Community Events 3-27-15

March 27, 2015

Regular meeting of North Central Area Chapter #19, State Employee Retirees Association, will be held Tuesday, April 7, at the Houghton Lake Community Building (located back of The Pines Theater), beginning at 2 p.m.
All retired state employees and their spouses are invited (and encouraged) to attend. For information call (989) 386-0085.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Farwell Village Park. There will be over 10,000 Eggs and you can meet the Easter Bunny.
Activities include an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 0 – l2, a Scavenger Hunt for kids ages 13 – 18. In addition trhere will be games, prizes and more. Cookie decorating will take place at Eagle Pharmacy from 9am – 12:00
The event is sponsored by Surrey Township, Surrey Township Fire Department, Surrey Township Public Library, Village of Farwell Parks 8t Recreation, Farwell Area Chamber of Commerce, Farwell Labor Day Committee, American Legion of Farwell, Conlay’s Power Washing and WalMart.

Clare County Habitat for Humanity will be having our 3rd annual Pig Roast on June 6, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. at the Harrison Moose Lodge. We will be having great food, silent auction, 50/50 raffles, basket raffles and our winners will be drawn for the big raffle. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $5.00 each and Grand Prize is $1000.00 gift card from Harrison Lumber Do-it Center. 2nd prize is $250.00 gift card for Witbeck’s and 3rd prize is $100.00 gift card from Elm Creek Landscape. You can call the office for your raffle tickets @ 989-539-2481 or e-mail Tickets for the dinner will be available at the door for $5.00 each.

The Farwell Area Women’s Club would like to invite you to attend the Annual Craft Show and Marketplace at the Farwell Area Schools on March 28, 2015. The craft show will feature many crafters as well as many booths of unique market items. There is NO charge to attend the show! There will be lunch available and a bake sale too.
For more information on the show, or if you would like to exhibit Please contact Shirley at 989-588-3140. Plan to attend the 24th Annual Craft Show and Marketplace on Saturday March 28th, 2015 from 9 – 3.

Tickets are still available for the MMCC Theatre production of Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig.
All performances will take place in MMCC’s Auditorium on its Harrison Campus. Matinee performances are April 14, 16, 21, 23 at 2PM, with an optional luncheon at noon. Prices are $22 for the luncheon and show or $10.00 for the show only. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 989-386-6632 or email to reserve your luncheon seat.
Evening performances are scheduled for April 24 & 25 at 7:00 p.m. Prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years of age and under.
Tickets are on sale in the MMCC Bookstore on the Harrison campus. For credit card orders call 989-386-6640 during regular Bookstore hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

The Clare Primary School is in the process of establishing a list of children who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.
All parents who have children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015 are asked to contact the school at 386-3438.
Parent informational meetings will be April 9th at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at the Clare Primary School.
Kindergarten Round-Up Readiness Screening will be held on April 14th & 15th, at Clare Primary School.

The Clare County Democratic Party monthly meeting will be on Thursday, April 2nd. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room of the Clare County Building in Harrison. All are welcome to attend.

Clare County GOP will be holding their monthly meeting Thursday, April 2 at the Doherty Hotel. Dinner is at 6 pm with the meeting starting at 7 pm. There will be updates from public officials and discussion on proposition 1. The public is welcome to attend. Any questions can be directed to:

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, April 4.  Proceeds benefit our College Scholarships.

Clare Congregational UCC at 110 W. 5th Street (Across from the Post Office)is hosting a rummage sale on Thursday, April 9, 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, April 10, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, April 11, 9 am to 12 noon

The National Crime Victim Rights week is quickly approaching. This year we will celebrate on April 19 -25, 2015, and the theme is “Engaging Communities and Empowering Victims.”
The Prosecutor’s Office will again host the Book Cover contest for our Going to Court book. This book is provided to all child victims and child witnesses who are called to testify in court. The book explains the justice system in a child-friendly way. We find that the books are very helpful to the children and they enjoy looking at pictures drawn by other children in their community.
All schools within Clare County have received a cover letter explaining the contest and deadlines along with the criteria for the contest. We have asked that they share that information with the students in their classes. However, want to make sure that all children in grades 1-5 that reside in our county have the opportunity to participate even if their teacher does not adopt this as a class project.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The entries may be mailed directly to our office at PO Box 586, Harrison, Michigan 48625.

The BIG GAME (Gladwin County Crime Stoppers v. Detroit Lions) is coming back to Gladwin High School Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The BIG GAME is a fun and hi-jinks filled basketball game.
At the halftime autograph session the lions set up tables and sign autographs for all the kids and memorabilia for all the fans.
Former Lion greats such as Hermoan Moore and Corey Schlesinger and such present players such as Dominick Raiola, Riley Reiff and safety Bill Bentley are only a few of the stars who have played in the BIG GAME.
For tickets and BIG GAME information call the BIG GAME hotline, 800-205-7174.

On Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 p.m. join the Pere Marquette District Library for a luncheon presentation by author Randy Rassoul. Ms. Rassoul will give a presentation regarding her book “I Slept in a Pineapple”.
For more details, visit
To meet Rassoul and learn more about staying in historic rentals, attend an Author Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 7th, at the Pere Marquette District Library located at 185 E. 4th Street, Clare, Mich. There is no admission charge; RSVP the library, (989) 386-7576, for complimentary lunch.

Clare Congregational UCC at, 110 W. 5th Street (Across from the Post Office) is hosting a rummage sale on Thursday, April 9, 6 pm to 8 pm, Friday, April 10, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, April 11, 9 am to 12 noon.

Gladwin’s 2015 Earth Day Celebration is Thursday, April 16th at Gladwin High School. Doors open at 5:15pm and the featured speaker, Dr. David Roberts, will begin at 6:15pm. So come meet ‘The Tree Doctor’ and learn about oak wilt, ash decline, maple tar spot and other maladies that challenge the health and well-being of our trees and landscapes. Earth Day Celebration is open to the public with free admission, free gifts while supplies last, door prizes, local vendors, and much more!
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Martha at 989-709-5149.

The Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop on Dementia/Alzheimer’s at the Clare Castle Senior Center located at 502 Beech St. in Clare. (next to the water tower!) On Thursday April 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Participants will learn about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects the brain. Information about the available programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association will also be presented.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served.
If you need care for your loved one so that you can attend this workshop, please call Clare County Senior Services at 989-539-8870 and ask for Caregiver support.

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