Calendar


Today

• 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 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.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center supporters at Culvers, 2100 W. Main St., Troy, for a Dine to Donate to support the wildlife ambassadors at BNC. Come show your support by eating out from 5-8 p.m. Culvers will donate 15 percent of all sales when a flier is presented at check-out. Fliers are available at www.bruknernaturecenter.com (Click “Dine to Donate”), at the Interpretive Building or email info@bruknernaturecenter.com for one to be sent to you. Good for dine in or carry-out.

• FAMILY FUN: Meet Sgt. Roberts and his K-9 companion, Bear, at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.

• TENDERLOINS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare Texas tenderloin sandwiches with fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

• YOUTH READING PROGRAM: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., will begin its six-week 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 or to register, call Pastor Maggie Sykes at (937) 339-4828 or visit http://Casstownumc.org to download the registration form from the Children’s Ministry page.

• WORK SESSION: The Fort Rowdy Gathering Encampment will have a work party for getting firewood and preparing the campsites for the 2015 Gathering from 6-9 p.m.

• TINY TOTS: Watch the Tiny Tots “fly” today 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 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• CONQUER CLUTTER: Olive Wagar will lead a program on how to conquer your clutter at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.

• PINTEREST BASICS: Learn the basics of Pinterest at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library, and then complete a project. All materials will be provided. Registration is required by calling 676-2731. Refreshments will be served.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its next board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will be at Lost Creek Reserve located at 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 335-6273.

Civic agendas

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

Wednesday

• HEALTH SEMINAR: Presented by Dr. Greg Knoderer, Health and Nutrition 101 will be held at 6 p.m. at The Rehab Center 1306 Garbry Road, Piqua. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Pam at (937) 773-7630.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held. Brock Heath will be speaking about the Troy Festival of Nations.

• STORY TIME: Discover “What’s Out There?” at the two Story Times today with Milton-Union Public children’s librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller — one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for kindergartners through fifth grade and their caretakers.

• 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.

• BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education has scheduled its monthly meeting for at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Tammi Tennison, band president, and Brett Poling, director, will speak about the Piqua Civic Band and its history, youth mentoring and the schedule for the upcoming season. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit http://www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• 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.

• BOARD MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education has scheduled its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

Thursday

• CINCINNATI POPS: A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Robert Trevino, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza, at 8 p.m. The program this year is entitled “Hollywood Classics,” featuring scores from iconic films from across Hollywood’s history. The concert will include themes from early classics such as “Gone With the Wind” and “Modern Times,” as well as more contemporary films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” Additionally, music from the classical repertoire that has also appeared in film scores, such as “Clair de Lune” and “On the Beautiful Blue Danube,” will be featured in the performance. Baritone Brad Jungwirth will sing other film favorites such as “Stars” from Les Miserábles and “Singing in the Rain,” as well as a few fun surprises. In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Christian High School auditorium, 700 S. Dorset Road. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Concert is presented by The Troy Foundation and the City of Troy, and is open to the public at no charge.

• KIDS IN SPACE: The Armstrong Space Museum brings space knowledge and memorabilia to the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The program is geared towards children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Call 698-5515 for more information.

• BOOK GROUP: “Escape the Ordinary” with a special summer book discussion at the Milton-Union Public Library. Pick up a copy at the display inside the library and join the conversation at 6:30 p.m.

• PLANNING MEETING: A planning meeting to plan the 2016 sesquicentennial celebration for Pleasant Hill will be at 7 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument Ave., Pleasant Hill. Committees will be forming to create the celebration event. Bring your ideas and help plan the celebration.

Friday

• LUNCH ON THE LAWN: The Miami County Cattlemen will be having a Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the courthouse. Sack lunch includes ribeye ($7.00) or chopped sirloin ($6.00) sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink.

• 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 $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10.

• SUPER GAMES: Have you ever played with a gigantic checker board or box-sized domino set? Enjoy super-size “Super Games” at the Milton-Union Public Library at 2:30 p.m. The game day is open to the whole family. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: A bluegrass music festival, sponsored by the Bradford Public Library, will be offered from 5-11 p.m. at the Bradford Exempted Village School on State Route 721, north of the village. Bands will include Rum River Blend, New Mountain Heritage, Mad River Railroad, Berachah Valley and Nightflyer. There will be a raffle to help with the expense of the program and food available for purchase.and learn what it means to be a hero to animals.

• DANES ARE COMIN’: Learn about the world of animal rescues at 1 p.m at the Pleasant Hill Library. Meet animal friends.

• SPECIAL MEETING: The Newton Township Trustees will hold a special session in regards to the Leonard Road Drainage Project at 8 a.m. at the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

June 27

• CAR SHOW: The Hobart Relay for Life Car Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hobart parking lots at 701 Ridge Ave., Troy. Registration is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with judging beginning at 3 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee for show vehicles. The event also will feature music, food, door prizes and raffles. For more information, contact Claudia Ritter at (937) 332-2767 or (937) 657-6271.

• POTLUCK AND MUSIC: A potluck dinner and country, bluegrass and gospel music will be offered at the St. Paris park (inside the building). Players and singers are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and your own drinks. A $2 donation is appreciated from anyone over 15. The meal will be at 6:15 p.m. and the music will start at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call (937) 773-0467.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a strip steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $13 from 5-8 p.m.

• FREE MOVIE: Witches, dragons, monsters, and a special son all keep viewers on the edge of their seats in the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee” fantasy epic. The free film starts at 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.

• 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.

• OHIO YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB: BNC’s Young Birders’ Club will meet at the interpretive building from 9-11 a.m. Geared just for students in grades 6-12 with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips, so no additional equipment is needed. As summer sets in all birds should be pretty well settled into nesting sites. This provides a great opportunity to go out and search for and observe the nesting birds in our area. Before heading out we will see the variety of nests made by different species and how they will use anything from twigs, to lichen, or even horse hair to construct their nests. Contact Brian for more information at brian@bruknernaturecenter.com.

June 28

• OUT OF AFRICA: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will host a free program, “Experience Africa: An African Cultural Event,” at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Come and enjoy an afternoon of African music, dance, food and other activities. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.troyhayner.org or call (937) 339-0457.

June 29

• 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 Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• FREE MOVIE: “Big Hero 6” will be offered at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Popcorn will be offered.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Tipp City United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the church Great Hall, 8 W. Main St. with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. 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 Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the lodge multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway with the chance to win a deluxe Hawaii vacation for two. 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 Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

June 30

• 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: Tiny Tots learn that “Soldiers Protect Us” today 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 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• SUPERHERO LOGOS: Create your own logo designs with meltable perler 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.

• MITIGATION MEETING: A FEMA Discovery Mitigation meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy. Make a reservation to Rebecca Leitschuh at Rebecca.leitschuh@fema.dhs.gov or by phone at (312) 408-4421.

• CONQUER CLUTTER: Olive Wagar will lead a program on how to conquer your clutter at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library.