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• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold the Music in the Park “Red Barn Melodies” program from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Participants are invited to sit in the shade of the old oak trees and listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket to sit on and a snack to eat. 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. 104.


Monday


• CONCERT SET: A Labor Day concert by the Troy Civic Band, directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh, will feature marvelous marches, “Johnny Mercer Medley,” plus “Ride of the Valkyries,” by Wagner. The concert is free and will be held in downtown Troy on Prouty Plaza at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Rain location is Troy Christian High School, 700 S. Dorset. For more information, call 335-1178.


Tuesday


• LITERACY COUNCIL: The Troy Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization, will meet at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, are asked to contact our message center at (937) 660-3170 for further information.


• TEEN GAME NIGHT: Teen, ages 12 and older, game night will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Snacks will be provided.


• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots, an interactive program for infants, toddlers and their caregivers will be offered from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.


Civic agendas


• The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.


Wednesday


• VETERANS COFFEE: The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will have free coffee and doughnuts for all veterans and guests from 9-11 a.m. at the museum, located in the Masonic Lodge, 107 W. Main St., Troy, on the second floor. The guest speaker will be Lt. Norman of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, speaking about his experiences while serving in Vietnam.


• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at Conference Room A in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (937) 440-4706.


• STORY HOUR: Story Hour will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy stories, puppet shows and crafts at the library. Call (937) 698-5515 or visit Facebook or www.mupubliclibrary.org for details on weekly themes.


• DINE TO DONATE: Those dining at Friendly’s in Troy between 5-8 p.m. can earn money for the AB Graham Center, Conover. Diners must bring a flier, available on the center’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ABGrahamCenter, to Friendly’s, and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of the bill to the center.


• CLASS MEETING: The Troy High Class of 1965 will meet on the first Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Marion’s Piazza.


• WASTE DROP-OFF: A household hazardous waste drop-off will be from 2-6 p.m at 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. Charge of $1 per pound for materials. Items taken include pool chemicals, household cleaners, antifreeze, pesticides, mercury and unknown chemicals. For questions, call Sanitary Engineering at 440-3488.


Civic agendas


• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.


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


Thursday


• OPEN HOUSE: The Ohio Trearer’s Office will hold a constituent open house office hours from noon to 4 p.m. at Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Co., Troy, where a representative will be available to provide information and educational resources to the public. Area residents can bring questions on state government and the treasurer’s office will be available to provide constituent assistance.


• LECTURE SERIES: The WACO Historical Society will resume the WACO Aviation Lecture series with guest Bill Albers at 7 p.m. Born in Amsterdam, Albers survived a five-year long German occupation during World War II. He came to the US in 1965 as an engineer and furthered his studies while in the states. The presentation is scheduled to last one hour. There is no charge for the event. Donations will be accepted to benefit WACO Historical Society. The WACO Air Museum is located at 1865 S. County Road 25-A. For more information, visit www.wacoairmuseum.org or call 335-9226.


• SENIOR LUNCHEON: The AB Graham Center will host a senior luncheon at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served after for $6 and is open to everyone. The speaker is Diane Birchfield, a nutritionist at Premier Health Partners, with her topic “Simple Ways to Better Nutrition.


• FRIENDS MEETING: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library at 6:30 p.m. at the library.


Sept. 6


• CREATURE FEATURE: Brukner Nature Center will present “Hawks vs. Owls” from 2-3 p.m. Join participants as they meet one of these birds of prey and explore similarities and differences between these raptors to discover what makes each such great predators. This event is free with admission to the center; BNC members are free.


• SHARE-A-MEAL: Bring your family and friends for food and fellowship to the First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will be serving baked ham, green bean casserole, summer veggie salad, brownies and beverages. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped. accessible.


• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors set up on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, organic milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts, prepared food and entertainment. Free parking is available off West Franklin St. Contact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 for information or visit www.troymainstreet.org.


FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


• TACOS AND WINGS: Taco and wings will be offered at the Troy Fish and Game beginning at 6 p.m.


• ELECTRONICS DROP-OFF: An electronics recycling drop-off will be from 8 a.m. to noon at 2200 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. Free to residents except for tube televisions depending on their size, either $5 or $10. Items taken include computers, laptops, printers, scanners, keyboards, speakers, routers, Xboxes and cartridges. For questions, call Sanitary Engineering at 440-3488.


Sept. 7


• SCHOOL REUNION: The Elizabeth Township, Miami County School reunion will be at 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 Walnut Road, Troy. The event is for all graduates, teachers, bus drivers or anyone having attended Elizabeth School at any time. Bring a covered dish and tableware; drinks will be furnished. For more information, call Phyllis Meet at (937) 776-2878 or Kathy Schaefer at (937) 339-7278.


