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October 20-26, 2014 - www.MyMiamiCounty.com - Your Guide to Local Living

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Piqua Arts Council to Host Public Ohio Arts Council Engagement Tour November 25
(Article from My Miami County)

New Information Released in Bethel Township Homicide Case
(Video from WHIO)
MORE: Cause of Death Determined in Homicide

Student Injured in in Piqua School Bus Crash
(Article from WHIO)

How to Trick or Treat Eight Times in One Week - Starting Today!
(Article from My Miami County)

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Requested in Miami County 
(Article from the Dayton Daily News)

Bomb Squad Visits Troy Due to Military Ordnance in Shed
(Article/Video from WHIO)

Fall Driving Tour Shows Off Beautiful Miami and Shelby Counties
(Article from My Miami County)

City of Troy Increases Fine for Uncut Grass
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Miami County, Tipp City Receive Federal Funding for Bike Paths
(Article from the Dayton Daily News)

Four to Face Off in Board of Education Third District Race 
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Miami County Police Reports
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Ohio Warns Hunters of Disease Affecting Deer 
(Article from the Miami Herald)

Monroe Township Trustees Discuss Important Dates
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Troy Rotary Club Announces Plan for Annual Breakfast with Santa
(Article from the Dayton Daily News)

Conover Couple Recognized for Volunteer Work
(Article from the Dayton Daily News)

Piqua Rotary Celebrates 100th Anniversary 
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Community Blood Center Recognizes Bradford Schools
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Operation Cover-Up Winter Coats for Children Program Underway in Miami County
(Video from WHIO)

Tipp City Area Community Foundation Awards $22K in Grants
(Article from the Weekly Record Herald)

Dick Lumpkin's Auto Body Featured in Auto Body News
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Stockings for Soldiers Kicks Off Today in Piqua
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

(Article from My Miami County)

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Saturday, October 25

                                           Special Events                                           

Hometown Halloween in Troy (FREE)
TROY - Troy's Hometown Halloween will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. Children wanting to participate in the annual Halloween Parade should meet at the Hobart Government Center on Main Street (next to the Library) at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then start at 10 a.m. It will proceed down West Main Street toward Prouty Plaza where a costume contest will take place. Children 10 and under - and accompanied by an adult - can then visit participating downtown businesses for early Trick or Treating. This program is free. For more information, call Troy Main Street at (937) 339-5455.

Chris Young at Hobart Arena
TROY - Performing his hits "Who I Am With You," "Tomorrow," "You," "Aw Naw" and "Lonely Eyes," among others, Chris Young will be at Hobart Arena at 8 p.m. Saturday with special guest Clare Dunn. Tickets range in price from $28-$45 and can be purchased HERE.

VIP Jack-O'-Lantern Hike at Lost Creek Reserve (FREE)
TROY - The Miami County Park District will host a Jack-O-Lantern Hike from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 - east of Troy. Guests of all ages are invited to drop by and experience a crisp fall night hike around the historic Knoop farm aglow with jack-o-lanterns. Stop by the barn at the end of the hike for a complimentary fall treat. Additionally, the corn maze will be open from 4-9 p.m. (see below). The program is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273 Ext. 104.

Pinocchio for $6 at the Cameo Theater in Sidney
SIDNEY - The Cameo Theater will present "Pinocchio" at 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sidney. Tickets for this family show are $6 for adults and $4 for children. For tickets and a description of the show, click HERE.

Holiday Bazaar at Garbry Ridge in Piqua (FREE)
PIQUA - Garbry Ridge Assisted Living in Piqua will host at Holiday Bazaar featuring unique items for a one-stop shop for all of your Christmas needs. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1567 Garbry Road. Highlights of the bazaar include holiday ornaments, beauty products, clothing apparel, women's accessories, herbal remedies and homemade products. For more information, call (937) 778-9385.

Ghost Tours of Troy
TROY - Take a ghostly tour of downtown Troy with costumed storytellers and learn some of the haunted history inside your favorite downtown shops and restaurants. Ghost Tours of Troy will take place every hour on the hour from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, with the 9 p.m. walk sold out. To order tickets, which are $10, click HERE. Tours last about  one hour. For additional information, call (937) 875-0172.

