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Today

• 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.

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.

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.

Saturday-Sunday

• 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.

Saturday

• OPEN CAMP: Boy Scout Troop 295 is having an open camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piqua Christian Church, 3679 W. State Route 185. Come visit and learn more about Scouting or contact Bill Hegi at 418-5323 or billyhegi@sbcglobal.net.

• 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.

Sunday

• CONCERT: The Troy Civic Band, directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh, will present “Dance, Dance, Dance!” an outdoor concert featuring 50 musicians in the pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., Troy. Music selections include Celtic, Arabian, Hungarian, Mexican, Caribbean, American folk, ragtime, polka, and popular orchestral numbers. Dancers will perform Leroy Anderson’s “Sandpaper Ballet” and “Belle of the Ball,” plus Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance” (familiar from Tom & Jerry cartoons). Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the concrete terraces along the grassy banks of the Miami River. Parking and concert are handicapped accessible. The rain plan is Troy Christian High School 700 S. Dorset, Troy. For information, call 335-1178.

• 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.

Monday

• 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.

Tuesday

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library and 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.

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

• MEMORY MATTERS: Chair exercise that will help promote good health and a healthy meal with tips from a nutritionist will be offered from 5-6 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. Make a reservation at 440-3600.

• MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library.

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

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

• ART TALKS: Rusty Harden Studio, 110 E. Main St., Tipp City, will present its bi-monthly Tipp Art Talks & Demos from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Jordan Knepper, director of the Piqua Arts Council. Knepper will provide insight to the behind the scene preparations for what is considered one of the largest fine art exhibits in the Miami Valley, the Piqua Art Show, Sept. 8-29. He will share some of the fundamentals to successfully participate in fine art exhibits. There is no charge and coffee and dessert will be provided.

• GLANCING AT THE STARS: The Bradford Public Library will offer “The Great American Eclipse!” at 6:30 p.m. Paul and Eric Sullenbarger will go in-depth about the upcoming Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The library will have a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses for the first 50 people who attend. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. To ensure that you will receive your free glasses at this workshop, please contact the library at (937) 448-2612. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. The annual luncheon for new teachers in the district will be held. 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/.

• STORY TIME: Children kindergarten through sixth grade and parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome guest speaker Bob Hendrix of Eldercare Choices. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

• 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church in Troy will host a community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. in the meeting room, 20 South Walnut 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.

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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