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Today
• FILM SERIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Series will continue its film series with “Jumanji,” at 7:30 p.m. The movie is free. The Hayner center is located at 301 W. Main Street in Troy.
• 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.

• FISH FRY: A fish fry at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will include Alaskan Pollock, chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8 beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday
• TRUCK YARD: The Troy Truck Yard event, a free outdoor event featuring live music and food truck fare, will be held in the parking lot area at the corner of North Cherry and West Water streets from 6-11 p.m. Local band Velvet Crush will provide live music. Beverages from Moeller Brew Barn and food from participating food trucks will be available for purchase.

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: A spaghetti dinner, to benefit Troy Post 43 Baseball, will be at the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy, from 3-7 p.m. Meals also include salad bar, bread, dessert and drink. Meals are $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for those 13 and under.

• WINGS AND TACOS: The Troy Fish and Game will offer wings and tacos at 6 p.m. Karaoke also will be offered.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Harley-Davidson will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “My Compassion Defines Me. I Donate Blood to Fight Cancer” T-shirt in honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
• LEGOS: The Milton-Union Public Library is offering an afternoon of fun with LEGOs to children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade from 2-3 p.m. Bricks of all sizes will be provided. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.
• 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.
• SHARE A MEAL: Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Thanksgiving The menu is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, gingerbread and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is free to anyone in need of a warm nourishing meal and some fellowship. Use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.
• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. The event will include a continental breakfast, prayer and fellowship. The Rev. Charles Carnes will be the speaker.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast, cooked-to-order, and available for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3. Serving hours are from 8-11 a.m.

Monday
• GOD’S GROCERY: God’s Grocery, a free food pantry, will be open from 3-5 p.m. at Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, and is open to everyone.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Participants of this audio club works on individual craft projects while listening to music or on audiobook at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. All are welcome and no registration is required. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.
• ESSENTIAL OILS: At 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library, Brian and Judi Kinney will present What’s the Buzz about Essential Oils. Learn the types of oils, where they come from, how to use them, and more. No registration is required. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Wrap yourself up in saving lives at the Fletcher United Methodist Church community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the knit Blood Donor Scarf. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
• POLISH SAUSAGE: Polish sausage and/or brats with fries will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Cost is $5, and serving begins at 6 p.m.
• ORNAMENT: Ornament book page crafts will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Piqua Public Library’s Louis Room. Make ornaments using old books. Limit 12 adults/teens. Must pre-register at 773-6753.
• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet at noon at the Covington Eagles.
Tuesday

• POT PIE SUPPER: Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, will be serving their Election Day Pot Pie Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. This supper has been served consecutively for 160 years. The menu will include homemade chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, assorted desserts, and beverages. Meals are dine-in or carry out. For carry-out, call the church at 698-4401. The cost is a $7.50 donation. Note that there will be no Grandma’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 6. For more information, call 676-2430 or 947-1647.

• ELECTION DINNER: A barbecue pulled pork will be the featured entrée again at this year’s annual Piqua Rotary Club Election Day Dinner scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at Upper Valley Career Center. Each dinner consists of pulled pork, two side dishes, dessert, roll and beverage. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Piqua Rotary Club member or at the Miami County YMCA for $10 per person. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10. Carry-out is an available option. Once again, a corporate lunch option is being offered on Nov. 5 with boxed lunches-featuring the pulled pork-available to local businesses for their employees between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The lunches will be assembled in TK’s food trailer in the parking lot of Hulme & Company CPA firm on the corner of Downing and Water streets in Piqua. Delivery is available at the request of any company that orders five or more lunches. Lunches must be ordered beforehand; order forms are available at the YMCA in Piqua or by email request at j.mcmaken@miamicountyymca.net.

• TEEN HANGOUT: Teens ages 12 and up are invited to hang out at the Milton-Union Public Library to finish homework, visit with friends or relax from 3-4 p.m. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• LEGO VILLAGE: Santa’s LEGO Village will be held today and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Piqua Public Library’s Children’s Department. Help staff build Santa’s Village.

