Community Calendar


Today

• 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.

• WINE AND PAINT: A Purrs & Palettes wine and paint event will be offered from 6:30-10 p.m. at the American Legion, 301 W. Water St., Piqua. Participants will create their own cat painting under the guidance of Ostrich and Frog of Covington and the fee is $40. Advanced tickets can be purchased at purrsinpiqua.com, by email at purrsinpiqua@yahoo.com or by mailing payment to Purrs in Piqua, P.O. Box 221 Piqua, OH 45356. There will be a raffle basket and wine available for an additional donation.

• 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.

• NATURE CLUB: Sign-up your home schooled student afternoon of discovery from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and 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. Topic for February is “Chips, Growls, Quacks, and Howls!”

• KIWANIS CLUB: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will host Tom Nichols, director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Dayton Dragons, professional baseball team for an update on the upcoming season. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• COLORING FOR ADULTS: Adults (ages 16 and up) can meet to color at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea while coloring your cares away. All drinks will need to be in a carrier with a lid. Beverages, coloring pages, markers, and pens will be provided.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The West Milton Lions Club will help boost the winter blood supply by sponsoring a community blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the West Milton United Church of Christ social hall, 108 S. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

• WOMEN’S CONNECTION: The meeting of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be held at the Troy Country Club. The theme for the luncheon is “Ladder To Success” and the feature will be a mini concert by Windy Garber of Troy. Doug Dixon of Powell will speak on “Searching for Significance.” Lunch is $17 inclusive and reservations 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.

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

Thursday

• COVER TO COVER: Join staff for Cover to Cover at the Troy-Miami County Public Library beginning 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. An additional session is scheduled for March 2. 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 Thursday mornings for Mornings in Motion. Meet at the library for this interactive weekly session that includes active games to play together, early literacy skills, and fun. Additional Mornings in Motions sessions are scheduled on Feb. 23 and March 2. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 123, or visit website at www.tmcpl.org.

• 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.

• COLOR ME CRAZY: Kids grades K-6 are invited to show off their art skills at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Art supplies will be provided for this event. Hot chocolate will also be served.

• 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 at 11 a.m.

• ART WORKSHOP: Join staff as they explore messy art with music at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Public Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Motivate your child’s imagination and self-expression with this fun workshop. This program is for ages 3 to school age and will be limited to 15 children, registration is required at 676-2731.

• LECTURE SERIES: Richard Borgerding will give a lecture entitled “Deployments to Antarctica,” at 7 p.m. at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S County Road 25-A, Troy. Borgerding served in Antarctica from 1990-1994 where he completed three summer deployments and three winter flyins. In this presentation, he will talk about his time on the ice. You will see the clothes he wore and the pictures he took. Parking and admission are free and open to the public. The lecture is scheduled to last one hour with a time for questions to follow. For questions, call 335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.

• BOARD MEETING: The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority Board meeting will be at 8 a.m. at 1695 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy.

• SLOPPY JOES: The Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will serve sloppy joes with chips for $4. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy Euchre at 7 p.m. for $5.

• DINNER: American Legion Post 43 will be serving chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits and dessert from 5-7:30 p.m. for $9.

Friday

• 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.

• BIRD COUNT: The Miami County Park District will hold the Great Backyard Bird Count Walk from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline, 7790 N. Rangeline Road, entrance in Covington. Join park district naturalist Wil o the Wisp for a winter walk in the woods to identify and county birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if available. Dress for the weather. For more information on the GBBC, visit birdsource.org/gbbc. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• COMPUTER Q & A: Get computer help from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. Local experts will be offering 30-minute help sessions for those who need help with their computers at the Milton-Union Public Library. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign up is required at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

• BAKED STEAK: Baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert will be served for $8 at the Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586. Serving begins at 6 p.m. Trivia will follow at 6:30.

Saturday

• 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.

• 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.

• BIRD COUNT: The Miami County Park district will hold the Great Backyard Bird Count Walk on February 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, just south of Tipp City. Join a park district naturalist for a winter walk in the woods to identify and county birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Bring binoculars and a bird field guide if available. Dress for the weather. For more information on the GBBC, visit birdsource.org/gbbc. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• FISH FRY: A fish fry will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. at the Troy Fish & Game. Trivia will begin 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 Milton-Union Public Library. There are snacks and games available as well.

