The Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will be handing out free tree seedlings — Shagbark Hickory and Burr Oak — while supplies last on April 24-27 at the SWCD office located at the USDA Service Center, 860 S. Prairie Ave., Suite 1, Frankfort during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring newspaper (to keep roots moist) and a plastic bag or bucket (to transport). Planting instructions will be provided.

 

Quinton’s House, a child advocacy center, is having an open house and re-dedication ceremony from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at 659 W. Washington Ave. in Frankfort. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m.

 

The Lions Annual Fish Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Fish will be by Dan’s Fish of Huntington. Cost is $10 for adults, children ages 5-12 is $5 and those 5-and-under are free.

 

The Frankfort Community Public Library is holding an Ancestry Lock-in, which will be located in the Earl J. Culver Genealogy Area, on Friday, April 27, from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $2. Normal printing fees will be waived. Participants may bring supper or a snack to ea in Harry’s Coffee Bar when they need to take a break. For more information, call 654-8746.

 

Frankfort Police will partner with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office to host a Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Clinton Hall at the south end of the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The event is free to the public.

 

The Clinton County Amateur Radio Club will offer all classes of amateur radio license tests on Saturday, April 28. Testing will be held in the lower level of the Frankfort Community Public Library at 9 a.m. The ARRL requires a $15 processing fee. No reservations are needed, a photo ID or two other forms of ID are required. For license upgrades, bring a copy of your current license. For more information, contact Michael Meiers at 765-242-9015 or email republic48@yahoo.com.

 

The Michigantown Lions Club Spring Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 7-10 a.m. at the Michigantown Lions/Alumni Building. This all-you-can-eat event is a freewill donation with carry outs available and you may call ahead for easy pick up at 765-652-4025.

 

The Habitat for Humanity Warehouse Sale will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 306 N. Williams in Frankfort. There are many bargains available. Cabinets, door, appliances, vanity tops, etc. For more information, contact Steve Mullen at 242-6877.

 

The West Point Methodist Church, 5112 N. CR 1250 East, Russiaville, will be having a Baked Steak Dinner on Saturday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children under the age of 6 are free. Carry out will be available. For more information, call 765-572-2256.

 

Shiloh United Methodist Church Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The address is 5741 W. 100 North, Kokomo.

 

The Franciscan Community Education Department, formerly the Kathryn Weil Center for Education, will be holding a Safe Kids Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28, in the Old Franciscan Expresscare at 1501 Hartford St., Lafayette. Registration is required. Call 765-449-5133.

 

Republic Services is having a Spring Clean Up Free Day at Walnut Creek Landfill, which is across from Clinton County Landfill, for Clinton County residents on Saturday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be for pick up truck, family van or car loads. No trailers or dump trucks will be allowed. Items not taken on Free Day are electronics (TVs, computers, etc.), roofing, appliances (washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, etc.), tires, batteries, yard waste or liquid. For more information, call 654-8144.

 

The City of Frankfort has announced that the Spring Cleanup will be held April 30 through May 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Frankfort Street Department on Burlington Avenue. The Free Cleanup day for the Clinton County Landfill will be Saturday, April 28 and The Farmers Bank Shred Days will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5, on the courthouse square instead of the bank parking lot next to State Road 28.

 

Thursday Thunder returns to downtown Frankfort on Thursday, May 3. Celebrating its 7th year, the event will be held at Veterans Park on the first and third Thursday May through September.

 

Starting on May 3, the Frankfort Community Public Library will host a rue Crime Book Club at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings will be held in Harry’s Coffee bar, with drinks and snacks available for purchase. Registration is not required and attendance is free. The theme for May is ‘Your Favorite Murder.’ For more information, contact Alyson Mahn at 765-654-8746.

 

The Frankfort Community Public Library is holding a Genealogy Workshop in Earl J. Culver Genealogy Area on Friday, May 11, from 5-9 p.m. Genealogists may use all the research resources available at the library. The public computers will be available for use, or researchers cab bring their own laptops and connect to the Wi-Fi. Participants may also bring supper or a snack to eat in Harry’s Coffee Bar when they need to take a break. Register online, by phone or in person. The workshop is free, but normal fees for printing and copying apply.

 

The Frankfort Camp Ministries is having a Ladies Retreat on May 11 and 12 at the Frankfort Camp, 1058 W. Freeman. The Friday session begins at 5:30 p.m. with registration and dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday session starts with breakfast and devotions at 8 a.m. For reservations, call the camp message center at 765-357-4414.

 

The Living Stone Church in Rossville is sponsoring a Backpack Dash 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 12, at 8 a.m. in the Bennett Room, 50 E. North St., Rossville. Cost is $20 for adults, child is $15 prior to May 1. Register at www.itsyourrace.com.

 

Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition is partnering with the Clinton County Fair Council and Buck Up Foundation (Brayton Cooper’s Family) to hold the First Annual Stepping on Stigma Mental Health Awareness 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds This is a free event. For more information, call 765-659-6063.

 

The Down East Boys will be live in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at the Burlington Community Park Building in Burlington. This is part of the ‘At The Park on Mother’s Day’  event. There will be cake and homemade ice cream at 5 p.m. Cost is a free will offering.

 

The Rossville Area Lions Club Strawberry Fest is set for Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rossville Town Park. There will be Lions Ice Cream, Strawberries and Pound Cake. Cost is $5 each.

 

The Paw Pals Wag-A-Thon will be held Saturday, May 19. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the animals of the Clinton County Humane Society, located at 825 Issac Walton Drive in Frankfort. For more information, call 765-654-7717.

