• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SLIDERS: Two sliders with toppings and chips are $2 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.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. Trivia will follow.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
• 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 email@example.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.
• 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.
• EAT FOR CHANGE: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, will have a fundraiser at Chipotle in Troy beginning at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from those who attend and bring a flier, which is available on the organization’s Facebook page, will be donated to Joshua Recovery Ministries for recovery help in Troy.
• 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 from newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• JOKES: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for Laughing at Stress. With the holidays comes stress for many people. Alisha Barton, program coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences for the OSU Extension Office in Miami County, will be discussing using humor to deal with stress. No registration is required; call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information.
• HAM AND CHEESE: A gourmet ham and toasted cheese sandwich will be served with tomato bisque soup at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.
• BOARD MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.
• 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.
• EUCHRE: A Euchre tournament will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center. Blood pressure and blood glucose checks will be offered from 9-10 a.m., as well as exercise at 9:30 a.m.
• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction beginning at 7 p.m. Auction numbers will be available for purchase. Food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• TURKEY SUPPER: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The meal includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and an assortment of pies. Free will donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the Missions Project. Carry-out meals will be available.
• 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 club’s Spiritual Aims Committee will present a program during 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/
• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will team up with Community Blood Center to host a Thanksgiving eve blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. The “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club will team up with Community Blood Center to host a Thanksgiving week blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ Social Hall, 108 S. Main St. The “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• PILGRIM PEDAL: A Pilgrim Pedal Ride will be offered in Troy on Thanksgivinv morning at 8 am. It will start at Treasure Island and head north on the bike path. Those interested in riding the full ride will go to Piqua, around Linear Park Trail and back to Troy, which is approximately 20 miles. There is a good chance that there will be those who will ride a shorter distance.
• HOMETOWN HOLIDAY: Troy’s annual Hometown Holiday event will be held in downtown Troy, with events beginning at 4 p.m. with the opening of the Kris Kringle Market. Carriage rides are to start at 5 p.m., the live radio broadcast is to start at 5:30 p.m., followed by activities, music, a poem read by the mayor, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, leading up to the tree lighting to be as close to 7 p.m. as possible.
• PIZZA: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza night beginning at 6 p.m.
• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. A celebration of all November birthdays also will be held.
• BEEF STEW: The Troy Fish & Game will offer beef stew dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
• BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be offered beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.
• ROCK HOUNDS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Rock Hounds” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by to learn all about rocks. Participants can learn to identify different types of rocks and how they were formed. 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 email@example.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• MUSIC IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Ancient Music” program from 6-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of ancient music and nature. Bring a blanket or a chair. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.