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Today

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The program will be a joint meeting between the Piqua and Troy clubs at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Reservations required by noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit www.piquakiwanis.org.

• HOME SCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your 5-11 year-old home schooled student for a morning or afternoon of discovery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2-4 p.m. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and lesson plans to explain these concepts using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check only). Deadline is the Monday prior to each class. Topic for October is “Shake your Bones.”

• MEET THE CANDIDATES: Meet the Candidate night, sponsored by Leadership Troy Alumni, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy Junior High School cafeteria. The event will be broadcast live on Troy Community Radio 107.1 WTJN and on WPTW 98.1 FM and 1570 AM. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and will last 90 minutes. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Doors to the junior high at 556 N. Adams St., Troy, open at 7 p.m.

• LINE DANCE: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will hold a line dance at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at the Troy Country Club at noon.

• HAUNTING LOOKS: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library to learn how to create haunting looks. Just in time for Halloween, glamour ghoul, nightlife impresario, and drag artist Stixen Stones of Cincinnati will provide a make-up demonstration including tips, suggestions, and recommendations along the way. Program is for adults only. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• RESERVATIONS DUE: Reservations for the 32nd annual reunion of employees of the former Dettmer Hospital are du today. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the dining room at the Koester Pavilion. The dining room is to your left after you enter the main door. Donation for the dinner is $10 payable at the door. Organizers encourage former employees to join them for an evening of good food, reminiscing, catching up, and renewing friendship and acquaintance with your former co-workers. Bring your photos, memorabilia, memories and stories to share. For reservations, call Cindy Bowman at 440-5100 or email cindy.bowman@koesterpavilion.com.

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

• GOULASH: The Troy Fish & Game will offer goulash and garlic toast.

Thursday

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction, t0 benefit the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, will be offered at the Eagles Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Admission with first paddle is $3 and each additional paddle after admission fee is $1. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a free paddle raffle as well. Food, including sloppy joes and hot dogs and coney dogs, will be for sale and all proceeds will go to the museum. Area vendors will be available with their products . There will also be drinks available.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at McKaig & Race Park, Troy. Join staff at 10 a.m. for Mornings in Motion, an interactive nine-week session that will include walking and early literacy skills through games, stories, and other activities. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• LOUNGE SERIES: Remember when a mouse was a rodent, a web was spun by a spider, and a laptop was where you balanced your TV dinner? The Friends of the Piqua Public Library will present the final event of the 2018 Library Lounge Series, “Wired!” at 7 p.m. in the library lobby, 116. W. High St. October’s event will focus on the years from 1990 to the present. During those decades, technology began to change every aspect of our lives. Everyone from millennials to the Greatest Generation will be entertained and informed by this evening of travel though the world of technology, past, present and the tsunami of technological advancements yet to come. The program will begin with the director of the Piqua Public Library, James Oda, portraying a broadcaster for WPTW reporting the international, national, and local news from the era. Bill Hayes will reveal the scientific advancements that impact our daily lives and offer a glimpse into the future of technology. “Wired!” is free and open to the public, but admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available to the public at the front desk of the library. Seating is limited.

• SLOPPY JOES: Sloppy joe sandwiches will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $5. Stay to play Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• DIGESTION: Hannah Pennington will be at the Bradford Public Library for a make-and-take workshop on optimal Ddigestion. Learn how essential oils can help you uncover simple ways to have a healthy digestive system. Class will be $10 per person. Participants will take home a glass water bottle and roller to help aid digestion. Registration is required by calling the library at 448-2612 or stop by to sign up.

• GARAGE SALE: Springmeade will hold a garage and vendor sale, along with a bake sale and raffles from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Friday

• 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.

• HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an Owls & Howls Hike from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road entrance, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington. Join park district naturalist Amalee Houk as we try to call two species rarely seen by humans, an owl and coyote. Learn about these mysterious creatures while on a leisurely hike by the light of the moon. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• NATURE CONNECTIONS: The Miami County Park District will offer the new Home school Nature Connections program “Spectacular Spiders” from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join naturalist Raptor Rachel in this exciting adventure all about spiders. While traversing the trails, we will learn hands-on about these beautiful invertebrates. Activities will include understanding spider adaptations, creating webs, searching for spiders and their webs. Please dress comfortably and for the weather. Parents are welcome to join their students on this adventure. Parents of children who choose to explore independently must remain on site for the duration of the program. Please feel free to bring snacks and water as needed for your child. Class fee $3 per child for Miami County residents and $6 for out of County residents. Preregistration 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.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A Lunch and Learn will then be offered. Call 778-5247 for more information.

