Calendar


Today

• BAKED SPAGHETTI: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer baked spaghetti, salad and garlic bread for $8 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• PIZZA HOAGIES: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza hoagies at 6 p.m.

• HAM DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 586, Tipp City, will prepare ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7.

Saturday

• MEETING SET: Reservations are due today for the noon July 15 meeting of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection to will be held at the Troy Country Club. The feature will be Katie Siudyla from Grand Rapids, Mich. Music will be by Morene Stickrod from Troy, and the speaker will be Katie Siudyla from Grand Rapids, Mich. A complimentary nursery is provided by calling Diana Hutsell at (937) 667-2376 and is located at the Nazarene Church located on State Route 55.

Lunch is $12.50 inclusive and reservations are due on July 11, 2015 and can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new location, Lowe’s parking lot. Regular early offerings will be available.

• FUN FEST: Open Arms Church, 4075 S. Tipp-Cowlesville Road, will offer a free fun fest from noon to 4 p.m. The event will include free food, ice cream, horse rides, a fire truck on display and more. For more information, call (731) 610-5661 or (937) 667-0527.

• CANOE FLOAT: The Miami County Park District will hold a canoe program at 9 a.m. Participants will meet at Hobart Arena parking lot (check in at Troy Aquatic Park entrance) in Troy and be transported by bus to the canoe launch where they will take a leisurely float back down river to Hobart Arena parking lot. Registration fee is $5 per person. Registration is required. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult with parental consent to participate. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• ICE CREAM: The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold an ice cream social from 2-4 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. The VIP’s will be serving up ice cream for all. Come relax in the park, play some old-fashioned lawn games such as croquet and corn hole, then take a peek inside the beautiful, historic Knoop house. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton. Tours of the house will be given by the VIPs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• BOOK EVENT: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 1-3 p.m. in the Heidelberg Auditorium for a summer book event. Meet the center’s featured authors: David Fitz-Simmons, Jamie Johnson and Zoe and Ray Mueller. Explore the amazing, up-close worlds of common North American animals — from butterflies and birds to frogs and fish—with award-winning photographer and writer David Fitz-Simmons. With the help of the audience, David will perform parts of his “Curious Critters” picture books, including his newest title, “Curious Critters Marine.” The show includes puppets and take-home activities for all children. Meet some of the wildlife ambassadors of Brukner Nature Center that inspired Jaime Johnson’s picture book, “The Ghost of Donley Farm.” Participants will explore the awesome adaptations and features of hawks and owls, and discover why some animals are better suited for the day, and others for coming out at night. Part of the proceeds of “The Ghost of Donley Farm” will go to Brukner Nature Center. Zoe and Ray Mueller will take us on a photographic journey in “Family Tree — Tale of a Tail,” a book in real time about red tailed hawks who establish residence in a feisty locust tree to raise a family. The event is free with paid admission of $2.50 for per person or $10 for a family of four or more for non-members; BNC members are free. Cash or check.

• DISCOVERY DAYS: Join Brukner Nature Center staff on the second Saturday of every month this summer from 2-4 p.m. for hands-on fun for all ages, including adults. Staff will be bringing nets out and catching dragonflies, going to the creek and searching for crayfish and learning to use binoculars as we search for backyard birds all with the help of a BNC Naturalist. Each program will include something cool you can take home to remember all you’ve learned. Registration preferred, but not required. Free for BNC members, non-member admission fee is $2.50 per person or $10 per family.

• POCAHONTAS: Come to the Troy-Miami County Library for a “Pocahontas” event at 11 a.m. at 419 W. Main St., Troy. Participants will “meet” historic heroine Pocahontas through activities and crafts. This program is for ages 6 and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Gover Harley-Davidson in Piqua will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. 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 fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FREE MOVIE: It may be a sequel, but this hero with the super-serum and famous shield is better than ever! Enjoy the free film on the “big screen” at Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee” at 2:30 p.m. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.
• HISTORY ALIVE: Reenactors will gather at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) to 1862 (Camp Piqua) at the Johnston Farm, Piqua. A variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times Piqua has ever seen. The Johnston Home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past. Regular site admission applies $9 per adult, $4 for children 6-12, AAA and senior discounts honored, free for Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members, and children 5 and under.
• SENIORS GOING OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will be eating out at 4:30 p.m. at El Sombrero, Troy. All seniors are welcome. At 6:30 p.m., participants al will be playing Euchre at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, open to the public for a $2 donation.
• CHICKEN ON THE PIT: The Men’s Auxiliary of Piqua VFW Post No. 4874, 8756 N. County Road 25-A, will offer chicken on the pit beginning at 5 p.m. The meal will include a half chicken and two sides for $7.50.
• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale, sponsored by St. Boniface/St. Mary churches, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. Lots of sale items, baked goods, a food stand and complimentary religious articles will be part of the event. The sale will continue from 7:45 a.m. to noon Sunday.
• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.
 

