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Today

• STATE OF CITY: The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market St., from noon to 1 pm. Registration will begin at 11:30 am. In this annual address, Mayor Beamish will touch upon the municipal achievements of 2016 and talk about current and future city issues and projects. To make a reservation, call the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce or register at www.troyohiochamber.com though the events calendar. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for potential members.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6 p.m. for Family Movie Night, showing “The Good Dinosaur.” The movie is rated PG and runs for 100 minutes. Popcorn will be provided. Register at (937) 339-0502, Ext. 121.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paris Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 663-4349. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• BUDDY READING: Buddy reading at the Milton-Union Public Library provides a volunteer with whom a student can read. 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 will be every Monday until the end of the school year.

• DATABASES: Cherie Roeth will be going over each of the A to Z Databases supported by Bradford Public Library at 2 p.m. If you are looking for a job, want to write a resume or more, this hour long workshop will be for you. Refreshments will be served. A board of trustees meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.

• TEXAS TENDERLOIN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be serving Texas tenderloin sandwiches with fries for $5. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Challenge yourself at trivia starting at 6:30 p.m.

• 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.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• 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.

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.

• CHAMBER CONCERT: Tutti Solisti, an international ensemble devoted to the performance of chamber music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. This quartet includes international violinist, Miriam Kramer; composer and cellist, Deborah Kramer Netanel; Steven Aldredge on piano and Randall Paul on clarinet. Dr. Paul is the host of this concert series and the director of the School of Music at Wright State University.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. No appointment is necessary, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center by eating at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2313 W. Main St., Troy, from 5-8 p.m. for this month’s Dine to Donate. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate a percentage of your total food bill when a flier is presented at check-out. Fliers can be found on our website www.bruknernaturecenter.com — click on “Dine to Donate,” at the Interpretive Building, or email info@bruknernaturecenter to request one to be sent to you. Good for dine-in or carry-out.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 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.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Wednesday

• GAME NIGHT: Seuss Family Game Night will be held at the Piqua Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Free face painting and board games will be in the lobby, and popcorn will be served. The Children’s Department will also have games, scavenger hunts, and other activities designed to appeal to the younger Seuss fan and their families.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 4-8 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 339-4214. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome guest speaker Bob Lybarger from Isaiah’s Place. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• SOUP SUPPER: St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, Piqua, is hosting Lenten soup supper at 6 p.m. Following the supper, there will be a brief Lenten devotional study called “Walk Dusty.” For more information, contact the church at 773-3284 or email at info@stjohnpiqua.org.

• PERI MEETING: Reservations are due today for the Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees meeting set for 11:30 a.m. April 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Enter parking lot from Downing Street. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. For a reservation, call Beth at 335-2771. The program will center on the heroin issue in Miami County. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

• SLIDERS: John’s sliders will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 will be served beginning at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN AND NOODLES: The Tipp City Seniors Inc. will prepare and serve dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans and an assortment of desserts. The cost is $5 or $15 for a family. Proceeds will go to the Tipp City Seniors Building Fund.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Spirituality Group AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Tri city Group AA meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. at Troy Abundant Life Church, 661 County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-7 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.

• GRANDMA’S KITCHEN: Grandma’s Kitchen will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. in the activity center in Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The suggested donation is $7 for adults and $3 for a child’s smaller portion. Carry-outs and delivery are available by calling the church office at (937) 698-4011.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash nd Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Thursday

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to benefit Bark for Life, a canine event to fight cancer, will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

• QUARTER AUCTION: Piqua Parents as Teachers is having its annual quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be an option of an “all in paddle” for $30, which automatically bids on everything. Tickets are available at Readmore Hallmark and Springcreek Primary School by calling (937) 916-3139.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• MY BOOK AND ME: My Book and Me, aprogram where kids from kindergarten and up get to create their own books with illustrations., will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Each week a new theme and writing prompt will be presented. At the end of the month each student’s five short stories will be compiled, bound together in a book, and put on display to share with the community in April.

• STORY TIME: Every Thursday morning in March, the Children’s Department story time of the Piqua Public Library, for children 5 and younger, will have a Seuss-theme. Story time is held at 10:30 a.m., with children divided into infant to 36 months and 3-5 years age groups.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program on March 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone, Troy. Take a hike for health 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 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• PIZZA DAY: The Tipp City Seniors will have pizza day at noon.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join staff from 10-11: a.m. on Thursdays for Mornings in Motion. Meet at the McKaig and Race Park for this interactive weekly session that includes active games to play together, early literacy skills and fun. Additional Mornings in Motions sessions are scheduled through April. No registration is necessary. For more information call 937-339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CHICKEN SANDWICHES: Shredded chicken sandwiches and chips will be available for $4 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• EASTER CRAFT: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. to make a Pinterest-inspired Easter craft to decorate your home for the holiday at Troy-Miami County Public Library. This is a free event and all supplies will be provided. Registration is required and available through our event calendar at www.tmcpl.org or by calling 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The New Wise Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Bethany Center, corner of South and Roosevelt streets, Piqua (enter in the back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Friday

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• 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.

• SEAFOOD: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer 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, for $10.

• PIZZA NIGHT: Pizza night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• FISH FRY: St. Mary Parish will offer a Lenten fish fry from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St. The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry-outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

• SWISS STEAK: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad and dessert will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A spring rummage sale by the United Methodist Women will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items, toys, books and clothing will be for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

April 1

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy, to benefit Troy Post 43 baseball. Meals will include spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks for $7.75 for adults and $4.50 for children 13 and younger.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Both appointments and a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Call (937) 778-0339 for an appointment. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• BREAKFAST: The Miami County Farmers and 4-H Breakfast will be from 7:20-10 a.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds, Duke Lungard Building, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The meal will be $5 per person, $2 for ages 4-10 and free for those 3 and under. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and yogurt along with coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds will benefit the Miami County 4-H program.

• KITE FLY: The Miami County Park District will hold its annual “Kreature Kite Fly” sponsored by the Park District VIPs from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants are invited to test their kite flying skills at this fun program. There will be a kite building workshop for kids of all ages throughout the course of the event. Awards will be given in a variety of categories and the VIPs will provide light refreshments. This is an event for the entire family. Judging will take place from 1-2 p.m. Pre-register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ICE RACING: The World Championship ICE Racing Series will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Hobart Arena, Troy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and more information available at www.hobartarena.com.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A spring 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, toys, books and clothing will be for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

• WII PARTY: Join in the fun at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Play games on the big screen. Compete in tournaments, play computer games like Minecraft and Roblox, board games and snacks.

• SHARE-A-MEAL: First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, for their monthly Share-A-Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will be serving homemade breakfast casserole, biscuits, fruit slush, juice, milk and coffee. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is one of the ways of reaching out to the community by providing warm nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate, while giving an opportunity to socialize with others. Use the Canal Street entrance. Handicapped accessible.

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