• ANTIQUE SHOW: The 17th annual Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1058 Knoop Road, Troy. The event will inclue local vendors and artisans promoting their flora, wares and talents. Food and music also will be offered. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Deb DeCurtins at 335-1904.
• PUBLIC RECEPTION: A reception of the new exhibit, “Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Bridal Stories of Troy, Ohio” will be from 4-7 p.m. at the Museum of Troy History, 124 Water St., Troy.
• BLOOD DRIVE: The Troy-Miami County Public Library will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors receive a free T-shirt, snacks and everyone who gives blood will be entered into a drawing to win a Hawaiian vacation for two. Sign up at the library, through the link on the library’s website at www.tmcpl.org, or call Erin Mattan at (937) 339-0502, Ext. 117, to make an appointment.
• FREE MOVIE: Edison Community College will offer a free viewing of “Despicable Me 2” at 8:30 p.m. The viewing will be held outdoors in the courtyard at the Piqua Campus and is open to the community. The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 38 minutes long. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Free popcorn will be provided. The movie will be moved indoors to the Robinson Theater if inclement weather should occur. For more information, contact Nate Cole at [email protected] or (937) 381-1555.
• BOOK SIGNING: Mary Binghamon Haller of West Milton will sign copies of her novel “I Can Forgive, Cannot Forget” and the final in her children’s series, “The Stillwater Bloopers,” beginning at 2 p.m. at Jay and Mary’s Bookstore, Troy.
• 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. at at First United Church of Christ, corner of South Market and Canal streets, Troy. The menu will include macaroni and beef casserole, green beans, sliced bread, a variety of desserts and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.
• PARTY ON THE PATIO: The Piqua VFW, 8756 County Road 25-A, will hold a party from with music by DJ Tom from 3-7 p.m. and chicken on the pit served from 4:30 p.m. until gone.
• POTLUCK AND MUSIC: A potluck dinner and country, bluegrass and gospel music will be offered at the St. Paris park (inside the building). Players and singers are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and your own drinks. A $2 donation is appreciated from anyone over 15. The meal will be at 6:15 p.m. and the music will start at 7:15 p.m. For more information, call (937) 773-0467.
• CAR WASH/BAKE SALE: The Troy Baptist Temple Youth will hold a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 691 E. Staunton Road. There will also be a bake sale. The youth are raising money to help pay their way to church camp.
• COMMUNITY YARD SALE: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., Casstown, will participate in the Casstown Community Yard Sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large variety of items will be sold, with proceeds going toward the church’s “Imagine No Malaria” mission to purchase insecticide-treated bed nets throughout Africa. In case of bad weather, items will be displayed in the church basement. For more information, call Pastor Maggie Sykes at (937) 339-4828.
• WORK SESSION: The Fort Rowdy Gathering Encampment will have a work party for getting firewood and preparing the campsites for the 2015 Gathering from 8 a.m. to noon.
• 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 $8 from 5-7 p.m.
• FREE MOVIE: Bring the thunder with a Nordic superhero at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” Enjoy the free film on the “big screen” at 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own comfy chair and refreshments. Check the library’s website for future showings.
• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new location, Lowe’s parking lot. Regular early offerings will be available.
• DAR MEETING: The Piqua-Lewis Boyer Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. for a Flag Day luncheon at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Amos Center, 3003 Cisco Road, Sidney. The program is on colonial toys and games to be presented by Jean Muetzel, SW OSDAR district director. A noon luncheon of salad plate (chicken salad, cottage cheese, fruit) and punch or coffee will be provided by Dorothy Love. The cost is a $5 donation to their Alzheimer’s unit. Members can pay the day of the meeting; however make a reservation for a count is requested by June 8 to Debbie Miller (513) 867-0445 or Bonnie Lair (937) 771-3099.
