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Today

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The book for this month is “The Invisible Ones” by Stef Penney. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call us at (937) 698-5515.

• HAMBURGERS: Hamburgers with all the toppings and chips will be served at 6 p.m. for $4 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

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

• 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 0 – five years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even 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.

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• TOASTMASTERS: The Miami County Toastmasters will meet from 7-8 p.m. 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

• The Police and Fire Committee of Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the council meeting.

• Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

• Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover.

Tuesday

• EUCHRE: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer Euchre at 10 a.m. at the YMCA.

• BOOK CLUB: The inspirational book club will be discussing “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury at 11 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• PAINTING: Join staff at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to create a tissue paper painting. Using tissue paper as paint, participants will create a one-of-a-kind painting. Come show your creative side with your own design. Sign-ups are required as supplies are provided. Call (937) 698-5515 to sign up.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: “Storks” will be offered on the huge inflatable movie screen at Treasure Island, 409 N Elm St, Troy, sponsored by the Troy-Miami County Public Library and the city of Troy. “Storks” will be shown at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. “Storks” is rated PG and is 1 hour and 27 minutes. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite movie pals and enjoy a summer evening of fun.

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

• 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, meet from 7-8:30 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.

Civic agendas

• The village of West Milton Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Paula Schmeising, Piqua’s Teacher of the Year, 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 www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host Grayson Jacobe. He will speak about his 4-H experience and the Miami County Fair. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

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

• PRACTICE ACT: Sylvan Learning Center, 875 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, is offering a free practice ACT to any college bound high school junior or senior. Test time is 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A parent must register student by Aug. 8. Call 898-6686 or email sylvanvandalia@confidentlearner.com to register.

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

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile “Plant a Garden” 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. 109.

• 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, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• WRITERS TO VISIT: Several Miami County writers will be on hand when the Amos Memorial Public Library in Sidney celebrates its expansion and renovation from 5-8 p.m., and is in conjunction with the monthly Business After Hours of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. Among the dozen authors selling and signing their books will be Bill Weldy, Stephen Hines, Scott Trostel and John Crusey.

• 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. 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.

• 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

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Genesis.

• PROTECT YOUR ASSETS: Learn the right legal documents to protect you and your assets at a seminar from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Brandon Borgman from Carlile, Patchen and Murphy will explain the differences in each type of will and power or attorney. Dinner will be provided.

• SLOPPY JOES: Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will offer sloppy joe sandwiches with chips and a pickle for $4. Serving starts at 6 p.m. with euchre to follow at 7 p.m. for $5.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m., followed by a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A program on Shoes 4 the Shoeless will follow.

• COOKING CLUB: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Lettuce Cook — Cooking Club” program from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Kids ages 11-15 years will learn about local produce as they harvest, prepare and cook seasonal recipes using ingredients from the garden at Lost Creek Reserve. They will also experience the sense of community that comes from preparing and sharing meals together. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Class fee $25 for the series of five. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anoon 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.

Civic agenda

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

Friday-Saturday

• HOPE OVER HEROIN: The next Hope Over Heroin event is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 at Mote Park, 635 Gordon St., Piqua. The main event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, while Saturday events will include a welcome at 4 p.m., memorial march at 5 p.m., meal and City of Resources at 5:30 p.m. and the next main event at 7 p.m.

Friday

• SLOPPY JOES: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a sloppy joe sandwich, coleslaw and chips for $5 or two sandwiches for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m.

• STEAK: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a New York strip steak beginning at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda in Tipp City will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Gerber Drive. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• 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) 622-1294.

Aug. 12-13

• SKIRMISH: The 110th OVI Skirmish will be at the VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Competition begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Hamburgers are available on the range 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Come see the Civil War reenacted.

• PHILLY SANDWICH: Philly steak and cheese sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

Aug. 12

• 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.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open 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.

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fried fish and smelt with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• ECLIPSE INFO: An informational solar eclipse program will be at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host 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 Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• KARAOKE: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer karaoke starting at 7 p.m.

• DINING OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Bob Evans, Tipp City. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

Aug. 13

• HUNTERS: Hunters of the Sky, sponsored by the Miami Valley Bird Club & Rescue, will be presented by the Raptor Center of Glen Haven at 2 p.m. at the Nashville Recreation Center, State Route 571, West Milton. The event will feature a live hawk, owl and falcon. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. For the safety of the birds, entry will be closed promptly at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Miami Valley Bird Club & Rescue group at www.mvbcr.org.

• BREAKFAST: Made-to-order breakfast, open to the public, will be offered at American Legion Post 586. Adults $7, children under 10 are $3 with serving from 8-11 a.m.

Aug. 14

• PROGRAM SET: The Miami and Erie Canal in Miami County: Yesterday and Today will be offered by Andy Hite, site manager for Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robinson Branch of the Miami County YMCA, 3060 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Lunch will be provided by StoryPoint Troy. To make a reservation, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• BUTTERFLY WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a Butterfly Walk from 2-4 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Participants will join a park district naturalist out on the trail to learn about butterfly species and the different types of flowering plants. They will also help collect data for the Ohio Lepidoptera’s Butterfly Monitoring Program. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles Lodge will host a community blood drive 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford Fire & Rescue will sponsor a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Scouting 4 Donors — Ride with Passion, Give with Heart” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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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