Community Calendar


Today-Sunday

• IH NATIONALS: The invasion of the IH (International Harvester) Scout Light Truck Nationals is returning to WACO Air Museum in Troy. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, under 12 is free. A weekend pass can be purchased for $15. This is the annual show and swap meet for IH Scout, Trucks & IH made products. Participants are invited to enjoy the antique cars and trucks at the site of a grass airstrip. Visitors also can experience a ride in an open air WACO bi-plane. Food trucks, activities and more will be part of the event.

• CIVIL WAR: The 110th OVI Skirmish will be at the VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, and hamburgers will be available on the range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Come see the excitement of the Civil War.

Today

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with French fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Creeking” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and play in the shallow end of the creek. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel. 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.

• CAMPFIRE: The Miami County Park District and the VIPs will hold its “Cast Iron Cooking” campfire from 6-9 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will start their evening with the Park District VIPs as they teach the secrets of cast iron cooking. Afterward, sit around the campfire and sample the delicious cuisine. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A. It’s a chance to boost the summer blood supply and possibly win an Alaska vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SCHOOL SUPPLIES: A school supply giveaway will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Open Arms Apostolic Church, 4075 S. Tipp-Cowlesville Road, Tipp City, in the fellowship hall in the rear of the church.

• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.

• EAT OUT: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will eat out at Studebakers, New Carlisle, at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday

• CIVIC BAND: The Troy Civic Band will feature the award-winning male vocal group The Quintessentials at its next concert at 7 p.m. at Treasure Island Park. Also on the program, the band will pay tribute to John Slonaker, retired band director, trumpet artist and teacher, who founded the original Troy Community Band in the 1970s. Slonaker will conduct two numbers on the program, most notably “49th Parallel,” by Vaughan Williams and arranged by Troy grad Mark Grauer. The concert is entitled Pops By The Riverside and will be under the baton of Bill McIntosh. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets on which to sit. The rain location is the gym at Troy Christian High School.

• 5K: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K, trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. The pre-registration fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Register online at AllianceRunning.com. Day of registration is $25. Visit MiamiCountyParks.com for more information.

• BREAKFAST: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 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, home fries, waffles, French toast, pancakes, regular toast, fruit, juices and cinnamon rolls.

Monday

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month, the book for the Adult Evening Book Discussion is “The Weight of Water” by Anita Shreve. This double mystery is double the excitement. They will meet in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.

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

• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford High School will host a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. It’s a chance for students, parents and community members to boost the summer blood supply and possibly win an Alaska vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• ALTRUSA: Altrusa International of Troy will host its monthly lunch program at noon at Riverside. The local service club welcomes guest speaker Jasmine Grossnickle, Ohio Wildlife Officer for Miami County. Grossnickle will share about the daily responsibilities of her job including enforcing laws and educating the public.

• SHRIMP: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare shrimp and French fries for $5 starting at 6 p.m.

• RETIRED TEACHERS: The Miami County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, corner of State Route 55 and Barnhart Road. The keynote speaker will be Ohio Retired Teachers Association Western Area Vice President Gele Atkins.

• LIFETREE CAFE: The debate over national policies and practices regarding illegal immigration will be explored at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. 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. The program titled “Border Wars: Is There a Compassionate Response to Illegal Immigration?” features filmed interviews with a border patrol agent, Mexican nationals, and former U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo, an outspoken critic of immigration policy. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to 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.

• 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

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Creeking” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and play in the shallow end of the creek. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel. 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.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $2, which gives participants one number for bidding, more numbers are available for purchase. All proceeds go to the charity of the evening. Food will be available for purchase from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at a reasonable price.

• CRAFTS: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will work on crafts and quilting beginning at 9 a.m. 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A program by Dorothy Love Retirement Community will follow on “Signs of Dementia.”

