Comedy show, egg hunt among events around Clark and Champaign counties this weekend

Billed as a “fried Southern comedy,” “Dearly Beloved” revolves around the antics of three conflicted sisters trying to arrange an upper-class wedding for a sister’s daughter in a small Texas town full of eccentrics. .

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors or students. They can be purchased at the box office (937-505-2945) or online at For more information, visit the Civic Theater Facebook page or website at

Virtual Health Overview

In recognition of World Oral Health Day, Dr. Leslie Pinson, DDS and Dr. Surender Neravetla, MD, FACS present an educational event to raise awareness about oral and heart health. The Clark County Combined Health District will host this program on its Facebook page at 4 p.m. Friday.

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Clark County Master Gardeners Event

The Clark County Master Gardeners will present “Little Gardens for Little People” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at 3130 E. Main St. in Springfield in the Great Conference Room. The cost is $5 at the door. Pre-register by calling or texting Jani Mallowney at 937-284-0553. Door prizes will be distributed as well as light refreshments. This fairy garden program gives participants the opportunity to learn about fairy gardening. This event is sponsored by the Clark County Fair Flower Show.

Springfield Church Easter Egg Hunt

Springfield Church of Christ will host a community Easter egg hunt for infants through sixth grade beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The egg hunt will take place on the church grounds located at 1620 Buck Creek Lane in Springfield.

The children will be divided into three age groups as follows: from birth to 3 years; 4 to 8 years old and 9 years old and over. Each age group will have its own specified hunting area. A Golden Egg will be hidden in each hunting area. The child who finds the Golden Egg can exchange it for a special prize appropriate to their age.

Pre-registration is required to prepare adequate amounts of food and gift bags for each child. You can register online at the church’s website at, on the church’s Facebook page, or by calling 937-322-7207.

Clark County Genealogical Society Meeting

The Clark County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Discovery Hall on the first floor of the Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield. Ski Schanher will talk about two of the five Presidents of the United States who served in the Civil War. They are Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States from 1869 to 1877, and Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. Masks are optional. Guests are welcome.

Indoor Fishing Tournament

The FOP, FOPA and Ducks Unlimited Indoor Fishing Tournament will take place from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Grimes-Kohl VFW in Springfield. There is a $25 admission fee which includes a food ticket, drink ticket and fishing tour for prizes including a Smith-Wesson AR 15-22, Springfield Armory Hellcat 9mm and Henry 44 Big Boy . For registrations, make checks payable to FOP #72; mail to FOP #72, 3077 Old Mill Road, Springfield, Ohio 45502; visit; or call 937-631-4578.

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Springfield Sanctuary Series Performances

The Springfield Youth Orchestras’ LiveWire ensembles will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, as part of the Sanctuary Series at High Street United Methodist Church.

Since 1959, the Springfield Youth Symphony has offered top young musicians the rare opportunity to play in a full orchestra. Members come from over 25 different schools in Champaign, Clark, Franklin, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Shelby counties. LiveWire are the chamber music ensembles of the Youth Symphony which include a brass quintet, wind quintet, string quartet, clarinet ensemble and others. Students are chosen by audition. These little sets are presented in enjoyable performances throughout the school year.

All concerts are free to the public, although donations are appreciated to support future events.

Wittenberg Music Recital

The University of Wittenberg Music Department will host a recital by the Aglow Trio, a professional flute, oboe and piano trio, at 8 p.m. Sunday in the recital hall of Krieg Hall on the Wittenberg campus. The trio is made up of Dr. Alyssa Morris, oboist, and Amanda Arrington, pianist, both professors of music at Kansas State University, and Dr. Karen McLaughlin Large, flautist, professor of music at Florida State University. The recital features a wonderful selection of music, including a composition by Dr. Morris, who is an internationally renowned composer of instrumental music. At 3 p.m., also at Krieg Hall, Dr. Morris will give a masterclass in oboe and Dr. Large will give a masterclass in flute. All of these events are free and open to the public.

Springfield Blood Drive

The Maiden Lane Church of God Monthly Community Blood Drive in Springfield will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at 1201 Maiden Lane in Springfield.

Everyone who signs up to donate with receives the “Giving is Good” t-shirt. Make an appointment online at or call (937) 461-3220.

Blood donation requirements are to provide photo ID that includes their full name, former CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card, be at least 17 years old ( 16 years old with parental consent: form available at or at Dayton CBC and mobile blood drives), weigh at least 110 pounds (you may need to weigh more depending on your height) and be in good physical health .

Javier E. Swan