Area briefs

Blood drive for employees only

TROY — Due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions the Upper Valley Medical Center blood drive on Wednesday, July 8 is for employees only and is not open to the public.

Program offered at BNC

TROY — Brukner Nature Center will be offering the “Where the Wild Things Are” evening program for kids entering grades in K-fifth grade from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 24

Join staff for a night of searching for treasures while meeting nocturnal and crepuscular wildlife along the way. Participants will count fireflies for a citizen science project and learn how the moon helps wildlife become effective hunters. A maximum of two groups for a total of 16 kids will be offered. The cost is $20 for BNC members or $30 for non-members (cash or check only). Email to register your child and then mail in your payment. Payment is due within two weeks of registering. A medical consent form must be completed prior to the evening program. Forms can be found online at A withdrawal policy is in place and more information can be found on the website or by calling (937) 698-6493.

WACO Learning Center offers avaiation camp

TROY — In addition to other STEM day camps, WACO Learning Center will add an aviation-themed camp specifically for young aviators entering first and second grades. With early learners in mind, this camp will meet the week of July 27-31 from 9-11 a.m. at WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy.

Fun with Flight Day Camp is a collection of STEM learning activities based on aviation themed children’s books. 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).

This camp will be following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for day camps. In keeping with safety precautions, this camp is limited to the first nine registered students. Parents can register children under the LEARN tab at

Call the museum at (937) 335-9226 for questions.

Car show, dinner set

CONOVER — The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E US Route 36, Conover, will offer a car show and barbecue chicken dinner on Saturday, July 18.

The Fifth annual Car Show will have registration from 2-4 p.m. for $10. The first 25 cars will receive a dash plaque and every 10th registration will receive a meal voucher. The show will take place from 2-6 p.m.

The chicken dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. for $10 for an adult meal, which will include a half chicken, two sides, dessert and drink.

Kids meals are$4 and include chicken drumstick or hot dog, two sides, dessert and drink.

Carry-out meals will be available. For more informati0n, visit Facebook at ABGrahamCenter or

Nominations sought

DAYTON — The second round of the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter’s Local Heroes Campaign begins Monday, July 6 and now businesses in Miami, Greene, Clark, Shelby and Darke counties can be nominated as a Local Hero.

The campaign allows the public to nominate groups or businesses who have made a difference helping people during this COVID-19 pandemic. Those “Local Heroes” will raise funds to support “Alzheimer’s Heroes” or Alzheimer’s caregivers who everyday provide unpaid care for their family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The campaign runs through July 31. To nominate a Local Hero, go to