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Today

• CONCERT: The Piqua Civic Band will pay tribute to great Broadway and movie musicals at 7 p.m. at Hance Pavilion with a concert titled “Musicals — Then and Now.” The band’s guest performer for the evening will be soprano Alicia Norris. She will be performing “Memory” from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber and selections from the hit movie La La Land. Other selections will include music from “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “Jersey Boys,” “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” “The Greatest Showman.”Admission is free. For more information, visit the Piqua Civic Band’s website at piquacivicband.weebly.com or like “The Piqua Civic Band” on Facebook.

• ROCKIN’ BLOCK PARTY: The whole family is invited to the summer Rockin’ Block Party from 5-8 p.m., with food, a bounce house, face painting, games, and more. Call the Milton-Union Public Library at 698-5515 or visit mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• 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. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BLOCK PARTY: Wrap up the summer at our Rockin’ Block Party from 5-8 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a bounce house, face painting, corn hole, food, and more. Call the Milton-Union Public Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• CHICKEN SALAD: Cool off with a chicken salad croissant, fruit and chips for $5. Serving begins at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Enjoy a few games of Euchre starting at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CHESS CLUB: Join others for a game of chess at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Spend the summer learning a new skill or improving your game. Chess Club is open to all skill levels and ages; it is a great activity for the whole family, you can bring friends, or even meet new ones.

• BUTTERFLY PROGRAM: Join others at 6:30 p.m. to learn about The Monarch Butterfly at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Discover more about these creatures fascinating life cycle, migration, current population status, and how this “Pollinator Ambassador” is bringing together people from across North America with Ruth Bowell. Ruth, a monarch butterfly citizen scientist, has had a passion for monarchs since childhood and houses a certified backyard habitat for these beautiful pollinators a well as other native species. No registration is required; call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: In preparation for the 2018 Fort Rowdy Gathering, a weekly committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington city building.

• COMMISSION MEETING: The members of the Public Defenders Commission will meet at 10 a.m. in the office of the public defender at 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The public is invited to a homemade ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road. The menu includes four flavors of ice cream, vanilla, pineapple, strawberry, and chocolate. There will also be hot dogs, ham, sloppy joe’s, chicken sandwiches, cake, pie, and drinks available.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at 320 S. First St.. Tipp City. John Demmitt will speak on emergency preparedness.

Friday

• FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer

fried chicken with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30pm. Chicken livers are also available.

• COMPUTER Q & A: Do you need help with your computer or electronic device? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session with a local expert from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Milton-Union Public Library. Laptops are available if you are not able to bring your own. Call 937-698-5515 to make an appointment.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: Fish and/or chicken tenders, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Pot 586. The dinner is open to the public and starts at 6 p.m. $8 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under.

• PUPPETS: Join others at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack. Come celebrate your success of completing the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge, Libraries Rock and enjoy the show by Madcap Puppets. Show is for all ages and no registration is required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• OWLS & HOWLS: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 N. Casstown Sidney Road, Piqua. Join park district naturalist Amalee Houk as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote. Learn about these mysterious creatures while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Second and Main streets. The evening of free music will include The Tippecanoe Community Band followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call 667-3696.

• LET’S MOVE: Join others at 11 a.m. for Let’s Move at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. All ages are invited to enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes. This program is designed to develop literacy skills and promote a love for reading using movement. No registration required.

Saturday

• ARTS FESTIVAL: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, will host a day of visual and performing arts activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include an interactive graffiti wall with Ben Goens, living statues, improv theater, artist demos, kids’ sand sculpting, a fashion show, and the Community Art Competition and Exhibit. The festival coincides with the opening of an invitational exhibition of fine art featuring Ron Anderson, Tim Bowers, Heather Bullach, Bing Davis, Benjamin Goens, Gary Hovey, Colleen McCulla, James Mellick, Christina O’Neal, Michelle Stitzlein, Tall James, Gary Ward and others. An artist meet-and-greet will be held from 11:30 am. to 12:45 p.m. Both events are free. For more details, call the Hayner at 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• ART ADVENTURE: The Tipp City Area Arts Council will present Art in the Park — a celebration of the arts, with local culinary, visual, musical and performing artists — and Children’s Art Adventure, a free themed arts festival for children, from noon to p.m. at City Park, Tipp City. Food trucks will be on site. Visit tippcityartscouncil.com for more information.

• TENDERLOIN SANDWICH: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwich with homemade french fries for $6 from 5-7:30pm

• 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.

• 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.

• GEEK MEET: Teens 12 and up are invited to play games, watch anime, cosplay and have fun at the Milton-Union Public Library from 2-4 p.m. Call the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more details.

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

• SHARE A MEAL: Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, for their monthly Share A Meal at 11:30 p.m. The menu will include hamburger macaroni bake (goulash), Jell-O with peaches, garlic bread, cake 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 offers an opportunity to socialize with others. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Community Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Community Center.

