Today-Saturday

• HOSTA SYMPOSIUM: The Great Lakes Region Hosta Society will present Hosta College 2017: A Garden Symposium at the Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua. This is a weekend of learning with a Friday night auction plus sales of plants, tools and books. On Saturday, more than 70 classes will be offered. Details and registration information can be found at ihostohio.org/portal/glhc.

Today

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• 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.

• FISH AND SHRIMP: Fish and shrimp will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game.

• WOODCOCK WALK: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Woodcock Walk” program from 7:30 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and hike into the meadow in search of the spectacular aerial courtship display of the American Woodcock. Program size is limited for best viewing. Please preregister. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FISH FRY: St. Mary Parish will offer a Lenten fish fry from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St. The meal consists of all the fish (deep fried or baked) you can eat along with french fries or macaroni and cheese, coleslaw or applesauce, roll and coffee. Soft drinks and desserts are available for an additional charge. Carry-outs are also available. Special pricing is available for seniors and those 12 and under.

• CHICKEN AND NOODLES: Enjoy chicken and noodles, salad, vegetable and dessert for $8 at the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday

• PRINCESS BALL: A father/daughter dance (and other male role models) will be offered from 6-9 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, Piqua. Tickets for $15 an adult/child couple (additional child $5), will be available at the door. The event will include a DJ, refreshments, games, crafts, silent auction and portrait packages. Proceeds will go to the Piqua Platinum Elite Cheerleaders for nationals.

• SPAGHETTI DINNER: A spaghetti dinner, with a guest speaker and raffle, will be offered at Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City. The dinner will be from 6-7 p.m., the speaker, Steffen Baldwin of the Animal Cruelty Taskforce of Ohio, at 7 p.m. and raffle from 8:15-9:15 p.m. Meals will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Reservations are required at [email protected] or by calling 546-2375. Proceeds will benefit the DREAM 4 Pets organization. For more information, visit DREAM4pets.org.

• CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Troy Lions Club and Troy Church of the Brethren will jointly sell chicken barbecue and pulled pork sandwich dinners from 4-6 p.m, eat in or carry-out, at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. 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.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Both appointments and a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Call (937) 778-0339 for an appointment. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• 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 corn for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• FISH FRY: A fish fry will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. Trivia will be offered at 7:30 p.m.

• TEEN ANIME: Teens 18 and under are invited to watch and share their favorite anime from 1-3 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. There are snacks and games available as well.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 St. Rt. 185 in Covington. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven at the annual “Just Walking the Dog” social where dogs and their owners spend an afternoon just walking in the park. Stay warm — remember to layer up before you head out. 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, e-mailing [email protected] or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• SPAGHETTI SUPPER: An all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper will be offerdd from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St, Troy. Enjoy homemade spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs, bread, applesauce, a variety of desserts and beverages, plus unlimited trips to the salad bar. Meals are $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-10 years old and free for children 4 years old and younger. Carry-outs will be available. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Use the Canal Street entrance, which is handicapped accessible.

• NEST BOX WORKSHOP: Gather the family and join staff from 2-4 p.m. for a hands-on workshop learning about cavity nesting birds at Brukner Nature Center. Learn how to be good stewards of your own bird houses and nest boxes with BNC’s Rachel Mattes. Discover many of Ohio’s cavity nesting species like the Eastern Bluebird, and how cool their nests can be. Participants will also practice monitoring nest boxes on the property (prepare for the weather), and build their own nest boxes to take home. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Friday, March 17 to reserve a $20 nest box kit available for purchase. This program is free for BNC members and $5 for nonmembers.

• ST. PATRICK’S: Wear your green and come to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Karaoke begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday

• 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. So come on out, enjoy the camaraderie in the third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars available for use.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is open to the public at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. A full breakfast is made to order for $7, children under 10 eat for $3. Serving will be from 8-11 a.m.

Monday

• MOVE AND GROOVE: Join staff at 6:30 p.m. to ”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 April 3, 10 and 17. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the St. Paris Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 663-4349. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• BUDDY READING: Buddy reading at the Milton-Union Public Library provides a volunteer with whom a student can read. The goal is to help students reach their A.R. goals and practice reading. An adult or high school student will be able to help your child practice reading. The program will be every Monday until the end of the school year.

• CHAT AND CHEW: Don’t know what to read next? Or maybe you can’t wait to share a book you just read? Come enjoy an open book discussion; chat about books and chew on a snack at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill library. Participants will be eating, drinking, sharing, and inspiring each other’s next book choice. For more information, call the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at (937) 676-2731.

• LUNCH AND LEARN: A program on senior scams will be offered by Danielle Murphy from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., Englewood. Lunch will be provided. For a reservation, contact Kristy Osting at (937) 541-5182.

