• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to help Troy resident Bill Elliott, an Army veteran who has lost the use of his lower limbs, get some handicapped upgrades to his home, will be at 7 p.m. at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway, Covington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Paddles are $3. The kitchen will be open from 5:30-7 p.m. Donations also can be made at US Bank or Go Fund (https://dm2.gofund.me/c9bxypyk).
• DEMOCRATIC PARTY: The Miami County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.
• WIN MEETING: Women in Networking will meet at 11:45 a.m. for networking at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Lunch will be at noon, followed by John from Andy’s Garden speaking on tips for gardening success at 12:15 p.m. The event is $8 for members and $10 for potential members.
• AARP TAX AIDES: If you are a senior or of low income, AARP tax aides will help file your taxes for free at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. The aides will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As this is their last session, the library thanks the diligent volunteers for helping our community residents.
• GOOSEBUMPS: Get the skin creepy-crawlies with Milton-Union Public Library’s movie event, starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy spooky snacks and a free film.
• LEARN TO FLY: Come explore the world of flight at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a story and hands-on activities for ages 4-6. A child can learn the basic forces of flight, parts of an airplane, as well as a few concepts of how the plane moves in the sky with this program from WACO Air Museum. For more information, or to register, call 339-0502, Ext. 121.
• KNITTERS WANTED: Knitters will meet from 2-4 p.m. at Lion and Lamb Knit Shop, 6 E. Main St., Troy, to knit items for cancer victims. Bring your yarn, needles and patterns. Some patterns will be available. For more information, call 339-3133.
• HAMBURGERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare hamburgers with toppings for $3, French fries for $1 and cookies, two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction, to benefit the Sightless Children Club, will be at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Doors open at 6 p.m. Paddles will be $2 each and $1 for extras. Food will be available for purchase.
• MEAT LOAF: American Legion Post 43 will be serving Mama’s Best Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or corn, roll, and dessert for $9 from 5-7:30 p.m.
• TAX AIDE: Tax Aide will be offered for free at the Troy-Miami County Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no appointments necessary for this site, first come first serve.
• 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.
• COMPUTER TUTORING: Retired librarian Valerie McKay will be offering one-on-one basic computer skills tutoring from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up for a 20 minute slot by calling 937-698-5515.
• STEAK DINNER: A New York strip steak dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game, Troy.
• FROG WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Frog Walk program from 8:30-10 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 East Statler Road east of Piqua. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of frogs and toads. Discover their wide variety of sounds at this night walk through the wetlands. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the lower parking lot. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale by the United Methodist Women will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items and clothing are for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call 335-2826.
• JOHNNY MARZETTI: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare Johnny Marzetti, French bread, salad and dessert for $8 beginning at 6 p.m.
• CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS: A chicken and dumpling dinner will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes and green beans for $8.
• BOOK SIGNING: Ohio native and author Tara Dixon Engel will appear at a book signing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Olde English Outfitters in Tipp City to promote her new book, “The Handgun Guide for Women.” For questions, call 667-3315.
• FAMILY PROGRAM: St. Patrick Parish will have a Parish Family Program, “LUKE: Stories on the Road,” with Frank Runyeon, at 7:15 p.m. at the church. A free will donation will be accepted and a reception will follow.
• GOD’S TABLE: God’s Table, a community-free lunch, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The lunch will be chicken pot pie, coleslaw, rolls, peaches and dessert.
• CABARET: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host Cabaret & Cabernet with the David Wion Trio at 7:30 p.m. Join participants for a Broadway sing-a-long as the Hayner’s East Room is transformed into a “New York style” piano bar complete with cabaret tables, hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Wine will be available for purchase. Lyric sheets of all time favorite Broadway tunes will be provided for the sing-a-long. This musical evening is free and open to the public and is intended for an adult audience. For more information, visit troyhayner.org or call (937) 339-0457.
• SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Agra Treasurers will sponsor Holmes, Doyle, & Friends: III at the Clarion Inn, 10 Rockridge Road, Englewood. Sessions, featuring discussions and games will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Registration is $65 per person; dinner is $30 per person. Registration at the door is $80, but must confirm intention to attend by April 1. Forms and more information are available at www.agratreasurers.net or contact Ann Siefker at [email protected]
• CLOSING CELEBRATION: A celebration of the closing of Covington Elementary School will be include a reception for former and current Covington Elementary School employees from 1-2 p.m. in the CES Gymnasium. Following that reception, an open house for the public is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Classrooms will be open for memories of experiences in the elementary building. In the gymnasium will be tables featuring yearbooks, Cat’s Meow replicas of all three buildings for purchase, T-shirts to order, various pictures of school events, the new K-8 building and refreshments.
• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.
• WII PARTY: Join Milton-Union Public Library Teen Program Coordinator J.D. Woodward for games and fun from 1-3 p.m. All ages are welcome to join and play Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Wii sports and more. There will be competitions and prizes! Special thanks to the Miami County Foundation for the grant to buy the Wii and accessories.
• FISH FRY: A fish fry dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game, Troy. Trivia will begin at 7:30 p.m.
• SPRING FLING OPEN HOUSE: AB Graham Center will host an open house featuring dinner from 5-7:30 p.m., kids games at 6:30 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m. Dinner will be a tenderloin sandwich, two sides, dessert, and drink. There will be 20 games of bingo, with a mix of prizes and 50/50 cash games. Games will run from 25 cents to $1. Cost for the event is $7 adults; $4 kids 3-12.
