UPCOMING EVENTS – Wilmington News Journal


Upcoming public/community events in Clinton County are as follows. Email your public event information to [email protected] .

Saturday May 22

Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days at the Clinton County Fairgrounds began Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues on Day 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Over 50 vendors offering home decor, crafts, antiques, clothing/jewelry, plus petting zoo, car/bike show, horse show, demonstrations and more. Funds raised benefit agriculture-focused students in East Clinton. More info at RodsProject.org.

Blanchester Public Library Friends Book Sale begins from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and runs from 12-6 p.m. Monday through Friday until its last day from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 in the library meeting room.

• Stand out in favor of Ukraine – invited public from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the corner of Locust and South South streets, Wilmington, for the 13th week of the exhibition. Rain or shine. Clinton County Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) and Empathy Surplus Network USA, sponsors, encourage signs promoting freedom, democracy and peace. Limited number of panels available on site.

Sunday May 22

• Classical pianist Jimmy Cheung with guest performer Angela Lan in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at First Christian Church, 120 Columbus St., Wilmington. FREE ENTRANCE; a voluntary offering will benefit Ukrainian refugees.

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• Library Friends meets at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Wilmington Public Library. Support the library by joining; Friends organize fundraisers, participate in programs and generally volunteer where they can to help the library and its mission. Welcome new members.

Thursday May 26

Free dinner for the community 4:30-6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at Fellowship Hall of Grace United Methodist Church in Blanchester — the first grill of the season with burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, a choice of baked beans or of green beans, fries, desserts and drinks. All are welcome at the corner of Center and Wright streets.

Saturday May 28

The Motown Sounds of Touch Tribute at the Murphy Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

Harveysburg Historic Spring Gathering hosted by the Harveysburg Community Historical Society from 7-8 p.m. at the Harveysburg Village Office Building, 79 W. Main St., with Quaker historian Tom Hamm, professor of history and Quaker scholar-in-residence at Earlham College, speaking about Valentine Nicholson and Abraham Brooke, radical abolitionist reformers from the Harveysburg area. More info, email [email protected] or [email protected] or call Deidre or Becky at 937-725-6653.

• Stand out in favor of Ukraine — Invited public from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, corner of Locust and South South Streets, Wilmington. Rain or shine. Clinton County Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) and Empathy Surplus Network USA, sponsors, encourage signs promoting freedom, democracy and peace. Limited number of panels available on site.

Wednesday, June 1

Unlimited soup and salad bar open to the public, the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aging Up senior center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. RSVP the day before at 937-382-7170.

Sunday June 5

clinton County Historical Society afternoon tea 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 5 June on the lawn of Place Rombach. Bites and a variety of teas will be served over a two hour period. Enjoy tea and a chat with “Louise Denver” – the matriarch of Rombach Place – while learning about the family that calls the Society Museum home. Men and women: wear your best attire from the 20th century. For more information/to purchase tickets, visit www.ClintonCountyHistory.org or call 937-382-4684.

friday june 10

An evening with Marc Cohn, The singer-songwriter who won a Grammy for his ballad “Walking in Memphis,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 at the Murphy Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

Saturday June 11

Clinton County Special Olympics Athletics event at Blanchester High School. Athlete registration from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. and start of events at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free; concessions are available. Interested in volunteering, participating or making a donation? Contact Latasha Ruddle at [email protected] or 937-382-7519.

Monthly breakfast at Aging Up senior center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, 8-11 a.m. The cost varies depending on the choice of biscuits and sauce, waffles, sausages, scrambled eggs. Open to the public.

Monday, June 13

The Wilmington Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13 at the First Christian Church. Raising Beautiful Roses will be hosted by Judy Stopkotte. The hostesses are Mary Thatcher and Linda Compton. Visitors are welcome.

tuesday june 14

PERI (Public Employee Retirees Inc.) meets at 10 a.m. June 14, Conference Room, Clinton County Annex Building, 111 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, Entrance C at rear of building. Ample parking and an entrance for the disabled.

friday june 17

Kids in America totally ’80s’ — Wear your ’80s gear to this free concert in the Rock the Block Summer Concert Series presented by the CVB at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17 in downtown Wilmington.

June 24-26

‘Blazing Brooks’, the best films of Mel Brooks at the Murphy Theatre. Friday, “Blazing Saddles” at 8 p.m.; Saturday, “Robin Hood Men in Tights” at 5 p.m. and “Young Frankenstein” at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, “The Producers” at 2 p.m. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

friday july 1st

DV8 party on the beach free concert from the Rock the Block Summer Concert Series presented by the CVB at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 in downtown Wilmington.

Wednesday July 6

Unlimited soup and salad bar open to the public, the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aging Up senior center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. RSVP the day before at 937-382-7170.

Friday July 8

Noah Smith ‘Boots & Hats’ free concert from the Rock the Block Summer Concert Series presented by the CVB at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8 in downtown Wilmington.

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