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Today

• 4-H BARBECUE: The Miami County 4-H Advisor Fundraising Committee will offer the annual 4-H barbecue event from 4-7 p.m. at the Duke Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds. The date also coincides with the new Miami County Fair’s open entry due date of 5 p.m. July 15. Tickets will be available at the door. The dinner features a choice of bone-in pork chop or half chicken, applesauce, potato chips, roll with butter and iced tea or lemonade. Dinner can be enjoyed inside the Duke Lundgard building or carry-out is available. Miami County Farm Bureau will host an Ag Day on the grounds from 4-8 p.m. during the event. The famous Dairy Bar milkshakes will also be available from 4-8 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Miami County Junior Fair. Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shakes will be sold for $3.50 each. Other events include a Kiddie Tractor Pull with sign ups at 5 p.m. and the pull at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the annual 4-H Club dance will begin at 8 p.m.

• SOCK HOP: A Piqua YMCA Senior Center Sock Hop will be from 6-9 p.m. at the YMCA. The event will include food and music with Dick Clark.

• 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 be open 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.

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

• LEGO CLUB: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• GEOCACHING: The Miami County Park District will hold an “Intro to Geocaching” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Learn about the secret world of geocaching and how this family friendly activity can be your new favorite pastime. GPS units provided. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, 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.

• FESTIVAL: St. John’s Catholic Church will hold its annual festival from 3-11 p.m. The Blue Leafs will perform from 6-11 p.m. Food, rides, bingo, games of chance, raffles and more will be available. Visit St. John’s Tipp City Festival on Facebook for more information.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke starts at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• GARAGE SALE: A donations only garage sale will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Covenant at Sugar Grove, 7875 S. Kessler-Frederick Road, Tipp City. All monetary donations will go to help the ministry of Operation Rebirth, a Christian boarding school and family ministry with Christ centered academics.

• TALENT SHOW: StoryPoint Troy will offer its annual art and talent show from from 3-6 p.m. July 22 at 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Reservations to enjoy local craftsmen, artists, musicians and performers are due today by calling 660-7630 or visiting storypoint.com. The event also will include kids crafts and street food.

Sunday

• BAND CONCERT: The Troy Civic Band, directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh, will present an outdoor concert, “Christmas in July” at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., North County Road 25-A, Troy. Bring lawn chairs. The pavilion area and park are handicapped accessible. Restrooms available on site and there is free parking. For more information, call 335-1178.

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come join members of the BNC Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. as you learn to identify Brukner Nature Center’s bird life. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the third story “window on wildlife.” All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Working Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Participants can watch a live sheep herding demonstration with special guest Chris Thompson, his wonderful border collies and real sheep. 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.

• ICE CREAM: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its Ice Cream & Music in the Park from 4-6 p.m. at the Fletcher Park. There will be free ice ream, food, children’s games and more. Enjoy live music with Berachah Valley.

• FESTIVAL: St. John’s Catholic Church will hold its annual festival from noon to 6 p.m. The Blue Leafs will perform from 6-11 p.m. Food, rides, bingo, games of chance, raffles and more will be available. Visit St. John’s Tipp City Festival on Facebook for more information.

• 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 will be from 8-11 a.m.

• DEDICATION: The historic building at 655 N. Main St., Piqua, connected to the Randolph Freedman, will have a dedication and blessing service at 9 a.m. during the Sunday school hour. Park at the rear of the building. The Rev. Monty Peterson of Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church in Piqua, will lead the blessing service of songs of praise, brief sermonettes, prayer and a symbolic encirclement of the building for tearing down the walls of separation. The service will conclude in a timely manner to permit participants to return to their own churches for morning worship services. Participants should consider bringing a picture of an ancestor(s) that would have been most appreciative of the honor and memorialization.

Monday

• FLY-IN: WACO Air Museum will host up to 15 antique airplanes, as they are barnstorming their way across Ohio and Indiana. Coming from the Barnstorming Carnival in Springfield, the pilots plan to land at Historic WACO Field around 10 a.m. Come see the planes up close and talk to the pilots. Complete your experience with a visit through the WACO Air Museum that houses airplanes and artifacts of the famous. Museum admissions and times can be found at www.wacoairmuseum.org.

• NATIVE PLANT SALE: Native Ohio Plants and Amazing Native Landscapes, two local native plant nurseries, will be at Brukner Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Milkweed will also be available. Free admission to the sale.

• 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Wings and Rings in Piqua will donate 10 percent of food sales, dine in or carry-out, from 5-8 p.m. to Team Angels for the Miami County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

• 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.