• RESERVATIONS: Reservations for the April luncheon of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection are due today. The event will be noon to 1:45 p.m. April 20 at the Troy Country Club. The feature will be Tami Baird of Baird Funeral Home. Music will be by Teresa Smith of Dayton and the speaker will be Mary Haddad of Adrian, Mich., with “Survival & Success in Search for Significance.” Lunch is $15 inclusive and reservations can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001.
• DISCOVERY HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Discovery Hike “Spring Hike” from 1:30-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185 north of Covington. Learn about nature on a guided hike designed for children with autism and their families, but all are welcome. Class minimum four families, maximum 10 families. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• RELAY FUNDRAISER: Team Havenar will have a fundraiser for Relay For Life at 7 p.m. at Lloyd Fry’s hangar, 10328 Hardin Road, Piqua. The event will feature Cadillac Sam for $10 per person and a meal will be provided for $10. A silent auction will be offered. The event is BYOB. For more information, call Nancy Havenar at (937) 606-1068.
• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale by the United Methodist Women will be from 9 a.m. to noon at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items and clothing are for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call 335-2826.
• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.
• COVER TO COVER: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for “Cover to Cover” at the library as they explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities and crafts. Kids in grades 1-3 will explore Jim Arnosky at 4 p.m. A snack will be provided at each meeting. Call 339-0502, Ext. 123, to register. For more information, visit tmcpl.org.
• VIEW FROM VISTA: Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista from 2-4 p.m. Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends. All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars are available for use. Free and open to the public.
• SPRING FLING: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly Dog Social on April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41 east of Troy. Join park district naturalist John De Boer at the annual “Spring Fling” dog social with special guests the Southern Ohio Flying K-9s. Watch these amazing dogs jump over just about anything to catch a Frisbee. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to put a little “spring” in their step. Owners are responsible for their dogs. Please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• BREAKFAST: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare 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, home fries french toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.
• QUARTER AUCTION: The Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a quarter auction at 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 3925 North State Route 589, Casstown. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Enter through Door No. 12, the east entrance of the high school.
Paddles will be $2 each or 3 paddles for $5. Participants will be playing for anything and everything donated by local businesses. A free paddle drawing will be held with a $5 pay-in. Quarters for purchase will be available at the event. A 50/50 raffle will be held. Concession stand sales will be available.
All proceeds will benefit the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter and its graduates through scholarship opportunities. Please contact the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter with any questions at 335-7070 x. 3212.
• CHILL OUT: To ensure there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season, Kona Ice in Troy will be offering free shaved ice from 4-6 p.m. outside the Troy-Miami County Library to help anxious taxpayers “chill out.”
• FAMILY FUN: Learn about birds at the Troy-Miami County Library with John DeBoer from Miami County Parks District at 6:30 p.m. Register for “Party for the Birds” at 339-0502, Ext. 121. For more information, visit tmcpl.org.
• 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.
• BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading 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. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton.
• PARTY FOR ANIMALS: A “Party for the Birds” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, presented by John DeBoer of the Miami County Parks District. This program is based on the book “Dinner Party for the Birds,” a book about bird songs. Talking about mnemonic’s “Do You Speak Bird?” DeBoer will also talk about bird feeders and how easy they are to make, and what birds eat. This program, for all ages, is fun for the kids and informative for the adults. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 West Main Street in Troy. For more information call 339-0502, or visit tmcpl.org.
• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles will host a spring blood driv from 3-7 p.m. in the Eagles Lodge, 715 E. Broadway. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a key chain etched with the Community Blood Center 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.
• OPTIMIST MEETING: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet noon at LaPiazza. The guest speaker will be Dale Grimm, Troy Tribune editor.
• HEALTH SCREENINGS: Upper Valley Medical Center wellness nurse Karen Katz, RN, will conduct FREE blood pressure and glucose screenings for all ages at the Milton-Union Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First come, first serve.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots are ready to play! 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 3-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 Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.
• COMMUNITY MEAL: The Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its free community meal from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu includes homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce and desserts.
• 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.
• KIWANIS CLUB: Carolyn Russ, national marketing director of Juice Plus, will be discussing health, wellness and her thoughts on achieving “Vitality for Life,” at noon at the Troy Country Club.
• PIQUA KIWANIS: Todd Voskuhl with the Piqua/Sidney Tactical Response Team will discuss what this team does for our communities at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to meeting by calling Dennis Carity at (937) 418-8478.
• STORY TIME: Celebrate Earth Day at the two Story Times today with Milton-Union Public Library children’s librarian Wendy Heisey – 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.
• PARENTING CLASS: Positive Parenting classes, led by Louise Burgess, LSW, will be offered from 6-8 p.m. at the Snyder Road Church of God, 636 E. Snyder Road, Piqua. A free dinner for the family will be at 6 p.m., Positive Parenting class for adults at Bible lessons, games, music and crafts for children will begin at 7 p.m. Another class will be April 27. To register, call Sara Keeran at (937) 631-6069.
• HOME SCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your home schooled student for morning of discovery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or an afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and awesome lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee for these programs is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check). The topic for April is “Animal Transformers.”
• 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.
• DINE TO DONATE: Applebee’s, 221 N. Vandemark Road, Sidney, will donate 10 percent of a diner’s check to Bark for Life of Miami County. Present a flier, which can be found at www.facebook.com/BarkForLifeOfMiamiCounty.