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Today

• 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 starting at $8 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda of Tipp City will host a “Get on Board” blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Community Blood Center (CBC) Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Road. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” surfboard T-shirt, and everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

• EXHIBIT OPENS: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will present From Africa. This free and open to the public exhibit includes objects from across the continent of Africa. The display will run June 5 through Aug. 2. Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Community Night Summer Concert Series kicks off its 24th season in downtown Tipp City at North Second and Main streets. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with Pourover, and new to the Community Night stage Southbound at 7:30 p.m. In case of bad weather, the concert will be cancelled. For more information, call (937) 667-3696. Pourover is an acoustic rock trio from Kettering that plays classic and modern rock, as well as original music.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare fish and chicken tenders, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and dessert for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday

• TRACTOR PULL: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a car show at 1 p.m. and a tractor pull at 2 p.m. Food and drink will be for sale. Bring lawn chairs.

• HISTORICAL PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will present a program titled, Unearthing Your Roots With Ohio’s Newspapers on “Chronicling America,” at 10 a.m. at the Piqua Public Library’s Louis Room, 116 W. High St. Piqua. Speaking will be Jenni Salamon, coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Winchester at stefalx@msn.com or (937) 307-7142, like them on Facebook or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmchgs/

• CREATURE FEATURE: Join a Brukner Nature Center wildlife educator from 2-3 p.m. and meet “Amphibians” in the Bird Room located downstairs. Did you know that toads use their eyeballs to help them swallow their food? Or that salamanders can breathe through their skin? Come learn how to distinguish which eggs belong to a toad vs. a frog, what different types of tadpoles look like, and how to recognize frog and toad calls. Some ambassadors will be on hand to demonstrate their amazing adaptations. This event is free with admission to the nature center and free for BNC members.

• GARAGE SALE: Covington Christian Church will be holding a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot behind the church, at 115 N. Pearl St. Covington. Proceeds will benefit 16 church members to go on a mission trip to inner city Atlanta, Ga.

• FREE MOVIE: Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures appear in this computer animated film. Enjoy the free movie on the “big screen” at 2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Miami East girls soccer team will offer a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the AB Graham Center, Conover. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for $6 per person. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will help the girls pay for team camp and summer tournaments.

• 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.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, from 7 p.m. to close.

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Troy First United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m. at First Place with proceeds supporting the churches efforts to fight human trafficking. Free will donations will be accepted. Call 335-2826 for more information.

• SPECIAL PROGRAM: A special program called Laura Ingalls Wilder Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bradford Public Library. Staff invites all children grades 3-6 to come and learn more about her famous life. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library at (937) 448-2612.

Sunday

• TOMBSTONE WALK: The fifth annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk …” will be from 5-7 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery, south of Hyatt Street, Tipp City. The rain date is 5-7 p.m. June 14. Phil and Mose Wampler will be telling the story of Phillip Ward Wampler and their family. Scott Hoover will play the part of John Nunlist as he tells the family history and their connection with The City Hotel (now the Hotel Gallery). Susan Furlong will portray Maude Brown Fox. She lived on the Glen Forest Farm for 52 years. This site is now known as The Willow Tree. Stan Evans will portray Samuel Sullivan, a local teacher and businessman and the father of a Miami County judge. Nevin Coppock will be portrayed by Galen Gingrich as he shares the family history. This was a large family that was very education oriented. Nevin Coppock School is named for his service to the schools and community. If it is difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds, participants can drive from site to site, but not block the drive when parking. There will be people from the Tipp City Historical Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For more information, call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Riders Post 586, Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, French toast, regular toast, home fries, fruit, cinnamon rolls and juices.

• DINE TO DONATE: Enjoy a meal out and benefit the Miami County 4-H program at the same time. The Bob Evans in Troy, 1749 W. Main Street, is hosting a “Dine to Make a Difference” fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales to the Miami County 4-H Program when a flier is presented at check out — valid on dine in or carry out. Fliers are available in the Ohio State University Extension, Miami County office, at miami.osu.edu, or the Miami County 4-H Facebook page.

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.

• POTATOES AND SALAD: Come and enjoy a baked potato bar for $3.50 or salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, from 6-7:30 p.m.

