3 activities taking place in your region

January 11—Want to follow what’s going on in and around Butler County? Check out these three community events happening near you.

Donating blood gives you a chance to get playoff tickets

Donate blood for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Saturday’s Bengals vs. Raiders NFL playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium.

Everyone who signs up to donate through Friday at any Community Blood Center (CBC) mobile blood drive or Dayton CBC Donation Center will be automatically entered into a draw to win two free tickets.

Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220. Everyone who signs up to donate will also receive the special edition ‘Counting on You in 2022’ long sleeve t-shirt.

The Bengals are in the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs and will face the Las Vegas Raider on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The ticket winner will be announced and notified on Friday.

Winter tree identification course scheduled

Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum will hold a winter tree identification course at 10 a.m. on January 22 at 3909 Rosedale Road, Middletown. Class by Zoom, hike in person afterwards with mandatory masks. RSVP by email to [email protected] for the link.

For more information, visit bullsrun.org.

Local wildlife photographer to talk to the group

The Friends of MetroParks of Butler County will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bicentennial Commons MetroPark, 100 S. Carmody Blvd. The meeting will take place in the River Center conference room.

Ernie Martin, local wildlife photographer and MetroParks of Butler County volunteer, will present “Appreciating Wildlife with Photography”. As Past President of the West Chester Photography Club, Ernie has photographed many park events. When not in the parks, Ernie has traveled the world on photo safaris. Polar bears in Canada, wolves, bears and moose in Yellowstone National Park are just a few of the subjects captured by Ernie’s camera. Winner of numerous local and national photography awards, Ernie will present many of his photographs.

Members and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The business meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and the program starts around 7:15 p.m. Safe practices for Covid-19 will be observed.

For more information, call 513-593-2735. CONTRIBUTED

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