Corn Maze at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy
TROY - The Miami County Park District's Corn Maze will be open to the public from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 - east of Troy. Experience the adventure as you navigate the twists and turns of the six-acre "Home. Grown." Great." maze sponsored by the Miami County Visitor's Bureau. Bring a flashlight! Admission is a $5 donation for adults ages 12 and up and $3 for children ages 5-11. Children under 4 are free.

Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods - Saturday & Sunday
TROY - Come enjoy a kid-friendly evening filled with guided walks, live animals and costumed characters during the annual Brukner Nature Center Haunted Woods - taking place from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road in Troy. A guide will lead guests along the gently rolling, luminary-lit trail and stop at 5 stations along the way to learn all about the wild creatures of the night.  But the fun doesn’t stop there; activities also include free face painting, crafts and games, wildlife viewing, storytelling at a campfire, plus cookies and cider after the hike. Admission is $3 per person for BNC Members and $5 per person for non-members. Please be sure to have your membership card ready. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event, handed out in the order that you arrive at the gate at the entrance, so if you want to join your friends please ride together or meet and drive in together!  Gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every 5 minutes after that. Parking is limited, so load up the van (or wagon!) and car-pool. 

The People of the Ohio Country Visit the Overfield Tavern (FREE)
TROY - The People of the Ohio Country, a living history group portraying 1812 to 1815 travelers who might have visited the Overfield Tavern, will visit the tavern, now a museum, today from 1-5 p.m, at 201 W. Water St. The women, all in period dress, will demonstrate period cooking in the tavern kitchen. The men will show how the frontiersmen operated and maintained their hunting rifles and how leather moccasins were made. Tours of the Museum and the adjacent annex will be conducted throughout the afternoon. 

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fun Area at Fulton Farms - Saturday & Sunday (LAST WEEKEND!)
TROY - Fulton Farms hosts its annual hayrides to the pumpkin patch and fall fun area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through October. For $7, guests will get a hayride to the pumpkin patch where one pumpkin per ticket can be hand-picked. Then, head back to the farm market to play in the fall fun area, which includes a straw slide, corn maze, farm animals and other treats for families. Stop in the market for apple cider, ice cream and locally and regionally grown produce. For more information, click HERE.

Edison Stagelight Players Present: Frankenstein - Friday & Saturday
PIQUA - The Edison Stagelight Players will perform Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted by R.N. Sandberg, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Robinson Theater at Edison Community College in Piqua. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for students; and free to children 12 and under. Additional shows will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. For more information, call (937) 381-1502.

The Lost Land Corn Maze and VanDemark Farms in Sidney (& $1 Off Any Attraction) - Friday-Sunday
SIDNEY - Offering everything from zip lining, a corn maze and mini golf to a petting zoo, giant swing, hayrides and a driving range, VanDemark Farms in Sidney is open 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 2. For $10, guests can enjoy the maze, 18 holes of miniature golf, one hayride and a petting zoo. With a coupon from My Miami County (HERE), guests can take $1 off this amount. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Hauntfest on Fifth Street in the Oregon District
DAYTON - The popular adult Halloween costume party Hauntfest on Fifth Street will take place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Oregon District. The event features food, drinks, music, street performers and a costume contest with cash prizes, plus individual events at participating pubs and restaurants. The theme of this year's event is "classic movie monsters." Advance tickets are available at the gate until 9  p.m. for $5 and tickets after 9 p.m. are $10. For more information, call (937) 974-2494.

All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Party at Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe
CENTERVILLE - The Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe will host an All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Party from 7-9 p.m. Saturday for $20 per person. The event is a fundraiser to fight against breast cancer and is exactly what is sounds like - all the chocolate you can eat for $20. For tickets and additional information, call (937) 436-5066. The shop is located at the Cross Pointe Centre in Centerville.

Haunted Garage Open For Season - Friday-Sunday
TIPP CITY - The largest private collection of Halloween and horror memorabilia and collectibles in the Midwest is open from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays through Sunday at 7373 Bard Road in Tipp City. The Haunted Garage features life-size monsters, amazing props and special effects, hundreds of different items and more. The non-profit attraction raises money to fight MS. Donations are appreciated and groups are also welcome by calling (937) 667-0121. For a preview, visit www.hauntedgarage.com. The Haunted Garage will also be open on Beggar's Night and Halloween Night! 

