Greene County News Digest


Boot camp canceled

XENIA — The Greene County Tea Party will cancel its planned Constitutional boot camp 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Xenia Community Center, 12645 West Second St. For more information on the future planned date contact Jim Lewis at jim@buildingblocksforliberty.org.

Candidates forum

BEAVERCREEK — The League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for candidates in the 73rd, 74th districts and contested races in Greene County 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Beavercreek Township Fire Department, 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road.

Meet the candidates

XENIA — Meet the Candidates Night will begin with a 6 p.m. meet and greet and a 7 p.m. program Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, 130 East Church Street. Community members will hear from candidates from all parties for state and local contested races. Pros and cons of the state and county issues will also be presented. A coffee, cookies and questions session will be held after the presentations. Call Carolyn Uecker with questions at 937-974-7917.

Food protection training

XENIA — The Food Protection Program through Environmental Health Services at Greene County Public Health is offering a Level 1 Food Protection Training class 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 360 Wilson Drive. Cost is $30 per person.

The Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code requires that all food facilities have a person-in-charge (PIC) working at all times. To be a PIC, an employee should understand food safety procedures that relate to the operation. The Level 1 PIC Course will teach food safety principles necessary to be a PIC. Register in advance due to class size. For more information visit the website at www.gcph.info or call 937-374-5607.

Pre-retirement seminar

BEAVERCREEK — The Greene County Retired Teachers Association will be hosting a Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene, 1850 North Fairfield Road. This free meeting is for active public school teachers within two years or less of retirement. Presenters from The State Teachers Retirement System, The Association Members Benefits Advisors, The Ohio Retired Teachers Association and The Greene County Retired Teachers Association will speak. To register: Send name, phone or email, and district by Monday, Oct. 8 to Jim Beaver, GCRTA Pre- Retirement Chairperson jbeav36@aol.com or 937-237-8657.

Drop-in center

FAIRBORN — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Lighthouse is a drop-in center for those living with a mental illness, 550-554 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. A hot lunch is offered daily as well as an opportunity for socialization and community outings. Transportation for Greene County residents to the center is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday transportation is available only in Fairborn. Call 937-873-2220 before 10 a.m. to schedule a pick-up. Visit www.namicgm.org or call 937-322-5600 for more information.

GED prep classes

XENIA — For those interested in improving their job prospects or starting college, free GED prep and skills upgrade classes are being held at Ohio Means Jobs – Greene County, 581 Ledbetter Road. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available now. Call 937-562-6071 or 937-854-6287 for more information.

Commissioners meetings

XENIA — The commissioners meet 1 p.m. every Thursday at the board’s offices at 35 Greene St. When there is a holiday or a scheduling conflict the board meets that week at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Auditor’s office meetings

XENIA — The Greene County Budget Commission and the Greene County Board of Revision will hold a meeting 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Greene County Auditor’s Conference Room.

Library board meetings

GREENE COUNTY — The library board meets on the second Wednesday of each month, except during the month of August when there is no meeting. The Greene County Public Library system is available at www.greenelibrary.info. The library system consists of seven community locations: Beavercreek, Jamestown, Cedarville, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Xenia and Bellbrook.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek parks

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District’s regular meetings are held 7 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Community Center, 2751 Washington Mill Road.

Minimalists to meet

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

Supervisor meeting

XENIA — The Greene Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly board meetings 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the District’s office, 1363 Burnett Drive. For additional information call the district office at 937-372-4478.

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