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  January             

MLK Celebration in Troy | Jan. 17

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will be held this year on Monday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ. on 120 S. Market St in Troy. The event IS open to the public and will also be streamed live on Facebook. This year’s celebration continues to be around Dr. King’s concept of “the Beloved Community”, first coined by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce and then popularized by Dr. King. To access the live stream, go to www.facebook.com/FirstUCCTroyOhio at 10:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day in Piqua | Jan. 17

The Miami County YMCA-Richard E. Hunt Youth Center, 307 W. High St., will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. service day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all junior and high school students from Piqua and the surrounding areas. It will be an opportunity to serve the community by helping clean and refresh the YMCA. Lunch will be provided. For questions, call (937) 773-9622.

Roller Skating in Piqua | Jan. 17

With no school on Martin Luther King Day, 36 Skate Club will have open skate time from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. The rink is located at 4845 U.S. Rt. 36.

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 17

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 1-3 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

Young's Jersey Dairy's 153rd Birthday Celebration in Yellow Springs | Jan. 17

Young's Jersey Dairy will celebrate their birthday with specials all over the farm including cheese and dairy specials and discounts on ice-cream, food and Udders & Putters during regular hours. The dairy is located at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd.

“Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012” in Fremont | through Jan. 19
The Hayes Presidential Library is hosting this special exhibit through Jan. 19. Learn more HERE.

Reflections in Faith at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center | Open Daily

This exhibit has been in the works for over ten years and it is finally coming to fruition. It will be William III's largest exhibit to date and it it is only appropriate to be held in his hometown of Troy, Ohio in the historic Hayner Cultural Center through Feb. 13. The exhibit will feature the artist's visual interpretations of various Biblical verses. However, rather than disclose said verses, it is left up to the viewer to discover and experience. Thus, inviting everyone to develop their own personal connection with each piece. The exhibit is free to visit and open daily. Plan your visit at www.troyhayner.org.

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Book Sale in Piqua | Jan. 17-22

The Piqua library will hold a book sale during the library’s regular hours. All books will be 50% off in the Used Book Store.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Jan. 17

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Full “Wolf” Moon Hike in Greenville | Jan. 17

Whoo Whoo comes out after the sun goes down? Find out on these night hikes under the full moon each month as hikers at Eidson Woods Preserve attempt to call in and locate the nocturnal residents of the forest. Hike the trails by the light of the full moon; flashlights are not required but may prove useful. The program starts at 5:45 p.m. and is free. Dress warm!

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Jan. 17

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

Winter Bird Walk at Historic Bear’s Mill | Jan. 18
Take a walk along Greenville Creek at Historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville in search of winter bird flocks. Expect to see upwards of 10-20 species. All levels of birdwatchers are welcome. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The program is free and takes place from 9-10 a.m.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library | Jan. 18

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information. Sessions will continue weekly though February 22.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Jan. 18

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit Troy High School Hockey.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Jan. 19

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Dayton Flyers Game | Jan. 19

Dayton vs. Fordham at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Jan. 19

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit the Miami Valley Prospects.

Last Call Feud Night at the Rip Rap Roadhouse in Vandalia | Jan. 20

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., play Feud at the Roadhouse! Last Call Feud is a play on the iconic television show. Like the show, you must identify the most popular surveyed answer for points. Unlike the show, this format can accommodate far more than two teams. It is free to play. Located at 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Follow the event HERE.

Karaoke at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Jan. 20
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

Writers Group at the Piqua Library | Jan. 20

Meet with others who enjoy creative writing every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Founders Room. Registration is not required. For more information call (937) 773-6753.

Flow Painting at the Troy Library | Jan. 20

This technique is great for beginning artists, no skill necessary: participants will be pouring treated paint onto canvas to create beautiful and colorful images. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required HERE. For more information call (937) 339-0502 ext. 117.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Jan. 20

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 24. Visit our website, www.tmcpl.org for more information.

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 21

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 8-10 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Jan. 21

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

COMEDY: at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Jan. 21
Live comedy from 8-9:30 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

Line Dancing at the A.B. Graham Center in Conover | Jan. 21

Instructor Dan Sturgill will host line dancing classes from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 14-21-28 and Feb. 4. The cost is $5 per class and starts with the basics, increasing levels each week. For more information, call (937) 368-3700.

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LIVE MUSIC: Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd in Middletown | Jan. 22
This show is at 8 p.m. at the Sorg Opera House. Tickets are $25-$30. Learn more at www.signsoffloyd.com.

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 22

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

Winter Hike at Lake Hope State Park | Jan. 22

Meet at the Hope Furnace at 10 a.m. for a 3-mile hike on the Peninsula Trail to check out the wonders of nature in winter. The program is free. Learn more HERE.

Winter Hike at Tar Hollow State Park | Jan. 22

From 1:30-3:30 p.m., meet at the Spillway Parking Lot as we hike the 2.3 mile family friendly Homestead Trail and enjoy the changes of the season. The program is free. Learn more HERE.

Music BINGO at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Jan. 22
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

BINGO in Troy | Jan. 22

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC: Masters of Soul in Springfield | Jan. 22

Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane, and an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded, honoring the classic sounds of Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Barry White, Sam and Dave, James Brown, and many more! They will be at the Clark State Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50. Learn more HERE.

 

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 23

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 2-4 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

All Train Swap Meet in Dayton | Jan. 23
Train vendors, food, swapping and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Learn more HERE.

