Community Calendar


Today

• 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 for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, are $10.

• LUNCH ON THE LAWN: The Miami County Cattleman’s Association will offer Lunch on the Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Miami Courthouse lawn, Troy. Meals will be $6 for a sirloin sandwich or $8 for a ribeye sandwich, and also includes chips, cookie, pop or bottled water.

• DINE TO DONATE: Applebee’s in Troy will donate a percentage of every bill to the Concord Elementary PTO from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Fliers must be presented a checkout, and can be found on the Concord Elementary PTO Facebook page or at the Troy-Miami County Public Library.

• MEATLOAF: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, salad and dessert for $8 starting at 6 p.m. There will be live music.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW Post 4235, 73 N. High St., will offer dinners, including broasted chicken, New York strip steaks, fish and shrimp and a variety of sandwiches from 5-8 p.m.

Saturday

• ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI: Troy Post 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner at the Legion Hall, 622 S. Market St., Troy, with spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks. Adults $7.75, children under 13 $4. Public invited.

• BIGFOOT IN OHIO: Join staff at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, for Bigfoot in Ohio, presented by the Ohio Night Stalkers. Particiants will see footprint castings, hear audio recordings and firsthand accounts of encounters. Mike Miller and Michael Feltner, founders of Ohio Night Stalkers, will be here to tell participants about their experiences. Be sure to check out their Facebook page at Ohio Night Stalkers. This program is open to all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

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

• SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a warm meal and fellowship. The menu will include chili, sandwiches, cake and beverages. Use the Canal Street entrance where we are handicapped accessible.

• STEAK AND CHICKEN: A steak and chicken fry will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game. The band Cotton will perform for the evening.

• KARAOKE: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close.

• PARKING LOT SALE: The Troy Gospel Tabernacle, corner of Ellis and Long streets, Troy, will have a parking lot sale from noon to 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Pastor Rich Baker at 308-7423.

Sunday

• CHICKEN AND PORK CHOPS: The Bradford Lions will offer barbecue chicken and pork chop dinners, carryout only, with pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark’s Pizza in Bradford. Tickets are $7 presale from any Bradford Lions or Lioness members, at both Bradford banks, and Littman-Thomas Insurance, Bradford location. You may also call Joanne Ferree (620-7225) or Kathy Myers (448-2667) by the ticket deadline purchase date of Sunday, Sept 25. Proceeds will go toward purchase of eye exams and glasses, recognition of Bradford students, and other ongoing Bradford Club projects.

• LIFE CHAIN: Life Chain 2016, sponsored by Miami County Right to Life, will be from 2-3 p.m. at the Miami County Courthouse, Troy, and will spread out along Main Street. There will be stations distrubuting signs.

• TOUR OF HOMES: The Museum of Troy History will present a Tour of Troy Homes for the 26th year. The tour features four homes and the homes can be visited between 1-4 p.m. Tickets for the tour can be obtained by calling Doug Tremblay at 339-5155 or any other board member. The board of directors includes Doug Christian, Marty Baker, Chad Monnin, Marty Hobart, Mary Clevenger, Sandy Gurklies and Frank Bazler. This event is to raise funds for the Museum of Troy History. Refreshments will be served at the museum between 2-5 p.m.

• BLUEGRASS: Bluegrass at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586, with Laurel Mountain Bluegrass Band, will begin at 2 p.m. There will be an open-stage bluegrass jam. Free admission and parking and food and refreshmenets will be available.

• PET BLESSING: St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. US Route 36, Covington, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, will offer a pet blessing at 2 p.m. There will be a brief outdoor service and blessing of animals by Father Ron Haft.

• BREAKFAST: The American Legion Riders Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare an all-you-can- eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, waffles, sausage gravy, biscuits, french toast, regular toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices. Bluegrass open mike will start at 2 p.m. and the kitchen will be open for food sales until 4:30 p.m.

Monday

• CONFERENCES: Milton-Union High School’s parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4-7 p.m. Mid-terms will be distributed. Call 884-7940 to schedule an appointment.

• MOVE AND GROOVE: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. for ”Move and Groove” at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Children and caregivers will enjoy 30 minutes of various activities which include music and movement; this program is for children ages 2-6. Additional “Move and Groove” sessions are scheduled on Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. For more information call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.

• MOMS AND TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program on October 3 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 five 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 [email protected], going to the program calendar at www.MiamiCountyParks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BRATS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer brat sandwiches with toppings and chips for $3 or with French fries for $4 starting at 6 p.m.

• LUNCH: The Piqua Catholic class of 1953 will meet at noon at the Covington Eagles.

Tuesday

• EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold an adult exploration hike from 9-11 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees across the county, one park at a time. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. Due to weather, trails may be wet. Wear appropriate shoes. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

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

• ROTARY: Mark Murphy of Piqua, father of Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy, will be the guest speaker at The Piqua Rotary Club, at 11:45 a.m. at Edison State Community College.

Wednesday

• PERI MEETING: The Miami County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua. (Enter parking lot from Downing Street.) Lunch is $10, payable at the door. Lunch reservations needed prior to Thursday, Sept. 29. For a reservation, call Beth, (937) 335-2771. Speaker will be a representative from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program. This meeting is open to any retired or currently employed Ohio public employee.

• STORY TIME: Parents and their child are invited to join staff for storytime at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill; your child will enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts as they build early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages birth to 5 years old. Registration is requested. Call (937) 676-2731 for more information or to register your child.

• COFFEE WITH VETERANS: Coffee and doughnuts with veterans will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Masonic Lodge, Troy. Kristy Osting, business development specialist at the coming StoryPoint Senior Living of Troy, will speak on caretaking services for veterans at the facility. For more information, visit http://miamivalleyveteransmuseum.com/.

