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Today

• CHICKEN FRY: A three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad will be offered for $8 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Chicken livers also are available.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda in Tipp City will help boost the Memorial Day holiday week blood supply and kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: Fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• FESTIVAL: St. Mary Parish Festival will be held Friday, June 2, from 6-11 p.m., Saturday, June 3, from 3-11 p.m. and will continue on Sunday, June 4, from 1:30-7 p.m. It will feature rides, live entertainment, food, cake booth, kiddieland, pony rides, games of chance, corn hole tournament, grand raffle and more.

• BURGERS: Jalepeno burgers will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Community Night Summer Concert Series kicks off it’s 26th season in downtown Tipp City on North Second at Main streets. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15p p.m. with Scott Le, followed by the RoadTrip Band at 7:30p.m. Lee is a folk singer and songwriter from Troy, and RoadTrip, based out of Cincinnati, is a high energy, multi-era cover band that has found the perfect blend of classic rock, country, blues, and disco. In case of bad weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information, call (937) 667-3696.

• YARD SALE: The Brandt Lutheran Church, Rout 40, west of State Route 201, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Saturday

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy United Methodist Women will be holding a Strawberry Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Pancakes, sausage, and fresh strawberries will be served. A free will offering is suggested with the proceeds to fund local missions.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• RAILROAD FESTIVAL: The Bradford Railroad Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 200 N. Miami Ave. in Bradford. Admission is $5 for adults, $15 for families, $3 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Much of the village’s railroad history will be on display at the festival, which will feature tours of Bradford’s railroad tower, artifacts from the railroad, exhibits on the role of railroads throughout the nation’s history, army vehicles and a working model of the village’s railyards. The festival will also feature a Carillon Park train ride, train-related games and vendors, telegraph school, videos and movies about trains and live entertainment. Rocky Run, a bluegrass band, will perform at the festival starting at 1 p.m.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer grilled or fried tenderloin sandwiches with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m. A tractor pull will begin at 2 p.m.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• ORIENTATION: Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc. will hold its quarterly volunteer orientation at 9 a.m. at 5730 N. Washington Road, Piqua. For more information, visit www.eagleswingsstable.org.

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

• TACO WINGS: Taco wings will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. That Band will begin at 7:30 p.m.

• YARD SALE: The Brandt Lutheran Church, Rout 40, west of State Route 201, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon today.

• LEGO MANIA: 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.

Sunday

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• CEMETERY WALK: The seventh annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk …,” sponsored by the Tippecanoe Hist0rical Society, will be from 5-7 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery on South Hyatt St. in Tipp City. The rain date is Sunday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. The family history of local painter Roger Haas will be shared by David Glaser, Jean Glaser Ware and Reed Hass. Bob Bartley will give the history of American Legion Post No. 586 at their memorial. Ralph and Nel Rodenberg who owned a decorator store and were involved in the community, will be shared by their son, Bill. Gordon Honeyman will portray L.T. Ball, Tipp Schools superintendent for many years. Susan Furlong and Marilee Lake will portray the infamous “Mast Girls,” Erma and Danza, and the history of their family. If it is too difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds you are welcome to drive from site to site. There will be people from the Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For more information, call Paula at 545-5201 or Susie at 698-6798.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Breakfast is open to the public from 8-11 a.m. Adults are $7, children under 10 are $3.

Monday

• AUDITIONS: Do you act, sing, dance, rap, perform stand-up comedy or spoken word, play an instrument, or have another entertaining performance? The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library wants to see your talent and will be holding auditions Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. The Home Grown Talent Show will be July 14 at 6:30 p.m. with prizes. Schedule your audition at the library or by calling (937) 676-2731.

• CLASS LUNCH: Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon at the Covington Eagles.

• RUBENS: Ruben sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

• WRITE NIGHT: Children K-6 are welcome to come to a creative writing program every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week will have a different writing prompt to get kids writing every week this summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. No sign ups are required to attend.

Tuesday

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library to Cool off & Color this summer. Take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshment will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• COSI: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and drop in anytime between 4-7 p.m. to enjoy a visit from COSI. COSI Science Spots are colorful hands-on science exhibit kiosks and will be available throughout the library. Participants will have the opportunity to play, explore, and learn. Activities are suitable for adults and children of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be hosting 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.

