COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Thursday, Oct. 4

• Brake for Breakfast between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center at 31 Farquhar Ave. in Wilmington. Drive-through for this even bigger and better 11th annual event for a free to-go breakfast, giveaways, and information on breast cancer screening and digital mammography. Enter through the parking lot on West Locust St. (and exit onto Farquhar).

• Throwback Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs.

• Book Lovers, a Blanchester area book discussion group, will be held at the Blanchester Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, discussing “Behind Closed Doors” by B. A. Paris. Anyone interested in participating may call the library at 783-3585 to get a copy of the book, depending on availability. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Blanchester Public Library.

Friday, Oct. 5

• Six and Twenty Club; hostess and program leader, Kathleen Blake.

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Saturday, Oct. 6

• 11th Annual Wilmington American Legion Post 49 Riders 2018 Fall Out Ride is Oct. 6 starting at Wilmington American Legion Post, 140 E. Locust St. Public welcome. Breakfast (cost varied with menu) 9 a.m.-noon. Poker run. Sign up for ride 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; cost for ride $15 single $25 couple. Ride ends at 1563 Berlin Road where dinner is at at 5:30p.m. with music, 50/50 drawing, raffle, door prizes, cornhole, bonfire, and primitive camping available. Costs for breakfast and ride go toward Poker Run winner and food expenses.

• Family fun and a zombie run are the order of the day at the Fall Fest at Laurel Oaks Career Campus on Saturday, Oct. 6. From 3-5:30 p.m. enjoy carnival games, face painting, health screenings, crafts, free hotdogs, pumpkin chuckin’ and more. A cruise-in from 4-6 p.m. will feature classic cars from around the area. Then, kick off Halloween early with trunk or treat at 5:30, followed by a 5K zombie run at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or to register for the zombie run, go to https://www.greatoaks.com/2018/10/03/fallfest/ .

• Sabina Historical Society hosts its annual Sabina Cemetery Walk at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. This virtual tour will be held in the Sophia Vanniman Memorial Building. Featured families all have a school connection: teachers and their spouses from Sabina School Anna and Jim Morris and J.Raymond and Mary Smith; Sabina school cafeteria head, Freda and Oren Brownlee; and bus drivers Edgar and Irene Marsh. Also honored will be Reesville teacher Louise and James Haines. Guests are welcome to share stories and memories of these special people. A map showing the locations of their burial plots will be available. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free, donations welcome.

• Winter Clinton County Farmers Market at the Wilmington City Building from 9-noon. Fresh seasonal produce, locally grown pork and beef, homemade breads, home baked treats, homemade doggie treats, locally made pottery, jewelry, and more. Winter market is the first and third Saturdays during October, November and December.

• Fall Fest at Camp Kirkwood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5719 State Route 73 West near Wilmington. Local artisan vendors, handcrafted goods, canopy trail, hay rides, door prizes, games, food, fun and more. For more info, please visit www.campkirkwood.net/events.html .

Sunday, Oct. 7

• “Knit Wits” will meet at Wilmington Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Bring your project and join friends for the afternoon. This group is open to all project types — knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, latch hook, crochet, etc. All are welcome to attend, even beginners.

Monday, Oct. 8

• Caregiver Support Group meets the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Library at St. Columbkille’s Parish Center. Next meeting is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. For more information please contact Mary Camp at 937-382-7171.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• S.T.E.M. Explorers for ages 12-19 at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. Thermochemistry — learn the basics of chemistry with heat and how the world has been forever changed. Take home some color-changing slime.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants will enjoy books, songs, activities and more while building early literacy skills.

• Public Employee Retirees Inc. (PERI) meets at 10 a.m. at Ohio Living Cape May, central campus building. Election of 2019 officers.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Story times at Wilmington Public Library are Wednesday, Oct.10. Baby Time for ages 0-3 is at 10:30 a.m. and Preschool Time for ages 3-5 is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. is for all ages. The theme this week is “Animals at Night”.

