COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Wednesday, April 3

• Community Lenten lunch at Wilmington United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall for a donation of $7. Today’s menu: turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, country green beans, roll and butter, and pumpkin bars.

• Pre-K Coding for ages 3-7 will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. “Cubetto is the friendly wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.”

Thursday, April 4

• Free public tree-planting workshop — Putting the Right Trees in the Right Places with the Right Tools — for anyone interested in planting trees will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4 (rain date April 11) at the corner of College Street and Elm Street at Wilmington College. It will be outdoors, so dress appropriately. Sponsored by Clinton County SWCD, Wilmington College, Wilmington Parks & Rec and Ohio Division of Forestry.

• Euchre and board games for adults will be played at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.

• Book Lovers, a Blanchester area book discussion group, will be held at the Blanchester Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, discussing Clinton County Reads selection “Educated” by Tara Westover. Anyone interested in participating may call the library at 937-783-3585 to get a copy of the book, depending on availability. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Blanchester Public Library.

• “Throwback Thursdays” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 2:30-5 p.m. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs from various eras and genres. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Spring Tag Sale Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, Blanchester Grace, corner of Center and Wright Streets.

Saturday, April 6

• A live charity auction to benefit Angels Awaiting Maternity Home will be held Saturday, April 6 at Ohio Living Cape May, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington. Doors open at noon and auction begins at 1 p.m.

• Health Alliance of Clinton County 4th Annual April Fools 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is Saturday, April 6 with start/finish at Clinton Memorial Hospital at 610 W. Main St.; registration 8:30 a.m.,start at 9:30. Online forms are at healthallianceclinton.org and online registration at RegistrationSpot.com.

• Clinton County Spring Farmers Market begins 9 a.m.-noon in the Wilmington City Building at 69 South St. Locally grown fresh seasonal vegetables, fresh farm eggs, home grown beef and pork, home baked sweets and breads, herbs, homemade dog and cat treats, locally made jewelry, pottery, alpaca fibers, and more. Kids Club continues for all children ages 5-12 — each member will receive $2 tokens to do their own shopping for fresh produce. Fresh coffee from Kava Haus available at each market.

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Sunday, April 7

• Clinton-Massie Branch will be celebrating National Library Week with fine forgiveness from April 7-13. Patrons must come in to have their fines forgiven. There will also be a contest to see who knows how many books are at the Clinton-Massie Branch. The winning guess will get a $20 gift certificate from Windy Acres Country Store. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• “Knit Wits” will meet at Wilmington Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Bring your project and join friends for the afternoon. This group is open to all project types; knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, latch hook, crochet, etc. All are welcome to attend, even beginners.

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Monday, April 8

• Wilmington Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Cape May Campus Center. Program is “Piet Oudolf/Use of Native Plants” by Faye Mahaffey with educational exhibit by Maggie Vance.

• Clinton County Republican Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8. Change of venue: The meeting will be at the Wilmington Public Library, Kirk Room, located on the lower level. All registered Republican women in Clinton County are welcome to join.

• Caregiver Support Group meets the second Monday of every month at 1 pm. in the Library at St. Columbkille’s Parish Center. Next meeting is 1 p.m. Monday, April 8. For more information please contact Mary Camp at 937-382-7171.

• Story times for children will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, April 11 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

• Audiobook Mondays at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library — from 2:30-5 p.m. the library will play a selected audiobook for kids. This is a great opportunity to open your child up to various forms of literature. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Tuesday, April 9

• A public meeting to vote on the 2019 Clinton County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan is at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in the Moyer Community Room in the Wilmington Municipal Building at 69 N. South St. Reasonable accommodations will be made to those who request them. Public comments may be sent beforehand to Stephen Crouch at the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission by email at scrouch@clintoncountyrpc.org or by phone at 937-383-5847. The full plan can be found online at www.clintoncountyrpc.org.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Participants will enjoy books, songs, activities and more while building early literacy skills. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library “Lego Club” meets every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m.,; all elementary school ages are welcome. Each week children will be presented a Lego building challenge and have their work on display at the library. Legos are provided. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) District 4, Chapter 67 meets at 10:30 a.m. April 9 at Ohio Living Cape May Central Campus Building. Speakers include the director of the Clinton County Historical Society and the district director.

• TLC the lactation club is a mothers group with breastfeeding in mind. All groups are free and open to the community. Of course children are welcome! Refreshments will be served as well. Monthly groups take place every second Tuesday of the month at the First Church of God at 7 p.m. and every fourth Wednesday of the month at the New Life Clinic at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Delilah Pritchett at 937-382-2862.

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Wednesday, April 10

• Community Lenten lunch at Wilmington United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall for a donation of $7. Today’s menu: chicken parmesan over pasta, cole slaw, roll and butter, and pudding mousse and cookies.

• Discovery Club for all school-age students at the Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, April 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Create your own egg parachute to test the laws of physics. Learn about pendulums and gravity.

• In celebration of National Library Week, the Clinton-Massie Branch will host a Book Trivia Bingo for teens and tweens at 2:35 p.m. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

Thursday, April 11

• “Throwback Thursdays” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 2:30-5 p.m. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs from various eras and genres. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• In celebration of National Library Week, the Clinton-Massie Branch will host a Literary Pop Quiz every hour starting at 3 p.m. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

Friday, April 12

• Daytime Book Club will be held at Kairos Coffee, 1593 Rombach Ave. on Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m., sponsored by Wilmington Public Library, and meets the second Thursday of every month. Pick up a copy of the book “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah at the Main Library.

• Six & Twenty Club meets; leader Mary Ann Driscoll, hostess Cindy Petrich.

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Saturday, April 13

• Wilmington Public Library and Wilmington Parks & Recreation present the 5th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. The morning includes breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, police car tours, fire truck tours, tractor tours and the Egg Hunt. The actual Egg Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. by age group: 1-3 years 10:30 a.m.; 4-6 years 10:35 a.m.; 7-8 years 10:40 a.m.; and 9 and up 10:45 a.m.

• Rita Haley Butcher will be signing her new book “Growing Up in a Place Called ‘Port,’” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Clinton County History Center, 149 E. Locust St. in Wilmington; the public is invited to attend.

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Sunday, April 14

• Easter Egg Hunt at Ohio Living Cape May 3:30-5 p.m. (check-in at the Cambridge Apartment Building). Also enjoy snacks and take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

• Audiobook Mondays at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library — from 2:30-5 p.m. the library will play a selected audiobook for kids. This is a great opportunity to open your child up to various forms of literature. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.