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Safety Around Water program

FAIRBORN — The YMCA SPLASH program is offering free swimming lessons for children in kindergarten through sixth grade who are beginner or non-swimmers. This year’s splash week will run Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The YMCA aims for the program is to introduce children in the Fairborn community to swimming and aquatic dangers, which will lower the risk for hundreds of children in local communities and set parents’ minds at ease.

Registration is open. Visit for more information.

Deadline for Fairborn 4th of July Parade

FAIRBORN — The application deadline for participating in Fairborn’s Annual 4th of July Parade is Monday, June 13. Applications for the Annual July 3rd Block Party and entrants in the 4th of July parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce building at 12 N. Central Avenue, the Fairborn Library, Foy’s Stores and the Fairborn Government Center.

There is no charge for the first two vehicles in the parade and 14 different awards will be presented to those judged to be best in varied categories. For more info, contact the Chamber at 937-878-3191 or [email protected].

Constitution Boot Camp

XENIA — The Constitution Boot Camp is coming back to the Xenia Community Center 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Presented by the Building Blocks for Liberty, attendees will get all of the basics necessary to be able to read and understand the Constitution, as well as a heavy dose of actions they can take to stop federal overreach. The session is appropriate for all ages – parents, grandparents, and teens – and lunch is provided by the Greene County Tea Party at no charge.

The cost of the class is a $20 donation (attendees will receive the Federalist Papers, The Handbook for We The People and a course binder) and a $5 donation for additional family members. RSVPs are a must – contact [email protected] with names, email addresses and phone numbers. For more information, visit The Xenia Community Center is located at 1204 W Second St.

Father’s Day hike

FAIRBORN — Join the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association for a Father’s Day hike 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Cemex Reserve. Naturalists will be checking out recent beaver activity, so knee boots are essential for exploring this 165 acre restored marsh and wet prairie. For maps, directions, and more, visit

Take time to “Stop and Smell the Roses” garden tours

FAIRBORN — The Osborn Historic District Garden Club is showcasing gardens in the historic Osborn District and other select areas of Fairborn. Enjoy a variety of gardens including meditation, perennial, vegetable, miniature, an apartment garden and hidden backyard gardens. The tours run from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Tickets may be purchased at Hollon Flowers, 50 N. Central Ave., for $10. For more information, contact Russ Collins at [email protected] or (937)270-3975.

Naturalist volunteer training

BEAVERCREEK — Anyone interested in volunteering with Greene County Parks & Trails is invited to attend as a guest at one of the volunteer training sessions sponsored by the park agency. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2595 Indian Ripple Rd.

Topics include:

-Monday, June 27: Beetles and Bugs

-Monday, July 25: Canine – Coyote, Fox and Wolves

-Monday, Aug. 29: Field Trip to Gallagher Fen

For more information, contact Greene County Parks & Trails at 937-562-6440 or email [email protected].

Clark County bike ride

SPRINGFIELD — Get outside and enjoy Clark County bike trails on Independence Day. The Ambassadors of Clark County Trails (ACCT), in partnership with Bicycle Revival and Clark County Park District, will be at the Beatty Station trailhead from 9 am – 1 pm Monday, July 4. Start the journey at Beatty Station to get some free water, maps and biking information. Mike Groeber of Bicycle Revival will be conducting clinics on how to change a tire, basic bike maintenance and bike safety. Event is free to the public. Call the Clark County Park District at 937-882-6000 for more information.

Third Historical Bus Tour

CLARK COUNTY — Five historical homes in Clark County, built over 100 years ago, will be featured on a chartered bus tour Saturday, Aug. 20. For $60, 40 guests will visit the 1826 Crabill House and the 1839 Pennsylvania House. They will enjoy a box lunch from Simply Delicious at the Davidson Interpretive Center (learn more about the county’s namesake George Rogers Clark and his battle with the Shawnee during the1780 Battle of Peckuwe). After lunch, guests will tour the 1854 Hertzler House, the 1850Underground Railroad Gammon House and finish with the 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House. Call Kristina Kitchen at 937-245-1424 or e-mail her at [email protected] for tickets. The deadline is Aug. 1.

Meeting notices

FAIRBORN — The City of Fairborn hosts regular council meetings the first and third Mondays of each month. The next council meeting will take place Monday, June 20 within the Council Chambers of the Fairborn Government Center, 44 W. Hebble Ave.

The Fairborn City School District conducts its regular board meetings the first Thursday of each month. The next will take place Thursday, July 7 within the library at Fairborn High School, 900 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.

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.

Supervisor meeting

XENIA — The Greene Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors 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.

Herald News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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