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Wheelchair basketball game

SPRINGFIELD — The Raptors, a local wheelchair basketball team, will compete against the Mad River Township Fire Department 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in the Greenon High School gymnasium, 3950 S. Tecumseh Road. Donations will be accepted at the door; the event will also host opportunities to participate in a raffle as well as concessions.

Honeysuckle Removal in the Wenrick Wetlands

MEDWAY — Volunteers are needed to help with the removal of honeysuckle at the Estel Wenrick Wetlands 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19. Interrested individuals should meet in the parking lot at the traffic light in Medway, 2855 Union Road. Questions, contact Barb Hensley or Jess Evans.

Council meeting

FAIRBORN — The next regular council meeting will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 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.

Poinsettia sale to benefit Fairborn Music Club

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Music Club is hosting its annual poinsettias sale, which is aimed to support the Fairborn music department to off-set uniform cost. The club is offering poinsettias in four different colors — red, pink, white and marble. Poinsettias are also offered in four sizes — 4 inches for $6; 6.5 inches for $10; 7.5 inches for $19, 10 inches for $27. Orders with 10 or more items will receive a discount of $1 off each item. Orders are due by Thursday, Nov. 17; pickup is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at Fairborn High School. Email [email protected] for more information.

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, Dec. 1.

Christmas Open House

SPRINGFIELD — “One Starry Night” complete with angels, will provide the theme for the open house at the 1854 Hertzler House (located in George Rogers Clark Park), 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Everyone is invited to enjoy a special “angel” quiz, the heavenly harp music of Leslie Arendt, ornaments for sale and refreshments all set in a divinely Yule decorated home. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

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, Dec. 6 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

Hauler’s License application deadline approaching

CLARK COUNTY — The Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) is reminding all those who haul garbage, rubbish or other solid waste in the City of Springfield and Clark County it is time to renew or obtain a solid waste hauler’s license from the CCCHD.

All current license or registration will expire on Saturday, Dec. 31. Applications for 2017 are due to the CCCHD by Friday, Dec. 9. For more information, reach out to the Clark County Combined Health District, 529 East Home Road in the City of Springfield; 937-390-5600, ext. 251; or [email protected]

Road closure

BEAVERCREEK TOWNSHIP — Indian Ripple Road will be closed for approximately three weeks for utility work beginning Monday, Oct. 31 according to the Greene County Engineer’s Office. The closure will be between James River Road and South Alpha Bellbrook Road. All scheduled closures are subject to weather conditions.

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.

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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