• DINE TO DONATE: Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, will donate 20 percent of patron’s bills to 4 Paws for Ability to help raise funds for a service dog for Mackenzie Currier of Tipp City, who is autistic. A flier must be presented at checkout.
• STORY TIME: Parents and their child are invited to join staff for story time at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill; your child will enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration is requested. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.
• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy welcomes Don Wiggins, director of Community Relations and Gifts In-Kind at Flying Horse Farms. He will be sharing about their camp for children who are ill. Lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club, with a board meeting to follow.
• KIWANIS: “How PUCO Works for You,” with Zachary Hoffman, public information officer for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Office of Public Affairs, is planned. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon Wednesdays at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• SPOOKY OHIO: Join staff for a spooky tour of Ohio in the Troy-Miami County Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Take in the sights and sounds of haunted buildings, roads, graveyards, etc., found in Ohio. Hear Ohio ghost stories and legends, just in time for Halloween. Some content may not be suitable for children. For more information, call 339-0502 Ext. 117.
• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have line dancing at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A program of line dancers will follow.
• VA SEMINAR: A VA benefits free educational seminar will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn Suites, 1800 Towne Park Drive, Troy. The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Durnell from Lovett & Lovett. For a reservation, call (937) 541-5182.
• SLIDERS: John’s sliders, two for $2, will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Toppings and chips are available. Serving begins at 6 p.m.
• STORY TIME: “Presidential election” is the theme in this week’s Story Time at Milton-Union Public Library. Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for children and their caretakers.
• COMPUTER Q&A SESSIONS: Local expert Bill Coate will be offering 30-minute help sessions for those who need help with their computers. These 1-on-1 sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Call 698-5515 to sign up between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
• WOMEN’S LUNCHEON: The Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will meet from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. The speaker will be Tana Durham with “Mistaken Identity,” and the music will be by Troy’s Pat Skinner. To make a reservation, call Pat at 552-9827 or Joan at 335-3001.
• BOE: The Bradford Board of Education will meet in executive session at 5:15 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 404.
• BOARD MEETING: The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the high school commons, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.
• MEATLOAF: American Legion Post 184 in Piqua will be serving meatloaf sandwiches and chips for $3.50 beginning at noon.
• MEET THE CANDIDATE: A Meet the Candidate night, sponsored by Leadership Troy Alumni, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Junior High School cafeteria, 556 N. Adams St., Troy. The program will last one hour. Doors to the Troy Junior High open at 7 p.m. This forum will feature important candidates and issues facing the voters in Troy and Concord Township in the general election and is expected to include: U.S. House of Representatives 8th District – Warren Davidson and Steven Fought; Miami County Sheriff – David Duchak and Joe Mahan; City of Troy Tax Levy for Troy Parks; Concord Township Fire Levy Renewal; and Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services Levy Renewal. Tom Dunn, LT ’96, will be the emcee, and written questions from the audience will be accepted and presented by a media panel. Jack Hoekstra, LT ’08, will be timekeeper.
• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join Troy-Miami County Library staff from 10-11 a.m. for Mornings in Motion. Mornings in Motion will combine walking, early literacy and fun. Bring your children, a stroller and your walking shoes. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig, or at the Troy library, 419 W. Main St.; this program is for all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose room at the Troy library. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.
• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 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 held each Thursday morning. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking 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, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.
• BOOK CLUB: The group, which is reading “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman, will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Founder’s Room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.
• MOVIE NIGHT: Join the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., for a free showing of “The Swan Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today” at 6 p.m. in the Louis Room. The movie is 79 minutes long and rated PG.
• HIGH NOONERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: The book this month is “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. The book is a special pick for banned book week! The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.
• HALLOWEEN PARTY: A Halloween themed party is scheduled at the library from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be Halloween appetizers, door prizes, bingo, a reading of a Halloween book, and a costume parade. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes.
• HAM AND CHEESE: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer hot ham and cheese sandwiches with chips for $4, and cookies, two for 50 cents. Food serving starts at 6 p.m. and Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Troy- Miami County Public Library will sponsor their semi-annual fall book sale Friday-Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A great selection of books, puzzles, DVDs, special titles, and a large selection of 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 www.troypubliclibrary.org.
• SALAD LUNCH: The last salad luncheon by for 2016 of the Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl St., will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch will include an assortment of homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The event also will include the “country store” featuring homemade items for sale. The church is handicapped accessible.
• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike at 7 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, Piqua. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote. Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• TREES BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Cadette – Trees Badge” program at 5:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Cadette – Tree Badge” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wearing sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• BURGER: A bacon burger will be offered at beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.
• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW Post 4235, 73 N. High St., will offer dinners, including broasted chicken, New York strip steaks, fish and shrimp and a variety of sandwiches from 5-8 p.m.
• OKTOBERFEST: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library continue their popular after-hours series with their third annual Oktoberfest. A limited number of free tickets are offered at the library, 116 W. High St. Limit four tickets per person, Must be 21.
