Community calendar


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Today

• OPEN HOUSE: The public open house for the newly renovated Hobart Arena will be from 6-8 p.m. As residents walk around, staff members and information will be available to discuss the renovation work that has been done.

• 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife by having a meal at Bob Evans in Tipp City, 22 Weller Drive, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your food bill to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. A flier must be presented at check-out and can be found at www.bruknernaturecenter.com, at the Interpretive Building, or you may show it from your smart phone. Good on dine in or carry-out.

• TENDERLOINS: Tenderloin sandwiches and fries will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are $5 and begin at 6 p.m. Stay for trivia at 6:30 p.m.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. . Participants will be reading and discussing “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. For more information, call (937) 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• OPTIMISTS: The Troy Noon Optimist meeting will be at noon in the Miami County Room at Marion’s Piazza in Troy.\

• 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

• 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.

Tuesday

• 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support Brukner Nature Center’s wildlife by having a meal at Bob Evans in Tipp City, 22 Weller Drive, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your food bill to help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center. A flier must be presented at check-out and can be found at www.bruknernaturecenter.com, at the Interpretive Building, or you may show it from your smart phone. Good on dine in or carry-out.

• COLOR AND COFFEE: 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.

• WALKING TOUR: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. for a walking tour of Staunton Cemetery, on Old Staunton Road. Learn the history behind the cemetery itself and the people buried there. You will hear stories of the DeWeese Pioneers who first came to Miami County in 1807, Revolutionary War soldiers, and veterans of the War of 1812 that are all laid to rest in this Miami County cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery and come dressed prepared to walk and explore. No registration is required for this event. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• MEMBERSHIP: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 members will hold their monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. All current members and those interested in joining are welcome.

• DEMENTIA PROGRAM: The Basics of Dementia, with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. The program will provide information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and more. Dinner will be provided from 5:20-7 p.m. To make a reservation, call (800) 272-3900 or email mvprograms@alz.org.

• 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 have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Wednesday

• BOARD MEETING: The May board meeting for the Miami County Educational Service Center will be at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome Nancy Hargrove from the Miami County-Troy Public Library. She will give an update on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• 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.

• SLIDERS: Sliders and chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 beginning 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. on the second Wednesday 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 agenda

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

Thursday

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis of Piqua will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. “Engineering Projects in the County” will be presented by Miami County Engineer Paul Huleskamp. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. 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 military trivia.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Join staff for teen novie night at 7 p.m. Bring your friends along to watch “A Dog’s Purpose,” at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. The movie is rated PG and runs for 2 hours. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. This event is for ages 12-17. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• TACO SALAD: Taco salad will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5. 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.

Friday

• SEAFOOD DINNER: A seafood dinner will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 6-7:30 p.m. The three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp, or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw will be $7 and up. Frog legs, when available, are $10.

• PIZZA: Pizza night will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program at 9 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the lower 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.

• LUNCH ON THE LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen’s Association invites you to have lunch on the lawn of the Miami County Courthouse, Troy, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sirloin sandwich lunches are $6, rib eye sandwich lunches are $8. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie, soda or bottled water.

• STEAK: Enjoy a 10-ounce steak, baked potato, salad and dessert at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. for $12.

• HONORING VETERANS: StoryPoint Troy will honor veterans, in honor of Memorial Day, with a complimentary lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation to Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• 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.

May 27

• WALK: A Walk for Recovery, hosted by the Miami County Recovery Council’s Women’s Alumni Group, will be offered at Duke Park, Troy. Guest speaker Chris Mills will speak at 11 a.m. and the walk will begin at noon. A picnic, hosted by the Miami County Drug Court, will follow.

• WII GAMING: Join in the fun at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Play games on the big screen. Compete in tournaments, play computer games like Minecraft and Roblox, board games, and snacks.

• PLAY DATE: The Miami County Park District will hold its a Nature Play Date program from 2-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee. 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.

• NATURE SKETCHING: The Miami County Park District will hold the new Nature Sketching program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist/artist Kay Hisong on a hike to observe and sketch nature’s beauty. Beginners and advanced artists welcome. Bring your own sketching tool. For adults. Class size limited. Class fee $7 per person with sketch pad provided or $2 per person if you provide your own sketch pad. Preregistration required. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold their music in the park “Heartbeat of the Earth” program from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist John DeBoer and enjoy a symphony of sounds as singing wood and harmonic percussion acoustic music fill the air. Bring a blanket on which to sit. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SUNSET SONGS: The Miami County Park District will hold their music in the park “Sunset Songs” program from 6-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Enjoy a casual walk around Charleston Falls Preserve with park district naturalist John De Boer as tells stories and plays soft, meditative Native American Flute music. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

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