Community Calendar


Today

• WRITING WORKSHOP: Discover the “Power of Dialogue” with local published author Jacqueline K. Moore at the Milton-Union Public Library. She will also be reading and signing copies of her novel of adventure on the high seas, “The Checkerboard.” The free workshop and book signing is at 6 p.m.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Women of Westminster (WOW) will host the annual spring salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, in the downstairs dining room. Elevator service is available. The cost for the luncheon is $8.

• TACO SALADS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve taco salads for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
• GUEST SPEAKER: Miami County Republican Women will have guest speakers Miami County Deputy Sheriff Dave Duchak and Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell addressing the topic of the heroin epidemic affecting Miami County at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The event is free.
Friday-Sunday
• BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Troy- Miami County Public Library will sponsor their semi-annual spring book sale Friday-Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Sale times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. A members only preview night will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. New memberships may be purchased at the door that evening or ahead of time at the library. The cost is $5 for an individual and $9 for a family. A selection of books, puzzles, DVD’s, special titles, and old books are available with prices starting at 25 cents. Sunday is $1 per bag of books and all specials are half price. All proceeds will be used for the Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts and special purchases for the library. For more information, call (937) 339-0502 or go to troypubliclibrary.org.

Friday

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer broasted chicken, New York strip steak, fish or sandwiches, from 5-8 p.m.

• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21 piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $7 and up, from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10.

• PIZZA: Pizza will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game, Troy.

• STEAK: The American Legion Family, Post 586 Tipp City, will prepare a steak dinner with baked potato, salad and dessert for $12 starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• PRESCRIPTIONS: A Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sanitary Engineering Building, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will collect prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs for disposal. This is a free drop-off.

• LASAGNA: A lasagna dinner will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game, Troy. Corn hole will be played as well.

• AWESOME AMPHIBIANS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Awesome Amphibians & Radical Reptiles” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Park District Naturalist Gecko Jody as she discovers the natural world. Meet live amphibians and reptiles, read a story and hike to the pond and search for these awesome, radical friends. 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.

• BARBECUE DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer barbecue ribs, macaroni and cheese and coleslaw from 5-7 p.m. for $10.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Harley Davidson will host a spring blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1501 E. Ash St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a key chain etched with the CBC blood drop logo as a reminder that “donors hold the key to saving lives.” Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• CHICKEN POT PIE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a Tipp City Seniors dinner of chicken pot pie starting at 4:30 for $8. Karaoke will start at 7 p.m.

• HEALTH FAIR: A Community Health Fair will be at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair is free and open to the public. Free health screenings will be available along with more than 30 booths providing information.

• BIRD HIKE: Beginning at 7:30 a.m., join Brukner Nature Center staff as they discover the center’s migrating birds. Free and open to the public with all levels of experience welcome. Nice binoculars available for use. Tuesday morning hikes will start from the Interpretive Building. Saturday morning hikes will depart from River’s Edge Wildlife Preserve on Calumet Road.

Sunday

• OPEN HOUSE: The public is invited to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at an open house party from 1-3 p.m. at Riverside Developmental Disabilities, in the gymnasium, 1625 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy. Guests will enjoy cake, cookies and beverages while celebrating with people of all abilities. There will be lots of games and door prizes for all to enjoy.

• Covington Outreach Association (COA) will holdi a “COA Sunday” 10th anniversary open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covington Church of the Brethren, 101 N. Wall St., Covington. The event will include music, tours and light refreshments. For more information, email [email protected] or call 473-2415.

• SALAMANDER DANCE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 2-4 p.m. for a chance to meet David FitzSimmons, author of “Salamander Dance.” Discover the magic of vernal pools — wetlands that fill with water in spring and dry up in summer — by following the annual life cycle of spotted salamanders. Award-winning author David FitzSimmons leads us on an adventure, exploring all things amphibian, from shimmering eggs and wriggling larvae to metamorphosis and hibernation. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of David’s book will support the mission of Brukner Nature Center.

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

Monday

• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet at noon at the Covington Eagles.

• FRIED BOLOGNA: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare fried bologna sandwiches with toppings and chips for $3 or with french fries for $4. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• WII FIT & FUN: Everyone from teens to seniors are invited to get moving at the Milton-Union Public Library from 4-5 p.m. Wii Fit offers a guide to easy stretches and exercises for beginners. The game will be projected on the big screen so everyone can follow along.

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

• TRAVELING EXHIBIT: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library and the Piqua Public Library will offer the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit from noon to 5 p.m. in the upstairs gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday

• BIRD HIKE: Beginning at 7:30 a.m., join Brukner Nature Center staff as they discover the center’s migrating birds. Free and open to the public with all levels of experience welcome. Nice binoculars available for use. Tuesday morning hikes will start from the Interpretive Building. Saturday morning hikes will depart from River’s Edge Wildlife Preserve on Calumet Road.

