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Today

• LUNCHEON: All former employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to a luncheon and 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jack’s in Covington. No reservations are needed as participants will order from the menu. Come and enjoy fellowship and share memories with old friends. For more information, contact Nancy at 473-3337 or Judy at 214-2036.

• REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Music Warehouse is hosting the Second annual summer boot camp or “Music Warehouse in a week!” This is limited to students entering third grade up through eighth grade. Only 100 students may participate and the deadline to register is June 1. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-30 at Piqua High School’s Center for the Performing Arts. A performance for the public will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 30th at Piqua High School. The participation fee is $10, which covers the cost of the T-shirt. Each student will need white shorts and white tennis shoes for the performance. Forms may be downloaded from the Music Warehouse website at www.musicwarehousepiqua.com or contact made with Sena Alberts (937) 773-8198.

• GARAGE SALE: Hoffman United Methodist Church will have its annual garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 201 S. Main St., West Milton. Most items are 25 cents. Proceeds go to local missions. The church is handicapped accessible.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Mid-County Church of Christ in Troy will help boost the Memorial Day holiday week blood supply and kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1580 N. Dorset Road. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BIRDERS: BNC’s Young Birders’ Club will at Brukner Nature Center. 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. For more information, contact Brian at brian@bruknernaturecenter.com.

• DINE TO DONATE: Come treat yourself to ice cream while helping the wildlife ambassadors at Brukner Nature Center. Cold Stone Creamery, 1187 Experiment Farm Road, Troy, will donate a percentage of all sales to Brukner Nature Center from 6-9 p.m. No flier is needed. Participants will also get a chance to meet a wildlife ambassadors up close from 6-8:30 p.m.

• PIZZA BURGERS: Pizza burgers will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. ta the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5. Euchre will begin at 7 p.m. for $5.

• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: An homemade ice cream social will be from 5-7 p.m. at Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford. The menu will include four flavors of ice cream, hot dogs, ham, sloppy joes and chicken sandwiches. Cake, pie and drinks also will be available.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• YARD SALE: The Brandt Lutheran Church, Rout 40, west of State Route 201, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• CHESS CLUB: Take a break from the summer heat and join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a game of chess. Learn a new skill and challenge your friends; you’ll be amazed at how your game will improve. Chess club is at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month; all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Friday

• CHICKEN FRY: A three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad will be offered for $8 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Chicken livers also are available.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda in Tipp City will help boost the Memorial Day holiday week blood supply and kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FISH OR CHICKEN: Fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• FESTIVAL: St. Mary Parish Festival will be held Friday, June 2, from 6-11 p.m., Saturday, June 3, from 3-11 p.m. and will continue on Sunday, June 4, from 1:30-7 p.m. It will feature rides, live entertainment, food, cake booth, kiddieland, pony rides, games of chance, corn hole tournament, grand raffle and more.

• BURGERS: Jalepeno burgers will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: The Community Night Summer Concert Series kicks off it’s 26th season in downtown Tipp City on North Second at Main streets. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15p p.m. with Scott Le, followed by the RoadTrip Band at 7:30p.m. Lee is a folk singer and songwriter from Troy, and RoadTrip, based out of Cincinnati, is a high energy, multi-era cover band that has found the perfect blend of classic rock, country, blues, and disco. In case of bad weather the concert will be cancelled. For more information, call (937) 667-3696.

• YARD SALE: The Brandt Lutheran Church, Rout 40, west of State Route 201, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Saturday

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy United Methodist Women will be holding a Strawberry Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Pancakes, sausage, and fresh strawberries will be served. A free will offering is suggested with the proceeds to fund local missions.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• RAILROAD FESTIVAL: The Bradford Railroad Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 200 N. Miami Ave. in Bradford. Admission is $5 for adults, $15 for families, $3 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Much of the village’s railroad history will be on display at the festival, which will feature tours of Bradford’s railroad tower, artifacts from the railroad, exhibits on the role of railroads throughout the nation’s history, army vehicles and a working model of the village’s railyards. The festival will also feature a Carillon Park train ride, train-related games and vendors, telegraph school, videos and movies about trains and live entertainment. Rocky Run, a bluegrass band, will perform at the festival starting at 1 p.m.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer grilled or fried tenderloin sandwiches with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m. A tractor pull will begin at 2 p.m.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• ORIENTATION: Eagles’ Wings Stable Inc. will hold its quarterly volunteer orientation at 9 a.m. at 5730 N. Washington Road, Piqua. For more information, visit www.eagleswingsstable.org.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• TACO WINGS: Taco wings will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. That Band will begin at 7:30 p.m.

