• 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.
• CHICKEN AND PORK: The Troy Lions Club and the Troy Church of the Brethren will jointly sell chicken barbecue and pulled pork sandwich dinners from 4-6 p.m., eat in or carry-out, from the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Dinners include a choice of a half chicken or large pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and homemade coleslaw. Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at the church, from any Troy Lion member or by calling 339-0460. A selection of desserts is available for an extra charge. Walk-ins are welcome while the dinners last.
• 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.
• MINICON: Make your favorite book character come to life at the Troy-Miami County Library. Dress up as your favorite book character and join staff at 6:30 p.m. and participate in various activity stations and enjoy refreshments. This program is for all ages. To register, call 339-0502, Ext. 121.
• BOOK DISCUSSION: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Library at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress,” by Dai Sijie for the month of October. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit www.tmcpl.org.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather 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.
• MOVIE MONDAY: Join us for a DVD showing every Monday on the library’s giant projector screen. Popcorn will be provided and you may bring your own snacks as well. A movie will be in the multi-purpose room at 3-5 p.m. every Monday. Special thanks to the Miami Co foundation for the grant to buy the big screen.
• BUDDY READING: Bring your child in to practice reading with an adult or high school volunteer. Students will be able to meet their A.R. goals and practice reading. The program will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.
• FINANCIAL AID: The Milton-Union High School Guidance Department will host a college financial aid meeting at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. A financial aid representative from Wright State University will conduct the meeting. They will be available to help parents complete their FAFSA at this time. For more information, call 884-7951.
• TENDERLOINS: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will prepare Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches with fries and toppings for $5 starting at 6 p.m. The Auxiliary Unit invites their members to attend their monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
• LIFETREE CAFE: Practical approaches to resolve relational conflict will be discussed at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. The program, titled “Dealing With Difficult People: Secrets for Everyday Life From a Hostage Negotiator,” features a filmed interview with police SWAT commander Rick Arnold, a trained hostage negotiator. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located inside St John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Pat Robinson at 405-7375 or [email protected]
• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza.
• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.
• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Those interested in improving communication and leadership skills are welcome to attend.
• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.
• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.
• The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular council meeting.
• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.
• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.
• CHAMBER CONCERT: A Drawing Room Chamber Series, with Ginger Minneman, soprano, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Minneman conducts the Women’s Chorale and teaches voice, musicianship, keyboard musicianship and music of western cultures at Wright State University. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.
• BLOOD DRIVES: The Troy and Piqua High School blood drive will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobiles will be at US Bank Piqua, 200 North College St. and US Bank Troy, 910 W. Main St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• PRESCHOOL IN PROGRAM: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Bats, Owls & Spiders” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, 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.
• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will be offered crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.
• ROTARY: An offsite meeting of the Piqua Rotary will be at Jackson Tube Service, and will include a lunch and tour.
• CUPCAKE DECORATING: Join Rebecca as she shows you how to create Halloween cupcakes. This program, open to all ages, meets at 6 p.m. in the Louis Program Room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St.
• DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones and wings every Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 11-11:30 a.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.
• DINE TO DONATE: Concord Elementary’s Night Out will be at Los Pitayos from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Los Pitayos will donate 15 percent of its sales to Concord Elementary School this evenng when a flier is presented at the time of purchase. Fliers can be picked up at the school, the Concord PTO Facebook page or the Troy-Miami County Public Library.
• MEMBERHSHIP MEEING: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 invites members to attend their monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the Post.
• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its next board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will be at Lost Creek Reserve located at 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 335-6273.
• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.
• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.
• MEET THE CANDIDATES: A community education forum featuring state and local issues and candidates in the November election affecting Piqua area residents will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Piqua. The forum, which is organized by the YWCA Public Policy Committee, is free and open to the public. Nanci McMaken, member of the YWCA Public Policy Committee, will serve as moderator. Written questions from the audience will be accepted and presented to the candidates and issue representative by the moderator. The forum will have a delayed broadcast at 6 p.m. Oct. 27, by WPTW (1570 AM) and will also be taped for later broadcast by WOTVC (Channel 5). For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, or call (937) 773-6626. The YWCA is handicapped-accessible.
• 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.
• AFTER SCHOOL: Join staff after school at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. This event is for kids in grades 4-8, at 3 p.m. every other Wednesday, and includes an after school snack. Come for a creative time making crafts or playing games. Each week is different. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register.
• JOINT MEETING: Kiwanis Club of Troy and Kiwanis Club of Piqua will hold a joint meeting to celebrate the annual Troy vs. Piqua football game/rivalry. Tom Michaels, a WPTW sportscaster, will speak. The lunch meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and will be held at the Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua.
• 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.
• BOOK CLUB: Bring your lunch to the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., and join us as we discuss “The Invisibles,” Cecilia Galante’s adult debut about the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship. The group meets at noon in the Louis Program Room. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.
• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers from 11 a.m. to close at Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy, 2313 W. Main St., for a Dine to Donate to benefit Brukner Nature Center. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of the sales to Brukner Nature Center when a flier is presented at check-out. Fliers are available at www.bruknernaturecenter.com (click “Dine to Donate”), at the Interpretive Building, or email [email protected] for a flier to be sent to you. Good on dine-in or carry-out.
• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week 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.
• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.
• BLOOD DRIVES: The Troy and Piqua High School blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobiles will be at US Bank Piqua, 200 North College St. and US Bank Troy, 910 W. Main St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• LECTURE SERIES: Gailard “Red” Ketchem will give a lecture entitled “Frigidaire and Dayton at War 1940-1945.” at 7 p.m. in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Red Ketchem served in World War II as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 and may have fired one of the very guns his father, who worked on the production line at Frigidaire, had put his fingerprints on while building 50 caliber machine guns at the Frigidaire plant in Dayton (1942-1945). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.
• COVER TO COVER: Join staff for Cover to Cover at 4 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Kids in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities and crafts. An after school snack will be provided at each meeting. An additional session is scheduled on Nov. 10. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.
• 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.
• ANTIQUES SEMINAR: An antiques seminar with Jerry Stichter, “Collectible Ephemera,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Letterhead stationary, trade cards, advertising and true photo postcards are just a few items of ephemera that are hidden in our homes that may have greater value than you thought. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.
• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone, 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 walkig 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.
• TRUSTEES MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. The public is welcome. Members and guests will then have a carry-in luncheon at noon, with entertainment by a ventriloquist.
• TACO SALAD: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City will serve taco salad for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.