• POND CLINIC: A Tri-County Pond Clinic will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fessler Pond, 1530 S. Forest Hill Road, Troy. To make a reservation, contact the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District at (937) 335-7645.
• NIGHT MARKET: The Troy Night Market will feature spring honey and pesticide-free herbs from 4-7 p.m. at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., Troy. For more information, visit Facebook at Troy Night Market, call (937) 216-0949 or e-mail [email protected]

• TINY TOTS: It’s a brand new time! Tiny Tots play in imaginary puddles today 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.

Wednesday

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet 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.

• SPRING STORY TIME: Join in the fun with Miss Andrea at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill. Bring your child and enjoy a variety of stories, songs, finger plays, crafts, and more for children ages birth-5 years old. Registration is required at 937-676-2731.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Lorna Swisher, executive director of Mainstreet Piqua, will present “Exciting Happenings Downtown.” For more information, call Brian Phillips at 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 rooms. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Mark Hess, MD, will be the speaker for the program. He will discuss the general health of older adults. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 440-4706.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will help kick off the Community Blood Center “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two” Summer Blood Drive by hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the large meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FAMILY FUN: The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, will celebrate Mom at 6 p.m.. Kids can join staff as they entertain with a craft and story time all about mom! Mom, we have something just for you. Take time out with Kendra Hess (make-up consultant) as she donates free facials for her “cute for a cause” campaign. For more information, call 676-271.

• KIWANIS MEETING: Allen Massie will be speaking about his experience travelling to Peru on Ear, Nose & Throat Mission trips during the Troy Kiwanis meeting. Lunch starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve John’s Sliders two for $2 with toppings starting at 6 p.m.

• AWAKEN THE FORCE: See the latest installment in the legendary science fiction film series at the Milton-Union Public Library at 5 p.m. Come in costume and bring a favorite chair or pillow to sit on.

• STORY TIME: Play in imaginary puddles at the Milton-Union Public Library Story Times, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. The program is led by children’s librarian Wendy Heisey. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

Thursday

• CHESS CLUB: Challenge your friends or learn a new skill at the Checkmate Chess Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Other dates for the chess club are June 2, July 7, and Aug. 4. The chess club is open to everyone with an interest in the game, even if you’ve never played before, and it is a great activity for the whole family. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• HOT DOGS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer hot dogs with chips for $2 or with french fries or onion rings for $3. Cookies are two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• LIBRARY FRIENDS: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library holds its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. New members — or just willing volunteers — are more than welcome.

• COMMISSION MEETING: The members of the Public Defender Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the offices, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

May 6

• OPENING RECEPTION: An opening reception for anew exhibit at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, “Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll,” will be held from 5-6:45 p.m. The event is free. This exhibit focuses on a young girl’s childhood reaction to the Holocaust through an exploration of art and writing. For more information, call the center at 339-0457, visit 301 W. Main St., Troy, or check in at www.TroyHayner.org.

• NIGHT OF DISCOVERY: Geared just for kids in grades K5, from 7-10 p.m., parents can have a free night while Brukner Nature Center staffers keep the kids busy searching the night woodlands for toads. The fee is $10 for BNC members and $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. May 2.

• STEAK DINNER: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a New York strip steak dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare a fish fry or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies and dessert for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

May 7

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. in the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks. Meals will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 13 and younger.

• PUNT AND PASS: Troy Football, Lincoln Community Center, and Troy-Miami County Public Library will host a Punt, Pass, and Kick competition at 10 a.m. at Ferguson Field. This free competition includes instruction from Troy varsity football players on proper throwing, kicking and punting mechanics. Participants who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt and giveaways from sponsors. There will be four age groups, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Trophies will be awarded for the first three places in each age group. Registration forms can be turned in at the Troy library or Lincoln Community Center between April 1-22. The competition is sponsored by The Troy Foundation.

• BIRD HIKE: Beginning at 7:30 a.m., join Brukner Nature Center staff as they discover the center’s migrating birds. Free and open to the public with all levels of experience welcome. Nice binoculars available for use. Tuesday morning hikes will start from the Interpretive Building. Saturday morning hikes will depart from River’s Edge Wildlife Preserve on Calumet Road.

STEAK AND CHICKEN: The Troy Fish & Game will offer steak and chicken beginning at 6 p.m. The band Distance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy Fish & Game will offer breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.

• SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for food and fellowship, and for ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. The monthly Share-A-Meal Program is on the first Saturday of each month at First United Church of Christ on the corner of South Market and Canal streets, Troy. Use the Canal Street entrance where we the church is handicapped accessible.

• CINCO DE MAYO: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a Cinco De Mayo party with karaoke 7 p.m. to close. Wear your best fiesta clothes and bring a covered dish or snack to share.

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