• DINE TO DONATE: Enjoy a meal out and benefit the Miami County 4-H program at the same time. The Bob Evans in Troy, 1749 W. Main Street, is hosting a “Dine to Make a Difference” fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales to the Miami County 4-H Program when a flier is presented at check out — valid on dine in or carry out. Fliers are available in the Ohio State University Extension, Miami County office, at miami.osu.edu, or the Miami County 4-H Facebook page.

Tuesday

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Using polymer clay, make a lace embossed dish at the June “Pinterest Craft of the Month” at Milton-Union Public Library from 6-8 p.m. All supplies are provided and registration is required. Call 698-5515 to sign up.

• TINY TOTS: Discover the “Hero Inside Me!” at Tiny Tots from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• HISTORY RECORDINGS: The third and final spring oral history recording session will take place at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Building on South Miami Street. A new panel will continue to discuss the history of West Milton businesses past and present. The panel will consist of Karen Callahan, Larry Dehus, Mark Hamler, Janet Riedel, Robert Johnston, Jordan Siler, Tom Wolfe, David Law, Craig Coate, Mark Kroplin and Brian Rudy. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. For more information, call Barb at (937) 698-6559.

Wednesday

• IDITAROD PROGRAM: Karen Land, a three-time participant in the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska, will discuss how she got involved with sled dog racing and what led her to participate in the sport’s most grueling race in a talk at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, with her dog, Romano. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121.

• SELF DEFENSE: A self defense class, taught by Sgt. Nate Collett, will be offered from 6-8 p.m. at the AB Graham Memorial Center, Conover. The class is $5.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held with committee meetings, followed by a board meeting.

• STORY TIME: Special guest John De Boer from the Miami County Park District teaches Milton-Union Public Library patrons to “Be Nice to Spiders” during the weekly Story Time. Meet him at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in this event geared toward kindergarten to fifth graders.

• 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.

• TOM’S COOK: Tom’s Cook will again surprise visitors with his sandwich of the week at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, for no more than $3 from 6-8 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: A deluxe Hawaii vacation is up for grabs at the West Milton Lions Club blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at the West Milton United Church of Christ, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Blood Donor Board Meeting” 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 for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

• ALUMNI MEETING: The Staunton School Alumni will be meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy. Participants welcome all graduates and any attendees of the school and friends. For more information, call Shirley at (937) 335-2859.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Jeff Montgomery, plant manager at Indudstry Products, will speak. 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 Garbry Wood Reserve, Piqua. The event will include family-friendly activities, story times, and make and take crafts. To make a reservation to attend, call 335-6273.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Children can bring a clean white T-shirt to the Pleasant Hill Library from 1-4 p.m. to design their own super hero shirt or cape.

Thursday

• STORY TELLER: Chris Rowland brings his guitar and his puppets to the Milton-Union Public Library for a special storytelling and music program. The kids program goes from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

• SUPERHERO TRIVIA: Get your smart device and brush up on your comic book knowledge for “SuperHero Triva” with Young Adult Specialist Dawn Merritt at the Milton-Union Public Library. The trivia competition kicks off at 6 p.m. and is open to all ages.

• HAMBURGERS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will offer hamburgers with toppings for $3, fries for $1 and cookies two for 50 cents from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• COMMUNITY MEETING: The Tipp City Historical Society will sponsor a community meeting at 7 p.m. at the government center on South Garber Drive, Tipp City, to share memories of Jointer’s, Tipp Motor Sales, the Picture Show, the go kart track on Shoup Road, Dorsey’s grocery store, and Cramer’s and Smith’s drug stores. Participants will share memories, look over souvenirs and memoribilia.

June 12

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy-Miami County Public Library will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors receive a free T-shirt, snacks and everyone who gives blood will be entered into a drawing to win a Hawaiian vacation for two. Sign up at the library, through the link on the library’s website at www.tmcpl.org, or call Erin Mattan at (937) 339-0502, Ext. 117, to make an appointment.

• FREE MOVIE: Edison Community College will offer a free viewing of “Despicable Me 2” at 8:30 p.m. The viewing will be held outdoors in the courtyard at the Piqua Campus and is open to the community. The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 38 minutes long. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Free popcorn will be provided. The movie will be moved indoors to the Robinson Theater if inclement weather should occur. For more information, contact Nate Cole at ncole@edisonohio.edu or (937) 381-1555.

