An evening of ghost stories titled Haunted Hillsboro will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Highland House Museum, 151 E. Min St., Hillsboro. Paranormal investigators will be on hand to answer questions. Come prepared to tell your own stories. Take an after dark tour of the upstairs of the Highland House. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
Board of elections tests
The Highland County Board of Elections will hold a public logic and accuracy testing at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the board office. The public is welcome .
Mowrystown Lions Club
The Mowrystown Lions Club will hold a fundraising breakfast at the Mowrystown Presbyterian Church, 3 W. Main St. (across from the post office), from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, sausage gravy, biscuits and drinks will be offered for a donation. All funds raised through this fundraiser will be used for the benefit of the public and community the Lions Club serves.
Blood drive at Fall Creek
The American Red Cross will hold an Amish Community Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Fall Creek Friends Church, 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
Hillsboro School Board
The Hillsboro Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at the board office, 39 Willettsville Pike. The board’s finance committee will meet at the same evening in the treasurer’s office at the same location.
Fairfield School Board
The Fairfield Local Board of Education will hold a finance work session at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in the District Office Conference Room. The regular board meeting will immediately follow at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221.
The Highland County Health Department Care-A-Van offers many different services such as free blood pressure checks, $5 blood sugar checks, lice checks, COVID-19 vaccines, adult vaccines and child vaccines. The Care-a-Van will be at the following locations this month: Oct. 18 — 9-11 a.m., Buford Community Park, 12 to 2 p.m., Allensburg Church of Christ)to 2 p.m.; Oct. 25 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Y Restaurant.
North Joint Fire District
The Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 200 South St., Leesburg. For further information, contact Roger Grimsley, fiscal officer, at 937-780-6909 ext. 103.
Bright Local School Board
The Bright Local Board of Education will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Whiteoak High School.
Art Group artisans event
The Art Froup that meets at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center in Hillsboro will hold an artisans event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 8320 U.S. Route, 50. The exhibit will feature art work in a variety of mediums and a selection of jewelry for sale. The Art Group hopes to provide at atmosphere and incentive for the growth of the arts.
The Highland County Family YMCA will host a free Spooktacular event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. The will be a children’s costume parade at 7 p.m. Other activities include games, crafts, a hunted hallway, candy puppies, vendors and food. Call 937-840-9622 for more information.
Vaccinations and boosters
Drive-thru and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters will be held at Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District Station 23, 204 N. East St., Hillsboro, Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. All insurances accecpted. Bring your ID card, health insurance card, and COVID-19 Vaccine card, if you have been previously vaccinated. For more information call 937-393-1941.
Hillsboro trick or treat
The city of Hillsboro has announced that trick or treat will be observed from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the village.
Fruitdale Soup Supper
The Fruitdale Church will have a soup supper on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. The menu consists of (all homemade) chili, vegetable soup, potato soup, bean soup with crackers, peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and drinks. A freewill offering will be taken. All are welcome.
McClain class of ‘87 reunion
The McClain High School class of 1987 will hold its 35-year reunion from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Conrad Curren estate, 226 S. Second St., Greenfield. BYOB and a covered dish.
Civil Service Committee
The Hillsboro Civil Service & Employee Relations Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at 130 N. High St. The purpose of the meeting is to review the civil service manual.
Veterans Appreciation Night
The 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Night and Open House will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Highland County Veterans Service Office, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. It is an evening to say thank you to those who have served. Light refreshments will be served.