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Today

• CAR SHOW: The Troy Fish and Game, 2618 Lefevre Road, Troy, will hold a Cruz-In for Veterans, with cars, trucks, bikes, and military vehicles. Registration is $10 general, $6 veterans, and military vehicles are free. Car show will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30 p.m. There also will be music, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle, plus a full all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon for $7. The event benefits the USO, Honor Flight, and Troy Fish & Game.

• 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.

• HOUSE GENEALOGY: The Tippecanoe Historical Society will sponsor a program at 1 p.m. titled the “House Genealogy: A Resource Guide to Your Home’s History.” The program will be presented by Dana Bogart Cress, a member of the AmeriCorps/Ohio History Service Corps, who will show how to research the history of a home. She has a master’s degree in history. The program is free and open to any interested parties. It will take place at the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 698-6798.

• 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.

• 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.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m. A tractor pull will begin at 2 p.m. Hamburgers available on the range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• SENIOR SKY: The Miami County Park District will offer a Girl Scout “Senior — Sky” program from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Pre-registration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DINING OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at Hickory River in Tipp City at 4:30 p.m., followed by Euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

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

• 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.

Sunday

• REUNION: The annual Elizabeth Township School reunion will begin at 1 p.m. at the Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. All former teachers, students, graduates and staff are invited. Bring a covered dish to share; drink and table service will be provided. For more information, call (937) 667-6201.

• FISHING DERBY: The VIPs will host the annual youth fishing derby from 1-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Head out to the park for the park district’s annual fishing derby and a chance to win a trophy in one of six different categories. Special door prizes will be awarded to lucky participants. Don’t forget it’s Grandparents’ Day so bring out your grandchildren to this fun event. There will be a drawing for grandparents. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CEMETERY WALK: The Pleasant Hill History Center will offer its annual cemetery walk at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, which is located at the west edge of Pleasant on Monument Street. Featured this year will be J. K. Teeter, portrayed by Dan Leistner; Mazie Teeter, portrayed by Cynda Renner Carroll; Mary Mikesell, portrayed by Cyndia Renner; and Joseph Plunkett, portrayed by Norv Deeter.

• BREAKFAST: An all-you-can-eat breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Adults are $7 and children under 10 are $3. Serving from 8-11 a.m.

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass, featuring Evan Lanier and the Bluegrass Express, will be offered at 2 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. 3rd St. An open-stage bluegrass jam also will be included. Free admission and food and refreshments will be available.

Monday

• ANNIVERSARY: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at 5 p.m. at the Bravo Room of the Hobart Arena. All current and past Optimist members and spouses are welcomed to the buffet dinner, reminiscing, and entertainment by Jerry Mullins. Cost for dinner is $15.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will get a new gift from Community Blood Center that “knocks our socks off.” Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Tuesday

• TINKER TUESDAY: We put the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education by providing hands-on learning for kids at 3 p.m. at at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is requested; please call the library at 937-676-2731 to register.

• HEALTH SCREENINGS: Stop in for a free blood pressure and/or glucose screening, for those age of 18, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. No appointment necessary. The nurse recommends fasting or waiting three hours after eating for the glucose screening.

• SKATE TO DONATE: A Skate to Donate event will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. at 36 Skate Club, 4845 W. U.S. Route 36, Piqua. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $2 and all admission fees will be donated to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help residents of Texas recover. For more information, visit 36skateclub.com.

• 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.

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

• INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• WILDFLOWER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Wildflower Walk program at 2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. Join a park district naturalist and take a leisurely hike along the boardwalk to discover what spring wildflowers are in bloom. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

• UKULELE: Ages 12 and up are invited to have fun learning to play basic chords on the ukulele from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BOOK CLUB: The inspirational book club will be discussing “A Son’s Vow” by Shelley Shepard Gray at the Milton-Union Public Library at 11 a.m. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• JEWELRY ORGANIZER: At 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library come to create a jewelry organizer. Using two pieces of wood, participants will nail and stain their own organizer. Once completed there will be a small shelf for collectibles and hooks for the decorative jewelry. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided at (937) 698-5515.

