AROUND TOWN

Friday, March 15

Blood drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive

from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wildcat Sports Arena, Harrison.

Sunday, March 17

Snakes on St. Pat’s 

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Is Ireland home to any native snakes? Legend says that in the  fifth century, St. Patrick chased the slithering reptiles into the sea where they drowned. It’s the stuff of legend, but is it true? Find out during our educational live snake program presented by the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society.

Saturday, March 23

Night hike

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. A nighttime adventure awaits those willing to hike several miles by moonlight exploring forest,  elds, and wetlands. We will be hiking off-trail so don’t forget your good hiking shoes and a flashlight.

March 19-24

Art on display

Southwest Schools students Jarrod Simpson, Karlee Banfield, Melanie Nerswick, and Becky Mason all have jury selected artwork that will be displayed as part of the Teen Art Expo at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

This year’s artworks are interpretations of favorite music, made by selected artists from 7–12 grade from throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Friday, March 29

Free movie night

Miami Whitewater UMC, 9700 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, will show a movie at 6 p.m. Invite a friend and join us for snacks and fellowship. Contact Terri at 513-367-4990.”

Saturday, April 6

Spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 293 Spaghetti Dinner from 4- p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Crosby Township Community Center, 8910 Willey Rd., Harrison. $8 adults, $5 seniors, and children, kids under 3 eat free.

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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.

Friday, 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-brid 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.

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 is now offering 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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Free lunch 

Bountiful hearts serves up a hot lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on the first Saturday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Vine St. Harrison. If you have any questions, call 513-367-4301.

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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. Contact Bob Tau at 513-367-0316.

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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.

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DAR meets

Governor Othniel Looker Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets the first Saturday monthly at 9:30 a.m. Call 513- 941-3442.

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At Fernald

Saturday, March 16

Twilight dancing

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for the sights and sounds of spring as we listen for the “Peent! Peent! Peent!” of our twilight-dancing, feathered friends, American Woodcocks. Approx. 1-mile hike.   

The Harrison Press

Mailing address:
     Harrison Press,
     c/o Register Publications,
     126 W. High St.
     Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Phone: 1-513-367-4582