Community Events 4-25-14

April 25, 2014

On June 7,2014 there will be a boaters safety course held at the St Athanasius Catholic Church,  310 S. Broad Street in Harrison MI 48625. You can register by calling 989-233-7378  ask for Jeff or Email at or call 517-896-1863  Jerry  Mcbrian or Email him at suitman528@hotmail .com
If you are planning on boating this summer  you will want to take this course on safe boating for Michigan’s inland & Great lakes. Anyone  12 and over who is  planning  on operating a  watercraft  is encouraged to attend. Limited seating .  Must be registered by May  30 2014.  COST IS FREE, LUNCH PROVIDED. Sponsored by  Budd Lake Area Association Members

On SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00  PM in the Farwell High School Jaime Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $10.00. Sponsored By Farwell Area Womens Club. See Any Member For Tickets and Details or Call 339-4878 or 588-2012


American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE) of Michigan Region 21 will celebrate its 20th annual charity auction and party on Saturday, May 3rd, at a new location at Freddie’s Tavern in Mount Pleasant, starting at 3 p.m.
Each year, the event benefits Woodland Hospice Morey Bereavement Center and motorcycle awareness. Over the past six years, the “Summer of Awareness” campaign has been proven to save lives. Since 1995 ABATE of Michigan Region 21 has raised more than $100,000 for Woodland Hospice.
If you ride, or love someone who rides motorcycles, come support the “Look twice Save a Life, Summer of Awareness” campaign and enjoy live music, a live and silent auction, 50/50 and cash bar.
For more information please contact Cindy Rau at 989-772-4651 or Peggy Bongard at 989-285-2265.

The City of Mt. Pleasant has just informed us that Island Park will be closed due to recent flooding. As a result, the location for Woodland Hospice’s free Community Appreciation Picnic will be moved to Mill Pond Park. Please join us on Friday, April 25th at Mill Pond Park and let Hospice show our appreciation as we celebrate your support and generosity for 30 years.

You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event including free hotdogs, chips and lemonade, a variety of games for all sponsored by Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation, a balloon release and live music.
Each hand plays a part in touching lives in our community. Woodland Hospice Morey Bereavement Center was built by the community, for the community 30 years ago and has been loyally serving communities of Central Michigan through “people caring for people”.

Join us at Mill Pond Park at 607 S. Adams St. on April 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. so we can celebrate and thank you.

For more information, please contact Melanie Muir at


It’s Maple Syrup Time in Shepherd, Michigan! Once again Joyce and Phil Leonard want to invite you to their dance April 26th at the Shepherd  St Vincent DePaul Parish Hall,  located at 205 E Maple, between Fifth and Chippewa Streets, from 7:30 – 10:00 P.M.   Joyce, Michigan’s Yodeling Sweetheart, and Phil’s Tumbleweed Band will bring you the best in traditional country, western, and yodel music for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Line dancers are welcome. Come out and enjoy this “Community  Reunion ” with friends, family, and fans.

The Tumbleweed Band includes Elmer Otto from Riverdale, Jerry Mawhorter from Gladwin, Phil and Joyce  Leonard from St. Louis, and Bill Bryant from Shepherd.

This event is sponsored by the Maple Syrup Festival at no charge. Refreshments will be available, including Sloppy Joes, Hot Dogs and Coney Dogs for a donation to the Parish Food Pantry.
The Leonards, are  in the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame and The National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame

Saturday, May 10th, 1,200 NALC Branches nationwide will participate in the largest 1-day FoodDrive in the Nation. Areas of our country where the recession hasn’t rebounded as quickly are still dependant on a helping hand to feed families in need.

This brutal winter’s rising cost in heating fuel, gas & health care has left many families struggling to choose which bill gets paid vs. how well they can feed their family.

Last year 74.4 million lbs of food was collected….in 1 day. Last year Clare Letter Carriers collected 1,125 lbs, which stays in local foodbanks. This year we ask for your generosity again by setting out bagged, non-perishable food items on your porch or near your mailbox & your Letter Carrier will do the rest.


The Clare County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet Tuesday noon, May 6 in the Michigan Room, Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Campus.

This is our most important annual  conference and business meeting where you will be advised and updated on any changes to your retirement benefits.  For more information, contact Dorothy Fritzinger at 539-3432.


The Clare High School Drama, Music, Art and Industrial Arts Departments are proud to present the musical “GREASE” at the Clare middle school auditorium on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:00pm.  The $5.00 tickets are available in advance from the drama students or at the high school office.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door


Community Services is offering free, clean used clothing for anyone in need. They are open Thursdays 10am to 3pm at Clare SDA Church, 9875 Thomas Dr. (Off of Colonville Rd.), Clare, MI. Clean Clothing Donations also accepted Thursdays 10am to 1pm only. If you have any questions please contact Janet Gill at 989-388-3590.

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