Community Calendar


• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Monday evening during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Today work with kettle bells – all ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

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

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Senior Citizens Center. A flier, which can be printed from, must be provided.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Bradford Fire & Rescue Department will support the summer blood supply by sponsoring a blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• ‘50S DANCE: Join staff for a 1950’s style dance party at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Take part in hula hoop and bubble gum blowing contests, and feel free to dress in ’50s style. This event is for the whole family. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit

• LIFETREE CAFE: Whether honesty really is the best policy will be examined at Lifetree Café at 7 p.m. The program, titled “Tell Me the Real Story: The Amazing Power of Honesty,” features conversations surrounding whether telling the truth is best in all circumstances. During the program, Lifetree participants will be given the opportunity to share experiences of when honesty, or a lack of it, has impacted their lives. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located inside St John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Use the Canal Street door for entrance to the café and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Pat Robinson at 405-7375 or

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza.

• 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. the 2nd and 4th Mondays 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.

Civic agendas

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.


• LAST MEETING: The Sesquicentennial Committee will hold its last meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter house/park area where the festival will be held near the school. Plan now to attend as organizers prepare with a walk through and brain-storming before the event.

• SUMMERTIME STORIES: Bring your child at 11 a.m. to the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, to enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is requested. For ages birth to 5 years. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the history of our area.

• COLOR CRAZY: Join Milton-Union Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey and “Color Me Crazy” with a different geometrical or patterned coloring sheet each week from 2-3 p.m. Music or an audiobook will be played as well.

• TINY TOTS: A retired Laura firefighter visits the Tiny Tots today from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. He will read a story and visit with the children in this program hosted by children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• ZENTANGLE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6 p.m. and learn how to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns using fine tip pens. This program is for adults and teens, all materials will be provided. The Troy-Miami County Public Library is located at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• OPEN HOUSE: Primarty EyeCare Associates will have a ribbon cutting and open house from 4-7 p.m. at its new location, 10 Dotcom Drive, Troy. The event will include office tours, refreshments and raffle prizes.

• 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 are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit

Civic agendas

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

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.


• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet from 6-8 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.

• KIWANIS MEETING: Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Allen Massie, as Allen will be speaking about his experiences travelling to Peru on Ear, Nose & Throat Mission trips. The lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BOOK CLUB: Staff and members of the Unplugged Book Club at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, will be reading modern and classic books. Share in a book discussion about what was liked or disliked about the book and make a craft. Snacks will be served. For grades 3 and up. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• BROWN BAG: Bring your lunch and join Piqua Public Library staff as they discuss “The Great Santini,” by Pat Conroy. Meets at noon in the Louis Program Room. Books are available near the Circulation Desk.

• STORY TIME: “Exercise Your Ears” at the two Story Times today with Milton-Union Public children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for kindergarteners through fifth grade and their caretakers.

• BOE TO MEET: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.


• SUMMER STORYTIME: Stories, music, crafts, puppet shows and fun will be offered from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library. Register by calling 773-6753, or stopping by the Children’s Department.

• KARATE: Fourth degree black belt Valerie McKay will demonstrate traditional Shotokan Karate to students at the Milton-Union Public Library. The participatory demonstration goes from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Thursday morning during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Today “Tone & Tighten” with optional 2-3 pound free weights. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Senior Citizens will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon will follow at noon at Kyle Park.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua. For more information, visit

• COOKING FOR A CAUSE: Brookdale Piqua, 1744 W. High St., Piqua, will offer a Cooking for a Cause event at 2 p.m. to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The meal will include crispy ham and cheese bites, Mediterranean salad, rolls, glazed bacon crusted pork loin, candied pecan sweet potato souffle, fresh sugar snap peas, Mississippi mud pie and beverage for $12. Call 773-0500.


• CONCERT: The summer fun continues in downtown Troy at 7:30 p.m. with the Southwest Ohio based band, This Side Up. Troy Main Street will present a band that performs familiar hits from a vast library of music that spans decades of radio play. This Side Up’s set list spans several decades and reaches as far back as the 1950’s to contemporary popular music, and uses a unique blend of music from several different genres. The band has grown into a dance-oriented party band, playing hits from pop, rock, R&B, country and oldies. Visit or call 339-5455 the day of the concert for location confirmation in the event of rain.

• PIZZA NIGHT: Pizza night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• COMPUTER TUTORING: Retired librarian Valerie McKay will be offering one-on-one basic computer skills tutoring from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up for a slot by calling 937-698-5515.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 6-7 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Take a hike for heath and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this twelve walk series. Walks are held Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort. Registration not required but highly recommended. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, emailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FROGWATCH: The Miami County Park District will hold its FrogWatch program at 9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants transform into citizen scientists as they learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls and assist a park district naturalist in surveying the populations at the Reserve. Data collected will be included in the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. More information on the survey can be found at Register for the program by going to the program calendar at, emailing or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• LUNCH ON LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen’s Association will offer its Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Miami County Courthouse lawn, Troy. Meals will be $6 for a sirloin sandwich and $8 for a ribeye, and will include chips, cookie, pop or water.