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Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Jan. 24

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Jan. 24

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

Doo Your Moo in Yellow Springs | Jan. 24-30

Give a great MOO at the Young's Jersey Dairy store, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., and earn a one dip upgrade for your dessert. For example, buy a one dip cone, moo for the staff, and they'll upgrade it to a two dip cone for free. Add a dip to your sundae, or upgrade your milkshake. Limit one moo per person per day. Not valid with any other offer.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library | Jan. 24

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at our weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 21. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information.

LIVE MUSIC: Drawing Room Chamber Concert with Musica in Troy | Jan. 25

Musica will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library | Jan. 25

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information. Sessions will continue weekly though February 22.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Jan. 25

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit the Miami County Agricultural Society.

Dancing with the Stars Live in Columbus | Jan. 26
Takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Palace Theatre. Purchase tickets HERE.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Jan. 26

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

“Hamilton” in Dayton | Jan. 26-Feb. 6
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. The show will be at the Schuster Center. Tickets start at $49. Learn more HERE.

Last Call Feud Night at the Rip Rap Roadhouse in Vandalia | Jan. 27

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., play Feud at the Roadhouse! Last Call Feud is a play on the iconic television show. Like the show, you must identify the most popular surveyed answer for points. Unlike the show, this format can accommodate far more than two teams. It is free to play. Located at 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Follow the event HERE.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Jan. 27

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 24. Visit our website, www.tmcpl.org for more information.

Writers Group at the Piqua Library | Jan. 27

Meet with others who enjoy creative writing every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Founders Room. Registration is not required. For more information call (937) 773-6753.

Discovery Night Hike at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Jan. 28
Have you ever been curious about what happens in the park after dark? Join a park district naturalist and explore the amazing world of nature at night. This leisurely night walk in the park will vary from .5 to 1 mile. The program is free and takes place from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Lunch and Learn at WACO in Troy | Jan. 28

Take a tour of the WACO Air Museum and enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by StoryPoint in Troy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the late 1920's and early 30's and the museum is dedicated to the plant and the employees that made it great. There is a $5 fee. The program is hosted by Tipp Monroe Community Services. Click HERE to register.

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 28

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 8-10 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

Cave Formations Hike at Hocking Hills State Park | Jan. 28

Meet a Ohio state park naturalist at the Cedar Falls trailhead at 1 p.m. for a half-mile hike and learn how caves of the area were formed. Please dress warm and wear water-proof shoes for your comfort. Learn more HERE.

Dayton Flyers Game | Jan. 28

Dayton vs. Fordham at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Alive Cooper in Cincinnati | Jan. 28
Show starts at 8 p.m. at the ICON Music Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Dead of Winter - A Grateful Dead Tribute Festival in Springfield | Jan. 28 & 29
Four Grateful Dead tribute bands will perform at Mother Stewarts Brewing Company, 102 W Columbia St., starting at 7 p.m. both nights. Bands include Arrows of Neon, Great Northern String Band, I Dig Pig and Terrapin Moon. Full weekend passes are $15 or individual day tickets are $10 (tickets at the door will be $13 for each night). Presale tickets available HERE.

 

Line Dancing at the A.B. Graham Center in Conover | Jan. 28

Instructor Dan Sturgill will host line dancing classes from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 14-21-28 and Feb. 4. The cost is $5 per class and starts with the basics, increasing levels each week. For more information, call (937) 368-3700.

Wright State Basketball Game | Jan. 28

Wright State faces the Cleveland State at 9 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Jan. 28

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

LIVE MUSIC Danny Schneible at the Leaf & Vine in Troy | Jan. 29

Music starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Located at 108 W. Main St. in downtown Troy.

LIVE MUSIC Acoustic Night at the EndZone Sports Lounge in Covington | Jan. 29
Enjoy live acoustic music and good food from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 601 E. Broadway St. For details, call (937) 473-2433.

Prom Dress Consignment Event in Sidney | Jan. 29
Dresses can be consigned/donated at the Sidney Alive office (109 S. Ohio St.) between Dec. 3 and Jan. 27 and the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 230 E. North St. in Sidney. Learn more at www.sidneyalive.org.

Public Ice Skating in Troy | Jan. 29

There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3.

Music BINGO at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Jan. 29
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

 

BINGO in Troy | Jan. 29

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

COMEDY: Josh Arnold in Celina | Jan. 29
Comedian Josh Arnold will be at Overdrive, 3769 U.S. 127 in Celina, at 8:30 p.m. Arnold can be heard every morning on the nationally-syndicated radio program The BOB & TOM Show. His intelligent yet silly, occasionally self-deprecating, always hilarious brand of humor has made him a favorite of audiences around the country. Doors open at 6 p.m., an optional dinner buffet is served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Learn more at www.romerscatering.com/event/josh-arnold.

LIVE MUSIC: Springfield Symphony Orchestra “A Serenade of Movement” | Jan. 29
Takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Winter Bird Walk at Shawnee Prairie Preserve | Jan. 29
Take a walk the prairie in Greenville in search of winter bird flocks. Expect to see upwards of 10-20 species. All levels of birdwatchers are welcome. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The program is free and takes place from 9-10 a.m.

