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Today

• STORY HOUR: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile: “Rockin’ Recycling” from 2-3 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route, east of Troy. In addition to story time with the Bookmobile, enjoy an activity with a park district naturalist. Check out books for summer reading with a valid library card. All ages are welcome. 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. 104.
• SLIDERS: Two of John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. for $2 at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.
• MEETING SETL The Miami County Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The theme is “What is our future and how do we get there.” Participants will also be discussing their participation in the upcoming election.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will have line dancing at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host guest speaker Tony Trapp with the Upper Valley Career Center. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• POT PIE: Chicken pot pies with salad will be offered at the Troy Fish & Game.

Thursday

• 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 First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: In preparation for the 2018 Fort Rowdy Gathering, a weekly committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington city building.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Piqua Knights of St. John will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• ROAST BEEF: A roast beef French dip sandwich with chips will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5. Enjoy a few games of Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• BOARD MEETING: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A carry-in luncheon will be at noon, followed by bingo.

Friday

• FRIDAYS ON PROUTY CONCERT: AJA, a 10-piece Steely Dan tribute band will take the Prouty Plaza stage at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more details, call the Hayner at 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• HAMBURGERS: Let the Tipp City American Legion cook your favorite summer meal: hamburger, sweet corn, baked beans and dessert. Servings are $7, starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County’s Farmer Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot. Bedding plants, fruit, vegetables, maple syrup and more will be offered.

• DOWNTOWN MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market offered by Troy Main Street, located on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street, is offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade items, entertainment and more. More details can be found by visiting troymainstreet.org/farmers-market or calling (937) 339-5455.

• LEGO: Build with LEGOs from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a different theme and freestyle building, along with movies or crafts, at each event. All ages are welcome.
• PUZZLE CHALLENGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Outdoor Skills program “Geocache Puzzle Challenge” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Come out to the parks for a geocaching competition. There will be challenging puzzle geocaches that you must solve to win! Between geocaches create your own swappable or even your own geocache container. GPS units provided. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.
• PRESCHOOLERS: The Miami County Park District will hold the Preschoolers in the Park program from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for preschoolers and their parents. Bring the family for a self-led adventure. Meet live animals, perform hands on nature activities 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Chapel, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• KARAOKE: Karaoke will being at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.
• DINE OUT: The Tipp City Seniors will dine out at 4:30 p.m. at Ruby Tuesdays in Troy. Euchre will be after at 6:30 p.m. at the center.
• STUFF THE TRUCK: Lincoln Community Center is partnering with Troy Ford and First American Loans to “Stuff the Truck.” From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, bring donations to 3230 S. County Road 25-A to the designated truck. In preparation for this year’s Seventh annual Back to School event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The event is held every year on the Sunday prior to Troy City Schools’ first day of school. Local students in grades K-12 are offered school supplies, book bags and haircuts by Troy Day Salon. Also other agencies will be on site that day to provide information on the services they provide youth in the community. Pre-registration is required before Aug. 13, by calling LCC office at 335-2715.

Sunday

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: Troy Civic Band will present “Around the World in 60 Minutes,” a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion on the banks of the Great Miami River at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Elm St., North County Road 25-A, Troy. Entrance to the park is at Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant. More than 60 musicians directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh will perform international favorites. The site is handicapped accessible with restrooms and free parking. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call 335-1178.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This is a full breakfast, cooked- to-order, for $7. Children 10 and under eat for $3. Serving from 8-11 a.m.

Monday

• SLOW ROLL: All riders are invited to join Bike Piqua’s slow roll ride through Parkridge in Piqua at 6 p.m. Meet at the Washington School in Piqua.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The Evening Book Discussion will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This month the group is reading Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. Visit the library to pick up a copy and join in the fun. Call the Milton-Union Public Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club that meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants work on an individual craft project while listening to an audio book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks.

• 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 0 to 5 years of age. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. 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.

• TABLE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will hold the Lost Creek Garden to Table Series program from 5-6:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 East State Route 41, east of Troy. Come out to the farm and learn about basic garden management. Discover the health benefits of growing your own food as you harvest, prepare and sample the fresh foods from the Lost Creek Garden. Class fee $5 per. Space is limited. Class minimum 4 and class maximum 8. Preregistration is required. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SALADS AND POTATOES: Enjoy a salad bar, or a potato bar with plenty of toppings at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $6 for both or $3.50 for just one.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford Fire & Rescue will help build a better summer blood supply by sponsoring a community blood drive from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 800-388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Covington Eagles will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Tuesday

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

• BOOK CLUB: The Inspirational Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to discuss “Truth Stained Lies,” by Terri Blackstock. For more information, contact the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org.