• CABBAGE ROLLS: Cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes and dessert will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. for $8. Test yourself with trivia at 7 p.m.

• TENDERLOINS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer hand-breaded tenderloins.

Friday-Monday

• BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library will sponsor their semi-annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. A members-only preview night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, during which time new memberships may be purchased. A large selection of books, puzzles, DVDs, special titles, and old books are available with prices starting at 25 cents. Sunday is $1 per bag of books and all specials are half price. All proceeds will be used for the Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts, and special purchases for the library. For more information, call (937) 339-0502 or go to www.troypubliclibrary.org.

Oct. 20-21

• HAUNTED WOODS: Enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with guided walks, live animals and costumed characters at Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods, held from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 27-28. The gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every five minutes after that. Your guide will lead you along the luminary-lit trail and stop at six 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. Cost is $5 per person for BNC members and $7 per person for non-members (cash or check only). Kids 2 and under are free. Be sure to have your membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the event, handed out in the order you arrive at the entrance gate. Parking is limited.

Saturday

• DEMO DERBY: A demolition derby, to benefit the Miami County Agricultural Society, will be offered from 4-7 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 for the stands and $15 for pit passes. More details at miamicountyohiofair.com/yearRoundEvents.htm.

• 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.

• 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 upon request) with baked potato and vegetable for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: Franklin Masonic Lodge 14, 107 W. Main St. Troy, will hold their fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor. An elevator is available. Clothes, toys, books and more will be priced to sell.

• TREE BADGE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Girl Scout “Cadette — Tree Badge” program from noon to 2 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Cadette – Tree Badge” on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 per scout. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• WEBELOS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Cub Scout “Webelos — Into the Woods” program from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Participants will explore the woods and work towards obtaining their “Webelos — Into the Woods” badge on this afternoon hike. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Class fee $3 per scout. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CABARET & CABERNET: Participate in the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Broadway sing-a-long in the Hayner Ballroom at 7 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Wine will be available for purchase. Lyric sheets of all-time favorite Broadway tunes will be provided. This musical evening is free and open to the public and is intended for an adult audience.

• ESSENTIAL OILS: An Introduction to Essential Oils event will be offered at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level Community Room of JR Clarke Library. Participants will experience several ways to use them in your daily life. Light refreshments will be served. Sign-up in advance by calling the library at 473-2226 or come into the library.

• BARBECUE: The Troy Lions Club and the Troy Church of the Brethren will jointly sell chicken barbecue and pulled pork sandwich dinners. Eat in or carry-out from the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, from 4-6 p.m. Dinners include choice of half chicken or large pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and homemade coleslaw. Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased at the church, from any Troy Lion member or by calling 339-0460. A selection of desserts is available for an extra charge. Walk-ins are welcome while the dinners last.

• FALL FESTIVAL: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. US Route 36, Conover, will offer a fall festival and bingo from 5-9 p.m. The festival will include a children’s costume parade and contest at 6 p.m., kids games and a cake walk at 6:30 p.m., raffle drawing and bingo at 7 p.m. Pulled pork sandwiches, two sides, dessert and drink will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Meals will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Carry-outs will be available.

• FISH: The Troy Fish & Game will offer fish dinners from 6-8 p.m.

Sunday

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its dog social “Leaf Games” from 1-3 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the “Leaf Games” program. Don’t miss this fun event! Remember owners are responsible for their dogs — please clean up after your pet. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Parks “Ancient Music” program from 6-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants are invited to listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket or a chair. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

• OPEN HOUSE: The Lockington Volunteer Fire Association will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to come out and see the people and equipment that provides emergency services to the community. There will also be information about a special levy that voters of Washington Township, Shelby County, will be voting on in November. If you are unable to attend, but have questions about the levy, call Chief Jon Adams at (937) 606-0919.

Monday

• FILM SERIES: Get in the Halloween spirit at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 3:30 p.m. and re-visit creepy classics. Themed snacks will be served and the event is for teens and adults. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• TRICK-OR-TREAT: Edison State Community College will hold a free Halloween trick-or-treat event from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Piqua campus. Children up to age 11 are invited to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Located throughout campus will be 12 interactive themed stops — such as Harry Potter, Funny Bones, mad scientists, haunted graveyard, and more – where members of the Edison State community will hand out candy and other fun prizes. Trick-or-treaters are also invited to have their faces painted by the Skull Dollz and decorate a pumpkin. For the first hour of the event, Brukner Nature Center will be showcasing a creepy critter.