Sunday

• VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The Fletcher United Methodist Church presents VBS 2015 — “Message Received” from 6-8 p.m. The program is open to children ages 5 through fifth grade, with games, snacks, singing, and much more.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Storybook Trail “Discovering Nature’s Alphabet” from 5-8 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone in Troy. Join a park district naturalist in reading a story along the trail. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• 5K RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. Free health assessments will be given by Miami County Public Health. Register online at AllianceRunning.com. Registration fee is $20 for pre-registration and $25 for day of registration. For more information, visit AllianceRunning.com or MiamiCountyParks.com.

• KIDS DAY: The Troy Fish & Game will have a kids day with ODNR shooting at 10 a.m. and a fishing derby at 1 p.m.

• HISTORY ALIVE: Reenactors will gather at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) to 1862 (Camp Piqua) at the Johnston Farm, Piqua. A variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times Piqua has ever seen. The Johnston Home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past. At 1 p.m., the Tipp City Canal Jumpers will bring 1860’s base ball back to the Johnston Farm as fielders, strikers, and the behind show us the beginnings of America’s pastime. Regular site admission applies $9 per adult, $4 for children 6-12, AAA and senior discounts honored, free for Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members, and children 5 and under.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale, sponsored by St. Boniface/St. Mary churches, will be offered from 7:45 a.m. to noon at the Caserta Activity Center, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. Lots of sale items, baked goods, a food stand and complimentary religious articles will be part of the event.

• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will prepare an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy, biscuits, French toast, regular toast, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

Monday

• VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The Fletcher United Methodist Church presents VBS 2015 — “Message Received” from 6-8 p.m. The program is open to children ages 5 through fifth grade, with games, snacks, singing and more.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Paul Bremigan, Troy High School basketball coach, will speak.

• MOMS AND 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 0 to five years of age. 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 going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• TRAINING CAMP: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. for the program “Superhero Training Camp” at 6:30 p.m. Test your superpowers through games and activities. This program is for children of all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• WHAT’S YOUR STORY: Kids have the opportunity to write their own story or create their own comic book at the Milton-Union Public Library. Budding authors can join children’s librarian Wendy Heisey from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl turns the spotlight on her mother in “Not Becoming My Mother: And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way.” Going through a stash of letters and diaries after her mother passes away, Reichl finally understand the full extent of her mother’s sacrifices, and acknowledges her mother as both the source and inspiration behind her success (according to Booklist). Read her tribute and discuss the book with the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listenersgather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women are listening to “Sisterchicks on the Loose” by Robin Jones Gunn while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• SALAD AND POTATOES: Enjoy a baked potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or have both for $6. at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, beginning at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The Fletcher United Methodist Church presents VBS 2015 — “Message Received” from 6-8 p.m. The program is open to children ages 5 through fifth grade, with games, snacks, singing, and much more.

• YOUTH READING PROGRAM: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., offers reading program for youth entering grades K-6. Program runs Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and includes crafts, games, music, tips for healthy living, lunch, an afternoon snack, and presentations by special guests. For more information, call Pastor Maggie Sykes at (937) 339-4828.

• TINY TOTS: What’s that loud siren? That’s what Tiny Tots will be asking today from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This program is for children from newborns to preschoolers and their caretakers and includes stories, games, songs and crafts.

• TEEN TIE DYE: Wear your creativity! Bleach or tie dye clothing items at the Milton-Union Public Library with Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt today at 2:30 p.m. Bring your own items to dye; all other supplies are provided. This free program is for ages 12 and up.

