Community Calendar


Today

• 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. Burn fat with a cardio workout today. 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. 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.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. 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.

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a lively discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s adult book club at 6:30 p.m. . Participants will be reading and discussing “Dollbaby” by Laura Lane McNeal. The Book Lovers Anonymous Book Club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month; and reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOINS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches with toppings and French fries for $5 starting at 6 p.m.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a Dine to Donate to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. La Piazza will donate a percentage of your bill when you present a flier or show the flier from your smart phone. Fliers are located at the Interpretive Building, on the website at www.bruknernaturecenter.com and click “Dine to Donate” or email [email protected] for one to be emailed to you. Good on dine-in or carry-out.

• SPECIAL SESSION: The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 8 a.m. at the Board of Education office located in Covington High School. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the high school restroom/locker room project and any other business that may come before the board.

• 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

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet following the regular council meeting.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

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.

• 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: Open wide! Tiny Tots will get a special visit from a local dental assistant today from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. She will read a story and visit with the children in this program hosted by children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Fairies of Nature” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 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 now accepted online at time of registration.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery multi-day class Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes 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 12. Class fee is $20 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.

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will be at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, call 335-6273.

• 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 village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday 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 CLUB: Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Olive Wager, president of the Miami County Toastmasters. Olive will be sharing how Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women gain competence and become more confident in front of an audience, allowing ordinary people to become great communicators. 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.

• STORY TIME: “Fuel Your Engine” 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.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Sports Olympics” from 2-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. 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.

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will support the blood supply during the challenging July 4th holiday period by hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. at 20 South Walnut St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• DINE TO DONATE: Buffalo Wings & Rings, Piqua, will donate 10 percent of the check to DKMS to help in their efforts to raise awareness of the need to register potential bone marrow donors. Also, visit Kroger Pharmacy, Piqua, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and have a cheek swab to see if you may be a potential donor. Donors can between 18-55 years of age in good health.

• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve John’s beef sliders, two for $2 with chips and toppings starting at 6 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. Also join staff every Wednesday in July from 9 a.m. to noon. 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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: Purrs in Piqua, TNR, will offer a quarter auction, with doors opening at 6 p.m., at the Knights of St. John, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Participants also can shop the 14 vendors, and have a snack, dinner and dessert. Admission is $3 and includes one paddle. A 5o/50 drawing and raffle will be part of the event.

Thursday

• POPS CONCERT: A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Keitaro Harada, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza at 8 p.m. The program this year is entitled “Pops Favorites,” featuring favorites such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” selections from “My Fair Lady,” and “Any Dream Will Do,” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and more. Bring your lawn chairs. In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Junior High School auditorium, 556 N. Adams St. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Concert is presented by The Troy Foundation and the city of Troy, and is open to the public at no charge.

• 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.

• JUGGLER: Keep it all in the air and learn how to juggle with Pastor Robbie Scott. The hobbyist will be visiting Milton-Union Public Library 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 dance the calories off with YouTube videos. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• LUNCH: The Tipp City Seniors will have a catered lunch for $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Building Fund. The center is located at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• 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.

July 1

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• COFFEE WITH GARDENERS: Coffee wiht the Master Gardener Volunteers will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Monroe Township Meeting Hall, lower level, 4 E. Main St., Tipp City. The cost is $10 per person and includes beverages, refreshments and handouts. Pete Holmes will discuss native plants. For more information, call ((37) 440-3945 or [email protected] Registration is required by stopping by the extension office, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• STEAK DINNER: The Troy Fish & Game will offer New York strip dinners beginning at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The first Friday Community Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with guitar balladeer “Eli” followed by the big band sounds of the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Local musician “Eli” will open the evening of music with classic easy-listening songs that you’re sure to want to sing along with. Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For information, call 667-3696.

July 2

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a butterfly workshop. Ruth Bowell will introduce some common Ohio butterfly species and teach participants how to easily identify them. Bring the family for some Ohio Butterfly ID 101, a butterfly ID hike, and a chance to make your own butterfly feeders for your home. This workshop is free for BNC members, and $5 for non-members. Butterfly feeder kits will be $5 each. Cash or check only. Please register by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1st.

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