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Today

• PUBLIC PRESENTATION: A public presentation of the Downtown Riverfront Strategic Initiative Final Study will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bravo Room at Hobart Arena, Troy. Seating is limited. Joe Nickol, senior designer for MKSK Studios will be the presenter, who will offer community members the findings from an 11-month study by urban planners for the strategic development of downtown Troy and the riverfront.

• QUILT DISPLAY: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 W. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, will feature quilts during the month of November. The center is open every Monday from 3-7 p.m. A variety of new and vintage quilts are on display. For more information, visit PleasantHillHG@yahoo.com.

• 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.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Family movie night at the Troy-Miami County Public Library will be at 6 p.m., and will include some freshly popped popcorn. The “LEGO Batman Movie,” is rated PG and runs for 104 minutes. Registration is required by calling 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visiting www.tmcpl.org.

• DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The Miami County Women will meet at 7 p.m. in the study of the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. “A Blue Sweep” will be the discussion theme for the evening.

• SALAD BAR: Come to enjoy a salad bar with plenty of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Salad bar or baked potato bar for $3.50, enjoy them both for $6. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to benefit the Ha family will be at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Paddles are $3 each and additional paddles are $1. There will be a bake sale, water and pop for sale, and the Eagles kitchen will be open. The family lost their home to a fire.

• 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

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center.

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

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• 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

• MEMORY MATTERS CAFE: StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, will host “Giving Thanks” from 6-8 p.m. where participants can share stories and see a holiday cooking demonstration from the executive chef. Memory Matters Cafe allows individuals to meet with new friends and join others who are learning, loving and living with memory loss. RSVP to (937) 541-5182 by two days before event.

• BOOK CLUB: The inspirational book club will be discussing “Courageous,” by Randy Alcorn at the Milton-Union Public Library at 2 p.m. for the movie showing. Visit the library to pick up a copy of any of book club books, which are on display.

• CRAFT: Join staff at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to create Chevron Utensil Holders. Recycling old coffee burlap bags, participants will create utensil holders just in time for Thanksgiving. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided by calling 698-5515.

• 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.

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

• SALE: The Upper Valley Medical Center Gift Shop will host a Book and Consumer Goods Sale fundraiser open to the community in the hospital cafeteria on the lower level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Featured items will include specially priced books, toys and games, electronics, puzzles, and unique gift items for all ages. Proceeds from this event will benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary, which supports the hospital with a volunteer force, annual scholarships, and funding for special projects and equipment.

• CELEBRATION: The Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center will offer a Thanksgiving celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exercise will held prior at 9:30 a.m.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Calling All Turkeys” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about turkeys. 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.

• VISITING NURSE: Stop in for a free blood pressure and/or glucose screening, for those over the age of 18, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill; no appointment necessary. The nurse recommends fasting or waiting three hours after eating for the glucose screening. For more information, call the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 676-2731.

• TINKER TUESDAYS: Tinker Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill library. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to grade six. Registration is requested, call the library at 676-2731 to register.

• 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, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

Civic agenda

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

Wednesday

• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your 5-12 year-old homeschooled student for a morning or afternoon of discovery (9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. 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. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check). Deadline for registration and payment is the Monday prior to the program. Payment can be made each month or for all sessions at one time (non-refundable). The topic for November is “Move or Snooze.”

• 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 will be working on project/club activities at the Piqua Kiwanis luncheon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• SALE: The Upper Valley Medical Center Gift Shop will host a Book and Consumer Goods Sale fundraiser open to the community in the hospital cafeteria on the lower level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Featured items will include specially priced books, toys and games, electronics, puzzles, and unique gift items for all ages. Proceeds from this event will benefit the UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary, which supports the hospital with a volunteer force, annual scholarships, and funding for special projects and equipment.

• BINGO: Join staff at 6 p.m. for bingo night at Pleasant Hill Library. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for all ages. For more information, call 676-2731.

• THS MEETING: The Troy Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. A program titled “Christmas Reflections” will be presented. The program consists of a speech by former Troy teacher Mrs. Berdenia Martin recorded in 1983 will be played. Along with the recording, digital historical images pertaining to the speech will be shown. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The Troy Historical Society at (937) 339-5900 or tths@frontier.com.

• SLIDERS: Two sliders with toppings and chips are $2 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins 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.

Civic agendas

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

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

Thursday

• 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.

