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Men to stand up for women

YELLOW SPRINGS – A team of Yellow Springs men will line the village’s downtown sidewalks beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 to show support for women who have been victims of harassment, intimidation and sexual imposition. The gathering is in response to recent revelations regarding Donald Trump’s misogynistic rhetoric and behavior.

People of every gender, race, creed, color, nationality or political persuasion are encouraged to participate in the event. Organizers of this event want to remind fellow Americans that words and actions that degrade women are unacceptable in locker rooms, communities, state and country.

Wilberforce holding college tour

WILBERFORCE — Wilberforce University will host the Changing the Climate tour 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26t, in partnership with the BET Vote 2016 campaign. The event will feature a panel discussion on issues that matter to African American millennials, including environmental equity and climate change. The event is part of a 10-city initiative to engage black millennials on the impacts of climate change in their community and on the need for action and activism. It will be hled in the Aerobics Room, 1055 N. Bickett Rd.

Road closure

GREENE COUNTY — The bridge on Engle Mill Road will be closed for approximately 45 days beginning Monday, Oct. 24 to replace the bridge. The closure will be between Spring Valley Paintersville Road in Greene County and New Burlington Road in Clinton County. The road will be open to local traffic only, and closed at the bridge. All scheduled closures are subject to weather conditions.

PERI meeting

XENIA — The Greene County Chapter of the Public Employee Incorporated (PERI) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Multipurpose Room at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center (XARSC), 130 E. Church Street. Jeff Brock from Greene Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker. All retired and working Greene County employees are welcome to attend. For additional info, contact Ken Compton at 426-4689 or Doug Jansen at 372-4023.

Club event

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Garden Club features fall floral arranging and a short educational program on flytrap plants 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. Location this month only: Bellbrook United Methodist Church Community Room, 47 E. Franklin St. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month, except December. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Krista Miller, 937-862-9181 or go to

Gazette news report compiled by staff.

Gazette news report compiled by staff.