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Today-Saturday

• GARAGE SALE: A community-wide garage sale will be held at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A silent auction, featuring pieces provided by the artists, will begin during the preview party on Friday and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday evening activities are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Today-Sunday

• ART SHOW: The ninth annual Art Show will take place at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the activity center, 201 S. Main St., one block west of State Route 48 in West Milton. This non-juried show is open to the public and there is no admittance charge.

Today

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer broasted chicken, New York strip steak, fish or sandwiches, from 5-8 p.m.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve fish and chicken tenders, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert for $8 starting at 6-7:30 p.m.

• PEPPERCORN CHOPS: Peppercorn chops will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.

Saturday

• CORN HOLE/HORSESHOES: A corn hole/horse shoe tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at noon. The entry fee is $10. There will also be an all-you-can-eat pulled pork dinner with two sides for $10 from 5-7 p.m.

• PIG ROAST: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a luau, including a pig roast from 5:30-7 p.m. The menu will include kulua pork (roast pork), oriental vegetables, Ambrosia Polynesian (fruit salad), pineapple coleslaw, tangy tropical cake (pineapple dessert), luau punch, and Hawaiian rolls for $10. Entertainment will be karaoke starting at 8 p.m. until close. There will be basket raffles and a hula and limbo contest. Grass skirts are optional. Proceeds will benefit the post maintenance fund.

• SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meal will include chili soup and chicken noodle soup, butter bread and crackers, cookies and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community on the first Saturday of each month at First United Church of Christ on the corner of South and Canal streets, Troy. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.
• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will hold an all-you-can eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. The cost is a donation towards the church organ repair. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, juice, and coffee, tea, or milk. The church is located in Pleasant Hill, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information.

• CREATURE FEATURE: Brukner Nature Center is home to over 50 wildlife ambassadors, native Ohio species unable to survive in the wild. Come join a BNC wildlife educator from 2-3 p.m. and meet our one of the wildlife ambassadors in the Bird Room located downstairs. This event is free with admission to the nature center; BNC members are free.

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. in the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks. Meals will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 13 and younger.

• STEAK AND CHICKEN: A steak and chicken fry will begin at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy. The band Cotton will play at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday

• LIFE CHAIN: Life Chain 2015 will be from 2-3 p.m. near the Miami County Courthouse in Troy and spread out along Main Street. The hour-long event will be a time of prayer for the unborn, young, disabled, handicapped, ill and elderly. Stations along Main Street will be distributing signs for participant use.

• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Riders of Post 586, Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, home fries, pancakes, waffles, French toast, regular toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

• PET BLESSING: St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. US. Rt. 36, Covington, will be offering a pet blessing at 2 p.m. in the shelter at the rear of the church. There will be a brief outdoor service and blessing of animals by Father Ron Haft. People of all faiths may bring their pets and if you don’t have a pet, but your children have a favorite stuffed animal, they can bring it to be blessed.

• BREAKFAST: The Piqua VFW, 8756 N. County Road 25-A, will offer breakfast from 8-11 a.m.

• BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Bluegrass music will be offered at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, with a tribute to John and Lottie. The open-stage jam is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be available.

Monday

• BUDDY WITH BELLE: This week Buddy Readers can enjoy “Buddy Reading” with the beagle Belle at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. Buddy Reading pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Ken Siler will speak on the Hobart Arena renovations and improvements.

• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Catholic High School class of 1953 will meet at noon at the Eagles, Covington.

Tuesday

• OPEN HOUSE: The Tipp City Seniors will have an open house at 1:30 p.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City, to inform the public of the building committee is doing towards the goal of the new site. Snacks will be provided.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meets from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

Wednesday

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: Breakfast for veterans will be offered from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Masonic Lodge building 107 W. Main St., Troy, in the second floor dining facilities (elevator available). Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are invited to attend.

• WACKY WEDNESDAY: Join staff for a creative time for kids in grades 4-8 at 3 p.m. every other Wednesday, at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. The event will include a fun after school event and snacks. So that there are enough supplies for everyone, call (937) 676-2731 to register.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The presentation will be “Up the River and Down A Beer” with James Burkhardt. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• RETIREES TO MEET: The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua, enter parking lot from Downing Street. Lunch is $10, payable at the door and open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee. Reservations needed by Sept. 30 by calling Beth at 335-2771.

• STORY TIME: Milton-Union Public Librarian Wendy Heisey leads two Story Hours, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m., at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows in the theme “Shapes and Scarecrows” are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet at noon for lunch at the Troy Country Club.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will host a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. in the large meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference — Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Thursday

• CANDIDATES MEETING: The Southview Neighborhood Association will hold a special discussion with candidates for Piqua City Commissioner, “Southview Talks With The Candidates,” from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mote Park Community Building, Piqua. Refreshments will be served. This meeting will focus on the Southview area of the city. Residents will have a chance to discuss issues and concerns directly with the candidates. This meeting is open to all city residents. For more information, call Jim Vetter, Southview Neighborhood Association president, at 778-1696.

• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans, 1749 W. Main St., Troy, will donate 15 percent of sales from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. — dine in or carryout — at Concord Elementary PTO. Fliers must be presented at checkout and will go home with students and are available at the school and Troy-Miami County Library.

• CHRISTMAS MARKET: Greene Street United Methodist Church will offer its annual Christmas market from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, corner of Greene and Caldwell streets. The event, which is free, will include homemade food items for purchase, fudge, coffee, cakes, pies, caramels, breads, cookies and more. Gently used kitchen items will be for sale along with theme baskets. Participants are asked to bring empty cereal boxes to donate for a mission project. Lunch and dinner also will be available.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Sightless Children Club will have a quarter auction at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and admission is $2, with extra paddles for $1. Food will be available.

Oct. 9-10

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.n. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist, by the FUMC Women at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St.,, Troy. Many good used items and clothing will be for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

Oct. 9

• NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer a Friday night movie at 301 W. Main Sr., Troy. The movie will be “City Slickers,” and will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. There will be cafe-style seating and popcorn and soft drinks.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer broasted chicken, New York strip steak, fish or sandwiches, from 5-8 p.m.

• NIGHT OF DISCOVERY: Bring your K-fifth graders from 7-10 p.m. to Brukner Nature Center and have a free night to yourselves while participants discover what owls lurk in the woods during a Night of Discovery. The fee is $10 for BNC members; and $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.

• STEAK DINNER: New York strip steak dinners will begin at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.

Oct. 10-11

• FALL FARM FEST: The Miami County Park District will hold its Seventh annual Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center. There will be a corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls,food, a scarecrow contest, demonstrations and more. The corn maze will be open to the public as part of the Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lost Creek Reserve. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this six-acre corn maze. Admission is a $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5-11 and kids under 4 are free. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, enjoy games compliments of the Miami County Farm Bureau. The evening will end with the movie “Charlotte’s Web” under the stars starting at 7:15 p.m. Festival admission is free. Charges apply to corn maze, corn shooter, food, pumpkins, pony rides, food and merchandise. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit the park district website at www.MiamiCountyParks.com.

Oct. 10

• 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 apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• 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 (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online atwww.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• CABBAGE ROLLS: Cabbage rolls will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.

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