Community Calendar


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Today

• BINGO: Free bingo will be offered at the Miami Valley Centre Mall from 9-10:30 a.m.

• KNITTING CIRCLE: Join others on the first Thursday of every month for a knitting circle at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 6 p.m. to work on your own projects or receive fun new ideas. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• SHOT CLINIC: The Darke County Health Department will be holding a flu shot clinic at the Bradford Public Library from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ages 6 months and up are encouraged to come in to get the shot. Bring your insurance card with you so the health department can help file your claim. The cost of the shot for those not insured is $30 a person. Clinic is first come, first served. No registration required.

• CREATIVE MOVEMENT: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill, for Creative Movement at 3 p.m. Explore movement through music, develop physical skills, stimulate imagination, channel energy, and promote creativity. For ages 3-6. No Registration is required. An additional session is scheduled for Oct. 17. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library at Mckaig & Race Park this fall. Meet at Mckaig & Race Park, 822 Mckaig Ave., Troy, for movement activities, play, stories, and fun. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123. If there is inclement weather an announcement to move the program to the library will be made on the library’s Facebook.

• CRAFTERS DELIGHT: Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., J.R. Clarke Public Library will host the “Crafter’s Delight Workshop — Togetherness!” If you enjoy a specific craft; such as knitting, embroidery, crochet, quilting, quilling, stamping, scrapbooking or anything else, including enjoying reading a book, and are tired of doing your craft alone, then this is the night for you! All crafters arrive around 6:30 p.m. and stay till about 8 p.m. when the library closes. You can talk and share to your heart’s content. Everyone is welcome. This special evening will begin on Thursday, Sept. 26 and every Thursday, thereafter. The library will be closed on holidays. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 937-473-2226.

• PULLED PORK: Barbecue pulled pork sandwiches served with chips and a pickle will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Stay and try your luck at Euchre beginning at 7 p.m. for $5.

• LEPC MEETING: The quarterly Miami County LEPC meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

• WILDS OF WATERCOLOR: Join staff for a new Imagine Thursday’s series this fall at Troy-Miami County Public Library with two times to choose from, 1:30 or 4 p.m. Participants in the Wilds of Watercolor will paint wild animals from images and examples provided. Dress for the mess. For children in grades first through fifth. Registration is required at tmcpl.org or by calling the library at 339-0502, Ext. 128.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors will have lunch in the Tipp City Park. A white elephant auction also will be offered.

• WILD BIRDS: Learn how to keep your backyard birds healthy in the upcoming fall and winter seasons during a lively presentation by Erica Hawk of Wild Birds Unlimited. This program will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

Friday

• FILM SERIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer its film series at 7:30 p.m. It will be a free showing of “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” (1966), rated G.

• BEGINNING GARMENTS: A Beginning Garments sewing class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Learn to make a variety of garments. General knowledge of sewing and pattern reading is required. Must bring in own sewing machine. Limit 10, adults. Pre-register at the library or by calling 773-6753, Ext. 235.

• FISH FRY: Come for a fish fry at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. The menu includes Alaskan Pollock, chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• CHRISTMAS AND MORE: A Christmas and More sale will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St John’s Lutheran Church, corner Wood and South Downing streets, Piqua. Christmas, fall, Halloween decorations and more will be offered. Enter from parking lot entrance. The facility is handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit Salvation Army Angel Tree Project.

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a fried chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• SEWING CLASS: A Beginning Garments Sewing class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Learn to make a variety of garments. General knowledge of sewing and pattern reading is required. Must bring in own sewing machine. Limit 10, adults. Must pre-register by calling 773-6753.

• AUTHOR VISIT: Meet author Allan Ferguson at 2 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. The author will discuss and sell his book, “Route 36: Ohio to Colorado — America’s Heartland Highway.”

• BILLIARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will offer billiards at 9:30 a.m.; be a meal site at 11 a.m.; and have hula hoop fitness at 1 p.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A fall rummage sale is being held by the Troy United Methodist Women on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items, toys, books, household goods, and clothing are for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

• BINGO: The Miami County YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m., followed by a lunch and learn.

Saturday

• BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Tipp City Public Library will host their fall book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11 E. Main St., Tipp City. The member’s only sale will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday. Become a member or renew your membership that day. Children’s books, hard back and paperback books, CDs and DVDs will be featured. All proceeds benefit the library.

• TENDERLOIN SANDWICHES: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with homemade french fries for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m.

• SHARE A MEAL: Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the monthly Share-A-Meal. The menu is chili, cornbread, fruit, pie and beverages. Carry- outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is free to anyone in need of a warm nourishing meal and some fellowship. Use the Canal Street entrance; church is handicapped accessible.

• YOUNG BIRDERS’ CLUB: Geared just for students in grades sixth through 12th with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC at Brukner Nature Center is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips. With summer passing us by and fall settling in birds have begun their massive migrations south as they search for warmer weather and easier foraging grounds. This provides an exciting opportunity for us to see many different species of birds as they pass through in a relatively short period of time. Join staff and volunteers from 9-11 a.m. as participants hike the trails of Brukner and search of those migratory species on their way south. For more information, email brian@bruknernaturecenter.com.

• MURDER IN LIBRARY: Murder in the Library will be offered from 6-9 p.m. in the Piqua Public Library. The Headless Horseman has been murdered and we need your help solving the crime. Tickets, $15 each, available at the library. Adults only.

• COMEDY: At 202 E. Main St., Tipp City, the Tipp City Eagles No. 2201 will present Tacos & Tickles — An Evening of Comedy. This will be featuring Wendi Furguson, Rob Wilfong, and Gary Henry. An all-you-can-eat taco dinner will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffles. Tickets are available at Tipp City Eagles. Open to the public. Adult content.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A fall rummage sale is being held by the Troy United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to noon at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items, toys, books, household goods, and clothing are for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

• PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center. The event will include for a continental breakfast, prayer and fellowship.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast, cooked-to- order and available for $7, children 10 and under eat for $3. Serving hours are from 8-11 a.m.

• OPEN HOUSE: The Tipp City Senior Citizens will offer an open house from 2-4 p.m.

• LIFE CHAIN: The Miami County Right to Life Life Chain 2019 will be from 2-3 p.m., forming near the Miami County Courthouse in Troy and spreading out along Main Street. This will be a time of prayer for the unborn, young, disabled, elderly, handicapped and ill. For more information, call Dave Enneking at (937) 726-7299.

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

Monday

• NEEDLE IT: The Tipp City Seniors will offer its Needle It Group from 9-10:30 a.m. and will be a meal site at 11 a.m. Hand & Foot will be at 1 p.m.

• FIT AND FAB: Fit & Fab, free workout classes at the Bradford Public Library, will be offered Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. The type of workout will change every two months starting with Leslie Sansone Walk Fit videos. No equipment needed, just comfortable shoes and a water bottle. Call 448-2612 to sign up.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for family movie night at 6 p.m. at the library for a movie and some popcorn/. “The Jungle Book” (2016) is rated PG and runs for 105 minutes. Registration is required by calling 339-0502, Ext. 128, or at tmcpl.org.

• STORY TIME: Meetlibrary staff at Culver’s, 2100 W. Main St., Troy, at 9:30 a.m. for story time. Children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Erin of Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, a branch of Troy-Miami County Public Library, for this special storytime at Culver’s. Participants will enjoy various activities that may include stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. For all ages and no registration is required. Call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 200, for more information. Culver’s is located at 2100 W. Main St., Troy.

