Area briefs


Proposed budget available

PLEASANT HILL — The proposed 2016 budget for The Joint Fire District, Pleasant Hill — Newton Township is available for review by contacting the clerk at (937) 335-1976 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Park district has upcoming camps

• TROY — The Miami County Park District will hold its Eco-Splorers “Welcome to Eco-Art” summer camp July 27-31 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

Children ages 6-12 years old are invited to come out and discover the connection between art and nature. Daily projects and crafts will be created by using recycled and natural materials.

Registration fee is $25 for children from Miami County and $50 for children from out of county and must be registered to participate. Registration is limited.

Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• The Miami County Park District will hold its Eco-Splorers “Welcome to Eco-Art” summer camp July 27-31 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

Children ages 4 to 5 years old are invited to come out and discover the connection between art and nature. Daily projects and crafts will be created by using recycled and natural materials.

Registration fee is $25 for children from Miami County and $50 for children from out of county and must be registered to participate. Registration limited, open May 4.

Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

BNC offers P.E.E.P.

TROY — P.E.E.P. registration is currently open for the second session that runs from July 21 to Aug. 28 at Brukner Nature Center.

Imagine a place where you can flutter from milkweed to milkweed like a butterfly. Buzz like a bee and help pollinate flowers. Dip in the pond and look for those squirmy tadpoles or find a spot to sit back, relax and become part of a story book. It’s not necessary to only imagine, but to actually become a part of such place. Sign your 3-5 year old preschooler up for the second summer session of PEEP (must be potty trained).

Each week is filled with discoveries as we share stories, encounter wildlife and explore a new outdoor experience. This six-week session is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee for this hands-on program is $45 for BNC members and $60 for non-members.

Class size is limited to only 12 children. Payment is due with registration, cash or check only.

‘Wild Wings’ camp set at BNC

TROY — Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade can join Brukner Nature Center staff on July 13-17 for a “Wild Wings” summer camp.

Bats, birds and bugs — come explore the world of these amazing flying creatures. Participants will grab some binoculars and learn to be birders as they look for identifying features and listen for songs. Follow the journey that butterflies and moths take as they complete their metamorphosis from crawlers to flyers. Participants will search for some of these amazing creatures in the woods, meadow, and pond, and meet some of the animal ambassadors along the way.

The center offers half day (9 a.m. to noon ) and full day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) options for camp. The cost for a half day is $75 for BNC members or $100 for non-members. The cost for a full day of camp is $125 for BNC members and $150 for non-members. Prices are on a per week basis and include a wildlife field guide. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. July 6.

Cat’s Meows for sale

TROY — The Troy Noon Optimists are selling Cat’s Meows of the Troy fountain — at Strawberry Festival time and Christmas — for $20 each.

They are made in Wooster, Ohio. Samples are available for viewing at the Troy Bulk Barn & Deli in downtown Troy. An Optimist representative also will be selling them on the second and fourth Saturday during the farmer’s market from 9 a.m. to noon at the Troy Bulk Barn & Deli. They also are for sale at Fulton’s Farms.

To purchase them, call Junko Sato at (937) 335-0925.

Proceeds will go to support children’s programs in Troy.

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