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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 Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will provide local scholarships and literacy projects.

Hillsboro FFA selling fruit

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter is now selling fruit. This fundraiser helps the Hillsboro FFA students with many events throughout the year such as national convention fees, state convention fees, meetings, banquets, farm science review, Ag Day, Food for America, Adopt A Family, and more. All Hillsboro FFA members 9-12 that are involved in an agriculture class are required to sell fruit this year.

Buckskin church craft show

The Buckskin Community Church Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Greenfield Area Christian Center, 912 N. Fifth St. Lunch will be available.

Buckskin Harvest Festival

The Buckskin Harvest Festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Buckskin Elementary in South Salem. Dinner in the cafeteria is from 5-7 p.m. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, hot dogs, homemade desserts and assorted drinks. There will be games, crafts, door prizes and raffles in the gym beginning at 5 p.m. An auction will begin at 7 p.m. in the gym. Voting for the king, queen, prince, princess, and little prince and princess will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The pageant will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Craft Bazaar

A craft bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 8230 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro.

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.

Lynchburg Historical Society

The Lynchburg Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at its building on South Main Street, Lynchburg. Chris Hamlin will share the information she gathered on the Freibergs, who were partners with the Workums in bringing the distillery to Lynchburg.

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.

General Election poll hours

The Highland County Board of Election has announced that the General Election ill be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. The polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the board office at 937-393-9961.

Paint Creek meeting

The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will hold a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 108 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro.

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.

Rainsboro Election Day dinner

The Rainsboro United Methodist Church will have an Election Day Lunch & Dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the church basement. A freewill offering will be accepted. The menu will be chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, bean soup and cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, sandwiches, drinks, pies and cakes.

AGMC blood drive

Adena Greenfield Medical Center is having a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Paint Creek Life Squad building on North Washington Street in Greenfield. All are welcome to walk in on the day of the drive or an appointment can be scheduled by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

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.

VFW Veterans Day program

A Veterans Day program will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Hillsboro VFW Post 9094. Food and refreshments will be served following the program. Everyone is welcome.

Whiteoak Veterans Day program

The students and staff of Whiteoak High School would like to invite all veterans and their families to a Veterans Day program to be held at the school Wednesday, Nov. 11. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. The program will follow.

Jewelry sale at HDH

On Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Nov. 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a $5 Masquerade jewelry and accessory sale at Highland District Hospital in the main lobby. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Greater Care Campaign. Cash and credit/debit cards will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Highland County Hospital Auxiliary.

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.

Freewill Christmas Bazaar

The Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50, will have Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Heriloom Krafts, Penn Fisher Signs, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and seven other vendors with a wide range of products will be on hand. Lunch will be available.

Snowflake Pageant

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.

Turkey Bingo at senior center

Turkey Bingo at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. You must be 18 or older to play. Games are 25 cents per card. Lunch will be available for purchase. Call 393-4745 for information.

Greenfield Presbyterian dinner

The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield will serve dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the church dining room. The menu will be ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, green beans or corn, a variety of salads, rolls, desserts and drinks. The cost of the meal is a suggested donation of $8 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Carryout will be available.

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.

Meal preparation class

The meal preparation class at the Greenfield Area Christian Center Food Pantry, 910 N. Fifth St., will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Participants will prepare a food dish, receive ingredients for a second one, recipes for both, and be able to take the items home with them. Call 981-7176 for more information.

Leesburg Wesleyan revival

The Leesburg Wesleyan Church, corner of SR 28 and U.S. Route 62, will hold a revival Nov. 16-20. Services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be preaching by the Rev. Delbert Allison and local talent will provide music.

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa, the Grinch and Frozen-like Friends is Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center. Tickets are $5 and $3 and include a picture with Santa, breakfast, decorating a life-size ginger bread house, and more. Advance ticket holders don’t wait in the admission line. Advance tickets can be purchased at highlandseniors.com. Call the senior center at 393-4745 for information.

Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Lunch will be available. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, chips, candy, pies, cakes and drinks. Santa will make an appearance following the holiday parade, which will begin at Crop Production (West Main Street) at 1 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken. Vendor spaces are still available. Call 937-442-4704 (or send a message via the “Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar” Facebook page for more information or if you would like a space.