Community Calendar


Today

• WWI PLANES: World War I planes will make their first landing at WACO Air Museum. Flying demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. t0 noon. The Ohio Region’s Military Heritage Chapter of the League of World War I Aviation Historians who will be available to answer questions and provide information about league membership. Tours of the WACO museum will be available. Adults admission is $6 and students are $3. The rain date is June 26.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $13 from 5-8 p.m.

• FRISBEE: It’s Ultimate Frisbee on the Milton-Union Public Library’s front lawn for “Read Up and Get Out,” open to sixth graders and older. Join the game from 1-3 p.m.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold their Storybook Trail “Zoo in the Sky” program from 9-10 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist in reading the storybook “Zoo in the Sky” along the trail. Afterwards stop by the “Moths & Music of the Stars” campfire program and check out the night sky with the Stillwater Stargazers. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Fairies of Nature” program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 east of Troy. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody as she discovers the fairies of June (fireflies, butterflies and moths). After reading the Fairy Houses book, participants will build fairy houses along the trail and make their very own firefly to take home. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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 accepted online at time of registration.

• CAMPFIRE: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Music of the Stars” Campfire from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of Thunder as he celebrates a night of music and the stars. Special guests the Stillwater Stargazers will be helping participants take a closer look at the night sky. Park district Accipiter Amalee will also be using sugar bait to lure moths for observation. Park and meet at the main entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lowe’s parking lot, Troy, with local, plants, vegetables, maple syrup and more.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be offered from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market features fresh local produce, breads, artisan cheeses, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, locally-raised meat, artists’ booths, live music, other entertainment and more. The location on South Cherry Street, just off West Main Street, is convenient for shoppers with adjacent parking. For more information, visit www.TroyMainStreet.org or call (937) 339-5455.

• MUD VOLLEYBALL: A co-ed mud volleyball tournament will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of State Route 36 and Alcony-Conover Road. The event will begin at 10 am. and is $60 per team. Teams will consist of a minimum of three women. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. For registration and rules, visit abgraham.org, stop by the Fitness Zone or call (937) 368-3700.

• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.

• HOMECOMING FESTIVAL: The Gettysburg Homecoming Festival will begin at 9 a.m. a 5K run/walk, followed by a parade at 11 a.m. and a community-wide garage sale. Events at the high school will include a flea market, historic displays, class photos, food, bouncy house and other activities for children and pick-up games of softball and volleyball at 1 p.m. Fireworks will be at Community Park at dusk.

Sunday

• TOWN HALL: Riverside Developmental Disabilities and RT Industries will host a town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. to provide information about how changes in the service system for people with developmental disabilities are being managed in Miami County. Riverside Superintendent Brian Green and RT Industries CEO Blair Brubaker will share updates and answer questions from the audience. The meeting will be held at Riverside, 1625 Troy Sidney Road, Troy. Individuals served by Riverside and RT Industries, their family members and guardians are encouraged to attend. Members of the community are also invited. For more information, contact Melissa Nichols, community relations director, at 440-3002.

• CORVETTE SHOW: An All-Corvette Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Troy’s Treasure Island, sponsored by the city of Troy and Corvette-Troy. Admission is free. A food truck will be onsite.

• CAR SHOW: The National Monte Carlo Owners Association will have its nationals this from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre’s Comfort Inn. Around 200 Monte Carlos (first through sixth generation vehicles) are expected for the public to view at the free show.

• DINE TO DONATE: Hickory River Smokehouse of Tipp City will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the day to help Leah Hatton of Tipp City towards her goal of a service dog. Supporters must present a flier to the cashier. No other coupons or discounts may be used during this event.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will host the storybook trail program “Discovering Natures Alphabet” from 5-7 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Stop by and read the storybook set up along the trail and see how many letters of the alphabet you can spot in nature. Drop in anytime during the program. More information can be found on the park district website MiamiCountyParks.com.

• ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “All Things that Fly” from 1-4 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Join park district naturalist John De Boer for this fun day of activities centered on things that fly. Participants will have the chance to fire air powered paper rockets with educational specialist Tim Pinkerton from the WACO Aircraft Museum. They will also learn about boomerangs and make their own flying objects. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” program from 1-2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Take a hike with a park district naturalist to locate and observe some of the coolest and strangest creatures — Bugs! 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.

• FLIP FLOPS: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St., Piqua, will have Flip Flop Sunday at 10:30 a.m. An informal worship service will be held along with a free brunch-style meal. Dress will be casual. Come as you are and bring some friends; newcomers welcome.

• BREAKFAST: The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 586, Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, French toast, regular toast, home fries, pancakes, waffles, fruit, juices and cinnamon rolls.

• LUNCH WITH GOD: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua, will be hosting Lunch with God from 12:30-2 p.m. The meal is free and open to everyone.

Monday

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a free exercise class every Monday evening during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Burn fat with a cardio workout today. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• 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 newborn to 5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. 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. 104.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a lively discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s adult book club at 6:30 p.m. . Participants will be reading and discussing “Dollbaby” by Laura Lane McNeal. The Book Lovers Anonymous Book Club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month; and reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOINS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches with toppings and French fries for $5 starting at 6 p.m.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for a Dine to Donate to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. La Piazza will donate a percentage of your bill when you present a flier or show the flier from your smart phone. Fliers are located at the Interpretive Building, on the website at www.bruknernaturecenter.com and click “Dine to Donate” or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com for one to be emailed to you. Good on dine-in or carry-out.

• SPECIAL SESSION: The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 8 a.m. at the Board of Education office located in Covington High School. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the high school restroom/locker room project and any other business that may come before the board.