Teas, Trees and Evergreens in Greenville | Jan. 29
Pull up a chair and enjoy a nice cuppa tea and discover the lore and uses of woodland trees. Learn the many trees and shrubs in our area that can produce pleasant sipping and/or medicinal teas. Dress for the weather as there may be a short hike to see some of the species in discussion first-hand at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Bring a favorite tea mug if you'd like as there will be a couple samples. Takes place from 1-3 p.m. and is free. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Waterfront Winterfest at Buckeye Lake in Thornville | Jan. 29
This outdoor concert and food event will begin at 8 a.m. at 10055 Sunfish Ln. with breakfast. Pizza is available from 11 a.m. to close. Bands will be The Jack from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and The David Henry Band from 6-9 p.m. Heated, outside tents will be available to accommodate for the large crowd and big groups! Learn more HERE.

Public Ice Skating Family Session in Troy | Jan. 30
There will be public ice skating at Hobart Arena from 2-4 p.m. today. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors 60 and older. Skate rental is $3. Families with one paying parent at full price will then pay $4 for each additional family member.

Winter Birding at Lake Hope State Park | Jan. 30

Join an Ohio state park naturalist to view and identify some of Lake Hope’s winter winged residents. Meet at the Nature Center at 10 a.m. for this moderate .5-mile hike. Bring binoculars. Learn more HERE.

COMEDY: Open Mic at Wiley’s Comedy Club in Dayton | Jan. 30

Give it a try! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance HERE. Located at 101 Pine St.

Wright State Basketball Game | Jan. 30

Wright State faces Indian-Purdue Fort Wayne at 2 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

WWE Monday Night Raw in Cincinnati | Jan. 31
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Bank Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library | Jan. 31

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at this weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 21. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Jan. 31

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Game Night at the Piqua Library | Jan. 31

Join the Piqua library for board games, card games, and more from 6-8 p.m. in the Louis Room.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Jan. 31

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

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 February             

 

Adult Exploration Hike at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary in Piqua | Feb. 1

Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees along the trail at Garbry Big Woods Reserve. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. The program is from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Feb. 1

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit the Covington Music Boosters.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library |Feb. 1

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information. Sessions will continue weekly though February 22.

Disney On Ice presents “Mickey and Friends” in Columbus | Feb. 2-6

Show takes place at 7 p.m. each day (other times as well) at Nationwide Arena. Purchase tickets HERE.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Feb. 2

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Last Call Feud Night at the Rip Rap Roadhouse in Vandalia | Feb. 3

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., play Feud at the Roadhouse! Last Call Feud is a play on the iconic television show. Like the show, you must identify the most popular surveyed answer for points. Unlike the show, this format can accommodate far more than two teams. It is free to play. Located at 6024 Rip Rap Rd. Follow the event HERE.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 3

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 24. Visit our website, www.tmcpl.org for more information.

Wright State Basketball Game | Feb. 3

Wright State faces Detroit at 7 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

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Black History & Culture Walk First Friday in Troy | Feb. 4
The Inaugural Black History & Culture Walk First Friday is from 5:30-8 p.m. This will be similar to how the Chocolate Walk works. There are 21 businesses participating as stops for participants to visit. Each stop will fall into one of four different categories:

Red= Entertainment -These stops will be some type of entertainment. They could have a voice ensemble, a jazz group, storytelling, or art. There could also be information on the type of entertainment and its relevance to Black history and/or culture.

Green= Education-These stops are all informational.

Black= Food Item-These stops will have food items with significant cultural relevance. Some will be authentic recipes and some will be variations. You may also receive information or the recipe to these items.

Yellow= Supporting Black-owned Businesses-These stops will have items from Black-owned businesses. Some of the items you will be able to try, and most will be available to purchase.

   Participants will start at pop-up @ 4 W. Main to receive packets of information and passports. We will have "Passports" instead of tickets. Participants will have their passports marked at each stop they visit. Learn more HERE.

FILM: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) in Troy | Feb. 4
See the original romantic comedy at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments are provided. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

LIVE MUSIC: The Music of John Williams in Cincinnati | Feb. 4-6
Music soundtracks and more at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. Sunday at Cincinnati Music Hall. Purchase tickets HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: The Ultimate Doors Tribute in Cincinnati | Feb. 4
A tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors at 8:30 p.m. at the Ludlow Garage. Purchase tickets HERE.

Line Dancing at the A.B. Graham Center in Conover | Feb. 4

Instructor Dan Sturgill will host line dancing classes from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 14-21-28 and Feb. 4. The cost is $5 per class and starts with the basics, increasing levels each week. For more information, call (937) 368-3700.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Feb. 4

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

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MAGIC: Mike Super: Magic and Illusion in Troy | Feb. 5
Mike Super will bring his show to the Arbogast Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $20-$55. Learn more at www.arbogastpac.com/shows/mike-super.

Trivia at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 5
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and trivia starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

Family Night Out with the Cattlemen Fundraiser in Troy | Feb. 5

The Miami County Cattlemen's Association is hosting its first annual banquet fundraiser. Attendees do not need to be in cattle or anything cattle related, this event is for anyone and everyone. The event will take place at the Miami County Fairgrounds starting at 5 p.m. There will be a sit down country style dinner, trough load of beer, and a spectrum of items up for silent auction. Plus, table raffles and walk around raffles. Tickets are $60/couple, $35/adult,  $20/9-18 year olds and 8 & under are free. To follow the event click HERE.

Karaoke at Dunaway's Beef & Ale in Troy | Feb. 5

Join Absolute Audio from 8 p.m. to midnight for karaoke at Dunaway's Beef & Ale, 508 W. Main St. There is no cover charge.

BINGO in Troy | Feb. 5

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

Wild Ohio Weekend in Columbus | Feb. 5-6

Ohio History Connection will host a full weekend of natural history programming where the public can learn about the plants and animals that call Ohio their home! Programs include: "Ohio Division of Wildlife Mammal Table," "Bryd Polar and Climate Research Center Table" and more. To see a full schedule of programs, click HERE. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Ohio History Center in Columbus.

Yosemite Loop Hike at Lake Hope State Park | Feb. 5

Join an Ohio state park naturalist on a moderately strenuous 5-mile hike. Caravan from the nature center to the trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Bring water, dress in layers, and wear sturdy footwear. Learn more HERE.

Wright State Basketball Game | Feb. 5

Wright State faces Oakland at 7 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Feb. 7

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 7

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library | Feb. 7

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at our weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 21. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library |Feb. 8

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information. Sessions will continue weekly though February 22.

Hands-On Telescope Experience in Greenville | Feb. 8

Guests to this free event from 7-8:30 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve will start the evening stargazing with the Stillwater Stargazer Astronomy Club. During the program, learn the basics of using telescopes similar to those that can be borrowed from local libraries. You will begin inside and then head outdoors to complete the evening. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Feb. 8

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit the Hook Elementary PTO.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Feb. 9

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Dayton Flyers Game | Feb. 9

Dayton vs. Duquesne at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Karaoke at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 10
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody in Muncie, IN | Feb. 10
This touring puppet show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Emens Auditorium. Tickets are $25. Learn more HERE.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 10

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 24. Visit our website, www.tmcpl.org for more information.

1970s Night at Twenty One Barrels in Bradford | Feb. 11
Break out your groovy tie dye, bell bottoms, and beads for our 1970s Nite on Friday, Feb. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at Twenty One Barrels Cidery & Winery, 9717 Horatio-Harris Creek Rd. Thick n' Thin will be performing classic 1970s hits from 6-8 p.m. Hot Dish Midwestern Comfort Food will be on-hand from 5-9 p.m. Twenty One Barrels is a 21+ Only facility, no children or infants. No carry-in beverages permitted on the property. Follow the event HERE.

Columbus Fishing Expo | Feb. 11-13

The Columbus Fishing Expo is scheduled for February 11-13, 2022 at the Bricker Building at the Ohio Expo Center. Vendors will be offering discounts on their products so you will save money and there will be free seminars from the biggest names in fishing. Learn more at www.nationalfishingexpos.com.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Feb. 11

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

LIVE MUSIC: Dayton Opera Artist-in-Residence Concert in Troy | Feb. 12

Amandalynne Perzyk and Henry Benson will share opera arias and duets, classical art song, and musical theatre selections in the Hayner Ballroom at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. For free tickets click HERE.

Sweethearts Hike at Hocking Hills State Park | Feb. 12
Come bundled up to enjoy a wintertime stroll back to Ash Cave. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot at 5 p.m. Be sure to bundle up for the weather. Warm refreshments will be provided. Walking sticks and ice cleats are suggested. The program is free. Learn more HERE.

Sweetheart Hike at Shawnee State Park | Feb. 12
Take a scenic auto tour through the forest. See and climb  historic Copperhead Firetower. Take a stroll with a loved one along a quiet forest road. Meet at the Shawnee State Park Lodge at 3 p.m. and bundle up. Learn more HERE.

 

COMEDY: Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show in Springfield | Feb. 12
This show is described as a combination of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “The Tony Awards” and “The Daily Show,” and has played from coast to coast for the last decade! The 90-minute tour-de-force features Rudetsky’s trademark “deconstructions,” in which he uses his amazing audio/video collection to break down brilliant performances from beloved Broadway divas (Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley) as well as showcase mind-boggling videos like The Osmonds singing a medley from Fiddler on the Roof (seriously!) He does an entire section on Barbra Streisand, who actually came to the show in Los Angeles…and loved it! The show takes place at 8 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $29.50. Learn more HERE.

 

Casino on Market by the Hope Scholarship Corp. in Troy | Feb. 12

The Hope Scholarship Corp. will host a Casino on Market event at Lockbox 290, 8 S. Market St. from 7-11 p.m. Ticket prices are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Tickets include beer, heavy appetizers and entertainment by Zack Attack. Click HERE for tickets.

Painting Party Fundraiser in Tipp City | Feb. 12

Paint red poppies on a 16"x20" stretched canvas with all supplies included at the American Legion, 377 N. Third St. from 6-9 p.m. Light snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and 1 free drink from the bar is included in the price. Class cost is $35 with $10 per painter going back to the Legion. For tickets click HERE.

Music BINGO at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 12
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

 

BINGO in Troy | Feb. 12

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC: Retrobution in Vandalia | Feb. 12

Retrobution, an 80s tribute band, will perform at Little York Tavern, 4120 Little York Rd., starting at 8 p.m.


DANCING: Sweet Heart Dance at Romer’s Catering in St. Henry | Feb. 12
Doors open at 5 p.m. with an optional dinner buffet served at 6 p.m. ($10 per person, reservations required) and dancing from 7-10 p.m. There will also be raffle tickets sold at the door. Learn more HERE.

 

Dayton Flyers Game | Feb.12

Dayton vs. George Washington at 2 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Wright State Basketball Game | Feb. 13

Wright State faces Northern Kentucky at 2 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 14

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Feb. 14

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library | Feb. 14

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at our weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 21. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library | Feb. 15

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information. Sessions will continue weekly though February 22.

