Community Calendar


Friday

• MUSIC SERIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Downtown Troy Summer Music Series will continue with Everything Fitz at 7:30 p.m. on Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy. Everything Fitz is a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. Call 339-0457 or visit TroyHayner.org for complete details.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Piqua, Troy or Sidney’s Bob Evans from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Miami County Fair Gospel Fest. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• PORK CHOP: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pork chop dinners beginning at 6 p.m.

• HOT DOGS: The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 586, Tipp City, will offer a hot dog bar with toppings, potato salad and baked beans starting at 6 p.m.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 6-7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Take a hike for heath and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this twelve walk 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.

• FROG WATCH: The Miami County Park District will hold its FrogWatch program at 9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants transform into citizen scientists as they learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls and assist a park district naturalist in surveying the populations at the reserve. Data collected will be included in the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. More information on the survey can be found at aza.org/frogwatch. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Saturday-Sunday

• RUMMAGE SALE: St. Boniface/St Mary Mission will have its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua.

Saturday

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be offered from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market features fresh local produce, breads, artisan cheeses, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, locally-raised meat, artists’ booths, live music, other entertainment and more. The location on South Cherry Street, just off West Main Street, is convenient for shoppers with adjacent parking. For more information, visit www.TroyMainStreet.org or call (937) 339-5455.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lowe’s parking lot, Troy, with local, plants, vegetables, maple syrup and more.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Piqua, Troy or Sidney’s Bob Evans from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Miami County Fair Gospel Fest. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• PICNIC AND BINGO: A summer picnic and bingo will be offered at the A.B. Graham Center, corner of U.S. Route 36 and Alcony Conover Road. Dinner, which will include grilled chicken breast or pork chop, two sides, roll, homemade ice cream and drink, will be served from 5-7 p.m. Meals are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

• CONCERT SET: Rum River Blend will be playing at the Tipp City Roller Mill, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. with an evening of bluegrass, gospel and folk music, with special guests for Carl Phillis (“The Fiddler”) celebrating his 94th birthday. Cake will be served. Adults are $8 and those under 12 are $4. Reservations can be made at (937) 667-3696.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with French fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• LUNCH: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will eat out at 4:30 p.m. at the Rib House, Vandalia. A Euchre party will then begin at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• TEEN ANIME: Milton-Union Public Library has started a new Teen Anime club. Ages 13 to 17 can watch anime, try candy sushi and learn how to draw manga. Join the inside and outside fun from 1-3 p.m.

• KARAOKE: Come to karaoke at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, playing from 7 p.m. to close.

Sunday

• ICE CREAM: The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold an ice cream socia from 2-4 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route, 41 east of Troy. The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole and then take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will provide musical entertainment. The VIPs will give tours of the house from 2-3:30 p.m. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Piqua, Troy or Sidney’s Bob Evans from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Miami County Fair Gospel Fest. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• KIDS DAY: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will offer children’s activites at 10 a.m. at the Troy Fish & Game, followed by a children’s fishing derby from 1-2:30 p.m.

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

July 11

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Monday evening during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Today’s class will be strengthening and conditioning with optional hand weights. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: A mother-son book “club” is the focus of the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group tonight at the Milton-Union Public Library. The group will be discussing “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe. New members are welcome to join from 7-8 p.m. in the library’s fiction area.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listens to an audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• COUNCIL MEETING: The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village office.

• POTATO BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City. will offer a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 starting at 6 p.m.

• MOVIE AND BINGO: Movie Monday and bingo will be offered from 1-4 p.m. at the Bradford Public Libary. This week will be “Black Beauty.”

• OPTIMISTS MEETING: Troy Noon Optimist will meet at noon at Miami Shores Golf Course. Golf pro Ken Green will be speaking about the new beginner/family tees, golf leagues and other programs. For more information, call 478-1401.

Tuesday

• SUMMERTIME STORIES: Bring your child at 11 a.m. to the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, to enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is requested. For ages birth to 5 years. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• AG DAY: The OSU Extension Western Ohio Precision Ag Day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. An aternoon demonstration will be at a nearby farm. Register by calling ((37) 440-3945 or Amanda at [email protected]

• SAWGRASS: A Lucky Lemonade Concert at Hayner will be at 7:30 p.m. with Sawgrass in the Hayner courtyard. Relentless instrumentals color this high energy old time bluegrass sound. Ryan Judy on guitar, Ben Cooper on upright bass and Brian Spirk on mandolin make up this powerful sound. Enjoy this free concert and lemonade in the courtyard at the Hayner. Details at www.TroyHayner.org.

• YOGA: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a free yoga class, offered by MaryBeth Robertson at 6:30 p.m. Learn the health benefits of yoga from increased flexibility to better balance and muscle tone; it’s also a great stress reliever. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Grab your family, friends and neighbors and join staff for an outdoor movie under the stars on a huge inflatable movie screen at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. “Polar Express” will be shown at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals and enjoy a summer evening of fun. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Play with polymer oven clay and create a colorful bowl at the July “Pinterest Craft of the Month” at Milton-Union Public Library from 6-8 p.m. All supplies are provided and registration is required. Call 698-5515 to sign up!

