COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Friday, Nov. 22

• “Retro Cinema” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public 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.

• Six & Twenty Club meets; hostess Patti Cook; program leader Sally Buchanan.

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Sunday, Nov. 24

• Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at Sabina Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. The Community Christian Men’s Fellowship is organizing the service, and they invite the public to attend.

• Wilmington College’s 40-member Quaker Thunder Pep Band presents a “Sounds of the Season” concert Sunday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Hermann Court.

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Monday, Nov. 25

• Audiobook Mondays at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public 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, Nov. 26

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public 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 us on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Wednesday, Nov. 27

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Thursday, Nov. 28

• Roberts Centre is hosting a Wilmington Thanksgiving with Friends Thanksgiving Day Buffet on Thursday, Nov. 28 to celebrate the holiday and give back to the community. Police, firefighters, and first responders are able to eat for free, and veterans who attend with a veteran status ID will receive a 30 percent discount on their meal. This event is open to the public and reservations are encouraged. To learn more about the event and to make your reservations, visit RobertsCentre.com/2019-wilmington-ohio-thanksgiving-event-with-friends.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Friday, Nov. 29

• “Retro Cinema” at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public 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, Nov. 30

• Rita Haley Butcher and her brother, Pat Haley, will be hosting a book signing event and selling their respective books, “Growing Up in a Place Called ‘Port’” and “The Danes Murders: Lost Innocence in Lees Creek”, on Saturday, Nov. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sonny Collins Massage Studio, 34 N. South St. in Wilmington, during the HoliDazzle. The books each cost $19.95. Please contact Rita Haley Butcher at 937-382-8054, and Pat Haley 937-205-7844 or peh@cinci.rr.com for more information. Please stop in for conversation and enjoy the book signings.

• Wilmington Hope House’s Trees of Hope will be hosted at the Clinton County History Center 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 as well as noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Hot chocolate and cider will be available. Festively decorated trees will be on display throughout the museum.

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Sunday, Dec. 1

• The Clinton County History Center is participating in the nationwide “Museum Store Sunday” Dec. 1 from noon-5 p.m. in addition to the Hope House Trees of Hope event. https://museumstoresunday.org/museum-store-sunday

• Ves Akimbo will perform holiday tunes at Wilmington Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Enjoyable for all ages, 0-99.

• Annual Senior Citizens Dinner at the Wilmington American Legion Post 49 will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 at 140 E. Locust St. Free to all Clinton County seniors age 60 and up and catered by McCoy’s Catering. Dine-in hours noon-2 p.m. with carryout/delivery available (and available to shut-ins beginning at 11 a.m.).

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Tuesday, Dec. 3

• Cocoa with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Santa will be visiting the library to listen to children’s Christmas wishes. Take your own photo with Santa and enjoy a cup of cocoa before or after turn with Santa.

• Wilmington College’s mock trial team will demonstrate their legal skills in a staged homicide trial from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3 in Room 121 of WC’s Boyd Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to be part of the courtroom gallery — and possibly the jury — for the hearing of the fictional case file, State of Midlands vs. Jordan Ryder, which is provided by the American Mock Trial Association.

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Wednesday, Dec. 4

• Clinton County Women’s Club meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July, August and September) at 6:30 p.m. at Damon’s Restaurant meeting room. Next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. they welcome any ladies in Clinton County to come join them for fellowship and dinner. The object of the Clinton County’s Women’s Club is “working for the betterment of Clinton County.” If you’d like more information please contact Mary Camp at 937-382-7171.

• Page Turners’ Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilmington Main Library. Meet Dec. 4 to discuss “The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag” by Alan Bradley. New members are welcome; books can be picked up at the Main Library.

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

• Children’s “Make A Gift” on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Children are invited to come to the library to make a gift for someone special in their lives. Materials are provided; limit one gift per child, while supplies last.

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Thursday, Dec. 5

• Mother Goose on the Loose will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. It will be a fun-filled 30-minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Appropriate for infants up to age 3.

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Saturday, Dec. 7

• Wilmington Public Library Friends of the Library book sale is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. This sale directly benefits your library.

• Winter Market Clinton County Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon in the Wilmington Municipal Building at 69 N. South St. The second “Kids Market” will be held this date. Come out and support local kids as they share their crafts, baked goods, and art with the community. All kids’ vendors will only accept cash.

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Sunday, Dec. 8

• Wilmingtones choir, under the direction of Caitlyn Warner, will perform holiday music at the Wilmington Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Tuesday, Dec. 10

• Children’s “Gift Wrapping 101” on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Children ages 3-12 are invited to bring up to 3 gifts that the library staff will teach them how to beautifully wrap. Please no gifts larger than a basketball and limit 3 gifts per child. All wrapping supplies will be provided.

• Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) meets Dec. 10 at noon at Max & Erma’s at I-71 and US 68. RSVP by Dec. 3 to Shirley Webb at 937-382-8233 or Priscilla Vaughan at 937-608-8323. Please being an inexpensive white elephant gift to exchange.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

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Thursday, Dec. 12

• Mother Goose on the Loose will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. It will be a fun-filled 30-minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Appropriate for infants up to age 3.

• Daytime book club will be held at Kava Haus, 187 E. Locust St., on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. This is sponsored by Wilmington Public Library, and new members are welcome. The book being discussed is “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, and can be picked up at Main Library.

• Teen OGRE Night: Magic the Gathering at Wilmington Public Library 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Learn the basics of MTG; cards will be provided. Registration is requested at 937-382-2417.

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Friday, Dec. 13-Sunday, Dec. 15

• Annual Murphy Christmas Show — “Murphy’s Miracle on Main Street” — continues the holiday tradition including the Murphy Kids, Murphy Choir, Murphy Singers, and many more local performers you won’t want to miss. Performances are: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Presented by the Clinton County CVB, Tickets are $10, $12 and $22. For tickets visit themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Sunday, Dec. 15

• Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House, 1 to 3 p.m, to meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5312 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. Many of the pets available for adoption may be seen at www.adoptapet.com/wahs.

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Monday, Dec. 16

• School Employee Retirees of Ohio, Inc. Monday, Dec. 16 luncheon meeting at Wilmington Savings Bank/Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington at noon and business meeting at 1 p.m. Speaker for this meeting will be a member of the Wilmington Fire Department. Reservations are required. To choose your menu call President Connie Damron at 937-382-5254.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

• Adult Documentary Club on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Enjoy a documentary and discussion. Check with Library for details on film.

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Saturday, Dec. 21

• Last Saturday of the 2019 Winter Market Clinton County Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon in the Wilmington Municipal Building at 69 N. South St. Come out and stock up with the locally grown produce and locally made products from vendors. See you at the 2020 Spring Market in March!

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Tuesday, Dec. 31

• Family Noon Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Ring in the New Year with light refreshments, activities, and a balloon drop.

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Friday, Jan. 17

• Etta May Comedy Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Murphy Theatre. Etta May was the winner of the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year and has appeared on MTV, “Oprah” and “CBS Sunday Morning.” Tickets are $15 to $45. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Friday, Jan. 25

• Sawyer Brown with Thomas Mac at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Murphy Theatre. For tickets, which range from $35 to $80 packages, visit themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Friday, Feb. 14

• “America’s AC/DC Tribute Thunderstruck” recreates the spirit and energy of an AC/DC concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the Murphy Theatre. Tickets are $20 to $45. For tickets visit themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.