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “The Woman in Cabin 10,” by Ruth Ware. Visit the library to pick up a copy of any of the book club books, which are on display.

• TEDDY PARTY: Children and their favorite teddy bear are invited to a party from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. There will be light refreshments, singing, games, a craft and a teddy bear story time.

• CARRY IN: The Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, will have a carry-in luncheon at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. Blood pressure checks will be offered at 11 a.m.

• MAINTENANCE CLASS: A free maintenance will be offered at 6 p.m. at J&D Bicycles, 500 N. Elm St., Troy.

• TELESCOPE FOR BEGINNERS: The Stillwater Stargazers Astronomy Club will hold a training and informational program at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. This an opportunity to learn how to utilize all of the functions available on the telescope that the library has available for loan as well as enjoy a night sky viewing experience. This program is for all ages and children should be accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary. Call the Information Desk at 339-0502, Ext. 112, for more details.

• SLOPPY JOES: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will have sloppy joe sandwiches and chips available for $4 beginning at 6 p.m. Euchre begins at 7 p.m. for $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-Anon 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 Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the K-8 media center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

Friday

• VETERANS TRIBUTE: StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, will dedicate a designated room to honor veterans from 1-3 p.m. Guest speaker is Troy Mayor Mike Beamish, plus there will be a performance by the VFW Color Guard and ribbon-cutting by the Troy Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. RSVP to (937) 440-3600 by Nov. 15.

• CHILI: The Troy Fish & Game will offer chili with grilled cheese beginning at 6 p.m.

• BINGO: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, Conover, will host a bingo night beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be 20 games for 25 cents a board or $1 for 50/50 cash games. Concessions will be available.

• EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP: Get help from Goodwill Easter Seals finding a job, building a resume, and practicing interview skills. This workshop is available to anyone seeking employment. The workshop will be from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. A Taste of Elegance will be offered by Brookdale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• SOUPER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Souper Walk program from 7-9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out. Pre-registration requested. 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.

• JOHNNY MARZETTI: American Legion Post 586 in Tipp City will offer Johnny Marzetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• 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.

Nov. 18

• CRAFT SHOW: Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, will hold its annual Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church activity center. There are still a few booth spaces available. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at 937-698-5541.

• GIFT AND ART SALES: The Hayner House Gift Gallery in Troy will be filled with artists and vendors, each selling their own special and unique products from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like us on Facebook for an up-to-date listing of artists and vendors participating this year. Admission is free.

• WILD ART FOR KIDS: Brukner Nature Center has introduced an art event fundraiser just for kids from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center and BNC naturalist to create a 12-inch-by-12-inch masterpiece of an owl, inspired by the center’s wildlife ambassadors. This opportunity is $25 per child, kindergarten through eighth grade, and will include a visit from one of the wildlife ambassadors, all painting materials, and refreshments. Deadline for registration is Friday, Nov. 17 (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

• FISH FRY: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a fish fry beginning at 6 p.m. Trivia will follow at 7:30 p.m.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• HEALTHY COOKING: The Miami County Park District will hold the Healthy Cooking program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out and join this beginners level cooking class which focuses on simple healthy recipes with ingredients grown locally or on the farm. Eating healthy on a budget will be discussed. Food preparation and sampling will occur. Class fee $5 per class or $10 for the series. Space is limited. Pre-registration 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.

• 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 Amalee Houk. 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.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Calling All Turkeys” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn about turkeys. 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.

• CRAFT SHOW: Hoffman United Methodist Church will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church activity center, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The event will feature 20-plus booths offering a wide variety of items including jewelry, wood crafted items, candles, baked goods and more. The Methodist Women will also offer their homemade, ready-to-cook pot pie by the bag. The Hoffman Cafe’ will provide coffee and doughnuts, pop, sandwiches, homemade chicken corn soup, vegetable soup, and a variety of pies. For more information or details, call Jean at 698-5541.

• RED & WHITE: Newton will have its Red & White Night to kick off the winter sports season from 5-7 p.m. in the high school gym. A catered dinner will be offered.

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

• BAZAAR: The Christiansburg holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christiansburg Fire Department, 10 W. First St., Christiansburg. The bazaar will feature handcrafted gifts, jewelry, sweets, decorations, soaps, etc., which are made by local crafters.

Nov. 19

• 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 birdlife. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the center’s third story “window on wildlife.” All levels of birders welcome, and good binoculars available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Bark in the Park” from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the “Bark in the Park” program. 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, from 8-11 a.m. for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3.

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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