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.

• CLASS LUNCH: The 1953 class of Piqua Catholic will meet for lunch at noon at the Covington Eagles.

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.

Wednesday

• 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.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Ethan Martin from Reading for Change will be speaking about his new business.

Thursday

• 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. 7-8

• MUSIC WAREHOUSE: Music Warehouse, in its 20th year, will present “I Wash Here,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, Piqua. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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.

Aug. 10

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. The guest speaker will be Scott Myers, director of the Miami County Park District.

• MOMS & 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 newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month, the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group delves into two different eras — the 1960s and 1920s — with the book “The Obituary Writer” by Ann Hood. Amazon editors say the story is “part literary mystery and part love story…it examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.” Join the discussion at 7 p.m. in the Milton-Union Public Library.

• 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. 11

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Just in time for back to school! Using composition notebooks, fabric and mod podge, August’s “Pinterest Craft of the Month” is making personalized journals. The craft project happens from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up is required (937-698-5515), as all supplies are provided.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

Aug. 12

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be a luncheon to welcome and show appreciation to all new teachers from Piqua City Schools, Piqua Catholic and Upper Valley Career Center. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KNITTING TIME: Cancer Companion is sponsoring a time for knitting items for cancer patients from 2-4 p.m. at the Lion & Lamb Knit Shop. 6 E. Main St., Troy. Patterns and yarn will be available. Call 339-3113 for more information.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on August 12 at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. In addition to a visit from the Bookmobile, a Park District Ranger will take a hike through the park where participants will learn about Dragonflies and what makes them superheroes. All ages are welcome. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• STORY TIME: “Hurricanes” are the subject at the Milton-Union Public Library Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will hold two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Committee meetings will be held, followed by a board meeting.