LOCAL BRIEFS


Summer reading at Blanchester Library

The Blanchester Public Library has several upcoming free summer reading programs.

The library hosts Family Fun with Community Heroes 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot. Children (and adults) of all ages can meet representatives from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Blanchester Fire Department as well as other local heroes.

Family Fun with the Cincinnati Museum Center takes place at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17 when attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the 45 species of animals housed at the Museum Center.

Also, an astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory visits the library at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 to “Explore the Planets” using the latest images from NASA.

Adults and teens have until July 18 to get their entries in for the second of three prize drawings of the summer. All participants will be entered in the grand prize drawing on August 8 for a GoPro camera and head mount. Three runners-up each receive $50 store gift cards.

For more information, visit or call the library at (937) 783-3585.

Skate Night in Blanchester

The Blanchester Police Department will facilitate its second Skate Night of 2015 on Wednesday, July 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Dewey Memorial Park downtown. Partial funding for these events is provided by a donation from the Clinton County Skatepark Association.

Wilmington Humane Society sets events

Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House will be 1-3 p.m Sunday, July 19 where you can meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5361 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll-free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. To see the pets available for adoption, go to www.wahsinc.petfinder.com.

On Saturday, August 8 will be the Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the WAHS Shelter, 5361 US 68 North, Wilmington. Donations will be accepted for the yard sale on August 6 and 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the shelter. Please call 1-877-802-1633 for questions. Proceeds from the sale benefit unwanted cats and dogs that WAHS helps.

Carriage House Sale for Historical Society

The Clinton County History Center is holding a “Carriage House Sale” as a fundraiser for the benefit of the Historical Society. It will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29 on the grounds of the History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington.

What is a Carriage House Sale? It is in reference to the building located behind the History Center that was once used for the storage of carriages, much like our garages are used today for our cars. They are inviting the public and membership to participate in this sale by donating or consigning items that are antique, vintage, or collectables. A percentage of the consignor sales will be a tax deductible donation to the Historical Society.

Funds raised from the Carriage House Sale will be used to enhance and preserve the collections and assist towards the operating expenses of the History Center. This is a great time to clean out your attic and support the efforts of the non-profit organization. Its mission is to encourage community involvement in preservation, education, and promotion of Clinton County history and genealogy for the benefit of all people for present and future generations.

For more information, please contact the History Center at 937-382-4684 or visit www.clintoncountyhistory.org.