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Today

• 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 Carlisle, 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.

Friday-Saturday

• 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.

Friday

• 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.

Saturday-Sunday

• 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.

Saturday

• OPEN CAMP: Boy Scout Troop 295 is having an open camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piqua Christian Church, 3679 W. State Route 185. Come visit and learn more about Scouting or contact Bill Hegi at 418-5323 or billyhegi@sbcglobal.net.

• 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.

Sunday

• CONCERT: The Troy Civic Band, directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh, will present “Dance, Dance, Dance!” an outdoor concert featuring 50 musicians in the pavilion at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., Troy. Music selections include Celtic, Arabian, Hungarian, Mexican, Caribbean, American folk, ragtime, polka, and popular orchestral numbers. Dancers will perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sandpaper Ballet” and “Belle of the Ball,” plus Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance” (familiar from Tom & Jerry cartoons). Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the concrete terraces along the grassy banks of the Miami River. Parking and concert are handicapped accessible. The rain plan is Troy Christian High School 700 S. Dorset, Troy. For information, call 335-1178.

• 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.

Monday

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a community blood drive 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford Fire & Rescue will sponsor a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the 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.

• SALAD BAR: Enjoy a salad bar with plenty of toppings for $3.50 or a baked potato bar for $3.50 or both for $6 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• 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.

• GLANCING AT THE STARS: The Bradford Public Library will offer “The Great American Eclipse!” at 6:30 p.m. Paul and Eric Sullenbarger will go in-depth about the upcoming Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The library will have a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses for the first 50 people who attend. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. To ensure that you will receive your free glasses at this workshop, please contact the library at (937) 448-2612. Refreshments will be served.

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

Wednesday

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church in Troy will host a community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 South Walnut St. 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.

• 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.

Aug. 17

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “The Other Einstein” by Mary Benedict. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• ECLIPSE: At 6:30 p.m., Ron and Joann Wagner, amateur astronomers from the Stillwater Stargazers, will speak about safety for viewing the solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The library will also have safety glasses available courtesy of NASA and other sponsors.

• AFTER HOURS: A Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will celebrate the presentation of the largest schoolyard garden in the county to the Piqua City Schools and Piqua Catholic School. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at 818 Nicklin Ave., Piqua. Make a reservation at www.piquaareachamber.com.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Ohio Lite bingo will follow.

• RUMMAGE SALE: McKendree United Methodist Church, 8679 Dayton-Brandt Road, will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from this year’s rummage sales will benefit the Angel House Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

• KENNEDY TO SPEAK: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument Ave. Pleasant Hill, will host a program at 7 p.m. regarding the life and accomplishments of Clayton Brukner. Patrick Kennedy will be the presenter. Mr. Brukner, inventor and naturalist, left quite a legacy for the residents of the county — The Brukner Nature Center, co-developer of the WACO plane and more. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, and writes “It Happened Years Ago” in the Troy Daily News.

• PULLED PORK: Pulled pork sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5 at 6 p.m. Euchre to follow at 7 p.m. for $5.

Aug. 18

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert will continue at 7:30 p.m. with 1988 Rocks. The ’80s were known for their “monster ballads,” and this band plays head banging classics by Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Europe, Scorpions and others. 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.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Love. A luau party will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center.

• PORK CHOP: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a smoked pork chop at 6 p.m.

• CREAMED CHICKEN: Creamed chicken over rice, croissants, salad and dessert for $8 will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 6 p.m. Trivia will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 19

• 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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A Cruz’n and quarter auction for veterans will be offered at the Troy Eagles Campground, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. Cars, trucks and bikes plus military vehicles on display. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. Registration is $10 ($8 online in advance) for the car show, which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A quarter auction will also be from 5-8 p.m. A 50/50 drawing, door prizes and live music also will be part of the day. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be from 8-10 a.m. for $7. For more information, see www.veteranscarshow.com or call 332-8852.

• FANDOM CLUB: Teens 18 and under are invited to share their favorite anime, manga, and more at Teen Fandom Club from 1-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• LAUGHTER YOGA: Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing for a new exercise routine. Guest instructor Linda Andriacco from Sinclair Community College, Life Long Learning Educations, will lead a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. A complimentary lunch will be provided by StoryPoint. For reservations, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony-Conover Road, Troy, will offer an ice cream social from 3-6 p.m. The event will include homemade ice cream, pies and desserts and their church’s famous barbecue.

• CRUISE IN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host the 12th annual Cruise-In from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your custom, classic cars, trucks or motorcycles. Registration fee is $5. Shelter, food and drinks will be available and a DJ will entertain from noon to 3 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