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Today

• SERVICES: The city of Troy Memorial Day services will begin at 10 a.m. on the Adams Street Bridge, then will proceed to Riverside Cemetery for the remainder of the services at the entrance and at Old Soldier’s Circle. The events will conclude with the dedication of the new indigent Veterans Cremorial by the Veteran’s Memorial Honor Guard. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Troy VFW Post N0. 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.

• LUNCHEON: The 58th annual Memorial Day luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., following the parade, at Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., Casstown. A variety of sandwiches, including barbecued pork, shredded chicken, ham and hot dogs will be available, along with assorted salads and desserts, ice cream and beverages, all sold a la carte. The church is handicapped accessible and carry-outs are available. Call 339-4828 for more information.

• CONCERT: A Memorial Day Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the pavilion at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., County Road 25-A, Troy. Kathy McIntosh will direct the Troy Civic Band in a concert entitled, “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”

• PARADE: A Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, will begin at 10 a.m. A ceremony will follow at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Come to the Legion Post and enjoy bean soup and cornbread after the ceremony. Monday evening at 6 p.m. the Legion post will offer pizza loin (tenderloin with pizza sauce and cheese) sandwiches for $5.

• SERVICES: A Memorial Day parade will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade at the corner of High and Walnut streets, Covington. Following, there will be a ceremony at Highland Cemetery. A Burial at Sea ceremony will then be performed at Covington Park.

• CHICKEN DINNER: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer a 1/2 barbecued chicken, baked beans and applesauce beginning at 11 a.m. A bake sale also will be available.

• 5K WALK/RUN: A Happy Run 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Upper Room Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. Registration is $15 and can be made online at www.speedyfeet.com. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. Awards will be given to top three males and females in five age groups. For questions, call Destinee Javier at 570-1229.

Tuesday

• 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.

• MILTON MEMORIES: A Milton Memories oral history recording session, “Reflections,” will take place at 7 p.m. at the West Milton Municipal Building on South Miami St. The topic will be the Milton-Union Drill Team. The panel will consist of: Jamie Wackler Gregorovic, Ginny Stamper Cox, Dawn Goudy Cauldwell, Dawn Paulus Jay, Sue Saunders Minneman, Michelle Grile Sewell and Colleen Penny Hoover. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. The recording will be done by Tom Beck. For more information, call Barb at 698-6559 or Susie at 698-6798.

• LUNCH AND EDUCATION: A complimentary lunch and historical presentation with WACO Air Museum Executive Director Gretchen Hawk will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation to Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• 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.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meet from 7-8:030 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will hold a prospective member luncheon. Anyone interested in joining Kiwanis is encouraged to attend. The luncheon 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: John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, two for $2. Serving starts 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.

Thursday

• LUNCHEON: All former employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to a luncheon and 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington. No reservations are needed as participants will order from the menu. Come and enjoy fellowship and share memories with old friends. For more information, contact Nancy at 473-3337 or Judy at 214-2036.

• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Music Warehouse is hosting the Second annual summer boot camp or “Music Warehouse in a week!” This is limited to students entering third grade up through eighth grade. Only 100 students may participate and the deadline to register is June 1. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-30 at Piqua High School’s Center for the Performing Arts. A performance for the public will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 30th at Piqua High School. The participation fee is $10, which covers the cost of the T-shirt. Each student will need white shorts and white tennis shoes for the performance. Forms may be downloaded from the Music Warehouse website at www.musicwarehousepiqua.com or contact made with Sena Alberts (937) 773-8198.

• GARAGE SALE: Hoffman United Methodist Church will have its annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. Most items are 25 cents. Proceeds go to local missions. The church is handicapped accessible.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Mid-County Church of Christ in Troy will help boost the Memorial Day holiday week blood supply and kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1580 N. Dorset Road. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BIRDERS: BNC’s Young Birders’ Club will at Brukner Nature Center. Geared just for students in grades 6-12 with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips, so no additional equipment is needed. For more information, contact Brian at brian@bruknernaturecenter.com.

• DINE TO DONATE: Come treat yourself to ice cream while helping the wildlife ambassadors at Brukner Nature Center. Cold Stone Creamery, 1187 Experiment Farm Road, Troy, will donate a percentage of all sales to Brukner Nature Center from 6-9 p.m. No flier is needed. Participants will also get a chance to meet a wildlife ambassadors up close from 6-8:30 p.m.

