COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Tuesday, Dec. 10

• Clinton Memorial Hospital is holding its first annual Baby Fair, a free event in the main atrium and on the first floor 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. More than 25 vendors and health partners will participate and offer education, such as infant CPR, car seat safety, and breastfeeding, as well as an opportunity to peruse holiday crafts and gifts, baby accessories, and more. The event will be family-friendly with activities for older siblings, including crafts with Santa. Attendees will have an opportunity to win giveaways, including a jogging stroller and car seat set. It also includes a meet-and-greet of OB/GYN, family practice and pediatric providers at CMH 5:45-6:15 p.m. For more information call 937-382-9415 or visit www.CMHRegional.com/BabyFair.

• 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.

• Lego Club for ages 5-11 at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will take part in Lego building challenges, build their own creations, check out the latest Lego books and catch some fun cartoons. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranch.

• 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

• Help save lives this holiday season by donating at the CMH Regional Health System monthly community blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room next to the cafeteria, 610 W. Main St., Wilmington. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the cozy Blood Donor Winter Scarf. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220. Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.

• Santa Claus will be at the Martinsville/Clark Township Fire Department from 6 to 8 p.m. All kids are welcome; there will be light refreshments. The fire station is located at 317 School Street in Martinsville.

• 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.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will be closed for staff training.

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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.

• Blanchester community blood drive is 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 in the Blanchester Municipal Building, 318 E. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the cozy Blood Donor Winter Scarf. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220. Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will be closed for staff training.

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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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Friday, Dec. 13

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library will be closed for staff training.

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Saturday, Dec. 14

• Health Alliance of Clinton County Annual Holiday Ball for Charity will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Roberts Centre, Ballroom A. For more information please contact Kathy Havey at 937-382-2422 or at jameshavey@cinci.rr.com.

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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

• 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.

• 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.

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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.

• Lego Club for ages 5-11 at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will take part in Lego building challenges, build their own creations, check out the latest Lego books and catch some fun cartoons. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranch.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library’s Young Adult Book Club for high school students will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:45 p.m. to discuss “Dragonflight” by Anne McCaffrey. 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.

• Turning the Corner Widows luncheon meets on Tuesday, Dec. 17 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, Dec. 13. Just a little gathering for fellowship, friends and good food.

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Wednesday, Dec. 18

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be meeting at 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, Dec. 19

• Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church at 160 N. South St. in downtown Wilmington will have its Christmas program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 19, which includes a performance by special guests, the Wilmington High School choir. Don’t miss out on this special evening of songs and message of the true meaning of Christmas.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library from 3-7 p.m. will be hosting a Christmas Open House for community members to celebrate the season and see the library collection and its new improvements. Holiday treats and refreshments will be provided. For more information call 937-289-1079, or follow them on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

• “Throwback Thursdays” 2:30-5 p.m.at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library, 2:30 – 5:00 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 us at (937) 289-1079, or follow us on Facebook at @CMBranchWPL.

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Friday, Dec. 20

• Christmas Craft Days are Dec. 20, 21 and 23 during regular business hours — bring the kids to the Sabina Public Library or New Vienna Library to work on some Christmas crafts that can be taken home.

• “Retro Cinema” 2:30-4 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library. 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, Dec. 21

• Blanchester Community Christmas Dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Blanchester Community Center at the Municipal Building. All citizens of Blanchester are invited to this free meal.

• 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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Monday, Dec. 23

• 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, Dec. 24

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library will be closed for Christmas Eve.

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Friday, Dec. 27

• Holiday Game Day is Friday, Dec. 27 with carnival-style holiday games for the children at the Sabina Public Library, 11 E. Elm St., anytime from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Crafts also available to work on while supplies last.

• “Retro Cinema” 2:30-4 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Public Library. 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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Monday, Dec. 30

• 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.

• Holiday Game Day is Monday, Dec. 30 with carnival-style holiday games for the children at the New Vienna Library, 114 W. Main St., anytime from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Crafts also available to work on while supplies last.

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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.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library will be closing at 5 p.m. in observance of New Year’s Eve.

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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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• “Hotel California” tribute to The Eagles returns to the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Saturday, Jan. 25

• Sawyer Brown with Thomas Mac at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Murphy Theatre. Sawyer Brown has charted 51 singles on the Billboard country chart including 19 in the Top 10 with eight of those consecutively in the 1990s. 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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Wednesday, Feb. 5

• Clinton County Women’s Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Damon’s Restaurant in their meeting room. Please note, they don’t meet during the months of July, August or January. Next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. They welcome any ladies in Clinton County to come 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.

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Saturday, Feb. 8

• Phil Dirt & the Dozers return for their popular annual oldies show at the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. For tickets, go to 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.