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Today

• VETERAN’S COFFEE: The monthly doughnuts and coffee at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will begin at 9 a.m. Miami County Commissioner and Navy veteran Greg Simmons will speak. An elevator is available to the second floor of the Masonic Lodge, 107 W. Main St., Troy. For more information, call 332-8852.

• SPAGHETTI SUPPER: The annual Covington High School Spaghetti Supper will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the K-8 school cafeteria. Proceeds from the dinner go into the Covington Schools Scholarship Fund program. The menu features all-you-can-eat Italian spaghetti and garlic toast, homemade coleslaw, dessert and a drink. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children under 12. Carry-out orders will be available. The March music concert will follow in the high school gym.

• FOOD LABELS: Going to the grocery these days, you need a dictionary to decode all the claims and information on the food labels. Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 7 p.m. as participants dive into common misunderstandings about food labels, the requirements, and what they mean with Amanda Bennett, Agricultural & Natural Resource Educator at the OSU Extension Office in Miami County. This program is for adults and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, or tmcpl.org.

• CONCERT: The Piqua High School and Piqua Civic bands will have a joint concert at 7 p.m. at Piqua High School’s Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature the high school’s band’s 2018 contest repertoire followed by the Civic Band performing Leroy Anderson’s “Syncopated Clock,” Holst’s “Second Suite in F for Band,” selections from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and more. Admission to the concert is free and all are invited to attend. For more information, visit the Piqua Civic Band’s website at piquacivicband.weebly.com or like “The Piqua Civic Band” on Facebook.

• WACKY WEDNESDAY: Make crafts and play games at 3 p.m. the Pleasant Hill Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. After school snack is included. Call 676-2731 for more information.

• STILLWATER STARGAZERS: Local astrology experts will be at the Milton-Union Public Library at 6:30 p.m. to show how to use our new telescope. Place a telescope on hold today for your family to explore the skies from the comfort of your home.

• CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 am and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• COMMUNITY DINNER: A community dinner will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Tipp City Methodist Church, offered by the Tipp City Seniors. The meal will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, drinks and a dessert table. Meals are $5 each for $15 for a family of three or more. All proceeds will benefit the Seniors Building Fund.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at El Herradero Mexican Grill, 1598 Covington Ave., Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit piquakiwanis.org.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, first come, first served. Bring all tax information, photo ID, Social Security card and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. No appointment is necessary; bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 5-7 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 703-3887. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 4-8 p.m. at the Tipp City Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• SLIDERS: Enjoy Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Sliders with toppings and chips will be offered at 6 p.m. Two sliders for $2.

Thursday

• SPEAKER: The Troy Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. in Troy. Mark Davis, a former park ranger at the Taylorsville Dam, Dayton MetroPark, will speak on the topic “Tadmor: The Original Crossroads of America” The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact The Troy Historical Society at (937) 339-5900 or by email at tths@frontier.com.

• AARP TAX ASSISTANCE: AARP will be at the Milton-Union Public Library offering tax assistance by appointment only from 10 am to 2 pm.

• MY BOOK & ME: Designed to help children in grades kindergarten and up write and illustrate short stories of their very own. Meets 6:30-8 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Different writing prompts and art activities will engage children each week, and the completed book will be spiral-bound and on display at the end of the month. All supplies are provided.

• LUNCHEON: All former Employees of Piqua Memorial Hospital are invited to the quarterly luncheon at Buffalo Jacks at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Jacks, 137 S. High St., Covington. Reservation are not required as participants will order off the menu. For questions, call Nancy at (937) 473 3337 or Judy at (937) 214 2036.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 698-5515. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• CAREGIVER CONNECTION: Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County’s Caregiver Connection, a program of support and sharing for those caring for a loved one, will be from 2-3 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy.

