COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Saturday, July 6

• 28th Annual A.B.A.T.E. Car & Bike Show at VFW Post 6710, 1130 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington on Saturday, July 6. Includes Chazziz DJ Service, food and beverages, door prizes, trophies and more. Registration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with judging at 3 p.m. and awards at about 5 p.m.

• Saturday Morning Cartoons on July 6 from 10 a.m.-noon. Enjoy classic cartoons at the library every Saturday morning during summer through Aug. 3. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

• The Halo store (which benefits Angel House) will be at the Clinton County Fair in the Expo Hall from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 6 through Saturday, July 13. It will feature daily baked goods, kitchen angels, and drawings for baskets with a $1 donation.

• Blanchester Community Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Blanchester Senior Center, 707 N. Broadway.

• Clinton County Summer Farmers Market 8:30 a.m.-noon on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust streets in downtown Wilmington. Today featuring live music with Joel Hogle performing bluegrass/folk from 9-noon.

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Monday, July 8

• Wilmington Garden Club will tour Kerry Houston’s garden in Springboro at 10 a.m.

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization. A special story time for preschool children ages 3-6 will be held on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m.

• Teens Manic Fanatic Mondays for those in Grades 5-12 at Wilmington Public Library on July 8. The theme is Stranger Things; embrace your inner nerd, geek, fan girl/fan boy, etc. Cosplay is encouraged.

• 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 introduce your child to various forms of literature and encourage their reading skills. For more information call 937-289-1079 or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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

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Tuesday, July 9

• S.T.E.M. Explorers for grades 6-12 on Tuesday, July 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. NASA Coding & S’mores Oven. Make some s’mores without a campfire and learn the basics of the coding that got humans into the final frontier.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon. 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.

• Middle School Book Club at 2:30 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library “Lego Club” meets 4-5 p.m. every Tuesday; 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.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library hosts its Middle School Book Club 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Open to students in grades 6-8, they will be discussing the book “Not if I Save You First” by Ally Carter. Those who wish to join the book club can pick up the book at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. New members are always welcome. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Wednesday, July 10

• Health Alliance of Clinton County Collective Goods Book Sale is July 10, 11 and 12 at Clinton Memorial Hospital Atrium.

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Thursday, July 11

• Castle Park II grand opening is set for 6 p.m. July 11 at David Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington. It’s also a “Thank you!” to all the volunteers who contributed to the building of the park.

• Climate Change: A Global Issue will be presented by Dr. Russell Kincaid, Professor of Math and Physics at Wilmington College, on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington Pubic Library. Learn about current climate change issues and weather effects throughout the world. Talk includes presentation of data regarding temperature and carbon dioxide levels.

• “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.

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Friday, July 12

• Teen Flicky Friday on July 12 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Watch a flick, and enjoy snacks and a popcorn bar. The movie will be voted on first, and starts at 2:15 p.m.

• “Retro Cinema” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library 2:30-4 p.m. Ruh roh, Raggy! Patrons can enjoy old school movies, TV shows and cartoons after school every Friday in May. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Saturday, July 13

• Clinton County Summer Farmers Market 8:30 a.m.-noon on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust streets in downtown Wilmington. Chef Jamie from Out of Thyme Kitchen Studio in Montgomery will be cooking recipes using fresh vegetables with taste testing available.

• Saturday Morning Cartoons on July 13 from 10 a.m.-noon. Enjoy classic cartoons at the library every Saturday morning during summer through Aug. 3. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Monday, July 15

• Teens Manic Fanatic Mondays for those in Grades 5-12 at Wilmington Public Library on July 15. Theme is Anime; embrace your inner nerd, geek, fan girl/fan boy, etc. Cosplay is encouraged.

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization. A special story time for preschool children ages 3-6 will be held on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m.

• 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 introduce your child to various forms of literature and encourage their reading skills. For more information call 937-289-1079 or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Tuesday, July 16

• Adult Documentary Club on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Enjoy a documentary and discussion. Check with Library for details on film.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon. 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 4-5 p.m. every Tuesday; 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.

• Turning the Corner Widows Luncheon is at 12:30 p.m. July 16 at the Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 840 Timber Glen Drive. Please call Mary Camp at 937-382-7171 with your reservation by Friday, July 12. Just a little gathering for fellowship, friends and good food.

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Wednesday, July 17

• History Extra: Greek Astrology & Myth for school-aged children will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. Discover and explore the astrology, myths, and legends of Ancient Greece — Zeus, Hades, Hermes, Hercules, Achilles and more.

• Space Odyssey celebration at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library from noon to 7 p.m.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library will be hosting the “Space Odyssey Celebration” in honor of the summer reading program theme, “A Universe of Stories.” A family fun event, participants can enjoy making their own LED constellation, participating in galactic games, trying a hand at the DIY solar manicure, tasting stellar treats, decorating their own space suit (while supplies last) and much more! For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Blanchester Senior Citizens social Meeting at noon followed by a carry-in lunch. Entertainment provided by Julie Campbell with a melody of songs.

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Thursday, July 18

• Ohio Association of Garden Clubs (OAGC) State Convention July 18-20 at Roberts Centre near Wilmington.

• Help Me Grow and Early Intervention Playgroup Pool Party July 18 at the Sabina Pool, 437 S. Jackson St., Sabina. Entry at 11:30 a.m. For reservations call 937-382-5899; cancelled if inclement weather.

• “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.

