Community Calendar


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Today

• KEEP MOVING: The J.R. Clarke Public Library, Covington, will offer the Keep Moving exercise class, instructed by Vicki Hand beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. The fee is $1 per person.

• CHOCOLATES AND BOOKS: Sample a variety of sweets that staff have paired with their favorite books from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the circulation desk of the Piqua Public Library.

• PORK CHOPS: Bring your Valentine to the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for a grilled pork chop dinner. Serving begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $8. See if your Valentine can out smart you playing Trivia at 7 p.m.

• BIRD WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold a Winter Bird Walk from 9-11 a.m. at Maple Ridge Reserve, 10430 State Route 185, Covington. Join a park district naturalist for a winter walk in the woods to identify and county birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if available. Dress for the weather. For more information on the GBBC visit birdsource.org/gbbc. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DATE NIGHT: The Miami County Park District will hold the a “Sweethearts’ Stroll” as part of their Date Night Series at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, just south of Tipp City. Participants can choose from three different time slots — 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. Make time for your significant other and mark your calendar for our new Date Night Series. Take your sweetheart on a stroll down a lighted luminary path in the woods while enjoying Winans coffee and chocolate as you learn about the wonderful world of animal courtship. No childcare provided. Adults age 18 and up. Program fee $5. Preregistration required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BILLIARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will have billiards at 9:30 a.m. and be a meal site at 11 a.m.

• BINGO: Bingo begins at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, followed by a lunch and Valentine’s Day celebration at noon.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment necessary — first come, first served. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• STEAK: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a steak and shrimp special beginning at 6 p.m. for $10.

Saturday

• VIKINGFEST: The VikingFest annual fundraiser for The Miami East Education Foundation will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miami East K-8 building, 4025 N. State Route 589, Casstown. The event will include entertainment, games, bounce house, massages, food, baking contests, silent auction and more.

• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop dinner (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) with baked potato and vegetable for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FISH FRY: The Fletcher Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fry will be held at the fire house located at 6605 State Route 589, Fletcher, from 5-7 p.m. Adults $9, children 12-5 is $5 and age 5 and under are free.

• BIRD COUNT: Join volunteers from Brukner Nature Center’s Young Birders’ Club at 10 a.m. to noon as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. With the harshness of winter set fully upon us most of the birds we see are those winter residents that have been here already for a few months. Through the Great Backyard Bird Count we can help keep track of these populations and join in a global effort to count as many birds in one weekend as possible. Data from all over the world can then be combined to give a snapshot of bird populations on the planet. Come help us count the birds found at Brukner Nature Center as we strive to help increase the understanding of bird populations and movement here and around the world. Geared just for students in grades sixth through 12th with an interest in birding, membership in the YBC is $10 per year, plus high quality binoculars and field guides are provided for meetings and field trips.

• PRESCHOOLERS IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold the Preschoolers in the Park program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve cabin, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. This program is for preschoolers and their parents. Bring the family for a self-led adventure. This program is for preschoolers and their parents. Bring the family for a self-led adventure. Participants will perform hands on nature activities, make a craft and go on a tot sized hike. Naturalists will be on site to answer questions. Be prepared to be outside and during the warmer months, be prepared to get wet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• GOD’S TABLE: God’s Table, a free meal open to the community, will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua.The menu will include pulled chicken/pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, baked tortellini, green beans and various desserts.

• SPOUSE SOCIAL: Reservations are due today for a Vietnam veteran spouse social that will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29 at Hopeland Church, 6025 Miller Lane, Dayton, hosted by Operation VENTURE and Caregiver Support. The event is free. Make a reservation at (937) 570-6460 or at operationventure2019@gmail.com.

• FISH FRY: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a fish fry and trivia beginning at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN DINNER: The Piqua American Legion will offer a four-piece chicken dinner with fries and coleslaw from 5-6:30 p.m.

Sunday

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast, cooked-to-order, from 8-11 a.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Adult meals are $7, children 10 and under $3.

• BIRD WALK: The Miami County Park district will hold the Winter Bird Walk from 9-11 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, just south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist for a winter walk in the woods to identify and county birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if available. Dress for the weather. For more information on the GBBC visit birdsource.org/gbbc. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, just south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven at the annual “Valentine Dog Lovers” social where dogs and their owners spend a day celebrating love. Stay warm – remember to layer up before you head out. Owners are responsible for their dogs. Please clean-up after your pet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• VIEW FROM VISTA: Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life and join members of the BNC Bird Club from 2-4 p.m., as you learn to identify our feathered friends. All levels of birders welcome.

• CARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will offer Bridge and Mah Jong at 1 p.m.

Monday

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will have an open business meeting at noon at the Piqua Chamber of Commerce’s board room, 326 N. Main St., 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.

• SPAGHETTI: Enjoy spaghetti and garlic toast at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. or 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua. No appointment necessary — first come, first served. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paris Library. Appointment required by calling (937) 663-4349. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles will help keep the winter blood supply “Donor Strong” by hosting a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. at 715 East Broadway St., Covington. It will include platelet, plasma, and double red blood cell donations. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Donor Strong” long-sleeve T-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

• LEGOS: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. for LEGO fun. Participants are encouraged to free build, or use ideas provided, to create LEGO masterpieces. For children of all ages. Registration is required at tmcpl.org or by calling the library at 339-0502, Ext.128.

Tuesday

• STORY TIME: Join staff for winter story time session at 11 a.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Your child will enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement, and more as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages birth to 5 years old. No registration required. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information.

• SOCIETY PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will offer a its February program, “Lady Washington, America’s first, First Lady,” presented by living history performer Joyce Lovins-Browning, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Piqua Library’s Louis Room, 116 W. High St., Piqua. She will share with participants how Martha Washington set the standard for our presidential ladies and what made her one of the great ladies of her time. The program is free, open to the public and requires no reservation. Fr more information, contact Stephanie Winchester at (937) 307-7142.

• STORY TIME: J.R. Clarke Library will have retired teacher Laurie Deubner as its StoryTime teacher and Sherry Angle will assist her. Every Tuesday morning there are two classes at 9 and 10 a.m.

• STORY TIME: J.R. Clarke Library will have retired teacher Laurie Deubner as its StoryTime teacher and Sherry Angle will assist her. Every Tuesday morning there are two classes at 9 and 10 a.m.

• PUPPET SHOW: A winter puppet show will be held at 7 p.m. in the Children’s Department of the Piqua Public Library. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the library.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be hosting with the proceeds benefiting veteran’s and families. Auction numbers will be available for purchase and food will be offered at reasonable prices from 6-8 p.m.

• CRAFTS: The Tipp City Seniors offer crafts at 9 a.m.; hoop fitness at 11 a.m.; and Young at Art at 1 p.m.

• EUCHRE: Euchre begins at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, followed by a carry-in.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. No appointment necessary — first come, first served. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

Wednesday

• WACKY WEDNESDAY: Join Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at 3 p.m. for after school, wacky fun with crafts and activities. An afternoon snack is provided. For children in grades K-6. No registration is required.

• KEEP MOVING: The J.R. Clarke Public Library, Covington, will offer the Keep Moving exercise class, instructed by Vicki Hand beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. The fee is $1 per person.

• SHREDDED PORK: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer shredded pork sandwiches, chips and a pickle at 4 p.m. The cost is $4.

• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your 5-12 year-old home schooled student for a morning (9:30-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (2-4 p.m.) of discovery. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on fun and educational lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee is $3 for BNC members and $6 for non-members per class. Payment is due at the time of registration (cash or check). Deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before each program. Topic for February is “Discovering Ohio Wildlife.”

• LINE DANCE: The Tipp City Seniors will offer games at 9:30 a.m.; strength class and line dancing at 10 a.m; and be a meal site at 11 a.m.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. or 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua. No appointment necessary — first come, first served. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. Appointment required by calling (937) 667-3826. Help also will be offered at the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 4:30-6:30 p..m. by appointment by calling (937) 703-3887. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• CONEY DOGS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer coney dogs beginning at 6 p.m.

Thursday

• LECTURE SERIES: Col. Frank Alfter, USAF (Ret.) will give a lecture at 7 p.m. at WACO Air Museum entitled “The Anatomy of a Shoot Down.” All aviation lectures are free and open to the public; donations to WACO Air Museum are accepted. Lectures are held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Programs are scheduled to last one hour with questions to follow. For questions, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: The Newton Alumni Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Newton Media Center to plan for Newton’s 139th annual Alumni Banquet to be held Saturday, May 9. The committee would like to have some new members, especially from the class of 1970. The classes to be honored include 1945, 1960, 1970, 1980 1995, and 2020. If you or someone you know has moved, send the new address to Newton Alumni Committee, P.O. Box 531, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359.

• BLACK HISTORY: “From Struggle Comes Strength” will be offered from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library. Join John Piatt and Larry Hamilton for a presentation following African slaves and their struggle against overwhelming odds to secure their freedom. The talk will cover the 16th though 20th centuries and focus on Ohio’s Upper Miami Valley.

