Community Calendar


Today

• ASH WEDNESDAY: The Troy First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin St., will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

• 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.

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.

• DR. SUESS: On Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, Piqua Public Library staffers will be reading their favorite Seuss books aloud in the lobby. Readings begin at 3 p.m. and continue throughout the day, on the hour.

• STORY TIME: Every Thursday morning in March, the Children’s Department story time of the Piqua Public Library, for children 5 and younger, will have a Seuss-theme. Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m., with children divided into infant to 36 months and 3-5 years age groups.

• BOE MEETING: The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Office for the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against an employee, official, licensee or student requests a public hearing.

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.

• FISH FRY: St. Mary Parish will offer a Lenten fish fry from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St. The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry-outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

Saturday

• 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.

• CHILI COOK-FF: A chili ook-off and silent auction by the Tipp-Monroe Optimist Club begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church at Third and Walnut streets, Tipp City. The $5 admission entitles includes tasting all the of the chili, a vote for your favorite and to bid on the many items in the silent auction. Awards will be given to the top three chilis. Proceeds help the Optimists support the youth programs in Tipp and Monroe Township.

Sunday

• 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.

• PAINTING EVENT: From 1-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center, participants will paint a portrait American robins on 12-by-12 canvas. A BNC naturalist will provide a an engaging introduction to the natural history of these beautiful woodland creatures, then Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide you as you paint. This opportunity is $35 per person, ages 13 to adult, and includes refreshments and all materials. Registration and payment due by March 4 (cash or check only). Call (937) 698-6493 to pre-register or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com. All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass, with Pinnacle Ridge, will be offered beginning at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City. The open stage jam has free admission. Food and refreshments will be available.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will breakfast, including eggs your way, sausage, bacon, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices, for $7 from 8-11 a.m.

Monday

• 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 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.

• 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.

• SEMINAR: An educational seminar, along with desserts, sponsored by StoryPoint, Troy, will be from 1-2 p.m. at the Vandalia Senior Citizens Center, 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia. Marla Fair, an employee of the Johnston Farm, Piqua, will present the life of Mrs. Rachel Hoping Johnston who left the ease and refinement of Philadelphia for the Ohio frontier along with her husband. Fair will present in period dress. For a reservation, call (937) 898-1232.

• BUDDY READING: Buddy reading at the Milton-Union Public Library provides a volunteer with whom a student can read. The goal is to help students reach their A.R. goals and practice reading. An adult or high school student will be able to help your child practice reading. The program will be every Monday until the end of the school year. Belle the therapy dog will visit at 6:30 p.m.

• FRIED BOLOGNA: Enjoy a fried bologna sandwich with fries or chips at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at $6 p.m. for $5.

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.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 1-6 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 448-2612. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike from 9-11 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185 in Covington. Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

March 8

• BEE TICKETS: The registration deadline for the 23rd annual Bee For Literacy, set for 11:30 a.m. March 16 at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, is today. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes lunch. For tickets, contact Judy at nickor@frontier.com.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 host their committee meetings and board meeting. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will have “happy hour” from 4-7 p.m. Sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m., two for $2.

• KNITTERS NEEDED: Cancer Companion knitters will be meeting at Lion & Lamb Yarn Shop, 6 E. Main St., Troy, from 2-4 p.m. Participants will be knitting hats and lap covers for cancer patients. Bring your needles and yarn and favorite pattern and come for an afternoon of great fellowship. For qquestions, call (937) 339-3133. If you would like to knit items at home you can drop the items off at Lion & Lamb and they will deliver the items to the hospital for you.

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