The American Red Cross had scheduled blood drives in Frankfort and Clinton County: Friday, January 18 — Clinton Prairie High School, 2400 S. CR 450W, noon-6 p.m.; Thursday, January 24 — First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To donate or platelets, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Friends of the Frankfort Library are excited to welcome electric violinist and vocalist Cathy Morris to the Skanta Theatre. The concert, which is the second in the 2018-2019 series, will take place Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the circulation desk with cash, check or credit card. Tickets may also be reserved over the phone with a credit card. For more information, call 654-8746.
The Jobs for Life Initiative is now accepting applications for Jobs for Life students. Classes begin Tuesday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the First Evangelical Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort. Classes will continue each Tuesday and Thursday nights through March 28. Applications can be picked up at the church or the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce. There is no charge. For more information, contact Sheri McCormick at 765-652-0361 or Miriam Curts at 513-484-6750.
The following events are coming up at the Delphi Opera House: Saturday, January 26 — Lloyd Avenue — Local Brew Series; Saturday, February 2 — Harpeth Rising.; Saturday, February 16 — Jeffrey Bowen, An Evening at the Piano Bar. Tickets and details: www.delphioperahouse.org or call 765-564-4300.
The Frankfort Community Public Library is is having Echoes — the art of Sabrina Zhou in the Anna & Harlan Hubbard Gallery at the library through January 30. Zhou lives in Carmel and teaches art classes from her home.
The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is hosting the second international tour of Discover Space: A Cosmic Journey, from Monday, January 14 through Friday, March 29. The exhibit is free and to the public. On Thursday, January 24, an astronaut will Skype from space during the program.
The Winter Book Sale at the Rossvile Library, 400 W. Main St., Rossville will be held from Thursday, January 17, through Saturday, January 26. Gently used books, magazines and movies will be available during library hours for a cash donation. Hours are 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 765-379-2246.
The Frankfort Community Public Library announces the official kick-off of a brand new teen program series, Adulting 101. Teens are invited to learn useful life skills and participate in creative and fun projects. The initial program in the series, Adulting 101: Goal Setting & Creative Calendars will be held at The Edge, FCPL’s Teen Department, on Thursday, January 17, from 4-6 p.m. Another session for Homeschooled students will take place earlier in the day at 10 a.m. For more information, call 765-654-8746.
Teen mental health, suicide prevention and crisis intervention expert Jeff Yalden is coming to Clinton Prairie on Tuesday, January 22, at 6 p.m. in the Clinton Prairie Auditorium. His presentation will ignite positive change in our youth and community. There will be an evening parent and community session as well as raising teens in a digital world and the impact this has on their well-being. Yalden will give his theory on teen suicide and youth mental health.
Kantering Kids 4-H Horse and Pony Club Annual Tack Sale, Chili Supper and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, January 26, at the Tipton County Fairgrounds located south of Tipton on State Road 19. Doors open at 3 p.m. Sale starts at 4 p.m. All proceeds go to Kantering Kids Horse and Pony Club. For more information and table lease, call or text Sammy Ziegler at 317-385-7263 or Karen Grimes at 765-994-0690.
Howard County Right to Life will be holding a memorial service on Sunday, January 27, to commemorate the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade court decision. It will begin at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo. The public is also invited to the first 2019 meeting of the Howard County Right to Life organization on Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m., at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo.
The Spark Club for Beginner Cake Decorating will be held on Mondays (January 28, February 4 and February 11) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Howard County Government Building. This is for third grade and up and parents are always welcome. Cost is $25 for non-4-H members or $15 plus enrollment for 4-H members. Enroll in 4-H at https://in.4honline.com.
The Howard County Extension Homemaker Learn-N-Share Club will meet on Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at Highland Park Church, 516 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo. The project will be learning how to make a kitchen boa. For more information, call Nancy Newell at 765-457-7164.
Faith Family Church will be hosting the No Regret’s Men’s Conference on Saturday, February 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 508 West Green Street in Frankfort. Faith Family will be one of over 100 host sites around North America hosting the conference streaming in high definition from Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin. For more information, check out the church website, www.faithroots.org and www.menwithnoregrets.org. Tickets are available now and at the door for $15.
Howard County Farm Bureau, Inc. will award two $1,000 scholarships to county high school seniors. The applicant must reside in the home of a Howard County Farm Bureau member. Applications are available at each high school guidance office, the Farm Bureau Insurance Office at 3505 S. LaFountain St., Kokomo, and online at www.infb.org under the Resources tab. Deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Barb Hickman at 765-628-3610 or Iris Eller at 765-438-9439.
Zonta’s 26th Annual Chicken Noodle Supper and Country Store will be held Saturday, March 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $9 for adults, children age 4-12 is $5 and those under age 3 are free.
The following is a schedule of Special Events in Frankfort and Clinton County for 2019: March 26 — Kaspar Media Points of Light Volunteer Fair, 4-7 p.m.; June 8 — Kirklin Art & Antique Fair; July 4 — Fourth of July Celebration, TPA Park; July 13-21 — Clinton County Fair; July 26-27 — Frankfort Hot Dog Festival; August 23-24 — Rossville Summer’s End Festival; September 25 — Kaspar Media Senior Fair October 12 — Frankfort Oktoberfest; November 22-January 1 — Christmas Celebration of Lights, Frankfort.