Area briefs

Life Chain date planned

TROY — Miami County Right to Life will have its annual Life Chain 2020 from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4.

Join others for one hour for prayer and to show your support for the life of the unborn, the young, the disabled, the handicapped, the ill and the elderly.

The chain will begin forming near the Miami County Courthouse and spread out along Main Street.

Look for stations along Main Street distributing signs for your use.

For more information, please call Dave Enneking at (937) 726-7299.

Blood drive set

PIQUA — Support the fight against cancer by donating at the new community blood drive hosted by the Grace Family Worship Center on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 4-8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 9101 North County Road 25-A, Piqua.

Donors must make an appointment at or by calling (937) 461-3220.

Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Wake Up It’s Time to Support the Fight” T-shirt honoring September Blood Cancer Awareness Month and October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Social program available

TIPP CITY — Tipp Monroe Community Services is offering students grades kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to take a break from home schooling and virtual classrooms. Students will be able to socialize with their peers in a six-week program.

This new program will include social time, crafts, games, outside activities, art, exercise and more! Each day will be a little different. Children should bring their own lunches.

The program will be held at TMCS located at 3 E. Main St., Tipp City. The cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Sessions are limited to eight children in order to maintain COVID19 protocols. All participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing. The program is divided by grades. There are two sessions available:

Kindergarten and first grade

Session I, Mon., Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Oct. 12)

Session II, Mon., Nov 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Nov. 23)

Second & Third Grade

Session I, Tues., Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Oct. 12)

Session II, Tues., Nov 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Nov. 23)

Fourth & Fifth Grade

Session I, Wed., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Oct. 12)

Session II, Wed., Nov 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no class week of Nov. 23)

Pre-registration is required at for more information, to register and to pay. Parent volunteers are needed. Call (937) 667-8631 if you would like to help.

Monarch celebration set for month

TROY — Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers for the Sixth annual Monarch Celebration — COVID-19 style, sponsored by The Troy Noon Optimists.

The celebration will take place the entire month of September to allow for social distancing. Hike Sugar Bush Trail around Cattail Pond and enjoy the self-guided trail, developed specially for the Monarch Celebration. Check the center’s Facebook posts on Monarchs for links to videos, facts, native plants to add to your garden, and more.

Fill out the Monarch Quiz Sheet that can be downloaded from the center’s website Answers can be found along the “Monarch Celebration” trail and/or Facebook posts. Completed forms can be placed in the envelope on the front door of the Interpretive Center by Oct. 5 to be included in a drawing for prizes.