Community Events

Your guide to community events in and around the area

The Second Legislative Breakfast of the year will be held Saturday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m. in the Clinton Prairie Cafeteria. This is your chance to meet and talk with state legislators who serve Clinton County.

Clinton County residents may apply for up to four scholarships with one application. Clinton County Farm Bureau, Indiana Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Foundation offer scholarships for students residing in Clinton County. Applications must be submitted online at https://infb.org/scholarships. Click the button and fill out the form by March 1.

COACH Kids is having a Coffee, Cookies and Cocoa Fundraiser from 2-7 p.m. at the Prairie Creek Park Event Center on Saturday, February 11. This a free will donation event with 100 percent of proceeds going to support COACH Kids

Purdue Extension is hosting an Ag Outlook Breakfast will be held on Friday, February 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and wrapping up by 11. Dr. Michael Langemeier will be giving an update on the farm financials for 2023. Austin Pearson from the Midwest Regional Climate Center is giving an update on what we can look for in 2023, as well as what happened in 2022. Please email Adam Shanks by February 3  if you plan to attend at shanks7@purdue.edu.

Learn how to create your family tree in Ancestry at the Frankfort Community Public Library on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. The cost of this class is only $2 and registration is required. Those wishing to attend can register in person, by phone, or online at myfcp.org.calendar. For more information, call 765-654-8746, ext. 1137.

Muffins With the Mayor will be held Tuesday, February 14, at the CORE Community Center, 950 S. Maish Road, starting at 8:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to hear about updates in Frankfort and for you to voice your concerns directly to the Mayor. Muffins provided by Gem City Junction.

The City of Frankfort is hosting an open Community Public Forum at Main Event Bar & Grill, in downtown Frankfort, on Wednesday, February 15, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Individuals can discuss topics with Mayor Sheets, Board of Public Works, Police/Fire Chiefs and Department Superintendents.

The President’s Day 4th Grade Essay & Poster Contest, a contest to where students should write about their favorite president, must be completed by Friday, February 17. Top three essays and top three posters win. Awards ceremony will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, where the top 10 winners for both essay and poster will be announced. East first place winner’s class will be treated to a pizza party. Each poster and essay will be read and reviewed by the Goodwin staff for creativity, clarity and overall success. For more information, call 765-654-5533.

Camp Cullom will host “The Great Backyard Bird Count” complete with training and a checklist for your observations, hot chocolate and snacks. The event will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 2-4 p.m. and is an example of “Citizen Science” since observations will be turned into the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and become a part of the database at the Lab. All ages are invited. Instructions provided at the beginning of the event.

Coffee and Conversation, an open Community Public Forum hosted by the City of Frankfort, will be held Thursday, March 15, from 1-3 p.m. at Gem City Junction, 63 E. Clinton Street, in downtown Frankfort. Individuals can grab a cup of coffee and discuss topics with Mayor Sheets, Board of Public Works, Police/Fire Chiefs and Department Superintendents.

Clinton Central Elementary Early Kindergarten/Kindergarten Round Up will be held April 5 and 6. Parents can schedule an appointment now at clintoncentral.org. You need to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records at the time or your visit. For more information, call 765-249-2255.

Senior Meal Boxes, which are 100 boxes of meals and hygiene items will be passed out to seniors 55 and up on the following dates: February 14, March 14 and April 18. All these dates are on a Tuesday and be held from 10 a.m. to noon. You must call to reserve your spot, these are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Pick up will be at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 401 W. Walnut St., Frankfort. For any questions, call 765-659-4060.

The annual Clinton County Purdue Extension Luncheon will be held Thursday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. in the Edward Jones Community 4-H Building. Come and join us  for lunch and fellowship, as well as a keynote address from some local partner organizations. RSVP to bperlee@purdue.edu

Coming February 11 to the Greentown Public Library is the Tacos N’ Tunes Fundraiser on Saturday, February 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Eastern High School Cafeteria. Matt Gerhard will provide the tunes for a night of fun for the entire family. A full taco bar, drinks and desserts will be provided. Free will donations accepted. Registration is required at 765-628-3534.

The Greentown Public Library is having its Stranger Things Escape Room on Saturday, February 18, from 1-4 p.m. (30 minute groups). The theme is “Escape from Hawkins.” Escape the town of Hawkins, decipher clues, crack the codes and solve the mystery before time runs out. Call 765-628-3534 to register for your 30 minutes.

The 12th Annual Freedom Event will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the Burnettsville Beehive, 500 S. Logan St., Burnettsville. The event is totally free for all individuals of all ages with any special need and their families/caregivers, There will be food, door prizes, vendors, activities, karaoke and dancing. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event is sponsored by Wheels of Hope with support from Friends of Downtown Lafayette. For more information, contact April Hurley at wheelsofhope200S@yahoo.com or 574-870-9020.