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Pancake and sausage breakfast

The Lynchburg Lions Club will have its monthly pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road. from 8-11 a.m. It will feature an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited.

Rummage sale

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, located at 234 N. High Street in Hillsboro, is having a rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sign language classes

Spark Creative Artspace will offer a series of three classes focusing on introducing people to American Sign Language (ASL), is a major method of communications for people with hearing loss. Tom Schluep and others will conduct the series of three sessions at Spark’s studios at 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and continue on the 10th, and 17th. Classes will begin at 1 p.m. and last up to two hours in length. All materials will be provided. The cost is $40 and registration may be made in person at the beginning of the first class or by emailing [email protected] or calling 937-763-ART1.

All-you-can-eat dinner

Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 (behind the Dairy Queen) will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner including fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drinks from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The dinner is open to the public.

Deer Hunters Banquet

The Highland County Deer Hunters Banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Wharton Building on the Highland County Fairgrounds. Games, a raffle and social hour begin at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The group’s purpose is to raise funds in support for education, habitat preservation, and preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of whitetail deer and other wildlife. For tickets or more information call Tim Schlater at 937-403-5811, Tim Parry at 937-763-7752, Ben Miller at 740-497-7377, John Kidder at 937-466-2211 or Randy Dyer at 937-205-7747.

SSCC Board of Trustees meeting

The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Room 106 of central campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The meeting is open to the public.

Historical Society annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Highland County Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 in the Highland County Administration Building Basement Meeting Room. All members are urged to attend.

Public Employee Retirees Inc. meeting

The Highland County Chapter of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The guest speaker will be optometrist Tausha Barton.


The Brushcreek Community Center will hold its Octoberfest/Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Sinking Spring Gym. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and the menu includes chicken and noodles, chili, coney dogs, barbeque, homemade desserts, pop, coffee and water. A cake auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. with a masquerade immediately following. Freewill donations help support the community center. Everyone is welcome. There will be game booths and other items of interest.

Guns and More Guns event

The National Wild Turkey Federation South Central Chapter will hold its inaugural Guns and More Guns event Saturday, Oct. 10 at AmVets Post 61 on North Shore Drive. The doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. For more information contact Randy Dyer at 937-588-1059.


The Highland County CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church parking lot. It is sponsored by Highland County Church Woman United. For more information call 937-393-5099.

Kelch Reunion

The 33rd annual Kelch Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Hall on College Street in Sardinia. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m.

Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District meeting

The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 13 at 640 N. Washington St., Greenfield.

Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee meeting

The city of Hillsboro Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Hillsboro Municipal Court at 130 Homestead Drive to discuss amendments to the city sign ordinance. The meeting is open to the public.

Zoning and annexation Committee meeting

The Hillsboro Zoning and Annexation Committee will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Municipal Court at 130 Homestead Drive to hear comments and answer questions regarding the annexation of unincorporated properties surrounded by incorporated properties, referred to as “unincorporated islands.” within the City of Hillsboro, Ohio. The hearing is open to the public.

Fall Fun-Fest

The Marshall School Committee will host the 7th annual Fall Fun-Fest at the Marshall School gymnasium from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Carnival games, grocery Bingo, cake walks and a 50/50 raffle will be available. Admission is free for all ages. A costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. Game tickets are 25 cents each or 5/$1. Chicken and noodles, macaroni and cheese, sloppy joes, coneys, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, homemade pies and drinks will be available for a freewill donation. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and upkeep of the Marshall School gymnasium. For more information, contact Kristi Grover at 466-2882 or Nancy Scott at 466-2378.

Humane Society annual meeting

The Highland County Humane Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the large basement meeting room in the Highland County Administration Building in Hillsboro. The meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting the Humane Society as it plans upcoming and 2016 events.

Vascular screening event

The Highland County Health Department will host a vascular screening event for patients 50 years of age or older. Screenings will be performed by The Christ Hospital. The non-invasive, painless screenings are effective in detecting three prevalent vascular diseases; carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. The event will be held Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29 at the health department, 1487 N. High St., Hillsboro. The cost of the screening is $60. An appointment is required by calling the health department at 937-393-1941. For more information, contact the health department at 937-393-1941.

Halloween canvas art event

On Sunday, Oct. 25 Spark is going to hold its first Halloween canvas art event for children in grades 1-8. at the gallery/studio at 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield, from 2-4 p.m. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join in the fun while you paint a stretched canvas of a black cat staring at the full moon. The $25 admission fee includes a canvas, acrylic paint, use of parks painting equipment, and professional instruction and assistance. There will be an award for the most creative Halloween costume.

For a snack the group plans on serving glasses of Karnes Orchard apple cider along with homemade glazed doughnuts. Complete registration information may be found at www.sparkcreativeartspace.org or call 937-763-2781 and leaving a message.

SOESC governing board meeting

The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 Region 14/Hopewell Center, 5350 W. New Market Rd., Hillsboro,for the governing board regular meeting. If you need directions to this location or have questions, call 937-382-6921 ext. 1025 or email [email protected] for more information.

More Than a Trunk of Treat

The Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene is hosting More Than a Trunk of Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 28 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, cake walk, pumpkin decorating, storytelling, and refreshments. Local businesses or individuals are encouraged and invited to set up a trunk or donate items. Contact the church office at 937-393-3545 or send an email to [email protected]