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Today

• COFFEE CHAT: A coffee chat with Troy City Schools Superintendent Chris Piper will be offered from 1-2 p.m. at Starbucks, 1914 W. Main St., Troy. Join Piper, purchasing your own coffee, to get to know the new superintendent.

• 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.

• LOVE TO LEGO: All elementary-aged children are invited to create and build away at this special LEGO event at 3:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington.

• CREEPY CLASSICS: Join staff at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 3:30 p.m. every Monday in October to experience or re-visit creepy classics. This week will be “The Bride of Frankenstein.” Themed snacks will be served. For teens and adults. This film is not rated and is 1 hour and 15 minutes long. Call 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• SPOOKY AND SQUISHY: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. for a Halloween themed family fun night, Spooky, Squishy & Slimy. Concoct two kinds of slime with your family. All supplies provided. All ages are welcome. Registration is required by callng 339-0502, Ext. 133, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• STORY TIME: Meet at Culver’s in Troy from 10-10:30 a.m. for a monthly 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 Culvers located at 2100 W. Main St. Wear your Halloween costumes and enjoy activities, including stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. This story time is for all ages and no registration by calling 339-0502, Ext. 200, for more information.
• BLOOD DRIVE: “Faith, Hope, Cure” is the October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month theme for the Fletcher United Methodist Church community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. at 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Faith, Hope, Cure — Donate Blood” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.
• TENDERLOIN: Texas-size tenderloins with toppings and fries will be available at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Come and enjoy at 6 p.m. for $5.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center is open from 3-7 p.m. every Monday. Visit Pleasanthillhistorycenter.com or see the center on Facebook. The center is handicapped accessible. Numerous items are on display. Items for sale are note cards, post cards and prints of artwork, created by Marcus Miller.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• Al-Anon: Al-Anon will meet for the beginner’s meeting at 6:30 p.m., open discussion meeting at 7 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Al-Anon is for the families and friends of alcoholics or for anyone who has a problem with another person’s drinking or addiction. For more information, call 335-7747.

Civic agenda

• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

Tuesday

• BINGO: Never Too Old Bingo will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Piqua Senior Housing, 316 N. College St., Piqua, sponsored by Piqua Manor, Heartland of Piqua, Brookdale Piqua and American Nursing.

• CHAMBER SERIES: The Hayner’s Drawing Room Chamber Series will open at 7:30 p.m. with opera’s greatest hits featuring Ginger Minneman, Kylene Griffith Terhune and Sarah Reinhardt of Bella Voce. Participants will take a whirlwind tour of great music from the world of opera. The events is free and open to the public.

• HALLOWEEN EVENT: A Halloween celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miami County YMCA Senior Center, 307 W. High St., Piqua. Call 778-5247 for more information. Participants are welcome to dress up and there will be games, prizes and lunch.

• KIDS FESTIVAL: A community fall kids festival will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at East Wright Street between High and Wall streets. Admission is free and there will be carnival games, candy, inflatables and other activities. The event is sponsored the Covington Area Churches.

• TRUNK OR TREAT: Trunk or Treat will be offered from 6-8 p.m. at Fletcher United Methodist Church.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• KNITTING CIRCLE: The St. James Episcopal Church Knitting Circle meets each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 200 W. High St. The purpose is to knit prayer shawls for anyone in need of some prayers. Come and bring your knitting and participate in this great mission. For any questions, call 773-1241 Monday through Friday.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

• STORY HOUR: A Development Skill’s Story Hour for Preschoolers, for ages 3-5, will be offered from 9-11:00 a.m. at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington. Contact the library for more information at 473-2226.

Wednesday

• HALLOWEEN PARTY: A Halloween party, open to eighth through 12th graders, will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Troy Rec. Costumes are encouraged and games will be offered. There is no fee, but bring a snack to share.

• PIQUA KIWANIS: The program will include Halloween a parade overview and highlights 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.

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

• BLOOD DRIVE: “Faith, Hope, Cure” is the October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month theme for the West Milton Lions community blood drive from 1-7 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 “Faith, Hope, Cure – Donate Blood” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• BLOOD DRIVE: “Faith, Hope, Cure” is the October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month theme for the Troy Church of the Brethren community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Faith, Hope, Cure — Donate Blood” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SLIDERS: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will offer two sliders with toppings and chip at 6 p.m. for $2.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week at 5 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AL-ANON: Al-Anon will meet at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. Al-Anon is for the families and friends of alcoholics or for anyone who has a problem with another person’s drinking or addiction. Call 335-7747 for more information.

• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call (512) 577-0913.

• YOGA: All About YOGA will be offered at 6:15 p.m. in the lower Community Room at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington.

Thursday

• 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.

• RESERVATIONS DUE: Reservations are due today for the annual membership meeting of the Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society, which will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 204 W. Ash St., Piqua. Reservations and dinner payment of $15 can be sent to MCHGS, P.O. Box 808, Piqua, OH 45356; Attention Stephanie Winchester. The speaker will be U.S. Congressman and veteran Warren Davidson. For the menu, visit the organization’s Facebook page. For questions, contact Stephanie at 307-7142.

• BLOOD DRIVE: “Faith, Hope, Cure” is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month theme for the Piqua Baptist Church community blood drive from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym, 1402 W. High St., Piqua. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Faith, Hope, Cure — Donate Blood” T-shirt. Schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• SHREDDED PORK: A shredded pork sandwich with chips and a pickle will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5. Stay and try your luck with Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be offered at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Enter the side door on Canal Street. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• COMMISSION MEETING: The members of the Public Defender Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the office of the public defender, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction to benefit the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum will be held at 7 p.m. at the Bradford Community Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire dinner will be from 5-7:30 p.m., with trivia to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43, Troy.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Spirituality Group AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Tri city Group AA meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. at Troy Abundant Life Church, 661 County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Do you struggle with addiction or love someone who struggles with addiction? Celebrate Recovery is a place to find hope and support and to know you are not alone. Come join other as they explore the 12 steps from a faith-based perspective. Meetings are held every Thursday at Piqua Compassion Network, 531 W. Ash St., Piqua. Doors open at 6:45 pm. For more information call 778-8856 or email pcnempowers@gmail.com or visit Celebrate Recovery Piqua on Facebook.

• CROCHET: Crocheting for Beginners will be offered at 6:30 p.m. in the Reference/Historical Room at the JR Clarke Public Library, Covington.

• RANDOLPH PRESENTATION: Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a presentation on “A Historical Perspective on the Randolph Narrative and the Politics of Division” by Larry Hamilton at the Piqua Public Library at 7 p.m. Greater Love MBC worships in the building that was constructed by Randolph Freedmen on Park Avenue in the 1880s. The Randolph Freedmen Exhibit, is on display at the library through today. Hamilton is willing to meet with and view the Randolph exhibit with visitors prior to his presentation in the Helen Louis Room on the main floor of the Library. The presentation will offer a historical background to the arrival of the largest group of manumitted slaves to the Upper Miami Valley and a focus upon the resolution of those acting in fear to deny their “ownership identity” within the region.

Friday

• FISH OR CHICKEN: Fish and or chicken tenders will be offered at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. This $8 meal comes with French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• CHICKEN FRY: A chicken fry dinner will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. The dinner will include French fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up. Chicken livers are also available.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be offered at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Enter the side door on Canal Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search. Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Nov. 3

• SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Troy Post 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy. The menu includes spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks for $7.75 for adults and $4 for those 13 and younger. Proceeds go to Troy Post 43 Baseball.

• 5K: A Food Steps 5K will be offered at 9 a.m. at Lowry Track Complex, 7640 Milton-Potsdam Road, West Milton. The fee is $25 and proceeds will benefit the Bulldog Bags program, which provided nourishing food for students over the weekend at Milton-Union Elementary School. Visit Can’tStop RunningCo.com/Local-Races for more information and to register.

• SOUP-ER BOWL: Souper Bowl III, a fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Historical Society, will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, 11 W. Walnut St., Tipp City. For $20, the buyer will receive a soup bowl to keep, handmade by local artist Sally Watson. Also their choice of potato, vegetable beef or chicken corn soup and cornbread, cookies and drink. Tickets are available at the Tipp City Historical Society Museum on the southeast corner of 3rd and Walnut streets in Tipp; Tipp Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St.; or from any historical society member. For more information, call Gordon at 667-3051 or Susie at 698-6798.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with homemade French fries for $6 from 5-7:30 p.m.

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be offered at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Enter the side door on Canal Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• SHARE A MEAL: The First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy, will offer its Thanksgiving feast from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. The menu will include sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, pumpkin pie and beverages. Carry-outs will be available at 12:30 p.m., as quantities last. This program is free to anyone wishing to participate and are in need of a warm nourishing meal. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

Nov. 4

• DONKEY BASKETBALL: The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter is hosting a Donkey Basketball at 4 p.m. in the Miami East Board of Education gymnasium. Doors will open at 3 p.m. Concessions will be available. There will be free donkey rides for all children under 12 years of age. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and tickets at the door will be $8. Children 6 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Fletcher Food Pantry. For more information, contact the Miami East Agricultural Education Department at 335-7070, Ext. 3212.

• BREAKFAST: Enjoy a full breakfast, open to the public, at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving is from 8 -11 a.m. Adults $7, children 10 and under $3.

• BLUEGRASS: A bluegrass jam session featuring Show Time will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Music begins about 2 p.m. and food is available from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Nov. 5

• CHILI: Stop in the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 at 6 p.m. and enjoy a bowl of chili with cornbread and a salad for $6.

• LEGO: Join others for Legos Galore! at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Bring your imagination and enthusiasm for building. Staff will provide the LEGO and some ideas as well. No registration is required. For ages 5 and up. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

Nov. 6

• DINNER: Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, will serve its annual Election Day Dinner, held consistently for over 100 years. The hours for the dinner are 4:30-7 p.m. The menu will include homemade chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll, assorted desserts and beverages. Meals are dine-in or carry out (for carry out call the church at 698-4401). The cost is a $7.50 donation. There will be no Grandma’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Nov. 8. For more information, call 676-2430 or 947-1647.

Nov. 7

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: The November veterans breakfast at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will include Sean Tracy, StoryPoint project founder and creator of The Veterans Honor Project, at 9 a.m. at 107 W. Main St., Troy, second floor. The Piqua Lewis Boyer Chapter of the DAR will provide a full breakfast. The ’67 Quilters will once again give a veteran a homemade quilt. In addition, executive director Karen Purke will present an update on the museum’s holiday events, in conjunction with the city of Troy and plans for 2019. Visit http://miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com for more information.

• SLIDERS: Enjoy two sliders with toppings and chips will be available at 6 p.m. for $2 at the Tipp City American Legion.

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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