Community calendar


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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 and 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

• 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.

Aug. 13

• 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.

• BASH: Troy First United Methodist Church will hold its back to school bash from noon to 2 p.m. There will be free fun for the whole family, including pizza, door prizes, games, prizes, popcorn and snow cones. The block party will be held on South Cherry Street between Franklin and Canal streets. Visit www.troyfumc.org or call the church office at 335-2826 for more information.

• 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.

• 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.

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.

• 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.

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.

• 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.

• BINGO: Bingo night at Pleasant Hill Library will begin at 6 p.m. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for all ages. Indian’s Pizza of Pleasant Hill is providing prizes for this event. For more information, call 676-2731.

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.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The third salad luncheon for the Covington Christian Church will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington. A large assortment of homemade salads, finger sandwiches and desserts will be offered for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The church is handicapped accessible. Apple dumplings will be available by reservation for $3 each or 12 for $30. Contact the church office at 473-3443.

Aug. 19

• FESTIVAL: The 24th annual Festival of Nations will take place from 2-8 p.m. pn the Miami River levee in Troy. The featured country this year is Ukraine. The festival will also feature The Tamburitzans, a dance group from Pittsburgh performing traditional Ukrainian dances. We will also highlight about 20 other countries including Puerto Rico, Egypt, Japan, Ireland, France and many more. Each country will have a booth at the festival manned by area residents who are ready to share their cultures with Festival goers. For more information visit our website at troyfestivalofnatioms.com.

• 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.

• MUD VOLLEYBALL: Co-ed mud volleyball will be offered beginninat at 10 a.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of US Route 36 and Alcony-Conover Road. For team information, call 368-3700 or visit abgraham.org.

Aug. 20

• SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY: The Lincoln Community Center, along with local business, nonprofit organizations and private donors, will give away school supplies to Miami County youth at 2 p.m. Haircuts also will be offered by local barbers and beauticians. Registration is limited to 350 students. Register by calling (937) 335-2715.

• MAYORS’ CONCERT: The theme for the 2017 Troy Mayors’ Concert is “Travel the World,” and the concert this year will have an international flair. This year marks the 25th annual concert featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Summer Chorus. Guest flutist and West Milton native Kathryn Williams also will perform. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Prouty Plaza. The rain location is Hobart Arena. Handicapped parking will be available and Girl Scouts will assist with wheelchairs.

• 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 are available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Hero Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in “Hero Dogs.” This month our special guests will be the Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs. These animal heroes will demonstrate how they assist with search and rescue operations. 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.

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

• PRAYER WALK: Members and leaders from the Miami East area churches will meet at 6 p.m. in front of the Miami East Schools Administration Building for a prayer walk. Participants will circle the school buildings to pray for the students, faculty, staff and administration as they begin a new school year. The walk is sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, Casstown United Methodist Church, Cove Springs Church and Fletcher United Methodist Church.

Aug. 21

• ECLIPSE: During the actual solar eclipse, the Milton-Union Public Library will have an open house from 12:45-4 p.m. During the event, the library will offer light refreshments, a live stream of the eclipse indoors, as well as safety glasses for outside viewing.

• 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: A hot dog bar with all the fixings will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $4.

Aug. 22

• EUCHRE: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer a Euchre tournament at 10 a.m. at the YMCA. Blood pressure screenings will be offered from 9-10 a.m.

• 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.

• TRUSTEES: The Newton Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. at the Township Building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join supporters at Marion’s Piazza in Troy, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy, from 5-8. Marion’s Piazza will donate a percentage of your food bill to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. A flier must be presented when ordering and are available at bruknernaturecenter.com, at the Interpretive Building, or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com. Good on dine in or carry-out.

• CHAT AND CHEW: Don’t know what to read next? Or maybe you can’t wait to share a book you just read? 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 676-2731.

Aug. 23

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Kimberly Walker, bereavement coordinator with Ohio Hospice of Miami County, will speak on this year’s Camp Courageous. 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 host their annual picnic at Troy Community Park at 6 p.m.

• AG MEETING: The 13th annual All Agricultural Meeting & Banquet will be held at the Duke Lundgard Building at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 prior to Aug. 18 and $10 at the door or after. Children 12 and under eat free and will enjoy pizza and games with Miami East FFA students. Meet the candidates, Miami SWCD voting and a silent auction and displays will be from 5:30-7 p.m. A catered meal by Lyons Catering will begin at 6:30 p.m. A guest speaker will talk from 7-7:30 p.m. and program and agency highlights will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For tickets, call Betsy at the farm bureau at 335-1471 or Kristin at Miami SWCD at 335-7645.

