Local briefs

Troy school board to meet

TROY — The Troy City Schools Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Troy Junior High School library, located at 556 N. Adams St., Troy.

Make-It Mondays at the Troy-Miami County Public Library

TROY — Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Make-It Monday on Jan. 10 from 4-5 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for fun art and crafts for your elementary school age children. The library is setting up an Art Buffet of fun craft supplies to help you get creative and see what you can make!

No registration is required. Additional sessions with different crafts are scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 21, those will require registration. Visit www.tmcpl.org for more information.

The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main St. in Troy. For more information, call the library at 937-339-0502 ext. 121 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library

PLEASANT HILL — Join the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 10 for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at our weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though Feb. 21. Call the library at 937-676-2731 for more information

Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 North Main St. in Pleasant Hill. For more information, call the library at 937-676-2731 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Newton Local School Board to meet

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Local Board of Education has scheduled their organizational meeting followed by their regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 5:15 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room. The Newton Local School District is located at 201 Long St. in Pleasant Hill.

Troy Recreation Association to meet

TROY — The Troy Recreation Association will hold their annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. at The Troy Rec, 11 N Market Street. The meeting is open to the public and will be followed by the regular January business meeting.

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.