Wednesday, March 16
• Lenten lunch at Wilmington UMC — Barbecued pulled pork, au gratin potatoes, broccoli moray, and angel food cake with cherry sauce. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of church at 50 E. Locust St. (entrance at back of church). Donation is $6; for carry-out, call 937-382-1465 and ask for the kitchen.
• Easter Party at Wilmington Senior Center with lunch provided by Wilmington Nursing and Rehab at noon Wednesday, March 16. Lunch is provided free of charge; please call the Center at 937-382-7170 for reservations.
Thursday, March 17
• Wilmington High School presents “The Little Mermaid” March 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilmington High School Auditeria. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $12. Reserve tickets by calling the Theatre at WHS Box Office at 937-283-7235.
• St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at the Wilmington Senior Center at 717 N. Nelson Ave. is Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade reuben sandwiches, chips, pickle spear, homemade shamrock cookies, drink and St. Patrick’s Day treat is $10. Delivery service is available. To order please call 937-382-7170 by March 14. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center.
Friday, March 18
• The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival returns to the Roberts Centre 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 18-19 featuring Nothin’ Fancy, Balsam Range, Mountain Faith, Dry Branch Fire Squad, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, and more. Tickets are $35-$75. For more information visit www.somusicfest.com.
• Six and Twenty: Hostess, Susan Ertel; Program Leader, Mary Driscoll.
Saturday, March 19
• Wilmington Public Library 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the library lawn and across the street at Galvin Park on Saturday, March 19 (rain date is March 26). Pre-hunt activities will be from 9-11 a.m. Activities include crafts, face painting, breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny, firetruck and police car tours, and bunny goody bags. The egg hunt starts at 10:45 a.m. by age groups; 1-3 yrs. at 10:45, 4-6 yrs. at 10:50, 7-8 yrs. at 10:55, and 9-10 yrs. at 11 a.m.
• The Drowsy Lads brand of lively traditional Irish music comes to the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Tickets are $12-$29. For more information, visit www.the murphytheatre.org.
• Spring Farmers’ Market is back at its indoor location — the Community Room at the Wilmington City Building, 69 N. South St. in downtown Wilmington — on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors will be providing fresh seasonal produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, crafts, soaps and beauty products and more. For more information, please call 937-382-2737 or visit www.clintoncountyfarmersmarket.com.
• Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Wilmington Senior Center Saturday, March 19 from 8-11 a.m. — $5 for breakfast, your choice of pancakes and sausage or waffles and sausage, served with juice, milk or coffee; or $6 for breakfast and a picture with the Easter Bunny. Open to the public and all ages.
• Appalachian Artisans Guild “Cabin Fever Arts Festival” is Saturday, March 19 at the Patriot Center on the Hillsboro campus of Southern State Community College. Doors will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 20
• Wilmington Area Humane Society Adoption Day Open House, 1-3 p.m, to meet cats and dogs available for adoption at WAHS Shelter, 5361 U.S. 68 North, Wilmington. Please call the toll free pager at 1-877-802-1633 if you have questions. To see the pets available for adoption, go to www.wahsinc.petfinder.com.
• East Clinton FFA Annual Easter Egg Hunt for all East Clinton Local community members to come out and hunt for more than 1,500 eggs on Sunday, March 20 at the baseball and football fields at East Clinton High School. It will start at 3 p.m. and there will be five age divisions, so all kids have a fair shot to find some eggs. Grand prizes will be rewarded for finding the golden and silver grand eggs. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Monday, March 21
• Monday Morning Men’s Club at Cape May meets March 21 to enjoy a light breakfast and hear from Randy Riley, former Wilmington Mayor and now President of City Council. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. He will share with guests his two medical missions to the Amazon. All senior men are welcome. For more information, please contact Abby Weiner, Director of Marketing and Sales at 937-382-2995.
Wednesday, March 23
• Lenten lunch at Wilmington UMC — Turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, and pumpkin mousse. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of church at 50 E. Locust St. (entrance at back of church). Donation is $6; for carry-out, call 937-382-1465 and ask for the kitchen.
• Country Heir Horse Show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Thursday, March 24
• “Chasing Butterflies: Finding Family, First Steps” March 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the genealogy room of the Sabina Public Library, 11 E. Elm St. Jean Mulhern, former director of the Wilmington College Library, will discuss new trends and strategies for finding family histories and culture.
