Your guide to community events in and around the area

The TPA Park Festival of Lights will remain open through Sunday, December 31. Come see over one million Christmas lights and several animated Christmas displays. Visit with Santa and his helper. Enjoy a coup of hot chocolate. New this year, a walking path for all to enjoy. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 765-659-3422,

Join Bethel Bible Holiness Church at 1100 S. Clay Street for their Live Nativity on Wednesday, December 20, from 6-8 p.m. Individuals can drive through their Live Nativity and experience the Nativity like never before. There will be live camel, donkey and sheep.

Office doors at the Clinton County Courthouse have been decorated again this year for Christmas. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite door. They can cast their vote by leaving non-perishable food items and/or dog/cat food in the box next to each decorated door. Each item will count as one vote. Voting has begun and ends on December 21. Food items collected will be donated to a local food bank and animal items will go the Humane Society.

American Legion Post 12 in Frankfort invites member’s kids and grandkids to a family Christmas Party on Sunday, December 17, from 3-6 p.m. in the Upstairs Banquet Room. There will be games, food and drinks. Pre-register kid’s gift requests. Take pictures with Santa. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, hot dogs, chips and juice.

The Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD), NRCS and Purdue are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, December 12 at the Edward Jones Community Center from 9-11 a.m. This event will highlight a variety of presentations covering over topics including regenerative agriculture, digital agriculture and what local and federal funding our office offers. Space is limited, so call 765-659-1223, extension 3 to RSVP.

Cover Clinton County is a project being put on the CORE Community Center in Frankfort where they are accepting donations for winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, tarp and sleeping bags. Anybody that may need some extra cover this winter season is welcome to utilize items from the donation box. Donations can be placed in the plastic storage containers in the Community Garden at CORE. For more information, call 765-654-9622.

The Linden Depot Museum is having its 13th Annual Christmas Open House. It runs through Sunday, December 31. They will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Gary Vierk at 765-427-3630.

Join the Arts and Education Department for a full-day workshop in the art room on Saturday, December 16, at the Frankfort Community Public Library. They will be making journals. Grace Gouveia will guide you in taking a small journal and enhancing its appearance with stamps, decorative papers, lace, ribbon, etc. Class will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a lunch break with pizza or bring your own brown bag lunch.