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Today

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a trustees meeting at 10 a.m. and have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Entertainment will be bingo.

• 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.

• DOWNSIZING: StoryPoint Troy will sponsor a presentation focusing on “Downsizing, Relocating and More …” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Allen Nelson will also discuss other options for getting your house emptied and ready to put on the market. To make a reservation, contact Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182 or kosting@storypoint.com.

• WOODLANDS PROGRAM: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for an Ohio Woodlands program at 2:30 p.m. Come laugh and sing along with Chris Rowlands from Aullwood Nature Center, meet Bernard the turkey vulture, and help make a woodland mural. This program is one hour long and for children of all ages. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TEEN PAINT NITE: Join staff at 6 p.m. for Teen Paint Nite at the Pleasant Hill Library. Teens will be painting on a canvas panel at this free event. Registration is required and limited to 20 teens. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register or for more information.

• TACO SALAD: Taco salad will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 for $5 a serving beginning at 6 p.m. Stay and enjoy Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BICYCLE MAINTENANCE: A free bicycle maintenance class will be offered at 7 p.m. at J&D Bicycles, 500 N. Elm St., Troy. The class will also offer preventative maintenance tips. Bring your own bicycle.

• WACO: Join the WACO team at 1 p.m. as they bring the fun of STEM to the Pleasant Hill Library. All school-age children are invited to help save a drowning dog by designing a life jacket with the supplies provided. Do you think you can “Save Max?” For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

Friday

• CHICKEN SALAD: A chicken salad wrap will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• MOVIE: The Milton-Union Public Library will show “Race to Witch Mountain” rated PG at 1:30 p.m.

• TIE DYE: Bring your white clothes to dye at the Milton-Union Public Library at the annual tie-dye day. The event will be held outside on the lawn from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sign up is required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.
• SINGALONG: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will have a Broadway singalong with David Wion beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 116 W. High St. Free tickets are available to those 21 and older at the library.

• COMPUTER Q&A: A local expert will be offering 30-minute help sessions at 9:30 a.m. for those who need help with their computers at the Milton-Union Public Library. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign up is required, so call the library at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

• BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The annual Bluegrass Music Festival will be from 5:30-11 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditeria. There will be six bands performing throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase. An ongoing raffle with many donated prizes is being offered at the Bradford Public Library to help offset expenses.

• MOTH WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a moth walk at 9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover some of the most gorgeous nighttime critters, moths. A black light and sugar bait will be used to lure in the insects. This is the first of two moth walks this summer. Make sure to attend both as there will be different types of moths at the beginning and end of the season. This is part of the pollinator walk series focusing daytime and nighttime pollinators. Pre-register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ART: The Oakes-Beitman Public Library staff love’s art and it shows! Join them for I ♥ Art at 1 p.m. at the library. It’s back and it’s for everyone, all ages are invited to join us as they chalk the library walk and the block. Motivate your child’s imagination and self-expression with this fun workshop. This program is for ages 3 to school age, no registration is required. For more information, call the library at (937) 676-2731.

• GRILLED CHICKEN: Enjoy a grilled chicken dinner at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The Riders will prepare chicken, baked potato, veggie and salad for $8. Serving starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• RIVER FEST: The Treasure Island River Fest will be offered at Treasure Island Park, 439 N. Elm St., Troy. A day of activities is planned. The Chase will perform at 7 p.m. Food trucks will be on-site. Visit www.troyohio.gov or www.greatmiami.net for more details.

• HEALTH FAIR: Lincoln Community Center and other organizations will offer a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 650 Olympic Drive, Troy. All ages are invited to partipate and there will be give-aways, health screenings, fitness challenge, a food truck and entertainment.

• STEAK FRY: A steak fry dinner will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 5-8 p.m. The T-bone steak dinner will include salad, baked potato and a roll for $15 from 5-8 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.

• KITCHEN CREATION: Make food and eat food at the Milton-Union Public Library. Create fun snacks using the George Foreman grill and play fun games at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1-3 p.m.

• POLLINATOR WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Pollinator Walk at 10 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and learn about butterflies, bees, wasps, ants and other pollinators as participants sugar bait them for a closer look at these beneficial insects. This program is connected to the pollinator walks series. The moth walks focus on night time creatures that are attracted to the bait and the Pollinator Walks will look at the daytime pollinators that are attracted to the same bait. Pre-register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• ADVENTURE CHALLENGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Stillwater Adventure Challenge at 12:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Teams of two will compete against others in several different outdoor challenges to earn points and win prizes. Some of the challenges include canoeing, orienteering with a compass, geocaching, fishing, archery, photo scavenger hunt and more. Prizes will be awarded. Registration fee is $25 per team. All teams must pre-register in order to compete. 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. 104.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold the Storybook Trail “The Other Way to Listen” program from 3-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Bring your child to the park to read a storybook along the trail. The program is designed to get children outside and connecting with nature while keeping up on their reading skills. Ask the local library about more nature books and the Storybook Trail. Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CAMPFIRE: The Miami County Park District will hold its “We Are the Starts that Sing” program from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of Thunder as he celebrates a night of music and the stars. The program includes a night trek down the dark path with stories about the stars and the nocturnal animals. Enjoy midnight melodies on the mystic flute with Myths and Legends at every turn. Pre-register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• FOOD FESTIVAL: An International Food Tasting Festival will be from 3-5 p.m. at Hoffman United Methodist Church in the activity center at 201 S. Main St. There will be eight countries represented with food and decorations, including Germany, Honduras, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and the Philippines. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will begin its season from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered beginning at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586.

