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Today

• MOVIE: Friday night movies at the Hayner are free classic movies with free popcorn and drinks. “Play Misty for Me,” the 1971 thriller about a brief fling takes a deadly turn with Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A Lunch and Learn will then be offered. Call 778-5247 for more information.

• HAM: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, veggie and dessert for $8 will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: The First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will have its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Stop in for holiday decorations, toys, games, clothes, books, household and specialty items and lots of miscellaneous. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Saturday

• PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE: The Ludlow Falls Fire Department will offer a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the firehouse, 10 Greenville Ave., Ludlow Falls. Meals will be $6 each and those 8 and younger eat free.

• 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 from 5-7 p.m.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The annual Mayors Prayer and Praise Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The speaker will be Heather Salazar, president and CEO of Pink Ribbon Girls. Tickets are $5.

• FARM FEST: The Miami County Park District will hold its eighth annual Fall Farm Fest from noon to 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. There will be a corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, food, a scarecrow contest, demonstrations and more. Immediately following the Fall Farm Fest will be Miami County Farm Bureau’s “moovie” night. The feature film is “Ferdinand” under the stars starting at 7:15 p.m. Festival admission is free. Charges apply to corn maze, corn shooter, food, pumpkins, pony rides and merchandise. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit www.MiamiCountyParks.com.

• CORN MAZE: The Miami County Park District’s Corn Maze will be open to the public as part of the Fall Farm Fest from noon to 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this 6-acre corn maze sponsored by the Miami County Farm Bureau. Admission is $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5 to 11 and kids under 4 are free.

• BAT BOX WORKSHOP: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 2-4 p.m. for the center’s annual Bat Box Workshop. Come learn all about Ohio’s bats with wildlife officer Jasmine Grossnickle, and help the Ohio species by building a bat box for your home (each kit is $40). This program is free for BNC members and just $5 for non-members (cash or check). Deadline for registration and payment is Friday, Oct. 12 by 5 p.m.

• HOG ROAST: The Troy veterans’ organizations — The American Legion, VFW and AMVETS — will host a hog roast from 1-4 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy. This informal dinner will feature free food and information on the veterans’ organizations.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church will host a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. Country Road 25-A, Tipp City. Everyone who registers to donate can choose from Community Blood Center’s fall colors of T-shirts from earlier campaigns. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Lincoln Square, Troy. Euchre will follow at the senior center at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• RUMMAGE SALE: The First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will have its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop in for holiday decorations, toys, games, clothes, books, household and specialty items and lots of miscellaneous. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

• WORK DAY: The Southview Neighborhood Association will hold a community workday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Giles Park on Main Street, south of the power plant. The city is providing use of the new event trailer, which is outfitted with tools, and various pieces of equipment for clean up. Trash bags are provided and the city will pick up debris and trimmings. Those participating are asked to bring work gloves. For information, call president Jim Vetter at 778-1696.

Sunday

• EUCHRE TOURNEY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will have a Euchre tournament beginning at 1 p.m. for $3. Sign up at noon.

• FARM FEST: The Miami County Park District will hold their eighth annual Fall Farm Fest from noon to 5 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. There will be a corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, food, a scarecrow contest, demonstrations and much more. Festival admission is free. Charges apply to corn maze, corn shooter, food, pumpkins, pony rides and merchandise. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit www.MiamiCountyParks.com.

• CORN MAZE: The Miami County Park District’s Corn Maze will be open to the public as part of the Fall Farm Fest from noon to 5 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this 6-acre corn maze sponsored by the Miami County Farm Bureau. Admission is $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5 to 11 and kids under 4 are free.

• HARVEST FESTIVAL: A Fall Harvest Festival will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. at the West Milton Nazarene Church, 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton.

• CAR SHOW: A car show will be held at the Troy Fish & Game, 2618 LeFevre Road, Troy, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Miami Valley Veterans Museum of Troy, USO and Honor Flight. Veterans may register for the car show for $6 and others $10. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m., along with a 50/50 raffle. Cars show attendees may visit for free. Plan to attend the all-you-can-eat breakfast that will be held that morning from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for $7 per person.

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

• HOG ROAST: A hog roast and concert will follow the 10:30 a.m service at the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene, 1221 W. Main St., Tipp City. The public is invited to attend. The menu will include pulled pork, desserts, and fresh sides.

Monday

• MEMORY LOSS: A Virtual Dementia Tour and open house will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Storypoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a patented, evidence-based method of building a greater understanding of dementia. Refreshments will be served. To make a reservation, call 440-3600.

• FILM SERIES: Get in the Halloween spirit at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 3:30 p.m. and re-visit creepy classics. Themed snacks will be served and the event is for teens and adults. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• COLLEGE WORKSHOP: The Tipp City Public Library will host a workshop for high school seniors and their parents from 7-8 p.m. presented by Erin McKenzie from EnRoute College Consulting. McKenzie will try to make the often dreaded and underestimated college essay an approachable tasks with a few important tips. Those interested in attending the workshop should go to the Tipp Public Library website at www.tippcitylibrary.org, and register on the Teen Programs webpage, or call the library at 667-3826 for help with registering.

MOVIE NIGHT: Join others for family movie night at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6 p.m. for a movie and some popcorn. “Incredibles 2” is rated PG and runs for 125 minutes. Registration is required at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• MCRTA MEETING: The Miami County Retired Teachers will meet at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, corner of State Route 55 and Barnhart roads. The meeting/luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. For luncheon reservations, call Connie Keim at335-3683. October’s program will be dedicated to Miami County educators who have passed away since October 2017. It will a time to remember as well as celebrate their lives. Miami County Retired Teachers Association keeps retired teachers informed about issues at the state and local levels and well as providing community service. For more information, call David Pinkerton at 335-4501.