• HAMBURGERS: Enjoy hamburgers and fries at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• STORY HOUR: Story Hour will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bradford Public Library. Miss Candice has harvest fun planned for your preschoolers. Story Hour is offered to children age 3 to those who have not started kindergarten. Stories, games, puzzles, songs and activities to get your child ready for kindergarten fill each week. Registration is required. Come in or call 448-2612 to sign up.

• STORYTIME: Retired teacher Laurie Deubner will be holding Story Time at the J. R. Clarke Public Library, 102 E. Spring St., Covington. She is assisted by Sherry Angle. Every Tuesday morning there are two classes at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. There is normally a theme and activities planned for a month’s period-of- time. For more information, call 473-2226.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors will have crafts at 9 a.m. and Young at Art at 1 p.m.

• LIBRARY HOURS: Bradford Public Library would like to remind patrons that they will be closing at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and will be closed on Friday and Saturday for the Pumpkin Show. For more information, call the library at 448-2612.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 invites their members, families and friends to come to a carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share and join the fun and the company. Tableware and paper plates will be furnished.

• EUCHRE: Have fun playing Euchre at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A carry-in lunch will be offered. Call 778-5247 for more information.

Wednesday

• PUBLIC MEETING: Neighbors for Duke Park, a citizens group that is working to garner support for the 1.2 mill, 10-year recreational levy, has announced a public meeting to allow residents to learn more about the effort. The event will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. For more information, call Lutz at 524-6633 or Severt at 238-9822.

• WACKY WEDNESDAY: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, Pleasant Hill, at 3 p.m. for wacky fun with crafts and activities after school. An afternoon snack is provided. For children in grades K-6. No registration is required. Additional sessions scheduled for Oct. 23 and Nov. 6. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• YOGA: Join the J. R. Clarke Public Library for YOGA every Wednesday from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13, beginning at 6:30 pm. You will learn to relax, make friends and create a “better feeling” you! Instructor is Lois Bunger. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 937-473-2226.

• EXERCISE CLASS: The J. R. Clarke Public Library is pleased to promote the “Keep Moving” Exercise Class for men and women, instructed by Vicki Hand every Wednesday. Vicki has an extensive background in exercise therapy. The class will meet weekly on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $1 per session, and your first class will be free. This specific exercise class will last for eight weeks. The exercise will help everyone improve and increase their range of motion, flexibility, coordination, balance, blood circulation, and their sense of humor. They will be exercising to music and the movements can be adapted to any age. Join them in the Community Room at JR Clarke. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 937-473-2226.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: Upper Valley Career Center Superintendent Nancy Luce will speak at the Piqua Kiwanis meeting, which will be held at noon at the Piqua Country Club, 9812 Country Club Road, Piqua. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, email piquakiwanisclub@gmail.com or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

• TROY KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will hold monthly Committee and Board Meetings at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• EXPLORERS: Sign-up your 12-17-year-old home schooled student for an afternoon of discovery at Brukner Nature Center’s River’s Edge. The fee for these programs is $3 for BNC members and $6 for non-members (cash or check). Payment is due at time of registration. Deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before each program. Topic for October is “Hidden Habitats.” As the onset of fall causes the cooling of temperatures, the shortening of daylight, and the changing of the leaves it is important to notice the animal activity still taking place as most prepare for the colder weather ahead. Join others as they explore some of the various habitats our River’s Edge property has to offer in search of animals both large and small. Participants will discuss macrohabitats and microhabitats and discover how the creatures within them interact and how they are preparing for the upcoming winter.

• LINE DANCE: The Tipp City Seniors will offer Skip Bo at 9:30 a.m.; line dancing at 10 a.m; and be a meal site at 11 a.m.; and bingo at 12:30 p.m.

• FIT AND FAB: Fit & Fab, free workout classes at the Bradford Public Library, will be offered Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. The type of workout will change every two months starting with Leslie Sansone Walk Fit videos. No equipment needed, just comfortable shoes and a water bottle. Call 448-2612 to sign up.

