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Today

• QUILT DISPLAY: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 W. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, will feature quilts during the month of November. The center is open every Monday from 3-7 p.m. A variety of new and vintage quilts are on display. For more information, visit PleasantHillHG@yahoo.com.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• EAT FOR CHANGE: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, will have a fundraiser at Chipotle in Troy beginning at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from those who attend and bring a flier, which is available on the organization’s Facebook page, will be donated to Joshua Recovery Ministries for recovery help in Troy.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots from newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• JOKES: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for Laughing at Stress. With the holidays comes stress for many people. Alisha Barton, program coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences for the OSU Extension Office in Miami County, will be discussing using humor to deal with stress. No registration is required; call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information.

• HAM AND CHEESE: A gourmet ham and toasted cheese sandwich will be served with tomato bisque soup at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

• The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center.

• The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in council chambers.

• The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building.

• Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

• Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington.

• The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. (January and Feb. meetings are on 2nd Monday.)

Tuesday

• BOARD MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be offered from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Newborns to age 3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• EUCHRE: A Euchre tournament will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center. Blood pressure and blood glucose checks will be offered from 9-10 a.m., as well as exercise at 9:30 a.m.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction beginning at 7 p.m. Auction numbers will be available for purchase. Food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• TURKEY SUPPER: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The meal includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and an assortment of pies. Free will donations will be accepted with proceeds going to the Missions Project. Carry-out meals will be available.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

Civic agenda

• Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill.

Wednesday

• DINNER: The public is invited to the annual Covington Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Worship Service, sponsored by the Covington Ministerial Association and area churches. The free meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. The Community Thanksgiving Worship Service will begin at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and service will be held at the Covington Christian Church at 115 N. Pearl St.

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis club’s Spiritual Aims Committee will present a program during the Piqua Kiwanis luncheon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will team up with Community Blood Center to host a Thanksgiving eve blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. The “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club will team up with Community Blood Center to host a Thanksgiving week blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ Social Hall, 108 S. Main St. The “Buckeye Blood Donor” football T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• MEETING: The Concord Township Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 due to the holiday.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

• GRANDMA’S KITCHEN: Grandma’s Kitchen will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. in the activity center in Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The suggested donation is $7 for adults and $3 for a child’s smaller portion. Carry-outs and delivery are available by calling the church office at (937) 698-4011.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

Thursday

• PILGRIM PEDAL: A Pilgrim Pedal Ride will be offered in Troy on Thanksgiving morning at 8 am. It will start at Treasure Island and head north on the bike path. Those interested in riding the full ride will go to Piqua, around Linear Park Trail and back to Troy, which is approximately 20 miles. There is a good chance that there will be those who will ride a shorter distance.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire dinner will be from 5-7:30 p.m., with trivia to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43, Troy.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Spirituality Group AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Tri city Group AA meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. at Troy Abundant Life Church, 661 County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Thursday-Friday

• LEGO CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: The Bradford Public Library is inviting all the Lego lovers to help build the annual Lego Christmas Village and Santa Claus Town. A new project will be added this year. All Legos will be provided. Come in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m. to 12:3o p.m. Saturday. The second Saturday to help build the Christmas project will be Dec. 2 during the same times. This activity is recommended for kids 8 through adult. The Christmas Village and Santa Town will be displayed throughout the library with the names of the builders.

Friday

• HOMETOWN HOLIDAY: Troy’s annual Hometown Holiday event will be held in downtown Troy, with events beginning at 4 p.m. with the opening of the Kris Kringle Market. Carriage rides are to start at 5 p.m., the live radio broadcast is to start at 5:30 p.m., followed by activities, music, a poem read by the mayor, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, leading up to the tree lighting to be as close to 7 p.m. as possible.

• PIZZA: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza night beginning at 6 p.m.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. A celebration of all November birthdays also will be held.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The New Wise Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Bethany Center, corner of South and Roosevelt streets, Piqua (enter in the back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-129.

Nov. 25

• BEEF STEW: The Troy Fish & Game will offer beef stew dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

• HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS: Bradford’s Hometown Christmas with Christmas lighting of Idding’s Park and two dedications at Bradford Public Library will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. with the dedication of the library’s new digital sign, from donations by internationally known author and Bradford resident, John Scalzi and from memorial gifts to the library. The lighted Railroader located beside the digital sign, is donated by the GRO Garden Club of Bradford. The new Christmas lights at Idding’s Park, across from the library, were made possible from area contributions of businesses, organizations and individuals. The event also will include instrumental songs, holiday singing, inspirational speakers, face painting and the annual visit from Santa. Cookies, cake and other refreshments will conclude the evening events in the library’s Community Room. The face painting and children’s visits with Santa will take place within the library. For more information, contact the Sue Vickroy at 448-2844 or the library at 448-2612.

Nov. 26

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast will be offered beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• ROCK HOUNDS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “Rock Hounds” from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Drop by to learn all about rocks. Participants can learn to identify different types of rocks and how they were formed. A roving naturalist will be on-site to answer questions and facilitate activity. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• MUSIC IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Ancient Music” program from 6-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of ancient music and nature. Bring a blanket or a chair. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Nov. 27

• QUILT DISPLAY: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 W. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, will feature quilts during the month of November. The center is open every Monday from 3-7 p.m. A variety of new and vintage quilts are on display. For more information, visit PleasantHillHG@yahoo.com.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BOOK CLUB: Join staff for a book discussion at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be reading and discussing “Three Junes” by Julia Glass for the month of November. This debut novel spans a decade in three tangentially interlocking stories concerning the McLeod family. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Nov. 28

• DRAWING ROOM CHAMBER CONCERT: Western Ohio Tuba Quartet will bring in the holiday season at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. This unique instrumentation delivers a rich and resonant sound in a variety of musical styles, from arrangements of classical composers such as Gabrieli, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, to modern American music, marches, and jazz. Admission is free.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be offered from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Newborns to age 3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will offer crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• CARRY IN: The Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, will have a carry-in luncheon at noon.

Nov. 29

• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: Executive director Karen Wendeln of the Piqua Community Foundation will speak during the Piqua Kiwanis luncheon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/

• MEETING: The Concord Township Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

• PERI MEETING: The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. Enter parking lot from Downing Street. Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Lunch reservations needed by today by calling Beth at 335-2771. The featured speaker will be Ohio Senator Bill Beagle. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

Nov. 30

• STATE OF THE STATE: The Miami County Chambers of Commerce will offer the State of the State Legislative Update Breakfast with State Senator Bill Beagle and State Representative Steve Huffman to discuss 2017 state legislative issues. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Fort Piqua Plaza, 308 N. Main St., Piqua, fourth floor, and the program will begin at 8 a.m.

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Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at mvallieu@aimmediamidwest.com or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events