• HOT DOG: A hot dog bar with chips and a pickle will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $4.

• CHARITY AUCTION: A charity quarter auction for the Miami County Family Abuse Center’s Franklin House, will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Eagles 971. Enter through the side door off parking lot. Food will be offered at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. for auction.

Tuesday

• MCHGS PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society’a October program, “Haunted Piqua,” will be presented from 6:30-8 p.m. by Piqua Public Library Director Jim Oda. The program is free, open to the public, with no reservation required. The program will be held at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St, Piqua. For more information, contact Stephanie Winchester at (937) 307-7142.

• EUCHRE: Have fun playing Euchre beginning at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. Call 778-5247 for more information. Exercise also will be offered.

• CRAFTS AND QUILTING: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will meet for crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to benefit the Bethel After Prom will be held at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Auction numbers will be available for purchase and food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The program will be a joint meeting between the Piqua and Troy clubs at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations required by noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

• HOME SCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your 5-11 year-old home schooled student for a morning or afternoon of discovery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and lesson plans to explain these concepts using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check only). Deadline is the Monday prior to each class. Topic for October is “Shake your Bones.”

• MEET THE CANDIDATES: Meet the Candidate night, sponsored by Leadership Troy Alumni, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Junior High School cafeteria. The event will be broadcast live on Troy Community Radio 107.1 WTJN and on WPTW 98.1 FM and 1570 AM. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will last 90 minutes. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Doors to the junior high at 556 N. Adams St., Troy, open at 7 p.m.

• LINE DANCE: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will hold a line dance at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• HAUNTING LOOKS: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library to learn how to create haunting looks. Just in time for Halloween, glamour ghoul, nightlife impresario, and drag artist Stixen Stones of Cincinnati will provide a make-up demonstration including tips, suggestions, and recommendations along the way. Program is for adults only. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• RESERVATIONS DUE: Reservations for the 32nd annual reunion of employees of the former Dettmer Hospital are du today. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the dining room at the Koester Pavilion. The dining room is to your left after you enter the main door. Donation for the dinner is $10 payable at the door. Organizers encourage former employees to join them for an evening of good food, reminiscing, catching up, and renewing friendship and acquaintance with your former co-workers. Bring your photos, memorabilia, memories and stories to share. For reservations, call Cindy Bowman at 440-5100 or email cindy.bowman@koesterpavilion.com.

• SLIDERS: Two sliders with toppings and chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $2.

Thursday

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction, t0 benefit the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, will be offered at the Eagles Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Admission with first paddle is $3 and each additional paddle after admission fee is $1. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a free paddle raffle as well. Food, including sloppy joes and hot dogs and coney dogs, will be for sale and all proceeds will go to the museum. Area vendors will be available with their products . There will also be drinks available.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at McKaig & Race Park, Troy. Join staff at 10 a.m. for Mornings in Motion, an interactive nine-week session that will include walking and early literacy skills through games, stories, and other activities. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• LOUNGE SERIES: Remember when a mouse was a rodent, a web was spun by a spider, and a laptop was where you balanced your TV dinner? The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present the final event of the 2018 Library Lounge Series, “Wired!” at 7 p.m. in the library lobby, 116. W. High St. October’s event will focus on the years from 1990 to the present. During those decades, technology began to change every aspect of our lives. Everyone from millennials to the Greatest Generation will be entertained and informed by this evening of travel though the world of technology, past, present and the tsunami of technological advancements yet to come. The program will begin with the director of the Piqua Public Library, James Oda, portraying a broadcaster for WPTW reporting the international, national, and local news from the era. Bill Hayes will reveal the scientific advancements that impact our daily lives and offer a glimpse into the future of technology. “Wired!” is free and open to the public, but admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available to the public at the front desk of the library. Seating is limited.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy joe sandwiches will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $5. Stay to play Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

Oct. 19

• 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.

• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road entrance, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. 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.

• NATURE CONNECTIONS: The Miami County Park District will offer the new Home school Nature Connections program “Spectacular Spiders” from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join naturalist Raptor Rachel in this exciting adventure all about spiders. While traversing the trails, we will learn hands-on about these beautiful invertebrates. Activities will include understanding spider adaptations, creating webs, searching for spiders and their webs. Please dress comfortably and for the weather. Parents are welcome to join their students on this adventure. Parents of children who choose to explore independently must remain on site for the duration of the program. Please feel free to bring snacks and water as needed for your child. Class fee $3 per child for Miami County residents and $6 for out of County residents. Preregistration 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.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A Lunch and Learn will then be offered. Call 778-5247 for more information.

• CABBAGE ROLLS: Cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8. Test yourself with trivia at 7 p.m.

Oct. 19-22

• BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library will sponsor their semi-annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. A members-only preview night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, during which time new memberships may be purchased. A large selection of books, puzzles, DVDs, special titles, and old books are available with prices starting at 25 cents. Sunday is $1 per bag of books and all specials are half price. All proceeds will be used for the Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts, and special purchases for the library. For more information, call (937) 339-0502 or go to www.troypubliclibrary.org.

Oct. 20-21

• HAUNTED WOODS: Enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with guided walks, live animals and costumed characters at Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods, held from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 27-28. The gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every five minutes after that. Your guide will lead you along the luminary-lit trail and stop at six stations along the way so you and your family can learn all about the wild creatures of the night (bring your flashlights). Activities also include free face-painting, games, storytelling at a campfire, plus cookies and cider after the hike. Cost is $5 per person for BNC members and $7 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Kids 2 and under are free. Be sure to have your membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the event, handed out in the order you arrive at the entrance gate. Parking is limited.

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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