• SUPPORT GROUP: A grief support group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Valley Church, 1400 Seidel Parkway, Piqua. Free child care will be provided. For more information, call (513) 882-6524.

Wednesday

• WACKY WEDNESDAY: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill, at 3 p.m. for wacky fun with crafts and activities after school. An afternoon snack is provided. For children in grades K-6. No registration is required. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• YOGA: Join the J. R. Clarke Public Library for YOGA every Wednesday from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13, beginning at 6:30 pm. You will learn to relax, make friends and create a “better feeling” you! Instructor is Lois Bunger. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 937-473-2226.

• EXERCISE CLASS: The J. R. Clarke Public Library is pleased to promote the “Keep Moving” Exercise Class for men and women, instructed by Vicki Hand every Wednesday. Vicki has an extensive background in exercise therapy. The class will meet weekly on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $1 per session, and your first class will be free. This specific exercise class will last for eight weeks. The exercise will help everyone improve and increase their range of motion, flexibility, coordination, balance, blood circulation, and their sense of humor. They will be exercising to music and the movements can be adapted to any age. Join them in the Community Room at JR Clarke. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 937-473-2226.

• GUEST SPEAKERS: Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst (U.S. Army, retired), director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, will be the guest speaker at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum’s monthly coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. at the museum. An elevator is available. For more information, call 332-8852 or visit miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com.

• STORY HOUR: Children ages 4-5 and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. No registration is required. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• SANDWICHES: Loose meat sandwiches with chips and a pickle will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $4. Doors open at 3 p.m.

• AUTUMN BEERS: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff as beer journalist and Certified Cicerone David Nilson talks about the history of Autumn Seasonal Beers at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Beer tasting will be included, all attendees should be of legal drinking age. This program is free and registration is required. Registration is available online at tmcpl.org or by calling 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• LEGO VILLAGE: Santa’s LEGO Village will be held today and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Piqua Public Library’s Children’s Department. Help staff build Santa’s Village.

Thursday

• BINGO: Free bingo will be offered at the Miami Valley Centre Mall from 9-10:30 a.m.

• KNITTING CIRCLE: Join others on the first Thursday of every month for a knitting circle at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 6 p.m. to work on your own projects or receive fun new ideas. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library at Mckaig & Race Park this fall. Meet at Mckaig & Race Park, 822 Mckaig Ave., Troy, for movement activities, play, stories, and fun. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123. If there is inclement weather an announcement to move the program to the library will be made on the library’s Facebook.

• CREATE AND ANIMATE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. for an exploration of books through stories and activities. Discover, Create & Animate is for children in grades first through fifth. A snack is provided at each meeting. No registration is required.

• AWARENESS TRAINING: Human trafficking community awareness training with Tonya Folks, founder of Human Trafficking Essentials, will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The event will feature a panel discussion from local human trafficking abolitionists.

• FRIENDS MEETING: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the library. This will be followed immediately by the New Friends Appreciation Dinner. Contact the Milton-Union Public Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Wrap yourself up in saving lives at the Piqua Baptist Church community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1402 W. High St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the knit Blood Donor Scarf. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

• STROGANOFF: Enjoy beef stroganoff and a salad for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Stay and try your luck at Euchre beginning at 7 p.m., cost is $5.

Nov. 8-9

• ARTS SHOW: The Country Workshop Artists of Troy will hold their 30th biennial Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Staunton Grange, 1530 N. Market St., Troy. Juried arts and crafts will be on display from more than 50 local and regional artists in the indoor venue. For more information, contact countryworkshopartists@gmail.com.

• BIG FOOT: Join Bigfoot researcher, investigator, and author Doug Waller at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library as he discusses the history of Bigfoot, evidence of Bigfoot and talks about reports of sightings that he has taken from all over Ohio and beyond. Waller has been investigating and researching Bigfoot for over 10 years but his interest in the subject spans over three decades. He has written four books on the subject, which are collections of eyewitness reports he has taken over the years. No registration needed. Call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information.

