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• VETERANS BREAKFAST: The Children of the American Revolution will provide breakfast for veterans from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Masonic Lodge building 107 W. Main St., Troy, in the second floor dining facilities (elevator available). The guest speaker will be Mayor Mike Beamish, speaking on events coming to Troy and provide updates on projects going on. Come and meet the men and women that fought for, and are still fighting for our freedoms. Come show your support for their sacrifices.

• HAZARDOUS WASTE: A household hazardous waste drop-off will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sanitary Engineering Department, 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be “Vietnam on My Mind,” a collection of short stories of human interest that take place in a Vietnam setting by Robert Brundrett. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club will sponsor a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the United Church of Christ social hall, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Catch the Wave — Donate Blood” screw top water bottle with straw; everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center “Get on Board — Give Blood” summer blood drive drawing to win an all-expense-paid Hawaii vacation for two. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Ethan Martin from Reading for Change will be speaking about his new business.

Thursday

• CABBAGE ROLL DINNER: American Legion Post 43 will be serving Hungarian/Polish cabbage rolls, plus mashed potatoes and biscuits. The dinner is open to the public.

• CHESS CLUB: The Checkmate Chess Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. The chess club is open to everyone with an interest in the game, even if you’ve never played before, and it is a great activity for the whole family. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• LIBRARY FRIENDS: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. New members — or just willing volunteers — are welcome.

• COMMISSION TO MEET: The members of the Public Defender Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the offices at 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• HOT DOGS: The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare all-beef hot dogs w ith chips for $2, French fries instead of chips are $1and cookies will be available two for 50 cents starting at 6 p.m. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5.

Friday-Saturday

• MUSIC WAREHOUSE: Music Warehouse, in its 20th year, will present “I Was Here,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, Piqua. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Friday

• 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 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• PUPPET SHOW: Join staff for the final summer reading event of the year at the Troy-Miami County Public Library at 1:30 p.m. to watch a puppet show, enjoy ice cream immediately following, and don’t forget to turn in your completed reading log. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• SPIDER SNIFF: The Miami County Park District will hold its “Spider Sniff” program from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist and discover the fascinating world of these eight-legged creatures as you take a journey on a fun filled, spider-sniffing adventure! Make sure to bring a flashlight. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• FISH AND CHICKEN: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will serve a fish and chicken tenders dinner with French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert for $7 starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday

• OVI SKIRMISH: The 110th OVI Skirmish will be at the VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, and hamburgers are available on the range from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Breakfast will be served both Saturday and Sunday from 6:30-10 a.m. Visitors are invited to come see the excitement of the Civil War.

Saturday

• FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and apple sauce for $9 from 5-7 p.m.

• BREAKFAST BUFFET: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer breakfast buffet from 6:30-10 a.m.

• REUNION: The Wray-Pullins fourth annual family reunion will be at The White House at SpringMeade, 4375 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Social will will be at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 pm. Bring a main dish and a salad or dessert to share, table service and drinks.

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

Sunday

• BREAKFAST BUFFET: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer breakfast buffet from 6:30-10 a.m.

• TRAIL RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold a 5K trail run/walk at 9 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information visit AllianceRunning.com or MiamiCountyParks.com.

• STORYBOOK TRAIL: The Miami County Park District will hold its Storybook Trail “Under One Rock” program from 3-6 p.m. at Twin Arch Reserve, 3147 N. County Road 25-A, north of Troy. Join a park district naturalist in reading a story along the trail. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• REUNION: The 8th annual Algernon-Sidney Plunkett Ohio reunion will be at The White House at SpringMeade, 4385 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Fellowships begins at noon, followed by the meal at 1 p.m. Bring a meat and side dish and a salad or dessert to share, along with drinks for your family. Table service and to-go containers will be furnished.

• BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 8-11 a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, home fries, pancakes, waffles, French toast, regular toast, fruit, cinnamon rolls and juices. Bluegrass will start at 2 p.m. and food will be available from about 1:30-4 p.m.

Monday

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. The guest speaker will be Scott Myers, director of the Miami County Park District.

• MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Trailing Moms & Tots program 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 newborn to 5. 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 going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• BOOK DISCUSSION: This month, the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group delves into two different eras — the 1960s and 1920s — with the book “The Obituary Writer” by Ann Hood. Amazon editors say the story is “part literary mystery and part love story…it examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.” Join the discussion at 7 p.m. in the Milton-Union Public Library.

• 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.

• POTATO BAR: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will prepare a potato bar for $3.50 or a salad bar for $3.50 or both for $6 starting at 6 p.m.

Tuesday

• READING CIRCLE: The YWCA Racial Justice Reading Circle will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss “Habibi” by Naomi Shihab Nye at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. YWCA membership is not required and all are welcome to join in the discussion. A copy of the book is also available for checkout.

• PINTEREST CRAFTING: Just in time for back to school! Using composition notebooks, fabric and mod podge, August’s “Pinterest Craft of the Month” is making personalized journals. The craft project happens from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Sign-up is required (937-698-5515), as all supplies are provided.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

Aug. 12

• YWCA MONTHLY LUNCHEON: Chris Schmiesing, Piqua city planner, is the featured speaker at the free program, which begins at 11 a.m., followed by a $6 noon luncheon at the YWCA Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St. Reservations should be made by Aug. 10 at the YWCA or by calling (937) 773-6626.

