Car wash benefits children
BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Kiwanis is partnering with Mike’s Carwash this month to help kids in the Beavercreek community. Kiwanis receives half the cost of each basic car wash voucher purchased from club members through April 30. The vouchers are good at any Mike’s Carwash location and have no expiration date. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since December 2016 the club has awarded $7,000 in grants to Feed the Creek, Beavercreek High School, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, and Air Camp.
Bluebird box trail hike
FAIRBORN — Join the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 at Fairborn Marsh to learn about Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other cavity-nesting birds on a guided hike. The hike will be led by Bethany Gray, BCWA member and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.
Meet at the Fairborn Marsh entrance at the end of Deercreek Drive in the Fawn Ridge neighborhood. Park on the grass beyond gate. Dress appropriately for walking through the prairie. Don’t forget binoculars. BCWA is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. www.beavercreekwetlands.org.
Wetland association meeting
BEAVERCREEK — The Beaver Creek Wetland Association annual meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Road.
Ohio naturalist, Timothy Snyder, who will present “What Do You Mean That Wasn’t A Prairie?’ Mapping the Pre-settlement Vegetation Patterns of a State Nature Preserve.” He will discuss the creation of large-scale vegetation maps by using research into original land survey records, soil surveys, geological maps and historical accounts.
Restorationist, Dr. Don Geiger, will lead a hike at 6:15 p.m.in the prairie and forest surrounding the meeting site. Light refreshments will be served prior to the meeting. Snyder will also lead a hike at 10 a.m. May 20, at Gallagher Fen State Nature Preserve, 4709 Old Columbus Road in Springfield.
BEAVERCREEK — Cultural Connections is a group being organized to bring more arts to the Beavercreek community and to address artistic interests of our citizens. It is an effort to bring together the talented individuals in the areas of performing, visual and literary arts and to allow them an opportunity to display their talent in Beavercreek.
Anyone interested in promoting the arts in Beavercreek is invited to come to the first organizational/brainstorming session in May. Beavercreek Park Board member Sandy Focht can be emailed at email@example.com to share thoughts, ideas or questions concerning Cultural Connections.
Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.