• PIZZA BURGERS: Pizza burgers will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. ta the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5. Euchre will begin at 7 p.m. for $5.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: An homemade ice cream social will be from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford. The menu will include four flavors of ice cream, hot dogs, ham, sloppy joes and chicken sandwiches. Cake, pie and drinks also will be available.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire 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

• CHICKEN FRY: A three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad will be offered for $8 and up from 6- 7:30 p.m. Chicken livers also are available.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda in Tipp City will help boost the Memorial Day holiday week blood supply and kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FISH OR 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.

• FESTIVAL: St. Mary Parish Festival will be held Friday, June 2, from 6-11 p.m., Saturday, June 3, from 3-11 p.m. and will continue on Sunday, June 4, from 1:30-7 p.m. It will feature rides, live entertainment, food, cake booth, kiddieland, pony rides, games of chance, corn hole tournament, grand raffle and more.

• BURGERS: Jalepeno burgers will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Community Night Summer Concert Series kicks off it’s 26th season in downtown Tipp City on North Second at Main streets. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15p p.m. with Scott Le, followed by the RoadTrip Band at 7:30p.m. Lee is a folk singer and songwriter from Troy, and RoadTrip, based out of Cincinnati, is a high energy, multi-era cover band that has found the perfect blend of classic rock, country, blues, and disco. In case of bad weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information, call (937) 667-3696.

• 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.

June 3

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy United Methodist Women will be holding a Strawberry Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Pancakes, sausage, and fresh strawberries will be served. A free will offering is suggested with the proceeds to fund local missions.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• RAILROAD FESTIVAL: The Bradford Railroad Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 200 N. Miami Ave. in Bradford. Admission is $5 for adults, $15 for families, $3 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Much of the village’s railroad history will be on display at the festival, which will feature tours of Bradford’s railroad tower, artifacts from the railroad, exhibits on the role of railroads throughout the nation’s history, army vehicles and a working model of the village’s railyards. The festival will also feature a Carillon Park train ride, train-related games and vendors, telegraph school, videos and movies about trains and live entertainment. Rocky Run, a bluegrass band, will perform at the festival starting at 1 p.m.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer grilled or fried tenderloin sandwiches with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m. A tractor pull will begin at 2 p.m.

• 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.

• ORIENTATION: Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc. will hold its quarterly volunteer orientation at 9 a.m. at 5730 N. Washington Road, Piqua. For more information, visit www.eagleswingsstable.org.

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

• TACO WINGS: Taco wings will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. That Band will begin at 7:30 p.m.

June 4

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• CEMETERY WALK: The seventh annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk …,” sponsored by the Tippecanoe Hist0rical Society, will be from 5-7 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery on South Hyatt St. in Tipp City. The rain date is Sunday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. The family history of local painter Roger Haas will be shared by David Glaser, Jean Glaser Ware and Reed Hass. Bob Bartley will give the history of American Legion Post No. 586 at their memorial. Ralph and Nel Rodenberg who owned a decorator store and were involved in the community, will be shared by their son, Bill. Gordon Honeyman will portray L.T. Ball, Tipp Schools superintendent for many years. Susan Furlong and Marilee Lake will portray the infamous “Mast Girls,” Erma and Danza, and the history of their family. If it is too difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds you are welcome to drive from site to site. There will be people from the Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For more information, call Paula at 545-5201 or Susie at 698-6798.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Breakfast is open to the public from 8-11 a.m. Adults are $7, children under 10 are $3.

June 5

• AUDITIONS: Do you act, sing, dance, rap, perform stand-up comedy or spoken word, play an instrument, or have another entertaining performance? The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library wants to see your talent and will be holding auditions Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. The Home Grown Talent Show will be July 14 at 6:30 p.m. with prizes. Schedule your audition at the library or by calling (937) 676-2731.

June 6

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library to Cool off & Color this summer. Take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshment will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• COSI: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and drop in anytime between 4-7 p.m. to enjoy a visit from COSI. COSI Science Spots are colorful hands-on science exhibit kiosks and will be available throughout the library. Participants will have the opportunity to play, explore, and learn. Activities are suitable for adults and children of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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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