After Hours, Menu Tasting at Snow Hill

Join the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce for an After Hours and New Menu Tasting at Snow Hill Country Club, 11093 SR 73, New Vienna, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in celebration of their new menu and to introduce new management and staff, plus to tour the venue. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres featured on their new banquet menu will be served from 6-8 p.m.

Snow Hill Country Club is an acclaimed, semi-private 18-hole course with practice facilities, a clubhouse with a ballroom, meeting rooms and dining facilities. It offers a variety of event, meeting and wedding packages, plus holiday party packages. The pro shop offers a stay and play package for golf outings as well as club cleaning/repair and bag services.

New to its staff are Manager and Event Coordinator Michael Fabel, Executive Chef Elizabeth Dotson and PGA Golf Pro Mike Deters. For more information, contact Snow Hill at 937-987-2491 or visit

ECHS to host community book fair

East Clinton High School will host a special Book Fair from Scholastic Nov. 2-6 to help raise funds for the school library.

The book fair will be open each day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and feature a wide range of books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga, and the latest bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.

On Thursday. Nov. 5 from 3-7 p.m. the book fair will feature Family Night, where all who attend may enter a drawing to win $10 in free books.

Student volunteers are helping with the fair. From creating special promotions and merchandising displays to managing inventory and assisting shoppers with their selections, Crew members learn real life skills while helping to make reading for pleasure a cool activity at their school.

“Our Student Crew is working very hard to put on a great book fair event – one that promotes literacy and reading, while at the same time raising money for much-needed library resources,” said Mrs. Earley, ECHS librarian.

Fair attendees can also help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the Classroom Wish List program.

If you can’t make it to the book fair next week you can still order online at:

Sponsorships are available. Area businesses interested in making a donation are asked to contact Mrs. Earley at 937-584-2474 ext. 213.

NaNoWriMo at Wilmington library

Wilmington Public Library is proud to be a participant in the 2015 NaNoWriMo Program. In 2014 there were 325,145 participants worldwide. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On Nov. 1, participants will begin working toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. “Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” The schedule of events includes:

Sunday, Nov. 1 — Kick start your novel: Adults and teens join members of the Wilmington Writers Collaborative for inspiration, tips, and practical guidance; 2-3 p.m., Kids writing workshop for grades 3-6; 3:15-4:15 p.m., Teen writing workshop for grades 7-12

Monday, Nov. 9 — Check your progress: 5-6 p.m., Kids writing group grades 3-6; 6:30-7:30 p.m., Teen writing group grades 7-12. Check your progress or get started writing. Share tips and ideas with other young writers. These writing groups will meet monthly.

Sunday, Nov. 15 — Mid-month check-in for adults and teens: Writers Collaborative for an afternoon of writing.

Monday, Dec. 7 — Writer’s Cafe: Writers of all ages are invited to read short selections of their work (five minutes maximum). Registration is requested for readers at 937-382-2417, ext. 26. Audience members do not need to register. 6-7 p.m., Young writers, grades 3-6; 7-8 p.m., Teens and adults.