• S.T.E.A.M Train Anatomy Discovery Club for mini scientists ages 5-8 will happen at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct.10 at 4:30 p.m. Learn about Anatomy with engaging science experiments.

Thursday, Oct. 11

• Join the Wilmington Public Library’s Daytime Book Discussion Group on Thursday, Oct.11 at 1 p.m. at its new location; Kava Haus, 187 E. Locust St. Discussion of “Anatomy of a Miracle” by Jonathan Miles. Pick up your copy of book at Main Library. New members welcome.

• O.G.R.E Nights for ages 13-19 on Thursday, Oct.11 from 5-8 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library. Order of Gaming Ridiculousness and Excitement means new friends and all sorts of table top games.

• Throwback Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs.

• TLC the lactation club is a mothers group with breastfeeding in mind. All groups are free and open to the community, and of course children are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Monthly groups every second Thursday at the Wilmington Public Library at 11 a.m. and every fourth Wednesday at the New Life Clinic at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Delilah Pritchett at 937-382-2862.

Saturday, Oct. 13

• Craft Beer Rally and Chili Cook-Off 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13 on Main Street in front of the Murphy Theatre. This new event is your chance to sample specialty beers from the region. Bring your appetite – or your favorite chili recipe – and be a part of the first ever chili challenge to determine who will earn bragging rights for the best bowl of chili in town! For more info visit mainstreetwilmington.com or check out the Facebook page of Main Street Wilmington.

• Costume Party and Reverse Raffle — a fundraiser for the Castle Park II to be located at David R.. Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington — will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at FOE #1224 at 141 E. Sugartree St. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and raffle at 7:30 p.m. Also 50/50 drawing, raffle basket drawings, adult beverages and more. Tickets are $35, or $60 for two. For more information visit Wilmington Parks & Rec on Facebook, email eematt2010@gmail.com or call 937-728-7141 or 937-218-2426.

• The Fortunate Sons, the national and international touring musical tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, return to the Murphy Theatre following the Craft Beer and Chili Cook-off, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org or stop by the box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and day of show beginning at 5 p.m.

• Victory for Veterans 5K is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cowan Lake State Park. All proceeds benefit homeless veterans through Volunteers of America. Sponsored by American Showa. For more information visit www.victoryforveterans5k.com .

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Tuesday, Oct. 16

• DIY Night at Wilmington Public Library for ages 9-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 4:30-6 p.m. A night of creativity with all materials provided.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants will enjoy books, songs, activities and more while building early literacy skills.

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library will host its Young Adult Book Club on Oct. 16 from 2:35-3:30 p.m. They will discuss the book “Don’t Get Caught” by Kurt Dinan. Those who wish to join the book club can pick up the next book after Oct. 16 at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. New members are always welcome.

• Turning the Corner Widows luncheon meeting is 12:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 16 at Wilmington Presbyterian Church, 840 Timber Glen Drive. Please call Mary Camp at 937-382-7171 with your reservation by Friday, Oct. 12.

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Wednesday, Oct. 17

• Eat Wings, Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings to help the Wilmington Area Humane Society (WAHS). From 4-10 p.m., if you take a fundraiser ticket with you and present to your server, Buffalo Wild Wings, 143 Fairway Drive, Wilmington, will donate 15 percent of your bill to the WAHS. Tickets may be downloaded/printed from https://www.adoptapet.com/wahs/event/eat-wings-raise-funds-2/ or picked up from Weathervane Dry Cleaners or D & G’s Paws and Claws Snack Shack. WAHS will appreciate your support.

• Story times at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Baby Time for ages 0-3 is at 10:30 a.m. and Preschool Time for ages 3-5 is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. is for all ages. The theme this week is “Ghosts and goblins”.

• S.T.E.A.M. Scientists Anatomy Discovery Club for scientists ages 9-12 happening at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Join in to learn about anatomy with activities and science experiments.

