Community Calendar


Today

• ROCK PIQUA: The Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert Series will a free car show from 3-6 p.m. Participating cars are asked to enter at the corner of North Main and Water streets in downtown. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 cars. There is no pre-registration. Awards will be at 6 p.m. The American Kings and Agent 99 will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 773-1225 or 773-9355 or email [email protected]

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be offered from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market features fresh local produce, breads, artisan cheeses, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, locally-raised meat, artists’ booths, live music, other entertainment and more. The location on South Cherry Street, just off West Main Street, is convenient for shoppers with adjacent parking. For more information, visit www.TroyMainStreet.org or call (937) 339-5455.

• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop (non marniated pork chops available upon request) dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Casstown Fire Department will offer an ice cream social from 4-7:30 p.m. at the firehouse, 4210 E. State Route 55, Casstown. The event will include homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pies and other desserts.

• LEGOS: Have a LEGOS Date with Dad from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill. Drop-in with your dad as staff unleash the fun of LEGOS. Create, explore and connect while building with LEGOS; spend a special time together to celebrate the fun you have together with dad. For more information, call 676-2731.

• NATIVE PLANT SALE: Native Ohio Plants, a local native plant nursery, will be at Brukner Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. selling a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers (cash or check). In addition to what Native Ohio Plants offers, milkweed will also be available. Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in serious trouble. You can help by increasing the number of native plants in your yard and it may reward you with many close encounters of the wildlife kind. The Wild Gardens Club focuses on gardening with native plants. Feel free to join them on the third Tuesday of each month in the BNC library.

• STUFFED PEPPERS: A stuffed pepper meal will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• POLLINATOR WORKSHOP: Join Brukner Nature Center and Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative for a Pollinator Workshop from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Presentations will be offered on the monarch lifecycle and its great migration, techniques on rearing monarchs and other butterflies, citizen science opportunities for school or home, and ways you can help pollinators in your own backyard or schoolyard. There will also be a break out session for teachers, build a bee house, exhibits with resources to take home, butterfly kits for purchase, and an opportunity to shop the BNC annual Native Plant Sale. Registration fee is $10 per person. Optional butterfly kits are $15 each (includes a children’s book, a butterfly rearing enclosure, a milkweed sampling and monarch lifecycle cards). Registration forms available by emailing [email protected] or visiting our Interpretive Center. Registration deadline is Friday, June 10 by 5 p.m. Cash or check only.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class on select Saturdays during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. This Saturday is “Wii Dance.” All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• INTRO TO GARDENING: The Miami County Park District will its new Gardening Series “Intro to Gardening” from 2-3:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41 east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about mulching and how to plant, harvest and maintain a garden. Discover the health benefits of growing your own food and see how easy it is to have your own garden at home. Class fee $5 per adult or $10 per family per class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CANOE FLOAT: The Miami County Park District will hold a canoe program at 9 a.m. Participants will meet at Hobart Arena parking lot (check in at Troy Aquatic Park entrance) in Troy and be transported by bus to the canoe launch where they will take a leisurely float back down river to Hobart Arena parking lot. Registration fee is $5 per person. Registration is required. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult with parental consent to participate. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery class. Participants can register for the 9 a.m. to noon session or the 1 to 4 p.m. session. The class will be held at the new outdoor archery range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. This class will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is eight years old. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of six. Class fee is $10 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DADDY & ME: The Miami County Park District will hold its Daddy & Me program at 10 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants can spend quality time with Dad as they learn about birds while building and painting their very own birdhouse. Class is fee $5 per child. Pre-registration is required. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DISCOVERY HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Discovery Hike “Pond Life” from 1:30-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee to learn about what lives in and around the pond at the Preserve. This guided hike is designed for children with autism and their families, but all are welcome. Each hike will include 1-2 different social skills to practice along with several fun activities. Class minimum four families, maximum 10 families. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke starting at 7 p.m. until close.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lowe’s parking lot, Troy, with local, plants, vegetables, maple syrup and more.

• GARAGE SALES: St. Paris will have community garage sales from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• WINGS AND RINGS: Sons of the American Legion Post 43, Troy, will be serving wings, tenderloins, fries or onion rings from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday

• FISHING DERBY: The Piqua Fish & Game will offer its annual Father’s Day children’s fishing derby, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m., at 9344 N. Spiker Road, Piqua. The derby will begin at 11:30 a.m. for children age 1-15. Children are asked to bring their own regular-size pole. Each participant will receive a prize and there will be games and refreshments following the derby. For more information, call (937) 440-9549.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Doggie Daddy Day” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants can celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family, including your pooch. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs – please clean up after your pet. Meet at the park entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BREAKFAST: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, french toast, regular toast, pancakes, waffles, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

• CHICKEN AND PORK: The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will offer a barbeque chicken or pork chop dinner at the Firehouse, 10363 Museum Trail, beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners will include a choice of barbecued chicken or pork chop, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips and a roll for $8 each. Guests may dine in or carry out. Proceeds will be used to pay for training and equipment to protect area citizens and their property. For questions or to order ahead, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919. The day of the event, calls may be placed directly to the firehouse at (937)773-5341.

