Collection for books
The Hillsboro Area Branch of the American Association Women and Altrusa are preparing for their annual book sale. Barrels for the collection of gently used books have been placed in the Leesburg, Greenfield, Lynchburg and Hillsboro libraries, in addition to Kroger, Community Market and the YMCA in Hillsboro. The book sale will be held at the Highland County Administration Building in Hillsboro on Thursday, Nov. 5 from noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds provide local scholarships for women returning to school and literacy projects.
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 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 Highland County Health Department, 1487 N. High St., Hillsboro. The cost of the screening is $60. An appointment is required and may be obtained by calling the health department at 937-393-1941.
Eating well event
HealthQuest of Highland County is holding a special event on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to help bring awareness and strategies around eating well. EAT – What You Must Know To Look In The Mirror And Say Wow, focuses on debunking the nutritional myths killing society and providing specific strategies to dramatically improve this area of your life. For more information about this awesome event, and to register, visit www.turnupyourpower.com.
L-C Board of Ed. meeting
The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at the board of education building.
Benefit dinner, dance
The inaugural Glenn Fordyce Community Care Hospice Benefit Dinner and Dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10215 Jones Road, Hillsboro. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. featuring local band Blue Steel. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Presale tickets are available by calling Kitty at 937-763-0552 or Diana at 937-402-0444.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Senior center Halloween party
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s annual Halloween party, indoor trick-or-treat and haunted house is Saturday, Oct. 31st. Indoor trick-or-treating is 6-8 p.m. and haunted house is 6-9 p.m. There will be costume contests for children and adults, games, raffles, free food and more. Admission is $1 per person. The community is invited. Call the center at 393-4745 for more info.
Sewing quilts class
Master quilter Jayne Honnold is returning to Spark Creative Artspace this month with an all-day instructional class in sewing quilts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. honnold will stay until the last student has completed their project. The cost of the class is $40 per person and payment will be at the door by cash or personal check. Visit Spark’s website at www.sparkcreativeartspace.org to register and view list of requirements and needed supplies.
The Rainsboro Elementary School Autumn Fest will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be games such as ring toss, a cake walk, food and goodies, prince and princess contests, raffles, a live auction, bingo and a haunted office.
Retired Teachers Association meeting
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. 2. Social hour begins at 11 a.m.; lunch ($8) is served at noon. All retired teachers are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling 937-393-4951 by Monday, Oct. 26. On the program for November is Tamilla Cole, who will update members on STRS health insurance for 2016. David White, choral director at Hillsboro High School, with some of his students will present a musical program. Donations of paper goods for Samaritan Outreach are requested for the November meeting.
Evening of wine and art
Spark Creative Artspace is teaming up with the McClain High School Varsity Cheerleader Boosters for an adult evening of wine and art. The date is Friday, Nov. 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $40 per person with a good percentage going to help the Tiger cheerleaders purchase uniforms and equipment. Complete details about reserving a seat may be found at Spark’s website, www.sparkcreativeartspace.org or by emailing us at email@example.com. You can also call 937-763-2781 and leave a message.
All-you-can-eat fish fry
Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:3o to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost is $8 and the menu includes fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drinks. The event is open to the public.
The Buckskin Elementary Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The annual event consists of a raffle, an auction, a chicken and noodle dinner, games, crafts, door prizes, and a king/queen, prince/princess, and little prince/little princess pageant. The money raised allows the Buckskin P.T.O. to pay for assemblies, Super Games, academic incentive programs, discipline incentive programs, roller skating parties, special projects, and field trips.
Veterans Day program
The students and staff at Bright Elementary School invite the community to a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. The students will show their patriotism and appreciation to veterans through song, readings, and art. All veterans and members of the community are invited to attend. The school is located on Fair Ridge Road near Sugar Tree Ridge. If you have questions, contact the school at 927-7010.