• BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading is back at the Milton-Union Public Library! The program pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension. Be a part of this weekly mentorship at 6:30 p.m.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. The group listens to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.
• TOASTMASTERS MEETING: Community members can meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, to decide whether to begin a local chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization that helps people think effectively, think clearly and speak confidently in a wide range of situations. Twenty members are required to charter a new club. Current Toastmaster members from other clubs will be available to demonstrate a typical meeting, answer questions, and discuss possible meeting times. Contact Olive Wagar at email@example.com to indicate your intent to attend the meeting. Discover more about the Toastmasters experience at www.toastmasters.org.
• TEXAS TENDERLOIN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve Texas-size tenderloin sandwiches and fries for $5 beginning at 6 p.m.
• LIFETREE CAFE: Lifetree Cafe, located inside St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will offer a program, “Leaving God? Insights From Those Who’ve Walked Away From Church.” Use the Canal Street door and the Walnut Street ramp for the handicapped entrance.
• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza.
• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m. The Schultz Agri display is available through September.
• 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 t immediately 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.
• TINY TOTS: “Tiny Tots” from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an interactive opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The event will include a Spiritual Aims Committee program. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• STORY TIME: All aboard! Get on the Milton-Union Public Library train with two Story Times today – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and Friend Tim Koeller put on stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for preschool children and their caretakers.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Lieutenant Dave Norman from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be speaking on his experience during the Vietnam War.
• SPECIAL MEETING: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will hold a special board meeting for the purpose of approving the FY16 budget at 5:15 p.m. at the ESC Central Office, 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.
• JOHN’S SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer John’s sliders, two for $2 with chips starting at 6 p.m.
• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans Restaurant on Weller Drive in Tipp City will donate a percentage of sales from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 1-8 to the Tipp City Seniors Building Fund. A flier must be presented at checkout and are available from members of the senior center or by calling (937) 667-3051.
• 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.
• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans will offer 10 percent of sales to the Tipp City Seniors through Oct. 7 for those who eat at the Tipp City restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the new site. Tickets, to show at the time of dining, will be available at businesses throughout Tipp City.
• SENIOR LUNCHEON: A senior luncheon will be offered beginning at 11 a.m., with a meal at noon for $6. Doug Christian will be doing a presentation on the history of the Eldean Bridge. Call (937) 368-3700 to make a reservation.
• HAM AND CHEESE: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve ham and cheese on croissant with chips for $3 or have French fries with it for $1 serving from 6-7 p.m.
• KNITTING FOR PATIENTS: Suzie Hawkes will coordinate a knitting activity for cancer patients at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua. Participants will be knitting or crocheting hats and other items to donate to cancer patients at UVMC. Individuals coming to help with this project are asked to bring their own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks. For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., or call 773-6626. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the session. The YWCA is handicapped accessible.
• ANIMAL SHELTER SPEAKER: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library are hosting the director of the Miami County Animal Shelter, Marcia Doncaster, for a special evening at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Ms. Doncaster will speak about shelter statistics, duties of Animal Control Officers, and why licensing your dog is important.
• GARAGE SALE: A community-wide garage sale will be held at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A silent auction, featuring pieces provided by the artists, will begin during the preview party on Friday and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Friday evening activities are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• ART SHOW: The ninth annual Art Show will take place at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the
activity center, 201 S. Main St., one block west of State Route 48 in West Milton. This non-juried show is open to the public and there is no admittance charge.
• 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.
• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer broasted chicken, New York strip steak, fish or sandwiches, from 5-8 p.m.
• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve fish and chicken tenders, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert for $8 starting at 6-7:30 p.m.
• CORN HOLE/HORSESHOES: A corn hole/horse shoe tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at noon. The entry fee is $10. There will also be an all-you-can-eat pulled pork dinner with two sides for $10 from 5-7 p.m.
• PIG ROAST: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host a luau, including a pig roast from 5:30-7 p.m. The menu will include kulua pork (roast pork), oriental vegetables, Ambrosia polynesian (fruit salad), pineapple coleslaw, tangy tropical cake (pineapple dessert), luau punch, and Hawaiian rolls for $10. Entertainment will be karaoke starting at 8 p.m. until close. There will be basket raffles and a hula and limbo contest. Grass skirts are optional. Proceeds will benefit the post maintenance fund.
• 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 our one of the wildlife ambassadors in the Bird Room located downstairs. This event is free with admission to the nature center; BNC members are free.
• LIFE CHAIN: Life Chain 2015 will be from 2-3 p.m. near the Miami County Courthouse in Troy and spread out along Main Street. The hour-long event will be a time of prayer for the unborn, young, disabled, handicapped, ill and elderly. Stations along Main Street will be distributing signs for participant use.
• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Riders of Post 586, Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, home fries, pancakes, waffles, French toast, regular toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.
• BUDDY WITH BELLE: This week Buddy Readers can enjoy “Buddy Reading” with the beagle Belle at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. Buddy Reading pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.
• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Ken Siler will speak on the Hobart Arena renovations and improvements.
• OPEN HOUSE: The Tipp City Seniors will have an open house at 1:30 p.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City, to inform the public of the building committee is doing towards the goal of the new site. Snacks will be provided.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meets 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.