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Today

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: The November veterans breakfast at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will include Sean Tracy, StoryPoint project founder and creator of The Veterans Honor Project, at 9 a.m. at 107 W. Main St., Troy, second floor. The Piqua Lewis Boyer Chapter of the DAR will provide a full breakfast. The ’67 Quilters will once again give a veteran a homemade quilt. In addition, executive director Karen Purke will present an update on the museum’s holiday events, in conjunction with the city of Troy and plans for 2019. Visit http://miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com for more information.

• SLIDERS: Enjoy two sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. for $2 at the Tipp City American Legion.

• LINE DANCE: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will hold a line dance at 10 a.m. at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Coverstone will be the Kiwanis speaker at noon at the Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Road, 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.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July-September. The meeting will be held in the hospital lower level conference rooms. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The program will be given by Edison State Community College nursing students. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 937-440-4706.

Thursday

• 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 Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• 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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: Piqua Parents as Teachers will offer its semi-annual quarter auction at the Knights of Columbus in Piqua. Doors open at 6 p.m., the auction starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until about 9 p.m. All-in paddles also will be available for $30.

• LIBRARY LIBATIONS: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Library Libations. Come learn all about German Lagers from writer, Certified Cicerone, and National Book Critics Circle Member David Nilsen. Beer tasting will be included, all attendees should be of legal drinking age. This program is free and registration is required. Registration is available online, at the library, or by calling 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. Entertainment will be bingo. A board of trustees meeting will be held previously at 10 a.m.

• CHIPPED BEEF: Chipped beef, aka SOS, on homemade biscuits will be offered for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Stay and play Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• INFO LUNCHEON: From noon to 1:30 p.m., Isaiah’s Place Foster Care, Inc, 1100 Wayne St., Troy, will hold a collaborative informational luncheon for church leaders, non-profit leaders and community members who wish to prepare for the foster movement launching in this region. The luncheon, presented by Isaiah’s Place’s clinical supervisor Paul Hemminger, will clearly outline what is going on in the foster care community and how church leaders and community leaders can tap into resources to rally their organizations to help. A free lunch and beverages will be served. Make a reservation to Isaiah’s Place if you know you will be coming to help with the food count, but a reservation in not required. For more information, contact 335-3701.

Friday

• FRIDAY MOVIE: Friday night movies at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center are free classic movies with free popcorn and drinks. Join others at 7:30 p.m. for “From Here to Eternity,” the 1953 war romance about the love affair between the captain’s wife and second in command with Burt Lancaster, Debra Kerr and Montgomery Clift.

• FISH FRY: St. Mary Parish will hold a benefit fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. for Angie Hohlbein to help defray medical expenses since her diagnosis of leukemia in December. The fish fry will be held in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St. Dinner consists of all the fish you can eat along with French fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or applesauce and coffee or water. Baked fish will also be available. Desserts and soft drinks are sold a-la-carte. All dine in or carry out meals are available for $8. A 50/50 drawing will also be held that evening. For pre-sale tickets or to make a donation, contact Renee Kelch at (419) 236-4006 or Julie Monnin at (937) 418-0945. The school is handicapped accessible.

• NATURE GROUP: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Nature Group program from 10-11 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join a park district naturalist for this family-oriented program designed for children birth to six years with an accompanying adult (older siblings are welcome). Children enjoy a simple opening activity as everyone arrives. Then, participants take a slow hike to the natural play area where kids and parents can socialize, play and take part in an optional nature activity. Be sure to dress for the weather. Meet at Lost Creek Reserve, barn with shelter/overhang, near the parking lot. 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 “Awesome Owls” from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41 east of Troy. Children grades 1 thru 4 (ages 5 to 9) will join naturalist Raptor Rachel in this exciting adventure all about owls. While traversing the trails, we will learn hands-on about these feathered friends. Activities will include understanding owl adaptations, dissecting an owl pellet, searching for owls and even becoming owls ourselves. Please dress comfortably and for the weather. Parents are welcome to join their students on this adventure. If your child chooses to explore with us independently, the parent must fill out a waiver and 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. Pre-registration 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.

