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• SUBS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer hot ham and cheese subs beginning at 6 p.m.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Piqua YMCA Senior Center.

• RUMMAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• HOME-COOKED HAM: Enjoy a homecooked meal of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, veggie, salad and dessert for just $8 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m.


• CHICKEN DINNER: The Piqua VFW, 8756 N. County Road 25-A, will be serving a chicken dinner from 5 p.m. until gone. Cost is $8 for four pieces of chicken with baked potato and cole slaw.

• 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.

• ZUMBA FOR CHARITY: A Zumba event will be held from 9-10 a.m. at Complete Fitness, 130 W. Broadway Ave., Tipp CIty. Cost is $7 per class with all proceeds going to


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

• READ WEEK: Teens 18 and under are invited to celebrate Teen Read Week with a party at the library from 1-3 p.m. There will be games, food, and new Y/A books available for checkout.

• PARADE: The Bradford Pumpkin Show will have a parade at 4 p.m., which will include fire trucks from area villages, antique cars, floats, drill teams and more.

• CABBAGE ROLLS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer cabbage rolls beginning at 6 p.m.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can join the fight against cancer during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting the Ginghamsburg Church community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SOCK HOP: A sock hop/monster mash will be offered from 6-9 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA Senior Center.

• RUMMAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy, will have a rummage sale 9 a.m. to noon.

• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will eat out at 4:30 p.m. at Studebakers in New Carlisle. A Euchre party will follow at 6:30 p.m.

• HEALTH FAIR: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its annual Community Health And Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flu shots will be available (through Kroger Pharmacy) for $40 without insurance. Medicare and Medicaid also will be accepted. Blood pressure screenings will be provided and Miami County Public Health will conduct Dermascan Skin Screenings. There will be information about services provided by Freedom Chiropractic, Springmeade, Storypoint, Wilson Women’s Health, Caldwell Health, Miami County Health Partners Free Clinic, Easter Seals Adult Day Services (Piqua), and Upper Valley Medical Center Sleep Center. Additional displays include Piqua Curves, Mary Kay, Grandma’s Essential Oils (doTERRA), Life Plus Health & Wellness, Perfectly Posh, Plexus, and Can’t Stop Running.

• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your 5-to 12-year-old homeschooled student for a morning or afternoon of discovery (9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The topic for October is “Bats.” Classes are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month through May. The fee is only $2.50 for BNC members, $5 for non-members. Payment due at time of registration (cash or check). Deadline for registration and payment is the Monday prior to the program. Payment can be made each month or for all sessions at one time (non-refundable).

• KARAOKE: Join the Karaoke fun at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Music from 7 p.m. to closing.


• MESSY CHURCH: Join First United Church of Christ, 120 S, Market St, Troy, for a fun, casual way for families to worship, featuring “Messy and Fun” activities including crafts, plus a short celebration service and a light dinner. Messy Church is for all people, no matter what stage they’re at in their faith journey and of any age. Please use Canal Street entrance, handicapped-accessible.

• BAT WORKSHOP: Join Brukner Nature Center staff from 2-4 p.m. to learn all about Ohio’s bats and help the Ohio species by building a bat box for your home. There are more 1,000 species of bats in the world, and Ohio is home to 11 of them. Call to register and reserve a bat box kit for $30 by Saturday at 5 p.m. This program is free for BNC members and just $5 for nonmembers. Cash or check only.

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Join members of the Brukner Nature Center Bird Club from 2-4 p.m. to learns to identify BNC’s bird life. All levels of birders welcome. Binoculars available for use.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast open to the public will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy a full breakfast made to order for just $7. Children under 10 eat for $3.


• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club. Everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• MOVE AND GROOVE: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. to “Move and Groove” at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Children and caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of various activities which include music and movement; this program is for children ages 2-6. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit

• HOT DOG BAR: A hot dog bar with all the fixings will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 at 6 p.m. Cost is just $4.


• GENEALOGY MEETING: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will welcome Certified Memorialist John Piatt as the speaker in Piqua Public Library’s Louis Room at 6:30 p.m. Piatt, the information and reference coordinator for the library, will share “Weird, Eerie, and Spooky Necropolises” from around the world, with a variety of legends, curses, poltergeist sightings and weird and macabre facts from cemeteries around the world. Free and open to the public.

• COLLEGE BLASTOFF: This free college funding workshop will be held at 6:30 at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St. for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will offer tips on how to pay for college without relying on expensive loans, how to pick schools with the best financial aid packages and more. Arrive early to register and get choice seat. Register online at or by phone at 339-1923 (ask for Kelly).

• COMMUNITY MEAL: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host their Community Free Meal from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads, and desserts. All are welcome to attend and join in the fellowship with friends and family.

• NATIVE AMERICANS, PART I: StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, will offer a class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Native Americans in Appalachia and the eastern part of the United States, including the Iroquois, Cherokee, and the Shawnee, among others. Learn about their lifestyles and cultures. Guest presenter will be Kathy Hayes from Sinclair Community College Lifelong Learning. Lunch provided. RSVP to (937) 541-5182 or by Oct. 13.

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

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

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. at the Piqua YMCA’s Senior Center.

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

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Quarter Auction begins at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Auction numbers will be available for purchase. Food will be offered for reasonable prices from 5:30-8:30 p.m.


• STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and parents are invited to come and 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 Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, in Piqua. Starr Gephart with NPAF will speak on new legislation and other new programs. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome Linda Lee Jolly, executive director of the Hayner Cultural Center. Linda will give an update on programs and the upcoming events. 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.

