Community Events 1-29-16

January 28, 2016

GRIEF SHARE
GriefShare-13 week grief recovery seminar and support group-a nondenominational Christ centered-with focus on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one.
GriefShare will be held at Clare Church of the Nazarene (South Entrance) 10160 S. Grant Ave, Clare beginning Tuesdays-February 23 at 5:30pm. When road conditions may be unsafe feel free to contact us. If you have questions or would like to register please call 989-386 3381.

FOOD ASSISTANCE
Rosebush Ecumenical Assistance Program (REAP) – Free food pantry Thursday’s at the St. Henry Church – corner of Mission & Vernon Rd. Serving Rosebush, Mt. Pleasant, Clare, Farwell, Lake, Weidman only. Hours 9:00am – 11:00am Please bring a valid Michigan ID

5TH ANNUAL FREEDOM/FRIESE 5K RUN/WALK
On behalf of the Veterans Freedom Park Committee, we would like to invite you to join us at our 5th Annual Freedom/Friese 5k run/walk in memory of Spc. Robert Friese on April 30, 2016; as this date coincides with Roberts ultimate sacrifice to this great nation.
We have made some enhancements to our event this year, and your participation and support is needed to make this park a reality. We are hoping that you will have the opportunity to show your support, by becoming a sponsor and participating at this great event. For your convenience you can now register and pay online at www.veteransfreedompark.com .

ADOPT-A-PET
MY FUZZY VALENTINE – With the Holiday of Love right around the corner, we’d like to remind everyone that we have homeless pets in the Clare County Animal Shelter who are ready to love you for the rest of their lives! To make it easier for many people’s schedules, we will bring our most loving, family-friendly adoptable pets to Family Farm and Home in Clare on Saturday, February 6 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Adoption volunteers will introduce you to the pets and you may take the new love of your life home with you the same day! Clare County Animal Shelter is open for adoptions M-F, 10 am to 3:30 pm (doors closed for the day at 4 pm). 989-539-3221.

CLARE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING ON FEBRUARY 4TH IN HARRISON
The February Clare County Democratic Party meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4th. The event will in the lower level meeting room in the Clare County Courthouse in Harrison. All are welcome to attend. For more info on upcoming events, see the Clare County Democratic Party website atwww.clarecountydemocrats.com and Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/clarecountydems.

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN CLARE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
The next Clare County Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, February 6th, at McGuire Chevrolet at 712 W. US 10 (5th St.) in Clare. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the food will be distributed beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m.
The event will be conducted indoors. All who want food will receive it as long as supplies last with the limitation of one food package per household. Also, nutritionists will be there providing healthy eating tips and recipes. Please bring your own reusable bags, boxes, or baskets if you can. There may be a long wait, so if you need to sit, please bring a chair.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute the food and assist patrons. Volunteers should arrive by 10:00 a.m. and be prepared to help out until sometime in the early afternoon. Volunteers are welcome to register for and receive food.

9-PIN GLOW BOWLING AT SNOWBIRD LANES
Saturday, January 30th, Starts at 7:00pm. $20 per person, 3 games, Cash prizes & Strike of Gold! All proceeds benefit the 2016 Frostbite Winter Festival Activities. Call (989) 539-7242 to register.

SUPER BUCK SPORTSMAN NIGHT
Liberty Baptist Church, 6007 W. Mannsiding Road, Lake George, MI (48633) announces their ‘Super Buck Sportsman Night’ on Saturday, February 13.
Pastor Peter Gelatt and LBC invite everyone to Super Buck X. The venison potluck dinner starts at 5:00 pm with a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship to follow. There will be drawings for numerous door prizes.
Bring in your deer racks as there will be prizes awarded in Gun, Archery, Ladies and Youth categories.
Special guests are: Jeff Tipton, 20 year veteran of the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Wildlife Officer. Rick McNeilly of Lake, MI sharing an exciting western elk hunt and testimony.
Admission is always free. Please call 989-588-7039 for more information and/or directions.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY FUNRAISER
The Clare County Democratic Party will hold a fundraiser next month, on February 24th at the Four Leaf Brewery in the city of Clare at 5:00 pm.
The Brewery will provide samples of their brews and appetizers. Local Democratic candidates will be introducing themselves. Find out the local issues, ask questions, and meet other like-minded Democrats. Come join us for good company, good food, and sample the local brews.

THE BIG GAME
The BIG GAME is coming back to GLADWIN. Again this spring the Gladwin County Crimestoppers will take on the Detroit Lions in the annual benefit basketball game at the Gladwin High School.
The highlight of the BIG GAME is always the half-time autograph session where the Lions sign autographs and souvenirs for children and fans of all ages. The BIG GAME is great fun for the whole family.
This year the BIG GAME is Friday, April 22 at7:00 p.m. Tickets to the BIG GAME are on sale now. Tickets in advance are $18.00 and $23.00 at the door. The special family ticket for grandma, grandpa, mom, dad and all the kids is still only $45.00. The Gladwin County Crimestoppers calls it the Deal of the Century!
For tickets and BIG GAME information call the BIG GAME hotline at (800) 205-7174.

JOHNNY BURKE AND BLONDIE!
Cops & Doughnuts welcomes celebrity radio hosts Johnny Burke and Blondie!
When: February 9th 2016 from 6:30am to 9:00am. Where: Cops & Doughnuts, Downtown Clare, MI
Contact: Greg “Ryno” Rynearson, 989-386-2241
greg@copsdoughnuts.com
Why:Cops & Doughnuts is honored to have the famous Johnny & Blondie help us on our busiest day of the year. February 9th is Fat Tuesday and that means thousands of paczki!
The radio team will be live on Periscope while the Cops & Doughnuts crew makes over 20,000 half pound treats.

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