Local briefs

Bingo, concert at the Veterans Museum

TROY — Bring friends and family to the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. It will be open for Bingo and a free folk/country concert on Jan. 8.

Come join the Bingo crowd Jan. 8 as entertainment is provided by Old Dog Revenge, folk/country singers who will bring everyone back to classic tunes that veterans enjoy.

While the museum is under renovation by a great team of volunteers, donations of artifacts and sponsorship/membership programs continue. The museum presents state-of-the-art Bingo each Saturday, noon to 5 p.m .

Miami Valley Veterans Museum is located at 2245 S. County Road 25A , Troy, and can be contacted at (937) 332-8852. For more information, visit miamivalleyveteransmuseum.org.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library

TROY — Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. this winter beginning Jan. 10. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.

Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program.

More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through Feb. 28.

The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main Street in Troy. For more information, call the library at 937-339-0502 ext. 123 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Bradford board to meet

BRADFORD — The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, Bradford schools, located at 760 Railroad Avenue, Bradford, in room 404. The regular monthly meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. following the organizational meeting.

The public is invited to join the meeting in person or watch virtually using the information on the district website at www.Bradford.k12.oh.us.

Any person wishing to address the board must contact the superintendent no later than 1 p.m. on the Tuesday of the board meeting.

The regular session will be followed by an executive session if necessary as provided by law.

Bingo Night at the A.B. Graham Center

CONOVER – A.B. Graham Memorial Center at 8025 E. St. Rt. 36, Conover, will host Bingo Night on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Bingo will start at 7 p.m. with 12 games and one speed round. Cost is $15 per person.

Daubers available for $2.

Concession available.

Silent Wings Trail Adventure at Brukner Nature Center

TROY — The new year brings with it long dark nights, the coldest temperatures of the year, and owls beginning their breeding season! While most of us humans enjoy hunkering down over the winter away from the cold and wind, owls are covered from head to toe with warm insulating feathers making January a great time to find a mate and begin the nesting process. Take a hike at BNC this January, and search for three owl cutouts placed in the forest. Bring your smart phone to learn more about the owls and take a picture with each. Then email the pics to the Brukner Nature Center at [email protected] or stop inside the Interpretive Building to show them. Anyone who takes photos with all three owls will receive a bag of bird seed as their prize! You may even see your photo on the Brukner Nature Center’s Facebook or Instagram.

Brukner Nature Center is located at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road in Troy and can be contacted at (937) 698-6493. For more information, visit www.bruknernaturecenter.com.