• PINTEREST CRAFT: Join Milton-Union Public Library staff at 6 p.m. for the Pinterest Craft of the Month to make your own pegboard jewelry organizer. Create an 8-inch-by-10-inch organizer with a stenciled design. All supplies are provided. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Adults only, please. Call the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• LET’S MOVE: Join others at 11 a.m. for Let’s Move at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. All ages are invited to enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes. This program is designed to develop literacy skills and promote a love for reading using movement. No registration required.

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

Aug. 15

• STORY HOUR: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

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

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will have line dancing at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host guest speaker Lt. Col. Kevin Wuebker from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• MEATLOAF: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn will be offered at the Troy Fish & Game.

• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church in Troy will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive from 2-6 p.m. at 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

Aug. 16

• BOOK CLUB: The Milton-Union Public Library’s Adult Fiction Book Club will meet at noon at the Milton-Union Public Library to discuss “Code Girls,” by Liza Mundy. Visit the library to pick up a copy today. Call the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: In preparation for the 2018 Fort Rowdy Gathering, a weekly committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington city building.

• DINE TO DONATE: The Lost Creek Chrome Divas will hold a breast cancer fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Buffalo Wings & Rings, 989 E. Ash St., Piqua. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the organization.

• SLOPPY JOES: Pat’s sloppy joe’s with chips and a pickle for $5 will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Servings begin at 6 p.m. Euchre will be offered at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at 320 S. First St.. Tipp City.

• BACK TO SCHOOL BASH: Students, parents, and teachers it is time to get ready to go back to school at 6 p.m. for a Back to School Bash at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library. All ages can learn helpful tips, make cool back to school essentials, have some fun, and see how the library can help you be successful this school year. No registration required.

Aug. 17

• SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND: David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned, will join the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. to bring three notable songwriters to the table for an evening of stories, interviews and song with Kyleen Downes, a popular soloist and Harold Hensley of The Repeating Arms, and Paige Beller, of Jasper the Colossal. For more details, call the Hayner at 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• SALAD LUNCHEON: Covington Christian Church, 115 N. Pearl St., will hold a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month through October. Enjoy a selection of salads, desserts and drinks provided for a small donation. Hot chicken salad also will be available, along with some new dishes. Carry-out available. The church is handicapped-accessible; please use the alley basement entrance.

• BACK TO SCHOOL: Celebrate the end of summer with a big bash before heading back to school. Join the Milton-Union Public Library staff at 2 p.m. for a movie, games, and many other fun activities. Don’t forget to bring a friend with you. No registration necessary. Light refreshments provided. Contact the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more details.

• NIGHT HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Discovery Night Hike program from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, Piqua. Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. Dress for the weather with sturdy walking shoes. Walk will vary from .5 to 1 mile. Bring a flashlight. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND: David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned band will join the Hayner at 7:30 p.m. in bringing three notable songwriters to the table for an evening of stories, interviews and song with Kyleen Downes, a popular soloist and Harold Hensley of The Repeating Arms, and Paige Beller, of Jasper the Colossal. Paige is a wildly creative extremely popular performer in the area. Her lyrics are poetic and full of angst and depth and delivered with a youthful, rhythmic courage. Kyleen Downes began her musical journey studying music and classical guitar at Wright State University. She finds her own songwriting is also informed by her classic 60s and 70s rock upbringing. Her lyrics are full of light and life. Her sound is reminiscent of the great poets of rock such as Carol King and James Taylor. Harold Hensley is a Miami Valley staple. Hensley is a prolific writer with a great rootsy-folk vibe and maybe just a twang of county. He has been making music in the area for more than 20 years. Dr. J of WUDR radio calls him the “Golden Voice” of Dayton roots music.

• HOT SHOT: Beef hot shot, a veggie and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 at 6 p.m. for $8. The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 Color Guard will present the Colors at the Tipp City vs Eaton varsity football game.

