COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Tuesday, Feb. 25

• Correction: The March 25 “Watersheds, Water Quality and Source Water Protection” at Wilmington Public Library was incorrectly listed here under February; it is indeed being held on March 25. We apologize for the error.

• Faith Lutheran Church Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 421 E. Vine St., Wilmington. In summer 2018, many church members participated in a mission trip to Tanzania, where they worked with International Health Partners to complete many different projects. Donations will go to the International Health Partner’s Children’s Hospital in Tanzania.

• Celebrate Black History Month at the annual Larry and Lenna Mae Gara History lecture, sponsored by the Colonial Dames of America, on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the T. Canby Jones Meetinghouse. All are welcome to the 6:30 p.m. reception, co-hosted with the Wilmington College Religion and Philosophy program, and to the 7:30 p.m. lecture, “Black Farmers, the Rural South, and the Age of Development” by Professor Alec Hickmott, Amherst College.

• Adult Pinterest Craft Night featuring Macrame at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:15 p.m. Registration requested by calling 937-382-2417.

• Family Story Time for ages 0-12 will be held at Wilmington Public Library 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. Enjoy stories songs, crafts and socialization.

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Wednesday, Feb. 26

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Thursday, Feb. 27

• Clinton County A.C.T. (Alliance for Compassion and Truth) will host a primary candidates’ forum, 6:30 p.m., in the Wilmington Municipal Building Community Room. Appearing will be 15th District Democratic congressional candidates Daniel Kilgore and Joel Newby; Republicans Jonathan McKay and Tanya Snarr, running for County Recorder (GOP candidate Kelly Hopkins has a prior commitment); and City Administrator Marian Miller and City Services Director Brian Shidaker, speaking about the city income tax levy. The public is invited.

• Debra Faulk in her one-woman show “Nancy Green: Being Aunt Jemima, the Pancake Queen” on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Theatre. Admission is free thanks to local sponsors.

• Lego Club for all ages at Wilmington Public Library 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. There will be MegaBloks for little ones.

• Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester free dinner for the community 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the fellowship hall of the church on the corner of Center & Wright Streets. All are welcome. For more information, call 937-783-3655.

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Friday, Feb. 28

• The Menus — “The best party band in the world” — return to the Murphy Theatre Friday, Feb. 28. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Monday, March 2

• Book & DVD Sale at the Sabina Public Library at 11 E. Elm St. during regular business hours from March 2-7. Individual books may be purchased for 25 cents each for hardbacks/softcovers and 10 cents each for small paperbacks. DVDs are $1 each.

• Mother Goose on the Loose for children ages 0-6 will be held at Wilmington Public Library at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2. 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 children.

• Join the Monday Morning Men’s Club (3M Club) Monday March 2 to enjoy a light breakfast and an interesting program as Glenn Orr will entertain with a humorous mono-log entitled “So You’re Getting Older; Get Over It” 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 except on holidays. All senior men are invited. For more information about the 3M Club call Tom Dreyer at 937-382-2995 or Bob Holmes at 937-725-7878.

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Tuesday, March 3

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Thursday, March 5

• Artistic Adventures for children ages 6-12 at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Create stained glass using permanent markers.

• Gardening workshop by Cassie DeHart, horticulturalist and community garden manager, at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. This meets on the first Thursday of each month to learn about gardening, ask questions, and share advice.

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Friday, March 6

• East Clinton High School travels Under the Sea with its 2020 musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at the Murphy Theatre. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students; box seats are available for $50.

• The Price Hill Duo presents a lunchtime concert which is free and open to the public at Wilmington College 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 6 in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center. Tables and chairs will be set up to accommodate those who wish to bring their lunch. The Price Hill Duo features Laura Jekel on cello and violinist Jordana Greenberg performing a repertoire comprised largely of Jekel’s original arrangements from a variety of classical composers

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess, Mary Driscoll; program leader, Mary Ann Raizk.

