Free bag lunches
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro, will hand out free bag lunches to all children every Monday from 11:13 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until school starts back up. There is not paperwork or a charge for these lunches. This is a ministry of the church to the young people of the community. Take out will be available and all children are welcome. Call Judi with questions at 937-205-4292.
Fairfield Local Board of Ed. meeting changed
The Fairfield Local Schools Board of Education has changed the date and time of their regular monthly to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 in the District Office Conference Room. The meeting will be proceeded by a board work session at 2 p.m. to meet with architects to further discuss the new building plans. The public is invited to attend. For questions, contact Fairfield Local Schools at 937-780-2221.
A Farm Feast and Tractor and Antique Machinery Show will be held Saturday, June 20 at Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown. Hosted by the Mowrystown FFA Alumni and the Mowrystown FFA Chapter, all funds raised will assist with FFA and alumni activities. Lunch and homemade ice cream will be available. The tractor show begins at noon and there’s no fee to enter. The Farm Feast begins at 4 p.m. and consists of pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, dessert and a drink. An auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Leftover pulled pork, ice cream and other items will be auctioned off at the end of the feast. For more information call Milt Simmons at 937-763-8805, Gary Arledge at 937-763-2714 or Brian DeAtley at 937-763-0169.
Antique Tractor Show
The 6th annual Antique Tractor Show, sponsored by the Bainbridge Historical Society and Paint Valley Antique Machinery Club, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20 on East Third Street in Bainbridge. In addition to antique tractors and machinery, there will be a fish fry, music and tours of the Dr. John Harris Dental Museum and Bainbridge Historical Society. For more information call 740-634-2246 or 740-634-3091.
A songfest featuring musical guests Steve Bonafel and One Iota will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 at the Dodsonville Community Church, 1810 U.S. Route 50, Lynchburg.
Hillsboro class of 1980 reunion
The Hillsboro class of 1980 will have a reunion on June 21 starting at 4 p.m. at Alley 21. For more information contact Kathy (Wilson) Bruynis at firstname.lastname@example.org. She needs to give an head count to Alley 21 by June 19.
Summer youth employment program
The Highland County Department of Job and Family Services has received funding from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to operate a summer youth employment program for eligible youth 16-24. The program began May 1, 2015 and will run through Oct. 31, 2015. Youth interested in a summer employment opportunity may pick up an application at the Ohio Means Jobs – Highland County center located, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. Eligibility guidelines apply.
Free PSA screenings
During the month of June the Highland County Health Department will offer free PSA screenings to men over the age of 50. Testing can be done at the Care-A-Van or at the health department by appointment. For more information, contact the health department at 937-393-1941.
Vacation Bible School
The Northview Baptist Church will be holding a Vacation Bible School on June 22 through 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is for ages 5 -12.
Bright Local Board of Ed. meeting
The Bright Local Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 at Bright Elementary School.
Family Fun & Movie Night
The Leesburg United Methodist Church will present its first Family Fun & Movie Night of 2015 on Friday, June 26. This free event will feature the movie “Paddington.” Activities will begin at 7 p.m. on the grounds of LUMC, located at 117 Church Street in Leesburg. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Movie begins at sunset. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/adult for the evening. There will be fun activities, hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and cookies. There will also be a free drawing for a movie package for a family of four at Star Cinemas in Hillsboro.
Other upcoming free movie nights at LUMC are scheduled for:
• Friday, July 17, -“Big Hero 6.” Activities begin at 8 pm, and the movie starts at sunset.
• Friday, Aug. 7 – “The Muppets Most Wanted.” Activities begin at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at sunset.
A rain date is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21. Activities will begin at 8 p.m., and the movie will start at sunset.
Soup’s On free meal
The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, June 27 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is served, eat-in only, from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be smoked sausages on a bun, baked beans, potato salad, assorted desserts and drinks.
Open Door free meal
The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield Methodist Church will be held Saturday, June 27. Eat-in serving is from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The menu will be hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans and dessert.
Art Show and Sale
The Brush and Palette Art Guild Annual Show will be held from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at the Southern State Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro. There will be refreshments. Admission and parking are free.
L-C Board of Ed. meeting
The Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 board of education building.
Quilters of Highland County annual show
The Quilters of Highland County will hold their annual show July 1 and August 31 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. Guests are invited to display their quilts. In addition to the quilt displays there will be door prizes, a silent auction, vendors and special booths. A quilt will be raffled off. All proceeds will go to a local organization that helps families in the county. For more information or a form to share a quilt, call Darlene Prosek at 937-393-3031.
4-H project judging
On Tuesday, July 7 all 4-H food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, health, child development, money management, genealogy, home furnishing, creative arts projects and several special interest projects will be judged at Hillsboro Elementary School. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Family & Consumer Sciences 4-H advisers will have complete judging schedules. All members should have received a postcard with the web link to the judging schedule. Club members with questions should check with their advisers or call the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.
If it is impossible for a member to attend judging, call the Extension Office for an appointment to complete makeup judging on July 15. Late projects will be graded, but are not eligible for outstanding awards.
4-H Style Revue and Awards Night
The annual 4-H Style Revue and Awards Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Hillsboro Elementary School. 4-H members will be modeling their clothing outfits that were judged on July 8. This is always one of the highlights of the 4-H year. All summer judged 4-H project awards will be presented during the July 9 program.
The top models will be chosen at the Style Revue on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Building during the fair. There will not be an awards program at the Highland County Fair for the summer judged 4-H projects.
8 Days a Week at Senior Center
The Beatles tribute band, 8 Days a Week, a professional band and show, will play a live concert at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center on Saturday, July 11. Doors open and event begins at 6 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend this fundraising event. Tickets are on sale now at the senior center and Merchants National Bank (main branch) and are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Dinner is included. Call the center for more details at 393-4745.