• CANDIDATES MEETING: The Southview Neighborhood Association will hold a special discussion with candidates for Piqua City Commissioner, “Southview Talks With The Candidates,” from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mote Park Community Building, Piqua. Refreshments will be served. This meeting will focus on the Southview area of the city. Residents will have a chance to discuss issues and concerns directly with the candidates. This meeting is open to all city residents. For more information, call Jim Vetter, Southview Neighborhood Association president, at 778-1696.
• DINE TO DONATE: Bob Evans, 1749 W. Main St., Troy, will donate 15 percent of sales from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. — dine in or carryout — at Concord Elementary PTO. Fliers must be presented at checkout and will go home with students and are available at the school and Troy-Miami County Library.
• CHRISTMAS MARKET: Greene Street United Methodist Church will offer its annual Christmas market from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, corner of Greene and Caldwell streets. The event, which is free, will include homemade food items for purchase, fudge, coffee, cakes, pies, caramels, breads, cookies and more. Gently used kitchen items will be for sale along with theme baskets. Participants are asked to bring empty cereal boxes to donate for a mission project. Lunch and dinner also will be available.
• QUARTER AUCTION: The Sightless Children Club will have a quarter auction at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and admission is $2, with extra paddles for $1. Food will be available.
• THURSDAY MOVIE: The seventh in a series: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother, will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library Louis Program Room.
• MEATLOAF: Post 43 will be having Mama’s best meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans or corn, a roll and dessert for $9 from 5-7:30 p.m.
• SLOPPY JOES: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $3. Cookies will be two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.
• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.n. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist, by the FUMC Women at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St.,, Troy. Many good used items and clothing will be for sale. Proceeds will be used for mission work. For more information, call the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.
• NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will offer a Friday night movie at 301 W. Main St., Troy. The movie will be “City Slickers,” and will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. There will be cafe-style seating and popcorn and soft drinks. Intended for adult viewship.
• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer broasted chicken, New York strip steak, fish or sandwiches, from 5-8 p.m.
• NIGHT OF DISCOVERY: Bring your K-fifth graders from 7-10 p.m. to Brukner Nature Center and have a free night to yourselves while participants discover what owls lurk in the woods during a Night of Discovery. The fee is $10 for BNC members; and $15 for non-members. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.
• STEAK DINNER: New York strip steak dinners will begin at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.
• FALL FARM FEST: The Miami County Park District will hold its Seventh annual Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center. There will be a corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls,food, a scarecrow contest, demonstrations and more. The corn maze will be open to the public as part of the Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Lost Creek Reserve. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this six-acre corn maze. Admission is a $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5-11 and kids under 4 are free. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, enjoy games compliments of the Miami County Farm Bureau. The evening will end with the movie “Charlotte’s Web” under the stars starting at 7:15 p.m. Festival admission is free. Charges apply to corn maze, corn shooter, food, pumpkins, pony rides, food and merchandise. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit the park district website at www.MiamiCountyParks.com.
• BAKED HAM: The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 586, Tipp City, will prepare baked ham, scalloped potatoes, salad and dessert for $8 from 6-7:30 p.m.
• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.
• 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 (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference – Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online atwww.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• CABBAGE ROLLS: Cabbage rolls will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy.
• CAR SHOW: The 87th annual Bradford Pumpkin Show Car Show will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. in Bradford Village Park. Vehicle registration will be held from 9 a.m. to noon; a $10 non-refundable registration fee applies per vehicle.
• LEGO CLUB: The Children’s Department Lego Club will meet from 2-4 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Register in the Children’s Department.
• KARAOKE SET: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaokefrom 7 p.m. to close.
• OPENING CEREMONY: An opening and awards ceremony for the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Through Our Eyes 10 Exhibit will be from 2-4 p.m. at the center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The event is free and open to the public.
• EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will have a Euchre tournament beginning at 1 p.m. for only $3.
• TURKEY SHOOT: A turkey shoot will be offered at the VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy. Sign-ups will be at 10 a.m. and the shoot will be at 11 a.m. The auxiliary will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. for $6.
• BREAKFAST OFFERED: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available till be bacon, sausage, eggs your way, French toast, regular toast, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, home fries, fruit, juices and cinnamon rolls.
• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. The guest speaker will be Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak speaking on the history of the jail and the future vision.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.
• BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension. Be a part of this weekly mentorship at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford High School will host a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Every Donor Makes a Difference — Give Hope, Give Blood” cancer awareness T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online atwww.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• CANCER COMPANIONS: Knitting for Cancer patients will meet at Lion & Lamb Yarn Boutique, 6 E. Main St., Troy, from 2-4 p.m. Participants will be knitting caps and wraps for cancer victims. All interested knitters are welcome to join in, the group meets the second Wednesday of every month. Needles, yarn and patterns are available. For questions, call 339-3133.
• POTATO BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m.
• INSPIRATION: Experience “Just-a-Little-Inspiration” with the monthly inspirational fiction book group discussion at 11 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This month will include a potluck in honor of the book “The Secret’s in the Sauce: The Potluck Catering Club.” Come read and eat with us! For more information, call 937-698-5515. –
• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Make magazine flower wreaths to take home at Milton-Union Public Library’s “Pinterest Craft of the Month” for October. Sign-up is required, as all supplies are provided. The craft project happens from 6-7:30 p.m.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meets from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.
• MILTON MEMORIES: A Milton Memories history recording session will be at 1 p.m. at the West Milton Municipal Building on South Miami St. There will be a new panel and the topic will again be West Milton businesses through the years. The panel will consist of Todd Lewis of NAPA, Brenda Minnich of Sunset Cleaners, Daniel Oman of Mr. Deal’s, Janet Riedel of Olde Red Barn, Patty Angle of Clark’s Pizzeria, Joan Fine of Owl Drugs, Wes Wertz of Wertz Hardware/Variety, David Kendall of Kendall Insurance, Bill Netzley of Neztley Roofing, Jody Rolf of Amber and Jody’s Hair Boutique, and Carol Haworth of Tom’s Pizza and Lifestyle Realty. The recording is done by Tom Beck. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. For more information, call Barb at (937) 698-6559 or Susie at (937) 698-6798.
• BOOK CLUB: The “Read It, Watch It” club will compare and discuss the story “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, and the movie based on the book, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Louis Program Room of the Piqua Public Library.
• BIRTHDAY PARTY: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host its quarterly birthday carry-in party for October, November and December birthdays. Everyone is invited but the birthday people get in line first. Bring a dish to share. A birthday cake will be provided as well as paper products and utensils. Starts at 6 p.m.
• ELECTRONICS SALE: The UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary will hold an electronics sale at the UVMC Conference Rooms C & D. Sale hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Among items for sale will be computers, gaming consoles, TVs, cameras and music players. Proceeds will go to auxiliary projects.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The lunch will include the installation of 2015-16 officers. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• STORY TIME: Celebrating Columbus Day and decorating with pumpkins, Milton-Union Public Librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller lead two Story Hours, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet at noon for lunch at the Troy Country Club. Linda Lee Jolly, director of Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, will be speaking about programs at the Hayner and the approaching levy.
• ALUMNI LUNCH: The Staunton School Alumni will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy. All graduates and attendees of the school and guests are also welcome. For more information, call Shirley at (937) 335-2859.
• BLOOD PRESSURE: Free blood pressure checks will be offered by a UVMC nurse from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the circulation desk of the Piqua Public Library.
• PORTAL TO PAST: Library director and local historian James Oda shares stories of the pioneers that founded Piqua — some of whom were not the nicest people — at 7 p.m. in the Louis Room of the Piqua Public Library.
• JOHN’S SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer John’s sliders, two for $2 with chips beginning at 6 p.m.
• HELLO HALLOWEEN: It’s a Halloween party for kindergarten through fifth graders at the Milton-Union Public Library. Children’s Librarian Wendy Heisey will have Halloween Bingo and other games, Halloween themed books and snacks for the attendees from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come in costume if you want.
• BOARD MEETING: The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority Board will meet at 8 a.m. at 1695 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy.
• TRAVELOGUE PROGRAM: “Five Days” in Paris, an Immersive Travelogue program, will be offered at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family as participants explore the life and culture of Parisians through slides and music, have a wine tasting (sparkling wine), and sample French pastries. For more information, call the library at (937) 676-2731.
• MEETING NOTICE: Tipp Monroe Community Services will hold its monthly board of trustees meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City.
• THURSDAY MOVIE: A Disney live-action version of a classic fairy tale will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library Louis Program Room. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother.
• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Thursday Morning Book Discussion will be reading “Mrs. Poe,” by Lynn Cullen at the Piqua Public Library. Poet Frances Osgood to meet her literary idol, a mysterious, complicated man who soon has her under his seductive spell in an all-consuming affair. Meets at 10:15 a.m. in the Founder’s Room.
• HEALTH FAIR: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its Community Health and Wellness Fair from 9:30 a.m. tp 2 p.m. Free health screenings by Premier Community Health will include blood pressure, cholesterol/HDL, blood sugar and A1C tests for diabetics. Kroger Pharmacy will provide flu shots for $30 (Medicare and Medicaid accepted). Prevnar pneumonia vaccine will be available for those over 65 years of age with insurance. The Miami County Health Department will provide health information along with Dermascan skin screenings. Balance screenings will be provided by Freedom Chiropractic. Additionally, there will be displays from the Area on Aging, digestive specialists, Health Partners Free Clinic, and Heartland of Piqua. Also, Curves of Piqua, Thin & Healthy, Total Fitness, YMCA of Piqua, Mary Kay, and Chasity Moran (licensed massage therapist) will be represented.
• DIXIE HIGHWAY: A Dixie Highway program, “Dixie Highway Centennial — Face, Photos, and Memories,” will be presented by retired educator and entrepreneur LaRee Little at 7 p.m. at the Tipp Center Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive. The program is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Historical Society. There is no charge and the public is invited to share a fun and interesting evening of information and memories. By means of more than 200 slides, the 45-minute presentation relates highway facts, routes, photos, and the presenter’s memories of his family’s pre-1960 Dixie Highway trips to Florida and Canada. There will be time for questions.
• BURGERS: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare hamburgers and cheeseburgers with toppings and chips for $3 or with French fries for $4, from 6-7 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.