• POLISH SAUSAGE: Choose a brat or a polish sausage sandwich with fries at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586. Serving starts at 6 p.m. for $5.

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.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. No appointment is necessary, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• 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.

• COFFEE AND COLOR: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for coffee and coloring. Take a stress break and enjoy a cup of coffee while coloring away the day’s anxiety at 1 p.m.; the coloring pages, colored pencils and coffee will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• STABLE MEETING: An information session on STABLE Accounts will be offered at 1:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The session is free and will be led by Doug Jackson, deputy director for the STABLE Account, Office of the Ohio Treasurer of State. For more information, contact Melissa Nichols at Riverside at (937) 440-3002.

• QUARTER AUCTION: A quarter auction will be held at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 7-9 p.m. Auction numbers are available for purchase. Food will be offered from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday

• STATE OF CITY: The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market St., from noon to 1 pm. Registration will begin at 11:30 am. In this annual address, Mayor Beamish will touch upon the municipal achievements of 2016 and talk about current and future city issues and projects. To make a reservation, call the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce or register at www.troyohiochamber.com though the events calendar. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for potential members.

• STORY TIME: You and your child are invited to join us for story time at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Your child will enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes, music, movement and more 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. The library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Troy Senior Citizens Center. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 4-8 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 667-3826. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Piqua YMCA. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. An appointment is necessary by calling (937) 339-4214. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• STORY HOUR: Story Hour continues every Wednesday with two opportunities to come at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. for thematic stories and crafts at the Milton-Union Public Library. The themes for March will include a stories from children’s book authors such as Eric Carle, Norman Bridwell, Mo Willems and more. Bring your children to learn about these great authors and check out their books from the children’s collection.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis of Troy will welcome guest speaker Jennifer Ruff of the Miami County Virtual Farmers Market. The meeting will be held at Troy Country Club at noon.

• SOUP SUPPERS: St John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood Street, Piqua, is hosting Lenten soup suppers at 6 p.m. Following the supper, there will be a brief Lenten devotional study called “Walk Dusty.” For more information, contact the church at 773-3284 or email at [email protected]

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

Thursday

• POETRY SERIES: The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Poetry Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. with Richard Hague. Hague is a writer-in-residence at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.

• TAX-AIDE: Tax-Aide will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library. No appointment is necessary, and people will be seen on a first come, first served basis. All 2015 taxes are needed.

• MY BOOK AND ME: My Book and Me is a program where kids from kindergarten and up get to create their own books with illustrations. The program will take place every Thursday night in March at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Each week a new theme and writing prompt will be presented. At the end of the month each student’s five short stories will be compiled, bound together in a book, and put on display to share with the community in April.

• STORY TIME: Every Thursday morning in March, the Children’s Department story time of the Piqua Public Library, for children 5 and younger, will have a Seuss-theme. Story time is held at 10:30 a.m., with children divided into infant to 36 months and 3-5 years age groups.

• EQUINOX PRESENTATION: Join Brukner Nature Center staff at 7 p.m. for a Spring Equinox presentation. Enjoy a glass of organic wine or bird-friendly decaf accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres and local sweets while you enjoy an exhibit of the art of John Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art. At 7:15 p.m., participants will settle in for a presentation by Ruthven, a native of Cincinnati. Admission for this seasonal celebration is $5 for BNC members and $10 for non-members (cash or check). All proceeds from this event, including the sale of artwork throughout the exhibit, will support the care and husbandry of the center’s wildlife ambassadors.

• HEALTH TREKKERS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Health Trekkers program from 10-11 a.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2645 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 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.

• STORY TELLING: InterThink — a Miami County group promoting understanding, acceptance, and friendship among people from diverse backgrounds — will hold a storytelling event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 107, West Hall, Edison State Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua. The storytellers will speak on the theme “Me and My Neighborhood.” A Q & A will follow the stories. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by contacting Deb Hogshead at [email protected]

• LUNCHEON: The Tipp City Seniors will have a board of trustees meeting at 10 a.m. at the center. Members and guests will have a carry-in luncheon at noon at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

• CARDS: Playing cards with the senior citizens group will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library.

• COVER TO COVER: Join staff for Cover to Cover at the Troy-Miami County Library at 4 p.m. Children in grades 1-3 will explore various authors and illustrators through books, activities, and crafts. An after school snack will be provided at each meeting. Additional sessions are scheduled on April 6 and 20. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit our website at www.tmcpl.org.

• MORNINGS IN MOTION: Join staff from 10-11: a.m. on Thursdays for Mornings in Motion. Meet at the McKaig and Race Park for this interactive weekly session that includes active games to play together, early literacy skills and fun. Additional Mornings in Motions sessions are scheduled through April. No registration is necessary.

• TACO SALAD: A taco salad will be offered by the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, for $5 a serving, beginning at 6 p.m. Stay and play Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

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