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Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at [email protected] or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events

Today

• HOME SCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your home schooled student for an afternoon of discovery from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational lesson plans using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee for this program is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at the time of registration (cash or check). Deadline for registration is the Monday prior to each program. The topic for May is “Swimming Survivors.”

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis of Piqua will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. “Upcoming and Completed Engineering Projects in Piqua” will be presented by Piqua City Engineer Amy Havenar. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome guest speaker Michelle Besecker from Grace Hospice at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• LUNCH BUFFET: A salad, sandwich and dessert buffet, hosted by the women’s fellowship, will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. Choose from a variety of salads, sandwiches and desserts at the 18th Annual all-you-can-eat buffet. The meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 years old and under. The church is handicapped accessible, use the Canal Street entrance.

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

• BUFFET: The 18th annual Salad, Sandwich & Dessert Buffet, hosted by the Women’s Fellowship, will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. Choose from a variety of homemade salads, sandwiches and desserts at the all-you-can-eat buffet. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under. No presale tickets for this lunch, just pay at the door. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

• BOARD MEETING: The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. in Room 404.

Thursday

• ART CAMP LOTTERY: The Summer Art Day Camp lottery drawing will be held at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The 2017 lottery drawing for the “Out of this World” summer art day camp will be at 7 p.m. in the Art Studio. Registration forms will be available at the event.

• LUNCH ON LAWN: The Museum of Troy History and The Troy Historical Society will hold their joint annual meeting at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour. This will be followed at 6:45 p.m. with recognition/awards. A program by Doug Christian, titled “A Pictorial Journey of Miami County” will follow at 7 p.m.

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “Take Me with You” by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Join in the discussion by reserving your copy of the book at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call (937) 698-5515 for details.

• TEA PARTY: Any child K-6 is invited to bring a mother, grandmother, or any other significant adult with them as their tea date at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Dress up in your frilliest outfit, and a handmade tiara will be provided. The event involves learning the proper etiquette of a tea party, a craft, tea party food, stories, games, and of course tea. Children will get a tea cup to take home with them and a door prize will be awarded.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Blood pressure checks will be offered prior at 11 a.m.

• LECTURE SERIES: New Carlisle resident Ted Teach will be the guest speaker at the WACO Aviation Lecture Series at 7 p.m. at the WACO Air Museum, Willis Wing, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Teach was awarded the 2016 Antique Grand Champion award at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisc. Parking and admission are free, but donations will be accepted. The lecture is scheduled to last one hour with a time for questions to follow. For questions, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy Joe sandwiches with chips will be served by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586. Servings are $4 starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority Board will meet at 8 a.m. at 1695 Troy-Sidney Road, lower level conference room, and open to the public.

• BOARD MEETING: The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. in the K-8 Media Center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

• DINNER: American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones, wings, pork tenderloin sandwich, fries and onion rings from 5-7:30 p.m.

Friday

• TASTE OF THE ARTS: Downtown Piqua’s annual celebration of the arts will be offered from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Piqua. The evening will include fun, food and music planned for the entire family. A full schedule of the event can be found at www.piquatasteofthearts.com.

• MUSIC: Shay Hayden will perform from 7-10 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• PORK CHOP: Pepper corn pork chop dinners will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• POPPY DINNER: Support the veterans and come to the Poppy Dinner being served by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 at 6 p.m. Dinner is $8 and will offer cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes and applesauce.

Saturday

• FOOD TRUCKS: The Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition returns for the third year from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy. Entertainment will include the Troy Strawberry Festival Home Grown Talent semi-finals at noon, followed by DJ Bruce Adamson at 3 p.m. and The American Kings, a classic rock band, at 7 p.m. The Miami Valley Kruzers will have a collector vehicle show on-site from 2-5 p.m. And, crafters and vendors will sell items throughout the day.

• FIBER FEST: The 10th annual Upper Valley Fiber Fest will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Duke Building at the north end of the Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy. The event will feature fibers of all sorts, plus yarns of all kinds, knitting and felting supplies. Also, available will be locally made soap and jewelry. Members of the Upper Valley Fiber Guild will be demonstrating floor loom weaving, rigid heddle weaving, spinning (making wool fibers into yarn), carding wool and other fiber related skills. Also, there will be morning goat show sponsored by the Miami County Goat Breeders Association, and the Miami County Food Truck Rally. There is free parking and free admission.

• JUST US: The Piqua High School Show Choir “The Company” will present its annual “Just Us” concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at Piqua High School. The show choir will present their current award-winning show, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” as well as numbers from past shows. “The Company” combo, “Audio Hype,” will present two numbers from its repertoire. Tickets for the “Just Us” concert will only be available at the door the night of the event. Ticket prices are $8 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. Doors to the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts will open at 7 p.m., the show will follow at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the PHS office at 773-6314 during school hours.

