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Today

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. with Everything Fitz. Everything Fitz is a family band featuring high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing. This unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles, everything from traditional jigs and reels, to traditional Celtic as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines. 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.

• CLASS REUNION: The 30th reunion of the class of 1987 will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Fricker’s, 1187 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. Attendees will pay individually for food and drink. Email Molly McDaniel Cohen at mollycohen@outlook.com for questions about Friday events. On Saturday, at 6 p.m. classmates will meet at Smith’s Boathouse, 439 N. Elm St., Troy. The price is $45, plus gratuity, for a buffet and there will be a cash bar. Pay at the door. For questions about Saturday, email Julie Hoover Fong at jhoover2@jhmi.edu.

• CHICKEN 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.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Piqua Manor.

• ART SHOW: The 11th annual art show will be offered at Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, in the activity center, today through Sunday. The show is non-juried. There is no admittance fee and all three days of the show are open to the public. Some pieces may be available for purchase, with the transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party. People’s choice voting will determine winners. Friday evening activities, open to the public, are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Some of the artists will be present to discuss their work. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be held at Second and Main. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with The Tippecanoe Community Band followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. For more information stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

• CHICKEN SALAD: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a chicken salad wrap beginning at 6 p.m.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: Fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.
• OWLS & HOWLS: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike from 8-10 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as participants try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote. Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Saturday

• POKER RUN: A poker run, to benefit Leah Hatton of Tipp City, who needs a service dog, will begin at 6094 Rip Rap Road, Dayton. The run will be approximately 100 miles and will be from noon to approximately 5 p.m. The event will offer T-shirts, food, prizes and raffles. For more specifics, visit “Team Leah” on Facebook.

• 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.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwich with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m.

• ART ADVENTURE: A Children’s Art Adventure will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Park, Tipp City. Advance tickets are $5 and day of the event is $7 per child. Visit www.tippcityyartcouncil.com for more information.

• STEAM LAB: Teens 18 and under are invited to learn coding and robotics with the Milton-Union Public Library’s new Sphero robot from 1-3 p.m. Sphero is controlled by an app on the iPad and allows teens to learn computer science in a new fun way.

• SHARE A MEAL: First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St. Troy, will be serving homemade noodles with chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carry outs will be available at 12:30, as quantities last. This program is free to anyone wishing to participate and are in need of a warm nourishing meal. Use the Canal Street entrance which is handicapped accessible.

• KARAOKE: Join the karaoke fun at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 7 p.m.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The August Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Community Center on Ash Street in Troy.

• POND CREATURES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Peculiar Pond Creatures” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and play in the shallow end of the creek. There will be story time and a short tot-sized hike. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet and don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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.

• GARDENING: The Miami County Park District will hold its Lost Creek Gardening Series program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about mulching and how to plant, harvest and maintain a garden. 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. Space is limited. Pre-registration 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.

Sunday

• HONEY HARVEST: Come enjoy the sweet taste of summer at Brukner Nature Center’s annual Honey Harvest at 2 p.m. presented by the Miami Valley’s Beekeepers Association. Escape the heat in the air-conditioned Heidelberg Auditorium and learn all about the process of beekeeping from setting up the hive to processing the honey for your table. Enjoy a taste of this season’s hard work, courtesy of the honey bees at Brukner Nature Center. This event is free.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full made-to-order breakfast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Open to the public serving from 8-11 a.m. Adults $7; children under 10 are $3.

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass will be offered beginning at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City. This will be on open-stage bluegrass jam. There is free admission and parking. Food and refreshments will be available.

• ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Intermediate Archery class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the outdoor archery range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants will build their skills through focus on shot placement and fun games. Minimum age is 8 years old. Prerequisite: The park district’s Beginning Archery class. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of six. Pre-registration is required and class fee of $10 per person is due at that time at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ADVANCED ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Advanced Archery Class from 3-5 p.m. The program will be held at the new outdoor archery range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Rd. east of Piqua. Fine tune your skills through fun games. Equipment will be provided. Minimum age is eight years old. Prerequisite: The Park District’s Intermediate Archery Class. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required and class fee of $10 per person is due at that time. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ICE CREAM: The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold an “Ice Cream Social” from 2-4 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole and then take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will provide musical entertainment. The VIPs will give Tours of the house from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Monday

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “The Invisible Ones” by Stef Penney. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call us at (937) 698-5515.

• HAMBURGERS: Hamburgers with all the toppings and chips will be served at 6 p.m. for $4 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

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

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots 0 – five years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. 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.

