Community Calendar


Today

• MEETING SET: The Troy Historical Society will meet at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7 p.m. The topic for the evening will be “Learning About the Overfield Tavern Museum.” An educational DVD used by students to learn about the museum will be shown. The meeting is free. For more information, call (937) 339-5900 or email [email protected]

• AFTER SCHOOL: Join staff after school at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St. This event is for kids in grades 4-8, at 3 p.m. every other Wednesday, and includes an after school snack. Come for a creative time making crafts or playing games. Each week is different. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 to register.

• STORY TIME: “Tractors” are the theme in this week’s Story Time at Milton-Union Public Library. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS: YMCA Executive Director Jim McMaken will speak on “Future Consideration for the Piqua YMCA.” 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/.

• HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your homeschooled student for morning of discovery from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and awesome lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration. The fee for these innovative programs is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non-members. Payment is due at time of registration (cash or check). Deadline for registration is the Monday prior to each program. Additional spots remain for afternoon session. Topic for November is “Exciting Ecosystems.”

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

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-8 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. For questions, call 773-1241.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The Covington Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting.

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.

• GRAND OPENING: Piqua Compassion Network will have a grand opening at its new location, 531 W. Ash St., from 3-7 p.m. Food and prizes will be part of the event. The organization can be reached at 778-8856 or [email protected]

• WATER, SOIL FAIR: The Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter, in cooperation with the Miami Soil and Water Conservation District, OSU Extension — Miami County, and Miami Conservancy District will sponsor a free Water and Soil Testing Fair from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Miami East High School cafeteria. No reservations are needed. This is open to all Miami County residents. All testing should take about 30 minutes to complete.

• LECTURE SERIES: New Hampshire residents John and Pupae Ricciotti will be guests at the WACO Aviation Lecture Series. John, the pilot and owner of this one-of-a-kind, Troy-built aircraft, will share stories that accompany this WACO “D.” Parking and admission are free and open to the public. The lecture is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum, 865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. For questions, call 35-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.

• COLOR ME CRAZY”: All ages are welcome to come to color at the Milton-Union Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m.. Art materials, coloring books, and refreshments will be provided.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: The book this month is “Dollbaby” by Laura Lane McNeal. The group will meet at the Milton-Union Public Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. Blood pressure checks will be offered prior, beginning at 11 a.m.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Take a hike for health and join park district health and wellness specialist, registered nurse Marion for this weekly low impact walk held each Thursday morning. Relevant topics such as heart health, diet and nutrition, diabetes prevention, stress relief and many others will be discussed during this six week walking series. Remember to wear weather appropriate gear and walking shoes for comfort. Registration not required but highly recommended. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Fletcher United Methodist Church will host a Community Blood Center blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the activity room, 205 S. Walnut St. Stay warm this fall with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• CHICKEN SANDWICHES: Hot shredded chicken sandwiches with chips and a pickle will be available from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, for $4 starting at 6 p.m. Euchre is $5, and starts at 7 p.m.

• DINE TO DONATE: Concord Elementary’s night out will be at Chipotle from 3-9 pm. Supporters can bring in the flier, show the flier on their smart phones or just by mentioning that you are there to support Concord. Chipotle will donate 50 percent of proceeds back to the school’s PTO.

• MEETING: Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority/CAC will meet at 8 a.m. at 1695 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy, and open to the public.

• CLASS LUNCH: The Piqua Central High School class of 1953 will meet at noon at China East, 1239 E. Ash St., Piqua. Spouses and friends are welcome to attend.

Friday

• 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.

• EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Jeff Steele will be coming from Goodwill employment services to offer help finding a job for you, writing resumes, and interviewing skills. The program will be from 2-3 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• Q&A SESSIONS: Local expert Valerie McKay will be offering 30-minute help sessions at the Milton-Union Public Library for those who need help with their computers. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Call 698-5515 to sign up between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

• COMEDY SHOW: Good Ole Boy Comedy returns to Edison State Community College’s Piqua campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a night of family fun. This side-splitting performance is open to the community and offered free of charge. The Good Ole Boy Comedy group includes local members, Lucas “Freakin” Williams, Jeff Bartlett, Thomas Gurrn, Darron Docie, and Tim Lucas who have been putting on hilarious shows across Ohio for the last six years. The event will be held in the Robinson Theater. Seating for the event is limited. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a seat. The comedy style is not abnormally over the top but does at times discuss adult situations. For more information, contact Nate Cole by emailing [email protected] or calling 381-1555.

• SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN: Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will be offering sweet and sour chicken over rice with salad, dinner roll and dessert for $8. Serving begins at 6 p.m.

• TCT PRODUCTION: Troy Civic Theatre will offer “Seeing Stars in Dixie,” at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park, Troy. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased online at http://troycivictheatre.com/ or by calling 339-7700.

Saturday

• TCT PRODUCTION: Troy Civic Theatre will offer “Seeing Stars in Dixie,” at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park, Troy. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased online at http://troycivictheatre.com/ or by calling 339-7700.

• GIFT GALLERY: Hayner Gift Gallery will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. This annual event is a great place to find that “one of a kind” special gift for family and friends. The house will be full of artisans and vendors, each displaying their own unique gift items. For more information, call 339-04057 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• CRAFT SHOW: Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton, will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the activity center. Reservations for booth spaces are now being accepted. To reserve a space or for more information, call Jean Sanders at (937) 698-5541.

• WINTER WONDERLAND: LT Ball Intermediate Parent Association will offer a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 575 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City. More than 30 vendors will be on hand and the event will include a basket raffle and concessions. For more information, visit Facebook.com/LTPAWINTERWONDERLAND.

• CRAFT SHOW: Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton, will hold its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the activity center. There are still a few booth spaces available, reservations continue to be accepted by calling Jean Sanders at (937) 698-5541.

• PORK CHOPS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated pork chop (non-marinated pork chops available upon request) dinner with baked potato and corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 7 p.m. Every month BNC naturalists plan a nighttime adventure in to the Brukner woodlands. Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.

• HEALING PROGRAM: Residents who have lost a child or other loved one to suicide, drug overdose or other unexpected loss are invited to attend a Healing from Unexpected Loss program from 10 a.m. to noon at the Emerson Center, Edison State Community College, Piqua. The program is being sponsored by the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services in partnership with NAMI | Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties and the Miami County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, and in conjunction with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Pre-registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, email Brad Reed at [email protected]

• DISCOVERY HIKE: The Miami County Park District will hold its Family Discovery Hike “Birds” from 1:30-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Accipiter Amalee to learn all about birds. This guided hike is designed for children with autism and their families, but all are welcome. Each hike will include 1-2 different social skills to practice along with several fun activities. Class minimum four families, maximum 10 families. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• TURKEY TIME: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Turkey Time” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn about wild turkeys. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike and a craft. Make sure to dress for the weather. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will be held from 7 p.m. to close.

• PRO WRESTLING: Dynamic Championship Pro Wrestling will offer a show at 7:30 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children for children 15 and younger and seniors. Call the DCW Wrestling Hotline at (937) 640-2691 for more information.

Sunday

• HOMECOMING CONCERT: A Homecoming Concert with Benjamin Tompkins will be at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Now in its 22nd year, this series was designed to honor exceptional musicians from the area. Tompkins is coming back home from Denver, Colo., and will be performing two Brahms sonatas on violin. For more information, call 339-0457 or visit www.troyhayner.org.

• REFLECTIONS: Baird Funeral Home will hold its annual Reflections for the Holiday program 3 p.m. at the funeral home. For reservations or further information, contact Baird Funeral Home at 339-2602.

• BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer made-to-order breakfasts ala cart from 8-10 a.m.

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista birdlife and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends from 2-4 p.m. All levels of birders welcome. Really good binoculars available for use.