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

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet following the regular council meeting.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

Tuesday

• SUMMERTIME STORIES: Bring your child at 11 a.m. to the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, to enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is requested. For ages birth to 5 years. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• COLOR CRAZY: Join Milton-Union Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey and “Color Me Crazy” with a different geometrical or patterned coloring sheet each week from 2-3 p.m. Music or an audiobook will be played as well.

• TINY TOTS: Open wide! Tiny Tots will get a special visit from a local dental assistant today from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. She will read a story and visit with the children in this program hosted by children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Fairies of Nature” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody as she discovers the fairies of June (fireflies, butterflies and moths). After reading the Fairy Houses book, participants will build fairy houses along the trail and make their very own firefly to take home. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery multi-day class Tuesday-Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is eight 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will be at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, call 335-6273.

• 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 are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

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

Wednesday

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet from 6-8 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. For questions, call 773-1241.

• KIWANIS CLUB: Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Olive Wager, president of the Miami County Toastmasters. Olive will be sharing how Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women gain competence and become more confident in front of an audience, allowing ordinary people to become great communicators. The lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BOOK CLUB: Staff and members of the Unplugged Book Club at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, will be reading modern and classic books. Share in a book discussion about what was liked or disliked about the book and make a craft. Snacks will be served. For grades 3 and up. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• STORY TIME: “Fuel Your Engine” at the two Story Times today with Milton-Union Public children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for kindergarteners through fifth grade and their caretakers.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Sports Olympics” from 2-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will support the blood supply during the challenging July 4th holiday period by hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. at 20 South Walnut St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• DINE TO DONATE: Buffalo Wings & Rings, Piqua, will donate 10 percent of the check to DKMS to help in their efforts to raise awareness of the need to register potential bone marrow donors. Also, visit Kroger Pharmacy, Piqua, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and have a cheek swab to see if you may be a potential donor. Donors can between 18-55 years of age in good health.

• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve John’s beef sliders, two for $2 with chips and toppings starting at 6 p.m.

• WEDNESDAYS WITH WILDLIFE: Help push through the mid-summer blahs by joining Brukner Nature Center staff during our third year of “Wednesdays with Wildlife.” Geared for kids entering grades sixth through 12th. Also join staff every Wednesday in July from 9 a.m. to noon. Each week will provide the campers a variety of methods for interacting with nature including research techniques, citizen science projects, nature art, building and providing for nature, snorkeling in the Stillwater River and more. Along the way, participants will meet several wildlife ambassadors and play games to help better understand the amazing world around us. Payment and registration due the Monday prior to the program. The fee is $20 for BNC members per Wednesday; $25 for non-members per Wednesday. Cash or check only.

• QUARTER AUCTION: Purrs in Piqua, TNR, will offer a quarter auction, with doors opening at 6 p.m., at the Knights of St. John, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Participants also can shop the 14 vendors, and have a snack, dinner and dessert. Admission is $3 and includes one paddle. A 5o/50 drawing and raffle will be part of the event.

Thursday

• POPS CONCERT: A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Keitaro Harada, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza at 8 p.m. The program this year is entitled “Pops Favorites,” featuring favorites such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” selections from “My Fair Lady,” and “Any Dream Will Do,” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and more. Bring your lawn chairs. In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Junior High School auditorium, 556 N. Adams St. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Concert is presented by The Troy Foundation and the city of Troy, and is open to the public at no charge.

• SUMMER STORYTIME: Stories, music, crafts, puppet shows and fun will be offered from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library. Register by calling 773-6753, or stopping by the Children’s Department.

• JUGGLER: Keep it all in the air and learn how to juggle with Pastor Robbie Scott. The hobbyist will be visiting Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

• MOVE IT: “Move It to Lose It” with a FREE exercise class every Thursday morning during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Today dance the calories off with YouTube videos. All ages are welcome; youth under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent.

• LUNCH: The Tipp City Seniors will have a catered lunch for $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Building Fund. The center is located at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Piqua Community Farmers Market will be from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza in downtown Piqua. For more information, visit piquafarmersmarket.com.

July 1

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• COFFEE WITH GARDENERS: Coffee wiht the Master Gardener Volunteers will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Monroe Township Meeting Hall, lower level, 4 E. Main St., Tipp City. The cost is $10 per person and includes beverages, refreshments and handouts. Pete Holmes will discuss native plants. For more information, call ((37) 440-3945 or bennett.709@osu.edu. Registration is required by stopping by the extension office, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• STEAK DINNER: The Troy Fish & Game will offer New York strip dinners beginning at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The first Friday Community Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with guitar balladeer “Eli” followed by the big band sounds of the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Local musician “Eli” will open the evening of music with classic easy-listening songs that you’re sure to want to sing along with. Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For information, call 667-3696.

July 2

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be offered from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market features fresh local produce, breads, artisan cheeses, maple syrup, honey, baked goods, locally-raised meat, artists’ booths, live music, other entertainment and more. The location on South Cherry Street, just off West Main Street, is convenient for shoppers with adjacent parking. For more information, visit www.TroyMainStreet.org or call (937) 339-5455.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lowe’s parking lot, Troy, with local, plants, vegetables, maple syrup and more.

• DINE TO DONATE: Dine at Tipp City’s Bob Evans from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 15 percent of sales will be donated to the Tipp City Veterans Memorial Park. A flier, which can be printed from www.BobEvans.com/BEKind, must be provided.

• BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a butterfly workshop. Ruth Bowell will introduce some common Ohio butterfly species and teach participants how to easily identify them. Bring the family for some Ohio Butterfly ID 101, a butterfly ID hike, and a chance to make your own butterfly feeders for your home. This workshop is free for BNC members, and $5 for non-members. Butterfly feeder kits will be $5 each. Cash or check only. Please register by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1st.

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