UPCOMING EVENTS – Wilmington News Journal
Upcoming public/community events in Clinton County include:
Tuesday, April 5
• Giuliano Graniti, concert pianist, in partnership with Wilmington College, performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at the Murphy Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
• STEAM Dreams at the Wilmington Public Library for teenagers to explore a natural and mathematical phenomenon that will make you… go round in circles! Investigate how this property occurs in natural objects such as plants and create amazing works of art using the Fibonacci sequence at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.
Wednesday 6 April
• Lenten lunch at Wilmington United Methodist Church, 50 E. Locust St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fellowship Hall for an $8 donation, also take-out or local delivery, call after 9 a.m. at 937-382-1465 and ask for the kitchen . Menu: Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, orange-glazed carrots, roll and butter, and cake.
• Free screening of “Ghosts of Mississippi” – Clinton County Reads 2022 invites the public at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Murphy Theater. The film features one of the civil rights-era murder cases reopened as a result of the work of investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell, author of the 2022 Clinton County Reads book, “Race Against Time.” The book is available at county public libraries and at www.booksnmore.org.
• Get covered in Ohio – Freestore Foodbank at the Wilmington Public Library. Get Covered Ohio is a new effort that specializes in supporting people who need to apply for health coverage. Freestore Foodbank staff will be in the library to provide assistance with Medicaid and Marketplace insurance applications and to answer questions. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays April 6 to April 27.
Thursday, April 7
• Public debate on the book of Clinton County reads the 2022 book, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era” by Jerry Mitchell, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, Blanchester. The book is available at all county public libraries and at www.booksnmore.org.
• Clinton County Alzheimer’s Support Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 and every first Thursday of the month. Due to Covid-19 positivity rates, this is now a Zoom meeting. For more information, contact Tom Dreyer at 937-382-2995 or [email protected] .
friday april 8
• Fish fries by the Knights of Columbus St. Columbkille Catholic Church Council 3369 will continue from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 8 — the last of the season — at St. Columbkille Parish Center. Lunches, eat-in or take-out, cost $13. The menu includes a choice of six pieces of fried shrimp or three pieces of baked or fried cod; and choice of three sides (baked potato, potato wedges, mac-n-cheese, green beans, coleslaw) and a drink. Profits are donated to local charities.
saturday april 9
• ABBAmania Canada featuring the hits of one of the best-selling bands of all time is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the Murphy Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
• Wilmington Hazardous Waste Collection Day for city dwellers 9am-12pm only Saturday, April 9 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 475 Nelson Avenue. Free deposit: antifreeze, old fuel, used oil, oil-based paint, stains and paint thinners. Bring ID to show you are a resident of Wilmington. Questions? Call Stormwater Administrator Eric Green at 937-382-2413.
• Annual PAWS reverse raffle and dinner hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 141 E. Sugartree St., to benefit the PAWS Humane Society. Minimum $25 donation cost for reverse raffle ticket admission and dinner. Tickets by cash or check payable to PAWS Humane Society, Inc. at D&G’s Paws and Claws Snack Shack, 5356 US 68 North, Wilmington, Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-4pm. Those who do not purchase tickets for the reverse raffle and dinner can donate $10 at the door for dinner and evening activities.
• 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.
monday april 11
• The Wilmington Garden Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at First Christian Church with speaker Jermaine Isaac, director, Wilmington City Parks & Recreation. The hostesses are Sue Croutwater and Terri Thobaben.
tuesday april 12
• Teen Book Club at the Wilmington Public Library meets the second Tuesday of each month, including Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the library website for the full 2022 reading list.
• Clinton County Reads 2022 Closing Event featuring “Race Against Time” author Jerry Mitchell, via Zoom, at 6:30 p.m. April 12 on the big screen at the Murphy Theater. The event is free / open to the public. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m.; light refreshments and cash bar. Mitchell’s talk will also be streamed at https://bit.ly/ccreadsfinale2022.
Wednesday April 13
• Lenten lunch at Wilmington United Methodist Church, 50 E. Locust St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fellowship Hall for an $8 donation, also take-out or local delivery, call after 9 a.m. at 937-382-1465 and ask for the kitchen. Menu: Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, roll and butter, and Texas sheet cake.
• Community blood drive hosted by the CMH Regional Health System from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Everyone who signs up to donate receives a “Giving is Good” t-shirt. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
Thursday April 14
• Daytime Book Club at the Wilmington Public Library for Adults meets the second Thursday of each month at the Main Library at 1 p.m. Call the library at 937-382-2417 or visit the library to pick up a copy of the current book.
saturday april 16
• “Alice in Wonderland”, a matinee performance for young people by the Bright Star Touring Theatre, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Murphy Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
• Easter egg hunt and more at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Wilmington Church of God, 100 R Gordon Drive, Wilmington. Free family fun including over 5,000 eggs (egg hunt for grades 6 and under) plus cash prizes, games, photos with the Easter Bunny, cookies and punch, inflatables , and worship and service. Includes a Special Needs Egg Hunt for grades 12 and under – wheelchair accessible, eggs attached to balloons plus floor eggs, egg grabbers available and a smaller crowd.
Wednesday April 20
• Books and Brews Book Club at the Wilmington Public Library for Adults meets at TinCap Cidery on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and discusses books of various genres. Call the library at 937-382-2417 or visit the library to pick up a copy of the current book.
Thursday April 21
• Dungeoning and Dragoning at the Wilmington Public Library. Go on an adventure, do daring deeds, slay a dragon (or befriend one!), find treasure, and have a wonderful time with Dungeons & Dragons at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Places are limited, please register at the WPL circulation desk. , or by calling 937-382-2417.
Saturday April 23
• Blanchester Police Fundraiser at 5 p.m. on April 23. The cost of $25 per person includes a catered dinner with dessert and two raffle tickets. Also a sharing of the pot offered. To RSVP, call or text 937-725-7797.
• “Earth Day Experience: Sustainability from A to Z” free one-day opportunity to rethink sustainability and recycling in a different way with hands-on demonstrations, science activities, music, art and fun for kids of all ages from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, presented by Main Street Wilmington. The event will take place throughout downtown to its main sponsor location, AZEK/TimberTech, on Prairie Avenue. Participants can start at Xidas Park and tour the downtown demos, then ride a wagon to the AZEK/TimberTech Demonstration Barn.
Fri-Sun, April 22-24
• “Mockfest” celebrating the art of mockumentary on April 22, 23 and 24 at the Murphy Theatre. Friday, “A Mighty Wind” at 8 p.m.; Saturday, “Best In Show” at 5 p.m. and “This is Spinal Tap” at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, “Waiting For Guffman” at 2 p.m. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
tuesday 26 april
• Meeting of Friends of the Library at the Wilmington Public Library 2:30 p.m. on April 26. You can support the library by joining Friends of the Library who organize fundraisers, help with programs and generally volunteer where they can to help the library and its mission. New members are always welcome.
Saturday April 30
• Mcguffey Lane rocks the Murphy Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
Friday, May 6
• Blessed union of souls at the Murphy Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .
Sunday May 8
• Mike Albert Tribute to Elvis Presley special matinee concert for Mother’s Day at the Murphy Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .