Your guide to community events in and around the area
The Points of Light Volunteer Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the 51 West Event Center in Frankfort. Adults and teens welcome. There is free admission, door prizes and fun. Individuals can visit booths from area not-for-profit organizations offering volunteer services for young and old. Fund out about their volunteer needs and opportunities, and what you can do to help. For more information, call 765-659-3338.
Registration is now open for the 2023 Senior Olympics sponsored by Day and Genda Funeral Home. The Senior Olympics will be held May 1-24 and include everything from golf to card games to pickleball are available in the mornings, midday and evening. Opening Ceremonies take place May 1 at Paul Phillippe Resource Center at 12:30 p.m. with registration and 1 p.m. the event. For more information, call 765-659-3356.
Boone County is having its Annual Spring Cleanup on April 20-22. Register your litter cleanup team at www.boonecountysolidwaste.com by April 1 and receive a free T-shirt for each member. Celebrate Earth Day and make an impact on your city.
The City of Frankfort is inviting residents to TPA Park on April 21 at 11 a.m. to help them with the Spring Clean Up. Individuals can help by raking leaves, mulching, painting playground swings and much more. Bring your work clothes, any gardening tools you have and gloves. For more information, call 765-659-3422.
Carroll County will have its Garden Fair and Craft Market on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flora Park Merchants Building.
A New Beginning Ministry Pork Chop Supper will be held Saturday, April 22, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dine in and carryout are available. Cost is $12 for adults, $8 from children ages 5-12, and those under age 5 are free. An extra pork chop is $3 each. The address is 1758 E. Wabash Street or right across the street from the former KFC. Call 765-242-1046 for carryout or delivery.
The Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their first Working Women’s and Administrative Professionals Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Arborwood, 100 N. Park Drive, Frankfort. Join them for a boutique spring fashion show and pop up shopping event. Tickets are $15 each. RSVP to Barb at the Chamber.
The annual Purdue Day of Giving will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Scholarships are a very important part of their mission. Since 1977, the Purdue Club of Clinton County has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to Clinton County High School graduates attending Purdue. Contact Bob Thorley at 765-659-8828 to meet you in person to accept your donation before April 23.
Union Baptist Church, 8280 E. County Road 800 North, Forest, is having a Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, April 29, from 5-7 p.m. Menu is lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert. This is a free-will offering. Individuals can dine in or carry out.
The 2023-2024 registration for St. Matthew Community Preschool will be held Monday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m. Registration, which is all completed online, is $50 and is due at the time of registration. Classes offered are for children ages 2-4. For more information, call 765-654-4546.
The annual Spring Cleanup in Frankfort will be held May 1-6. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (May 1-5) and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6. For more information, call the Street Department at 765-659-2912.
The Farmers Bank is hosting a Free Shred Day on Saturday, May 6, from 9-11 a.m. There is a maximum limit of five standard size boxes or paper bags per vehicle. Residents are asked not to bring their shred items in plastic bags. This event will end once the shred truck is full.
Suncrest Elementary School in Frankfort is having its Dog Jog 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Friday, May 12, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Suncrest, 1608 W. Kyger St. Fun Run begins at 5:30 p.m. and 5K Run/Walk starts at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, contact Diane Vielee or Samantha Mitchell at 765-659-6265.
The Thorntown Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 50th reunion on Saturday, May 13, at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown. All graduates and non-graduates plus guests are welcome to gather, reminisce and reconnect after the Alumni Banquet. Check your email for recent information. For more information, call 765-659-1780 and leave a message.
The Kirklin Flea Market has its dates and times for this summer. Flea markets on May 13, July 8 and September 9 will be held from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. The remaining three dates are June 24 with the Kirklin Art Fair and Kirk’s Crossing, August 12 with the Car Cruise-In and October 14 with Octoberfest. All will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Tire Recycling Drive will be held Friday, August 18, and Saturday, August 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all Clinton County residents at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Residents must have an ID and need to enter by the gas station gate. Tires that are filled with mud, leaves, water, gravel, fluid or other debris will not be accepted. Also, no rubber tracks will be accepted.