Today

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Laura Williams and Marie Carity from Miami East will speak on the FFA and Farm Bureau.

• WILD JOURNEYS: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. for a Wild Journeys program. Did you know that 90 people of people that visit national parks don’t walk further than 100 yards into them? In 2014, BNC’s Curator of Wildlife Becky Crow led a group of nine individuals on a trip that covered nearly 40 miles of the park (on foot) in just six days. From the east side, to the south side; the top side to the wet side, we welcome you to come discover the flora, fauna and grandeur of Glacier National Park. This program is free for BNC members; non-member admission is $5 per person and includes refreshments. Cash or check only.

• 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.

• 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.

• BOOK CLUB: Join participants for a lively discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s adult book club at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Maximum Ride, The Angel Experiment” by James Patterson for the month of July.

• BOOK CLUB: The Book Lovers Anonymous Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Participants read a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 120, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOINS: The American Legion, Tipp City will offer tenderloin sandwiches and French fries for $5 beginning at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• 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.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held. AAA of Miami County will speaking on the vacation season and the many destinations here and abroad.

• TINY TOTS: It’s the “Dentist to the Rescue” today at Tiny Tots – get your toothbrush ready and show off those pearly whites! Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey leads the newborn to preschooler program from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton.

• LOGO LAB: Create your own logo designs with meltable beads and other artistic mediums at the Milton-Union Public Library with Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt from 6-7 p.m. The event is free with all supplies provided. Ages 12 and up.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Bookmobile will make a stop at 2 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, Troy. 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 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be presented by Spiritual Aims Committee. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• CARNIVAL: Summer Reading Programs are coming to a close, and the Milton-Union Public Library is ready to celebrate the winners! The Children’s Carnival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is open to all kids that have completed a summer reading log. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• MOVIE SET: The Troy-Miami County Public Library will offer a movie, Dolphin Tale 2,” on “the big screen” and freshly popped popcorn at 10 a.m. at 419 W. Main St., Troy. The movie is rated PG and runs for 107 minutes. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Thursday

• COMPLETION PARTY: Join others for the Summer Reading Challenge completion party at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Drop in anytime from 1-3 p.m. for some food and fun activities at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• CHICKEN SALAD: The American Legion Auxiliary, Tipp City, will prepare chicken salad croissant sandwiches with chips for $4 starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m.

Civic agendas

• Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information.

• The Covington Street Committee will meet following the regular council meeting.

• 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.

July 31

• LIVE MUSIC: The Humps & the Blackouts will play at The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp, or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10.

• PIZZA NIGHT: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza night beginning at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Culver’s of Troy will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2100 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave – Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the CBC “Get on Board – Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• PHILLY CHEESE: The American Legion, Tipp City, will offer a philly cheese steak sandwich and French fries for $6 starting at 6 p.m.

Aug. 1

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass on the Mountain will be at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Featuring The Legendary Larry Sparks and other bands beginning at noon. Admission is $20, children under 12 free with paying adult. Bring lawn chairs. For more information visit www.vfwpost6557.com or call (937) 698-6727.

• LEWIS AND CLARK: Join staff, along with guest Mark Cusac, at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, at 1 p.m. to find out what nourished the Lewis & Clark expedition from 1804-1806. Some of the foods will surprise, astonish, and shock you. You may even meet a famous person from the past. This event is for ages 16 and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CREATURE FEATURE: Brukner Nature Center is home to over 50 Wildlife Ambassadors, native Ohio species unable to survive in the wild. Come join a BNC wildlife educator from 2-3 p.m. and meet “Flying Mammals” in the Bird Room located downstairs. This event is free with admission to the nature center. BNC members are free.

• CREEKIN’ FOR CRITTERS: The Miami County Park District VIPs will hold their “Creekin’ for Critters” program from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Access, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. Join a park district naturalist and play in the woods. Explore the creek and discover the tiny animals living there. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet. Snacks will be served by the park district VIP’s. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Aug. 2

• HONEY HARVEST: Come enjoy the sweet taste of summer at Brukner Nature Center’s annual Honey Harvest at 2 p.m. presented by the Miami Valley Beekeepers Association. Learn all about the process of beekeeping from setting up the hive to processing the honey for your table. Enjoy a taste of this season’s hard work, courtesy of the honey bees at Brukner Nature Center. Free and open to the public.

Aug. 3

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listenersgather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This group of women listens to a lighthearted book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

Aug. 4

• ADULT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike at 9 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Park District Naturalist Sassafras Susan as she heads out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced and usually last around two hours. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The city of Troy will host a community blood drive from 4-8 p.m. as part of the annual “National Night out” celebration. The Community Blood Center (CBC) Bloodmobile will be in the Hobart Arena parking lot off Adams Sreet, adjacent to the levee festival area. National Night Out is open to the public with food and entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave — Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the “Get on Board — Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Aug. 5

• HAZARDOUS WASTE: A household hazardous waste dropoff will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sanitary Engineering Department, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be “Vietnam on My Mind,” a collection of short stories of human interest that take place in a Vietnam setting by Robert Brundrett. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

Aug. 6

• CHESS CLUB: The Checkmate Chess Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. The chess club is open to everyone with an interest in the game, even if you’ve never played before, and it is a great activity for the whole family. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• LIBRARY FRIENDS: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. New members — or just willing volunteers — are more than welcome.

Aug. 7

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 from 6- 8 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• PUPPET SHOW: Join staff for the final summer reading event of the year at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 1:30 p.m. to watch a puppet show, enjoy ice cream immediately following, and don’t forget to turn in your completed reading log. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• SPIDER SNIFF: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Spider Sniff” program from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover the fascinating world of these eight-legged creatures as you take a journey on a fun filled, spider-sniffing adventure! Make sure to bring a flashlight. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Aug. 8-9

• OVI SKIRMISH: The 110th OVI Skirmish will be at the VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, and hamburgers are available on the range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Breakfast will be served both Saturday and Sunday from 6:30-10 a.m. Visitors are invited to come see the excitement of the Civil War.

Aug. 8

• 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.

• BREAKFAST BUFFET: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer breakfast buffet from 6:30-10 a.m.

• REUNION: The Wray-Pullins fourth annual family reunion will be at The White House at SpringMeade, 4375 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Social will will be at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 pm. Bring a main dish and a salad or dessert to share, table service and drinks.

Aug. 9

• BREAKFAST BUFFET: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer breakfast buffet from 6:30-10 a.m.

• TRAIL RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information visit AllianceRunning.com or MiamiCountyParks.com.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Storybook Trail “Under One Rock” program from 3-6 p.m. at Twin Arch Reserve, 3147 N. County Road 25-A, north of Troy. Join a park district naturalist in reading a story along the trail. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• REUNION: The 8th annual Algernon-Sidney Plunkett Ohio reunion wil be at The White House at SpringMeade, 4385 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Fellowships begins at noon, followed by the meal at 1 p.m. Bring a meat and side dish and a salad or dessert to share, along with drinks for your family. Table service and to-go containers will be furnished.