• 5K WALKS: The American Volkssport Association (AVA: America’s Walking Club) is coming to Piqua. The free event, consisting of three 5K walking routes (you don’t have to walk them all), will start at Winans Chocolates + Coffee at 310 Spring St. This event will be held rain or shine. The route directions and maps will be available at Winans that morning. The Piqua walk event and other AVA events are non-competitive, self-paced walks through a community along sanctioned routes. All persons are invited to start walking anytime between 9 a.m. and noon and to be finished by 3 p.m. This walking event is sponsored by the Ohio Wander Fruende (OWF), a walking club from Fairborn. For more information about the AVA, visit www.ava.org.

Sunday

• CIVIC BAND: The Troy Civic Jazz Band will present its summer concert at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Island Park. The concert is free and the venue is handicapped accessible. Bring your lawnchair or blanket and your own drink.

• ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold its Naturalist Adventure Series “All Things that Fly” from 1-4 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. Join park district naturalist John De Boer for this fun day of activities centered on things that fly. Participants will have the chance to fire air-powered paper rockets with educational specialist Tim Pinkerton from the WACO Aircraft Museum. They will also learn about boomerangs and make their own flying objects. 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.

• TEA PARTY: A tea party, including snacks, will be offered from 1-3 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This event is open to the public with sign up forms available at the post.

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

• POKER RUN: The Covington Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a poker run at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. Signup starts at 11 a.m., with the first bikes out at noon. Cost is $15 per rider, $5 for a second person. Food will be available. For more information, call 778-0225 or 418-4561.

• LUNCH WITH GOD: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., will host Lunch with God on Sunday from 12:30-2 p.m. The meal is free and open to everyone.

Monday

• FUNDAY MONDAY: Mondays are Fundays during the summer at Troy-Miami County Public Library. Join staff and stop by the Children’s Department anytime between 9-11 a.m. Participants can explore the weekly theme based on the Summer Reading Challenge, “Build a Better World,” through book displays, a craft, and the question of the week. These activities are for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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: Troy Noon Optimists will meet at noon at StoryPoint, 1840 Troy Towne Drive. The speaker will be Alan Kappers.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Pre-register for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Join staff at the Troy-Miami Ciunty Public Library for Touch-a-Truck from 10-11 a.m. Stop by to see and touch various vehicles used in the community in the library parking lot. The first 100 children will receive a plastic construction or fire hat. This will be a great photo opportunity and is for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• 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 be discussing “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” by Tom Franklin. The library’s adult book club usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month and reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 112, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TENDERLOINS: Tenderloin sandwiches and fries will be available at 6 p.m. for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Test yourself with trivia starting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday

• CONCERT: A summertime tradition, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by conductor, Keitaro Harada, will return to Troy’s Prouty Plaza on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00 p.m. The program this year is entitled “Musical Memories,” featuring favorites such as the Start Spangled Banner, selections from “Swan Lake,” and “Star Wars,” “Titanic,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” plus a more surprises. In case of severe weather, the concert will take place at the Troy Junior High School auditorium, 556 N. Adams St. Bring your lawn chairs. For the set-up, the Northwest Quadrant of the Public Square will be closed to parking on June 27. To facilitate the concert, the Troy Public Square will be closed (South Market Street at Franklin Street, North Market Street at Water Street, West Main Street at Cherry Street, and East Main Street at Walnut Street) from 7-10 p.m.

• DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: Dementia Conversations, with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Get tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about topics like when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial plans. To make a reservation, call (800) 272-3900 or email mvprograms@alz.org.

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

• 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.

• DE-CLUTTER: Looking to clear out clutter? Learn how from Olive Wagar at this informational program at the Milton-Union Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

• BEGINNING ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Beginning Archery multi-day class on Tuesday-Thursday from 1:30-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching safety and technique. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY: The Miami County Park District will hold its Intermediate Archery multi-day class on Tuesday-Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. This series of classes will focus on teaching shot placement through fun games. A prerequisite is the park district’s Beginning Archery class. Equipment is provided. Minimum age is 8 years old. Class fee is $20 per person. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CHAT AND CHEW: Don’t know what to read next? Or maybe you can’t wait to share a book you just read? Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a snack at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill library. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• STRAW AND STICKS: Join staff at Troy-Miami County Public Library for “Straw, Sticks, & Bricks” at 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch and a blanket to Brukner Park, located behind the library; drinks and popsicles will be provided. Play and do activities with straw, sticks, and bricks after lunch. This program is one hour long and for all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold its board of commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. A work session will begin at 8 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 335-6273.

Wednesday

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

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting, “An Overview of the Operations of the Miami County Animal Shelter,” with Marcia K. Doncaster, director and dog warden, Miami County Animal Shelter, 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/.

• 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.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: There will be an additional adult book discussion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this meeting will be “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome Bruce McKenzie, director of Marketing & Communications for Edison State Community College. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• BABY & ME: Join staff during the Summer Reading Challenge for Baby & Me Laptime at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Children from birth to 2 years, and their caregiver, will enjoy 30 minutes of one-on-one time and interact through stories, songs, and playtime. The emphasis of this program is on early literacy and parent/caregiver interaction. Additional Baby & Me Laptimes will be offered at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays this summer. For more information, call 339-0502 or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: Build a Better World “Recycling” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi-week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education Room.

• KNITTING: Teens in sixth grade and up are invited to join staff for Knitting Pretty at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Design and knit your own bracelet; all skill levels are welcome. This program is one hour and registration is required by calling 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org. For more information, call 937-339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

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

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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