• DEADLINE: Today is the deadline for the “Where the Wild Things Live” Overnighter, a new event offered at Brukner Nature Center on July 21. Geared for kids entering grades K-5. Kids will meet live animals, make a fun craft, play games, and explore the night woods. Snacks and a continental breakfast are included. Kids will be sleeping in the Heidelberg Auditorium, so pack a sleeping bag and pillow. Overnighter will begin on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m. and run through Saturday at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 per child for BNC members and $30 per child for non-members (cash or check). Pre-registration is required at (937) 698-6493 or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com. Final deadline for registration and payment is Monday, July 17 by 5:00pm.

• 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.

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

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Senior Citizens will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at the center.

• OPTIMISTS: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint. Ethan Smith with SmithFly will speak about his business.

• 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

• LUCKY LEMONADE: A Lucky Lemonade Concert with Honey and Blue will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. The Honey and Blue duo is a combination of the dark blues of Adam Darling and the sultry syncopations of Stephanie Amber. 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.

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library and 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 refreshment 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 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.

• WRITE LETTERS: The Troy-Miami County Public Library will host an event to write Operation Gratitude letters. Join staff for this program and take time to say, “Thank you for serving” to a deployed troop, veteran, new recruit, or first responder. All ages are welcome and all supplies will be provided. Call 339-0502, Ext. 124, for more details.

• ICE CREAM: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for “We Scream for Ice Cream!” at 1:30 p.m. Come to Brukner Park, located behind the library, to listen to a story, play games, make a craft, and also enjoy an ice cream treat. 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.

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

• PAPER ALICE: Bradford Public Library will host a workshop with “Paper Alice” at 6:30 p.m. Alison Rusk from West Milton turns junk mail into paper treasurers. She will be doing a demonstration and then participants will also be creating cards and other items made from her homemade paper. Sign up in advance by calling (937) 448-2612. Refreshments will be served.

• BRIDGES: A Bridges of Miami County program will be offered by Doug Christian from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Parke Drive, Troy. Lunch will be provided. Make a reservation at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• MEMORY MATTERS: A “Celebrate Old Glory” session will offer a painting image of the American flag to tap into your creative side and offer a culinary arts creation from the chef from 5-6 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation at (937) 440-3600.

• 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

• 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: “History in a Box,” with Terry Purke, curator of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 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.

• RETIREMENT: Join Milton-Union Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. as they discuss the need to define retirement goals, determine savings needed and how to use the power of three (time/money/return) to reach those individual goals. Light refreshments will be provided.

• 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.

• 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.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will meeting at StoryPoint Troy for a luncheon and program about the senior living facility. The lunch meeting takes place at noon.

• BINGO: Join participants at 6 p.m. for bingo night at the Pleasant Hill Library. 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.

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

• 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 “All That Jazz.” The feature is Tempe Brown of Greenville, S.C. Music and the speaker also will be presented by Brown. Lunch is $17 inclusive and reservations are due on Saturday, July 15, and can be made 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.

• 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.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• 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 blood pressure checks at 11 a.m. followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Entertainment will be the Liars Club.

• 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.

• CRAFT: Kids kindergarten through sixth can come to the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to make a craft. All supplies will be provided and no sign ups are required to attend.

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Join in the discussion by reserving your copy of the book at the Milton-Union Public Library at (937) 698-5515.

• COOKING CLUB: The Miami County Park District will hold its Lettuce Cook — Cooking Club program from 2:30- 5:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Kids ages 11-15 years will learn about local produce as they harvest, prepare and cook seasonal recipes using ingredients from the garden at Lost Creek Reserve. They will also experience the sense of community that comes from preparing and sharing meals together. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Class fee $25 for the series of five. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• MUSICAL DRAWING: Teens in sixth grade and up are invited to join others for musical drawing at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Start drawing or doodling; when the music stops move to the right or left. All skill levels are welcome and this program is one hour long.

• TEEN BREAKOUT: Join staff at 6 p.m. for Teen Breakout at the Pleasant Hill Library. Do you like to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock? Then you will enjoy our very own BreakoutEDU Escape Room program. Grab your best problem solving friends and use your critical think skills to escape the room before your time runs out. This program is for teens ages 12-17. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 for more information.

• BOOK GROUP: The Thursday Morning Book Discussion meets at 10:15 a.m. in the Piqua Library Founder’s Room. This month’s book selection is “House of Hawthorne.”