Winter Bird Walk at Shawnee Prairie Preserve | Feb. 15

Take a walk at Worth Family Nature Preserve in Greenville in search of winter bird flocks. Expect to see upwards of 10-20 species. All levels of birdwatchers are welcome. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The program is free and takes place from 9-10 a.m. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Feb. 15

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit the Miami East Elementary PTO.

Full “Snow” Moon Hike in Greenville | Feb. 16

Whoo Whoo comes out after the sun goes down? Find out on these night hikes under the full moon each month as hikers at Coppess Nature Sanctuary attempt to call in and locate the nocturnal residents of the forest. Hike the trails by the light of the full moon; flashlights are not required but may prove useful. The program starts at 5:45 p.m. and is free. Dress warm! For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Feb. 16

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Karaoke at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 17
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

LIVE MUSIC: Badfish: Tribute to Sublime 20 Year Anniversary in Cincinnati | Feb. 17
This show starts at 7 p.m. at Bogart’s. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 17

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. Sessions will continue weekly though February 24. Visit our website, www.tmcpl.org for more information.

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Miami County Home and Garden Show in Troy | Feb. 18-20
As spring approaches people get ready to tackle all those home improvement projects.   With people staying home now more than ever, home improvement projects are on peoples’ minds more than ever! Plan that project at this event from 2-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hobart Arena in Troy. The show will have everything from outdoor specialists to kitchen and bath renovators (and many other renovation specialists) to help you plan your next home improvement project. Admission is $6 for adults at the door and $5 in advance at www.hobartarena.com.

80s vs. 90s Nite at Twenty One Barrels in Bradford | Feb. 18
Which decade did it better? The 80s or 90s? Dust off your Doc Martens and leg warmers, put on the spandex and windbreaker then puff your big hair out the door as you settle the debate on Friday, Feb. 18 5-9 p.m. at 9717 Horatio-Harris Creek Rd. The winery will be playing a clash of 80s and 90s hits all night. Timeless Tacos will be on-hand from 5-9 p.m. serving tasty tacos and treats. Twenty One Barrels is a 21+ Only facility, no children or infants. No carry-in beverages permitted on the property. Follow the event HERE.

Date Night Series “Sweetheart’s Stroll” at Charleston Falls in Tipp City | Feb. 18
Take your sweetheart on a stroll down a lighted luminary path in the woods while enjoying Winan's coffee and Bake House Bread's brownie bites as you learn about the wonderful world of animal courtship. This is a drop in program, you can arrive between 6 and 7 p.m. and again from 8-9 p.m. Note: The luminaries will not be lit until 6:45 p.m. The first time slot is if you wish to complete your sweetheart's stroll in the daylight and enjoy the signs in the day light. $5/couple - 1 Registration per couple. Register online at www.miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Winter Bird Walk at Maple Ridge Reserve in Covington | Feb. 18
Enjoy a winter walk in the woods to identify and count winter birds from 9-11 a.m. This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have one. (This program is part of the Great Backyard Bird Count). For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Feb. 18

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Dueling Pianos in Greenville | Feb. 19
Put two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two grand pianos on a stage, then add in a roomful of people; The result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. The musical repertoire at this show at Romer’s Catering in Greenville, 118 E. Main St., ranges from Classic Rock to Country, Hard Rock to R&B, and Show Tunes to Top 40. These entertainers engage the audience making them the star of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m., an optional dinner buffet is served from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Learn more HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Bloodgood with special guest Whitecross in Versailles | Feb. 19
Two veterans of both the heavy metal and Christian rock scenes are performing at BMI at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more HERE.

Karaoke at Dunaway's Beef & Ale in Troy | Feb. 19

Join Absolute Audio from 8 p.m. to midnight for karaoke at Dunaway's Beef & Ale, 508 W. Main St. There is no cover charge.

Once in a Blue Moon Book Sale in Dayton | Feb. 19-20
Watch for details on this huge book sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds at www.daytonbookfair.com.

Dogs & Donuts in Greenville | Feb. 19

Come hang out with some fun pups while eating some tasty donuts at the Bish Discovery Center from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Darke County Animal Shelter will be bringing some furry friends that are available to adopt. You can also just stop in and have coffee and donuts. Feel free to bring a donation of any of the items from the list provided. Any cash donations will also be given to the Darke County Animal Shelter. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Karaoke at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 19

Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

BINGO in Troy | Feb. 19

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

Winter Bird Walk at John A. Wannemacher Reserve in Tipp City | Feb. 20
Enjoy a winter walk in the woods to identify and count winter birds. This program is for both amateur and experienced birders. Dress for the weather, bring binoculars and a bird field guide if you have one. (This program is part of the Great Backyard Bird Count) The program takes place from 9-11 a.m. and is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Dog Social “Valentine Dog Lovers Social” at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | Feb. 20

Dog Socials allow you and your pup to meet new friends while spending time outdoors. This fun program takes place monthly in various parks allowing you and your pup the opportunity to enjoy a variety of your Miami County Parks. Each Dog Social will be led by a park naturalist and will include activities based on the monthly theme. The event is from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Skunk Cabbage Walk at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana | Feb. 20
This self-guided tour will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at 980 Woodburn Rd. A naturalist will be on the boardwalk trail to answer questions. The cost is $5. To learn more, call (937) 484-3744.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Feb. 21

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Presidents Day 2022 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus | Feb. 21
With regular museum admission, guests can see several documentary screenings, special guest speakers and exhibits about Ohio’s 8 presidents. Learn more HERE.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 21

Join the library for Paws to Read on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. this winter. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org. Additional sessions are scheduled every Monday through February 28.