• BLOOD DRIVE: West Milton Lions Club community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Milton United Church of Christ, 108 S. Main St., West Milton.

• SANDWICHES: Loose meat sandwiches, chips and a pickle will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings cost $4 and begin at 4 p.m.

Oct. 10

• CAREGIVER CONNECTION: Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County will offer its Caregiver Connection program from 2-3 p.m. at Upper Room Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library at Mckaig & Race Park this fall. Meet at Mckaig & Race Park, 822 Mckaig Ave., Troy, for movement activities, play, stories, and fun. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123. If there is inclement weather an announcement to move the program to the library will be made on the library’s Facebook.

• CRAFTERS DELIGHT: Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., J.R. Clarke Public Library will host the “Crafter’s Delight Workshop — Togetherness!” If you enjoy a specific craft; such as knitting, embroidery, crochet, quilting, quilling, stamping, scrapbooking or anything else, including enjoying reading a book, and are tired of doing your craft alone, then this is the night for you! All crafters arrive around 6:30 p.m. and stay till about 8 p.m. when the library closes. You can talk and share to your heart’s content. Everyone is welcome. This special evening will begin on Thursday, Sept. 26 and every Thursday, thereafter. The library will be closed on holidays. The J. R. Clarke Public Library is located at 102 East Spring Street in Covington. For more information, call 473-2226.

• CREATE AND ANIMATE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. for an exploration of books through stories and activities. Discover, Create & Animate is for children in grades first through fifth. A snack is provided at each meeting. No registration is required. Additional sessions are scheduled for Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 at 1:30 and 4 p.m.

• STORY TIME: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 3 p.m. for an inclusive and interactive storytime to be enjoyed by all children but especially those that may get the “wiggles” or have trouble focusing through a traditional storytime. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-6 and may include stories, songs, finger plays, and movement. No registration is required. An additional session is scheduled for Oct. 24. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board meeting, carry-in and bingo.

• STEAM: STEAM for Homeschoolers will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the Bradford Public Library. This workshop is suitable for students in grades 1-8. Please call Stacie for more information on these hands on learning opportunities. The Bradford Public Library is located at 138 E Main St., Bradford. For more info, call the library at 937-448-2612.

• CREATE RESUME: Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley will present Creating a Resume at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 1 p.m. Come get tips on what information to include and what to leave out. Registration is required for this class at tmcpl.org or by calling 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• HAM AND CHEESE: Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches along with pickles and chips will be available for $5 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Come to eat at 6 p.m. and stay to play Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

Oct. 11

• BEGINNING GARMENTS: A Beginning Garments sewing class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Learn to make a variety of garments. General knowledge of sewing and pattern reading is required. Must bring in own sewing machine. Limit 10, adults. Pre-register at the library or by calling 773-6753, Ext. 235.

• RUMMAGE SALE: The First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will offer its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Stop in for lots of holiday decorations, kitchen and household items, toys, games, books, electronics, clothes all sizes, shelving units, specialty items and lots of miscellaneous. Use the Canal Street entrance and the sale is in the church basement. Handicapped accessible. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

• SPORTS COLLECTIBLES: A sports collectibles show will be offered through Sunday at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua. There will be approximately 50 tables with dealers displaying sports cards, collectibles, memorabilia, comic books, and other items relating to the NFL, MLB, Ohio State, and more. Admission is free.

• SEWING CLASS: A Beginning Garments Sewing class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Learn to make a variety of garments. General knowledge of sewing and pattern reading is required. Must bring in own sewing machine. Limit 10, adults. Must pre-register by calling 773-6753.

• BILLIARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will offer billiards at 9:30 a.m.; be a meal site at 11 a.m.; and have hula hoop fitness at 1 p.m.

• PORK CHOP: A grilled pork chop dinner will be offered for $8 at the the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Test you skills and play trivia at 7 p.,m.

• BINGO: The Miami County YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m., followed by a lunch and learn on fall prevention.

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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