Free Summer Concert
A free summer concert will be offered by Gabriel Gilliland and Christopher Jacky at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church, 133 E. Walnut St. It will feature voice, keys, guitar and trombone across many genres.
Fruitdale UNM Fish Fry
A Fruitdale United Methodist Church Fish Fry Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23, or until all the fish in gone. The menu consists of fish sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and drink. Dine-in or Carry-out will be available. A freewill donation will be accepted. The church located on S.R. 41 five miles south of Greenfield.
GOP Family Picnic
The Highland County Republican Party will hold its annual GOP Family Picnic on Sunday, July 24 at the Back Room Paradise event center, 6174 Miller Lane, Hillsboro, from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the local Republican office holders and candidates. A full picnic fare of hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork with drinks and sides will be served at 5 p.m. There will be games for children. The cost is $5 for adults. Kids eat free. RSVP to Republican headquarters at 937-393-1067 or 937-402-1866.
Hillsboro Freewill VBS
The Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50, will hold a Son Quest Rain Forest Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. nightly July 25-29. Refreshments, crafts and lessons will be offered nightly. Van service is available by calling 937-763-2500. The VBS is for ages 4-12.
Paint Creek Fire District
The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at 204 N. East., Hillsboro.
Hillsboro committee meetings
The Hillsboro Street and Safety and Community Enhancement committees will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at 130 N High St. to discuss the DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area).
Ohio Justice Bus
The Ohio Justice Bus will hold clinics at Highland County Community Action in Hillsboro and Greenfield. The Hillsboro Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at 1487 N. High St. The Greenfield Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1300 Jefferson St. Residents can visit the bus to speak with an advocate from the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati about the following topics: To speak with an attorney on the Ohio Justice Bus, call the Legal Aid line at 513-241-9400 before either clinic. If you do not make an appointment in advance, you may still come to the bus to tell them what kind of help you need. They may be able to help with other legal issues such as housing and education, as well as connect you with an attorney at a later date.
Hillsboro Presbyterian VBS
The Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Main St., will hold a Let’s Go Wild About Jesus Vacation Bible School July 26-28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be provided to every participant daily. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Register at forms.gle/RprtTiRyy9pHHXjj8 stop by the office and fill out a form or call 937-393-3171.
Food for All mobile pantry
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is hosting a Food for All mobile pantry for Highland County residents in need of food on Thursday, July 28. It is partnering with the local community and distributing food at Greater Life Assembly Church, 12145 N. Shore Dr., in the the Rocky Fork Lake area. Food distribution is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All families in need from the county are welcome to attend. Picture ID is required for registration and once a year, a current piece of mail is needed for proof of address.
St. Mary Rummage Sale
The St. Vincent dePaul Society of St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Parish Hall at 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro. All proceeds support the charitable work of St. Vincent dePaul in the Hillsboro area.
Paddle, Pedal, Run
A Paddle, Pedal, Run adventure race to benefit Greenfield’s New Directions youth ministry will be held Saturday, July 30, at Paint Creek State Park. Registration for the race, which consists of three legs — canoeing/kayaking, off-road mountain biking and cross country running — is open. The race can be completed by single participants ($75 entry fee) or three-person teams ($150). Registration, which ends July 27, includes an event T-shirt plus swag. Participants in the mountain bike and run segments must be at least 16 years of age, and paddle segment participants must be at least 18 years old. Registration and additional details are available at https://ndym.org/ppr or by contacting Tonia McLanahan at 937-661-0197 or [email protected].
Battle of the Bands
The inaugural Tri-County Battle of the Bands from Clinton, Highland and Fayette counties — featuring Filo Beddoe, Reeking Havoconcertshow at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 on Sugartree Street in downtown Wilmington, presented by the Clinton County CVB, Highland County Visitors Bureau, and Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau.
Freewill Baptist Rummage Sale
The Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church, 5363 U.S. Route 50, will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The GRIT Youth Group will be having a bake sale and lunch will be available. All are welcome.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hillsboro will conduct outreach sessions on the second Saturday of each month at St. Mary’s Parish Hall; 119 E. Walnut St., Hillsboro, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be available to meet with neighbors seeking assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. The society will no longer hold the additional outreach day at Samaritan Outreach each month. Bring proof of income and utility bills with you. For more information contact the society at 937-205-0919.