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Saturday-Sunday

• 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.

• 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.

Saturday

• 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.

• 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.

• WOMEN’S DAY: Celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. This program is for children, teens and adults of all ages. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• CRUISE-IN: Old Tippecanoe will host the 21st Annual Trans Am Nationals Cruise-In from 5-9 p.m. n the Old Tippecanoe Historic District in downtown Tipp City, with free admission. Owners of Firebirds, Formulas, Firehawks, Trans Ams, and GTA’s urged to enter. Registration cost for car entries is $10. Registration is at Monroe Federal Bank, 24 E. Main St., from 5-7 p.m. Other activities include shopping, a 50/50 raffle, and a DJ providing music at Third and Main streets. For more information, call Cheryl (Trans Am Club) at (513) 305-7454 or Steve (Downtown Tipp City) at (937) 667-3696.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. Come in and share your singing talents at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

Sunday

• 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.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer breakfast for $7 adults and $3 for children under 10. Open to the public, with serving from 8-11 a.m.

• LUNCH: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua, will host its last Lunch with God from 12:30-2 p.m.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving is 8-11 a.m. Cost is $7 adults, and $3 children under 10.

Monday

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua city employees will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Piqua City Commission Chambers, 201 W. Water St. It’s the final week of the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Those who register will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” drawing. Donors must be 18 by the time the campaign ends on Sept. 2 to win.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Mid-County Church of Christ in Troy will host a community blood drive from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1580 N. Dorset Road. It’s the final week of the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Those who register will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” drawing. Donors must be 18 by the time the campaign ends on Sept. 2 to win

• 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.

• TENDERLOIN AND FRIES: Tenderloin sandwiches and french fries will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for only $5 at 6 p.m.

• 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. 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

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

• The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular council meeting.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

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

Tuesday

• 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.

• COLOR AND COFFEE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for coffee and coloring at 1 p.m. Take a stress break and enjoy a cup of coffee. All supplies are provided by the library.

• 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.

• OPEN HOUSE: A Cub Scout open house and ice cream social for Cub Scout Pack 295 will be from 7-8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua. This is for current Cub Scouts in Pack 295 as well as boys starting kindergarten up to age 11. Learn more about Scouting; there will be several stations set up to display the aspects of Scouting. For more information, contact Dan Collins at 418-3705 or collins1027@att.net.

Wednesday

• 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.

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

• 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.

• 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.

Thursday

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights of St. John in Piqua will host a community blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St. It’s the final week of the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Those who register will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” drawing. Donors must be 18 by the time the campaign ends on Sept. 2 to win.

• 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.

• SALAD BAR: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer baked potato and salad bar for $5 beginning at 6 p.m. Euchre to follow at 7 p.m. $5.

• 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.

Friday

• FISH OR CHICKEN DINNER: Fish fry and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $8 starting at 6 p.m.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m. Premier Health with Erin Terry will offer a lunch and learn about a current health matter.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: Downtown Tipp City’s September Community Night, an evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Rocky Run followed by Berachah Valley at 7:30 p.m. This will be the final performance of the Summer Concert Series, celebrating its 26th season. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert, will be canceled. For more information, call 667-3696.

• 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.

Saturday

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Harley-Davidson will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St., Piqua. It’s the final day to enter the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an Indian Scout Sixty motorcycle. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Those who register will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors – Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” t-shirt and will be automatically entered in the “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” drawing. Donors must be 18 by the time the campaign ends on Sept. 2 to win.

• 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.

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

• SHARE A MEAL: First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will offer its monthly Share A Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu will include lasagna, garlic toast, applesauce, dessert and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., 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.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with homemade french fries for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m. A breakfast buffet will be served from 8-10 a.m.

Sept. 3

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving is 8-11 a.m. Cost is $7 adults, and $3 children under 10.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m.

• COUNTRY FRIED STEAK: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer country fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and a vegtable for $8 from 5-8 p.m. A breakfast buffet will be served from 8-10 a.m.

Sept. 5

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center, followed by lunch at noon.

Sept. 6

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a chicken dinner with French fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

Sept. 7

• GO RED: The Go Red Goes North Health and Wellness Expo and Luncheon will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Piqua Plaza Banquet Center. Julie Wilkes will be the keynote speaker while Nancy Wilson will emcee. Tickets are $40 per person by contacting Tim.Smallwood@heart.org or call (937) 401-4869.

• PMMC LUNCH: All former employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to the quarterly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jack’s, 137 S. High St., Covington. No reservations are needed as participants will order from the menu. For more information, contact Nancy at 473-3337 or Judy at 214-2036.

• BOONSHOFT: The Miami County YMCA Senior Centers will go on a trip to the Boonshoft Museum in Dayton. Followed by going for pizza. More information is available at both branches.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Baptist Church will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 West High St. Everyone who registers to donate can choose a free t-shirt or other available donor gift from recent blood drive campaigns. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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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

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