• CRAFTERS DELIGHT: The J.R. Clarke Public Library, Covington, will offer a Crafter’s Delight program from 6:30-8 p.m. If you enjoy a specific craft, such as knitting, embroidery, crochet, quilting, quilling, stamping, scrap booking or anything you else you may attend and work on your projects. For questions, call 473-2226.

• DINNER: The Miami County Democratic Party will host a dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 1230 S. Market St., Troy, to celebrate World Day of Social Justice. The menu will include meatballs, pasta, chili, tossed salad, fresh bread, dessert and beverage for $10. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call Russ Wheeler, chair, at 216-9280.

• DORITO SALAD: Enjoy Dorito salad and a dessert at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Cost is $5 and serving begins at 6 p.m. Stay for Euchre at 7 p.m. The cost is $5.

• CARRY-IN: The Tipp City Seniors have blood pressure checks and an iPhone class at 10 a.m. followed by a carry-in with a program by the Miami County Transit.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 778-0339. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• GET CREATIVE: Join staff for Creativity, Play & Technology, part of the library’s Imagine Thursday’s series, this winter at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, with two times to choose from, 1:30 or 4 p.m. Through play and imagination, participants will learn how to make a stop motion video. For children in grades first through fifth. Registration is required at tmcpl.org or by calling the library at 339-0502, Ext. 128.

• DUCKS IN A ROW: Three out of four women who reach 70 years old will reach 90. Are you ready for longevity? Where and how do you get your income? Join participants at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to answer these questions and more about retirement. Susan Swinehart, a local registered representative investment advisor, and an attorney will help you understand what you are doing financially, why your money is where it is, and what you should do with your money at different stages of life. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

Feb. 21

• YOUNG MASTERS: The Young Masters exhibit will open at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. This exhibit showcases nearly 300 selected works completed by Troy students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. All artwork being displayed was completed during this school year and includes drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Participating schools are Troy City Schools, Troy Christian Schools, St. Patrick Elementary School and The Overfield School. The exhibit will continue through March 29.

• KEEP MOVING: The J.R. Clarke Public Library, Covington, will offer the Keep Moving exercise class, instructed by Vicki Hand beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room. The fee is $1 per person.

• BILLIARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will have billiards at 9:30 a.m. and be a meal site at 11 a.m.

• BINGO: Bingo begins at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, followed by a Lunch & Learn program.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment necessary — first come, first served. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• CHILI: The Troy Fish & Game will offer chili beginning at 6 p.m.

• FISH FRY: St. Teresa Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36, Covington, will offer a fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. Dinners will include fish, green beans, applesauce and a roll. The cost is $7 and coffee is included. Desserts and drinks are extra.

Feb. 22

• STEAK DINNER : The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-Bone steak, baked potato, salad bar and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m.

• WINTER PLANTS: The Miami County Park District will hold a Wild Winter Plants program from 2-3:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 N. Casstown Sidney Road, Piqua. Once the leaves fall, trees and other plants become more challenging to identify. Join park naturalist Tom Hissong and venture out into nature to learn the skill of tree and plant identification using characteristics other than leaves and flowers. If you have always wanted to learn how to ID trees and non woody plants this adult program is for you! Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. An appointment is necessary by calling ((37) 667-0339. Must bring all 2019 tax information.

• LASAGNA DINNER: A lasagna dinner and bingo will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Conover. The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. and will include lasagna, salad, garlic toast, dessert and drink. Meals will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. with 20 games for 25 cents a board or $1 for 50/50 cash games.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Piqua Harley-Davidson will help keep the winter blood supply “Donor Strong” by hosting a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 1501 E. Ash St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the “Donor Strong” long-sleeve T-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.

• RIBS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer barbecue ribs beginning at 6 p.m.

Feb. 23

• COMMUNITY CONCERT: The Musician’s Club of Troy honors recital will be at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Members of the Musician’s Club of Troy will honor outstanding local music students. Roberts will play old time, classical and popular tunes on the hammered dulcimer with friends joining in.

• WILD ART: Please join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers to paint a portrait of “Our Nest” of two bluebirds and their nestlings on a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas from 1-4 p.m. Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide you as you paint. This opportunity is $35 per person, (ages 13-adult), and includes refreshments and all materials. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, Feb. 22 by 5 p.m. (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

• CARDS: The Tipp City Seniors will be a meal site at 11 a.m. and offer Bridge and Hand & Foot at 1 p.m.

• BREAKFAST: The Troy Fish & Game will offer breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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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