• WALKING TOUR: A Johnston Farm Cemetery Tour will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meeting at the main entrance to Johnston Farm. Tickets are available for the tours at $5 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St., Piqua. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda and Johnston Farm & Indian Agency director Andy Hite. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library.

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

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

• LEGO CLUB: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme and free style building. All ages are welcome.

• HUG THE EARTH: The Miami County Park District will hold its annual Hug the Earth Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. At noon the Banana Slug String Band will perform their popular songs like “Dirt Made My Lunch” and “Water Cycle Boogie.” Beginning at 1 p.m., enjoy archery, geocaching, canoeing on the pond, face painting, gnome-fairy house building, petting zoo, food and more. Don’t miss out on the outdoor adventure activities with the rock-climbing wall, zip line, tree climbing and high ropes course. General admission is free. For more information, visit the park district website at MiamiCountyParks.com.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Masonic Lodge will show support for May Military Appreciation Month by sponsoring a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 102 N. Washington St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• KARAOKE: Share your talents and come to enjoy karaoke at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 7 p.m.

• CAR WASH: A car wash for donation will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. at Troy Baptist Temple, 691 Staunton Road, Troy. Proceeds will help youth attend summer camp.

Sunday

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come join members of the Brukner Nature Center Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. as you learn to identify Brukner Nature Center’s bird life. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the third story “window on wildlife.” All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Charity Fashion Show” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Dog lovers dress up your pooch in his Sunday best and take him to the park for a fashion show where he is the star. Wear a hat, sunglasses or a three-piece suite. If your dog does not have duds of his own, he can borrow something to wear. Each year this “Doggy Fashion Show” supports organizations that help support animals in the community and raise awareness of their needs. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs — please clean up after your pet. Meet at the gazebo. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GOSPEL PROGRAM: Lostcreek United Church of Christ and the Dorothy Kirk Scholarship Committee will offer a gospel program and scholarship presentation at 6 p.m. at Lostcreek United Church of Christ, 2 miles east of Miami East Schools on Troy-Urbana Road. Megan Lawson, a Miami East senior, will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship for 2017. Megan plans to attend Wright State University and major in Mechanical Engineering. The entertainment will be The Cove Springs Praise Group. There will be a free will offering to benefit the scholarship fund. Refreshments and fellowship will follow. The church is handicapped accessible.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be open to the public for breakfast. A full breakfast made to order will be $7. Children under 10 eat for just $3. Serving from 8-11 a.m.

• CHICKEN AND PORK CHOPS: The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will be offering a barbecue chicken or pork chop dinner at the firehouse, 10363 Museum Trail, from 11 a.m. until they are sold out. Dinners will include a choice of barbecued chicken or pork chop, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips and a roll for $8 each. Dinners will be sold first- come, first-served and guests may dine-in or carry-out their meals. Proceeds will be used to pay for training and equipment to protect area citizens and their property. For questions or to order ahead, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919. The day of the event, calls may be placed directly to the firehouse at (937)773-5341.

Monday

• OPEN HOUSE: The public open house for the newly renovated Hobart Arena will be from 6-8 p.m. As residents walk around, staff members and information will be available to discuss the renovation work that has been done.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife by having a meal at Bob Evans in Tipp City, 22 Weller Drive, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your food bill to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. A flier must be presented at check-out and can be found at www.bruknernaturecenter.com, at the Interpretive Building, or you may show it from your smart phone. Good on dine in or carry-out.

• TENDERLOINS: Tenderloin sandwiches and fries will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are $5 and begin at 6 p.m. Stay for trivia at 6:30 p.m.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. . Participants will be reading and discussing “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. For more information, call (937) 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Tuesday

• COFFEE AND COLOR: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for coffee and coloring. Take a stress break and enjoy a cup of coffee while coloring away the day’s anxiety at 1 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife by having a meal at Bob Evans in Tipp City, 22 Weller Drive, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your food bill to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. A flier must be presented at check-out and can be found at www.bruknernaturecenter.com, at the Interpretive Building, or you may show it from your smart phone. Good on dine in or carry-out.

• COLOR AND COFFEE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for coffee and coloring. Take a stress break and enjoy a cup of coffee while coloring away the day’s anxiety at 1 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• WALKING TOUR: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. for a walking tour of Staunton Cemetery, on Old Staunton Road. Learn the history behind the cemetery itself and the people buried there. You will hear stories of the DeWeese Pioneers who first came to Miami County in 1807, Revolutionary War soldiers, and veterans of the War of 1812 that are all laid to rest in this Miami County cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery and come dressed prepared to walk and explore. No registration is required for this event. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

May 24

• BOARD MEETING: The May board meeting for the Miami County Educational Service Center will be at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome Nancy Hargrove from the Miami County-Troy Public Library. She will give an update on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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FYI

Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at [email protected] or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events

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