UPCOMING EVENTS – Wilmington News Journal
Upcoming public/community events in Clinton County include:
Tuesday March 1st
• Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 421 E. Vine St., Wilmington. Donations go to the Church Youth Fund to help with mission trips, youth events, youth camps, VBS, and more.
• STEAM Dreams Teen Program at the Wilmington Public Library Tuesday, March 1, 4:00 p.m. Teens are invited to an art and/or science project – painting ice, creating watercolor ice melt, and learning about crystallization and other properties of ice.
Wednesday March 2nd
• Lent lunch at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 50 East Locust Street, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for an $8 donation, also available for takeout or local delivery, call after 9:00 a.m. at 937-382 -1465 and ask for a kitchen. Menu: Loaf of salmon or ground roast beef, scalloped potatoes, buttered peas and carrots, buttered bun and fruit tart.
• Get Covered Ohio Initiative – Freestore Foodbank staff will be at the Wilmington Public Library on March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to provide assistance with Medicaid and Marketplace insurance applications and Answer questions, help people understand their health insurance options, and enroll Network coverage and help with post-enrollment issues such as: B. when searching for in-network providers. Customers are supported by phone, virtually with Zoom or in person.
Thursday March 3rd
• Booklovers Blanchester Area Book Discussion Group at the Fellowship Hall of Grace United Methodist Church, Wright and Center Streets, Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. with discussions of “The Prisoner’s Wife” by Maggie Brookes and “The Winter Palace” by Eva Stachniak. Anyone interested in participating can call the library at (937) 783-3585 to receive a copy of the books. New members are welcome. Contact Blanchester Public Library for more information.
• Clinton County Alzheimer’s Support Group Meets 6:30-7:30pm Thursday, March 3rd and every first Thursday of the month. Due to the positive Covid-19 rates this is now a zoom meeting. For more information, contact Tom Dreyer at 937-382-2995 or [email protected]
Friday March 4th
• Reopening of the Genealogy Library: Beginning Friday, March 4, volunteers from the Clinton County Genealogy Society will be on hand to assist community members in finding their ancestors. They are open on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. Located in the CC History Center at 149 E. Locust St., Wilmington. Call 937-382-4684.
Saturday March 5th
• After 49 relief dinners with chicken and noodles Saturday, March 5, 6-7:30 p.m. (or until sold out) at the Post Office at 140 E. Locust St., Wilmington. meal of chicken and pasta, mashed potatoes, green beans and bun; $9/person. Plus monthly raffle and open jukebox.
• spring at the mill at the Sugartree Mill Co. Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 316 E. Sugartree St, Wilmington. The theme is “Clarity – in our homes and in our lives”. New spring collection of homewares you need to freshen up your space or create the space of your dreams. Ten percent discount on all items plus free refreshments. Visit www.sugartree.mill.com for more information.
• Gardening with Native Plants — Visit the Cowan Lake State Park Nature Center between 10am and 5pm to learn about native plants and their importance to pollinators. Get help designing your garden and choosing the best plants for your space. Learn how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Find out why bumblebees are necessary for a home garden. Take seeds home!
Saturday March 5th
• Pro-democracy rally in support of Ukraine and her folks Saturday 12-1 p.m., corner of Locust Street and South South Street, Wilmington. rain or shine. Sponsors Clinton County Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT) and Empathy Surplus Network USA invite participation and signs in support of freedom, democracy and peace in Ukraine. Limited number of signs available on site.
Monday, March 7th
• Youth Advisory Board Meets at the Wilmington Public Library at 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 7 and Monday, March 21 – first and third Monday of each month. An opportunity to use your voice and participate in planning programs, suggesting crafts, recommending books, and otherwise influencing youth services at the library. Join in on snacks and conversations about your library.
Monday, March 8th
• Annual Meeting of the Clinton County Historical Society at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at the History Center, 149 E. Locust St. Wilmington. The meeting will reflect on the Society’s achievements, finances and programs. Open to the public; Society members were encouraged to attend in order to adopt the 2022 List of Trustees.
• youth book club at the Wilmington Public Library meets Monday, March 8, at 4 p.m. Join the library’s new Teen Book Club, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. March Book is “Odessa” by Johnathon Hill. A detailed list of future books is available on the library’s website.
Wednesday March 9th
• Lent lunch at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 50 E. Locust St., 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for an $8 donation, also available for takeout or local delivery, call 937 after 9:00 a.m Call -382-1465 and ask for a kitchen. Menu: Chicken and Pasta, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Biscuit and Butter and Brownie.
• Monthly CMH blood drive in Wilmington 12pm-6:30pm Wednesday, March 9th, 610 West Main St. and get the new Giving is Good t-shirt. The lime green t-shirt is available from February 28th to April 30th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and welcome spring. Make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call (937) 461-3220.
Thursday March 10th
• Daytime Club at the Wilmington Public Library is an adult book club that meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Public Library. The March book is Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams. A detailed list of future books is available on the library’s website.
Friday March 11th
• “Soup to Go” drive-through fundraiser. – Chicken Noodle Soup and Chili, available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 390 West Main St. in Wilmington, with proceeds going to the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Call-off orders can be placed no later than midday on March 4th; call 937-382-7058.
Saturday March 12th
• “Love Letters” starring Amy Yasbeck and Steve Burnette – presented by the Murphy Stage Company and their debut – is a one night only benefit on Saturday, March 12 at 7pm at the Murphy Theatre. The funny yet heartbreaking play will be Amy Yasbeck’s return to her uncle Charlie Murphy’s theater.
• Identification of backyard birds — Visit the Cowan Lake State Park Nature Center anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to learn more about the birds in your yard. Identifying sparrows can be tricky for beginners, but we have tricks! Learn what you need to get more species to visit and how you can help keep them safe in your garden. Learn how you can help study the world’s birds from the comfort of your own home as a Citizen Scientist.
Monday March 14th
• Clinton County reads launch event is at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14: A Talk on Justice and Journalism, with Mark Godsey and Beth Karas. The meeting will take place on Zoom and is also accessible as a group at the Wilmington Public Library. Details on the zoom link can be found in the library’s events calendar.