Area briefs

Holiday stress workshop set

DAYTON — Join the Area Agency of Aging for an interactive program that will cover simple steps for a less stressful holiday season while care giving.

This topic is addressed in “An Attitude of Gratitude — Easing Holiday Stress,” a free, small-group, online workshop 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, by presenter Kelli Davis, BA, MBA. Registration is requested by Dec. 4 on the Agency website,, or by emailing The workshop link will be provided before the date.

Davis has worked for over 20 years providing education and resources to seniors and caregivers in the Miami Valley. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and is certified as a master trainer in the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program.

This is a small-group discussion and the number of caregiver participants is limited. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, join a brief orientation session at 10 a.m. before the presentation begins.

Gift giving program continues

TIPP CITY — The Tipp-Monroe Community Services Holiday Gift Giving program provides Christmas gifts to children of families in Tipp City and Monroe Township. This program gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help families this Christmas. Families who need assistance should apply by Nov. 16.

Contact TMCS at (937) 667-8631 if you would like to sponsor a family or if your family needs assistance. All information collected is confidential.

Birders club to meet

TROY — Those interested are invited to join the Brukner Nature Young Birders Club (YBC) from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Brukner Nature Center for this month’s meeting. Geared just for students in grades sixth through 12th grade with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is $10 per year. High quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips.

As winter bird residents continue to find their way into Ohio and settle in for the long cold weather ahead, members can take advantage of the open sight lines brought about by the trees’ loss of leaves to observe some of these species. Join staff as they discuss white-throated sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, tree sparrows and other common winter species.

Contact Brian for more detailed information on when and where to meet at