• SOUP AND SANDWICH: A soup and sandwich supper will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. The Relay for Life team will be serving homemade soups, which include chili, vegetable beef and chicken and noodle. Hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, brownies, Rice Krispie treats and beverages. The cost is only $6 for adults, $2 for children 5-10 years old, and FREE for children 4 and under. Carry outs will be available also will be offered. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

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

Sunday

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

• DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will hold its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, just south of Tipp City. Join park district naturalist Sequoia Steven at the annual “Valentine Dog Lovers” social where dogs and their owners spend a day celebrating love. 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, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come discover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird life and join members of the BNC Bird Club as you learn to identify our feathered friends from 2-4 p.m. Enjoy the camaraderie in the center’s third story window on wildlife. All levels of birders welcome and good binoculars are available for use.

• PYBSA SIGN UPS: Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball Association sign ups will be from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Centre Mall near JCPenney. Sign ups are for children in T-Ball to Majors (CCC). Fees range from $45-75. Other sign up dates will be noon to 4 p.m. March 4 and 1-4 p.m. March 5.

• BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will be offering breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $7. The menu includes eggs your way, sausage, bacon, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, home fries, cinnamon rolls, fruit and juices.

• CHICKEN AND NOODLES: A chicken and noodle dinner with sides will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Christiansburg Firehouse. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal. Proceeds will benefit the upcoming bicentennial celebration on Oct 6-8.

Monday

• MOVIE MATINEE: Join staff for a matinee movie showing “Trolls” at 1 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill; the movie is rated PG and runs for 1 hour and 33 minutes. Popcorn is provided, bring your pillow and blanket. For more information, call (937) 676-2731.

• 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.

• BRATS: Come to the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 and choose between a brat or a polish sausage sandwich with fries beginning at 6 p.m. for $5.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Piqua Knights of St. John will help boost the winter blood supply with a community blood drive from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, 110 S. Wayne St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the Community Blood Center “Rise, Shine & Give” ceramic coffee tumbler. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (800) 388-GIVE.

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.

• TRAVEL TO HAWAII: Come enjoy a family friendly “trip” to the Hawaiian Islands in an interactive travel program at 6 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Take in the sights, hear the sounds and taste a little bit of the islands supplied by Kona Ice. This event is open to all ages. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• 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.

• QUARTER AUCTION: The Tipp City American Legion Post 586 will host a quarter auction from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $2 and gives participants one number for bidding. More numbers are available for purchase. Food will be offered for purchase from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

• OPEN HOUSE: The Center for Early Learning of St. Patrick School will have an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Parish Cener and Pre-K classroom. Visitors will be able to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers for programs for 3-5 year olds. For more information, call Erin Grant at (937) 773-3876 or egrant@stpattroy.org.

• FREE MEAL: The Fletcher United Methodist Church will host its community free meal from 5-6:30 p.m. The meal includes grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, salad and dessert.

• COLOR AND COFFEE: Join staff at the Troy-Miami County 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.

• SPEAKER: Miami County Liberty will host Lauren Hudson, a 16-year-old high school student, and her father, Rob, who will speak on the importance of youth education about liberty and free markets. Lauren Hudson has written 2 books, “Our Best Tomorrow — Students Teaching Capitalism to America,” and “Ascension.” The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. For more information, visit www.miamicountyliberty.org.

Feb. 22

• 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.

• LUNCH AND CRAFT: A free lunch and craft, sponsored by StoryPoint of Troy, will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Robinson branch of the YMCA, 3060 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. The craft will be an English paper piercing activity utilizing paper, fabric and stitching. Jane Webb from the ‘67 Quilters Club will be the guest presenter. A free lunch will be provided.

• 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.

• KIWANIS CLUB: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will welcome guest speaker, Congressman Warren Davidson. Representing the 8th Congressional District, Davidson will give an update of the progress in Washington. The meeting will be held at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• COLORING FOR ADULTS: Adults (ages 16 and up) can meet to color at the Milton-Union Public Library. Enjoy a cup of coffee, cocoa, or tea while coloring your cares away. All drinks will need to be in a carrier with a lid. Beverages, coloring pages, markers, and pens will be provided.

• COMPUTER Q & A: Get computer help from 6:30-8 p.m. Local experts will be offering 30-minute help sessions for those who need help with their computers at the Milton-Union Public Library. These one-on-one sessions can cover either software or hardware questions. Bring your own laptop if you can, but library laptops will be available if you are not able to bring your own. Sign up is required at (937) 698-5515 or ask at the front desk.

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

• OPEN HOUSE: The Center for Early Learning of Piqua Catholic will have an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. Visitors will be able to visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. For more information, call Erin Grant at (937) 773-3876.

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