UPCOMING EVENTS


Upcoming public/community events in Clinton County include the below. Email your public event information to [email protected] .

Friday, Sept. 2

Boots and Hats Summer Concert Series in Wilmington continues 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2— this time on Mulberry Street outside of the General Denver — featuring a country/rock jam with Nashville recording artist Noah Smith, followed by The Jesters. Food and drinks available; bring a lawn chair and enjoy. Sponsored by the Clinton County CVB and the General Denver.

• Nowhere Else Festival Sept. 2-4 — Musicians include Courtney Marie Andrews, Iris DeMent, Carrie Newcomer, and of course Over the Rhine (and more). It’s on a farm located at 190 Townsend Road near Martinsville in Clinton County. For ticket info, visit NowhereElseFestival.com.

Saturday, Sept. 3

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for $10 the first Saturday of each month 8-11 a.m. at the Aging Up center located at 717 N. Nelson Avenue. Bar includes eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, coffee cake, yogurt and drink. Open to public.

• Standout in support of Ukraine — public invited noon-1 p.m. Saturdays, corner of Locust and South South Streets, Wilmington. Rain or shine. Clinton County Alliance for Compassion and Truth (A.C.T.) and Empathy Surplus Network USA, sponsors, encourage signs promoting freedom, democracy, and peace. Limited number of signs available on site.

Sunday, Sept. 4

Annual Tractor Drive of the Clinton County Corn Festival (which begins the following Friday) — featuring tractors old and new — leaves Mayer Farm Equipment in Jeffersonville at 10 a.m. Sunday and (slowly) makes its way to the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The route is: Creamer Road to Milledgeville-Octa Road to Thorpe Road, then Sabina Road, Prairie Road, Vine Street, Thorne Avenue, Locust Street, to Josephine Street, to the fairgrounds.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

• Weekly exercise classes begin Sept. 6 at 8:30 am. as Clinton County Community Action and Clinton Memorial Hospital have partnered to provide weekly exercise and wellness classes at the Wilmington Savings Bank Clinton County Aging Up Facility at 717 N. Nelson Ave. The classes give participants an opportunity to stay physically active or, in some cases, to overcome their fear of exercise and begin being physically active. Classes every Tuesday in the Community Room from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Physical Therapy Assistant Tim McComsey from CMH.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Unlimited Soup & Salad Bar open to public, first Wednesday of each month 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aging Up senior center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Food for All mobile pantry distribution for Clinton County residents in need of food is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, September 8. Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is partnering with the local community and distributing food at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington. All families in need from the county are welcome to attend. Picture ID is required for registration and once a year, a current piece of mail is needed for proof of address.

Friday, Sept. 9

An Evening with the Fancy Free Cloggers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 for “a journey with us — dancing, music, comedy, and more!” All tickets $12. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected]

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11

Clinton County Corn Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at Clinton County Fairgrounds. Daily admission is $4. For more information including the complete list of events and times/dates, visit www.cornfestivalonline.com.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Secret Life of Plants Hike 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, 4080 Corwin Road, Oregonia (Corwin Road parking lot). Through the gorge loop of Caesar Creek park, where participants will examine the fascinating ways plants defend and disperse themselves. Sturdy footwear recommended. For questions please contact Eric Sagasser at [email protected]

Monday, Sept. 12

Wilmington Garden Club meets at noon Monday, Sept. 12 at Cowan Lake Sailing Club, 7397 SR 730, Wilmington for the installation of the 2022-2023 officers. Members are to bring a sack lunch and drink.

3M Senior Men’s Club at Cape May — At 9 a.m. Monday, Judge Tim Rudduck is guest speaker sharing his experience in the rehabilitation of Clinton County drug offenders. All senior men in Clinton County invited. Light continental breakfast served free of charge, compliments of Cape May. If you have questions, contact Bill Martin at [email protected] or 937-725-6585. Beginning in October the club will return to its normal 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Wilmington monthly blood drive hosted by Clinton Memorial Hospital. Get a chance to win Ohio State vs. Michigan tickets when you donate noon-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 610 West Main St., Wilmington. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or download the new Donor Time app.

Friday, Sept. 16

New Vienna Oktoberfest 2022 is 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday featuring food and crafts vendors and, in concert: Friday 7-11 p.m. Vinyl Countdown; Saturday noon-4 p.m. Teachers Pet Band; and Saturday 7-11 p.m. American Rebel. Many vendors with food and goods, beer tent, and silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Games start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Wilmington College Homecoming is Saturday, Sept. 17. Featured events include: Alumni Tent open for check-in 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tours and Tailgates with WC Admission (McCoy Room/Kelly Center) 10 a.m.; WC Tailgating 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Center for Sciences & Ag parking lot); family-friendly activities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Collett Mall); Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch 10:30 a.m., (Lobby, Boyd Center); Special Classroom Session I (learn about new Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training master’s classes; Center for Sport Sciences lobby); Greek Bed Races, 11 a.m. (Withrow Circle); Food Truck Alley 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Elm St.); Aggieville noon-2 p.m. (Elm & College streets); Special Classroom Session II (learn about Master of Organizational Leadership program; Lecture Hall 148, Center for Scienses & Ag); Fightin’ Quakers football game vs. Otterbein, kickoff 2 p.m. at Williams Stadium; BSI/CBS/MSU Alumni reception 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Boyd Center Lobby); Alumni Awards & Milestone Reunions for Classes of ‘72, ‘82, ‘92 and ‘02 (cost $35/person; TOP Dining Hall/Pyle Center); First Decade Society Reunion Party for Classes of 2012-2022 (Tin Cap Cidery on Sugartree St.) 6-8 p.m.