March 28-April 2
• DVD & Book Sale March 28-April 2 at Sabina Public Library. On Friday and Saturday only, fill a shopping cart or a bag with books for $1.
Thursday, March 31
• “Crime Scene Investigation” March 31 at 6 p.m. at the New Vienna Library, 114 W. Main St. Detective Sgt. Bob Gates of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will discuss crime scene investigation techniques.
Friday, April 1
• Six and Twenty: Hostess and Program Leader, Mary Driscoll.
Saturday, April 2
• Elks 85th Annual Charity Ball “Spring is In the Air” is Saturday, April 2 at the lodge. For the Elks Lodge’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Blue Steel will provide the music for dancing for all age groups. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $30 per person. Social hour is 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. and dancing 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost for dinner-only is $20 each; dancing-only is $15 each. You may also dedicate a table in your name or the name of a loved one for $30; if you choose, the table can be reserved for you and your family. Look your best — attire is semi-formal or formal. Money raised helps the Elks give to families in need, veterans, children and local organizations.
Monday, April 4
• Color Relaxation Day (for adults) at Sabina Public Library Monday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and again at 6-7 p.m. Door prizes given. Coloring sheets and materials provided.
Tuesday, April 5
• Pre-Diabetes 101 class will be held April 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the Sabina Public Library, 11 E. Elm St. Classes are free and taught by a certified diabetes educator who is a registered dietitian and a registered nurse. Find out how you can take steps to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. This is part of the Clinton County Diabetes and Wellness Program, funded by Health First for Clinton County. Call 937-382-7221, ext 114 for more information or to register.
• American Quarter Horse Association Madness Show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Thursday, April 7
• Book Lovers, a Blanchester area book discussion group, will be held at the Blanchester Public Library on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The book they will be discussing is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng; this month’s book is the choice for Clinton County Reads for 2016. 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 at 783-3585.
Tuesday, April 12
• Clinton County Historical Society Annual Meeting is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. After a short business meeting, Kay Fisher will present “Clinton County Revisited,” a look back at what was happening in our county in 1916. All are invited, with voting by members only. The Annual Meeting will take place at the History Center, 149 E. Locust St.
Friday, April 15
• Clinton County Homeless Shelter Soup Luncheon & Raffle Fundraiser is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the Moyer Community Room in the Wilmington Municipal Building. Come enjoy an array of homemade soups, chili and desserts along with an afternoon of fellowship. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door. “Soup to go” deliveries will be available thanks to Dayton Goodwill Easter Seals volunteers; to place your order, call the shelter at 382-6272 and speak to Ginny or Amber no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14. The Modern Woodmen of America will be matching up to $2,500 raised from the event, so you’re invited to come and help raise $5,000 for the shelter. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5 for multiple prizes including Cincinnati Reds and Kings Island tickets, a $100 Visa gift card and two $50 cards.
• Six and Twenty: Hostess, Judy Kay Johnston; Program Leader, Desiree Gruber.
Saturday, April 16
• Ohio Country Antique Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Roberts Centre. The enduring styles of early American decorating take center stage as 50 dealers from several states present classic formal and rustic antiques at this semi-annual show and sale. Displays include a variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th century furnishings, decorative accessories, folk art, fine art, Americana, architectural and garden décor. For more information, visit queencityshows.com.
• The Hadden Sayers Band returns to the Murphy Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16. In 2011 their song “Back to the Blues” was nominated for the Song of the Year Award at the 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards. “Confident tunes from a mature, assured composer, the record, Blue Corn Music, features Sayers at his best. You will hear heartfelt lyrics sung from deep inside matched with innovative guitar work, recorded with the warmth and soul and depth of the best vintage gear.” Tickets are $12-$29. For more information, visit www.the murphytheatre.org.
• Mid Ohio Dressage Association, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Tuesday, April 19
• Free 4C for Children Play and Learn Groups for caregivers and parents and children birth to age 6. Each session provides opportunities to learn and explore through play at the Wilmington Public Library 10:30 a.m. – noon. Call Cathie Streator 513-758-1224 to register or for questions. Dates are third Tuesdays of each month: April 19, May 17 and June 21.
