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Today

• ICE CREAM: A homemade ice cream social will be offered from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford. Four flavors of ice cream, along with a variety of sandwiches, drinks, cake and pie will be offered.

• LUNCHEON: All former employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to the quarterly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jacks, 137 S. High St., Covington. Reservations are not required as participants will order off the menu. For more information, call Nancy at (937) 473 3337 or Judy at (937) 214 2036.

• PAINTING: A painting fundraiser will be at 630 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, Conover. The event is $35 pre-sale and $45 at the door. For pre-sale tickets and more information, call Mary Rose at 214-5562 or Carol at 214-0159 or go to https://squareup.com/store/you-can-do-it-5.

• CHESS CLUB: Join others for a game of chess at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Spend the summer learning a new skill or improving your game. Chess Club is open to all skill levels and age. Chess club is on the first Thursday of the month, and additional sessions are planned for July 5 and Aug. 2. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CHICKEN: Enjoy Sweet and sour chicken over rice with an egg roll at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving is $5 and starts at 6 p.m. Challenge yourself to Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CLASS: The Tipp City Seniors will have a Mah Jong class at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• LUNCH: The Tipp City Seniors will have a Cairns lunch at noon at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. The AAA Senior Driving will visit.

Friday-Sunday

• FESTIVAL: The St. Mary Parish Family Festival will hold its 48th annual festival on the parish grounds, 528 Broadway St. Friday night the festival will be open from 6-11 p.m. with DJ Dave Burnside from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday’s events are from 3-11 p.m. with the live band, “Switch 2,” on stage from 6-10 p.m. Sunday festival times are 1:30-7 p.m. with DJ Dave Trissell there all day. A corn hole tournament will be held at 2 p.m. with cash prizes. The weekend will feature food, carnival rides, cake booth, kiddieland, games of chance, and bingo (Saturday and Sunday only). Barbecue chicken dinners will be available on Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The drawing for the grand raffle tickets will conclude the festival at 6:45 pm on Sunday. 1st prize is $1000 with 69 additional prizes. Additional tickets will be available during the festival. The winners need not be present to win.

Friday

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer steaks, broasted chicken, assorted sandwiches and sides from 5-8 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can help “Build a Better Blood Supply” this summer and get a chance to win a home improvement make-over by supporting the Troy-Miami County Public Library community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 419 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the May Military Appreciation Month “Gave in the USA” T-shirt. Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the CBC “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m., with a lunch and learn to follow.

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

Saturday

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County’s Farmer Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot. Bedding plants, fruit, vegetables, maple syrup and more will be offered.

• 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 $9 beginning at 5 p.m.

• DOWNTOWN MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market offered by Troy Main Street, located on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street, is offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade items, entertainment and more. More details can be found by visiting troymainstreet.org/farmers-market or calling (937) 339-5455.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can help “Build a Better Blood Supply” this summer and get a chance to win a home improvement make-over by supporting the Ginghamsburg Church community blood drive Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the May Military Appreciation Month “Gave in the USA” T-shirt. Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the Community Blood Center “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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

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

• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Dos Lunas, Tipp City. Euchre will be after at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

• HONEYSUCKLE: The Miami County Park District will offer a honeysuckle removal volunteer program from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join other volunteers in removing honeysuckle, a highly invasive plant. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• PRESCHOOLERS: The Miami County Park District will hold the Preschoolers in the Park program from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for preschoolers and their parents. Bring the family for a self-led adventure. Meet live animals, perform hands on nature activities 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Sunday

• HOGWARTS & HORCRUXES: A fundraiser for The Alzhiemer’s Associations’s Longest Day will will be from 11 a.m. to midnight at BW3’s, Troy. Bring your team of four and compete for the house cup. Sorting starts at 11 a.m. A Horcrux Hunt will be from 2-7 p.m. The event also will include kid’s activities, a costume contest, raffle prizes, Quidditch, Harry Potter trivia, and themed drink specials. If not bobsessed with Harry Potter, attend for a chance to win raffle prizes; all of the cash contribrutions and 10 percent of sales will go to the Alzheimer’s Assocation.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer a full breakfast, cooked-to- order, open to the public. Serving from 8-11 a.m. for just $7. Children 10 and under $3.

• BLUEGRASS: A bluegrass jam session will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, 377 N. Third St. Music begins about 2 p.m. and food is available from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

• CONCERT: The Tippecanoe Community Band will travel to Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., Piqua, for the band’s first free concert of the summer season, beginning at 4 p.m. More than 50 musicians will present “Award-Winning Songs, Films, and Composers.” In honor of Flag Day, the band will perform patriotic favorites and a few sacred selections that honor the freedoms with which Americans have been blessed. Veterans and current military personnel will be recognized. For more information about the band or upcoming concerts, call 335-1178.

