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Today

• GARDEN SHOW: The 19th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event has unique local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talent, along with food and music. The anticipated annual event is located at 1058 Knoop Road, 2 miles east of Troy off State Route 41. Admission is $5. Contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904 or acornstudio1@frontier.com for more information.

• FISH FRY: An all-you-can-eat fish and smelt fry will be offered by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 5 p.m. The meal also will include french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9.

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A. 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.

• EUCHRE: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at Pearson House in West Milton at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 7 p.m. to closing.

• FAMILY PICNIC: In honor of Flag Day, the Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a family picnic at 12:30 p.m. at the Troy Community Park, shelter No. 7, 200 Adams St., Troy. Children’s activities are planned and guests are welcome. Drinks will be available. Please bring your favorite family-sized dish to share.

• ROBOT: Teens 18 and under are invited to check out the new Sphero robot at the Milton-Union Public Library. The robot is controlled by an app that teaches students computer science, program coding, and all while having fun. The STEAM lab will be from 1-3 p.m.

• FUN FLY: The Upper Valley Fun Fliers will host their annual Fun Fly at the field on Troy-Sidney Road in Piqua beginning at 9 a.m. Area club members and their radio-controlled aircraft will be onsite. The rain date is Sunday.

• PRESCHOOL IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Amazing Animals” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. 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 to learn about amazing animals. 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.

Sunday

• CONCERT: Tippecanoe Community Band will travel to Piqua to present free patriotic concert honoring in honor of Flag Day at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Piqua Baptist Church. More than 40 musicians are directed by Gail Ahmed, and the musicians will transport the audience in a musical tour entitled “Across America.” Veterans and current military will be recognized with the anthems of each branch of service. Audience members are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Piqua Baptist Church is located at 1402 W. High St., Piqua. The church is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and has plenty of free parking. No tickets are required. For information, call 335-1178 or the church at 773-4583.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Choose from eggs your way, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, French toast, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Adults $7, children under 10 $3. Breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m.

• TRAIL RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K, trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. The pre-registration fee is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Register online at AllianceRunning.com. Day of registration is $25. Visit MiamiCountyParks.com for more information.

Monday

• FUNDAY MONDAY: Mondays are Fundays during the summer at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join staff and stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 9-11 a.m. Participants can explore the weekly theme based on the Summer Reading Challenge, “Build a Better World,” through book displays, a craft, and the question of the week. These activities are for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• SALAD AND POTATO BAR: Come to enjoy a salad bar with plenty of toppings for $3.50, or a potato bar for $3.50, or both for $6, at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge is joining the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. 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.

• WRITE NIGHT: Children K-6 are welcome to come to a creative writing program every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week will have a different writing prompt to get kids writing every week this summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. No sign ups are required to attend.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “At the Edge of the Orchard” by Tracy Chevalier.

• OPTIMISTS: Troy Noon Optimists will meet at noon at StoryPoint, 1840 Troy Towne Drive. The speaker will be Steven Swick, attorney with Dungan & LeFevre.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Trailing Moms & Tots” program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. 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.

• BUTTERFLY WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants. They will also help collect data for the Ohio Lepidoptera’s Butterfly Monitoring Program. 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.

• 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.

• 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

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. (January and Feb. meetings are on 2nd Monday.)

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.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 members, family and friends are welcome to come to a carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for an outdoor movie under the stars on a huge inflatable movie screen. “Zootopia” will be shown at dusk, about 9 p.m.. The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 48 minutes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals. There is no rain location.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for “T-shirt Mania;” there are three time slots to choose from, 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Children are invited to bring a clean, white cotton T-shirt to trace a design on, color in the design with permanent markers. The markers will be provided by the library. This program is for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• WREATH: Create a patriotic wreath at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Using clothespins, make a unique stars and stripes wreath for the summer. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided. Call (937) 698-5515 to sign up.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held every Tuesday at the Milton-Union Public Library from 11-11:30 a.m.. Toddlers ages 1-3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• BRAIN BUILDERS: Join Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library staff on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. for their annual youth summer book club, Brain Builders, at the Pleasant Hill Library. Build your brains and have fun doing it as we enjoy reading, book discussions, and crafts! This activity is for children in third grade and up. For more information, call 676-2731.