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Tuesday

• EUCHRE: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer Euchre at 10 a.m. at the YMCA.

• BOOK CLUB: The inspirational book club will be discussing “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury at 11 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• PAINTING: Join staff at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to create a tissue paper painting. Using tissue paper as paint, participants will create a one-of-a-kind painting. Come show your creative side with your own design. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided. Call (937) 698-5515 to sign up.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: “Storks” will be offered on the huge inflatable movie screen at Treasure Island, 409 N Elm St, Troy, sponsored by the Troy-Miami County Public Library and the city of Troy. “Storks” will be shown at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. “Storks” is rated PG and is 1 hour and 27 minutes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals and enjoy a summer evening of fun.

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

Wednesday

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Paula Schmeising, Piqua’s Teacher of the Year, will speak. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host Grayson Jacobe. He will speak about his 4-H experience and the Miami County Fair. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

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

• PRACTICE ACT: Sylvan Learning Center, 875 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, is offering a free practice ACT to any college bound high school junior or senior. Test time is 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A parent must register student by Aug. 8. Call 898-6686 or email sylvanvandalia@confidentlearner.com to register.

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

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Plant a Garden” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. 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. 109.

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Aug. 10

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Genesis.

• PROTECT YOUR ASSETS: Learn the right legal documents to protect you and your assets at a seminar from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Brandon Borgman from Carlile, Patchen and Murphy will explain the differences in each type of will and power or attorney. Dinner will be provided.

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

• 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. A program on Shoes 4 the Shoeless will follow.

• 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 East 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.

Aug. 11-12

• HOPE OVER HEROIN: The next Hope Over Heroin event is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 at Mote Park, 635 Gordon St., Piqua. The main event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, while Saturday events will include a welcome at 4 p.m., memorial march at 5 p.m., meal and City of Resources at 5:30 p.m. and the next main event at 7 p.m.

Aug. 11

• SLOPPY JOES: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a sloppy joe sandwich, coleslaw and chips for $5 or two sandwiches for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• STEAK: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a New York strip steak beginning at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda in Tipp City will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Gerber Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Aug. 12-13

• SKIRMISH: The 110th OVI Skirmish will be at the VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Competition begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Hamburgers are available on the range 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Come see the Civil War reenacted.

• PHILLY SANDWICH: Philly steak and cheese sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

Aug. 12

• 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.

• 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.

• ECLIPSE INFO: An informational solar eclipse program will be at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• KARAOKE: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer karaoke starting at 7 p.m.

• DINING OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Bob Evans, Tipp City. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

Aug. 13

• HUNTERS: Hunters of the Sky, sponsored by the Miami Valley Bird Club & Rescue, will be presented by the Raptor Center of Glen Haven at 2 p.m. at the Nashville Recreation Center, State Route 571, West Milton. The event will feature a live hawk, owl and falcon. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. For the safety of the birds, entry will be closed promptly at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Miami Valley Bird Club & Rescue group at www.mvbcr.org.

• BREAKFAST: Made-to-order breakfast, open to the public, will be offered at American Legion Post 586. Adults $7, children under 10 are $3 with serving from 8-11 a.m.

Aug. 14

• PROGRAM SET: The Miami and Erie Canal in Miami County: Yesterday and Today will be offered by Andy Hite, site manager for Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robinson Branch of the Miami County YMCA, 3060 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Lunch will be provided by StoryPoint Troy. To make a reservation, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• BUTTERFLY WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants. They will also help collect data for the Ohio Lepidoptera’s Butterfly Monitoring Program. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

Aug. 15

• 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.

• EUCHRE: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer Euchre at 10 a.m. at the YMCA.

• MEMORY MATTERS: Chair exercise that will help promote good health and a healthy meal with tips from a nutritionist will be offered from 5-6 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation at 440-3600.

• MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

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

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

• ART TALKS: Rusty Harden Studio, 110 E. Main St., Tipp City, will present its bi-monthly Tipp Art Talks & Demos from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Jordan Knepper, director of the Piqua Arts Council. Knepper will provide insight to the behind the scene preparations for what is considered one of the largest fine art exhibits in the Miami Valley, the Piqua Art Show, Sept. 8-29. He will share some of the fundamentals to successfully participate in fine art exhibits. There is no charge and coffee and dessert will be provided.

Aug. 16

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. The annual luncheon for new teachers in the district will be held. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Children kindergarten through sixth grade and parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome guest speaker Bob Hendrix of Eldercare Choices. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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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