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.
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.
Bloodmobile in Greenfield
A Bloodmobile will be in Greenfield from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the Paint Creek Joint EMS/ Fire District building, 640 Washington St. Donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. If scheduling online, use the sponsor code AdenaGreenfieldMC. You can always walk in on the day of the blood drive.
Veteran’s Day program at the senior center
The Highland County Senior Citizens Center annual Veteran’s Day program and dinner is Friday, Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend to honor veterans. Veterans’ dinners will be free; all non-veterans’ dinners will be $5. All proceeds from the event will be donated to a local organization to support Highland County veterans in need. Call the center 393-4745 to make your reservation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Breakfast in Sardinia
The George A. Lambert American Legion/Auxiliary Unit 755 of Sardinia will serve breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The menu will feature sausage, pancakes, sausage gravy, biscuits, juice, coffee, milk and tea. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10. There will also be a 50/50 raffle (winner does not need to be present) tickets sold for a quilt raffle with the drawing held at the Legion Family Christmas Dinner, Dec, 6, 2015.
Also, monthly euchre parties are held the second Saturday night of each month at 6 p.m. Token prizes are awarded. The cost is $1.50 per person to play. Food and drinks are available. All proceeds from the events will benefit veterans. For more information, call 937-442-4704.
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.