• 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.
• SLIDERS: Come to the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, and enjoy John’s Beef Sliders, two for $2, with toppings and chips. Serving starts at 6 p.m.
• JUGGLER: The Bradford Public Library will have a juggler and space painter at 3:30 p.m. at 138 E. Main St., Bradford. There will be a hands-on juggling game woven right into the show. It is action-based and features humor-made-visible for the whole family. Doors open at 3:10 p.m.
• WEDNESDAYS WITH WILDLIFE: Help push through the mid-summer blahs by joining Brukner Nature Center staff during our third year of “Wednesdays with Wildlife.” Geared for kids entering grades sixth through 12th. Join staff on the last Wednesday in June and every Wednesday in July from 9 a.m. to noon (sign up for one day or five). Each week will provide the campers a variety of methods for interacting with nature including research techniques, citizen science projects, nature art, building and providing for nature, snorkeling in the Stillwater River and more. Along the way, participants will meet several wildlife ambassadors and play games to help better understand the amazing world around us. Payment and registration due the Monday prior to the program. The fee is $20 for BNC members per Wednesday; $25 for non-members per Wednesday. Cash or check only.
• TOWN HALL: Riverside Developmental Disabilities and RT Industries will host a town hall meeting to provide information about how changes in the service system for people with developmental disabilities are being managed in Miami County. Riverside Superintendent Brian Green and RT Industries CEO Blair Brubaker will share updates and answer questions from the audience. The meeting will at 6:30 p.m. today and again Sunday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at Riverside, 1625 Troy Sidney Road, Troy. Individuals served by Riverside and RT Industries, their family members and guardians are encouraged to attend. Members of the community are also invited. For more information, contact Melissa Nichols, community relations director, at 440-3002.
• 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.
• TACO SALADS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 Tipp City will serve taco salads for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
• BEEF AND NOODLES: American Legion Post 43 will be serving beef and noodles mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, rolls and dessert from 5-7:30 p.m. for $9.
• 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.
• MUSIC WAREHOUSE: Music Warehouse Boot Camp will perform “Jukebox Time Machine” at 7:30 p.m. at Piqua High School’s Center for the Performing Arts. This premier show will feature more than 60 students from the area performing classic songs from many decades. The singing and dancing will be the culmination of a week long Music Warehouse Boot Camp held all week for children in grades 3-8. The show is free and open to the public.
• 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.
• BAKED FISH: The American Legion Riders, Post 586, Tipp City, will serve baked fish, two sides, salad and dessert for $8 starting at 6 p.m.
• WWI PLANES: World War I planes will make their first landing at WACO Air Museum. Flying demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. t0 noon. The Ohio Region’s Military Heritage Chapter of the League of World War I Aviation Historians who will be available to answer questions and provide information about league membership. Tours of the WACO museum will be available. Adults admission is $6 and students are $3. The rain date is June 26.
• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $13 from 5-8 p.m.
• FRISBEE: It’s Ultimate Frisbee on the Milton-Union Public Library’s front lawn for “Read Up and Get Out,” open to sixth graders and older. Join the game from 1-3 p.m.
• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold their Storybook Trail “Zoo in the Sky” program from 9-10 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist in reading the storybook “Zoo in the Sky” along the trail. Afterwards stop by the “Moths & Music of the Stars” campfire program and check out the night sky with the Stillwater Stargazers. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.
• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Fairies of Nature” program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 east of Troy. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody as she discovers the fairies of June (fireflies, butterflies and moths). After reading the Fairy Houses book, participants will build fairy houses along the trail and make their very own firefly to take home. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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. 109. Credit card payments are accepted online at time of registration.
• CAMPFIRE: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Music of the Stars” Campfire from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of Thunder as he celebrates a night of music and the stars. Special guests the Stillwater Stargazers will be helping participants take a closer look at the night sky. Park district Accipiter Amalee will also be using sugar bait to lure moths for observation. Park and meet at the main entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.
• 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.
• 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.
• MUD VOLLEYBALL: A co-ed mud volleyball tournament will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of State Route 36 and Alcony-Conover Road. The event will begin at 10 am. and is $60 per team. Teams will consist of a minimum of three women. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. For registration and rules, visit abgraham.org, stop by the Fitness Zone or call (937) 368-3700.
• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.
• TOWN HALL: Riverside Developmental Disabilities and RT Industries will host a town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. to provide information about how changes in the service system for people with developmental disabilities are being managed in Miami County. Riverside Superintendent Brian Green and RT Industries CEO Blair Brubaker will share updates and answer questions from the audience. The meeting will be held at Riverside, 1625 Troy Sidney Road, Troy. Individuals served by Riverside and RT Industries, their family members and guardians are encouraged to attend. Members of the community are also invited. For more information, contact Melissa Nichols, community relations director, at 440-3002.
• CORVETTE SHOW: An All-Corvette Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Troy’s Treasure Island, sponsored by the city of Troy and Corvette-Troy. Admission is free. A food truck will be onsite.
• DINE TO DONATE: Hickory River Smokehouse of Tipp City will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the day to help Leah Hatton of Tipp City towards her goal of a service dog. Supporters must present a flier to the cashier. No other coupons or discounts may be used during this event.
• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will host the storybook trail program “Discovering Natures Alphabet” from 5-7 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Stop by and read the storybook set up along the trail and see how many letters of the alphabet you can spot in nature. Drop in anytime during the program. More information can be found on the park district website MiamiCountyParks.com.
• ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “All Things that Fly” from 1-4 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Join park district naturalist John De Boer for this fun day of activities centered on things that fly. Participants will have the chance to fire air powered paper rockets with educational specialist Tim Pinkerton from the WACO Aircraft Museum. They will also learn about boomerangs and make their own flying objects. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” program from 1-2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Take a hike with a park district naturalist to locate and observe some of the coolest and strangest creatures — Bugs! 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.
• FLIP FLOPS: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, will have Flip Flop Sunday at 10:30 a.m. An informal worship service will be held along with a free brunch-style meal. Dress will be casual. Come as you are and bring some friends; newcomers welcome.
• BREAKFAST: The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 586, Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, French toast, regular toast, home fries, pancakes, waffles, fruit, juices and cinnamon rolls.
• LUNCH WITH GOD: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua, will be hosting Lunch with God from 12:30-2 p.m. The meal is free and open to everyone.