Fall Family Weekend at Bible Baptist Church Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Starts with 5K (at Denver Williams Park) at 8:30 a.m. Saturday ($15 entry fee); then at the church free activities begin at 10 a.m. with garden tractor pull, pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides, inflatables and gospel music, with lunch at noon; cruise-in at 1 p.m. (awards at 3 p.m.) and 6-man volleyball tourney at 1 p.m. Mutton Busting at 2 p.m. (kids 2nd-5th grade) with $5 entry fee; limited to 50, registration starts at 10 a.m. On Sunday: Outdoor worship service at 10 a.m., and BBQ lunch at 11:30 a.m.; at noon, inflatables and petting zoo, and at 1:30 p.m., Diamond J Rodeo.

Harveysburg Historical Fall Fest & Drive-By/Walk-By Tour Saturday, Sept. 17 featuring live music (including CMHS band noon-1 p.m.), food truck, at 11 a.m., craft booths, demonstrations with gourd, wool and archery, face painting, and more. Parking free. For more info, visit Harveysburg Community Historical Society on Facebook.

Saturday, Sept. 24

• Caesar Creek Collaborative Pickin’ at the Park — From 5 to 9 p.m. at Caesar Creek State Park Beach, 8570 State Route 73, Waynesville. Musical lineup features Jake Speed & the Freddies, Sam Shaw Band, Root Cellar Blues Band, and Willow Creek Bluegrass Band. Beer garden will benefit Nature Center Association of Caesar Creek.

Thursday, Sept. 29

• Author Jason Cannon — who penned “Charlie Murphy: The Iconoclastic Showman Behind the Chicago Cubs” — will be at a ticketed meet-and-greet event at the Clinton County History Center at 149 E. Locust St. at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29. Program limited to 75 tickets. Tickets free for members and $5 for non-members, available at https://JasonCannonAuthorEvent.eventbrite.com or by calling 937-382-4684.

3M Senior Men’s Club at Cape May — At 9 a.m. Monday, Greg Oliver, Superintendent of the Wilmington Christian Academy, is guest speaker. All senior men in Clinton County invited. Light continental breakfast served free of charge, compliments of Cape May. If you have questions, contact Bill Martin at [email protected] or 937-725-6585. Beginning in October the club will return to its normal 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. In October, they expect to have speakers on the new Kettering Health facility and from the Clinton County Health Department.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

OktoberFest in downtown Wilmington on Sugartree Street 4-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Come to the DORA and stroll with your brew. Events include: 3 p.m., Fancy Free Cloggers; kids’ activities 3-7:30 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. DJ music; 4 p.m. wiener dog races; 5 p.m. wiener toss; 6 p.m. beer stein hoisting competition; 7:30 p.m. live music on the City Stage; 9 p.m. costume contest winner announced. Games of chance will be held at the Eagles #1224 just down the street.

Free E-Waste Recycling Event for Clinton County residents and businesses only 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants must pre-register at ClintonCountyOhioFoundation.org. Drive-through; volunteers will unload your items.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for $10 the first Saturday of each month 8-11 a.m. at the Aging Up center located at 717 N. Nelson Avenue. Bar includes eggs, sausage, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, coffee cake, yogurt and drink. Open to public.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Unlimited Soup & Salad Bar open to public, first Wednesday of each month 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aging Up senior center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington

Friday, October 7

The Menus — a Murphy Theatre crowd favorite — return at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email b[email protected]

Saturday, Oct. 8

• Talking Tombstones —A live Historic Sugar Grove Cemetery Tour presented by the Clinton County History Center is Saturday, Oct. 8 (rain date Oct. 15). Stroll and “meet” some of the county’s prominent past citizens.Clinton County History Center’s Talking Tombstones — the second annual cemetery walk. Pre-sale tickets available through Oct. 1 1 at https://tombstones22.eventbrite.com or for purchase at the History Center at 149 E. Locust St. Limited number of day-of-event tickets available onsite at the cemetery Saturday Oct. 8: Active History Center members cost $15, non-members will cost $25 at the cemetery gates. To learn more visit the History Center’s Facebook page or www.clintoncountyhistory.org.

Saturday, October 15

The Electric Light Orchestra Experience featuring Evil Woman — The American ELO at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Murphy Theatre. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected]

Saturday, Oct. 22

• Rodney Crowell Word For Word Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Murphy Theatre. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected]

Monday, Oct. 31

Trick-or-treat night in Clinton County is 6-8 p.m. Monday, October 31.

Saturday, Nov. 12

The Stranger — Billy Joel Tribute featuring Mike Santoro 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Murphy Theatre. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected]

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