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Thursday, Oct. 18

• Pinterest Craft Night featuring “Fall Wreaths” will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This program is for ages 16 to adult. Registration is requested at 937-382-2417, ext. 23. All materials provided.

• Throwback Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs.

• Free prenatal breastfeeding classes the third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Clinton County Health District. For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact Delilah Pritchett at 937-382-2862.

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Friday, Oct. 19

• Six and Twenty Club; hostess, Fayanne Saunders; program leader, Pam Dase.

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Saturday, Oct. 20

• Winter Clinton County Farmers Market at the Wilmington City Building from 9-noon. Fresh seasonal produce, locally grown pork and beef, homemade breads, home baked treats, homemade doggie treats, locally made pottery, jewelry, and more. Winter market is the first and third Saturdays during October, November and December.

• Grandpa’s Pottery Open House 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 3558 SR 73 W, Wilmington. Christmas specials, Tillie’s kitchen fruit spread, clearance items and bargains galore. There will also be Raku demonstrations. Complimentary refreshments. Free admission.

• Quarter Auction will be held Oct. 20 by Blanchester Senior Citizens at 707 N. Broadway St. Public welcome; lots of great auction items and values; refreshments for sale. Doors open at 6 p.m. with auction at 7 p.m.

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Sunday, Oct. 21

• Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House 1-3 p.m, to meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5312 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll-free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. Many of the pets available for adoption may be seen at www.adoptapet.com/wahs.

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Oct. 22-31

• Clinton-Massie Branch Library will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus from Oct. 22-31. Throughout the week patrons can watch the movie and participate in “Find the Witch’s Broom” and “A Muck, A Muck, A Muck of Trivia.” On Oct. 24 find out “What’s in that Cauldron” from 2:30-7 p.m., and on Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. parents can bring their children in to decorate Halloween Bags provided by the library, and play the games “Pin the Tail on Thackery Binx” and “Witch Pitch.”

Monday, Oct. 22

• Clinton County Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Davids Meeting Room of the History Center. The program, “New Homes, Old Customs, Germans in America”, will be presented by professional genealogist Nancy Ottman. All are welcome.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23

• S.T.E.M. Explorers for ages 12-19 at Wilmington Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. Take part in science experiments and activities.

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants will enjoy books, songs, activities and more while building early literacy skills.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24

• Story times at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Baby Time for ages 0-3 is at 10:30 a.m. and Preschool Time for ages 3-5 is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct.25 at 11 a.m. is for all ages. The theme this week is “Halloween”.

• Lego Club will be held at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. The club is for children ages 7 and up, but 4-7 year-old children may attend with an adult. Lego building blocks and a snack are provided. Lego creations will be put on display in the library.

• TLC the lactation club is a mothers group with breastfeeding in mind. All groups are free and open to the community, and of course children are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Monthly groups every second Thursday at the Wilmington Public Library at 11 a.m. and every fourth Wednesday at the New Life Clinic at 7 p.m. For more information please contact Delilah Pritchett at 937-382-2862.

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Thursday, Oct. 25

• Bento Box Book Club for teens ages 10-19 at Wilmington Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.. Discuss and banter about “One-punch Man” vol. 1 by Kusuke Marata.

• Throwback Thursdays 2:30-5 p.m. at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library. Take a musical trip back in time with DJ’s Kit Kat and Baby Sun as they play vinyl records, cassette tapes and CDs.

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Saturday, Oct. 27

• Downtown Halloween Party 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 50 W. Main St., Wilmington, a family friendly Halloween party at the Murphy Theatre featuring games, crafts, face painting, treats, and special Halloween guests starting at 1 p.m., and a free showing of “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie” at 2:30 p.m.

• The Rocky Horror Picture Show has its annual showing at the Murphy Theatre Oct. 27 — the party begins at 11 p.m. and the movie at midnight. For tickets, call 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org or stop by the box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and day of show beginning at 5 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 30

• Story Time for all ages at the Clinton-Massie Branch Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants will enjoy books, songs, activities and more while building early literacy skills.