• YARD SALE: The Brandt Lutheran Church, Rout 40, west of State Route 201, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon today.

Sunday

• STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: The 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the downtown and on the levee. Entertainment, food, arts and crafts and more will be available.

• PLANE RIDES: WACO’s flying season’s opener coincides with the Troy Strawberry Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Park at WACO, take a plane ride, then shuttle on down to the festival. Plane rides are $100 per person and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the museum for more information at 335-9226.

• CEMETERY WALK: The seventh annual cemetery walk, “If Tombstones Could Talk …,” sponsored by the Tippecanoe Hist0rical Society, will be from 5-7 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery on South Hyatt St. in Tipp City. The rain date is Sunday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. The family history of local painter Roger Haas will be shared by David Glaser, Jean Glaser Ware and Reed Hass. Bob Bartley will give the history of American Legion Post No. 586 at their memorial. Ralph and Nel Rodenberg who owned a decorator store and were involved in the community, will be shared by their son, Bill. Gordon Honeyman will portray L.T. Ball, Tipp Schools superintendent for many years. Susan Furlong and Marilee Lake will portray the infamous “Mast Girls,” Erma and Danza, and the history of their family. If it is too difficult for you to navigate the cemetery grounds you are welcome to drive from site to site. There will be people from the Society at the entrances to provide maps of the walk. For more information, call Paula at 545-5201 or Susie at 698-6798.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Breakfast is open to the public from 8-11 a.m. Adults are $7, children under 10 are $3.

Monday

• AUDITIONS: Do you act, sing, dance, rap, perform stand-up comedy or spoken word, play an instrument, or have another entertaining performance? The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library wants to see your talent and will be holding auditions Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. The Home Grown Talent Show will be July 14 at 6:30 p.m. with prizes. Schedule your audition at the library or by calling (937) 676-2731.

• CLASS LUNCH: Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon at the Covington Eagles.

• RUBENS: Ruben sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

Tuesday

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library to Cool off & Color this summer. Take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshment will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• COSI: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library and drop in anytime between 4-7 p.m. to enjoy a visit from COSI. COSI Science Spots are colorful hands-on science exhibit kiosks and will be available throughout the library. Participants will have the opportunity to play, explore, and learn. Activities are suitable for adults and children of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be hosting 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.

Wednesday

• PURKE TO SPEAK: Terry Purke will be the featured speaker at the 9 a.m. coffee and doughnuts breakfast at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. He will be demonstrating “History In a Box,” a new project to engage adult groups and school children to see American war eras come alive with actual artifacts from the Museum Valley Veterans Museum. This successful project has had several showings, with curator Terry Purke taking participants around a war in 60 minutes. He will also share new developments at the museum, including personal audio tours developed in coordination with Dr. Ruth Barney’s internship program at Edison State Community College. An elevator is available. Free coffee and doughnuts.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood driv from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ Social Hall, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will offer line dancing at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St.

• SLIDERS: Two sliders with toppings and chips for $2 will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 starting at 6 p.m.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting, “Piqua Arts Council Update and Upcoming Events” with Jordan Knepper, PAC executive director, at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A,Piqua. Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July. The meeting will be held in the hospital lower level Conference Room A. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The program will be by Caitlin Mikula from Hollister. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at (937)440-4706.

• CLASS LUNCH: The class of Piqua Central High School 1961 willl meet for lunch at the 311 Draft House on Main Street, Piqua, at 12:30 p.m. Bring your spouses or significant other, participants wiill order off the menu.

June 8

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. The entertainment will be banjo music.

• HAM AND CHEESE: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with chips at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

June 9

• STEAK: New York strip steak will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Public Library is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon. The CBC Bloodmobile will be at 419 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• PORK CHOPS: Grilled pork chops, baked potato, salad and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

• BEE A GARDENER: Join staff of the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 1 p.m. for “Bee a Gardener” presented by the Miami County Parks District. Visit with a naturalist at the Pleasant Hill library to explore pollination through books and gardening. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Quest Program, travel the Storybook Trail, and receive a rock. This program is one hour long and is best for ages 4 years and up. For more information call (937) 676-2731.

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