Community Calendar


Today

• BUTTERFLY SURVEY: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Survey at 2:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will help Park District naturalists collect data on butterflies in Miami County. Some of the data collected will help with the Monarch Larva Monitoring project which focuses on larval populations and milkweed. For more information on the Monarch monitoring project visit www.mlmp.org/. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: T-shirt Mania will be offered from 1-7 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill. Drop in with your clean white T-shirt and create your own design. For more information, call 676-2731.

• SKIN CARE: An Essential Oils and Skin Care program will be offered by Mary Jo Frey and Michelle Hoehne, who will present tips for using essential oils for naturally healthy skin. The program meets from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Monday evening during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Today’s class will be dancing with YouTube videos. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: When an Irish indentured servant violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family in “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. This heart-wrenching novel of love and loyalty is the subject of the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group at 7 p.m. in the Milton-Union Public Library fiction section.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• POTATO BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 starting at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a “Wild About Alaska” summer blood drive Monday, June 13 from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway with a “Whale of a Blood Donor” t-shirt as a donor gift. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a “Wild About Alaska” summer blood drive Monday, June 13 from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. with a “Whale of a Blood Donor” t-shirt as a donor gift. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• LIFETREE CAFE: Where to draw the line between political correctness and free speech will be examined at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. The program, titled “Political Correctness: Where Do You Draw the Line? includes a filmed interview with former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who made national headlines after disobeying a direct order to stop praying “in Jesus’ name” while in uniform outside a sanctioned divine service. During the episode, Lifetree participants will be given the chance to share their own opinions and experiences with political correctness. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is inside St John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S Walnut Street Troy. Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café. The Walnut Street ramp is under construction, so if you are handicapped members will help you into the café. For more information, call Pat Robinson at (937) 405-7375 or [email protected]

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.

• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Those interested in improving communication and leadership skills are welcome to attend.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

Civic agendas

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

Tuesday

• SUMMERTIME STORIES: Bring your child at 11 a.m. to the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, to enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is requested. For ages birth to 5 years. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• KARATE: Okinawa Shorin—Ryu Karate Dojo will offer a “hands-on” presentation for kids of all ages at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill. Come see what you can learn. Registration is requested. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• LANYARDS: Bring in a colorful T-shirt or use some available as participants make their own braided lanyards at 6 p.m. Registration is requested. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• READ AND WATCH: The Read It, Watch It Club will compare and discuss the story “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed and the movie based on the book from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Louis Program room of the Piqua Public Library. Rated R, 115 minutes. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Make a monogrammed felted keychain at the June “Pinterest Craft of the Month” at Milton-Union Public Library from 6-8 p.m. All supplies are provided and registration is required. Call 698-5515 to sign up!

• COLOR CRAZY: Join Milton-Union Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey and “Color Me Crazy” with a different geometrical or patterned coloring sheet each week from 2-3 p.m. Music or an audiobook will be played as well.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots get a special visit from a West Milton police officer today from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. He will read a story and visit with the children in this program hosted by children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., for the children’s program “T-shirt Mania.” There are three timeslots to choose from, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Bring a clean, white cotton T-shirt to trace a design on, color in the design with permanent markers. The markers will be provided by the library. This program is for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• POST EVERLASTING: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will hold a Post Everlasting honoring all those Legion members who have passed away during the past year. Friends and family of the decedents and members of the post are welcome to attend.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

Civic agendas

• The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Games Around the World” from 2-3 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. Register for the program by sending an email to [email protected], going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet from 6-8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

• KIWANIS MEETING: Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Frank Brower, as he will be speaking about the process of transforming rough stone into pieces of art. The lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BOOK CLUB: Staff and members of the Unplugged Book Club at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, will be reading modern and classic books. Share in a book discussion about what was liked or disliked about the book and make a craft. Snacks will be served. For grades 3 and up. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• YOGA: Join yoga enthusiast Robyn Klingson as she teaches kids yoga poses through stories at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill. All levels of ability welcome to attend. Registration is requested. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• WALKING BOOK CLUB: “Walk & Talk” with Milton-Union Public Library Adult Services Specialist Kim Brubaker at a book club that takes its show on the road. Participants take a stroll around West Milton while discussing the selection “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. Meet at the library at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a healthy snack to share with others.

• STORY TIME: “Exercise Your Brain” at both Story Times today at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for preschool children and their caretakers.

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: “Plan for the Future” is the theme of the next Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection meeting from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. The feature will be Rachelle Miller of the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Lunch is $15 inclusive and reservations can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001.

• SLIDERS: Come to the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, and try sliders, two for $2, with chips and toppings starting at 6 p.m.

• MEETING SET: The Soroptimist of Tipp City and Upper Miami Valley will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting.

Thursday

• ART IN PARK: Tipp City Area Arts Council and the Tippecanoe Community Band will offer the first annual Art in the Park from 3-9 p.m. Art in the Park is an old-fashioned ice cream social in a updated format to be held in the center of the City Park (in front of the Roundhouse). The event will include artist displays and demonstrations, local music and performances and food vendors.

• TRAVELOGUE: Japan Travelogue will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill. Join staff as they “travel” to Japan and immerse ourselves in Japanese culture. For more information, call 676-2731.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Thursday Morning Book Discussion group will be reading “The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell,” by William Klaber at the Piqua Public Library. Meets at 10:15 a.m. in the Founder’s Room. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Thursday morning during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Strength and condition today with optional 2-3 pound free weights. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• HIGH NOONERS: One sister searches for her younger sister’s killer in a psychological suspense novel the New York Times calls “both tear-jerking and spine-tingling” in the selection for the Milton-Union Public Library’s “High Nooners” book discussion group. The ladies will discuss “Sister” by Rosamund Lupton from noon to 1:30 p.m.

• GUN SAFETY: Miami County Sheriff’s Officer Keith Carter will instruct on gun safety and its importance at the Milton-Union Public Library. His informative presentation is from 6:30-8 p.m.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Senior Citizens will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Bingo will follow.

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare sloppy joe sandwiches for $4 starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• GARAGE SALE: Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. will have its all-church annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most items are a quarter. The church is handicapped accessible. Proceeds go to local missions.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights of St. John in Piqua will host a “Wild About Alaska” summer blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St. with a “Whale of a Blood Donor” T-shirt as a donor gift. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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