• STORY TIME: Join Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library staff on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for summer story time at the Pleasant Hill Library. Join participants for a fun summer themed eight-week session that includes fingerplays, music, and crafts. Story time is appropriate for children birth to 5 years old. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday

• FLAG BURNING: A US flag burning ceremony, held by Troy American Legion Post 43, will be at 10 a.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Anyone with a flag they would like to have burned properly to replace with a new one may drop off at the post home or bring to the fairgrounds for the ceremony.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting, “Department of Engineering Projects Recently Completed and What is to Come” with Amy Havenar, Piqua city engineer, at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A,Piqua. Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY HOUR: Children and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host their committee meetings and board meeting. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BABY & ME: Join staff during the Summer Reading Challenge for Baby & Me Laptime at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Children from birth to 2 years, and their caregiver, will enjoy 30 minutes of one-on-one time and interact through stories, songs, and playtime. The emphasis of this program is on early literacy and parent/caregiver interaction. Additional Baby & Me Laptimes will be offered at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays this summer. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• MAKE IT, TAKE IT: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 6 p.m. to make a “Pinterest Inspired” summer craft to decorate your home for the summer. This is a free event; all supplies will be provided to create a flip-flop wreath to decorate your door or home. Registration is required at www. tmcpl.org or by calling 339-0502.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: Build a Better World “Bats Need Homes Too” from 2-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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 agendas

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

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting.

Thursday

• HOMETOWN HABITAT: A free showing of “Hometown Habitat — Stories of Bringing Nature Home” will be at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The film profiles seven hometown habitat heroes, and the narrative thread of this documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. To RSVP, call (937) 698-6493.

• TROSTEL PRESENTATION: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., will offer a presentation at 7 p.m. by Fletcher resident Scott Trostel “The Dayton Covington & Piqua Traction Company.” He will tell the story of the rise and fall of the D C & P, based on research from his book, “Electric Traction Along the Stillwater.”

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests can have their blood pressure checked beginning at 11 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• LEGO MANIA: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and also June 17 from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• PAPER BLOOMS: Make a new type of flower each week out of paper. Return each week to have a beautiful bouquet by the end of summer. The program will be each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

• KIDS CRAFT: Kids K-6 can come to the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to make a craft. All supplies will be provided and no sign ups are required to attend.

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. Join in the discussion by reserving your copy of the book at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call (937) 698-5515 for details.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday mornings for Mornings in Motion. Meet at the McKaig and Race Park for this interactive weekly session that a combination of walking, literacy, and fun. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BEE A GARDENER: Join staff at 1:30 p.m. for “Bee a Gardener” presented by the Miami County Park District. Visit with a naturalist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library to explore pollination through books and gardening. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Quest Program, travel the Storybook Trail, and receive a rock. This program is one hour long and is best for ages 4 years and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the K-8 media center, 807 Chestnut St., Covington.

Friday

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert Series, sponsored by Troy Main Street, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Funky G and the Groove Machine. Funky G is a high-energy dance band from Dayton, playing R & B, funk and hip-hop. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to Prouty Plaza. For more, visit www.troymainstreet.org.

• PORK CHOP: A smoked pork chop dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• FANDOM FRIDAY: Teens 18 and under are invited to meet at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1-3p.m. and share their favorite Anime, Manga, or games with the group. Watch shows and play games on the big screen and have snacks.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program at 9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. 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.

• 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 17

• PORK CHOPS: A pork chop dinner will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) pork chop dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 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.

• LASAGNA: Lasagna will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• FISH FRY: A fish fry and bingo will begin with dinner from 507 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. US Route 36, Fletcher. Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Meals, which include all-you-can-eat fish (chicken available), two sides, dessert and drink, are $8 for adults and $ for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available.

• PENGUINS: Do you want to see a penguin waddle? Examine penguin artifacts? Learn all there is to know about natural predators and human threats? If so, then this is the program for you. Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 10 a.m. or at 2 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, Pleasant Hill, for Wave Foundation from The Newport Aquarium’s traveling program, African Penguin Encounters. No registration is required. For more information, call the Troy Library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• NATURE SKETCHING: The Miami County Park District will hold the new Nature Sketching program from 10 a.m. to noon at Maple Ridge Reserve, 10430 State Route 185, Covington. 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 by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GARDEN SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold the Lost Creek Garden Series program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about basic garden management throughout the season. Discover the health benefits of growing your own food and see how easy it is to have your own garden at home. Class fee $3 per class. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. 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 Downtown Troy Farmers Market will begin its season from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

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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