Community Calendar


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Today

• FILM SERIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer a free showing of “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” (1988) Rated PG-13 at 7:30 p.m. at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

• FISH FRY: Come for a fish fry at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The menu includes Alaskan Pollock, chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• 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.

• IN MOTION: The Miami County Park District will hold its Mindfulness in Motion program from 10-11 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve cabin, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. This program is designed to be an adult intro to meditation and mindfulness strategies. We will practice mindfulness by taking short to medium length nature hikes along with meditation. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GAMERS: Join experienced gamers at noon at the Troy-Miami County Public Library to play and learn about games such as Settlers of Catan, Terraforming Mars, and Scythe. If you have a favorite game you would like to share, bring it along. No registration required. For adults only. Also scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 1 at noon.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. The event will include a continental breakfast, prayer and fellowship.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast including eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, home fries, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, fruit and juice for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3. Serving is from 8-11 a.m.

• DEDICATION: At 2 p.m. the Newton Local School administration will have a short celebration for the grand opening of Newton Field House and Community Center. Fitness center tours and membership information will be available.

Monday

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Trailing Moms & Tots” program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots birth to 5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SANDWICHES: Choose a polish sausage, or a bratwurst for $5. Sandwiches come with fries at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• ADULT READING: An adult winter reading program will begin and be offered through Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Piqua Public Library. Keep track of the books and audiobooks you read and enter them into the library to win prizes.

• ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: A Milton-Union Board of Education organizational meeting will b at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

Jan. 7

• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike from 9-11 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185 in Covington. Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to preview new unopened trails at the Reserve. Discover the birds, plants and trees along the way. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• STORY HOUR: A new six week story hour session with Candice will begin from 11 a.m. to noon, and continue on Tuesday for five more weeks at the Bradford Public Library. These sessions are geared to get your preschooler ready for kindergarten. Children should be at least 3 years old and not be in kindergarten to attend. Call 448-2612 or come in to sign up.

Jan. 8

• MEATLOAF: Meatloaf sandwiches will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 4 p.m. for $4.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at Piqua High School at noon for a tour. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, email piquakiwanisclub@gmail.com or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

Jan. 9

• AUTHOR TO SPEAK: Local author Larry Hamilton will share his proposal concerning the property adjacent to 655 N. Main St., Piqua, from 6-8 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This is the location of The Randolph & McCulloch Freedom’s Struggle Complex. Hamilton will be making presentations relating to the Randolph narrative and/or clarifying his proposal at various libraries throughout the area. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• GOULASH: Goulash will be available at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings cost $5. Euchre begins at 7 p.m. for $5.

• STEAM: A STEAM workshop for home schoolers will be held from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Bradford Public Library. Participants will be finishing up the second Chihuly-inspired chandelier and be trying some STEAM games and activities from the Innovation Station.

• LEPC MEETING: The quarterly meeting of the Miami County LEPC will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Celebrate January National and Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month by donating at the Piqua Baptist Church community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at 1402 W. High St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special edition “Donor Strong’ long-sleeve T-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Jan. 10

• EXHIBIT OPENS: An exhibit, “Lakes, Flowers, Family: Works by Vincent Saulnier and Scott Thayer, will open at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. An opening reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 12. The exhibit will be available through Feb. 16.

• DULCIMER CONCERT: A free Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton concert with Steve and Ruth Smith will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy.

• BAKED HAM: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, salad and dessert will be on the menu at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The cost is $8 and serving begins at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Celebrate January National and Ohio Blood Donor Awareness Month by donating at the Upper Valley Medical Center community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3130 North Dixie Highway, Troy. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special edition “Donor Strong’ long-sleeve T-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

Jan. 11

• 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. and 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.

• SKETCHING NATURE: The Miami County Park District will hold the new Sketching Nature program from 10 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district naturalist/artist Kay Hisong and enjoy guided nature sketching inside the warmth of the cabin with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee by the fire. Experiment with different art mediums as we do a series of short sketches. Beginners and advanced artists welcome. Bring your own sketching tool and sketch pad. For adults. Class size limited. Class fee $2 per person. Payment due at time of registration. Pre-registration required. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CREATING SPACE: Creating Space, to learn some tips and tricks to minimize sentimental items, will be offered at 2 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library.

• VEGAN POTLUCK: Vegan Potluck will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Bring one or more of your favorite vegan dishes. Sign up on the library’s Facebook page.

Jan. 12

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast including eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, home fries, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, fruit and juice for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3. Serving is from 8-11 a.m.