Sept. 8


• MEETING RESCHEDULED: The Potsdam Village Council postponed its meeting until 7 p.m. today, due to the Labor Day holiday, in the municipal building on West Cross Street.


• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Brett Bogan, a 1990 Troy High School graduate who is actively involved in raising awareness of human trafficking in the state of Ohio, will speak.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects.


Sept. 9


• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots, an interactive program for infants, toddlers and their caregivers will be offered from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.


• BOOK GROUP: The Milton-Union Public Library Just-a-Little Inspiration book discussion group will meet at 11 a.m. to discuss “A Time to Love,” by Al Lacy. Call the library at 698-5515 for information about discussion groups.


• CRAFT CLASS: The Milton-Union Public Library will be hosting its Pinterest Craft of the Month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library. This month’s craft will be about “Decorated Drinking Glasses.” Contact the library at (937) 698-5515 to sign up or for more details.


• AUTHOR TO SPEAK: Author Dr. John Becker will visit the Bradford Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Becker will talk about his experiences with wildlife around the world, and the 26 books he has witten for children. He will read from his books, share video of his field research adventures, and sign copies of his books. Dr. Becker will also tell stories about the interesting animals he has encountered during his travels.


Sept. 10


• CLASS LUNCH: The Troy High School class of 1962 will hold a formal lunch gathering at 1 p.m. at Marion’s Pizza, located at 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. All classmates are welcome. The class will be getting together on a monthly basis at Marion’s. For more information, contact Sharon Mathes at (937) 335-1696 or Esther Jackson at (937) 339-1526.


• STORY HOUR: Story Hour will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy stories, puppet shows and crafts at the library. Call (937) 698-5515 or visit Facebook or www.mupubliclibrary.org for details on weekly themes.


Sept. 12


• WINE TASTING: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present “Bubbles in a Bottle” at the library at 7 p.m. as part of its Library Lounge Series. Julia Benkert of Love 2 Wine Parties will share information about and give tastes of a variety of sparkling wines from all over the world. The event is free and open to the public, and only for those over the age of 21. Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. The event will be held in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library at 116 W. High St. More information, visit www1.youseemore.com/piqua.


• BOOK SALE: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will have its fall book sale from Friday and Saturday. The book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.


Sept. 13


• TASTE OF TROY: Troy Main Street Inc. will present the 2014 Taste of Troy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Troy. The event is held annually in downtown Troy to showcase local restaurants. Visitors can sample the culinary delights of thirteen hometown restaurants, listen to live music, shop at the Downtown Farmers Market, participate in beer and wine tastings and visit dozens of downtown shops. Tickets for food tastes and drinks can be purchased at the Taste of Troy.


• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors set up on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, organic milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts, prepared food and entertainment. Free parking is available off West Franklin St. Contact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 for information or visit www.troymainstreet.org.


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


• JOB FAIR: A Career Day and Job Fair will be held at Hobart Arena. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Career Day, but the Job Fair is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Sept. 15


• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Sue and Jeff Rupp, Awana missionaries, with the Returning Hearts Prison Ministries, will speak.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects.


• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Milton-Union Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” by Josh Hanagarne. Call the library at 698-5515 for information about book discussion groups.


Sept. 16


• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots, an interactive program for infants, toddlers and their caregivers will be offered from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.


• BOARD MEETING: The board of trustees of the Milton-Union Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.


Sept. 17


• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your homeschooled student for an afternoon of discovery. The program is scheduled for every third Wednesday of the month from 2-4 p.m.. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee for these innovative programs is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. on the Monday before each program. The topic for September is “Butterflies and Moths.”


• STORY HOUR: Story Hour will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy stories, puppet shows and crafts at the library. Call (937) 698-5515 or visit Facebook or www.mupubliclibrary.org for details on weekly themes.


Sept. 18


• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Milton-Union Public Library High Nooners book discussion group will meet at noon to discuss “The Story of Beautiful Girl,” by Rachel Simon. Call the library at 698-5515 for information about discussion groups.


• BOOK SIGNING: Karen Purke, a Miami County artist, will sign books at 6 p.m. showcasing her local focus art books, at the Milton-Union Public Library.


Sept. 20


• CRUISE-IN: The Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a classic car cruise-in on the streets of Christiansburg, located on State 55, between State Route 235 and State Route 201. Car registration is from 3-5 p.m., and awards presented at 7 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 140 entries, along with top 40 awards. There will be a $10 registration fee.


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


• MOVIE NIGHT: The Miami County Farm Bureau and the Miami County Park District will present Movie Night on the Farm, featuring “Barnyard,” at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 State Route 41, Troy. Gates open at 5 p.m., movie will begin at dark. Barnyard activities for children and adults, including a barn dance, also will be offered. For more information, visit at www.ofbg.org/counties/miami.


