Free dinner at Blan’s Grace UMC

Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester will host a free dinner for the community from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25 in the fellowship hall of the church — the first Grill Out of the year.

The church extends a warm welcome to anyone in the community to enjoy a delicious dinner and a chance to visit with their neighbors. All are welcome.

The church is located on the corner of Center and Wright Streets. For more information, call 937-783-3655.

Witness event slated

In response to recent killings of African-Americans and the resulting outcry against racism in the United States, the Ohio River Valley District of the United Methodist Church has organized witness events in the five counties of Greater Cincinnati.

To coincide with Juneteenth (June 19), which marks the end of slavery in the United States, these peaceful witness events mourn the loss of African-American life and call for new solutions in law enforcement that reduce excessive force.

There will be witness events in Wilmington, Loveland, Paddock Hills, Price Hill, University of Cincinnati/Clifton, Milford, Batavia, Middletown, and Westwood. Locations and times can be found .