Community Calendar


Today

• 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.

• 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.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The speaker will beAmy Havenar, city of Piqua engineer, with an update on Piqua engineering projects. Reservations are required by calling Dennis Carity at 418-8478. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will conduct the weekly meeting off-site at noon at RT Industries, 110 Foss Way, Troy, and will learn more about how RT Industries serves the Miami County business community by providing training and support to individuals with developmental disabilities, who have proven to the community that their skills are good for business.

• STORY TIME: It’s bubbles galore at Story Times today at Milton-Union Public Library. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller will provide all the supplies and fun at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will host a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St. with a chance to win the “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BOE MEETING: The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in room 404.

• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City will prepare John’s sliders, two for $2 with toppings and chips starting at 6 p.m.

Thursday

• CIVIC BAND: The Piqua Civic Band will pay tribute to “Jazz!” at 7 p.m. at Hance Pavilion, Fountain Park, Piqua, for an evening of music from Big Band Era and New Orleans. Several members of the band will be featured soloists for the evening. Selections will include “String of Pearls,” “Satchmo!” “Glenn Miller in Concert,” “St. Louis Blues March” and more. Admission is free. Visit piquacivicband.weebly.com for more information.

• 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.

• 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.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City, Followed by the Liars Club.

• SOCCER: Soccer coach Sara Carter will hold a special soccer workshop at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m. It is geared towards kindergarten through fifth graders and beginners are welcome!

• 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.

• HIGH NOONERS: Go down a journey of class, mental illness, and the ways a psyche is formed or broken with the book “Perfect” by Rachel Joyce. The story New York Magazine says has “the tenor of a horror film…yet unfolds into an unexpected burst of redemption” is the subject of the High Nooners book discussion at the Milton-Union Public Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

• JUGGLER: Mike Hemmelgarn, comedian, juggler and ventriloquist, will be at the Bradford Public Library to entertain from noon to 1 p.m.

• CLASS LUNCH: The class of 1961 Piqua High School will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at 311 Dafthouse in downtown Piqua. Participants will order off the menu so no reservations are required. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.

• BOARD MEETING: The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St., Covington. This is an open meeting.

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $4 and cookies two for 50 centers, with serving starting at 6 p.m.

• BOARD MEETING: The regular monthly meeting of the Miami County Children’s Services Board will be at 9 a.m. at the offices, 510 W. Water St., Suite 210, Troy.

Friday

• FRIDAYS ON PROUTY: A Fridays On Prouty Concert will feature Brass Tracks at 7:30 p.m. on Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy. This eight-piece band pays tribute to the great horn bands and songs of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, and sponsored by The Troy Foundation. Details at www.TroyHayner.org.

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

• 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. 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.

• MANICOTTI: The American Legion Riders Post 586, Tipp City, will offer stuffed manicotti, vegetable, salad and dessert for $8 starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• 4-H BARBECUE: The annual Miami County 4-H Barbecue will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy. The meal will include beef and pork barbecue, ice cream, pies and cakes. The Miami County 4-H Club Advisors Horse Show also will be held. Contesting will begin at 7 a.m. and the show begins at 8:30 a.m. A silent auction will be offered from 4-6 p.m., and bidders must be present to win. Other events will include a kiddie tractor pull at 4 p.m., bicycle safety, the Troy-Miami County Public Library Bookmobile will visit from 4-6 p.m. and a dance will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds from this event help fund many awards, scholarships, activities and more for the Miami County 4-H Program.

• WALK AND CONCERT: Transformed Life Church will offer a 5K Health Walk and Concert in the Park at Fountain Park, Piqua. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m. The 5K will begin at 10:15 a.m., followed by the concert. Free school physicals, health screenings, a healthy lunch and more will be offered during the event. To register, call (937) 824-0291.

• 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.

• 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.

• OHIO YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB: BNC’s Young Birders’ Club meets once a month at Brukner Nature Center, and will meet from 9-11 a.m. Geared just for students in grades 6-12 with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips, so no additional equipment is needed. Join staff this month as they explore some of the woodpeckers and chimney swifts found here and discover how they are able to survive.

