UPCOMING EVENTS


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

Friday, Sept. 30

Free Public Friendship Concert at Murphy Theatre 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. A delegation from Nagasaki, Japan will also present a symbolic cross to Wilmington College’s Peace Resource Center during a ceremony and concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Murphy Theatre. Public invited as musical performers include Wilmington College Chorale, pianist Dr. Brianna Matzke, and a local children’s choir.

Friday & Saturday, 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. Saturday 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. NOTE: Fraternal Order of Eagles 1224 has announced the games of chance event Friday night is cancelled due to a lack of volunteers to run the event. The Eagles apologize for the cancellation.

Saturday, Oct. 1

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.

Sabina Historical Society virtual cemetery walk in the chapel at the Sabina Cemetery at 4 p.m Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring business people from the past including Roy Arrasmith, Cecile Beverly, Richard Cline, and John Thomas. This event is free and open to everyone. Donations welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

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, Oct. 2

• Unified Christian Men’s Chorus — 6:30 p.m. at Martinsville Church of Christ, 28 Main St. (SR 28) in Martinsville. This men’s chorus sings four-part gospel music and hymn arrangements. They will be joined by a ladies quartet. Free admission.

Monday, Oct. 3

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May — returns to 1st and 3rd Mondays at 9 a.m. Monday, guest speaker Mike McCarty, Clinton County Commissioner. 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.

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

Thursday, Oct. 6

Booklovers book discussion group at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Blanchester Public Library, 110 N. Broadway St., discussing “The Great Unexpected” by Dan Mooney. Anyone interested may call the library at 937-783-3585 to get a copy of the book. New members welcome. For more information, contact the Blanchester Public Library.

Friday, October 7

15th annual Brake for Breakfast hosted by CMH Regional Health System at the Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center on Friday, October 7 from 6-9 a.m. while supplies last. The breast cancer awareness event is CMH’s biggest annual organized activity, with last year’s Brake for Breakfast serving over 1,000 attendees. Breakfast will be a Panera “Pink Ribbon” bagel and fresh fruit to-go breakfast as well as giveaways from CMH and others. Every bag will have information on mammography, treatment, cancer-screening resources, and a voucher for a mug if you schedule a mammogram at CMH between October 8 and the end of the year.

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 [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.

• “Pancakes for a Cause” is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast by donation, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at the Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, 840 Timber Glen. All proceeds benefit Sugartree Ministries in Wilmington.

• 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, Oct. 9

Spay/neuter clinic for cats Sunday, Oct. 9 for cats at PAWS Humane Society by appointment. Rascal Unit mobile spay/neuter clinic will perform surgeries. To register, email [email protected] Registration & payment must be made in advance; payments non-refundable. Prices include surgery, rabies vaccine and hosting fee. Cat spay $80, cat neuter $70. Also offers vaccines and testing in association with the spay/neuter surgery. Deadline for appointments and payment is Oct. 4.

Monday, Oct. 10

SRWW Joint Fire District community blood drive 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at 179 South Jackson St., Sabina. Everyone who registers to donate with Community Blood Center Oct. 3-29 will receive the “Ignite the Fight” October Breast Cancer Awareness Month t-shirt. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or download the new Donor Time app.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

B-SHOC Community Family Concert featuring the upbeat, exciting and entertaining Christian evangelist is free with live concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Murphy Theatre. Doors open 6 p.m., pre-show at 6:30. (At 5 p.m. is Sensory Friendly Concert.) Door prizes include new bicycle, gift cards, cash and more.

Saturday, October 15

Soup and Sandwich Supper 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Social Room at Springfield Friends Meeting House, 121 Todds Fork Road, just off SR 380. Everyone invited for homemade soups and Sloppy Joe sandwiches, cornbread, desserts and drinks, by donation. Proceeds to Quaker projects. From 6:30-7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, a Candlelight Concert of peaceful piano music for the heart and soul.

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]

Monday, Oct. 17

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May — at 9 a.m., guest speaker Rev. Joel Richter, chair of Clinton County Homeless Coalition. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

New Life Clinic Annual Fall Fundraiser 7 p.m. Oct. 18 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Wilmington Church of Christ, 909 W. Locust St. Includes ministry update, client testimony, and keynote address by Amy Ford, co-founder and President of Embrace Grace. Also a dessert reception. Anyone interested in learning more about New Life Clinic and the ministry can RSVP at 937-382-6588 or [email protected] by Oct. 4.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

‘A Night of Hope’ program of music and stories of hope to benefit Wilmington Hope House; social hour and silent auction at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Theatre. Tickets $15 available at www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 21

• Cruise-In at Busam Ford 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 with all cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome at 1182 W. Main St., Wilmington. Complimentary hot dogs, chips, drinks and door prizes, and music by Chazziz DJ Charlie Hargrave.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat presented annually by Wilmington Parks & Rec is 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at J.W. Denver Williams Jr. Memorial Park, Wilmington. Enter from Fife Avenue.

• 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]

Friday, Oct. 28

• Fall Festival at the Clinton County Aging Up facility at 717 N. Nelson Ave, Wilmington. Starts at noon with lunch plus games, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Ohio Dept. of Health at Community Action office at 789 N. Nelson Ave. with Mobile Vaccination Unit 10:30-1:30.

Mobile Vaccination Unit of the Ohio Department of Health at Clinton County Community Action office at 789 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Offers: walk-in adult and pediatric COVID vaxx (ages 3+) — pre-registering is encouraged at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/; Pfizer COVID booster (ages 12+); personal protective equipment; COVID tests; and walk-in Core-4 screening (A1C, blood pressure, Body Mass Index and cholesterol (ages 18+). MVU is fully staffed and wheelchair-accessible.

Monday, Oct. 31

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

Monday, Nov. 7

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May —at 9 a.m. Monday, guest speaker News Journal Sports Editor Mark Huber. 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.

• Fall Festival at the Clinton County Aging Up facility at 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. Starts at noon with lunch, plus games, 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

• Mobile Vaccination Unit of Ohio Dept. of Health at Community Action office at 789 N. Nelson Ave. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. includes: walk-in COVID vaxx (ages 3+) — can also pre-register at https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/; Pfizer COVID booster (ages 12+); personal protective equipment; COVID tests; and walk-in Core-4 screening (A1C, blood pressure, BMI and cholesteral (ages 18+). MVU full staffed and wheelchair-accessible.

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]

26th Annual Christmas in the Country at Clinton-Massie 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Clinton-Massie Middle School featuring over 90 local artisans and vendors. Entry “fee” is one non-perishable food item with proceeds donated to the local food pantry and Falcon Packs.

Saturday, Nov. 19

• Annual Hometown H0liDazzle and Illuminated Parade Saturday, Nov. 19 with activities and shopping through the day and the parade beginning at 7 p.m. from the fairgrounds east on Main Street through downtown and ending at East Main and Lincoln Streets.

Monday, Nov. 21

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May —at 9 a.m. Monday, guest speaker Pamela Walker-Bauer, Clinton County Health Commissioner. 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.

Monday, Dec. 5

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May —at 9 a.m. Monday, guest speaker Shelby Boatman, Executive Director, Clinton County Historical Society. 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.

Monday, Dec. 19

3M (Monday Morning Men’s Club) at Cape May —at 9 a.m. Monday, Christmas Program with Tony Lamke playing his banjo — and a special breakfast and for the first time; bring your spouse. More details later. 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.

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