• PULLED PORK: Pulled pork and macaroni and cheese will be offered at the Troy Fish & Game.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Voss Honda Tipp City will help build a better summer blood supply by hosting a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 155 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City. Everyone who registers to donate will get the “We Are the Brave — We Are Blood Donors” T-shirt and a chance to win a home improvement gift card. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• MEMBER LUNCHEON: Troy Area Chamber of Commerce members will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Concord Room at the Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy, for a Member Connections luncheon. This month’s lunch will feature non-profits including the Alzheimer’s Association and Erin Scott will also be talking briefly about Leadership Troy. Applications for next year’s class will be accepted soon. The fee is $15 for the luncheon, and make a reservation at escott@troyohiochamber.com.

Aug. 18

• AMATEUR RADIO EVENT: The Miami County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC) will be participating in a Covered Bridge Day Special Event on Aug. 18. For this event, amateur radio operators across Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky will be setting up amateur radio stations on or near a covered bridge and making contacts worldwide. MCARC will be operating from the shelter house at the Eldean Covered Bridge, located at the corner of North County Road 25-A and Eldean Road, just north of Troy. Originally built in 1860, this National Historic Landmark is the longest “Long Truss” covered bridge in the country. The public is invited to come out and experience amateur radio first hand from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the Miami County Amateur Radio Club, visit www.w8fw.com.

• PORK CHOP DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer marinated pork chops with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m. Non-marinated pork chops available upon request.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County’s Farmer Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot. Bedding plants, fruit, vegetables, maple syrup and more will be offered.

• DOWNTOWN MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market offered by Troy Main Street, located on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street, is offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade items, entertainment and more. More details can be found by visiting troymainstreet.org/farmers-market or calling (937) 339-5455.

• UKULELE CLUB: Ages 12 and up are invited to join the Ukulele Club from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. All are invited to learn basic chords and songs on the ukulele. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own instrument or share one of the library’s ukuleles. Call the library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• PLAY DATE: The Miami County Park District will hold its a Nature Play Date program from 2-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Bring your elementary school age child to the natural play area for fun and games with park district naturalist Amalee Houk. 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.

• The Miami County Park District will hold its “Song of the Stars” program on August 18 from 9 to 11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road south of Tipp City. Come to a good old-fashioned campfire under the stars complete with s’mores and songs, a night of music. Special guests the Stillwater Stargazers will be on hand with their telescopes. Meet at the Meadow near the education office (house). Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• SONG OF THE STARS: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Song of the Stars” program from 9-11 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Come to a good old-fashioned campfire under the stars complete with s’mores and songs, a night of music. Special guests the Stillwater Stargazers will be on hand with their telescopes. Meet at the Meadow near the education office (house). Preregister for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• MUD VOLLEYBALL: A co-ed mud volleyball tournament will begin at 10 a.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, corner of U.S. Route 36 and Alcony Conover Road, Conover. Visit abgraham.org or Facebook at ABGrahamCenter for more information.

Aug. 19

• OPEN HOUSE: The Hayner Board of Governors and the Friends of the Hayner Trustees will offer an open house reception to celebrate the retirement of Linda Lee Jolly, who has served as the director of the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center for the past 28 years. The event will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served with a special presentation scheduled at 3 p.m.

• WILD ART: Please join Brukner Nature Center staff for and paint a portrait of a dragonfly 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 event $35 per person, (ages 13- adult), and includes refreshments and all materials. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, Aug. 18 by 5 p.m. (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

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

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Dog Social “Hero Dogs” from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in “Hero Dogs.” This month our special guests will be the Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs. These animal heroes will demonstrate how they assist with search and rescue operations. Remember owners are responsible for their dogs — please clean up after your pet. Meet at the park entrance. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

Aug. 20

• DINE TO DONATE: Culver’s of Troy, 2100 W. Main St., Troy, will donate a percentage of the proceeds to First Place Food Pantry from 5-8 p.m. The funds will be used to help cover operating costs, including rent, utilities, insurance and maintenance.

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: Crafty Listeners is an adult audio book club that meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Participants work on an individual craft project while listening to an audio book. Feel free to bring lunch or snacks.