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Friday, July 19

• “Retro Cinema” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library 2:30-4 p.m. Ruh roh, Raggy! Patrons can enjoy old school movies, TV shows and cartoons after school every Friday in May. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Saturday, July 20

• Saturday Morning Cartoons on July 20 from 10 a.m.-noon. Enjoy classic cartoons at the library every Saturday morning during summer through Aug. 3. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

• Teen Beach Party on Saturday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Party at the Library Beach; no sand or waves included. There will be snacks, frozen drinks, and some fun party games. Relax, sit back, and wrap up summer with one last party and hula.

• Clinton County Summer Farmers Market 8:30 a.m.-noon on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust streets in downtown Wilmington. Today featuring live music with Travis Luncan with bluegrass and Americana favorites. Sarah Neikamp, OSU SNAP Educator, will have information for healthy eating.

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Sunday, July 21

• Teddy Bear Picnic at Wilmington Public Library on Sunday, July 21 from 1-2 p.m. Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for an outdoor picnic. Enjoy snacks and books.

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Monday, July 22

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 24 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization. A special story time for preschool children ages 3-6 will be held on Friday, July 26 at 11 a.m.

• Teens Manic Fanatic Mondays for those in Grades 5-12 at Wilmington Public Library on July 22. Theme is Nintendo; embrace your inner nerd, geek, fan girl/fan boy, etc. Cosplay is encouraged.

• 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 introduce your child to various forms of literature and encourage their reading skills. For more information call 937-289-1079 or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Tuesday, July 23

• VA Day with the American Legion Post #179 is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 179, 318 E. Main St., Blanchester on July 23. Vets can learn about VA benefit information, enrollment opportunities, health screenings, and various medical equipment servicing. To apply for VA health care, bring a copy of your discharge or separation papers from the military (such as a DD-214 or for WWII vets, a “WD” form).

• Teen DIY night at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 4:30 p.m. for those in grades 5-12. Create your own galaxy star dream catcher.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon. 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 4-5 p.m. every Tuesday; 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.

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Wednesday, July 24

• Elementary School Age Discovery Club at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, July 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Become a NASA detective and explore and discover the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Thursday, July 25

• Special Clinton County Farmers Market at the Clinton County Annex parking lot on Nelson Ave. from 4-6 p.m. for WIC recipients and open to the public.

• Kool Kids Book Club at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 4:30 p.m. All children ages 7 and up are invited to read the featured book, come to book club to discuss the book, enjoy snacks, and create something kool. Parental supervision is welcome but not required. Discussing “Charlotte’s Web” this month.

• “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.

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Friday, July 26

• “Retro Cinema” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library 2:30-4 p.m. Ruh roh, Raggy! Patrons can enjoy old school movies, TV shows and cartoons after school every Friday in May. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Saturday, July 27

• Fifth Annual Car Show will be held at the Senior Center at 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. All proceeds benefit local seniors. Car entry fee is $10 with pre-war to current plaques, and one for Senior Center Choice. The event includes food concessions, entertainment, a 50-50 drawing and door prizes.

• Clinton County Summer Farmers Market 8:30 a.m.-noon on Mulberry Street between Main and Locust streets in downtown Wilmington. From the vendors: locally grown fresh seasonal jewelry, pottery and more. Kids Club for all children ages 5-12 yrs. SNAP benefits accepted with Double Your Bucks program. Fresh coffee from Kava Haus available at each market.

• Saturday Morning Cartoons on July 27 from 10 a.m.-noon – Enjoy classic cartoons at the library every Saturday morning during summer through Aug. 3. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Monday, July 29

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, July 29 at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization. A special story time for preschool children ages 3-6 will be held on Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m.

• Teens Manic Fanatic Mondays for those in grades 5-12 at Wilmington Public Library on July 29. Theme is Harry Potter; embrace your inner nerd, geek, fan girl/fan boy, etc. Cosplay is encouraged.

• 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 introduce your child to various forms of literature and encourage their reading skills. For more information call 937-289-1079 or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Tuesday, July 30

• Adult Pinterest Craft Night on Thursday, July 30 at 6:15 p.m. Paint a galaxy watercolor painting. Registration is requested at 937-382-2417.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon. 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 4-5 p.m. every Tuesday; 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.

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Wednesday, July 31

• LEGO Club for all ages at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. There will be Mega Bloks for little ones.

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Tuesday, Aug. 13

• Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) meets at noon Aug. 13 at Ohio Living Cape May Central Campus Building for a carry-in meal. Please bring a covered dish to share, and your table service. Guest speaker is Dessie Rogers of the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, Aug. 15

• Help Me Grow and Early Intervention Playgroup Aug. 15 at Little Hearts Big Smiles Playground at 1400 Fife Ave, Wilmington, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy a day playing; also snacks and outdoor activities. RSVP to 937-382-5899; cancelled if inclement weather.

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Sept. 19

• Help Me Grow and Early Intervention Playgroup — Explore and give examples of sensory play with make-it take-it activities. Learn how sensory processing relates to behavior by visiting different sensory activity stations 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Blanchester Public Library, 110 N. Broadway St. RSVP at 937-382-5899.

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Saturday, Oct. 5

• Wilmington Public Library Friends of the Library book sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

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Sunday, Oct. 6

• Wilmington Public Library Friends of the Library book sale is 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

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Wednesday, Oct. 16

• Health Alliance of Clinton County Collective Goods Book Sale is Oct. 16, 17 and 18 at Clinton Memorial Hospital Atrium.

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Monday, Nov. 11

• Health Alliance of Clinton County Masquerade Jewelry Sale is Nov. 11-12.

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Saturday, Dec. 7

• Wilmington Public Library Friends of the Library book sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.