• PAINTING EVENT: Come to Brukner Nature Center from 1-4: p.m. as staff helps you paint a portrait of northern cardinals on 12-inch-by-12-inch canvas. Lisa Bauer of the Mayflower Arts Center will guide you as you paint. The fee is $35 per person, ages 13 to adult, and includes refreshments and all materials. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, November 19 by 5 p.m. (cash or check only). All proceeds benefit the Brukner Nature Center Wildlife Ambassador program.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Dog Social “Bark in the Park” from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in the “Bark in the Park” program. Don’t miss this fun event! 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, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CELEBRATION: The churches of Pleasant Hill will offer a Thanksgiving celebration at 7 p.m., hosted by the Brethren in Christ Church, 101 W. Hill St. There will be singing, special music and scripture reading. The Thanksgiving message will be given by the Rev. Nick Beam, pastor of the Church of the Brethren.

Monday

• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. This group of women listens to a lighthearted book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.

• WILD JOURNEYS: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. for a featured talk on “The Wilds of Nambia.” Jim Beckman, world traveler and owner of Cheepers, a local company established to provide affordable options for international birding during challenging economic times, for a glimpse into the wilds of Namibia. Amazing scenery and big game, including Africa’s famous Big Five, will be part of the program. This program is free for BNC members and non-member admission is $5 per person and includes refreshments. Cash or check.

• The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd. 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.

• MILTON MEMORIES: A Milton Memories oral history recording session will take place at 7 p.m. in the West Milton Municipal Building on South Miami Street. The topic will be the West Milton Players. The panel will consist of Craig Forman, Bob and Karen Iiames, Marsha Fischbach, Steve Schumann, Sally Blue, Jeanette and Jeff McDaniels, Mike Werts and Scott Hinkle. The recording will be done by Tom Beck. The sessions are open to the public and audience participation is encouraged. For more nformation, call Barb at 698-6559 or Susie at 698-6798.

Jennifer Kendo, Ohio District OI Foundation Rep, and Tom Kendo, Ohio District Governor-Elect. Ohio District Rep. Jerry Stahley will speak about the Optimist International Junior Golf Program.

Tuesday

• DINNER: The Sons of the American Legion Post 43 will be serving pizzas, calzones and wings every Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• 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.

• TURKEY TIME: The Miami County Park District will hold its Preschool in the Park “Turkey Time” program from 11 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Gecko Jody and learn about wild turkeys. There will be story time and a short tot sized hike and a craft. Make sure to dress for the weather. There is a $3 class fee due at the time of registration. Class size limited to 12, class minimum is four. Must be registered to attend. 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. Credit card payments are now accepted online at time of registration.

• ADULT COLORING: Bring a friend and sit back and unwind with us during our Beyond the Lines adult coloring group at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library. Participants will be making old fashioned silhouettes of children and adults to be used as mountable decorations for Thanksgiving. Staff will provide the coloring supplies and a treat to enjoy. For more information, call 676-2731 or stop by 12 N. Main St.

Nov. 23

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy Church of the Brethren will host a Thanksgiving week blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, 1431 W. Main St. Community Blood Center is thanking holiday donors with the “Buckeye Strong Blood Donor” ceramic coffee tumbler, free to everyone who registers to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• STORY TIME: “Canoes/Indians” are the theme in this week’s Story Time at Milton-Union Public Library. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Spiritual Aims Committee will give a Thanksgiving message. 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/.

• DINNER AND SERVICE: The Covington Ministerial Association and area churches will offer the Covington community a Thanksgiving dinner and service. Dinner will be served, free of charge between 5-6:30 p.m. The service is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will include music from the combined church choir and Covington Christian Church Praise and Worship Team.

Nov. 24

• FREE DINNER: El Sombrero will offer a free traditional Thanksgiving meal to anyone in the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 1700 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. For more information, call Judy Rose at 339-8557.

Nov. 25

• GRAND ILLUMINATION: Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 6:15 p.m. in their traditional grand entrance on a Troy Fire Department ladder truck, and later they will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. to help countdown to Troy’s annual Grand Illumination, which takes place a 7 p.m. Mayor Michael Beamish will present his awards and read his traditional Christmas poem prior to the lighting, and live music will take place before and after the lighting. Many more events also are planned for the evening, and can be viewed at www.troymainstreet.org.

• 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.

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