• KNITTING GROUP: Cancer Compassion will knit for cancer patients from 2-4 p.m. at the Lion and Lamb Yarn Shop. Bring knitting needles; patterns and some yarn is furnished.
• YWCA MONTHLY LUNCHEON: Chris Schmiessing, Piqua city planner, is the featured speaker at the free program, which begins at 11 a.m., followed by a $6 noon luncheon at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. Reservations should be made by Aug. 10 at the YWCA or by calling (937) 773-6626.
• ALUMNI LUNCH: The Staunton School Alumni will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy. We welcome all graduates and any former attendees of the school, as well as their friends. If any questions, please call Shirley at (937) 335-2859.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be a luncheon to welcome and show appreciation to all new teachers from Piqua City Schools, Piqua Catholic and Upper Valley Career Center. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• KNITTING TIME: Cancer Companion is sponsoring a time for knitting items for cancer patients from 2-4 p.m. at the Lion & Lamb Knit Shop. 6 E. Main St., Troy. Patterns and yarn will be available. Call 339-3113 for more information.
• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile from 2-2:45 p.m. oat Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. In addition to a visit from the Bookmobile, a Park District Ranger will take a hike through the park where participants will learn about Dragonflies and what makes them superheroes. All ages are welcome. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.
• STORY TIME: “Hurricanes” are the subject at the Milton-Union Public Library Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will hold two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Committee meetings will be held, followed by a board meeting.
• BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education room.
• COACH’S CLINIC: WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, will host a First LEGO League Coach’s Clinic from 6-7 p.m. The clinic will cover The Three Components of an FLL Competition, Tips and Best Practices for a FLL Coach, Timing of the 2015 season, and Intro into Programming the EV3 robots. There is no cost and no obligation to coach. RSVP at (937) 335-9226 or call for additional information.
• DIXIELAND MUSIC: The Lower London Street Dixieland Band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Tipp Roller Mill Theater, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City. Admission is $8 adults and $4 for students K- 6. For more information or to make a reservation call (937) 667-3696.
• CHICKEN SALAD DINNER: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City will offer chicken salad croissants with chips for $4 and cookies 2 for 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre will start at 7 p.m. for $5.
• QUARTER AUCTION: The Sightless Children Club will have a quarter auction at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $2, which includes one paddle, and extra paddles will be $1. Food will be available.
• CHEESE RAVIOLI: The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586, Tipp City, will prepare cheese ravioli with meat sauce. salad and rolls for $7. Starts at 6 p.m.
• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join staff at sunset for the movie “Home” at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. The movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 34 minutes. For more information, call (937) 676-2731, or visit www.tmcpl.org.
• WII PARTY: Play Wii games like Guitar Hero and Mario Kart on the library’s own system at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1-3 p.m. The party is open to all ages! Milton-Union thanks Miami County Foundation for the grant for the Wii operating system and accessories.
• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City will host karaoke with Papa D starting at 7 p.m. till close.
• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.
• MUSIC IN PARKS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Heart Beat of the Earth” program from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket to sit on and a snack to eat. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.
• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 9 p.m. Every month BNC Naturalists plan a nighttime adventure in to the Brukner woodlands! Exploring the BNC woods during the day can be fun but being able to explore at night is an adventure. Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.
• PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky at 10 p.m.at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike.
• FREE MOVIE: One choice transforms this teenager in the second film installment based on the best-selling novel series at Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” The free film is shown on the “big screen” at 2:30 p.m. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.
• ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST: Served by the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, French toast, regular toast, sausage gravy, biscuits, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.
• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista from 2-4 p.m. Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista birdlife and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends! So come on out, enjoy the camaraderie in the third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome. Really good binoculars available for use. Free and open to the public.
• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly Dog Social from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in “Hero Dogs.” This month our special guests will be the Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs. These animal heroes will demonstrate how they assist with search and rescue operations. Please remember owners are responsible for their dogs. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.
• BLTs: Prepared by by the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City. Cost is $5. Serving starts at 6 p.m.
• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Heather Davey Leaser of Girl Scout Troop 30722 will speak.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listenersgather 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.
• QUARTER AUCTION: American Legion Post 586 from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 for viewing of auction items and seating. The charity is the Springfield Track Club, a volunteer track and field club open to children 5-18 regardless of where they live or go to school and costs are paid by fundraisers or parents. Food will be available for purchase from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an interactive opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.
• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trusteesinvites the public to their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.
• BOOK GROUP: Come to the Pleasant Hill Library’s book discussion group at 4:30 p.m. and share in a book discussion with other book enthusiasts. Participants will be reading and discussing “Cold Black Earth” by Sam Reaves. The Kindle Your Interest in Books Club is open to all adult and young adult readers. The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. For more information, call the Pleasant Hill library at (937) 676-2731.
• BRIDGE PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society’s August program is “The Eldean Bridge.” at 6:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library, Louis Room, 116 W. High St., Piqua. Speaking will be retired County Engineer Doug Christian, the recipient of the 2014 MCHGS Heritage Award, and will be discussing the Eldean bridge in Troy. For more information, contact Stephanie Winchester at (937) 307-7142, [email protected] or visit the organization’s Facebook page.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be Ms. Wheelchair Ohio Jasmine Spradley. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• STORY TIME: The weather theme continues with “Tornadoes” at the Milton-Union Public Library’s Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey hosts two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.
• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be at noon at the Troy Country Club. The theme of the luncheon is “Expect the Unexpected.” The feature will be Rebel and Steve Marcum of Tipp City and music also will be by them. The speaker will be Letitia Hicks of Stoutsville, speaking on “Rule 1 — Plan Well; Rule 2 — Have a backup plan; Rule 3 – Be flexible.” Lunch is $12.50 inclusive and reservations are due on Aug. 15 and can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001. A complimentary nursery is provided by calling Diana Hutsell at 667-2376 and is located at the Nazarene Church located on State Route 55. The Prayer Breakfast will be at Bob Evans in Troy at 9 a.m. Aug. 12.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. John Terwilliger will be speaking about the Troy All Sports Hall of fame.
• TACO SALAD: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer taco salads for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Euchre will start at 7 p.m. for $5.
• MELODY MEN: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present a performance by the Miami- Shelby Melody Men at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, as part of the Library Lounge Series. The theme of the event is “In the Good Ol’ Summertime.” The event is free, open to the public, and will last about 40 minutes.
• EXTRAVAGANZA: It’s an End of Summer Extravaganza for teens at the Milton-Union Public Library! Join Teen Specialist J.D. Woodward on the front lawn for cornhole, super-size games and lots of fun! The party is open to middle and high schoolers and goes from 6-7 p.m.
• HIGH NOONERS: In “Bed and Breakfast” by Lois Battle, the septuagenarian widow of an unfaithful martinet of an army officer and owner of a bed and breakfast in South Carolina is determined that all three of her daughters will be reunited for the upcoming Christmas holidays. That will be no easy task after years of real and imagined affronts among the siblings and their mother. Discuss the heartaches and upstairs/downstairs antics of this story with the ladies of the Milton-Union Public Library’s “High Nooners.” They will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the community room.
• CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad and dessert for $7. Serving starts at 6 p.m.
• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will again have salad luncheons on the third Friday of each of the next five months. The lunch includes a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Diners can enjoy the specialty, “hot chicken salad.” A drink is included for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington, and is air conditioned and handicapped accessible.