The Nightmare (Alice Cooper Tribute Band) at BMI Speedway in Versailles
VERSAILLES - The Nightmare, an Alice Cooper tribute band, will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at BMI Speedway in Versailles. The band performs Alice Cooper's music and attempts to recreate his horrific stage shows! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE.

Ghost Walk 2014 in Greenville - Saturday & Sunday
GREENVILLE - Local actors guide visitors on a historical walk through Greenville, sharing stories based on Rita Arnold’s Ghosts of Darke County book series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This favorite fall tradition begins at St. Clair Memorial Hall, which is entwined in a few ghostly mysteries of its own. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the DCCA office, online and at the door. All proceeds support DCCA and the arts in Darke County. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Epic-Con Ohio Geek Fest 2014 in Dayton - Saturday & Sunday
DAYTON - The 2nd annual Epic-Con Ohio: Geekfest will take place this Friday through Sunday at the historic Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton and will feature special celebrity guests. For three days, fans of pop culture will have a jaw-dropping experience that aims to bring excitement and energy to the Dayton area.
Attendees will enjoy celebrity panels, a custom car show, cosplay/costume contest, live music, pro wrestling with the stars of Rockstar Pro Wrestling, and many more exciting events, including an exclusive never before seen pre-release screening of Clive Barker's Nightbreed: Director's Cut!
The convention will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, with an after party (featuring “Rockstar” DJ Tre) from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. To learn more about this event, click HERE. Pricing for the event varies based on which celebrities you want to meet and greet. For ticket information, click HERE.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt in Greenville (FREE)
GREENVILLE - Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Wander through the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in search of fall's most popular color, Orange! Each pumpkin contains a special fall treat, but you must answer some fall trivia questions to find the hidden goodies. Inside, each child will get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Wear a costume and receive an extra prize! The Great Pumpkin Hunt takes place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at 4267 St. Rt. 502 W. in Greenville. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young's Jersey Dairy Farm - Friday & Saturday
YELLOW SPRINGS - Young's Jersey Dairy Farm hosts family friendly Haunted Wagon Rides from 7:30-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for children 4 and under. For a full description of the event, click HERE.

Bonnybrooke Farm's Lantern Light Nights - Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. 25
CLARKSVILLE - Take a wagon ride along the old stone roads of this historical farm, back to a time when only lanterns lit the way. Tune your eyes and ears and you may catch a glimpse of travelers past! Soldiers, town folk, farmers and politicians portrayed by professional theater actors commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War in Ohio. The Lantern Light Wagon Ride is a family friendly, history
based ghost tour that takes place from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 25 at Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 St. Rt. 132 in Clarksville. Afterwards see if you can find your way through the Lantern Light Corn Maze, but beware of what you might see....or what might see you....along the way! To plan your visit, click HERE.

Halloween Haunt at Kings Island - Fridays & Saturdays through Nov. 1
MASON - Tickets for Kings Island's Halloween Haunt are $29.99 and provides access to Mesmerizing Mazes, Thrilling Rides, Spine-Chilling Scare Zones, Eerily Entertaining Shows and more. Numerous rollercoasters and rides are open during this event, as are stand-alone attractions throughout the park. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Cash For Clunkers (Glasses!) with Dr. Littlejohn's in Piqua
PIQUA - Bring in your worn eyeglasses to the office of Dr. Littlejohn in Piqua and they will give you $50 off a new complete pair!  Your old eyeglasses will be donated to the Lion's Club to help someone in need. Call (937) 606-2772 today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Littlejohn. This offer qualifies for CareCredit, but cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts. The office is located across from Home Depot at 8090 Looney Road. Outside prescriptions accepted.

                                        Dining & Nightlife                                        

Breakfast & Lunch

All Day Breakfast & Lunch at the 25A Cafe in Troy - Tuesday-Sunday
TROY - The 25A Cafe in Troy serves all day breakfast and lunch between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This includes breakfast being served each day, all day. The cafe is located at 1469 S. County Road 25-A in Troy (near the WACO Museum) and prides itself on serving home-cooked meals. Keep up with the daily specials on their Facebook page HERE. Current specials include Two Eggs, Hashbrowns, Meat, Toast and Coffee for $6.99 daily, as well as Cheeseburger & Fries for $5.95, daily!  For more information, call (937) 335-2335.

