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Today

• 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 register@miamicountyparks.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 register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586, 377 N.Third St., will be open to the public for a full breakfast, made-to-order. Serving will be from 8-11 a.m. for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3.

Monday

• 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.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Three Junes” by Julia Glass for the month of November. This debut novel spans a decade in three tangentially interlocking stories concerning the McLeod family. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOIN: Tenderloin sandwiches with toppings and fries will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are $5 and start at 6 p.m.

• 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

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular council meeting.

• 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

• DRAWING ROOM CHAMBER CONCERT: Western Ohio Tuba Quartet will bring in the holiday season at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. This unique instrumentation delivers a rich and resonant sound in a variety of musical styles, from arrangements of classical composers such as Gabrieli, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, to modern American music, marches, and jazz. Admission is free.

• 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.

• CARRY IN: The Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, will have a carry-in luncheon at noon.

• FALL FARMERS MARKET: A Miami County locally grown fall farmers market will be from 4-7 p.m. at First Place Christian Center, corner of West Franklin and Cherry streets, Troy. The event will include locally grown foods and kitchen items. For more information, see Miami County Locally Grown on Facebook or call (937) 216-0949.

• 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 agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Wednesday

• 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: Executive director Karen Wendeln of the Piqua Community Foundation will speak 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/

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

• PERI MEETING: The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Enter parking lot from Downing Street. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Lunch reservations needed by today by calling Beth at 335-2771. The featured speaker will be Ohio Senator Bill Beagle. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be offering two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 beginning 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.

Thursday

• STATE OF THE STATE: The Miami County Chambers of Commerce will offer the State of the State Legislative Update Breakfast with State Senator Bill Beagle and State Representative Steve Huffman to discuss 2017 state legislative issues. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Fort Piqua Plaza, 308 N. Main St., Piqua, fourth floor, and the program will begin at 8 a.m.

• TACO SALAD: Enjoy a taco salad at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5. Stay and play Euchre 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.

Friday

• CONCERT: The Tippecanoe Community Band will offer its first concert of the season, Sounds of the Season, at Zion Lutheran Church, 13 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, in the fellowship hall of the church. Music will include sacred favorites, carol singing and popular favorites from animated classics such as “Frosty,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Rudolph.” A time of welcoming, refreshments, and the presentation of awards to winners of the Candy Cane literary contest will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the concert.

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a chicken dinner with French fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• SOUP: The Troy Fish & Game will offer vegetable soup beginning at 6 p.m.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586, 377 N. Third St., will be serving fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert beginning at 6 p.m. Adults $8 and children 10 and under for $4.

• 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) 622-129.

Dec. 2-3

The Museum Of Troy History will hold an Open House on December 2nd and 3rd from 4pm until 8pm in conjunction with the Overfield Tavern Museum Holiday Dinner. The Museum of Troy History is located at 124 E. Water St. in an 1847 house with rooms furnished in mid-1800 to mid-1900 style. The museum parlor will feature vintage ornaments on a fir tree and a feather tree, a 1900 parlor piano, and 1900 reed pump organ. Vintage & antique children toys such as dolls, doll houses, toy train, cast iron toys, and ice skates will be on display through out the museum.

Three of the late John Lafferty’s miniature buildings will also be on display. These include a Victorian house, church, and general store. The public is invited to view this wonderful display of Christmas past. This Open House and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Dec. 2

• HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: A hometown holiday family tradition at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, with ballet at 1 p.m., with Madcap puppet shows at 2 and 3 p.m., and refreshments and crafts all day. Santa Claus will visit from 2-4:45 p.m. Admission is free, but free tickets are required for puppet show and can be picked up at the Hayner beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.

• CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE: A holiday tour of decorated homes in downtown Tipp City will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. Each home will be decorated in unique holiday style with the contributions of local designers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ww.tippchristmas.com.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with homemade French fries for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m.

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post 43 Baseball will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal will include spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks. Meals are $8 each and $4.50 for children 12 and younger.

• BAND: The Troy High School Jazz Band will per from from 4-5 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua.

• TACO WING: The Troy Fish & Game will offer taco wings beginning at 6 p.m.

• COOKIE SHOPPE: Homemade holiday cookies and candy will be sold by the pound at the Christmas Cookie Shoppe from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. The event is being sponsored by the Troy United Methodist Women. The proceeds will be given to local charities. For more information, call the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

• ARTS & CRAFTS: Don’t miss Brukner Nature Center’s annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come discover hundreds of one-of-a-kind handmade items created by talented local artisans. Bring the whole family and explore the wildlife exhibits, take a hike through the woodlands and bird watch in the third story Tree-top Vista then relax with a bird-friendly cup of coffee and homemade piece of pie. Embrace the season of giving and support the center’s mission by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win items donated by the artisans. All proceeds from this event benefit the wildlife programs. Free and open to the public, please carpool.

• SHARE A MEAL: Join members at First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, for the monthly Share A Meal at 11:30 a.m. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cornbread, cookies, fruit and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is free to anyone wishing to participate and are in need of a warm nourishing meal. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

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

Dec. 3

• SEASONAL EXHIBIT: Hayner’s holiday décor will fill the house this season with over 20 decorators adorning every room in the three-story mansion as well as the courtyard. The theme for this year’s décor is “The Carols of Christmas.” The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 7, is free.

• HOLIDAY DECOR GRAND OPENING: The grand opening of the décor at Hayner takes place from 1-5 p.m., and will include refreshments and music in the East Room all day including Troy High School’s Troy Tones. This group of over 20 dedicated high school students is a bright beginning to this happy holiday celebration. Admission is free.

• TREE LIGHTING: The village of Casstown Christmas tree lighting will be from 4-6 p.m at Veteran’s Park on Main Street, Casstown. The event will include children’s ornament decorating at Casstown UMC, 102 Center St., Casstown, beginning at 4 p.m. The tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. at the park and caroling for those who wish to participate. Santa will make an appearance as well.

• BREAKFAST: Come and enjoy a full breakfast cooked to order at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, 377 N. Third St. Serving is from 8-11 a.m. and is open to the public. Meals are $7 adults and $3 children. There will be a bluegrass jam session from 2-5 p.m. with food available from 1-3:30 p.m.

• CONCERT: Sounds of the Holidays, an annual concert by the Piqua Civic Band, will be at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua. Brett Poling will conduct, and the concert will also feature Alicia Norris, vocalist.

• CONCERT: The Tippecanoe Community Band will offer its second concert of the season, Sounds of the Season, at 7 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, in the sanctuary. Music will include sacred favorites, carol singing and popular favorites from animated classics such as “Frosty,” “Charlie Brown,” and “Rudolph.” Parking and handicapped entrance are on the south entrance to the church.

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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