Take Note

Festival of Trees

Bell Gardens Place, in partnership with Relay for Life, will host a Festival of Trees, asking Highland County businesses and individuals to decorate and donate Christmas trees to be auctioned off on Thursday, Dec. 3. All proceeds will benefit Highland County Relay for Life. Trees should be no taller than 5 feet and should be delivered Bell Gardens Place, 251 Harry Sauner Rd., Hillsboro, by Monday, Nov. 30. Contact Ida Juillerat if you wish to participate at 937-393-8830.

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 [email protected] You can also call 937-763-2781 and leave a message.

All-you-can-eat breakfast

The Lynchburg Lions Club will have its monthIy all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg. There will be other items like gravy and biscuits. The public is invited.

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.

Harvest Festival

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.

Street and Safety Committee meeting

The Hillsboro Street and Safety Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 in the Municipal Court Room at 130 Homestead Drive, Hillsboro, to discuss the 2016 Festival of the Bells. The meeting is open to the public.

Time change on Veterans Service board meeting

The regularly scheduled Highland County Veterans Service Board meeting set for Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. due to the Veteran’s Appreciation Night and Open House being hosted by the Highland County Veteran Services Office that evening.

Veterans Day program at VFW Post 9094

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

Veterans Day program at Bright Elementary

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.

Public Employee Retirees, Inc. meeting

The Highland County Chapter of the Public Employee Retirees, Inc. meeting will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Kaci Compton, field representative from Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office. She will talk about what is going on in Washington, D.C. All members and guests are welcome.

Thanksgiving dinner, auction

A Thanksgiving dinner and auction will be held at the Brushcreek Community Center (Sinking Spring gym) on Saturday, Nov. 14 starting at 5 p.m. The menu will consist of turkey and dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salads, rolls, homemade desserts, coffee, water and pop. An auction will start at approximately 7 p.m. Freewill donations will be accepted for the meal.