• 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 Rd. 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.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer sliders at 6 p.m. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2.

Aug. 24

• 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.

• BLUEGRASS: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will provide a “bonus” event this summer, a concert by the popular bluegrass band, The Rock Island Plow Company, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library. The concert is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so free tickets will be required for admittance. Tickets can be picked up at the front desk of the library beginning Aug. 21.

• HOME SCHOOL: The Bradford Public Library will offer an overview of the home school resource available at the library at 6:30 p.m. The event will last for about one hour. Home schooling parents are being sought to offer suggestions and recommendations so that the library can serve your needs in an informed manner. Bradford Public Library also has access to Miami/Troy Public Library and all of DaytonMetro Library holdings. Books and materials can be ordered online and picked up at the Bradford Public Library. This meeting is specifically to address home schooling needs and requirements. Contact the library at (937) 448-2612 to sign up. Refreshments will be served.

Aug. 25-26

RUMMAGE SALE: Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 1624 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last two hours on Saturday will be a bag of items for $2.

Aug. 25-27

• TRUCK SHOW: The 28th IH Scout and All Truck Nationals 2017 will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at WACO Airfield and Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. A swap meet, guest speaker seminars, displays and WACO airplane rides all will be part of the weekend’s events. For more, see www.wacoairmuseum.org or call (937) 335-9226.

Aug. 25

• 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.

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

• JOB HELP: Get help finding a job, learn how to create a resume, and practice interviewing skills at an employment workshop hosted by Goodwill Easter Seals from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• COMPUTER Q&A: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon for those who need help with their computers. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign-ups are required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

• PIZZA: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza night beginning at 6 p.m.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program at 8 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. 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. 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. 26 and 27

• CIVIL WAR: The Union Guards Company A 19th Regiment will be at the Mountaintop VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Saturday competition will begin at 8 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Sunday a Musket Company Match will begin at 8:30 a.m. Come see the Civil War reenacted. Hamburgers are available on the range 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Aug. 26

• LEGO: 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• WILD ART: Brukner Nature Center staff will offer a painting fundraiser from 1-4 p.m., painting a portrait of a monarch butterfly on a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas. A BNC naturalist will provide an introduction to the natural history of these magnificent migrants. Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide you as you paint. The fee is $35 per person, (high school -adult), and includes refreshments and all materials. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, Aug. 26 (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

• PLAY DATE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Nature Play Date program from 2-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185 in Covington. Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee. 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.

• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Flutes at the Falls” program from 3-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of music and nature. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold the Storybook Trail “Zoo in the Sky” program from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Bring your child to the park to read a storybook along the trail. The program is designed to get children outside and connecting with nature while keeping up on their reading skills. Ask the local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CRUISE IN: The Miami Valley Kruzers will offer a cruise-in at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon. All collector vehicles welcome. Vintage tractors and stationary engines. Shaded grounds, food concession, family fun and door prizes. Swap meet and garage sales spaces available and the museum will be open. Visit abgraham.org for more information.

Aug. 27

• ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “The Friendly Snake” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by and learn all about snakes. Meet “Checkers” a real live friendly snake! A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• WILD ART: Join Brukner Nature Center staff for a fundraising event from 1-4 p.m., as staff help you paint a portrait of a monarch butterfly on a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas. A BNC naturalist will provide an introduction to the natural history of these magnificent migrants, including ways to attract butterflies to your own backyard. Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide you as you paint. This opportunity is just $35 per person, (high school to adult), and includes refreshments and all materials. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, Aug. 26 by 5 p.m. (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

Aug. 28

• LUNCH ON THE LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen’s Association will offer Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Miami County Courthouse lawn. Meals will be $6 for sirloin sandwiches and $8 for rib-eye sandwiches with chips, a cookie, pop or bottled water.

• 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. 29

• 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.

Aug. 30

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. The Spiritual Aims Committee will offer a program. 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.

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

Aug. 31

• 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.

Sept. 2

• TIPPAPALOOZA: Tippapalooza will be held from 5-11 p.m. at the Tipp City Eagles Park, 3853 Hyattsville Road, Tipp City, across from Tippecanoe High School.The gate opens at 5 p.m., music starts at 5:30 p.m. A family-friendly event, the venue features a playground, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and plenty of space for kids to run around. Sample some of the dishes from the on-site food and beer trucks. The event is $5 and parking is free.

• 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.

Sept. 9

• WALKING TOUR: A “Go West To Wilder and the Surrounding Architectural Tour” will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meeting at the site of the former Wilder Intermediate School, Piqua. Tickets are available for the tours at $5 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St., Piqua. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda and Johnston Farm & Indian Agency director Andy Hite. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library.

