News-Current Report

Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

BEAVERCREEK — A Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony will be held 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Beavercreek’s 9/11 Memorial, 1153 North Fairfield Road to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Colonel Bradley W. McDonald, the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and David Young, Battalion Chief in the Beavercreek Fire Department. In addition to the speakers, ceremonial music will be performed by the WPAFB Band of Flight and the Beavercreek High School Women’s Choir. Please join the City in memorializing the victims and heroes of the tragic event of that day.

Scottish dance class

BEAVERCREEK — The Flying Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers will host an introductory dance class 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Mangan Banquet Center, 1585 Grange Hall Road. No partner or prior experience is needed. Singles, couples, and families are welcome. This event is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information visit, email us at [email protected] or call 937-212-8487.

Heritage Day

BEAVERCREEK — Wartinger Historical Park will host Heritage Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the park on 3080 Kemp Rd., east of Fairfield Road. The event will include old-fashioned children’s games and activities, general store, tour of the log homes, barn and gardens.

The day will include artisan demonstrations and items for sale. The event is a tribute to the Zinks – an early frontier family in Beavercreek. In addition Jacob Coy Middle School Show Choir will perform and the Greene County Master Gardeners Plant Sale will take place 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Soin Medical Center for more information go to www.beavercreekhistorical

Monarch tagging event

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association will conduct a Monarch butterfly tagging event 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Preserve on the corner of Beaver Valley Road and New Germany-Trebein Road.

Bring the kids and become citizen scientists by helping to capture migrating Monarch butterflies, record some data, then tag and release them to continue their long journey to their winter home in central Mexico. There will be other activities for kids. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Please contact the office to schedule your group by calling 937-320-9042 or online at [email protected].

Perennial plant exchange

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture will host their fall perennial plant exchange 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Rotary Park on Dayton-Xenia Road. Setup and preview time is 9:30 a.m.

Bring at least 10 plants to swap. Gardeners are asked to bring perennials bulbs, rhizomes, trees, shrubs or indoor plants. All plants should be potted. Please bag all bulbs and rhizomes. Each plant should be clearly labeled.

All plants will be set out according to type. During the preview time participants will have a chance to look at the varieties available and talk with other gardeners. When trading every person picks the first plant of choice. The picking continues through 10 rounds. There will also be a raffle table. Event rain or shine.

Volunteers sought

BEAVERCREEK — ArtFest entry deadline is Aug. 1 and volunteers are needed for the event to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Beavercreek Community Park at Factory Road at Route US Route 35, next to the bike path.

ArtFest will be held rain or shine. Local artists of all ages and genres are encouraged to submit their art for consideration of show and sale according to the instructions online at Local food trucks will be present, along with performing arts, interactive art activities, live music and art for sale.

To volunteer to help out at ArtFest log on Proceeds of ArtFest fund experiential art programs in the Miami Valley by Infusion Art, a nonprofit endowment in conjunction with Greene Giving. For more information visit, or call 937-306-7277.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.