• DISCOVERY DAYS: Come join Brukner Nature Center staff and volunteers on the second Saturday of every month this summer from 2-4 p.m. for hands-on fun for all ages, including adults. We’ll be bringing nets out and catching dragonfl ies, going to the creek and searching for crayfish and learning to use binoculars as we search for backyard birds all with the help of a BNC naturalist. Each program will include something cool you can take home to remember all you’ve learned. Registration is preferred, but not required. Free for BNC members, non-member admission fee is $2.50 per person or $10 per family.
• FLY-IN: A pancake fly-in will be offered throughout the day at Grimes Field in Urbana. About 100-150 aircraft will be at the event and also the local DAV and VFW will be having a Veterans Appreciation Day event. The event also will include seven different helicopters, 15 different aircraft of Vietnam-era vintage participating, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Columbus Police, Civil Air Patrol and 30-plus military vehicles on site. Admission is $1.
• FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONY: American Legion Post 43, Troy, will be performing their annual flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day at 4 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds in the grandstands to properly dispose of tattered and worn flags.
• BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Bluegrass will be offered beginning at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, with Laural Mountain Bluegrass. This will be an open stage bluegrass jam. Admission and parking are free and food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
• FLAG DAY CONCERT: The Tippecanoe Community Band will present a free “open-air” concert at the covered Hance Pavilion in Fountain Park, 1000 N. Forest Ave., Piqua, at 3 p.m. The 40-member band is directed by Gail Ahmed. Concert will feature American marches, melodies from World War II, and “God Bless America.” Audience members are encouraged to wear patriotic colors or military attire. Past and present military will be honored. For more information, call (937) 335-1178.
• CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: The City of Piqua Civil Service Commission will meet at 4 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Government Complex, 201 W. Water St. This meeting is for the purpose of discussing the police lieutenant promotional exam and authorizing an entry level firefighter/paramedic test.
• CLASS LUNCHEON: The Class of 1961 from Piqua Central High School will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at El Sombrero, 1700 N. County Road 25-A. No reservations required; ordering will be from the menu. Spouses and significant others welcome to attend.
• BLOOD DRIVE: Bradford Fire and Rescue Services will sponsor a blood drive from 2:30-6:30 in the Bradford High School auditorium, 750 Railroad Ave. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and those 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
• WHAT’S YOUR STORY: Kids have the opportunity to write their own story or create their own comic book at the Milton-Union Public Library. Budding authors can join children’s librarian Wendy Heisey from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• BOOK DISCUSSION: He’s a socially inept scientist who’s tone deaf to irony. She’s an edgy young woman whose fallback mode is sarcasm. Put them together, and hilarity ensues in Australian IT consultant Graeme Simsion’s first novel, The Rosie Project (according to an NPR review). Join the hilarity with the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group at 7 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.
• CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton. This group of women listen to an audio book while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters and those wanting to learn are welcome.
• SPIDERS: Children can visit with the Miami County Park District and their Spiderman Rocks program at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library.
• HOMETOWN HEROES: Various community vehicles will be assembled in the parking lot of the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a good photo opportunity.
• BOARD MEETING: the Bradford Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 6:3o p.m. in room 404.
• LIGHT UP THE PARK: The Fletcher United Methodist Church youth group will host “Light Up the Park” night from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Fletcher Community Park. The free meal will include walking tacos, chips, cookies, and drinks. The fun and entertainment which includes line dancing.
• BOOK DISCUSSION: 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 “The One That Got Away,” by Simon Wood. 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.
• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots focuses on “Heroes in My Family” today from 1-1:30 p.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.
• LIBRARY BOARD: The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Board meetings are open to the general public. The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.
• T-SHIRT MANIA: Parents who have children in the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s summer reading program can bring their children and a clean white T-shirt to the library from 10 a.m. to noon, 1-3 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. to trace, design and color their own superhero shirt.