Lunch at Mojos Bar & Grill
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grill is open for lunch at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Menu highlights at Mojos includes: BBQ Pork Sliders, Grilled Portobello sandwiches, a Monte Cristo, three dinner salads, Buffalo Goat Cheese and Scotch Eggs. To see the full menu, click HERE. Mojos is located at 109 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 552-9172.

Breakfast at The Brick House Cafe in West Milton
WEST MILTON - Enjoy a traditional, home-cooked breakfast at The Brick House Cafe in West Milton, which includes: sausage bisquits and gravy, bagel sandwiches, breakfast sandwich, hashbrowns, donuts and homemade Belgium waffles served with walnuts and powdered sugar and served with fruit. The Brick House Cafe is located at 2 S. Miami St. For more information, click HERE.

Breakfast at the Bakehouse Cafe
TROY - Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Co. serves breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Breakfast items include: the Bakehouse Breakfast Club, Baked Egg Souffle, an egg sandwich, french toast and a Frittata. To view the breakfast menu, click HERE.

$1 Burgers at Jackass Flats
HUBER HEIGHTS - Jackass Flats, 6024 Rip Rap Road in Huber Heights serves up $1 burgers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.


Italian Cuisine at La Piazza - Open Daily
TROY - La Piazza offers the finest Italian cuisine in the Miami Valley (and beyond), as well as some of the best views of downtown Troy. Guests can dine in the restaurant by candlelight while looking out upon the Public Square. The restaurant uses local ingredients and breads in many of its menu items and prides itself on great flavor, service and variety. To plan your meal in advance, click HERE. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. on the Square.

The Crazy Horse Burger at the 311 Drafthouse
PIQUA - The Crazy Horse Burger is a half-pound patty infused with jalapeno, horseradish and onion, with your choice of cheese topped with lettuce, onion and the 311 Draft House's signature Crazy Horse Sauce. It's not too hot, but hot enough. For more menu items at the 311 Drafthouse, click HERE.

All-You-Can-Eat Fresh Walleye at Z's in Piqua
PIQUA - From 5-8 p.m. every Saturday, Z's serves all-you-can-eat fresh walleye (while supplies last) for $11.99. Z's is located at 319 N. Wayne St. in downtown Piqua and can be reached at (937) 773-9190. The regular menu and a full bar are also available.

Paella, Stuffed Gnocchi and Shredded Zucchini Cakes at Basil's on Market in Troy
TROY - Basil's on Market features a variety of unique menu items, including Paella (fresh mussels, shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage tossed with tomatoes, peas, peppers, with tri-colored pasta in a saffron broth), Gnocchi (filled with herbed asiago cheese over basil's house marinara) and Zucchini Cakes (over heirloom tomatoes, on top grilled asparagus covered with fresh mozzarella evoo and fresh ground sea salt and pepper). Basil's is located at 18 N. Market St. in downtown Troy. For more information, click HERE.


Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders at the Leaf & Vine (FREE)
TROY - Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders will perform at 9 p.m. tonight at the Leaf & Vine in downtown Troy. There is no cover charge. The pub is located at 108 W. Main St. For more events taking place at the Leaf & Vine follow them on Facebook, click HERE.

Throttle, Legbone and Devereous at Little York Tavern Troy (FREE)
TROY - Throttle, Legbone and Devereous will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Little York Tavern Pizza Troy, 116 W. Main St. in downtown Troy. There is no cover charge and the pub keeps its kitchen open late.

Sangria Saturday and Lunch & Dinner at Mojos Bar & Grille
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grille is open for lunch and dinner on Saturdays, opening at 11 a.m. Also, it's Sangria Saturday! Guests can enjoy house-made sangrias for $1 off. To see the restaurant's full menu, click HERE. Mojos is located at 109 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 552-9172.

DJ and Dancing at The Brewery - Friday & Saturday (FREE)
TROY - The Brewery hosts a DJ and dancing every Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Brewery is located at 111 W. Water St. in Troy and can be reached at (937) 339-8595.