Winter Storytime at Pleasant Hill Library | Feb. 21

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill on Monday at 11:30 a.m. for Winter Storytime. Explore the winter season with your little one at our weekly storytime. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs, and so much more. No registration is required. 

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LIVE MUSIC: Drawing Room Chamber Concert with Christopher Chaffee in Troy | Feb. 22

Flutist Christopher Chaffee will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | Feb. 22

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Indoor Walking Exercise Class at Pleasant Hill Library |Feb. 22

Join at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill at 9 a.m. for Indoor Walking, a 30-minute walking workout with Ms, Laura. Adults only please. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and good athletic shoes. No registration is required. Call the library at 937.676.2731 for more information.

Community Night at Moeller Brew Barn in Troy | Feb. 22

From 5-9 p.m. at Moeller Brew Barn, 214 W. Main St., 20% of sales will benefit Partners in Hope.

Dayton Flyers Game | Feb.23

Dayton vs. Massachusetts  at 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: Rock N’ Roll Dream Tour in Springfield | Feb. 24
This tribute show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Kuss Auditorium at Clark State Performing Arts Center. For tickets, click HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Dierks Bentley in Columbus | Feb. 24
Dierks Bentley brings his Beers On Me Tour to Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets HERE.

Karaoke at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 24

Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

Family Storytime at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 24

Join the library for Family Storytime this winter on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a mix of stories, songs, and early literacy activities every week! This program is appropriate for families with toddler or preschoolers. No registration is required. 

Discovery Night Hike at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | Feb. 25

Have you ever been curious about what happens in the park after dark? Join a park district naturalist from 7-9 p.m. to explore the amazing world of nature at night. This leisurely night walk in the park will vary from .5 to 1 mile and is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

 

COMEDY: Dry Bar Comedy in Piqua | Feb. 25
The wildly popular online series of specials that offer clean “Comedy for Everyone” is expanding to live shows featuring comedians who’ve become Dry Bar fan favorites and will be live in Piqua and online from 6-11:30 p.m. Appearing live at Piqua will be: Alex Velluto, Karen Rontowski, Mike Paramore and Seth Tippetts. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Last Child - Aerosmith Experience in Franklin | Feb. 25

Last Child - Aerosmith Experience will perform at J.D. Legends, 65 Millard Dr.,  starting at 7 p.m. For tickets click HERE.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | Feb. 25

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

 

COMEDY: Jeff Allen in Troy | Feb. 26
Comedian Jeff Allen will be at the Arbogast Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $15-$45. For tickets and information, visit www.arbogastpac.com/shows/jeff-allen.

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Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton | Feb. 26
Live bands in warm tents, lots of food and drinks and the burning of a giant snowman on the beach, pictured above from the event's Facebook page. Learn more HERE.

Frog Walk (Registration Required) at Garbry Big Woods in Piqua | Feb. 26

Grab the kids and join Miami County Parks to explore the amazing world of frogs and toads! Discover their wide variety of sounds in a very unique and fun way. Take a walk to listen for and identify the frogs and toads living in the wetlands. Register online for this free program at www.miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Music BINGO at Aces on 48 in West Milton | Feb. 26
Come out for signature mac and cheese, drink specials and karaoke starting at 7 p.m. at 2334 S. Miami St.

BINGO in Troy | Feb. 26

Join the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. Co. Rd. 25A, for bingo from noon to 5 p.m.

Night at the Museum at the Ohio History Center in Columbus | Feb. 26-27
Here's your chance to experience the Ohio History Center museum after hours and see whether our exhibits really do come to life! This family event promises to entertain children and adults alike. Dozens of different characters will be roaming the museum, and you can learn all about their unique place in Ohio history. Grab an autograph book and collect the signatures from your favorites! Several hands-on activities for kids will also be available. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Hours are 7-9 p.m. both nights. Learn more HERE.

C&E Gun Show in Dayton | Feb. 26-27
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Learn more and receive $1 off admission HERE.

 

COMEDY: Dry Bar Comedy in Celina | Feb. 26
The wildly popular online series of specials that offer clean “Comedy for Everyone” is expanding to live shows featuring comedians who’ve become Dry Bar fan favorites and will be live in Piqua and online from 6-11:30 p.m. Appearing live at the Overdrive in Celina will be: Alex Velluto, Karen Rontowski, Mike Paramore and Seth Tippetts! For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Winter Bird Walk at Shawnee Prairie Preserve | Feb. 26
Take a walk at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville in search of winter bird flocks. Expect to see upwards of 10-20 species. All levels of birdwatchers are welcome. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The program is free and takes place from 9-10 a.m. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Wright State Basketball Game | Feb. 26

Wright State faces Robert Morris  at 7 p.m. at the Nutter Center. Purchase tickets HERE.

Monday Night RAW in Columbus | Feb. 28

Wrestling begins at 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. For tickets, click HERE.

Paws to Read at the Troy-Miami County Public Library | Feb. 28

Join the library for Paws to Read from 5-6 p.m. Let your child practice their reading skills with Jax, an adorable and non-judgmental therapy dog. Handler, Michelle Eilerman, will be bringing Jax who is certified through the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Registration is required and you will be given a 15-minute time slot. For children and teens. Space is limited to four spots per program. More information and online registration is available at www.tmcpl.org.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | Feb. 28

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

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Adult Exploration Hike at Farrington Reserve in Troy | March 1

Join park district naturalist Sassafras Susan to discover the birds, plants and trees along the trail at Farrington Reserve from 9-11 a.m. These hikes are a great opportunity to get out in nature and learn together. Walks last about two hours and are not strenuous or fast-paced. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

The Great Gatsby in Springfield (Stage Play) | March 1
This live stage performance takes place at 7 p.m. at the Kuss Auditorium at Clark State Performing Arts Center. For tickets and more information, click HERE.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | March 2

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus | March 3-6
22,000 athletes from 80 nations competing in 80+ events. Learn more HERE.