• AWESOME OWLS: The Miami County Park District will offer the new Home school Nature Connections program “Awesome Owls” from 12:30-2 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Children in fifth grade or older (ages 9-plus) will join naturalist Raptor Rachel in this adventure all about owls. While traversing the trails, we will learn hands-on about these feathered friends. Activities will include understanding owl adaptations, dissecting an owl pellet, searching for owls and even becoming owls ourselves. Please dress comfortably and for the weather. Parents are welcome to join their students on this adventure. If your child chooses to explore with us independently, the parent must fill out a waiver and 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: The Miami County YMCA Senior Center will host bingo at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. Call 778-5247 for more information. A Lunch and Learn will follow.

• QUARTER AUCTION: SpringMeade Residence will offer a purse quarter auction at 6:30 p.m. at the residence. Proceeds will benefit First Place Food Pantry.

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

Saturday

• PRESENTATION AND EXHIBIT: “Flags of Our Fathers” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Mayflower Arts Center, Troy. A special pre-show presentation with military artifacts and authentic photos of Iwo Jima will be on display in the Lobby Gallery, offered by the Miami Valley Veterans Museum and Proscenia Film Society. For more information or tickets, visit http://www.mayflowerartscenter.com.

• MEET ANNIE: “Annie the Highway Cow” will have a meet and greet from 1-4 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Co., 20 S. Stanfield Road, Troy. Meet Annie and her little brothers Chuck and Bruno and take photos and purchase a T-shirt, with proceeds to help pay for the rescue animals’ care.

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A pancake breakfast and garage sale will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 W. US Route 36, Conover. Meals will be served from 7 a.m. to noon and include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and fried mush for $7 for adults and $4 for those 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. The garage sale will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Rental spaces are available by calling 368-3700.

• 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 $10 from 5-7 p.m.

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: A veterans breakfast, open to the public, will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Snyder Road Church of God, 636 E. Snyder Road, Piqua. The Senior Citizens Choir from Sidney will perform. Make a reservation by calling 773-6702.

• BAZAAR: St. Teresa Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36, Covington, will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a raffle, outside crafters and vendors, hand-crafted items, and baked goods.

• BAZAAR: The Troy-Miami East Girl Scout unit will offer a holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the banquet room of the Eagles campground on Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. The event will include troops from the Troy-Miami East scouts as well as Piqua-Covington and Tipp-Bethel-West Milton.

• BAZAAR: The Troy Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Tipp City, will hold its 25th annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 crafters will offer home and holiday gift ideas, including jewelry, baked goods and more. Lunch, including homemade desserts, will be served throughout the day. There will be door prizes, and parking is free. For more information, call (937) 339-3117 or visit www.troynaz.net.

• BAZAAR: A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy.

• HOLIDAY EXTRAVANANZA: A holiday extravaganza shopping event will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy Elks Lodge No. 833, Troy.

• GIFT EXTRAVANANZA: A gift extravananza will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy.

• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Bob Evans, Tipp City. A Euchre party will be at 6:30 p.m. at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• SENSES BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Brownies — Senses Badge” program from 10-11:30 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. south of Tipp City. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their badge on this morning hike. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 per scout. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GEOCACHER BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Juniors — Geocacher Badge” program from noon to 2 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Juniors — Geocacher Badge” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 per scout. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FINDING YOUR WAY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Cub Scout “Wolves – Finding Your Way” program from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Wolves – Finding Your Way” badge on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 per scout. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• OPEN HOUSE: The Crossroads Railroad Club, Inc., 304 N. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, will be celebrating 40 years with an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public. There will be two layouts of model railroads. There will also be railroad videos and refreshments. The event is handicapped accessible via a chairlift. For more information, visit www.crossroadsrr.com.

Sunday

• VETERANS DAY: The Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy will present the Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The event honors veterans from all the military services and the public is invited to attend this patriotic ceremony.

• EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: 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.

• ORGAN CONCERT: Church organists at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, will present a free concert open to the public at 2 p.m.

• OPEN HOUSE: The East Stillwater Valley Railroad will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. at 137 S. Wenrick St., Covington.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be offered from 8-11 a.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast, cooked-to-order for $7 and $3 for children 10 and under.

