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Today

• 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.

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.

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.

• SALADS: An assortment of summer salads including, but not limited to chicken salad,

potato salad, coleslaw, beets, and cucumbers and onions will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586. Crackers and party breads will also be available. Dessert is included for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• TRIVIA: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host trivia for those who would like to test themselves. Trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. come to enjoy summer salads first at 6 p.m.

• PICNIC: Reservations for the Miami County Republican Party picnic, scheduled from 4-7 p.m. July 30, at the Tipp City Eagles Recreational Park, 3853 S. Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City, is today. The guest speaker is Jane Murphy Timken, who was elected in January 2017 to head the GOP in Ohio. The adult meal is $15, students $10, with food prepared by Hickory River Smoke House in Tipp City. For more information and to call in a reservation, contact Ann Baird at 335-4338 or Stacy Wall (937) 620-5574.

Saturday

• 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.

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

Sunday

• 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.

• 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.

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: 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.

• 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.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24. We will be reading and discussing “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert this month. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. We read a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• OPTIMISTS: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint. Melissa Cutcher with the Better Business Bureau will speak about what they do for people in the Troy community.

• TENDERLOINS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be serving Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches with toppings and fries for $5 beginning at 6 p.m.

• BICYCLE MAINTENANCE: A free bicycle maintenance class will be offered at 6 pm. at J&D Bicycles, 500 N. Elm St., Troy. Staff will demonstrate how to fix a flat tire, repair a chain and other tips for easy repairs to get you home from a ride. They also teach basic cleaning, lubrication and maintenance of your bike. No reservations needed.

Tuesday

• LUCKY LEMONADE: A Lucky Lemonade Concert with Corky Siegel will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. He is a harmonica virtuoso who has lately made a name for his “Classical Blues” project that brings the blues to philharmonic organizations around the world. Brandeberry Wine will be sold by the glass in the Hayner courtyard. 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.

• 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.

• CHAT & CHEW: Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a snack at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill library. Participants will be eating, drinking, sharing, and inspiring each other’s next book choice. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• PLAY DAY: The Troy-Miami County Public Library will have an outdoor play day at 10 a.m. Come to Brukner Park, located behind the library, to explore outdoor games, the water table, and other activities. 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covenant at Sugar Grove Church in Tipp City will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 7875 Kessler Frederick Road and will thank everyone who registers to donate with a free Community Blood Center “Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

July 26

• 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 Recap of My HOBY trip to Peru,” with Jenna Parker, Key Club member and officer, 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.

• 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.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Birds & Their Houses” from 2-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome guest speaker Maire Reynolds from the Alzheimer’s Association — Miami Valley Chapter. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• BROWN BAG: Bring your lunch and spend your lunch hour with with the book discussion group at the Piqua Public Library. July’s title is “Versions of Us.” Meet in the Louis Room at noon.

• BOE: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St. and will thank everyone who registers to donate with a free Community Blood Center “Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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

• REGISRATION DUE: Registration is due for the Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees meeting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 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 featured speaker will be Steve Toth, a member of the OPERS board. He will bring members up-to-date on current events important to public employee retirees. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

July 27

• 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.

• PROGRAM ENDS: The kindergarten through sixth grade finishers of the summer reading program at the Milton-Union Public Library are invited to join staff for food and fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. There will be light snacks and games to play. This is a fun way to celebrate reading accomplishments this summer.

• INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Intermediate Archery multi-day class on July 27, 28 and 29 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching shot placement through fun games. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery class. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is eight years old. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of 12. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• LEGO: Join participants at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a LEGOs Build-a-Thon at 1:30p.m. Come use your imagination and build a wonderful creation. 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.

• TACO SALAD: Taco salad will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5. Try your luck at Euchre, which begins at 7 p.m. for $5.

July 28

• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish, 21-piece fried shrimp, or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $7 and up, from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs will be $10.

• BODYWORKS: Join participants at 1 p.m. for Gross Science Bodyworks at the Pleasant Hill Library. In this brand new workshop by COSI, participants will get hands-on with the surprising science of the human body — slimy snot may be involved, and is sponsored by the VFW Post No. 6557. Registration is required and space is limited to 20 teens. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register or for more information.

• SPAGHETTI: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 Riders will be serving spaghetti with meatballs, salad, rolls and dessert for $8 at 6 p.m.

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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