Nov. 8

• BAKED HAM: A baked ham dinner including scalloped potatoes, veggie, salad and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $8.

Nov. 9

• VETERANS PROGRAM: A special program is planned at Hoffman United Methodist Church to present the retired banners of Union Township veterans to their families. The program will take place at 2 p.m. at Hoffman, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. Dennis Albaugh will give a presentation. There will be a short skit and patriotic music. The highlight will be a slide presentation, accompanied by stories of each veteran, followed by the presentation of banners. The church is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be offered.

• PRESENTATION: Native Trojan Tim Bowers, a children’s book illustrator, will offer a free presentation and demonstration, from 1-3 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Learn more at TroyHayner.org.

• HOLIDAY AFFAIR: A Holiday Affair, a sale of locally crafted items from artists and craftspeople, will be in the community room of the Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More information at tippcitysartscouncil.com or Alison Rusk at (937) 422-2770 or artaffairtipp@gmail.com.

• FAMILY FINDER: A Family Finder Workshop is being sponsored by the Shelby County Genealogical Society at the Amos Memorial Public Library in Sidney. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with sessions beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The featured speaker is Amie Bowser Tennant, a professional genealogist, a nationally known speaker and internationally known blogger. The cost for this workshop is $20 if registered by Nov. 1 and $25 at the door. Contact ksayre217@aol.com for more information and the registration form.

• CHURCH BAZAAR: St. Teresa Christmas Church Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington. There will be outside crafters and vendors, as well as homemade baked goods and a quilt raffle, with other prizes.

• TEEN BOOK CLUB: Teens ages 12 and up are invited to enjoy snacks and talk about books at 3 p.m. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $10 from 5-7 p.m.

• CLAY SHOOT: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will have a fun clay shoot. Entry fee is $15. Sign up at 10:30 a.m. shoot begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own shotgun, ammo and eye/ear protection. Shooters under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Hamburgers and drinks will be available for purchase.

• YULETIDE GATHERING: The Tipp City Area Arts Council will present A Holiday Affair during Tipp City’s annual Winter Yuletide Gathering. The show hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is the 51st year of the show, previously called Christmas Holiday Show, and features handmade gifts crafted by local artists, including products in wood, fiber arts, glass, polymer clay, candles and many other materials. The new location is the Community Room of Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St. Food will be available for purchase. Free admission.

• FINE ARTS SALE: The Country Workshop Artists (CWA) of Troy will hold their 30th biennial Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Staunton Grange, 1530 N. Market St., Troy. Juried arts and crafts will be on display from more than 40 local and regional artists. Items to include paintings in various mediums and sizes, prints, greeting cards, journals, fiber arts, quilting, jewelry, accessories, pottery, glass, sculpture and woodworking. New this year, will be an artist gala on Friday night. Meet and greet the artists to include evening shopping, live music, refreshments and a raffle.

• SEW CRAFTY: Join “That’s Sew Crafty” at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a guided craft at 1 p.m. All adults are welcome and most supplies are provided. Children may attend to help adults with craft or coloring will be available. This month participants will be making a countdown plate craft. No registration needed.

• HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Troy Church of the Nazarene, intersection of Barnhart Road and State Route 55, Troy, will offer its 26th annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 crafters from across the area will offer home and holiday gift ideas, including jewelry, baked goods and more. Lunch, including homemade desserts, will be served throughout the day. There will be door prizes, and parking is free. For more information, call 339-3117 or visit www.troynaz.net.

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center and Fletcher Lions will offer an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and garage sale. The meal will be be offered from 7 a.m. to noon and will also include sausage and fried mush. Meals will be $7 for adults and $3 for those 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces are available by calling 368-3700 or visiting abgraham.org.

• WRITER’S CLUB: The Writer’s Club, NaNoWriMo, will be offered Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Founder’s Room. Join the Writer’s Club for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel rough draft in 30 days. Group also meets Thursday evenings.

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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