Today-Saturday

• OKTOBERFEST: The members of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, will be celebrating the parish’s German Heritage at its annual Oktoberfest scheduled for on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing St., the Oktoberfest will feature a variety of German — including a cabbage roll dinner — and American foods, music, raffles, children’s rides, and games. Oktoberfest hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday and 2-11 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to attend.

Today

• LUNCH ON THE LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen will have its last Lunch on the Lawn of the season from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the courthouse. Ribeye meals are $7 and chopped sirloin for $6, with the sack lunches including chips, cookie and a drink.

• GARAGE SALE: Zion Lutheran Church will have its annual Mum Festival garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the parking lot between North 3rd Street and North 4th streets, Tipp City.

• 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 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10.

• MUSEUM OPEN: The Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum will be open from 5-9 p.m. during the Mum Festival Car Show. It will be closed on Saturday, but there will be a booth in the park. The will open, by appointment, for those coming to town for the festival activities and class reunions. Call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798 to set a convenient time.

• 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.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Riders Post 586, Tipp City, will serve fish and chicken tenders, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert from 6-7:30 p.m. for $8.

• PHOTOGRAPHY DROP-OFF: Entries for the “Through Our Eyes” photography competition and exhibit can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

Saturday-Sunday

• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans, 999 E. Ash St., Piqua, will donate 15 percent of sales from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the Piqua Marching Band. A flier must be presented at check out.

Saturday

• DRUG TAKE-BACK: A prescription take-back event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sanitary Engineering Building, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will collect prescription and over-the-counter drugs for disposal.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a New York strip steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $13 from 5-8 p.m.

• PROTECT YOURSELF: West Milton’s Keith Carter and his associate Chuck Barnes will teach women how to respond in an attack situation, or better yet to avoid dangerous situations all together, in the class “When You Can’t Reach Your Pepper Spray: Women’s Survival Techniques.” It will be held for women of all ages (17 and under must be with a guardian) at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

• FREE MOVIE: They’re armed and sort of, dangerous. Watch these two women heat up the comedic screen in the latest showing at the 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.

• POT PIE: The women of First United Church of Christ will be serving a chicken pot pie supper on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 4:30 -6:30 PM. The supper includes Chicken & Potpie, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Green Beans and Beverages for $8.00 a person (age 10 & under $3.00). Women’s Fellowship, who is sponsoring the event, will use these funds to assist with their support of community agencies such as Partners in Hope, Lincoln Center and Recreation programs at the Troy Genesis Center as well as the First UCC Backpack Program and Share-A-Meal. You will discover a variety of desserts to top off your feast at First United Church of Christ on the corner of S. Market and Canal Street, Troy, Ohio. Please use the Canal Street entrance where we are handicapped accessible.

• LEGION TENT: Come to the Mum Festival and enjoy the food and beer tent at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City. They will be serving fish, chicken tenders, French fries and coleslaw beginning at noon. Karaoke with Papa D starts will start at 7 p.m. to close.

• PHOTOGRAPHY DROP-OFF: Entries for the “Through Our Eyes” photography competition and exhibit can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST SET: The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 586, Tipp City, will serve 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, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. The breakfast will be available beginning at noon. The post will then continue to serve fish, chicken tenders, French fries and coleslaw in their Mum Festival tent.

• GALLERY TALK: A Five in Fiber Gallery Talk will be at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Artists, A. Sue DeSantis, Ronnie Doyal, Pam Geisel, and Carroll Schleppi share special insights into their Dayton Landmarks Quilt Series. Artists, A. Sue DeSantis, Ronnie Doyal, Pam Geisel, and Carroll Schleppi will share special insights into their Dayton Landmarks Quilt Series. For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• PHOTOGRAPHY DROP-OFF: Entries for the “Through Our Eyes” photography competition and exhibit can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

Monday

• BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading is back at the Milton-Union Public Library! The program pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension. Be a part of this weekly mentorship at 6:30 p.m.

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

• TOASTMASTERS MEETING: Community members can meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, to decide whether to begin a local chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization that helps people think effectively, think clearly and speak confidently in a wide range of situations. Twenty members are required to charter a new club. Current Toastmaster members from other clubs will be available to demonstrate a typical meeting, answer questions, and discuss possible meeting times. Contact Olive Wagar at [email protected] to indicate your intent to attend the meeting. Discover more about the Toastmasters experience at www.toastmasters.org.

• TEXAS TENDERLOIN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches and fries for $5 beginning at 6 p.m.

• LIFETREE CAFE: Lifetree Cafe, located inside St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will offer a program, “Leaving God? Insights From Those Who’ve Walked Away From Church.” Use the Canal Street door and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.

Tuesday

• TINY TOTS: “Tiny Tots” 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.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The event will include a Spiritual Aims Committee program. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: All aboard! Get on the Milton-Union Public Library train with two Story Times today – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and Friend Tim Koeller put on stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for preschool children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Lieutenant Dave Norman from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be speaking on his experience during the Vietnam War.

• SPECIAL MEETING: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will hold a special board meeting for the purpose of approving the FY16 budget at 5:15 p.m. at the ESC Central Office, 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

• JOHN’S SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer John’s sliders, two for $2 with chips starting at 6 p.m.

Oct. 1

• CHESS CLUB: The Checkmate Chess Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans will offer 10 percent of sales to the Tipp City Seniors through Oct. 7 for those who eat at the Tipp City restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the new site. Tickets, to show at the time of dining, will be available at businesses throughout Tipp City.

• SENIOR LUNCHEON: A senior luncheon will be offered beginning at 11 a.m., with a meal at noon for $6. Doug Christian will be doing a presentation on the history of the Eldean Bridge. Call (937) 368-3700 to make a reservation.

• HAM AND CHEESE: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve ham and cheese on croissant with chips for $3 or have French fries with it for $1 serving from 6-7 p.m.

• KNITTING FOR PATIENTS: Suzie Hawkes will coordinate a knitting activity for cancer patients at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. Participants will be knitting or crocheting hats and other items to donate to cancer patients at UVMC. Individuals coming to help with this project are asked to bring their own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks. For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., or call 773-6626. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the session. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.

• ANIMAL SHELTER SPEAKER: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library are hosting the director of the Miami County Animal Shelter, Marcia Doncaster, for a special evening at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Ms. Doncaster will speak about shelter statistics, duties of Animal Control Officers, and why licensing your dog is important.

Oct. 2-3

• GARAGE SALE: A community-wide garage sale will be held at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A silent auction, featuring pieces provided by the artists, will begin during the preview party on Friday and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday evening activities are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 2-4

• ART SHOW: The ninth annual Art Show will take place at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the activity center, 201 S. Main St., one block west of State Route 48 in West Milton. This non-juried show is open to the public and there is no admittance charge.

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