Self-Led Family Night Hike at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | March 4

Bring your preschool to elementary school aged kids out on an evening they won’t forget! You and your child will be hiking and exploring your senses while learning about nocturnal creatures from 6:30-8:30 p.m. One registration per family. Register at miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

FILM: Twister (1996) in Troy | March 4
See this action/thriller at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments are provided. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

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LIVE MUSIC: The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute in Cincinnati | March 4
Experience this Beatles tribute band at 7:30 p.m. at Taft Theatre. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

COMEDY: Katt Williams in Cincinnati | March 4
Katt Williams brings his World War III Tour to Heritage Bank Center at 8 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

 

LIVE MUSIC: The Prince Experience in Cincinnati | March 4
This tribute to Prince begins at 6:30 p.m. at Bogart’s. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | March 4

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

Spirit of the Blade Custom Knife Show in Troy | Mar. 4 & 5

The event takes place at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. Co. Rd. 25A, and features a variety of custom makers from Ohio and beyond. All knives are handmade, there will be no factory knives available. In addition, there will be a variety of suppliers, door prizes, raffles and drawings. Hours are Friday noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 each day. To follow the event click HERE.

Waffle Breakfast at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville | March 5

Taking place from 8 a.m. to noon, this early spring festival at Shawnee Prairie offers guided tours through history and science as you learn the process of turning sap into syrup. After the tour through the woods, visit the Sugar Shack, where you can warm up in the steam-filled evaporator room as the sap spends countless hours boiling to reduce it down to syrup. Then head out to the Log House where you can discuss 18th-century syrup uses and pioneer skills with our 200-year-old volunteers. Finally, complete the day at the Nature Center where the gift shop will be full of maple goodies for your sweet tooth! The program is free. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

 

Dayton Flyers Game | March 5

Dayton vs. Davidson at 12:30 p.m. at UD Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Mark O’Connor Duo with Maggie O’Connor in Springfield | March 5
This duo will perform the Dvorak’s New World Symphony with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Aja – A Tribute to the Music of Steely Dan in Cincinnati | March 5
This show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Ludlow Garage. Purchase tickets HERE.

Tipp Monroe Community Services Annual Purse Auction (Virtual) | March 6-13

The TMCS Annual Purse Auction is held every year in March. Participants are invited to bid on purses with proceeds from the auction benefiting the Lunch On Us Summer Lunch Program. This year's auction is being held on-line beginning on Saturday, March 6 and running until Saturday, March 13. Click HERE for more information.

The Price is Right Live in Dayton | March 6
This event takes place at 6 p.m. at Mead Theater. It’s a live game show with audience. Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Tool in Columbus | March 6
This show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | March 7

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Trolls Live at the Nutter Center | March 8-9
This children’s stage show will take place at 6 p.m. both nights. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Fiddler on the Roof (Touring stage show) in Springfield | March 9

A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Tickets start at $32 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Learn more HERE.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | March 9

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

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Woodcock Walk at Charleston Falls Preserve in Tipp City | March 10

Join a park district naturalist and hike into the meadow in search of the spectacular aerial courtship display of the American Woodcock from 7:45-8:30 p.m. Come enjoy the dives, turns, and spirals of the male American Woodcock performing their annual extravagant mating display. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Date Night Series “Love Birds” at Garbry Big Woods Reserve in Piqua | March 11

Bring your love bird to the prairie as we observe the dives, turns, and spirals of the extravagant mating display of the male woodcocks trying to get a date for the evening. Afterwards warm up around a fire toasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate. The event is free 7:30-9 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

LIVE MUSIC: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Touring) in Columbus | March 11-12
This tribute show will take place at 8 p.m. at Palace Theatre. Purchase tickets and learn more HERE.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | March 11

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.


LIVE MUSIC: Forever Motown in Troy | March 12
Nine all-star performers (pictured above right), including Motown recording artists, with a live band in a full stage production at 7 p.m. on the Arbogast Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $17-$55. Learn more at www.arbogastpac.com/shows/forever-motown.

Soup ‘n’ Bowl at Historic Bear’s Mill in Greenville | March 12
During this fundraising event at Historic Bear’s Mill, eat delicious soup and choose your favorite hand-crafted bowl produced by various potters. The event takes place between 5-9 p.m. Tickets are required by calling the Friends of Bear's Mill at (937) 548-5112.

Woodcock Walk at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | March 12

Join a park district naturalist and hike into the meadow in search of the spectacular aerial courtship display of the American Woodcock from 7:45-8:30 p.m. Come enjoy the dives, turns, and spirals of the male American Woodcock performing their annual extravagant mating display. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

 

COMEDY: Revenge of the 80s Tour in Celina | March 12
Featuring ‘Police Academy’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ star, Michael Winslow (“The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects”) and ‘Family Ties’ star, Marc Price, doors for this show open at 6 p.m. at Overdrive, 3769 U.S. 127 in Celina with an optional dinner buffet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and showtime at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. Learn more HERE.

Native Plants in Your Garden” at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana | March 12
Terry and Randy Litchfield will present this talk at 10 a.m. at 980 Woodburn Rd. The cost is $5. To learn more, call (937) 484-3744.

