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Today

• 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.

• PORK LOIN: The Troy Fish & Game, 2618 Lefevre Road, Troy, will offer a pork loin dinner.

Friday

• 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.

Saturday

• 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 3:30 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 asked 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.

Sunday

• FISHING DERBY: Piqua Fish and Game, 9344 N. Spiker Road, will be holding a Father’s Day fishing derby, with prizes for each age group for children between 1 and 15 years old. There will also be hot dogs and snacks available. For more information, call Piqua Fish and Game at (937) 773-9549.

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

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come join members of the Brukner Nature Center Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. as you learn to identify Brukner Nature Center’s bird life. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the third story “window on wildlife.” All levels of birders welcome, and good binoculars available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Celebrate Your Dog Day” from 1 to 3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants can celebrate their dog during this fun dog social. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs – please clean up after your pet. Meet at the park entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Monday

• MCRTA MEETING: The Miami County Retired Teachers Association will hold their June meeting at 6 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, on the corner of Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. Book/Media Scholarship recipients will be honored and receive their scholarship money. Program speaker will be Gretchen Hawk from WACO Air Museum. If interested in attending, contact MCRTA President, David Pinkerton at 335-4501.

• 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 Bradford Fire & Rescue community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. 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. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• CHAT & CRAFT: Join the staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 6 p.m. for “Socially Crafty,” where instruction and materials will be given to make a bee jar. For adults only. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• 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.

• 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. 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.

• BUTTERFLY WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants. They will also help collect data for the Ohio Lepidoptera’s Butterfly Monitoring Program. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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 0 to 5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. 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.

Tuesday

• CHAT & CHEW: Enjoy an open book discussion, chat about books and have a yummy snack at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. For more information, call 676-2731.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Enjoy “Sing,” a movie for the whole family under the stars at the Treasure Island Amphitheatre, 419 N. Elm St., Troy. Bring a blanket, chairs, and your own snacks. Popcorn and water provided. The movie, which begins at dusk is rated PG and 108 minutes long. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 121 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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.

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Piqua branch of the YMCA’s Senior Center.

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

Wednesday

• 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 First Presbyterian Church community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. at 20 South Walnut St., Troy. 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. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• 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.

• WWII PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will offer its June program, “World War ll: One Family’s Experience,” presented by Kornelis A. Mulder. Kornelis will share his family’s story about the war years and how they made their way to the United States. The program will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library’s Louis Room, 116 W. High St., Piqua. The program is free, open to the public and requires no reservation. For questions, contact Stephanie Winchester at (937) 307-7142 or stefalx@msn.com. Information is also available on the organization’s Facebook page.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. This will be a working meeting and member spotlight. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will meet from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. A mini concert will be by Steve and Rebel Marcum. The speaker will be Laura Wells of Cory, Ind., speaking on “Fear Facts & The Future.” Lunch is $17 inclusive and reservations can be made by calling Pat at 552-2376.

• 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 their committe and board meetings at noon at the Troy County Club.

June 21

• BLACKLIGHT BINGO: For a new twist on an old game, come to the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 6 p.m. for Blacklight BINGO with glow-in-the-dark fun including glow necklaces and neon markers. Fun for all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 676-2731.

• TEEN GAMES: Join the staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Life Size Games at 1 p.m. featuring play games that may just tower over you! For youths in grades 6-12. No registration required. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 121 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• MUSIC TRIVIA: Join the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for Music Trivia. Test your music knowledge and take a chance at winning prizes! You can go it solo or bring a “band “of up to five team members. Adults only. Registration required; available at the library, online, or by calling 339-0502, Ext. 117. Space may be limited.

• DINOSAUR ROCK: Join educational entertainer Chris Rowland and be inspired, excited and delighted with music, dance, and stories centered around a dinosaur theme at 2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children of all ages will learn facts, enjoy live music and have a blast. No registration necessary.

• SUMMER SOLSTICE EVENT: Visit Brukner Nature Center at 7 p.m. for a summer solstice presentation, “Huffman Prairie,” featuring naturalist Dave Nolin. Enjoy refreshments, featuring homegrown, organic treats, and beverages from locally-owned companies, as participants take in the new art gallery exhibit, “Butterflies of Ohio — a mixed media extravaganza.” Each of the 25 works of art will be paired with a voting jar for you to cast your vote for your favorite. The exhibit runs through Sept. 16. At 7:15 p.m., participants will settle into their seats for a talk on the natural and human history of the Huffman Prairie by Dave Nolin, retired director of conservation for Five Rivers Metroparks, who has been actively involved in the protection and restoration of the Huffman Prairie State Natural Landmark since 1984. Admission for this seasonal celebration is $5 for BNC members and $10 for non-members (cash or check). All proceeds from this event will support the development of a pollinator garden, a haven of native plants created for native insects.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors will have a carry in at noon at the center. Entertainment will be by SpringMeade.

• 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 22

• HAM OR STEAK SUBS: The Troy Fish & Game, 2618 Lefevre Road, Troy, will offer ham and cheese or mushroom steak subs at 6 p.m.

• MOTH WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a moth walk from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. A black light and sugar bait will be used to lure in these beautiful insects. This is the first of two moth walks this summer. Make sure to attend both as there will be different types of moths at the beginning and end of the season. This is part of the pollinator walk series focusing daytime and nighttime pollinators. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• BLUEGRASS: The Bradford Public Library will sponsor its 19th Bluegrass Music Program from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditeria. Bluegrass groups participating: 5:30 p.m., Showtime Grass (Veteran’s Appreciation program); 6:30 p.m., Rum River Blend; 7:30 p.m., Sugargrove; and 8:30 – Berachah Valley. Food will be available to purchase from the Bradford Historical Society.

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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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