Your guide to community events in and around the area

The Zonta Club of Frankfort is hosting its Chicken Noodle Dinner and Country Store on Saturday, March 9, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Edward Jones Community and 4-H Building at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12 and those three-and-under are free. Tickets will be available at the door or from any Zonta member.

The Clinton County Civic Theatre is having auditions on Sunday, at 6 p.m. at the Frankfort Library Theatre. A cast of three men and three women minimum with varied ages are needed for Lickety Split by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Pam Adams. Performances dates are May 2-5.

The public is invited to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry to be held on Fridays during Lent (to March 22) from 4:30-7 p.m. at Muller Hall, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Individuals can dine in or carry out. Price is $15 per meal and the menu includes Alaskan Pollock Fillets, baked potato or French fries, cole slaw or applesauce, pie or big cookie, ice tea, lemonade or coffee. For more information, call Jim Guckien at 765-659-3824 or Scott Laird at 765-242-9210.

The Lent and Easter Sunday schedule has been released in the Delphi area. Wednesday Midweek Lenten Meals and Services will be held March 6, March 13 and March 20 at Faith Lutheran, 6765 E. 800 North in fellowship hall. Meal is at 6 and service is at 6:45 p.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services will be held March 28 and March 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s, 282 W. Cumberland, Camden. Sunrise at St. Peter’s will be at 6:30 a.m., Sunrise at Deer Creek Presbyterian, 4450 N. State Road 29 at  7 a.m. Open breakfast is after worship. Easter Services on March 31 — St. Peter’s, 8:30 a.m. and Faith, 10:15 a.m.

The final Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is starting its Legislative Breakfast on Saturday, March 16, from 8-9 a.m. in the Event Center at the Wesley Manor Retirement Center.

The Frankfort Community Public Library will host monthly craft days beginning in March. Join them the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except May, July and November) in the art on the second floor. All ages are welcome. Registration is nor required as walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Lori Brubaker at [email protected] or 765-654-8746. ext. 1141.

Tax Prep Packets are available at the Frankfort Neighborhood Center, 259 S. 3rd St., Frankfort, for those who need in assistance with taxes this year. Appointments will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and can be scheduled by calling the Center at 765-239-9609. For more information, contact the Center or the United Way at 765-654-5573.

Purdue University Extension is offering a small business health and organizational wellbeing workshop for small rural business employees. The training will last from 90 to 120 minutes and complete cost for the workshop is covered by Purdue. If you would like to host a training session for your employees, contact Caren Crum at [email protected].

Emergency Fund for Immigrant Families Fundraising (EFIF) Campaign is available for the entire month of February. EFIF is a one-time financial support for immigrant families who need help. Individuals can become a donor for the EFIF by donating $52 a year. Ways to donate include cash or check at The Farmers Bank, 9 E. Clinton St., Frankfort, or by going online and scan the QR code. For more information, contact 765-659-6380 extension 1820 or [email protected].

Here is a list of events the Poetry Society of Indiana will be doing in Frankfort in the upcoming months. Friday, March 8 (Gem City Junction, Open mic); Friday, April 12 (Gem City Junction, Open mic); Friday, May 10 (Gem City Junction, Open mic) and Friday, June 14 (Gem City Junction, Open mic).

Bauer Family Resources is hosting a supply drive, Pack a Class, through March 8. The supply drive aims to pack a classroom in each of the communities Bauer services with supplies most frequently used in programming. Desired donations include items like diapers, wipes, crayons, dish soap, feminine hygiene products, construction paper, etc. For more information, visit www.bauerfamilyresources.org,

The Frankfort Community Public Library has announced its slate of  Hoosier Storytellers. Kicking off the season on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. will be popular Frankfort musicians and storytellers, Hunter Wainscott, Jason Wells and Gibson Wells. Other dates include Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m., Red Barn Summer Theatre creative director Michael Taylor will bring along some guests; Saturday, July 27, at 1 p.m., the Frankfort Hot Dog Hall of Fame returns to the library; and Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m., Through the Lens: Jim Ostler’s Frankfort 1960-1964.

Clinton Prairie has opened its kindergarten registration for the 2024-2025 school year. The website to use is https://el.clntonprairie.com/o/cpes/article/1456141. Any questions, contact Terra Winchester at 765-654-4473, ext. 200.

The Rossville Kindergarten Round-Up will be held Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 23, in the Auditorium Lobby at the High School. Times are by appointment only. Your child must turn 5 by August 1, 2023. Parents need to call 765-379-2119 ext. 311, 310 or 312 to schedule your child’s 15-minute time slot. Parents must bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and shot records for RES to keep. Only the child and coming to Kindergarten and one parent may attend. For more information, call 765-379-2990 ext. 311.

Dates have been released for Clinton Central Elementary EK and K (Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten) Round-Up. If you have children 3.5-6 years old, you can go online and make an appointment. Early Kindergarten will be on Wednesday, April 3, and the Kindergarten will be Thursday, April 4. To make an appointment, visit clintoncentral.org.

Season tickets are now available for the Friends of the Library 2024 Concert Series to be held in Skanta Theatre at the Frankfort Community Public Library. Performers will be RC Trio (March 30), Davis & Devitt (May 18) and the Boogie Woogie Kid (October 19). All concerts are on Saturday night and start at 7:30 p.m. Individual concert tickets are $12 and season tickets are $30. Email Vicki Moyer at [email protected] with any questions regarding the concert series.

The Frankfort Community Public Library announces they are having a Solar Eclipse Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 16, from 2-4 p.m. The Solar Eclipse Family Fun Day will include arts, crafts and STEM station as well as an escape room and an opportunity to take hoe free eclipse glasses with safety information. Participants may enter to win prizes, including the telescope grand prize. For more information, email Lori Brubaker at [email protected] or Rachel Milburn at [email protected].

The Frankfort Community Public Library is holding an Ancestry Lock-in, which will be located in the Earl J. Culver Genealogy Area, on Friday, March 15, from 5-9 p.m. Staff members will be on-hand to answer any questions and to assist participants in using the Ancestry Library Edition. The cost is $2 and normal printing fees will be waived, Participants should arrive before the library closes at 5. Registration is required. For more information, call 765-654-8746, ext. 1137 or visit myfcpl.org.

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Campus at 701 Armory Drive in Delphi, is hosting a Spring Bazaar on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bachelor Runn Campground in Flora will be held Saturday, March 30, from 2-5 p.m. Easter Egg Hut starts at 3 p.m. There will be vendors, food, music and raffle. Prizes include candy, cash and gift certificates.

The Frankfort Community Public Library will be hosting NASA Solar System Ambassador B.J. Austin on Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m. in Skanta Theatre. His presentation will be on the upcoming total solar eclipse. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free solar eclipse glasses along with safety information. This is a free event open to all ages. For more information, contact Rachel Milburn at 765-654-8746, ext. 1117, or email [email protected].

Dark in the Park will be held Monday, April 8. from 1-4 p.m. at the Flora Fair Grounds.

The Points of Light Volunteer Fair will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 4-7 p.m. at 51 West Event Center in downtown Frankfort. Adults and teens are both welcome to this free event. Individuals can visit from not-for-profit organizations offering volunteer services for young and old. For more information, call 765-6569-3338.