June 13

• COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., Casstown, will participate in the Casstown Community Yard Sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large variety of items will be sold, with proceeds going toward the church’s “Imagine No Malaria” mission to purchase insecticide-treated bed nets throughout Africa. In case of bad weather, items will be displayed in the church basement. For more information, call Pastor Maggie Sykes at (937) 339-4828.

• WORK SESSION: The Fort Rowdy Gathering Encampment will have awork party for getting firewood and preparing the campsites for the 2015 Gathering from 8 a.m. to noon.

• 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 $8 from 5-7 p.m.

• FREE MOVIE: Bring the thunder with a Nordic superhero at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” Enjoy the free film on the “big screen” 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.

• DAR MEETING: The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a Flag Day luncheon at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Amos Center, 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney. The program is on colonial toys and games to be presented by Jean Muetzel, SW OSDAR district director. A noon luncheon of salad plate (chicken salad, cottage cheese, fruit) and punch or coffee will be provided by Dorothy Love. The cost is a $5 donation to their Alzheimer’s unit. Members can pay the day of the meeting; however make a reservation for a count is requested by June 8 to Debbie Miller (513) 867-0445 or Bonnie Lair (937) 771-3099.

• DISCOVERY DAYS: Come join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers on the second Saturday of every month this summer from 2-4 p.m. for hands-on fun for all ages, including adults. We’ll be bringing nets out and catching dragonfl ies, going to the creek and searching for crayfish and learning to use binoculars as we search for backyard birds all with the help of a BNC naturalist. Each program will include something cool you can take home to remember all you’ve learned. Registration is preferred, but not required. Free for BNC members, non-member admission fee is $2.50 per person or $10 per family.

June 14

• BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Bluegrass will be offered beginning at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, with Laural Mountain Bluegrass. This will be an open stage bluegrass jam. Admission and parking are free and food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

• FLAG DAY CONCERT: The Tippecanoe Community Band will present a free “open-air” concert at the covered Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, 1000 N. Forest Ave., Piqua, at 3 p.m. The 40-member band is directed by Gail Ahmed. Concert will feature American marches, melodies from World War II, and “God Bless America.” Audience members are encouraged to wear patriotic colors or military attire. Past and present military will be honored. For more information, call (937) 335-1178.

June 15

• 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: He’s a socially inept scientist who’s tone deaf to irony. She’s an edgy young woman whose fallback mode is sarcasm. Put them together, and hilarity ensues in Australian IT consultant Graeme Simsion’s first novel, The Rosie Project (according to an NPR review). Join the hilarity with the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• 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.

• SPIDERS: Children can visit with the Miami County Park District and their Spiderman Rocks program at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library.

• HOMETOWN HEROES: Various community vehicles will be assembled in the parking lot of the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a good photo opportunity.

June 16

• BOOK DISCUSSION: Come to the Pleasant Hill library’s book discussion group at 4:30 p.m. and share in a book discussion with other book enthusiasts. Participants will be reading and discussing “The One That Got Away,” by Simon Wood. The Kindle Your Interest in Books Club is open to all adult and young adult readers. The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. For more information, call the Pleasant Hill library at (937) 676-2731.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots focuses on “Heroes in My Family” today from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Parents who have children in the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s summer reading program can bring their children and a clean white T-shirt to the library from 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. to trace, design and color their own superhero shirt.

• KINDLE CLUB: Come to the Pleasant Hill Library’s book review group and share in a book discussion with other book enthusiasts at 4:30 p.m. The group will be reading “The One That Got Away,” by Simon Wood. Open to all adult and young adult readers. Light refreshments will be served.

June 17

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will host a blood drive from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the church’s large meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and those 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 1-800-388-GIVE.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held. Brad Denson will be speaking on the upcoming Miami Valley Music Festival.

• STORY TIME: Be “Quick as Lightning!” at both Story Times today at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join childrens’ librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for preschool children 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.

• KNITTING TIME: Cancer Companions 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. Those interested are asked to bring their needles and yarns. The event will be held every Wednesday.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Mike Barhorst, editor of the Piqua Post, will speak. 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/.

• 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.

• T-SHIRT MANIA: Adults can bring a clean white T-shirt to the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5-7 p.m. to trace, design and color their own shirt.