Calendar


Today

• 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.

• SANDWICHES: Come and see what Tom’s Cook has to offer at the American Legion Post 586, Tipp City. Serving sandwiches from 6-8 p.m. for never more than $3.

Thursday

• CLASS LUNCH: The 1956 class of Piqua Central High School will hold its monthly lunch meeting at noon at Heck Yeah, 5795 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. All class members and friends are welcome.

• JOSEPH SINGS: The entertainer “Joseph” will sing songs and tell stories at the Milton-Union Public Library tonight. The free program starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 698-5515 for more information.

• FLY HOME: Children can attend a “Fly A Hero Home” program and enjoy a story and craft at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library.

• SOCIETY MEETING: The Miami County Herb Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve. The program will be “Cooking with Herbs” presented by Elaine Richards. Guests are invited.

• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will serve sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $3, French fries for $1 and cookies two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

• TURKEY HOTSHOTS: American Legion Post 43 will be serving turkey hotshots opened faced, with mashed potatoes, stuffing and dessert from 5-7:30 p.m. for $9.

Friday

• CONQUER CLUTTER: Be a superhero with professional organizer Olive Wagar and “Confidently Conquer Clutter” with her interactive presentation at the Milton-Union Public Library. The program goes from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to bring a lunch. Call 698-5515 for more information.
• OUTDOOR MOVIE: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” will be offered at sunset outside at the Pleasant Hill Library. Call 676-2731 for more information.
• PORK CHOPS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare pork chops, green beans, salad and roll and butter for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.
• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Women’s Fellowship of the Covington Christian Church will again have salad luncheons on the third Friday of each of the next five months. The lunch includes a large assortment of homemade salads, desserts and finger sandwiches from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Diners can enjoy the specialty, “hot chicken salad.” A drink is included for $6. Carry-outs are available upon request. The church is located at 115 N. Pearl St., Covington, and is air conditioned and handicapped accessible.

Saturday

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Casstown Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the fire department, 4210 E. State Route 55. Enjoy homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pies and other homemade desserts. All proceeds go to the Casstown Fire Department.

• FAMILY PICNIC: Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road, Troy, will offer a family picnic from 1-3 p.m. at the church. A cookout with all the summer fixings will be offered.

• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FREE MOVIE: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and boy prodigy Hiro is the subject of this animated film offered at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” Enjoy the free movie on the “big screen” at 2:30 p.m. 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.

• SEEN ME?: Discover unknown children in your family tree at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Learn how to find them, with the help of Amy Tennant, using record searches in FamilySearch.org.

• FREE WORKSHOP: A free mini workshop, “Goodbye Clutter, Hello Treasures,” will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon by Olive Wagar, owner of Organized by Olive LLC, at the Primm ‘N Proper, 115 E. Main St., Troy.

• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 9 p.m. Every month BNC naturalists plan a nighttime adventure in to the Brukner woodlands. Exploring the BNC woods during the day can be fun but being able to explore at night is an adventure! Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.

• PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky at 10 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike.

• LIBRARY ADVENTURE: A Saturday Library Adventure will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for children ages 6 and older. “Super Snacks” is the theme; test your super senses to guess the snack.

• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.

Sunday

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista from 2-4 p.m. Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends. All levels of birders welcome. Good binoculars are available for use. Free and open to the public.

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

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. 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.

June 23

• 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.

June 24

• 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.

June 25

• 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.