• STORY TIME: Meet others at Brukner Nature Center in Troy from 10-10:30 a.m. for a Children’s Story time. Children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Andi of Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, a branch of Troy-Miami County Public Library, for this special story time at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Participants will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities. Attendees can explore Brukner after event with no admission charge. This story time is for all ages and no registration is required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 200, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Aug. 21

• BE COOL & COLOR: Take a break from the summer heat and spend the afternoon “Being Cool while Coloring” beginning at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Adults and teens are welcome; all supplies provided. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• TRUSTEES MEETING: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. Call 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society will offer “Institutional Records Seminar: Records from Ohio’s Prisons, Asylums and Children”s Homes,” presented by Liz Plummer, outreach reference archivist for the Ohio History Connection, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library, Louis Room, 116 W. High St., Piqua. The event is free, open to the public and requires no reservation. For questions, contact Stephanie Winchester at 307-7142 or stefalx@msn.com.

• LET’S MOVE: Join others at 11 a.m. for Let’s Move at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. All ages are invited to enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes. This program is designed to develop literacy skills and promote a love for reading using movement. No registration required.

• COOL AND COLOR: Take a break from the summer heat and spend the afternoon Being Cool while Coloring at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Adults and teens are welcome; all supplies provided.

• DINE TO DONATE: Join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers at Chipotle, 1934 W. Main St., Troy, from 5-9 p.m. for this month’s Dine to Donate. Bring in a flier, which can be found on the center’s website at bruknernaturecenter.com, show a flier from your smartphone, or simply tell the cashier you are supporting Brukner Nature Center. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of all sales to help support the wildlife at BNC. Good on dine in or carry-out (no online orders).

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

Aug. 22

READING GROUP: Love books but can’t commit to a monthly book club? Join Milton-Union Public Library staff at 6:30 p.m. in the community room for a quarterly book discussion in a unique, casual atmosphere. Tea, coffee and sweets will be provided. Visit the Library and pick up a copy of “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore,” by Matthew Sullivan to join us this month.

• STORY HOUR: Children ages 4-5 and their parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Call the Library at 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org for more information.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors will have line dancing at 10 a.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will host their committee meetings and board meeting. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• BEANS: Beans, cornbread and fried taters will be offered at the Troy Fish & Game.

Aug. 23

• 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 First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy.

• COMMITTEE MEETING: In preparation for the 2018 Fort Rowdy Gathering, a weekly committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Covington city building.

• • CARRY-IN: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at 320 S. First St.. Tipp City. John Sortener will play the keyboard.

Aug. 24

• FRIDAYS ON PROUTY CONCERT: Hey There Morgan, a three-piece cover band from Dayton, will play everything from Prince to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Toto at 8:30 p.m. Presented by Troy Main Street presented in conjunction with Tour de Donut activities on the square.

• SLOPPY JOES: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow falls, will offer a Sloppy Joe sandwich, cole slaw and chips ($5 for one sandwich, $7 for two sandwiches), from 6-7:30 p.m.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy joes and scalloped potatoes will be offered at the Troy Fish & Game.

Aug. 24-26

• IH SCOUT SHOW: The 29th annual IH Scout and all Truck Nationals 2018 willlmbe held at WACO Airfield and Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. The showcase will be “Emergency!” with fire trucks, ambulance and police IH vehicles. The event will include a daily Show ‘n Shine, swap meet, guest speakers, displays and tech seminars throughout the weekend. Bi-plane rides will be available. For more information, visit wacoairmuseum.org or call 335-9226.

Aug. 25-26

• CIVIL WAR COMPETITION: The Union Guards Company A 19th Regiment will be at the Mountaintop VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Saturday’s competition will begin at 8 am and end at 5:30. On Sunday, there will be a musket company Match at 8:30 am Hamburgers are available on the range 11-3 pm on Saturday.

Aug. 25

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

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County’s Farmer Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot. Bedding plants, fruit, vegetables, maple syrup and more will be offered.

• DOWNTOWN MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market offered by Troy Main Street, located on South Cherry Street just off West Main Street, is offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade items, entertainment and more. More details can be found by visiting troymainstreet.org/farmers-market or calling (937) 339-5455.

• LEGO: Build with LEGOs from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a different theme and freestyle building, along with movies or crafts, at each event. All ages are welcome.

• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold their music in the park “Heartbeat of the Earth” program from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist John DeBoer and enjoy a symphony of sounds as singing wood and harmonic percussion acoustic music fill the air. Bring a blanket on which to sit. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CRUISE IN: The Miami Valley Kruzers will have a cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, Conover. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All collector vehicles are welcome as well as tractors and stationary engines. Food concessions will be available. A garage sale also will be available and the A.B. Graham Museum will be open to visitors.

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