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Today

• BOOK SALE: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will be hosting their fall book sale. All proceeds will help fund library programs and services. The book sale is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• FLY-IN: The annual WACO Vintage Fly-In will be held at WACO Historic Field, Troy. The event will include kid’s activities, rides, a parade of WACOs and more. Admission is $6 daily or a weekend pass for $10. Students are $3 or a weekend pass for $6. Visit www.wacoairmuseum.com for more information.

• LASAGNA DINNER AND BINGO: A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route 36 in Conover, will serve a meal from from 5-7 p.m. including lasagna, salad, applesauce, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under $3. Carry out is available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. with 20 games. For more information, call (937) 368-3700 or go to abgraham.org

• REUNION: A Laura, Ohio, reunion will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. at 1 N. Main St., Laura. Bring your own drinks, snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Pat Berry at (937) 698-3246 or Tawni Barton Gettinger at (937) 698-2309.

• 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 2 p.m. on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• CLASS REUNION: The Piqua High School class of 1987 will have its 30th class reunion at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Banquet Hall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua. The price is $10 per person, payable at the door, or in advance by sending to Chrissy Latham, 108 Blackwell Drive, Piqua. Make a reservation on the classes Facebook page or text or call (937) 301-0051. Appetizers, music and some drinks will be provided; bring your own drinks if you want something specific.

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

• INSECTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Incredible Insects” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn all about insects. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike. 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.

• BUGS: The Miami County Park District will offer a Girl Scout “Brownie-Bugs” program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• HIKER: The Miami County Park District will offer a “Brownie-Hiker” program from 4-5:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Work towards earning your merit badges. Class fee $3 per scout. Preregistration as a troop is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

Sunday

• FLY-IN: The annual WACO Vintage Fly-In willl be held at WACO Historic Field, Troy. The event will include kid’s activities, rides, a parade of WACOs and more. Admission is $6 daily or a weekend pass for $10. Students are $3 or a weekend pass for $6. Visit www.wacoairmuseum.com for more information.

• CONCERT: Tippecanoe Community Band will present a free concert at 4 p.m. at Piqua’s Hance Pavilion, 1110 N. Forest Ave., Piqua. The band is directed by Gail Ahmed, a music educator from Tipp City, and an adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College in Piqua. The Fall Festival of Music at Hance Pavilion will include selections from the Big Band era, music for military heroes, marches, plus familiar themes of masked heroes from film and Broadway: “Batman,” “Spider Man,” “Superman,” “Zorro,” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

• 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 available for use.

• 5K: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K, trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. The pre-registration fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Register online at AllianceRunning.com. Day of registration is $25. Visit MiamiCountyParks.com for more information.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Summer Dog Olympics” from 1-3 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants can bring out their dogs and take part in the Summer Dog Olympics. Compete in popular dog games such as water trials, high jump, broad jump, catch the ball and many more. 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu” by Joshua Hammer. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

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

Monday

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• HOT DOGS: A hot dog bar with all the fixings will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $4.

• 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.

• 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

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in council chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

Tuesday

• CHAT AND CHEW: Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a yummy snack at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. We will be eating, drinking, sharing, and inspiring each other’s next book choice.

• PICNIC: A picnic in the park with dinner, games and prizes will be offered at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. If it rains, the event will move inside. Make a reservation at 440-3600.

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center, followed by lunch at noon.

• 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 offered from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Newborns to age 3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

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

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction, doors open at 6 p.m. Auction numbers will be available for purchase and food will be offered at reasonable prices from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its next board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will be at Lost Creek Reserve located at 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy.

• 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. 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

• BINGO: Meet new friends and have fun playing this classic game at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. in Pleasant Hill. This game night is for all ages.

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

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, in Piqua. Catalyst Program CEO and Troy native Capt. Daniel Hance will discuss how those exiting the military can take part in a five-to-eight-week how the skills they learned in the military will transition into the civilian work force. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 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.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome Brian Martin from the Miami Valley Parkway Commission. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

• 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.

