Calendar


Today

• 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.

• SUMMER EQUINOX EXHIBIT: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. for a summer equinox exhibit and presentation featuring artist, Anne Balogh and USFWS Biologist Donnie Knight. Enjoy some homemade lemonade, plus summery treats and sweets as you take in the new art gallery exhibit by Balogh. Anne is a biologist/environmental educator by day, artist by night, finding inspiration in nature and her experiences as a biologist. At 7:15 p.m., participants will settle into their seats for a presentation by Donnie Knight, coordinator of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. The USFWS is taking a leading role in our national recovery efforts focusing on monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Admission for this seasonal celebration is $5 for BNC members and $10 for non-members. All proceeds from this event, including the sale of the artwork, will support the center’s first Monarch Celebration on Sept. 12, to educate and empower monarch recovery.

• 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.

• MOVIE RESCHEDULED: The “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” will be offered at sunset. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 32 minutes. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

Saturday

• 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.

• COMMUNITY DAY: The Fletcher Fire Department will hold Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firehouse, 6605 State Route 589, Fletcher. A special dedication ceremony in memory of Dwayne Bercott will be at 10:30 a.m. CareFlight is scheduled to land at noon, weather permitting. Other departments and local vendors will also be on site and children will have the opportunity to “gear up” and try their hand at using the fire house. Free hot dogs, chips and water will be offered.

Sunday

• 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.

• SUMMER CONCERT: Troy Civic Band will present “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” at 7 p.m. in downtown Troy on Prouty Plaza. Director Bill McIntosh has chosen favorite music from the films “April in Paris,” “Hatari,” and “The Great Race.” A jazz ensemble and special guest artist will present cool music on a hot summer night. Please bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, concert will be moved to the air-conditioned Troy Christian High School, 700 S. Dorset Road. The event is free. For more information, call 335-1178

Monday

• 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.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Demetri Woods, OSU Extension 4-H coordinator, will speak.

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.

July 1

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

• 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.

• INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: West Milton will begin its 4th of July celebration from 6-10 p.m., including amusement rides, games, food and more. Pre-sale tickets are $6 for five (one ticket per ride) at Curry’s Video, Miami Valley Lanes, Owl Drugs and Wertz Variety. Pre-sale ends 5 p.m. today. Cost of tickets at the park are $2 each or 10 for $19. Armbands are $18, allowing unlimited rides on the day of purchase.

• BOARD MEETING: The Forest Hill Union Cemetery Board of Trustees will conduct a 2016 budget public hearing at noon in the cemetery office 8660 N. State Route 66, Piqua.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the church multi-purpose room, 1431 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.

July 2

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Piqua Knights of St. John will host a blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne 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.

• 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.

• INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: West Milton’s 4th of July celebration continues from 6-10 p.m., with amusement rides, games, food and more. Tickets are $2 each or 10 for $19. Armbands are $18, allowing unlimited rides on the day of purchase. West Milton Lions Club will host Bingo in the Lion Shelters from 7-10 p.m.

• GRAND MARSHALL: The Fourth of July grand marshall program will be at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Cake and refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

• SUMMER CONCERT: The Piqua Civic Band begins its summer concert season at 7 p.m. at Hance Pavilion under the direction of conductor Brett Poling. The band will salute great Americans in honor of the 4th of July weekend. Selections will include “Yankee Doodle,” Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” Elvis Presley’s “Golden Hits,” “America the Beautiful,” a patriotic sing-a-long and more. The band’s guest vocalist for the evening will be Dr. David Sievers, professor of vocal music at The University of Dayton.

July 3

• INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: West Milton’s 4th of July celebration continues from 6-10 p.m., with amusement rides, games, food and more. Tickets are $2 each or 10 for $19. West Milton Lions Club will host Bingo in the Lion Shelters from 7-10 p.m.