• QUARTER AUCTION: Piqua Parents As Teachers will have a quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. at the Piqua Knights of Columbus, 204 W. Ash St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests must be 18. Bring your own quarters or $30 will allow you to bid on everything. Tickets are $2 and are available at Springcreek Primary and Readmore’s Hallmark. For more information, call (37) 916-3139.
• COVER TO COVER: Join staff for Cover to Cover at 4 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Kids in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities and crafts. An after school snack will be provided at each meeting. An additional session is scheduled on Nov. 10. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.
• 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.
• LUNCH AND LEARN: Organized by Olive will be hosting a holiday share and swap party at the Milton-Union Public Library from 12-1 p.m. during lunch. Patrons are encouraged to bring their lunch; drinks are provided. Olive will share simple strategies for celebrating the holidays. Discover how to give clutter-free gifts, practice simple hospitality, and enjoy simple traditions. Then everyone will swap treasures! Bring up to 5 used holiday items to be put out on the Swap Table. Everyone will get to take home a few “new” holiday treasures. Extras will be donated to a local charity.
• BOOK SIGNING: Cindi Tullis is a local author who will be doing a book signing for her children’s book at the Milton-Union Public Library starting at 6 p.m. Come meet Cindi and check out her new book.
• ASTRONOMY CLUB: The Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club will have a demonstration on the use of a telescope at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thanks to the Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club’s donation, the Troy library will have the telescope available for loan beginning the week of Nov. 14.
• TRUSTEES MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. The public is welcome. The members’ annual meeting will follow at 11 a.m. A carry-in luncheon will be at nooon. Entertainment will be “Our Time in History.”
• CLASS LUNCH: Members of the Piqua High School class of 1950 will meet for lunch at noon at China East in Piqua. Partners and friends are welcome to attend.
• VETERANS TO BE HONORED: Korean War Era veterans of the Miami Valley will be honored at 11:30 a.m. in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College. The seven-member barbershop group, Thienn Snipps, led by former Edison State Professor and Vietnam veteran Larry Dragosavac, will honor the veterans by performing patriotic songs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. The public is invited to pay tribute to these heroes, and admission is free.
• CAT FOOD DRIVE: A cat food — and people food — drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethany Center, Piqua, sponsored by the Purrs of Piqua organization. Donations will be used to help low-income residents with cat food for their pets.
• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking 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.
• HAMBURGERS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare hamburgers with chips or french fries for $4. Topping will be available. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
• QUARTER AUCTION: A Thanksgiving quarter auction, sponsored by the Sightless Children’s Club, will be at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Tickets are $2 for the first paddle and $1 for each additional paddle. Turkeys will be part of the auction items. A full concession stand will be offered.
• VETERANS CEREMONY: A Veterans Day ceremony and program has been scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, Riverside Cemetery. The ceremony and program are sponsored by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, Troy. The inclement weather location is the VFW Post, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.
• MOVIE: Let’s Go to the Movies at Hayner! will feature “At War With the Army,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. A 1950 comedy with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin who find mishaps and hi-jinks at training camp. This series features a movie classic with cafe style seating and an introduction to the film. Films, popcorn, and soda pop are all free. The film series is intended for adult audiences and may not be appropriate for children under 13. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.
• 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.
• VETERANS CEREMONY: A veterans ceremony, including honored guests from the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. The event will include a pinning ceremony for veterans in attendance and a complimentary luncheon. Make a reservation at (937) 541-5182.
• VETERANS DAY: The Milton-Union Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
• SOUPER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Souper-Walk program at 7 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm — remember to layer up before you head out. Pre-registration requested. 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.
• The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will present its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Bean soup and cornbread will follow. During the evening, the Sons of the American Legion will offer a ham dinner with scalloped potatoes, green beans and dessert for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.
• VETERANS CHAPEL: All veterans, their families and community members are invited to attend a service for veterans’ recognition from noon to 1 p.m. at Troy Christian High School, 700 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The elementary, junior high and high school students will lead this chapel to honor all former and current military personnel. Veterans should arrive at 11:30 a.m. in the athletic foyer at the high school so they may be greeted and given special instructions. A complimentary lunch will be available to community members who are attending during their lunch hour. For questions more information, contact the school office at 339-5692.
• TICKETS ON SALE: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will offers its 2106 Holiday Cabaret with the Jacomets, Jacksons and Full Sound Chamber Group, at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Grand Ballroom of the Fort Piqua Plaza. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon today and at Readmore’s Hallmark, Piqua, after Saturday.
• CRAFT BAZAAR: The A.B. Graham Center will hold its craft/vendor bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, corner of U.S. Route 26 and Alcony-Conover Road. Admission is free. For more information, call (937) 368-3700.
• WII PARTY: Play Wii games on the big screen at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1-3 p.m. The party is open to all ages. The library thanks the Miami County Foundation for the Wii and the big screen.