Jan. 13

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

• MEATLESS MONDAY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Meatless Monday Cooking class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Meatless Mondays are a fun and communal way to learn a new way of cooking that helps contribute to a sustainable future. This cooking class is for adults who are interested in learning to cook vegetarian and vegan meals. Come prepare and share a vegetarian meal and build your recipe collection. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of recipe ingredients. Pre-registration required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CLASS SET: An American Girl party will return from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 at the Bradford Public Library. Call 448-2612 or come in to the library to sign up, no exceptions, by Jan. 13. Open for girls of all ages, this party celebrates the dolls and the books written about the beloved characters. Crafts, activities, and of course snacks will be enjoyed. Bring your favorite doll and be ready for a photo shoot. Space is limited to 30 young ladies.

Jan. 15

• PIQUA KIWANIS: Piqua Kiwanis Club members will meet to volunteer at the Bethany Center, Piqua. For more information, email piquakiwanisclub@gmail.com or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

Jan. 17

• SOUP SWAP: Winter is the perfect time to warm up with a hot bowl of soup. To celebrate National Soup Month, the Bradford Public Library will be hosting a soup wwap from 1-3 p.m. Come in to sign up and pick up your containers and recipe card. Prepare your soup and bring in the containers provided that day with your recipe card. Participants will be able to choose which soups to take home. You will take home the same amount you brought to swap along with a recipe for all soups brought in. A “soup-er” lunch provided by library staff will be served. Registration is required at 448-2612.

Jan. 18

• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and vegetable for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• PRESCHOOLERS IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold the Preschoolers in the Park program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve cabin, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. This program is for preschoolers and their parents. Bring the family for a self-led adventure. Participants will perform hands on nature activities, make a craft and go on a tot sized hike. Naturalists will be on site to answer questions. Be prepared to be outside and during the warmer months, be prepared to get wet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• WINTER PLANTS: The Miami County Park District will hold a Wild Winter Plants program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Once the leaves fall trees and other plants become more challenging to identify. Join park naturalist Tom Hissong and venture out into nature to learn the skill of tree and plant identification using characteristics other than leaves and flowers. If you have always wanted to learn how to ID trees and non woody plants this adult program is for you. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GET ORGANIZED: Organizing by the Book will be offered at 2 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. A refreshing look at different styles of organizing — there is not just one right way to get organized. The program will be presented by Olive Wagar of Organized by Olive.

Jan. 19

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven at the annual “Klondike Dog Olympics” where dogs and their owners spend a fun filled day in the snow. Stay warm — remember to layer up before you head out. Owners are responsible for their dogs, please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Jan. 20

• TRAVEL TALK: Travel Talk: Vietnam will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Join travel enthusiast, Dani Sowers, for a discussion on her extended travel throughout Vietnam.

Jan. 21

• COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: RT Industries will offer a Coffee & Conversation event from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 110 Foss Way, Troy. The community is invited to come enjoy coffee, play some board games and enjoy some great conversation. For more information, call CEO Ashley Brocious at 552-3900.

• PAINT NIGHT: Paint Night with Rebecca will be offered from 6-8 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Paint a winter scene. Limit 12 adults. Must pre-register by calling 773-6753. Priority is given to those who have never taken a Paint Night with Rebecca or have been waitlisted in the past.

Jan. 22

• SHELFIE DAY: Share a photo of your bookshelves or your favorite shelves at the Piqua Public Library. Use #LibraryShelfie and #LibraryShelfiePPL in your posts and staff will be collecting some of their favorites to share with everyone.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: Camen Barhorst, a Victim Witness advocate, will speak at the Piqua Kiwanis meeting, which will be held at noon at the Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Road, Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, email piquakiwanisclub@gmail.com or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

Jan. 23

• SOUPER SOUPS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Souper Soups program from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district health and wellness specialist to learn how to make delicious, healthy and gluten-free soups that can be enjoyed now or frozen for later. Class minimum three and maximum six. Pre-registration required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CONVERT VHS: Do you have VHS tapes filled with precious family memories you can no longer view? Join Stacie Layman at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library as she gives a demonstration of the VHS to DVD converter recently purchased and installed at the library. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn how to work the hardware and software for themselves to convert most VHS tapes into a digital format to be stored on a USB flashdrive, or burned onto a compact disc. This valuable tool can help you preserve and share your treasured memories. Sign-ups are appreciated by stopping in or calling 448-2612 so material can be provided.

Jan. 24

• SOUPER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Souper-Walk program at 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out. Pre-registration requested. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Jan. 25

• STEAK DINNER : The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-Bone steak, baked potato, salad bar and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m.

Jan. 26

• TRACKS IN SNOW: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Tracks in the Snow” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. The Naturalist Adventure program is a series of fun, family activities where participants can drop in anytime during the program and learn about nature. This month learn about how to track animals and what to look for in the snow. The animals and track trail will be in place to help participants practice tracking. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions. Stay warm — remember to layer up before you head out. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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FYI

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