Upcoming local in-person public events are listed below. We recommend you check with each individual event/organization for updates on changes, cancellations or postponements, and for information on safety requirements (masks, social distancing, etc.) for any events you plan to attend.

Saturday, May 8

• Wilmington Garden Club plants sale 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 8 at the Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington. All plants are $2 each (cash only, please). The event also includes local artists and vendors.


Monday, May 10

• Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service held annually is at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Sugar Grove Cemetery. Gather at the grave of Ptl. Emery McCreight, located directly east of the bridge between the original section and the new section of the cemetery. Marshal John Van Doren and five other WPD members who died while actively serving will also be remembered. Please follow all COVID-19-related guidelines.


Wednesday, May 12

• Wilmington community blood drive is returning to its traditional monthly location at CMH Regional Health System, 610 W. Main St. Wednesday, May 12 noon-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference rooms next to the cafeteria. Make an appointment at or call 937-461-3220.


Thursday, May 13

Clinton County 2040 — a long-range comprehensive planning process — in-person workshops: Thursday, May 13 at the Denver Park shelters in Wilmington from 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 15

Clinton County Master Gardeners springtime plants sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Sheep Barn at the fairground. Available for purchase on-site will be annuals, perennials and vegetable plants.

Clinton County Farmers Market for 2021 debuts Saturday, May 15 and every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon through Oct. 16 on Mulberry Street (between Locust and Main streets). Event will continue to follow recommendations regarding social distancing and wearing of face mask, with a handwashing station. .

Day of Caring Pancake Brunch annual fundraiser of the Clinton County Board of Realtors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at the Presbyterian Church, 840 Timber Glen Drive — a drive-through event — with proceeds to Clinton County Homeless Shelter. $5 for a large meal; $3 for a small meal. Large is three pancakes, two sausages, fruit cup and drink; small is two pancakes, two sausages, fruit cup and drink.


Thursday, May 20

Clinton County 2040 long-range comprehensive planning process in-person workshop 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the Cowan Lake shelters.


Saturday, May 22

Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days fundraiser 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Clinton County Fairgrounds. Family-friendly event with vendors selling home decor items, crafts, antiques, clothing/jewelry, a live custom-iron forge and more, plus food trucks and Kona Ice. Clinton County 4-H horse show as part of the Tri-County Show Series. Chazziz Entertainment will host a car show event “open to anything on wheels” with prizes awarded. Admission is free but a $5 donation is welcome the day of the event. More info at .


Monday, May 31

Memorial Day Parade and Service Monday, May 31. Parade departs American Legion Post 49 around 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, proceeding to Sugar Grove Cemetery for the annual memorial service. Anyone who wishes to be involved in the parade should contact Post Commander Jim Cook at 937-218-2036.

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