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Saturday, March 7

• Elks 89th annual Charity Ball, open to the public, has a Roaring ’20s theme. This is the Wilmington Elks Lodge 797 largest fundraiser of the year. Dinner and dance are $30 per person. Dance only is $15 per person. Social hour is 6-7 p.m., dinner from 7-8:30 p.m., and the dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with DJ Ryan Page ($100 for best dressed couple in 1920s attire). Call 937-382-2191 for reservations. Tickets available online at www.the797elksgolfclub.com .

Monday, March 9

• Mother Goose on the Loose for children ages 0-6 will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, March 9 at 11 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 children.

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Tuesday, March 10

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, March 10 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Wednesday, March 11

• Questions and Answers on Pet Adoption, presented by Eileen Brady, volunteer at the Clinton County Humane Society Animal Shelter on Fife Avenue, on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Learn how you can become a part of the Shelter’s efforts to help homeless pets in our area through adopting and volunteering to help pets in need. You’ll be able to meet some of the friendly pets from the shelter.

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Thursday, March 12

• Wilmington High School’s presents “Singin’ in the Rain” Thursday, Friday and Saturday — March 12, 13, 14 — at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. All seats are $10. To reserve and purchase your tickets please visit www.wilmingtonhs.booktix.com. For more information on Theatre at WHS, visit www.theatreatwhs.weebly.com.

• Discovery Club at Wilmington Public Library for children ages 7-12 on Thursday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Design zoo exhibits for hybrid animals, based on the Dr. Seuss book, “If I Ran the Zoo”.

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Friday, March 13

• Clinton County Church Women United will meet at the Sharon Methodist Church, 5181 SR 380, Wilmington, to celebrate Human Rights Day with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and program to follow at 10 a.m. All ladies in and around Clinton County are encouraged to attend regardless of church affiliation. No advance registration is necessary.

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Saturday, March 14

• The Drowsy Lads bring their Irish music back to the Murphy Theatre for St. Patrick’s weekend on Saturday, March 14. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Monday, March 16

• Play-Doh Club at Wilmington Public Library for children ages 12 and under on Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m.

• Mother Goose on the Loose for children ages 0-6 will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, March 16 at 11 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 children.

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Tuesday, March 17

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Thursday, March 19

• History Extra for children ages 7-12 at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Learn facts about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day while playing bingo.

• Adult Pinterest Craft Night: Painting with Sasha, will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, March 19 at 6:15 p.m. Registration is requested at 937-382-2417.

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Friday, March 20

• 21st Annual Soup & Chili Luncheon fundraiser to benefit the Clinton County Homeless Shelter is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 20 at the Moyer Community Room in the Wilmington Municipal Building. Lunch includes homemade soups and chili (seven kinds in all — chicken noodle, potato, beef vegetable, vegetarian, ham & bean, broccoli & cheese, and chili; try ‘em all!), dessert and drink. Cost is any donation. Also, drinks including coffee, decaf, lemonade and water.

• Country singer Neal McCoy at the Murphy Theatre Friday, March 20. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess and program leader, Désirée Gruber.

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Saturday, March 21

• Firefall presented by Gary Warner at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Murphy Theatre. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Monday, March 23

• Mother Goose on the Loose for children ages 0-6 will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, March 23 at 11 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 children.

• The Scribbler’s Society for ages 7-12 will be at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, March 23 at 5 p.m. This is for children who have a love for writing.

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Tuesday, March 24

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Wednesday, March 25

• “Watersheds, Water Quality and Source Water Protection” at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. This program is presented by Travis Luncan, Source Water Coordinator, City of Wilmington. Area lakes and streams provide recreation, flood control and a source of water for the City of Wilmington’s drinking water plant. Learn about our local water resources, recent algae blooms and what is being done to monitor and protect water quality in local lakes and streams.

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Thursday, March 26

• Family Preparedness Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the Sabina Public Library, 11 E. Elm St. sponsored by the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency. Interactive workshop to help increase the preparedness level of you and your family before the spring seasonal storms.