COMEDY: John Mulaney in Cincinnati | March 13
Mulaney brings his “From Scratch” tour to Heritage Bank Center at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets HERE.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | March 14

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First Four in Dayton | March 15-16
Happening at UD Arena. Get your tickets HERE.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | March 16

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

St. Patrick's Day 3.1 Beer Run in Tipp City | Mar. 17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a 5k run. Drink a beer, or root beer, at every mile. Those who wish to not drink can register for the "Non-Competitor" event to still get finishing times. There will be competitive prizes and door prizes. Register online HERE or at Can't Stop Running Co., 321 N. Main St. in Piqua.

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Sidney | March 17-19
This event is in the works. Learn more at www.sidneyalive.org.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | March 18

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

 

Music in the Park at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy | March 19

Join Miami County Parks at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve for "Heart Beat of the Earth". Bring a blanket and enjoy the sights at the preserve while listening to the relaxing acoustic music from 1-4 p.m. It is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

LIVE MUSIC: Molly Hatchet with Zebra & John Corabi in Versailles | March 19
This show will take place at 7 p.m. at BMI Indoor Speedway. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased HERE.

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market | March 19-20
This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. A small admission is charged. Learn more HERE.

LIVE MUSIC: Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles in Columbus | March 19
This show takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Palace Theatre. For tickets, click HERE.

Dog Social “Just Walking the Dog” at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | March 20
Dog Socials allow you and your pup to meet new friends while spending time outdoors. This fun program takes place monthly in various parks allowing you and your pup the opportunity to enjoy a variety of your Miami County Parks. Each Dog Social will be led by a park naturalist and will include activities based on the monthly theme. This one is from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Trailing Moms and Tots at Charleston Falls in Tipp City | March 21

Trailing Moms and Tots is an opportunity for moms/dads and their tots to get outside with other parents and tots! This family friendly program is a short naturalist led, stroller accessible, hike through Charleston Falls. Siblings are welcome. The free program takes place from 10-11 a.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Pickleball Drop-In at the Elizabeth Township Community Center | March 21

Open gym for pickleball players. Every Monday 6-8 p.m. through the winter months at 5760 Walnut Grove Rd. Only 1 court, so guests will rotate in and out. Come out and learn the game, meet your neighbors and have some fun.

Mindfulness in Motion at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy | March 23

This program is designed to be an adult introduction to meditation and mindfulness practice. Each program will consist of a short to medium length hike along with meditation practice. Registration is required for this free program at www.miamicountyparks.com. It takes place from 5-6 p.m. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | March 23

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

The Bachelor Live on Stage (Touring) in Cincinnati | March 24
This touring show will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Taft Theater. Click HERE for tickets.

Souper Walk at Garbry Big Woods Reserve in Piqua | March 25
Come out from 8-10 p.m. for a brisk evening walk with a park naturalist and enjoy some hot chocolate and soup around the fire. Bring a canned good to be donated to one of our community food pantries. The program is free. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

Genealogy Help at the Piqua Library | March 25

Would you like help researching your family history? The Piqua Public Library's Local History Department can help! Come to the Local History Department on Friday afternoons between 1:30-5:00 p.m. and ask for Sharon. Not able to come then? Call and make an appointment for another date or time at (937) 773-6753 ext. 229.

Women’s Hiking 101 at Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Covington | March 26

In this trailside class for women only you will hike and learn much of what you need to know when out on the trail. The instructor Tama Cassidy is a Leave No Trace Master Trainer, and has years of backpacking and hiking experience. Topics will include how to plan your hikes, what to wear, how to use hiking poles, Leave No Trace practices, how to read and interpret a map, as well as the ever popular, how to potty in the great outdoors. If you are preparing for an AT or similar hike please feel free to bring your loaded pack, as this is a great way to practice. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and registration is required at www.miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

LIVE MUSIC: The TEN Tenors in Springfield | March 26

The TEN Tenors are an Australian music ensemble that has toured extensively nationally and internationally and released 15 albums and 4 DVDs. Their Love Is in the Air show is a feel-good, fun, and upbeat show that fills the room with love and happiness. Tickets start at $30. Learn more HERE.

Meatless Monday Cooking Class in Troy | March 28

Meatless Mondays is presented by Miami County Parks and is a fun and communal way to learn a new way of cooking that helps contribute to a sustainable future! This cooking class takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy and is for adults who are interested in learning to cook vegetarian and vegan meals. Come prepare and share a vegetarian meal, and build your recipe collection! There is a $10 fee to cover recipe ingredient cost. Register at www.miamicountyparks.com. For more information, call (937) 335-6273.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Drawing Room Chamber Concert with Amanda Roberts and Friends in Troy | March 29

This free concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy. Learn more at www.troyhayner.org.

Running & Walking Group in Troy | March 30

Every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. run and/or walk a few miles with a group. All abilities welcome. Meet at Up and Running, 769 W. Market. St. For more information, call (937) 401-0295.

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LIVE MUSIC: Whiskey Myers: Is A Comin’ Tour in Troy | March 31
Whiskey Myers (pictured above from the band's website) will be at Hobart Arena in Troy at 8 p.m. with special guest Read Southall Band. Tickets range from $35-$75 and can be purchased at www.hobartarena.com.

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day vs. Chicago Cubs | March 31
The 2022 season kicks off at 4:10 p.m. in Cincinnati. Purchase tickets HERE.