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Today

• 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.

• WRITE NIGHT: Children K-6 are welcome to come to a creative writing program every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each week will have a different writing prompt to get kids writing every week this summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. No sign ups are required to attend.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Boathouse Restaurant.

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

• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. Those interested in improving communication and leadership skills are welcome to attend.

• 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 Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices.

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.

• HISTORICAL PROGRAM: Join staff at the library to learn about Marion Hoover (1870-1964) from his great-grandson Rex Maggert. Rex will be dressing up, talking about the local history of trolley cars and steam engines. The program will be held at the Milton-Union Public Library in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be held every Tuesday at the Milton-Union Public Library from 11-11:30 a.m.. Toddlers ages 1-3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• 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 are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed up 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, meet from 7-8:030 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

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 drive 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.

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

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will host Becky Miller from the program Children of the American Revolution. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• 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.

• STAUNTON ALUMNI: The Staunton School alumni will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy.

• 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.

• 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 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

• 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.

• LEGO MANIA: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library every Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and also Saturday afternoons June 3 and 17 from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• PAPER BLOOMS: Make a new type of flower each week out of paper. Return each week to have a beautiful bouquet by the end of summer. The program will be each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

• KIDS CRAFT: Kids K-6 can come to the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to make a craft. All supplies will be provided and no sign ups are required to attend.

• 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.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: The Fort Rowdy Gathering Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Versailles on South Central Street, in the large tent. Preparations are being made for the 25th Gathering, and ideas are needed. For more information, call (937) 676-3381 or email frgpublicity@aol.com.

• 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.

Civic agendas

• The Lostcreek Township Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. at Lostcreek Township Building, Casstown.

Friday

• GARDEN SHOW: The 19th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be from 6-8:30pm Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event has unique local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talent, along with food and music. The anticipated annual event is located at 1058 Knoop Road, 2 miles east of Troy off State Route 41. Admission is $5. Contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904 or acornstudio1@frontier.com for more information.

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

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy-Miami County 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.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Jungle Book” (2016 Version) rated PG at 1:30 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Miami County Courthouse is joining the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign by hosting a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the OSU Meeting Room, 215 W. Main St., Troy. 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.

• 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) 622-1294.

June 10

• GARDEN SHOW: The 19th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event has unique local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talent, along with food and music. The anticipated annual event is located at 1058 Knoop Road, 2 miles east of Troy off State Route 41. Admission is $5. Contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904 or acornstudio1@frontier.com for more information.

• FISH FRY: An all-you-can-eat fish and smelt fry will be offered by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 5 p.m. The meal also will include french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9.

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City is helping kick off the Community Blood Center “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” campaign with a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A. 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.

• EUCHRE: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at Pearson House in West Milton at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

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

• FAMILY PICNIC: In honor of Flag Day, the Piqua-Lewis Boyer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a family picnic at 12:30 p.m. at the Troy Community Park, shelter No. 7, 200 Adams St., Troy. Children’s activities are planned and guests are welcome. Drinks will be available. Please bring your favorite family-sized dish to share.

• ROBOT: Teens 18 and under are invited to check out the new Sphero robot at the Milton-Union Public Library. The robot is controlled by an app that teaches students computer science, program coding, and all while having fun. The STEAM lab will be from 1-3 p.m.

• FUN FLY: The Upper Valley Fun Fliers will host their annual Fun Fly at the field on Troy-Sidney Road in Piqua beginning at 9 a.m. Area club members and their radio-controlled aircraft will be onsite. The rain date is Sunday.

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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