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Today

• 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.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors will have crafts at 9 a.m.; Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m.; Ladies Euchre at 1 p.m.; and Young at Art at 1 p.m.

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 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 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers at Waffle House, 1290 Archor Drive, Troy, for this month’s dine to donate. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. Waffle House will donate 20 percent of the sales to our wildlife ambassadors if they have 30 supporters for the day. No flier is needed — just mention you are dining for Brukner Nature Center.

• 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.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the lower level conference rooms at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families. This month’s program will feature Edison State Community College students. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 440-4706.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will host speaker Rodney Mowery of The Power of Sound at noon at the Troy Country Club. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit www.kiwaniscluboftroy.com.

• LINE DANCE: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m; be a meal site at 11 a.m.; and the movie “The Longest Ride” at 12:30 p.m.

• FIT AND FAB: Fit & Fab, free workout classes at the Bradford Public Library, will be offered Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. The type of workout will change every two months starting with Leslie Sansone Walk Fit videos. No equipment needed, just comfortable shoes and a water bottle. Call 448-2612 to sign up.

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.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors will offer a carry-in. Mike Jackson will be a guest.

• RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will have a rummage sale from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Friday-Saturday

• 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.

• RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• 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.

Friday

• HEALTH FAIR: Miami County Veterans’ Services and Miami County Public Health will be hosting the Fifth annual Veterans Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hobart Center for County Government, 510 W. Water St., Troy. The event is free for veterans, veterans’ spouses and veterans’ widows. The health fair will feature health screening. MCPH will also offer flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccine (please bring insurance information). Upper Valley Career Center cosmetology students will be offering nail trims and foot baths and Miami County Dental Clinic will be performing dental screens. Representatives from the VA Medical Center will be available to answer questions about health care at the Dayton VAMC. The Miami County Recorder’s Office will be available to provide Veteran ID cards. Other veteran’s vendors will be available. Food and refreshments will be provided during the lunch hour period. Attendees should bring original or certified copy of DD-214. For transportation to the Health Fair, call 440-8126 by Nov. 6 to be placed on the schedule.

• 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.

• BILLIARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will offer billiards at 9:30 a.m.; be a meal site at 11 a.m.; and have hula hoop fitness at 1 p.m.

Saturday

• 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.

• OPEN HOUSE: The East Stillwater Valley Railroad will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. both days at 137 S. Wenrick St, Covington. The railroad occupies roughly two-thirds of a 27-foot-by-69-foot basement.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at Red Lobster in Piqua at 4:30 p.m., followed by Euchre at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Nov. 11

• DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The Miami County Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy.

• VETERANS DAY: The Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy to host the 2019 Veterans Day ceremony at Riverside Cemetery. This ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will feature ceremonial tributes, speeches by community leaders, color guard, wreath presentations, and a 21-gun salute, playing of Taps, and performances by the Troy High School marching band. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. The Honor Guard will then muster at Old Soldiers Circle, the burial place of George Green, a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and many Revolutionary War and Civil War veterans.

• CEREMONY: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will present its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Join members to honor veterans. Bean soup and cornbread will be offered after the ceremony. At 6 p.m., they will offer a potato and/or salad bar. The table is full of toppings for both. Just one is $3.50, have both for $6.

• HISTORY IN BOX: In honor of Veterans Day, join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for History in A Box at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Miami Valley Veterans Museum curator Terry Purke will share one of their Histories in a Box, which contains artifacts from a time period that bring to life what it was like to serve in the military from the perspective of a local veteran. No registration is required. Call 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information.

• MONDAY MATINEE: Relax and enjoy a classic movie at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 12:30 p.m. Re-visit an old favorite film or experience it for the first time. Shirley Temple will be celebrated this month, this week with “Little Princess” (1939). Popcorn will be provided or bring your own snacks. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• EARLY BIRDS: Read the suggested title and then discuss it with others during the Early Birds Book Club at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. This month’s suggested reading is “The Book of Speculation,” by Erika Swyler. Pick up your copy at the Information Desk or call 339-0502, Ext. 112, to learn more. This group is open to everyone, and no registration is required.

• FIT AND FAB: Fit & Fab, free workout classes at the Bradford Public Library, will be offered Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. The type of workout will change every two months starting with Leslie Sansone Walk Fit videos. No equipment needed, just comfortable shoes and a water bottle. Call 448-2612 to sign up.

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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