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Wednesday, Oct. 31

• Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5-7:45 p.m. at Wilmington Public Library for all ages. Wear a costume, play games, make glow in the dark slime, and party ‘til the werewolves come out, or bedtime, whatever works for you.

• Story times at Wilmington Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Baby Time for ages 0-3 is at 10:30 a.m. and Preschool Time for ages 3-5 is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. is for all ages. The theme this week is “Dia de los Muertos”. Learn about the Spanish culture and honor the holiday “The Day of the Dead”.

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Thursday, Nov. 1

• Energy Workshop at Wilmington Public Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. A representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will present all things utilities — energy efficiency tips, consumer protection tips, and energy choice. Bring your bills and your questions, complaints or concerns.

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Friday, Nov. 2

• Six and Twenty Club; hostess, Liz McAllister; program leader, Cindy Petrich.

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Saturday, Nov. 3

• McGuffey Lane — a country rock band from central Ohio formed in 1972 — in concert at the Murphy Theatre at 11 p.m. For tickets, call 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org or stop by the box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and day of show beginning at 5 p.m.

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Tuesday, Nov. 6

• Survivors After Suicide support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church of Wilmington located on Timber Glen Drive. For more information, please contact Jennie Mason at 937-728-1402. These meetings on the first Tuesday of a month are held April through November.

Saturday, Nov. 10

• Christmas in the Country at Clinton-Massie 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Clinton-Massie Middle School, 2556 Lebanon Road. More than 100 local artisans and crafters will provide hand crafted wood items, primitives, applique, crochet, Christmas and home décor, jewelry, florals, baked goods, and more. New this year is a Santa shop for the children and performances by our band and choir. A non-perishable food item is required for admission.

Sunday, Nov. 11

• Veterans Tribute featuring the Scioto Valley Brass & Percussion Co. at the Murphy Theatre, 2 p.m. Limit 8 tickets per order. For tickets, call 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org or stop by the box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and day of show beginning at 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16

• Six and Twenty Club; hostess, Pam Dase; program leader, Fayanne Saunders.

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Sunday, Nov. 18

• Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House 1-3 p.m, to meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5312 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll-free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. Many of the pets available for adoption may be seen at www.adoptapet.com/wahs.

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Saturday, Nov. 24

• Hometown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade & Festival begins at 7 p.m. in downtown Wilmington. Come for the downtown shopping, stay for the entertainment with events from morning to night, capped off with everyone’s favorite parade starting at the Clinton County Fairgrounds and winding through downtown at 7 p.m. Fore more info, visit mainstreetwilmington.com.

• Merry TubaChristmas at 5 p.m. at the Murphy Theatre, 50 W. Main St., Wilmington. Tuba talent from the region will gather on the Murphy Theatre stage for a concert of low brass instruments playing your favorite holiday tunes. Free.

• Shop Small Saturday in downtown Wilmington beginning at 10 a.m. Support your Downtown businesses in this kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Watch for special offers and coupons. For more info visit mainstreetwilmington.com.

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Dec. 1-2

• Homespun Christmas is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2 in downtown Wilmington. Homespun Christmas is a great opportunity to visit private homes, area businesses and select venues in Wilmington for handcrafted items and gifts. There will be various talented exhibitors all under one roof at Denver Place Elementary school on Saturday. Free.

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Dec. 7-9

• Murphy Christmas Show, a local tradition, at the Murphy Theatre, 50 W. Main St., Wilmington. Directed by Timothy Larrick. Dec. 7, 8 & 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org or stop by the box office 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and day of show beginning at 5 p.m.

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Friday, Dec. 7

• Six and Twenty Club; hostess and program leader, Susan Douglass.

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Sunday, Dec. 16

• Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House 1-3 p.m, to meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5312 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll-free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. Many of the pets available for adoption may be seen at www.adoptapet.com/wahs.

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