Community Calendar


Today

• DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The Miami County Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, West Main Street, Troy. Members are “gearing up for the election” and will be discussing the future direction of the Democratic Women organization, with featured speaker Isabelle Seitz-Mofin, Ohio Democratic Party Representative. A menu beverage will be provided by the MCDW. Guests are welcome.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program on September 12 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 0 – five 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. 109.

• BUTTERFLY SURVEY: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Survey at 2:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will help Park District naturalists collect data on butterflies in Miami County. Some of the data collected will help with the Monarch Larva Monitoring project which focuses on larval populations and milkweed. For more information on the Monarch monitoring project visit www.mlmp.org/. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month, the book for the Adult Evening Book Discussion is “The Soloist” by Steve Lopez. They will meet in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.
• COUNCIL MEETING: The September meeting of the Potsdam Village Council will be at 7 p.m. in the village office, 14 E. Cross St.
• SALAD BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a salad bar for $3.50 or a potato bar for $3.50 or you can have both for $6. Serving starts at 6 p.m.
• BICYCLE MAINTENANCE: A free bicycle maintenance class will be at 7 p.m. at Treasure Island shelter house, 439 N. Elm St., Troy, offered by J&D Bicycles, 500 N. Elm St., Troy.

• 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 at 6:45 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Library, 419 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

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center.

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal building.

• 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

• CLASS REUNION: The 65th class reunion of the 1951 class of Piqua High School will be at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jack’s, 137 S. High St., Covington. Participants will order from the menu. If you do not routinely attend the bi-monthly meetings, please call Jean Spieman Francony at (937) 773-5406 if you plan to attend to give the restaurant a head count. Friends and family may attend. A class photo will be taken.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will be offered crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• INCREDIBLE INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” 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 learn all about insects. There will be journaling activities in addition to story time and a short tot sized hike. 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.

• LEGO NIGHT: Join staff for Lego Family Fun Night at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill. Drop in anytime between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Activities will include LEGO building challenges, free build stations, as well as play-dough LEGO stamping. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• PINTEREST CRAFT: The craft this month is a bleach pen tote bag. Using the power of a bleach pen, create a one-of-a-kind tote bag to carry your library books! The craft project happens from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up is required at 698-5515), as all supplies are provided.

• 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book is “The Note” by Angela Hunt. The meeting this month will be off site at 10 a.m. and will include a viewing of the Hallmark movie based on the book.

• 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 meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Wednesday

• LINE DANCING: Line dancing will be offered at 10 a.m. for Tipp City Seniors members and guests at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer a chicken noodle dinner at 5 p.m. at the Tipp City Methodist Church.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. “A Vision of Piqua’s Future” will be offered by Kazy Hinds, Piqua’s mayor. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-158 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Tom Kendell, local director of Be The Match. He will be sharing how over the past 25 years, Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, and they work every day to save lives through transplant. Lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club, with a board meeting to follow.

• AFTER SCHOOL: Join staff after school at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. This event is for kids in grades 4-8, at 3 p.m. every other Wednesday, and includes an after school snack. Come for a creative time making crafts or playing games. Each week is different. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register.

• STORY TIME: “Dragonflies” are the theme in this week’s Story Time at Milton-Union Public Library. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will partner with Community Blood Center in commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the limited edition “9/11 Never Forget — 15 Years Later and Growing Stronger” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will be serving John’s Sliders two for $2 with chips and toppings starting at 6 p.m.
• BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will hold its regular meeting for the month at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room to conduct regular business.

• 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.

• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

Thursday

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

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, at 3 p.m. for “The Living Dead Book Club.” Participants, in grade third and up, read one weird, wonderful and (crucially) terror-inducing book a month, and then we’ll meet up to discuss it. Registration is requested. To register or find out more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• CAR PARTY: A program all about cars. Children will be able to color their own car to take home, as well as receive a toy car as a gift! Refreshments, decorations, and books will be car themed as well. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BOOK GROUP: The High Nooners Book Discussion Group this month is “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

Sept. 16-18

• WACO FLY-IN: The 2016 WACO Fly-In & Homecoming, a celebration of the airplanes produced by the WACO Company in Troy, and the men and women who flew them. This event, which is open to the public, features the return of approximately 20 or more vintage WACO biplanes as well as other general aviation aircraft. Weather permitting, WACO will offer bi-plane rides on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday for $100 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance from WACO at (937) 335-9226, or at the event. Vintage WACOs will be on display on Friday afternoon and Saturday. Rocket building for kids will be available Saturday at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the children’s tent with an RC candy drop at 3 p.m. On Sunday, the rocket building will be at 1:00. Come watch a demonstration of ultralights from the Dayton Ultralights Club from 11-2 and Careflight from 11-1. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students, children under school age free. Veterans are $5. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer sloppy joe sandwiches for $4 with chips and cookies 2 two 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BOARD MEETNG: The Miami County Children’s Services will meet at 9 a.m. at the children’s services office, 510 W. Water St., Suite 210, Troy.

Friday

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

• POW/MIA DAY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will have a ceremony at 6 p.m. Following the ceremony, chili will be offered from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

• LUNCH AND LEARN: This presentation is titled “Caring for the Caregiver.” Bring a sack lunch and enjoy learning about the subject during your lunch hour. The lunch and learn be from noon to 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

• FRIED CHICKEN: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare old fashioned fried chicken in a skillet, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, roll and butter for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Sept. 17

• FISH FRY: A fish fry will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• PORK CHOP: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m. A tractor pull will be at 2 p.m. and hamburgers on the range will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 8:30 p.m. Every month BNC Naturalists plan a nighttime adventure in to the Brukner woodlands. Exploring the BNC woods during the day can be fun but being able to explore at night is an adventure. Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.

• PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky at 9:30 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike.

• INCREDIBLE INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program on September 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There will be journaling activities in addition to story time and a short tot sized hike. 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.

• NIGHT WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Night Songs Walk” program from 9-11 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Music and nature go hand-in-hand at this unique night hike. Take a casual walk around the Reserve with park district naturalist John De Boer as the music of his Native American Flute intertwines with the sounds of nature at night. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

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

• PIZZA AND BINGO: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of U.S. Route 36 and Alcony-Conover Road, will offer a pizza, wing and bingo night beginning at 5 p.m. The meal will include a slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza, wings, chips, dessert and a drink from 5-7 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Sept. 18

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista birdlife and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends from 2-4 p.m. All levels of birders welcome! Good binoculars available for use.

• 5K: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K, trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. 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.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Summer Dog Olympics” from 1-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants can bring out their dogs and take part in the summer dog olympics. Compete in popular dog games such as water trials, high jump, broad jump, catch the ball and many more. 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.

• BUGS AND 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, 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. 109.

• CONCERT SET: The Tippecanoe Community Band will visit Piqua’s Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park for a free afternoon concert of “Summer through the Decades” at 3 p.m. Gail Ahmed will direct a variety of familiar tunes including “American River Songs,” “James Bond,” “Tennessee Favorites” and “The Association.” Piqua’s Dan Beaver will direct “Lion King” and his favorite march, “Americans We.” The Hance Pavilion is an open-air, covered facility with plenty of bench seating. The pavilion is located in Fountain Park, 500 N. Forest Ave., in Piqua. Concert and parking are free and handicapped accessible. Restrooms and picnic shelters are located on site at Fountain Park. For more information, phone: 937-335-1178.

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

Sept. 19

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction will be offered at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. The fee is $3 per paddle, and the event will include a 50/50 drawing, food available and various vendors. Proceeds will benefit various charities in the county.

• 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.

• MOVE AND GROOVE: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. for ”Move and Groove” at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Children and caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of various activities which include music and movement; this program is for children ages 2-6. Additional “Move and Groove” sessions are scheduled on Oct. 3 and 17 and Nov. 7. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.

• FRIED BOLOGNA: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare fried bologna sandwiches with chips and toppings for $3 or with French fries and toppings for $4. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• FUNNY IN FARSI: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America” by Firoozeh Dumas for the month of September. 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. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit tmcpl.org.

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