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Today

• 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.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: 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.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Tipp City Community Night will contiue at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Tipp City with violinist John Sullivan Kelly followed by the big band sounds of the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main streets. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For information call or stop by The Hotel Gallery at (937) 667-3696.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Pirates of the Caribbean” rated PG-13 at 1:30 p.m.

• OWLS & HOWLS: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike from 9-11 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Roue 185, Covington. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee as participants try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote. Learn about these mysterious creatures as while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Saturday

• THEATER FESTIVAL: Troy Civic Theatre will be host the 2017 West Region Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA) Festival at the Troy Civic Theatre’s Barn in the Park. The West Region of OCTA includes nine community theater groups from Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties. Theaters and shows scheduled to excerpt include Beavercreek Community Theatre’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Xenia Area Community Theatre’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Bellefontaine’s Windmill Production’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Dayton Theatre Guild’s “The Last Lifeboat,” and Troy Civic Theatre’s “Almost, Maine.” The registration desk the day of the Festival opens at 8:15 a.m. with the excerpts starting at 9:45 a.m. Admission is $15 at the door if you mention the name of the newspaper in which the article appeared.

• 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.
• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale, sponsored by St. Boniface and St. Mary churches, will be from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. Sunday hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include sale items, baked goods, food stand, scarf/purse/jewelry boutique and complimentary religious articles.
• ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery class from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the new outdoor archery range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. This class will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. There is a class minimum of five and class maximum of six. Class fee is $10 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.
• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will hold “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs” program from 1-2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Bring the kids and take a hike with a naturalist looking some of the coolest and strangest creatures. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration not required, but encouraged. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
• PLAY DATE: The Miami County Park District will hold its 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
• ADVANCED ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Advance Archery Class from 3-5 p.m. at the new outdoor archery range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Fine tune your skills through fun games. Equipment will be provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. A prerequisite is the park district’s Intermediate Archery class. Class size is limited. Preregistration is required. Class fee is $10 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.
• CAST IRON COOKING: The Miami County Park District and the VIPs will hold its “Cast Iron Cooking” program from 5-8 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will start their evening with the Park District VIPs as they teach the secrets of cast iron cooking. Afterward, sit around the campfire and sample the cuisine. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Sunday

• RUMMAGE SALE: The fifth annual rummage sale, sponsored by the Mission Committee at St. Boniface/St. Mary Parishes will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Caserta Center, 218 S. Downing, Piqua.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Enjoy a full breakfast, made-to-order for $7. Children under 10 eat for $3. Serving is from 8-11 a.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale, sponsored by St. Boniface and St. Mary churches, will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. The event will include sale items, baked goods, food stand, scarf/purse/jewelry boutique and complimentary religious articles.

• KIDS DAY: The Troy Fish & Game Club will host its annual Kids Day for boys and girls ages 5-20 years old. Learn shooting with a rifle, shotgun and bow from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A fishing derby will be from 1-2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish by age group. One rod per person and bait will be provided. Ohio Department of Natural Resource officers will be attending. Prizes for all.

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.

• POTATOES AND SALADE: Enjoy a potato/salad bar with toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The meals is $3.50 for one or $6 for both. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• VOLUNTER MEETING: A Hope Over Heroin committee and volunteer meeting will be at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua. This meeting is for all people involved with HOH, subcommittee chairs and people who are interested in volunteering. It is a meeting to recruit/brief volunteers and get them connected into roles and to gather/distribute information from what subcommittees are doing and need. The next Hope Over Heroin event is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 at Mote Park, Piqua.

• WRITE NIGHT: Kids kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to come to a creative writing program 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center is challenging donors to “Find Your American Spirit” by giving blood at the Tipp City United Methodist Church blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 8 W. Main 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.

• 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 birth to 5 . Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even craft time. 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. 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.

