Upcoming local public events are listed below. We recommend you check with each individual event/organization for updates on changes, cancellations or postponements, and for information on safety requirements (masks, social distancing, etc.) for any events you plan to attend.
Wednesday, Oct. 21
• Words & Wine at Home Book Club online through the Wilmington Public Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Grab your favorite beverage and join others on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. for a lively discussion; this month’s will be “The Bear” by Andrew Krivak. Registration required for all programs at 937-382-2417 or at wilmington.lib.oh.us. Links to online events provided after registration.
Thursday, Oct. 22
• Blanchester community blood drive 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Blanchester Church of Christ, 911 Cherry St. Donors must make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or by calling 937-461-3220. Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org .
• Free community dinner in Blanchester at Grace United Methodist Church 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. For more information, call 937-783-3655.
Saturday, Oct. 24
• Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park hosted by Wilmington Parks & Recreation is is 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Enter the park via the Rombach Ave. entrance.
• Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at the Wilmington Church of Christ at 909 W,. Locust St. 3-4:30 p.m. Wear your costumes (there will be a picture booth), but you must be in a car to attend.
• Clinton County Winter Farmers Market on Mulberry Street from 9-11:30 a.m. More at www.clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com.
Sunday, Oct. 25
• Drive Thru Trick or Treat hosted by Elevation Community Church is 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 (rain or shine). Never leave your cars, yet bring home candy! The church is at 107 Eagle Martin Drive, Blanchester.
Monday, Oct. 26
• Adult Virtual Pinterest Craft Night through the Wilmington Public Library will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.26. Join other crafters on Zoom to make a beaded bracelet. All supplies will be provided after registration. Registration required for all programs at 937-382-2417 or at wilmington.lib.oh.us. Links to online events provided after registration.
Saturday, Oct. 31
• For teens: Wilmington Library Crossing Spooktacular virtual event Saturday, Oct. 31. Halloween has come to Animal Crossing. Join the Teen Librarian and gather your friends for a festive night-in during Library Crossing: Spooktacular in the famous game on the Nintendo Switch. Register online and fill out a travel request form for a time slot to visit this mystical and festive island where a special guest awaits. A costume ball, party games, and a scavenger hunt are planned for the evening with lots of prizes to be awarded. Registration required for all programs at 937-382-2417 or at wilmington.lib.oh.us. Links to online events provided after registration.
• Car/Bike Benefit Show for Gabe and Jaime Polston, who were seriously injured in an accident, will be hosted by Riley’s Hair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Eagles #1224, 141 E. Sugartree St., Wilmington. Awards, food truck, bake sale, raffle items, 50/50 raffle and music and more. More info at https://bit.ly/3hJXxpa .