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• 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.

• 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.

• OPTIMISTS: Troy Noon Optimists will meet at noon at StoryPoint, 1840 Troy Towne Drive. The speaker will be Alan Kappers.

• 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. Pre-register for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Touch-a-Truck from 10-11 a.m. Stop by to see and touch various vehicles used in the community in the library parking lot. The first 100 children will receive a plastic construction or fire hat. This will be a great photo opportunity and is for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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 be discussing “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” by Tom Franklin. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month and reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOINS: Tenderloin sandwiches and fries will be available at 6 p.m. for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Test yourself with trivia starting at 5 p.m.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• 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 following the regular council meeting.

• 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

• CONCERT: A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Keitaro Harada, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza at 8 p.m. The program this year is entitled “Musical Memories,” featuring favorites such as the Start Spangled Banner, selections from “Swan Lake,” and “Star Wars,” “Titanic,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” plus a more surprises. In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Junior High School auditorium, 556 N. Adams St. Bring your lawn chairs. For the set-up, the Northwest Quadrant of the Public Square will be closed to parking on June 27. To facilitate the concert, the Troy Public Square will be closed (South Market Street at Franklin Street, North Market Street at Water Street, West Main Street at Cherry Street, and East Main Street at Walnut Street) from 7-10 p.m.

• DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: Dementia Conversations, with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Get tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about topics like when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial plans. To make a reservation, call (800) 272-3900 or email mvprograms@alz.org.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• 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.

• DE-CLUTTER: Looking to clear out clutter? Learn how from Olive Wagar at this informational program at the Milton-Union Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery multi-day class on Tuesday-Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Intermediate Archery multi-day class on Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching shot placement through fun games. A prerequisite is the park district’s Beginning Archery class. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CHAT AND CHEW: Don’t know what to read next? Or maybe you can’t wait to share a book you just read? Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a snack at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill library. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• STRAW AND STICKS: Join staff at Troy-Miami County Public Library for “Straw, Sticks, & Bricks” at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch and a blanket to Brukner Park, located behind the library; drinks and popsicles will be provided. Play and do activities with straw, sticks, and bricks after lunch. This program is one hour long and for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 335-6273.

• 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 and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

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

• 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, “An Overview of the Operations of the Miami County Animal Shelter,” with Marcia K. Doncaster, director and dog warden, Miami County Animal Shelter, 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: There will be an additional adult book discussion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this meeting will be “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Bruce McKenzie, director of Marketing & Communications for Edison State Community College. 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.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: Build a Better World “Recycling” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

• KNITTING: Teens in sixth grade and up are invited to join staff for Knitting Pretty at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Design and knit your own bracelet; all skill levels are welcome. This program is one hour and registration is required by calling 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call 937-339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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

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

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

Thursday

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. It will be pizza day.

• LEGO MANIA: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 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.

• JUGGLING JAM: Kids K-6 are invited to come learn how to juggle at this fun program. Kids will also get the opportunity to practice their juggling skills at the Milton-Union Public Library. For more information, call (937) 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org.
• GRAND OPENING: StoryPoint Troy will celebrate its new facility with a grand opening event from 4-7 p.m. at 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. The event will include a sneak peak at StoryPoint’s Friendly Fork food truck, opportunity to mingle with staff and residents, valet parkng and live entertainment. To register, visit www.storypoint.com/ssdm/troy-grand-opening/.
• LIFE LINE SCREENING: Life Line Screening will be offered at First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. Register for the non-invasive and painless Stroke, Vascular & Heart Rhythm package, which includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation. Plus you can be screened for osteoporosis. A wellness package of all five screenings only takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Or pick and choose which screening you would like to have done. For more information or to register, call (888) 653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.
• STARS: “Glancing with the Stars” will be presented by two amateur astronomers, Paul Sullenberger and his son Eric at 8 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library. The first part of the program will include visual multi-media and additional astronomical information. The program will being in the Community Room and then proceed to the Y-Yard, across from the library to actually look through their telescopes. There will be a make-up day if there is inclement weather. Call (937) 448-2612 for more information.
• ROBOTS: Join staff at 1 p.m. because “We ♥ Robots” at the Pleasant Hill Library. WACO will be at the library for the program where they bring the battlefield, the robots, and the excitement. Come see what these robots can do and maybe get a chance to operate them yourself. This event is for children of all ages. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.
• BLOOD DRIVE: First Lutheran Church in Troy will help boost the regional blood supply before the long July 4th holiday weekend with a community blood drive from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the community room, 2899 W. Main St. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Community Blood Center online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• CHICKEN SANDWICH: Enjoy a chicken salad sandwich with chips at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $4. Stay for Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• 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

• 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 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 1-3 p.m. and share their favorite Anime, Manga, or games with the group. Watch shows and play games on the big screen and have snacks.

• FLOOD PRESENTATION: “The 1913 Flood: Shadow Over the Miami Valley” will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., Englewood, sponsored by StoryPoint Troy. Lunch will be provided. Make a reservation to Ryan Kruse at (937) 836-5929 or kruseA@englewood.oh.us.

• SWISS STEAK: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 Riders will be serving Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, veggie, salad and dessert. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

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