Salsa Saturdays at The Therapy Cafe (FREE)
DAYTON - The Therapy Cafe hosts Salsa Saturdays each week and there is no cover charge. Even better, there are free Salsa dance lessons offered prior to the start of the evening at 9:30 p.m. There is also wine/champagne bottle service throughout the evening. The Therapy Cafe is located at 452 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton.

Live Music at Z's Sports Bar
PIQUA - Z's Sports Bar hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night. To find out who's playing tonight, click HERE. The bar is located at 319 N. Wayne St. in Piqua and can be reached at (937) 773-9190.

Live DJ at Scene75
VANDALIA - From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Scene75 in Vandalia  will be a live DJ that will spin music until 1 a.m. Guests can also play video games, jump, do bumper cars, play black light putt-putt golf and much more. For more information, call (937) 619-3200 or click HERE.

Cosmic Bowling at Troy Bowl - Friday & Saturday
TROY - Troy Bowl hosts Cosmic Bowling from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday. Guests have access to a full service kitchen and a full
bar, as well as pool tables and video games. Because lanes fill up quickly, call ahead with reservations at (937) 339-3315. Troy Bowl is located at 1530 McKaig Ave.

Black Light Bowling at Miami Lanes in West Milton
WEST MILTON - Miami Lanes, 1159 S. Miami St. in West Milton hosts Black Light Bowling starting at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Regular bowling is also available from 5 p.m. to midnight. The bowling alley accepts cash only and also contains a restaurant. For more information, call (937) 698-5706.

                                          Arts & Leisure                                           

Catch Me If You Can at the Tipp Roller Mill - Friday & Saturday
TIPP CITY - The show will be presented at 7 p.m. tonight at the Tipp City Roller Mill, 225 E. Main St. Overflowing with mirth, this 'whodunit' is exciting from beginning to
end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty young girl insisting over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story. A funny little man who owns a delicatessen enters and before you know it there are two murders at the isolated lodge. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be reserved by calling (937) 667-7469 or The Roller Mill at (937) 667-3696.

Western Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Hayner - Open Daily (FREE)
TROY - The Western Ohio Watercolor Society is currently featuring a juried exhibit of 65-70 water media works in a variety of subject matters at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The exhibit is free to visit and is open 7-9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. To plan your visit, click HERE.

The House of Frankenstein (Stage Play) in Xenia - Saturday & Sunday
XENIA - The Xenia Area Community Theater is getting in the Halloween spirit with a performance of The House of Frankenstein - a horror/comedy that will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 45 E. Second St. in downtown Xenia. Tickets are $15 general and $12 for seniors and students. The playbill states: "Baron Victor Von Frankenstein, bored with his attempts to give life to the  lifeless, has
turned his attention to curing the supposedly incurable! In a  grim castle in the Carpathian Mountains, he and his long su­ering wife  Elisabeth, the unsavory hunchback Ygor, the Valkyrian Frau Lurker and  the Monster play host to menacing denizens of the night (the classic movie monsters) who visit." The show will also be performed on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2. The Halloween night show will take place at midnight!!! For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Les Miserables at the Dayton Masonic Center - Saturday & Sunday
DAYTON - In this very special production of 'Les Miserables,' the stirring and majestic musical score of Claude-Michel Schönburg, and lyrics by Alain Boublil, will be showcased in a performance with a full symphony orchestra providing the emotional backdrop for a superb cast and larger than life chorus. This is an opportunity to experience this classic adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic story of
redemption and the triumph of love presented in a full concert setting. Les Misérables is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Presented in partnership with the Dayton Playhouse, this performance will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 525 W. Riverview Ave. (next to the Dayton Art Institute). Tickets are $18. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Ghost Stories by the Dayton Ballet - Saturday & Sunday
DAYTON - The Dayton Ballet will present Ghost Stories at 8 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. The performance will revolve around Karen Russo Burke's "Freudian Slip" and "Giselle Act II Pas de deux," Amy Seiwert's "Chasing Ghosts," Dermot Burke's "Still Lifes" and Amy Seiwert's "Finding/Almost." Tickets start at $21. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Saturday Morning Coffee & News (FREE)
BRADFORD - From 10 a.m. to noon, the Bradford Library has a variety of newspapers on the tables of the Community Room along with the news channel on the library's video projector (big screen). Coffee, tea & hot chocolate will be provided free of charge; sometimes, they even have baked goods! The library is located at 138 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 448-2612.
Yellow Springs Farmers Market (FREE)
YELLOW SPRINGS - Offering a very large selection of locally grown organic fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants, as well as other traditional farmers market items, the Yellow Springs Farmers Market takes place from 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday through November. The market is located at 228 Xenia Ave. in the downtown and makes the perfect addition to shopping, dining and sightseeing in the town. There is also hiking and other attractions nearby. For a full list of vendors and special events associated with the market, click HERE.