Monday

• READING ROCKERS: Come for the story, stay for the adventure on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This nine-week program for third through sixth graders will be held outdoors with participants reading aloud “A World Below,” by Wesley King. The interactive story time includes props, maps, and other items to make the story come alive. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.

• GOLF TOURNEY: The annual Holiday Classic Golf Tournament will have a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. at the Piqua Country Club. To register, contact Rick Muzzy at rick@muzzybroadcasting.net. The event includes golf and dinner afterwards to raise money for the annual Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament in December each year at Piqua High School.

• MONDAY FUNDAY: Make Monday your fun day at the Troy-Miami County Public Library this summer. Stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 9-11 a.m. on Monday mornings, through July 23, for a different themed craft or activity each week. This drop-in program is appropriate for all ages. No registration is required. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 133, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• LIBRARIES ROCK: Stop by on Mondays anytime between 9:30-10:30 a.m. beginning June 11 at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and take this opportunity to visit with a Miami County Park District naturalist and learn about the Summer Nature Quest program. Read the books, complete activities and journal pages, and collect gemstone prizes. No registration required. For more information about the Quest Program, visit www.miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 110, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• ART-RAGEOUS: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. this summer for Art-rageous to inspire young artists and creating artwork using unconventional methods and materials. For all ages, activities may get crazy so dress for a mess. No registration required. For more information call the library at 676-2731.

• SALAD BAR: Load your salad or baked potato with a variety of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The salad bar or the potato bar is $3.50, have both for $6. Come and enjoy this at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can help “Build a Better Blood Supply” this summer and get a chance to win a home improvement make-over by supporting the Covington Eagles community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 715 East Broadway St., Covington. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the May Military Appreciation Month “Gave in the USA” T-shirt. Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the Community Blood Center “Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• GARDEN TO TABLE: The Miami County Park District will hold the Lost Creek Garden to Table Series program from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about basic garden management. Discover the health benefits of growing your own food as you harvest, prepare and sample the fresh foods from the Lost Creek Garden. Class fee $5 per class or $10 for the series of three. Space is limited. Class minimum four and class maximum eight. Pre-registration is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Tuesday

• STORYTIME SESSION: Join the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for the seven-week Summer Storytime session. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement, and more as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For ages birth to 5 years. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• T-SHIRT DAY: Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library for T-Shirt Day; there are three timeslots : 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Children of all ages can bring a clean, white t-shirt to trace a pattern and color with permanent markers provided by the library. Allow 20 minutes to complete. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 121 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Piqua branch of the YMCA’s Senior Center. Exercise, brain and balance, will be offered prior at 9:30 a.m. An ice cream social will be after lunch.

• BOARD MEETING: The June board meeting for the Miami County Educational Service Center will be held at 5:15 p.m.

• CEREMONY: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will conduct a Post Everlasting Ceremony to honor the members lost during the last year. The public is invited, the ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

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

Civic agenda

• The Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

Wednesday

• BRAIN BUILDERS BOOK CLUB: Join staff at the The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. for the annual youth summer book club, Brain Builders. Enjoy reading, book discussions, and crafts. For children in third grade and up. For more information, call 676-2731.

• BABY & ME: Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library during the Summer Reading Challenge for Baby & Me Laptime on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. During this six-week summer session, children from birth to age 2 and their caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of one-on-one time and interact through stories, songs, and playtime. The emphasis of this program is on early literacy and parent/caregiver interaction. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• YOGA: Betsy Shellhaas of the Tapestry Healing Arts Center will present “Yoga Rocks” for all levels, from beginners to the more advanced, at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Please bring your own mat and water. Registration required at the library, online, or by calling (937) 339-0502, Ext. 117. Space may be limited.

• ESSENTIAL OILS: Join Lesli Raines on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library for an introductory course on the science behind oils, different uses for oils, how to use oils safely, and how to choose the correct oil for certain ailments. All materials, as well as light refreshments, will be provided. No registration is necessary.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. This will be an appreciation lunch for Kiwanis Club sponsored youth groups. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit the website: www.piquakiwanis.org.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer two sliders with toppings and chips at 6 p.m. for $2.

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

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host receive an update from Tony Trapp from the Upper Valley Career Center at noon at the Troy County Club.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: “Rockin’ the Falls” from 2-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.

