Republican debate watch
Highland County Republican Headquarters, 200 W. Main St., Hillsboro, will host Republican debate watch at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Highland County PERI meeting
The Highland County Chapter of Public Employee Retirees, Inc. meeting will be Thursday, March 10 at 10m a.m. at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center, 185 Muntz St. Hillsboro. The speaker will be Ashley Grazilla, a registed dietician specialist at Highland District Hospital. All members and guests are welcome.
Lynchburg fish fry
The Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District will hold a fish fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11 and Friday, March 25 at Lynchburg Station 1, 8123 SR 135. the menu for both days: fish, shrimp, French fries, hot dogs, homemade hush puppies and cole slaw, coffee, tea, lemonade and water. It will also accept donations of deserts that will be part of the meals. All of the proceeds from these events will be used to support the Lynchburg Area Fire and Ambulance District.
The members of the Lynchburg Area Joint Fire and Ambulance District would like to dedicate these fish fries to the memory of Captain Sharon Higgins, who succumbed to her fight with pancreatic cancer on March 5, 2015. Higgins dedicated 30 years to the Lynchburg community serving as a firefighter, EMT, and paramedic with the Lynchburg Area Fire and EMS services. She also served 23 years with the University of Cincinnati Air and Mobile Care. She was a great friend, mentor and co-worker.
Greenfield Methodist concert
The Greenfield First United Methodist Church, 405 South St., will host The McKeameys at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11. A freewill offering will be taken. Please bring a nonperishable food items for the Greenfield Area Christian Center Food Pantry.
Brushcreek spaghetti dinner
A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Brushcreek Community Center (Sinking Spring gym). Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will consist of spaghetti, rolls, salad, coney dogs, barbecue, homemade desserts, coffee, pop and water. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Ham Bingo at senior center
Ham Bingo at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center is Saturday, March 12. From noon to 1 p.m. there will be cake walks and dining. Bingo is from 1-4 p.m. Food is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the senior center. Games are 25 center per card, per game. The community is invited. Must be 18 or older to play. Call 393-4745 for details.
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
The Highland County Historical Society will host a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The menu will include potatoes O’Brien, veggie quiche, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, pastries and drinks. Reservations can be made by calling 937-393-3392 by Monday, March 7. Leave your name, phone number and the number of reservations being requested.
Music At St. Mary’s
The Music At St. Mary’s concert series will continue at 3 p.m. March 13 with the annual Lenten Concert. This will feature music focusing on the Lenten season presented on piano, flute and organ. Performing will be Lynn Lowell, Jennie Harner and John Glaze. Future concerts will include The Voices of Ohio and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir. The Music At St. Mary’s Concert Series program is presented at no cost; however, donations are received following each concert. Concerts begin at 3 p.m., last about an hour and are followed by a reception in Lacy Hall. The church is located at 234 N. High St. in Hillsboro.
Yard sales to be discussed
The Hillsboro Community Enhancement Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the Hillsboro Municipal Court, 130 Homestead Dr., Hillsboro, to discuss the Hillsboro yard sale ordinance. The meeting is open to the public.
Sign replacement meeting
The Hillsboro Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the Municipal Court, 130 Homestead Dr., Hillsboro, to discuss revisions to the fee structure for same-type sign replacement. The meeting is open to the public.
Fast Times 4-H Club meeting
The Fast Times 4-H Club will hold its first meeting for the year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the McCoy Farm, 7482 Overman Rd., Hillsboro. Fast Times focuses on roping and gymkhana (speed) events which include ground roping, dummy roping, barrel racing and pole bending. The club has grown over the past few years and would welcome new members interested in learning more about these types of events. You can join the club even if you belong to another one. Meetings are typically held every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. Call Seth McCoy at 937-763-7877 with any questions.
Rainsboro Election Day Dinner
The Rainsboro United Methodist Church will have an Election Day Lunch & Dinner on March 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church basement. A freewill offering will be accepted. The menu: chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, bean soup and cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, sandwiches, drinks, and lots of pies and cakes.
St. Mary Quarter Raffle
St. Mary School will have its Spring Quarter Raffle on Tuesday, March 15. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each classroom will provide baskets for the raffle along with products from the vendors and local businesses. If you are a vendor and would like to participate, contact the school at 840-9932. The school is located at 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro.