• KIWANIS: Kiwanis Club of Troy welcomes Brad Reed and Mark McDaniel, of the Tri County Board of Mental Health. The two will be discussing the challenges that our county faces and the services they offer to help those with mental health issues. Lunch meeting starts at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis meeting will include the installation of 2016-2017 officers and board members, installed by Div. 3 Lt. Governor John Coffield. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon Wednesdays at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. For more information, call Brian Phillips (778-1586) or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• LINE DANCING: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have line dancing at 9 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. A program of line dancers will follow.

• SLIDERS: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will be serving John’s sliders two for $2 with chips and toppings starting at 6 p.m.

• SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. The Ostomy Support Group’s meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except January and July. The meeting will be in the hospital lower level Conference Room A. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. Edison State Community College nursing students will present an educational program. For more information, contact Robin Medrano at 440-4706.

Thursday

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join Troy-Miami County Library staff from 10-11 a.m. for Mornings in Motion. Mornings in Motion will combine walking, early literacy and fun. Bring your children, a stroller and your walking shoes. Meet at McKaig and Race Park, 822 McKaig, or at the Troy library, 419 W. Main St.; this program is for all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be modified and held in the multi-purpose room at the Troy library. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit tmcpl.org.

• LEPC MEETING: The Miami County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Communication Center, 210 Marybill Drive, Troy.

• PICNIC: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a picnic at the Tipp City Park with hot dogs and a white elephant auction.

• SLOPPY JOES: Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be serving sloppy joe sandwiches with chips for $4. Serving starts at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

Oct. 7-8

• RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale is being held by the United Methodist Women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Many good used household items and clothing are for sale. Proceeds will be used for local charities. For more information, call the First United Methodist Church at 335-2826.

Oct. 7

• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• MOVIE NIGHT: Let’s Go to the Movies at Hayner! will feature “Young Frankenstein,” a 1974 comedy that tells the story of Frankenstein finding love, at 7:30 p.m. This series features a movie classic with cafe style seating and an introduction to the film. Films, popcorn, and soda pop are all free. The film series is intended for adult audiences and may not be appropriate for children under 13. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• EXHIBIT OPENS: The fine art exhibit “Vessels, Vistas & Visions,” opens at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. The exhibit features the work of three local artists, Pamela Ridenour, Donna Pierce-Clark and Shirley DeLaet. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org. The exhibit continues through Nov. 27.

• FALL FAIR: The Newton FFA and FCCLA will be holding its 86th annual Fall Fair at Newton Local Schools. The traditional pulled pork dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The Newton High School Marching Band will perform its contest show at 6 p.m. on the soccer field. There will also be two large jumpies for kids, a kiddie tractor pull, produce exhibits, class competitions, and a dance for grades seventh through 12 to conclude the evening. FCCLA and FFA exhibit also will be part of the event.

• PORK CHOPS: Smoked pork chops will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare fish and/or chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and dessert for $8 starting at 6 p.m.

• FRIDAY DINNERS: The Covington VFW Post 4235, 73 N. High St., will offer dinners, including broasted chicken, New York strip steaks, fish and shrimp and a variety of sandwiches from 5-8 p.m.

Oct. 8

• FISH FRY: An all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, beginning at 5 p.m. The meal will include French fries, baked beans and applesauce for $9.

• SCIENCE FEST: There will be a free science event hosted at the Milton-Union Middle School cafeteria, 7640 Milton-Potsdam Road, from noon to 2 p.m. Join Garret Pearce, working toward his Eagle Scout award, for an afternoon of fun science activities and demonstrations to promote interest in various scientific subjects. Activities are geared for students in grades 3-7. If you are a Milton Union student, you can also get extra credit for attending.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon. The Oct. 8 blood drive location has been temporarily moved to the Avenue classrooms on the main campus, 6759 S. Country Road 25-A. (The Nov. 12 blood drive will return to the South Campus Chapel location). Everyone who registers to donate can choose a free T-shirt or other available donor gift from recent blood drive campaigns. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• FARM FEST: The Miami County Park District will hold its eighth annual Fall Farm Fest from noon to 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. There will be a corn maze and corn shooter, music, hayrides, games, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, food, a scarecrow contest, demonstrations and much more. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, enjoy games compliments of our presenting sponsor Miami County Farm Bureau. The evening will end with the movie “Shaun the Sheep” under the stars starting at 7:15 p.m. Festival admission is free. Charges apply to the corn maze, corn shooter, food, pumpkins, pony rides, food and merchandise. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit the park district website at www.MiamiCountyParks.com.

• CORN MAZE: The Miami County Park District’s corn maze will be open to the public as part of the Fall Farm Fest from noon to 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of this six-acre corn maze. Admission is $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up, $3 fee for children ages 5 to 11 and kids under 4 are free.

• SWISS STEAK: A swiss steak and gravy dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish and Game. A free clay shoot will be from 1-5 p.m.

• POT PIE DINNER: Lostcreek United Church of Christ will hold its annual chicken pot pie supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The meal consists of chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetable, salad, pie or cake and drink. Suggested donation is $9 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carryouts will be available. Proceeds from the supper will be used local mission projects. The church is located at 7007 E. Troy-Urbana Road, 2.5 miles east of Miami East Schools, and is handicapped-accessible.

• DINNER OUT: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will eat out at Frisch’s, Tipp City, at 4:30 p.m. Euchre will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• REVERSE DRAWING: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 family will be hosting a Reverse 200 drawing. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and will be half smoked chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, dinner roll and dessert. Several cash prizes will be awarded throughout the drawing with a $1,000 first prize for the last number drawn. Tickets are available at the legion post for $25, and only 200 tickets will be sold. Karaoke will follow.

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