Free dinner, food, clothes
New Life Church and Ministries, 6101 SR 247, Hillsboro, will hold a free community dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Psalm 91 Shelter House offers free food every Friday from 2-4 p.m. Ivy’s Clothes Closet offers free clothes and household items Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lynchburg Lions breakfast
The Lynchburg Lions Club will have its monthly pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Shupsville Road in Lynchburg. It will feature an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited.
Property, Restoration Committee
The Hillsboro Property Maintenance and Restoration Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 9 at Hillsboro Municipal Court, 130 Homestead Dr., to discuss requests for sign variances. The meeting is open to the public.
Fairfield Scholastic Recognition
The Fairfield High School Scholastic Achievement Recognition Program and Reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9 in the Fairfield High School gymnasium. Students to be recognized include student council members, class officers, Academy of Scholars, honor roll, It’s Academic team, National Honor Society, Fairfield News Team and Webmasters, journalism and art awards. Refreshments will be provided by the high school student council and will be served following the program. Everyone is invited.
Paint Creek board meeting
The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District will hold a board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at 640 N. Washington St., Greenfield.
SSCC Engineering Info Session
Southern State Community College will host an Engineering Info Session 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, on the college’s central campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The session will provide an overview of all the engineering programs, including Aviation Maintenance, Computer Assisted Design, Electrical/Electronic Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, and HVAC. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with SSCC faculty and local employers. For more information, contact Amy McClellan at 800-628-7722, ext. 2785, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVRDC Second Round Caucus
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission Second Round Highland County Caucus meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Commissioners Office in the Administration Building, 114 Gov. Foraker Pl., Hillsboro. The commission will discuss and rank projects submitted to OVRDC for possible funding consideration through the Appalachian Regional Commission. Identification of potential Economic Development Administration projects will also occur. Updated information will be presented on the status of the ARC and EDA programs as well as status of OVRDC’s designation as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization. The meeting is open to the public, local government officials, and non-profit organizations. For further information, contact Kim Reynolds at the OVRDC office in Waverly at 800-223-7491 or 740-947-2853.
Highland County PERI
The Highland County Chapter of Public Employee Retirees, Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Peggy Holbrook, supervisor, Adult Probation Department. All members and guests welcome.
Mardi Growl Parade
The Highland County Humane Society will hold a Mardi Growl Parade on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Park in Hillsboro. There will be a raffle, bake sale, food, vendors, grab bags and a photographer that will take a picture of you and your dog. To participate in a one-mile walk, there is a $20 registration fee that includes a T-shirt, beads and bandana. Registration forms may be picked up at the Hillsboro Veterinary Hospital, 941 W Main St., or Highland County Humane Society at 9331 SR 124, east of Hillsboro. The registration can be dropped off at the shelter or mailed to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 471, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. For more information call 937-393-2110.
Belfast School Alumni Reunion
The annual Belfast School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Ponderosa Banquet Center in Hillsboro. The doors open with appetizers at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The cost of the meal is $12. Special classes being honored are 1926, 1936, 1946, 1956 and 1966. All graduates and their guests, former teachers, and those who attended Belfast are welcome. To make a reservation, call Glenna Leeth at 937-393-2947.
Highland bicentennial dinner
A Highland bicentennial spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held May 14 from 5-7 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge, Leesburg, on SR 28. The menu will consist of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desserts. The cost is a donation.
Poker run for JUMP
The fourth annual poker run to benefit JUMP will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Hillsboro Eagles. Sign-in is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the poker run at noon. The entry fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be a 50/50 raffle, auction, raffles and entertainment by Private Issue. Food will be available through the kitchen. For more information contact Judy Roberts at 937-763-3500.
Greenfield First Presbyterian dinner
The First Presbyterian Church of Greenfield will serve dinner Sunday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church dining room. The menu will be parmesan chicken breast, roasted potatoes, green beans or corn, fruit salad, a variety of desserts, rolls and drinks. The cost is a suggested donation of $8 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. Carry-out will be available.
North Joint Fire District
The Highland County North Joint Fire/Ambulance District Board will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at 200 South St., Leesburg.
GACC meal preparation class
A class in meal preparation will be held at the Greenfield Area Christian Center Community Room, 910 N. Fifth St., Greenfield, beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Participants will take home their prepared main dish, along with the ingredients for a second one. Space is limited, so reservations are needed. Call 937-981-7176 to reserve your space.
Fairfield board meeting change
The Fairfield Local School Board of Education has changed the date of its May regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend.
Red Hat Society Spring Fling
The local Red Hat Society will host its annual Hillsboro Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 at the Highland County Senior Citizen Center, 185 Muntz St., Hillsboro. The event is for Red Hat members only, but if you are interested in becoming a member you can register at the door for $20. For more information call 937-403-6424.