Community Events 10-30-15

October 30, 2015

BENEFIT BREAKFAST
The Harrison/Clare County area residents are invited to a pancake/sausage breakfast on Saturday, November 7th between 8am and 11am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10293 E. M-61. Donations will benefit Jim and Donna Fron who have recently experienced extensive fire damage to their home.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Our Lady of Hope (St. Cecilia Church) annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on November 12 from 10-5, November 13 from 10-5 and November 14 from 10-2. A light luncheon will be offered. Lots of goodies, baked goods, Christmas candies, Christmas decorations and many items to purchase for your Christmas presents. Come join us and have a fun day!

CRAFTERS
Craft Fair at the Clare-Gladwin Area School on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Call today to reserve a 10×10 space for only $10. 989-386-3682.

FALL FUN FRENZY
Sponsored by: Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation and the Harrison Lions Club. The Fall Fun Frenzy will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Harrison Lions Club at the Clare County Fairgrounds from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Free hot dogs, cider and donuts! Music by Best Entertainment. Family Fun includes: Pumpkin bowling, Pumpkin painting, Cookie decorating, and Prizes for best costume.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
The St. Luke Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Homemade Christmas items, crafts, baked goods, mix & match cookie sale, country store, nuts. Lunch will be served between 11am and 2pm. We are located at 616 S. Fourth Street, Harrison, MI 48625. (Behind football field).

CLARE CUB SCOUTS
Clare Cub Scout Pack 3620 will be welcoming new 1st through 4th grade boys, Tuesday, November 3rd. Registration packets for boys and adults will be available at 6:00 PM in the basement of the Education building at Clare United Methodist Church. New Scout registration fee is $30. This Pack meeting runs from 6:00-7:30 for new and current Scouts.

FREE FOOD PANTRY
Rosebush Ecumenical Assistance Program (REAP) – Free food pantry Thursday’s at the St. Henry Church – corner of Mission & Vernon Rd. Serving Rosebush 48878, Mt. Pleasant 48858, Clare 48617, Farwell 48622, Lake 48632, Weidman 48893 only. Hours 9:00am – 11:00am. Please bring a valid Michigan Photo ID

DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING
Clare County Democratic Party Meeting on November 5 at the Pere Marquette Library: The next meeting of the Clare County Democratic Party is on Thursday, November 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower floor meeting room in the Pere Marquette Library at 185 E. 4th Street in Clare. Open to the public. Visit the Clare County Democratic Party website at www.clarecountydemocrats.com.

YOUR FARWELL, LAKE AND LAKE GEORGE HISTORY WANTED!
Share your family photos and history of Farwell, Lake George and the Lake area for inclusion in a new Arcadia Publishing “Images of America” book to be published in 2016.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 9,000 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released every year.
Pre-1970 photos and family history, lore and stories are being sought for inclusion in the book with a special interest in pre-1920 photos. All photos will be credited as specified by their contributor. This is your chance to be a part of history!
Photos and information may be shared with the Farwell Historical Society or contact the authors directly. Angela Kellogg can be reached by phone at 989-539-6711 or via email akellogg@harrisondistrictlibrary.org Nick Loomis by phone at 989-313-9782 or nloomis@digimagetech.com

UGLY SWEATER 5K RUN/WALK
The Ugly Sweater 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run to benefit Clare County Project Kids Christmas will be Saturday, November 21st. Race Start is at 10am, Registration is at 9am. Everyone registered will receive an Ugly Sweater ornament. Entry Fees: $20 for 5k Run/Walk, $15 for Entire Family 1 Mile Fun Run or $10 per person/child 1 Mile Fun Run. The 5k loop will start and end at Clare County DHHS, 725 Richard Drive, Harrison, MI 48625. (The route is paved streets). Contact Betsy Ulicki for more information at 989-539-4256.

GOP MEETING
“Clare County GOP will be holding their monthly meeting Thursday, November 5 at the Doherty Hotel.  Dinner is at 6 pm with the meeting starting at 7 pm.  There will be updates from several public officials as well as information on upcoming events.    The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Any questions can be directed to:   chair_claregop@hotmail.com”

ADOPT-A-PET
Tis the season for friends, family and feasts, but let’s not forget the homeless beasts! Adoptable pets from the Clare County Animal Shelter will be available at Tractor Supply Co in Mt Pleasant on Saturday, November 7 from 11 am to 3 pm. Cheerful and helpful volunteers will help find the right pet for your situation and walk you through the quick and easy adoption procedure; you will be taking your new best buddy home the same day! (989) 539-3221

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN CLARE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
The next Clare County Food Distribution and Nutritional Education event is Saturday, November 7th, 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.
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.
This month’s food distribution and nutritional education event is being funded by Allison Lipovsky’s 2015 Strike Out for Hunger campaign. The monthly events are conducted by the Community Nutrition Network. For more information about the monthly free food distribution and nutritional education events, the Community Nutrition Network, and how you can help combat hunger in Clare County, contact Nancy Petree atpetree@anr.msu.edu or at (989) 539-7805 ext. 3201.

ALL YOU CARE TO EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET
The Lake George Boosters Club invites everyone to their monthly Breakfast Buffet.  We are located at 89 S. Bringold North of Lake George.  We serve from 8am to 11am on Saturday, November 7.  Hope to see you there.

COOKING FOR CROWDS
Michigan State University Extension will offer a food safety class entitled Cooking for Crowds at the Clare County Michigan State University Extension office, 225 W. Main Street, Harrison, MI.  The class takes place on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.
Cooking for Crowds is a program designed to educate day-care providers and nonprofit groups who prepare food.  Its goal is to show the food safety risks that develop when cooking large volumes of food and how to reduce those risks so that the prepared food is both safe and delicious.  Although many of the food safety strategies recommended are similar to those recommended to commercial food establishments, the strategies have been translated into practical methods to meet the specific needs of these specialized groups. Pre-registration is required. To register, go to www.GreatStartToQuality.org or call the Clare County MSU Extension office at (989) 539-7805..  For more information about Cooking for Crowds, please call Lisa Treiber at 989-832-6643 or e-mail treiber@anr.msu.edu.

SPREAD CHRISTMAS JOY TO OTHERS! ADOPT A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS! 
Your thoughtfulness and consideration can help to make the holiday season more enjoyable for those who are living in less fortunate circumstances. You can bring holiday Christmas joy to families in need through the Clare County Christmas Outreach Adopt-A-Family program!
The Adopt-A-Family program was created to address the needs of low-income households, children and families, during the holidays. Join in the season of giving by becoming a Family Sponsor! We make it easy for you by providing a family summary of the names, ages and needs of each family member.
All you have to do is to provide gifts for each family member and the fixings for a Christmas meal or a gift certificate to a local grocery store to cover the cost of dinner or breakfast. Over 100 low income Clare County families are presently on the Adopt-A-Family waiting list.
To become a sponsor call United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties at (989) 386-6015 no later than November 14th!

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