Community Calendar


Today-Sunday

• HAUNTED WOODS: Come enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with guided walks, live animals and costumed characters at Brukner Nature Center from 6:30-8 p.m. . Your guide will lead you along the gently rolling, luminary-lit trail and stop at five stations along the way so you and your family can learn all about the wild creatures of the night. But the fun doesn’t stop there; activities also include free face painting, crafts and games, wildlife viewing, storytelling at a campfire plus cookies and cider after the hike. This program is $3 per person for BNC members and $5 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Please be sure to have your membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event, handed out in the order that you arrive at the gate at our entrance, so if you want to join your friends please ride together or meet and drive in together. Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every 5 minutes after that. Parking is limited, so load up and car-pool.

Today

• COAT DISTRIBUTION: The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing children’s coats at the Miami County Fairgrounds Shop and Crop Building from 9-11 a.m. All coats were cleaned bu Sunset Cleaners of Troy prior to being distributed. Contact the Miami County Sheriff’s office at 440-6085 for more information.

• BOO BASH: A Boo Bash will be offered from 1-4 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Bring the whole family to this free community event for games, crafts, scavenger hunt, Halloween stories, monster mash dance, and singer/story teller Joseph Helfrich. There is no admission fee and reservations are not required. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The fifth annual quarter auction for the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will take place from 5-9 p.m. at the Troy Eagles F.O.E. 971 Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and food will be available throughout the event. If you would like to donate something to the Museum for the auction, please contact Tristan Weis at (937) 219-1294 or [email protected] for information.

• GEOCACHER BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Junior – Geocacher Badge” program at noon at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Junior – Geocacher Badge” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wearing sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• PLAY DATE: The Miami County Park District will hold its new Nature Play Date “What’s Under That Log?”program at 2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee. Participants will enjoy the adventure while discovering the amazing things found under logs. 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.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: Reservations are due today for the Piqua Prayer Breakfast, which will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 5 at The Church of The Brethren, 525 Boal Ave., Piqua. Contact Larry Hamilton at 778-1035 or [email protected] or Pastor Larry Lutz at 272-7791 or [email protected] with the number of persons from your church planning to attend or for more information.

• HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Halloween Happening, which includes a Jack-O’-Lantern Hike sponsored by the Park District VIPs and Trunk or Treat from 7-9 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41 east of Troy. Guests of all ages are invited to drop by and experience a crisp, fall night hike around the historic Knoop homestead aglow with jack-o’-lanterns. Be sure to stop by the barn at the end of the hike to enjoy a fall treat compliments of the VIPs. The corn maze will also be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Make sure to bring a flashlight. Drop-ins are welcome. Register for the program by visiting miamicountyparks.com, emailing to [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CORN MAZE: The Miami County Park District’s corn maze will be open to the public as part of the Halloween Happening from 4-9 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this 6-acre corn maze. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Admission is $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5 to 11 and kids under 4 are free.

• HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a Halloween party starting at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. Prizes will be awarded for the following costume winners: Most Original, Scary and Funny. Karaoke will be 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.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 8-11 a.m. Come to enjoy the all-you-can-eat breakfast featuring: eggs your way, bacon sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, home fries, french toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

• LUNCH WITH GOD: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua, will be serving Lunch with God from 12:30- 2 p.m. The meal is open and free to the community.

Monday

• HAUNTED ROOM: During beggars night the Milton-Union Public Library will have a haunted room from 6-8 p.m. Staff will be giving out candy to trick-or-treaters and the community can enjoy the “Haunted Cave” theme for this year.

• PIZZA LOIN: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer pizza loin (tenderloin with pizza sauce and cheese) sandwiches with chips starting at 6 p.m. for $5.

• NIGHT OF DISCOVERY: Reservations and payment are due today for a Fall Night of Disocvery scheduled for Nov. 4 at Brukner Nature Center. Geared just for kids in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, BNC will offer parents a free night to themselves, from 7-10 p.m., while the kids gear up with headlamps and search for spiders. The fee is $10 for BNC members and $15 for non-members.

• 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

• 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

• DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones and wings every Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.

• 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.

• 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.

Wednesday

• COFFEE WITH VETERANS: Coffee and doughnuts with veterans will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Masonic Lodge, Troy. The DAR will offer breakfast and a presentation by Tammy Puff from the Attorney Genral’s office will give a presentation. For more information, visit http://miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com/.

• NOVELTY NIGHT: The Troy Gem and Mineral Club will have its annual November Novelty Night at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Club members will various items for sale and a silent and live auction will be held. For more information, call 3391379.

• STORY TIME: Parents and their child are invited to join staff for story time at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill; your child will enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration is requested. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• 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.

• COMPUTER Q&A SESSIONS: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions at the Milton-Union Public Library for those who need help with their computers. These 1-on-1 sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Call 698-5515 to sign up between 6:30-8 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 South Walnut St. The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• KIWANIS: A white elephant auction with Mike Havenar will be the focus of the Kiwanis meeting. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon Wednesdays at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July. The meeting will be in the hospital lower level Conference Room A. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Edison State Community College nursing students will present an educational program. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 440-4706.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Thursday

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join Troy-Miami County Library staff from 10-11 a.m. for Mornings in Motion. Mornings in Motion will combine walking, early literacy and fun. Bring your children, a stroller and your walking shoes. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig, or at the Troy library, 419 W. Main St.; this program is for all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose room at the Troy library. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The annual Child Care Choices quarter auction will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Doors open at 6 p.m. for attendees to view auction items and the event officially kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets costing $2 are available at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling CCC offices at 667-1799 or by emailing [email protected]

• FRIENDS MEETING: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Milton-Union Public Library’s community room. New members or willing volunteers are welcome.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Baptist Church will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the gym, 1402 W. High St. The “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler is a warm gift to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will have a rummage sale from 4-8 p.m. Enter the side door on Canal Street.

• BIKE MAINTENANCE: J&D Bicycles staff will offer a free maintenance class at 7 p.m. at 500 N. Elm St., Troy. Participants can learn to be comfortable fixing a flat, repairing a broken chain, and what to do in case of other things affect your ride. Preventative maintenance tips also will be taught. Bring your own bike to be checked out.

• WWII PRESENTATION: The Pleasant Hill History Center is sponsoring “The Final Year of World War II” at 7 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill. Al Mulder of Troy will be speaking on the final year of World War II, where Germans were still rounding up Jews and sending them to death camps. His presentation is based on his own personal experience. For more, visit the organization on Facebook or at Pleasanthillhistorycenter.com.

Friday

• GARAGE SALE: A garage sale will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of U.S. Route 26 and Alcony-Conover Road, also sponsored by the Fletcher Lions. For more information, call (937) 368-3700.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW Post 4235, 73 N. High St., will offer dinners, including broasted chicken, New York strip steaks, fish and shrimp and a variety of sandwiches from 5-8 p.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, corner of Wood and Downing streets, Piqua.

• COFFEE WITH GARDENER: The next Coffee with the Master Gardener will be from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Extension meeting room, 201 W. Main St., Troy. The cost is $10 per person, which includes beverages, refreshments and handouts. Join Master Gardener Marian Moeckel as she gives tips on attracting songbirds and other colorful birds to their yard this winter. For pre-registration, which is required, contact 440-3945 or [email protected] or visit go.osu.edu/backyardbirds.

• 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 $8 from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers also will be available.

• RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enter the side door on Canal Street.

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