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• 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.

• HAMBURGERS: Hamburgers with all the fixings, along with chips, will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are $4 and start at 6 p.m.

• WRITE NIGHT: Kids kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to come to a creative writing program 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.

• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet at noon at the Covington Eagles.

• 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.

• 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.

Tuesday

• PARADE: Local veterans organizations will host a Fourth of July parade in Troy at 9 a.m. from Staunton, Market to Main to Monroe streets. The line forms in the parking lot at Hobart Arena. Troy’s fireworks are at 10 p.m. North Market Street will be closed from Water Street to Staunton Road from 9 p.m. until the fireworks are over and the crowd has dispersed (approximately 10:45 p.m.). The bike path will be closed east from the Troy Senior Citizens Center and at Rutherford Drive starting at noon on July 4 until the fireworks are over. In addition to the Market Street Bridge, excellent locations for viewing the fireworks will be the levee (top and both sides) and the seating area at the North Market Street ballfield.

• CIVIC BAND: The Piqua Civic Band kicks off its summer season at 2 p.m. as part of Piqua’s Fourth of July festivities. The concert entitled “America!” will be filled with patriotic favorites by some of our country’s greatest composers at Fountain Park. Other holiday events, including games and even a COSI-Science Exhibition, will be held at the park. The Madcap Puppets will perform at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lock Park 9 events during the evening beginning at 6 p.m. and include The celebration will culminate in a fireworks spectacular at 10 p.m. over the Great Miami River.

• FESTIVAL: The Independence Day festival in West Milton will be open from noon to 10 p.m. at the park off State Route 571. The annual West Milton Hometown Independence Day Parade will start at 11 a.m. on State Route 48 south of town, ending north of town at State 571. The traditional Lions Club barbecue chicken dinner will be held at the Lions Shelter in the park from 11 a.m. until sold out. The cost is $7 for the dinner and $6.50 for chicken only. Bingo will be offered from 3-10 p.m. Fireworks will take place at 10 p.m., weather permitting.

• FIREWORKS: Tipp City’s fireworks take place at City Park at 10 p.m.

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

• 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.

Wednesday

• COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS: Captain Daniel Hance will speak at the 9 a.m. coffee and doughnuts at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St., Troy. Captain Hance is the CEO of The Catalyst, a unique program for military veterans. The Catalyst combines civilian recruiting with in-class mini-MBA education, mentoring, networking and on-the-job shadowing to assist in the military to civilian transition. An elevator is available. For more information, call 332-8852.

• 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.

• KIWANIS: “A Garden Lab for Piqua Youth” with Ruth Koon and Anna Baumeister, representing the Piqua Chamber of Commerce, will be presented during the Piqua Kiwanis meeting at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Fletcher United Methodist Church blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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

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

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

• 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 in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Thursday

• CHESS CLUB: Take a break from the summer heat and join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a game of chess. Learn a new skill and challenge your friends; you’ll be amazed at how your game will improve. Chess club is at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month; all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Knights of St. John blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Baptist Church blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 W. High St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BINGO: Join staff at 6 p.m. for bingo night at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for adults and teens ages 13 and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• GAME NIGHT: Join staff at 6 p.m. for teen game night at the Pleasant Hill Library. Bring your “A” game and join us others as they put the video games on the big screen. You are invited to bring your own games, controllers, board games, or even card games to have some fun. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• NACHOS: Nachos supreme will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5. Euchre will be offered at 7 p.m. for $5.

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

• WORKSHOP: Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to a Home Depot workshop where they can learn how to build from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BUDGET MEETING: The annual village of Casstown budget meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at 101B Center St., Casstown.

• 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

• CONCERT SERIES: Jimi and Janis will continue the Fridays on Prouty Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tony Silky and his band pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix as few guitarists can. Share Silky T’s passion and artistry of the Jimi Hendrix sound. Opening for “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” is “Ball and Chain,” a five-piece Janis Joplin tribute band with Geri Ciacchi. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. This concert may be loud. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Visit www.troyhayner.org for more.

• CHCKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried chicken with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer fish and/or chicken tenders, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Tipp City Community Night will contiue at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Tipp City with violinist John Sullivan Kelly followed by the big band sounds of the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main streets. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For information call or stop by The Hotel Gallery at (937) 667-3696.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Pirates of the Caribbean” rated PG-13 at 1:30 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.