Monday

• 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 work with kettle bells – all ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

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

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Senior Citizens Center. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Bradford Fire & Rescue Department will support the summer blood supply by sponsoring a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• ‘50S DANCE: Join staff for a 1950’s style dance party at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Take part in hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests, and feel free to dress in ’50s style. This event is for the whole family. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.

• LIFETREE CAFE: Whether honesty really is the best policy will be examined at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. The program, titled “Tell Me the Real Story: The Amazing Power of Honesty,” features conversations surrounding whether telling the truth is best in all circumstances. During the program, Lifetree participants will be given the opportunity to share experiences of when honesty, or a lack of it, has impacted their lives. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located inside St John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Pat Robinson at 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

• LAST MEETING: The Sesquicentennial Committee will hold its last meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter house/park area where the festival will be held near the school. Plan now to attend as organizers prepare with a walk through and brain-storming before the event!

• 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.

• HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the history of our area.

• 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: A retired Laura firefighter visits the Tiny Tots 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.

• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• ZENTANGLE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6 p.m. and learn how to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns using fine tip pens. This program is for adults and teens, all materials will be provided. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• OPEN HOUSE: Primarty EyeCare Associates will have a ribbon cutting and open house from 4-7 p.m. at its new location, 10 Dotcom Drive, Troy. The event will include office tours, refreshments and raffle prizes.

• 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 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

• 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 Allen Massie, as Allen will be speaking about his experiences travelling to Peru on Ear, Nose & Throat Mission trips. 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.

• BROWN BAG: Bring your lunch and join Piqua Public Library staff as they discuss “The Great Santini,” by Pat Conroy. Meets at noon in the Louis Program Room. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.

• STORY TIME: “Exercise Your Ears” at the two Story Times today with Milton-Union Public children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for kindergarteners through fifth grade and their caretakers.

• BOE TO MEET: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

Thursday

• SUMMER STORYTIME: Stories, music, crafts, puppet shows and fun will be offered from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library. Register by calling 773-6753, or stopping by the Children’s Department.

• KARATE: Fourth degree black belt Valerie McKay will demonstrate traditional Shotokan Karate to students at the Milton-Union Public Library. The participatory demonstration goes from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

• 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. Today “Tone & Tighten” with optional 2-3 pound free weights. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Senior Citizens will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon will follow at noon at Kyle Park.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua. For more information, visit piquafarmersmarket.com.

• COOKING FOR A CAUSE: Brookdale Piqua, 1744 W. High St., Piqua, will offer a Cooking for a Cause event at 2 p.m. to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The meal will include crispy ham and cheese bites, Mediterranean salad, rolls, glazed bacon crusted pork loin, candied pecan sweet potato souffle, fresh sugar snap peas, Mississippi mud pie and beverage for $12. Call 773-0500.

Friday

• CONCERT: The summer fun continues in downtown Troy at 7:30 p.m. with the Southwest Ohio based band, This Side Up. Troy Main Street will present a band that performs familiar hits from a vast library of music that spans decades of radio play. This Side Up’s set list spans several decades and reaches as far back as the 1950’s to contemporary popular music, and uses a unique blend of music from several different genres. The band has grown into a dance-oriented party band, playing hits from pop, rock, R&B, country and oldies. Visit www.troymainstreet.org or call 339-5455 the day of the concert for location confirmation in the event of rain.

• PIZZA NIGHT: Pizza night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• COMPUTER TUTORING: Retired librarian Valerie McKay will be offering one-on-one basic computer skills tutoring from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up for a slot by calling 937-698-5515.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 6-7 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Take a hike for heath and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this twelve walk series. Walks are held Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort. Registration not required but highly recommended. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FROGWATCH: The Miami County Park District will hold its FrogWatch program at 9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants transform into citizen scientists as they learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls and assist a park district naturalist in surveying the populations at the Reserve. Data collected will be included in the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. More information on the survey can be found at aza.org/frogwatch. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• LUNCH ON LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen’s Association will offer its Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Miami County Courthouse lawn, Troy. Meals will be $6 for a sirloin sandwich and $8 for a ribeye, and will include chips, cookie, pop or water.

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