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Today

• PORK CHOPS: A pork chop dinner will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) pork chop dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• LASAGNA: Lasagna will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• FISH FRY: A fish fry and bingo will begin with dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. US Route 36, Fletcher. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Meals, which include all-you-can-eat fish (chicken available), two sides, dessert and drink, are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available.

• PENGUINS: Do you want to see a penguin waddle? Examine penguin artifacts? Learn all there is to know about natural predators and human threats? If so, then this is the program for you. Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, for Wave Foundation from The Newport Aquarium’s traveling program, African Penguin Encounters. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• NATURE SKETCHING: The Miami County Park District will hold the new Nature Sketching program for adults from 10 a.m. to noon at Maple Ridge Reserve, 10430 State Route 185, Covington. Join park district naturalist/artist Kay Hisong on a hike to observe and sketch nature’s beauty. Beginners and advanced artists welcome. Bring your own sketching tool. Class size limited. Class fee $7 per person with sketch pad provided or $2 per person if you provide your own sketch pad. Preregistration required by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GARDEN SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold the Lost Creek Garden Series program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about basic garden management throughout the season. Discover the health benefits of growing your own food and see how easy it is to have your own garden at home. Class fee $3 per class. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will begin its season from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• KAROAKE: Karaoke at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be offered from 7 p.m. to close.

Sunday

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Doggie Daddy Day” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants can celebrate Father’s Day with the whole family, including your pooch. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs — please clean up after your pet. Meet at the park entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CHICKEN AND CHOPS: The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department will offer a barbecue chicken or pork chop dinner at the firehouse, 10363 Museum Trail, from 11 a.m. until they are sold out. Dinners will include a choice of barbecued chicken or pork chop, baked beans, applesauce, potato chips and a roll for $8. Dinners will be sold first come, first served and guests may dine in or carry-out their meals. Proceeds will be used to pay for training and equipment to protect area residents and their property. For questions or to order ahead, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919. The day of the event, calls may be placed directly to the firehouse at (937) 773-5341.

• FISHING DERBY: The annual Children’s Father’s Day Fishing Derby will begin with registration from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Piqua Fish & Game, 9344 N. Spiker Road, Piqua. The event is free to the community for children ages 1-15. Food will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Bring your own pole, no deep sea poles allowed. Bait will be provided. For more information, call 773-9549.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 8-11 a.m. A full breakfast, made-to-order will be $7, children under 10 eat for $3.

Monday

• FUNDAY MONDAY: Mondays are Fundays during the summer at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join staff and stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 9-11 a.m. Participants can explore the weekly theme based on the Summer Reading Challenge, “Build a Better World,” through book displays, a craft, and the question of the week. These activities are for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• WRITE NIGHT: Children K-6 are welcome to come to a creative writing program every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week will have a different writing prompt to get kids writing every week this summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. No sign ups are required to attend.

• OPTIMISTS: Troy Noon Optimists will meet at noon at StoryPoint, 1840 Troy Towne Drive, Troy. The speaker will be Terry Purke, local historian.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TELESCOPE DEMO: The Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club will have a telescope demonstration at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 7 p.m. Thanks to the Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club’s donation, Troy-Miami County Library now has a telescope available for loan. Learn more about this addition to the library, see a demonstration, and reserve your spot on the list. Call the Information Desk at 339-0502, Ext. 112, for more details.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors will get a chance to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle in Community Blood Center’s “Scouting for Donors” summer campaign by supporting the Bradford Fire & Rescue community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• HOT DOGS: Enjoy a hot dog bar with quarter-pound hot dogs and all the fixings beginning at 6 p.m. by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586, Tipp City. They will be $4.

• MCRTA MEETING: The Miami County Retired Teachers Association wil meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, corner of State Route 55 and Barnhart Road. The keynote speaker will be Susan Dankworth, Troy City Schools, National Teacher of the Year. At this meeting, scholarships will be presented to local graduating students, Brittney Noble of Newton High School and Sierra Gostomsky of Milton-Union High School.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• 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

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in council chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

Tuesday

• COFFEE TIME: A Need More Coffee Time event, with the program “QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics,” will be offered from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at 1405 Stonycreek Road, Troy. Learn about business topics that affect you while enjoying coffee and doughnuts or muffins. For more information, call (877) 469-6627.

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library to Cool Off & Color this summer. Take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held every Tuesday at the Milton-Union Public Library from 11-11:30 a.m. Toddlers ages 1-3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• LUNCH AND LEARN: A presentation on senior scams will be offered by Danielle Murphy with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. To make a reservation, contact Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• ROTARY MEETING: Jerry McGlothen of St. Mary will be the keynote speaker at the Piqua Rotary Club meeting at Edison State Community College. The event is open to the public beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the college theater. The $10 per person fee includes both lunch and the program. His informative talk will focus on trips he and his wife, Berta, have taken to Italy the past 16 years. The McGlothens visit Italy every two years and have amassed more than 17,000 photographs. For more information, call Cheryl Stiefel-Francis at 773-9012.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. Auction numbers will be available for purchase. Food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• YO-YO PURSE: If you have an old purse you do not want to use anymore, you can bring new life to it by turning it into what is called a Yo-Yo Purse. Bradford Public Library has examples of these types of purses or bags in their display case. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and registration is required at (937) 448-2612. A supply list will be given to you upon signing up.