July 8

• THEATER FESTIVAL: Troy Civic Theatre will be host the 2017 West Region Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) Festival at the Troy Civic Theatre’s Barn in the Park. The West Region of OCTA includes nine community theater groups from Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties. Theaters and shows scheduled to excerpt include Beavercreek Community Theatre’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Xenia Area Community Theatre’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Bellefontaine’s Windmill Production’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Dayton Theatre Guild’s “The Last Lifeboat,” and Troy Civic Theatre’s “Almost, Maine.” The registration desk the day of the Festival opens at 8:15 a.m. with the excerpts starting at 9:45 a.m. Admission is $15 at the door if you mention the name of the newspaper in which the article appeared.

• 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.

• 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.

• RUMMAGE SALE: The fifth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Caserta Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua.

• BIRTHDAY MUSIC: Join Rum River Blend at the Tipp City Roller Mill from 7-9 p.m. for bluegrass, folk and gospel music, all while celebrating the 95th birthday of Carl Phillis, the band’s fiddler and the 1948 Ohio Fiddling champion. There will be cake! For general seating, call (937) 667-3696.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Harley-Davidson blood drive rom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fried fish and smelt with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• ADULT STRING: Join staff at 11 a.m. for adult string art at the Pleasant Hill Library. Bring your own hammer and staff will provide the supplies. Ages 16 and up are invited to participate in this hands-on DIY craft day. Register at (937) 676-2731.

• EAT OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at the Tipp O’ the Town at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m.
• KARAOKE: Karaoke wil be offered beginninat at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

July 9

• RUMMAGE SALE: The fifth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Caserta Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Enjoy a full breakfast, made-to-order for $7. Children under 10 eat for $3. Serving is from 8-11 a.m.

July 10

• 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.

• POTATOES AND SALADE: Enjoy a potato/salad bar with toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The meals is $3.50 for one or $6 for both. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• VOLUNTER MEETING: A Hope Over Heroin committee and volunteer meeting will be at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua. This meeting is for all people involved with HOH, subcommittee chairs and people who are interested in volunteering. It is a meeting to recruit/brief volunteers and get them connected into roles and to gather/distribute information from what subcommittees are doing and need. The next Hope Over Heroin event is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 at Mote Park, Piqua.

• WRITE NIGHT: Kids kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to come to a creative writing program 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood at the Tipp City United Methodist Church blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

July 11

• LUCKY LEMONADE: A Lucky Lemonade Concert with Hebdo will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. His style is rooted in Appalachian traditions reinvented with rock influences of Robert Plant, Andrew Bird, the Temptations and the Beatles. The Lucky Lemonade Concerts take place in the Hayner courtyard and includes a tall glass of homemade lemonade. Always free and open to the public, chairs are provided. In case of rain, the concert will move to the ballroom. Visit www.troyhayner.org.

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

• FINDING DORY: Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for an outdoor movie on the huge inflatable movie screen at Treasure Island, 409 N. Elm St, Troy. “Finding Dory” will be shown at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. “Finding Dory” is rated PG and is 1 hour and 37 minutes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals and enjoy a summer evening of fun under the stars. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held 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.

July 12

• 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.

• KIWANIS: “Personal Life in the Netherlands during World War II, coming to the USA in 1966 and serving in the military during the Vietnam War,” with Al Mulder, brother of Jan Mulder, will be presented during the Piqua Kiwanis meeting at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit the website: www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

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

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

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

• TRUSTEES TO MEET: The Forest Hill Union Cemetery Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2018 budget at noon in the cemetery office, 8660 N. State Route 66, Piqua.

• BUILDING HOUSES: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Building Houses at 1:30 p.m. Come to Brukner Park, located behind the library, to add the finishing touches to the library’s child-sized cardboard playhouses. This program is one hour long and for children of all ages For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

July 13

• MEETING SET: The Miami Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. at 1330 N. County Road 25-A, Suite C, Troy. Call 335-SOIL with any questions.

• CARDIO:Salsa City Fitness is coming at 6 p.m. to the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join this lively class that utilizes choreographed dance moves and cardio intervals with the fun of drumming. This is a free event, but class size in limited so reserve your spot at 339-0502, Ext. 124.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

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

• LEPC MEETING: The quarterly LEPC meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

July 14

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert will continue with Brother Believe Me at 7:30 p.m. at Prouty Plaza, Troy. Offering a diverse song list from newer artists like Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5, all the way to Poison, Michael Jackson, Shinedown and more. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. Presented by Troy Main Street. Visit www.troymainstreet.org.

• TALENT SHOW: A Home Grown Talent Show will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Prizes will be awarded for the top performers.

• SALISBURY STEAK: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow falls, will offer salisbury steak sandwiches with choice of cucumber salad or potato salad and pineapple dessert for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• COMPUTER HELP: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library for those who need help with their computers. 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.

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