June 14

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Drop in anytime from 1-6 p.m. for the annual T-Shirt making day at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Bring a clean white or light shirt; library staff will provide other materials. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for Lunch at the Library at noon. Meet at Brukner Park behind the library. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket; library staff will provide the drinks and activities. All ages are welcome. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 133 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CAREGIVER CONNECTION: Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County’s Caregiver Connection, a program of support and sharing for those caring for a loved one, will be from 2-3 p.m. at Upper Valley Community Church, 1400 Seidel Parkway, Piqua.

• GARAGE SALE: Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, will have its annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most items will be 25 cents. The church is handicapped accessible. Proceeds will go to local missions.

• DINNER: Corn dogs, hot dogs, chips, French fries and onion rings will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are individually priced and begin at 6 p.m.

• EUCHRE: Euchre at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon will be at noon, followed by Ohio Life bingo.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can help “Build a Better Blood Supply” this summer and get a chance to win a home improvement make-over by supporting the Knights of St. John community blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the May Military Appreciation Month “Gave in the USA” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at McKaig & Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave., Troy. Join staff from 10-11 a.m. for Mornings in Motion, which combines active games, early literacy, and fun. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave. This program is for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 110, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

June 15

• SALAD LUNCHEON: Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl St., will hold a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month through October. Enjoy a selection of salads, desserts and drinks provided for a small donation. Hot chicken salad also will be available, along with some new dishes. Carry-out available. The church is handicapped-accessible; please use the alley basement entrance.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill, will present “Paddington 2,” beginning at dusk (about 9 p.m.) in the library parking lot. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The movie is rated PG and 103 minutes long. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m., with a lunch to follow at 1 p.m.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile. Bring a flashlight. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

June 16

• CROC TALK: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 10 a.m. for The Wave Foundation from The Newport Aquarium’s traveling program, Croc Talk. Learn about about crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans. Discover the differences between each species and how to tell them apart with just a glance. Get the chance to touch a live American alligator. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 133 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CROC TALK: Visit the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at noon for The Wave Foundation from The Newport Aquarium’s traveling program, Croc Talk. Find out what it means to be a reptile while learning about crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and caimans. Participants will have the opportunity to touch a live American alligator! For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County’s Farmer Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot. Bedding plants, fruit, vegetables, maple syrup and more will be offered.

• PORK CHOP: 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 corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FLEA MARKET: A flea market will be offered at 7235 E. US Route 36, Fletcher, between Fletcher and Conover, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Parking is $1 per person. Vendors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 673-1493.

• DOWNTOWN MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market offered by Troy Main Street, located on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street, is offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade items, entertainment and more. More details can be found by visiting troymainstreet.org/farmers-market or calling (937) 339-5455.

• NATIVE PLANT SALE: Native Ohio Plants, a local native plant nursery, will be at Brukner Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling a variety of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. In addition, milkweed will also be available. Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in serious trouble. You can help by increasing the number of native plants in your yard and it may reward you with many close encounters of the wildlife kind. The Wild Gardens Club focuses on gardening with native plants; join them on the third Monday of each month in the BNC library.

• YOUNG BIRDERS’ CLUB: Geared just for students in sixth through 12th grade, with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC of Brukner Nature Center, is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips, so no additional equipment is needed. Join members from 9-11 a.m. as they shift our focus from observing birds that are migrating through to increasing understanding of what and how Ohio’s nesting birds are doing in the area. This month the club will visit Brukner’s River’s Edge Property and check bluebird boxes for nesting activity. With the remaining time, participants will travel the Cascades Loop trail in search of nests hidden within the branches of the trees. For more information, email brian@bruknernaturecenter.com.

• CAR SHOW: The Seventh annual Car Show & Cruise In will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fountain Park, Piqua. Awards will be at 3:3o0 p.m. Registration is $10 per vehicle, and must be registered by 1 p.m. to be judged. Proceeds will benefit the Bethany Center, and participants are sked to bring canned foods to receive an extra door prize ticket. Food will be available. For more information, call Dean at 214-7701 or email edward8@woh.rr.com or Tom at 418-8540 or visit miamivalleycorvettes@weebly.com.

• GEOCACHING: The Miami County Park District will hold its Fun for All program “Intro to Geocaching” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Learn about the secret world of geocaching and how this family friendly activity can be your new favorite hobby. GPS units provided. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• FOOD TASTING: An International Food Tasting Festival will be from 3-5 p.m. at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the activity center at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. There will be eight countries represented: Mexico New Zealand, the Philippines, Italy, Portugal, China, Germany and Japan. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Come taste all the interesting native foods and enjoy the decorations.

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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

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