News briefs


Editor’s note: Organizations in The Register-Herald’s coverage area are encouraged to submit scheduled events and news for the weekly News Briefs. Items can be emailed to [email protected]. Deadline for inclusion in the Wednesday edition is 5 p.m. the Friday prior; deadline for inclusion in the Saturday edition is 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior. Items are published as space allows until the date of events has passed, or for ongoing listings, until removal is requested.

Eaton Farmer’s Market begins May 4

The Downtown Eaton Early Bird Farmer’s Market kicks off Saturday, May 4. The market, located at the corner of Barron and Somers Streets, will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., each Saturday, May through September. For more information or to set up as a vendor, call 937-839-1009, 937-336-3171, or email [email protected].

RCO, EACC in concert May 5

Richmond Community Orchestra will perform Sunday, May 5, with Eaton Area Community Chorus at 3:30 p.m. in the Eaton Community Schools Performing Arts Center, 814 Camden Road. Jay Conard of Eaton continues to conduct the orchestra, which has members from Preble, Wayne and surrounding counties, and has a leadership role with the chorus, too. Admission is free.

Brookville Historical Society offers tours

The Brookville Historical Society’s Spitler House Museum at 14 Market Street, the Exhibit Building at 3 Hay Avenue, and the Depot Museum on Cusick will be open on Sunday, May 5, from 2 until 4 p.m., with the last tours starting at 3 p.m. This is a week early because the second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day. Suggested donation is $2 for adults, 50 cents for students ages 6 to 16. Children under 6 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

TCN Board meeting change

The Tri-County North Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20, will instead be held on Monday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the TCN High School Lecture Room

ESC special meeting, May 7

A special meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, at 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble CountyEducational Service Center, Conference Room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting will be to appoint a new governing board member.

ESC to hold special meeting

A special meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble County Educational Service Center, Conference Room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The Governing Board will dismiss into executive session to discuss the hiring of a superintendent.

Theta Mu celebrating 75 years

Delta Theta Tau’s (national women’s philanthropic organization) Eaton Chapter, Theta Mu, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an Open house on Sunday, May 19, 2-5 p.m., at the Eaton Country Club, 100 Morton Road. An afternoon of fellowship and refreshments will be offered to all current and former members. A group photo opportunity will take place at 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. Guests are encouraged to bring Theta Mu Chapter memorabilia for sharing. Reservations and questions may be directed to 937-733-9994, after 5 p.m. The Chapter is reaching out to all members of Theta Mu Chapter: current; alumni; associates; members-at-large and former members and asking if they know of a former member who is no longer residing in the Eaton area, that they share this information with them.

Road closure

The Preble County Engineer’s Office reports Free Short Pike (between mailbox numbers 9012 and 8879,) beginning at Camden-West Elkton Road Ending at Short Road is for a full bridge replacement. The road will be closed for approximately 8 weeks (until approximately June 27.). The road will be closed to all through traffic. Emergency personnel and school buses will not be permitted.

Englewood Art Festival seeks parade participants

The Englewood Festival and Arts Commission is accepting applications for parade participants for the 50th annual Englewood Art Festival. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 at Centennial Park, 321 Union Blvd., Englewood. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday immediately following the 5K race. Applications for this event may be found at or by calling the Earl Heck Community Center at 937-836-5929.

Tornado siren testing in Preble County

For the 2024 tornado siren testing season, sirens in Preble County will be tested on the first Wednesday of each month at noon, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, testing will not occur and sirens will be tested the following month.

Eaton North Maple Street project under way

The City of Eaton’s 2024 North Maple Street complete reconstruction project is under way and will continue for approximately 8 months, according to city officials.For this reason, a construction and roadway closure will be in place from the intersection of North Maple and East Mechanic Street to the intersection of North Maple Street and Lexington Road. North Maple Street will only be open to residents who live in that section, emergency vehicles and school buses.

Parkinson’s exercise class

A new session of Parkinson’s Fit Club exercise class are being held each Wednesday at the Earl Heck Center, 201 N. Main St., Englewood. Classes run from 12:15-1 p.m. These classes are taught by Physical Therapists from Kettering Health’s NeuroRehab and Balance Center and are designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease to fight back against the disease with specific exercises to counteract movement challenges experienced by those with Parkinson’s. Classes are tailored for different levels of fitness and Parkinson’s symptoms. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Through the support of the Parkinson’s Foundation, these classes are offered for free. For more information, call 937-401-7512.

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