• NO BULLYING: Stand up to bullying and learn the values of sportsmanship at “Picked Last” with J.D. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join the group outside for games from 1-3 p.m.

• BACKYARD BIRDING: The Miami County Park District will hold its Introduction to Backyard Birding program from 10-11:30 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist to learn all about birds that can be observed in your own back yard. Learn basic bird identification skills, bird behavior and how to lure them into view. Program fee of $3 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.

Sunday

• SUNSET SONGS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Sunset Songs” program from 7-9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Enjoy soft, meditative Native American Flute music on a casual walk around Charleston Falls Preserve as the sunsets. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• NATURALIST SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Adventure Puppet Show” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by and learn about nature with Freddy the Frog, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Ollie Otter and others. Ask the puppets questions and let your imagination take a journey as you discover the natural world. 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.

Monday

• WILD JOURNEYS: Come on an armchair adventure and discover the unique flora and fauna on this amazing planet at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. This program is free for BNC members; non-member admission is just $5 per person and includes refreshments. “Iditarod — The Last Great Race on Earth,” will be presented by Becky Crow as she shares her photos, videos and stories from her week-long visit to Alaska that included the ceremonial and official start of the world famous Iditarod, an awe-inspired glimpse at Denali, and many adventures in and around Anchorage, Wasilla and Seward, Alaska.

• 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 listens to a light audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Library at 6:30 p.m.; participants will be reading and discussing “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book outlines a practical guide to creating love and happiness in your life, opening your mind and heart to a new approach to living. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month; we read a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. The library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit tmcpl.org.

Tuesday

• LUCKY LEMONADE: A Lucky Lemonade Concert with the Rachel Brown Duo will be offered at 7:30 p.m. in the Hayner courtyard. Soulful multi-layered twinges of roots based country to modern folk. Enjoy this free concert and lemonade in the courtyard at the Hayner. Details at www.TroyHayner.org.

• 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.

• TINY TOTS: “Move It” with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey today at Tiny Tots! The youngsters can join her program from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton.

• 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.

• BENEFITS CLASS: From 6 to 7 p.m., Dorothy Love Retirement Community will be offering a free class on “Understanding Your Insurance Benefits for Short Term Rehab” at the Dorothy Love Rehab Studios’ Courtyard Café, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney. For more information or to make a reservation, call (937) 497-6550.

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

July 27

• 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.

• 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.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The speaker will be Donald Wiggins, director of community relations for Flying Horse Farms. Reservations are required by calling Dennis Carity at 418-8478. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis Club of Troy welcomes Tina VanBuren, president of Sightless Children Club, as she will be speaking about ways their organization promotes the educational and social independence of visually impaired children and young adults. Lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• STORY TIME: Special guest John De Boer from the Miami County Park District visits with Milton-Union Public Library patrons during the weekly Story Time. Meet him at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in this event geared toward kindergarten to fifth graders.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Out of the Ordinary” 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.

July 28

• 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.

• 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.

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors Board of Trustees meeting will be at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon for members and guests will follow at noon.

• SRP PICNIC: Summer Reading Programs are coming to a close, and the Milton-Union Public Library is ready to celebrate the winners! The Picnic on the Lawn runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to all kids that have completed a summer reading log. Enjoy hot dogs, ice cream and relay games.

• REGIONAL HOURS: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced his office’s July regional office hours. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in Miami County from 2-4 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

• DRYER BALLS: How would you like to never buy another fabric softener again and cut your laundry drying time in half? Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Library at 6:30 p.m. and learn how to make your own dryer balls (as seen on Pinterest); discover how to make your own laundry detergent, too. It’s easy to learn and fun to do, all materials will be provided. The library is located at 419 W. Main S., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• PERI MEETING: Reservations are due today for the Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees meeting set for Aug. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Enter parking lot from Downing Street. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. To make a reservation, call Beth at 335-2771. The speaker will be Kathryn “Kazy” Hines, mayor of Piqua. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

• DINE TO DONATE: Buffalo Wings & Rings, Piqua, will donate 10 percent of the check of patrons to David and Trisha Elliott’s Angels for Alzheimer’s team for the Miami County Walk to End Alzheimer’s between 5-8 p.m.

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