• AUTHOR EVENT: Acclaimed inspirational fiction authors Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse will be speaking and signing their co-written novel “Beyond the Silence,” a historical romance with elements of suspense and mystery. Peterson will also sign her most recent book, “A Love Transformed.” The event begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. Copies of the books can be pre-ordered at Readmore’s Hallmark in downtown Piqua and there will be books for sale at the event. Patrons may bring up to four of their own books to be signed, if time allows. Refreshments will be provided by Readmore’s and the library.
• COMPUTER Q&A SESSIONS: Local expert Valerie McKay will be offering 30-minute help sessions for those who need help with their computers. These 1-on-1 sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Call 698-5515 to sign up between 9:30 and noon.
• OKTOBERFET: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present their third annual Oktoberfest at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the library. This year’s activities promise to once again transport you to an authentic German Beer Garden. Charlie Campbell offer German music on the accordion, and Joyce Jenkins and Amy Booher will lead a sing along. Graham Kindell, notable local beer expert, will present a beer tasting combining the best of both Germany’s and America’s Oktoberfest brews. Graham will also give some insight into Piqua’s history as a destination for German immigrants, and why they chose to settle here. His beer choices will be complemented by tastes of traditional German food. Admission is by ticket only, and only for those over the age of 21. Free tickets are available at the Piqua Public Library.
• GARAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, corner of State Route 41 and Washington Road, Troy, will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of miscellaneous items will be for sale.
• BAKED STEAK: Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Post 586 will offer baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and desserts for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.
• CHICKEN NOODLES: American Legion Post 184 in Piqua will be serving chicken noodles and mashed potatoes for $3.50 starting at noon.
• HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN: A Hometown Halloween will be offered beginning in downtown Troy, sponsored by Troy Main Street. Beginning at 9 a.m., children will line up at the Hobart Government Center, located just west of the public library, to participate in the annual Halloween Parade, organized by the Troy Noon Optimists. Costume judging will take place prior to the parade this year, with the winners announced on-stage after the parade. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, merchants will be handing out treats to costumed children accompanied by an adult. Children ages newborn to sixth grade are invited to participate in trick-or-treating. At noon, the Troy Rec will hold an “indoor picnic” to celebrate their 75th anniversary with games, snacks and inflatables. Families and children of all ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.troymainstreet.org or call 339-5455.
• STEAK FRY:The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m.
• CABARAET AND CABERNET: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host the second Cabaret & Cabernet with the David Wion Trio at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate in a Broadway sing-a-long in the Hayner’s Ballroom 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.
• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Bats, Owls & Spiders” program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about bats, owls and spiders. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. 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.
• DRUG TAKE BACK: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office are hosting a drop-off event where residents can bring unwanted pill medications for disposal to the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office (Transfer Station), 2200 N. County Road, Troy. This curbside drop-off gives the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
• CLOVER PETAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Daisy — Clover Petal” program at 1 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Daisy – Clover Petal” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wearing sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• SENSES BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Brownie — Senses Badge” program at 3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Brownie — Senses Badge” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wearing sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• CAMPFIRE: The Miami County Park District will hold its “We are the Stars that Sing” campfire program from 8-10 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of Thunder (John De Boer) around the campfire as he plays soft Native American flute music and tells stories about the stars. Special guests the Stillwater Stargazers will be onsite with their telescope to give participants a better view of the night sky. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• CABBAGE ROLLS: Cabbage rolls will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.
• POT PIE: The Tipp City Seniors will have a pot pie supper at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.
• LEGO CLUB: The Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., will meet from 2-4 p.m. We provide the blocks, you provide the imagination.
• GARAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, corner of State Route 41 and Washington Road, Troy, will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to noon. Lots of miscellaneous items will be for sale.
• KAROAKE: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will have karaoke starting at 7 p.m.
• OPEN HOUSE: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy, will have an open house from 2-4 p.m. for the community to see the church in celebration of the church’s 100th anniversary. Parishioners will be stationed at key points throughout the church to explain the function and history of the worship space.
• BIRDS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Birds, Birds, Birds!” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by to learn all about birds. Participants can learn to identify birds by their sounds and try to spot them with binoculars. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• TRAIL PROGRAM: The Miami County Park District will host the storybook trail program “Dinner Party for the Birds” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by and read this book written by park district naturalist John De Boer and illustrated by Susan Nelson. The storybook is set up along the trail for participants to read. Dinner Party for the Birds helps to teach how to identify the different birds by their unique sounds. Drop in anytime during the program. This Storybook Trail is part of the “Birds, Birds, Birds!” Naturalist Adventure Series program. More information can be found on the park district website MiamiCountyParks.com.
• BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be offered beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.
• TRUNK OR TREAT: The Troy First United Methodist Church will host its 11th annual Trunk-n-Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the First Place Christian Center, located at the corner of West Franklin and south Cherry streets. This free event provides an opportunity for children to celebrate fall and collect treats in a safe and fun environment. Vehicles with decorated trunks or tailgates will be parked in First Place parking lot, and children in costume may walk from car to car to receive goodies. There will be free games, music, candy and a hot dogs dinner.
• BREAKFAST: 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 bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, french toast, pancakes, waffles, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.