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Today

• 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.

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 of Piqua, 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.

• GRILLED CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 43 will be serving large Lisbon, Ohio-style grilled chicken topper salads, garlic bread and dessert from 5-7:30 p.m. for $9.

• DINE TO DONATE: Coldstone Creamery will donate 15 percent of all sales between 6-9 p.m. to Team Angels for the Miami County Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Friday

• LUNCH ON LAWN: The Miami County Cattleman’s Association will offer Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Miami County Courthouse lawn. Meals will be $6 for a sirloin sandwich and $8 for a ribeye sandwich, and includes chips, cookie and popl or water.

• PERFORMANCE SET: A Music Warehouse performance of the more than 60 children that participated in a week-long boot camp themed, “Disney: The Movies, The Music-Celebrating 75 Years of Disney Magic!” will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at Piqua High School’s Hartzell Center of Performing Arts. The free event will showcase what the children learned.

• 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.

Saturday

• 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.

• 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.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered beginning at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwich with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m.

Sunday

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

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.

• HAMBURGERS: Hamburgers with all the fixings, along with chips, will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings are $4 and start at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

• COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS: Captain Daniel Hance will speak at the 9 a.m. coffee and doughnuts at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St., Troy. Captain Hance is the CEO of The Catalyst, a unique program for military veterans. The Catalyst combines civilian recruiting with in-class mini-MBA education, mentoring, networking and on-the-job shadowing to assist in the military to civilian transition. An elevator is available. For more information, call 332-8852.

• 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.

• KIWANIS: “A Garden Lab for Piqua Youth” with Ruth Koon and Anna Baumeister, representing the Piqua Chamber of Commerce, will be presented during the Piqua Kiwanis meeting at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit the website: www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Fletcher United Methodist Church blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be offering two sliders with toppings and chips for $2. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

July 6

• CHESS CLUB: Take a break from the summer heat and join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a game of chess. Learn a new skill and challenge your friends; you’ll be amazed at how your game will improve. Chess club is at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month; all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Knights of St. John blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Baptist Church blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 W. High St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BINGO: Join staff at 6 p.m. for bingo night at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for adults and teens ages 13 and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• GAME NIGHT: Join staff at 6 p.m. for teen game night at the Pleasant Hill Library. Bring your “A” game and join us others as they put the video games on the big screen. You are invited to bring your own games, controllers, board games, or even card games to have some fun. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

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

• NACHOS: Nachos supreme will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5.

July 7

• CONCERT SERIES: Jimi and Janis will continue the Fridays on Prouty Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tony Silky and his band pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix as few guitarists can. Share Silky T’s passion and artistry of the Jimi Hendrix sound. Opening for “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” is “Ball and Chain,” a five-piece Janis Joplin tribute band with Geri Ciacchi. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. This concert may be loud. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Visit www.troyhayner.org for more.

• CHCKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried chicken with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer fish and/or chicken tenders, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

July 8

• 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.

• 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.

• RUMMAGE SALE: The fifth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Caserta Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua.

• BIRTHDAY MUSIC: Join Rum River Blend at the Tipp City Roller Mill from 7-9 p.m. for bluegrass, folk and gospel music, all while celebrating the 95th birthday of Carl Phillis, the band’s fiddler and the 1948 Ohio Fiddling champion. There will be cake! For general seating, call (937) 667-3696.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood during the demanding July 4th holiday period at the Piqua Harley-Davidson blood drive rom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Blood Donor — Find Your American Spirit” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fried fish and smelt with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• ADULT STRING: Join staff at 11 a.m. for adult string art at the Pleasant Hill Library. Bring your own hammer and staff will provide the supplies. Ages 16 and up are invited to participate in this hands-on DIY craft day. Register at (937) 676-2731.

• EAT OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at the Tipp O’ the Town at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m.
• KARAOKE: Karaoke wil be offered beginninat at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

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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