Upcoming public/community events in Clinton County include the below. Email your public event information to [email protected]
Wednesday, Nov. 9
• Wilmington College Chamber Music Series free concert by members of the faculty and a special guest from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Murphy Theatre in Wilmington. Featuring pianist Dr. Brianna Matzke, trombonist Dr. Evan Hatter, and CSO violinist Eric Bates. Meet-and-greet afterward.
• Wilmington community blood drive hosted monthly by CMH Regional Health System noon-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 610 W. Main St. Everyone who registers to donate with Community Blood Center Oct. 31 through Dec. 31 will receive the navy knit Blood Donor Beanie. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com, call 937-461-3220, or use the new Donor Time app.
Thursday, Nov. 10
• Food for All mobile pantry for Clinton County residents in need of food 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Catholic Charities of SW Ohio partnering with local community distributing food at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St. in Wilmington. All families in need from the county welcome to attend. Picture ID required for registration, and once a year, a current piece of mail needed for proof of address.
Friday, Nov. 11
• Clinton County Veterans Day Program 10 a.m. Friday, November 11, Veterans Memorial at corner of E. Main and S. Walnut streets, Wilmington. Guest speaker is Class of 2000 Ohio Military Hall of Fame inductee Terry Kerr, SMSgt., U.S. Air Force (Ret.).
• Veterans Day program hosted by Wilmington FFA Chapter/WHS Music Dept. Program begins at 10 a.m. until around 11 a.m. in Wilmington Middle School gym. Veterans and their families invited to attend; RSVP to Ms. Gabrielle Cooper at emailing [email protected] or by calling and leaving a message at 937-283-7254.
• Murphy Theatre tribute to veterans: ‘Patton’ — the classic film starring George C. Scott — showing at 7 p.m. FREE for all veterans and their spouses, and $10 for general admission to public. Sponsored by Ohio Living Cape May.
• Church Women United celebrates World Community Day Friday, Nov. 18 in the social room of Lees Creek United Church of Christ, 57 Cox Road. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the meeting at 1:30 p.m. The church is handicap-accessible.
• Snow Hill County Club Craft Show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday at 11093 SR 73, New Vienna. Free entry and free parking, indoor shopping with local crafters and vendors, face painting, raffles, photos with Santa, food specials at the restaurant and more; with public restrooms.
Saturday, Nov. 12
• 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 $1 for those age 12 and up, with proceeds donated to the local food pantry and Falcon Packs.
• 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]
Monday, Nov. 14
• Wilmington Garden Club meets 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at First Christian Church with Babs Sabick from OAGC demonstrating a “Split Personality Centerpiece” — turning a Thanksgiving centerpiece into one suitable for Christmas. Hostesses are Ann Carr, Vicki Trapp, and Terri Thobaben. Members will need to sign up for the Christmas Luncheon and Flower Show.
• Wilmington Expressives Toastmasters Club Humor Symposium 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Admission is free, in-person at Wilmington Public Library (Kirk Room), or at https://us02web.zoom.us/s/7592114266. Six artists of amusement will share hilarious stories. A panel discussion will reveal their unique approaches to embedding humor into speeches, presentations, and everyday dialogue.
• Wilmington College Theatre presents ‘Urinetown The Musical’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugh G. Heiland Theatre. Tickets at wc.booktix.com or for assistance call the box office at 937-481-2267 from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18
• Annual Soup & Chili Luncheon to benefit Clinton County Homeless Shelter 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Moyer Community Room, Wilmington Municipal Building. Lunch includes homemade soups, chili, dessert and drink; cost is any donation at the door. Four kinds of soup and chili (try them all!): Chicken noodle, potato, vegetable, plus chili, a variety of desserts, coffee, decaf, lemonade and water.
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.
• Clean-Up Wilmington HoliDazzle event 8 a.m.-noon Saturday; volunteers will meet in the Municipal Building parking lot at 69 N. South St. All clean-up supplies will be provided. Lunch to follow at Sugartree Ministry Center with food provided by Donatos Pizza. Visit “Clean-Up Wilmington” on Facebook for more info or contact Annen Vance at [email protected] or at 937-382-6509.
• Friends of Clarksville 1st Annual Family Fest Chili Cook Off 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Vernon Township Hall, 228 E. Main St., Clarksville. Includes games for kids, raffle baskets, pie and cake auction, music, kiddie goodie walk and Save the Jail t-shirts on sale. All proceeds go to Restore the Historic Clarksville Jail.
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.