Your guide to community events in and around the area

The Clinton County Family YMCA presents the giving Tree brings Christmas presents to children under the age 18 who are in need this holiday season. All gifts must be returned unwrapped and with tags to the YMCA by December 18. All gifts will be ready for pickup by December 22.

You can vote for your favorite Christmas tree decorated by community sponsors at the Wesley Manor Healthcare Pavilion entrance from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21. Bring canned food items to place your vote-each canned food item gets you a raffle tickets for a Christmas stocking full of prizes. Tour the beautifully decorated Christmas greenhouse. Take selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be goodies bags, hot chocolate, cookies and more.

Wesley Manor’s Greenhouse Christmas Party will be held Tuesday, December 6, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Wesley Manor Greenhouse. Take a walk through the decorated greenhouse to enjoy a series of plants that are in full bloom and fully decorated Christmas trees, while carol bells ring out Christmas songs. On the patio, enjoy seating with blankets, hot chocolate and cookies and listen to Christmas carols by the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church.

Christmas Tree Lighting in Frankfort will take place on Saturday, December 3, around 5:30-6. The annual Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. The Clinton County Family YMCA has the angel tree plus you can adopt a YMCA employee.

The 2022 Festival of Lights begins is underway and runs to Monday, January 2. This is the 30th anniversary of the event. This year, the concession stand will be open selling homemade soups, a company selling kettle corn and a few food trucks.

Christmas At The Canal will be held Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1030 Washington St., Delphi. There will be a bazaar, photos with Santa, live music, Pioneer Village Artisans, historical tours, food and children’s story time. This a free admission event.

Delphi invites you to the Vintage Oaks Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1810 N. 1150 West, Delphi. The S.E.E. Carroll County gift card is a community-wide e-gift card that will have many of your favorite retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment in one place. The card is valid at 17 locations around Carroll County.

The Burlington Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, December 3, from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Burlington Community Park. There will be shopping, Santa, wagon rides, animals and live music. Sponsored by local businesses.

The 2022 Flora Christmas Parade and Depot Tree Lighting will take place Friday, December 2. The Flora Community Club invites you to join them for their lighted Christmas Parade. The parade will feature floats, golf carts, tractors, and walking groups. Parade lineup and registration starts at 5:15 p.m. at the TIG Office, corner of Willow and Clark Street. Parade starts at 6 p.m. followed by the tree lighting at the Depot, which will be open to visitors during the parade and tree lighting.

The Witham Pavilion Boutique will host its annual holiday open house on Friday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering a wide assortment of women’s apparel, jewelry, gifts and accessories, lotions and spa items, the Pavilion Boutique is located at the North Pavilion B entrance on the Witham campus in Lebanon.

Registration is currently ongoing for basketball at the Clinton County Family YMCA until Saturday, December 10. An info meeting will take place on Thursday, January 4, at 6 p.m. and practices are January 9-27. Games are on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning January 28 and running through March 4. Coaches and refs are needed. Call 765-6754-9622 or email [email protected]

The Deer Creek Community Breakfast will be held Saturday, December 3, from 7-10 a.m. at the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, 4450 North State Road 29, Deer Creek. Menu includes biscuits and gravy, waffles, sausage and bacon, eggs, hash brown, coffee cake and rolls, fruit along with coffee, milk and juice. Carry-outs are available and this is a free will offering. For more information, call 574-859-3671.

Join the Greentown Public Library for a shopping trip to Indiana Premium Outlets on Saturday, December 3. Located south of Indianapolis on Interstate 65, at Edinburgh exit, Outlet features 70 stores. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. (start loading at 7:30 a.m.) and return around 8 p.m. Cost is $50. Space is limited, so call 765-628-3534 to reserve your spot.

The Beginning Farmer online program begins for eight weeks starting on January 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Purdue Extension is doing the program, which can be seen virtually via Zoom and Google classroom. Details will be coming soon. Email Amy Thompson at [email protected],.edu.

Dunn Brothers Farm is hosting a Barn Bash Fundraising Gala for the Clinton County Purdue Extension on Saturday, January 21, 2023. For more details, contact Brittany Rawlings at 765-242-0181 or Bethany Perlee at 765-418-4940 or email them at [email protected] or [email protected]