• CARRY IN: The Tipp City Seniors Center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City, will have a carry-in luncheon at noon. Entertainment will be Dorothy Love bingo. A board of trustees meeting will be held prior at 10 a.m.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: The Fort Rowdy Gathering will hold its March committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington City Building. Everyone is welcome as they prepare for the 2018 Gathering, which will be held Labor Day weekend. Members will then be holding monthly committee meetings on the second Thursday of each month, through July. Beginning in August, the committee will be holding weekly meetings, also on Thursdays. For more information, contact Anita at (937) 676-3381 or frgpublicity@aol.com.

• COOKIE JAR: The St. James Cookie Jar located at 200 W. High St., will be open from 4-5 p.m. This event if free and open to everyone. Come and enjoy an hour of cookies, trivia and drinks.

• CLASS LUNCH: Members of the Piqua High School class of 1950 will meet for lunch at noon at China East in Piqua. Partners and friends are welcome to attend.

Friday

• CORN DOGS: Corn dogs, hot dogs, French fries and onion rings will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• FILM SERIES: The Hayner Film Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. with “Stagecoach” at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its a Kids Night Hike program from 6:30-8 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Bring your preschool to elementary school age child to the park for a night hike that will have them using their different senses to explore the woods and learn about nocturnal creatures on this night hike. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment is necessary; bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• LENT SPECIAL: The Troy Fish & Game will offer its Lent special beginning at 6 p.m.

• BREAKFAST FOR DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer made to order breakfast for dinner. Everything will be ala carte from 6-7:30 p.m.

• FISH FRY: St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington, will host its annual Lenten fish fry from 4:30-7 p.m. The dinners are $7 with coffee. Drinks and desserts are extra. Carry-outs available. An additional event will be March 23.

• PORK CHOPS: Enjoy grilled pork chops, baked potato, salad and dessert at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8.

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

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer steaks, broasted chicken and Lent special dinners from 5-8 p.m.

FISH FRY: A fish fry will be offered at St. Mary Church, 503 W. North St. (inside Piqua Catholic School) in Piqua from 5-7 p.m. Dinner consists of all-you-can-eat fish, French fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Baked fish will also be available. Desserts and soft drinks are sold a-la-carte. Prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; and $6 for children 12 and under. Carry-outs are also available for $7. The school is handicapped accessible.

Saturday

• ROUTES FOR ROOTS: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society is having its 23rd annual Routes for Roots Workshop on March 24 at the Fort Piqua Plaza Conference Center, fourth floor, Piqua. Advance registration is due by today and is $20. Walk-ins the day of will be $25. Check in the day of the event is 8:15 a.m. with the workshop ending at 3:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, vendors and handouts. Speaker information and registration forms are available on the organization’s Facebook page, at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmchgs, at the Piqua Library, Piqua Local History Department and area libraries. For questions, contact Wendy Watson at (937) 701-3047 or gspbeagle@gmail.com.

• PANCAKE DAY: The Kiwanis Club of Piqua will hold its annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Valley Career Center. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Meal includes all the pancakes you can eat plus sausage patty, applesauce and a drink. All proceeds benefit the youth of Piqua. For tickets, call Ryan Ratermann at 773-1671 or Marijo Poling at 214-1243.

• FISH FRY: The annual Piqua Indians Baseball fish fry and auction will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Piqua VFW, County Road 25-A. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. and includes items such as a week’s stay ikn a Florida Keys vacation home, weekend stay in the Smoky Mountains, OSU football tickets and more. A Yeti cooler and meat board raffles also will be offered, along with a 50/50.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Both appointments and a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Call (937) 778-0339 for an appointment. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will offer a pancake breakfast with sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk from 8-11 a.m. at 10 W. Monument St., Pleasant Hill. Donations will go toward church organ repair. For more information, call 676-3193 or 632-0012.

• PORK CHOPS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer stuffed pork chops beginning at 6 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.

• LEGO MANIA CLUB: Build with Legos from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Each gathering will have a theme as well as freestyle building. All ages are welcome.

• PANCAKES: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for a donation. The menu will include all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, juice, and coffee, tea, or milk. The church is located one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• DINING OUT: Tipp City Seniors will dine out at the Pearson House in West Milton at 4:30 p.m. A Euchre party will be held at 6:30 p.m. back at the center.