• 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 and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• 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.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meet from 7-8:030 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

Civic agendas

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting, “The Latest in What is Happening at the Johnston Farm” with Andy Hite, site manager, at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• LEGO MANIA: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• STORY HOUR: Children and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BLANCE YOUR BUDGET: Learn the keys to financial success at this informational program with Vicki Blei at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Kathi Roetter, executive director of the Troy Chamber of Commerce at noon at the Troy Country Club. Roetter will give an overview of Troy Main Street.

• BABY & ME: Join staff during the Summer Reading Challenge for Baby & Me Laptime at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Children from birth to 2 years, and their caregiver, will enjoy 30 minutes of one-on-one time and interact through stories, songs, and playtime. The emphasis of this program is on early literacy and parent/caregiver interaction. Additional Baby & Me Laptimes will be offered at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays this summer. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BINGO: Join staff of the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 6 p.m. for bingo night at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for all ages. For more information call (937) 676-2731.

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The meeting of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be held at the Troy Country Club. The theme for the luncheon is “Adventure & Excitement.” The feature is Melanie Ivey Dancing Team of Dayton. Music will be presented Keith Jones of Troy and the speaker will be Meryl Bishop, Portland, Mich., who discovered adventure and excitement when stepping out of her comfort zone. Lunch is $17 inclusive and reservations are due Saturday, June 17 by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001. A complimentary nursery is provided by calling Diana Hutsell at 667-2376 and is located at the Nazarene Church located on State Route 55.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors will get a chance to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle in Community Blood Center’s “Scouting for Donors” summer campaign by supporting the First Presbyterian Church in Troy community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SLIDERS: Sliders will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, two sliders with toppings and chips for $2. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• 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.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and 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.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School.

Thursday

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m. and have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Entertainment will be bingo.

• PAPER BLOOMS: Make a new type of flower each week out of paper. Return each week to have a beautiful bouquet by the end of summer. The program will be each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

• DOWNSIZING: StoryPoint Troy will sponsor a presentation focusing on “Downsizing, Relocating and More …” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Allen Nelson will also discuss other options for getting your house emptied and ready to put on the market. To make a reservation, contact Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• WOODLANDS PROGRAM: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for an Ohio Woodlands program at 2:30 p.m. Come laugh and sing along with Chris Rowlands from Aullwood Nature Center, meet Bernard the turkey vulture, and help make a woodland mural. This program is one hour long and for children of all ages. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TEEN PAINT NITE: Join staff at 6 p.m. for Teen Paint Nite at the Pleasant Hill Library. Teens will be painting on a canvas panel at this free event. Registration is required and limited to 20 teens. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register or for more information.

• TACO SALAD: Taco salad will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 for $5 a serving beginning at 6 p.m. Stay and enjoy Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BICYCLE MAINTENANCE: A free bicycle maintenance class will be offered at 7 p.m. at J&D Bicycles, 500 N. Elm St., Troy. The class will also offer preventative maintenance tips. Bring your own bicycle.

• WACO: Join the WACO team at 1 p.m. as they bring the fun of STEM to the Pleasant Hill Library. All school-age children are invited to help save a drowning dog by designing a life jacket with the supplies provided. Do you think you can “Save Max?” For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire dinner will be from 5-7:30 p.m., with trivia to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43, Troy.

• 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.

Friday

• CHICKEN SALAD: A chicken salad wrap will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Race to Witch Mountain” rated PG at 1:30 p.m.

• TIE DYE: Bring your white clothes to dye at the Milton-Union Public Library at the annual tie-dye day. The event will be held outside on the lawn from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sign up is required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.
• SINGALONG: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will have a Broadway singalong with David Wion beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 116 W. High St. Free tickets are available to those 21 and older at the library.

• COMPUTER Q&A: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions at 9:30 a.m. for those who need help with their computers at the Milton-Union Public Library. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign up is required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

• BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The annual Bluegrass Music Festival will be from 5:30-11 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditeria. There will be six bands performing throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase. An ongoing raffle with many donated prizes is being offered at the Bradford Public Library to help offset expenses.

• MOTH WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a moth walk at 9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. A black light and sugar bait will be used to lure in the insects. This is the first of two moth walks this summer. Make sure to attend both as there will be different types of moths at the beginning and end of the season. This is part of the pollinator walk series focusing daytime and nighttime pollinators. 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.

• ART: The Oakes-Beitman Public Library staff love’s art and it shows! Join them for I ♥ Art at 1 p.m. at the library. It’s back and it’s for everyone, all ages are invited to join us as they chalk the library walk and the block. Motivate your child’s imagination and self-expression with this fun workshop. This program is for ages 3 to school age, no registration is required. For more information, call the library at (937) 676-2731.

• GRILLED CHICKEN: Enjoy a grilled chicken dinner at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The Riders will prepare chicken, baked potato, veggie and salad for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• 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.

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Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at mvallieu@civitasmedia.com or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events