Greene County News
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture Department will host a winter break mini day camp for ages 6-12 years, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27-29, CI Beaver Hall, 3696 Highmont St. They will offer free extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $60, $70 for non-residents. Contact the parks for more information or to register 937-427-5514.
Christmas Bird Count
YELLOW SPRINGS — Individuals are invited to count the birds found within Glen Helen, John Bryan State Park, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve as well as additional Greene County parks. According to Glen Helen, participants observe more than 2,500 individual birds during the event. To attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages are invited. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Participants will meet 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Trailside Museum. Register by visiting http://bit.ly/2ikGgJ7.
DAYTON — 42nd Street will be presented by the Victoria Association Jan. 10-15 at the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St. Show times will be 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 10-15.
Saturday matinee performances of Broadway Series presentations are signed and/or audio interpreted. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets at Ticket Center Stage. Tickets start at $30. Get tickets online at www.TicketCenterStage.com, at the Box Office or by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630.
Hot Chocolate Tasting and Full Moon Hike
YELLOW SPRINGS — Community members are invited to warm their hands and spirit by sampling hot chocolate around a fire before taking a hike under a full moon guided by Naturalist Paul Sampson. Cost is $5 or free for Glen Helen members. It takes place 7-8L30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Trailside Museum. Register by visiting http://bit.ly/2ikGgJ7.
Re-purposing a Dog Toy Workshop
YELLOW SPRINGS — Glen Helen will host a workshop focusing on re-purposing items such as gently used clothing, tennis balls and landfill items to create toys for local shelter dogs to play with as they await their forever home. The event will include adoptable pups to “test out” the toys. Participation costs $8, with proceeds benefiting Paw Patrol of Dayton and Glen Helen. It takes place 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Auditorium at Glen Helen. Register by visiting http://bit.ly/2ikGgJ7.
Volunteer opportunities at Glen Helen
YELLOW SPRINGS — Volunteers at Glen Helen wear a variety of hats such as leading hikes and programs, in addition to helping with mailings, staffing events and operating the Nature Shop, as well as preserving and protecting the trails. Interested individuals should contact email@example.com. A volunteer orientation will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.
DAYTON — Victoria Theatre Association announced that individual tickets for the Dayton presentation of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage are available now.
Tickets are available at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, or by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 or by visiting www.ticketcenterstage.com. The staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music will play the Schuster Center March 14-19, 2017. For more information, please visit www.us.dirtydancingontour.com/.
Greene County News staff report compiled by Natalie Jones and Emily Day.