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. 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.

• BOARD MEETING: The Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of approving personnel recommendations and financial information. An executive session for for the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or official, or the investigation of charges or complaints against an employee, official, licensee or student requests a public hearing will follow.

• PIZZALOIN: Ever had a pizzaloin sandwich? Come to the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, and try one for $5 with French fries from 6-7:30 p.m.

Civic agenda

• 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.

Tuesday

• 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.

• DESIGN A LOGO: Tap into your inner superhero and design your own logo at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Logo Lab” as part of its Summer Reading Program. Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt is hosting the lab from 6-7 p.m.

Use perler beads and shrink plastic to design and meld a new creation. The event is designed for teens and is completely free. All materials will be provided.

For more information about this or other summer events, call 937-698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

• 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.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commercie Drive, Piqua. Lorie Simpson, a workforce improvement specialist, will present “What is Supervisor Boot Camp?” For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• 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 Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. Dave Pinkerton and the Bell Quartet will be entertaining the group.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Thursday

• 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.

• CHESS CLUB: Challenge your friends or learn a new skill at the Checkmate Chess Club 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.

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.

• 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.

July 4

• 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.

• INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: West Milton’s 4th of July celebration takes place from noon to 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 3-10 p.m. Fireworks will be at 10 p.m.

July 6

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. The day will include a business meeting.

July 7

• 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.

• EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike at 9 a.m. at Twin Arch Reserve, 3147 N. County Road 25-A. Join Park District Naturalist Sassafras Susan as she heads out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced and usually last about two hours. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.