The Heights Farmers Market and Artisans Market in Huber Heights (FREE)
HUBER HEIGHTS - The Huber Farmers and Artisans Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6178 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights. The market features locally grown produce and promotes local talent, including artists, vendors and more. The event is free and takes place every Saturday through October. For a full list of vendors and more information, click HERE.

Cinemark Theatre - Open Daily 
PIQUA/TROY Cinemark Theatre in Piqua is open daily. Click HERE to find a movie theater and movie you'd like to see. 

Open Bowling at Troy Bowl - Open Daily
TROY - Open bowling is available at Troy Bowl from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday
and Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; 1-10 p.m. Sunday at 1530 McKaig Ave. Along with bowling, guests can enjoy a full kitchen and bar, billiards and video games. Always call in advance for Open Bowling - in case leagues are playing, at (937) 339-3315.

Bowling at Brel-Aire Lanes in Piqua - Open Daily
PIQUA - Brel-Aire Lanes is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon to midnight on Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For details on lane openings and pricing, call (937) 773-0462. The bowling alley is located at 8433 N. County Road 25-A in Piqua.

                                  For Children & Families                                     

LEGO Club at the Piqua Library (FREE)
PIQUA - The Piqua Library will host its LEGO Club from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The library will provide the LEGOs and inspiration and children their imagination. Each week there is a different theme. For more information, call (937) 773-6753.

Library Storybook Walk at the Troy Library (FREE)
TROY - Take a walk through Brukner Park behind the Troy Library and enjoy the book "Because Amelia Smiled" by David Stein. The program is available all day Wednesday, as well as Friday, Oct. 31 and is free. For more information, call (937) 339-0502 Ext. 123.

Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm - Saturday & Sunday
ARCANUM - Head to Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday to enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, Monster Mountain and other family activities. The farm is located at 6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Road and fees do apply. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Jack O' Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction - Open Monday-Saturday
WEST CHESTER - Jack O'Lantern Junction will be open at EnterTRAINment Junction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Nov. 2. There will be Halloween fun for the whole family. First walk-thru the trick or treat maze and see kid-friendly ghosts, skeletons and more. Stop and color, or see Halloweenville, the
miniature animated display. Plus come and enjoy the area's only indoor Pumpkin Patch, where kids get a free mini pumpkin. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Jumping and Laser Tag at Jumpy's Fun Zone
TROY -  Jumpy's Fun Zone in Troy is open from 1-10 p.m. on Saturdays. The fun center offers unlimited laser tag for $15 (add unlimited jumping for $5) and unlimited jumping for $7. Stay and play with video games and a concession area with pizza, pretzels and other food. Please remember to bring socks!!! Jumpy's is located at 1528 W. Main St. behind McDonald's from Main Street. For more information, or to plan your visit, click HERE

Pony Rides at Carriage Hill Farm (LAST DAY)
HUBER HEIGHTS - Hand-led pony rides for children ages 2-8 are offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday through October 25 at the Carriage Hill Riding Center8111 E. Shull Road (further back from Carriage Hill Farm off of State Route 201 in Huber Heights). The cost is $5 per child and registration is not required.

Kids Fun Skate at Skate World in Vandalia
VANDALIA - Skate World hosts Kids Fun Skate time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $4 per person. Skate rental is $3 for regular skates and $3.50 for inline skates. The skating rink is located at 333 S. Brown School Road in Vandalia. For more information, click HERE or call (937) 890-6550.

