AROUND TOWN

Thursday, April 12

All about flowers

11 a.m. - Does your toddler love springtime and the flowers that come with it? Bring your 2-4-year-old as we explore all about flowers with hands-on learning, followed by story time and a craft. Afterward, hike with us on a wildflower scavenger hunt! Miami Whitewater Forest/Visitor Center. $7.50 per child, payable at the door.

Saturday, April 13

Early-bird hike 

9 a.m. - No need to worry. We’ll leave the real worms to the actual birds on this casual mid-morning hike. Practice your birding skills, nature sketching or just take in the sights and sounds as a natural chorus immerses you. A limited amount of binoculars will be available. Miami Whitewater Forest/Tallgrass Prairie Trail. Free.

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Easter egg hunt

Miami Whitewater, 9700 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, is having an Easter Egg hunt and brunch at 10 a.m. This is a free event for all children and families. Don’t forget your Easter baskets! Questions? Call the church at 513-367-4990

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Catch the fever

Bass tournament at Miami-Whitewater Forest  7 a.m.-1 p.m. Teams fish for a five-bass limit. Awards are given to the top three teams at each event based on greatest weight. The top 20 anglers in the point standings qualify for prizes. The overall points leader will be crowned angler of the year. Miami Whitewater/Boathouse. $70/team, includes boat rental. 

Monday, April 15

Workforce talk

The Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce and the City of Harrison invite you to our third Town Hall Meeting concerning the topic of Workforce Development. 

The meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the Harrison CommunityCenter, 300 George St. Committees will be set up to address issues pertaining to the shortage of skilled labor across many industries. Local businesses are challenged to find and attract the talent and skills they need to get the job done.

Your thoughts and ideas are welcomed.

RSVP at greaterharrisoncc.com to ensure we have the space and refreshments needed. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

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Wildflowers

1 p.m. - April showers may not have arrived just yet, but that doesn’t stop these tenacious blossoms from being in full bloom. Join the nature interpreters for a hike as we revel in the beauty of these wildflower wonders. Shawnee Lookout/Miami Fort Trail. Free.

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Benefit for Ron Precht

Meet at the Eagles, 770 Main St., Brookville, Pork BBQ dinner 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Adult meals, $10.00;  children (10 under) meals, $6. Take out available. Music by 2 Second Warning 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eagles Club Room DJ 10 p.m. to midnight. After 7 p.m.- $5 for music.  Cash bar available. Basket and gun raffles.Tip board and 50/50. Call Kim Westerman at 513-504-0462, or Chrystal Mattix  at 765-265- 2363.

Thursday, April 18

Lenten breakfast

 You are invited to the annual Lenten Breakfast, hosted by the Willing Workers of Macedonia Christian Church at 10 a.m. Macedonia Christian Church is located at the corner of Okeana Drewersburg and California roads. Cost is $5 which includes breakfast (sweet rolls, fruit salad, and drinks).  There will be music and a guest speaker.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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All about RR stations

The public is invited to the 7 p.m. Crosby Township Historical Society program about Railroad Stations of the Tri-State. Speaker is Ed Creighton.The program is at the township senior and community center, 8910 Willey Road. Call 513-367-9671 for more information.

Saturday, April 20

Easter egg hunt

Harrison Recreation Commission’s Annual  Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast will be at the Harrison Community Center,    

300 George St. 8 a.m.- 11 a.m. - Boy Scout Troop 408 Pancake Breakfast, $5 per person, children under 3 free. 9:30 a.m. - Pictures with Easter Bunny, egg juggler, petting zoo, Bella the Therapeutic Donkey. 10 a.m. - games and prizes; crafts provided by Nationwide Insurance. 11 a.m. - Easter egg hunt. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket .

Wednesday, April 24

Spring luncheon

Annual spring luncheon at Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, 9700 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hot and cold salads, dessert and drinks. Cost $9. Carry-out available. A silent auction also will be held.

Ongoing

Telling a People’s Story

Stop in at the Harrison Branch Library between March 6 and April 25 to view the traveling exhibit from The Miami University Art Museum that features 12 panels portraying African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children’s illustrated literature.

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Line dancing

Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199 offers line dancing lessons from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Doors open at 10 am.

The cost is $3 per person and is open to the public. 

Come on out to learn some new dances and get a little Saturday morning exercise. Hope to see you there.

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Wellness meeting

The Harrison Wellness Coalition meets the second Friday of the month at noon at The Coffee Peddlar in downtown Harrison. The coalition aims to educate and empower all members of the community to lead healthier lives. For more information, email harrisonwellnesscoalition@gmail.com.

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Family Council

The family council meetings are the third Thursday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Harrison Civic Center, 9940 New Haven Road, Harrison. The purpose of our family council meeting is to provide a structure for families to discuss and take actions related to improving the care, well-being, and happiness of all residents of Shawneespring.

For more information, email beverlykroeger@gmail.com.

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Bingo at the American Legion Post 199, located at 10700 Campbell Road, every Thursday.

Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo games start at 7:15 pm.  Come and play Bingo and help support veterans and the community.  

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Sit-down meal

Bountiful Hearts serves a free hot sit-down meal three times monthly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Saturday: First Presbyterian Church, 115 Vine St.

Third Saturday: Harrison Church of the Nazarene, 249 Sunset Ave.

Fourth Saturday: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 509 Harrison Ave. Clothing is available for those in need. Harrison Church of the Nazarene, 249 Sunset Ave. 

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Feud on

Contrary to what some folks have heard, the feud continues. Fridays starting at 7 p.m. at 515 S State St, West Harrison. Support your local Veterans post. We are open to the public on feud night so get a team together with your friends and join your neighbors. You do not have to be a member to attend.

You must be 18 to play and 21 to drink alcohol. Smoke-free atmosphere.

 

The Harrison Press

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Phone: 1-513-367-4582