In brief


Pumpkin carving Oct. 24

On Oct. 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. join the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Division for an evening of Halloween fun held at Fairborn Senior Center 325 N. Third St. Participants will receive a pumpkin to carve and take home. All pumpkin carving supplies will be provided.

You can find a printable registration form online at One pumpkin will be provided per registration. Registration is limited to 40 participants.

For more information, please call the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Office at 937-754-3090.

October hikes offered

On Oct. 11, 16, 25, and 30 beginning at 11 a.m. several hikes are being offered. Enjoy a 2-mile, moderate paced hike at Oakes Quarry Park, 1267 E. Xenia Drive

This Fairborn city park, the highest point in Fairborn, is part of the Beavercreek Wetlands and is best known for its unique geological formations.

Participants will hike part of the perimeter trail and also part of the quarry basin area to view some interesting features of the park. The path is dirt, gravel, and rock with some inclines. Wear hiking boots or tennis shoes and bring water. Hiking poles are recommended.

For more information about the hikes, please call Fairborn Parks and Recreation office at 937-754-3090.


Pioneer Harvest Meal Oct. 21

Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m., there will be a Pioneer Harvest Meal, at Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound lot, 2750 US Rt. 42 E., Cedarville.

Get a taste of history! Try roast venison and learn to make Johnny Cakes on a fire. Make fresh cider and hear folktales and ghost stories around the fire. Participants will receive a pioneer cookbook to take home. Registration is required by Oct. 13. Participation is $15 for Greene county resident and $20 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 937-562-6440.


Fire Department open house Oct. 10

On Oct. 10, from 6-9 pm., the City of Bellbrook Fire Department would like to invite the entire community to join them at their annual open house. This collaborative event will be held at Bellbrook Fire Station #2, 4254 W. Franklin St. The whole family is encouraged to visit the fire department and view the various fire, emergency medical displays, and safety presentations. This is a great opportunity to meet the fire department members who serve the community. Those residents interested in being part of Bellbrook’s fire and emergency medical service team can obtain application information at the event.

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