• TRAINER COURSE: The Miami County Park District in partnership with Outdoor Adventure Connections will hold an overnight, two-day Leave No Trace Trainer Course beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41 in Troy. Participants will learn and teach about the seven principles of back country Leave No Trace. Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate. Class fee $85 due at time of registration (includes dinner Saturday). Register at OutdoorAdventureConnection.com.

• POT PIE: Troy View Church, 1770 N. County Road 25A, Troy, will be offering an old fashion chicken pot pie (dumpling) dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. Along with the dumplings, there will be mashed potatoes, green beans, assorted desserts and drinks. Adults $8; children 4-12, $5; 3 years and under free. Carry-outs available.

Sunday

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

• EUCHRE: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will have a Euchre tournament beginning at 1 p.m. for $3. Sign up at noon.

• BREAKFAST: Come and enjoy a full breakfast cooked to order at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, 377 N. Third St. Serving is from 8-11 a.m. and is open to the public. Adults $7, children 10 and under $3.

Monday

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Trailing Moms & Tots” program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. There may even be craft time. Be sure to dress for the weather. Register for the program by sending an email to register@miamicountyparks.com, going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BOARD MEETING: The March board meeting for the Miami County Educational Service Center will be held at 5:15 p.m.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, first come, first served. Bring all tax information, photo ID, Social Security card and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 5-8 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 698-5515. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The evening book discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. High school students and volunteers read with children in order to develop reading skills and earn AR points for school.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: At this adult audio book club, everyone works on individual craft projects and listens to a book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks. The club at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• SALAD BAR: Load your salad or baked potato with all kinds of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 beginning at 6 p.m. The salad bar or the potato bar is $3.50, have both for just $6.

Tuesday

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• SPRING STORY TIME: Children from birth to 5 years old can come to Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement, and more as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. Call 676-2731 for more information. The library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill.

• MEET THE CANDIDATE: The community is invited to the Meet The Candidates event for state representative candidates at 7 p.m. at Koinos Church, 722 Grant St., Troy.

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

• BOOK CLUB: The Inspirational Book Club will be reading “In This Moment” by Karen Kingsbury, and will meet at the Milton-Union Public Library at 1 p.m. Visit the library to pick up your copy.

• PINTEREST CRAFT: Create a beaded wind chime at the Pinterest Craft of the Month at 6 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-ups are required, as supplies are provided, by calling 698-5515.

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

• EUCHRE: Euchre will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Piqua branch of the YMCA’s Senior Center. Exercise will be offered prior at 9:30 a.m.

• TINKER TUESDAYS: Library staff put the fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education by providing hands-on learning for kids. Join others for Tinker Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library. This event is geared for kids in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is requested by calling the library at 676-2731 to register. Additional sessions are scheduled for April 17 and May 15.

• DINE TO DONATE: Piqua Indians Baseball will receive a portion of the proceeds when supporters dine at Piqua’s Buffalo Wings & Rings between 5-8 p.m.

• MEETING: The Shelby County Genealogical Society will offer “The First Settlers and Founders of Jamestown,” presented by Raymond Crump, ais a Shelby County Genealogical Society member and a resident of Shelby County. He will focus on the Rev. Richard Buck and Thomas Crump, the original settlers of Jamestown. All programs will be held at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main St., Sidney, at 7 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public.

March 14

• CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 am 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 Road 25-A, Piqua. Mark Greenwood will offer a PI Day presentation. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586, or visit the website: www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, first come, first served. Bring all tax information, photo ID, Social Security card and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. No appointment is necessary; bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 5-7 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 703-3887. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• TAX AIDE: Free tax help will be offered by Tax Aide volunteers from 4-8 p.m. at the Tipp City Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. Bring all tax information and 2016 taxes.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 offers happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Two sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. for $2.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day at the Troy Church of the Brethren community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Blood Donors are Lucky Charms” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day at the West Milton Lions Club community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ social hall, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Blood Donors are Lucky Charms” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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