• HISTORICAL PROGRAM: Join staff at the library to learn about Marion Hoover (1870-1964) from his great-grandson Rex Maggert. Rex will be dressing up, talking about the local history of trolley cars and steam engines. The program will be held at the Milton-Union Public Library in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held every Tuesday at the Milton-Union Public Library from 11-11:30 a.m.. Toddlers ages 1-3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

Wednesday

• PURKE TO SPEAK: Terry Purke will be the featured speaker at the 9 a.m. coffee and doughnuts breakfast at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. He will be demonstrating “History In a Box,” a new project to engage adult groups and school children to see American war eras come alive with actual artifacts from the Museum Valley Veterans Museum. This successful project has had several showings, with curator Terry Purke taking participants around a war in 60 minutes. He will also share new developments at the museum, including personal audio tours developed in coordination with Dr. Ruth Barney’s internship program at Edison State Community College. An elevator is available. Free coffee and doughnuts.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood driv from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ Social Hall, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St.

• SLIDERS: Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 starting at 6 p.m.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting, “Piqua Arts Council Update and Upcoming Events” with Jordan Knepper, PAC executive director, at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A,Piqua. Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July. The meeting will be held in the hospital lower level Conference Room A. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The program will be by Caitlin Mikula from Hollister. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at (937)440-4706.

• CLASS LUNCH: The class of Piqua Central High School 1961 willl meet for lunch at the 311 Draft House on Main Street, Piqua, at 12:30 p.m. Bring your spouses or significant other, participants wiill order off the menu.

• STORY HOUR: Children and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

Thursday

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. The entertainment will be banjo music.

• HAM AND CHEESE: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with chips at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• LEGO MANIA: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and also Saturday afternoons June 3 and 17 from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• PAPER BLOOMS: Make a new type of flower each week out of paper. Return each week to have a beautiful bouquet by the end of summer. The program will be each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

• KIDS CRAFT: Kids K-6 can come to the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to make a craft. All supplies will be provided and no sign ups are required to attend.

June 9

• GARDEN SHOW: The 19th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be from 6-8:30pm Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event has unique local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talent, along with food and music. The anticipated annual event is located at 1058 Knoop Road, 2 miles east of Troy off State Route 41. Admission is $5. Contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904 or acornstudio1@frontier.com for more information.

• STEAK: New York strip steak will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy-Miami County Public Library is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 419 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• PORK CHOPS: Grilled pork chops, baked potato, salad and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• BEE A GARDENER: Join staff of the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 1 p.m. for “Bee a Gardener” presented by the Miami County Parks District. Visit with a naturalist at the Pleasant Hill library to explore pollination through books and gardening. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Quest Program, travel the Storybook Trail, and receive a rock. This program is one hour long and is best for ages 4 years and up. For more information call (937) 676-2731.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Jungle Book” (2016 Version) rated PG at 1:30 p.m.

June 10

• GARDEN SHOW: The 19th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event has unique local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talent, along with food and music. The anticipated annual event is located at 1058 Knoop Road, 2 miles east of Troy off State Route 41. Admission is $5. Contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904 or acornstudio1@frontier.com for more information.

• FISH FRY: An all-you-can-eat fish and smelt fry will be offered by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 5 p.m. The meal also will include french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• EUCHRE: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at Pearson House in West Milton at 4:30 p.m. AEuchre party will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 7 p.m. to closing.

• FAMILY PICNIC: In honor of Flag Day, the Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a family picnic at 12:30 p.m. at the Troy Community Park, shelter No. 7, 200 Adams St., Troy. Children’s activities are planned and guests are welcome. Drinks will be available. Please bring your favorite family-sized dish to share.

• ROBOT: Teens 18 and under are invited to check out the new Sphero robot at the Milton-Union Public Library. The robot is controlled by an app that teaches students computer science, program coding, and all while having fun. The STEAM lab will be from 1-3 p.m.

June 11

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Choose from eggs your way, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, French toast, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Adults $7, children under 10 $3. Breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m.

June 12

• FUNDAY MONDAY: Mondays are Fundays during the summer at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join staff and stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 9-11 a.m. Participants can explore the weekly theme based on the Summer Reading Challenge, “Build a Better World,” through book displays, a craft, and the question of the week. These activities are for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge is joining the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• WRITE NIGHT: Children K-6 are welcome to come to a creative writing program every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week will have a different writing prompt to get kids writing every week this summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. No sign ups are required to attend.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “At the Edge of the Orchard” by Tracy Chevalier.

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Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at mvallieu@civitasmedia.com or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events

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