature Center’s Preschool Environmental Education Program (PEEP) will open to the public at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Classes for this unique program will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with an additional Friday afternoon class 12:30-2:30 p.m..

This six-week session includes a different nature-related topic each week and will run April 12 through May 20. Did you know that the American Kestrel is one of the smallest members of the falcon family and can live up to five years in the wild?! This is just one cool wildlife fact your child will teach you during this hands-on adventure. PEEP is geared specifically for children ages 3-5 years old, who are potty-trained. The fee for this innovative program is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members. All fees are due upon registration (cash or check only). Class size is limited to 12 children.

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