The IU Health Frankfort Gift Shop is having a Holiday Open House on Friday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be door prizes, special sale items, refreshments and more. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to shop for unique items and get a jump start on your holiday season. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The following events are coming up at the Delphi Opera House: Friday, November 9 — Joe Peters and Michael Kelsey; November 16-18 — A Christmas Story by humorist Jean Shepherd; Saturday, December 1 — Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio. Tickets and details: www.delphioperahouse.org or call 765-564-4300.
The Clinton County application dates for the Kokomo Rescue Mission Red Ribbon Christmas will be held at the Paul Phillippe Resource Center from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, Wednesday, November 14, and Monday, November 19. For more information and documents needed to apply, individuals can visit www.kokomorescuemission.org.
Clinton County Adult Education offers free classes (with a one time $20 materials fee) to study for the TASC exam (formerly GED). Open learning lab study hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. at the Learning Network, 1111 S. Jackson St. They also prepare students to become eligible for free work certification programs such as CDL, Welding, HVAC or Administrative Assistant. They also offer English as a Second Language classes. For more information, contact Amie Milam at 659-6380, extension 1822 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Frankfort Library are having their 38th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Ebb and Flow, on November 9-11 at the Frankfort Community Public Library. The exhibit showcases over 80 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The opening reception is Friday, November 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The show is open to the public on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 11, from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 654-8746 or go to myfcpl.org.
The Sheridan First Christian Church will host its annual Noodle Dinner and Cookie Bazaar on Saturday, November 10, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Located at 107 W. Third Street, the menu includes chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade butterhorn rolls, salads and desserts. They will have a variety of homemade cookies for sale at $5 per pound. Carryout is available and the church is handicap accessible. This is a freewill offering event.
The Clinton Central Family YMCA is having a Free Week for Veterans on November 11-17. If veterans choose to join during their free week, the YMCA will waive the joiner fee. For more information, contact Cindy Beebe at 654-9622.
Harvest Chapel Church, 952 N. Harrison, Frankfort, is having a Soup Supper and Bake Sale on Friday, November 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center in Frankfort. This will be a free will benefit to raise funds to buy lift chairs for the Veterans Home in Lafayette. For more information, contact Aunt Ruth at 765-601-1896.
Phi Beta Psi is having its Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tipton 4-H Building, 1200 S. Main St., Tipton. Admission is $2 and kids 10 and under are free. There is going to be food and drink, gifts, a chicken and noodle lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a photographer with a Christmas backdrop, and kids can come see Santa. The first 150 shoppers get a free tote bag.
The Harrison Bands Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette. This event will feature all handmade arts and crafts, baked good and Harvest Cafe serving breakfast items, lunch items and snacks all in time for the holidays. This is a fundraiser for the high school band program.
Caregivers Companion in Lafayette is hosting a retreat for caregivers on Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Franciscan Community Education Center, 1501 Hartford Street, Lafayette. This retreat is for those who are caring for a loved one and who need some extra encouragement and support in their journey. There will be a couple of inspiring talks, music, time for prayer/reflection and lunch. There is a $10 registration fee. For more information, call 765-423-1879.
Milner Community Health Care, Inc. is having its annual Bake and Craft Auction on Saturday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in the Activity Center at Milner. All proceeds will go to enhance activities for their residents. For more information, contact Lisa Waye or Mandy Murray at 765-379-2112.
First Evangelical Church at 352 W. Clinton Street in Frankfort is having an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Holiday Festival of Lights at TPA Park will run from 6-9 p.m. nightly from November 23 until January 1. Santa will make his appearance on December 1 when “Santa Comes to Town” after the Christmas Parade. For more information, contact the Parks Department at 659-3422.
The Purdue Extension Office at 1111 S. Jackson St. in Frankfort is having a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7, from 5-7 p.m. Cookies, cocoa and information will be available. Interested individuals can learn about upcoming events, meets the staff, see and tour the updates to the building and have a chance at winning a community gift basket.
Events going on in Frankfort, Clinton County and North Central Indiana during 2018: December 1 — Frankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort, 3 p.m.; December 1-24 — Frankfort Celebration of Lights at TPA Park; December 1-2 — Purdue Christmas Show; December 7 — Kokomo First Friday Holiday Celebration & Downtown Lighting; December 31 — Kokomo New Year’s Eve Celebration.