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Blood drive

BEAVERCREEK – Patterson Park Church will help kick off the Community Blood Center Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two Summer Blood Drive by hosting a blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the gym, 3655 E. Patterson Road. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “We’re Wild About Blood Donors” T-shirt, and will be entered in the drawing to win a custom-designed Alaska vacation for two.

Taft, Rourke to speak

BEAVERCREEK — Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio and Aaron Rourke to speak to Beaver Creek Wetlands Association 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Road. The Little Miami Watershed Network is a new organization formed to educate the general public on the importance of the watershed to this part of Ohio and how it can be protected. Their topic is “Our Water, Our Community, Our Future.” Both speakers are devoted conservationists and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists. The speakers will follow a short business meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Blood drive set

BEAVERCREEK — Aley United Methodist Church will support the Community Blood Center Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two Summer Blood Drive campaign by hosting a blood drive 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the meeting room, 4143 Kemp Road. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call 800-388-GIVE.

Youth fishing derby

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Youth Fishing Derby will take place 8:30 a.m Saturday, May 21 at Dominick Lofino Park, 640 Grange Hall Road. Registration begins 8 a.m. Comedian, juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn will perform. Prizes will be awarded for biggest, smallest and most fish caught. Bring own fishing pole and bait. For more information call 937-427-5514.

Old Timers Breakfast

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — The Beavercreek Township Fire Department is hosting its Fifth Annual Old Timers Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Station 61, 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road.

Organizers are trying to reach out to past members and thank them for their service to our community. There will be pictures from the archives for attendees to look over, reminisce and identify people whose names we don’t have listed. If you are interested in attending RSVP at 937-426-1213 ext. 6001 or [email protected]

Memorial Day Ceremony

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Memorial Day Ceremony will be held 2 P.M. Monday, May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, 1911 N. Fairfield Road. The ceremony will honor the memory of those men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The public is invited to attend the community’s observance of Memorial Day. Parking is available on Fairwood Drive and at the Church of the Nazarene. Limited bleacher seating is available; lawn chairs are welcome. Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected] for more information.

Art camps

BEAVERCREEK — Decoy Art Studio is accepting registrations for their Summer Art Camps. Summer Art Camp programming begins in mid-June offering weekly opportunities for ages 6-15 years involving clay, paint, sculpting, wheel throwing, mixed media and other creative processes.

All camps include a studio T-shirt which students will learn to screen print in class. For more information visit or call 937-431-4838. The Decoy Art Studio is located at 1561 Grand Hall Road.

Seeking applicants

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek 4th of July Committee is looking for applicants for Miss and Miss Junior Beavercreek. The purpose of this citizenship pageant is to select young women who represent the spirit of the community.

Miss and Miss Jr. Beavercreek pageant is open to all female Beavercreek residents in grades 6-12 as of July 4. Applications and more details can be found online at the Parks website:

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.