 

Summer Place, a real 50’s town, is having its 16th Annual Car Show on May 26. Proceeds benefit “A Home for Every Child Foundation.” Trophies to be awarded are Top 20. T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered entries and dash plaques given to the first 200 car entries. Summer Place is located at 4190 North State Road 19, Sharpsville or five miles north of Tipton on State Road 19. For more information, call 765-963-5943 or www.asummerplace.org to pre-register today.

 

The Clinton County Parkview Home will be having a 100-year celebration on Saturday, June 16, from 1-4 p.m. Parkview will be looking into the future with hope, assurance and a continued commitment to their mission, “serving the residents of Clinton County.”

 

Events going on in Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: July 7-15 — Clinton County & 4-H Fair; July 27-28 — Hot Dog Festival in downtown Frankfort; August 24-25 — Summer’s End Festival at Rossville Town Park; September 26 — Senior Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; October 13 — Frankfort Oktoberfest; December 1-24 — Frankfort Celebration of Lights.

 

Events going on in areas which border Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: April 28 — Flower & Garden Show of Carroll County in Flora; April 28 — Garden Expo at Lafayette Fairgrounds; May 5-6 — Boone County Treasure Hunt; May 12 — Brick Street Market in downtown Zionsville; May 19 — The Greatest Spectacle in Tasting at Grounds of Bona Vista Programs in Kokomo; June 1 — Kokomo Strawberry Festival; June 1-3 — Russiaville Summer Fest; June 2-3 — Mel Kenyon Classic in Lebanon; June 8-10 — Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival; June 9 — Kokomo RibFest; June 16 — Taste of Tippecanoe County at Downtown Riverfront in Lafayette; June 16 — Dancing in the Streetfest Car Show in Delphi; June 28-30 — Haynes Apperson Festival in Kokomo; July 7-8 — Canal Days in Delphi; July 9-14 — Howard County Fair in Greentown; July 21-27 — Boone County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Lebanon; July 21-28 — Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Lafayette; August (To Be Determined) — Kokomo Burger Fest; August 4 — Zionsville Street Dance on Main Street; August 8-11 — 163rd Annual Old Settlers Festival on Historic Downtown Square in Delphi August 9-12 — Mid-America Thrashing & Antique, Inc. in Tipton; August 16-19 — Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival in Russiaville; August 17-19 — Elwood Glass Festival at Callaway Park; August 18-19 — 36th Annual Traditional Fall Pow-Wow in Lebanon; August 25 — Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County in Delphi; September 6-8— Tipton County Pork Festival; September 7-8 — Darlington Fish Fry & Festival on Main Street; September 7-9 — Zionsville Lions Club 65th Annual Fall Festival at Lions Park; September 8 — St. Boniface Germanfest in Lafayette; September 14 — Boone Flavor Fest in Whitestown; September 14-15 — Back to the Fifties Festival in Lebanon; September 14-16 — Burlington Fall Festival; September 15-16 — Koh-Koh-Mah and Foster Living History Encampment in Kokomo; September 22-23 — Boone County Treasure Hunt; September 23 — Art on The Wabash at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette; September 28-29 — Ouibache Music Festival in West Lafayette; September 28-30 — Festival of the Turning Leaves in Thorntown; October 6 — Moonlight Madness in Flora; October 6 — The Sunshine Festival in Lebanon; October 6-7 — Feast of the Hunters’ Moon in West Lafayette; October 20, 27 and 31 — Haunted Adams Mill in Cutler; November 24 – December 23 — Zionsville Christmas in the Village; November 24 – December 30 — Christmas at the Seiberling in Kokomo; December 1-2 — Purdue Christmas Show; December 7 — Kokomo First Friday Holiday Celebration & Downtown Lighting; December 31 — Kokomo New Year’s Eve Celebration.

 

Events going on in areas near Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: April 28 — Apple Blossom Fest 5K 7 Bike Ride in Peru; May 12 — Living History at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru; May 18-20 — Mayberry in the Midwest at Downtown Square in Danville; May 19 — Walton May Day Festival; May 26 — Ride Around the Reservoir in Peru; May 27 – August 26 — Summer Sundown Music Series at Little Turtle Waterway Plaza in Logansport; June 1 – August 31 — Circus Hall of Fame in Peru; June 7-10 — Cole Porter Festival in Peru; June 9 — Two Rivers Music Festival in Logansport; June 24-30 — Miami County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Peru; July 4 — July 4th Celebration at Maconaquah Park in Peru; July 8-14 — Cass County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Logansport; July 14-21 — Circus City Festival in Peru; July 15-21 — Hendricks County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Danville; July 27-29 — Hoosier Heritage Festival at Fairgrounds in Peru; August 3-19 — Indiana State Fair at State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis; August 4 — Grissom AIr Museum Warbird Cruise-In in Peru; August 25-26 — Miami Days at the Pillars in Peru; September 15 — Art on the Avenue at Little Turtle Waterway Plaza in Logansport; October 12-21 — Parke County Covered Bridge Festival; October 13 — McClure’s Orchard & Winery Fall Fest in Peru; November 4, 9-10 — Richard Quigley Jazz Fest and Richard Quigley Jazz Jam Fest at Peru High School; November 10-12 — World War I Centennial Commemoration & Rememberance at Miami County Courthouse and Grissom Air Museum; November 14 — Downtown Peru Christmas Open House; November 23 — Light Up Logansport Parade; November 23 – December 26 — Christmas in the Park at Spencer Park in Logansport.