UPCOMING EVENTS – Wilmington News Journal

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

Wednesday May 18

Books and Beers Book Club at the Wilmington Public Library, the Adult Book Club meets at TinCap Cidery at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (May 18 of that month) and discusses books of various genres. Call the library at 937-382-2417 or visit to pick up a copy of the current book.

Thursday May 19

dungeon and dragon at the Wilmington Public Library at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Get ready to go on an adventure, perform daring deeds, slay a dragon (or befriend one!), find treasure, and have a wonderful time. Limited space; register at the WPL Circulation Desk, by calling 937-382-2417 or online at https://forms.gle/BKZ8kQi9v8ADYiks8.

Friday May 21/Saturday May 22

Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days at the Clinton County Fairgrounds from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Over 50 vendors offering home decor, crafts, antiques, clothing/jewelry, plus food trucks, pedal tractor, petting zoo, car/bike show, horse show , demonstrations and more. Funds raised benefit agriculture-focused students in East Clinton. More info at RodsProject.org.

Saturday May 21

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.

tuesday 24 may

• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

friday july 15

Bluffett Jimmy Buffett Tribute at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at the Murphy Theater. Parrotheads: For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

friday july 22

Rock the Block with Striper and their unique brand of “heavenly metal” at the Murphy Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22 as part of Rock the Block presented by the CVB. Tickets and more info at https://bit.ly/35rleCs.

Saturday July 23

Rock the Block with Night Ranger at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Murphy Theater as part of Rock the Block presented by the CVB. Tickets and more info at https://bit.ly/3haxCJH.

Saturday July 30

Riders in the sky with “40 Years of Western Music and Tall Tales” performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Murphy Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

friday august 5

Tri-County Battle of the Bands from Clinton, Highland & Fayette Counties – featuring Filo Beddoe, Reeking Havoc and Sean Poole & Buckin’ Krazy – free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 5 on Sugartree St. in downtown Wilmington, presented by the Clinton County CVB, Highland County Visitors Bureau and Fayette County Travel and Tourism Bureau.

“All My Rowdy Friends” Tribute to Hank Williams Jr. at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 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] .

Saturday August 6

Bennie and the Jets Tribute to Elton John at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 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 August 13

Johnny Folsom 4 – Tribute to Johnny Cash at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 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 August 20

20 Ride – Tribute to Zac Brown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday August 20. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

Saturday August 27

Brass Transit: Chicago’s Musical Legacy tribute at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 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 September 3

The French family group country music family orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 at the Murphy Theater. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.themurphytheatre.org or call 937-382-3643 or email [email protected] .

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