• FAMILY REUNION: Ohio descendents of George Sebastian Helman (1725-1784) may attend a family reunion to celebrate the 100th gathering, at Vandemark Farm, 2401 Vandemark Road, Sidney. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a potluck meal at 1 p.m., and also will include a cruise in, corn maze and more. For more information, call (937) 298-5939 or email HelmanReunion@gmail.com.

• 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.

• 5K: First Baptist Church, Troy, will have its seventh annual 5k walk/run. Proceeds from the race will go toward the community Thanksgiving feast at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 17. Pre-register at www.fbctroy.com or pick up and mail a registration form to First Baptist Church, Attn: 5k, 53 S. Norwich Road Troy, OH 45373. Make checks payable to First Baptist Church. Day of registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the church on race day. The race will be followed by refreshments, door prizes and awards. The race will begin at the church and wind through the Hobart Nature Preserve. Visit www.fbctroy.com for more detail.

• MONARCHS: A Monarch butterfly celebration will be offered from 1-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center with educational crafts for the kids and opportunities to talk to professionals in the field. You can learn all about BNC’s Butterfly Transect Survey and create your own milkweed seed ball. Staff also hope to have live Monarch encounters from caterpillar to chrysalis and adult. Admission is $2.50 per person or $10 per family and BNC members are free.

Sept. 12

• COFFEE CHAT: A coffee chat at Hayner will be offered from 2-4 p.m., and will complement Hayner’s current exhibit, “Grandma’s Tissues: A Collection of Handkerchiefs,” which is on display through Sept. 24. Winan’s coffee, donated. will be served along with several sweet treats. As you enjoy a cup of coffee, M. Lynn Barnes, Ph. D., dress historian, will speak about vintage cloth and clothing and Bonnie Harris-Frey, owner of Harris Jewelers, will speak about vintage and estate jewelry. You are invited to bring vintage cloth and jewelry pieces that you would like the speakers to discuss or appraise. The event cost is $10 per person for Friends of Hayner members and those residing within the Troy City School District and $12 for those out of district. You can register and pay online at www.troyhayner.org or stop by the Hayner Center. Seating is limited.

Sept. 16

• REUNION: A Laura, Ohio, reunion will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. at 1 N. Main St., Laura. Bring your own drinks, snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Pat Berry at (937) 698-3246 or Tawni Barton Gettinger at (937) 698-2309.

• 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.

• CLASS REUNION: The Piqua High School class of 1987 will have its 30th class reunion at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Banquet Hall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua. The price is $10 per person, payable at the door, or in advance by sending to Chrissy Latham, 108 Blackwell Drive, Piqua. Make a reservation on the classes Facebook page or text or call (937) 301-0051. Appetizers, music and some drinks will be provided; bring your own drinks if you want something specific.

Sept. 19

• PICNIC: A picnic in the park with dinner, games and prizes will be offered at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. If it rains, the event will move inside. Make a reservation at 440-3600.

Sept. 22-23

• FESTIVAL: The Fifth annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest will be on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing St. The festival will feature an authentic cabbage roll dinner and a variety of other foods, music, raffles, children’s rides and games. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday and 2-11 p.m. Saturday.

Sept. 23

• 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.

Sept. 30

• 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.

Oct. 7

• 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.

Oct. 14

• 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.

Oct. 21

• 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.

• WALKING TOUR: An “Unknown John Johnston & His Land” tour will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meeting at the main parking lot to Johnston Farm, Piqua. Tickets are available for the tours at $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St., Piqua. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda and Johnston Farm & Indian Agency director Andy Hite. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library.

Oct. 28

• 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.

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Monday

• 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. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at the Township Building.

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at the Government Center.

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Monday (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at the Tipp City Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in council chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet the first and third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet the first and third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet the fourth Monday of each month immediately following the regular council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• The Potsdam Village Council will meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the village offices.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet the second and fourth Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

• The Union Township Trustees will meet the second and last Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet on the third Monday at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. (January and Feb. meetings are on 2nd Monday.)

Tuesday

• LITERACY COUNCIL: The Troy Literacy Council Board meets the first Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. TLC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which provides free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring in basic education for native born adults and non-native speakers who want to learn English as another language. For more information on becoming involved as a tutor or as a student with Troy Literacy Council, call 660-3170.

• 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 7-8:30 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

• The village of West Milton Council will meet the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday

• 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 Concord Township Trustees will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday in the Covington Middle School.

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

Thursday

• 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 Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

• The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet the 3rd Thursday at 6 p.m. in the K-8 media center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

Friday

• 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.

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