Tuesday

• LUCKY LEMONADE: A Lucky Lemonade Concert with Hebdo will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. His style is rooted in Appalachian traditions reinvented with rock influences of Robert Plant, Andrew Bird, the Temptations and the Beatles. The Lucky Lemonade Concerts take place in the Hayner courtyard and includes a tall glass of homemade lemonade. Always free and open to the public, chairs are provided. In case of rain, the concert will move to the ballroom. Visit www.troyhayner.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.

• FINDING DORY: Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff for an outdoor movie on the huge inflatable movie screen at Treasure Island, 409 N. Elm St, Troy. “Finding Dory” will be shown at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. “Finding Dory” is rated PG and is 1 hour and 37 minutes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals and enjoy a summer evening of fun under the stars. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121.

• 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. Texas sheet cake and ice cream for visitors also will help celebrate the 48th anniversary of the moon landing. Call (937) 448-2612 for more information.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held 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.

• ADULT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike from 9-11 a.m. at Honey Creek Preserve, 4536 State Route 202, Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CREEKING: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Let’s Go Creeking” program 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Park district naturalist Gecko Jody will lead the group as they play in the water, read a story and go on a tot sized hike. Water’s involved so plan to get wet and wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Don’t forget a change of clothes and a towel. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

Wednesday

• 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: “Personal Life in the Netherlands during World War II, coming to the USA in 1966 and serving in the military during the Vietnam War,” with Al Mulder, brother of Jan Mulder, 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/.

• 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.

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

• TRUSTEES TO MEET: The Forest Hill Union Cemetery Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing regarding the 2018 budget at noon in the cemetery office, 8660 N. State Route 66, Piqua.

• BUILDING HOUSES: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for Building Houses at 1:30 p.m. Come to Brukner Park, located behind the library, to add the finishing touches to the library’s child-sized cardboard playhouses. This program is one hour long and for children of all ages For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “What Do Animals Build?” from 2-3 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, 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.

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

Thursday

• MEETING SET: The Miami Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. at 1330 N. County Road 25-A, Suite C, Troy. Call 335-SOIL with any questions.

• CARDIO:Salsa City Fitness is coming at 6 p.m. to the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join this lively class that utilizes choreographed dance moves and cardio intervals with the fun of drumming. This is a free event, but class size in limited so reserve your spot at 339-0502, Ext. 124.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• LEGO CLUB: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• LEPC MEETING: The quarterly LEPC meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

• COOKING CLUB: The Miami County Park District will hold its Lettuce Cook — Cooking Club program from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Kids ages 11-15 years will learn about local produce as they harvest, prepare and cook seasonal recipes using ingredients from the garden at Lost Creek Reserve. They will also experience the sense of community that comes from preparing and sharing meals together. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Class fee $25 for the series of five. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

July 14

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert will continue with Brother Believe Me at 7:30 p.m. at Prouty Plaza, Troy. Offering a diverse song list from newer artists like Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5, all the way to Poison, Michael Jackson, Shinedown and more. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. Presented by Troy Main Street. Visit www.troymainstreet.org.

• TALENT SHOW: A Home Grown Talent Show will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Prizes will be awarded for the top performers.

• SALISBURY STEAK: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow falls, will offer salisbury steak sandwiches with choice of cucumber salad or potato salad and pineapple dessert for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• COMPUTER HELP: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library for those who need help with their computers. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign up is required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

July 15

• 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 be open 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.

• PORK CHOP: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chops (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• LEGO CLUB: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• GEOCACHING: The Miami County Park District will hold an “Intro to Geocaching” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Learn about the secret world of geocaching and how this family friendly activity can be your new favorite pastime. GPS units provided. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

July 16

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come join members of the BNC Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. as you learn to identify Brukner Nature Center’s birdlife. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the third story “window on wildlife.” All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Working Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Participants can watch a live sheep herding demonstration with special guest Chris Thompson, his wonderful border collies and real sheep. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs, please clean up after your pet. Meet at the park entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ICE CREAM: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its Ice Cream & Music in the Park from 4-6 p.m. at the Fletcher Park. There will be free ice ream, food, children’s games and more. Enjoy live music with Berachah Valley.

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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