Spark St. Patrick’s fundraiser
Spark is teaming up with Three Spoons Diner for a Saint Patrick’s Day fundraiser dinner. Three Spoons will offer its entire regular menu, but also a special menu of Irish favorites. This will be a bring your own bottle event, but you’ll have to also bring along whatever you require to enjoy your beverage. Spark hosts will be present to welcome and seat you, and everyone will receive a St. Paddy’s Day gift and the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 drawing. The special St. Patrick’s Day menu will include: corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, bangers and colcannon, Guinness fish and chips, cream of potato soup, Guinness Stout bread, and Irish green velvet layer cake. The special menu will be served from 4-8 p.m.
Cabin Fever Arts Festival
The Appalachian Artisans Guild presents its 13th consecutive Cabin Fever Arts Festival on Saturday, March 19th at the Southern State Community College Patriot Center in Hillsboro. The event will showcase handcrafted traditional folk art and one-of-a-kind fine art by juried artists. Over 60 booths will offer unique craft and art creations, including quilts, jewelry, ceramics, pottery, clothing, paintings, metal and woodworking items, and more. Besides crafts and artwork, there will be live music and food concessions. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Lunch With the Easter Bunny
SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will sponsor Lunch With the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Hopewell Center at 5350 West New Market Rd. The children will have lunch, make an Easter craft, decorate eggs, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and at 12:30 there will be an Easter egg hunt. Bring a basket or container for the eggs you find at the hunt. The cost is $8 per child and $5 for adults. To make a reservation contact Linda Allen at 937-366-6657 daytime or Mary Kamphaus at 937-393-8550 evenings. The deadline for registering is March 17. If you would like to make a reservation and pay online go to www.kampdovetail.com.
OVRDC officers election
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Full Commission Meeting & Election of Officers will be held Friday, March 18 at the UC Clermont College Student Activity Center, 100 Clermont College Dr., Batavia. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Dan Neff of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The meeting is open to the public and registration information can be found at www.ovrdc.org. If you have questions, call 1-800-223-7491. The cost for non-members and/or guests is $20, which must be paid by Thursday, March 17.
‘The Legacy’ at Bainbridge church
The Bainbridge Assembly of God’s production of “The Legacy” will take place at 7 p.m. March 19 and 20 at 5173 U.S. Route 50, Bainbridge. Refreshments will be served. Call 740-634-2064 for more information.
Palm Sunday Service
A community Palm Sunday Service will be held at the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson St., on Sunday, March 20 at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited.
SOESC Governing Board
The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21 at the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, 3321 Airborne Road, Wilmington.
New Sons of the American Revolution
A meeting of the newly formed Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution of Highland, Adams and Brown counties will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Eagles Lodge, 126 Gov. Trimble Place, Hillsboro. Any patriot who lives in the area or any male who can prove his lineage back to a Revolutionary patriot is invited. For additional information contact Erin Chaney at 513-508-6534.
More Than an Easter Egg Hunt
More Than an Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Everyone is welcome. There will be age appropriate egg hunts, coloring, caterpillar-train ride, cookie decorating, lunch and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt schedule is: 11:45 a.m. – Age 0-2; Noon – Age 3-5; 12:15 p.m. – Age 6-8; 12:30 p.m. – Age 9-12. For more information contact Tami Combs.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal will be held at the Greenfield United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 26. Serving will be from 4 until 4:30 p.m. The menu is chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, peas and apple sauce. Everyone is welcome.
HCA benefit dinner
The Hillsboro Christian Academy will hold its annual benefit dinner Friday, April 1 at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, 8080 SR 124, Hillsboro. Admission is $5 per person with children 10 and under admitted for $3. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5-6:30 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., program at 6:45 p.m. and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Call 937-393-8422 for more information.
Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility
The city of Hillsboro Yard Waste Facility will be open Friday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Beginning Friday, April 8 , the facility will be open every Friday from noon to 3:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. The site is located on Selph Road, 0.35 miles from U.S. Route 62 North. The rules of the Yard Waste Facility are as follows: You must present a valid driver’s license at the gate, only yard waste will be accepted, only yard waste from city properties will be accepted.
‘The Little Mermaid’ at PVHS
Paint Valley High School will present “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the high school gym. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 740-634-3582 ext. 14327 for details.