OVRDC meeting, picnic
The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) Full Commission Meeting & Picnic will be held Friday, Sept. 25 in Ross County at the Adena Mansion & Gardens, 847 Adena Rd., Chillicothe. Registration will be held at 10:30 a.m., the meeting at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. The keynote speaker will be David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The OVRDC Full Commission members have received registration information. Anyone planning to attend must RSVP by Monday, Sept. 21. The meeting is open to the public and registration information can be found at www.ovrdc.org. If you have any questions, call 1-800-223-7491 or visit the website. The picnic cost for non-members and/or guests is $25, which must be paid by Thursday, Sept. 24.
Strike Out Homelessness
The Highland County Homeless Shelter is inviting the community to its fifth annual Strike Out Homelessness. There will be raffle items, silent auctions, and a day of family fun. There will be a special price of $9 on pizza and a pitcher of soda for those participating that day. All donations are utilized at the shelter to assist in day-to-day operations. Community support is imperative to the success of the shelter and to assist those in our community in need. For more information, contact the Highland County Homeless Shelter.
Sheriff Donald E. Barrera invites the public to the Highland County DARE Fest to be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Rocky Fork Campgrounds, 9800 N. Shore Dr., Hillsboro. A variety of activities will be held during the day with food available for purchase. A car show will be held with registration from 3-5 p.m. Contact Cpl. Scott Miller at 393-1421 for details. Music by Blue Steele will be from 2-4 p.m. Contact Sgt. Stroop at the Highland County Sheriff’s office, 937-393-1421, for more details. All proceeds go to the Highland County DARE program.
Enchanted Hills meeting
The annual business meeting of Enchanted Hills will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at AmVets 61, 11541 North Shore Rd. All members of Enchanted Hills are invited to attend.
‘100 Years of Class’ yearbooks
The 2015 McClain yearbooks celebrating “100 Years of Class” are available for pick up or purchase ($40) in room 232 in the old vocational building on Greenfield schools campus. Mrs. Jo Ellen Gossett asks that those coming to pick up yearbooks do so between 7:40 – 8:30 a.m., or 1:40 – 2:30 p.m., or after school.
‘Christmas Carol’ auditions
The Paxton Theatre will hold auditions for its production of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s “Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 The Paxton Theatre, 133 E. Main St., Bainbridge. Auditioners should prepare and memorize a dramatic, one-minute monologue. Those interested on working in available crew positions will be asked to complete an interview during auditions. “Christmas Carol” will be performed Dec. 4 and 5. For more information and to view the rehearsal schedule, visit www.PaxtonTheatre.com.
Sign language classes
Spark Creative Artspace will offer a series of three classes focusing on introducing people to American Sign Language (ASL), is a major method of communications for people with hearing loss. Tom Schluep and others will conduct the series of three sessions at Spark’s studios at 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and continue on the 10th, and 17th. Classes will begin at 1 p.m. and last up to two hours in length. All materials will be provided. The cost is $40 and registration may be made in person at the beginning of the first class or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 937-763-ART1.
Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 (behind the Dairy Queen) will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner including fish, fries, slaw, hush puppies and soft drinks from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The dinner is open to the public.
Deer Hunters Banquet
The Highland County Deer Hunters Banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Wharton Building on the Highland County Fairgrounds. Games, a raffle and social hour begin at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The group’s purpose is to raise funds in support for education, habitat preservation, and preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of whitetail deer and other wildlife. For tickets or more information call Tim Schlater at 937-403-5811, Tim Parry at 937-763-7752, Ben Miller at 740-497-7377, John Kidder at 937-466-2211 or Randy Dyer at 937-205-7747.
Historical Society annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Highland County Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 in the Highland County Administration Building Basement Meeting Room. All members are urged to attend.
Humane Society annual meeting
The Highland County Humane Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the large basement meeting room in the Highland County Administration Building in Hillsboro. The meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting the Humane Society as it plans upcoming and 2016 events.
Vascular screening event
The Highland County Health Department will host a vascular screening event for patients 50 years of age or older. Screenings will be performed by The Christ Hospital. The non-invasive, painless screenings are effective in detecting three prevalent vascular diseases; carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. The event will be held Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29 at the health department, 1487 N. High St., Hillsboro. The cost of the screening is $60. An appointment is required by calling the health department at 937-393-1941. For more information, contact the health department at 937-393-1941.