COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Saturday, Nov. 16

• 2019 Winter Market Clinton County Farmers Market 9 a.m.-noon in the Wilmington Municipal Building at 69 N. South St. Veterans and Active Military Recognition Day at the Market: Veterans and active military members will receive a free $5 token in recognition of their service to use to purchase products from vendors. Enjoy live music with Travis Luncan. Free activity at Kids Corner for all kids. This is the time to stock up for your Thanksgiving gatherings. Follow the Market on its Facebook page.

• Steak dinner at American Legion Post 49 in Wilmington. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or when sold out), dinner includes steak, baked potato, tossed salad and bread for $12 per person. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. with Josh Ferreira.

• Friends of the Blanchester Public Library will hold its fall book sale beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. in the library’s meeting room and continuing during library hours through Nov. 23. Sale items include magazines (25 cents) paperback books (50 cents), hardcover books and music CDs ($1), books on CD and videos ($2) and DVDs. Single DVDs cost $3, with multi-disc sets $5. Anyone still wishing to donate items for the book sale may drop them off at the library.

• “Conversations That Count,” sponsored by Clinton County A.C.T. (Alliance for Compassion and Truth), will feature the whistleblower’s complaint and the White House communication memo of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. Open to the public, the discussion will be from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Wilmington Public Library. Both documents are available online, and there will be a limited number of printed copies at the event.

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Sunday Nov. 17

• Everybody is invited to “Communion: A Forum on Homelessness”. Starting at 5 p.m. at Sugartree Ministry Center, 180 East Main St. in Wilmington, there’s a free meal of soup and sandwiches. After the meal, there will be an informal meet-and-greet when those with questions, concerns, and potential solutions can converse and meet local leaders.

• 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, Nov. 18

• Wilmington Lions Club meets Monday Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilmington-Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. Guest speaker will be Eric Salyers, who will talk about Ferno Washington.

• 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.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library launches its home schooling program, “The Mad Scientists’ Club” Monday, Nov. 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. For ages 7 – 11, the club will meet monthly for hands-on science activities to enhance your child’s curriculum. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Join the Monday Morning Men’s Club (3M Club) Monday Nov. 18 to enjoy a light breakfast and Michael Cooper will talk about The Lake Battles: Battles of Lake Erie, 1813 and Lake Champlain, 1814. The 3M Club meets at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center at Ohio Living Cape May on the first and third Mondays of the month. All senior men are invited.

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Tuesday, Nov. 19

• Adult Documentary Club on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Enjoy a documentary and discussion. Check with Library for details on film.

• British native Robert will read the original Thomas the Tank Engine stories on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. A small snack will be provided. For ages 0-10.

• 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.

• Turning the Corner Widow’s luncheon meets on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 840 Timber Glen Drive. Please call Mary Camp at 937-382-7171 with your reservation by Friday, Nov. 15. Just a little gathering for fellowship, friends and good food.

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Wednesday, Nov. 20

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

• LEGO Club for all ages at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 4:30 p.m. There will be MegaBloks for little ones.

• The History of Wilmington presented by Clinton County History Center Director Shelby Boatman at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will host a Mystery Game Night, 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 for families, featuring mystery board and card games for all ages. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library Teen Advisory Board meets 2:45-3:45 p.m. at the library. TAB applications are available at the C-M Branch for any teens who wish to join. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will host Dungeons and Dragons games for teens and tweens, 2:45-3:45 p.m. at the library, dice will be provided. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Thursday, Nov. 21

• Wilmington College Theatre’s production of “Heathers, the Musical” is Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh G Heiland Theatre. The dark comedy tackles, via often-grotesque satire, such social issues as bullying and teenagers’ desire to be popular at any cost; it is intended for mature audiences due to stage violence and language. for reservations contact the Theatre Box Office in Boyd Cultural Arts Center, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at 937-481-2267. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens and $8 for college and high school students with valid identification. WC students attend free of charge.

• Help Me Grow & Early Intervention Playgroup Thanksgiving Lunch is set for Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clinton County Health District, 111 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. Join with friends for a Thanksgiving lunch of turkey sandwiches, green beans and dessert, and the Wilmington Fire Department will bring a fire truck to explore. RSVP at 937-382-5899.

• Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester will host a free dinner for the community 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the fellowship hall of the church. All are welcome at the church on the corner of Center & Wright Streets. For more information, call 937-783-3655.

• Mother Goose on the Loose will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 21 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.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will host the home schooling program, “The Madder Scientists’ Club” Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. For ages 12-17, the club will meet monthly for hands-on science activities to enhance your child’s curriculum. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• Kool Kids Book Club at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Howl’s Moving Castle”. There will be a discussion and creative activity. This book club is for ages 7 and up.

• “Throwback Thursdays” 2:30-5 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library. 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.

• Free prenatal breastfeeding classes held the third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Clinton County Health District. For more information or to sign up for a class please contact Delilah Pritchett at 937-382-2862.

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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.

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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.

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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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Friday, Nov. 22

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

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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.

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Tuesday, Dec. 3

• Cocoa with Santa on Tuesday, December 3 from 5:00 – 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.

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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.

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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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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.