Upcoming local in-person 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.
Saturday, May 22
• Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days fundraiser 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at Clinton County Fairgrounds. Family-friendly event with vendors selling home decor items, crafts, antiques, clothing/jewelry, a live custom-iron forge and more, plus food trucks and Kona Ice. Clinton County 4-H horse show as part of the Tri-County Show Series. Chazziz Entertainment will host a car show event “open to anything on wheels” with prizes awarded. Admission is free but a $5 donation is welcome the day of the event. More info at https://rodsproject.org/ .
• Clinton County Farmers Market continues Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-noon through Oct. 16 on Mulberry Street (between Locust and Main). It will continue to follow recommendations regarding social distancing and wearing of face mask, with a handwashing station. https://www.facebook.com/ClintonCountyFarmersMarket .
Thursday, May 27
• Clinton County History Center open house and exhibit reopening is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27 with free tours and door prize drawings. Refreshments will be provided; masks and social distancing indoors are requested. Features a new Native American heritage exhibit plus a lecture on it from 6-6:30. At 5:30 p.m. is a ribbon-cutting in partnership with the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce. The History Center is at 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington.
• Free community dinner at Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 27 in the Fellowship Hall of the church — the first grill-out of the season to mark the return of the monthly dinners. All are welcome at the church on the corner of Center & Wright Streets. For more information, call 937-783-3655.
Friday, May 28
• Poppy Days in Blanchester Friday, May 28 from 2-6 p.m. at the Municipal Building with a fun drive-thru. Cars will enter off Main Street onto Clark Street by the playground and exit onto Cherry Street. Along the route, marked with cones, there will be posters and signs by local school children. Drivers are welcome to give a donation to the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Fund.
Monday, May 31
• Memorial Day Parade and Service Monday, May 31 in Wilmington. Parade departs American Legion Post 49 around 10 a.m. Monday, May 31, proceeding to Sugar Grove Cemetery for the annual memorial service. Anyone who wishes to be involved in the parade should contact Post Commander Jim Cook at 937-218-2036.