• 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

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: This interactive program from 10-11 a.m. will combine active games, early literacy, and fun for all ages. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose Room at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St.

• COVER TO COVER: Kids in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities, and crafts from 4-5 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, 419 W. Main St. An after-school snack will be provided.

• AUTHOR TO SPEAK: The Troy Historical Society will host baseball book author Mike Lackey of Lima as the featured speaker at their meeting at 7:00pm at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The author of “Spitballing: The Baseball Days of Long Bob Ewing,” Lackey will present a program titled “Long Bob Ewing and the Cincinnati Reds at Midway Park.”

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Blood pressure checks will be at 11 a.m. Entertainment will be offered by Spittin’ Image.

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

• GARAGE SALE: Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, will offer a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• CHICKEN: Sweet and sour chicken over rice will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5. Serving will begin and 6 p.m. with 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-Anon 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.

Sept. 22-23

• FESTIVAL: The Fifth annual St. Boniface Oktoberfest will be on the parish grounds, 218 S. Downing St. The festival will feature an authentic cabbage roll dinner and a variety of other foods, music, raffles, children’s rides and games. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday and 2-11 p.m. Saturday.

• BOOK TALK: Melanie Forde will share her experiences writing and publishing two books “Hillwilla” and “On the Hilwilla Road” at the Milton-Union Public Library at 6:30 p.m. These titles will be available for purchase as the author will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the library.

Sept. 22

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center at 10 a.m. A luncheon, a Taste of Elegance, will be provided by Brookdale’s Chef Bill, and Liz Carroll, at 1 p.m.

• MOTH WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a moth walk at 9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. A black light and sugar bait will be used to lure in these beautiful insects. This is the first of two moth walks this summer. Make sure to attend both as there will be different types of moths at the beginning and end of the season. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GARAGE SALE: Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, will offer a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be serving fish and/or chicken tenders, French fries, hush puppies and dessert beginning at 6 p.m. Adults $8 and children under 10 are $4.

• 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.

Sept. 23

• MUSIC FESTIVAL: Exploring the roots of our American musical heritage with seven bands on two stages at the Rhythm and Roots Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Features food vendors, a pie party, artisan and music vendors and an historic vintage vinyl exhibit. Musicians include Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, The Typical Johnsons, the Great Northern String Band, Terry Harmonica Bean, Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder, the New Old-Fashioned, and Rum River Blend. Admission is free.

• 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.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m.

• POLLINATOR WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Pollinator Walk at 10 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover the wonderful world of pollinators. Learn about butterflies, bees, wasps, ants and other pollinators as we sugar bait them for a closer look at these beautiful beneficial insects. This program is connected to the pollinator walks series. The Pollinator Walks focus on daytime pollinators. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• HOLIDAY ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Holiday Archery program at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. The class will be held at the following times: from 9-10:15 a.m., from 10:30-11:45 a.m., from 12:30-1:45 p.m., from 2-3:15 p.m. and from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Celebrate upcoming holidays by shooting at themed targets. There will be targets for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Equipment provided. Prerequisite: the Beginning Archery class. Class size limited. Pre-registration required. Class fee $10. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• NIGHT SONGS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Night Songs Walk” program from 9-11 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Music and nature go hand-in-hand at this unique night hike. Take a casual walk around the Reserve with park district naturalist John De Boer as the music of his Native American Flute intertwines with the sounds of nature at night. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FAIRY HOUSES: The Miami County Park District will hold the Storybook Trail “Fairy Houses” program from 3-5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Bring your child to the park to read a storybook along the trail. The program is designed to get children outside and connecting with nature while keeping up on their reading skills. Ask the local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BEER GARDEN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586, in conjunction with the Mum Festival, will host a beer garden (open to the public) along with food offered at reasonable prices beginning at noon until 10 p.m. Karaoke will also be held at the post from 7-11 p.m.

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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