• NOVEL CONVERSATIONS: Are you looking to join a book club? Novel Conversations, an adult monthly book discussion, usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. Members read a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles. Join others at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this month’s suggested reading, “The Year We Left Home,” by Jean Thompson. Pick up your copy at the Information Desk or call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 112, to learn more.

• MENU: Order from the menu at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Food is available at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• DINE TO DONATE: Help support the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center by dining at Penn Station East Coast Subs, 2331 W. Main St., Troy, from 4-8 p.m. Penn Station will donate a percentage of your food bill when you present a flier at check-out. Fliers are available at bruknernaturecenter.com and at the Interpretive Building. Good on dine-in or carry-out.

• EUCHRE: A Euchre tournament will begin at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. Call 778-5247 for more information. Exercise also will be offered, along with blood pressure and blood glucose screenings from 9-10 a.m.

• CRAFTS AND QUILTING: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will meet for crafts and quilting at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• OPEN HOUSE: In honor of the Piqua Community Foundation’s 25 years of serving the Piqua community, the board of directors will be hosting an open house from 5-8 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall Community Room. The event will highlight the history of the foundation and its contributions to the not-for-profit organizations in our area. Refreshments, entertainment and more will be offered.

Oct. 24

• HALLOWEEN FUN: The Miami County YMCA will be having a Halloween family night from 5-7 p.m. There will be games, pumpkin decorating, candy, treats and prizes. The event is to YMCA members and non-members.

• HAND CRAFTS: Hand crafts will be offered at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A Teach and Learn also will be provided by Genesis. Call 778-5247 for more information.

• LINE DANCE: Tipp City Seniors members and guests will hold a line dance at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

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

• CHILI DOGS: The Troy Fish & Game will offer will offer chili dogs.

• FAMILY NIGHT: Join staff from 6-p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill for their annual family fun night, Paint the Pumpkins. Staff will provide all the supplies and ideas for you to create a pumpkin that is yours to keep. For all ages. No registration is required Call 676-2731 for more information.

Oct. 25

• 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 Upper Worship Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Spend Thursday mornings with Troy-Miami County Public Library staff at McKaig & Race Park, Troy. Join staff at 10 a.m. for Mornings in Motion, an interactive nine-week session that will include walking and early literacy skills through games, stories, and other activities. For all ages. No registration required. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BROWN BAG: Tipp City Seniors have a brown bag lunch at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• TRICK-OR-TREAT: Koester Pavilion will host its annual Trick-or-Treat Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children from birth to 12 from the community are invited to this free event at Koester Pavilion, 3232 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, on the Upper Valley Medical Center campus. The evening’s schedule will include games, prizes, and plenty of candy. For more information, call activities director, Jessica Fox at 440-5170.

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

• HARVEST PARTY: A harvest party will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library for children in grades K-5. Join staff for some good old fashioned games, activities and treats. No costumes please. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 448-2612 or stop by to sign up.

• WATERCOLOR FALL: Join staff for Watercolor Fall at Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Pick up a paint brush and dip into watercolors as participants create fall art pieces. All supplies provided. For ages 8 and up. Registration is required by calling 339-0502, EExt. 123, or visit website at www.tmcpl.org.

• ’80s MOVIE: Take a step back in time and enjoy the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s totally ’80s movies series. Join staff at 6 p.m. for “Poltergeist”, which is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 54 minutes. This event is for adults and no registration is required. Call the library at 339-0502, Ext. 117, for more information, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Oct. 26

• SEAFOOD DINNER: 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 from 6-7:30 p.m. for $8 and $9. Frog legs will be $12.

• NATURE GROUP: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Nature Group program from 10-11 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Join a park district naturalist for this family-oriented program designed for children birth to six years with an accompanying adult (older siblings are welcome). Children enjoy a simple opening activity as everyone arrives. Then, participants take a slow hike to the natural play area where kids and parents can socialize, play and take part in an optional nature activity. Be sure to dress for the weather. Meet at Lost Creek Reserve, barn with shelter overhang near the parking lot. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SOUP-ER WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Soup-er Walk program at 7-9 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, Covington. Enjoy a guided, nighttime hike through the woods followed by a warm crackling fire and hot cup of homemade soup. Hikers are encouraged to bring a can of soup for donation to a local food pantry. Stay warm — remember to layer up before you head out. Pre-registration requested. 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.

• BINGO: Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. A celebration will for October birthdays also will be held. Call 778-5247 for more information.

• PIZZA: The Troy Fish & Game will offer pizza.

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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