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Art Show

FAIRBORN — Artists of the Month at Fairborn Art Association will feature artwork by Barbara Olekas and Cindy Sayeedi in watercolor, oil and color pencil. The show opens 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Fairborn Art Gallery, 221 Central Ave. The show will also be open noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 1-4 p.m. the following Sundays in April.

Bird walk

FAIRBORN — Greene County Parks & Trails is set to host an outdoor hike in which participants will search for the woodcock bird. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Cemex Reserve, 1100 Sanctuary Drive, Fairborn. Participants will learn how to identify the American Woodcock, its history, calls and sounds. The hike is free to all participants. For more information, call Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440 or email [email protected].

Prevention session

YELLOW SPRINGS — Trainers from PreventionFIRST! will provide a Prevention 101/Parenting for Prevention workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, April 15. The training session will be held at the Greene County Educational Service Center, 360 E. Enon Road, Yellow Springs. PreventionFIRST! is an organization focused on substance abuse prevention and the development of community-based coalitions. According to a release about the training, the session will help attendees to understand what effective drug- and alcohol-related is. To register, visit

B-W Greenway Community Land Trust asking for feedback

GREENE COUNTY — Professors David Wishart and Wendong Zhang are asking for help in completing a survey regarding the Mad River related to the economic impact of designating a 22-mile stretch of the Mad River in Clark County a recreational river. The link is as follows:

Participation is voluntary and individuals are assured complete confidentiality. The purpose of the survey is to help estimate the demand for recreational designation and to give policy makers some idea of the economic benefits that might arise for Springfield and Clark County as a result of the recreational designation. Those who complete the survey will have the option of entering a drawing for ten $50 Amazon gift cards.

Host families needed

FAIRBORN — AFS foreign exchange organization is in need of more host families for qualified and cleared students for next school year. The students have their own spending money, full medical insurance and are coming to have the experience of living and learning a new culture. Hosts can be singles, couples with no children and single parents with young children. AFS supports each host and student throughout the year with an assigned liaison volunteer who makes regular contacts and also provides orientations. Contact Marla Gamble, Dayton AFS volunteer hosting coordinator at [email protected] if questions or interest.

Senior center homemakers

FAIRBORN – The Fairborn Senior Center is accepting applications for part-time homemakers. Hours will vary. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screen, and they must also have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Apply at 325 N. Third St.

Scholarship offered

XENIA — The Greene County Master Gardeners organization is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school student who plans to attend an Ohio accredited two- or four-year college or university. The student must be a full-time resident of Greene County and plan to pursue a program in a field related to horticulture, turf management, landscape design or technology, soil science, entomology, pest management, botany-plant pathology or forest management.

Applications are available at Greene County high schools, OSU Extension Greene County or at A completed application, three letters of reference and an official copy of applicant’s high school transcript are required. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 937-372-9971.

Supervisor meeting

XENIA — The Greene Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the District’s office, 1363 Burnett Drive. The meetings are open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Any change in meeting location or time will be posted on the district’s web page or in the newspaper. For additional information call the district office at 937-372-4478.

Minimalists meet

YELLOW SPRINGS — Dayton Minimalists meet 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs.

Greene County News staff report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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