Today

• 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.

• MEATLOAF: American Legion Post 43 will be serving Gene’s Best Meatloaf, with scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, with desert for $9 from 5-7:30 p.m.

• NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING: The Southview Neighborhood Association will have a general meeting at 7 p.m. at the Mote Park Community Center. Anyone living or having a business in the area is welcome to attend. Particpants will discuss upcoming fall activities, clean up of the Mote Park area, a recap of the tenant/landlord rights presentation, the CBGD grants available for the neighborhood, and a report from the most recent traffic control meeting. For more information, ontact president Jim Vetter at 778-1696.

Friday

• 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.

Saturday

• 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.

Sunday

• 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.

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, beginning at 2 p.m., with Evan Lanier & the Bluegrass Express. The event will be an open stage bluegrass jam. Free admission and parking. Food and refreshments will be available.

Monday

• 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.

Tuesday

• 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

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: The Children of the American Revolution will provide breakfast for veterans from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Masonic Lodge building 107 W. Main St., Troy, in the second floor dining facilities (elevator available). The guest speaker will be Mayor Mike Beamish, speaking on events coming to Troy and provide updates on projects going on. Come and meet the men and women that fought for, and are still fighting for our freedoms. Come show your support for their sacrifices.

• 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/.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club will sponsor a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the United Church of Christ social hall, 108 S. 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 Community Blood Center “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. 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 welcome.

• COMMISSION TO MEET: The members of the Public Defender Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the offices at 201 W. Main St., Troy.

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.