Monday

• HISTORY IN A BOX: Join others at 6:30 p.m. at Troy-Miami County Public Library for a special presentation. In honor of Veterans Day, Miami Valley Veterans Museum Curator Terry Purke will discuss World War I. History in a Box contains artifacts from the period that bring to life what it was like to serve in the military from the perspective of local Miami Valley veterans. This program is for adults and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• FAMILY FUN: Join others at 6:30 p.m. for Family Fun Night, Game On! at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Bring the whole family for an action packed evening of fun. Play giant versions of Candy Land, Kerplunks, Checkers and more. Registration is required at 339-0502, Ext. 133, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• PRAYER SERVICE: At noon, the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will host a brief prayer service in honor of Veterans Day in the Prayer Tree Garden, located next to the south side of the church on Market Street. Participants will recognize and give thanks for the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our county in the armed forces. Those attending will be invited to place a prayer tag on the prayer tree in honor/memory of a veteran.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The city of Piqua is teaming up with Community Blood Center to host a community blood drive from 1-5 p.m. at the Piqua City Building, 201 W. Water St. Everyone who registers to donate will get the special edition “Get in the Game For Life” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• OPEN HOUSE: The East Stillwater Valley Railroad will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. at 137 S. Wenrick St., Covington.

• CEREMONY: The American Legion Post 586 will present its annual Veteranss Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Bean soup and cornbread will be offered after the ceremony.

• POTATOES AND SALAD: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer a potato bar or salad bar. Serving begins at 6 p.m. The price is $6 for both or $3.50 for one.

Tuesday

• DEMOCRATIC WOMEN: The Miami County Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For more information about MCDW, visit miamicountydems.org.

• CRAFTS AND QUILTING: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will meet for crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• CELEBRATION: A Thanksgiving celebration will be offered at noon at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. Call 778-5247 for more information. Exercise will be offered at 9:30 a.m.

• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Central Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington. Participants will order off the menu so no reservations are required. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.

• LECTURE SERIES: The WACO Lecture Series continues this month with “Discovery and Renewal on Huffman Prairie: Where Aviation Took Wing” at 7 p.m. with author David Nolin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Huffman Prairie, east of Dayton, was the experimental grounds for Orville and Wilbur Wright as they refined their flying machines. Though the prairie has been damaged over the years, volunteers and agencies have worked together in order to restore 114 acres of this prairie to the grassland full of wildflowers that once filled this prairie. Nolin will cover the history of this land, from glaciers to the protection of the Dayton Aviation National Historical Park, and everything in between. All aviation lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A. Programs are scheduled to last one hour with questions to follow. Donations to the WACO Air Museum are accepted. For questions, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.

Nov. 14

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The November luncheon of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Troy County Club. The feature will be a basket auction and will include speaker Frankie Szamatowicz of Sunberry with “The Call That Counts.” Music will be provided by Traci Perkins of Greenville. The luncheon is $17 inclusive and reservations can be made by calling Pat at 552-9827. For a complimentary nursery, call Diana at 667-2376.

• LINE DANCE: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will hold a line dance at 10 a.m. at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: Kiwanis will have a member spotlight and working meeting with breakout sessions led by Joe Gebhart at noon at the Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Road, 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.

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

• PRAYER VIGIL: The Families of Addicts (FOA) Miami Valley Young Marines (MVYM) and are teaming up to put on a candlelight vigil for the lives lost in recent years to unintended drug overdose. The event will take place from 9-9:30 p.m. at 425 N. Findlay St., Dayton. Please come out and join others for prayer, song, and a short speech regarding this epidemic and how we as a community can come together and work towards solutions. There is no charge for the event and it is open to anyone in the community that would like to participate.

Nov. 15

• 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.

• THANKSGIVING MEAL: The annual senior citizens Thanksgiving meal will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bradford School auditeria. If unable to attend, senior students will be delivering meals. Call secretary Amy Gade at (937) 448-2719 to schedule a delivery.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 528 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• SOUP-ER SOUPS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Souper Soups program from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district health and wellness specialist to learn how to make delicious, healthy and gluten-free soups that can be enjoyed now or frozen for later. Class minimum three and maximum is six. Pre-registration 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.

• HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Troy Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Society President Judy Deeter will present a program titled “Food From Our Files.” Her presentation will tell of the many food related items in the society’s research collection: food and beverage business histories, stories about, artifacts, photographs and recipes. The meeting is free and open to the public.

• ‘80S MOVIE: Take a step back in time and enjoy the totally ’80s movies series at 6 p.m. for “Big Business,” featuring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. This movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 55 minutes. For adults and no registration is required. Call the library at 937.339.0502, Ext. 117, for more information.
• TODDLER MATINEE: Join staff at 11 a.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill for a craft and to enjoy a treat while watching, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” This holiday classic short film is not rated and runs 30 minutes. For ages 2-5 years old. No registration necessary Call 676-2731 for more information.

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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