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Today

• PROGRAM SET: The Miami and Erie Canal in Miami County: Yesterday and Today will be offered by Andy Hite, site manager for Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robinson Branch of the Miami County YMCA, 3060 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Lunch will be provided by StoryPoint Troy. To make a reservation, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• 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, emailing 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a community blood drive 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford Fire & Rescue will sponsor a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SALAD BAR: Enjoy a salad bar with plenty of toppings for $3.50 or a baked potato bar for $3.50 or both for $6 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 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

• 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

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library and take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshment will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• EUCHRE: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer Euchre at 10 a.m. at the YMCA.

• MEMORY MATTERS: Chair exercise that will help promote good health and a healthy meal with tips from a nutritionist will be offered from 5-6 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation at 440-3600.

• MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

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

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

• ART TALKS: Rusty Harden Studio, 110 E. Main St., Tipp City, will present its bi-monthly Tipp Art Talks & Demos from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Jordan Knepper, director of the Piqua Arts Council. Knepper will provide insight to the behind the scene preparations for what is considered one of the largest fine art exhibits in the Miami Valley, the Piqua Art Show, Sept. 8-29. He will share some of the fundamentals to successfully participate in fine art exhibits. There is no charge and coffee and dessert will be provided.

• GLANCING AT THE STARS: The Bradford Public Library will offer “The Great American Eclipse!” at 6:30 p.m. Paul and Eric Sullenbarger will go in-depth about the upcoming Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The library will have a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses for the first 50 people who attend. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. To ensure that you will receive your free glasses at this workshop, please contact the library at (937) 448-2612. Refreshments will be served.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction beginning at 7 p.m. Auction numbers will be available for purchase. Food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• 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 7-8:30 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

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. The annual luncheon for new teachers in the district will be held. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Children kindergarten through sixth grade and parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome guest speaker Bob Hendrix of Eldercare Choices. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church in Troy will host a community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 South Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SLIDERS: John’s sliders will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 6 p.m. Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2.

• BINGO: Bingo night at Pleasant Hill Library will begin at 6 p.m. Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game, you might even win a prize. This game night is for all ages. Indian’s Pizza of Pleasant Hill is providing prizes for this event. For more information, call 676-2731.

• 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 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.

Thursday

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “The Other Einstein” by Mary Benedict. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• ECLIPSE: At 6:30 p.m., Ron and Joann Wagner, amateur astronomers from the Stillwater Stargazers, will speak about safety for viewing the solar eclipse at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The library will also have safety glasses available courtesy of NASA and other sponsors.

• AFTER HOURS: A Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will celebrate the presentation of the largest schoolyard garden in the county to the Piqua City Schools and Piqua Catholic School. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at 818 Nicklin Ave., Piqua. Make a reservation at www.piquaareachamber.com.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Ohio Lite bingo will follow.

• RUMMAGE SALE: McKendree United Methodist Church, 8679 Dayton-Brandt Road, will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from this year’s rummage sales will benefit the Angel House Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

• KENNEDY TO SPEAK: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument Ave. Pleasant Hill, will host a program at 7 p.m. regarding the life and accomplishments of Clayton Brukner. Patrick Kennedy will be the presenter. Mr. Brukner, inventor and naturalist, left quite a legacy for the residents of the county — The Brukner Nature Center, co-developer of the WACO plane and more. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, and writes “It Happened Years Ago” in the Troy Daily News.

• PULLED PORK: Pulled pork sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5 at 6 p.m. Euchre to follow 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 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 will continue at 7:30 p.m. with 1988 Rocks. The ’80s were known for their “monster ballads,” and this band plays head banging classics by Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Europe, Scorpions and others. 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.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Love. A luau party will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center.

• PORK CHOP: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a smoked pork chop at 6 p.m.

• CREAMED CHICKEN: Creamed chicken over rice, croissants, salad and dessert for $8 will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 6 p.m. Trivia will follow at 6:30 p.m.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The third salad luncheon for the Covington Christian Church will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington. A large assortment of homemade salads, finger sandwiches and desserts will be offered for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The church is handicapped accessible. Apple dumplings will be available by reservation for $3 each or 12 for $30. Contact the church office at 473-3443.

• 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.

Aug. 19

• FESTIVAL: The 24th annual Festival of Nations will take place from 2-8 p.m. on the Miami River levee in Troy. The featured country this year is Ukraine. The festival will also feature The Tamburitzans, a dance group from Pittsburgh performing traditional Ukrainian dances. We will also highlight about 20 other countries including Puerto Rico, Egypt, Japan, Ireland, France and many more. Each country will have a booth at the festival manned by area residents who are ready to share their cultures with Festival goers. For more information visit our website at troyfestivalofnatioms.com.

• 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 CHOPS: 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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A Cruz’n and quarter auction for veterans will be offered at the Troy Eagles Campground, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. Cars, trucks and bikes plus military vehicles on display. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. Registration is $10 ($8 online in advance) for the car show, which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A quarter auction will also be from 5-8 p.m. A 50/50 drawing, door prizes and live music also will be part of the day. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be from 8-10 a.m. for $7. For more information, see www.veteranscarshow.com or call 332-8852.

• FANDOM CLUB: Teens 18 and under are invited to share their favorite anime, manga, and more at Teen Fandom Club from 1-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• LAUGHTER YOGA: Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing for a new exercise routine. Guest instructor Linda Andriacco from Sinclair Community College, Life Long Learning Educations, will lead a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. A complimentary lunch will be provided by StoryPoint. For reservations, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony-Conover Road, Troy, will offer an ice cream social from 3-6 p.m. The event will include homemade ice cream, pies and desserts and their church’s famous barbecue.

• CRUISE IN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host the 12th annual Cruise-In from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your custom, classic cars, trucks or motorcycles. Registration fee is $5. Shelter, food and drinks will be available and a DJ will entertain from noon to 3 p.m.

• MUD VOLLEYBALL: Co-ed mud volleyball will be offered beginninat at 10 a.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of US Route 36 and Alcony-Conover Road. For team information, call 368-3700 or visit abgraham.org.

Aug. 20

• SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY: The Lincoln Community Center, along with local business, nonprofit organizations and private donors, will give away school supplies to Miami County youth at 2 p.m. Haircuts also will be offered by local barbers and beauticians. Registration is limited to 350 students. Register by calling (937) 335-2715.

• MAYORS’ CONCERT: The theme for the 2017 Troy Mayors’ Concert is “Travel the World,” and the concert this year will have an international flair. This year marks the 25th annual concert featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Summer Chorus. Guest flutist and West Milton native Kathryn Williams also will perform. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Prouty Plaza. The rain location is Hobart Arena. Handicapped parking will be available and Girl Scouts will assist with wheelchairs.

• 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 bird life. Come enjoy the camaraderie in the third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars are available for use.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Hero Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in “Hero Dogs.” This month our special guests will be the Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs. These animal heroes will demonstrate how they assist with search and rescue operations. 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.

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

• PRAYER WALK: Members and leaders from the Miami East area churches will meet at 6 p.m. in front of the Miami East Schools Administration Building for a prayer walk. Participants will circle the school buildings to pray for the students, faculty, staff and administration as they begin a new school year. The walk is sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, Casstown United Methodist Church, Cove Springs Church and Fletcher United Methodist Church.

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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