Wednesday

• DOUGLASS EXPERT TO SPEAK: K. Carl Smith, an expert on abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will speak about Douglass’ rise from slavery to prosperity at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St. Troy. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, in Piqua. Justin Sommers, City of Piqua Assistant City Manager and Director of City Development, will give an update on Piqua’s economic development. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

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

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host their committee meetings and board meeting. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

Thursday-Sept. 16

• BOOK SALE: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will be hosting their fall book sale. The Friends would like to encourage donations, especially adult fiction books, leading up to the sale. Thursday the book sale is open from 4-8 p.m. exclusively to members of the New Friends. Join the New Friends by filling out an application at the library and paying a $5 membership fee. All proceeds will help fund library programs and services. The book sale is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Thursday

• 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.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy Joe sandwiches with chips and a pickle for will be offered for $4 at the Tipp City American Legion. Serving begins at 6 p.m. with Euchre to follow at 7 p.m. for $5.

Friday

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

• RECOGNITION: A POW/MIA Recognition Day will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. A ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Following the ceremony, there will be a ham and bean potpie with cornbread for $5 from 6:15-7:30 p.m.

• STEAK: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Starting at 6 p.m. for $8, children 10 and under $4. Trivia follows at 7 p.m.

Sept. 16

• LASAGNA DINNER AND BINGO: A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route 36 in Conover, will serve a meal from from 5-7 p.m. including lasagna, salad, applesauce, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under $3. Carry out is available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. with 20 games. For more information, call (937) 368-3700 or go to abgraham.org

• 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.

• PORK CHOP: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available) with baked potato and vegetable for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will offer a Girl Scout “Brownie-Bugs” program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• HIKER: The Miami County Park District will offer a “Brownie-Hiker” program from 4-5:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

Sept. 17

• CONCERT: Tippecanoe Community Band will present a free concert at 4 p.m. at Piqua’s Hance Pavilion, 1110 N. Forest Ave., Piqua. The band is directed by Gail Ahmed, a music educator from Tipp City, and an adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College in Piqua. The Fall Festival of Music at Hance Pavilion will include selections from the Big Band era, music for military heroes, marches, plus familiar themes of masked heroes from film and Broadway: “Batman,” “Spider Man,” “Superman,” “Zorro,” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

• 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 available for use.

• The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K, trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. The pre-registration fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Register online at AllianceRunning.com. Day of registration is $25. Visit MiamiCountyParks.com for more information.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Summer Dog Olympics” from 1-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants can bring out their dogs and take part in the Summer Dog Olympics. Compete in popular dog games such as water trials, high jump, broad jump, catch the ball and many more. 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu” by Joshua Hammer. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

Sept. 18

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

Sept. 19

• CHAT AND CHEW: Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a yummy snack at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. We will be eating, drinking, sharing, and inspiring each other’s next book choice.

• 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.

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

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

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

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

Sept. 20

• BINGO: Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. This game night is for all ages.

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

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, in Piqua. Catalyst Program CEO and Troy native Capt. Daniel Hance will discuss how those exiting the military can take part in a five-to-eight-week how the skills they learned in the military will transition into the civilian work force. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome Brian Martin from the Miami Valley Parkway Commission. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

Sept. 21

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: This interactive program from 10-11 a.m. will combine active games, early literacy, and fun for all ages. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose Room at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St.

• COVER TO COVER: Kids in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities, and crafts from 4-5 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, 419 W. Main St. An after-school snack will be provided.

• AUTHOR TO SPEAK: The Troy Historical Society will host baseball book author Mike Lackey of Lima as the featured speaker at their meeting at 7:00pm at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The author of “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” Lackey will present a program titled “Long Bob Ewing and the Cincinnati Reds at Midway Park.”

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Blood pressure checks will be at 11 a.m. Entertainment will be offered by Spittin’ Image.

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

• GARAGE SALE: Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, will offer a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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