Community Calendar


Today

• LEGO NIGHT: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to create a character or scene from a book using the library’s new LEGO building bricks. Inspiration will be provided for designs and your creations will be on display at the library for two weeks. Photo opportunities will be available. This program is for all ages. To register, call 339-0502, Ext. 133.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paris Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 663-4349. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Library at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. The library’s adult 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 www.tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOIN: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be serving Texas tenderloin sandwiches with fries for $5. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

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

• 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.

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 immediately 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

• DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones and wings every Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.

• DUO TO PERFORM: Kun Dong and Benita Tse-Leung, D.M.A. will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The duo have performed together on university campuses in the region as well as benefit concerts as well as several Taiwan cities.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. No appointment is necessary, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

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

• FAST NACHT DINNER: St. John’s Lutheran Church, at Wall and Bridge streets, Covington, will have a Fast Nacht dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. Traditionally the meal consists of chicken, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, a roll, pickled beets, applesauce and homemade crullers. Diners at the church are encouraged to give a free will offering; carry-outs are available for $5 each. The Church is handicapped accessible from the alley.

• SOUP: Cabbage roll soup and a dinner roll will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The monthly meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its next 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, contact the Miami County Park District at 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.

• 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 otline 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.

Civic agendas

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

Wednesday

• BREAKFAST SPEAKER: The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will have a guest speaker at its monthly coffee and doughnuts with veterans event. Martin Stewart, author of “Redemption: The 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War,” will speak at 9 a.m. at the museum, 107 W. Main St., second floor, Troy. An elevator is available.

• STORY TIME: You and your child are invited to join us for story time at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Your child will enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration is requested. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child. The library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 4-8 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 339-4214. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The First Presbyterian Church of Troy will help boost the blood supply during what has been a challenging flu season with a community blood drive from noon to 6:30 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the CBC “Kiss Me — I Donate Blood” St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting 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. The meeting will be held in the hospital lower level Conference Room A. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The program on a community health topic will be presented by Edison State Community College nursing students. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 937-440-4706.

• SLIDERS: John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, two for $2, beginning at 6 p.m.

• COLORING FOR ADULTS: Adults (ages 16 and up) can meet to color at 6:30 p.m.. Enjoy a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea while coloring your cares away. All drinks will need to be in a carrier with a lid. Beverages, coloring pages, markers and pens will be provided.

• STORY HOUR: Story Hour continues every Wednesday with two opportunities to come at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. for thematic stories and crafts at the Milton-Union Public Library. The themes for March will include a stories from children’s book authors such as Eric Carle, Norman Bridwell, Mo Willems and more. Bring your children to learn about these great authors and check out their books from the children’s collection.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome guest speaker John Ollinger from Serenity of Troy. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-7 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.

• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash nd 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 otline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

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

• The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Thursday

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join staff from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday mornings for Mornings in Motion. Meet at the library for this interactive weekly session that includes active games to play together, early literacy skills, and fun. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit website at www.tmcpl.org.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• COLORING FOR ADULTS: Adults (ages 16 and up) can meet to color at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea while coloring your cares away. All drinks will need to be in a carrier with a lid. Beverages, coloring pages, markers, and pens will be provided.

• LUNCHEON: All former employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to the quarterly luncheon at 11:30am at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington. No reservations needed as participants will order off the menu. If any questions, call Nancy at (937) 473 3337 or Judy at (937) 214 2036.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Baptist Church will help boost the blood supply during what has been a challenging flu season by hosting a community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the Christian Education Wing, 1402 West High St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Kiss Me — I Donate Blood” St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• PIZZA BURGERS: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer pizza burgers with chips beginnig at 6 p.m. for $5. Stay for Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• MY BOOK AND ME: My Book and Me is a program where kids from kindergarten and up get to create their own books with illustrations. The program will take place every Thursday night in March at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Each week a new theme and writing prompt will be presented. At the end of the month each student’s five short stories will be compiled, bound together in a book, and put on display to share with the community in April.

• QUARTER AUCTION: Purrs in Piqua, who spay and neuter street cats in Piqua, will offer a quarter auction at the American Legion, 301 W. Water St., Piqua. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

• 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 basemeny 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.

Friday

• FILM: The Film Series at Hayner will continue with “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Starring Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd, a toonhating detective is a cartoon rabbit’s only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW Post 4235, 73 N. High St., will offer dinners, including broasted chicken, New York strip steaks, fish and shrimp and a variety of sandwiches from 5-8 p.m.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: Fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• 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 from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• FISH AND SHRIMP: Fish and shrimp will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Take a trip to “Toontown” at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, will present the 1988 animated film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” This free and open to the public showing includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn and soft drinks. This film is intended for mature viewers and may not be appropriate for children under 13. For more information, visit www.troyhayner.org or call (937) 339-0457.

• 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 New Wise Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Bethany Center, corner of South and Roosevelt streets, Piqua (enter in the back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

March 4

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy, to benefit Troy Post 43 baseball. Meals will include spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks for $7.75 for adults and $4.50 for children 13 and younger.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Both appointments and a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Call (937) 778-0339 for an appointment. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• PYBSA SIGN UPS: Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball Association sign ups will be from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall near JCPenney. Sign ups are for children in T-Ball to Majors (CCC). Fees range from $45-75. Another sign up date will be 1-4 p.m. March 5.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586 in Tipp City.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer pork tenderloin sandwich with french fries from 6-8 p.m. for $6.

• TACO NIGHT: Taco night will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. Bootleg will perform at 7:30 p.m.

• WII PARTY: Compete in fun games on the big screen at the Milton-Union Public Library Saturday from 1-3 p.m. This event is open to all ages. The library also has board games, Minecraft and snacks.

• SHARE-A-MEAL: First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 120 S. Market St., Troy. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert and a beverage. Carry-outs we be offered at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is one of our ways of reaching out to the community by providing warm nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate, while giving an opportunity to socialize with others. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

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