Sunday

• HONEY HARVEST: Come enjoy the sweet taste of summer at Brukner Nature Center’s annual Honey Harvest presented by the Miami Valley’s Beekeepers Association at 2 p.m. Escape the heat in the air-conditioned Heidelberg Auditorium and learn all about the process of beekeeping from setting up the hive to processing the honey for your table. Enjoy a taste of this season’s hard work, courtesy of the honey bees at Brukner Nature Center. Free admission.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post will offer breakfast, open to the public. This is a full breakfast, made-to-order, for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3. Breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m. A bluegrass jam session will be held beginning about 2 p.m. and food is available from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

• ICE CREAM: The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold an “Ice Cream Social” from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole and then take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will provide musical entertainment. The VIPs will give tours of the house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• REUNION: The 105th Schaefer-Hoss reunion will be held at the Troy City Park, Shelter No. 12. Eat at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pru Schaefer at 308-0710.

Monday

• 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.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audiobook club that meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants work on an individual craft project while listening to an audiobook. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks.

• CHICKEN WRAPS: Enjoy chicken wraps with chips for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• MEET AND GREET: A meet and greet event with Dr. Vanessa Enoch, candidate for the 8th Congressional District, will be at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. This is an opportunity for people in the local community to come out and meet someone who is asking to represent them in Congress. Everyone is welcome to come ask questions and learn more about her stance on the issues that matter to them.

Tuesday

• BE COOL & COLOR: Take a break from the summer heat and spend the afternoon “Being Cool while Coloring” beginning at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Adults and teens are welcome; all supplies provided. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike from 9-11 a.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery multi-day class Aug. 7-9 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 N. Casstown Sidney Road, Piqua. This series of classes will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of 12. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Intermediate Archery multi-day class on Aug. 7-9 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 N. Casstown Sidney Road, Piqua. This series of classes will focus on teaching shot placement through fun games. Prerequisite: our Beginning Archery class. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of 12. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• COOL AND COLOR: Take a break from the summer heat and spend the afternoon Being Cool while Coloring at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Adults and teens are welcome; all supplies provided.
• DEBT: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a Debt Elimination seminar. Come let Your Financial Future of Miami County teach you how to eliminate all of your debt, including your mortgage, in nine years or less without spending any additional money. This program is for adults and no registration is required.

• 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

• STORY HOUR: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: “Rockin’ Recycling” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route, east of Troy. 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.
• SLIDERS: Two of John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. for $2 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.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host guest speaker Tony Trapp with the Upper Valley Career Center. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

Aug. 9

• 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 First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: In preparation for the 2018 Fort Rowdy Gathering, a weekly committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington city building.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Piqua Knights of St. John will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a 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 get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• ROAST BEEF: A roast beef French dip sandwich with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5. Enjoy a few games of Euchre 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 bingo.

Aug. 10

• FRIDAYS ON PROUTY CONCERT: AJA, a 10-piece Steely Dan tribute band will take the Prouty Plaza stage at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more details, call the Hayner at 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• HAMBURGERS: Let the Tipp City American Legion cook your favorite summer meal: hamburger, sweet corn, baked beans and dessert. Servings are $7, starting at 6 p.m.

Aug. 11

• 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.

• 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.

• LEGO: Build with LEGOs from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a different theme and freestyle building, along with movies or crafts, at each event. All ages are welcome.
• PUZZLE CHALLENGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Outdoor Skills program “Geocache Puzzle Challenge” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Come out to the parks for a geocaching competition. There will be challenging puzzle geocaches that you must solve to win! Between geocaches create your own swappable or even your own geocache container. 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.
• 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.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive 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 get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• KARAOKE: Karaoke will being at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.
• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesdays in Troy. Euchre will be after at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

Aug. 12

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: Troy Civic Band will present “Around the World in 60 Minutes,” a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion on the banks of the Great Miami River at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., North County Road 25-A, Troy. Entrance to the park is at Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant. More than 60 musicians directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh will perform international favorites. The site is handicapped accessible with restrooms and free parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call 335-1178.

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

Aug. 13

• SLOW ROLL: All riders are invited to join Bike Piqua’s slow roll ride through Parkridge in Piqua at 6 p.m. Meet at the Washington School in Piqua.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Evening Book Discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This month the group is reading Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. Visit the library to pick up a copy and join in the fun. Call the Milton-Union Public Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audiobook club that meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants work on an individual craft project while listening to an audiobook. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks.

• 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.

• TABLE SERIES: 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. Space is limited. Class minimum 4 and class maximum 8. Preregistration 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.

• SALADS AND POTATOES: Enjoy a salad bar, or a potato bar with plenty of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $6 for both or $3.50 for just one.

Aug. 14

• FRIED FISH DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all you can eat fried fish and smelt with french fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• BOOK CLUB: The Inspirational Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to discuss “Truth Stained Lies,” by Terri Blackstock. For more information, contact the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org.

• PINTEREST CRAFT: Join Milton-Union Public Library staff at 6 p.m. for the Pinterest Craft of the Month to make your own pegboard jewelry organizer. Create an 8-inch-by-10-inch organizer with a stenciled design. All supplies are provided. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Adults only, please. Call the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• LET’S MOVE: Join others at 11 a.m. for Let’s Move at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. All ages are invited to enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes. This program is designed to develop literacy skills and promote a love for reading using movement. No registration required.

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

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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