Stroop Memorial Ride
The inaugural Butch “Odie” Stroop Memorial Ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 starting at Hillsboro VFW Post 9094, 1000 W. Main St., Hillsboro. The 100-mile ride will be from 10 a.m. to noon and will end at Big City Pizza, one of Butch’s favorite places to eat. The cost of the ride is a donation. Memorial T-shirts will be available for $15 each.
Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion
The Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Reunion, classes 1980-1990, will held held Saturday, Oct. 22 at the AmVets Campground at Rocky Fork Lake. The campground has been rented and is available for use for $10 for the night. For more information visit the Lynchburg-Clay Alumni Class of 1980-1990 Facebook page.
St. Mary’s organ recital
An organ recital by James McLaughlin will be at 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 23. It is the first of the free 2016-17 Music at St. Mary’s Concert Series sponsored by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church located at the corner of North High and North streets in Hillsboro.
Lynchburg School Board
The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education building.
SOESC Records Commission
The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Records Commission will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 39 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, to review records retention and disposal matters.
Humane Society annual meeting
The Highland County Humane Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the basement of the Highland County Administration Building, 119 Gov. Foraker Place, Hillsboro.
Highland County Trails
A Highland County Trails meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Greenfield City Building Council Chambers. All are welcome.
Nazarene Trunk or Treat
The Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene is hosting More Than a Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You are invited to join in the night of fun and candy. Activities will include trunk or treating, carnival games and refreshments. Businesses, individuals and candidates for elected offices who are interested in setting up a trunk should contact the church office at 937-393-3545.
Elmville CCCU revival
Emville CCCU willhold a revival Oct. 27, 28 and 29 beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Danny Campbell. Singers will be Diana Mace on Thursday and The Diehls on Friday and Saturday. Pastor Jeff Adams welcomes everyone. The church is located at 11474 Butler Rd., Hillsboro.
Senior Center Halloween
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s annual indoor trick-or-treat is from 6-8 p.m., along with a haunted house 6-9 p.m., costume contests for children and adults, games and free food is Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is $1 per person. Various flavors of UDF ice cream will be on sale for $1.50 per scoop. No clown costumes will be permitted. Call 393-4745 for details.
Soup’s On free meal
The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, Oct. 29 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise are at 4:30 p.m. ande dinner is served 5-6 p.m. The menu will feature: chicken BBQ on a bun, mac and cheese, vegetable medley, assorted drinks and desserts. The meal is served eat-in only.
Hillsboro FFA hosting 5K
The Hillsboro FFA Chapter will hold a 5K race on Oct. 29 at Rocky Fork State Park (9800 North Shore Drive). Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m. The fee is $25; however, if you preregister by Oct. 14, the fee is $20 and includes a free T-shirt. To preregister, pick up a form in the main office or ag department at Hillsboro High School. The forms are also available online at hcs-k12.org. All proceeds go toward Adopt-A-Family, helping provide Christmas gifts to local families in need.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. Serving will be from 4 until 4:30 p.m. The menu will be chili, crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and applesauce. Everyone is welcome.
GACC Showcase Open House
The Greenfield Area Christian Center will host a Ministry Showcase Open House from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The community is invited to stop by and come see the center and learn about the work the various ministries are doing in the community.
Greenfield church serving dinner
The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield will serve dinner from 11:30 a./m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in the church dining room. The menu will be beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans/corn, homemade applesauce, rolls, a variety of desserts and drinks. The cost is a suggested donation of $8. Children 12 and under are free. Carry-out will be available.
Altrusa Book Sale
Altrusa of Highland County is preparing for the annual Altrusa/AAUW book sale. Barrels for the collection of gently used books have been placed in the Hillsboro, Greenfield, Lynchburg and Leesburg public libraries in addition to Kroger and the Community Markets in Hillsboro and Greenfield. No magazines, encyclopedias, texts or condensed books, please. The book sale will be held at the Giovanni Pizza/Rent 2 Own shopping mall on North High Street in Hillsboro on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will provide local scholarships and literacy projects.
Vets program at senior center
There will be a veterans program and dinner at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. RSVP to 393-4745. All veteran’s dinner are free and all others are $7. Proceeds will be donated to VFW Post 9094 Veteran’s Relief Fund. The community is encouraged to attend.
Highland County Retired Teachers
The Highland County Retired Teachers Association will hold its November meeting and luncheon at the Highland County Senior Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro, on Monday, Nov. 7. Social hour begins at 11 a.m.; lunch ($8) is served at noon. The program will feature Hope Short, an STRS health care representative. Reservations may be made by calling 937-981-4149 by Saturday, Oct. 29.
Veterans Appreciation Night
The fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Night and Open House, hosted by the Highland County Veterans Service Office, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Hi-TEC Center Conference Rooms, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. Light refreshments will be served.
The sixth annual Snowflake Pageant will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Southern State Community College auditorium in Hillsboro for kids 6 months to 18 years old. There is a $25 entry fee and entry forms are available at Appearances Salon, 107 W. Main St., Hillsboro. Sign-up ends Nov. 5. For more information call 937-402-4505.
Hunter Education Course
The Highland County Coon Hunters Club and the Ohio Division of Wildlife are sponsoring a Hunter Education Course on Nov. 15, 16 and 18 at the Coon Hunters Clubhouse on Carper Lane. The times are 6-9 p.m. on the 15th and 16th and 6-10 p.m. on the 30th. Students age 10 and under must attend with an adult. The course covers gun safety, firearms, ammunition, hunter ethics, first aid, archery, field care of game, habitat and other subjects essential to being a hunter and outdoorsman. The course ends with a 100-question test which must be passed with a score of 80 percent or better. There is no fee for the course and students must attend all three sessions. Preregistration is required by logging on to the ODNR Division of Wildlife website and clicking on Hunter Education, or calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. For information or questions, call instructor at Tim Schlater at 937-403-5811.
Children’s Holiday Tea Party
A Children’s Holiday Tea Party will be held by the Highland County Historical Society at its Highland House Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 for kids ages 6-10. There will be an elegant tea party, entertainment favors for each child, crafts and a gift bag. The cost is $7.50 per child and the deadline for reservations is Monday, Nov. 14. Seating is limited to 32 participants. For more information call Vicki Knauff at 937-393-3392.