• SATURDAY SHOWCASE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show a free movie, “Matilda,” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the library. Enjoy popcorn and light refreshments.


• FISH FRY: A fish fry will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.


Sept. 22


• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Dr. Jason Johnston, DVM, of the Miami Acres Animal Hospital on North Elm Street in Troy. Dr. Johnston offers general and emergency pet care services 24/7.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects.


• BUDDY READING: The Buddy Reading program resumes in mid-September and school age children are invited to come by the Milton-Union Public Library and be partnered with an adult or high school reading partner to practice reading from 6:30-8 p.m. Belle the therapy dog will be visiting.


Sept. 23


• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots, an interactive program for infants, toddlers and their caregivers will be offered from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.


Sept. 24


• STORY HOUR: Story Hour will be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy stories, puppet shows and crafts at the library. Call (937) 698-5515 or visit Facebook or www.mupubliclibrary.org for details on weekly themes.


Sept. 25


• GENEALOGY PROGRAM: The Milton-Union Public Library will present a genealogy program with expert Amie Tennant at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join Tennant as she revisits our library with more tips and techniques on how to help you re-discover your family’s history.


Sept. 27


• PET FEST: The community Pet Fest & Rescue Reunion will return to Miami County from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at WACO Air Field on County Road 25-A, Troy. Leashed pets are are invited to the event, but no retractable leashes. The event is meant to be a celebration of pets in our lives, opportunity to learn about local rescue efforts, information about responsible pet care and many vendors selling pet related items. Activities will include a doggie parade, photo booth, dog contests, raffle items, training showcase, 50/50 raffle and many rescue groups (dog, cat and bird) will be on site as well. Food vendors for the day will include T’s Freeze and Hot Dog Express. Admission will be $5 per carload with a requested donation of dry dog or cat food, which in turn provides participants with a free raffle ticket.


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


• SATURDAY SHOWCASE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show a free movie, “Hook,” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the library. Enjoy popcorn and light refreshments.


• HOLIDAY BAZAAR: A holiday bazzar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bradford Community Chapel. More than 30 local artisans, crafters and direct sellers will be at the event. Concessions will be available. Profits will benefit the Bradford Community Chapel Youth Group. For more information, visit For additional information, https://www.facebook.com/events/329353500576536/ “}


• LASAGNA DINNER: A lasagna dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.


Sept. 29


• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Sue Cantrell, owner of Around About Books on West Main St., Troy. Cantrell has been the owner since 2003, and has grown the business over the years along with Mike Wilkinson and Dave Crouse.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants listen to an audio book and work on various craft projects.


• BUDDY READING: The Buddy Reading program resumes in mid-September and school age children are invited to come by the Milton-Union Public Library and be partnered with an adult or high school reading partner to practice reading from 6:30-8 p.m.


Sept. 30


• FREE HAIRCUTS: The Beauty Revolution at Ruby’s Salon will offer free walk-in haircuts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about this community event or to volunteer, visit The Beauty Revolution at Ruby’s Salon Facebook page.


• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots, an interactive program for infants, toddlers and their caregivers will be offered from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.


Oct. 4


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


Oct. 8


• CLASS LUNCH: The Troy High School class of 1962 will hold a formal lunch gathering at 1 p.m. at Marion’s Pizza, located at 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. All classmates are welcome. The class will be getting together on a monthly basis at Marion’s. For more information, contact Sharon Mathes at (937) 335-1696 or Esther Jackson at (937) 339-1526.


Oct. 11


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


Oct. 18


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


Oct. 25


• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Maple syrup, plants, vegetables, flowers and baked goods will be available for purchase from local vendors.


Nov. 12


• CLASS LUNCH: The Troy High School class of 1962 will hold a formal lunch gathering at 1 p.m. at Marion’s Pizza, located at 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. All classmates are welcome. The class will be getting together on a monthly basis at Marion’s. For more information, contact Sharon Mathes at (937) 335-1696 or Esther Jackson at (937) 339-1526.


Nov. 15


• SINGERS TO PERFORM: The Small Town Singers will perform a variety show at 6 p.m. at the Staunton Grange, 1530 N. Market St., Troy. Hor d’oeurves will be offered. The cost is $12 per ticket, payable to Steve Chambers at Small Town Singers, 936 Crestview Drive, Troy, OH 45373, or call Sandra Lutz at (937) 339-5708 or (419) 706-8301.


Dec. 10


• CLASS LUNCH: The Troy High School class of 1962 will hold a formal lunch gathering at 1 p.m. at Marion’s Pizza, located at 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. All classmates are welcome. The class will be getting together on a monthly basis at Marion’s. For more information, contact Sharon Mathes at (937) 335-1696 or Esther Jackson at (937) 339-1526.

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