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Today

• 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 SALAD: 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.

• VOLUNTEER 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.

• 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

• The Tipp City Parks Advisory Committee will meet at at the Tipp City Government Center.

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• 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

• 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.

• INFO BOOTH: Edison State Community College will have an information booth in the Piqua Public Library’s lobby from 4-6 p.m. Julie Hasford from Edison will be answering questions about programs, registration, financial aid, and other services for adults interested in attending college.

• STORY TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will offer a Story Trail. This event brings children and nature together, as they walk their way through a story. This one-hour program begins in the library Children’s Department at 2 p.m., and then moves out to the Gazebo park across the street.

• OILS: An essential oils class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library to discuss essential oils and their many uses. Meets the second Tuesday of every month in the second floor Founders Room.

• BOOK GROUP: The Read It, Watch It book group of the Piqua Public Library reads the book and watches the movie, then compares and contrasts them. This month’s selection is “Highest Duty.” Group meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

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.

• PORTAL TO PIQUA: Piqua Public Library director and local historian James Oda will share a snapshot of the early days of Piqua. This month, he’ll be taking visitors way back, with a program titled “Prehistoric Piqua: Sticks & Stones.” Meets in the Louis Program Room.

• BP CHECKS: Blood pressure screenings will be provided by Upper Valley Medical Center and the Piqua Public Library from 11:30-1 p.m. near the first floor Circulation Desk.

• 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.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• 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

• 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.

• MEETING: The Fort Rowdy Gathering Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington City Building. Community members are invited help join in as organizers plan for the 25th Gathering.

• CLASS LUNCH: Members of the Piqua High School class of 1950 will meet for lunch at noon at China East in Piqua. Partners and friends are welcome to attend.

• CHICKEN: A baked chicken club sandwich, chips and a pickle will be offered for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Euchre will then begin 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.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anoon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• 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 Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

Friday

• 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.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Join staff for outdoor movie night featuring “Sing” at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library. The movie will begin at sunset (about 9 p.m.) in the library parking lot, bring lawn chairs or blankets. The movie is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes. Kona Ice will be here as well with their cool treats. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• FESTIVAL: St. John’s Catholic Church will hold its annual festival from 5-11 p.m. Hey There Morgan will perform from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Food, rides, bingo, games of chance, raffles and more will be available. Visit St. John’s Tipp City Festival on Facebook for more information.

• BLT: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer a BLT, chips and a pickle for $5. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• 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