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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.

Local artist featured at Newport on the Levee

Local artist Connie Barrett has over 30 watercolors on display at the Art on the Levee Gallery at Newport on the Levee. She is a current member and past president of the Brush and Palette Art Guild. Barrett started her art career in commercial advertising and has been an active painter since 1993, winning many awards and honors in major exhibitions around Ohio. She invites friends and fans to join her for a reception and fun evening from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The gallery is located next to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky. For directions and further information call 859-261-5770.

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.

Community chorus rehearsal

The Highland County Community Chorus invites singers high school age and up to a rehearsal at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in the Hillsboro High School choir room. Contact director David White for more information at 937-393-3633.

L-C Board of Ed. meeting

The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education building.

Benefit dinner, auction

A benefit dinner and auction for Caitlin Adkins, a 23-year-old 2010 graduate of Hillsboro High School, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the former Marshall school. Adkins was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in May.

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.

Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar

The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, North High Street, Mowrystown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Lunch will be served. The menu will include soups, sandwiches, chips, 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 937-446-2070 for more information or if you would like a space.