Community calendar


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Today

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Park Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City.

• WORKSHOP: A free workshop on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Senior benefits adviser Matthew Harger of the U.S. Department of Labor, will be presenting. The purpose of the workshop is to educate the general public about the important protections related to employment-based group health plan coverage under ACA and to help educate individuals about the Health Benefits & Health Reform Provisions under the ACA. For more information, call 937-339-0502 ext. 124.

• MEETING: The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• SALAD BAR: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer a salad bar for $3.50 or a potato bar for $3.50. Both are available for $6. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• SPRING DINNER: The Miami County Democratic Women will hold their annual spring dinner, election and installation of officers at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The theme for the evening’s meeting is “Miami Democratic Women and Fans of the Red, White, and Blue.” The speaker for the evening is Kathy DiCristofaro, chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus. Make a reservation to Pru Schaefer at 335-8647 by May 5. Guests are welcome.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Boathouse Restaurant. Ken Green will speak at the club-sponsored Strawberry Festival Junior Tournament.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

BIKE BLESSING: Fr. Tom Bolte, pastor of Piqua Catholic’s parishes, will offer a bicycle blessing at 7 p.m. on the steps of St. Mary Church, 528 Broadway St., Piqua.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Boathouse Restaurant.

• 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.

• 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

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City Government Center.

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal building.

• 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

• ADVISORY BOARD: Teens looking for a volunteer opportunity can join others the Troy-Miami County Library’s Teen Advisory Board. The board meets once a month at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy library; TAB members assist with library projects, children’s programs, and can earn community service hours for attending meetings and assisting with library events. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121.

• COASTERS: Create a DIY watercolor coaster at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Using burlap for texture and paint for color, create your own one-of-a-kind coaster for summer. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided call (937) 698-5515 to sign up.

• SCAVENGER HUNT: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Nature Scavenger Hunt” 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 leads the group in play, a craft and toddler sized hike. Read a book together and then head out onto the trail for a nature scavenger hunt. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be preregistered to attend. Preregister 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.

• WILDFLOWER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Wildflower Walk program at 2 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 East Statler Road, east of Piqua. Join a park district naturalist and take a leisurely hike along the boardwalk to discover what spring wildflowers are in bloom. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• COFFEE AND COLOR: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for coffee and coloring. Take a stress break and enjoy a cup of coffee while coloring away the day’s anxiety at 1 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• 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.

• NURSE VISIT: A UVMC wellness nurse will visit the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington, from 9-10:45 a.m. Come in for free blood pressure check and glucose screenings.

• 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.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed up 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.

Civic agendas

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

Wednesday

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis of Piqua will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. “Lehman High School’s STEM program” will be presented by Denny Maas, STEM and MM coordinator and Missy Bennett, executive director. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host their committee meetings and board meeting at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Fletcher United Methodist Church will show support for May Military Appreciation Month with a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will show support for May Military Appreciation Month with a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Military Appreciation Month Blood Donor” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• LUNCHEON: Missy Duer, owner of Staley Mill Farm & Indian Creek Distillary, will be the featured speaker for the YWCA Monthly Luncheon Series. The program, which begins at 11 a.m., is free and open to the public. A noon luncheon for $6 per person follows.

• BIG SIT: Come join some intrepid BNC staff, BNC Bird Club members and volunteers, from 6 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., as they sit in a 17-foot circle in the parking lot and tally every bird species seen or heard from that small island. Come learn the call of the eastern phoebe, try out a spotting scope, then make a pledge for each species participants record and support the mission. Call (937) 698-6493 or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com to make a pledge.

• FILM SERIES: The YWCA Focus on Films Series will show “Hidden Figures,” starting at 1 p.m. The movie viewing is free and open to the public. For more information, call the YWCA at 773-6626 or stop at 418 N. Wayne Street. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.

• BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

• SLIDERS: Sliders and chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• 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. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

• GRANDMA’S KITCHEN: Grandma’s Kitchen will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. in the activity center in Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The suggested donation is $7 for adults and $3 for a child’s smaller portion. Carry-outs and delivery are available by calling the church office at (937) 698-4011.

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

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

Thursday

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort. Registration not required but highly recommended. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will a trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Entertainment will be a Paper Alice demonstration.

• CHICKEN SALAD: Chicken salad sandwiches with chips will be served by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 for $4 a serving beginning at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• DINNER: A Legionairre 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.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

Friday

• RECEPTION: An opening reception for “Fabricated Images: Works by The Dayton Printmaking Cooperative & Mythic Silver Studio,” will be from 5-6:45 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The Dayton Print Makers Cooperative (DPC) is a not-for-profit alliance of artists and print makers who collectively maintain and support the print studio through active participation and monthly member dues. The exhibit will continue through July 16.

• WHISKEY RUN: Hayner’s Whiskey Chaser 5K Run, named for the historic Hayner Distillery Company, a family friendly run, walk and kid’s fun run, will be held to support Friends of Hayner. The route begins and ends at Hayner and runs along the levy bike path in lovely downtown Troy. Officiated by Speedy Feet, their website will provide updated information and a registration form. Day of event registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Kids Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K Run & Walk at 7 p.m. Awards ceremony follows. For more information, visit TroyHayner.org or call 339-0457.

• STEAK: New York strip steak dinners will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• HAM: Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert will be served for $8 by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586, Tipp City. Serving will begin at 6 p.m.

• 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.

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FYI

Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at mvallieu@civitasmedia.com or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events