• Diabetes Nutrition Class Series will be held April 19 and 26 and May 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sabina Public Library, 11 E. Elm St. This three-part series will cover diabetes nutrition related to blood sugar monitoring, carb counting, heart health and cooking, grocery shopping, eating out basics and more. Classes are free. This is part of the Clinton County Diabetes and Wellness Program, funded by Health First for Clinton County. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 937-382-7221, ext. 114.
Sunday, April 24
• Sabina Historical Society presents Let’s Talk Antiques and Collectibles at 2 p.m. April 24 at the Lightner House (next to Sabina Library) 146 S. Howard. Area collectors will be present to share their knowledge. People are encouraged to bring a handheld item to be discussed or just stop by to listen. Light refreshments will be served. Program is free.
• Country Heir Horse Show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Friday, April 29
• Six and Twenty: Hostess and Program Leader, Kim Vandervort.
April 29-May 1
• East Coast Timing Association Land Speed Racing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29-May 1. Cars and motorcycles come out to compete against existing class records. See 200 mph+ vehicles run a mile to achieve their best speed. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy. Those interested in racing, visit www.ecta-lsr.com. Tickets are $10-$15.
April 30-May 1
• American Quarter Horse Association Youth Show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Saturday, May 7
• Mike Albert & the Big ‘E’ Band, 7:30 p.m. at the Murphy Theatre, Wilmington. Albert’s style, charisma and ability to involve the audience have established a long-term relationship with his band, drawing sold-out crowds year after year. His powerful voice lends itself well to every type of Elvis song from the 1950s-1970s. Tickets are $12-$29. For more information call 877-274-3848.
• Ohio Paint Horse Show Silver Jubilee Miniature Show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
Friday, May 13
• Six and Twenty: Hostess, Margie McMullen; Program Leader, Judy Kay Johnston.
Tuesday, May 17
• Free 4C for Children Play and Learn Groups for caregivers and parents and children birth to age 6. Each session provides opportunities to learn and explore through play at the Wilmington Public Library 10:30 a.m. – noon. Call Cathie Streator 513-758-1224 to register or for questions. Dates are third Tuesdays of each month: May 17 and June 21.
Friday, May 27
• Six and Twenty: Hostess and Program Leader, Barbara Leeds.
Monday, May 30
• New Vienna Memorial Day Celebration and Parade, 9:30 a.m.. The parade starts at the gazebo and proceeds to the IOOF Cemetery, where there will be a ceremony honoring fallen soldiers, local veterans, and active-duty personnel. Veterans present will each receive a pin in appreciation of their service.
Friday, June 10-11
• 22nd Annual Banana Split Festival is 4-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Denver Williams Park, 1326 Fife Ave., Wilmington. The event includes free concerts, continuous entertainment, a cruise-in of classic cars, crafts and collectibles, games, rides, unique food and of course banana splits! Free.
• Spring Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull, 7-11 p.m. at Clinton County Fairgrounds, 958 W. Main St., Wilmington. Two nationally sanctioned organizations present two days of championship pulls. Pits open at 9 a.m. to allow fans to get up close with the competitors. Food and camping available on-site. $15; children 8 & under free.
Friday, June 10
• Six and Twenty: Hostess, Desiree Gruber; Program Leader, Margie McMullen.
Saturday, June 11
• One-derings Lavender Farm Open House, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2195 S. Clarksville Road, Clarksville. Tours, question & answer, lavender lemonade, lavender cookies and peppermint tea. Benches overlooking lavender field. Free herbs to pick. Free admission.
• Medallion Arabian Horse Show, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roberts Arena.
• 8th Annual Summer Solstice Lavender Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, 2387 Martisnville Road, Martinsville. Experience the beauty of acres of organic lavender in full bloom. Lavender food, vendors, u-pick, wreath and wand workshops, yoga in the field, massage therapy, children’s activities, music and more. Free admission.
Tuesday, June 21
• Free 4C for Children Play and Learn Groups for caregivers and parents and children birth to age 6. Each session provides opportunities to learn and explore through play at the Wilmington Public Library 10:30 a.m. – noon. Call Cathie Streator 513-758-1224 to register or for questions. Dates are third Tuesdays of each month; the next one is June 21.
• Clarksville Heritage Days Festival, Friday 6-11 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on Main Street. Featuring the famous Cow Drop, kids’ activities, parade, 5K run. Music all day — Bluegrass, Oldies, Country & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Food, beer and lots of family activities. Free Admission.
Friday, June 24
• Six and Twenty: Hostess and Program Leader, Janet Williams.