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Today

• 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. This will be a joint meeting with the Troy Kiwanis Club. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host a joint meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Piqua. The program will celebrate the Troy-Piqua Football rivalry. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

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

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers from 2-9 p.m. at the Waffle House located on Archer Drive, Troy, for a Spirit Night to benefit the wildlife ambassadors at Brukner Nature Center. Did you know that it costs us about $1,000 every year just to feed the 50 wildlife ambassadors. If at least 30 supporters are there that evening, 25 percent of the total sales for the evening will be donated to Brukner Nature Center. No flier is necessary; just say that you’re eating out for Brukner Nature Center.

Thursday

• COVER TO COVER: Kids in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities, and crafts from 4-5 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, 419 W. Main St. An after-school snack will be provided.

• TRIVIA NIGHT: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for The Walking Dead Trivia Night. Celebrate the new season of The Walking Dead while testing your (delicious) brainpower, the fun will be infectious. Come dressed as your favorite character or a walker, test your knowledge and win prizes. Come alone or bring a trivia team up to four people. Adults and teens are welcome. Registration is required at 419 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CARRY IN: The Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, will have a carry-in luncheon at noon. Bingo will follow.

• TACO SALAD: Taco salad will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 for $5 beginning at 6 p.m. Euchre will begin at 7 p.m. for $5.

• MEETING SET: The Southview Neighborhood Association will hold a general meeting at Mote Park Community building at 7 p.m. Anyone who lives, works or owns a business in the Southview area is invited to attend. Among the topics to be discussed are the upcoming Halloween and Christmas projects. For the past few years, Southview has partnered with the Miami County Dental Clinic to give away toothbrushes, toothpaste, and information about the clinic, along with school supplies to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. At Christmas, Southview works with the Salvation Army to adopt seniors who would like to receive something special at the holiday time. For information, call Jim Vetter at 778-1696.

Friday

• MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION EVENT: American Legion Post 200, 5046 Nebraska Ave., Huber Heights, will host a membership event from 6-9 p.m. featuring a dinner from 6-8 p.m. that is free to members ($5 for prospective members), reduced-priced beverages, vendors, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Membership tables will be Post 200, Sons of the Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. Guest also can participate in the Honor Wall Project by purchasing a 4” x 8# inscribed red brick to be placed on the honor wall at the front entry.

• SEAFOOD: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp, or a fish/shrimp combo with French fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs will be for $10.

• PIZZA: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza beginning at 6 p.m.

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

• MEATLOAF: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggie and dessert for $8 beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday

• 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.

Saturday

• HALLOWEEN EVENTS: The Troy Noon Optimist Club and Troy Main Street Inc. will sponsor Halloween activities for children. The Northwest Quadrant will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. for the costume judging and other activities for children. The childrens’ parade will form starting at 8:30 a.m. in the area behind the Hobart Center for County Government. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m., and will proceed to Prouty Plaza (Public Square) by traveling south on Monroe Street and east on West Main Street to Prouty Plaza. The parade will not go around the circle. Costume awards will take place following the parade. There is not a rain location for this event. There will also be other activities for children within the Prouty Plaza/northest quadrant area until approximately 11:45 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, many local merchants will host a “trick or treat” and hand out candy/treats to children.

• BOO BASH: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center hosts its Boo Bash Family Fun event from 1-4 p.m., with games, crafts, refreshments, a scavenger hunt, Halloween stories, a Monster Mash Dance, America’s Next Top Toilet Paper Mummy Fashion Show, and Magic and Music with Aleksander the Magnificent. Admission is free.

• DRUG DROPP-OFF: The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office will host a curbside drug drop-off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miami County Sanitary Engineer’s Office, 2200 N. County Road 25-A. Please have all pills emptied from their containers and placed into plastic baggies. No liquids or sharps will be accepted.

• 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.

• STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone steak dinner with salad, baked potato and a roll for $15 from 5-8 p.m. A Halloween dance and costume contest for adults will be from 8 p.m. to midnight with Excalibur Sound.

• TEEN FANDOM: Teens 18 and under are invited to share their favorite anime, manga, and more at Teen Fandom Club from 1-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• MEAT LOAF: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a meat loaf dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Corn hole will begin at 7:30 p.m.

• TREAT AND EAT: The annual Trick or Treat and Eat event at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy, will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event will include free food, beverages, games and candy. For more information, call 335-2028.

• HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a party with prizes awarded for costumes. Bring a dish to share and join the fun at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be local talents enjoying karaoke.

• FUN NIGHT: The AMVETS Post 66, Covington, will have a fun night, bake sale and chicken on the pit beginning at 5 p.m. at 10010 State Route 185, Covington. Dinners will be $8 and include half a chicken and two sides.

Sunday

• TRUNK OR TREAT: Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., is hosting this Halloween event from 3-5 p.m. for children and families of the Piqua community. The activity is for children from toddlers to 6th grade and their families. There will be cars decorated in various themes and numerous games for kids. Candy will be handed out at each car the same as Beggar’s Night at each house. There will be a drawing for various door prizes. Trunk or Treat will be taking place in the back parking lot of the church.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer made-to-order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Adults are $7 and children 10 and under are $3.

• TRUNK OR TREAT: The Troy First United Methodist Church will host its 11th annual Trunk-n-Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the First Place Christian Center, corner of West Franklin and South Cherry streets. This free event provides an opportunity for children to celebrate fall and collect treats in a safe and fun environment. Vehicles with decorated trunks or tailgates will be parked in First Place parking lot, and children in costume may walk from car to car to receive goodies. There will be free games, music, candy and a hot dog dinner. For more information, call 335-2826 or email staff@troyfumc.org

Monday

• 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 www.tmcpl.org.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can honor October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting the Fletcher United Methodist Church community blood drive Monday, Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St. All who register to donate receive the “I Fight Cancer — I Give Blood” T-shirt. Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can honor October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting the Knights of St. John- Piqua community blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. All who register to donate receive the “I Fight Cancer — I Give Blood” T-shirt. Community Blood Center encourages donors to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Tuesday

• DRAWING ROOM CONCERT: Solo piano, chamber and vocal music with Drawing Room Chamber series host Steven Aldredge at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Free admission.

• TRICK OR TREAT: Trick-or-treat for the city of Troy will be from 6-8 p.m.

• HAUNTED ROOM: Stop by the “Haunted Library” at the Milton-Union Public Library on Beggar’s Night in West-Milton from 6-8 p.m. Wear a costume and check out the decorations. Staff will be handing out candy as well as non-food items for children who can’t have candy.

• HALLOWEEN EVENT: A Halloween celebration will be held at the YMCA Senior Center in Piqua from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants may dress up if they like. The event will include games and prizes.

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

• TRUNK OR TREAT: The Fletcher United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Trunk or Treat” event in the church parking lot from 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 2

• 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.

• CHESS CLUB: Join others for a game of chess at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. All ages and skill levels are welcome, even those who have never played. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• CONFERENCES: Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for 2-8 p.m. at Newton schools. You may sign up online at http://www.newton.k12.oh.us or call the office at 937-676-2002. All students will be dismissed one hour early, starting at 1:35 p.m.

• MEETING: The Public Defenders Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Donors can honor October Breast Cancer Awareness Month by supporting the Piqua Baptist Church community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 W. High St. All who register to donate receive the “I Fight Cancer — I Give Blood” t-shirt. Community Blood Center encourages donors 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