• Lego Club for children ages 12 and under at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, March 26 at 5 p.m. There will be MegaBloks for little ones.

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Monday, March 30

• Kool Kid Book Club for ages 7-12 is held monthly at Wilmington Public Library. Meet on Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. to discuss “Magic Tree House: Leprechaun in Late Winter”, and also make a blarney stone. Pick up your copy of the book at Main Library.

• Mother Goose on the Loose for children ages 0-6 will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Monday, March 30 at 11 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 children.

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Tuesday, March 31

• Story times for children of all ages will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Wednesday, April 1

• Story times for children of all ages continue at the Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m.; and Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and socialization.

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Thursday, April 2

• Resources 101: Learn about programs and resources available right here that can positively impact the lives of families and individuals you know or encounter. Anyone who lives or works in Clinton County should plan to attend the third annual event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 2 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Expo Building, 958 W. Main St., Wilmington. Come for the speakers or for the printed materials; stay a little while or longer. RSVP to 937-382-7519 or mreed@nikecenter.org .

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Friday, April 3

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess and program leader, Susan Ertel.

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Friday, April 17

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess and program leader, Marsha Wagstaff.

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Saturday, April 4

• 6th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Wilmington Public Library and Galvin Park 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 4. Egg hunts starts at 10:30 a.m. by age groups: 1-3 years at 10:30 a.m.; 4-6 years at 10:35 a.m.; 7-8 years at 10:40 a.m.; and 9+ years at 10:45 a.m. Take your own picture with the Easter Bunny, donuts and juice, fire truck and police car tours, tractor tours and more. Parking in the Wilmington Public Library lot is reserved for handicapped only. First Christian Church has opened their parking lot for attendees (on the corner of Columbus St. and Walnut St.). Parking is first-come, first-serve; please plan ahead for alternate parking.

• Collegiate 4-H Club at Wilmington College is sponsoring its 22nd annual Little International Showmanship Contest April 4 at WC’s Equine Center, 1535 Fife Ave. in Wilmington.

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Saturday, April 18

• An Evening with Jeffrey Steele, Nashville singer/songwriter, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Murphy Theatre. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Friday, May 1

• Steeldrivers at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1 at the Murphy Theatre. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess, Judy Johnston; program leader, Mary Zaycosky.

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Saturday, May 2

• Charity auction for the Angels Awaiting Maternity Home Angel House located in Wilmington will be held at noon Saturday, May 2 at the South Side Church of Christ, 921 S. Fayette St., Washington Court House. All purchases are tax-exempt. This is the group’s biggest fundraiser; in 2019 they were able to assist 32 women who were pregnant and needed a little help. People are also asked to donate money for underwriting and/or items that can be sold to raise funds.

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Saturday, May 9

• Mike Albert and the Big E Band — the “Ultimate Tribute” to Elvis — returns to the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Friday, May 15

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess, Cindy Crosthwaite; program leader, Mary Driscoll.

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Friday, May 29

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess and program leader, Cindy Petrich.

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Friday, June 12

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess and program leader, Kim Vandervort.

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Friday, June 26

• Six and Twenty Club meets; hostess Theresa Rembert; program leader, Cindy Crosthwaite.

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Saturday, July 18

• RockStar returns to the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Saturday, July 25

• Rock the Block 2020 presented by the Clinton County CVB begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25 in downtown Wilmington for the free outdoor portion of the event that includes DJ Goat, food vendors, beer tent/mixers and merchandise sales — and of course the live music featuring Quiet Riot, Dirty Deeds: Extreme AC/DC, Pink Velvet Krush, Atomic Jimmy (Van Halen tribute) and more.

• Rock the Block 2020 moves inside to the Murphy Theatre for Winger and Autograph beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Murphy Theatre. For tickets, go to themurphytheatre.org or call the box office at 937-382-3643.

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Sept. 11-13

• 43rd Annual Clinton County Corn Festival is Sept. 11-13 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington.