Your guide to community events in and around the area

Sapphire Bay will be open on weekends only for the time being. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 765-659-3422.

Thursday Thunder rolls on in the downtown Frankfort on Thursday, September 7, from 5:30-8. This a collaborative event featuring a cruise-in and marketplace, entertainment, food and cars. Remaining dates are September 21, and October 5 and October 19.

Downtown Tune Night is featuring concerts at Prairie Creek Park this summer: Dates are September 14 — Levi Riggs and October 12 — For Pete’s Sake. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Frankfort has announced its Summer Concert Series at Prairie Creek Park. Next concert date is September 23 — Heartland followed by Roughouse; and September 30 — Chase Wright. Opening acts start at 6:30 p.m.

The City of Frankfort presents Free Movies in the Park Series. All movies begin at dusk and will be held at Prairie Creek Park. The last movie is Friday, September 22. Movie being shown is “Vivo”.

The Biggest Little Car Cruise-In will be held in downtown Lebanon on Friday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. to enter. Live music will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and cars will be on display.

A Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday, September 9, at Prairie Creek Park inside Encompass Building. Set up is at 2:30 p.m. and judging starts at 4 p.m. There are two categories, mild and hot. Both categories will be awarded a first place and each first place winner will receive an apron and T-shirt. After judging bowls of chili will be available for $5 each. 50 percent of proceeds go to Shop With A Cop. For more information, contact Rodney Mounts at 765-242-6410 or Jane Laughter at 765-605-3752.

The Clinton Central Education Foundation presents The Glow Golf Outing on Saturday, September 9, at the Commons Golf Course in Frankfort. Start time is 6 p.m. and the cost is $75 per player and includes buffet style dinner from The Fox’s Den. Front nine will be Par 3 and back nine will be Glow Ball.

The Kirklin Main Street Vintage and Antique Flea Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. Also, a Silent Auction is set for Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the Auction will benefit the Clinton County Humane Society. On Saturday, October 14,  Octoberfest will be held from 8 a.m. to  4 p.m.

The Michigantown Lions Club Drive-Through Sunday Dinner on Sunday, September 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a carry out only and the cost is a free will donation. Menu includes beef and noodles, ham loaf balls, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, applesauce and dessert.

Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition is having their annual Baby Shower Event on Thursday, September 7, starting at 11 a.m. in the Edward Jones Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Interested moms can RSVP by calling 765-659-6063. They can reserve a spot for themselves and one guest. The event is for moms who are either pregnant or gave birth in June, July or August.

The Clinton County Democrats is holding their Big Dem BBQ is Saturday, September 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Michigantown Community Center. Menu is bbq pork and all the fixins. Special guest is Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Jennifer McCormick. Other speakers will be Keith Potts, Rimpi Girn, David Riggs, Jeannie Fife, Brooke Meeks and Sally McGill.

The Frankfort Community Public Library is holding a Genealogy Workshop in the Earl J. Culver Genealogy Area on Friday, September 15, from 5-9 p.m. Genealogists may use all the research resources available in the library and staff will be on-hand to answer questions and to give suggestions for getting past those brick walls. The workshop is free, nut normal fees for printing and copying apply. Registration is required and by done by emailing, by phone or in-person. For more information, call 765-654-8746, ext. 1137.

The Michigantown Christian Church is having its Harvest of Talents Bazaar, Action and Food event in the church basement on Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. Saturday’s schedule is Bazaar and Silent Auction is 8 3 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served from 8-10 a.m. and soups and pulled work will be from 11 1 p.m. Both freewill offerings. On Sunday, the Bazaar and Silent Auction will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with chicken and noodles dinner at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a live auction at 1 p.m. Tickets for the chicken and noodles dinner will be sold at the door. This event is open to the public and it is free admission. For more information, contact Rita Camden at 765-513-5677 or email [email protected].

The Flora Airport Fly-In is set for Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free admission event and the first 50 kids will receive free Balsa Airplanes. You can watch airplanes land and take off as well as see airplanes and other aircraft up close. You can touch a plane and touch a truck. The Flora Municipal Airport is located one mile west of Flora on State Road 18, then 1/2 mile south on County Road 150 West.

Kilmore United Methodist Church is having a Dan’s Fish Fry and/or Tenderloin on Thursday, September 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the church. Menu besides fish and tenderloin include chips, slaw and cookie. This is a drive-thru event and the cost is$12. Net proceeds benefit local missions.

A New Beginning Ministry Pork Chop Supper will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 1758 E. Wabash St., directly across from the former KFC. Individuals can dine in or carry out. Cost is $12 for adults, children ages 5-12 is $8 and children under 5 are free. Extra chop is $3 each. For carryout or delivery, call 765-242-1046.

The Jaden Quick Memorial Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Travelers Point Distillery, 400 E. Madison St., Kirklin. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and individuals must be registered by 11 a.m. Awards are 2 pm. Entry fee donation and all proceeds go to Jaden Quick Memorial Scholarship. Foods and drinks available as well as T-shirts. No outside alcohol allowed.

The 2023 Depot Days will be held in Flora on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a model train showcase and from 3-8 p.m. there will be a street festival at the Depot. Then on Sunday, a Classic Car Cruise In is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held Thursday, September 28, starting at 8 a.m. at the Frankfort Commons Golf Course. Lunch will be held at noon. For more information, call 765-654-5507.

The Cabin Counseling & Resource Center’s Shining a Light on Mental Health event will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at West Fork Whiskey Company in Westfield, 10 E. 191st Street, Westfield.

The 2023 Senior Expo of Carroll County will be held on Tuesday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carroll County 4-H Building, 102 N. 11th Street, Flora.

The following is a list of Special Events and Festivals in Clinton, Boone, Carroll, Howard, Tippecanoe and Tipton counties for the rest of the year: September 7-9 — Tipton County Pork Festival; September 8-10 — Burlington Fall Festival; September 8-10 — Zionsville Fall Festival; September 9 — Fall Harvest Festival, Frankfort; September 16 — RAICES Festival (Hispanic Heritage Festival), Frankfort; September 16 — Back To The Fifties Festival, Lebanon; September 16-17 — Colonial Market Days, Lebanon; September 22-23 — Boone County Treasure Hunt, Lebanon; September 22-24 — Festival Of The Turning Leaves, Thorntown; September 23 — Flora Depot Day Festival; September 23-24 — Lincoln’s Lebanon and Civil War Re-enactment; September 23-24 — Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, West Lafayette; October 6-7 — Ghost Walk, Zionsville; October 7 — Jamestown Apple Cider Festival; October 20-31 — Haunted Adams Mill, Cutler; October 28 — Frankfort Halloween; October 28 — Elwood Chamber of Commerce Spooktacular; October 28 — Mischief on Meridian, Lebanon; November 18 — Russiaville Winter Fest; November 23- December 31 — TPA Park Festival of Lights, Frankfort; November 24-December 23 — Christmas in the Village, Zionsville; December 2 — Frankfort Downtown Christmas Parade; December 2 — Christmas At The Canal, Delphi; December 2 — Greater Lafayette Christmas Parade; December 2 — Christmas In The Cabin And Parade, Lebanon; December 2-3 — Purdue Christmas Show.