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Today

• 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.

• The Troy Fish & Game will offer a breakfast and car show.

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.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center is open from 3-7 p.m. every Monday. Visit Pleasanthillhistorycenter.com or see the center on Facebook. The center is handicapped accessible. Numerous items are on display. Items for sale are note cards, post cards and prints of artwork, created by Marcus Miller.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Those interested in improving communication and leadership skills are welcome to attend.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• Al-Anon: Al-Anon will meet for the beginner’s meeting at 6:30 p.m., open discussion meeting at 7 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Al-Anon is for the families and friends of alcoholics or for anyone who has a problem with another person’s drinking or addiction. For more information, call 335-7747.

Civic agendas

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in council chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to benefit the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County will be at 6 p.m. in the Troy High School cafeteria, 151 Staunton Road, Troy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Paddles will be $3. Concession food and beverages will be available. For more information, call the Family Abuse Shelter at 339-6761.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• KNITTING CIRCLE: The St. James Episcopal Church Knitting Circle meets each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 200 W. High St. The purpose is to knit prayer shawls for anyone in need of some prayers. Come and bring your knitting and participate in this great mission. For any questions, call 773-1241 Monday through Friday.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

• ROUNDTABLE: The Stillwater Civil War Roundtable group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy.

• STORY HOUR: A Development Skill’s Story Hour for Preschoolers, for ages 3-5, will be offered from 9-11 a.m. at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington. Contact the library for more information at 473-2226.

Civic agendas

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

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.

• GOULASH: The Troy Fish & Game will offer goulash and garlic toast.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AL-ANON: Al-Anon will meet at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. Al-Anon is for the families and friends of alcoholics or for anyone who has a problem with another person’s drinking or addiction. Call 335-7747 for more information.

• ALS GROUP: Come join others for a monthly education and support group for those living with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) from 1-3 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Each month will include educational speakers and topics, as well as time for open discussion. Call 525-0930 for a reservation for those new to the group.

• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call (512) 577-0913.

• YOGA: All About YOGA will be offered at 6:15 p.m. in the lower Community Room at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the Covington Middle School.

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.

• DIGESTION: Hannah Pennington will be at the Bradford Public Library for a make-and-take workshop on optimal Ddigestion. Learn how essential oils can help you uncover simple ways to have a healthy digestive system. Class will be $10 per person. Participants will take home a glass water bottle and roller to help aid digestion. Registration is required by calling the library at 448-2612 or stop by to sign up.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire dinner will be from 5-7:30 p.m., with trivia to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43, Troy.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Spirituality Group AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Tri city Group AA meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. at Troy Abundant Life Church, 661 County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Do you struggle with addiction or love someone who struggles with addiction? Celebrate Recovery is a place to find hope and support and to know you are not alone. Come join other as they explore the 12 steps from a faith-based perspective. Meetings are held every Thursday at Piqua Compassion Network, 531 W. Ash St., Piqua. Doors open at 6:45 pm. For more information call 778-8856 or email pcnempowers@gmail.com or visit Celebrate Recovery Piqua on Facebook.

• CROCHET: Crocheting for Beginners will be offered at 6:30 p.m. in the Reference/Historical Room at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington.

Civic agenda

• The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the K-8 media center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

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.

• 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.

• TENDERLOINS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer hand-breaded tenderloins.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search. Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

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