• ALUMNI LUNCH: The Staunton School Alumni will be meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant in Troy. We welcome all graduates and any former attendees of the school, as well as their friends. If any questions, please call Shirley at (937) 335-2859.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be a luncheon to welcome and show appreciation to all new teachers from Piqua City Schools, Piqua Catholic and Upper Valley Career Center. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• KNITTING TIME: Cancer Companion is sponsoring a time for knitting items for cancer patients from 2-4 p.m. at the Lion & Lamb Knit Shop. 6 E. Main St., Troy. Patterns and yarn will be available. Call 339-3113 for more information.

• BOOKMOBILE: The Miami County Park District will host the Troy-Miami County Bookmobile from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on August 12 at Garbry Big Woods Reserve, 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road, east of Piqua. In addition to a visit from the Bookmobile, a Park District Ranger will take a hike through the park where participants will learn about Dragonflies and what makes them superheroes. All ages are welcome. Register by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• STORY TIME: “Hurricanes” are the subject at the Milton-Union Public Library Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey will hold two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. Committee meetings will be held, followed by a board meeting.

• BOE MEETING: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the Newton School Board of Education room.

Aug. 13

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Sightless Children Club will have a quarter auction at 7 p.m. at 950 Helke Road, Vandalia. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is $2, which includes one paddle, and extra paddles will be $1. Food will be available.

Aug. 14

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join staff at sunset for the movie “Home” at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. The movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 34 minutes. For more information, call (937) 676-2731, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• WII PARTY: Play Wii games like Guitar Hero and Mario Kart on the library’s own system at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1-3 p.m. The party is open to all ages! Milton-Union thanks Miami County Foundation for the grant for the Wii operating system and accessories.

Aug. 15

• 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.

• MUSIC IN PARKS: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Heart Beat of the Earth” program from 1-4 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 to sit on and a snack to eat. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

• NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a night hike at 9 p.m. Every month BNC Naturalists plan a nighttime adventure in to the Brukner woodlands! Exploring the BNC woods during the day can be fun but being able to explore at night is an adventure. Join a BNC naturalist as you take off into the woods. Free and open to the public.

• PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky at 10 p.m.at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike.

• FREE MOVIE: One choice transforms this teenager in the second film installment based on the best-selling novel series at Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” The free film is shown on the “big screen” at 2:30 p.m. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.

Aug. 16

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista from 2-4 p.m. Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista birdlife and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends! So come on out, enjoy the camaraderie in the third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome. Really good binoculars available for use. Free and open to the public.

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly Dog Social from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring them to the park to take part in “Hero Dogs.” This month our special guests will be the Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs. These animal heroes will demonstrate how they assist with search and rescue operations. Please remember owners are responsible for their dogs. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104.

Aug. 17

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at LaPiazza. Heather Davey Leaser of Girl Scout Troop 30722 will speak.

• 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.

Aug. 18

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots meet from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This is an interactive opportunity for children from birth to 4-years-old and their caretakers to hear stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.

• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public to their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

• BOOK GROUP: Come to the Pleasant Hill Library’s book discussion group at 4:30 p.m. and share in a book discussion with other book enthusiasts. Participants will be reading and discussing “Cold Black Earth” by Sam Reaves. The Kindle Your Interest in Books Club is open to all adult and young adult readers. The Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. For more information, call the Pleasant Hill library at (937) 676-2731.

• BRIDGE PROGRAM: The Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society’s August program is “The Eldean Bridge.” at 6:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library, Louis Room, 116 W. High St., Piqua. Speaking will be retired County Engineer Doug Christian, the recipient of the 2014 MCHGS Heritage Award, and will be discussing the Eldean bridge in Troy. For more information, contact Stephanie Winchester at (937) 307-7142, stefalx@msn.com or visit the organization’s Facebook page.

Aug. 19

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Piqua Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The program will be Ms. Wheelchair Ohio Jasmine Spradley. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: The weather theme continues with “Tornadoes” at the Milton-Union Public Library’s Story Time this week. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey hosts two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be at noon at the Troy Country Club. The theme of the luncheon is “Expect the Unexpected.” The feature will be Rebel and Steve Marcum of Tipp City and music also will be by them. The speaker will be Letitia Hicks of Stoutsville, speaking on “Rule 1 — Plan Well; Rule 2 — Have a backup plan; Rule 3 – Be flexible.” Lunch is $12.50 inclusive and reservations are due on Aug. 15 and can be made by calling Nancy at 339-7859 or Joan at 335-3001. A complimentary nursery is provided by calling Diana Hutsell at 667-2376 and is located at the Nazarene Church located on State Route 55. The Prayer Breakfast will be at Bob Evans in Troy at 9 a.m. Aug. 12.

• KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis of Troy will meet at noon at the Troy County Club. John Terwilliger will be speaking about the Troy All Sports Hall of fame.

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