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 meetat 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

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon. This will be a welcoming lunch for newly hired teachers in Piqua City Schools, Piqua Catholic and Upper Valley Career Center at the Piqua Central Intermediate School. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-158 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Major Joshua Roberts, pilot of the C-17 Cargo plane, as he will be speaking about his experience in piloting this massive plane. Lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• STORY TIME: “Peacocks” are the subject at the Milton-Union Public Library Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will hold two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• BEAGLE VISIT: State Senator Bill Beagle is scheduled to visit Riverside Developmental Disabilities at the next “Adventures in Advocacy” meeting, to discuss Ohio laws and issues of importance to people with developmental disabilities. Adventures in Advocacy is comprised of adults with developmental disabilities who have an interest in gaining skills and learning how to better advocate for themselves. The meeting with Senator Beagle will be at 3:30 p.m. at Riverside, 1625 Troy Sidney Road, Troy. Adults with disabilities, their family members, guardians and service providers are welcome to attend. No registration is necessary. For more information, visit www.riversidedd.org or contact Krista Smith at (937) 440-3000.

• 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.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have line dancing at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• 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.

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

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The book this month is “Eight Hundred Grapes” by Laura Dave. This is a story of love, marriage, family, wine, and all the ways they intersect. The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

• PLANNING MEETING: As Fort Rowdy organizers prepare for the 24th Gathering, they will hold weekly meetings every Thursday until Labor Day weekend. The meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington City Building.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Mid-County Church of Christ in Troy will host a community blood drive from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1580 N. Dorset Road. It’s a chance to boost the summer blood supply and possibly win an Alaska vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• STEAK DINNER: A New York strip steak dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• CLASS REUNION: The Troy High School Class of ’76 will have its 40th reunion at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Troy Eagles Campground. If you wish to attend, the form is available on the Troy Ohio Class of 76 Facebook page or the committee can also e-mail the forms if you send a request to [email protected]

• BALLOON LAUNCH: Brookdale Piqua will have a balloon launch and memory service to remember the lives of loves one lost and those battling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at 2 p.m. at 1744 W. High St., Piqua. Donations will be accepted for each balloon to raise funds for the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: Covington Christian Church will have a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington. The lunch will include an assortment of homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches. The church is handicapped accessible.

Aug. 20-21

• SWEET CORN: The Fulton Farms Sweet Corn Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the market, 2393 State Route 202, Troy. The event will include fresh-roasted sweet corn, food trucks, ice cream vendors, “buy local” craft area, live music, corn shucking and corn-on-the-cob eating contests, animals and more. Live music, free jumpys and free admission all are part of the event. For more information, call (937) 524-4276.

Aug. 20

• FESTIVAL OF NATIONS: The Festival of Nations will be held from 2-8 p.m. on the river levee between North Market and Adams streets, behind the football stadium. Countries participating include France, Honduras, Peru, Japan, American (Troy Historical Society), Ukraine, Saponi-Catawba N.A., Italy, Germany and South Africa. Food will be offered by the booths of Honduras, Peru, Saponi-Catawba N.A, Italy, Germany, South Africa and France. Entertainment will include Peruvian dancers, Pop Rocks, Japan, South African dance, Madame Gigi’s Outrageous French Cancan Dancers, belly dancers, Zumba and more.

• MOVIE AND VIGIL: A free movie screening of “Sold,” and candlelight vigil will begin with the movie at 8 p.m. at Mayflower Arts Center. The movie is to raise awareness of human trafficking. The candlelight vigil will follow the movie. Register at http://soldintroy.eventbrite.com.

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

• CANOE PROGRAM: The Miami County Park District will hold a canoe program at 9 a.m. Participants will meet at Treasure Island in Troy and be transported by bus to the canoe launch where they will take a leisurely float back down river to Treasure Island parking lot. The US Fish and Wildlife Service will be onsite with various stops along the river to teach participants about the Great Miami River – includes a fish shocking demo. 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. 109.

• GARDENING SERIES: 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/adult or $10/gamily 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.

• FAMILY HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Discovery Hike “Flowers” from 1:30-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee to learn all about flowers. This guided hike is designed for children with autism and their families, but all are welcome. Each hike will include 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.

• CHICKEN DINNER: A chicken dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• ANIME CLUB: Learn about the culture of Japan through movies and shows. Draw your own anime to post in the teen section of the Milton-Union Public Library. The theme is Pokemon Go. It will start at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

• ICE CREAM: Alcony Grace will have its annual ice cream social from 4-7 p.m. at 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road, Troy. The event will offer ice cream, sandwiches and homemade pies. A baked goods sale also will be offered.

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