• KINDLE CLUB: Come to the Pleasant Hill Library’s book review group and share in a book discussion with other book enthusiasts at 4:30 p.m. The group will be reading “The One That Got Away,” by Simon Wood. Open to all adult and young adult readers. Light refreshments will be served.
• ROUNDTABLE MEETING: The Stillwater Civil War Roundtable will offer its last meeting before the summer break and hold the election of officers at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Follwong a raffle, Jon Barber will present “Who Were the Men Who Fought For the Union?” He will also display of related items while he talks to us about the social, educational and political influences on the recruits.
• BLOOD DRIVE: First Presbyterian Church of Troy will host a blood drive from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the church’s large meeting room, 20 S. Walnut St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free “Donor Surf Co.” surfboard t-shirt and those 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center (CBC) “Get on Board – Give Blood Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win an expense-paid Hawaii vacation. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.
• KIWANIS MEETING: The Troy Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club. A membership luncheon will be held. Brad Denson will be speaking on the upcoming Miami Valley Music Festival.
• STORY TIME: Be “Quick as Lightning!” at both Story Times today at the Milton-Union Public Library. Join childrens’ librarian Wendy Heisey and volunteer Tim Koeller at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for stories, crafts, games and puppet shows for preschool children and their caretakers.
• CRAFTACULAR: Adult Services Specialist Kim Brubaker hosts a special craft night starting 6 p.m. every Wednesday during the summer at the Milton-Union Public Library. Registration is required, as all supplies are provided. Call 698-5515 to reserve a spot.
• KNITTING TIME: Cancer Companions 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. Those interested are asked to bring their needles and yarns. The event will be held every Wednesday.
• PIQUA KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at The Bistro Room, 1876 Commerce Drive, Piqua. Mike Barhorst, editor of the Piqua Post, will speak. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit http://www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.
• SUPERHERO ADVENTURE: Children of all ages can come to the Pleasant Hill Library at 1 p.m. and enjoy a story, craft and her activity. The event will be held every Wednesday.
• T-SHIRT MANIA: Adults can bring a clean white T-shirt to the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 5-7 p.m. to trace, design and color their own shirt.
• CLASS LUNCH: The 1956 class of Piqua Central High School will hold its monthly lunch meeting at noon at Heck Yeah, 5795 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. All class members and friends are welcome.
• JOSEPH SINGS: The entertainer “Joseph” will sing songs and tell stories at the Milton-Union Public Library tonight. The free program starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 698-5515 for more information.
• FLY HOME: Children can attend a “Fly A Hero Home” program and enjoy a story and craft at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Library.
• SOCIETY MEETING: The Miami County Herb Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve. The program will be “Cooking with Herbs” presented by Elaine Richards. Guests are invited.
• ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Casstown Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the fire department, 4210 E. State Route 55. Enjoy homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pies and other homemade desserts. All proceeds go to the Casstown Fire Department.
• FAMILY PICNIC: Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road, Troy, will offer a family picnic from 1-3 p.m. at the church. A cookout with all the summer fixings will be offered.
• PORK CHOPS: 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.
• FREE MOVIE: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and boy prodigy Hiro is the subject of this animated film offered at the Milton-Union Public Library’s “Movie Matinee.” Enjoy the free movie 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.
• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new location, Lowe’s parking lot. Regular early offerings will be available.
• SEEN ME?: Discover unknown children in your family tree at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Learn how to find them, with the help of Amy Tennant, using record searches in FamilySearch.org.
• FREE WORKSHOP: A free mini workshop, “Goodbye Clutter, Hello Treasures,” will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to noon by Olive Wagar, owner of Organized by Olive LLC, at the Primm ‘N Proper, 115 E. Main St., Troy.
• 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.
• LIBRARY ADVENTURE: A Saturday Library Adventure will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon at the Troy-Miami County Public Library for children ages 6 and older. “Super Snacks” is the theme; test your super senses to guess the snack.
• 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. All levels of birders welcome. Good binoculars are available for use. Free and open to the public.