COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Upcoming public events in Clinton County include the below:

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Saturday, Aug. 14

Back-To-School Water Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at David Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington. Bring your swimsuit and celebrate back-to-school. The Wilmington Fire Department is creating a spray and splash area for kids and the Wilmington Police Department is handing out school supplies.

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Thursday, Aug. 19

Blanchester community blood drive 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 at Blanchester Church of Christ, 911 Cherry St. Appointments encouraged; schedule at www.DonorTime.com or call 937-461-3220.

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Friday, Aug. 20

Spaghetti Dinner by the Blanchester Senior Citizen organization 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20 with spaghetti, salad, bread, desserts and drinks — all for only $7 a ticket — at the Blanchester Senior Citizen Building, 707 N. Broadway. Proceeds benefit Blanchester Senior Citizens. All are welcome.

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Friday, Aug. 27

The Avalons free outdoor concert, 7 p.m. on Sugartree Street in downtown Wilmington as the Rock the Block Summer Concert Series continues. The Dayton group presents rock-and-roll oldies. Plus food and drinks and more downtown.

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Saturday, Aug. 28

Post 49 Smokin’ BBQ Cook-Off at American Legion Post 49, Wilmington, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Chef’s choice on what to smoke. Legion will give each person participating in smoke-off $25 toward purchase of their choice of meat; cooking must be done on Post 49 property. Entry fee $25/person. Entertainment is the band Queen City Alibi. Prize money determined by number of entries.

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Sept. 10-12

Clinton County Corn Festival returns Friday-Sunday, Sept. 10-12 at the fairgrounds featuring lots of great food and fun-filled family activities, including the wacky Corn Olympics — this year’s theme is “M*A*S*H.” The Saturday night concert features Johnny Lawless followed by Little Texas (free with your Corn Fest admission). For more info, visit the Facebook page, “Clinton County Corn Festival.”

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Friday, Sept. 17

Laine Hardy free outdoor concert, 7 p.m. on Main St. (note this location) in downtown Wilmington; part of the Wilmington College 150th celebration.

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Saturday, Sept. 18

Electronics recycling event hosted by the Clinton County Foundation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Job and Family Services parking lot, 1025 S. South St., Wilmington. Register for an appointment time to drop off “retired” electronic devices. Registration is limited; set an appointment soon at www.clintoncountyohiofoundation.org (which also has a list of items that can/can’t be accepted) or the registration link is on the Foundation’s Facebook page.

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