Community Calendar


Today

• LIVE NATIVITY: Troy View Church of God will offer a live Nativity from 6-9 p.m. at the church, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Stay in the warmth of your own car as you listen on CD or iPhone by visiting the TroyView.com website. Travel through nine scense and contemplate the real meaning of Christmas. Enter from the north.
• 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.
• PORK CHOPS: The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586, Tipp City, will serve grilled pork chops, baked potato, salad and dessert for $8 beginning at 6 p.m.
• CHILI: Chili will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.
Saturday
• LIVE NATIVITY: Troy View Church of God will offer a live Nativity from 6-9 p.m. at the church, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Stay in the warmth of your own car as you listen on CD or iPhone by visiting the TroyView.com website. Travel through nine scense and contemplate the real meaning of Christmas. Enter from the north.
• TOY DRIVE: Piqua Walmart and Sellman’s Furniture are sponsoring “Fill the truck with Toys-for-Tots” at the Piqua Walmart location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Toys will be available for purchase at Walmart or may be brought to the event. Each donor of a new unwrapped toy will receive a free Toys-for-Tots commemorative pin. All toys collected will be distributed locally.
• SPAGHETTI DINNER: Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the Francis family, who recently lost their home in a fire. Freewill donations will be accepted.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 County Road 25-A. Community Blood Center is thanking donors for being “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired T-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• TEEN HOLIDAY PARTY: The monthly Wii Party and Teen Anime Club meeting will be combined for a holiday party at the Milton-Union Public Library. There will be games and anime as well as light refreshments that will be provided. Teens under 18 are welcome to come.
• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7 p.m. to close at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.
• CHRISTMAS PARTY: An adult Christmas party will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. The band Boot Leg Blue will begin at 7:30 p.m.
• DAR MEETING: The Piqua-Lewis Boyer DAR December meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The meeting will be a Christmas tea and talent auction. Guests are welcome. Bring unwrapped gifts for the veterans (men or women). Items will be delivered to the VA in Dayton. If you are unsure of an item, contact Carol DeHart, veterans chair. The talent auction is a fundraiser of homemade items that are auctioned with all proceeds for the chapter.
Sunday

• HOLIDAY CONCERT: The Piqua High School Vocal Department will be presenting its holiday concert, “Let It Snow!” and 16th annual Cookie Walk. The performances will take place in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The Cookie Walk will be held in the Piqua High School Commons where cookies will be displayed on decorated tables and sold for $5 per pound. The concerts are free and open to the public.

• OPEN HOUSES: The Museum of Troy History and the Overfield Tavern Museum will host combined open houses from 1-5 p.m. The museums are located across from each other on Water Street at the Mulberry Street intersection. The Museum of Troy History’s 1900 Parlour Grand Piano will be played by students of Edie Demmitt. Guests are also encouraged to play this piano. The Troy High School Trojanaires Choir will perform by way of a recording from the early 1960’s. The Overfield Tavern Museum will have an interpretive guide that can provide a tour of the museum. Punch and refreshments will be served at the Museum of Troy History and both museums are free and open to the public.

• EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Sign up will be at noon and play will be again at 1 p.m. for $3 per person.

• BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer made-to-order breakfasts ala cart from 8-10 a.m.

• MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than listening to the carols and songs of the season. Join David Wion as he performs some of his favorite holiday songs on the grand piano in the East Room of the Hayner. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The Hayner doors will open at 1 p.m. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will serve breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Choose from eggs your way, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, home fries cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices for $6.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy Elks bowlers will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. The menu will include eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, biscuits and gravy, toast, coffee and juice for $8.

Monday

• LUNCHEON: The Miami County Retired Teachers Association December luncheon will be at 11:45 a.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, corner of State Route 55 and Barnhart Road.

• ESSENTIAL OILS: Mary Jo Frey and Michelle Hoehne present tips for using essential oils for a healthier lifestyle. These presenters are representatives of DoTerra Oils, but this is a public educational presentation and not a sales pitch. Meets from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Louis Program Room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St.

• TOYS FOR TOTS: This is the last day to drop off new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. The collection box is in the Children’s Department at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St.

• HOLIDAY CONCERT: A holiday concert with the Ohio Valley British Brass Band will begin at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Troy.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners meet every Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library multi-purpose room. The audiobook club enjoys lighthearted books while working on individual craft projects. Feel free to bring lunch for yourself or snacks to share with the group. No sign up necessary and all are welcome to attend.

• BUDDY READING: Buddy reading provides a volunteer for a student to read with. The goal is to help students reach their A.R. goals and practice reading. An adult or high school student will be able to help your child practice reading. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month, the book for the Adult Evening Book Discussion is three Holiday choices. Book club members are welcome to read one, or all three! They will meet in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call (937) 698-5515 for more details.

• POTATO BAR: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50, or both for $6, starting at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. Community Blood Center is honoring holiday season blood donors as “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• DINNER: The Miami County Democratic Women will host its annual Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m. at El Sombrero restaurant, 1700 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Dinner may be ordered from the menu and guests welcome. Please RSVP to Pru Schaefer by Friday, Dec. 9.

Tuesday
• DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones and wings every Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.
• CUPCAKE DECORATING: Rebecca returns to share a clever and cute holiday cupcake in this all-ages program, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Louis Program Room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. You must register in advance for this program. Class is limited to 10 attendees.
• PINTEREST CRAFT: The craft this month is a pinecone zinnia centerpiece. Using fallen pinecones, we’ll paint the bottom part to create a “zinnia” flower look-a-like for a beautiful centerpiece. The craft project will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up is required at (937) 698-5515, as all supplies are provided.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3 years old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month’s book through the Milton-Union Public Library is “A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft” by Shelly Shepherd Gray. The meeting this month will be off site at the Pearson House downtown at 11 a.m.

• TINKER TUESDAY: Put the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education with hands-on learning for kids. Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill, for Tinker Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The library has LittleBits, Cubelets, Makey Makey, and more that combine technology with art and computer programming, everything a little maker will need to create. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to grade six. Registration is requested; please call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register for this fun event.

• 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.

• ADVISORY BOARD: Teens looking for a volunteer opportunity can join others the Troy-Miami County Library’s Teen Advisory Board. The board meets once a month at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy library; TAB members assist with library projects, children’s programs, and can earn community service hours for attending meetings and assisting with library events. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121.

Wednesday
• EUCHRE: Weekly on Wednesday nights at the Tipp City VFW. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. in the back room for $7 per person; there is also a side bet. Snacks provided.
• PIQUA PORTALS: Portal to Piqua’s Past: “Christmas in Piqua” — Piqua Public Library Director and local historian James Oda shares stories of family Christmas traditions in Piqua homes. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Louis Room at the library, 116 W. High St.
• STORY TIME: “Quilts” are 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 preschool children and their caretakers.
• The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will serve John’s sliders with toppings and chips, two for $2 starting at 6 p.m.
• ALUMNI LUNCH: The Staunton School alumni will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy. All graduates and any attendees of the school may attend. Questions may be directed to Shirley at (937) 335-2859.
Dec. 15

• FREE MOVIE: Bring snacks and a friend to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” at 6 p.m. in the Louis Room at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. The rated PG film is 90 minutes long.

• DISCUSSION GROUP: The book this month is “Comfort and Joy” by Kristin Hannah. The book is a great Christmas read. The group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• HOT DOGS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer hot dogs with toppings and chips for $2 or with french fries for $3. Cookies will be available two for 50 cents. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Stay and enjoy Euchre at 7 p.m.

• LECTURE SERIES: Vietnam fighter pilot and POW, Guy Gruters, will discuss the heroics of others as well as how he turned hate to love, despair to hope, fear to courage and bitterness into forgiveness during his five year and three month stay as a POW in Vietnam from 7-8:30 p.m. at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. While the event is free and open to the public, tickets need to be secured by calling WACO Air Museum at 335-9226. Visit www.wacoairmuseum.org for details.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Bingo will follow as well as blood pressure checks.

• HOLIDAY EVENT: The Pleasant Hill Library will offer a holiday celebration from 6-7:30 p.m. This event includes cookies, holiday music, and a special storytime at 6:30 p.m. Participants can make an ornament craft to take home. This celebration is open to all ages. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Bradford community will sponsor a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Community Blood Center is honoring holiday season blood donors as “a force for good” with the “Rogue Blood Donor – A Story of Hope” Star Wars inspired t-shirt, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Dec. 16
• 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.
• Johnny marzetti: Come and enjoy Johnny marzetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert served by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, for $8 beginning at 6 p.m.
• PORK CHOP: A smoked pork chop dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

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