Community Calendar


Today

• 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.

• WILD JOURNEYS: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. for a featured talk on “The Wilds of Nambia.” Jim Beckman, world traveler and owner of Cheepers, a local company established to provide affordable options for international birding during challenging economic times, for a glimpse into the wilds of Namibia. Amazing scenery and big game, including Africa’s famous Big Five, will be part of the program. This program is free for BNC members and non-member admission is $5 per person and includes refreshments. Cash or check.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots 0 to five years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be 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.

• MILTON MEMORIES: A Milton Memories oral history recording session will take place at 7 p.m. in the West Milton Municipal Building on South Miami Street. The topic will be the West Milton Players. The panel will consist of Craig Forman, Bob and Karen Iiames, Marsha Fischbach, Steve Schumann, Sally Blue, Jeanette and Jeff McDaniels, Mike Werts and Scott Hinkle. The recording will be done by Tom Beck. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. For more information, call Barb at 698-6559 or Susie at 698-6798.

• TROY NOON OPTIMISTS: Jennifer Kendo, Ohio District OI Foundation Rep, and Tom Kendo, Ohio District Governor-Elect. Ohio District Rep. Jerry Stahley will speak about the Optimist International Junior Golf Program.

• BRATS AND SAUSAGES: Come to the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 and choose between a brat or a polish sausage sandwich with fries. Serving is $4 and starts at 6 p.m.

• 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 from 7-8 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 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

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular council meeting.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

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.

• 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.

• TURKEY TIME: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Turkey Time” 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 about wild turkeys. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike and a craft. Make sure to dress for the weather. 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.

• ADULT COLORING: Bring a friend and sit back and unwind with us during our Beyond the Lines adult coloring group at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library. Participants will be making old fashioned silhouettes of children and adults to be used as mountable decorations for Thanksgiving. Staff will provide the coloring supplies and a treat to enjoy. For more information, call 676-2731 or stop by 12 N. Main St.

• MEEETING: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will have their monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. Members and those interested in joining are welcome.

• 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 have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Wednesday

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will host a Thanksgiving week blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1431 W. Main St. Community Blood Center is thanking holiday donors with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• STORY TIME: “Canoes/Indians” 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 children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Spiritual Aims Committee will give a Thanksgiving message. 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/.

• DINNER AND SERVICE: The Covington Ministerial Association and area churches will offer the Covington community a Thanksgiving dinner and service. Dinner will be served, free of charge between 5-6:30 p.m. The service is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will include music from the combined church choir and Covington Christian Church Praise and Worship Team.

• EUCHRE: Weekly on Wednesday nights at the Tipp City VFW. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. in the back room for $7 per person; there is also a side bet. Snacks provided.

• SLIDERS AND CHIPS: John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. Two for $2 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• 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

• FREE DINNER: El Sombrero will offer a free traditional Thanksgiving meal to anyone in the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 1700 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. For more information, call Judy Rose at 339-8557.

Friday

• GRAND ILLUMINATION: Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6:15 p.m. in their traditional grand entrance on a Troy Fire Department ladder truck, and later they will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. to help countdown to Troy’s annual Grand Illumination, which takes place a 7 p.m. Mayor Michael Beamish will present his awards and read his traditional Christmas poem prior to the lighting, and live music will take place before and after the lighting. Many more events also are planned for the evening, and can be viewed at www.troymainstreet.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.

• TURKEY HOTSHOTS: Come and enjoy turkey hotshots at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

Nov. 26

• STORY TIME: “Canoes/Indians” 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 children and their caretakers.

• OSU AND KARAOKE: Cheer for the Ohio State football team at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The social room will open at 11:30 a.m. Papa D will have karaoke at 7 p.m.

Nov. 27

• 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.

• ROCK HOUNDS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Rock Hounds” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by to learn all about rocks. Participants can learn to identify different types of rocks and how they were formed. 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.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will host the storybook trail program “If You Find A Rock” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop anytime during the program and read this storybook is set up along the trail. This Storybook Trail is part of the “Rock Hounds” Naturalist Adventure Series program. More information can be found on the park district website MiamiCountyParks.com.

• ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-BREAKFAST: Tipp City Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586 will serve an all-you-can-eat-breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, French toast, pancakes, waffles, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

Nov. 28

• 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.

• GUEST SPEAKER: Professional speaker, author and past Toastmasters International Director Gary Mull will present “Be An Exceptional Presenter — 5 Key Techniques to Sharpen Your Skills,” at 7 p.m. at Mid County Church of Christ, 1580 N. Dorset Road, Troy. Registration and social time will start at 6:30 .m., and presentation beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. Admission is free. There is limited seating; RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, contact Ed Washington at (937) 241-4410, or e-mail [email protected]

• BOOK DISCUSSION: Join others 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 “The Big Burn” by Timothy Egan. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month; they read a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit tmcpl.org.

• TROY NOON OPTIMISTS: Dr. Gary Wilber, superintendent of Troy Christian Schools, will speak.

• TEXAS TENDERLOIN: Come to the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for a Texas-size tenderloin sandwich with toppings and fries for $5 starting at 6 p.m. Trivia at 6:30 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 West Main St. Community Blood Center is thanking donors with a “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler, free to everyone who registers to donate. Schedule an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

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