• COLOR CRAZY: Join Milton-Union Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey and “Color Me Crazy” with a different geometrical or patterned coloring sheet each week from 2-3 p.m. Music or an audiobook will be played as well.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots enjoys a puppet show today from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. Join children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller for lots of laughs and fun.

• LEGO MARATHON: Students in grades second through fifth can enjoy a LEGO marathon and color run from 1-2 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library. Wear an old shirt and sign up in advance.

Wednesday

• BOOK CLUB: Staff and members of the Unplugged Book Club at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, will be reading modern and classic books. Share in a book discussion about what was liked or disliked about the book and make a craft. Snacks will be served. For grades 3 and up. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• WEDNESDAYS WITH WILDLIFE: Help push through the mid-summer blahs by joining Brukner Nature Center staff during our third year of “Wednesdays with Wildlife.” Geared for kids entering grades sixth through 12th. Also join staff every Wednesday in July from 9 a.m. to noon. Each week will provide the campers a variety of methods for interacting with nature including research techniques, citizen science projects, nature art, building and providing for nature, snorkeling in the Stillwater River and more. Along the way, participants will meet several wildlife ambassadors and play games to help better understand the amazing world around us. Payment and registration due the Monday prior to the program. The fee is $20 for BNC members per Wednesday; $25 for non-members per Wednesday. Cash or check only.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The speaker will be Ryan King, owner of Can’t Stop Running and running enthusiast. Reservations are required by calling Dennis Carity at 418-8478. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• PUBLIC HEARING: The Forest Hill Union Cemetery Board of Trustees will conduct a 2017 budget public hearing at noon in the cemetery office, 8660 N. State Route 66, Piqua.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will conduct committee meetings during lunch at noon at the Troy Country Club, with a board meeting to follow.

• WALKING BOOK CLUB: “Walk & Talk” with Milton-Union Public Library Adult Services Specialist Kim Brubaker at a book club that takes its show on the road. Participants take a stroll around West Milton while discussing “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Meet at the library at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a healthy snack to share with others.

• STORY TIME: Play putt-putt at both Story Times today at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for school-age children and their caretakers.

• FIELD TRIP: Pre-K through first graders will have a field trip to Shawnee Prairie with a picnic from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the Bradford Public Library. Sign up in advance at http://www.bradfordpubliclibrary.org, or 138 E. Main St., permission slips are required and are available at the desk.

• INTRO CLASS: Adults in the summer reading club at the Bradford Public Library will have an Intro to Cardio Drumming from 6-7 p.m.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Have a Ball” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. In addition to story time with the bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.

Thursday

• CIVIC BAND: The Piqua Civic Band will present “Young at Heart,” a concert for the child in everyone at 7 p.m. at Hance Pavilion, Fountain Park. Bring the entire family for an evening of music from the movies of Walt Disney and other fun surprises. Patrick Woods will be the band’s trumpet soloist for “Beauty and the Beast.” Selections will include items from “The Lion King,” “The Whistler and His Dog,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “The Waltzing Cat,” and more. The concerts are free and open to the public. Visit piquacivicband.weebly.com for more information.

• LETTUCE COOK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Lettuce Cook Cooking Club series on July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 and 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Be part of a brand new pilot program. Kids ages 11-15 years will learn about local produce as they harvest, prepare and cook seasonal recipes using ingredients from the garden at Lost Creek Reserve. They will also experience the sense of community that comes from preparing and sharing meals together. Class maximum is 10. Pre-registration is required. Class fee $25 for the series of five. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FIRE DEPARTMENT: Volunteers from the West Milton Fire Department will bring their fire truck and other equipment for a hands-on presentation about how firefighters train and stay fit. Kindergarteners through fifth graders are welcome from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Milton-Union Public Library.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Thursday morning during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Burn fat with a cardio workout this morning. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St. with a chance to win the “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: The Fort Rowdy Gathering will have their monthly committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington City Building, 1 S. High St. Everyone is welcome as organizers prepare for the 2016 Gathering, to be held Labor Day weekend in the Covington Park.

• SUMMER STORYTIME: Stories, music, crafts, puppet shows and fun will be offered from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library. Register by calling 773-6753, or stopping by the Children’s Department.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua. For more information, visit piquafarmersmarket.com.

• TRAVEL TO ITALY: Meet at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and join staff for a “trip” to Italy. Prepare to be immersed in the sights, sounds, and cultures of Italy right here in the library at 6:30 p.m. From bakeries, wineries and museums, travel with others to this beautiful country. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors Board of Trustees meeting will be at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon for members and guests will follow at noon.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Baptist Church will host a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. with a chance to win the “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” vacation. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1402 West High St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• MEETING: The quarterly Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

• BIKE RIDE: Teens from the Bradford Public Library will be heading to Piqua Bike Trail for a ride to Troy and back, leaving the library at 9:30 a.m. and coming back at 3 p.m. Sign-ups and permission forms are required.

• CLASS LUNCH: Members of the Piqua High School class of 1950 will meet for lunch at noon at China East in Piqua.

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