• SLOPPY JOES: The Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will offer sloppy joe sandwiches with chips and a pickle for $4 beginning at 6 p.m. Stay to play euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CIVIC BAND: The Piqua Civic Band continues its summer season at 7 p.m. with “A Grand Night for Singing!” The concert will feature classic popular songs of the 2oth century. The band’s guest performers for the evening will be vocalists Alicia Norris and Dr. David Sievers. Selections will include “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” “Getting to Know You,” from “The King and I,” “Cab Driver,” “Bring Him Home,” from “Les Miserables,” music by John Denver and Simon & Garfunkel, and more.

• 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.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anoon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the K-8 media center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

Friday

• PICNIC: Riverside will offer a free community picnic from 4-6 p.m. at Duke Park. The picnic will include free hot dogs, snacks, games and a performance from the local band Bolted Down. At the event, donations such as disinfectant wipes, Pine Sol, Windex, Lysol spray, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher tablets, size three and four diapers, baby wipes, storage totes, bath towels, hand towels, toddler plates and utensils and men and women’s deodorant, will be accepted for the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County.

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert Series with continue at 7:30 p.m. with Rachel Brown and the Beatnik Playboys, who embrace classic Americana and country favorites as well as their own original pieces. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Visit www.troyhayner.org.

• EXHIBIT OPENS: The exhibit, “Grandma’s Tissues: A Collection of Handkerchiefs,” will open at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Handkerchief collector and historian Helen Smith has offered her large personal collection and are being exhibited in memory of Virginia and Fred Merch. More info at www.troyhayner.org. An opening reception will begin at 6:45 p.m.

• SALMON PATTIES: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a salmon patty, scalloped potatoes, green beans and dessert for $5 or two patties for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

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

• WACO: WACO Air Museum is looking for stories about the factory and its employees and is hosting a lunch for former WACO Aircraft employees and/or a family member. A luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. July 28, provided by and held at Story Point Senior Living, 1840 Towne Park Dr, Troy. Seating is limited and reservations are due by today at 335-9226.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program at 9 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road access, 7790 N. Rangeline Road Covington, north of Covington. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the lower parking lot. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Women’s Fellowship of Covington Christian Church will offer a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington. Enjoy a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts, finger sandwiches and desserts for $6. Apple dumplings will be available by reservation by calling 473-3443.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• 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 22

• 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 be open 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.

• CONCERT AND ICE CREAM: Bethel United Methodist Church, 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua, will have an ice cream social, followed by a Peaceful Heart praise concert, beginning at 6 p.m. Peaceful Heart is a collection of original arrangements and compositions with inspirational stories and lyrics.

• CLASS REUNION: The Piqua High School class of 1982 will hold their 35th class reunion at the Miami Valley Centre Mall Banquet Room from 7-11 p.m. For more information, visit the Piqua High School Class of 1982 Facebook page.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-Bone Steak with salad, baked potato and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m.

• CREATE A TOWER: Create a tower out of cardboard boxes on the front lawn of the Milton-Union Public Library. There will be a slingshot game as well. Teens ages 18 and under are invited from 1-3 p.m.

• ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “VIP Creeking for Critters” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. It is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during this self-guided program and learn about nature. This month, have fun creekin’ for critters. A naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. In addition, the VIPs will be on site helping out and a snack may even be provided. It is strongly encouraged to register for this particular Naturalist Adventure program so we can plan accordingly for snacks. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CAR SHOW: Hobart will sponsor its third annual Relay for Life Car Show from noon to 3 p.m. R 701 S. Ridge Ave., Troy. Gates will open at 10 a.m. for registration, which is $10 for show vehicles. The show is open to all makes and years of vehicles. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m., and dash plaques will be awarded to the first 75 registered vehicles. The event also will include oldies music, trivia, raffles, door prizes, food and soft drinks. All proceeds to go to The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more information, contact Claudia Ritter at 332-2767 or Claudia.ritter@hobartservice.com.

• MUD VOLLEYBALL: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route, will have a co-ed mud volleyball tournament at 10 a.m. For registration, go to abgraham.org or call the Fitness Zone at (937) 368-3700.

July 23

• FOOD DRIVE: Come out to help us build a better community, stop in the library anytime the week of July 2329 and donate non-perishable food items for the St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen. The St. Pat’s Soup Kitchen offers free meals to anyone in need each week night from 5 pm until 6 pm in the building at 25 N. Mulberry St in Troy, Ohio. They are currently in need of the following items; canned fruit, applesauce, peanut butter, canned milk, brownie mix, canned pastas, and other non-perishable items. Make sure you grab your raffle tickets when you donate your items for your chance to win a prize for helping staff Build a Better World.

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