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


• MEET THE CANDIDATE: The Leadership Troy Alumni will be hosting an evening to Meet the Candidates. The event will feature candidates for Concord Township Trustees, Board of Education for Troy City Schools, and Troy City Council with opposition (2nd Ward). Also presented will be the Concord Township Referendum (Trafalgar), Miami County Park District Levy, and the Troy City Schools Bond Issue. Written questions from the audience will be accepted and presented by the media panel. Candidates may make themselves available before or after the event for informal conversation. Tom Dunn will serve as moderator. This forum will be held at the Troy Junior High School at 556 N. Adams St., Troy. Doors open at 7: p.m. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will not exceed 90 minutes.

• BOOK FUNDRAISER: A fun night of literacy, sponsored by the Altrusa Club of Troy, to benefit the local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program will be offered from 7-9 p.m. at Jay and Mary’s Book Center, 1201 Experiment Farm Road, Troy. Readers of all ages are invited to the evening event, which will include kid’s crafts, raffles, refreshments and a surprise guest reader. Ten percent of all books sold throughout the evening will go to benefit the local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, which serves more than 3,000 county children. For more information, visit us Atrusa of Troy on Facebook or email

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: This interactive program from 10-11 a.m. will combine active games, early literacy, and fun for all ages. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig Ave. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose Room at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St.

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s adult book club will meet at noon to discuss “Under the Wide and Starry Sky” by Nancy Horan. To reserve a copy of the book, visit the library or call 698-5515.

• NOT-SO-SCARY: The Milton-Union Public Library is hosting a “Not So Scary” party from 6:30- 8 p.m. This fun program will include a costume showing so wear your costumes. Participants will talk about trick-or-treat safety tips, listen to an interactive story, and play Halloween bingo with prizes. There will also be light refreshments and a take home craft.

• iPHONE CLASS: An iPhone class will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Blood pressure checkes will follow at 11 a.m. A carry-in luncheon will then begin at noon.

• LOUNGE SERIES: The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will host “Tryouts to Stardom,” the fourth event in the 2017 Library Lounge Series. In keeping with this year’s theme, Art Inspired, the theater arts will be explored at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Piqua Library. Participants will be treated to a behind the scenes look at one aspect of how a professional production of a musical is created, in this case the beloved Broadway hit “The Sound of Music,” which will be presented at the Victoria Theatre in February. Participants will see how an actor auditions for a part, how make-up and costumes transform an actor into a character, and the importance of the relationship between an actor and a director. Finally, the audience will get a sneak peek at a scene from the production. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available to the public at the front desk of the library beginning October 16. Refreshments will be provided.

• PULLED PORK: Pulled pork sandwiches with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $5.

• MEETING: The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority Board will meet at 8 a.m. at 1695 Troy-Sidney Road, lower level conference room.

Oct. 20-21

• ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS: The Country Workshop Artists of Troy will hold their 29th biennial Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held at the Staunton Grange at 1530 N. Market St., Troy. Juried arts and crafts will be on display from over 50 local and regional artists in an indoor location. Food truck meals will be available for purchase each day of the event. For more information, contact

Oct. 20

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Piqua YMCA Senior Center.

• SING-ALONG: Sing some of your Broadway favorites during “Cabaret and Cabernet with pianist David Wion” at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Lyric sheets will be provided. No admission fee; wine will be sold by the glass. This evening is intended for an adult audience.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: The Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington, will offer its final salad luncheon of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal will include homemade salads, finger sandwiches, desserts and a drink for $6. A country store with homemade items also will be available. The church is handicapped accessible.

Oct. 21-22

• HAUNTED WOODS: Enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with guided walks, live animals and costumed characters at Brukner Nature Center on Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. Your guide will lead you along the gently rolling, luminary-lit trail and stop at five stations along the way so you and your family can learn all about the wild creatures of the night — bring your flashlights. Activities also include free face painting, games, storytelling at a campfire, plus cookies and cider after the hike. This program is $5 per person for BNC members and $7 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Be sure to have your membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event, handed out in the order that you arrive at the gate at our entrance, so if you want to join your friends please ride together or meet and drive in together! Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every 5 minutes after that. Parking is limited.

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

Oct. 21

• FALL FESTIVAL: A fall festival and bingo will be offered from 5-9 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route 36, Conover. The event will include pulled pork sandwich meals with two sides, a dessert and drink for $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available. A children’s costume parade and contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by kid’s games and a cake walk at 6:30 p.m. Bingo will start at 7 p.m. and include 20 games.

• 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.

• WALKING TOUR: An “Unknown John Johnston & His Land” tour will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meeting at the main parking lot to Johnston Farm, Piqua. Tickets are available for the tours at $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St., Piqua. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda and Johnston Farm & Indian Agency director Andy Hite. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library.

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

• LEGO: Build with LEGO at the Milton-Union Public Library from 2-3 p.m. Each meeting will have a theme as well as free style building. All ages are welcome.

• UKULELE: Ages 12 and up are invited to have fun learning to play basic chords on the ukulele from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• FISH FRY: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a fish fry beginning at 6 p.m. Trivia will begin at 7:30 p.m.

• ARTISAN SHOWCASE: The 12th annual Autumn Artisans Showcase will feature handmade items from local artists, including the fiber arts, jewelry, lapidary, woodcrafts, glass and polymer clay. This show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monroe Grange, just north of State Route 571 on Peters Road, Tipp City. There is a cafe on the premises that features homemade food and there will be door prize drawings.


Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events