• HOLIDAY SHOW: The annual Christmas Holiday Show, sponsored by the Valley Arts and Crafts Club, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Tipp City’s Winter Yuletide Gathering in the basement of the Monroe Township Building, corner of Third and Main streets. This show features local artists with their handmade items including items in wood, fiber arts of all kinds, glass, polymer clay, jewelry, ceramics, candles and many other art forms. Santa will make an appearance from noon to 4 p.m. Food will be for lunch and snacks while visiting the show.
• CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St. Teresa Catholice Church, 6925 W. US Route 36, Covington, will be holding its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be vendors, baked goods, a massage therapist and a raffle. Many unique hand-crafted items will be on display.
• OPEN HOUSE: The East Stillwater Valley Railroad will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. at 137 S. Wenrick St., Covington. The railroad occupies roughly two thirds of a 27-foot-by-69-foot basement.
• HOLIDAY COOKING: The Miami County Park District will hold its Healthy Holiday Cooking class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 east of Troy. This new program is designed to introduce people to simple healthy alternatives to classic holiday recipes. Participants will prepare and enjoy the recipes using local produce and learn about the health benefits of the ingredients used. Pre-registration required. Class fee $5. Park in main lot and meet at the house. Register for the program by visiting miamicountyparks.com, emailing to [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• KARAOKE: Come and enjoy karaoke at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 starting at 7 p.m.
• EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Sign up will be at noon and play will be again at 1 p.m. for $3 per person.
• BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer made-to-order breakfasts ala cart from 8-10 a.m.
• OPEN HOUSE: The East Stillwater Valley Railroad will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. at 137 S. Wenrick St., Covington. The railroad occupies roughly two thirds of a 27-foot-by-69-oot basement.
• BREAKFAST: Breakfast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The
Auxiliary Unit of the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will prepare an all-you-can-eat breakfast with your choice of eggs your way, toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy, biscuits, french toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. for $6.
• BREAKFAST: The Elks bowlers will be having an all-you-eat-breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice for $8 at 17 W. Franklin St.,, Troy
• MEMORIAL DEDICATION: The new Veterans Memorial at Troy-Miami County Public Library will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. The memorial is made possible by the contributions of many generous organizations and individuals in the community.
• FALL FEATHERED FRIENDS: Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6 p.m. for stories, a craft, and a live owl demonstration by an Aullwood Nature Center naturalist. Open to all ages. Registration opens Oct. 31. To register, call (937) 339-0502, Ext. 133.
• TESTING SET: The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter, in cooperation with the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension — Miami County, and Miami Conservancy District will sponsor a free Water and Soil Testing Fair from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Miami East High School cafeteria. No reservations are needed. This is open to all Miami County residents. All testing should take about 30 minutes to complete.
• 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 Milton-Union Public Library’s Adult Evening Book Discussion is “The Soloist” by Steve Lopez. They will meet in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.
• POTATO BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will be offering a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6, starting at 6 p.m.
• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Parks Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City.
• 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.
• BOARD MEETING: 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.
• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book is “The Midwife’s Tale” by Delia Parr. This book is a special recommendation from an inspirational book club member! The meeting will be at the Milton-Union Public Library at 11 a.m.
• BOARD MEETING: The Bradford Public Library Board of Trustees will mee at 5 p.m. for a special meeting. The board plans to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing appointment of personnel. No action 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.
• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $2, which gives pariticpants one number for bidding, and more numbers are available for purchase. All proceeds go to the charity of the evening. Food will be offered for purchase from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• TINKER TUESDAY: Join the staff at the Oakes-Beitman Library for Tinker Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the library. The library as have littleBits, Cubelets, Makey Makey, and more that combine technology with art and computer programming, everything a little maker will need to create. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to sixth grade. Registration is requested by calling 676-2731.
• PARK PROGRAM: Jim Metz from the Upper Valley Career Center and his students will share their experiences from a recent study trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks at 6:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This free program will highlight the career exploration these Environmental Occupations Program students enjoyed, as well as the sights and scenery of the two great parks. Students will discuss wildlife they encountered and studied, the different ecosystems they traveled through, and the fascinating geothermal activities they studied and viewed.
• MEETING SET: The Troy Historical Society will meet at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7 p.m. The topic for the evening will be “Learning About the Overfield Tavern Museum.” An educational DVD used by students to learn about the museum will be shown. The meeting is free. For more information, call (937) 339-5900 or email [email protected]
• 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: “Tractors” 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.
• KIWANIS: YMCA Executive Director Jim McMaken will speak on “Future Consideration for the Piqua YMCA.” 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/.
• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your homeschooled student for morning of discovery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and awesome lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee for these innovative programs is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check). Deadline for registration is the Monday prior to each program. Additional spots remain for afternoon session. Topic for November is “Exciting Ecosystems.”
• SLIDERS: John’s sliders with toppings and chips, two for $2, will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 starting at 6 p.m.