Hurricane Matthew collection point
A trailer to drop off items for Hurricane Matthew victims has been set up on Governor Trimble Place beside the Paint Creek EMS/Fire District station in Hillsboro. Items can be dropped off through Wednesday, Nov. 2.
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.
Lynchburg fire house fish fry
The Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District will hold a fish fry from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at the fire house on SR 135. The menu will include fish, shrimp, hot dogs and homemade desserts. Call 937-364-2915 for more information.
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.
Harmony Lake Trail Project
The city of Hillsboro will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 in the Hillsboro Community Room, 204 N. East St., Hillsboro, to discuss a proposed grant application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Application for the Harmony Lake Trail Project. The grant request will include an 8-foot-wide trail around Harmony Lake connecting to the Liberty Park Trail, moving south to Diamond Drive, then east to Harmony Lake to create a looped trail that will be handicap accessible. In addition to the trail, a butterfly garden, community garden and improvement to the arboretum are being considered. The community’s participation in this endeavor will be greatly appreciated.
New Hope Baptist revival
The New Hope Baptist Church, 128 E. Beech St., Hillsboro, will hold a fall revival at 7 p.m. Nov. 2-4 with special singing each evening. The speaker will be the Rev. Tyrone Lawes. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Greenfield CCCU revival
The Greenfield Church of Christ in Christian Union, 503 McClain Ave., Greenfield, will hold a fall revival Nov. 2-6. Services start at 7 p.m. nightly except Sunday when there will be adult and youth Sunday school services at 9:30 a.m., a morning service at 10:30 a.m. and an evening service at 6 p.m. The evangelist will be Casey McDaniels and the singers will be Major Young and The Bakenhasters.
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.
World Community Day
World Community Day 2016 will be celebrated Nov. 4 at Common Ground Community Church, 7406 Mad River Road, Hillsboro. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a covered dish carry-in dinner, followed by the celebration. Everyone is invited. World Community Day began in 1943 as a day set aside for the study pf peace by church women. For more information, call Valeta Doorneweerd at 937-393-5099.
Dinner at Mowrystown fire house
The Southern Ohio Joint Fire District will host its annual chili/spaghetti dinner from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Mowrystown fire house, 50 Maple Ave. The cost is a donation. There will also be a baked good auction at 6:30 p.m. Delivery will be available in Mowrystown during the dinner. Call 937-442-1170 if you would like your food delivered.
Hillsboro VFW fish fry
Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The cost is $8 and the menu includes fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and a soft drink. The event is open to the public.
Jingle Bells Bazaar
The Jingle Bells Bazaar will be held at Hillsboro Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. To set up as a vendor at the bazaar call 937-944-1074.
Sardinia Legion breakfast
The George A. Lambert American Legion/Auxiliary 755, 106 College Avenue, Sardinia, will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 6. Sausage, pancakes, sausage gravy, biscuits, coffee, milk and juice will be offered for a donation. All proceeds will benefit the American Legion and veterans.
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.
Danville Election Day dinner
The Danville Church of Christ, 4917 SR 138, will serve Election Day dinners from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. The menu will include homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts.
Emmanuel Christian Church revival
The Emmanuel Christian Church, 12281 Cameron Dr., Greenfield, will present Soul Revival Nov. 9-12 at 7 p.m. The revival will deal with addiction. There will be praise a worship, refreshments and guest speakers.
Last PERI meeting of year
The Highland County Chapter of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. meeting will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. This will be the last meeting of 2016. It will be held at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Wade Hamilton with Samaritan Outreach Services. A reminder: bring canned food or a toy. All members and guests welcome.
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.
Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Highland District Hospital and the Freestore Foodbank are teaming up to host a series of Health Insurance Open Enrollment events at the hospital. Qualified assisters will help you choose the best coverage for you and your family. Appointments will begin at 4 p.m. and will be scheduled every half hour through 8 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Nov. 11; Friday, Dec. 9; and Friday, Jan. 6. Appointments are preferred. Call 93-840-6512, to schedule your appointment.
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.