Horseback Trail Rides at Carriage Hill - Saturday & Sunday (LAST WEEKEND) 
HUBER HEIGHTS - The Carriage Hill Riding Center offers public Horseback Trail Rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through October 26 at 8111 E. Shull Road in Huber Heights at Carriage Hill Farm. The cost is $30 per person, which includes horse rental and pre-registration is required by calling (937) 274-3120. Guests must be at least 8-years-old and up to six people at a time ride the trail with a guide. The program is weather dependent and the ride lasts about an hour and is in a wooded area. 


25 Percent Off Up to Two Items at Readmore's Hallmark in Piqua - Open Daily - Good for Halloween Gifts!
PIQUA - Click HERE for an exclusive coupon good for 25% off up to two items at Readmore's Hallmark in downtown Piqua. Use the discount for Halloween gifts and decorations, Christmas cards and more. Readmore's Hallmark (a huge gift store!) is located at 430 N. Main St. in downtown Piqua and open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (937) 615-0820.

Halloween Shopping at the Apple Tree Gallery - Monday-Saturday
PIQUA - The Apple Tree Gallery in downtown Piqua has an entire floor dedicated to Halloween. It includes one-of-a-kind and unique decorations, as well as decorative pieces, such as Halloween silverware rings, salt shakers and lighted decorations, figurines and more. On the bottom floor of the shop, located at 405 N. Main St., there is a section for Vintage Halloween, which contains collectible items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The Apple Tree Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Extended Fall Hours for The Golden Leaf - Tuesday-Saturday
TIPP CITY – During the month of October, The Golden Leaf, located at 128 East Main Street, will stay open until 9 p.m. They offer a variety of items including fine teas, herbs, spices, coffees, jewelry, and tea accessories. In addition to holistic herb blending, they offer a tea blending station where you can pick out your own ingredients. For more information, click HERE.

Shopping at the Miami Valley Centre Mall - Open Daily
PIQUA - The Miami Valley Centre Mall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Guests can shop, dine and enjoy a new children's play area and games. To plan your visit, click HERE.

Canal Street Primitives - Locally Made Furniture & Home Decor - Wednesday-Saturday
TROY - Canal Street Primitives is located at 9 E. Canal St. in downtown Troy (3 blocks south of the Square from Market Street) and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Along with displaying locally made primitive furniture, the shop features lighting, rugs, hooked items, pottery, decorative items, candles and more. Many of the items are made right here in Miami County. The shop also creates custom-made furniture. If you're looking to give furniture as a gift, it's a good time to stop in or call to place your order. For more information on custom-furniture, call Bruce at (937) 216-9606. To preview items sold at Canal Street Primitives, click HERE.

Dena’s Attic Joined Midwest Memories - Open Daily
TIPP CITY – The fun vintage finds, interesting antiques, and thoughtful crafts of Dena’s Attic can now be found at Midwest Memories, located at 20 and 24 West Main St. If you are looking for a special gift, it can be found here at a reasonable price. For more information click HERE.

50% Off on Return Visit to Olde Red Barn - Monday-Saturday
WEST MILTON – If you make a purchase at the Olde Red Barn, present your receipt on your next visit and receive 50% off. This deal lasts until the end of the year. The Olde Red Barn is the place to find unique antiques and interesting vintage pieces at reasonable prices. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 937-698-0219.

Military Stepping Stones at Treasures on High - Tuesday-Saturday
COVINGTON – Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force stepping stones are now available at Treasures on High located at 12-16 North High Street. In addition to garden gifts, they also carry antiques. Treasures on High is open 12-5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. For more information, click HERE.

Fall Harvest at Fulton Farms - Open Daily
TROY - Fulton Farms is displaying its fall harvest, which includes blackberries, apple cider, apples, pumpkins and gourds, mums, cauliflower, broccoli, organic produce and more. Stop back on Saturday and Sunday for pick-your-own pumpkins and a fall fun area, hayrides and more. Fultons is located at 2393 St. Rt. 202 between Troy and Tipp City and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. For an up-to-date crop report, call (937) 339-8246 or click HERE.

Buy and Sell Items at Quality Furniture and Antiques - Thursday-Saturday
TROY – A wide variety of furniture, home décor, appliances, and even records can be found at Quality Furniture and Antiques, located at 8 Smith St. You can refurnish your home at a reasonable price and even sell your old furniture in the process. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call 937-335-7614.