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Herald News Report

Men to stand up for women

YELLOW SPRINGS – A team of Yellow Springs men will line the village’s downtown sidewalks beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 to show support for women who have been victims of harassment, intimidation and sexual imposition. The gathering is in response to recent revelations regarding Donald Trump’s misogynistic rhetoric and behavior.

People of every gender, race, creed, color, nationality or political persuasion are encouraged to participate in the event. Organizers of this event want to remind fellow Americans that words and actions that degrade women are unacceptable in locker rooms, communities, state and country.

Family History Sharing Bee – Yellow Springs and Beyond

YELLOW SPRINGS — Dave Neuhardt and others from the Yellow Springs Historical Society will bring some Yellow Springs surprises they found on EBay, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Senior Center Great Room. However, every so often the Historical Society also likes to turn the tables and learn the history of our audience members. Do you have a treasured object from your family’s past, like an iron skillet your grandmother swore by, a letter from a cousin from the front of a war, or a campaign pin from bygone elections? Do you have a story handed down about why your ancestors moved to where they last lived, how they earned their living or how different it was when they went to school? It doesn’t matter if your mementos and stories are Yellow Springs-based or not, the Yellow Springs Historical Society still want to hear about them, and those who just want to listen are also welcome. The meeting is free, and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Fairborn Art Association extends invitation

FAIRBORN — For individuals looking to exercise their creativity, the Fairborn Art Association would like to extend an invitation to attend its monthly meetings and art demonstrations. Attendees learn techniques for everything from oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painting to quilling. Meetings also provide the opportunity for area artists and art lovers to mingle with people of similar interests. The next meeting will start 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Fairborn Art Association Gallery, in the rear of the building at 221 North Central Ave. For more information about meetings or to become a member, interested individuals may check the website at

BOE meeting

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn City School District Board of Education invites the public to its meetings, which take place 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month within the library at Fairborn High School, 900 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. The next school board meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 3.

Community Drug Forum

XENIA — A forum discussing solutions for preventing and treating addiction as well as avenues to help families and the community will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Greene Memorial Hospital, 1141 N. Monroe Drive.

First Annual Skyhawk Athletic Club Gala

FAIRBORN — The First Annual Skyhawk Athletic Club Gala is slated to begin 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Doors open 6 p.m.; dinner is served 7 p.m.; music and entertainment begins 7:45; the Skyhawk Citizens Award is given 8 p.m. and an auction begins 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and benefits the Fairborn High School Athletic Club. It invites business casual attire. Call Angela Flatter at 937-604-8332 or Nathan Chivington at 513-267-4194 for tickets and/or information.

Council meeting

FAIRBORN — The next regular council meeting will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 within the council chambers at the Fairborn Government Center, 40 W. Hebble Ave. Regular council meetings always take place the first and third Mondays of each month at the same time and place, unless otherwise noted.

American Legion Auxiliary Annual Christmas Bazaar

FAIRBORN — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 526 is hosting its 24th Annual Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the American Legion facility, 526 Legion Lane. The unit will sell items such as craft items, candies — including buckeyes, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate covered pretzels — as well as several opportunities to win raffled baskets and a musical Santa. Additional vendors will sell craft items during the event as well. The kitchen will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food program available

PIQUA — The Council on Rural Service Programs, Inc. announces sponsorship of the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program in three locations: Kids Learning Place – Fairborn 344 N. Maple St., Kids Learning Place – Xenia 1369 Colorado Dr., and Kids Learning Place – Jamestown 53 N. Limestone.

Baker Middle students gather

FAIRBORN — Fifth Quarter, established in 2002, provides a safe place for Fairborn’s seventh and eighth grade students to gather and fellowship. During the Fairborn High School Skyhawks football season, Fifth Quarter is open after every home game from 9:15 –11:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 821, N. Central Ave. After football season is over, Fifth Quarter is open the first and third Friday night of each month from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Adult chaperones are on hand to welcome and assist the youth at every meeting. It aims to include activities for every attendee, such as a PlayStation 2, Wii and Xbox gaming systems, and features a new release movie weekly on a big screen television.

Refreshments are provided, and Fifth Quarter officials ask that students conduct and dress guidelines. For further information contact the church office at 937-878-5701.

Legion community participation

FAIRBORN — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 526 General membership meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Legion Post 526, 526 Legion Lane. All members are encouraged to attend. The executive committee meets the first Monday of the month at the same location.

The Unit also holds a Roast Beef Hot Shot Dinner 5-7:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month at the Post. The funds raised are used to support Auxiliary programs, such as Children & Youth Adopt a Military Family for Christmas, donations to Fairborn Easter Egg Hunt, Post Children’s Christmas Party, Education & Scholarship donations, Community Service programs such as Monthly Bingo games at two Nursing Homes, Wii Bowling tournaments, and Others.

Senior center homemakers

FAIRBORN – The Fairborn Senior Center is accepting applications for part-time homemakers. Hours will vary. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screen, and they must also have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. Apply at 325 N. Third St.

Minimalists meet

YELLOW SPRINGS — Dayton Minimalists meet 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs.

Greene County News staff report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

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