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Make a “prism of light” with mason jars and glass beads at the July “Pinterest Craft of the Month” at Milton-Union Public Library from 6-7:30 p.m. All supplies are provided and registration is required. Call 698-5515 to sign up.

• BIRTHDAY PARTY: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will celebrate their quarterly birthday carry-in starting at 6 p.m. Participants will be celebrating birthdays for July, August and September. Come and help wish them a happy birthday and bring your favorite dish to share. A cake and paper products will be provided.

• CLASS MEETING: The Piqua High School class of 1951 will meet at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington at 11:30 a.m. No reservations are required. Orders will be placed from the menu.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. Josh Bunch will be speaking on Crossfit and how it is for every age.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Bookmobile will make a stop at 2 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve. The event will include family-friendly activities, story times, and make and take crafts. To make a reservation to attend, call 335-6273.

• SUPERHERO ADVENTURE: Children of all ages can come to the Pleasant Hill Library at 1 p.m. and enjoy a story, craft and her activity. The event will be held every Wednesday.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commercie Drive, Piqua. Beth Deutscher, executive director, will speak on the Home Ownership Center of Greater Dayton and St. Mary Development Corporation. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Miami County Parks District’s John De Boer talks about rocks and “The Power of Kryptonite” at a special Story Time today at the Milton-Union Public Library. The program is geared towards kindergarten through fifth graders and is offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 560 S. Main St.

• CRAFTACULAR: Adult Services Specialist Kim Brubaker hosts a special craft night starting 6 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. Registration is required, as all supplies are provided. Call 698-5515 to reserve a spot.

• TOM’S COOK: Come to the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, and enjoy a sandwich from Tom’s cook. Never more than $3 from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday

• CONQUER CLUTTER: Olive Wagar, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, will be your hero in your quest for organization at 6:30 p.m. at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, visit www.organizedbyolive.com.

• ROCK MAN: Mike Manning, a.k.a. “The Rock Man,” holds a special program at the Milton-Union Public Library tonight. He will share his experience as a rock hunter and collector, and give each child a geode to take home! The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 698-5515 for more information.

• HIGH NOONERS: The ladies of Milton-Union Public Library’s “High Nooners” book discussion group get their reading selection from Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month” this time. “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes, is a love story between a shy caretaker and a caustic wheelchair-bound man that ends in a catharsis that will wring out your heart and leave you feeling fearless, according to Amazon. Join the discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve sloppy joes sandwiches for $3, French fries for $1 and cookies two for 50 cents beginning at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• HERB SOCIETY: The Miami County Herb Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve. The program will be “ Homeopathy — What is it?” presented by Amy Stueve. Guests are welcome.

July 17

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will again have salad luncheons on the third Friday of each of the next five months. The lunch includes a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Diners can enjoy the specialty, “hot chicken salad.” A drink is included for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington, and is air conditioned and handicapped accessible.

• PULLED PORK: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a pulled pork sandwich and baked beans for $8 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• STEAK DINNER: The Troy Fish & Game will offer New York strip dinners beginning at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN AND RICE: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve sweet and sour chicken over rice, salad and dessert for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

July 18

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new location, Lowe’s parking lot. Regular early offerings will be available.

• OLD COUNTRY: The People Of The Ohio Country will be at the Overfield Tavern Museum, 201 E. Water St., Troy, from 1-5 p.m. There will be demonstrations in the backyard of the museum of everyday activities such as cooking, fabric dying, leather craft and other skills common to pioneer life on the Ohio Frontier. For more information visit the museum website at www.overfieldtavernmuseum.com or on Facebook at Overfield Tavern Museum.

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

• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 9 p.m. at the center. Exploring the BNC woods during the day can be fun but being able to explore at night is an adventure. Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.

• PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky at 10 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike.

• SHRED FEST: Shred Fest 2015 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

• FREE MOVIE: A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry in this free film at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.”

• RIBS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer barbecued ribs beginning at 6 p.m.

• OPEN HOUSE: The West Milton Fire Department will have an open house and car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station. Visitors can come tour the station and look through the fire trucks. Those interested can get their car washed, with all donations going to the John Schultz Christmas Fund to help local families in need during the holidays.

• KARAOKE: American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.